Tala is an Alexander, her name notorious. In the Republic of Columbia, a formidable nation built on the remains of the former United States, her family’s legacy is a prestigious one. Her domineering brother, Thias, is one of the top leaders of the country, and he works hard to keep her in line. Kane is a man from a meager upbringing, living in the shadows. Having suffered greatly at the hands of the Republic in a doomed military experiment, he harbors a dangerous and phenomenal secret. Tala’s and Kane’s lives converge in the most extraordinary way when he intervenes in a brutal attack against her. A most unlikely pair, they dig into the unprovoked attack, quickly finding themselves in the middle of a sophisticated web of corruption and lies. Her world unraveling, the devastating impact of the truth forces Tala to align with the last people she ever imagined. Together, she and Kane set off on a mission to intervene in a most ambitious and heinous act, and she will quickly learn that even with the best of intentions, not everyone can be saved. When Tala finds herself on the run, her life is suddenly in the hands of strangers. But who are these people really, and can they be trusted?
The thrilling sequel to Convergence.
Tala’s harrowing escape from the Republic of Columbia is far from the end of her story. The Republic turned out to be nothing like she expected, but outside its borders, she discovers that neither is the rest of the world. Her country has erupted in war, and she’s aligned herself with the last group she ever thought she would, the Revos. To restore and rebuild a democracy she thought was long gone, Tala must be the catalyst for change, inspiring hope in her people. When devastation finds Tala and Kane, she realizes she is the only one who might finally be able to take down her tyrannous brother. No one knows him as she does. But he’s a master of manipulation, and she must find a way to play his psychological game without falling victim to his endgame.
When four best friends grew up and moved out into the world, it never occurred to any of them they would someday end back up where they started. In the debut novel, The Cape House, four women, as diverse as the world around them, unite for the first time in almost fifteen years. However, coming together takes each of them through uncharted water as they test love, disappointment, friendship and forgiveness. As each of them taps into their hopes, fears and dreams while trying to put failure and betrayal behind them, not only do they pave new directions in their lives, but they discover how strong their bond really is. The Cape House carefully blends contemporary issues that face women today with a wide emotional range that will touch readers and leave them both inspired and entertained. This enchanting novel features strong heroines and affirms the importance of friendship and second chances.
Back in print!
In 1935, young Aaron Taylor and his brother and sister leave behind their homeland, their parents, and everything they knew. A few years later, stricken with grief, he flees from his siblings to begin anew. Plagued by immeasurable loss and unspeakable horrors, he changes his name and leaves behind his past, never speaking of it to anyone. Ever. Almost 70 years later, living in the home that was once his, Rachel Taylor, goes on a mission to discover who her grandfather was. Raising her daughter alone and running a successful business, she finds love in the most unexpected place. As she digs into her family’s past, she discovers pain and tragedy buried in the secrets that her grandfather took to his grave. Knowing him will change her entirely and the truth may be enough to keep her from the one person she is meant to be with. How will Rachel let Aaron’s history affect her future? What I am Made of delicately blends fiction with the harsh truths of our historical past and the untold stories of people that lived it. It is a story of discovery, heartbreak, and inspiration that readers will not soon forget.
Best of You Guidebook by Melissa Campbell
Edited by Nicole M. Ahles
This guidebook is intended to help you see the hand of God in your life. It is to help you discover the ways you are like God and to trust more fully in His infinite wisdom and love for you. You are His great creation, full of love, light, and potential. In this book, you will have the opportunity to challenge your beliefs about yourself and to open your mind to your unlimited potential and power. A Harvard business study and the Dominican University of California have conducted multiple research studies on how to have the most success with goals, change, and how to make dreams come true. They have discovered what they call the "generation effect", finding that people have better recall for information they have created themselves than they do for information that they have read. In this guidebook, you will be provided a topic and then a journaling prompt, assessment, or activity designed to activate and expand your thinking. We want your brain to go to work finding all the good you have within you. Throughout this book, we will be training your brain to identify where your power lies. You will begin to clarify what is most important to you and the life you are creating.
Edited by Nicole M. Ahles
After the Victory is the heartfelt and emotional memoir of a young woman and survivor of a tragic car accident that took the lives of her husband and four-year-old daughter on a hot, summer day in 2015. Alyssa’s deeply personal story pays tribute to the family she lost on that fateful day. It is a vivid story of loss that will resonate with anyone who has ever grieved and anyone who has ever found themselves in need of healing. Alyssa recounts how her life and that of her other daughter changed forever on that day as she poignantly connects her recovery and healing with her faith in God. She captures the true struggle in hardship and how our trials can be the driving force that define and shape the human character. Tragedy can often feel like the end, but it is through Alyssa’s powerful story that she is able to illustrate that it is only the everlasting beginning. There is hope that follows devastation, peace after pain, and ultimately, joy is found in the journey of life. This is a story about heartbreak, faith, and overcoming. But above all else, this is a story about love.
Feature writer, editor, and content coordinator for Clinton Living magazine - Clinton, UT
August 2019 issue of St. Cloud Area Living Magazine, contributing author
A MAN'S HEART CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Human interest profile & cover story featuring
AIS Planning CEO and Managing Partner, Jason Hallonquist, CFP.
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