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Life’s Bouquet by Laura Louise Boilini

Life's Bouquet Who in your life has fostered your own sense of purpose, helped you see what you could do and be? Here is my story of these people, teachers in many forms, who have impacted my life with their indelible presence. I invite you to share in my personal recollections and to learn about those who have touched me with their own unique wisdom.

Life’s bouquet is about the beauty of humanity and lessons learned through experience. I have used the analogy of a garden, and have spoken of those who have inspired me as flowers and weeds. Flowers, we often think of as intended, glorious and striking in vivid color. Weeds are the surprises of life, the random whims of nature. I recognize through my own journey of growth, that one needs both flowers and weeds to go forward with a sense of confidence. In Life’s Bouquet I have woven these manifestations of nature within the stories of my past and future. I have shared my stories of growth, of self-doubt and self-discovery.

Perhaps you can find a part of yourself in my stories, and you can reflect upon those who have made an impact in your life. Life’s Bouquet is one person’s story, my story, about how important it is to appreciate the “flowers,” embrace the “weeds,” and enjoy the possibilities that beckon.

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Casino’s Gamble by Sean Espenship

Sean Espenship A one-night drunken fling ignites a cover up: a child deceived about his father. For 25 years this smoldering lie rips at the boy’s psyche until finally the ebb and flow of the deception triggers a mental meltdown. Set amidst the college town of Gainesville, Florida, a fatherless and psychologically tormented law student from the street of hard-knocks unwittingly embarks upon a nine-month journey in search of a higher meaning to life. From his earliest days, he fought to transcend his Dickensian childhood, and clawed his way into adulthood governed by nothing other than his own wits and instincts.

This autobiographical multicultural novel delves into the human condition and dysfunction and the social issues affecting the struggling and impoverished, touches on race and how the protagonist fights—mentally—the Black, White, and Jewish clash of cultures. It is an inspirational story of one driven by strong convictions and dogged determination, combined with innate intelligence and street-smarts, who conquers abuse, survives the death of loved ones, stands tall in the face of racial and religious bigotry, as well as surmounts social and economic hardships.

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