From best selling author AFN Clarke this powerful novel traces an emotional journey of self-discovery between a heart broken daughter and her estranged father. “Unforgettable”, “dramatic” and “uplifting”, it’s “an absolutely beautiful story that will stay with you long after the last word is read!”
When Nikki Kimble’s mother dies, she is left with a deep sense of loss and an aching desire to find her father Jake, who disappeared from her life when she was only three. She leaves Rhode Island in search of him, hoping for answers to a lifetime of questions. But when she finds him aboard a battered yacht in the Florida Keys, their worlds collide and sparks fly, threatening to destroy the fragile bond that hangs like a thread between them. As their lives start to unravel they find themselves in the path of a deadly hurricane, perilously adrift in a raging sea on Jake’s now damaged and leaking yacht, lost in the Gulf of Mexico. Fighting for survival they face off, and emotions run high as they are forced to discover the truth about each other that neither is ready to accept.
Dedicated by the author to his daughters, this deeply moving novel explores the fragility of human emotions and the strength of the human spirit to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles that life places in our way.
AFN Clarke is best selling author of “Contact” (memoir) and 7 novels that have captured the imagination of readers worldwide. A proud father of four daughters, pilot, sailor, racecar driver, screenwriter and former Officer in the British Parachute Regiment, he’s lived all over the world, is insatiably curious and loves to travel off the beaten track.
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This is Madness: A Family Travel Guide! - The Daily Journals from a Family's Adventure Travel Around the World
Donald Hamilton, Alistair Hamilton, Christine Hamilton, Douglas Hamilton,
LIVE THE DREAM with the Hamilton family as they travel around the world!
This is the ultimate of family travel guides, as you see the countries they visit, and the adventures that they have, through the eyes of Mum & Dad, Donald & Christine, AND two pre-teenage children, Ally (12) and Dougie (9) captured in the journals that they wrote as they went along. An adventure travel book to stir the adventurer in everyone, This is Madness takes the reader on the journey from home in the UK to encounters with wildlife - and wildlife poo! - in South Africa, dental problem and allergy attacks in Sri Lanka, the unbelievable beauty and friendliness of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, zip lining through the forests in Thailand, discovering Mangosteen in Bali, campervanning up the east coast of Australia from Sydney to Port Douglas, being dropped from 200 feet in New Zealand, scuba diving in Fiji, the majesty of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and the Florida Keys in the US, before dropping him/her on a beach in St Lucia and then returning home.
The adventure travel experience is mixed with homely detail, thoughtful observations of modern and reflections on as hopes and fears for the future - as well as copious servings of coffee and ice cream and observations on local cats! The differences between the observations of the parents and the kids on the same events is both insightful and heartwarming - as mum and dad analyse and dissect, the kids take it all in their stride and look forward to the next meal and adventure!
An amazing adventure in an unprecedented family travel guide
For everyone who dreams of quitting the day job and setting off to travel round the world with the family, this is the most hands-on of family travel guides: you live the journey, the adventures, the great times and the frightening times through the eyes of the people involved, every day - as well as great, and often very funny stories, there are lessons and insights here for everyone.
100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People
Financial fitness for regular people! You don't need to know anything about finance or money to get started, and you don't have to read an inch-thick college text to finish! This little book is 150 pages packed with useful, do-it-today information. Includes lots of links to lots of resources. Over 28,000 words.
Are you frustrated with the month left at the end of your money? Are you starting from zero with no money at all, or worse - starting with a load of debt? There is hope! Do you have a "why"? A goal that absolutely must happen? A dream vacation, new furniture, college tuition, new church building, big medical bill, or well-fed credit card debt that's outgrown all your other bills? This book is for you! Through simple and practical ideas and examples, you'll learn how to put money back into your pocket, purse and bank account regularly and safely. You can watch your debt shrink and your money grow month by month. It's easier than you think.
This book was born out of the pain of financial failure, the stress of too little money with too much month, and the frustration and embarrassment of creditor calls, lawsuits, and a damaged credit rating. Learn how to climb back to financial stability and wealth with the author, as he explains simple, safe steps to freedom and abundance.
This book has been used as curriculum for high schoolers, and is applicable to adults of any age. Whether you are a blue-collar or white-collar worker, whether you are employed or looking for work, this book will pay for itself many times over in the first month. It is a great addition to any program you may be working already, as this book gives you the rubber-meets-the-road mechanics of shrinking your debt and growing your money. It starts with small steps that anyone can do, graduating to larger steps... that anyone can do! Saving in small chunks and generating new money, to make big and safe stockpiles of money for your family' security.
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Besides all that, the book is just fun to read!