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  1. Chronicles from the Orchard

    The journey of a team of childhood friends as they grow, through laughter and tears, into a loving and steadfast family.


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      • 2024 - Seasons
      • 2023- Exploration -Poetry
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
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      • 2024 - Long May You Run
      • 2023 - Leap of Faith
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
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  1. The Acquittal 1. Chronicles from the Orchard

    By Jdonley75, in Fiction. 09/12/2018 (Updated: 04/06/2019)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Romance
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • abuse
    • friendship

    Kyle Howard is a young district attorney who has a relentless passion for the law. But when news from home reaches him, he finds himself questioning his past decisions and wondering if he made an error in judgment. Can he live with himself if he misses his last chance to set things right? Five friends reunite after years apart to see if mistakes made in the past can be forgiven before it’s too late.

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  2. The Empty Spaces Between Us 2. Chronicles from the Orchard

    By Jdonley75, in Fiction. 06/16/2019 (Updated: 02/21/2020)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: Contemporary Romance
    • young adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • modern
    • friendship

    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.

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  3. Cornucopia 3. Chronicles from the Orchard

    By Jdonley75, in Fiction. 08/02/2020 (Updated: 07/17/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • adult
    • gay
    • north america
    • love
    • friendship

    As life moves on we remember times both good and bad. For Kyle, Jacob and the others, memories from the past are a bounty of the defining moments in their lives.

    The following is a series of moments, past and present that help guide their steps towards the future.

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  4. The Discovery 4. Chronicles from the Orchard

    By Jdonley75, in Fiction. 07/09/2023 (Updated: 08/13/2023)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama
    • suspense
    • love
    • abuse
    • friendship

    After six years of marriage, Jacob and Kyle have kept themselves busy raising their children and pursuing their individual dreams. Just when things seem to settle into a normal routine, a secret from the past sets their lives upside down. Friendships and more will be tested to their very limits. Will their marriage survive the stresses and strains they put on it, or will their dreams shatter once and for all?

    Even if it can withstand everything, their lives and everyone else will be permanently changed in ways none of them could have ever thought possible.

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