Losing a Child & Finding Love

Michaela was a student of Tamal Laghari's. She was a very bright girl who had many friends. When she died from an acute asthma attack, he was devastated. He went to the funeral where he met her mother. She was an attractive woman and a widow in her late thirties. Her husband died when Michaela …

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Medical Care Racism

Image by Shutterstock One would think that a baby, no matter the race, would get the optimum care at a hospital but that's sadly not the case. A study has recently shown that black babies fare better, have a better chance of survival when in the care of a black doctor. And according to a …

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The Interview, Buenos Aires & Plans for Uruguay

He stared at her. Did she have any idea of how beautiful and sexy she looked in that dress? She was making it really hard for him not to want to scoop her up in his arms and take her up to his hotel room and make love to her. "What's the matter?" she asked. …

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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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A Tour and Lunch

Gerhardt had just returned from a walk on the moors and was outside on the porch when Alexandra stepped out. He was pleasantly surprised to see her. "Hello," he said. "Hello. Nice dog. He's sitting so still that I thought he was a work of art. What's his name?" "Cinder." "Cinder?" "It was Helena's idea. …

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The Virtuous One

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you. Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He called Moses or Samuel” - Gladys Aylward Gladys Aylward was born in Edmonton, North London. She …

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Where to Spend Christmas

"What made you change your mind about having sex on the Sabbath?" Joel asked her one Sunday afternoon. "I prayed about it." She didn't tell him that she had asked her co-worker, Diana for advice. He would have a problem with her sharing something so personal with another person. "Is it going to be a …

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Castlemore Manor

I am sitting on a bench on the immaculate grounds of Castlemore Manor, reading a book. I glanced up from its pages when my mind became occupied with memories of the place I once called home where I lived with my dear uncle and his family before he died and I was sent to Lowood.  …

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The Kiss

"Oh, Grandma, I didn't know that you had company." Clara's eyes shifted from her to Father Kowalski. "Good evening, Pastor Kowalski." It took a moment for him to reply because he was taken aback by how she looked, all dressed up. "Good evening, Clara." Mrs. Siri beamed. "You look lovely, Clara." "Thanks, Grandma." "She's going …

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The Writer’s Muse

"I just finished reading, Raindrops Never Lie." "And what did you think of it?" "I loved it. I couldn't put it down. It's your best novel." "That's what you said about Shadow Monsters." "I love Shadow Monsters. It was your first novel. It's still one of my favorites. But, Raindrops Never Lie is my number …

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