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Promises to Keep

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ISBN10 : 1501142887

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: An enchanting and poignant story about the unfailing power of love in a world turned upside down by war—from the bestselling author of Tides of Honour. Summer 1755, Acadia Young, beautiful Amélie Belliveau lives with her family among the Acadians of Grande Pré, Nova Scotia, content with her life on their idyllic farm. Along with their friends, the neighbouring Mi’kmaq, the community believes they can remain on neutral political ground despite the rising tides of war. But peace can be fragile, and sometimes faith is not enough. When the Acadians refuse to pledge allegiance to the British in their war against the French, the army invades Grande Pré, claims the land, and rips the people from their homes. Amélie’s entire family, alongside the other Acadians, is exiled to ports unknown aboard dilapidated ships. Fortunately, Amélie has made a powerful ally. Having survived his own harrowing experience at the hands of the English, Corporal Connor MacDonnell is a reluctant participant in the British plan to expel the Acadians from their homeland. His sympathy for Amélie gradually evolves into a profound love, and he resolves to help her and her family in any way he can—even if it means treason. As the last warmth of summer fades, more ships arrive to ferry the Acadians away, and Connor is forced to make a decision that will alter the future forever. Heart-wrenching and captivating, Promises to Keep is a gloriously romantic tale of a young couple forced to risk everything amidst the uncertainties of war.

Promises to Keep

Author : Joe Biden

ISBN10 : 1588366650

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • President-elect Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama’s beloved, influential vice president. “I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling.”—Joe Biden Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life—to work to make people’s lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty—are the foundation on which he has based his life’s work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep “A ripping good read . . . Biden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A compelling personal story.”—The New York Times “Moving . . . [Biden’s] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable.”—Salon

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

Author : Sharon Robinson

ISBN10 : 1338153706

Publisher : Scholastic Inc.

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter. Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.

Promise to Keep

Author : Elizabeth Byler Younts

ISBN10 : 1476735069

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 801

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Book Summary: World War II Marine Joe Garrison returns home from war longing to be a father to his deaf daughter, Daisy, only to find that she is attached to Esther Detweiler, the Amish woman who has raised her since his wife’s death in this touching historical romance. Orphaned as a child, Esther Detweiler is used to caring for herself and her ailing grandmother. They made the best out of a hard life and poverty without asking for help. They even take in her shunned cousin’s deaf daughter, Daisy, when her mother dies and her father goes off to war. When Esther’s grandmother dies, Daisy is all she has. When war veteran Joe Garrison returns, all he can think about is recovering from the horrors of war and building a relationship with his seven-year-old daughter. Daisy, however, is unwilling to leave Esther, whom she loves. Joe and Daisy get to know each other again, but Joe struggles with nightmares and fatherhood is proving to be more difficult than he imagined. Esther loves Daisy and despite her Amish ways, Joe finds himself drawn to her as a woman and not just a caregiver. As their love blossoms, Joe decides to send Daisy away to a school for the deaf which propels their lives into turmoil and a battle for love and family.

Promises to Keep

Author : Ann Tatlock

ISBN10 : 1441214747

Publisher : Bethany House

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1967

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Book Summary: Eleven-year-old Roz (Rosalind) Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, Illinois, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they are surprised to find the previous owner, Tillie Monroe, on their front porch reading the newspaper. Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in. Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.

A Promise To Keep

Author : Lilian Harry

ISBN10 : 1409130231

Publisher : Orion

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A powerful and evocative saga - the sequel to A GIRL CALLED THURSDAY. When Thursday Tilford returns to Haslar Hospital after two years serving as a VAD in Egypt, she finds many changes. With the town packed with troops waiting to leave for the Normandy beaches, and Haslar on standby for the wounded, Thursday's thoughts go to the two men who are vying for her heart: Connor Kirkpatrick, the naval doctor she met at Haslar in 1940, and army doctor Mark Sangster, who travelled with her on the troopship to Egypt. Although she longs to keep her promise to Connor, Thursday's feelings for Mark force her to consider the nature of promises and even, in the end, the nature of love itself. It is only as the war ends and she is presented with an ultimatum that she understands the truth about love, about promises - and about herself.

