Toward the Sun is historical novel that encompasses international intrigue, world politics, American naval life of the 1970s and the quintessence of love in its many formulas. It witnesses one of the most turbulent eras in American history and its effects on a kaleidoscope of characters. The US Navy SEALs have been temporarily assigned to Rota, Spain to gear up for a mission no American has ever dared in naval history: The covert infiltration of the Soviet Naval shipyard Nikolayev South, off the Black Sea.
Toward the Sun also showcases a colorful backdrop to Spanish culture, customs, scenery and the Franco politics of that era At the heart of this story is Kathleen Burke, who encounters three naval officers in Rota. The SEALs stories of excitement, love and loss are interwoven into the life of this impressionable young woman. For Kathleen, life becomes a joyful yet often terrifying ride. Her life parallels an American shattered by controversy, tragedy and lost innocence.
Toward the Sun is the story of how the human spirit can falter yet ultimately triumph over adversity. It is the story of the importance of friendship, of living life at its most intense level and accepting the consequences.
More Than Words Can Express: A Story of Love and Forgiveness is Tasha Donahue’s dramatic story of how the best of life’s circumstances can turn into an unimaginable nightmare. After years of sacrifice, this author finds herself living what most would consider “the good life” with a successful husband and family. The next she has divorced and moved out of town only to discover that her youngest child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
This gripping story compels you down her road as she travels from the easier joys of early motherhood to the many awaiting struggles of single parenting. Those challenges include life-changing decisions for her son that deal with epilepsy, fraternal estrangement, school bullying, marijuana, several brain surgeries and more. This is a story about heartache, disappointment, rage, forgiveness but most of all love. Read one mother’s incredible story about how, slowly, step by complicated step, she attempts to guide her son closer to his destiny. It is written not just for mothers, but for fathers everywhere.
Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower is Tasha Donahue’s frank, revealing and outrageously entertaining memoir about rediscovering herself in the madcap, anything-goes environment of Paris.
Her marriage was long over, her love life vapid, her grown children endlessly exasperating. Together, with a fallen economy, it was enough to make Mother Teresa depressed. But she is no Mother Teresa. Her frank encounters regarding sex, the craziness of dating at mid-life and the bold honesty with which she approaches her life will captivate the reader.
This is more than the author’s sexual memoirs told with wit and insight. It is about the importance of regaining balance in life, about embracing one’s multi-dimensionality and living a rich, full life. It introduces the benefits of nitric oxide and links pleasure with spirituality. Is there such a thing as too much fun?
The author resolves to start anew. By the time her adventures are over in Paris, she recaptures her femininity and finds her joie de vivre. Tasha fills her account with insight and humor. Behind it all is a poignant message for anyone confronting emptiness and depression or suffering from imbalance in their lives. With courage and determination it is possible to restore the vitality and pizzazz that seem missing. Why merely survive when you can do more? Meet Me Under The Eiffel Tower is one woman’s account of how she actually did it.