A Brother’s Promise is an emotional adult novel that explores the enduring bonds of brotherhood and loyalty. Despite leading vastly different lives, two brothers make a pledge to always support one another through life’s ups and downs.
When tragedy strikes, successful bachelor Michael is suddenly saddled with this forgotten promise - gaining custody of his brother’s two recently orphaned and deeply mistrustful adopted children. Facing a broken engagement and crumbling dreams of an easy future, Michael must confront his own shortcomings to gain the trust of these hurting kids.
Through perseverance and unconditional love, Michael begins to connect with the children. But just when they start to become a family, Michael suffers another unthinkable loss. Battling loneliness and depression, he makes the life-altering decision to care for baby Ella, who also desperately needs a home.
Though the road to healing is long, Michael discovers that the richest rewards come from keeping promises. A Brother’s Promise is an uplifting tale of personal growth, the power of commitment in tough times, and learning to love without limitations.
Inspired by actual events, this novel blends fact and fiction while spotlighting the grim fates of hundreds of Northern Irish children forced to migrate. Of several kids singled out from Melton Home, two girls and three boys embark unwillingly for unfamiliar lands. One is four-year-old Amy.
No longer children but unmoored young adults, all wrestle with displaced senses of home and belonging. Amy especially faces uncertainty should she return. Yet why does she? Is she driven by those same feelings of rootlessness? Or has she committed an offense, guilty of… what exactly? If accused unjustly, can anyone prove her innocence and bring the true culprit to justice?
While names and places have been changed to protect identities, this fictionalized account stems from a sadly authentic and appalling real-life story. Rediscover this buried history as revived through the eyes of youths robbed of their formative years, yet still grasping for home.
Ever met someone you felt compelled to connect with, maybe a colleague? Dive into the story of Werewolf Joe, a seemingly average man with more than one hidden facet. Then there’s Demetria, the epitome of kindness and thoughtfulness, traits that make her unexpectedly perfect for a man of Joe’s… unique nature. Join them on a journey where secrets intertwine and destinies collide.
Experience a captivating journey of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery through the lives of dynamic characters, Kevin O’Keefe, Nelly Kelly, Elisabeth Churchill (alias-Miss Biddy Bell, alias Liz Monaco), Lucie, and Brigadier Kingsley. Set in Northern Ireland, this tale spans the turn of the century, WW1, and involves spies and the armed forces, leading up to a climactic finish on the Isle of Man. Delve into a story of humour, deceit, treachery, success, family, and friendship as each character navigates their own path to happiness and fulfilment.
Lisa, an intelligent and attractive high school senior, is on a quest to understand happiness. Guided by her middle-class values, Christian faith, and a keen interest in science and philosophy, she navigates life with her unpredictable, alcoholic mother and her own inner demons. Dreaming of a freedom as delicate as a butterfly’s, Lisa finds solace in her final year when she meets Christos, an accomplished long-distance swimmer.
Captivated by Christos’s love for beauty and his laid-back nature, Lisa joins his family’s Greek band as a singer and dancer after graduation. Fortuitously inheriting substantial assets, she establishes a thriving taverna, though at the expense of her health.
However, Lisa’s world shatters when she uncovers Christos’s hidden traits of deception and dishonesty, defended by him through Machiavellian principles and a curious analogy to Santa Claus. This revelation challenges her deeply held Christian virtues and scientific rationale. Resolute to win her trust, Christos undergoes a transformation, adopting honesty and humility.
Ultimately, the couple finds common ground and retreats to Christos’s inherited farm on a picturesque Greek island. There, amidst ancient stone houses, pencil pines, and the crystalline Aegean Sea, they rediscover each other and perhaps the elusive happiness Lisa has been seeking.
Two single mothers, Brenda and Maureen established friendships when shopping in the city one day. As normal London families, they shared ideas and helped each other out. They both had daughters who automatically became friends too. Events enfold when Tyler the nephew of Maureen began to blackmail his cousin Emilia, Maureen’s daughter leading her to sexually groom Maria for Tyler, Brenda’s daughter.
Maureen suffered depression and was sectioned upon hearing what her nephew had done, Emilia got married early and left for Spain.
