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Annie Aldridge is in love with poetic, whimsical Ethan Jackson. But Ethan is a man in search of himself and is unable to decide with whom he wants to be. Just across the street, police detective Al Tortino admires Annie from a careful distance. But for Annie, their handsome neighbor is little more than an increasing annoyance, despite his being close friends with her uncle and young niece, with whom Annie lives in the imposing old Graystone house.

The harder Annie struggles to win over the elusive Ethan, the more hopelessly entangled her life becomes with the caring, classically handsome detective. Soon, despite the lamentations of her family, she loathes the very sight of her neighbor and refuses to speak to him at all.

Yet as Annie pines for Ethan, Al has the case of his career to solve: A maniac is attacking people on the streets of North Park. Al’s deepening love for Annie wears away at his pragmatic nature; but when the detective’s judgment finally slips, a terrible price may come for all to pay.






Sand, Sound, & Soul



In her ground-breaking new book, Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding with a Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony, Sharon Vaz takes you on a fascinating tour of today’s most unique wedding and commitment ceremony – capable of displaying your love on a whole new level.The beauty of a Unity Sand Ceremony – and the secrets for making it all come together flawlessly on your special day – are all described in great detail in this book. You’ll fall in love with the concept of a Unity Sand Ceremony (if you’re not already). And you’ll know exactly how to design yours with astonishing relevance and an expression of the meaningful depth of your love and togetherness.From choosing the right wording to the best colors for your sand palette, Sharon Vaz walks you through the myriad of choices – explaining what they mean, how they got started, and how to make them possess even extra special meaning for you and your loved one.Special care is taken to show you how to choose the colors of your Unity Sand, as well as the vase that will forever memorialize your beautiful ceremony. Sharon Vaz also has a unique system for using your own “value system” as the basis for choosing colors. She shows you how to choose exactly the most appropriate colors, textures, and forms for the occasion. Nothing is left to chance.Ideal wordings are also supplied, with complete text for you, your partner, and the officiant or celebrant. Furthermore, special text can be read aloud so that all your guests understand what’s going on, too. When guests feel included and know what the ceremony means, it’s that much more special for everyone. They’re able to fully join in your emotion and enthusiasm. That’s why Sharon Vaz includes seven ready-to-use Officiant Introductions with this book!If you’re designing a wedding ceremony, a special anniversary, or any other ceremony, Sharon’s expertise and guidance will give your ceremony so much more than if you tried it from scratch on your own. Her unique flair comes through as she describes a customized sand pouring sequence – from the small and intimate to the large and elaborate ceremonies.

Don’t wait until the last minute to start planning. And don’t make the mistake of thinking you can “wing it”! You shouldn’t even think of planning a Unity Sand Ceremony without this book – with all the secrets and tips it holds for your special day! Download your copy here today!