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Elusive Dreams. The Freeman family are dreamers. John, the husband, wants to be somebody important, more important than the mere manager of a hardware store. His wife Hannah wants to raise a perfect family of well behaved, attractive children. Son Aaron has big dreams of becoming a professional athlete, perhaps a star in the basketball firmament. The beautiful young Sally wants to help people—her goal is medical school and a career in medicine. But dreams are elusive; sometimes they die, sometimes they take root and thrive. When people love and support each other, anything is possible.

Home From the Sea. Lieutenant Casey Coughlin has been at sea for six months. A savvy young officer who majored in computer science, Casey soon finds himself in the midst of a mole hunt. Working with the direct support of the Office of Naval Intelligence, he begins to search for the source of leaks that may threaten the United States Navy's global mission. He finds a strange French connection that may be related. Possibly it's Russians who were the problem. Or maybe, as he digs deeper and begins to uncover clues, the real answer is close to home, much closer than he would like—cyber warfare im its earliest stages.

All That Joy Can Give. Captain Jack McMahon, USA, serves as an aide to a lieutenant general in the Pentagon. He falls in love with Captain Jessica Caldwell, a beautiful young officer who stood at the top of her class at West Point point and is bound to become the first female general in the Army. Jack and Jessica share their hopes and dreams. Jack’s dream is to become a writer and college professor. When Jessica persists in her Army career, their paths begin to diverge. When she is transferred to Fort Dix, New Jersey, their romance is strained, but their love is deep, and they carry on, even as Jack leaves the Army. When Jessica is transferred overseas, their loving friendship is tested to the limit. When she gets orders to a combat zone, Jack prays for her safety and quick return. He gives Jessica a gold friendship ring declaring his undying love for her. The two star-crossed lovers are tested to the breaking point, and Jack wonders if they can survive, resting his hopes on the fact that he has pledged his love to Jessica forever.

The Sound of Loneliness. Stan, a successful broker, recently divorced, suddenly quits his job with a top firm, startling friends and colleagues. His son and daughters help their father as he searches for answers to life’s challenges. The CEO of the company, hoping to keep Stan, persuades Stan to consider his departure a sabbatical. Stan ponders his future, examining all of his life. He accepts an offer of a teaching position and lands in a classroom full of eager but skeptical students. He keeps his apartment to share on weekends with his daughter Abby, a senatorial aide. His older daughter Becky is awaiting the birth of Stan’s first grandchild, while his son Toby studies at Yale. Anne, a lovely young graduate student and fellow teacher working on her doctorate at the university offers Stan advice, and the two become friends and lovers. When the CEO of the company he left offers him a top position, Stan must decide whether to keep teaching or accept the appointment. Will Anne, with whom he has fallen in love, join him in his new position?

Ashes in the Snow. Hiking in the Montana mountains, Veronica and Sam are in trouble. Sam is badly injured, Veronica has a broken arm, and after two days, short on food and water, they are desperate. A former pro football player named John Parker comes to their rescue. He carries Sam on his back to a hospital. With her broken arm, Veronica cannot to drive back to Chicago. After two days with John in Montana and two more days on the road, she falls in love with the handsome athlete. Recovering from the pain of his wife’s death, John is open to romance. Veronica welcomes his advances, and their love affair blossoms. John and Veronica find themselves on a path to happiness. Veronica extricates herself from her unhappy relationship with Sam as she and John grow closer. Then a sudden death in Veronica's family and a specter from John's past threaten to undermine their relationship. They struggle to sort out their feelings as the Montana mountains await their return.

The Irish Connection. Kellan Maguire studies law in Dublin and returns to the States with an Irish bride. Moira dies giving birth to a daughter, Fiona. Fiona is raised in Ireland by his wife's family, but they exchange frequent visits both in Ireland and in the States. Years later, Congressman Maguire is invited by his friend Senator Jordan Montgomery to run with him as candidate for Vice President. They win the election handily, butshortly before Inauguration Day, the president-elect is badly injured in an accident. When Kellan Maguire is headed for the White House, critics probe his background and discover a connection between Kellan and the IRA, in the person of his second wife, the Irish beauty Kathleen, his former wife's best friend. He must defend himself against the charges, and Kathleen becomes the key to his defense as she reveals the real truth about her background. Kathleen and Fiona are Kellan’s Irish Connection.

Londonderry Affair. President Kellan Maguire takes office following the tragic death of the President-elect. Irish born First Lady Kathleen, once involved with a member of the IRA, is approached by former friends who urge her to travel to Derry to participate in secret discussions designed to lead to a permanent peace agreement to end The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Over the objections of the FBI director and others, the president allows his wife to proceed. Accompanied by her Secret Service agent, Kathleen joins the group in Derry. Before the meetings can take place, however, violence suddenly erupts. The meetings are canceled, and Kathleen is hustled back to the States, assisted by the president’s Marine Corps aide. When news of the troubled mission, which was bathed in secrecy, is revealed in the United States, the president faces serious challenges to his presidency and must defend himself against charges of irresponsible behavior. First Lady Kathleen once again finds herself at the center of a political controversy.

New York Girls. Abigail Westerhaus once had everything she needed and nothing that she wanted. Having left one unhappy marriage for a new and wonderful one, she sees her dreams die in an Atlantic Ocean storm. Back in her New York, she finds joy in unexpected places. Tired of reckless living, she yearns to find a productive, useful life. A teacher helps her find new ways to express her creativity. A young woman police officer provides her an example of drive and determination. A handsome police captain heals her broken heart. As she struggles to rebuild her life, she takes courage from both new and old friends. When a new tragedy strikes, she finds a path to salvation when she finally comes to know the retorative power of love and the joy that comes from giving. With courage and determination she faces new challenges. Her once empty life is full again among the skyscrapers of the city she has always loved.

Suma. Singer Suma Rainey leaves her home in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the musical big time in San Francisco. She leaves behind two men, one she remembers, the other she wants to forget. In the big city she finds what she’s looking for—a place where she can play the folk music she writes that is rooted in her mother’s Shoshone Indian tradition. Playing her Martin Dreadnought with a fine young band, she quickly finds success in the musical world. The albums recorded by Suma and her band help spread her reputation until they find themselves in demand not only in their city, but all over the country. As they play during a ten-day appearance in Las Vegas, the man she had loved and lost finds her again. Their joy is overshadowed only by dark memories from a distant past. Firmly established in the musical tradition of the West Coast, she searches for new paths on which to express her creative talents. With the man she loves by her side, she is guided by her Shoshone gods, as they search for a future together.

Rainey Days Cheyenne Nights. When the man who insulted Eddie Rainey’s daughter, the beautiful Suma Rainey, is shot dead, people think that Eddie did it, since he was arguing with the man shortly before he died. Though the sheriff, police and Eddie's friends know better, Eddie fears that the rumors will distress his wife. Meanwhile, Suma's best friend Corey builds a career painting the beautiful Wind River Range in Wyoming, and the horses she loves to ride. Corey’s lover, police officer Carl Hendricks, hopes to clear Eddie’s name. Meanwhile, Eddie and his friends become amateur sleuths and part-time builders as they set out to construct an art studio for their friend Corey while trying at the same time to track down the killer. Along the way Eddie and his friends discover ladies of the night who may have clues to the killer's identity. The story also has horse lovers, disgruntled cowboys, and rich patrons of the arts. Under it all, the players in this little drama discover that in the end, love will have its way.

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