Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - Children sleeping in layers of clothing to fight off the bitter cold. Within months, her simple desire to make use of her time transformed into a heroic crusade to improve the living conditions and minimize the unnecessary deaths of Chinese orphans. Silent tears traces the emotional hurdles and daily frustrations faced by Ms.

A boy tied to a chair. An infant dying from starvation. A child being dangled from a third story window. Some things your mind will never allow you to forget. Silent tears is the true story of the adversity and triumphs one woman faced as she fought against the Chinese bureaucracy to help that country’s orphaned children.

Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage #ad - In 2003, kay bratt’s life changed dramatically. Bratt as she tried to change the social conditions for these marginalized children. Seeking a way to fill her days and overcome the isolation she experienced upon arriving in a foreign country, Bratt began volunteering at the local orphanage. The memoir vividly illustrates how she was able to pull from reservoirs of inner strength to pursue her mission day after day, leaving the reader with the resounding message that everyone really can make a difference.

A wife and mother of two girls in south Carolina, Bratt relocated her family to rural China to support her husband as he took on a new management position for his American employer. Irrepressible memories.

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A Thread Unbroken

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - While chai has always been josi’s protector—ever since they were toddlers, growing up together in a small Chinese village—she finds herself helpless when they are both abducted from their families and sold to faraway strangers. But chai knows she must stay strong if they’re to have any chance of escaping.

That same tenacious hope guides chai’s father, who fights to find the girls and bring them home, Jun, despite seemingly insurmountable odds and a corrupt legal system. Chai and josi share a bond that transcends ordinary friendship. The days since the girls were taken soon stretch to weeks and months, but Chai’s spirit remains unbroken and Jun’s resolve unwavering.

A Thread Unbroken #ad - Set against the backdrop of modern day china, indefatigable hope, A Thread Unbroken is an inspiring story of remarkable courage, and the invisible ties that hold people together, even when everything around them is falling apart. In their new home, with the family of the fisherman who bought them, their old lives are torn away piece by piece.

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Miss Spell's Hotel Know Spell Hotel Book 1

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#ad - Miss Spell's Hotel Know Spell Hotel Book 1 #ad - Well. And if you can't beat 'em. With witches! As the old saying goes, you attract more vampires with B positive. Like if twin peaks and the addams family had a babymaggie mackay isn't the only person living on the Other Side. Meet Miss Spell. Queen of other side hospitality, this witch's No Spell Hotel is filled with creatures just dying to meet you.

Kill 'em with kindness. Get checked in with miss spell's hotel - book one in the Know Spell Hotel spin off series, a funny, gothic, urban fantasy adventure.

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Chasing China; A Daughter's Quest for Truth

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#ad - She is grateful for her life, but now that she is on the precipice of total independence, she feels she is missing something. Determined to learn more of her past, Mia hops a plane to the country of her birth. As she follows the red thread back through her motherland, she is enamored by the history and culture of her heritage, strengthening her resolve to find the truth of her beginnings, even as Chinese officials struggle to keep it buried.

Chasing China; A Daughter's Quest for Truth #ad - With an unwavering spirit of determination, Mia battles the forces stacked against her and uncovers a truth that will change her life. Mia left china as a small child, destined to be protected within the loving arms of an all-American family.

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Yellow Star

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Two Lions #ad - This is the true story of syvia Perlmutter—a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up. But finally she decided it was time to share her story, and so she told it to her niece, who has re-told it here using free verse inspired by her aunt.

Yellow Star #ad - The germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. A timeline, historical notes, and an author's note are included. She buried her past in order to move forward. I was one of the twelve. For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland.

Of those who survived, only twelve were children. In 1945 the war ended. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto.

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Red Skies Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 4

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - In the fourth book of the tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters series, the fates of three people who’ve never met converge in profound and unexpected ways. Mari, grew up knowing hardship, the daughter of the town scavenger, but she never could have anticipated the struggles that now face her as an adult.

. Max, a struggling american photojournalist, arrives in China with only one goal in mind: to face his demons and put an end to his own unbearable suffering. From the bestselling author of A Thread Unbroken comes an emotional, hope-filled story that offers a fresh glimpse into the life of a remarkable family.

