TAPPY, An Urban Noir Short Story
In this dark, urban mystery, Cedric, a disgruntled junior architect, wants to rescue a poor but beautiful young waitress. But can he help her without entering her world?
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“Gift Book — History of a Strong Woman, Sprinkled with Humor
“Rating 4.5 for humor and a true story that needs to be told.
“He loved me, he treasured me, and he pampered me—and then he left me for the Marines.”… “He finally had to admit….that I was his equal.” —Alice Green
“This is a wonderful gift book. Alice Green’s writing is fresh and at times laugh-aloud funny, parts of it reminiscent of Cheaper by the Dozen. Thornton Wilder instructed Alice in creative writing. I recommend this book to all readers who enjoy a good laugh. The section “We Bought a Crooked House” was hilarious.
“Co-written by Alice and her son Peter, I enjoyed snippets about the history of radio, radio advertising, and the home front before, during, and after WW II. Throughout the book, Alice endured her share of problems. She was born at a time when women totally acquiesced to their spouse’s wishes, a time when women did not have the vote. During WW II, Alice raised two youngsters while dealing with rationing and a reduced income. Her ordeal can be compared to being hand-fed through the wringer of her new electric washing machine. She emerged changed and stronger.
“This book will appeal to readers who love the true story of a woman of Irish Catholic heritage, a product of Chicago, as she was strengthened by trial and tribulation. Alice progressed from a shy wallflower to a woman who supervised countless volunteers for the American Red Cross. I intend to buy a copy of this book for a dear aunt.” –Paula B. Amazon reader
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Fatal Designs, A Patrick MacKenna Mystery
When Erin MacKenna’s high school canoe float is disrupted by an earthquake separating her group from the main party, she and a younger teen stumble on men burying a murder victim, are kidnapped and held prisoner by known human traffickers, drug dealers and racketeers. Her father, architect Patrick MacKenna, must neglect his earthquake-stricken clients and drop everything to rescue her. He,fears Erin, under constant guard and the threat of exploitation and shame, will bond with her captors in a self-imposed prison. For her own secret reason, Erin can’t trust him and feels her least risky road to self-preservation is through cooperation with her dreaded captors and reliance on her trusted friends for rescue. Only if she and her young protégé can escape and father and daughter can reconcile will they be able to capture her tormentors and restore order both to their own lives and to their tremor-ravaged city.
The Perfect Gift for an Architecture or Mystery Fan!
When architect Patrick MacKenna discovers the body of the staunchest advocate for his controversial flood-protected dream project in the site’s storm water pumping station during a record flood in St. Louis, he is forced to become an amateur sleuth to save his career, his family and his very life.
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Ben’s War with the U. S. Marines: A World War II Biography
Read Peter Green’s illustrated biographical account, based on 400 letters Ben sent from his miltary posts in the Pacific, of the charming and humorous World War II misadventures of Pfc. Ben Green, a low ranking but quick-witted individualist, which relates how he battled the system to serve his country with honor and stay alive so he could return home to his family. READ MORE...
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