Forever by Your Side by Denise Aragon Summary
Do you believe in heaven? Can our deceased loved ones communicate with us from the afterlife? Forever by Your Side is a powerful story about a 16 year old boy who dies three weeks after being diagnosed with a rare blood disease. Prior to his death, he promises his family that when he dies he will send them signs from heaven reassuring them that he is safe. In these pages, his mother shares her family’s never-ending journey on their pathway to healing. The gripping stories of her son’s signs from the spirit world will leave you captivated. This book will not only change the way you view death, but will help you recognize that death is not the end. Our deceased loved ones are with us all the time in spirit and constantly trying to grab our attention here in the physical world, to comfort and guide us until we meet again on the other side. If you have faith and believe, the signs from heaven are everywhere. This compelling story will touch the heart of anyone who has ever lost a loved one.
My Side of the Story by Sabine Steger-Rivera Summary
The journey is the reward, even though, the actual target can no longer be seen. In the past years, I often lost my way. This path of life began by following my dreams. A path, full of stones, still blocking my way. At the beginning there was so much love, a love we felt was worth fighting for. A love, full of hope and desire, between an Austrian woman and a strong, unique Puerto Rican soldier. The challenging path of life we walked together, whilst living with the US army and trying to establish a home between our different worlds and cultures, lead us to many joyful and sad hours.
Zindagi - The Story Of Life by Various Authors Summary
Some stories are untold, some are buried deep, but every story deserves to be elicited. Authors' Ink Publications bring to you; a compendium of some unheard thoughts, some untouched emotions,some life changing stories. Life is an impossible puzzle,but we happen to attempt it all the time; let's deep dive into this ocean, let's discern ZINDAGI - the story of life.
Our Story by Vivian L. Beeler Summary
Our Story 90 years, Looking Back... The world has changed so much in 90 years that I wanted to write about how they affected our lives. To let you know that we were real people that had the same emotions and feelings that you have. Ive included a little genealogy, a little history and how the things you read about in your history books affected us. Also, how the world has changed socially and morally and not always for the best. Of course this is your 90 year old Great Grandmas story and ideas.
True Stories by C.J. Ott Summary
In True Stories: Memories, Musings, Odds and Ends, C.J. Ott tells of the first seven years of his childhood in New York City and the next seven years in the Saugerties area, a hundred miles north of the city. He recounts his experiences as a postulant, novice and scholastic in the Marianist religious order; four years of military service in the U.S. Air Force, and a twenty-five year career as a teacher and principal in Trotwood-Madison City Schools, by Dayton, Ohio. Along the way he recalls the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean and Viet Nam Wars, and the tumultuous '60s. The author is a lifelong student and, by his own admission, addicted to reading. The musings cover a broad range of topics from philosophy, economics, politics and religion, to the good life, the golden years, and death and dying. True Stories looks back over more than seventy-five years of living. It was written for family, friends and progeny, but others will find it a pleasure to read.
Thoughts While Waiting in the Doctor's Office by Shirley Nicholson Summary
Finding the humor in life is a skill honed and presented by Shirley Nicholson in Thoughts While Waiting in the Doctor's Office. In this collection of thirty-six essays and memoirs, Nicholson entertains by capturing the funny events in her life and through her observations.From puberty to dating, from marriage to honeymoons, from housework to pets, Nicholson writes about these events with warmth. She pokes fun of her tooth fairy stint, her klutziness, and her parenting skills.In "I Was a Teenage Car Thief!", she tells the story of inadvertently becoming a car thief when a salesman at her father's store gave her his car keys and permission to drive the car. She retrieved the vehicle from the location where she thought the salesman said he parked his car, drove it around town, and later returned it to the store's back lot. When the salesman left for the day, he returned and announced that the car parked in the back lot wasn't his. Without realizing it, Nicholson had stolen a car.Laugh along with Thoughts While Waiting in the Doctor's Office as Nicholson reveals the day-to-day wit in her comic strip of life.
The Conversations We Have by Stanley Rogers ( Wolfman) Summary
The Conversations We Have is a book that offers the author's personal thoughts and experiences on a variety of topics. These are popular topics that people either discuss or think about discussing on a regular basis. This book reminds us that regardless of the issues that keep us steadfast or distracted from our goals, we still have a responsibility to communicate our thoughts to each other. The Conversations We Have reminds us of this simple fact by sharing some short stories and poems. The debate about the application of effective communication has long been a topic of discussion concerning its importance to conversations. Although the beliefs may vary, conversations are a very important part of our existence. If we cannot communicate our thoughts to our friends, family, and colleagues, we are lost. This book was not written to confuse anyone. The sole purpose is sharing the author's own ideas and experiences and those that other individuals have shared with him. Through this exchange, he reiterates the fact that people are different and have distinct reasons for, and methods of, communicating. There should be no barriers that limit our ability to share ideas and to learn through the conversations that we have with each other.
