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1. Insight from the Eyes: The Science
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2. Closing the Achievement Gap: How
 
3. R. E. Lee A Biography (4 Volumes,
 
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4. In a Closet Hidden: The Life and
5. The Works of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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6. Lee's Dispatches: Unpublished
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7. ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for
 
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8. Pembroke: A Novel
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9. Essential Linguistics:What You
 
10. The Short Fiction of Mary E. Wilkins
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11. Academic Language for English
 
12. Lee : An Abridgment in One Volume
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13. Devil's Trumpet (Gardening Mysteries)
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14. Bleeding Heart (Gardening Mystery)
 
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15. ROBERT E LEE, VOL. 1
 
16. Exploring Biblical Theology
 
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17. Selected Stories of Mary E. Wilkins
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18. Poems, Legendary and Historical,
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19. R. F. Bruner's M. R. Eaker's R.
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20. Prose Masterpieces from Modern

1. Insight from the Eyes: The Science of Efffective Reading Instruction
by Eric J. Paulson, Ann E. Freeman
Paperback: 128 Pages (2003-07-31)
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Here you will find effective instructional strategies for teaching reading based on what new EMMA (Eye Movement Miscue Analysis) research reveals about the reading process. ... Read more


2. Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long-Term English Learners
by Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman, Sandra P. Mercuri
Paperback: 176 Pages (2002-01-31)
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Asin: 0325002738
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Struggling older English learners pose a real challenge for educators. Some of these students are new arrivals with limited or interrupted schooling. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Helpful but General
The writing style is direct and the organization is good. However, I often find with the Freeman's that their books tend to be generall and not specific enough. It is a book written for teachers teaching teachers (or researchers)who arenot directly involved inthe classroom.

2-0 out of 5 stars bar bar bar
The content of this book is not the problem, it is its poor organizational structure.It is redundant and organized in an unhelpful way, so that the read focusses on the repetitive statement(s), leaving the seemingly tidbits of research and theory to get lost.It's like having a simple base beat up too loud and dragging on throughout a whole album. They could have summed up the content of this book in 2-3 short articles with greater success.The content, however, was helpful!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing resource for ESL teachers!
I bought this book to complete some research for my thesis and it turned out to be the best resource I have seen in a while.I have shared the book with all my colleagues and fellows graduate students.I would highly recommend this book to any and all teachers and particularly those who teach language learners.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Closing the Achievement Gap", August 22, 2002
This book, "Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long Term English Learners", is an excellent resource for teachers of older English learners with limited formal schooling or English learners with more conversational than academic fluency.Yvonne S. Freeman and David E. Freeman, professors at the Graduate School at Fresno Pacific University, describe in detail these two types of students and provide four main ideas to help teachers meet the academic needs of these struggling students.The Freemans' also cite research on effective teaching practices and describe three teachers working with these particular students in a multi-grade, a middle, and a high school classroom.All three teachers are successfully implementing research proven theories in their classroom practices to help close the achievement gap.
Overall, the Freemans' did a good job in examining each point thoroughly.The format was concise, comprehensible, and the strategies described can easily be used with my Newcomer students.I thought it was a good idea to present three different perspectives of teachers working with a range of age groups. It demonstrated that the theories and strategies presented can be effective across grade levels.
I recommend that school administrators and professors of teaching candidates also read the book for the strategies presented and for the valuable research on second language acquisition.The academic gap of struggling English learners will only continue to widen if educators and administrators do not become more knowledgeable in this area. ... Read more


3. R. E. Lee A Biography (4 Volumes, complete)
by Robert E) Freeman, Douglas Southall Lee
 Hardcover: Pages (1962)

Asin: B000K5SF6Q
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4. In a Closet Hidden: The Life and Work of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
by Leah Blatt Glasser
 Paperback: 288 Pages (1996-06)
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Asin: 1558490280
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This work explores the multiple tensions at the core of American writer Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's life and work. The book traces Freeman's evolution as a writer, showing how her work offers a feminist analysis of the lives of 19th-century American women. ... Read more


