It can take a long time to build up a life, and only moments to destroy it. Gary and Molly met in the way couples do: after a long haul of being single, quickly becoming soulmates and rejoicing in that fact. Beautiful, red-haired Molly ignites a fire in Gary and he eases the pain she feels about her past. Starting a family is something they both want badly to do, and with great joy, Molly finds herself pregnant. It is when she leaves for the hospital that things start to go wrong. Only a few weeks later, alone with a newborn and a mountain of medical bills he has no means to pay for, Gary must call on Molly's long estranged sister Suzanne to help. Many authors have tackled the challenges of love and marriage. Caroline Leavitt claims the turf in her own exciting way, twisting and turning a medical nightmare into an opportunity for redemption and hope, in Coming Back to Me.
Marcus Trescothick's brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a better understanding of the unique pressures experienced by modern-day professional sportsmen. At twenty-nine, Marcus Trescothick was widely regarded as one of the world's batting greats. But in February 2006, as he walked from the field he fought to calm the emotional storm that was raging inside him. In the dressing room he broke down in tears, overwhelmed by anguish, uncertainty and sadness. Within hours he was on the next flight home. Coming Back to Me will replace the myths and rumours with the truth, as Trescothick talks with engaging openness and enthusiasm about his rise to the top of international cricket - and describes with equal frankness his tortured descent into private despair.
When childcare worker Shane Dunphy meets Jason in 1991, he is a tiny, frightened five-year-old who has stopped speaking and terrorizes even the older children in the care home with his angry, violent behaviour. Eleven years later, Shane is shocked to find Jason's file on his desk again. Jason has committed some horrendous crimes and is facing a life of incarceration. Can Shane rebuild what had been a delicate friendship, and help Jason to face up to who he is, where he has come from, and what he has done?
A true-life sporting memoir of one of the best batsman in the game who stunned the cricket world when he prematurely ended his own England career. Trescothick’s brave and soul-baring account of his mental frailties opens the way to a better understanding of the unique pressures experienced by modern-day professional sportsmen.
C. Diane Wilson is the proud mother of two sons Christopher and Jonathan and is an administrator in her hometown. She received her B.A. from Illinois State University, M.A., Cambridge College, M.Ed., and Ed.D. Loyola University Chicago. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Top Ladies of Distinction, Sisters of Esther empowerment group which she co-leads with Mrs. Shenann Finley-Jones and Prophetess Linda Shambee.
As Lucinda, LaMeka, Charice, and Trinity struggle to turn their lives around, they each hit a crossroads. Despite their surmounting troubles, they still hope for a better life. But what will they sacrifice for a chance at a life they've always dreamed of? And at what costs? It won't be easy, and the consequences can be detrimental, and in some cases, even deadly. Facing your fears can come at a price, and these ladies come face to face with their worst nightmares. No matter what they decide, changes are on the horizon for all of them. They'll find out that getting back to themselves will require some tough decisions. Will they decide to succumb to their situations, or will they learn how to truly say Never Again, No More?
After thirteen surgeries, life support, and staring death in the face, Valencia Hardaway was given another chance at life. "This is a great book about one woman's journey through adversity. It is also a story about faith and a strong will to help and inspire others." Latoya Lucas, Author "The Immeasurable Spirit: "
When Emily Kane arrives at her sister's house she finds the front door unlocked with no one inside. Dinner is still cooking and the TV is on. Carrie, her husband and their two daughters are gone. At the heart of their disappearance lies a dark secret . . . And when the police draw a blank, it becomes clear someone doesn't want the family found. Will Emily find them, or will she become the next victim? 'A taut and thrilling novel - his best yet' Richard & Judy Book Club
In Locked In, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone was shot in the head and suffered from locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but with an alert, conscious mind. Now, as Sharon struggles to regain control over her body, she wants everything to go back to normal, but realizes that it may not be possible to return to her old life. Meanwhile, Sharon's relationships are suffering. Her husband is impatient with her refusal to accept help and some of her colleagues doubt her abilities after the accident. But when Sharon's friend from physical therapy goes missing, she must call upon those closest to her to find out the truth behind the disappearance. The investigation soon points to issues of national security and proves to be the most dangerous and critical case yet for Sharon and her colleagues.
This is not just the story of Jeff “ Grandpa” Coffey’s amazing return to play college basketball at the age of forty six. It is a book about faith. Faith that God will not only provide for entire civilizations and countries but faith that He is there when we as individuals need Him most. Through his own experiences of COMING BACK from setbacks, injuries, heart attacks, job losses, a false arrest, and all of life’s curveballs Jeffery has maintained a happy and positive attitude. Jeffery examines why these things happened to him and how he came back from each of these instances. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do seemingly good things happen for bad people? Jeffery explains that life will never be perfect so live each day for what it is, just one more gift from God. See how Jeffery L. Coffey despite all the obstacles he faced did return to Caldwell Community College in 2006 at age forty six and became Grandpa “oldest college basketball player”.
