Description : In Ketchikan, Alaska for the summer, Martha Rose asks the town's most talked-about bachelor for a date. But salmon fisherman Nick Novak promptly turns her down. As the town continues gossiping about Nick, Martha becomes convinced he has a secret life. No one knows where Davey--the little boy who lives with him--came from, or where Nick goes when he disappears into the Alaska wilderness. But Martha Rose has already fallen in love with him, and maybe, just maybe, she's the one to reel in this elusive catch. REVIEWS: "Ms Browning has given us another memorable story." ~Romantic Times CIRCLES OF LOVE SERIES, in order Until Spring Kisses in the Rain Morgan's Child Handyman Special Also by Pamela Browning... THE BEACH BACHELORS SERIES, in order The Beach Bachelors Boxset (Sea of Gold, Touch of Gold, and Sands of Gold) Interior Designs Cherished Beginnings THE KEEPING SECRETS SERIES, in order Ever Since Eve Through Eyes of Love Sunshine and Shadows Touch the Stars
Description : An analysis of the relationship between African Americans and the environment focuses on three major themes: African Americans in the rural environment, African Americans in the urban and suburban environments, and African Americans and the notion of environmental justice.
Description : "A new Hemingway" (San Francisco Chronicle) weaves together the stories of two men and the Vietnamese call girl who unites them. Set on the rain-slicked streets of Chicago, critically acclaimed author Daniel Buckman explores the unfocused longing and unfulfilled expectations of two men balanced precariously on the edge. Mike Spence is an unsatisfied writer with nothing left to write about. He lives in Chicago with his wife and an enormous burden of unrealized expectations hanging over his head. To escape he concocts elaborate fantasies about travel and career and how his life will be different once he gets this job, takes that vacation, marries a different girl. He ends each evening staring out his darkened window and into the apartment of a beautiful Vietnamese girl who lives in the two-flat across the street. Donald Goetzler is a Vietnam Vet who made it through, spent the last thirty years of his life riding a desk at Weber Industrial Supply, and is now retiring with a bad Mexican buffet and a gold Rolex. He's got nothing to look forward to but his weekly session with the Vietnamese call girl who takes him back through his memories of when he was young and his life was real. As the two men construct their elaborate fantasy worlds around the same woman, these three souls are unaware of the shocking and explosive consequences that the intersection of their lives will bring In a beautifully crafted novel, Daniel Buckman demonstrates the prodigious talent that informs repeated comparisons to Hemingway, Faulkner, Mailer, and O'Brien, and once again tantalizes with the possibility that his name will one day be etched in American literature alongside the masters. .
Description : Eventually, all storms break for a little sunshine. Dr. Cynthia Ellender is devastated when her husband of thirty-three years dies from a sudden heart attack. A revelation at his funeral delivers a crushing blow to her self-esteem, and leaves her angry, edgy, and determined to leave Oklahoma for good. It turns out a move back to her hometown in south Louisiana is just the right prescription for the good doctor. John Michael Ferguson has weathered some serious storms in his fifty-three years. At sixteen he lost a sister—at thirty-nine, a wife. Now, in a room full of forget-me-nots, his mother loses a little more of herself to Alzheimer's each day. A chance meeting with “Cyn” has the semi-retired businessman considering vacating his spot on the widower’s bench. Armed with questionable advice from his wise-cracking, seventy-seven year old father, he dives head-first into the dating world with his old classmate. RUNNING OUT OF RAIN is a humorous, heart-warming, contemporary story that proves a relationship between two mature adults doesn’t have to exclude romance . . . or searing passion . . . or the heart-thumping excitement of new love.
Description : Everyone has a memory or two that stands outmemories that make life worth livingand it is those memories that are the ultimate test by which we judge our lives: Was our life beautiful enough to come back and do again, or was it sad enough to make us move on and never return? These are some of the many questions that have been on Tobys mind. Follow aspiring songwriter Toby and a beautiful painter, named Aurora, across the countryupon the request of a 10-year-old dying boy named Charlieon an autumn journey to experience the true essence of life. All of Tobys questions about his current life and the one to come will be answered by the end of this spiritually reminiscent novel.
Description : Set in Cairo in the aftermath of the Six-Day War of 1967, Love in the Rain introduces us to an assortment of characters who, each in his or her own way, experience the effects of this calamitous event. The war and its casualties, as well as people's foibles and the tragedies they create for themselves, raise existential questions that cannot easily be answered. In a frank, sensitive treatment of everything from patriotism to prostitution, homosexuality and lesbianism, Love in the Rain presents a struggle between "old" and "new" in the realm of moral values that leaves the future in doubt. Through the dilemmas and heartbreaks faced by his protagonists, Mahfouz exposes the hypocrisy of those who condemn any breach of sexual morality while turning a blind eye to violence, corruption, and oppression.
Description : Only my Rain Can Stop my Drought, is about love that floating Jasmines veins for others but the love wasnt returned. When love isnt returned, after a while someone can become dry, not bitter, but dry; thirsty for love, for someone to see them. During her drought, she knew she had to cry, she knew it hurt and she had to breakdown before she can heal properly. Jasmine finally cried, which allowed her drought to fade away. As she got stronger, her drought died. The inside poems are the journey, she traveled to unleash the pain she held in for years, the loneliness she felt, in order to heal. Only my Rain Can Stop my Drought, is her journey and she welcomes you in..
Description : A warm, funny, and truly inspirational book about turning life's toughest challenges into opportunities for renewal and personal growth. Accidents occur. Stock markets crash. We make mistakes. No matter how much we plan or prepare or prevent, adversity still finds a way to surprise us. Some of these adversities are small but frustrating, like flat tires in the rain. Others are not so small, like illness or loss. But, says Max Davis, a former pastor, we all have the ability to turn our tragedy into triumph, our hurt into happiness, our outrage into outreach. Davis himself has faced and cleared some of life's highest hurdles. When he was at his personal worst-unemployed, steeped in debt, and uninvolved with his children-he almost gave up. Instead, he systematically rebuilt his life from the bottom up. Through his personal trials as well as his work counseling people in crisis, Davis created the Seven Power Tools for Changing Those Flat Tires in the Rain. Filled with these and other tried-in-the-trenches techniques, his book incorporates old-fashioned values, new-fashioned wisdom, real-life stories of everyday people, and a big dose of faith to help readers find empowerment and peace in the midst of life's difficult circumstances.