Tenderness and Troubling Times: A Collection of Stories

Tenderness and Troubling Times: A Collection of Stories

Tenderness and Troubling Times is a collection of stories featuring twenty-two pieces, including ten of a series entitled “The Baby Losers Club” exploring fertility struggles, miscarriages and child loss. This book is about breaking and rebuilding, losing and finding, and families: the struggle to have and to keep them, the cycles they sustain, the haven they can be. $9.99 on Kindle.
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Not Broken

Not Broken

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…

Calida Jokobi doesn’t see it that way. Surviving an abusive relationship with a sadistic, manipulative man changed her. She has spent the last two years carefully constructing her new persona with two goals in mind: to keep the remaining pieces of her heart safe and her deepest secrets buried.

Malcolm puts it all at risk. He’s been her friend. Her first crush. But now he’s asking for something she swore she’d never give again: her love.

They say love can heal all wounds…

Malcolm Frankel wants to prove to Calida it’s true. She survived a hell most people couldn’t fathom, and he’s been by her side fulfilling whatever role she needed him to play. All except the one he’s wanted most. It took nearly losing her to make Malcolm realize he couldn’t keep denying his feelings.

Her wounds go deep, but he’s ready to put his own heart at risk for a chance at mending hers. $1.99 on Kindle.

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Sydney’s Promise

Sydney’s Promise

As a child, Sydney Regan promised her elderly neighbour, James Baylor, that she would find her destiny but one lingering question always remained. How will she know when she has found it?

Growing up in an impoverished home with an alcoholic mother weighed down by declining mental health caused Sydney Regan to believe that she was irrelevant to the world. However, the gift of a small, ornamental dog gave Sydney hope; a forgotten song maintained a vital bond, and an imaginary box buried in the depths of her mind ensured her survival.

Years later, Sydney has found herself to be an invisible partner in a once happy marriage. In reflection, she contemplates whether she has truly fulfilled her promise and questions the reason why the pathways of her life have complicated her ability to do so. Fortunately, life can provide unexpected junctures. For Sydney, it occurs when a phone call places her on the highway to be with her critically-ill mother. During her journey, a song with significant meaning plays on her radio and a door opens to a pathway that will lead Sydney to a life that she could never have imagined.

For some, destiny may have a reason of its own. $2.99 on Kindle.

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My Name Is Sam

My Name Is Sam
The morning sky is dark with rolling clouds as I sit on a boardwalk bench in Seaside Heights, NJ, just reflecting about how blessed my life has been. The waves are anxious, pounding the pristine sand in a precise, rapid rhythm. The boardwalk is empty except for a few early morning gulls and a man standing by the rail about 100 feet away. As I huddle here, I close my eyes, soaking in the sounds of the surf, the fresh, clean smell of the air, the feel of the salt air enveloping me in the gentle breeze. Through the veil I sense the clouds suddenly open. When I open my eyes I could see the gray sky punctuated by shades of morning pink and blue with a pure white center. You can’t see the sun but know it is just behind that one puffy, thin cloud. Rays shoot out in all directions. Immediately my thoughts dart to my early Religion class days and thinking…heaven is still shining through. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Triangle of Hope

Triangle of Hope
If one person can make a difference, just think what three can do. Inspirational journey of friendship and hope. Filled with grit and determination, three people with three different problems converge in a small Irish town to form a Triangle of Hope against all odds. Together they take a courageous stand that will forever change their world and that around them. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Live from the Road

Live from the Road
Fun. Raucous. Haunting. Sad.

Best friends Meg and Sally seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. “Is this all there is?” Sally asks Meg after visiting a dying friend in the hospital. That’s when Meg suggests they take a journey to discover the answer. Joined by their daughters, they set off on a journey of salvation enhanced by the glories of the Mother Road. $0.99 on Kindle.

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ANN: Irresistible Spirit

ANN: Irresistible Spirit
A romance develops between two teenage neighbours in 1960s England against the wishes of their parents. The relationship survives through love, sex, marriage and parenthood, and latterly separation and friendship. A beautifully moving tale of fifty enthralling years that ends in tragedy and family heartbreak. $0.99 on Kindle.

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