Promises to Keep

Author : Donald G. Nieman

ISBN10 : 0190071664

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 336

Category : History

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Book Summary: Widely considered the first history of US Constitutionalism that places African Americans at the center, Promises to Keep is a compelling overview of how conflict over African Americans' place in American society has shaped the Constitution, law, and our understanding of citizenship and rights. Both authoritative and accessible, this revised and expanded second edition incorporates key insights from the last three decades of scholarship and makes sense of recent developments in civil rights, from the War on Drugs to the rise of Black Lives Matter. Promises to Keep shows how African Americans have played a critical role in transforming the Constitution from a bulwark of slavery to a document that is truer to the nation's promise of equality. The book begins by examining debates about race from the Revolutionary Era at the Constitutional Convention and covers the establishment of civil rights protections during Reconstruction, the Jim Crow backlash, and the evolution of the civil rights movement, from the formation of the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People to legal victories and massive organized protests. Comprehensive in scope, this book moves from debates over slavery at the nation's founding to contemporary discussions of affirmative action, voting rights, mass incarceration, and police brutality. In the process, it provides readers with a historical perspective critical to understanding some of today's most important social and political issues.

Promise to Keep

Author : Jessica Wood

ISBN10 : 1940285143

Publisher : RLH Publishing

Number of Pages : 269

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 614

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Book Summary: Promise to Keep is book two in the New York Times bestselling three-book series Promises. I’ve loved her since we were seven. We were best friends. We even made a pact to marry each other if we were both still single at thirty. I grew up thinking I would always love her for the rest of my life. But I was proven wrong. Because the first time I made love to her turned out to be the first time I hated her. It became the first time she hurt me, and the first time I wanted nothing to do with her. Today, nine years after the day that broke us apart, we are both thirty and single, and fate decided to intervene. I finally discovered that the reasons behind her betrayal were far different from the ones I’d created years ago in my mind. Now I’m torn between my hatred over what she did and my undying love for the one girl who I’ve held close to my heart for most of my life. But is the truth enough for me to forgive her? This is book two in the three-book series Promises. Books two and three will be full-length novels. Book One: Promise to Marry Book Two: Promise to Keep Book Three: Promise of Forever New Adult Contemporary Romance **Mature Content** Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

I Promise

Author : LeBron James

ISBN10 : 0063017342

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! *An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year* A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers! NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation’s I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness. Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Featuring James’s upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best. Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions. Plus check out the audiobook, read by LeBron James's mother and I Promise School supporter Gloria James!

Promises to Keep

Author : Nan Rossiter

ISBN10 : 0062917765

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In this heartwarming sequel to Promises of the Heart in the Savannah Skies series, USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter returns to Tybee Island off the Georgia coast to focus on beloved characters Maeve and Gage as their relationship is tested by secrets they are keeping from each other. Thirty-four-year-old Maeve Lindstrom loves her job at Willow Pond Senior Care. Her older sister Macey thinks Maeve is the only human being on earth who can make working in a nursing home sound like fun. Maeve enjoys being around the sundowners, as she calls them, helping them navigate their senior years—brightening a time that can be, all too often, a lonely, sad stage of life. Thirty-three-year-old Gage Tennyson—who brings his mischievous yellow Lab, Gus, to whatever restoration job he is working on with Macey’s husband, Ben—loves Maeve with all his heart. He’s a handsome country boy and a true southern gentleman. But as he and Maeve grow closer, they both sense that they haven’t been completely forthcoming about their pasts. When Maeve realizes Gage might be planning to propose, she knows she must finally be honest with everyone she holds dear. She can no longer live with the secret she’s been dragging around like an anchor, and she knows the only way she will be free to build a lifetime relationship with Gage is to risk everything—including his (and her family’s) love and respect. Before she finds the courage, however, her past comes careening into her life in a shocking and unexpected way.

