Maybe you love Christmas, or maybe you want to love Christmas, but you feel like the time between the beginning of Fall and the start of the New Year flies by so fast that you can’t stop to enjoy a moment of it.
Did you get a chance to sing Christmas songs together?
To cook your grandmother’s secret recipes in your own kitchen?
To make a snow angel?
To sing “Happy Holidays” to your neighbors?
This year is your chance to take back your holidays. Not-your-typical Martha Stewart holiday planning, this book gives you insights to your favorite holiday traditions, practical tips for creating pockets of peace for your family, and ideas for sharing a stress-free Christmas with your loved ones.
Raised in a deeply religious family, Mercy rebels against all rules. To avoid a destined path of self-destruction, Mercy enlists in the Army. After two combat tours, Mercy returns home battling PTSD. Trying to forget about the lives that he has taken and resume a “normal” life, Mercy enrolls in college and reconnects with a childhood crush. Mercy saved some of his men. Can he save himself?
When a new family enters the house they are excited, starting over new in a new state and new town. Little do they know that they are about to be in a mess of trouble without understanding the reason why. One by one members of the family end up dead or missing. Someone in the town knows and is waiting for the next round of bodies to make sure the secret stays away from the towns people. Afraid if they knew things would get out of hand. From the outside the house looks perfect, on the inside everything is all freshly painted a perfect home for a family until the unexplained begins to take form.
A failed quarterback, failed husband and failed human being, finds redemption through the music of a failed songwriter.
This darkly humorous thriller is based on real events, including the ‘ Accidental ‘ deaths of twenty two UK scientists all working on US missile systems.
Morgan, a drinking, smoking, womaniser, is drawn to the iconic music of the seventies – Dylan, Carole King, Neil Young, Led Zep – but when he acquires a rejected demo tape by a bluesy pianist, his friends start to meet with bizarre, ‘ Accidental ‘ deaths. It eventually dawns that HE is the target. Running to the Californian desert, picking up the inevitable girl en-route, he has no idea that he has stumbled, literally, upon the biggest conspiracy the Intelligence Services have tried to hide since The Wall came down.
Unlucky in love, Maddie LaRocque moves to Calgary at the urging of her college roommate. Maddie’s luck goes from bad to worse when she’s laid off from her job two months before Christmas. Undeterred, she sets up a gift wrapping business in the lobby of the Drummond Building in downtown Calgary where she meets Annie, a ten-year-old who has recently lost her parents.
When Maddie falls into the arms of the building’s maintenance man it looks as though her luck is changing, but she soon learns that Brent isn’t who she thought he was.
Maddie’s roommate Lily hasn’t fared too well in the romance department either, having been used for her beauty and Asian heritage by a man in Calgary.
Chloe Brooks has been living in Italy for years. She has everything she wants: a successful career, the ability to make sure she is as far away from her parents as possible, and an almost equally successful boyfriend.
One phone call from a dear friend brings her back to the States, to her old neighborhood where she comes face to face with her childhood crush, Christopher Hunter. And one look into his eyes brings back all the memories and feelings she thought she had long forgotten. Feelings she shouldn’t have.