The crushing pain of seven years of unanswered prayer for a child. A miraculous adoption story, followed by unforeseen challenges and heartbreak. Barbara Bras begins her memoir by sharing God's answer to her prayers and the difficult times that followed. Although God does not provide an easy fix, the intricacies of God's plans reveal themselves to her, and she relives her life in a new light.
Sometimes people vanish for a reason.... The Foxwoode Riding Academy brochure hadn't mentioned anything about the girl who vanished four years earlier. While the other girls mock the rumor that a dead girl haunts Foxwoode, Brynlei senses that the girl - or her ghost - lurks in the shadows. Someone soon discovers Brynlei's search for answers and will go to any length to stop her. When Brynlei finally uncovers the truth, she must choose whether to protect a valuable secret - or save a life.
"time well spent"
Isolated on a Maui mountaintop, Cassandra has only her imagination to keep her company. Shut in due to her heart condition and shut out emotionally by her father, she meets the Menehune in a dream. Their "Gift" enables her to take the first step away from her loneliness. Along the way she finds an amazing woman in the grandmother she never knew and experiences true friendship with a new classmate. Eventually she learns that to love another she must open her heart, even if it means it may break.
Thirty-eight-year old divorcee Grace Sorentino is in a precarious position, upwardly mobile in age, downwardly mobile in income. A cosmetician on Palm Beach's fashionable Worth Avenue, she barely makes enough to support her 16-year old daughter Jackie in their tiny apartment. Still they're scraping by, until Grace loses her job. Hanging on by a thread, Grace reluctantly pursues a cynical and bizarre scheme to snare a rich widower.