Keep Any Promise

Author : Karim H. Ismail

ISBN10 : 0595910017

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 212

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: Remember thinking? 1. I just don't want to face each day... 2. There is something missing in my family relationships and I don't know how to fix it... 3. I just don’t make enough money and I don’t know what to do about it... 4. I would like to leave a legacy ...but how do I do it...I have never felt special... 5. I just can't keep a connection with God and I feel a bit lost... The answer to why your life is not working lies in how you define who...what...and why you are! So make the distinction who defines your life. You or the world around you! If you want the life you always knew you could have, then Keep Any Promise: a blueprint for designing your future is the path to recognizing the value of your life! It is your roadmap to choice! As you read Keep Any Promise: 1. You'll learn to redefine your definition of the word "Life"...and discover the myths that have held you back from fully experiencing your life. 2. You'll learn the secrets to delivering more value to your goals and objectives...and recognize that confidence is a natural part of living... 3. You'll discover how the word 'choice' can be one of your most important tools that can bring you from being your 'worst enemy' to becoming your 'best friend'... 4. You'll find out how to uncover the masks that have kept the real you 'buried' and repeating the same old self defeating habits... 5. You'll experience chapter after chapter of time tested...practical techniques and the innovative strategies that have helped so many to overcome the challenges of living a fulfilling life... 6. You'll experience a combination of compelling stories and ground breaking insights that allow you to anticipate...to understand and work through any obstacle that has held you back... 7. You'll experience the step by step "Keep any Promise System" that will help you uncover your own uniqueness...your ability to express...to be heard and to be understood... 8. You'll experience firsthand how to navigate through the simplest to the most complicated challenges using the "Keep any Promise System"... As a special bonus, you'll be able to download a FREE workbook worth $149 at no charge! So if you want to recognize the value of your life, order Keep Any Promise today and open the door to your future! From the Inside Flap Keeping promises often seem impossible. The solution: an easy-to-read, inspiring guide that assists you overcome your obstacles and design your future -- consciously, creatively, successfully. Learn about twelve ordinary-but-extraordinary individuals, including: The dynamic founder of the phenomenal Weekend To End Breast Cancer 60km walk. An 11-year-old, who in seven years has raised millions for charities and been honored as UNICEF Canada's National Child Ambassador, the youngest in the world. A former travelling salesman, who founded Sleeping Children Around The World, so a million impoverished children now sleep soundly each night. ...And many more inspiring people! From their stories, as well as the author's personal examples, you'll learn: How to align more closely with your life's purpose, and gain a clear focus. How to use progress in any area to embrace challenges, without fear of failure. How to achieve more -- faster, easier, and with a new sense of calm. How, in sharing your promises with the world, you'll attract resources for success. Praise for Keep Any Promise "If you crave financial success, peace of mind and a balance life...this is a must-read!" ~T. Harv Eker, Author of #1 NY Times Bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind "A highly compelling read -- with great exercises to stretch your mind." ~Dan Sullivan, Founder of the Strategic Coach "A simple, straightforward prescription for attaining lofty life goals which avoids superficiality and unrealistically rosy proclamations...The author brings admirable clarity and brevity to the field. Readers rarely need to scan a sentence twice to discern his meaning, and a quick look at his life-changing exercises need not take more than a single sitting." ~Kirkus Discoveries, New York

Promise to Marry

Author : Jessica Wood

ISBN10 : 1940285135

Publisher : ERH Press

Number of Pages : 214

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Promise to Marry is book one in the New York Times bestselling three-book series Promises. We were best friends since as early as I could remember. We grew up together. We were next door neighbors. We shared each other's deepest secrets. When I was thirteen, we made a pact: if we were still single by the time we were 30, we'd marry each other. Today was my thirtieth birthday. I was single. I knew he was single too. But we were no longer best friends, and a part of me knew that he hated me. This is book one of a three book series. Books two and three will be full-length novels. Book Two: Promise to Keep Book Three: Promise of Forever

