Creative Haven In Full Bloom Coloring Book

Colorists and gardening enthusiasts will adore these magnified views. Thirty-one accurate illustrations include sunflowers, marigolds, birds of paradise, and oriental lilies. Previously published as In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book.

Author: Ruth Soffer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486494535

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 284

Colorists and gardening enthusiasts will adore these magnified views. Thirty-one accurate illustrations include sunflowers, marigolds, birds of paradise, and oriental lilies. Previously published as In Full Bloom: A Close-Up Coloring Book.

Bloom Boom

When spring arrives, flowers of all kinds sprout and grow buds and bloom. Sometimes, they bloom a few at a time. But other times, many will bloom at once in a colorful flower boom!

Author: April Pulley Sayre

Publisher: Beach Lane Books

ISBN: 9781481494724

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 239

Discover the magic—and the science—behind spring flower blooms with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall. When spring arrives, flowers of all kinds sprout and grow buds and bloom. Sometimes, they bloom a few at a time. But other times, many will bloom at once in a colorful flower boom! This photographic exploration of flowers goes from the desert to the woodlands and beyond, celebrating their beautiful variety and the science behind these colorful displays.

Bloom

As the years passed and the kingdom became larger and shinier, the people cared less about Bloom's magic and noticed only the mess she left behind.

Author: Doreen Cronin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481460056

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 279

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator David Small comes a picture book about how an extraordinary “ordinary” girl can save a kingdom with the help of a mud fairy. A glass kingdom is no place for a Mud Fairy. Bloom and her mud fairy magic might be able to turn weeds into flowers and spin sand into glass, but the people of the kingdom ceaselessly complain about the trails of dirt and puddles of mud that seem to follow her every step, and finally they cast her out. But when the glass castle begins to crack, then cracks some more, the King and Queen in a panic search for the long-banished fairy, but they can’t find Bloom anywhere. Desperate to save their home, they send their meekest, most ordinary subject, a girl named Genevievewhose sole task until now has been to polish the Queen’s crystal sugar spoon—to coax any worthy fairy to come and save the kingdom. Genevieve finds Bloom exactly where the king and queen failed to see her, and Bloom knows exactly how to save the kingdom. But it will take the two girls working together, along with a mighty dollop of self-confidence—and some very messy hands—to accomplish the extraordinary.

Bloom

Ron van Dongen. BLOOM This One SB73 - U5R - 3K36 BLOOM RON VAN DONGEN FOREWORD BY PETER FETTERMAN no CHRONICLE.

Author: Ron van Dongen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811857567

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 657

A celebrated photographer introduces a full-color compilation of his stunning floral photography in a series of 150 dramatic and beautiful images that reveal the sculptural essence of flowers, from the exotic orchid to the humble daisy. 12,500 first printing.

Bloom s How to Write about Walt Whitman

“When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd” is a poem that offers many opportunities for writing “compare and contrast” papers. Similarly, the poem addresses ...

Author: Frank D. Casale

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127685

Category: Criticism

Page: 273

View: 330

Walt Whitman's passionate writing style and bold subject matter have deeply influenced American poetry. Nearly all of his poems were published in Leaves of Grass, which Whitman obsessively expanded, edited, and republished throughout his life, ultimately leaving behind a powerful literary legacy. Twenty of his most commonly read and studied poems are discussed in depth in this volume, which also features ideas for essay topics to assist students in developing critical-thinking skills.

RHS A Nation in Bloom

Right: Paddock Allotments at Raynes Park won London Allotment Site of the Year at the London in Bloom awards, 2011. It's easy to see why.

Author: Matthew Biggs

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 0711239355

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 931

'Never has the work of the Royal Horticultural Society been more important or more far reaching.' Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.

Daniel Shays Legacy Marshall Bloom Radical Insurgency the Pioneer Valley

While his friends and housemates still respected him, Bloom could no longer command the discipline he once did at LNS. Everyone at the farm was doing their ...

Author: Amy Stevens

Publisher: Levellers Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 102

View: 485

"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing," Thomas Jefferson wrote to his good friend James Madison in 1787, upon hearing the news of Shays’ Rebellion. This is the story of how that little rebellion, largely centered in the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts, became part of the cultural legacy Marshall Bloom inherited when he founded the Montague Farm in 1968. The Amherst College graduate, underground journalist and Movement wunderkind revived Daniel Shays’ spirit, stirred in some theater of the absurd, and planted the seeds that blossomed into one of the most concentrated centers of cultural and political radicalism in America.

In Bloom

In this collection of poems, written in sequence with the unfolding of the narrator, we explore all of the habits, thought processes, and love stories that must be eradicated in order to meet our higher self.

