In the sequel to From Dixieland to Frisco Bay, Rufus Franklin Stephenson tells us the story of a romance which has lasted for more than half a century. Walking with My Sunshine chronicles his marriage to Joyce, the love of his life. When Rufus and Joyce decided to marry at a very young age, few supported them. Yet despite everything, they proved that true love can overcome any form of adversity, and can last a lifetime. Nourished by faith in God, the blessing of children, and unwavering loyalty to each other, their marriage has been the foundation for a family, now four generations strong, who know that the best moments in life are those that are shared with those we love. This is a story of family, of forgiveness, of building a life with faith. It is one that will lift your heart.
Walking on Sunshine, is a culmination of humor, philosophy, poetry and a little bit of Celtic folklore to keep you reading the next true experience, told in story form by Suzy Harrison Ward. She writes her stories as if she were sitting across from you in front of a cozy Michigan fire with warmth and passion for her creation. Suzys original inspiration for putting her tales into writing came from memories of her cousin Larry, who was brain damaged at birth. This poignant story sets the stage for further curiosity, with titles such as The Woman in the Purple Hat, Believe it or Not, and Alligator Jambalaya. Stirring and luminous, Walking on Sunshine is a world unto itself, where ordinary people meet fanciful folly and cross history with memories, for your reading enjoyment.
Heartfelt Poetry Nature and family has always been one of Mary Hines' priorities in life, along with spiritual concerns. She has written poetry most of her life and decided to publish the her poems written through the years 2010 and 2011.
Kissing the Enemy is testimony to the author's creative versatility. It is a book which abounds with a wealth of perceptively observed detail, obviously the product of real experience, which lends to the book a poignant, sometimes quite gritty reality -- a dramatic immediacy, which is one of its key strengths. The characters, situations and dialogue are relayed in vivid and lively detail making each moment seem entirely authentic. As a result, the reader is effortlessly drawn into the fabric of this story, experiencing it as his or her own reality. The structure of the book is an accomplished device in itself, patiently built and sparingly meted out with an eye on the necessities of tension, pace, climax and anti-climax. The perspective from which Kissing the Enemy is written is unusual and as such the ideals expressed are particularly important.
Burke's newest client is a woman named Flood, who has the face of an angel, the body of a high-priced stripper, and the skills of a professional executioner. She wants Burke to find a monster for her—so she can kill him with her bare hands. In this cauterizing thriller, Andrew Vachss's renegade investigator teams up with a lethally gifted avenger to follow a child's murderer through the catacombs of New York, where every alley is blind and the penthouses are as dangerous as the basements. Fearfully knowing, crackling with narrative tension, and written in prose as forceful as a hollow-point slug, Flood is Burke at his deadliest—and Vachss at the peak of his form.
Praise for Walking with Moonshine This series of linked stories traces the journey of a sensitive child, then hospital-traumatized adolescent and young adult, who emerged, after psychoanalysis, as a brave young woman. This book is the inspiring story of how that woman ?nally realized her creative potential and found her own voice. —Gilbert J. Rose, MD Psychoanalyst and author of Trauma and Mastery in Life and Art In Walking with Moonshine, revered therapist and writer Lucy Daniels writes: “Aging is like dreaming. In both, you keep going back to places you know from the past and have to struggle with the feelings that journey evokes.” —Jill McCorkle Author of Life After Life From her vantage as a psychotherapist, Lucy Daniels looks back on a rich and varied life. This collection speaks to a wide experience of life and a wisdom borne of no little su?ering. —David Payne Author of Back to Wando Passo Lucy Daniels is a writer whose exceptional life experiences join seamlessly with her insightful stories to give us a multilayered view of the interaction of art and life. —Helene Brandt, Artist Dr. Daniels has crafted extraordinary stories of complex and creative lives. This book is inspiring reading for anyone interested in life’s struggles and redemption. —Charles C. Bergman Chairman of the Board of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation
“This is a series of stories of what it looks like to walk with God, over the course of about a year.” So begins a remarkable narrative of one man’s journey learning to hear the voice of God. The details are intimate and personal. The invitation is for us all. What if we could hear from God . . . often? What difference would it make? We have a lot to sort through on any given day. A whole lot to navigate over the course of a week or a month. Am I in the right place? The right relationships? How am I going to come up with enough money to do the things I want to do? And what about love—is this the one? Will it last? What is causing all those fears I keep pushing down inside? Why can’t I overcome those “habits” that look more and more like addictions? Am I at the right church? Should I even go to church? What is God doing in my life? All day long we are making choices. It adds up to an enormous amount of decisions in a lifetime. How do we know what to do? We have two options. We can trudge through on our own, doing our best to figure it all out. Or, we can walk with God. As in, learn to hear his voice. Really. We can live life with God. He offers to speak to us and guide us. Every day. It is an incredible offer. To accept that offer is to enter into an adventure filled with joy and risk, transformation and breakthrough. And more clarity than we ever thought possible.
"28th June, 1491 was a momentous day for England. Sadly England did not realise it at the time. I came kicking and squalling into this world, full of vigour, full of strength and hearty of lungs. God be witness to this, what was the first thing they did? Put me to the breast. Now I ask you... what chance did a man have of growing up to be indifferent to women when they did that!" With these words his Majesty King Henry VIII, arguably the most powerful English king, strides onto the pages of this remarkable book. In conversation with the woman he believes to be the reincarnation of katherine of Aragon, he recounts the real events surrounding his six wives; his regrets, his triumphs and his disasters. In coruscating detail he relives the moment he fell in love with his brother's wife and how all that befell him and his beloved England stemmed from that moment. By turns acerbic, witty, brutal and sensitive, Henry VIII stands revealed at last - but beware, he is not happy with how history has treated him!