University, Summer Job & Birthday Plans

"So, you've decided then that you're going to move out at the end of summer?" Gideon asked Chelsey. It was a Saturday afternoon and they were in the conservatory. She had just told him that instead of commuting every week to Oxford, she would just live on the campus. She didn't mention that she had …

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Summer Jobs & the Krasnovas

"So, how's your headache?" Chelsey asked her mother. "It's gone," Ruth told her. "You've been having a lot of them lately. Don't you think you ought to go and see a doctor?" "No, I'm fine. So, how was Les Misérables?" "It was great. We were so engrossed in it that it didn't seem as long …

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Books, The Theatre, Prison & Dinner

"Where's Mom?" Chelsey asked Gideon. "She's not going to be joining us." "How come?" "She isn't feeling well." "Oh." She couldn't help wondering if her mother really wasn't feeling well or if she just didn't want to go to the matinee show for Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre. Afterwards, they were going to have …

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Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers is the daughter of a police officer and nurse. Since childhood, she wanted to be a published writer. Before she realized her dream, she was a newspaper reporter, writing obituaries and human interest stories. After reading romance novels which her mother-in-law lent her, Francine decided to write in that genre. Her first manuscript …

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The Gazebo

When Aubrey got the job of photographer at Harper Magazine, she didn’t expect to meet Olivia Cromwell, the famous mystery writer or fall in love with her brother, Brent.  The way Brent and she met was quite unexpected.  It happened one afternoon when she had accompanied Susannah, her employer to the Cromwell estate in Yorkshire. …

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Writer and Philanthropist

My mother's favorite novelist is Catherine Cookson.  After I read a few of her books and watched movies based on them I became a fan too.  Her characters seemed so real and no wonder--her books were inspired by her deprived youth in North East deEngland, the setting for her novels. Catherine's story is as intriguing as the stories …

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