Thinking in Promises

Author : Mark Burgess

ISBN10 : 1491918489

Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

Number of Pages : 194

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: Imagine a set of simple principles that could help you to understand how parts combine to become a whole, and how each part sees the whole from its own perspective. If such principles were any good, it shouldn’t matter whether we’re talking about humans on a team, birds in a flock, computers in a datacenter, or cogs in a Swiss watch. A theory of cooperation ought to be pretty universal, so we should be able to apply it both to technology and to the workplace. Such principles are the subject of Promise Theory, and the focus of this insightful book. The goal of Promise Theory is to reveal the behavior of a whole from the sum of its parts, taking the viewpoint of the parts rather than the whole. In other words, it is a bottom-up, constructionist view of the world. Start Thinking in Promises and find out why this discipline works for documenting system behaviors from the bottom-up.

Keeping The Promises

Author : Dhruv Gajjar

ISBN10 : 938266551X

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: No one, not even god can write a perfect end for you! Unless he is dying. Mighty and irreplaceable as they are, words are lethal weapons that change lives… by sometimes linking two hearts and sometimes shattering everything irreparably. But when they are woven into promises, the change lasts forever. He had almost lost himself when she brought him back to life with her promises. Dying from a dreadful tumour, every night before they went to sleep, she took a portion of his heart and soul as promises. For better or worse, he'd have to keep the promises for the rest of his life. On his journey of fulfilling those promises, his bond is strengthened with all those who, like him, are keeping their promises. What were those amusing, surprising and painful promises they all kept? Can you live and die…both at the same time? Meet the girl who changed the lives of the people she loved, and those who find their true selves in Keeping the Promises.

Tides of Honour

Author : Genevieve Graham

ISBN10 : 1476790531

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1917

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Book Summary: From bestselling author Genevieve Graham comes a novel of love, loss, and honour amidst the horrors of war and its aftermath. In the summer of 1916, Private Daniel Baker marches into battle with the boys of Nova Scotia’s 25th Battalion. Out of brutal necessity, Danny has steeled himself against the trials and horrors of war, but he is completely unprepared to meet the love of his life in war-torn France. Audrey Poulin has the soul of an artist. She lives alone with her grandmother in the quiet French countryside, where her only joy is in her brush and palette. When, by chance, she encounters Danny, the handsome young soldier captures her heart and inspires her painting. The young lovers believe that only together can they face the hardships the war brings. But love is just the beginning. Mere months later, Danny is gravely wounded at the Battle of the Somme, and his future is thrown into uncertainty. Soon, he and Audrey find themselves struggling to build a new life in Halifax, a city grieving its lost men. As the grey winter of 1917 sets in, Danny’s lack of purpose and Audrey’s isolation continue to mount, pulling the two apart just as a new catastrophe threatens their existence. Heartrending and enthralling, Tides of Honour is a novel of love and second chances set against Halifax’s most devastating moment of the First World War.

A Strange Disappearance

Author : Anna Katharine Green

ISBN10 : 150402124X

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 76

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1125

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Book Summary: A thrilling mystery featuring detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, written by a pioneer of American crime fiction Mrs. Daniels, housekeeper of the famous diplomat Mr. Blake, reports a missing person to the precinct where the detective Mr. Gryce works. A servant girl has disappeared, and Mrs. Daniels suspects she has been abducted. Strangely, Mr. Blake takes little interest in the young woman’s whereabouts. Throughout the course of the investigation, Gryce and his assistant, Q., uncover some baffling details. Why does Mr. Blake frequent dark alleys in New York? Who is the woman in the portrait that hangs in his study? What ensues is a detective story that could only have been penned by the author hailed as “the mother of the detective novel.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Big Silence

