Hope Hunter dreamed of becoming a professional artist like her grandmother, Henrietta Debose. As a child prodigy studying under the master oil painter, Hope was well on her way, until her 17th birthday when she abandoned her dream to marry Terrence. Their marriage lasted 21 years until his gambling addiction cost them everything.
After a bitter divorce, Hope's grandmother dies, leaves Hope's father out of her will, and bequeaths her estate to Hope, including the house on Cherry Blossom Lane. With renewed optimism, Hope relaunches her dream.
Hope has three weeks to prepare for the grand opening of the Hope Gallery. But life happens and unexpected challenges threaten to kill Hope's dream.
Her daughter, Jessica, and 3-year-old granddaughter, Emma, move in with her. Jessica's abusive husband threatens to take Emma and Hope's ex moves to town with his new wife. Hope's father, Marvin, contests his mother's will and gives Hope thirty days to get out of the house. Then, a blizzard wipes out her grand opening.
How much is too much? At what point should she give up?
Weighted down by problems and overwhelmed by doubt, Hope concludes, "Forty-one year old divorcees weren’t meant to be dreamers."
But then - she gets back up…
Hope of Cherry Blossom Lane is a page turning contemporary fiction novel for the dreamer in all of us. It's about love, finding out what really matters, forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope.
The much-anticipated second volume in Richard Weirich's Angels Diner series, set in the picturesque town of Divinity Falls, Miracle at Gabriel's Rock is a thrilling and inspiring novel of pursuing your destiny, facing your fears, finding real love, and divine intervention.
A year ago, Alexandra Zakharov realized her lifelong dream of becoming a world-class concert pianist. In the process she was reunited with her five-year-old son, to whom she had given birth when she was fifteen. Just when it looks as if her life is finally back on track, her evil nemesis Helel Ben Shazar (Satan) returns. This time Satan wants her soul. If she doesn't give him what he wants, he vows to take the child.
While Alexandra considers her response, the boy mysteriously disappears. But unlike her previous battle against the Evil One, Alexandra's guardian angel is missing and she is left without divine direction or assistance.
Desperate and frightened, Alexandra concludes her concert tour in Minneapolis and upon returning to her hotel she hears Joy, a women's vocal group, performing in the lounge. They invite her onstage to perform with them, which results in an amazing performance with a most unusual audience response.
Alexandra returns to Divinity Falls, PA where she first came face to face with her guardian angel. But Angel Lopez is nowhere to be found. Instead, Alexandra encounters the last person she would ever expect to find in the tourist town near the entrance to the Allegheny National Forest.
The last time she saw Johnny Hinson was when she was fifteen and announced they would soon be parents. Johnny immediately sent her away refusing to have anything to do with her or the baby.
Johnny and Alexandra were brought together for a divine purpose that would have far greater implications than they could have ever imagined. Soon they would find themselves caught in the middle of the ultimate war between the forces of good and evil.
The chilling and exciting final battle takes place prior to Alexandra's benefit concert at the Gabriel's Rock Festival.
With Richard Weirich's trademark charm and wisdom, Miracle at Gabriel's Rock is a sweet love story with just enough intrigue and adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Molly Sanders has been given the unique ability to see beyond the physical world into a place where a war rages between the forces of good and evil.
When her home life is no longer bearable, Molly abandons her dream of becoming a concert pianist and pursues a new life on the run, away from her tyrannical father, Yuri Zakharov.
Fueled by anger and a desire to hurt him as he has hurt her, Molly takes refuge in the small town of Divinity Falls, PA, where she lands a job at Angels Diner, reluctantly falls in love with Casper Knight and encounters a mysterious woman, Angel Lopez, who claims to be her guardian angel.
Angel challenges Molly to fulfill her destiny by following the Master's plan for her life. Molly's decision brings the wrath of the angels of darkness, an unwanted encounter with the man she despises, and an outcome she could have never imagined.
How do you handle losing life's most precious gift?
The Polk family faces their greatest tragedy and discovers that there is life after the painful loss of a child. (Based on a TRUE STORY)
When he was 9-years-old, Charlie Polk was plagued by a recurring nightmare. Ten years later it became a reality.
The official Marine Corps report claimed that PFC Charles Polk was accidentally shot and killed by his best friend, Eddie Johnson. But is that what actually happened? Does a best friend try to get his buddy fired from his job, force himself on his girlfriend, and then lie about how it happened?
Private Polk’s death left a string of broken hearts, all claiming to be the love of his life, but only one of them, Sally Duffy, had captured his heart. When she shows up at the funeral, the family is shocked to learn about the beloved Marine's mystery girlfriend.
Of greater concern to the family was the condition of Charlie's mother. Mable Polk had fallen into deep depression and lost the spiritual strength upon which the family had always relied. They were like a ship without a sail until faith was restored through an unlikely source.
Farewell PFC Polk begins in the winter of 1952 in a small town in northern Virginia and chronicles the story of Buddy Polk, from his senior year in high school to his service as a Military Policeman in the United States Marine Corps, his mysterious death on June 28, 1955, and how friends and family cope with the tragedy and ultimately rebuild their lives.
Life isn’t always fair and tragedies don’t always have happy endings. But where there is faith there is always hope.
Charlie couldn’t understand it. No one could. He was the only one of Bill Polk’s five children who was hated and abused. Forced to leave home with only the clothes on his back and an extraordinary (some said “supernatural”) gift, Charlie sets out on a quest for hope, acceptance, and love. He is determined to shed the curse of his father’s bad reputation and to discover why he was so severely mistreated.
Along the way he is reunited with three childhood friends: Frank Wissler III, from the wealthiest and most influential family in the Valley; Priscilla Miller, a beautiful and mischievous farm girl; and Mable Shown, an attractive but simple girl of faith.
When Charlie rejects Priscilla’s romantic intentions but instead proposes to Mable, Priscilla frames Charlie and the resulting scandal causes him to lose everything. Even Mable delays his betrothal request, awaiting a sign from God. Ultimately he does succeed, discovers the surprising reason for his father’s hatred and ascends to the most prestigious farming job in the Valley, which can only be explained by the remarkable faith of his beloved Mable.