Summer on Mirror Lake

A Novel

Summer on Mirror Lake

Summertime is the best time to lose yourself in the romance of Honeymoon Harbor… When he lands in the emergency room after collapsing at the funeral of a colleague and friend, Wall Street hotshot Gabriel Mannion initially rejects the diagnosis of an anxiety attack. But when warned that if he doesn’t change his adrenaline-fueled, workaholic lifestyle he could end up like his friend, Gabe reluctantly returns to his hometown of Honeymoon Harbor to regroup. As he adjusts to the sight of mountains instead of skyscrapers, Gabe discovers advantages to this small Pacific Northwest town he once couldn’t wait to escape. But it’s irresistible librarian Chelsea Prescott who, along with the two foster children she’s taken under her wing, makes slowing down seem like the best prescription ever. Over the course of their summer romance, Gabe gets a taste of the life he might have had if he’d taken a different path. But with his return to New York City looming on the horizon, he’ll have to choose between the success he’s worked tirelessly for and a ready-made family who offers a very different, richly rewarding future…if he’ll only take the risk.

Summer on Lake Tulaby

Summer on Lake Tulaby

Lake Tulaby is a a quiet Minnesota retreat not generally known for scandal. It's become the summer haven of bachelor Ansel Landers, the reluctant new manager of the Lake Tulaby Inn; Joe Lesmeister, a freshly-retired security officer living next door to the Inn with his wife and demanding mother-in-law; and Twyla Stokes, an aging Minnesota beauty who has returned to Lake Tulaby determined to rekindle the affections of her now-married high school boyfriend, Sandy Sanders. As May gives way to June, a series of developments ripple the usually smooth surface of Lake Tulaby, culminating in a discovery during the annual Fourth of July Boat Parade that threatens to change the lives of the Lake's inhabitants forever.

Miracle on Mirror Lake

Miracle on Mirror Lake

Adam Tiller is a sixty-three-year-old author of detective/crime novels; several of which had become bestsellers. He attained great fame and fortune, but remained restless and unfulfilled. As he deals with the death of his wife after thirty unhappy years of marriage, Adam decides that he has to get away. He is bored with writing novels in his particular genre, and dreams of creating something new and refreshing for both himself and his readers. In response to an advertisement in a travel magazine, he decides to leave his plush Manhattan apartment and head to the northwoods of Wisconsin. He signs a lease to rent a log cabin on Mirror Lake, where he plans to spend four months in the hope of writing a story that can mean something on a more personal level. He could never have imagined the incredible secret hidden in Mirror Lake, as well as the remarkable things associated with it. While fishing on the lake one day, Adam encounters an enchanting creature that helps him when he was in trouble, and then introduces him to a strange new world that could change him forever; should he decide to become part of it. At Mirror Lake he is given a second chance in life, but only time will tell if he uses this once in a lifetime experience to live a happier and more fulfilling life.

A Death on Crooked Lake

A Death on Crooked Lake

Murder in paradise! The body on a lakeside dock. The investigation in the hands of an inexperienced sheriff and a vacationing professor who is attracted both to her and to the crime.

The Healing Energies of Music

The Healing Energies of Music

Certain types of music can enhance intellectual and spiritual powers and help overcome insomnia, boredom, anger, and stress. Music therapist and teacher Hal Lingerman presents a wealth of resources for choosing just the right music for physical, emotional and spiritual growth and healing. This updated edition offers comprehensive listings of current recordings, including new and remastered CDs, with selections from the classics, contemporary and ethnic compositions, and music composed by and for women. It includes expanded chapters on Women's Music, World Music, the Music of Nature, and Angelic Music.

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

My name is Nathan Carter. Let me say that even though this story does not concern me - not directly anyway - I feel an obligation to tell it, because it was told to me, and it is the type of story that needs to be told... So begins this powerful tale of love, loss and redemption, drawing us into the small town of Eden, Vermont, and into the complex lives of two very different men. Nathan Carter is a young man in love with falling in love. A serial monogamist, he flits from woman to woman until, as yet another relationship disintegrates, he leaves his busy Boston lifestyle behind him and drives north to the small town of Eden. There he meets Wallace Fiske: a man at the end of his life. A man with a story to tell. And as the surly, gruff Wallace starts to tell Nathan his story - the story of Nora, the woman he loved from the moment he first set eyes on her, the story of the man Wallace used to be - the two men become friends. It's a friendship - and a story - that will change Nathan forever...

