Naked

Naked

judith falloon-reid

Fiction / Historical Fiction / Christian

A short story dedicated to the author's mother, who is here in body but not in mind. And to all those lives that have been changed by a family member living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.The story recounts a Mother's Day visit with her mother. The title represents the state of dementia patients. With so little memory left and dwindling abilities to care for themselves, they may as well be naked.Former lovers are reunited as a hurricane approaches the island of Oahu.Once, Julianna was plain Julie Ann, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who dared to love the son of the town's most powerful family. Gray loved her, too, and married her to give their unborn child a name, but sometimes love isn't enough. Ten years later they meet again. She is successful, beautiful, and certain that a decade ago he betrayed her, but despite their painful past, both are helpless to deny a love that never died. As secrets are slowly revealed and new and surprising friendships develop with otherrefugees from the storm, the past and present come together in one tumultuous explosion.From Glowing Embers is the first book of a four book series set among four islands in the Pacific. Smoke Screen, Rainbow Fire and Out of the Ashes follow, featuring characters introduced here.
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