5. The Works of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (50 works)
by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-10-20)
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The Adventures of Ann, Stories of Colonial Times
An Alabaster Box
The Butterfly House
By the Light of the Soul
Comfort Pease and her Gold Ring
The Copy-Cat & Other Stories
The Debtor, A Novel
"Doc." Gordon
Evelina's Garden
Giles Corey, Yeoman
The Green Door
The Heart's Highway
The Jamesons
Jane Field, A Novel
Jerome, A Poor Man
Madelon, A Novel
Pembroke, A Novel
The Portion of Labor
The Pot of Gold, And Other Stories
The Shoulders of Atlas
Stories Of The Supernatural
Young Lucretia and Other Stories ... Read more


6. Lee's Dispatches: Unpublished Letters of General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A., to Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the Confederate Sta
by Robert E. Lee
Paperback: 488 Pages (1994-09-01)
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Asin: 0807119571
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An important primary source for eighty years, Lee's Dispatches is now once again available to Civil War scholars, students, and enthusiasts. When first published in 1914, these letters, written between June 2, 1862, and April 1, 1865, put Lee's strategy in clearer perspective and shed new light on certain of his moves that had been in dispute. As Douglas Southall Freeman states in the Introduction, every written line of Lee's was a lesson in war. For example, the letters reveal that in 1862, when plans for the defense of Richmond were under review, the Confederate high command considered but rejected a bold proposal to strengthen Stonewall Jackson's army in the Shenandoah Valley, embark on a vigorous offensive campaign against the North, and, if necessary, abandon Richmond. Together these 215 dispatches offer a portrait of Lee that can otherwise be glimpsed only by sifting through hundreds of other letters scattered through the ponderous volumes of the Official Records. They fill in many important details about the leadership of the South's greatest general, especially about his close and always cooperative relationship with President Davis. ... Read more


7. ESL/EFL Teaching: Principles for Success
by David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman
Paperback: 320 Pages (1998-08-31)
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Asin: 0325000794
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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As in the original edition, the authors provide a readable explanation of second language teaching methodology supported by numerous classroom examples. In addition, the new edition includes detailed discussions and examples of EFL teaching as well as many scenarios from ESL classes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Loved It!!
I absolutely love this book.I was required to read it for a bilingual education class however the principles presented in it are true for any learner.Anyone that wants to be a teacher/educator should read this if they truly want their students to understand and apply the material presented to them.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT BOOK FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO TEACH ESOL
I am using this book for my undergraduate class and I love it!It is quick reading and understandable. I just want to read more and more.It is a fasinating book.I would recommend this book for any future or current teachers who have ESOL students.They have great curriculum ideas.Buy it! You will not regret it!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is what you should do this Friday night
Freeman and Freeman have done a superb job of writing an informative text filled with theory AND practical application.I am now able to better defend my belief of bilingual education.I am also better able to teach my students in that I have a new set of ideas for lesson plans.

This was an easy read.In fact, I could not put it down and read it cover to cover one very late Friday evening/Saturday morning.It is inspirational!

This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it! ... Read more


8. Pembroke: A Novel
by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
 Paperback: 364 Pages (2010-09-10)
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more


9. Essential Linguistics:What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
by David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman
Paperback: 263 Pages (2004-01-14)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this unique linguistics course-in-a-book, David and Yvonne Freeman explain essential linguistic concepts in a thorough, but manageable manner and show the connections between linguistic theory and classroom practice ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Service
Thank you so much for fast service and a product that was exactly as described!

