A Gift for Abigail Rose In the years following the American Civil War, people struggled to survive. Many homes and farms lay in ruin. Jobs were scarce and the prejudices that existed before the conflict had only worsened. Times were hard, but human beings are nothing if not resilient, and will search out ways to be happy. Abigail Rose O'Connor was one of these hardy individuals. Determined to have a good life, she married and started over. She was happy for a time, but nothing lasts forever, and no one is prepared when it is all taken away. Strong in her faith, she prayed for deliverance, but no one seemed to be listening. It is Christmas, once again, and she will be celebrating it alone-or will she? Abigail Rose needs a miracle.
When all else is lost, the 'mandate of morality' guides someone like Shawn who practices law and faces the prospect of getting a $10 million investment that comes with caveats, that he's unwilling to concede to. Love and romance intrude into the equation, transmuting the painful tale of a desperate emigrant into something tinged with supercilious suspense. The twist and turns of events that follow are unrivaled in their intricacy, emotionalism, literary value and candid expositions.
'The Christmas Gift' is a truth-based fiction, woven with lucid illumination of human emotion, wayward love, legal conundrums and the attraction of a lady called Andria who's lonely but witty, rich but melancholy, enigmatic yet not ostentatious.
Her adopted father Joe is about to make a Will to bequeath an estate of over $35 million to Andria, Joe passes away. Should Shawn believe Andria's version that Joe had signed the Will before breathing his last? Read it, know, and enjoy.
Based on a real life incident in her own childhood, Diane Craver's A GIFT FOREVER will touch your heart and impact your life forever in this must-read story of love's triumph over adversity. Justin Reeves is a man who has it all: a good job, a loving wife and children who are the center of his universe. Justin also has a secret he's hidden from everyone his entire life. Quite innocently seven-year-old Debby, stumbles upon her father's secret on a summer night in 1957. She confronts her father with the awful truth. Justin is touched by her concern and offer of help. When nothing is done by any of the adults in the family, Debby prays to Jesus for someone to help her father. Not only is her eloquent prayer instrumental in changing her father's life, but it starts a chain reaction in each family member's life. The older sister, Gail, is in love with a man Debby doesn't like. Her middle sister, Kathy, who wanted to be a dancer, struggles with the physical infirmity that has crippled her every bit as much as their father's once-secret flaw limits him. Debby's brother, Carl, worries about the future because of his commitment to the army. Even their mother, Lucille Reeves, although devoted to her husband and children, now hopes to broaden her personal horizons. Justin, his wife and children all are blessed by positive life changes because of Debby's prayer. Father and daughter together embark upon a journey which takes Justin from the darkness of shame into the light of victory. When he finally accomplishes what he wanted his whole life, Justin reaches out to his family in a special way on Christmas Day. His gift to his wife, daughters and son influences them all for a lifetime.
Michel's life is turned upside down when he is sentenced to community service at a soup kitchen for marijuana possession. There he meets Nicholas, who he develops a friendship with that makes him question his way of life. But, Nicholas has a secret.... To know more, you will need to read the book. It is a short novella (approx. 68 pages and 12,000 words). This book does contain mature themes, language and graphic sexual scenes and should only be read by those 18 and older. Also checkout other books by Matt Zachary: New Discoveries Broken Hearts Life Changes New Beginnings The New Discoveries Series: Complete Collection A Life for Nicholas A Home for Christmas A Year for Change The Nicholas Chronicles: Box Set
This is a tale about a young boy who is battling self esteem issues all while growing up in a broken family, in which several members suffer from addiction. The only constant thing, is their love and affection for him, which he is unable to appreciate due to being obese. As he grows older he develops an unhealthy habit which causes a shift in his lifestyle, causing him to abandon his family. This sudden shift also leads to his demise, which in turn, brings that broken family back together. It is his gift to them. The story is full of comedy, drama, pain, and some sexually explicit content, as well as adult language.
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