The Unexpected Gift

The Unexpected Gift
Author: Danny Martel
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2021-11-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781039119819

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Meet the Becker Street Pack: Pete, Paul, Chad, and Razor, four friends united for life. Seeking a little fun on the night they graduate from high school, the boys find themselves hired by the most powerful mobster in town, a dangerous man known as the Shiv. What starts out as a glamorous, lucrative lifestyle begins to fray the Pack’s friendship over the years. As Pete tries to keep his head down as the gang’s “accountant,” Razor is tasked with meting out justice when people are short of what they owe... even when it’s old friends like Paul and Chad who begin to slip. Torn between loyalty to his friends and fear of the Shiv, Pete finds himself falling into debt just as he meets the love of his life and his father is diagnosed with cancer. In the midst of this whirlwind comes an unexpected gift that may show Pete his true path in life... if he can survive the Shiv’s brutal rule, that is. A tale of friendship, love, crime and cruelty, An Unexpected Gift explores how loyalty is tested when power and money is involved.

Unexpected Gift

Unexpected Gift
Author: R. S. Lively
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2019-04-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1094731943

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He's the cocky doctor with a mission to drive me insane. And I had to walk down the aisle with him. "It's my brother's wedding day," I told myself... Caden's a neurosurgeon. Devastatingly handsome, and a total Casanova. Arrogant, egotistical, and a complete a$%hole. The enemy disguised as Prince Charming. We fought at every encounter. Then tragedy struck. And I was forced to live with the man that I hate. We were left in charge of my niece, Posie. He bought us a beautiful home. Watching him with Posie... How he took care of her. How he took care of us. I let my guard down. I let him in. I can't believe I gave him my virginity. A one-night stand was all it should have been. But now I'm knocked up. No way he could ever change his ways, right?

Unexpected Gifts

Unexpected Gifts
Author: Elena Aitken
Publsiher: Elena Aitken
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-11-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780987745743

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Snowed in for Christmas…She only wants to ignore it. But he’s determined to show her everything the season has to offer…including love. For Andi Williams, Christmas represents everything she’s supposed to have—and doesn’t. Running away to a remote mountain lodge seems like the perfect way to escape the season. And it would have been if it weren’t for the snow storm and a booking mix-up that finds her stranded. That is, until a rough around the edges, green eyed stranger offers a solution. There was no way in good conscience that Colin Hartford could leave the woman with nowhere to stay. Especially on Christmas. He knows all too well what it’s like to be alone for the holidays. It isn’t long before Colin’s determination to enjoy the festivities he’s missed for so long sweeps Andi into the season of joy that she’s not so sure she’s ready for. If Andi can allow herself to open up—just a little—she might finally have the chance to experience everything the holidays can really offer…including love.

Unexpected Gifts

Unexpected Gifts
Author: Christopher L Heuertz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-01-08
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781451654653

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In this heartfelt and thoughtful book, Christopher Heuertz writes of the dangers of isolation, the challenges we face when we join together and the struggles and joys that emerge from genuine community bonding. “Ironically, as much as we yearn for deep friendships and meaningful communities, many of us seem to be unable to find our way into them. Even if we know we’re made for community, finding one and staying there seems almost impossible. Though we hate to admit it, if we stay long enough in any relationship or set of friendships, we will experience failure, doubt, burnout, loneliness, transitions, a loss of self, betrayal, frustration, a sense of entitlement, grief, and weariness. Yet it’s these painful community experiences, these tensions we struggle to navigate, that hold surprising gifts.” —FROM THE PREFACE IN A STRIKINGLY confessional tone and vividly illustrated through story, Unexpected Gifts names eleven inevitable challenges that all friendships, relationships, and communities experience if they stay together long enough. Rather than allowing these challenges to become excuses to leave, Chris Heuertz suggests that things like betrayal, transitions, failure, loss of identity, entitlement, and doubt may actually be invitations to stay. And if we stay, these challenges can become unexpected gifts. *** Betrayal, failure, loss of identity, doubt. If your relationships have suffered from any of these pitfalls, this book will show you that staying together can create something more—even something beautiful. IN THIS HEARTFELT and thoughtful book, Christopher Heuertz writes of the dangers of isolation, the challenges we face when we join together, and the struggles and joys that emerge from genuine community bonding. Whether readers are forming a new community, searching for deeper community, or participating in a longtime community, they will find inspiration, caution, guidance, and encouragement as they discover the beauty of pressing in to the ambiguities of growing relationships in this tender and honest testimony about how we are woven together by grace.