2-0 out of 5 stars Good if you are a staunch whole language believer
I picked up this book from a university bookstore because I was interested in background knowledge in linguistics to help guide reading instruction.This book is a typical "we are right (whole language) and you are wrong (phonics)" debate.The authors refer to themselves as "sociopsycholinguists" which I took to be the new term for whole language teachers. I don't want to waste my time reading about the whole language vs. phonics debate anymore, I just wanted the research and background provided by linguistic study. This book just seemed to be a rehashing of whole language theories; and why they are correct and the phonics approach is wrong with little classroom strategies (which is what I wanted from the book).I wanted different ways I could use to help struggling readers no matter what the theory, I don't feel this was a good book for that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
I found this book very useful. Well put together and the questions/assignments at the end are also appreciated. Extremely valuable as a coursebook or for self-study. No fluff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
The seller gave excellent service and communicated with me quickly. Book as described. Would definately work with again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great linguistic book for teachers
Freeman & Freeman have hit a great niche with their book. I don't want or need, a complex linguistics book in the style of Chomsky. Freeman & Freeman take language research and package the relevant "real-world" findings so they will be of use for teachers. Although my interest is for English as a Second (ESL) teachers, I believe every teacher is concerned with literacy, and Freeman & Freeman's book covers what teachers need to know concerning phonics v. whole word instruction, spelling, and grammar. Freeman & Freeman seem to belong to the Stephen Krashen school of language and reading. This is a plus for me, but for Krashen-haters, it probably wouldn't be, and they should look elsewhere. This is "baby" linguistics book--you won't get a section on Chomsky's generative grammar here. I think it would be a good companion volume along with VanPatten's "From Input to Output"--which is a slim volume solely concerned with second language acquisition and has the same conversational tone--and--this is important--their teaching advice and philosophy meshes. ... Read more


10. The Short Fiction of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Sarah Orne Jewett (Signet Classical Books)
by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett
 Mass Market Paperback: 512 Pages (1979-04-03)
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11. Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers: How to Help Students Succeed Across Content Areas
by Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman
Paperback: 232 Pages (2008-10-31)
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Asin: 0325011362
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Teaching secondary students in the content areas is hard enough under the best of circumstances. When students are not well prepared academically and also lack academic literacy skills, the challenge can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, the Freemans help secondary content-area teachers provide these students with the academic support they very desperately need.
-Robert J. Marzano
Coauthor of Building Academic Vocabulary
Many middle school and high school students are recent immigrants or long-term English language learners who struggle with the academic language needed to read content-area textbooks and write papers for their classes. Likewise, many native speakers of English find content-area classes a challenge. Secondary teachers have little time to teach academic reading and writing skills because they must cover a great deal of content in their social studies, science, math, or language arts classes.
Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers provides the information busy secondary teachers need to work effectively with English learners and struggling readers. It reports current research to answer key questions:
  • Who are our older English language learners and struggling readers?
  • What is academic language?
  • How can middle and high school teachers help students develop academic language in the different content areas?
This comprehensive and readable text by Yvonne and David Freeman (authors of Essential Linguistics) synthesizes recent demographic data on the kinds of English language learners and struggling readers who attend middle and high schools in increasing numbers. They flesh out the statistics with stories of students from different backgrounds. Then the Freemans examine academic language at different levels: the text level, the paragraph level, the sentence level, and the word level. For each, they provide examples of academic language and specific strategies teachers can use as they teach language arts, science, math, and social studies. They also analyze content-area textbooks, pointing out the difficulties they pose for students and suggesting ways to make texts more accessible to ELLs and struggling readers.
Providing classroom examples, the Freemans explain how teachers can motivate and engage their students. They describe how teachers can teach language and content simultaneously by developing both language and content objectives. Academic Language for English Language Learners gives teachers the information and strategies they need to help all their students develop academic language.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Academic Language for ELLs
The author speaks for herself & has wide credibility in the field of ELD & the classroom practioner!
Definitely a worthwhile read!

5-0 out of 5 stars A valuable addition to the field
Originally posted on my blog: http://enbuscadeequilibrio.blogspot.com/2008/12/academic-language-for-english-language.html

I recently wrote about how I was so excited to see that Yvonne and David Freeman had a new book out that I could not wait to get from Amazon. I already received and read Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers: How to Help Students Succeed Across Content Areas. Following suit with their other books it was very user friendly and had a lot of examples that are easy to picture. While I initially hesitated wondering if it would not have enough new information to be worth it to buy, I was pleased to realize that there was plenty to learn from the book.

There was a lot of information that was not completely new, but it is always good to hear certain information one more time or to see it with a new application example. As I was reading I saw a lot of ideas that I will implement for my after winter break lesson plans. I started out the year wanting to do themed units organized around big questions as they suggest; however, little by little over the first and second quarters I shifted away from that. It was hard to see how to pull it all together because of unexpected scheduling expectations, having reading groups instead of whole group reading instruction, and realizing that some of the math that initially tied into the unit assumed that the students would have already known certain math skills in order to be able to understand the new concept. Although I had always heard from many sources about the benefits of integrated curriculum and themed units, it just was not coming together very well.

