It was a nice afternoon in front of the house when Travis begins to contemplate leaving home again and becoming famous without his best friend Erin. Throughout the entire day, Erin becomes hesitant of Travis. While he becomes rather sick in his mind, Erin remains a true friend and learning more about his cousin.While Erin and Travis sit on the front steps in front of the house. Travis makes it certain to think about the future ahead particularly focusing on the people whom he saw over the years. Life itself becomes more complicated once Erin begins to ask his cousin more questions about age and death. With the end of the day approaching, Travis makes a decision to run away and become famous without him and meet the people on the other side of the table in his daydream.
Eight years ago Erin Harrow fled her hometown in the wake of shame and scandal. She is back now as Erin Bennett, the widow of recently deceased billionaire Sheldon Bennett. She has returned to claim what is hers and to set the record straight on some important issues.Gabe Harrow has never recovered from his ex-wife's flight into oblivion. He has never forgiven her for disappearing without leaving a trace. She is back now and determined to take from him the one thing that gives his life meaning.
The true story of runaway child with a secret. A devastating discovery that changes everything.Melissa is a sweet-natured girl with a disturbing habit of running away and mixing with the wrong crowd. After she's picked up by the police, and with nowhere else to go, she is locked in a secure unit with young offenders. Social Services beg specialist foster carer Angela to take her in, but can she keep the testing twelve-year-old safe? And will Angela ever learn what, or who, drove Melissa to run and hide, sometimes in the dead of night?The Girl in the Dark is the sixth book from well-loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. This is a true story that shares the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. Angela's stories show the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to children who have had more difficult upbringings than most.
Lucy is eight years old and ends up in foster care after being abandoned by her mum and kicked out by her new stepmother. Two aunties and then her elderly grandmother take her in but it seems nobody can cope with Lucy's disruptive behaviour. Social Services hope a stay with experienced foster carer Angela will help Lucy settle down. She misses her dad and three siblings and is desperate for a fresh start back home, but will Lucy ever be able to live in harmony with her stepmother and her stepsister – a girl who was once her best friend at school?The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the fifth book from well-loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. A true story that shares the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. Angela's stories show the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to those children whose upbringing has been less fortunate than...
It's about a special town where a suburban boy named Johnny makes a name for himself after almost killing his girlfriend in a "friendly fire."Johnny and Jacob are best friends who view life differently. Jacob is more reserved and intelligent. In contrast, Johnny is a womanizer who only wants to die and he imagines a special place called Colorado in which they are able to travel through water tubes and buses. Crime does not exist and there unlimited amounts of water, food, and shelter.
One hot summer's afternoon, two abandoned infants are brought to Trisha and Mike Merry's door, forlorn and afraid. Their mother walked out on them. (They don't remember her.) Their grandmother tried, but couldn't manage them. And now their young father has given up on them too. These cast-off kids desperately need somewhere to live and a family to love them. They've come to the right place. Trisha and Mike welcome them into their home and their hearts. There are now ten children under five in this household, where every day is filled with cuddles, fun . . . and more than a few challenges. After ten eventful years of love and laughter, they are reclaimed by their jealous mother, a stranger, who sets fire to their memories and sends them to a succession of care homes. Finally the younger one sets out on a quest to find the only two people who have ever loved him.
Romance. 29294 words long.
Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood's spotlight. While being America's favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars certainly wasn't one of them. But when she thinks about walking away from it all, she can't help remembering the enormous pile of medical bills her family is drowning under. Bills that just keep on coming.Felix Donovan had it all—stunning good looks, gorgeous women, and a spot as the drummer to a band that's sitting pretty at the top of the charts. Until one life-altering decision left him paralyzed from the waist down. He doesn't know whether to laugh or cry when he wins this year's Sexiest Man award, but the one thing he immediately does is send out a Non-disclosure agreement. Hiding his condition from the public is hard as hell, but he's not ready to face the world while he's still struggling to accept his new reality.Except this year's Sexiest Woman—Juliet St....
A Sunday Times Bestseller'A no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me' Casey Watson'A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster' Torey HaydenTerrified tells the emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and waking nightmares. This book tells the moving story of Angela's determination to set Vicky free.
When Sloane Avery stops to help a stranded driver, she finds more than a broken down car on the side of the road. Luke Evans is faster and sexier than her Maserati, but with her heart still on the mend, she's not interested in taking him for a test drive. Despite their initial disdain for each other, emotion and passion simmer, complicating their fragile friendship. But when a tragic loss and devastating betrayal send them spiraling, their growing love isn't enough to save them.That was five years ago, practically a different lifetime and definitely a different Sloane. Before she's been hardened by booze, sex, and as much distance as she could get from the past. Now, called home on a family emergency, she's determined to hold onto her heart the next time she sees Luke.Except Sloane's not the only one who's changed. Luke's turned his life around. Only the reappearance of Sloane and the reminder of his biggest mistake can put a dent in his plans. Luke is set on fixing what he's broken. But with her emotions boiling to the surface, Sloane needs to decide if falling in love is life's greatest gift or its cruelest joke.
At eleven o' clock one night in 1997, four hungry, smelly, damaged young children arrive on foster carers Jan and Tony Ford's doorstep. Two social workers drop them off with nothing but the ragged clothes they are wearing and no information. The children are covered in bruises, two have black eyes, one has a broken arm and they are all scratching themselves. Starved, seriously neglected and abused in every way, four young siblings have been repeatedly overlooked by everyone who should have cared. The eldest scavenges for food by night and is exhausted from trying to protect his sisters, his baby brother and himself from serious parental neglect and the perilous attentions of frequent paedophile visitors. From the start, these four children challenge Jan and Tony to extremes. Despite all their experience over many years, they wonder if they have met their match. Yet, from that very first night, this couple's unbounded love and care and their unbelievable determination...
Romance. 30989 words long. First published in www.lindenbayromance.com, 2006