Description: Middle-aged, football coach who wants to do something with life to find meaning and purpose.
Lines: "We live, not because we ought to but because we want to.
Liz to Yuri,
“If you have been in hiding for 12 years because you know what Russia would do to you if they found out how far you’ve taken this, what are they going to do to us for helping you?”
After the attempted kidnapping of she and Aaron where he fought off the men until she could escape back to camp.
"Sidney drew a map of about where the men surprised them. Her arm was already showing a big bruise where she was being held onto until Aaron whacked the guy. She had blood on her shirt from where he got hit. She described to her mother how well her brother had fought them off. She had looked back when she got a distance from them and was sure she saw three men."
Aaron, live thoughts to himself after he was captured:
" This was serious — he had to be in the game and ready at a split second to break away from the men if he saw the opportunity. He looked around the cab out of his peripheral vision to see if there was anything he could use as a weapon if he needed to protect himself”
Joseph has always had a knack for writing fiction. However, it wasn’t until he retired from his day job in 2016 that he really got going. Five years and six books later, he’s keeping himself busy; typing away, and amassing quite a following on Reader’s Favorite. His book Sudden Freedom made it as an Award Finalist in the 2020 Reader’s Favorite International Competition.
From humble beginnings in Iowa to holy matrimony, motherhood, widowhood, and back again. And again. This is the story of a woman tried and tested across land, the seas, and the very air she breathed across a period of 95 years. A woman who made art, for art she personified.
Start your trip with a true story of two Venezuelans who dreamt and went big in America. Make a quick stop in Ohio, and get that train rolling to its final destination, the heart of American democracy: Washington, DC.
A huge cheer for Joseph Woodward’s first collection of short stories. Joe’s descriptive talent in sharing historical facts about his characters was a true pleasure to read. The Three Husbands of Annabelle, of course, was very dear to my heart, as Annabelle is my dear mother. He reminded me of and made me aware of her amazing life. I look forward to Joe’s future writing skills coming to life
We enjoyed reading Annabelle’s history and learning about her interesting husbands and their adventures. The story of the Fernandez Brothers’ path to success is inspiring. And The OK Cafe – what a fun place to hang out with your friends. We hope this first installment will be followed by more of Joe’s narratives.”
If you like sitting around the kitchen table with a good cup of coffee listening to stories, you will most certainly enjoy this collection! Joseph Woodward’s easy story-telling style of writing draws you into the scene quickly with its humor and realism. Crack this one open with your favorite hot or cold beverage, sit back, and be entertained!
Woodward has a knack for drawing his readers in with the first sentence. One is hard pressed to identify the point of juxtaposition between fact and fiction as he weaves his magic across the pages. The first work of his that I read was going to be a cursory review because I had an important commitment and didn’t want to be late. I found it impossible to put down The Three Husbands of Annabelle. An hour and a half later I called to cancel the appointment – and it was well worth it to have been able to relish and enjoy Woodward’s talents.