Thomas and Joe have retired and moved to a small North Carolina town. At the local farmer’s market, Thomas encounters Mark and his two children: Robert and Army. Army prefers to be called Belinda. Thomas and Joe realize that their retirement has come to an end as this family needs their assistance. Can these two families show the world new ways of being family in this small southern town?
This story starts in June of 2003. The invasion of Iraq is over, George Bush has landed on the aircraft carrier and proclaimed "Mission Accomplished", and the insurgency has yet to begin. Some may think America is at the height of its power.
Meanwhile, in the CAP world:
JJ and Will, both in doomed relationships that seem to be working. Will they unravel, and if they do, who is behind it?
Growing up in a small town, Tyler's life had always felt like one struggle after another. When he befriends a young father of two, he finds that he may not be the only one who feels lost and alone. With a little hope and good friends, maybe they can find their way again.
NFL quarterback Andrew Thompson is tired of being blasted in the press for his notorious
playboy lifestyle and wild reputation. But just as he's trying to make changes in his life
and become a better man, a brand new article by respected journalist Aubrey Miller,
goes viral. The author berates Andrew for perpetuating a negative image of gay men
in the media and questions his dedication to the community. Initially, the quarterback
is furious with Miller, but a chance encounter with the handsome writer leaves him rather
conflicted about his feelings.
The Order is an epic journey, one that carries Ken, Brad, and their military brothers to places never imagined within themselves, the world, the Spiritual Realm, and even beyond the Pale. Finding themselves pitted against an ancient evil, they must become Warriors of an ancient Brotherhood capable of saving mankind. Through their trials, they discover abilities, places, hidden truths about reality, and creatures that have remained hidden for eons. However, before they can grow into the saviors of humanity, they first have to face seeing inside each other, and find the Unconditional Love that will be the root of their strength.
George Granger has been separated from his command, and how finds himself in limbo, waiting for Valiant to return. In the meantime, the Admiralty has found other things for him to do. Little does Granger know that when his ship finally does return, he'll be given an entirely different challenge, one that will take him to entirely new waters.
The sleepy village of Crumbington is about to get a wake-up call.
When the new chairperson of the Summer Fête Committee pushes to create a naked calendar of the Crumbington football team, mouths drop open. Her further pronouncement at having snagged a celebrity host for the fête—rising television and movie star Clifton O’Keefe, and ex-resident of Crumbington—is met with indifference.
Not by Nathan Fresher, though, local baker and captain of the football team. He had been Clifton’s boyfriend in high school, until Clifton and his family disappeared into the night over ten years ago.
Events on a small New England college campus, following an exceptional one. Gil Andrus and his husband, Pete Sordan, follow through.
Chapters will be added Monday and Friday, and the book should finish towards the end of September.
Note: this book shares roots and occasionally overlaps with my other book, Quabbin, which is also set in Waldron, Massachusetts, though in a national clothing company. But they're different books. And Don Burris, from The Pendleton Omens, reappears.