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.”
Catherine Claiborne is determined to hold onto the dude ranch that her father founded, but she just inherited a partner she doesn’t want. Struggling for money, in the dead of winter with no guests, she is determined to make it profitable. Gage Maddock has returned home after fourteen long years. He is determined to reclaim what is rightfully his. Mustang Claiborne left him half of a dude ranch. Gage isn’t thankful, he’d still own one hundred percent of the land were it not for Mustang’s cheating. Gage wants to buy out Mustang’s daughter, Catherine, and build a resort hotel on the land.When Catherine refuses to sell, Gage comes up with a game plan, one that will change life as they know it.
Like child actors and athletes, musical child prodigies often pay a heavy price for their stardom. These people are real. All the situations and most of the events are real. This narrative nonfiction is written in novel form to document the lives of children placed into often brutal adult level competition, taking readers through the resulting emotional consequences. Composited from two real life soloists this novel is written by a family member. The book received high marks (“mechanically perfect”) by judges in a publishers’ contest, resulting in placement with an agent and a year in editorial boards at Penguin.
Everything is going wrong in Mary Beth’s life. The ultimate insult comes when she finds out her first boyfriend has another girlfriend. She thinks her life is over, but her best friend Angela won’t give up on her. A decision to take a leap of faith changes everything.
You have heard horror stories and even seen movies of people falling in love with the fake facade of another individual.But, now you have seemed to have become a victim of a narcissist’s tragic game, and you do not know where to turn. Or, you suspect that the one you started dating may not be all they are cracked up to be. Narcissists come in all shapes, sized, colors and sexes. Thankfully, you have come to the right place in order to keep your sanity. Within the pages of this books resides: •What Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is•Warning signs and causes of a narcissist •How to deal with narcissism in romantic relationships •How to deal with narcissistic men as women •Ways to cope and mend from living and/or loving a narcissist•How narcissists can help themselves and relieve themselves from this disease •Personal stories from those that have dealt with the worst of narcissists firsthand •And more!We have all came across narcissists in our lives, whether it be a family member, friend, or a loving relationship, narcissists think they have the game that they lured you into already won. With the tips in this book, let’s make the chances of letting them get their way a bit slimmer. No one deserves to live day in and day out with this type of negative energy. With the power of knowledge, you can stop beating yourself up, and start building yourself up! Learn the signs before you get swept underneath the narcissistic rug. And for those that have already fallen for one of these individuals’ sly ways, learn to pick up the pieces and find your way out, or, for the not faint of heart, stick around and attempt to make these people better human beings. It is important to remember you are not alone; there are many hundreds of thousands of others that are in deep with these types of people. It is vital, even from miles apart, to keep a united front in the ways of exterminating these individuals out of your life and out of the lives of those you care about. Learn to love yourself once again! And, if you are lucky, begin to love your significant other once they come out of the narcissistic closet. It is possible, but not guaranteed. This book equips you for the best, worst and the down right ugly. I wish you luck.
Victoria Anderson is a nerd. Ask anyone, including herself, and they will tell you she loves reading more than just about anything else in the world. The only problem with that is the other students at Allendale High School. With practically all her classmates focused on sports, sports, and more sports, Victoria is happy to avoid the spotlight and hang out with fellow nerd and book lover Lilly. That is, until hockey star Blake Frasier comes to her for help. Between his inability to understand the play Macbeth, and his lack of enthusiasm for studying, Blake is in hot water as his English grade begins dropping lower than ever before. Knowing a failing grade will mean being kicked off the schools’ hockey team, Blake needs help from Victoria and fast! But, as Victoria soon learns, the challenge of tutoring someone like Blake is going to be greater than she first thought. With the final exam looming overhead, it looks like it’ll take a miracle to keep Blake from kissing his passing grade and spot on the hockey team goodbye.
Kaia Thomson’s life hasn’t been easy and she faces an uncertain future, but she’s always been a survivor.
After cheating death and surviving a life changing event, Kaia finds herself stranded in the wilderness. There, against all odds, she meets a handsome, intriguing soldier. They embark on a difficult journey together, but her instant attraction to him and his manly sex appeal make Kaia feel more alive than she ever has.
Can they survive the ordeal? Is there hope for them?
Due to mature subject matter and language this book is recommended for readers aged 17+.
Book 1 in the 10,000 Reasons SerialNo little girl grows up thinking she’s going to become an escort, call girl, prostitute—or whatever other kinder names one would call it. That was not on my radar—ever! When my roommate begged me to help her out one evening, I didn’t think a simple, “OK” and a huge misunderstanding would change my life…but it did.*******Every boy grows up thinking he’s going to become the master of the universe. I was no different. I knew I’d succeed in every facet of life and I had no qualms about crushing anyone who got in my way. I was successful, rich, handsome, and mysterious—or at least that’s what the women I bedded told me. When I went to meet a client at a high-end society club one evening, I didn’t think my life would change…but it did.Xander Blane.Jenna Ashe.The battle for each other’s heart, mind and soul begins in this first of a four-part, 10,000 Reasons serial, to be published weekly. These stories are not stand-alone books and should be read in order.