Finding a Friend

Horst Weber hunkered down at his desk in the classroom absorbed in an English textbook. He was still coming to terms with the transfer his family had made to take charge of a software development corporation in Silicon Valley. His father Gerhard was a sought-after expert in the field with years of top-level executive experience in Europe, but it had been too tempting to refuse … Continue reading Finding a Friend

Love Conquers Fear

The Two Yasmins – Chapter 1 Yasmin glanced around the office where an assortment of people from a variety of cultures worked together. She liked the environment and felt quite at home here. It had been a rough ride arriving at this present position she occupied but some of the ugly memories were beginning to fade now with only the occasional bad dream waking her … Continue reading Love Conquers Fear

Hugo’s Life Journey

Hugo Beaufort stood with arms clasped behind his back gazing from his upper office over the vast sea of robots at work on the production line far into the distance. It was a massive operation and he stood bemused at what he’d developed over these past forty years. Not bad for a university dropout he thought then turned and went back to his desk bristling … Continue reading Hugo’s Life Journey

Delayed Proposal

Conrad Jansen sat in his car thinking. He’d just dropped Helene off at her home after office and the usual custom was to return to his apartment for a change of clothes and a quick snack while Helene had her supper. Her parents insisted they have family time with her as it was their custom from childhood children should spend the evening meal together with … Continue reading Delayed Proposal

Jana Says Yes

Brendon Carter sat at his desk studying his certification in law issued by the University of Pennsylvania. It bought back memories of the hard slog he’d gone through to earn that degree and countless hours spent in a library and intense activity in the various vacation assignments with New York legal practices or following someone in Congress to get a feel for a possible future … Continue reading Jana Says Yes

Caroline’s Thailand Surprise

Caroline glanced out the window as the plane began its descent. The bell had sounded then announcement made a few minutes earlier and those caught late talking in the aisles were still scampering for their seats to buckle up. She had been engrossed in the unique sea and landscape as they’d flown from Singapore. She’d signed up for a two-year contract with an English Language … Continue reading Caroline’s Thailand Surprise

Enemy Friend – Chapter 3

A Family for Armando Armando shed tears of joy to think there was someone who cared for him that much. He knew they’d take good care of his business and customers were quite familiar with the children who’d grown up helping him there. They were now adults. The train journey south was quite different to the one many years ago when he made the trip … Continue reading Enemy Friend – Chapter 3

Enemy Friend – Chapter 2

Kindness Repaid The senior Oliver’s fought back. He was their friend not an enemy and he’d held the farm together for them during the war doing his part to support the war effort on behalf of Australia which he now claimed as his country. The brothers were appalled, and they were beside themselves with anger when their sister unexpectedly supported her parents in the fight … Continue reading Enemy Friend – Chapter 2

Godchild – Chapter 2

Soul Mate for June Ann June Ann’s brothers left after a week touring England and Scotland and while travelling looked for possibilities to expand their own business interests. June Ann cried as they left Cambridge in the rented van to return to their respective lives overseas. But she felt the love as she was welcomed as a family member. Charles’ children were in awe of … Continue reading Godchild – Chapter 2

Godchild – Chapter 1

For an introduction to this story read The Cambridge Connection 1-14 first. June Ann Discovers Her Roots June Ann Ewbank watched with intense interest from her window seat as the plane came out of holding pattern and began the descent to London airport. Beside her were two men who she considered to be elder brothers. They’d agreed to jet across from the US to Jamaica … Continue reading Godchild – Chapter 1