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Complete Hiking Guide

Rocky Mountain National Park

Finally, the total experience of hiking Rocky Mountain National Park has been captured in one comprehensive volume, which covers literally every named destination in RMNP and many exciting hikes in adjacent public lands. This book is a must-have for any beginning hiker or avid outdoor enthusiast. It will take you anywhere you want to go in RMNP and its surrounding areas. From fun family hikes to hearty mountaineering adventures, Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Hiking Guide has something for everyone. It includes details about every trail within RMNP, as well as at-your-fingertips info highlighting trailheads, elevation gain, distance, and the difficulty of each hike. By far the most extensive and accurate hiking resource available for RMNP, this guide provides the information you need for an enjoyable experience in one of the nation's most popular parks. Book jacket.

Summer Songs

Summer Songs

During a reckless summer, Barry Tate makes a life-altering decision. Afraid of commitment, and seduced by a woman out of his fantasies, Barry runs away from college and away from his one true love for the fast life of the New Jersey Shore. Not until several years later, when Barry has become a victim of the lifestyle he once pursued, does he realize that he has possibly lost his dreams for good. Then, one day, he hears a song on the radio. It is a summer song, an innocent reminder of a better time, and the inspiring key to re-discovering the one woman he can never stop loving. During one summer quarter at The Ohio State University, Barry Tate unexpectedly meets Karen Lucas, a sensitive, artistic woman. Together they share the kind of love that touches souls. It is the kind of love that others envy and the kind that can survive hardship and can endure the test of time. However, it is also the kind of love that young people question and all too often toss aside without really giving it a chance. Karen and Barry are a perfect match until Barry struggles to discover his identity. He leaves school on a soul-searching journey to the Jersey Shore. Barry wants to become an East Coast disc jockey, and he is lured to the Shore by its mesmerizing surf and by its constant party atmosphere. Making the transition from college student to the real world isnt easy for Barry as he soon falls into a reckless lifestyle, highlighted by his involvement with the seductive and temperamental Eva Fiorelli, a self-centered woman with the endless ability for manipulation. Eva controls Barry physically and emotionally until she becomes more of an addiction than a lover. Her family has suspicious connections, and Evas father introduces Barry to Sal Berdoni, an imposing, wealthy man, who owns several businesses, including a couple radio stations. And all is well once Barry is hired at WTRX, one of Berdonis stations, as a disc jockey. For Barry, he is living his dream that he has had since childhood. This is not so for Eva. Greedy and unconcerned about Barrys feelings, Eva is not impressed by a disc jockeys low salary, so she convinces Barry to make some extra money somehow. Barry is then hired by Berdoni to be a courier for one of his other businesses. His job is to deliver special packages to exclusive and secretive clients. During one such delivery, however, Barry discovers the packages contain cocaine. When he tells Eva about the drugs, she is enthralled instead of frightened as Barry is. She convinces Barry that he needs to try cocaine before he fears it. So, Barry steals some coke from his next delivery. Unfortunately, Berdoni realizes Barrys theft and sends some tough men out to make an example of him. These men negotiate better with their fists than their mouths, and they give Barry a mild beating to deliver the point that he shouldnt steal from Mr. Berdoni. But they then toss him a small package of cocaine before they leave as a token from Mr. Berdoni. Barry gets back into his truck and pulls away. His nose is bleeding from being smacked around and his mind is reeling with thoughts about the cocaine, Mr. Berdoni, and Eva. He doesnt realize that he has just run a stop sign right in front of a police car. The officer pulls Barry over for the routine traffic violation, but becomes aware of Barrys suspicious behavior and accidentally discovers the cocaine in Barrys truck. Now, Barry, who has run away from everything good in his life, finds he can no longer run. He goes to jail, and he loses Eva, his friends, and the support of his family. Once Barry is finally released, he is still without friends, without dreams, and still searching for his identity until a trusted old man, Mr. Zeppo, gives Barry a second chance. Mr. Zeppo owns a quaint, but popular little pizza joint on the boardwalk, and he hires Barry to manage it. Flipping pizzas to pay the rent is not the lifestyle Barry was once used