This memoir chronicles three southern European clans, their migration to the United States, and intertwining, as well as hard working, warm, loving, and close-knit personal values they bestowed on their kin. Their story flows across Europe and North America from the mid 19th to the late 20th centuries. Family bonds survived and strengthened despite parental and sibling deaths, boarding schools, upheavals in occupied Romania during WW I, personal tragedies, separations imposed by WW II and the Communist bloc, civil war, and financial struggles. The Theodosious present a microcosm of southern European immigration to the United States in the earliest 1900s. From seemingly endless lines of railroad track stretching out before repair gangs of excited young Greeks in their first jobs in America to opening of substantial business establishments, they were comforted in the knowledge their toils would someday benefit their progeny.
A Lifeline of HOPE for Those Touched by Substance Abuse and Addiction
Author: Steve M. Grant
Pubpsher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Don’t Forget Me is a survival manual and a lifeline for those whose lives have been touched by substance use and addiction. With the pervasiveness of drugs today and death by overdose as the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the US, almost everyone has been directly or indirectly affected by this drug epidemic. Loving someone with substance abuse can be terrifying. Steve Grant shares what he learned during his own difficult journey to encourage and guide other parents who are living with children who are struggling with substance abuse. Don’t Forget Me tells the story of Steve’s two sons, Chris and Kelly, who took distinctly different paths to the same outcome: death by overdose. Steve reveals not only a highlight reel of the things he got right but takes an honest look at the mistakes he made along the way to help other parents avoid those same mistakes. Don’t Forget Me offers time-tested, practical suggestions to assure family members of those struggling with substance abuse they have not lost their mind and encourages them to find hope—even on the darkest days.
Danielle Warner was only pretending to hypnotize her brother Peter. So why is Peter acting so strange... so terrifying? Doesn't Peter realize it was all a joke? Danielle and her brother are about to learn a frightening lesson: It's not a good idea to kid around—in The Nightmare Room.
Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn't enough to take her mind off of her mother, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's and is living in a nursing home in England. But when Hazel meets the friendly, kindhearted Red and his elusive twin, Luca, she begins the slow process of piecing together a new life—and realizes she isn't the only one struggling with grief. As friendships deepen and love finds its way in, Hazel also learns that when you truly love someone, they are never really gone. Don't Forget Me is Victoria Stevens's sparkling debut, and a touching testament to coming of age, falling in love, and finding home in unlikely places.
Eliana Costa has never kissed a guy. Her best guy friend, Jess, is more than willing to help her out. He has plenty of experience, since he finds a new girlfriend every other week. But when a practice kiss brings on feelings Eliana hadn't bargained for, her already messy life is thrown into a new level of chaos. Life is already more than she can handle after her dad's disappearance. Eliana worries that if she admits her feelings to Jess, she just might lose her best friend. And right now, a best friend is all she needs. But when another girl tries to date Jess, Eliana is forced to decide if taking a chance on love is worth the risk.
This first in-depth look at the life and brief, brilliant career of Eddie Cochran, based on recollections by family, friends, and fellow musicians. Reveals his lasting legacy on generations of artists, from the Beatles to today.
It is Christmas Eve and Santa is making his very last call. He fills up the stockings of the two sleeping children, but he's so tired he doesn't notice the cot in the corner. Furious, the baby climbs out of his cot and hurtles after Santa, waving his empty stocking in the air. Up the chimney and onto the roof climbs our intrepid babe, but Father Christmas and his reindeers are ready to take off for home. . .
Release on 2009-01-01 | by And Jane Long Dave and Jane Long
Stories of the Survivors
Author: And Jane Long Dave and Jane Long
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is a story of God's grace in adversity when a husband leaves his family in the U.S. to go to Iraq to train Iraqi police in 2004. Shortly after his arrival to Baghdad, his wife at home is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a journey of tears, faith, trust and God's guidance that led Dave and eventually Jane after her battle with breast cancer, into Iraq. It culminated with bringing an Iraqi translator whose life was in danger, to the U.S. as a refugee.
After spending her teenage years in an orphanage during her last year Sasha finds herself pregnant. Pregnant and scared Sasha debates the life of her unborn child should she have an abortion, should she place it up for adoption, should she try single parenthood? Can Sasha decide before the decision is made for her. Faced with adult decisions Sasha finds herself relying on complete strangers. Strangers that she has met through the orphanage. Who will be her next big supporter since Jennifer is gone? Who will hold her hand as she makes the biggest decision of her life? While the decision is huge what will happen after this decision is made? Where will she go?