A heart can come in many colors or forms. It can be warm, showing love and concern for everyone it meets, or it can be cold, and hide its feelings. How can one woman be caring enough as to continually show her love and concern for so many? Claire Huntington lives in New York. She recently got divorced from Jeff, her husband of twenty-five years, a well renowned and highly sort after architect. Claire’s son, David, who followed in his father’s footsteps, is also an architect and lives in California with his wife Beth. Claire, now alone, but living comfortably in a large colonial, still feels something is missing in her life. Claire at one time had been an art teacher. She gave up her teaching position when Jeff and she got married. Jeff’s position and the salary he was earning at the time was more than substantial. Now divorced, Claire decides to help others with her artistic talents, namely children who come from underprivileged homes or abusive home settings. What Claire doesn’t realize is that she is personally getting involved in these children’s lives which cause her to gladly open her heart and help in whatever way possible. Her concern and involvement cause her much stress and as a result she neglects her health and well-being. When a possible chance for her to find romance comes again, she shies away from the opportunity, leaving her in a dilemma that would cause her to choose between the children that needed her, her son who recently lost his position, the new man that wanted to love her and the emotions she still holds in her heart for her ex-husband Jeff.






Discovering Yourself At A Later Age


They say that time tells all, but what if time can’t wait? What if time is passing you by faster than you expected. What if you have things you have always wanted to do and didn’t. What if you now regret the fact that you never followed your heart and that the disparaging remarks from others caused you to forget your passions along the way.

What if one day you woke up and suddenly realized, it’s not too late, that you can still seek the happiness you’ve always wanted. What if you pursue it? Wouldn’t that be wonderful? A moment to shine in your lifetime, full of contentment and satisfaction.







Beatrice, The Owl With No Friends



Once there was an owl named Beatrice, who lived by herself in the forest. She was happy to be by herself and never complained that she was alone, until one day when something happened to change her way of thinking. Friends are never sincere, Beatrice thought to herself. She found out later, how important it is to make and have good friends.

A learning experience for your child.  Illustrations, discussion page, page to color.






SANDY, The Grouchy Dog

Once there was a dog named Sandy. He wasn’t very big, but he had a big bark. So much in fact, he scared everyone in the neighborhood. Every day, Sandy would bark at the least little thing, causing the people in the neighborhood to fear him and they were really starting to get annoyed . He just didn’t want to be bothered by anyone and thought if he made a lot of noise, by barking, people would leave him alone. The other dogs in the neighborhood didn’t like Sandy, because he made people fearful of them too. They weren’t like him. They were gentle and friendly and wanted to be petted now and then, but the people in the neighborhood were also scared to approach the other dogs. They thought they were also mean like Sandy. Sandy soon learned how his barking was preventing the other dogs from being noticed and loved. He began to notice how different the other dogs were and that they wanted people to know that everyone is different and that you shouldn’t base your opinion about someone through the acts of others.





HAVEN BOOK COVER FINALKim, an RN, who has dedicated most of her life in the caring of others, has now come to realize that she should start thinking of retiring and leaving that part of her life behind her. Kim now wants to fulfill her dream while she still can in order to enjoy the rest of her life. While doing so, she finds herself once again involved in the caring of two people, Beatrice, an elderly yet feisty woman, whose life consisted of many personal tragedies and Bill, a strong and proud minded man, whose past haunts him and who is now stricken with a debilitating disease. Beatrice and Bill haven’t spoken to each other in years and while Kim can help them physically, emotionally they will have to heal themselves. A sweet and tender story of dedication, love and forgiving that will warm your heart.


Holiday Ups and Downs

This time of the year, some of us feel down in the dumps before or after a holiday. We have so many things on our mind and although we try not to bring them forth into the next year, there they are trailing behind us, like old worn out luggage. We sometimes, can’t shake them, no matter what we do, so we keep them stored in our memory. They travel with us through the next year and the year after that, freeloading and taking over our minds and hearts. We need to take the time to sit back and try to think of ways to shake those freeloaders and make room for other invited guests, such as pleasantry and contentment and love.
I would like to take this time to wish all my family and friends the best New Year’s ever. One that is peaceful, loving and kind. Free of illness, or anger or misgivings.

A simple wish–a New Year full of smiles, much happiness and peace. Happy New Year All!

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Now That Thanksgiving is Gone

The preparations of making lists that include whom to invite, what to serve and cook, what type of table cloth or table decorations are needed, are now behind us. Until the next big holiday, Christmas. Then the process begins all over again. The stress of the seasons are upon us.  Holidays are meant to give and receive joy, not make us a bundle of nerves.

Thanksgiving is such a warm holiday. We acknowledge the fact as to how lucky we all are. We see others who are less fortunate than us and we thank God that our life is what it is.  We would like to help others, whether physically or monetarily, but we always say we will, but we mostly never do.

I want to take this time to have everyone think of one small thing they can do to make someone happy. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or time, but one small thing that would make a difference in someone’s life.

Maybe it’s a chore, handing someone a few dollars so that they can buy a meal or perhaps pay a bill that has been haunting them.  Even offering to do a service to help them through the day. Taking someone to their doctor’s visit, picking up a prescriptions for them at the pharmacy, walking their dog, helping with grocery shopping or even helping to write out Christmas Cards.

Whatever the gift or offer, it isn’t little if you are at the receiving line.

My friends, to be thankful for what you have, you have to show it through the deeds you do for others. You yourself will feel uplifted and good about yourself even more, when you see the smile on someone’s face you have helped or assisted. Although some may not show outwardly, in their hearts they appreciate what you have done. Don’t let their attitude stop you or prevent you from asking if they would like some help.  Picture yourself in their position, it can be tough at times, needing help or assistance, but being shy or afraid to ask.  Do the asking and watch a smile appear on a strangers face or perhaps get a ‘thank you’ for a deed well appreciated.

Enjoy your holidays my friends.  Remember every day is a gift, why not share it with others.

And Thank You All for taking the time to read this post.

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Francesca is a woman whose life had always been full of worry and fear. Her pessimistic lifestyle had shunned all her childhood friends throughout her young and teenage years. Her fears and concerns had created a marriage that she didn’t fully enjoy. Her husband, Larry, was her complete opposite. He loved life to the fullest and wanted the same for Francesca. Oddly his enthusiasm and self-esteem were the qualities that attracted her.

After Larry’s sudden death, she makes a change and moves into a condo. While living there she comes upon a garden, which no one seems to realize is present. She experiences a strange encounter with a young girl, who turns her life around for the better and one who she eventually discovers was distantly related to her.

A story of faith, trust, encouragement and strong determination to find oneself through innocent eyes.


Jacqueline Coote is an author of women’s fiction.  Her books inspire and give women encouragement, self-esteem and enlighten them to follow their dreams.

Authors Page: http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Coote/e/B00D3KD9ZM