Reader's Digest condensed books Volume 4 1983 Author:Marcy Heidish, Brian Lecomber, Rosalind Laker, Robert Lane This contains these four books: — The Secret Annie Oakley by Marcy Heidish — Annie Oakley, a wisp of a girl barely five feet tall, won worldwide renown as a sharpshooter in the Gay Nineties. In this compelling biographical novel Heidish brings to vivid life the real Annie Oakley, a gentle, complex woman whose iron nerve masked a deep vulnerability... more ».
Talk Down by Brian Lecomber Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
It is a perfect day for flying. The winter air is clear, and the small private plane seems to sparkle its welcome as pilot Roy Bazzard and his friend Ann Moore prepare to board. But only minutes after takeoff, their carefree flight turns into a nightmare as Roy, critically ill, passes out in the pilot's seat and Ann is left helpless, screaming her terror into the radio microphone. Miraculously, her cries are heard. But her only hope of rescue hangs on the skill and daring of one brave man. His attempt to talk her down becomes a heart-stopping race against darkness and death in a vast empty sky.
Jewelled Path by Rosalind Laker
Irene Lindsay, a beauty with flame-red hair and an alabaster complexion, the daughter of one of London's leading jewelers. It is the turn of the century, the Art Nouveau movement is coming alive, and Irene wants desperately to become a jeweler, her dreams are destroyed by the very man who inspired them: her father. At last her destiny intervenes, sending Irene along a glittering path that leads to the social worlds of Paris and Monte Carlo. But can she resolve the tortured conflict of finding herself in the arms of the one man she vowed never to love? Ultimately, the spirited young woman had to make a decision -- between the one man who had shown her unparalleled ecstasy and the other who had taught her enchanting love!
A Solitary Dance by Robert Lane
Mike Harris' case history is devastating. By the age of five he has tried to kill himself, set fires in his family's home, and been committed to state mental hospital. There, during the next three years, he withdraws farther and father into a solitary world of despair and loneliness. The doctors have almost abandoned hope when a young therapist named Patrick McGarry takes on the case. Pat launches an all-out effort to save this lost little boy. A sensitive and profoundly moving story testifying to the resilience of the human spirit and the capacity of love to endure.« less