Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)
Filipa Fonseca Silva
Joana is a conservative, controlling woman who expected much more from marriage; Maria is trying to get back on her feet after being dumped just before her wedding; Filipe hides his broken heart in failed relationships.
Is this as good as it gets when you're thirty something?
That's what these three friends from college times will find out during a dysfunctional dinner party. Because life is not always how we dreamed it would be.
Considered by some 'The Big Chill' of the 21st century, this debut novel is all about the end of innocence. Funny, clever and real.
"A very courageous novel that asks us to explore the hard questions in our lives no matter if we are thirty something or much older." - 5 stars - Karen Doering, Top 1.000 Amazon Reviewer
"Thirty Something is basically a story of reflection. We see how a group of friends, that are so different and have taken diverse paths in life, come together over dinner and how each one reflects on how different their lives are now." - 5 stars - Crystal Burns, Blogger: getlostinfiction.com
Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)
Janet Louise Stephenson
Two sisters passed around from family to family as toddlers, handled their situation in dramatically different ways. The older sister internalized the abandonment and rejection, while the younger sister eagerly embraced each new mother figure asking, "Are you my mommy?"
Thirty years after being adopted into a Forever Family, these sisters seek out their past. In the search to reconnect with their biological family, they easily locate and reunite with their birth father. Through this reunion, they start to learn of the difficult life their birth mother had lived, and might still be living.
Several clues point to Native American Heritage through their birth mother's family line. While intense curiosity drives them to know more of their ancestry, their desire to reunite with her is diminished by an uncertainty over whether she wants to be found or if she would rather leave the past behind her where she buried it over 30 years ago.
They seek answers to these questions:
- Is their birth mother alive?
- How will the answer to this question affect them?
- If found alive, will she accept or reject them?
- What secrets has she been guarding all these years?
- Does she hold the keys to connect them to their tribal ancestry?
- What will it take to heal the wounds for both mother and daughters?