Centuries ago the Emperor of China gave a wedding gift to his only daughter. It was forged from precious metals and gems. The gift reappears hundreds of years later and continues it's life traveling through many more time periods, experiences, and far away lands. The dramatic stories of the owners of the gift are recounted for the first time in this novel. Can it's true value ever be regained after the gift looses the esteemed position as a prized possession in a palace, to a tarnished "token-find" in a pawnshop? Does it really hold the power to bestow a happy marriage to the possessors of this gift? Finally, find out where the gift is today!
It's only natural that Kevin would join his parent's family law firm. Kevin preferred to spend time reading or at his parent's office. If Kevin gets a specialized degree, his potential income could double and guarantees his parent's firm expanding. When love hits Kevin for the first time, his world is shaken. Will he find that making the right choice could jeopardize his career path and let his family down? Meanwhile, a pretty young high school student struggles with her grades as her best friend gets boy-crazy. At their bleakest moments, the help that they desperately need comes from the people they didn't expect. Their resolution, determination, and loyalty are tested over the next couple of years, as their paths require them to overcome painstaking hurdles. Follow these students as they learn the hard-knocks of life and lessons that mold them into the adults that they become.
Two school sweethearts meet again and begin to see each other in a different light after years had gone by. The two continue to share a friendship that would help them experience personally the challenges of a financially stressed economy, failing health conditions, deaths of loved ones, and job security. The qualities that they long admired in each other as children would shine through and be their basis for drawing closer. The changing of time pulls on these two young people and they discover what true love can germinate into. Those that are strong enough to pull through, win. It can be done and it has been done, as you will see in this story. The only way two people can stick together is by working together in love.
Janet Thompson is a hard worker and a very honest young woman who has the responsibility of taking care of her aged parents. In married life, other larger than life obstacles start to emerge. Jan never gives up and is determined that her family will grow. Love might have a limit though. Wholesome and thought provoking, you will find yourself captivated by the family's attitude and refreshed by the outcome that awaits.
The story starts begins with a young man and the sad situations he went through as a young child. He works hard to become an architect. In time a well-known firm hired him and he eventually proved to be a top asset to the company. Years pass and this young man became very experienced in designing homes, office buildings or anything that needed building. He enjoyed his career designing for various high-profile customers and companies. He is almost at the height of his career when a lady from England explains that he has an inheritance. That inheritance now puts a big demand on this young man affecting his career. The time comes when he has no other choice but to make some changes in his life. These changes become obstacles that he has to overcome. In time he finds a new way to be respected and loved. He also find that he needed to learn some crucial things about life from his unusual inheritance.
Follow two people as they deal with similar romantic endings, the risks they take, and the people that come into their lives. Business, race horses, ranches, and writing a best seller intertwine in the character's lives. The reader will observe the unfolding of how small deceptions can become larger than life. You will be asking yourself... What is the ending to the story?
The story begins with a single mother struggling for the emotional and financial survival of her family. This hardworking woman must follow a path that forces her beyond her comfort zones. When she least expects it, the pain and the ecstasy of love enters into her life. On the opposite side of the country, lives a very wealthy young man. He is a kind man with a heavy load on his shoulders. The decisions he must choose for his business are threatening to overtake his personal life. While trying to keep a positive outlook, he must learn to balance his power and come face-to-face with his own insecurities. All of the time, in his secret heart, he wonders if he will ever find genuine love. These interesting characters lead you on an experience of growth, sorrow, happiness, and fun. Discover how love, loyalty, and deception play a fascinating role in each of their lives. This is a story that inspires dreams to come true.
Misty and David had high hopes of love and happiness during their romance in High School in this small economically challenged town. Their childhood friends must go their ways to find jobs in other towns after graduation if they are to have any hope of a better life. In the end, the town found a way to generate income into the community and create jobs. Misty finds her own financial security. David successfully achieves power and success in New York. So, why is everything not perfect? Did they each take a path that led to what they needed in their life? Could their aspirations from their youth be the key to their happiness in their future? Did they miss learning the most obvious lessons in life? Mostly, are their dreams of happiness ever going to happen? For the people who live in the town of Silverton and for Misty and David, these are the questions that must be answered.
The story begins with a young wealthy heiress born to fulfill duties and live in the spotlight of the paparazzi’s cameras. She dreams of shedding her well-known identity and to be “normal”. Her staff and friends care for her deeply, but she longs to fill the emptiness of not having a family of her own. Unexpected events arise transforming her into a “plain Jane” and living life in poverty. She must find out if this is the dream she always wanted, or a nightmare. Another story is unfolding that involves three children who tragically loose their parents. Their Uncle wants to provide them the love and stability they require, but many obstacles would have to be overcome. As if that were not enough, they would have to take a journey from San Diego to Arizona in search of finding a new home. Follow these characters as twists of events and hidden memories of the different worlds of the “rich and famous” with the “poor and struggling” collides. You will find it hard to put down the book once you begin...
This story is about two families who move to San Juan Island, Washington, and discover that their lives would be changed forever. The first family has three children and after many years of tragedy, the final blow results in a benefactor helping them to move to the island to better their lives. The second family is financially secure and thriving. The father has a good business, but the hectic and stressful demands of the business have taken its toll on his health. By moving to San Juan Island, the father would gain opportunities in the same line of work, but improve his health by living a slower pace of life. As these two families establish themselves and grow with each challenge they face, they find that their lives begin to intertwine in many ways. As you read this story, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of rugged island wonders and observe the heartwarming transformation of friendships that blossom into enduring love. This story may be fiction, but it could easily be true...