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Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York. Especially in the summer of 1912. Somber, as a word, was better. But it did not apply to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prairie was lovely and Shenandoah had a beautiful sound, but you couldn't fit those words into Brooklyn. Serene was the only word for it; especially on a Saturday afternoon in summer. Late in the afternoon the sun slanted down into the mossy yard belonging to Francie Nolan's house,...
The story of a young couple from Brooklyn who marry young, have little money, and face bitter parental opposition, but are determined to make something of their life together.
Betty Smith, the beloved author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, weaves a riveting modern myth out of the experiences of her own life in this rediscovered classic. In Brooklyn's unforgiving urban jungle, Maggie Moore is torn between answering her own needs and catering to the desirous men who dominate her life. Confronted by her quarrelsome Irish immigrant father, the feckless lover who may become her husband, and others, Maggie must learn to navigate...
First published in 1948, this timeless classic, released for a new generation of readers, follows Margy Shannon, a shy, eager, joyfully optimistic woman, as she searches for something better from life than the hard misery of poverty in which she lives. Brooklyn, the 1920s. Margy Shannon-- shy, eager, joyfully optimistic-- lives with her parents and has witnessed how a lifetime of work and poverty has worn them down. Unable to speak up to her overbearing...
When God makes a promise, His fulfillment always exceeds our expectations. Once we submit to His calling, He takes us beyond our comfort zone into the fullness of life in Christ. Just as parents delight in watching their children grow, God longs to watch His precious children mature and learn to trust Him, pray and read the Word, and seek His will for our lives. Beyond the Happy Ending encourages each of us to trust God, and to believe in the life-changing...
Life can get tough sometimes, even for Christians. Having a regular serving of encouragement, then, is vital to our Christian health. As nourishment for our faith, author Betty Terry Smith bids us dine on Taters and Peas, her sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted blend of prose and poetry uniting ingredients of everyday life into a hearty helping of God's eternal truths. Applying her down-home metaphor, Betty explains that God, as the Master...