Posts Tagged ‘divorce’

Because I Had To takes the reader inside the worlds of adoption, teen therapy, family law, and the search for a biological family

Monday, April 9th, 2018
Because
I Had To
by
David Bulitt
Genre:
Contemporary Fiction
 
Jess
Porter spent her childhood bouncing from therapist to therapist and
prescription to prescription. An outcast at school and a misfit at
home, the only solace she ever found was in her relationship with her
dad, Tom. Now he’s dead. Feeling rejected by her adopted mom and her
biological twin sister, Jess runs off to South Florida. But she can’t
outrun her old life. Watching the blood drip down her arm after her
latest round of self-inflicted cutting, she decides her only choice
is to find and face what frightens her most. Because I Had To takes
the reader inside the worlds of adoption, teen therapy, family law,
and the search for a biological family. With a cast of finely drawn,
complicated characters, it asks us to consider: can the present ever
heal the past?
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Family
law specialist David Bulitt has been praised as the lawyer who
“epitomizes stability and old fashioned common sense” by Bethesda
Magazine and routinely makes every top Washington DC Metro lawyer
list. His clients say that he is “the best non-shaving,
motorcycle-riding, bourbon-drinking, non-lawyer, lawyer” they
know. 

 

 

The
grandson of a New Jersey bartender, Bulitt was the first member of
his family to get a professional degree. After years of raising kids
and focusing on family responsibilities, Bulitt Bulitt now spends
much of his spare time discussing world issues with his dogs and
working on his novels. His first book, CARD GAME, was published in
2015 to a bevy of five star reviews. His new novel, BECAUSE I HAD TO,
is available now on Roundfire Books.

 

 

Bulitt
is the Assistant Managing Director of Joseph, Greenwald and Laake,
PA, one of Maryland’s largest and most prominent law firms. His
practice focuses on all areas of family law, including cases that
involve complex financial and property matters and property
distribution, divorce, and child custody disputes. He is often
appointed by local courts to serve in one of the most difficult and
demanding legal roles, as a Best Interests Attorney for children
whose parents are embroiled in high conflict custody disputes. He
also has extensive expertise working with families that have children
with special needs.

 

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The {Re}Model Marriage… Really???

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
 

Title: The {Re}Model Marriage
Series: Romance Renovations
Author: Maria Hoagland
Publisher: Red Leaves Press
Genre(s): Sweet Romance, Family Life, Women’s Fiction, Clean Gentle Read
Vendors: Will be available in paperback and all ebook platforms.
Release Date: March 29, 2016

Book Description:

From the outside, Kirk and Jamie appear to have a beautiful home and the perfect marriage. Inside, the aging Craftsman is falling apart, their marriage is crumbling from neglect, and Jamie Royce wants out! Kirk, on the other hand, isn’t ready to give up on either the house or their relationship.

With their divorce scheduled for the day after their daughter’s high school graduation, Jamie and Kirk have to fix the home’s problems to lift their selling price out of the basement. Working to renovate the home together, they discover secrets—in the home, in their marriage, and in the fertility clinic that helped give them their daughter—and find themselves questioning what true love really is.

About Maria Hoagland:

When Maria Hoagland is not working at her computer, she can be found combing used furniture stores, remodeling houses with her husband, or sitting on the sideline of a son’s soccer game. She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals on her iPod. While she appreciates the home office she shares with her husband, Maria’s favorite writing places are outdoors where there is sunlight and no internet. She and her husband and their children have lived in Idaho, Missouri, Ohio, Utah, and in six Texas cities.
Maria Hoagland has several published works including The {Re}Model Marriage, Home for the Holidays, Nourish & Strengthen, Family Size, and Whitney Award finalist, Still Time. Her prize-winning poems and short stories have been published in small magazines. Maria Hoagland earned a degree in English at Brigham Young University.

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To learn more about The {Re}Model Marriage and author Maria Hoagland, find her at the following places:
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Renovation Blog: RomanceRenovations.blogspot.com

