Projects for Fans of Harry Potter
Author: Alison Hansel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Elizabeth Lenhard,Constance M. Burge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When a demon kills Prue, their older sister, witches Piper and Phoebe Halliwell are at risk from the forces of evil unless they can find Paige Matthews, a young woman who is searching for her birth parents and feels strangely drawn to the Halliwell family
The Spirituality of Potterworld
Author: Francis Bridger
Category: Literary Criticism
In this enlightening look at J.K. Rowling's phenomenal bestsellers, a Christian minister illuminates the powerful, positive message Harry Potter and his magical world bring to readers of all ages. Potter fever has swept the world and shows no signs of abating. The books and the recent movie have attracted millions of followers and fans, all of them eagerly awaiting the next installments. Along with the widespread enjoyment and appreciation of Harry Potter and his friendships, however, criticism of the series has also emerged. The opposition has focused on two issues; the darkness of the novels and their apparent endorsement of witchcraft and the occult. In A Charmed Life, Francis Bridger, a theologian and pastor, argues that far from promoting the dark arts, the Potter books are firmly based in Christian values, and offer valuable insights into our characters, our relationships, our priorities, and our spirituality. Taking readers on an entertaining tour of Potterworld, Bridger shows that each adventure presents new ways of expressing and exploring key spiritual issues, from the meaning of justice, to the need to confront fears, to the debilitating effects of evil. As Harry and his friends deal with one another, face their enemies, cope with their variously dysfunctional families, and experience the common problems of growing up, Bridger demonstrates, it is their intrinsic human goodness, love, and friendship--not wizardry or magic--that allows them to triumph over evil.
Demons, Whitelighters And the Power of Three
Author: Jennifer Crusie,Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
From Cole's downfall and Phoebe's somewhat questionable fashion sense to the power of three in history and literature and a magical tourist's guide to the Halliwells's hometown of San Francisco, this clever, lighthearted essay collection offers a fun and funny look at the world of the WB hit series Charmed. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Crusie, these accessible and entertaining essays apply the wit and insight of one of today's leading romance authors to the stylish, occasionally campy fan favorite known for its scandalous outfits, revolving door of love interests, and the magical mayhem of three otherwise normal sisters who must fight against evil as they deal with the challenges of everyday life.
Author: Leona Karr
STIRRING UP THE PAST… After her sister was attacked and left for dead, Ashley Davis traveled to the remote Greystone Island in search of answers. But identifying her sister's assailant while on the imposing and mysterious Langdon estate seemed impossible—especially when she sensed a sinister force lurking in the shadows. COULD GET HER KILLED Now the only way to uncover the truth—and stay alive—was to join forces with Brad Taylor, the island's mysterious police officer. But forging this unlikely union with the one man who made her pulse race seemed even more frightening than the long-buried secrets of the past that were about to resurface….
Author: Carrie Mac
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Izzy's mother works far away and leaves Izzy at home, alone with Rob the Slob. Angry at her mother and trying to deal with school, friends and the attentions of charismatic Cody Dillon, Izzy finds her life swirling out of control. Coerced into putting out to help Cody, Izzy finds she is one in a long line of girls ensnared in prostitution, with no way to escape. Believing that her mother will come for her, Izzy manages to fight back and, when the chance appears, make a run for it.
The Donovan Legacy
Author: Nora Roberts
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the third captivating novel in the Donovan Legacy series. Their family shares the Donovan Gift. Each cousin has special powers that set them apart from ordinary mortals. But while their gifts bring great responsibilities, they bring even greater rewards... Though she comes from a family with extraordinary “talents,” empath and healer Anastasia Donovan has always tried to hide her gifts. Then widowed father Boone Sawyer and his six-year-old daughter move in next door and create a different kind of magic, one that has Ana wanting to reveal all her secrets.
The Pleasure of Bedtime Stories
Author: Daniel Hilton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The beginning is never the end Leeza is lead into a world full of the most beautiful creatures and also the evil ones, the shadows have started wars all around this world but can Leeza come to the aid of saving the world, if she fails the more terrible things could soon happen. When a terrible storm ends up crashing the sky ship on an island. Leeza has to find out where two diamonds fit in a book on top of a statue yet to unleash a creature more terrifying than the rest of the creatures. Leeza is more than ready to restore peice in dreamland and the beginning is never the end.
Author: Beth Ciotta
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
The second of Beth Ciotta's hysterically funny comedic capers is sure to delight romance readers everywhere. "A wonderful, savvy, sexy, and suspenseful romp. Ciotta has woven a terrific tale with characters to die for. This book will definitely leave you 'charmed'."--"USA Today" bestselling author Jan Coffey