No matter where one currently lives, "home" is the place where one was brought up. Our roots are mingled with those of friends who anchor lives and contribute to character. Thanksgiving Breakfast celebrates the lasting bonds of high school friendships in our changing world. It is a reverting story of hometown authenticity written in rich humor, and heartfelt emotion. It is filled with laughter and tears. This is a story that will resonate with Baby Boomers across the country.
Vast expanses of wild, rugged hills make up this country. The city of Grand Junction - so named for the confluence of two rivers - is the gateway to the wilderness and Utah's rugged terrain. Just east of Junction is Palisade, a valley lush with peaches and pears that abuts the 50-mile-wide flat-topped Grand Mesa, bursting with recreational activities. To the north are the Book Cliffs and eventually Dinosaur National Monument. Grand Mesa National Forest boasts 300 lakes and reservoirs.
"No life or spark"
This novel is a slightly irreverent, fast-paced, fun adventure set in the 1830s. It features a host of genuine characters including: missionaries, mountain men, Southern belles, ladies of the night, aboriginal beauties, runaway slaves, traveling troubadours, any number of scalawags, and several Indian Nations. Based on actual events and several real persons of that era, it contains mortifying, hair-breadth escapes and well-deserved comeuppances throughout.
Alf Smith's adventures in El Diablo's Gold begins when he leaves the high plains of Texas and sets out to see the mountains of New Mexico. Along the way, Alf runs into more historical people, both good and bad, but he also meets a beautiful girl. The girl and her family are traveling along the El Camino Real back to their home in Mexico. Her father offers Alf a job guarding their coach. Alf takes the job because he is falling in love with the girl, but this will be the most dangerous and painful journey he has ever taken.
Fresh from receiving a doctorate from Cornell University in 1933, but unable to find work, Charles M. Wiltse joined his parents on the small farm they had recently purchased in southern Ohio. There, the Wiltses scratched out a living selling eggs, corn, and other farm goods at prices that were barely enough to keep the farm intact.
"Should be a must read 'listen' for all"
Joseph Warren III, colonial Boston's most prominent physician, teacher, writer, orator and scholar, is caught up in the radical movement, working to free the colony from British exploitation, and becomes a political and military leader. All the great names seek his help and leadership, each in a different way; the Adams cousins, James Otis, John Hancock, to name a few.
"A great way to learn history"
Joseph Warren Revere, a grandson of the legendary Paul Revere, served in the U.S. Navy; circumnavigated the globe; raised the first American flag in Sonoma, California during the Mexican War; battled pirates, sharks, and Indians; searched for gold; had a scandalous affair; joined the Union Army and received a court-martial for his actions at the Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War. And then he began the fight of his life.
The global economic chaos of the past five years has created a tremendous amount of distrust in government, social pressures on family and relationships and enormous financial losses for Average Americans. The recovery from this horrific period of economic transition into a new and very different economy of the 21st century will be felt for many more years.
A daring plan is formulated involving a simultaneous attack from both air and land to stop a madman from carrying out his deadly scheme. If the plan fails, the Americans will use the only other alternative left to stop him: a B-2 bomber with a nuclear payload, which could lead to a nuclear showdown with other Islamic states. With the odds stacked highly against them, the allies must find a way to stop Kemal and avert a nuclear holocaust.
The Balkans and Mideast, a region very much in the news, is the setting for this action novel which takes place in the not too distant future. The secular pro-western government of Turkey has been overthrown in a violent revolution and replaced by an Islamic fundamentalist regime. Her fanatical leader, General Muhammad Kemal, has contrived a devious plan to restore the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans and unite the Islamic world under his evil rule.