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The Sergeant's Daughter. The colonal and the sergeant major are proud Marines. Their paths have crossed often, and the friendship between the two men transcends traditional officer-enlisted relationships. Years earlier the colonel, then a lieutenant, helped the young sergeant with a difficult problem, for which he and his family have always been grateful. When the two Marines served together in combat, the sergeant helped save the life of the colonel, a major at the time. When the sergeant major's daughter, whom the colonel has known for years, grows into a beautiful, mature woman, life gets complicated for the two friends. Can the colonel and the sergeant major's daughter find a path to romance with out damaging the friendship?

Elusive Dreams. The Freeman family are dreamers. John wants to be somebody important, more important than the mere manager of a hardware store. His wife Hannah wants to raise a perfect family—good husband, decent, well behaved, attractive children. Son Aaron has dreams of becoming a star athlete and pro basketball player. Beautiful daughter Sally wants to help people—her goal is medical school and a career in medicine. But dreams are elusive; sometimes they thrive, sometimes they die. Sometimes the people closest to them get in the way. But when people love and support each other, anything is possible.

Home From the Sea. Lieutenant Casey Coughlin is home from six months at sea. A savvy 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 are the problem. Or maybe, as he digs deeper and begins to uncover clues, the real answer lies closer to home, much closer than he would like. It's cyber warfare in its earliest stages.

Under Wyoming Skies. Kelly McKinnon  is tired. A successful businesswoman, she is frustrated by a series of troubling events and ready for change. She takes her children to a ranch in Wyoming owned by her cousin. Outfitted for Western life, they become good riders and learn about ranch life. A Cheyenne family on the ranch introduce Kelly and her children to the culture of the Cheyenne Nation, and Kimi, a young Indian girl, charms both of the kids. By the time they are ready to return to Pennsylvania, they all begin to think that a permanent move to Wyoming might be something they’d like to experience.

All That Joy Can Give. Captain Jack McMahon, aide to a general in the Pentagon, falls in love with another aide, Captain Jessica Caldwell, a young officer who stood high in her West Point point class. Jessica dreams of becoming the first female general in the Army. Jack’s dream is to become a college professor and writer. When Jessica is transferred a combat zone overseas, their romance is strained to the limits, but their love is deep. The two star-crossed lovers hold onto their dreams. Jack prays for Jessica's safety and quick return, resting his hopes on the fact that he has pledged his love to Jessica forever.

The Sound of Loneliness. Stan, a successful broker, suddenly quits his job, startling friends and colleagues. His children help their father search for answers to life’s challenges. The CEO of the company persuades Stan to keep his options open. Stan accepts an offer to teach and lands in a classroom eager but skeptical students. Anne, a lovely young graduate student offers Stan advice, and the two become friends and lovers. When his former  CEO 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 Montana, Veronica and Sam are in trouble. Veronica has a broken arm, and short on food and water, they are desperate. John Parker comes to their rescue and drives Veronica back to Chicago. After four days with John, she falls in love with the handsome athlete. Recovering from the pain of his wife’s death, John is open to romance and shares her feelings. Veronica welcomes his advances, and the affair blossoms. Then a sudden 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, who is raised in Ireland by his wife's family. Years later, Congressman Maguire is invited by Senator Jordan Montgomery to run with him as candidate for Vice President. They win the election handily, but shortly before Inauguration Day, the president-elect is badly injured in an accident. When Kellan 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, Kathleen. He must defend himself against the charges, and Kathleen 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, travels to Derry for discussions toward a peace agreement to end The Troubles. 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. When news of the troubled secret mission 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. Tired of reckless living, she yearns to find a productive, useful life. A teacher helps her express her creativity. A young woman police officer provides 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 restorative power of love and the joy that comes from giving.

Suma. Singer Suma Rainey leaves her home in 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 a place where she can play the folk music she writes that is rooted in her mother’s Shoshone Indian tradition. She finds success in the musical world when her albums are 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.

Rainey Days Cheyenne Nights. When the man who insulted Eddie Rainey’s daughter, the beautiful Suma Rainey, is shot dead, people blame Eddie. Though the sheriff, police and Eddie's friends know better, Eddie fears that the rumors will distress his wife. Meanwhile, Suma's 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. Eddie and his friends become amateur sleuths as they set out to construct an art studio for their friend Corey while trying to track down the killer. The story also has horse lovers, 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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Frank Hoctor's New York: A collection of drawings and watercolors by artist Frank Hoctor, complied by his daughter Harriet Hoctor Groeschel. Available at www.lulu.com/spotlight/hjsage

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