A three-year-old British girl is missing from a holiday apartment in the quiet resort of Praia da Luz, a short drive westward along the coast of the Algarve, and Amaral, a senior police detective, is being asked to issue instructions.‘All precautions [must be] taken to preserve possible clues and elements of evidence,’ he tells the caller.‘I demand to be informed of developments regularly.’An inspector, and a forensics man are dispatched to Praia da Luz, and a watch put in place at Faro airport and at the border crossings between Portugal and Spain.‘That evening, on arriving home, I see Ines, my younger daughter, who is sleeping close to my wife, Sofia,’ remembers Amaral. His journey of redemption is quite interesting, and the entire series deals with issues of consent in important yet understated ways. Young woman’s boyfriend becomes increasingly controlling, jealous, and abusive. A successful young girl dates a troubled boy, and he becomes physically and emotionally abusive. Secondary character, Froi, who is the titular character of the sequel, attempt to assault the heroine in one important scene. But I Love Him by Amanda Grace Goodreads | Amazon 2011. I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.Leslie writes that God offers new beginnings to formerly unchaste or sexually abused individuals.Other American Christian authors, such as Mark Matlock and Jason Evert, wrote highly of When God Writes Your Love Story.
The authors advise single people not to be physically or emotionally intimate with others, but to wait for the spouse that God has planned for them.During his quarter century on the force, this man from a working-class background in Lisbon has dealt with everything from drug trafficking to child murder.But this case will eclipse all others in notoriety — and in its impact on his life.(still a work in progress as of 2/14/16) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobksy Goodreads | Amazon | My review 1999. (Note: Although I haven’t read it, from my understanding this one is pretty graphic, and though it is considered YA, we shelve it in adult fiction at my library, which is a decision made before I started selecting for YA). Live Through This by Mindi Scott Goodreads | Amazon 2012.Childhood sexual abuse, dating violence, and rape are all plot points in this touching novel. The story of a popular high school athlete who ends up raping a girl he claims to love. A young woman struggles with years of sexual abuse by a family member. A privileged girl befriends a troubled boy who is caring for his younger sister on his own.The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.I read dozens of studies about love, how people connect and why they do or don’t stay together.He tells her a story of a queen who is mistreated, and she realizes that it has basis in reality.by Elize Moser Goodreads | Amazon | My review 2013.The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.