An American Soldier in WWII learns there is as much hate and prejudice in his own unit as there is in the Nazi forces he fights against. A simple gift inspires him to reach across cultural and racial barriers and do something extraordinary.
When a divided community becomes embroiled in racial unrest, a young boy discovers the key to healing by exposing a long-buried secret that brings redemption to his family and town. Inspired by a true friendship (co-author Marcia Chandler Rhea's father)
This is a true story of profound love between a vibrant young feminist and a nationally celebrated New York City, Roman Catholic priest, that takes place in the shifting beliefs of the 60's. This transformational love affair was investigated by the FBI and violated the strictest taboos of society, Mother Church and family values. Their love spanned 25 years through the birth of three children, all in absolute secrecy. Under the Rose - sub rosa.
Former blues musician, James Carver, is alone, hiding inside a liquor bottle and running out his life in the darkened cavern of a run down car wash on the West side of Chicago. After receiving a phone call from his estranged daughter's deathbed, he reluctantly visits her after more than a decade… only to watch her die. Wracked with guilt and regret, James is forced to accept her dying wish and become the caretaker for Gregory, the 5-year old grandson he's never met,