The Unexpected Gift

The Unexpected Gift
Author: Irene Hannon
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-05-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488022395

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Travel to coastal Maine with this sweet romance from bestselling and award winning author Irene Hannon, part of the Sisters and Brides series When opposites attract, could the sparks between them lead to wedding bells? When city girl Morgan Williams arrived in Seaside, Maine, on Christmas Eve, to claim the cottage she’d inherited, she came face-to-face with the handsomest man she’d ever seen. But looks weren’t the only thing that Grant Kincaid had to offer. And when he enlisted Morgan’s help to raise money for Good Shepherd Camp for troubled kids, she realized there were more important things in life than expensive cars and fancy clothes. Soon Morgan was yearning for a different life…one that included faith and a strong, steadfast Grant by her side. From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness, and hope. Experience more heartwarming small town romances in the rest of the Sisters and Brides series: The Best Gift Gift from the Heart

The Unexpected Gift

The Unexpected Gift
Author: Berna King
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2013-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781449789985

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The Unexpected Gift tells the story of two families whose lives are shattered by two tragic events occurring within a few months of each other. Despite his shaken faith, Dr. Scott Benson, local veterinarian, strives to guide his daughter Rachel in her adjustment to blindness and short-term memory loss resulting from an auto accident that kills her mother. Shannon Martin, who now volunteers at a local therapeutic riding center, struggles with learning to trust again after the suicidal death of her fiancé, Todd Trent. When Shannon, who is blind herself, begins tutoring young Rachel in braille, romance between Scott and Shannon blossoms. Meanwhile, a web of suspicion and turmoil comes to light involving Jill Trent, the oldest of the Trent siblings. Jill's children do not know their biological father, so Mark Trent, their uncle, helps the now nearly grown children as they struggle to live a different kind of life despite their mother's choices. The fledgling romance between Scott and Shannon and the Trent family's battle with Jill's drug addiction collide in a series of shocking events that reveal deception, blackmail, and murder. Who is behind the crimes? Will the romance between Scott and Shannon last? Can the Trent family finally experience reconciliation? Find out how each character learns to rely on God for direction.

Conflict The Unexpected Gift

Conflict   The Unexpected Gift
Author: Jack Hamilton,Elisabeth Seaman,Sharlene Gee
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-09-14
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781938908651

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ConflictThe Unexpected Gift Conflict between people can be defined as a difference that causes disagreements. Authors Jack Hamilton and Elisabeth Seaman go to the root of what causes conflict and how to rebuild relationships. Interpersonal conflicts permeate our lives. Sometimes we believe that another person treated us unfairly, and that assumption causes us to become angry at the person. Such conflicts in relationships often are intensified because of old patterns of thinking and behavior that have gotten out of hand. Becoming aware of someones true intentions, and the many factors that caused them to behave the way they did, as well as awareness of our own reactions, starts us on the path to mutual understanding and reconciliation. ConflictThe Unexpected Gift: Making the Most of Disputes in Life and Work suggests practical ways to honestly address, talk through and benefit from resolving conflicts. Every chapter has real-life accounts of peoples unresolved issues and the creative ways they resolved them. The book stresses the importance of knowing yourself, clarifying and letting go of unfounded assumptions, apologizing to heal old hurts and moving forward by not only repairing relationships, but also often improving them. Hamilton and Seaman wrote this book to give you the tools to talk through and mend unresolved issues that may have surfaced in your personal relationships.

Cancer the Unexpected Gift

Cancer  the Unexpected Gift
Author: Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-02-01
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 1440187681

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Cancer: The Unexpected Gift is a compilation of stories that profile individuals and families who have taken a frightening medical diagnosis and turned it into a positive gift. Medical oncologist Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty is familiar with many who are living well while living longer. Together with three-time cancer survivor Edie Hand, they share inspiring personal anecdotes from individuals who openly express the doubts, fears, perplexities, and positive reflections they experienced after their cancer diagnoses. Each story is introduced with a summary and concluded with relevant biblical passages that further illustrate lessons learned by patients and their families. Two-year-old Austin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after more than three years of chemotherapy, he remains in remission. His mother received the gift of living one day at a time. Ken survived metastatic colon cancer before developing prostate cancer which later spread to his bones. He searched for answers and found significance in his life, receiving the gift of service to others. Each of the people profiled in this collection have faced the enemy of cancer and its subsequent suff ering. Together, they share the extraordinary lessons they have learnednot in dying, but in living.