At age 9, Troy Evanson lost his father in an accident. Ever since then, he’s been steadily losing confidence in himself and his ability to make his way in the world. He’s stopped doing... More > all the extra things he did with his Dad and he’s just barely hanging on. The kids at his school have started to pick on him, and Troy has become the victim of bullies. He hates school, and he hates being around people. Any kind of socializing has become torture.
Now, at age 12, he has a one-time chance to change his life and start new. Will he meet the challenge, or will remain the victim he has become? Will he be able to pull himself together and become the man that his Dad was trying to help him be, or will be forever be the lost little boy whose life ended when his father died?
Find out if this is the uplifting story we all hope for.
Find out what choices Troy makes in PLAYING THE ‘SON’ CARD.< Less
Cameron Connors is a young father trying to deal with a mother who likes the idea of children, but otherwise appears not to like her own. Cameron has managed to get his own two young sons away from... More > his mother, but now he needs to rescue Brendan, his younger brother. As Cameron has learned over the years, his mother can be quite two-faced, and heaven help anyone who crosses Mrs. Rachael Connors. Cameron and his mother are currently in a state of cease-fire, but that could change dramatically based on what Cameron has planned for the next few weeks in order to challenge his parents for custody of Brendan. Will Cameron succeed in creating a new family of four, or will he lose? The stakes are high, and Cameron stands to lose custody of his own two sons if he is not careful. Follow the saga of Cameron as he struggles to do what he knows he must do, and what is right.< Less
Born in a small town in rural south-west Georgia and placed in a foster home after being orphaned at five. Those were the bare bones words to describe Robert’s first years.
He... More > is big for his age and hard to place, but after too many years, he is finally one of the lucky ones to be picked as a potential adoptee. He struggles to make sure his new adoptive mother likes him and wants to keep him, in spite of the fact that she really has no idea what to do with a child. She is well meaning, but rather emotionless. Robert desperately tries to figure out to read her and please her. Join Robert as he experiences the adventure of a new home, a new school, and new friends, along with some more dramatic events.
Will it all work? Will Robert really find the home he needs and wants?
Find out if Robert’s life takes a turn for the better, in ROBERT’S RIDE.< Less
This book tells the story of Derek Murray and his family, starting just prior to the death of his father, and continuing through his teen years to early adulthood.
Derek was born and lived in a... More > relatively small coastal community. He was not yet five when his mother died in childbirth, and he started helping to care for his younger brother even before his father died.
After his father’s death, he looked after Sean on his own, keeping the outside world fooled as to the circumstances in which they lived.
For the first year, they lived on their Dad’s savings, and then Derek started earning money through some part time work. First, he delivered papers, with Sean’s help. Then he also started getting part time work at the community recreation center, and eventually he got summer employment at a camp, and finally, he graduated early from high school and got full time work at the recreation center, where he stayed for a few years before the two brothers worked their way through college.< Less
Tyler Collins is headed into fourth grade, but before that he’s going join his father, Brian, at a remote location in northwest Ontario for the summer. It sounds simple, but that first summer... More > with the father he doesn't know will be a coming of age experience beyond what father and son could ever have imagined. The ability of Tyler to handle what life throws at him will be truly tested not only during that first summer, but also once he gets back home. Can Tyler deal with it all? Join Tyler as he journeys from the streets of metro Seattle to the Minnesota shores of Lake Superior to the wild back country of Canada’s northwest Ontario.< Less