A wholesome fictional story to intrigue, inspire, and enlighten readers of all ages. Through its graphic imagery and brilliant storyline, "A Bridge Apart" sheds light on important life lessons that must be learned and re-learned in a very material world. Adopt and commit to memory what you learn from this story and you will guarantee your heart and mind will be ever vigilant and focused on what is truly important in life. "A Bridge Apart" is the story of a poor traveling salesman who struggles daily to make ends meet by selling the furniture he lovingly creates. Poor in spirit, he survives in a life of monotony lacking the coin and the confidence to make anything better of himself until a tragic accident that nearly ends his life changes everything . . .
Arthur Roberts was a schoolmaster in country NSW (1861 to 1894) and it was education and the changing educational system that shaped his life. Born in the hop-growing region of Kent, England, his life and prospects were transformed by a wave of educational reform that carried him far from family, class and country. Roberts found himself on the frontier of attempts to establish a national school system in Australia. With a swiftly growing family - one with a severe disability - he was moved from one struggling district to another, fighting insolvency, ignorance, natural disaster and bitter sectarian divides. His letters requesting schoolroom furniture, upgrades to buildings and teaching assistants give some insight into his plight. Photographs and family folklore reveal a taciturn, deeply flawed man while the evidence of writings (as Scone correspondent for The Maitland Mercury) suggests a fiery intelligence and defiant pride. This is amplified by a portrait of Roberts in Havelock Ellis's autobiographical novel, Kanga Creek. The schoolmaster, Mr Williams, is portrayed as an educated and passionate agnostic who uses the pen name Anti-Humbug when writing letters to The Stockwhip, a journal possibly modeled on publications like The Bulletin. This narrative presents these contradictions and hopefully gives the reader some sense of this teacher's journey.
Welcome to Perfect, Indiana, where the heartbroken go to find hope again...Cory Marcel built a successful military career over eight grueling years. But after her commanding officer brutally assaulted her, she lost everything. Shattered, Cory reluctantly agrees to work at a furniture store in the picturesque town of Perfect...but she wonders if she can ever escape the demons haunting her. Ted Lovejoy may have cofounded Langford & Lovejoy Heritage Furniture, but these days, everyone makes decisions without him. He's ready to walk away from his beloved business...until he sees Cory. Now he finds himself determined to help the fragile brunette rebuild her life. Every time Ted gets too close to Cory's heart, she pushes him away. But this kind, soft-spoken man could hold the key to healing her past and to creating a loving future for both of them - if only Cory can learn to trust once more.
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