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Elisabeth Gifford - Elhallgatott ​szavak
Egy ​ház. Két család. Megannyi titok… Ha a legféltettebb titkainkat épp azoknak nem mondjuk el, akiket a leginkább szeretünk, vajon miben reménykedhetünk? Alice és Ralph, Patricia és Peter Fourwindsben gyűlnek össze, hogy megtartsák gyermekeik esküvőjét. A sátor áll, az előkészületek utolsó mozzanatai zajlanak, mindenki izgatott, tele vágyakkal és reményekkel. Ám a menyasszony, Sarah váratlanul eltűnik, és hiába próbálnak a nyomára bukkanni… A régi ház falai között utat törnek maguknak a múlt árnyai és titkai. Vajon mit hallgatott el Ralph a felesége elől egy életen át? És milyen közös emlékek fűzik Alice-t Peterhez? És mi késztethette arra Sarah-t, hogy minden szó nélkül elszökjön a szerettei és a vőlegénye elől? Elisabeth Gifford (A tenger háza) legújabb könyvének festői képeiben Valenciától az angol vidékig, Franco rémuralmától a második világháborún át az 1980-as évekig számtalan helyszín, életút elevenedik meg előttünk, miközben a kötet szereplői szálról szálra igyekeznek felfejteni közel fél évszázad megannyi titkát, és csak remélhetik, hogy az évtizedekig elhallgatott szavakért nem kell túl nagy árat fizetniük.

Elisabeth Gifford - A ​tenger háza
_Egy ​mítosz, amely évszázadokon át él tovább, egy ősi titok, amely megoldásra vár, és egy magával ragadó utazás a skót szigetvilágba, amely kapcsot teremt múlt és jelen, ember és ember között._ _Tigh na Mara_, a tenger háza hosszú évtizedek óta sötét titkokat rejt. A fiatal Ruth és férje, Michael az egykori parókia falai között szeretne új életet kezdeni. A felújítások közepette azonban nem mindennapi maradványokra bukkannak, amelyek mintha mitikus lények létezését igazolnák. A megrendítő felfedezés miatt a maga démonaival és megrázó örökségével küzdő Ruth úgy érzi, nyomába kell erednie a rejtélynek, hogy megnyugvásra leljen. Kétségbeesett nyomozásba kezd, amelynek során megismeri az egykori tiszteletes, Alexander Ferguson életét és munkásságát, aki maga is megannyi titok tudója. Az asszonynak miközben rétegről rétegre hámozza le a talányt borító héjakat, nemcsak a sziget múltjának, hanem saját életének mozaikdarabkáit is a helyükre kell illesztenie. Elisabeth Gifford olyan, akár egy jó mesemondó: meglep, meghökkent, elgondolkodtat, múlt és jelen édes-bús hullámain ringat, valódi gyógyírt nyújtva minden megtört szívnek.

Elisabeth Gifford - Secrets ​of the Sea House
In ​1860, Alexander Ferguson, a newly ordained vicar and amateur evolutionary scientist, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the remote Scottish island of Harris. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies—mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. He has a more personal motive, too; family legend states that Alexander is descended from seal men. As he struggles to be the good pastor he was called to be, his maid Moira faces the terrible eviction of her family by Lord Marstone, whose family owns the island. Their time on the island will irrevocably change the course of both their lives, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after they are gone. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together—a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? To heal her own demons, Ruth feels she must discover the secrets of her new home—but the answers to her questions may lie in her own traumatic past. The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford is a sweeping tale of hope and redemption and a study of how we heal ourselves by discovering our histories.

Elisabeth Gifford - The ​House of Hope
One ​couple's powerful ministry to some of China's most vulnerable children Robin and Joyce Hill lived in a gated community in Beijing. Their family's life was marked by luxury and the security of Robin's job as an engineer. Then one day, as members of their church, they had a chance to tour a state-run orphanage. Haunted by the needs of the children they saw there, for the next four years they tried to help the institute in meaningful ways. In 1998 the Hills planned to leave China, but instead felt a sudden call from God on their lives. They left their gated community--reserved for only non-Chinese residents--moved their family into a small apartment miles outside of Beijing and immediately began to take in foster children. They took in any child, but especially those that needed extra care--terminally ill children that couldn't receive care elsewhere, and those that needed complicated and expensive surgeries that the Hills soon began to coordinate and sometimes pay for out of their own savings. What began as Hope Foster Home is now New Hope Foundation. As they continue their work, the Hills enjoy support from major corporations and high-profile philanthropists as well as the trust of the Chinese authorities. The Hills' story is an inspiring example of God's care and provision for those whom society does not value. "I strongly support Robin and Joyce Hill's New Hope Foundation which is saving so many orphan lives in China. Read this amazing story of God's grace and accept the challenge to make a difference!" --Steven Curtis Chapman "I had the privilege of going to China and witnessing the work that God is doing through Robin and Joyce Hill. They are wonderful servants of God who lovingly care for the 'least of these.' I hope that many will read this book and consider their example." --Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love

Elisabeth Gifford - The ​Sea House
In ​1860, Alexander Ferguson, a newly ordained vicar and amateur evolutionary scientist, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the remote Scottish island of Harris. He hopes to uncover the truth behind the legend of the selkies—mermaids or seal people who have been sighted off the north of Scotland for centuries. He has a more personal motive, too; family legend states that Alexander is descended from seal men. As he struggles to be the good pastor he was called to be, his maid Moira faces the terrible eviction of her family by Lord Marstone, whose family owns the island. Their time on the island will irrevocably change the course of both their lives, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after they are gone. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child's fragile legs are fused together—a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? To heal her own demons, Ruth feels she must discover the secrets of her new home—but the answers to her questions may lie in her own traumatic past. The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford is a sweeping tale of hope and redemption and a study of how we heal ourselves by discovering our histories.

Elisabeth Gifford - Return ​to Fourwinds
From ​the author of Secrets of the Sea House comes the mystery of a runaway bride. Can a century of family secrets be unravelled in time to bring her back? For fans of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore. One house. Two families. A lifetime of secrets. At Fourwinds they gather: Alice and Ralph, Patricia and Peter, to celebrate the marriage of their children. The marquee is on the lawn, breathing in and out in the summer heat. But the bride is nowhere to be seen. As both families are drawn together, the past floods through the corridors of the old house. What secret has Ralph been keeping from his wife? What is it about Alice's wartime encounter with Peter that has haunted her ever since? And what could have caused Sarah to vanish without a word to any of the people she loves? Moving from the orange groves of Valencia and the spacious houses of the British countryside to the post-war slums in the north, Return to Fourwinds is a sweeping, lyrical story of the things we tell and the things we keep to ourselves. Is Sarah's disappearance a culmination of the pressures that have kept the two families apart? Or can they work together to bring her back to Fourwinds?

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