Books

Jimmy Watson dreamt of retiring to a small farm in the country. After a lifetime of building a successful business, his dream becomes a reality. He has traded in the stress of deadlines for the calm grazing cows in a summer field. But when Jimmy suddenly becomes plagued with a series of nightmares, he must decide between his peaceful life and a path he cannot yet understand. It is a choice that will eventually lead to the most important question of his life: which is greater, life or love? Will Jimmy choose tranquility or unimaginable pain? The answer lies beneath the mulberry tree.

“Do you love me?”

Ethan Murray knows his answer to that question but he has no idea how those four little words will change his life forever and set off a chain of events that will reshape who he is as a man. If he can survive his greatest struggle and discover the strength to heal the broken pieces, he may find a way to break free from the scars that hold him prisoner.

Is love strong enough to bridge the distance between the past and the future? Who will Ethan love ’til the stars stop shining?

Maggie Arnet has never been afraid of monsters. She’s known them all her life. In many respects, they are her closest friends, the constant companions she can always count on. She has never considered life without them until she moved in with Carmen Peterson, a beautiful and gregarious co-ed who sees no obstacle too challenging. With little more than her beloved viola, Maggie finds a way into the hearts of her classmates. And with Carmen’s help, she’ll face the greatest test she’s ever known. Will she finally confront the demons that surround her or will she remain forever locked inside her prison walls?

Gift giving, words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, and acts of service — these are the five languages of love. We each speak them in our own unique ways; yet, all too often, our partners, families, friends, and loved ones, the people with whom we share the deepest connection, speak a different language. We hear different dialects, read different passages, and perceive different tones, all the time wondering why the love we cherish so much leaves us empty. This is a journey to understand those languages and to give a voice to the people who speak them. Whether through grand gestures or small sacrifices, we all should speak to the heart!