My Forever Valentine (A Small Town Romance) by Tracey Alvarez Summary
Love small town romance and Happily Ever Afters? Dive into the Stewart Island world to find out what your favorite characters are doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with these four short and sweet romance stories. Shaye & Del: Does Del’s stay in hospital after donating a kidney to his dad mean a Valentine’s Day spent alone? Not if his sexy fiancée, Shaye, can pull off some ninja moves and sneak into his room for a little romance… Piper & West: Piper attempts to cook a Valentine’s dinner for two—guess how well that’ll turn out? But the results are a little unexpected… Carly & Kip: An overnight hike on the beautiful Rakiura track is not what Carly had in mind for a romantic evening with her hottie barman. Kip, however, has an ulterior motive… Kezia & Ben: Nothing will go wrong…the most dangerous phrase in the English language, especially when used to describe a Valentine’s Day surprise for Kezia and Ben. IMPORTANT NOTE: Because these four short stories of approximately 3,000 words each contain spoilers, they are intended to be read and enjoyed after the first 4 Stewart Island books. MY FOREVER VALENTINE is the fifth installment of Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heart-warming, sexy & seductive small-town romances with a touch of humor, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone. Download your copy of My Forever Valentine and dive into the sensual Stewart Island world today! Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their romance on the steamier side. Praise for the Stewart Island series! "It’s official…I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealand…men that is!!!" ~ Swept Away By Romance "Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling." ~ InD’Tale Magazine "Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities - so has Tracey Alvarez - and I'm adding her series to my must-read shelf too."~ Fab Fantasy Fiction Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books! Book 1: In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West. Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben. Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del. Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip. Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories. Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford. Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley. Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South Short Story. Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe. Book 9: Home For Christmas. Book 10: Bending The Rules. Featuring Tilly and Noah. Keywords: small town romance, romance series, New Zealand romance, contemporary romance, sexy romance, romantic short stories, short stories, beach romance, coastal romance, island romance, family saga, boy next door, heart-warming, sensual, escape down under, relationships, friendship, friends with benefits, wedding, engagement, pregnancy, heartwarming romance, island romance series, sweet and sexy romance, exotic foreign romance, vacation romance, beach reads, summer reads
Waiting for Pete to Go Home by Donna Mander-Fiser Summary
The first time I saw Pete, I thought he looked like a total fool. I was seventeen years old, out of high school, and working at my first job in Springfield, Illinois. Pete was a twenty-year-old college student, and he was thrashing about without any rhythm. It was obvious that he thought he was pretty cool. He was a total turn-off, but little did I know...we would fall in love. While Waiting for Pete to go Home, Donna Mander-Fiser experienced over a year of doubt and frustration. She treaded lonely and unfamiliar waters while caring for her husband in his dying days. She could never have imagined the unresponsive reaction of some friends and the fear of feeling single again. After Pete's death, Donna took comfort in memories of the life she and Pete shared by reminiscing about wedding anniversaries, family traditions, and Pete's fantastically told stories. Join first-time author Donna Mander-Fiser as she learns how to cope with illness, losing a loved one, and finally regaining her own life.
Caster's Blog: A Geek Love Story by Marcus Alexander Hart Summary
Ray Caster is a regular guy who drew the short stick on life. He works in a miserable office doing a miserable job. He gets no respect from his co-workers. For that matter, he gets no respect from his friends. Caster's existence is one pathetic downward spiral of TiVo and fast food until the day his life is turned upside-down by a goddess from an auto parts store. With its snappy, conversational writing style, Caster's Blog captures the comedy and tragedy of geek life from a first-hand perspective. To learn more about Caster's Blog, or to download the entire book as a free PDF, visit CastersBlog.com.
Valentino's Opera by Michael Tempesta Summary
Valentino Bellamorte thought he had the perfect life. A sober, wealthy environmental lawyer on Cape Cod, he owned a beachfront home and yacht, was engaged to a mysterious Southern belle named Kim and he was a celebrated marathoner. And then came New Year's Day 2000, when he wanted to kill himself. Angry and selfish, Val returns to his drinking when his fiance is murdered, his mother dies and his father blames him. This handsome, rich lawyer finds himself out at sea about to commit suicide when he can no longer take the pain. Val is rescued in a tragically comic scene, then, a fishing trip to New Mexico leads to a spiritual experience and certainty about what he needs to do next. He stops practicing law and becomes emersed in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Val takes a job in a supermarket, begins a rewarding, unlikely friendship with an octogenarian suffering from Parkinson's Disease named Nettie, who helps Val renew the relationship with his father, which is symbolized by an unforgettable day of fishing. She also helps Val forgives himself for Kim's and his mother's death. He returns to running and metaphorically sheds his past at the Falmouth Road Race. In this extraordinary first novel, Michael Tempesta takes us on Val's life-saving spiritual odyssey. We laugh, we experience pain, we discover renewed hope and inspiration. Though Val does not think it possible, he finds true love with Alexandra, who shares his passion for opera, and his father finds companionship, too. Ultimately, Val realizes helping other people, not amassing financial wealth, is what makes a man truly rich. The truth sets him free.