This week we welcome Rachelle McCalla to Author Memories.
Sights on Memory Lane
by Rachelle McCalla
Other families have since come and gone from that acreage and it has fallen into disrepair along with much of the village of Oakdale. I didn’t realize how much the town had deteriorated until we made a point of passing through with our kids this summer. As we drove past the city park, across the bridge that spanned the creek, and up the road past the old house, I related my memories to my children in hopes that they’d understand a little bit about their family roots and where we’d come from.
So much for Memory Lane.
Perhaps my family heritage has more to do with our penchant for spinning stories than it does a few falling down buildings. Our identities may be more clearly seen in the fruit of the new branches, than the long-buried roots returning to the dust from which they came. I can see my grandparents more clearly in the smiles of my children than the abandoned streets of a ghost town.
We left Oakdale behind. Instead of looking back, I pointed my face forward to the memories I can help make for my children. And some day, when their children tell my great-grandchildren stories about me, I want to be listening in to hear what they have to say. Something tells me, they won’t be the same stories I tried to pass on. They’ll likely be a lot more interesting.
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Princess in Peril.
Princess in Peril, Love Inspired Suspense, Oct 2011
When insurgents attack the king's motorcade, scattering the royal family, bodyguard Levi Granaldo has one goal—to protect the princess. Even though he knows Princess Isabelle distrusts him. On the run together, they flee to New York, to the shelter of a sanctuary established by Levi's father. But their safety can't last. After a surprise attack divides the pair, Isabelle is forced to face some hard truths. The danger she's in is getting deadlier by the day…and she'll never be able to face it without Levi by her side.
Princess in Peril, Oct 2011
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Royal Peril by Rachelle McCalla (Love Inspired Suspense)
About the Story:
Arianna Raff opens the backpack at her feet, expecting to find her clothes and travel documents. Instead she finds guns. Too late she realizes her mistake—she opened the bag of the thugs at the table next to hers. And now they aren't just going to let her go.
Because Arianna has stumbled into a dangerous plot.
The men are more than thugs—they are assassins.
Arianna's only ally is Sergio Cana, a soldier from the neighboring country of Lydia.
With their pursuers just a breath behind them, Arianna and Sergio race across the Albanian countryside, desperate to deliver their warning…before it's too late.
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