One of the most challenging issues confronting people is a lack of time. LaTonya Pierce, author of Elevate Your Faith contends that people struggle daily with trying to maintain a consistent life of prayer and devotion. This inspiring and faith-filled devotional will cause one's trust in God to grow and elevate to new heights. Elevate Your Faith serves as a user-friendly resource that allows one to quickly reflect on God's power to bring all things to fruition.
The Always Faithful part of the title has arisen from the Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis. Always Faithful: A Marine's Tale gives a realistic view of the anguish a young person endures in becoming a United States Marine, as well as the trauma of war. The story also helps the reader understand a certain Italian faction, as well as the Italian-American culture as it pertains to the Goomba perspective. It is not a story about the Marine Corps, nor a story about the Mob. It is simply about an eighteen year old young man of Italian descent from Trenton, New Jersey whose life is touched by both. For this teen, there is more to life than the customary demands placed on people his age. These demands put him on a rollercoaster ride destined to resolve uncertainty. Peer pressure sets the main character, Joseph Mommalione on a journey, which tests, his honor in the Marines, loyalty to strong Italian family traditions, and ability to bear confinement. Joe Momma's year long venture before, during, and after the 1991 Gulf War shows the way to heroism, imprisonment, vengeance, and love. He goes from the typical teen back on the block to the traumatic experience of Marine boot camp, to the theatre of war where his few days of combat lead to heroism and everlasting friendship with two Marines. After the war, he and his comrades are recuperating from their wounds back in New Jersey while Joe Momma is being groomed into his uncle's crime family. Circumstances land Joe Momma in the county jail where he is threatened by the FBI to reveal information about his mob connections. Rather than face three to five years in the Trenton State Penitentiary, he plans and successfully completes a daring escape from jail with the help of the two former Marines and his mentor Carmine Scalia, who is also a former Marine. Before he blends into the criminal underworld, he seeks revenge on the cop who put him behind bars. In doing so, he discovers a plot by a Tucci Crime Family crew boss to destroy him. Although the story portrays an adolescent from Trenton, New Jersey, it is targeted toward a mature audience and will touch the hearts of men and women alike. While the book is Marine hardcore, as well as street savvy, it is sensitive to family values and portrays heroic deeds. The book is easy reading, full of wit, sorrow, happiness, conflict, compassion, romance, crime, and adventure including a twist which will capture one's interest from beginning to end.
Forced our of her family's home by her step-father, Dolores is homeless until she meets Sonny Brown, a big play-boy, who takes her home to live with him and his Aunt Virginia, a drug addict.
Dolores is forced to marry Sonny, after Virginia discovers them making love. Pregnant at the age of seventeen and married to a man who has no desire to make life better for her, their child, or himself, once again, Dolores is forced to leave her home.
Dolores gets a job, goes to college, and meets Leonard Velasco, owner of a fashion house/model agency. As a result, Dolores enters a world of riches, and her whole life changes.
Sonny re-enters Dolores's life, after getting his life in order, and realizes what he has missed by losing his family. He tries to win her back. Could he, now, rekindle the flame that once held her to him?
A Faithful Choice dramatically explores one woman's tough decisions that she must make in her world of relationships, loves and career.
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