Maria pursued her education and became a lawyer, but her experience with Tyler scared her emotions; could she love any man? This novel talks about family life and how circumstances change with time. Unexpected illness etc. Find out how The Neighbour at Number 18 got involved.
Do you really know your parents? We all think we do but never consider them as persons before parenthood descended. And do they know you?
In Talent Show an introverted father becomes talkative and lifts the curtain on who his wife was before she was a mother, who she became after, and who each of his children were in his eyes. He reveals a few secrets of his own and describes life in a household of ten children as a perpetual talent show. Everyone is always anxious to perform, to shine and to receive applause, even if they don’t know what their talent is.
Life is a rehearsal for the family talent shows, or is it the other way around? The children get their bit in as they reply with their own versions and reveal who they are. One thing is clear- there is no shared version of a family’s life. Everyone has their own and pain is often hidden in the busyness of family life until family members speak honestly.
Infinite Endings weaves a narrative of self-discovery and exploration, skillfully entwining the essence of cultures spanning Dubai to New York. The journey unfolds with AL’s profound sorrow over his departed wife, offering a rare glimpse into the intricate layers of his persona. As he flees to the vibrant streets of New York, clutching a trove of cryptic letters, his path takes an unexpected turn. Balancing on the precipice between curiosity and caution, AL confronts a pivotal choice: should he unlock the enigma concealed within the letters or consign them to obscurity?
As AL navigates his complex identity, readers are invited to unravel the intricate threads of choice, fate, and the unbreakable ties that bind past, present, and future.
Nicked unfurls a riveting tale of high-stakes art theft, where the worlds of crime and culture collide. A Parisian van, laden with precious fine art destined for a London sale, falls prey to a cunning heist. Amidst this chaos, Alistair, a casual holidaymaker, finds himself thrust into the heart of the intrigue. Urged to chase the thieves, his pursuit catapults him across the Channel, back to France.
Set predominantly in the picturesque southwest of France, Nicked invites readers to explore the enchanting ambience of a 14th-century village perched atop a hill, a locale unwittingly entwined in the heist. By a twist of fate, this village, steeped in history and mystery, is where Alistair owns a summer retreat.
As the narrative weaves through the cobbled streets and ancient architecture, suspense builds: will the art thieves’ paths cross with that of Alistair, the impromptu investigator? Nicked masterfully combines the allure of a rustic French village with the adrenaline of a crime thriller, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they ponder whether the art and its pursuer will converge in this unexpected haven.
Kaia is a homeless single mother longing for a home and a name as she struggles to raise her young son.Scarlet is a stripper who is uncomfortably aware of the fact that without money you are unable to even be free.Desiree is trapped in an unhappy marriage that she tries to make the most of for her son's sake.Felicity is a teacher who has her time off work taken up with visiting her mother with Alzheimer's and is sent reeling by a shocking revelation.Four very different lives with their own sets of problems, as each woman tries to make a life for themselves while navigating their individual worlds. But when an unlikely set of circumstances arises and seems set to bring them together will they each be able to find their happy endings or will further tragedy tear them all apart?
The lives, loves and losses of the people who live in Honeysuckle Cottage through the years are intertwined in this hugely enjoyable tale. When Doreen inherits Honeysuckle Cottage from Aunt May she is desperate to know why her aunt and her mother fell out all those years ago. Is it connected with her father, James? And why was Aunt May a recluse? Doreen senses a presence in the house, and with a new baby, finds the conditions hard to cope with. Year later, artist Rosa falls in love with Honeysuckle Cottage, and it seems as if May's spirit is helping her. She learns all about her from May's trusty friend, Jed, and so does author Damian, who buys the cottage to find peace to write, and May's spirit helps him too. Lastly, Daisy moves in, and maybe she can help the spirit, but then Jed learns a shocking secret.
Shadow of the Rainbow is a debut novel that takes place in Barcelona's centre, a neighbourhood called el Raval. Raval is a controversial part of the city, as it has become popular recently, also famous for its immigrant residents. A girl called Serap, who has just moved to the barrio, gets herself locked out on the first night and has to meet the neighbours. Serap wants to write a novel but doesn't know what to write. She falls into the tunnel of writing as she gets more involved with the streets of el Raval and its residents.