Red Skies Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 4 #ad - Revised edition: This edition of Red Skies includes editorial revisions. Feeling alone and isolated, she dreams of a better life. On the other side of town, a frightened little girl named An Ni is forced to live on the streets, but she silently longs for the one thing she’s never known—a family.

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Tangled Vines Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 2

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - With the bad memories of the cultural revolution and a life of hard work behind them, Benfu and his treasured Calla Lily are content watching their daughters blossom—six young women who they adopted as their own. But when a clue to the whereabouts of the biological daughter they lost decades ago suddenly surfaces, they begin a frantic search to find their beloved Dahlia…Li Jin has lived thirty years at the mercy of cruel foster parents and a bleak orphanage, often surviving on the streets.

But when erik’s treatment turns truly sadistic, she must find a way to escape once and for all…A beautiful yet haunting story about the “lost girls” of China, Tangled Vines takes us on a journey of heartbreak and then hope as we witness a woman’s quest to change her fate and a family’s last chance to untangle the lies of the past.

Tangled Vines Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 2 #ad - . But now that she has a son, she must try to make a better life for them—even if it means withstanding the abuse of a seedy foreigner in exchange for a home.

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Bitter Winds Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 3

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - When lily is snatched away and put behind locked doors, Ivy will do whatever it takes to get her sister home, even it means putting her own life in danger. After benfu and calli’s long-lost daughter, is finally reunited with her birth parents, she opens a shelter for displaced people, Li Jin, turning her fortune from destitution and abuse to family and fulfillment.

The third book of the tales of the scavenger’s Daughters series, Bitter Winds continues the saga of Chinese couple Benfu and Calli, and the abandoned young women in their care. Since the night her sister was almost burned alive in a fire and they were taken from their mother, Ivy has been the self-appointed guardian and guide to her blind twin, Lily.

Bitter Winds Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 3 #ad - . But her friend sami remains consumed by bitterness—and Li Jin soon realizes she needs to make a difficult choice between revisiting the past or nurturing her own future.

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The Life of Willow duology

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#ad - Through it all he's only known one thing for sure; that Willow will always be there for him. When willow comes into her life, her days as an up and coming model come to an end and she must decide if she should open her heart for the chance of being reconciled to her family. Meanwhile her best friend, has kept his guard up as he's battled to make it through the worst of circumstances, Kai, only to keep coming up lacking.

In somewhere beautiful, bratt weaves a story of loss and loyalty that will have you following three teens as they battle their way through life's obstacles in the search for the always elusive happily ever after. In where i belong, after a tumultuous childhood living in an orphanage, book two in the Life of Willow, Willow feels she's finally found a safe haven amongst new friends in a peaceful place.

The Life of Willow duology #ad - The years have been hard on her, making it impossible to get close to anybody, except for her best friend Kai who has made it all bearable. An enchanting tale of modern day chinese village life and the pull of destiny, the second book and conclusion of Kay Bratt's Life of Willow series, Where I Belong, will reinforce your belief in family and forgiveness.

When bureaucracy threatens to tear them apart, Willow and Kai make a run for it. The only problem is, they aren't alone. When she is faced with a threat that could harm them all, she'll have to pull from within to find the courage to take it on. Two full-length novels in one bargain box set! in somewhere Beautiful, book one in the Life of Willow, sixteen-year-old Willow is strong, courageous, but weary of being under control of those in charge of the orphanage.

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The Palest Ink Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Prequel

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - A deftly crafted and riveting read from beginning to end'-Midwest Book Review When two lost souls find love, their devotion may be the ultimate sacrifice. During china's most chaotic period in history, a revolution creates thousands of innocent victims. Fearful citizens turn against one another and anyone accused of disloyalty to Chairman Mao is at risk of being sentenced to death.

When best friends pony boy and benfu get caught in the chaos, friendship, they must make heart-wrenching decisions regarding family, and courageThe Palest Ink depicts the trials of two young men--and the women they love--during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution.

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The Scavenger's Daughters Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 1

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. Inspired by a true story, the scavenger’s daughters is a sweeping present day saga of triumph in the face of hardship, and set against the backdrop of a country in transition, and the unbreakable bonds of family against all odds.

The Scavenger's Daughters Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Book 1 #ad - Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs—Benfu’s work collecting trash. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu—or possibly his band of headstrong daughters—must find a way to overcome the biggest hardship yet. Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily.

. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children.

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