Inspired by true events, When We Were Young and Brave is an unforgettable novel about impossible choices and unimaginable hardship, and the life-changing bonds formed between a young girl and her teacher in a remote corner of a terrible war ...
Author: Hazel Gaynor
"Gaynor's story of courage and strength will make you believe in the heroic spirit in each of us." —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours Their motto was to be prepared, but nothing could prepare them for war. . . The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home sets her unforgettable new novel in China during WWII, inspired by true events surrounding the Japanese Army’s internment of teachers and children from a British-run missionary school. China, December 1941. Having left an unhappy life in England for a teaching post at a missionary school in northern China, Elspeth Kent is now anxious to return home to help the war effort. But as she prepares to leave China, a terrible twist of fate determines a different path for Elspeth, and those in her charge. Ten-year-old Nancy Plummer has always felt safe at Chefoo School, protected by her British status. But when Japan declares war on Britain and America, Japanese forces take control of the school and the security and comforts Nancy and her friends are used to are replaced by privation, uncertainty and fear. Now the enemy, and separated from their parents, the children look to their teachers – to Miss Kent and her new Girl Guide patrol especially – to provide a sense of unity and safety. Faced with the relentless challenges of oppression, the school community must rely on their courage, faith and friendships as they pray for liberation – but worse is to come when they are sent to a distant internment camp where even greater uncertainty and danger await . . . Inspired by true events, When We Were Young and Brave is an unforgettable novel about impossible choices and unimaginable hardship, and the life-changing bonds formed between a young girl and her teacher in a remote corner of a terrible war.
You have her ready tomorrow morning and well come with the mailman and pick
her up around nine o'clock. ... where they always send us when we are leaving
our village. . . .so that the Creator can take care of us while we are away ... I saw
the tears coming out of that brave man, my grandpa, who was so brave and
Author: Richard Melzer
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Presents biographical sketches of New Mexican children from different cultures, races, and classes who represent the strength and diversity of this state's heritage.
An island that had been blessed in the past with twenty miles of the English
Channel, their traditional first line of Defense, a determined and brave British
people, a somewhat bruised army following their defeat at Dunkirk, and an Air
Force that ...
Author: Antony Smith
Spanning four generations and an infinite range of human emotions, When We Were Young is the story of the Mitchell family, beginning in England at the outbreak of World War II and chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of those tumultuous times. Most of all, it is the story of Jim Mitchell, a young, ambitious English boy, hardened by his wartime experience. Eager to grasp life's opportunities, he embarks on an adventure peopled by a rich cast of characters he meets along the way. • The raven-haired, charismatic, Maggie Bernadette O'Toole, rebellious daughter of his father's sister, and her Irish immigrant husband; • James Thompson, marine engineer extraordinaire, friend, world traveler, and mentor. • Nikolai Concalves Cavalantis, an older Brazilian playboy, who was heir to one of the world's leading hotel corporations and his young olive-skinned wife, the beautiful Maria; • Lydia Louise Henning, a brilliant academic who served in the SAS during World War II and was captured by the German Gestapo and brutally tortured, leaving her with a fear of men; • Jim Mitchell, his grandfather, a farmer, lay preacher, and mentor in his forma
When we want to picture our father at the end of that October of 1971, the most
compelling image we have is that of a ... His movements are so minimal that the
audience is getting nervous. ... They were young, brave, modern, emancipated.
Author: Jordi Punti
Publisher: Hachette UK
A journey to the heart of brotherhood, set across Europe, from Spain's leading new author.
Remember Who You Are Gabriela J. Garbacz ... We are all here, but I will be the
spokesperson. Thank you. You know that I would like to speak with Joan of Arc.
Call her name and ... You were young, brave, committed, gifted and connected.
Author: Gabriela J. Garbacz
Publisher: Balboa Press
In 2012, Gabriela Garbacz’s life changed forever. While participating in a meditation webcast, she felt a strong presence in the room. Garbacz began asking questions of the presence who identified herself as Akazamira, a star being. Garbacz learned that she had been chosen to communicate a message of love and guide others to live consciously. And so began her regular conversations with Star Beings, Ascended Masters, and Archangels recorded over a period of time. In the first collection of these enlightening conversations, Garbacz reveals the fascinating details of her talks with beings such as, Kwan Yin, Jesus, Merlin, Isis, and Lakshmi, who ultimately transmit light and information intended to be shared with all on Earth. Speaking from a broader perspective, they encourage us to apply soul wisdom to our everyday lives. Through tangible energy encoded in the text, Garbacz offers simple messages intended to help us gain a better understanding of who we are and acquire powerful insights into how to transform through love and forgiveness.
As he rode by me, Toyop said to him, “We are going on another raid. This girl is in
the way, so we are going to kill her. ... One night when we were camping and my
captor was out looking after his horses, a young brave came along and pulled ...
