Caught up in the responsibilities of her job and the incessant demands of her elderly mother, mayor Emily Warwick doesn't allow herself to dream. Then there's her younger sister Jessica, who's about to walk down the aisle with a man their mother despises. It doesn't help that Emily's still mourning the husband she lost and wondering what happened to the baby she gave up for adoption twenty years ago. Sometimes she thinks it would take a miracle to fill the hole in her heart.
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.
Gwen has wanted a pony for as long as she can remember, but there's no way her parents can afford one. And with a demanding older sister, and younger twin brothers, one with chronic asthma, sometimes what Gwen wants gets forgotten.
Lindsey Trent gives little thought to the nightmares that plagued her childhood until a man she believed dead appears in her dream. He delivers a cryptic warning, telling her she may have no choice but to dreamstride once more, and vanishes. In his wake, a stranger arrives who welcomes her back even as he runs her through.
After waking with bruises where the sword pierced her, she seeks answers and finds herself enmeshed in a dream realm every bit as real and dangerous as the waking world, where not only injuries but death is possible. Her fellow dreamstriders view her with hostility and fear. Only one stands with her, and as they explore their relationship in both worlds, he pushes her to remember her abilities, for a dreamstrider who hunts his own kind seeks Lindsey as his latest prey.
The Sails Take-Home Library features two sets of stimulating texts to support take-home reading programs. The books are filled with amusing characters, humorous situations and colourful pictures, to engage students and encourage them to read outside the classroom. The inclusion of Parent Notes in each book enables parents to play an integral part in strengthening their child's reading skills.
The Sails Take-Home Library features an exciting mix of titles in both Set A and Set B. Covering a variety of genres and styles, the vibrant mix of fiction and non-fiction titles will engage every student.
This reader is classified as Reading Level 5 / Fountas and Pinnell Level D. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.
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