Author: Reyna S Noriega

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781711640150

Category:

Page: 324

View: 112

In this collection of poems, written in sequence with the unfolding of the narrator, we explore all of the habits, thought processes, and love stories that must be eradicated in order to meet our higher self. "This world makes it so easy to forget ourselves. Our souls are screaming to be seen and felt and we stuff cotton balls into our ears to drown out the noise. We put poison into our bodies to combat the hunger."


Marine Algal Bloom Characteristics Causes and Climate Change Impacts

The sea area adjacent to the Changjiang River estuary is the most notable region for harmful algal blooms (HABs) of dinoflagellates in China.

Author: Santosh Kumar Sarkar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811082618

Category: Science

Page: 172

View: 119

In the marine environment, single-celled, microscopic, plant-like organisms naturally occur in the well-lit surface layer of any body of water. These organisms, referred to as phytoplankton or microalgae, form the base of the food web upon which nearly all other marine organisms depend. Algal bloom is a rapid increase in or accumulation of the population of about 300 species of algae due to excess nutrients (eutrophication), and is of major global interest as it causes reduction in species diversity, abrupt changes in water quality, and discoloration of the water (green, yellow, brown or red) depending on the species of algae and the type of pigments they contain. Dying blooms can also be an environmental concern as when the cells sink and decay, bacteria break down the organic material, which in turn strips oxygen from the water. This microbial oxygen demand at times leads to very low oxygen levels in the bottom waters, harming aquatic life. Documentation of this sporadic high abundance of algae, together with the significant species richness of the diatoms, requires comprehensive studies in the Sundarban coastal environment, which is facing severe degradation due to natural & anthropogenic stressors. In addition, a better understanding of the effects of algal blooms on seafood quality, the complex biological, chemical and physical interactions and subsequent effects on trophodynamics is needed to develop strategies for effective coastal zone management. The book discusses the occurrence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) caused by the dinoflagellates of the genus Alexandrium and Karenia, or diatoms of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia, which have large and varied impacts on marine ecosystems (such as large-scale marine mortality events that have been associated with various types of shellfish poisonings) depending on the species involved, the environment where they are found, and the mechanism by which they exert negative effects. HABs represent a major environmental problem in all regions of the U.S., and their occurrence is on the rise due to increased nutrient pollution. HABs have severe impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems, and the economy. Such blooms, known colloquially as red tides due to their red or brown hues, are increasing in frequency and magnitude worldwide as a result of changes in oceanic climate, increased coastal eutrophication and enhanced long-distance dispersal in ballast water. As such, the book offers an in-depth account of the complex biological, chemical and physical interactions of the algal blooms (both innocuous and harmful ones). It also discusses the highly topical issue of the impact of global climate change on the frequency and severity of HABs in the context of alterations in temperature, stratification, light and ocean acidification. Focusing on both basic and applied limnology, this book is a reliable and up-to-date reference resource for students, teachers and researchers engaged in the field of coastal research/management at regional and global scales.

In Bloom

Then there's spring blossom that blooms and quickly shatters to leave a confetti-like trail through the house as you take it out to the compost bin.

Author: Clare Nolan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857837699

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 272

View: 724

'I absolutely adore Clare Nolan's approaches to garden planning and creative use of color in her designs. This gem is sure to delight any flower lover.' - Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm Planting cut flowers brings that 'grow-your-own' excitement to a whole new level - being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed or pull together a posy for a friend is a joy. In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular homegrown displays that will fill your home with colour and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. She takes the mystique out of what to grow and guides you through the entire process - from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home décor and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of colour, texture and shape to play with at the right time. A whole chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques.

Plant Yourself Where You Will Bloom

Jennifer Anderson and the Full Bloom Career Academy Invite You and a Friend To register for the free Full Bloom Starter Kit For more information and to ...

Author: Jennifer G. Anderson

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452578613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 520

With a refreshingly honest approach, Jen shares the best ways to find work that fits you like a glove and to turn your gifts into financial rewards. And to top it off, she shows you how to create job security for life. What more can you ask for? —Marci Shimoff #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Happy for No Reason, Love For No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being “everything’s coming up roses” and 1 being “I am withering on the vine,” just how great is your career? Do you feel like you’re making the difference you want to be making in the world? Do you feel like you’re using your greatest talents on a daily basis? Do you feel like you’re making the money you know you can make and deserve? Do you feel appreciated for your hard work? Do you feel grateful each and every day that this is how you make a living? If you’re at less than a 10…if the answer isn’t yes to all of these questions… …Then you are in the perfect place to begin creating a thriving career for yourself. What I want for you is a clear direction for your career; an understanding of the gift you’re meant to give the world through your work; and a smart strategy for giving it. If you want this too, then this book is for you. Known as the “Queen of Career Epiphanies,” Jennifer Anderson has coached thousands of people through the steps of turning what makes them unique into fulfilling and lucrative work. She is a Professional Certified Coach with more than 15 years of experience. Jen is the founder of Full Bloom Career Academy and is on the faculty of the University of California - Davis Extension, Coach University and Portland Community College. Start planting yourself where you will bloom, today. Claim your free “Full Bloom Starter Kit” - worth $497! Details Inside

