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Two Lives Jan Vivian

Two Lives

Jan Vivian

Published October 26th 2011
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Kindle Edition
196 pages
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To fulfil a dream you have first to draw comfort from another person’s understanding. Who can predict the outcome when someone new enters your life or a close companion has to make a difficult choice?In Two Lives a portrait painter seeks toMoreTo fulfil a dream you have first to draw comfort from another person’s understanding. Who can predict the outcome when someone new enters your life or a close companion has to make a difficult choice?In Two Lives a portrait painter seeks to rediscover his true creative talent- he also has need of a companion. Fame and a modest fortune are no substitute for a woman who truly understands his circumstances. A journalist helps him to find his way – she appears to have a settled life but during the course of their exchanges over the internet, and their meetings, he helps her to confront her past.Letters of Conscience features a severely wounded First World War officer who returns home to his wife- she is soon haunted by his experiences. What she learns and helps him to overcome is the legacy of a failed attempt to save a man from the firing squad. What he has endured, suffered, and miraculously survived appear to him to be no commendation for a bravery medal. She believes his salvation to be her watchful God’s response to her prayers.Beauty and Light concerns a stained glass artist for the St. Johns Church, Gouda, and a guide. He is a craftsman who restores and maintains the beauty of the glass- she shows visitors the centuries old windows and the enduring message that they contain. She explains their Biblical and perhaps personal significance. The woman soon realises that the glazier has brought a particular and revealing light onto her own life and marriage.The story, I Love You, In So Many Words, is set in California. A British Army veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan is on recovery leave before his medical discharge. He is obliged to confront his altered circumstances but nothing can prepare him for the consequences of a chance meeting with a young woman, in a roadside eatery. They soon realise that the songs played as background music in the diner, where she works, are a source of personal reflection and inspiration for their new lives, together.