You know these people from the HEARTland. She may be your co-worker and you know him from church. They are always in the middle of things, the heart and soul of their families and communities. They will give their all for those they love. Their beliefs are unshakable. In my third HEARTland ROMANCE, PROMISES KEPT, Dr. Kris Holland and aerobatic pilot Matt Walker try to work out the differences that have plagued their relationship for years. After her father's death Kris finds her life in shambles. First she suffers a brutal assault, and then is stunned to learn a malpractice suit has been filed against her. She flies to Alaska to stay with friends, only to have Matt turn up! She has never stopped loving him, but she wonders: What man in his right mind would want her now? Well, Matt has never claimed total sanity. After all he is an aerobatic pilot. He knows it's way past time he faced his feelings for Kris. This time he will not be walking away.
Lady of marriageable age with two young boys, in need of husband. I am a good cook and hard worker. Victoria Eastman grew up in a Texas saloon--an experience that made her tough, resourceful, and determined to forge a new life. So she places an ad in a gentleman's newspaper. . .and soon finds herself a suitable arrangement on a farm in Promise, Wyoming. Only problem is that her would-be husband turns up dead the day she arrives. Rancher Colt McBride is known for his true grit and business smarts. Yet when it comes to his new neighbor, Victoria, he's stumped: Who is she, really? She's lovely to look at, of course, and has proven herself a gentle soul. She's even causing him to question his staunch bachelorhood. But any kind of future may be shattered when a stranger reveals a secret about Victoria's past--one that could destroy them both. Unless, together, they can take a leap of faith--right into each other's arms. . .
A counter-revisionist examination of JFK and his administration, Promises Kept presents a policy history of major domestic legislative efforts between 1961 and 1963. Bernstein focuses on administraive and congressional progress under Kennedy in civil rights, education, taxes, unemployment, Medicare, and the Peace Corps. He persuasively argues that Kennedy was indeed a successful president, showing that many of JFK's campaign promises were well on their way to enactment by the time of his assassination, even after two years of dealings with a balky and often hostile Congress, and the difficulty of working in a political system changing from conservative to liberal.
Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life
Author: Dr. Joe Brewster
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
As seen on PBS’s POV An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives—at home, at school, and in the world Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the “achievement gap”: a divide that shows up not only in our sons’ test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michèle Stephenson asked when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school. As they filmed his experiences for their award-winning documentary American Promise, they met an array of researchers who had not only identified the reasons for the gap, but had come up with practical, innovative solutions to close it. In Promises Kept, they explain • how to influence your son’s brain before he’s even born • how to tell the difference between authoritarian and authoritative discipline—and why it matters • how to create an educational program for your son that matches his needs • how to prepare him for explicit and implicit racism in school and in the wider world • how to help your child develop resilience, self-discipline, emotional intelligence, and a positive outlook that will last a lifetime Filled with innovative research, practical strategies, and the voices of parents and children who are grappling with these issues firsthand, Promises Kept will challenge your assumptions and inspire you to make sure your child isn’t lost in the gap. Praise for Promises Kept “The authors offer a plethora of information and advice geared toward the specific developmental needs of black boys. . . . Thorough and detailed, this guidebook is also a call to action. As Brewster sees it, when people of color remain complacent, they not only break a tacit promise to future generations to achieve social equity, they also imperil the futures of both the nation and the planet. A practical and impassioned parenting guide.”—Kirkus Reviews “A penetrating look at the standard practices, at school and at home, that contribute to the achievement gap between the races and the sexes that seems to put black boys at a disadvantage. [Brewster and Stephenson] debunk myths and offer ten parenting and education strategies to improve the prospects for black boys to help them overcome racial stereotypes and low expectations. . . . This is a practical and insightful look at the particular challenges of raising black males.”—Booklist
An ordinary man living an ordinarily dysfunctional life, stumbling through every day events, is confronted with a near-death event and a resulting miracle wish which is granted by God. That wish came with a promise though and a chance to help others through his heavenly gift. How this story comes about, evolves into success in love and in life, and all of the humorous adventures in between are something you'll remember and treasure for years to come. The best part... it's all true! The majority of this story takes place in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. It quickly transports the reader through 36 years of a less than normal life then settles in for the next 12 years, which become increasingly fantastic through a chain of events, all due to keeping the promise, and God's blessings for doing so. The author is an avid outdoorsman, photographer and explorer, which brings a lot of greenery to the book and describes many of the little known natural wonders located in upstate SC. It evolves into something so much more though when all of the elements culminate into a very unexpected climax. This is a funny, smart, thought-provoking book that answers many questions that begin with; What would you do if? It is probably unlike anything you've ever read, but is definitely a book that you'll read over and over again, and will want to share with friends and family.
Tom Messingham and Tasha, Jaclyn Johnson’s teenage ward, are safe and sound on the east coast following Jaclyn’s daring mission to Las Vegas, and it’s time for her to head west again—this time to break up the human trafficking ring that had ensnared Tasha a year prior. Yet as she arrives in Tasha’s hometown, Jaclyn has several obstacles—a town wiped from the map, plus a persnickety police chief with one foot in the grave—to overcome before she can keep her promise to her new friend. Set between the novels DOUBLE AGENT and FEDERAL AGENT, Jaclyn Johnson squares off against an unknown pervert in another nail-biting thriller.