With Love, Comes Hope

Written by ordinary people around the world, With Love, Comes Hope is the ultimate chronicle of how the world responded to the most significant global pandemic in living memory. Published by Acclaimed Books and available on Amazon, 100% of the royalties are donated to the international humanitarian charity Bridge2. It’s an epic publication with amusing, moving and enlightening stories and poems that bring together the people of our world.

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Amazon Best Book – February 2021: The Four Winds

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER
#1 INDIE BESTSELLER

“The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah is a captivating, heartbreaking tale of a family who will do anything for each other ― and everything to survive. The strength of Hannah’s prose brings the characters to life in a way that will make you unable to tear yourself away from them. You will celebrate their triumphs, mourn their tragedies, and commend their bravery.

Through it all, it is easy to feel Hannah’s desire to honor those who lived and fought through this devastating time in history. The Four Winds is also an ode to the strength and ferocity of mothers, and a declaration that sometimes, love is the only thing that holds us together.

Above all else, The Four Winds is merely a really good story, one that hits you in all the right places and will keep surprising you until the end.”―Associated Press

“Epic and transporting, a stirring story of hardship and love…Majestic and absorbing.”―USA Today

“Hannah brings Dust Bowl migration to life in this riveting story of love, courage, and sacrifice…combines gritty realism with emotionally rich characters and lyrical prose that rings brightly and true from the first line”― Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Outstanding…. [A] rich, rewarding read about family ties, perseverance, and women’s friendships and fortitude.” ― Booklist (starred review)

“Brutally beautiful.”―Newsweek

“One woman’s journey exemplifies the hard choices families faced when confronted with survival versus a sense of home.”―GoodMorningAmerica.com

“The Four Winds is a sweeping epic about an American struggling to keep her family afloat. It feels eerily timely as it highlights the ways women rally during a national crisis.”―Real Simple

“Through one woman’s survival during the harsh and haunting Dust Bowl, master storyteller, Kristin Hannah, reminds us that the human heart and our Earth are as tough, yet as fragile, as a change in the wind. This mother’s soul, suffering the same drought as the land, attempts to cross deserts and beat starvation to save her children with a fierce inner strength called motherhood. A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself.” ―Delia Owens, author of WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

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Island – Aldous Huxley

The final novel from Aldous Huxley, Island is a provocative counterpoint to his worldwide classic Brave New World, in which a flourishing, ideal society located on a remote Pacific island attracts the envy of the outside world.

Personally I have always preferred Island to Brave New World, although Huxley is more famous for the latter.

In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.

Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an agent of the conspirators, a newspaperman named Faranby, is shipwrecked there. What Faranby doesn’t expect is how his time with the people of Pala will revolutionize all his values and—to his amazement—give him hope.

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Thinking about the big questions today?

The social media giants of the early decades in the 21st century have died and been replaced by ‘CHAT’, a new artificial intelligence network built on a powerful quantum computer, affectionately called the ‘Engine’.

When the engine encounters a signal with no Earthly origins, the opportunity arises for humans to finally ask, why are we here?

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There’s a Funnelweb on the Floor!

Parenting isn’t easy – especially when you’re half-way round the world!

From the author of the endearing bestseller ‘More to Life’ comes the emotional and humorous sequel of a family on a momentous journey of discovery.

It’s been a testing time for Rachael and her children. After months of challenging travel, they’ve arrived in Australia for a period of readjustment, eagerly awaiting a reunion with fourteen-year-old Sophie, the youngest daughter, who is finally joining them after months of separation. Can Rachael, born-again-single, self-doubting, and on the wrong side of forty, reunite her fractured family?

She now needs a positive attitude and renewed courage to once again guide her children on a headlong journey across oceans, deserts and mountains, towards a better understanding of what defines a family. Meanwhile, she is also on a personal mission: to discover her place in the universe.

Encountering poisonous spiders and dangerous snakes, along with various wacky weirdos, they make their way from Down Under to South America, where they go separate ways. Sophie and her mother continue exploring together. Will they be able to repair their broken relationship?

This empowering, heart-warming and hilarious story takes Rachael from obsessive self-doubt to new worlds and a new future.

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CHAT

The social media giants of the early decades in the 21st century have died and been replaced by ‘CHAT’, a new artificial intelligence network built on a powerful quantum computer, affectionately called the ‘Engine’.

Avoiding the failings of its predecessors and free from the misuse of data, CHAT has become ubiquitous. A key feature, powered by the Engine, is the network’s ability to translate any language to the language of the user, in real time; meaning that everyone around the world can speak to each other as if they are all speaking the same language.
CHAT’s artificial intelligence was developed at a remote campus of Cambridge University in Warwick, England.

The academics at Warwick, led by Professor Nick Caine, continue to search for new languages, both human and non-human, to extend the capabilities of the Engine. CHAT’s public relations executive, Tiffany Hope, spreads the word on all the latest news from Warwick to the entire global network of CHAT users.Under the management of Professor Caine and his team at Warwick, the Engine polls the internet for signals to translate around the entire planet and even beyond, by connecting to a wide range of equipment ranging from wildlife monitors to space stations. But one such ‘signal’ that initially eludes the translation abilities of the Engine gets the attention of one of the university department’s sponsors, the US military intelligence agency. As the mysterious signal, code-named, Alpha285, gradually reveals more about its origins, Nick is subjected to increasing pressure from his sponsors to allow the agency to take control.

Set in a future where the legacy of past generations’ environmental abuse has come home to roost, and human ingenuity has created innovative solutions that attempt to arrest the damage, the pursuit of knowledge about Alpha285 becomes fraught with danger and intrigue.

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Excerpt from the Pandemic Anthology, ‘With Love, Comes Hope’

 

With Love, Comes Hope

Doug Dunn, England

I live in Bovey Tracey, Devon, a member of a small Writing
for Pleasure group. Through lockdown we have kept going
meeting online and have been given this month”s
homework assignment. To write a very short story or poem
of exactly 100 words on Water. Our teacher Maria
Kinnersley called it a ‘drabble’.

Here is my poem, inspired by recently listening to SmallSat
Program Manager John Baker from the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in California speaking to 900 people at the
online Conference for Global Transformation.
…….
Read on…

‘With Love, Comes Hope’ is now available from Amazon sites around the world in print and Kindle versions

    

All proceeds to the international humanitarian charity, ‘Bridge2’

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Now Available Worldwide, the Pandemic Anthology!

With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Now available on Amazon sites worldwide in paperback and Kindle formats, the international anthology on the Coronavirus.

Order your copy now!

All proceeds to charity.

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With Love, Comes Hope: Stories & Inspiration during the 2020 Pandemic

Whether you are self-isolating, supporting those who are, or one of the many fabulous key workers keeping the rest of us alive and sane, we would like to invite you to submit a story or poem for inclusion in our anthology.

No previous writing experience is required and if selected, editorial advice will be given. There will be a word count limit announced shortly.

Our book is a ‘not for profit’ venture and the proceeds will go to an international charity. So this won’t make you rich! But it will give you a chance to be included in a record of these trying times. We are especially looking for inspirational stories, humorous and uplifting submissions that will raise the spirits of people around the world.

The language will be English but submissions are very welcome from any country in the world. The finished book will be available in paperback and on Kindle internationally and each writer will be named.

To register your interest, please visit our Facebook page where further details will soon be announced: https://www.facebook.com/greatliterature/

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Self-isolating from Coronavirus?

Self isolating?

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Some books are free, some you can buy (cheaper than physical books) and some you can borrow like in a library. It’s by far the least cost way of accessing the largest number of published books, all without leaving your home.

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