Enduring is the seventeenth novella in the ongoing story of the Andersen family.
Livia Andersen was a woman who held her family together with a quiet smile and an iron will. It's been months since her death and her children and grandchildren she leaves behind continue to grapple with the shifting changes in their lives now that she's gone.
Chris Andersen is searching for answers. He and Ethan Gilchrist are looking for the cause that killed almost an entire family who lived on a small homestead almost two hundred years ago. Until recently the site of the tragedy was part of his aunt's property. Now it belong to Ethan. The family they were looking for answers about were his as well. But for all the effort they were putting into finding out what killed them Chris knew that some questions had no easy answers. Sometimes none at all. No matter how hard you looked.
The Andersen Saga is a story of family. It is a story about joy and loss, hope and sorrow, betrayal and regrets, ...
A woman listens to the song of the road and wonders if she has the strength to stay with her husband, this time. A journalist visits the opera and discovers a bitter history of failure alongside the music. An angry young boy finds the beach is not always a place of healing, and two lovers face their last day together with something like courage.
In this collection of twelve thought-provoking stories, a variety of very different characters confront the brokenness and despair of their lives, and begin a tentative journey towards the possibility of hope. Can they ever find their way back to the people they used to be?
Loving is hard when you're about to die.
What happens when a call girl and a death row prisoner fall in love?
Violet Pham can see sounds. The brown chirps of the sparrows dance with the colors of their feathers. The green blobs from her mother weave into her squeaky berates.
She believes she was born to become a painter but after being labeled as a burden by everyone around her, she questions that belief. The colors around the sounds become a curse rather than a gift. With her future unsettled and her family mired in debt, there is only one solution: run away from everything.
That's when she meets Turner Nguyen. He's everything she wishes she could be -- an iron will and a flint heart. There's only one thing wrong with him. He's at the center of gang wars, uses his fists to collect debts, and makes his money off the addiction of others.
Soon, the sound of his words paints Violet's world with the ugly shade of disaster. Where will they go from here?
'The Color of Your Voice' is ...
Joe Simpson is a cynical reporter haunted by childhood memories.
It's the 1960s, and Joe has fled the big city only to end up in the small resort town of Applewood. Writing for the Gazette, Joe's life is uneventful until strange events begin to unfold.
A young girl drowns off a motorboat, and a local farmer plants a hoe in his wife's back. The assistant manageress of the bank vanishes without a trace.
Why is the whole town going crazy?
Things heat up even more when the town's first hippie opens up a record shop and invites his menacing friends to take up residence. Meanwhile, big money is moving in to develop the town's shoreline into a glitzy resort.
Applewood is about to erupt, and it is Joe's job to get to the bottom of it.
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Curandero is a compilation of true experiences interwoven into a fictitious story that traces one man's harrowing journey into the realm of mind-body medicine and beyond.
Stefan Campeau is a high-flying journalist who appears to have it all. But a giant anvil called fate crashes down on the handsome writer, leaving him terminally ill, destitute, and unsightly. The best allopathic treatment available does not produce a cure, and a bitter, frustrated Stefan escapes up the coast to the scenic town of Acantilado del Mar to face his death.
He befriends Samantha, a beautiful woman who agrees to take his dog when the time comes. But to Stefan's dismay, her next door neighbor turns out to be another doctor -- mysterious, prescient oncologist Dr. Miguel Calderón, a.k.a. "The Curandero."
The alternative doctor coaxes Stefan back into treatment, and the patient is forced to uncover one shattering truth after another about himself, including that he gave up on living long before he ever ...
She awakens a passion he thought was gone. Showing her the love he feels without crossing the lines is not as easy as he thought.
Cai Taylor is confident, bold, and single -- with two kids. His wife died eighteen months ago to the day, and he should be ready to move on, according to his secretary, who's been preparing him for a while to enter the dating world.
He's had his eye on Kate Windsor. She's saucy, artistic, and just her walking toward him on the sidewalk gets him all hot under the collar.
That won't do when he's the principal and she's a frequent substitute teacher at his school. To top it off, one minute Kate's easy going and gives him every sign that she wants him as much as he wants her, and the next minute, she's standing him up.
If Cai wants difficult, he can just try feeding his toddler lima beans.
Being a principal gives him a professional mindset that won't allow him to hear no. On the surface, Kate is everything Cai wants in a wife and in a mother for his kids, ...
Set in Brooklyn at the turn of the 20th century, this short story follows Emmie Reese, an aspiring journalist with a peculiar outlook on life and a poor understanding of currency exchange rates. Our heroine becomes involved with a death in the English county of Lancashire when one of her stories is found in the dead man's pocket. Over several months -- while pursuing her career, visiting a literary sweat shop, and doing some unusual freelance work at the racetrack -- she solves the case through transatlantic correspondence with Scotland Yard.
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She stops at nothing to maintain a veneer of Victorian respectability. But the consequences of infidelity prove far worse than mere exposure. After straying into the arms of Doc Foster and becoming pregnant, small-town civic leader Louise Morrissey faces ruin if anyone -- especially her husband -- finds out.
When infection steals the eyesight of her newborn baby, Louise knows it is punishment for her sin. What she doesn't know is that the web of deceit she weaves to safeguard her marriage and reputation will eventually ensnare her husband and daughter with tragic consequences.
Guilt-ridden and seeking redemption, Louise risks revelation of her secrets as she joins Helen Keller, who dares to "speak the unspeakable," in a grassroots movement to end the blinding scourge known as "babies' sore eyes."
In a confessional moment, Louise signs in Helen's hand: "When you wrote 'they enslave their children's children who make compromise with sin,' you were writing about me."
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