The Alabaster Cross by Richard Exley

By Richard Exley

A compelling novel that addresses a emerging factor and tragic statistic of younger males in the US being raised with out fathers. an enthralling tale that may remain on your middle, lengthy after the e-book is again at the shelf.Trapped in a global of anger, 29 12 months previous Bryan Whittaker can't stream on along with his lifestyles until eventually he is taking a trip into his prior a deadly trip that may lead him into the guts of the Amazon Rain woodland. rather than the revenge he seeks, Bryan reveals redemption and within the method makes peace along with his past.The in basic terms clue he has that would support him be aware of if hes reached his vacation spot is his reminiscence of his fathers such a lot valuable earthly possessiona appealing alabaster pass.

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Putting his arms around her, Rob pulls her close, providing what comfort he 34 can. After a while her sobs seem to exhaust themselves, and they sit in an intimate silence. Finally Rob speaks. ” “I guess I’ve never thought about it. I do know it’s something I’ve tried to forget. But Mom’s passing seems to have opened all the old wounds. I know I will get through this. I’ve got the Lord and you and the boys. Bryan has no one. ” 5 A LT H O U G H T H E T R A F F I C I S light this Monday morning, allowing them to make good time, to Helen the journey from Sterling to Denver seems endless.

She remembers the day he went away as if it were only yesterday. It was raining, and what light filtered through the tall trees was weak, hardly light at all. The smell of coffee and the murmur of conversation had coaxed her awake, but she could not make herself leave the warmth of her bed. Then she heard the door shut and the sound of her father’s boots on the porch. Flinging back the blanket, she had rushed to the window in time to see him cross the clearing as he made his way toward the river.

As long as I live I will never forget how she looked as she walked across the meadow to join me, the sunlight shimmering off her auburn hair. Nor will I ever forget waking on our wedding night to find her weeping silently in the bed beside me. She insisted it was nothing, just tears of joy, but when I pressed her she admitted she was sad because none of her family had been present to share her special day. That was my doing. I had insisted on a small wedding with just a few friends and no family.

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