Recently I have been able to see ways that it would work after all. For example, now that I have a better handle on their math levels it is much easier to integrate math into the units rather than integrating math at inappropriate levels. I was already gearing up for my social justice themed unit that I will start the beginning of third quarter. Reading this book came at a perfect time because it gave me some ideas to consider as I shape out my own unit. Here are some of the areas that were either reminders or reaffirmed what I am already doing that I appreciated reading:
*Remember that it is ideal to teach language and content together, BUT the reading materials must be at an appropriate level (91). It is always a good reminder to consider that the vehicles to content areas is accessible and to differentiate reading materials. I did this with a Civil Rights Unit that I used the first year I taught. I am going to take pieces of that unit for my Social Justice unit, so it was good to see this reaffirmation that I do need to carefully select materials at different reading levels. This is where it comes in that I can do different reading groups while all students can read about the same theme. I can have both (small group guided reading with materials at appropriate levels and themed instruction). I will still have some times when some groups are doing literature circles unrelated to the overall theme or use resources from our guided reading curriculum (Rigby), but I will also integrate in aspects of the unit theme.
*In college I worked in the writing center, and much of their suggestions on writing in this book so closely aligned to the pedagogy of the writing center, such as looking at writing for ideas first and making sure that all ideas in paragraphs relate back to the topic of the paragraph. Then once the ideas are developed, writers need to receive scaffolding in conventions one or two at a time (chapter 5).

Here are other areas of the book that while they were not always completely new concepts, they were presented with a different twist or that gave more details. It helped me to instantly think of ways to fine tune my unit and pull it all together:
*A good cycle for scaffolding language development as being: introduction to the topic, vocabulary development, group presentations, journal writing, and report writing (54). I can picture this really benefiting my students and running smoothly. Learning more ways to scaffold working toward final projects is always so beneficial.
*They included a genre chart with types, features, and examples. I typically think of the features from more of a global perspective but all of their features were directly tied to language learning and reminded me of our state ELL forms and functions. I will be able to look at the type of writing the students will be creating, see the features they listed and then refer to the state standards for further planing (94-95). Along the same lines they also suggest a procedure, read and retell, for genre studies (98-99).
*On the paragraph level they gave a lot of suggestion on different ways students can create smooth, focused paragraphs with all sentences linking back to the main topic. This way students can learn that there is more than one way to achieve the goal of a focused paper with proper scaffolding to start experimenting (107-111).
*They gave an example of doing an activity to analyze paragraph structure from an integrated physics and chemistry book. I am going to do a similar activity using an excerpt from my students' science book. My school traditionally does not use textbooks. This year as the students are getting older we did decide to adopt a science book. I really like the text we chose (I post about why later) and the students seem to like it as well, but they do still need a lot more support in accessing the textbook information since it is such an unknown style to them. This will be a great addition to my curriculum (110).
*They talked about developing math vocabulary through daily math journals (130). I can see how this would be easy to integrate with great results.
*They mention, "Any effective approach to helping ELLs and struggling readers develop academic language proficiency must include teaching academic language at the text, paragraph, sentence, and word levels" (143). I think sometimes I forget to make sure that I am planing at all levels and that I typically focus more on the word level. Now I will be more mindful of a more balanced support system (and the book gave a lot of ideas to do this). They gave examples of unit themes with big questions, content objectives, and language objectives at different levels (150-151). I always love to see specific examples to imagine the theory in practice.
*I have often used Francisco Jiménez books in my classroom, and a large portion of the last chapter shows how one teacher did a unit of The Circuit. This part talked about how the teacher has taught the unit in different contexts. This year when I teach my social justice unit I will take ideas from two different contexts that I have taught in before.
*They have a section on Identity Connections with Favorite Quotes (186-187). This seemed to me like a more comprehensive literature circle role for "passage picker"/"literary luminary".

