Stranded in New York City after the stock market crash of 1929, Robert Blair must walk to the docks daily seeking work in order to feed Ellen, his wife, and their four-year-old son Stephen; plus pay the $8.00 monthly apartment rent in the slum where they live.
Shortly after a simple but very joyous Christmas, the dock work shuts down. Robert, shaken by this threat to the foundation of his very being, becomes desperate to find work.
When approached by a stranger in a black limousine who begins to direct and influence his family's lives, Robert faces a torrent of shocking new choices. Will they be opportunities or burdens? Will he be able to marry his life to this new direction, or will he turn down a life so different from any he has ever experienced?
Thanking God for the support of his family and friends, Robert is thrown into a strange new world, the likes of which he has never dreamed.
Will faith and courage be enough to help the Blair family survive?
Fearless Heart is filled with gentle, colorful, and believable characters that will touch your heart and raise your spirits. It is truly a feel-good work.
It was so easy to read. I am not an avid reader, I'm afraid...so I can't just read anything and get through it easily, but this was easy to digest, etc. And in fact, I normally enjoy more recent settings, but this was easy to read and visualize. Felt like I was there looking in the window. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for your hard work on it. Need to get to bed. I just finished it…couldnŮt wait until tomorrow. Love the story! ...Kay Walker, Raleigh, NC
For a good read, try FEARLESS HEART by Gail Gurley. If you need a good dose of optimism, this is it. Caught up in the depths of the Depression, the Blair family survives by networking in the old fashioned way - friends helping friends. It's sprinkled throughout with old timey heartwarming stories within the story. Reminds me of O. Henry's writing. Nearly every chapter makes it evident that when God closes a door, He opens a window. The surprise ending will leave you holding back the tears--joyfully! ...Julie Apone, Owner, Carolina Lily, Salisbury, NC
Too hot to be outside? Sick of all the Law and Order reruns, on what, 4 channels? Why not pick up a good old fashioned heartwarming book by Gail Gurley, the Fearless Heart. Written about a family in the Depression (who can't relate to that?), chapter after chapter shows how those with good hearts find others of like mind and help each other to make the most of what little they have. You'll love this--good people having good things happen to them. Gail doesn't miss a thing--babies, puppies, a wedding, and a surprise at the end that will leave you crying joyfully. You can get it at Barnes and Noble, or get a 20% discount by going to www.worldcastlepublishing.com, click on teen/family tab, click on cover photo, enter code UYTQJ2F9. ...K. Ross, Nashville, TN
Fearless Heart is well worth your time to read. The time line and characters are interesting and believable. You will enjoy the book but it will make you somewhat uncomfortable as the author takes you back to a very difficult time in our history. I really enjoyed it and think you will also. Good story, Gail. Thanks! Pat Hurley, Retired Deputy Clerk of Superior Court, Randolph County:
TALES FROM THE SUNROOM makes a welcomed gift for any occasion and any person you love. Whether a birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day, graduation, wedding, Christmas, or other special event, the sunroom book will be treasured and enjoyed over and over.Reviews and Praise:
"A great talent! Read, and be inspired." --Scribes Valley Publishing
"I'm most impressed with the author's passion for her writing. She clearly has a mission...The writing is good, and some descriptive passages are particularly strong...The package is beautiful...(and) it's a great looking book." --Writer's Digest
"Mrs. Gurley has a literary gift." --Carl Anderson, Aid Association for Lutherans, Wisconsin
"A treasure!" --K. Rosamond, Houston, Tx
"Beautifully written." --Jeff Pate, best selling author
Gail and her husband Ed live in Granite Quarry, NC, with their two dogs and one cat. They have one daughter (Denise) and three grandchildren: Charlie, Spencer, and Madison who live in Houston, TX. Gail has a BA in psychology and an M.Ed. in education from the University of North Carolina and Greensboro. She has taken an early retirement from serving as a state Probation/Parole Officer. Gail is active in her church and community and enjoys reading, crocheting, needlepoint, and being with her friends. Her grandson Charlie is serving in the US Marines