From the Inside Out leaves no secrets hidden behind the facilities' doors. Through humorous and poignant anecdotes, the author, a 28-year volunteer and volunteer coordinator, takes the reader inside the heart of volunteering. The reader sees by examples how to be a good volunteer, how to hire a good volunteer and how the recipients of volunteer services perceive them. The book gives hints on how not to burn out by emphasizing the importance of motivation so that this special kind of help is not ... more info>>
When Penny Olsen's uncle is murdered, she inherits fifteen million dollars, servants and his moldy mausoleum, a ninety-eight-year-old beach house on an environmentally sensitive property. But who, in this town of genteel seniors would kill this beloved man and the editor of EARTH-be-WARE Magazine? Perhaps the same person or persons who are after Penny. What secret do Penny and Cole share that bonds them together--and almost tears them apart?
When two residents in Ellen Lange's nursing home are murdered, Special Investigator Bill Watts is called to the scene. With the murders linked to others, known as the Ponytail crimes, it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Bill is a Southerner; Ellen was raised in the Midwest. While Bill takes to Ellen's daughter, Patti, Ellen resists, claiming that she and her daughter are a team with no room for the once divorced Bill. Despite her efforts to remain aloof, Ellen finds herse... more info>>
Wilkes-Barre's cohesive Welsh community is a haven of Protestant values and mutual support. It is also a hornet's nest of gossip. Neither a canary's death nor a girl's fall from grace escapes the locals' chatter so when unwed Catherine Jones becomes pregnant, she is quietly sent to a shelter for unwed mothers and her baby put up for adoption. Years later, she and her sister start their lives fresh in Philadelphia where opportunities are becoming available in wartime America. She meets a couple... more info>>