Debra Jayne East author of Radiance: Love after Death

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
  • Debra, what is your typical day like?
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  • I usually wake up around 8 a.m. every morning here in good old North Carolina and do some stretches and I then let my dog Puppy, {yes, her name is Puppy, lol} out for a run. She’s a black lab that I have had for almost fourteen years. Then I watch the morning news, usually with a light breakfast and then I look at my list of things to do. I see which ones I can accomplish for that day and I go from there. The things on my list are usually research, working on different books or researching guest for my radio show called Sky Watchers. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/skywatchersradioshow
  • Do you write with music or not?
  • With music because it set’s the mood for emotion and depth to my characters. I like ambient relaxation music best.
  • Do you outline your manuscript first?
  • No, not really. I think of my style like putting a puzzle together. I may write the beginning and end and then fill in the spaces in-between. I jot down ideas as I go along. Crazy but it seems to work for me.
  • Debra what is the most difficult thing about being an author?
  • Keeping up with social media! Just when I master one thing like Pinterest, then another site pops up with something else to figure out. There are a lot of platforms out there to learn! I’m still trying to figure Twitter out.
  • I hear you. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
  • If every night when you go to bed your idea keeps nagging at you and taking on a life of its own, the idea has been “born.” You just have to write it down because you won’t have any peace until you do.
  • LOL. What is the title of your book?
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  • The title of my book is Radiance: Love after Death.
  • Nice, what inspired you to write this book?
  • I was inspired to write it when I found a crooked heart-shaped stone in the grass one day after the break-up of my marriage. It reminded me that even though your heart is cracked or broken from a bad relationship, it’s still a heart and you can still love again. We all have and deserve a second chance.
  • Interesting. How do you come up with your character’s names?
  • Usually, the names just pop up in my head but if all else fails, I grab a phone book or baby names book. I tend to like unusual names rather than traditional ones.
  • Good for you. Tell us more about your book. 
  • Marena Jacobs was in her forties and divorced after twenty years of marriage and she never imagined she would find herself alone. She thought her marriage was forever, not taken out of her grasp by a cheating husband. She pushed herself into her work, getting exhausted so she wouldn’t have to think about the pain of it all. One Friday evening after working late, she was on her way home. It was raining in torrents and streaks of lightening lit up the sky as she slowly drove towards Eden, North Carolina. She saw what looked like a boy walking in the rain and she had every intention of stopping and calling someone to see if he needed a ride. That was before her car stalled out, and her life changed forever. All she could do was feel herself floating, looking down on what had happened as the young boy, {who seemed enormously strong for someone his age} lifted her out of her car to save her. She thought her life was over until a radiant figure of someone or something stood before her. You will believe that true love never dies.

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Sisters of Survival Healing & deliverance by Katrina Cook

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
  • Katrina, how has your family background affected your writing, if it has?

    My family background affected my writing in the way of breaking free to be me and breaking free to live.

    What gave me the nerve to write my first book?

    It was an inspiration through God when I was (more…)

Eureka Butler a Christian author of non fiction an Interview

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Eureka, what makes you passionate about writing?

oil of joy author picture

One failed marriage and one failed business and I am still standing on the promises of God. I am very passionate about my writing because of the challenges that I have overcame, from one failed marriage and one failed business. Now, I remarried my husband and I am an author. Therefore, I did not allow my past to stop me from rising again.

Good for you. Do you have a writing routine?

I normally write on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each day I type 10 pages. The weekends belong to my family. Mondays are used to recuperate from the weekend.

What is the title of your book? (more…)

The Princess Sisters by Stacy Lynn Carroll a review.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
This is a truly enchanting tale, well written and with great imagination. It is a coming-of-age book full of real life situations. It is an easy read, the characters are well defined and they could be any of our kids. The many real life experiences the characters live are so aligned with reality that you may think this is a biography instead of a fictional novel. It teaches many needed life skills for young men and women alike.

Five girls, related to each other and of the same age, are given the names of five princesses. Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, Ariel and Bell. This should please them to no end, especially being as their last name is Princess. However, the girls do all in their power to have nothing to do with their cartoon counterparts.

They live next door to each other and have been friends since they were born. Because of this they don’t have friends outside their family. Their lives could be harder if it were only one girl with a princess name. Instead they have been good so far except for the pesky teasing they get from everyone in school. That all changes when a handsome young man moves in across the street from the girls. They became fast friends and do everything together during the summer.

Now the princesses are ready to go to High School and become somebody different than princesses … that is until a horrible witch discovers their secrets and makes them public. On the first day of school they find out that life will be quite miserable for them, as they are called names and made fun of by all the other students. Being bullied in school was just raised a notch higher. Life is hard enough without having to live in fear of High School.

The princesses at first don’t know what to do, but one of their fairy grandmothers gives them an idea. From that moment on they work together to change the view the rest of the students have of them. Will this last resort work for them?

This book is entertaining, a page-turner, and a great clean read for Young Adults and their families alike.

Souls on (B)Oring Street, Denim Blues Mysteries, Book 3 by Karen Wiesner

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

This is a review for readersfavorite.com

I just finished Souls on Boring Street and find the story very captivating. It is a romance with some sleuthing in it. I love the cover. It is well done and colorful. It portrays the theme of the book to a T.

The copy I have says that it is a review copy and that the printed book may not be the same. (more…)

Meg’s Melody a sweet romance by Kaylee Baldwin

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Kaylee it is pleasure to have you in our site. I read your book about a year ago when you were doing some editing and really enjoyed it. I am glad that is finally out of the oven. I know it will be a treat for all who love clean romance books. Well let’s get started…

Kaylee, when did you start to write and how long did it take you get published? (more…)