Twin to Twin is one 29-year-old mother's harrowing and inspiring adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn't only an audiobook about pregnancy. It's also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when confronting any type of adversity.One minute, Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next, she was back home in Houston, sitting in her OB-GYN's office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage. That wasn't the news he delivered. Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins! Since Crystal and her husband, Ed, already had a two-year-old daughter, Abigail, she couldn't imagine why mothering twins would be all that different. But, after a family vacation at the beach, she finds out that her twins have a life-threatening condition called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. That means that Baby B is transfusing blood (disproportionately) to Baby A.Her OB says that Crystal is too high-risk to let out of his sight, so he sends her to the fifth floor of the Houston Medical Center for the duration of her pregnancy. Sitting alone in her hospital bed, Crystal wonders how she is going to pass the next few weeks away from her husband and precious daughter. She soon finds out as she embarks on an emotional roller coaster - from late-night emergency ultrasounds to hospital baby blessings, sprinkled with comic relief from nurses and hospital staff.Twin to Twin is a raw and inspirational story filled with tenderness, vulnerability, and humor. It chronicles the wildest, most terrifying and challenging year of Crystal's life that is also the most beautiful and eye-opening. Her hope is that it will bring strength to other women dealing with their own personal trials and tragedies so they can also triumph. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Mulligan, Traber Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/012780/bk_blak_012780_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1952, as UFOs appear across the nation, 16-year-old Allana Odette Blair is visited and marked. Still suffering from grief after accidentally killing her twin brother on December 7, 1941, she is considered unstable. Disbelieved and diagnosed with the Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome - after all, anyone claiming to have encountered small grey creatures and who continues to see an ever changeable dead is unable to separate reality from fantasy - she is lured into a relentless game that takes her through portals to other dimensions. Allana struggles to find her place in a world threatened more by human frailties than alien strength. In this allegorical tale of grief, Allana discovers all is not what it seems, not in the universe, politics, science or religion. A psychological fantasy, this novel is based on actual events. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Knox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068740/bk_acx0_068740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone. This collection brings together series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes. Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly. Directed by Nadia Molinari, Stefan Escreet, Charlotte Riches and Pauline Harris. Episode guide: 'Mary Shane' by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone is investigating the high-profile case of a missing teenage girl when 80-year-old Mary Shane confesses to murdering three people 60 years earlier. 'The Ties That Bind' by Damian Wayling: A body dredged up from a lake implicates an ex-police officer and a respected headteacher. 'Dead Fishes' by Chloe Moss: A young man with Down syndrome admits to killing his mother. 'God’s Witness' by Danny Brocklehurst: A woman witnesses the murder of a young boy by a notorious gang. 'The Deserved Dead' by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone and his team investigate the brutal murder of a known sex offender. 'Collateral Damage' by Martin Jameson: Stone investigates the death of Gary Taylor, a veteran of the Iraq War suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. 'The Bridge' by Cath Staincliffe: When university student Matt falls to his death from a railway bridge, Stone and his team embark on a murder investigation. 'The Night' by James Rye: Stone investigates the sexual assault of the wife of one of his team and uncovers a dark secret. 'Sleep Tight' by Cath Staincliffe: Two-year-old Brianna disappears one night from her family home. 'Demons' by Martin Jameson: A young man, Emir, is fatally stabbed in a Manchester street in front of his twin brother, Jamal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Cheetham, Deborah McAndrew, full cast, Hugo Speer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003601/bk_rhuk_003601_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Making a decision is always emotionally difficult, but when the decision means giving up a child, it becomes life altering. David Henry, as a doctor, oversees the births of his twin children, a boy and a girl. While the boy is completely healthy, the girl is born with Down syndrome. At this time in the 1960s, keeping a child at home with such a condition was rare. Edwards novel deals with the trauma, secrecy, and the consequences of David Henrys impulsive decision to give away his daughter. Her memory haunts him, his family, and the reader. Bookclub-in-a-Box deals with the moral issues and dilemmas brought forward through the thematic symbolism of the novel. In addition, Bookclub-in-a-Box highlights a compellingly true story that parallels the fictional tale of the novel.
An exceptional memoir that provides emotional insight and practical advice. It's like planning a trip to Italy, only to get off the plane and discover you're actually in Holland. You need a new road map, and fast... When Jennifer Groneberg and her husband learned they'd be having twin boys, their main concern was whether they'd need an addition on their house. Then, five days after Avery and Bennett were born, Avery was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Here, Jennifer shares the story of what followed. She dealt with doctors-some who helped, and some who were disrespectful or even dangerous. She saw some relationships in her life grow stronger, while severing ties with people who proved unsupportive. And she continues to struggle to find balance in the hardships and joys of raising a child with special needs. This book is a resource, a companion for parents, and above all, a story of the love between a mother and her son-as she learns that Avery is exactly the child she never knew she wanted.
''Everyone wants to be an Italian from South Philly,'' jokingly states the Saia family. ''I guess it's the Rocky syndrome,'' agrees Uncle Joe the baker. In this light Carmella marries her high school sweetheart, John Leonard, upon his mother's rape and murder. When the twins arrive for these newlyweds, Nana Maria, a want-to-be Sicilian, favors the female offspring. Maria has blackmailed, lusted after, and lured many ''friends'' in her life. Now she wishes to usurp the Saia empire by brainwashing baby Grace while diminishing older twin Philip's birthright. Eventually good wins out, or does it? In any event twists, turns, and intrigue fill the pages of this novella. Other publications by Charlotte Publishing Press: THE NURSING HOME: a short play by joey donato ph.d., AFRICAN FOLK TALES by Dr.jol, 2012 SAVING THE SPIRIT by Dr. jol, CASTLES OF ROSEMONT by joey donato ph.d., CARMELLA'S TWINS by joey donato ph.d.