Pulling Strings:The Legacy of Melville A. Clark Linda Kaiser
Linda Wallheim is the mother of five grown boys and the wife of a Mormon bishop in the heart of Utah. Linda´s unofficial job as bishop´s wife is to support her husband and act as the de facto mother to the ward. But when people of her ward are in danger, she cannot suppress her misgivings about the church´s patriarchal structure and secrecy any longer. Once again pulling from the headlines, His Right Hand tackles an extremely contested topic within the Mormon community - transgenderism. Mormon bishop´s wife Linda Wallheim fears for the safety of the people in her community when Karl Ashby, the ward´s second counselor (the bishop´s right-hand man), is found dead in an elaborately staged murder. Linda tries to console Karl´s grieving children and wife, but matters are complicated when the autopsy reveals that Karl was a biological woman. Harrison´s work continues to present us with a unique insider´s glimpse into the lesser-known workings of the Mormon faith and community. Mette is steadily establishing her name in adult crime fiction as she attends conventions around the country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009098/bk_reco_009098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Under attack from all angles, Sabrina´s mission is simple: Retrieve the child and stop Deacon´s rise to power. But in their world, nothing is ever that easy. Deacon has reined in every available source of power to ensure his success in the war against the panthers; all except one. Amelia, born to Peter and Beth, is said to hold the power of a long forgotten bloodline, and Deacon will stop at nothing to get her. Sabrina has been steadily turning friends into enemies with her opinionated views and is tired of living life on the sidelines. Deciding it´s time to leave behind this chapter of her life, she uncovers a devastating betrayal that sends her straight into the lion´s den. Soon, the knife twists even deeper, revealing that Deacon is not the only master of deceit. A puppeteer has been pulling their strings from the beginning, creating a destiny that was never intended and replacing it with another, leaving their souls forever incomplete. Fully aware that their lives have been tampered with, acusations fly and loyalties divide, making them vulnerable against the enemy. Thing´s spiral out of control and one unavoidable situation leaves blame and guilt weighing heavily on Sabrina´s mind. Despite being shunned by the people she called family, she is determined to help them win against Deacon. In a moment of stupidity that could have ended her life, the future is revealed in two paths for her. Will she choose the right path and go the distance, or will she perish under her uncertainty, leaving Deacon as the successor?
It is estimated that as many as 34 million people grew up in alcoholic homes. But what about the rest of us? What about families that had no alcoholism, but did have perfectionism, workaholism, compulsive overeating, intimacy problems, depression, problems in expressing feelings, plus all the other personality traits that can produce a family system much like an alcoholic one? Countless millions of us struggle with these kinds of dysfunctions every day, and until very recently we struggled alone. Pulling together both theory and clinical practice, John and Linda Friel provide a listenable explanation of what happened to us and how we can rectify it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010984/bk_adbl_010984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Barns are burning in Amish author Linda Byler´s second book in the Lancaster Burning series, and no one knows who´s doing it or why. Can Sarah Beiler end the terror that is pulling apart her community, even as her own heart is pulled between two young men? Sarah Beiler´s barn was the first to burn, and it was quickly followed by two other barn fires. The entire Amish community is on edge and wrestling with how they should respond to these seemingly random crimes. Sarah thinks Ashley, whom she´s learned to know at the local farmers market, knows more about the fires than she will admit. But Sarah can´t convince her to share her secrets. Should the Amish consider police protection, as Sarah´s cousin, Melvin, insists, or should the community continue to follow their traditional peaceful approach to violence, as Sarah´s father, Davey, the local minister, counsels? Then another barn burns, this one more devastating than any other, and the community again rallies around the distressed family. Even in the midst of this chaos, life must go on for Sarah and her family. But now it feels as if nothing is normal. The local Amish school board asks Sarah to take over teaching a school where the students are out of control. How will she handle obstinate Amish kids and their defensive parents? Matthew is asking if the Amish church is the right fit for him. Will Sarah follow him if he decides to leave the community? Sarah´s mother can´t stay out of it and keeps urging Sarah to pay more attention to Lee, the well-behaved Amish man,who helps anyone in the community in need. How will Sarah respond to all of the forces that are pulling her in different directions? She is Davey´s daughter, after all, raised to love and respect the long-held traditions of her people. But will the outside forces become so great that she gives up her parents´ ways and decides to leave her community? Will her father agree to police protection for the vulnerable Amish farmers, especially for 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022821/bk_adbl_022821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2004/Decca) 14 tracks 52:29 It´s my pleasure to write my thank you note for this project which must begin with the president of Decca, Costa Pilavachi... it´s marvellous to have your name and Decca´s behind me with such passionate force. This project has given me the opportunity to work with so many talented individuals. In my opinion everyone involved is a key player. Brian Berg, Mark Cavell, Nick Battle and Simon Franglen are a stellar team who presented this project to me with I great vision and delivered a finished product that, I believe, holds the key to another door, leading to a whole new level in my career. I love the simplicity of the sound, the inspired arrangements and the choice of material. As soon as the songs got into the hands of Simon Franglen, I knew that we were on to something special. Not only is he an amazing producer and innovative arranger, but his attention to detail and dedication to the project made this CD what it is and took me to that new level. Simon, it was an honour to work with you and thanks for bringing in the 20-year-old Armagnac for the winding-down toast at the end of some very long but satisfying days. Nick... you picked covers that I would never have thought to touch, but we pulled it off with a fresh and exciting approach and I´m glad I listened. The originals slide in like standards, which is a hard task to accomplish. It´s been a long time since I have ´´felt the thread´´! It´s this sonic thread that weaves the songs together and makes the collection an experience rather than a presentation. All of that golden thread could get shoved in a drawer but for Decca pulling out all stops in the marketing department. Carol Wright, Laura and Jamila are the magnets who draw the attention and grab the world by the ear while Mitch Jenkins catches the eye with his impressive still and video photography. A special thanks to my publicist and friend Clare Hudson for all of her work this past year. I can never thank enough the Universal team in Los Angeles, headed by Bob Mercer with Pat Lawrence, Sujata, and Rhonda. It was a thrill to work with the musicians... they are the crème de la crème, which is very apparent from their performance on this project. They gave me all I needed in order to give my all, and raised the bar some more. It felt like a flashback to the old days; the downtime and just hanging out were an important part of the whole experience. Luckily for me this was a session without pressure. We had the luxury of time, and a good time was had by all. Martin Ditcham on drums and percussion, Nick Beggs on bass, Dave Keary on guitar and Dave Hartley on keyboards gave their ´´tasty´´ best... right down to the last note, the final foot off the pedal. I love the fact that each track breathes and so does the ´´in-between´´, so you have time to soak up the silence and reflect on what you just heard. Andy Caine and Linda Taylor really melted right in with amazing background vocals. And all of this would have been a rehearsal if the engineer hadn´t shown up, so a big thank you to Jon Bailey at the helm with Nick at his side. Everyone at Air Studios... the host with the most... already looking forward to the next project. Last but not least, I´d like to thank my manager, Alan Margulies, for his hard work, positive attitude and presence during the entire session. I´m truly proud of this project and I hope it takes you on a melodic spree that leaves a smile on your face, a song in your heart and has you coming back for more. With sincere appreciation to all, Engelbert