I also enjoyed the book because I could connect so well with some sections:
*When I was reading about how much Rain of Gold impacted Francisco, it could have been written about one of my colleagues who was also weary to read such a big book but ended up finding his passion for reading because of it (162-163).
*I liked that they made specific references to different types of language learners that I was very familiar with from working in ESL education but have not noticed them mentioned specifically with an official title: long-term English learners (LTEL) and standard English learners (SEL).

Overall, I am so glad that I got the book. It was perfect timing and pointed me in the right direction to make sure that I consider all the different levels of academic language support I need to provide in the classroom. I will be keeping it on my desk at school for quick referencing as I plan. ... Read more


12. Lee : An Abridgment in One Volume of the Four-Volume R. E. Lee By Douglas Southall Freeman
by Douglas Southall; Harwell, Richard Freeman
 Hardcover: Pages (1965)

Asin: B003U8HRWI
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13. Devil's Trumpet (Gardening Mysteries)
by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Freeman
Paperback: 272 Pages (1999-04-01)
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Asin: 0425168212
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Rachel O'Connor's landscaping client is found dead from an "accidental" fall. Suspects are easy to find--but digging out evidence isn't so easy. Before long, Rachel has to look out--before she encounters an "accident" of her own.Amazon.com Review
Rachel O'Connor's company, Rain Country Landscaping, may bestruggling, but she has a dream job at Oregon's famed Columbia RiverInn--until owner Henry Bassinger plunges to a suspicious death in theColumbia Gorge. If Rachel doesn't solve the murder soon, she will lose notonly her livelihood but her life.

Devil's Trumpet is Mary Freeman's triumphant mystery debut. Labeled"A Gardening Mystery," the novel successfully walks a razor's edge:detailed enough to satisfy gardening fans, but not so detailed that it alienatesnongardeners. And for readers who can't wait for Freeman's next book,there is good news: under the name Mary Rosenblum, she has published threescience fiction novels (TheDrylands, Chimera, and The Stone Garden)and one collection (Synthesis & Other VirtualRealities) that are every bit as entertaining, ingenious, andpopulated with fascinating, sympathetic characters. --Cynthia Ward ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good mystery with Oregon Columbia River Gorge setting
Mary Freeman does a great job of setting the scene in Oregon's Columbia Gorge. She understands the spectacular natural setting, the towns, the climate, and the tourism of this beautiful place.

Her main character is an independent young woman with a strong work ethic and a love of nature. The quirky secondary characters keep it interesting.

She kept my attention throughout the book, and I was sad when it was over. I am now looking for more books by this enjoyable author.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Light, Fun Read!
In between those heavy, depressing contemporary novels, I usually pick up a quicky mystery to lighten my load.And recently becoming an amateur gardener myself, I spotted these books a mile away.I picked up all three of Mary Freeman's Gardening Mysteries recently and am so glad I did!

Rachel is a twenty-something landscaper working to expand her landscaping company, Rain Country.She's hard at work at an old, fancy hotel when the owner is found dead on the grounds.Of course, Rachel finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery complete with wacky suspects, voodoo women, and the boy-next-door.And to make it even more crazy, Rachel's widowed mother falls in love with another of Rachel's clients!

I thought this was such a cute read, I definitely recommend it for the summer!

4-0 out of 5 stars Some very good mystery back west
Usually modern mysteries are not as good as the traditional British classics. I was very gladly surprised when I read this book by Mary Freeman; the first of a new series subtitled "A gardening mystery". The setting is unusual as well: a small town in western Oregon. The sleuth is Rachel O'Connor, who owns a landscaping business in the mytical town of Blossom. Although her business is jusy getting by, Rachel has a lucrative contract with Henry Bassinger, the present owner of the once very famous Columbia River Inn. The hotel is now very much into decay. However, one day Henry finally pays Rachel with a substantial check. That same day Henry is found dead at the bottom of the gorge, and the investigation begins. Although Rachel is an amateur sleuth; she is, nonetheless, incredibly persuasive. The story is abound with red herrings and, although I could guess who the murderer was quite a few chapters before the denouement, I did not feel dissapointed. Ms. Freeman's talent rests, I find, in the way the handles her storytelling; particularly, in the way she reproduces dialogue among her characters. Communication could never be more realistic. This is a rare gift among mystery writers, who sometimes focus too much into the descriptions of surroundings and neglect the aspect of communication among characters. Well, none like this here. I am very much willing to read the following mysteries in the series, which will appeal not only to mystery lovers but to gardening lovers as well; each book including, at the end, a useful gardening tip, while lots of them are sprinkled throughout the novel. It will be a nice turn of events if in one of them Rachel and her ex-high school sweetheart formalize their relationship. This, while solving another murder, of course.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable
Freeman puts together an interesting plot peppered with landscaping descriptions. I would have preferred more fleshed-out characters, but I guess that's the way it is with this genre. I still haven't figured out howone of the leading suspects ended up invited to the wedding at the end....

