This book has a twist to it! A story telling a story! Mrs. King is reading Glory the Bear’s book to her class. This story is meant for you to use your imaginations to bring the cast of characters to life. Glory the Bear’s back was always turned to the readers because she would always move forward in believing that she was going to find her mother. When the characters told Glory to go back to where she had first started looking for her mother, it wasn’t until the end of the story that you could see her face. The message that I tried to bring out to the readers was that no matter who you are, never give up faith, hope, and your dreams. Always go “forward” in life.
Eighteenth-century England is a turbulent time. While its empire of rich colonial countries flourishes, its city streets teem with orphans and beggars. The Poor Law Act tries to stem the flow, and children are snatched from poor families and placed in foster homes of the wealthy nobility. Caught in this web is three-year-old Geoffrey Garland, who adjusts to the rich lifestyle, but his master has a dark secret: he lusts for little boys. Forced into the School for the Poor at seven years of age, the memories of his loving master become his passion. A cruel headmaster heaps torture and humiliation on his young shoulders. At fourteen years of age, filled with hatred and darkness, his one desire is to find his master, who stole his innocence. His quest takes him to India, where richness and mystery awaits. Using a false lord's name, Lord Geoffrey fits in with wealthy nobility and embraces their decadence. A dark and handsome lord appears. He lures him to his tea plantation in mystical Assam, India's remote northern country. While the beauty and wilderness captures our Lord Geoffrey's heart, the dark shadows of his past haunt him. His life unfolds in a fast-paced, suspense-filled adventure of mystery, darkness, unbridled passion, and true love. What he seeks eludes him, but a surprise ending leaves the reader wanting more.
The Little Ones will entertain boys and girls while teaching them the lessons of life. These beloved children’s stories include a lively cast of fun characters that young imaginations can understand. Little boys and girls will feel empowered and believe in their abilities even more after reading these stories.
The saga of Geoffrey Garland continues as he returns to England to claim his inheritance as Lord Brightwood. His exploits in India gave him great wealth and two young sons who were rejected by their mothers. He is desperate to give his sons the happy childhood he was denied. The curse of the dark shadows dogs his every step. A loyal servant from India arrives to ask a favor, and Lord Geoffrey cannot refuse. His beautiful sailing vessel takes him back to the dark and mysterious continent. Danger lurks in every corner, and Lord Geoffrey's ship is attacked and his two sons abducted. Only one man can save them. A mysterious sheikh offers his help. Thrown into an unknown land of strange customs and language, Lord Brightwood finds himself entrapped by a new master who is more mysterious and ruthless than Lord Liam. Fast-paced adventure, suspense, forbidden love fill every page. Will the dark shadows finally consume him, or will he find the peace he desperately seeks? The poignancy of Lord Geoffrey's dark tale ends hauntingly. An unexplained longing will stir your senses.
My Brothers’ Footsteps will take you back one hundred years in Canada’s history. Young men and women answered the call, boarded ships, and sailed to the battlefield in Europe. The unspeakable horrors of war awaited them as they fought bravely for their king and country. My Brothers’ Footsteps take you into the rat infested trenches, the battlefield riddled with shell holes, and the pain and suffering of the wounded. Many never returned home, and those that did were broken in body and spirit. This was a time of fierce loyalty and pride. The Great War forged a nation but it came with tremendous sacrifice. This is a must-read for every Canadian, whether young or old!