Thursday, 14 December 2017

Stories People Love - Short Stories of Crime, Adventure, and Love

Stories People Love is getting a new book cover.
The cover was designed by Jane West of Designs by Jane. Check out her page at FACEBOOK.

Stories People Love contains short stories of Crime, Adventure, and Love.

1. A Headmaster's Daughter - When minimal value was placed on education for girls, a passionate young Christian girl finds true love with a brilliant scholar.
2. Travel Dreams of Yesterday - Two young adventurous girls, one with a strict Christian father, take a trip across the world.
3. The Dirtiest of all evils - A thrilling murder mystery that demonstrates true brotherly love.
4. Age Difference - A Love Story. True love knows no bounds but can there be a limit to the age of your partner?
The four stories, each different in content, are connected by the common theme of hope.

Read some top reviews:

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
These are fictional short stories which will get you thinking about life's choices.
Do you follow tradition or follow your own heart?
The book is well written and I rate it five stars.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this collection of short stories
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved this collection of short stories- well-written, fun, and engaging!
The author included a good mix of storylines.
My personal favorite was ‘Travel Dreams of Yesterday’ – the trips the girls took to Europe. 5 stars

5.0 out of 5 stars
Great reading for a Sunday afternoon
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great little set of short stories all inspirational. Love, life, and loyalty. Great for a Sunday afternoon.

5.0 out of 5 stars
A great little collection that will make you think (especially if you are a travel fan like me!)
Format: Paperback
'The Moral of this story is to never give up on your dreams.'
With a title like Stories People Love,, this book already had a lot to live up to. As I read each of the four short stories in turn, the change from fiction to non-fiction made reading this collection all the more pleasurable.
As a bit of a travel fiend myself, the standout story for me is Travel Dreams of Yesterday.
The author writes this so well that you really feel you are journeying along with her.
Is it a spoiler to say each story is a heartwarming one (a reference to one of the author's other works)?
I don't think so.
Each element of the collection's opener, A Headmaster's Daughter, twists and turns and demands that you keep reading.
The Dirtiest of All Evils is intriguing as a murder mystery and seems initially out of place. But reading the stories again, it feels a good fit.
This is a neat and extremely readable collection and shows an author who is able to write fiction and non-fiction elements seamlessly.
It's not an easy combination and yet the author pulls it off admirably.

Arabella Persaud
5.0 out of 5 stars
A collection of stories, poems and an informative article all connected by the common theme of hope

Format: Paperback
In Stories People Love, the author combines several genres in one collection.: a romance story, a murder mystery, a travel chronicle, an advice piece, and some poetry. The work consists of two fictional stories, a narration of a true-life adventure, some thoughts on the advantages of buying insurance, and four poems.

My favorite story of the collection is "The Headmaster's Daughter". It is a beautiful, finely developed tale that deals with the romance of Marie and Paul in the 1950's. After some setbacks in their relationship, they finally marry proving to all that love always triumphs.

"The Dirtiest of All Evils" is shorter but exciting in its own way. Mark almost confesses to a murder he did not commit because he believes he is protecting his brother. The true details of the crime eventually emerge and vindicate Mark.

"Travel Dreams of Yesterday" relates the author's journey, with her friend Sylvia, to New York, Toronto, London, Germany, and Holland. It is a detailed chronicle of their wonderful experiences and safe return home.

Typical of the style of the author, these stories are easy to read and understand. The common thread that unites each piece in this collection is hope. The theme running through each story is that with hope and faith, nothing can ever go wrong. It is a theme that can be found in all of the author's work. I highly recommend this book.

Positive reading
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is brilliantly filled with stories and poems that are easy to read and which also contains valuable life information. They range from fiction to non-fictional stories as well as poems, which are artfully written to provide a positive reading experience.

The book is available at Amazon Universal Link.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Five- Star Reviews for Retirement is Fun: When one door closes, another opens

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Retirement is fun received three five-star reviews within the past two months.

Book Description:

Women and Men who have crossed fifty should not pass up this book.
Retirement is when you stop working to live and start working at living.
When one door closes, another opens.
In her memoir Retirement is Fun which is a sequel to her first memoir My Life as a Banker - A Life Worth Living, Brenda describes her many wonderful experiences at the end of her banking career.
Her new job brought more opportunities to travel the world, have fun, and enjoy life.
She grasped opportunities as they fell in her path.
Is your life over when you retire?
Brenda dispels that fear.
She proves that retirement is a time to enjoy life and earn too.
Despite facing many challenges such as cancer, deaths of loved ones, and an accident, which made her realize that life is very short, she triumphantly moves on to accomplish more.
Brenda increased her skills in areas she never thought possible.
She has proven that when she retired from her first job she definitely did not retire from life.
For her, Retirement is indeed fun and she has written about her fun experiences as well as sad ones in this personal memoir on Retirement.

Review 1.

