DOWNLOAD NOW »
In response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the state of New Jersey set up the Family Assistance Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. Little has been shared about how New Jersey rapidly mobilized to care for individuals who felt the impact of the disaster. Stones in My Heart Forever was written as a journal in the field as events unfolded, giving us a rare glimpse into the internal operations of a disaster relief site. Stones in My Heart Forever is much more than a description of events: it is filled with soul-searing multi-sensory images of what the author witnessed and experienced alongside other responders who suddenly found themselves in the midst of this historical event. Most of us who pored over media accounts with tears in our eyes could not comprehend the staggering reality or the massive emotional rush of actually seeing America burning. This very intimate book allows us to become honored visitors who come to understand this disaster as never before when we share in the experiences of responders, families, and survivors, the stages of grief, the touching lessons of strength, hope, and courage, and the aftermath of repeated exposure to trauma there is a cost to caring. Stones in My Heart Forever is a testimony to American pride and resiliency, and confirmation of the ways in which simple, ordinary people rose to extraordinary heights of courage and compassion. It is a must read for clinicians, responders, educators, students, clergy. It honors all of us who have been affected by the events of September 11, 2001, especially the unsung heroes who we meet and come to know on these pages.
9-11, a Journey Through Courage, Strength, and Hope
Author: Kathryn Bedard
Category: Family & Relationships
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Between the 1940’s and the 1960’s, rheumatic fever was a leading cause of death in children. If they survived, there would most likely be some lasting damage, particularly to the heart. This is Etta LaVinya’s story of being one of those children who, at age 5, was diagnosed with scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is contracted first by a germ called group A streptococcus, or strep throat. If scarlet fever isn’t completely cured, then rheumatic fever develops. In the 1990’s, Etta found out, while getting a checkup, that she had a mitral valve prolapse (a heart valve that doesn’t close properly) most likely caused by rheumatic fever. In 1965, Etta’s parents weren’t aware that she wasn’t cured from the scarlet fever and had developed rheumatic fever. Her doctor informed her that the mitral valve prolapse wasn’t anything to worry about, but she would need to take antibiotics before any dental procedures, or any other invasive procedures she underwent in the future to prevent her from contracting bacterial endocarditis. She followed those instructions for years, and had no problems until 2007. In the year 2000, Etta was married for the first time. The marriage was a rocky and confusing union for her, and after 5 years she realized she was married to an abusive man. During those years of verbal, mental and emotional abuse the stress it caused is what Etta believes landed her in the hospital in 2007 fighting for her life. This is Etta LaVinya’s story of surviving a very serious illness, two open heart surgeries and more, brought on by extreme stress. She has written her story with the hope that it will bring strength and courage to those who may be experiencing serious illness, open heart surgery or domestic violence.
My Story of Domestic Abuse, Serious Illness and Open Heart Surgery
Author: Etta LaVinya
Category: Biography & Autobiography
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Vicky DiFrancesco is ready to put the past behind her. After a humiliating divorce, she’s determined to make her new café a success. The last thing she needs is her first love around, reminding her of what they’d lost. But when her life is threatened, could he be the very man she needs? Jamie DiSilva’s homecoming after retiring from the army isn’t the one he’d been hoping for. Now, he’s trying to start a home improvement business in a town settled on holding him accountable for the sins of his late brothers. Redeeming himself to the girl he never stopped loving and her family is difficult when his brothers’ secrets come back to haunt him. Untangling themselves from the past means righting several wrongs and deciding if their love is meant to last forever.
Author: Maria K. Alexander
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Poetry: a language in and of itself, the universal tongue of the heart. At its core, there is a desire, a simple wish to communicate matters that are so deeply felt, the lexicon seems inadequate. That is the inspiration that magically and artistically combines prose, verse, personification and rhyme to deliver a profound message of love and romance. This book is a compilation of writings that stretch over a period of forty years - an anthology of the happy- sad, highs and lows of love. It is the “heart’s desire”- a heart in search of “true” love. Have I told you lately, how much I love you? This author delivers on that question with an assortment of poems meant for lovers - uniquely assembled, combining visual imagery with a medley of love letters and stories- a platform of beautifully staged romantic selections describing the ways of love that will enhance any literary collection.
A Collection of Romantic Poetry and Love Letters
Author: Dwight G. Stackhouse
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Having seen the devastation of broken promises firsthand, Laureen Baker determines never to break a child's heart. She loves her job at Barnabas Home, a refuge for orphaned boys. Pete Long also knows devastation specifically, the havoc wreaked on his uncle's family by the adoption of a troubled child. Pete's orders to his next-door neighbors, the kids of Barnabas Home: Keep out of my yard and my life. But God works in mysterious ways, and before he knows it, Pete finds himself enjoying those boys and their beautiful supervisor. Will past hurts cause his feelings for Laureen to fade, or will the truth of God's love allow her and one special little boy to remain forever in his heart?
Author: Linda Ford
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Injured and lost, Mary Margaret "Maggie" Dennehy stumbles into a seedy New York City neighborhood. When the New York heiress awakes in her fashionable 5th Avenue residence, she remembers nothing of her experience, save a haunting dream that fills her with longing. Colorado Rancher Connor Holiday can't forget the passion filled night spent in the fancy New York bordello, or the exquisite lover who so willingly played the innocent. But when that lover turns out to be the bastard daughter of one of the city's richest men, he is forced to choose between what he wants and what he needs. To save his ranch... to save her dreams... Connor and Maggie strike a bargain where the success of their marriage hinges on breaking their vows. REVIEWS: "Jo Goodman is a master at historical romance." ~Fresh Fiction THE DENNEHY SISTERS SERIES, in series order: Only My Love My Heart's Desire Forever in My Heart Always in My Dreams Only in My Arms THE MARSHALL BROTHERS SERIES in order: Her Defiant Heart His Heart's Revenge THE THORNE BROTHERS TRILOGY, in series order: My Steadfast Heart My Reckless Heart With All My Heart
Author: Jo Goodman
Publisher: ePublishing Works!