For the past thirty-three years, Angela Gillespie has sent to friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled “Hello from the Gillespies.” It’s always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself—she tells the truth….
The Gillespies are far from the perfect family that Angela has made them out to be. Her husband is coping badly with retirement. Her thirty-two-year-old twins are having career meltdowns. Her third daughter, badly in debt, can’t stop crying. And her ten-year-old son spends more time talking to his imaginary friend than to real ones.
Without Angela, the family would fall apart. But when a bump on the head leaves Angela with temporary amnesia, the Gillespies pull together—and pull themselves together—in wonderfully surprising ways….
Hauntingly beautiful, Sophia is a survivor. After a tragic accident that changes the course of her life, she is struggling to find her way. When she stumbles across a picture of a Caribbean beach in a magazine, she convinces herself that this is the answer to all her problems…Secret desires, personal devastation and obsession torment her dreams.
When she meets a mysterious and worldly businessman, everything starts coming together. Slipping across invisible social lines, she ultimately becomes one of them. Her inexperience leads her away from what she came for, because nothing is as it seems. Trapped in a spider web, she sinks deeper into his world.
Then one fateful night, she meets a free-spirited photographer and everything changes again…Can Sophia ever find the peace she so desperately needs? Or will corruption and deceit destroy her, before she can discover the real truth for herself? An adventure meets grown-up fairy tale, filled with twists and turns you won’t soon forget.
Prepare yourself to experience the real Caribbean, where everything that glitters is not gold…
Montreal, 1951. Rebecca Wiseman, 18-years-old, briefly meets a handsome young man, but has little hope of seeing him again. When Sol Gottesman tracks her down and asks her on a date, her joy mingles with disbelief when she learns he is the son of a wealthy Westmount businessman.
When Sol takes her in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the most expensive restaurant in the city, Rebecca enters a world of upper-class wealth and privilege unknown in her working-class family. She believes her romantic dreams have come true.
She soon learns that despite Sol’s outward charm, he lacks self-confidence. When he reveals the simmering conflicts in his family, Rebecca wants to protect Sol, but helping him stand up to the pressure from his family, puts her squarely in the midst of it all.
Class, religion, family conflict and sexual secrets test their love, leading to a revelation that could change her life forever.
In search of a more meaningful life, Jude Knight boards a train destined for the Cave of Lerkus. He soon discovers that he is traveling inside a mysterious world – Lerkus is in control, and he is simply a passenger along for the ride. The only way out is to fight against his inner demons and transform his perception of reality to uncover the enigmatic and supremely powerful Lerkus.
Lerkus is a quest of self-discovery that is quirky and fun, yet deeply symbolic. Journey with Jude in this gripping tale as he questions life and seeks to end all suffering.
The world-famous Habershaw Traveling Sideshow Company makes its way to various small towns. No one really sees it coming but somehow the show makes its way to your hometown one evening in June. Having lost your job, you find the HELP WANTED sign to be both convenient and enticing. You already love oddities and sideshows, so becoming an assistant to the infamous Professor Harold J. Habershaw would be a dream come true. He’s a rather eccentric gentleman, and it seems there’s no reason for you to second-guess your decision. That is, until you discover his latest sideshow attraction appropriately called, “PROFESSOR HABERSHAW’S FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN-UPS.”
Each tale has been carefully collected by Professor Habershaw himself for many years. Some stories are good while others would shock the most timid person.
Be warned, my friends. Anyone who enters this particular attraction never exits, and there’s a reason. Professor Habershaw’s always on the lookout for new muses for his ever-growing collection of bizarre fairy tales.
And if you’re not careful, you could become his next greatest story yet to be told.
After losing his sight in a terrible accident, only to learn that the woman he was planning to marry did not love him enough to accept him, Damien Falconer was devastated. Struggling to cope with his disability, he isolated himself from society, allowing no one to get close to him, but his personal assistant, Jake. Upon learning Jake was soon to leave his employ and return to Scotland, Damien was forced to advertise for his replacement.
Among the applicants who answered his ad was Lisa Andrews, a registered nurse from Connecticut. But Damien was adamant that he would not be replacing Jake with a woman. His argument was, he did not feel comfortable with a woman doing the things that Jake did for him, but one whiff of Lisa’s unique scent and Damien found himself fighting a blistering physical attraction the likes of which he’d never known before. Should he hire her or should he ignore what his “other” senses were screaming at him, about this woman. Damien rustled with the question for several days, but in the end, he caved. And so began a hunger for a woman he couldn’t see…could only recognize by her unique scent…yet wanted like he’d never wanted anything before.