Never Too Far
A harrowing story of love and survival by award-winning author Thomas Christopher.
In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They must risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market.
The Diet Dropout's Guide to Natural Weight Loss: Find Your Easiest Path to Naturally Thin
Stan Spencer PhD
Dr. Spencer explains why we gain weight and why fat lost by dieting almost always comes back. He then presents an array of science-based weight loss tools for controlling emotional eating, calming cravings, boosting metabolism, and improving nutrition and exercise. In the final chapter he has you create a personal weight loss plan based on your unique set of needs, abilities, and preferences. The plan outlines your easiest path to being naturally thin by reshaping the habits that cause excess weight. Simple recipes are provided for weight loss foods that reduce cravings and prolong satisfaction.
The Gandy Dancer
“It has it all...mystery, romance, history, love and hate.”
His career is on the rocks. His ex-wife is demanding more money. A woman he can’t even remember accuses him of fathering her child. Newspaper reporter Mitch Corsini shrugs and takes another drink. Then his estranged teenage daughter mysteriously disappears. Suddenly, his life has a purpose and he has a mission: rescue the child he's neglected for too long and rekindle the love they once shared.
Mitch’s quest takes him to the Virginia mountains and his ancestral home. There, he becomes locked in a life or death struggle to save his daughter as seventy-year-old family secrets and the fate of a long-forgotten railroad worker combine to shatter the very foundations of his world.
The Gandy Dancer weaves together parallel stories, one modern, one set in the 1930s. One reader described it this way: “Jeff Andrews...intelligently knits together two separate stories and comes up with quite a curve ball of an ending. The novel is not so easily categorized, while it contains elements of a thriller, it is also a story touching on love, racism, interracial relationships, and self-discovery...”
More Reader Reactions:
Fascinating, Suspenseful, Clever and a Very Well Written Read! – “’The Gandy Dancer’ is one heck of a crime story - in fact two crime stories. Suspenseful, well written, it grabbed me in the first chapter and never let go.”
Fantastic and unpredictable – “This book was one that I did not put down.”
A Great read – “I loved the characters and the story line. I was sad when it ended I wanted more. I really enjoyed the book.”
Fascinating stories intertwined – “Powerful and riveting stories that eventually unite. Wonderful insight into gandy dancers. Would recommend this novel to all readers interested in racial and cultural ties to the deep south.”
Loved it – “I really enjoyed this book. The story hooked me from the start and I just didn't want to put it down. The characters are still on my mind!”
Unexpected jewel – “Loved this story. It has it all ...mystery, romance, history, love and hate. It spans generations where family secrets are brought to light during a time when it was unlawful for whites and blacks to socialize together or find love.”
Wow page turner – “I love how the two books went together...This book was full of surprises...Can't wait for another book by this author.”
Stunning history – “What a testament to honoring and loving relationships. This is a must read...”
One of the best books I've read in a long time! – “I loved this book. I read every day and am always looking for books I can't put down. This is that book.”
Spellbinding – “A gripping story reflecting a dark period in our country's history. A poignant love story with a surprise ending.”
Cheer Up, Woman ! Be Proud !
Lakshmi N. Koteeswaran 'Koti'
Preface to the second edition
First, I would like to thank all those who purchased this eBook. Few of those who have left their comments deserve an extended appreciation for their time invested in my book. I am extremely grateful.
Second, the syntactic and semantic deficiencies have been addressed in the second edition. When you write a book on social subject that pulsates through the emotions, there is a temptation to include everything and this may have resulted in overlooking this fact, regretfully. Notwithstanding the cohesive structure, or the lack thereof, a reader would generally get the essence of the character. The protagonist’s motivation moves the character of the small school girl who originally was almost on the verge of dropping out of school. The sequences that follow are, in a way, to display the maturity of the young girl’s character, who, by the time the reader completes the book, assumes the confidence of a woman – ready to face the world.
It is possible that I would have packed too much within the topic and possibly narrating at a faster pace. As the velocity increases, it is but natural to assess and re-confirm the direction we are heading towards. And this has come through the feedback provided. Thank You. I hope I have now justified the pace and the direction that this book is headed towards. Where possible, I have added contextual pointers to explain the scenario as the Protagonist speaks.
Third, when you chose a topic of motivation, it is more than normal that the reader is left alone to think deeply about the situation and how that mirrors in their personal life. The young girl feels the same way and is spell bound at her inner strength. I would say that this silent introspection is also the objective of this book. Somewhere in the corner of the heart, the girl now realizes that just because a young girl does not have a boyfriend, it does not mean, she is not beautiful!
There are many young girls who strongly feel this way. Not surprisingly, this is also relevant for an adult woman, where her inner child’s voice, is suppressed for untold reasons. This book is an attempt to change their mindset that no matter what - they are unique, beautiful and powerful!
Thank you and please continue to provide your feedback. Your positive comments would encourage one more young girl to glance through this book, at the least!
Just as the Sun can comfortably keep the Planets intact and still dry the wet clothes in the clotheslines at our backyards, we could perform amazing feats when we understand the full potential of this feminine energy!
When we motivate and promote the Daughters, Sisters, Wife, Mother and every other form of female gender with due respect and recognition, we create a new world of happiness!
That is how it was! This book is a humble but hopeful attempt to bring that glory back!