Author : Stuart M. Kaminsky

ISBN10 : 1480400254

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This Chicago cop drama is “jam-packed with the stuff of good crime fiction—character, style, place, recognizable human conflict” (The Washington Post). When the wife of a mob witness is killed and his teenage son is kidnapped, the ransom isn’t cash—it’s his life. The dead can’t testify. If the witness kills himself, the mob will let his son live. Now veteran cops Abe Lieberman and Bill Hanrahan need to protect their witness from himself while they turn Chicago’s gangland upside down to save the kid. It doesn’t help that Hanrahan is newly sober in AA, battling drink urges and the guilt of recently losing another informant. Lieberman has seen his partner at his worst with the booze and always had his back. But now both their backs are against the wall, and they’ll need to rely on each other and make some hard choices to set this one right. Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and Edgar Award Winner Stuart M. Kaminsky “has the pro’s knack of combining quirky people, succinct descriptions, an eye for detail, and dark humor to produce entertainment at its best” (Chicago Sun-Times).

The Ball and the Cross

Author : G. K. Chesterton

ISBN10 : 1504022572

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 412

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The thrilling allegorical novel from the author of The Man Who Was Thursday and the Father Brown Stories First serialized in the Commonwealth, G. K. Chesterton’s fantastical third novel opens with a debate between Professor Lucifer and Brother Michael as they soar across the sky above London. Part farce, part theological exploration, The Ball and the Cross soon settles on the story of another pair of contraries. When differences of opinion lead an atheist and a devout Roman Catholic to plan a duel to the death, fate intervenes and propels the two men toward deeper understanding. Widely considered to be one of Chesterton’s most accessible and substantive works, The Ball and the Cross was commended by Pope John Paul I for the profound truths it reveals. Readers for over a hundred years have marveled at the brilliance of this exhilarating tale about belief, nonbelief, and our collective search for the truth. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Promise to Keep

Author : Elizabeth Byler Younts

ISBN10 : 1476735069

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1894

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Book Summary: World War II Marine Joe Garrison returns home from war longing to be a father to his deaf daughter, Daisy, only to find that she is attached to Esther Detweiler, the Amish woman who has raised her since his wife’s death in this touching historical romance. Orphaned as a child, Esther Detweiler is used to caring for herself and her ailing grandmother. They made the best out of a hard life and poverty without asking for help. They even take in her shunned cousin’s deaf daughter, Daisy, when her mother dies and her father goes off to war. When Esther’s grandmother dies, Daisy is all she has. When war veteran Joe Garrison returns, all he can think about is recovering from the horrors of war and building a relationship with his seven-year-old daughter. Daisy, however, is unwilling to leave Esther, whom she loves. Joe and Daisy get to know each other again, but Joe struggles with nightmares and fatherhood is proving to be more difficult than he imagined. Esther loves Daisy and despite her Amish ways, Joe finds himself drawn to her as a woman and not just a caregiver. As their love blossoms, Joe decides to send Daisy away to a school for the deaf which propels their lives into turmoil and a battle for love and family.

A Promise to Keep

Author : Gayle Stephens

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Gayle Stephens

Number of Pages : 77

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Beth lost both her dear parents that night, both had died on impact. She knew that one could not live without the other, so it was fitting that they should both perish together. With Beth closer and closer to death herself, still pinned in the car; she was trapped between the wreckage from the front passenger seat and the rear passenger seat where she had been sitting when the unexpected impact took place. She had been unconscious the entire time and was unaware that the rescue crew was required to use their Jaws of Life to successfully remove her from the twisted and tangled debris. Once removed from the vehicle Beth been had pronounced dead, but was successfully revived, she was told later the medics had to shock her heart back into rhythm more than once; she had died twice before reaching the hospital. She had no memory of seeing heaven or the white light so many talked about during their life after death experience. But something still hung in the back of her mind, a man’s face, she couldn't see him clearly but she could feel his presence. Maybe it had just been the medic’s faces hovering over her while trying to revive her; she really didn't want to think any more about it, it was too painful. A soft and gentle kiss awoke her; she turned as though to snuggle in closer to his embrace. Stretching her arm across the bed to find the other side empty Beth awoke with a bead of sweat covering her brow…the same dream and feeling of loss had been assaulting her nights and effecting her days for weeks now. She could never see his face entirely, just glimpses of his supple lips and dark as midnight hair. How was he connected to her future or was it the past?