He realized he had no idea how long he'd been unconscious. Shock punched through the pain. Footsteps, then the rattle of the curtain rings, coaxed his eyes open again. But he didn't think he'd gone that far. Maybe his attitude wasn't so good.
Janice Kay Johnson is the author of over a hundred books for children and adults. Your sister, Suzanne Chauvin, hired me to find you, the other man said. Adopting a child who needed her would be Suzanne's way of atoning for not being able to hold on to her baby sister and little brother when they were taken away after their parents' deaths. But even he can't resist the pull of the past, and he goes to meet the only family he has left. The sun had peeped out after a rainy week, so she would rake up the soggy, fallen leaves and then consider loading her temperamental lawn mower into the trunk of her car and taking it to the shop.
Though Gary does have vague memories of a happier time he lost his parents at age three , most of his memories center on his adopted family. This book is the story of his redemption. As the comfort of sleep rolled over him, Gary's last sensation was surprise. He'd sought out this road, perhaps because it was carved from the face of a cliff. But how can either ignore what's developing between them? Gary feels uncomfortable and overwhelmed by Suzanne's generosity.
She knows there's no future for them. Middle child Gary Lucien was adopted by a farmer and his wife. Would he have vacuumed his trees? Maybe, if she were really lucky, she'd get it back soon enough to mow one more time before the ground got too wet — and before the home visit. My first word of advice is to buy all three books, and read them in order, starting with Open Secret and ending with Kids by Christmas. Either way, lying in that hospital bed, he saw he did have a choice now. Plenty of time to organize every closet and cupboard the social worker wouldn't look into anyway. Lucky I didn't, Gary thought, as the doctor left the room.
This sister looking for me? Raking wet leaves, she smiled thinking about Carrie. A former librarian, Janice raised two daughters in a small town north of Seattle, Washington. She wouldn't want to look as if she couldn't afford to maintain her house, let alone take care of a child. When hope runs out, sometimes fate sends a hero. She stole a glance toward her neighbor's before stepping outside with her rake and a box of plastic garbage sacks. But even he can't resist the pull of the past, and he goes to meet the only family he has left.
. . The romance between Gary and the social worker was almost 2nd to the story of the three siblings and where their lives went after the death of their parents 26 years ago. She knows there's no future for them. Or was it ignoring him, and he was the one sidling closer? Or at least motivate him to change it.
Lost Cayse is the story of Gary Lundquist and his battle to make a decent man of himself after being adopted by an abusive farmer who liked to take his belt to Gary whenever Gary fought back against his tyranny. Determined to put him out of her mind and pretend the contrast between their respective properties wasn't painful, Suzanne breathed in a lungful of damp, earthy-smelling air. Chauvin, I'm calling from The Complete Family Adoption Agency. Shock punched through the pain. She studied the two flowering cherries along the street in front of his house with suspicion.
The pain of a child placed with the wrong adoptive parents, especially as in this case - an abusive father. Your sister, Suzanne Chauvin, hired me to find you, the other man said. Rebecca has never met anyone like Gary. A little boy or girl to crouch beside her as she worked? She was so lucky to have found her. She loved autumn almost as much as spring.
They settled on a day almost three weeks away. She studied the two flowering cherries along the street in front of his house with suspicion. Suzanne invites Gary to stay with her while he is in town a suburb of Seattle. He has a lot of issues and vows to never have children, afraid to follow in his father's footsteps. Open, his flower beds were edged with military precision, his driveway power-sprayed weekly.
As an adult Gary feels he no need for family, and has kept friends at arm's length. But how can either ignore what's developing between them? Tonight, it had been stronger than that. Or one old enough to actually help, even to mow? As always, he'd exulted in the power of the Harley between his legs, but it alone hadn't been enough. He'd always known that he'd once been Lucien, not Gary. Gary Lucien has the long term effects and fears. But they slowly cultivate a relationship and catch up on the twenty-six years they missed.