1895 was the year life as a grownup began for Lilly Baker Elliot when she took notice of Tom Elliot, a handsome bachelor farmer. He began to spend time in her parents general store, not knowing what he wanted to buy. It became very clear to Lilly that he just wanted to spend time with her. Lilly was a bright fifteen year old, and Tom was twenty three. For Lilly's mother, Bernice, this was a match she had been working toward for years by showering Lilly with fashionable clothes to catch the eye of all the Ford Crossing, Iowa's single men. Tom Elliot was not just single, he owned a farm and a good home. He knew how to make his farm pay and give Bernice's daughter a good home. For a few years after the town's most lavish wedding, life for the Elliots was ideal. Tom and Lilly were deeply in love. They had three children and one on the way. But then tragedy struck. Circumstances changed for Lilly to make her life unbearable.
Newly-pregnant Dr Beth Nichols is happily engaged to Liam Darrah, a fellow doctor. She has no idea she is being stalked by ex-patient Edwin Evans as she makes her way home one evening after a late shift at the hospital. After being anaesthetised she wakes up in Edwin's basement, held against her will, and eventually gives birth there without medical help. However, Beth tries to stay positive, and somehow knows that Liam will still be out there searching for her. Every night she looks up at the light bulb that is never switched off, and prays that one day they will be together again. This Romance/Suspense story is written from different perspectives; from Beth's 9 year old daughter Amy, born in captivity, from Beth herself, unwillingly pregnant again years later with Edwin's baby, from Liam and Edwin, and 16 years later from Joss, Beth and Edwin's son.
A Window in Thrums -- a fictional sketch of Scottish life - is one of several novels about the fictional village of Thrums, said to be modeled on Barrie's home town of Kirriemuir.
In 1902 at the age of 17 Lawrence Nowell was sent by his father from Liverpool to Canada with a 16 year old friend. They arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia and headed west towards Calgary and Edmonton to learn farming so the family could emigrate and set up a homestead on the Prairies.
These scenes from outer space depict a Mission Control Center, space-walking astronauts, roving vehicles on the surface of an extraterrestrial world, and a swirl of celestial bodies. After coloring, the 16 illustrations can be assembled into four different 15 x 21 posters. Place them over windows to enjoy colorful stained glass effects.
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