by Linda Pate
Contemplating life may make you wonder how we really love someone. We may experience passion, pain, disappointment and so much more when trying to show our love for someone else. The following two books demonstrate all these emotions and give you a different perspective on this emotion we call love.
Talk to Me (Urban Christian $14.95) is a wonderful novel and love story about a young man named Noel Richardson who lost his hearing in a firework explosion. He has to learn how to exist in the world of people who can hear. Although he is successful as the CEO of a St.Louis non-profit organization, he wants to connect with the spiritual side of his life, but he can’t find a church to meet his needs. One Sunday morning he stumbles upon a church that has a deaf ministry. He becomes overwhelmed with an interpreter, Mackenzie Norton. Mackenzie falls in love with Noel and they develop a true love connection in an example of unconditional love. Author Pat Simmons shows how to love someone despite their disabilities.
It’s Morning (Hollygrove Publishing, $14.99) is a compilation of stories about torn lovers. This book contains two novellas and a short story. In “Never As Good As the First Time,” you will meet Melinda and Germaine whose lives did not turn out the way they thought they would. The story follows them as they go through their love affair for a period of ten years. In “Daddy’s Maybe,” the reader is surrounded in a love triangle and wonders who the father of Kendra’s baby is. “The Letter” is about the discovery of a love letter left under the neighbor’s door, and it’s a page-turner. Author Elaine Flowers will intrigue you with her unique writing style.
Linda Pate is the owner of Precious Memories Bookstore, 3229 Idlewood Ave. www.preciousmemoriesreading.com or www.roomsofconversation.blogspot.com