"I received an email on January 16, 2009 that rocked my world. My marriage just shy of thirty-six years and my role as a wife were over. The words jumped up at me from the screen in a blur. This was not real and this was not happening. It was all a mistake. Surely I had received this message in error."
"Shock and disbelief were the first feelings to register when I read the email. Next came the anger. An email? Why not a conversation? While it was true that our relationship had deteriorated over the years, I had never envisioned an end or the betrayal that would become evident soon enough."
"In the weeks that followed, auctions and a contents sale saw strangers raping treasures that had so lovingly been collected over the years. I saw my "home" transformed into a "house" by a stager. Happy memories of the past vanished quickly."
"I left trees and flower beds behind and moved into a small apartment. For the first time in my entire life, I was now completely on my own. I had gone from living in my childhood home directly into marriage and had never lived alone before. And I was terrified."
Experiencing separation and divorce can be a painful and traumatic experience. But it helps to share the struggles with others. In "Alive Again," author Karen Z. Hendin offers a collection of stories gathered from those who have been separated and divorced, including a description of her personal journey.
Honest and sincere, the essays, submitted by a wide range of writers in different stages of their breakups, offer a variety of perspective and address the following issues: How has this experience impacted on family or other social relationships? How has your emotional well-being been affected? Has the separation affected your career? How is your sense of self-esteem and your morale? Have you attended professional counseling sessions and/or support groups?
Providing support and encouragement, "Alive Again" shares Hendin's belief that by sharing one's experiences, it's possible to learn from the mistakes in the past, move into the future in a much healthier headspace, and become alive again.
Heir to a Desert Legacy - Maisey Yates
Sayid al Kadar was trained from childhood to be a warrior. But when he has the throne forced upon him, Sheikh Sayid discover his country's true heir is a child. He must protect him, even if it means taking on the child's aunt!
Chloe James behaves like a tigress protecting her cub, but this trained soldier sees her weak spot. Taking Chloe as his bride would appease the people of his kingdom, and is the perfect outlet for their blistering chemistry...
Heir to a Dark Inheritance - Maisey Yates
Alik is powerful, ruthless and incapable of love. But when he discovers he has a daughter, nothing will stop him from claiming the child as his own.
Jada Patel will do anything keep little Leena, even if it means a convenient marriage. Jada thought she knew desire, but thrown into Alik's glittering world, she discovers an intoxicating passion that could melt the coldest hearts.
The Santana Heir - Elizabeth Lane
How on earth did Grace Chandler think she could fight the powerful Emilio Santana for custody of her stepsister's baby? As Emilio's orphaned nephew, the boy is, after all, the last Santana heir.
Grace won't let the child travel overseas alone and accepts the billionaire's offer to act as nanny. Soon they are in a more...comfortable relationship than they imagined. There may be passion between them, but desire without trust is a dangerous mix...
Demonic possession. Exorcism. Haunted Houses. Satanic Rituals.For most people this is the stuff of nightmares, horror movies, folklore, and superstition. For New York City police Sergeant Ralph Sarchie, it's as real-and dangerous-as midnight patrol . . .A sixteen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York's South Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls "the Work": investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient-and most dangerous-foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigations into incredible true crimes and inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.