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Patricia Bow: The Goblin Postman
Quiet Love:...eyes to see and words to tell the truths that are most true By Patricia A. Bow
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Thoughts on our life together, including Patricia Bow's poetry, and excerpts from her writings and her diaries. Patricia and I were lucky enough to discover that quiet, intense love that is basic to... More > life itself; this tells of that love and our 48 year marriage. And it is about how this love continues after her death. I am now aware of my wife Patricia's presence touching my mind and soul for a couple of weeks now. It is as if we are made whole again. Maybe we never separated. Pat is definitely in my soul almost as if we are sharing one mind. When I'm not using my mind fully (as when I first wake or when I'm falling asleep), I seem to see what Pat is seeing - what she is writing. It is so clear that often I can read it. Those who know Pat, know that writing was all she wanted to do; it was her compulsion. Her idea of Heaven would be a place where she could write without interruption. I feel she is happy now beyond measure writing in our place in Heaven.< Less
Grief: journey to GOD and us By Eric Bow
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This sequel to Quiet Love … eyes to see and words to tell the truths that are most true is a description of my Grief Journey. Grief is a circular journey. This book is also a religious... More > journey. the beginning of our journey to “GOD and us.”< Less
Found Poems: the blood and bone remember By Patricia A. Bow
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Poems found on Pat's computer and in her journals supplimenting the Poems in 'Quiet Love....eyes to see and words to tell the truths that are most true....Poems'.
Quiet Love .... eyes to see and words to tell the truths that are most true ....Poems By Patricia Bow
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Our quiet, sharing love was a spiritual union of souls: two individuals united before God but still separate, different individuals. We respected each other’s privacy but were still touching.... More > We were always aware of each other’s presence even when we were not in the same room. Patricia's poems are a testament to the strength of that love and are the words most true about our marriage..< Less
Glimmer By Patricia Bow
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No one now living can tell you what it was like to dance in the old Glimmer Lake pavilion. You will only hear what the survivors told their children: how on a warm summer evening it was a magical... More > place, lilting with music and laughter. But that was long ago, before the pavilion’s collapse took so many young lives. Now it stands derelict. Ice crusts its broken arches. On some clear nights (it’s said), you can see the faces of the dead beneath the ice of the lake, their eyes glimmering up at the moon. Stella, a sceptic to her core, laughs at such stories. Until she finds herself saddled with a mission: to free three souls trapped by the events of that solstice night in 1926, when a Faustian bargain went awry. It doesn’t help that her backup team are a beloved but impulsive sister and two new friends, brothers who may both be vulnerable to the effects of that Faustian bargain. And that her chief advisor only comes to her in dreams.< Less
Fear of Dark Water By Patricia Bow
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Ever hear of Jenny Greenteeth? That’s a kind of hag that lives in dangerous pools, so the folktales say. She grabs kids by the ankles and drags them down to drown. Of course we know how... More > stories like that get started. They were invented to keep kids from danger. You know, the bogeyman strategy. “Don’t you play near that pool, or Jenny Greenteeth will get you!” Only, suppose it’s not a story? Suppose it’s real? Jo’s fear of dark water is not just fear, it’s a full-blown, stomach-churning, paralyzing phobia. Determined to beat it, she dares to swim in this forest-shadowed pool, with its ink-dark surface that never reflects the sky. Under the surface it isn’t really dark, just dim and green. The surface glimmers overhead. Jo looks down. Silver minnows fan out from beneath her feet. Below them the green light fades into darkness. Deeper still, at the farthest edge of the light, a pale shape moves. Not a fish. Something larger. It rises toward her.< Less
Storm Watch By Patricia Bow
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Loyalty to a friend brings Cally Macdonald to green, idyllic Stone Face Island. But instead of sun and serenity she finds a bitter family conflict rooted in tragedy, and a history of murder going... More > back centuries. Despite her faith in her friend Sheila, and affection for Noel, Sheila’s twin, Cally is drawn to the grim, silent adopted brother, Matthew, even though the twins seem to fear and hate him. Muddying the clear northern waters, Cally’s charming ex-fiancé, Aubrey, has been hired as piano coach for Ginevra, a girl crippled by a fall from the island cliff. And the memories of Ginevra’s dead mother, and Matt’s vanished former girlfriend, still haunt the island. As the atmosphere of jealousy and suspicion thickens, so do the heat, drought, and threat of fire. Violent incidents: a prowler in the woods, a sabotaged canoe, a vandalized cottage, hint at approaching disaster. When the storm breaks, Cally will need all her courage and wits just to stay alive, and to save the lives of those she loves.< Less
Wib Willett and the Tombstone Club By Patricia Bow
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WIB GET OUT NOW Letter by letter, etched by an invisible hand, the warning formed across the back of the piano before Wib’s eyes. People in Amstey say the old Morphy house is haunted,... More > “has been for years. Everybody knows that.” Wib, who once lived there, knows only one thing. The house is not safe. There are places in it he was told not to go: like the room of whispers in the cellar. All the rest is questions. Who are the three mysterious “sisters” who live there now? Why does the telescope in the cupola show places so far away and out of time? And the black dog that prowls the house at night, who is it hunting? Top of the list, who and what is Henry? An imaginary childhood friend, a ghost, or something stranger? None of that can keep Wib from the old Morphy house. He and Henry need each other. Henry to get free of what has him trapped. And Wib to find something hidden in the house: something stolen that he must get back, or nothing will ever be right for him again.< Less
Sally Sharp and the Corduroy Clue By Patricia Bow
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It’s a dream job — a chance to model the fabulous outfits designed by Jones & Hewens for their new Corduroy Rose label. For Sally, Tasha and Fay, it’s a way to end the summer... More > on a high note before school begins. And it doesn’t hurt a bit that head designer Peter Hewens is stunningly handsome in a dark and brooding style. But a shadow has marred the glamour. A guest was killed during one of the showings at wealthy homes, and a series of thefts may be linked to the murder. And then Peter’s young sister Valerie vanishes, leaving signs that convince the police of her guilt. Before she “ran away” she asked Sally Sharp for help, but never had a chance to say why she was afraid. At 17, Sally is already well known as a problem-solver. Suspecting that Val was set up, she takes the case. It pits Sally, Tasha and Fay against the police, against Peter — who bafflingly refuses to cooperate — and against a pair of vengeful teens who mean to bring Sally to a permanent and very unglamorous end.< Less
Lynx Leap By Patricia Bow
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“Drumbeats in the empty forest. No drummer: just drums. Night falls, and the drums beat, and a shadow comes creeping out of the woods... That’s how the killing starts.” Linnet... More > shrugs off the lurid stories about Lynx Leap. But she’s a guest in the huge, decaying house in the north woods, and it’s hard not to get spooked. Especially at night, when she hears drumbeats, and voices crying. And when something stalks her in the stairwell and in the attic, with its menagerie of stuffed dead animals. Her friend Mark is chasing other shadows. He believes his beloved Great-Uncle Lot, the last owner of Lynx Leap, was murdered. Before he died, Lot tagged Mark to find the truth behind the horror stories. Horrors that really happened, scattered across time, but with oddly similar details. Digging deep, the two teens unearth an ancient crime that still has to be paid for. Lot’s murder was the shock that woke the sleeping hunter. Unless they can end the cycle of death and vengeance, it’s all about to happen again.< Less