The Amazing and Somewhat Wondrous Adventures of Nicholas Groundhog

The Amazing and Somewhat Wondrous Adventures of Nicholas Groundhog

Robert Ladd

Religion / Theology / Christian

Something evil has arrived in the land East-of-the Rivers. Suddenly, this quiet community of soft-spoken animals find themselves double-bolting their burrows at night and venturing from their dens only when necessary. Who will deliver the peaceful animals from this terror? Is any animal capable of such bravery? Yes.His name is Nicholas Groundhog.And the rest is legendAll readers, I need your help! I'd love to turn this allegory into a full-blown novel, but I want to make sure it's one you would enjoy. So please take a look at the story so far, and help me create characters you can root for! Nicholas is my hero, but I need your feedback on how the story should develop from here!Let me know your thoughts! Something evil has arrived in the land East-of-the Rivers. Suddenly, what was once a quiet community of soft-spoken animals, who seldom locked their doors at night, find themselves double-bolting their burrows and venturing from their dens only when necessary. Fear seeps into their feathers and fur. Worry follows them daily.And this evil has a name: he is called The Ancient One.But what does he want? Why has he come to the land East-of-the-Rivers?Soon his purpose becomes clear: to claim the woods as his kingdom, and to make all who live there his loyal subjects. It is quite clear The Ancient One has not come in peace. He has come to wage war! And for those who resist? Madness! Mischief! Mayhem! Alas, Animalgeddon is on the horizon!Who will deliver the peace-loving animals from this terror? Who will rise up and lead the fight for freedom? Is any animal capable of such bravery? Does any animal possess such strength?Yes.His name is Nicholas Groundhog.And the rest becomes legend.**** Told in the tradition of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Watership Down, NICHOLAS GROUNDHOG is an anamorphic allegory, which conveys the potential for a God-given heroism that exists in us all.
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Murder in the Church

Murder in the Church

Robert Ladd

Religion / Theology / Christian

Someone killed Charlie Young. Police Chief Cal Brady has but one clue: a black and white photo of the deceased inscribed with a cryptic message. Amateur sleuth Dani Birch helps Brady decipher the message, but her discovery leads to a string of murders thought to be unrelated. A serial killer is on the loose, and his next intended victim: Dani Birch herself.All readers, I need your help! I'd love to turn this cozy mystery into a full-length novel, but want to make sure I have input from others. Please check out this portion then send me your feedback on how you think the story should develop. Consider character development, plot, twist, you name it, I'm interested! I want to write a novel I enjoy, but I also want to create one that you can read with joy as well.Thanks!Robert
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The Major's Letter

The Major's Letter

Robert Ladd

Religion / Theology / Christian

THE MAJOR’S LETTER is a fictional account of the last week in the life of Union Major Sullivan Ballou, featuring the famous letter he wrote to his wife Sarah shortly before his death at the Battle of Bull Run. Made famous by the PBS Documentary “The Civil War,” Ballou’s letter has been called one of the most eloquent statements of love and devotion found in 19th century literature.All readers, please help me out: I'd like to turn this concept into a novel, so would love to have your feedback on how it should evolve. I want to write a book that both of us can enjoy. So check it out, and let me know how I can create a story we'd both be proud of. Thanks! RobertOut of great tragedy sometimes comes great triumph. One such tragedy was the American Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865. More American soldiers died during this intense five-year period than those in World War I, World War II, Korean and Vietnam combined. And yet, the triumphant stories of heroism, bravery and devotion from this great tragedy abound. THE MAJOR’S LETTER is a fictional account of the last week in the life of Union Major Sullivan Ballou, featuring the famous letter he wrote to his wife Sarah shortly before his death at the Battle of Bull Run. Made famous by the PBS Documentary “The Civil War,” Ballou’s letter has been called one of the most eloquent statements of love and devotion found in all of 19th century literature.And the man behind the letter is no less amazing. In reading his story, you will journey with Major Ballou as he reflects on the love of his wife and his faith in God, even as he encounters the enemy in the first great Battle of the Civil War.Allow the Major’s letter to transport you to a time and place when great chivalry was known and even greater men lived and died.
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The Confession

The Confession

Robert Ladd

Religion / Theology / Christian

Rachel Walker has lost the most precious thing in this world: the will to live. Two days before Christmas her husband dies in an automobile accident. In time, her outlook goes from grey to black. Depression sets in. Despair. Finally she casts her fate on one last act: she goes to Confession. But there is absolutely nothing that can prepare her for what she finds there.Part 1 in the "Rachel's Confession" series. Twenty-eight-year-old Rachel Walker has lost the most precious thing in this world: the will to live. Two days before Christmas her husband dies in an automobile accident. A short time later, she suffers the loss of another loved one.In time, her outlook goes from grey to black. Depression sets in. Despair. Then, for reasons even she cannot explain, she casts her fate on one last act: she goes to Confession. But there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- that can prepare her for what she finds there. Rev. Molly Simpson of Church of the Resurrection (the largest Methodist Church in the United States) said this. "If you have ever wrestled with the question 'Where was God when?' then allow Rachel's story to take your imagination on a journey towards healing."
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