3-0 out of 5 stars Adventures in Gardening Oregon Style
I found the book interesting particularly because I am from western Oregon and know the Columbia Gorge area/Hood River quite well.I enjoyed the book, but found the ending limp.It is as tho the author ran out of steam. The mystery wasn't really a mystery to me because I guessed who was behindHenry's death well before the ending. Not many surprises to this mystery. ... Read more


14. Bleeding Heart (Gardening Mystery)
by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Freeman
Paperback: 288 Pages (2000-09-01)
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Asin: 042517669X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A botanist hires Rachel O'Connor to landscape herexquisite estate. But when the woman is murdered, Rachel must rakethrough clues to find the culprit. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absorbing!
If you like gardening, this book is a must have! It kept me engrossed from cover to cover, as if I was one of Rachel'sclose gardening friends, working on her projects, sharing a romantic secret over tea, or holding my breath as she gets into very dangerous situations. Rachel is maturing, as are her business and personal relationships.I can't wait until the next book.Give it a try, I think you'll enjoy her friendship.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good as the first two
In the third installment of the Gardening Mystery series, Rachel O'Connor accepts a job over in Portland that will be sure to guarantee her growing reputation as a landscaping company owner.Eloise Johnston, an elderly botanist with a huge estate needing much attention, hires Rachel to take on the job of renovating the gardens attached to her home.Once on the premises, Rachel meets Eloise's assistant, April, who has had her share of juvenile troubles but has become very dear to Eloise as a caregiver.Once Rachel and Eloise sign the contract for a whopping $180,000, Rachel is certain her company's future is set.Unfortunately, death rears its ugly head... Again...

Eloise is found dead, possibly murdered, by Rachel and April in Eloise's beloved garden.The police arrive, and in hours, April has become the prime suspect.Fearing that the murder will be permanently tied to Rain Country Landscaping, Rachel does her best to help find the killer and support April's innocence.

Another good one by Mary Freeman.My only complaint is that the book was slightly sluggish in the beginning, but once things started moving, it was very enjoyable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Rachel is greener than ever!
In the third book of the "Gardening mysteries" series, Rachel O'Connor gets the biggest contract of her literary life yet. A rich widow offers her a contract to restore the gardens of her family home to their old glory before she donates the property to a nature conservancy group. Her sons greatly oppose it but, when the woman is found dead floating in the creek that runs through the gardens surrounding the estate, Rachel is more determined than ever to make the old widow's dream come true. She won't run short of quite a number of inconveniences, including having to face a serious problem related to her own mother's health, an unscrupulus cop and a deadly stalker.

I found this book to be the one in the series that will appeal most to gardening fans. The descriptions of lush gardens, greens and rare species of plants is quite detailed. One can actually imagine being right there, in front of an idyllic creek, contemplating exotic plants and... having the feeling of being watched all the time by some macabre mind!

This mystery deals with crimes both in the past and in the present, and there are all sorts of crimes, not only actual killings; but deception and mistrust as well. A necessary book in a series that promises to amuse us for quite some time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cute cosy
Rachel O'Connor and her family have lived in Blossom for generations. The O'Connor brood owns and harvests an orchard farm with few exceptions. Rachel is one of those family members who chose not to work on the farm. Instead she starts her own company Rain County Landscape. Famed botanist Eloise Jackson has noted Rachel's quality work. The elderly scientist wants Rachel to restore her gardens, and then the local conservatory will take over the upkeep.