The Bloom Girls

“I promise that I want to be with you for as long as you'll have me, Bloom.” “What about yours almost giving you gangrene?” she asked.

Author: Amy Pine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538718588

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 112

Gilmore Girls meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding in this humorous, multi-generational story about a mother and daughter who discover that life happens when you least expect it. Gabi Bloom doesn't believe in signs. She believes in photographic evidence, the view through her camera lens, and the snap of the shutter. It's why she traveled to Europe—to satisfy her wanderlust and to kick off her photography career. But in Ireland, all of that changed when Gabi gazed into the impossibly blue eyes of an American bartender. She wasn’t prepared for their intense and immediate attraction, or the fact that she’d be bringing Ethan home with her . . . as her fiancé. Gabi's upcoming marriage is the cherry on top of her mother's current predicament. Stumbling toward forty, Alissa is a pastry chef who raised her daughter single-handedly while Gabi’s father traveled the globe. Now her baby girl is getting married after a whirlwind romance and Alissa—well, Alissa is pregnant. Again. And not only is her ex the father, he wants her back. For good. Until she can figure out that part of the puzzle, Alissa is hiding her big little secret even as she helps Gabi plan a happily-ever-after wedding. But somewhere between disaster and hope, life might just bloom in a way that is breathtakingly unexpected . . .

The Comeragh Galtee Knockmealdown Slieve Bloom Mountains

Originally from west of the Shannon, he is reputed to have killed an important chief and afterwards fled to the sanctuary of the Slieve Blooms.

Author: John G. O'Dwyer

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 1788410467

Category: Travel

Page: 161

View: 405

John G. O’Dwyer’s comprehensive guide to the best walks in Tipperary and Waterford has now been updated and expanded to include Laois and Offaly. From the rugged Comeragh coums to the stately peaks of the Galtees, and from myth-laden Slievenamon to the sequestered glens of the popular Slieve Bloom Mountains, there are walks to suit all tastes in these uplands. The most captivating outings the region has to offer are shared here, along with all the necessary practical information such as maps, directions, the degree of difficulty and estimated duration. But this is more than just a walking guide. Each route gets beneath the skin of this ancient landscape littered with historic artifacts. A booley on a hillside tells how the uplands contributed to human survival; a working farmstead demonstrates the continuation of this tradition; a ruined cottage confirms a battle lost. This guidebook will appeal to committed hillwalkers and casual ramblers alike, as well as containing much of interest to anyone who wishes to better understand the age-old interaction between humans and hills.


Winter Bloom

He went to work, thanking his lucky stars that he didn't have a boss, because if he did, he 117. Winter. Bloom.

Author: Tara Heavey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439177945

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 963

There would be tunnels of roses, beds of strawberries, fountains of overflowing herbs. And there might even be love. . . . In the heart of bustling modern Dublin is a littered, overgrown garden of tangled weeds and a stagnant, hidden pond. Belonging to an iron-willed elderly lady named Mrs. Prendergast, who is rumored to have murdered and buried her husband there, the garden draws Eva Madigan, a young mother struggling to move on from the pain of her past. Eva is joined by Emily, a beautiful but withdrawn college dropout; Uri, an old-world immigrant; Seth, his all-too-handsome son; and occasionally even Mrs. Prendergast herself. But what drives Eva to transform the neglected urban wilderness? What makes the others want to help her? Even as Mrs. Prendergast puts the land up for sale, the thorny lives of all the gardeners are revealed and slowly start to untangle. Overgrown secrets are dug up and shared. Choices are made; a little pruning is in order. Now Eva is about to discover that every garden is a story of growth toward a final harvest. . . .

We Bloom

نل أ ليلى اك يى«تا لج لحما ج ل»ة نك لا ثةا لها سهل ةبهةن لاهل ءيه ،،،،هه« ( ا تك ح حع بهتك We Bloom Copyright © 2002 by Dana Simson. All rights.

