Posts Tagged ‘ family ’

Public Life, Private Love

November 17, 2014
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Television producer Charlie Trager knows he’s lucky to have a successful career and good friends and family who support him. The man he loves, however, is not so lucky. In Laurie Boris‘s novel “Playing Charlie Cool”, Joshua Goldberg suffers the spite of an ex-wife gunning to keep him from their two children, and maybe from Charlie. Determined not to let Joshua go, Charlie crafts a scheme that could remove the obstacles to their relationship –…

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A Family, a Bygone Era – And Baseball

September 17, 2014
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September 1953… Minor league baseball pitcher Dancer Stonemason is three days from his major league debut. And with his wife and son cheering him on, he pitches the greatest game of his life. And then loses everything. Dancer never gets his shot at the big leagues, settling instead for a blue collar job that pays the bills. Told against the backdrop of America’s postwar challenges — from Little Rock to the Bay of Pigs to…

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They’re All Fighting Over the Land – But Only One Will Get It

July 9, 2013
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Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest, in Dianne Venetta‘s novel “Ladd Springs.” Both Delaney and Nick are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions. But Delaney’s uncle, Ernie Ladd, owns the property and is adamantly opposed to them both. Delaney’s daughter,…

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A Child Learns to Pay It Forward

April 1, 2013
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Fourth-grader — almost fifth — Shelby Summers lives four houses down from Mr. T. Shelby’s mom and dad, and Mrs. T, are very active, but when Mr. T becomes sick with cancer he wants to do something to give back to his community. And Shelby will be the perfect person to help him!

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A Strange and Treacherous Family Reunion

October 8, 2012
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On the treacherous trails and isolated wilds of Yellowstone Park, an aging father, George Temple, seeks to use a nostalgic horse trek to reconcile with his estranged daughter and son. In Warren Adler‘s new thriller “The Serpent’s Bite,” they hadn’t seen one another since the passing of George’s wife nearly five years earlier. The family reunion is intended to bring back memories of their first trek 20 years earlier. But the story reveals secrets that…

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