Upon meeting Eloise, Rachel likes the senior citizen and feels much tenderness towards her woebegone assistant April. Eloise demands Rachel sign a contract and closes the agreement with a $180,000 check. That same night April and Rachel find Eloise dead near a raging creek. The local police arrest April, but Rachel believes she is innocent. Aware of the danger she places herself in, Rachel begins sleuthing to identify a killer.

BLEEDING HEART is a crowd pleasing garden mystery that fans of cozies and amateur sleuth tales in general will welcome. The protagonist is a good role model. She brims with independence and confidence, yet she is not always sure she is doing the right thing. Readers are privy to her inner thoughts and feelings about her family, boyfriend, and friends and that provide depth to the story as the secondary cast feel like next door neighbors. Mary Freeman hooks her audience from the beginning and keeps them interested in her story line until the climax in this wonderful entry to an entertaining series.

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15. ROBERT E LEE, VOL. 1
by Douglas Southall Freeman
 Hardcover: 647 Pages (1977-11-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars a great general

The biography by Freeman is in four volumes and contains just about everything you would want to know about Robert E. Lee.

The books are all easy to read and packed full of information about his career,life, and the army he led into battle.

It is a fine addition to a civil war library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Twenty-two hundred pages fly by before you know it
I am not familiar with the one-volume abridgement of this magisterial biography, but having read all four volumes I would be hard pressed to identify any area to be omitted in order to shorten this narrative.

The four volumes cover the following:

I.Family history, Light Horse Harry and birth through western Virginia campaign and Atlantic coast at the beginning of the war.

II.Assignment to Richmond, and Peninsula campaign through Chancellorsville.

III.Gettysburg, Overland campaign,Petersburg and loss of the railroads.

IV.Collapse of Petersburg lines, Appomattox, life in Lexington, and death.

Through his proximity in time and space to Lee, Freeman was able to gather a wealth of primary sources, such as letters and journals that were in the private hands of different families, and use them to flesh out the narrative of better known sources.It is unlikely that a more comprehensive account of Lee will ever be accomplished, regardless of what sources pop up or academic trends arise.

Freeman deftly employs the "fog of war" narration technique throughout the battle sequences.In other words, the narrative, instead of being omniscient, is told from Lee's perspective, and details of enemy movements and other developments are revealed to the reader only when Lee himself becomes aware of them.

The most common objection to Freeman's Lee is that it is hagiographic.It may be, but it would be impossible for a biographer to complete a work of this scope unless he actually admired his subject.Freeman is not without criticism of Lee, especially in the area of being too sensitive with the feelings of subordinates, for example, Loring in western Virginia and Longstreet at Second Manassas and Gettysburg.

5-0 out of 5 stars I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS WORK HIGHLY ENOUGH
As anther reviewer stated, this is by far the best biography of R.E. Lee.Still, after all these years, no one has been able to top it.The four volumes cover the life and career of Robert E. Lee and do it in a manner that you simply do not want to stop.I enjoyed each and ever page of each volume.Freeman's research is almost beyond question and of course he had the advantage of being much closer to Lee (time wise) that other, more recent biographers.Freeman's style is extremely readable, particularly when you consider the era in which it was written.Yes, the four volumes are a bit intimidating when you look at them on the shelf, but is is quiet surprising how fast they read and how much important, interesting and useful information the author has packed into them.Strange as it may sound, these volumes are real page turners.Anyone interested in the Civil War and R.E. Lee in particular should indeed read this work.I highly recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars No Question About It...THE Biography of Lee For All Time...
The story is well told how Douglas Southall Freeman went on to write this four volume magnum opus. Born in 1886, the son of Confederate veteran Walker Burford Freeman, young Douglas grew up in the sunny remembrances of Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. He received his Ph.D in history at the tender age of 22 and earned an early reputation as a Confederae scholar with Calendar of Confederate Papers. Then followed Lee's Dispatches, which he edited. He wrote an introduction to Lee's Dispatches that was so brilliant, Scribner's signed him on to write a biography of Lee. Freeman believed he could complete the job in two years.

