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Wanting All - A Bermuda Nights Novella
Amanda's world had been broken beyond all repair. Shattered remnants lay scattered all around her. A mere seven days earlier her life had been ordered and ordinary. Now it was twisted beyond all recognition. She only knew one thing.
That Evan would be there by her side, no matter what Hell on Earth they faced.
It would take far more than Sven, Jeff, and their legion of amoral bastards to take them out. Amanda and Evan had something that the others could never dream of - absolute dedication and passion for each other. No matter what it took, they would see it through.
And make it out alive.
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Half of all proceeds of this novella benefit battered women's shelters.
The Soulless Abyss is the fourth and final novella in the Bermuda Nights series. Due to the strong sexual content and adult situations, this book is recommended for readers aged 17+. The first three novellas have cliff-hanger endings, which lead to the final novella with a happily-ever-after.
Ophelia adores Boston and has lived in the region for nearly all her adult life. She's worked in Cambridge, hanging out at the Irish pubs and watching sculling on the Charles. She was at the first Celtics game at the Fleet Center and has pub-hopped her way down Lansdowne Street behind Fenway Park. She's seen the Nutcracker at the Wang and savored Locke-Ober before they closed. Ophelia's been on the Boston to Bermuda cruise ship run three times and highly recommends the adventure! Most of all, Ophelia cherishes the spirit of Boston - a unique city unlike any other in the world.
A Little Wanting Song
A summer of friendship, romance, and songs in major chords. . . .
CHARLIE DUSKIN loves music, and she knows she's good at it. But she only sings when she's alone, on the moonlit porch or in the back room at Old Gus's Secondhand Record and CD Store. Charlie's mom and grandmother have both died, and this summer she's visiting her grandpa in the country, surrounded by ghosts and grieving family, and serving burgers to the local kids at the milk bar. She's got her iPod, her guitar, and all her recording equipment, but she wants more: A friend. A dad who notices her. The chance to show Dave Robbie that she's not entirely unspectacular.
ROSE BUTLER lives next door to Charlie's grandfather and spends her days watching cars pass on the freeway and hanging out with her troublemaker boyfriend. She loves Luke but can't wait to leave their small country town. And she's figured out a way: she's won a scholarship to a science school in the city, and now she has to convince her parents to let her go. This is where Charlie comes in. Charlie, who lives in the city, and whom Rose has ignored for years. Charlie, who just might be Rose's ticket out.
Told in alternating voices and filled with music, friendship, and romance, Charlie and Rose's "little wanting song" is about the kind of longing that begins as a heavy ache but ultimately makes us feel hopeful and wonderfully alive.
From the Hardcover edition.
Toward Wanting More
What could be more difficult for a parent than to have an autistic child? Perhaps if he is both autistic and deaf. In this stirring memoir Toward Wanting More, know the struggles of one courageous mother who refused to give up - and gave her son a more fulfilling life. When her son Chuck was born, Leona Heitsch became aware of the words retardation, deafness, aphasia, autism, and more. As she realized her son's disability, she sought to get a diagnosis, but no doctor or institution agreed on an effective course of action. But with patience, creativity, persistence, love - and tears - Chuck was able to graduate from high school. Discover how they made it in this testimony of a parent's unwavering love.
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