Through the close-up lens of his heart, Herb Bryce takes us on a journey into the hazy world of the Alzheimer’s afflicted. He paints a loving and tender picture with words of his life and love, gently unravelling the pages from the spool of his soul. ~ Candice James, Poet Laureate Emerita, New Westminster, BC
From a vineyard in the south of France to the sophisticated city of Paris, Ella Moreau searches for the hope and love she lost as a young girl when her mother abandoned the family. Ella's journey is portrayed through a heartbroken child, a young woman's struggles during the tumultuous times surrounding World War II, and as a reflective adult. Through a series of secret paintings, her art becomes the substitute for lost love-the metaphor of her life. But when her paintings are discovered, the intentions of those she loves are revealed.
A true story to show that hope is always provided by God. During this pandemic, we should maintain hope in Him. I believed all the amazing things that happened in my life are one part of God's plan. I should not worry about what happens next, because God is always providing hope and love to everyone. "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).". The second I put my trust in Him, I felt like I had a pair of wings to fly out from the box of my normal life. God opened the box for me and sent butterflies to guide me whatever is coming to me. I am chasing butterflies of hope.
This cozy series has everything you want and more: an eclectic cast of characters, a mystery or two, and diligent detectives on duty. The detectives, feline and canine, figure it all out, but they have a dickens of a time getting the humans to understand them. The series, Tiger Lily's Cafe, is set in a Midwestern town nestled into the sunset coast of a Great Lake. The setting itself acts as a character, bringing the reader into the sights, sounds and smells of the small resort community of Chelsea. Read the series in order, or read any book alone. Each volume stands alone with a clear beginning and a clear end. This volume continues the story of Annie, a woman whose ownership of a prime piece of real estate and several businesses was almost a mistake. But own it, she does, and she makes the best of an idyllic situation. With her family of rescue cats and a diverse collection of business managers, staff and friends, Annie embraces her home on The Avenue, a picturesque slice of life that embodies the best - and sometimes the worst - that humanity has to offer. Once again, Chelsea plays host to a large sporting event, the Lakeside Triathlon. Given the town's history, what could possibly go wrong? Annie's friend, Jeff, brings a friend to spend the weekend. What could an FBI agent and a DEA agent - both "on vacation" - be up to? Georgia's ex-husband is in town. He brings with him a dangerous plan involving their daughter, Little Fred. Speckles, the nanny-kittty, has to seek the advice and council of Tiger Lily and her siblings. On the relationship front, Annie runs into a bit of a problem making nice with the mother of her very special friend. And what is Tiger Lily up to? Has she broken through a communication barrier? Will she finally be able to "talk" to Annie? The weather in Chelsea is rainy, soggy and steamy. But life always goes on.
Today, eighteen Butterfly Man armoires (ca. 1815) are documented as having been made in the same New Orleans workshop. While their maker's identity remains a mystery, his cabinets represent the zenith of craftsmanship in early nineteenth-century Louisiana. In order to contextualize the Butterfly Man's story, this study explores the history and use of the armoire in Europe and Louisiana and considers early nineteenth-century cabinetmaking in New Orleans. Who were the early cabinetmakers and where were they from? What was their place in the social fabric of New Orleans? What were the Butterfly Man's influences and how do his armoires reflect them? Who might the Butterfly Man have been?Chasing the Butterfly Man: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825, written by New Orleans art historian Cybèle Gontar and published by the Louisiana Museum Foundation, is the first comprehensive exploration of this New Orleans cabinetmaker, his construction methods, and the on-going search for his identity.
Chasing Butterflies is a story in rhyme of the joy of two little girls who love butterflies. This story is told through the arc of a poem of the same name written by the author. It captures the playfulness of the early childhood of two friends spending time outdoors following the butterflies they love dearly. Chasing Butterflies also contains educational and fun facts on the life cycle of a butterfly.
"A good mother does not run from her child's home. She always stays and fights." Titilope Ojo left Nigeria for the United States over a decade ago, but her mother's words remain fresh in her mind. Titilope is married to Tomide, a handsome and charismatic man who she is afraid of. She spends each day anticipating his moods and lives in fear of offending him. She takes great care to try and love him just the way he wants, but will it ever be enough? As life continues to spiral out of control, Titilope finds herself alone at a crossroad where she must choose between duty and survival.