20 years later, he was finished. In that time, America fought in a world war, women won the right to vote, and the original editor who signed Freeman on died and left the legendary Maxwell Perkins in charge.
All through it, Freeman labored on the biography like a demon. He discovered early on that most of the major sources were either never consulted or only skimmed over. He searched far and wide. He carried on a schedule that would have killed a lesser man. He awoke at 2:30 every morning, put a full day in at the Richmond Newspaper where he was an editor at, delivered two radio addresses each day, then back home to work on the biography.

After twenty years and four massive volumes, he was done. Unanimous praise was heaped on his book and rightly so. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 1935. It was and still remains the most thorough biography of Lee ever done and will probably never be surpassed.

Readers looking for a book that will take R. E. Lee to task will be disappointed. Freeman is an unabashed admirer of Lee. Longstreet admirers will find Freeman's highly critical remarks of him in volume 3 during the Gettysburg Campaign aggravating. Freeman's Lee is a great man. Plus, why spend 20 years of your life reading and writing about a man you loathe?

I never believed Lee was the saint certain Confederate veterans painted him to be. He was a human being and he had his share of flaws. But he was a good man who did what he thought was right and a great general. Freeman's research is awesome and his writing style (which Shelby Foote once described as a sort of "jog trot prose") while dated in some aspects (Freeman loves to use "whither" and "tither" whereas "where" and "there" would have been better), and the Freeman's overly critical treatment of Longstreet not withstanding, it is still an awesome book. Lee's campaigns are exhaustively detailed, and the maps are profuse and always keep the reader informed as to what the Army of Northern Virginia was doing at any given time.

I would strongly recommend readers use Ezra Warner's "Generals in Gray" in conjunction with this work. I did and when Freeman parades the various personalities of the Army of Northern Virgina in front of the reader, the names can be confusing. Warner's book will give you illustrations of the men of Lee's command, and you will glad you got it. The book will come alive which is the purpose of all biographies.

Lastly, Thomas Connelly's "The Marble Man" will give the reader a good counterbalance to Freeman. Still even Connelly admitted to someone once that "R. E. Lee" was still "the greatest biography ever written." I have to agree. At four volumes, I didn't want to stop. Give Freeman a chance, you'll be glad you did.

One last note. You might also wish to start with "Lee" a one volume abridgement. Freeman's understudy, Richard Harwell did a painstaking abridgement and it is a wonderful one volume work. Of course, the superb maps that went with the 4 volume set are gone and replaced by more general maps, still it's a good bet in case 4 volumes are too daunting. ... Read more


16. Exploring Biblical Theology
by Hobart E. Freeman
 Hardcover: Pages (1991-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Biblical Theology
Exploring Biblical Theology by Dr. Freeman is one of the simplest reading yet one of the best theology books written not only for the theology student but also for the lay person.
This book contains years of deep study along with the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit given to a modern day Charismatic theologian.
The studies and teachings in this theology book by far surpass any modern day material you may find available.
The material herein is very useful in combating not only old heresies but also heresies of modern time.
Do yourself a favor and study this book deeply and prayerfully and watch the Lord enhance your Christian walk as well as your knowledge of the Most High God.

5-0 out of 5 stars A well rounded theological foundation
This book does a great job of covering major subjects in theology with outbeing too wordy.If you are looking for a great introduction to theologythis is the book for you.If you are new convert to Christ this would be agreat book for you to develop some of the fundamentals of Christianity inyour walk.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most comprehensive volume avaiable on Biblical Theology.
Easy to understand, and right-on. Dr. Freeman truely had an understanding of scripture & a close relationship with the one he wrote about. A must study book for those interested in rightly dividing the Word Of Truth. ... Read more


17. Selected Stories of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
 Paperback: 366 Pages (1991-09)
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18. Poems, Legendary and Historical, by E.a. Freeman and G.W. Cox
by Edward Augustus Freeman, George William Cox
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19. R. F. Bruner's M. R. Eaker's R. E. Freeman's R. E. Spekman'sThe Portable MBA, 4th Edition (Hardcover)2002
by R. F. Bruner M. R. Eaker R. E. Freeman R. E. Spekman
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20. Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists ...: The Science of History, by J.a. Froude. Race and Language, by E.a. Freeman. Kin Beyond Sea, by W.E. Gladstone. ... Apology for Plainspeaking, by Leslie Stephen
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Paperback: 342 Pages (2010-03-12)
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