Into the Free (Into the Free #1)

Into the Free (Into the Free #1) Description:

p p div i Just a girl The only one strong enough to break the cycle i div div i i div div In Depression era Mississippi Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world With an abusive father and a nothing mama she struggles to find a place where she really belongs div div For answers Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring The travelers lead Millie to a key which unlocks generations of shocking family secrets When tragedy strikes the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse div div div div Through it all Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her With the power of forgiveness can Millie finally make her way into the free div

Rating: 3.47 out of 5

When Mountains Move (Into the Free #2)

When Mountains Move (Into the Free #2) Description:

i It is the spring of With a wedding and a cross country move Millie s world is about to change forever i i i i If only her past could change with it i i i Soon after the break of day Bump will become Millie s husband And then if all goes as planned they will leave the rain soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies As Millie tries to forget a dark secret she hasn t yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days For most of Millie s life being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving But she s about to discover that sometimes in life we are given second chances and that the only thing bigger than her past is her future br

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

The Feathered Bone

The Feathered Bone Description:

strong em Feathers no matter what size or shape or color are all the same if you think about them They re soft Delicate But the secret thing about feathers is they are very strong em strong br br In the pre Katrina glow of New Orleans Amanda Salassi is anxious about chaperoning her daughter s sixth grade field trip to the Big Easy during Halloween And then her worst fears come true Her daughter s best friend Sarah disappears amid the magic and revelry gone without a trace br br Unable to cope with her guilt Amanda s daughter sinks in depression And Amanda s husband turns destructive as he watches his family succumb to grief Before long Amanda s whole world has collapsed br br Amanda knows she has to save herself before it s too late As she continues to search for Sarah she embarks on a personal journey seeking hope and purpose in the wake of so much tragedy and loss br br Set amidst the murky parishes of rural Louisiana and told through the eyes of two women who confront the darkest corners of humanity with quiet and unbreakable faith em The Feathered Bone em is Julie Cantrell s master portrait of love in a fallen world

Rating: 3.29 out of 5

Perennials

Perennials Description:

When two estranged sisters reunite for their parents th anniversary a family tragedy brings unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother s perennial garden br br br Eva known to all as Lovey grew up in Oxford MS surrounded by literary history and her mother s stunning perennial gardens But a garden shed fire and the burns suffered by one of her best friends seemed to change everything Her older sister Bitsy blamed her for the fire and no one spoke up on her behalf Bitsy the cheerleader Bitsy the homecoming queen Bitsy married to a wealthy investor And all the while Lovey blamed for everything that goes wrong br br br At eighteen Lovey turns down a marriage proposal flees from Oxford and the expectations of attending Ole Miss and instead goes to Arizona the farthest thing from the South she can imagine She becomes a successful advertising executive a weekend yoga instructor and seems to have it all together But she s alone And on her th birthday she can t help but wonder what s wrong br br br When she gets a call from her father still known to everyone as Chief from his Ole Miss football days insisting that she come home three weeks early for her parents th wedding anniversary celebration she s at wits end She s about to close the biggest contract of her career the one that will secure her financial goals and set her up for retirement But his words Family First hit too close to home Is there hope for her estranged relationship with Bitsy after all this time br br br Eva s journey home to the memory garden her father has planned as an anniversary surprise for her mother becomes one of discovering roots and truth and love and what living perennially in spite of disappointments and tragedy really means Eva thought she wanted to leave her family and the South far behind but she s realizing she hasn t truly been herself the whole time she s been gone

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

God Is with Me through the Day

God Is with Me through the Day Description:

For a child so many things can happen in one day Sometimes the world outside is a scary place There is so much to be discovered and understood and at times the adventure is simply overwhelming This story reminds kids that God is always present He is a protector who never stops caring for all children each day through With comforting pictures of lovable critters that seem to have similar feelings and an engaging message children will be assured that God is always near

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

God Is with Me Through the Night

God Is with Me Through the Night Description:

In this book furry friends reveal that even the biggest and bravest of God s creatures feel frightened sometimes This comforting story allows parents to build stronger bonds with their children while reminding readers of all ages that fear loneliness and hopelessness can be alleviated when we put our trust in God The story ends with an easy to remember Bible verse that teaches children about God s love Fear not for I am with you Isaiah

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

Into the Free Extended Preview: First 13 Chapters Free!

Into the Free Extended Preview: First 13 Chapters Free! Description:

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Rating: 3.53 out of 5

When Mountains Move Extended Preview: First 12 Chapters Free!

When Mountains Move Extended Preview: First 12 Chapters Free! Description:

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Rating: 3.60 out of 5

A Julie Cantrell Collection: Into the Free and When Mountains Move

A Julie Cantrell Collection: Into the Free and When Mountains Move Description:

strong em Into the Free em strong br br Millie is just a girl But she s the only one strong enough to break the family cycle br br In Depression era Mississippi Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world With an abusive father and a nothing mama she struggles to find a place where she really belongs For answers Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets When tragedy strikes the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse Through it all Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her With the power of forgiveness can Millie finally make her way into the free Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin Julie Cantrell has created in Into the Free now a New York Times bestseller a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends br br strong em When Mountains Move em strong br br In a few hours Millie will say I do to Bump Anderson a man who loves her through and through But would he love her if he knew the secret she keeps br br Millie s mind is racing and there seems no clear line between right and wrong Either path leads to pain and she ll do anything to protect the ones she loves So she decides to bury the truth and begin again helping Bump launch a ranch in the wilds of Colorado But just when she thinks she s left her old Mississippi life behind the facts surface in the most challenging way br br That s when Millie s grandmother Oka arrives to help Relying on her age old Choctaw traditions Oka teaches Millie the power of second chances Millie resists believing redemption is about as likely as moving mountains But Oka stands strong modeling forgiveness as the only true path to freedom br br Together Bump Millie and Oka fight against all odds to create a sustainable ranch all while learning that the important lessons of their past can be used to build a beautiful future

Rating: 3.58 out of 5

When You Pass Through Waters: Words of Hope and Healing from Your Favorite Authors

When You Pass Through Waters: Words of Hope and Healing from Your Favorite Authors Description:

In response to the thousand year flood of in South Carolina eighteen beloved and bestselling authors graciously contributed a water themed story essay novel excerpt or poem to this heart warming and thought provoking anthology Like a winding river their words meander through memories and nostalgia or swell in a fit of faith fear or questioning Some offer lessons learned by the water or new beginnings because of it There are even works of fiction it often speaks the clearest truth This is a timeless book for water lovers and storm survivors Proceeds support water disaster relief efforts br br Contributing Authors include Lisa Wingate Karen White Bret Lott Cassandra King Marjory Wentworth Jolina Petersheim Denise Hildreth Jones Signe Pike Michael Bassett Fred Bassett Eva Marie Everson Batt Humphreys Nicole Seitz Julie Cantrell Shellie Rushing Tomlinson Dianne Miley Dorothy McFalls and Sarah Loudin Thomas

Rating: 3.54 out of 5