Your spirit will exult, smile, and soar with the lyrical visionary saga “Jubilee of Jubilees” that unveils a hidden tapestry of interwoven events over past centuries. Years of Jubilee, the infrequent sabbatical year in the Judeo-Christian tradition, supply the framework to reveal the hidden beauty of special lives. With both heart-wrenching poignancy and humor, Russo’s unique and strong voice journeys the reader with Francis of Assisi to Rome on pilgrimage the early 13th century for the beginnings of a radical new way of life. Russo subsequently engages us through the centruries of Jubilee to see the magnificence of the tapestry’s pattern through vignettes in France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and Israel; culminating in an unexpected event during the Great Jubilee Year of 2000 in Rome. Combining history and the deepest yearnings of hope, “Jubilee of Jubilees” is a spring in the wilderness and required reading for anyone that wants to understand why Pope Francis will open the door to a new Year of Jubilee on December 8th of 2015.
“Jubilee of Jubilees” is essential reading for armchair pilgrims unable to travel for physical or economic reasons.
The saga of an American family!A Time for Every Season is a series that follows the lives of the Ramsey family through the tumultuous years of the Civil War. Fall in love with Alec and Kathleen and their 6 children as they face hardships and triumphs while trusting in the sovereignty of God.A Season of Change (Book One):* Kathleen Ramsey’s eldest son, Eric, has just graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. While home on leave, he receives word that he’s been assigned to Fort Moultrie in South Carolina. The news devastates Kathleen, forcing her to relive the painful memories of the day she fled her childhood home in Charleston over 20 years ago. When Eric expresses his desire to meet the grandparents he has never known, Kathleen is faced with an even greater dilemma. Will she deny his request, choosing to cling to her fears and resentments of the past? Or will she recognize the sovereign hand of her loving Heavenly Father faithfully guiding her son’s every step?* Sean Donnelly has been estranged from his family for 13 years when a run-in with the law reunites him with his brother-in-law, Chicago police detective Neal Ramsey. Sean is given two choices: cooperate with the authorities to bring down the mastermind behind a rash of train robberies, or face prison time. What will he decide?* Dr. Alec Ramsey’s skills as a physician are put to the test when a devastating epidemic invades the small farming community of Baxter, Pennsylvania where the Ramsey family resides. His fight to save lives becomes personal when someone very close to his eldest daughter, Kirsten, falls ill. A quarantine and a shortage of quinine add to the challenges that Alec and his new assistant, Dr. Carter Buchanan, face. How many of Baxter’s citizens will still be among the living by the time the epidemic comes to an end?Note: A Time for Every Season is a series. Each book follows right on the heels of the one before it, so they are best read in order.Warning: This series is addicting!
A chance meeting and an act of kindness lead to forbidden love in an adventure that takes Keenan and Gwendolyn Murphy from post-revolutionary Boston to the Kentucky frontier.
Raised by cruel grandparents in Ireland, Keenan Murphy arrives in Boston searching for the father he never knew. On a deserted country road he meets a young woman and feels the instant spark of attraction. He steals a kiss and loses his heart, only to discover that she is his half- sister, Gwendolyn. Despite honorable intentions and the love of a new family, Keenan is unable to forget the magic of that first encounter even as he works to become a successful farmer.
Gwendolyn Murphy has never lacked for suitors, but she is in love with the one man she can never have. She tries to deny her feelings and make a respectable match, only to be brutalized in an attack that destroys her innocence. Keenan’s defense of Gwen places the family in peril, and they are forced to flee the comforts of Boston and find refuge on the Kentucky frontier. A series of heartbreaking deaths leave Keenan and Gwen alone as they struggle to establish a homestead on the edge of a vast wilderness. After their home is attacked by a gang of thugs bent on revenge, they uncover a shocking family secret that reveals the truth of Gwen’s paternity and frees them to begin a life together.
Dante Rinaldi is born to Italian immigrants in the West of Scotland. Stranded by World War Two in Italy during a summer with his grandfather, Dante grows roots in his family’s rural homeland and, as a young adult, identifies with a band of mountain partisans fighting the fascists.Young love delayed and the Rinaldis’ struggles in post-war Scotland carry Dante into the life of Chris McCoull: a neglected adolescent who finds his calling and romance while working for a Greek-owned shipping line.Carefully researched and historically detailed, Westburn Blues is a rendering of the Scottish-Italian experience and filled with a cast of colorful characters… from sympathetic to truly evil.
A possibility… could you be harboring an inner sociopath? What influences our choices, our tendencies? Is it in our genetic nature or is it nurtured in our environment?The Führer and his love were often separated as the war began to turn against the Nazis, not seeing each other for months. During this time Eva Braun’s child could have been born at the Berchtesgaden. Whisked away by the midwife, he was raised by another of the Braun sisters, long before Eva and her beloved Führer ended their brief marriage.Years later the truth stumbles into the open inspiring skinhead Nazi radicals and ultra right Jewish gangs to pursue their sociopathic prize. Would you not be shocked to find out, YOU are that prize, that target? As their target, how will you react – if you knew your history?