Father murdered while a baby and mother taken from her through stupid and vile men, Alexandra was raised in an orphaned state. When her brother gets in too deep with a gang and must have funds to pay the boss, Paco, for not getting them from stores that are “protected,” Alexandra turns to a past boyfriend, Justin, for help.
In return, they rob a store and then must run for their lives to Mexico. From one city to the next, until finally he leaves her, Alexandra finally finds herself in a small community that is host to thousands of beautiful hummingbirds. She befriends a young boy who also is her mentor in catching fish for the local café.
Her past creeps up on her to keep her from a truly happy life but after giving herself to Christ, she is a witness to those around hers, and besides the young Palito, whom she counts as a son, befriends a young prostitute and leads her to Christ. Young Lexa enters into business propositions with the neighborhood café and learns to take care of herself financially.
After several close encounters with a bounty hunter who is in Mexico illegally to bring her back to the states, she accepts God's leading and protection and learns that family and home is where the heart is.
A truly wonderful novel that kept me reading and reluctant to close the book each time I needed to. I certainly highly recommend this novel to all! It will be on my "keeper" list. Smile.
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Firsts in Fiction by Aaron Gansky
A wonderful nonfiction book that is perfect for writers. It's handy small size is delightful for writers to carry to read as they wait for appointments, checkout lines, and traveling. The chapter headlines grab attention:
* The Case for the First Line
* But You Should See the Other Guy: Conflict
* A Duck Walks Into a Pharmacy: Character
* Beg Your Pardon: The Unexpected First Line
and many more delightful titles that get you right to the heart of the topic you need.
But don't be deceived by the small size. This book packs a walloping lot of material in it and gets down to the nitty-gritty of writing a powerful novel.
I love this nonfiction writing book and look forward to passing copies of it on to several beginning writers I mentor! Grab YOUR copy today.
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Children of Dreams by Lorilyn Roberts
My heart swelled with emotion, tears formed in the back of my eyes, and my whole being yearned for this precious woman to receive the answer to her prayers. I could see her suffering, picture the child in the poor state of her father's care, and feel the love pouring from Lorilyn onto her little girl.
If you want a better understanding of what adopted parents go through to achieve a dream, what many children endure to exist in the world, and the hope that prevails in spite of Satan's power, you'll want to buy this e-book for your own.
A truly touching tale and one you'll not regret buying.
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Happy Reading blessings!