An Anthology of Love Stories by Paula Freda... THE SKETCHBOOK (A novella of Adventure and Romance set in the Brazilian Amazon.) When at twenty-five years of age, Mary Juliette announced she was taking a three-week vacation in South America, they were shocked and bewildered. "Why?" her father asked. "You just can't," her mother exclaimed. "A girl alone, and so far away!" "I have to," Mary Juliette replied. "Why?" her father asked again. "Because that's where I'll find him."... "Who?"... "Mr. Right." Both parents thought she'd lost her mind. No amount of arguing could dissuade her. And here she was in South America in a motor coach following an insane hunch that the man with whom she would spend the rest of her life was somewhere nearby waiting for her. HEARTSONGS (A romantic fantasy novella with a touch of the paranormal) In the darkness lit softly by a nightlight, Laura Sharon Dellisogni said her prayers and slid under her thick comforter. Her heart beat faster as she prepared to dream. She watched from behind closed eyelids, concentrating on the ultraviolet colors and shapes the nightlight and her own imagination created. What adventure would she live tonight? What song would her subconscious mind compose and her heart sing? What form would her soul mate take...? THE HEART CALLETH (A novella with drama, romance, adventure, and a touch of science fiction.) Sandra marries the man of her dreams, knowing full well that his heart still belongs to his first wife, Laura, whom he adored, but who died in a devastating earthquake. For fifteen years Sandra has believed herself at "heaven's gates." Her life has been filled with her husband's respect and caring, five beloved children, and a simple, fulfilling, if hardworking life as a farmer's wife, until the morning when she answers the door and Laura stands before her.... A VALENTINE BOUQUET (a short story) a Testimonial for Valentine's Day - for young people - a true autobiographical love story from a Christian perspective as opposed to today's exaggerated romance sensationalism and unrealistic expectations that can play havoc with the young heart. THE SCENT OF CAMELLIAS (a short story) Meghan's spirit soared as the blind chorister's golden baritone filled the small church, his Alleluia chorus lifted downtrodden spirits and stirred idle emotions. Weekly she marveled at how this young man ignored his blindness and contributed to his parish. She knew very little about him, except that he wore dark glasses and a white choral robe, and knew how to smile, and did so, often, to his fellow choir members. Could she smile as often, if at all, in his place...? THE LONELY HEART (a short story) After her mother's death, Beth turned her back on ever loving again. She never wanted to feel the anguish of loss again. She retreated into her memories. Until one day, when she stepped off the curb inattentively and was nearly run over by a bus... The driver, his badged, visored cap fitted closely to his temples, opened the front doors and sat observing her grimly. Beth glared at him, forgetting in her embarrassment that she might be lying crushed under a huge wheel if he had not acted quickly and maneuvered the vehicle away from her. The mouth under the full, dark mustache quirked in amazement. Beth ignored it, along with the prominent hand that tipped the visored cap back a fraction. But the eyes were another matter. They were dark and hypnotic, admonishing her at the same time they moved inquisitively over her tall, thin figure, appraising her state of health...
AUTHOR'S NOTE; DECEMBER 2010 - ALSO AVAILABLE NOW IN (CREATESPACE) PAPERBACK IS MY NOVEL, "IN ANOTHER LIFE (FROM THE JOURNALS OF GRACE QUINLAN AND LORD WILLIAM HAYDEN). AND COMING SHORTLY, PAPERBACKS (CREATESPACE) OF MY NOVELS "ROSES IN THE DARK." AND "HEART BOUQUETS" WITH BRAND NEW COVERS. THESE NOVELS HAVE BEEN REVISED AND REFORMATTED FOR BETTER VIEWING AND READING.
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Published June 19, 2005
by formerly All Romance Books, now DPFreda Enterprises.
Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.