Linda read over the opinion piece a friend had emailed her. She didn’t have to read far to know she was in complete agreement with the author’s assessment of the recent gathering that had taken place in several locations including her own small community. With a few quick and easy clicks on her computer she sent it to her social media network page.Jenna wasn’t certain she agreed with all the many viewpoints held by those she’d met throughout the day. But it had been so exciting to be there with her friends…to be part of such a huge event that in its way felt like it really meant something…at least to her.This is a story about the undeniable strength of family even during difficult times of discord and disagreements. When Words Matter is about two people who know what’s really important no matter the differences that separate them.
Livia Andersen was a woman who held her family together with a quiet smile and an iron will. It’s only been months since her death and the four children she leaves behind continue to grapple with the shifting changes in their lives now that she’s gone especially her youngest daughter, Claire. Claire Andersen Slavik came to her lakeside cabin shortly after her mother’s death. She needed the refuge it offered her at a time when little else did. She’s had several visitors over the last several months including Scott Patterson, a close friend of her brother and the rest of the Andersen family.When Scott arrives for an unexpected visit because of family news he wants Claire to hear from him first she realizes her feelings for him are changing.But even as her feelings for Scott grow, her memories of the man she loved for so many years are never far away. Rick was gone but never from her heart. And she was slowly coming to realize that Rick would have wanted more for her than what she’d allowed for herself.The Andersen Saga is a story of family. It is a story about joy and loss, hope and sorrow, betrayal and regrets, unconditional forgiveness, high expectations, and unwavering loyalty. It reminds that at the heart of who we are is the family we come from, the family who stands behind and beside us and at times against us. And who we become isn’t just a result of those still with us but those too that we’ve lost along the way. It is about the twist and turns every family deals with, the conflicts from within, and the never ending desire for acceptance and respect.Believe is the fourteenth book in the ongoing Andersen Family Saga. Other books in the Andersen Family Saga include Betrayal, Resolute, Broken, Found, Choices, Regrets, Remember, Forgiven, Truths, Always, Expectations, Decisions, and Disillusioned.The Andersen Family Saga is a series of novellas, classified by Amazon as Short Reads. If you love sitting down with a novella style book you will enjoy the Andersen Family Saga series. These books fall between the forty-five minute to two hours reading time category of Amazon “Short Reads.”