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TITLE: Jonathan’s Promise 


SERIES:
Jonathan
Trilogy: Book Two

AUTHOR:
Hans M. Hirschi

PUBLISHER:
Beaten
Track Publishing

COVER
ARTIST:
Natasha Snow

LENGTH:
214 Pages

RELEASE
DATE:
March 31, 2016

BLURB:
Jonathan made Dan a promise - a promise that will affect the remainder of his life. But what does he have left to live for?

When their grandson Parker and his fiancé Cody move in with him, the three of them embark on a journey to shed light on Dan's roots.

A heart-warming sequel to Jonathan's Hope, Jonathan's Promise deals with aging and the ultimate consequences of wedding vows. Are we entitled to a second shot at happiness?
When is 'for worse' too much to handle?

In this trilogy:

Jonathan's Hope (Book 1)
Jonathan's Promise (Book 2)
Jonathan's Legacy (Book 3) 




Excerpt

  



“Jon?”

“Yes, Hon, what is it?”

“I’m tired.”

“I know. Just rest. You need your strength for tomorrow.”

“I’m not sure I want to...”

“What do you mean?”

“I’m just not sure it’s worth it, Jon...” Dan started to cough. Jonathan rose from his chair at his husband’s bedside to offer him some water, gently lifting and holding Dan’s head while he took down the cool, soothing liquid.

When the coughing eased, Dan patted Jonathan’s hand. He waited until Jonathan was seated before he spoke further. “Thanks. I’m old, hon. And I’m tired. I’ve lived a long and
rich life, and you know what the doctor said. There’s only a very small chance the surgery will help. The tumor’s already metastasized, and even with chemo I’ll die sooner rather than later. Maybe it’s better to just get it over with.”

Jonathan began to cry, tumbling forward in his despair. His head came to a rest on his husband’s chest. They’d been a couple for so many years―six decades. How would he go on without Dan’s strength? How could he survive without the man who’d saved his life?

“Hon, don’t worry about me. I need you now, probably more than ever. I need to know you’ll stay strong for the kids. They need you.”

Dan’s words began to slur and his eyes closed. Even talking took so much effort. When he was sure Dan was asleep, Jonathan left their bedroom and went downstairs, out to the back
patio, where he left the crisp, fresh fall air to dry the tears on his face. He was tired, too. Dan’s cancer had come back. They’d thought he’d beaten it, but the last screening showed the dark shadows in his bones and his lungs. After three years of clear results, it had come completely out of the blue, and the doctor said that it had also spread to other areas of the body.

That was just a few days ago, and Dan had accepted the news with equanimity. He had made peace with himself and the world around him when the cancer had first been diagnosed in his prostate. Back then, there was still a sparkle in Dan’s eyes, a determination to fight this, a will to survive. But at ninety years of age, Dan was tired, and Jonathan knew―or rather he felt―that his husband was done. And he understood, but that did not diminish the pain, the despair. Yes, he’d be strong for the kids, the grandkids, but who’d look after him? Who’d make sure he survived?   


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Jonathan nodded in acknowledgement. So, how did you boys meet?” Jonathan looked expectantly at both Parker and Cody, and he could see how they both were flushing a bit at the question. Did I ask something inappropriate?”
No, Grandpa, not at all. We’ve known each other a couple of years, as pals, but we didn’t know about each other, until we were both at a bathhouse at the same time. You know…” Parker let the last words trail, figuring that Jonathan knew what he was referring to. The old man chuckled.
Oh, yeah, I remember those. I didn’t even know they still had them. I presume this isn’t something you’ll be telling your mother?”
Jonathan had to laugh. He knew full well what happened in bathhouses, having visited them himself a few times when he was younger, but this was something parents wouldn’t understand. Given Jeanette’s protective attitude toward her kids, he doubted she’d appreciate that her son had met Cody in a place where men went to simply get their rocks off.



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I’m an author. I write books. I write about things that are important to me: family, parenting, children, our environment, our world. Contemporary, fresh fiction with happy endings. It’s what I like to read myself. I write because I don’t have a choice. There are so many stories in my head, constantly forming, constantly trying to get out. Feel free to have a look on the other pages to learn more, listen to me narrate from those stories, and – if you like what you see or hear – follow the links to buy the books. I’d greatly appreciate that, as this is how I try to make my living.

I’m an author. But I’m also a forty something male who clings to the illusion of still being twenty-seven, despite my body’s daily reminders to the contrary. I’m married to the most amazing man, and together we have a beautiful son, Sascha. I consider myself a citizen of the world, having lived on two continents and traveled extensively through another three. I have friends all over the world. When I’m not writing, I like to do public speaking or training (where I have my professional background) to actually earn some real bill-paying money. Not sure this author thing is ever going to get me there…



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Promise (Book 2) / Jonathan’s Hope (Book 1) - Winner’s Choice



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1 comments:

Jeanna Massman said...

This sounds like a a series of books that grabs your heart as well as engaging your mind.