The true story of a wife, her homosexual husband, and a love that transcended tragedy.Gerald Pearson had been honest with Carol Lynn about his homosexual past, but both of them had faith that marriage and devotion to their religion would change his orientation. Love would conquer all. Then, after eight years of apparent happiness and the birth of four children, Gerald was no longer able to deny what he considered to be his essential self. Carol Lynn was shattered, her self-esteem all but destroyed. Their divorce, however, could not erase a lifetime of love and mutual support. Carol Lynn courageously stood by her former husband's side. Even when he contracted AIDS - and came home to die.
"Rogerson is a master of fresh and sparky writing... a spirited novel by a writer of considerable gifts" THE GUARDIAN Dramatised on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Shortlisted for Creative Scotland Book of the Year Award 2010 Ana thinks she understands love. As a marriage counsellor she deals with the death of love every day. But when a new man unexpectedly enters her life, she finds that, for the first time ever, her heart is ruling her head and her strict rules of love are no longer so easy to apply. Rose is at her wits end with her husband Harry. Their familiar, frustrating marriage is reaching crisis point. Should Rose stick to what she knows or find a new way to live her life - without Harry...
Twelve-year-old Diego has raised Aloha from puppyhood, but now he must return her to the guide dog school for her formal training. He always knew she was on loan, but letting her go is proving to be the hardest challenge of his young life.
After the sudden, unexplained death of her husband Lynda shares her struggles in the year following his death. She discusses her feelings and fears of her life without him and tells of the heartaches she endured during the year of “firsts”. As an interracial couple in the 70s she addresses the hurdles they faced in their relationship and how that relationship developed into a beautiful life together that ended too early.
Grief expert, Gemini Adams, wrote this Mom's Choice Gold Award Winning book, "Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye" to help others understand that writing a Will simply isn't enough. After losing her Mom to cancer, Gemini quickly discovered that an inheritance of money and material possessions doesn't give surviving family the ongoing support or continued connection they desire. Wondering if her need for a more loving legacy was shared, she started an online survey asking: "What would you prefer if one of your parents died: to inherit their wealth or a letter saying how much they loved you?" Over 90% expressed a wish for the loving letter. In this heartfelt and inspirational book...
All she ever desired was to play her fiddle . . . But her love of music may cost her everything. In 1880, seventeen-year-old Honora (Nora) Gallagher captivates Ireland's attention when news of her father's untimely and tragic death spreads across the countryside. According to her father's will, Nora must now find and marry a suitor within a year if she is to inherit her family's estate, Kings Castle, or be forced to hand it over to a distant and unfamiliar cousin. Distraught, Nora must now choose between following her dream of studying music in Dublin or saving her beloved home through a rushed marriage. The combination of her father's mysterious death, missing family money, and an abrupt end to the castle's Fair Day program leads Nora to question the motives of people she once trusted. Nora quickly realizes there is only one solution to such a tangled mess: sacrifice. Nora is forced to choose—will she remain loyal to her father and the servants who are counting on her or will she follow her heart and chase her dream?
THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE is a poignant, layered and compelling novel about a teenage girl grappling with the suicide of her younger brother Ages: 13+ the last time Lex was happy was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone - a text tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that the past doesn't have to define the present. From New York times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a story of love, loss and learning how to let go. Ages: 13+