Rachel Porter, a romance writer, has told her three sons tales of finding their true soul mate since they were just boys. She believes that there is but one match for every person. Now as men, they have yet to discover their soul mates. That is, until they come home.... Ryan Porter needs a change from his busy city lifestyle. After five years of living in New York and establishing his own real estate firm, something is still missing.
Rachel Porter tells her sons about the love of her life, about their father and about their life together. This novella tells the story of the beginning of the Porter family through the Vietnam War, too many losses and a new beginning. It's a tale her sons won't forget, and one that could change them for all time.
"The Story Begins for the Porter Family"
Most kids had imaginary friends, but most weren't like Megan's friend Niall. There were rules: only at night and only by the sea. She could've sworn he was real, but when someone vanishes without a trace, what else can you believe? All that was seven years ago, buried in the past until Niall shows up in town with his tight swimmer's body and easy smile. For Megan, just the sight of him is enough to tear open a scar that never fully healed.
Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can't agree on the perfect project. Then Julia's mother suggests they raise silkworms, as she did years ago in Korea. The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought. And Julia never suspected that she'd be discussing the fate of her and Patrick's project with Ms. Park, the author of this book!
Before she was of age to attend the magical town of Luminet, and compete in the Cunning Cantrip Competition, Tora Jane Golden, young witch extraordinaire, worked as her father's assistant at the Golden Ghost Removal Service, for the elimination of large and small paranormal pests of every sort and severity, including but not limited to ghosts, ghouls, wraiths, pixies, spirits, spooks, howlers, vampires, vixens, and gnomes.
Meet Ashton. He's four years old. He always wins at his school. He likes to be the fastest and smartest. He loves to win no matter what! But not this time; when he tries to win at home, he hurts his baby sister's feelings and makes her cry. Ashton learns a valuable lesson of teamwork and what it means to win as a team. He learns that without the entire team winning, he cannot win alone.
Meet Connor. He's four years old. He's a teaser at school. He thinks it is cool to copy others. But when someone plays the same game with him, he realizes how it feels to be copied. Connor learns a valuable lesson of respect and what it means to have self-control.
A cute story that teaches the lessons of sharing, caring, and impulse control. Meet Kyle. He loves toys. Every time he sees a toy he really likes, he wants to take it! His eyes begin to stare, and then he starts to glare. Kyle learns a valuable lesson about not taking toys that are not his and instead, sharing with others.
Meet Bradley. He's four years old and is a good boy. But he does a very bad thing. He puts his finger in his nose and then in his mouth. He continues this and realizes he cannot stop. To overcome this bad habit, he falls down a mysterious cave one day and meets Germy, who teaches him about good and bad germs, breaking habits, and all the bad things that can happen if he continues.
Meet Mansi. She's six years old. She lives in a wooden house in a forest far away. Her deepest fear is to fall asleep in the night, because she thinks a mean monster is waiting to take her away. Mansi's mummy, daddy, and brother do everything they can to protect her, but the only real way she overcomes her fear is to fall asleep and meet the big, fluffy, blue monster, Magoo, in person.