Retirement Is Fun is an enjoyable account of life after retirement, written by an amazing author, Brenda Mohammed.
Ms. Mohammed recounts in great detail her decision to embark on a totally new career, with its ensuing challenges and rewards, after retiring from a successful career in banking.
"Why not?" was her mental approach as she entered the world of insurance, quickly rising to the top of the profession as she continually worked tirelessly to increase her skills and abilities.
Retirement Is Fun is not only a testament to her success, but to her absolute enjoyment of life and everything it has to offer.
Ms. Mohammed writes about her professional successes, but also of her personal life.
The reader gets to know her extended family as they are such an integral part of her life.
She enjoys her family, travels often and extensively throughout the world, revels in her grandchildren and is a marvelous example of how much one can achieve in life.
Such an enjoyable read!
Amazon Reviewer

Review 2.

The novel Retirement is Fun by Brenda Mohammed may be deceptively read as an account of a continuous intercontinental road trip.
However, Retirement is Fun can more accurately read as the saga of the quiet determination of an unassuming heroine to maintain and promote social cohesion and interdependence of the family as she knows it.
Brenda gives life to the family which in turn gives life to her.
It’s the web of family closeness facilitated by Brenda from she draws strength in her darkest hour as she is afflicted with cancer and successfully grapples with retirement.
The family dynamics begs interpretation and one finds it in the context of the social and cultural background of the collectivist substrata.
It is in Brenda’s indefatigable efforts to champion the cause of family even as she journeys through a series of sicknesses, births, and deaths sequences and remains unfazed that a true hero is born.

Review 3

Enlightening and inspiring, author Brenda Mohammed takes us through a bird's eye view turned fly on the wall look at her life.
Banking? Insurance? Exotic holidays? For some of us, such a life is beyond our reach.
For those of us to strive just be a little bit better at what we do, each and every day, we are the kind of reader suited to this book.

Anyone can read it, but you will be pleasantly surprised just how the author takes on new challenges with gusto.
True, she has a large family and strong network of friends egging her on, but this is clearly her own tale, and how retirement is anything but a door closing.

It is a new opening, a new chapter, and it is fun to read as well as have some very poignant moments in it.
A great companion to her other memoirs, but stands well on its own.
Far from being something to fear, the author teaches the reader to really go for it in life.
The author was probably an alpha female before the phrase was even coined.
Nicely done.

The book is available in Kindle and Print at
Amazon Universal Link.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Amazon Giveaway for How to Write for Success.

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Offer ends 18th December2017
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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Choices of an Educator

On the day that young Andrew refused to go to school, what if Mr. Sultan Khan had not insisted that he immediately leave for school, or there would have been consequences?
The firm action taken by his father ensured that his son would not be a drop-out and a burden to society.
Credit must be given to Mr. Sultan Khan for his fatherly stance.
When the fakir abandoned young Andrew somewhere in San Fernando, far away from his home, what if he was never found?
Luckily a good neighbour took the boy back home.
That man was certainly a good neighbour and society today needs more good neighbours like him.
When Andrew fell ill for four years and could not attend school during that time, what if his mother never dreamed of a cure?
Those were primitive times and medical expertise was limited.
It seems like a miracle occurred there.
When Andrew's father died his mother moved with the children to Couva.
It must have been divine guidance that caused his mother to move to that district because it was in Couva that Andrew's life began to blossom.
It was in Couva that he met and married his wife, Beatrice.
It was in Couva his teaching career began.

God certainly had plans for Dr. Andrew Moonir Khan and it seemed that nothing could have stopped him from achieving his goals.
There are so many lessons to be learned from the life of this great man.
As a pupil teacher when he struggled to collect children and walk them through the cane fields. They ran away from him and he was left to face an angry headmaster, did he protest?
No. He tried again until he succeeded.

When the Union Presbyterian School became overcrowded, did he form a group to demonstrate in front of the Government offices as is the common practice today?
No. He found a way to construct a new school and even a church building.
He was a man who knew how to obtain co-operation from students, teachers, and parents, and that skill was responsible for his success.
His peers recognized that "sound Christian principles always motivated his actions and guided his life."

Dr. Andrew Moonir Khan was recalled to his Maker on 5th April 1975.
His children discovered in his desk drawer, full details of how he wanted his funeral conducted, as well as details of a burial plot which he had selected and purchased before his death.
He also left a letter addressed to his wife and children.
He had his life planned out until death.
Such was the man, Dr. Andrew Moonir Khan - A Great Educator.
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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Readers, mark this date on your Calendar.

Hello Readers and Fellow Writers.
A group of Memoir Writers invites you to attend a celebration of real lives on 22nd. January 2018 on Facebook.
Come and hear excerpts of their life-changing and award-winning memoirs.
It is an occasion you will not want to miss.
Look out for Giveaways and other surprises.
Save the date [22nd January 2018] and click on GOING to the event on FACEBOOK.