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Homeless and runaway teens are becoming a huge part of the underground population in the U.S. According to research, "The National Runaway Switchboard estimates that on any given night there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youths living on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers." (Homeless and Runaway Youth, 2013, NCSL) Some of these children runaway from violent and unstable home environments thinking that things will be better when they are on their own. Many of these children and teens leave home and find themselves in situations far more dangerous than their home life. In fact, some of them never make it home again or must endure unthinkable pain at the hands of predators. This is the reality for Jessica, Quintika, Justin, and Tommy. Each of them runaway from home with intentions of being successful on their own. They each have big dreams and high hopes that their lives will be better when they get away from their parents and their rules. However, they all quickly find out that the grass is rarely greener on the other side as they come face-to-face with Abaddon, The Devil. Now they must find the strength to defeat the devil, escape hell, and heal their Tortured Souls..... A Long Way from HOME!!!
'There it was in big letters for all to see: ""Recommendation: Adopt."" He really was a nice, special male cat, and he knew soon he would be leaving this small cage for a large, comfortable house with his real name.' A cat temporarily named Linus is living in a cat adoption center dreaming of the day someone will take him home. When a man walks in the center, Linus is sure that he has spotted his new owner. He does everything he can to catch the man's attention: stays in the front of the cage, looks him in the eye, and even reaches his brown paw out to the man. But the man decides to think about his decision and heads out, leaving Linus to wonder when his magical day will come. Come along to see how Mr. Bo Finds a New Home and a New Name.
When she moves to Amish country to find peace and healing, Madeleine finds a special community-and a special man-who pull her out of her solitude and into a new life.
Moving to Pennsylvania wasn't in Madeleine's original plans. She should still be in California and should have married her pilot fiancé a year ago-but death has a way of changing everything. Now the former Air Force flight nurse is living alone in Paradise, Pennsylvania, and working as a maid at the Lancaster Grand Hotel. She isn't exactly a widow . . . but she sure feels like one.
Saul Beiler isn't exactly a widower . . . but his wife is long gone. His eleven-year-old daughter, Emma, doesn't know that her mother fled the Amish community-and married another man-but she does know that her dat is lonely, and that a pretty young maedel just moved in next door. Madeleine's numb heart begins to thaw as she spends more time with the innocent and ever optimistic Emma. The stronger her friendship grows with the young girl, the more intrigued Madeleine grows about the humble, strong man raising her on his own.
But even as a strange attraction pulls Saul and Madeleine across a stark cultural divide, they-and everybody around them-have to wonder: What could they possibly have in common besides heartache Will love allow Madeleine to finally find the home she's been dreaming of all along.
When We Fostered Furley is the first book in the series A Collar and a Dream. Capturing the spirit of National Dog Week for young readers, it will inspire them to use their unique talents and kindness to help shelter pets and to be more responsible humans to all animals. Based on the teachings of Will Judy, Founder of National Dog Week, it also includes some fun history about man's best friend.
Hog killing and pork making on the farm have become almost lost arts in these days of mammoth packing establishments which handle such enormous numbers of swine at all seasons of the year. Yet the progressive farmer of to-day should not only provide his own fresh and cured pork for family use, but also should be able to supply at remunerative prices such persons in his neighborhood as appreciate the excellence and general merit of country or "homemade" pork product. This is true, also, though naturally in a less degree, of the townsman who fattens one or two pigs on the family kitchen slops, adding sufficient grain ration to finish off the pork for autumn slaughter.
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