COMING NOVEMBER 25!
When friend Anne “buys” the new deputy for loan officer Mary Brock at the local charity auction, neither she nor Mary know what has been brought into their lives.
At a little over six feet, slim, with wavy blond hair, Billy Joe Wilkins is enough to make most women dream of snuggling on the beach, the ocean’s waves crashing rhythmically.
Mary discovers — to her delirious delight — that Billy’s lovemaking more than fulfills the promise of the dream. But when his demands begin to include Mary’s complete domination, physically and emotionally, it all begins to seem more like a nightmare she can’t escape.
But Mary is trapped by her own feelings, reeling between what she knows she should do and what Billy says she must do. She becomes obsessed with escape.
And what about her son? What about Michael? He’s being caught in the middle of her emotional tug-of-war. Will he become a victim too?
Can Mary find the courage to take control of the situation?
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Mel Brooks claims that “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.”
Author Pamela Foster and her Vietnam Veteran husband, Jack, sell everything they own, pick up the leashes of two 150-pound service dogs, and emigrate to the “tropical paradise” they expect to find in Panama. Jack is a former Marine with raging PTSD, and the service dogs are mastiffs who are never further away than the end of a leash. The story takes readers through a hilarious and harrowing journey in airplanes, taxis, high-rise hotels, buses, boats, restaurants and cat-infested fish markets. Add a liberal dose of high anxiety –how could it not be hilarious?
When night falls on another Veterans Day, when the leftover chicken waits in plastic tubs for a quick breakfast the next morning, and the confetti is swept from the streets, and the flags are folded in tight triangles; when the holiday ends, most of us get on with our lives. But for those warriors who carried an M14 along a jungle trail, who patrolled the streets of Fullujah or Bagdad, who developed the skills to survive and return to us, for those combat-seasoned men and women, life does not exactly just go on.
My Life with a Wounded Warrior is the true story of the joys, challenges, and lessons of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. This collection of deeply honest personal essays shares Pamela Foster’s twenty-five years of living with and loving a combat Marine, a veteran of Vietnam. With humor and love and respect, as well as with frustration and anger and sadness, Foster lifts the curtain on the true cost, the individual cost of war, and gives hope and joy and laughter to those who love their own wounded warrior.
Jeremiah Jones set off to war, a boy full of pride and ignorance, seeking glory and to prove his manhood. That boy never returned. Wounded to the depths of his soul, Jeremiah clung to sanity only by holding tight to the memory of Maggie, the girl he’d loved since the first time he saw her in his father’s church. But Maggie had married another. His soul seeking peace, but his warrior’s heart wanting only battle, Jeremiah’s mind is caught in the middle, between heaven and hell. Though he rides the saddle-preacher circuit, bringing the word of the Lord to all who’ll listen, inside rages the killing beast that war birthed within him. The only ones he can count on are two ghosts; the first two men – but not the last – who tried to stand against him. Tried, and failed. Cold company indeed, for that long journey home. With her unique talent for story telling, Pamela Foster goes back in time and paints her word pictures with elegance in this tale of love, redemption and faith in a West rarely presented by writers today. A touching, troubling look at the influence of war on men and women of another era.
Busy running an upscale spa and beauty salon, Alyson Ruth Barr is floating into old age supported by her big, quirky, southern family. Three times widowed, at 55, she’s looking forward to a quiet life in the shady pool of small town Noisy Creek. With dozens of nieces and nephews—and aging parents who are beginning to slow—being matriarch of the Barr family fills her days just fine. If her nights are sometimes lonely, well, she has the memory of three good men with which to console herself. Until Colin Jenkins—a contractor twenty years her junior—steps into her life. A birthday prank perpetuated by her sisters? Or a young man looking for financial gain? With the help of family and friends, Ruth is forced to reexamine her life, to look the changes of her own aging body squarely in the eye, and decide whether to float in the shallows or swim for the wild current.
OTHER BOOKS BY PAMELA FOSTER
Bigfoot Blues is a rollicking novel, part love story, part adventure, set in the land of Bigfoot–the great American Northwest. Samantha runs a bar, falls for a city-slicker, and listens to her family’s stories of Bigfoot.
A southern romp through romance, drama, comedy with quirky characters that will remind you of the great southern writers of years ago like Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor with a little sly Tennessee Williams thrown in.