Description : The Signs and Seasons of Love is a collection of verses inspired by a love that has flourished for more than half a century. The story begins when the author, F.M. Bonevento, is six and he meets Mary Ann who is seven. Over the years, they continue as friends sharing common interests, until one summer day in 1961, they discover that they have fallen in love. Their romance and long marriage is a treasure of shared joys. The idea of the collection of verses started years ago as a unique gift for Mary Ann, and it grew into this book full of verses that will touch your heart and bring you a glimpse of the joy of romance. Verse, unlike narrative prose, uses images painted with words to express the feelings that dwell deep within the human heart. From the endearing poem "The Perfect Kiss" to the passion of "Fire," the emotions are personal and heartfelt. The Signs and Seasons of Love Verses to paint images of love Verses, in a world that has so little time, for the sweetest images of the heartLines giving but the faintest hint, of the love she gives so abundantlyPhrases and couplets, crafted to touch her heart, as her love so often touches mineHow meager the offerings, still they spring from the depths of my heartOh, how I wish I had the art to truly tell, what lives within me...
Description : Love follows no rules. Like sun in winter and rain in summer, love can blossom in the most unexpected places. This richly diverse collection of stories proves that love is as universal and as varied as the seasons. THE STORIES: Tourist Season - Deven Balsam Machete Betty and the Office Sharks - Neptune Flowers Once Around Seven - Ofelia Gränd Winter Blossoms - Paul Iasevoli Year of the Guilty Soul - A.M. Leibowitz The Great Village Bun Fight - Debbie McGowan A Springful of Winters - Dawn Sister Out of Season - Bob Stone Seashell Voices - Alexis Woods Courting Light - A. Zukowski
Description : Twenty-five years ago an extended family made a "return to nature" move to the country. This magical book is the record of their struggles and growth. The book achieves its vividly realistic tone by covering the family's lived experience, from joy to sorrow, life and death, and lofty to such mundane details as manure for the garden. Its pages are populated by four generations--unusual in a time when the nuclear family is everything. Although the work is supported by sound theological and psychological theory, it never lingers too ling in these realms, but continues to continues the daily drama of one family's risky living of the gospel.
Description : "Summer" is the second volume in the four book series entitled "Seasons of Love." "Spring" described the meeting between Mary Shaw and Paul Weber, a German prisoner of war and their relationship. It followed their lives after Paul had returned to Nuremberg, Mary's pregnancy with their child and their subsequent marriages to Frank and Helene. On a business trip to London in 1952 Paul discovers Mary's new address and establishes that she has married. "Spring" ended with Paul facing a dilemma. Should he contact Mary and, if so, how and when? "Summer" continues from the early fifties. Mary and her husband, Frank, deal with the challenges to their family and life in the "Swinging Sixties." It is also a period during which Paul and his family emerge from the hardships of the post war years. During "Summer" Paul confronts his emotions and makes a life changing decision which has irreversible consequences for his own and Mary's family.
Description : SEASONS OF LOVE AND WAR BOOK ONE, is a historical family saga and epic love story. Childhood sweethearts Beth Ann Rose and Kaylob Shawn O'Brien just want to get married and pursue their dream careers, but the Vietnam War changes everything when Kaylob is drafted into the Army and declared dead. Beth Ann has a complete emotional melt down and starts to have visions of him in the jungles of Vietnam. Is he alive or has she completely lost her mind?
Description : Rediscovery of the lost Blue Bucket Mine lures Rachel's husband from their home. Only her faith in God sustains her in the crisis that follows.
Description : This work, originally inspired by the liturgical renewal brought on by Vatican II, contains Thomas Merton's meditations on the seasons of the liturgical year. He examines the words, songs, ceremonies, signs, and movements that are designed to open our hearts and minds.