Author: Ernest Wallace
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
The fierce bands of Comanche Indians, on the testimony of their contemporaries, both red and white, numbered some of the most splendid horsemen the world has ever produced. Often the terror of other tribes, who, on finding a Comanche footprint in the Western plains country, would turn and go in the other direction, they were indeed the Lords of the South Plains. For more than a century and a half, since they had first moved into the Southwest from the north, the Comanches raided and pillaged and repelled all efforts to encroach on their hunting grounds. They decimated the pueblo of Pecos, within thirty miles of Santa Fé. The Spanish frontier settlements of New Mexico were happy enough to let the raiding Comanches pass without hindrance to carry their terrorizing forays into Old Mexico, a thousand miles down to Durango. The Comanches fought the Texans, made off with their cattle, burned their homes, and effectively made their own lands unsafe for the white settlers. They fought and defeated at one time or another the Utes, Pawnees, Osages, Tonkawas, Apaches, and Navahos. These were "The People," the spartans of the prairies, the once mighty force of Comanches, a surprising number of whom survive today. More than twenty-five hundred live in the midst of an alien culture which as grown up around them. This book is the story of that tribe—the great traditions of the warfare, life, and institutions of another century that are today vivid memories among its elders. Despite their prolonged resistance, the Comanches, too, had to "come in." On a sultry summer day in June 1875, a small band of starving tribesmen straggled in to Fort Sill, near the Wichita Mountains in what is now the southwestern part of the state of Oklahoma. There they surrendered to the military authorities. So ended the reign of the Comanches on the southwestern frontier. Their horses had been captured and destroyed; the buffalo were gone; most of their tipis had been burned. They had held out to the end, but the time had now come for them to submit to the United States government demands.
Shortly after this, we were quite surprised to be honored by a visit from two ladies.
One was the mother of Carne Muerto, the Comanche prisoner, and the other, the
mother of the young brave whom we had been forced to kill at Benavides' ...
Author: John Salmon Ford
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon "Rip" Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford's memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas.
It's a sound you'll never forget. Soon we were out of the kill zone and just kept
going. We had only one casualty, a minor scratch from a bullet fragment across a
young Marine's shoulder. We continued north and soon came to the village of
Author: Ralph G. Nigh
The book is fictional account of actual events that took place in Vietnam in 1967, 1968. The Characters in the book are fictional and any resemblance to any real person living or dead is purely coincidental. The events however actually happened
We were young and we wanted to be brave, yet we were untested. There loomed
before us a deadly gun-metal gray American future with whirling, death dealing
war birds hanging in the skies over our homes. We never saw it coming but now ...
Author: Umar Hassan
Reflecting the theme of African Americans in the Diaspora, the poet addresses a broad range of topics: love, politics, Islam and philosophy.
When you are young, carefree, strong and brave, the short time between birth
and death never crosses your mind. We only live for today and don't want it to
come to an end. While growing up I had a few dear friends, playmates, we all
Author: Marie McGifford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Short stories encompass a body of work that reflects easy characterization. These short stories are considered a brief flash of lengthy experiences and some are crafted to define my personal expression and artistic passion for writing. While reading through this short story book, my intent is for readers to find comfort, humor, encouragement, inspiration, and most of all witness the love and the power of God.
NAAMAN'S SERVANT A Captive Audience 2 Kings 5 You are young, but do not
let anyone treat you as if you were not important. Be an example to show the
believers how they should live. Show them with your words, with the way you live,
Author: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
An exciting new brand and storybook to help girls grow into brave, confident daughters of the King. Young girls will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their faith by getting to know our Brave Girls—Hope, Gracie, Glory, Faith, and Honor—five modern-day friends who relate to today’s readers! The girls are each very different, but they all love Jesus and love each other. They share their strengths and struggles and how they discover bravery in women in the Bible. In this full-color, illustrated Bible storybook, the Brave Girls help readers learn important lessons from more than thirty women in the Bible, including Eve, Sarah, Rahab, Esther, Mary, and Lydia. Through their lives, readers will learn such valuable truths as: God loves me even when I mess up. God has a plan for me. My faith is important to me. I can share my faith. Your brave girl will love this exciting new brand that meets the marketplace’s need for stories about real girls who are living out their faith. Written by Jennifer Gerelds and illustrated by renowned artists Olga and Aleksey Ivanov, Brave Girls Bible Stories will soon be joined by two 30-day devotionals—Faithful Friends and Better than Perfect—as well as the Brave Girls Study Bible. Trim Size: 7 x 9
We remodeled it back in '98. And you also have your dining ... And then also on
the northeast corner are the stairs that lead up to the bedrooms. The master is on
the left, ... “Well, my goodness, what a young, brave soul you are.” Faith's fingers
Author: Rene Gutteridge
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
In this gripping novel with underlying themes of faith and spiritual blindness, FBI agenct Mick Klein embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his brother's murder.