Author: Dana Simson

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449410553

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 617

"We bloom because we picked each other." On page after page of We Bloom: A Garden of Friendship, Dana Simson's philosophy rings charmingly true and appealing. That's what makes this collection of original sayings, illustrated in the author's unique style, such a wonderful gift for that special friend who means so much. Dana Simson grew up with pen in hand and was inspired, as a child, by the loss of everything in a flood. Each day is a gift, she told herself then, and that concept illuminates both her art and the school workshops she conducts for students and teachers of all ages. In We Bloom, Dana pulls together some of her most whimsical, fantastical, and illuminating illustrations and combines them with what she's learned about friendship over the years. It's an endearing blend of warmth and wonder that's sure to be a hit in the gift book market. Or as Dana herself says it, "Wonderful magic greets us in the tiny miracles that are life."

Swept Into Love Love in Bloom The Ryders

As with all Love in Bloom couples, Gage and Sally's story is not over. You'll see updates in future Love in Bloom novels. Visit my website for a complete ...

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 355

The Ryders are a series of sexy stand-alone romances. These hot contemporary romance novels feature alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction. "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely In SWEPT INTO LOVE...It's been years since Sally Tuft's husband died and she was left to raise her teenage son alone. And almost as long since she told the only other man she'd ever wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and coworker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been. Gage always believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally explore the passion that's simmered between them since the day they met. Tasked with opening a new youth center in Oak Falls, Virginia, Gage hopes the trip away is just what they need to finally come together. Before Gage and Sally ever reach Oak Falls, one night at a conference changes everything, putting their friendship and their love on the line, and the two must decide if getting swept up in love is the beginning of forever, or the end of their friendship as they know it. GET MORE RYDERS! Seized by Love (Blue) Claimed by Love (Duke) Chased by Love (Trish) Rescued by Love (Jake) Swept Into Love (Gage) The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart, Reimagined (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) Crushing on Love (Shannon) River of Love (Sam) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights) THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) Touched by Love (Boyd) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

A Very Braden Christmas A holiday novelette

Hal Braden's love, loyalties, and strong family values are the foundations upon which I've built the stories found in the Love in Bloom series.

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: World Literary Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

View: 749

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens. A Braden Christmas celebration! Family and babies abound during this fun-filled evening of love, laughter, and happily ever afters! Spend the evening catching up with our loving and loyal Bradens in this holiday celebration and fall in love all over again with each of the Bradens at Weston, and their children. A VERY BRADEN CHRISTMAS is a novelette and part of the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom stories are filled with family, fun, and the truest, deepest love of all. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books so you never have to leave your favorite characters behind. Readers are kept up to date with engagements, weddings, and births. Visit Melissa's website for LOVE IN BLOOM family trees, series checklists, and more. Love in Bloom Big-Family Romance Collection: Snow Sisters The Bradens (at Weston) The Bradens (at Trusty) The Bradens (at Peaceful Harbor) The Bradens & Montgomerys (Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls) The Remingtons The Ryders Seaside Summers Bayside Summers Wild Billionaires After Dark Bad Billionaires After Dark Tru Blue and The Whiskeys Harborside Nights ~ "When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" The Romance Reviews "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. " New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller J. Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York TimesBestseller Lauren Blakely "I highly recommend this book to fans of Nora Roberts (one of my personal faves) and fans of a sweet story filled with heat and heart." - Tia Bach, author (on Sisters in Love) "Melissa Foster is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Fated For Love was amazing. It kind of reminds me of Jill Shalvis' books and they are my benchmark for contemporary romance awesomeness." --Books Like Breathing "I highly recommend the Snow Sisters all the Braden and Remington books....They remind me of the McCarthy of Gansett series and The Green Mountain series. I am a huge fan of Marie Force. And now Melissa Foster has joined her ranks...." - I Love NY, Reviewer ~ NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event. Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Brenda Novak, Debbie Macomber, Jill Shalvis, Maisy Yates, and other big-family, small-town romance fans. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are blue collar, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after.

Waiting For Lily Bloom

Bloom lives right next door. It's only a mile away, and our fields join. You travel straight down the road and his is the first house you come to.

Author: Jericha Kingston

Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN: 161116379X

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 353

James Bloom has prayed three years for rain and five years for a wife. His dreams are demolished on Palm Sunday, 1935, when a catastrophic dust storm hits Oklahoma, and his neighbor's niece has to ride out the storm at his house&â&€“-overnight. The next day, he's forced to marry her, an East coast city girl who can't speak. Could this be God's plan? Condemned to a future married to a stranger in the dusty Oklahoma wasteland, Lily Driggers longs for her home. Yet somehow, her new husband is the only one who understands her silent pleas. As Easter approaches, Lily and James wonder if there is hope after the storm.