The Midnight Man It's been years since bad boy Simon Riley hopped a freight train out of town and Ellen Kent's given up wondering what happened to him. Running a successful bed and breakfast in Oregon doesn't leave her a lot of time for fantasizing about midnight kisses and secret passion. . .until an unexpected visitor knocks on her door. Simon is back. She had no idea that he was a famous photojournalist, working in war zones around the world. But the man is everything she wants in a lover--and more. . . The Midnight Hour Dogged by trouble, Simon swore he'd never return to this backwater town, even to see El Kent. But he had to investigate his uncle's sudden death--and El's lush beauty still tempts him beyond belief. He knows he can satisfy her most hidden desire--and he's hungry for the sensual tenderness that only she can give. The last thing Simon would ever do is hurt El, but someone is forcing his hand. Someone who will stop at nothing to keep the past dead and buried--even if means silencing the woman Simon loves. . .
HOW MEDITATION CAN HELP YOU ESTABLISH A DIRECT CONNECTION TO GOD “CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY” Colossians 1: 27 (NIV) The Bible states in the Scriptures that God has placed the Christ Spirit within each one of us. In John 14:20, Jesus says “On that day you will realize that I am in the Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” Author Allen C. Liles, an ordained non-denominational minister, wants us to consider using the daily practice of meditation to help establish a direct link between us and the Divine. Rev. Liles shares the wisdom, guidance, insight and support that he received from God and the Christ Spirit within us over a full year of sitting in the silence every morning. He claims no special relationship with God. Rev. Liles believes that each of us can access the Holy Presence by becoming open and receptive to sitting with God in meditation on a regular basis. His struggles during the year included the illness of his wife, retirement from a ministerial career, aging, caregiving, family issues with adult children, financial concerns, and finding the courage to take life one day at a time. No matter what your problems or concerns, Rev. Liles’s experiences in meditation offer hope for a happier, fulfilled and more peaceful life in a time of turmoil and change.
When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and record ninety-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and survive as best they can. One hundred fifty miles away, in Sitka, Alaska, an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter lifts off from America's most remote Coast Guard base in the hopes of tracking down an anonymous Mayday signal. A fisherman's worst nightmare has become a Coast Guard crew's desperate mission. As the crew of the La Conte begin to die one by one, those sworn to watch over them risk everything to pull off the rescue of the century. Spike Walker's memoir of his years as a deckhand in Alaska, Working on the Edge, was hailed by James A. Michner as "masterful . . . will become the definitive account of this perilous trade, an addition to the literature of the sea." In Coming Back Alive, Walker has crafted his most devastating book to date. Meticulously researched through hundreds of hours of taped interviews with the survivors, this is the true account of the La Conte's final voyage and the relationship between Alaskan fishermen and the search and rescue crews who risk their lives to save them.
From their gigs in tiny church halls to multimillion-selling albums--"The Dark Side" "of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," and the rock opera "The Wall"--and elaborate stadium shows, this tome celebrates legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Lavishly illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare graphic memorabilia, including posters, advertisements, handbills, and tickets from every era of the band's remarkable history, this survey provides a comprehensive overview of the group, its members, and the times. In addition to a biographical account of the band's collective and individual careers--from their pre-Floyd times in the early 1960s to the present day and their music's evolution from psychedelic and space rock to progressive rock genres--this definitive reference presents a meticulously researched chronological listing of every Pink Floyd and solo concert with set lists, radio and television appearances, and a UK and U.S. discography.
Set in Nigeria and America, Voice of America moves from boys and girls in villages and refugee camps, to the disillusionment and confusion of young married couples living in America, and then back to bustling Lagos. These are stories of two countries and of the frayed bonds that connect them. In 'Waiting', two young refugees make their way through another day, fighting for meals and hoping for a miracle that will carry them out of the camp; in 'A Simple Case' the boyfriend of a prostitute gets rounded up by the local police and must charm his fellow prisoners for protection and survival; and in 'Miracle Baby' the trials of pregnancy and mother-in-laws are laid bare in a woman's return to her homeland. Written with exhilarating energy and warmth, the stories of Voice of America are full of humour, pathos and wisdom, and mark the debut of an immensely talented new voice.
When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy; but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families. If your partner has recently returned from war, or if they will be returning soon, you should be prepared for the unique challenges that lay ahead. Your loved one may suffer from psychological and physical wounds, experience “battlemind,” a condition that leaves them constantly anxious and on-edge, and they may even have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If they are uncommunicative, you may feel like you are living with a stranger, and struggle to recreate the bond of intimacy you once shared. In Coming Back Together, clinical psychologist Steven L. Sayers offers real tools to help you reestablish family routines and build a stronger sense of intimacy with your partner after a military deployment, even if they are resistant to help. The challenges of reintegration can come as a surprise, but you can arm yourself with the skills needed to face this difficult time and help your partner build the resilience needed to heal. This book will be your guide.
This is the second book in the series about Kenna Jenkins. For the people who have read Already Gone, this is the book they have been waiting for. Kenna gets transferred to Belleville. Then after an unforeseen situation, she joins the FBI and the action continues. She is still trying to work missing persons, as she joins up with a drug task force. Being in a new area, with a new group of people she has to be able to connect with these people all over, and learn to trust her new team.
This book is a current, comprehensive and holistic assessment of the challenges facing a developing African state within the global context and is an up-to-the-minute review of the state of the South African environment.