Heroes are not born. They’re made.
Malcolm Wilson’s strength was forged during harsh childhood days—ugly days when he faced down schoolyard bullies and endured the neglect of a promiscuous mother. It is a strength that he has wielded to defend himself and his friends.
Yet those... read more
“I kept thinking is this a true story, I couldn't put it down, I loved this book!” “Martin Crosbie has created a world where a hero can emerge from the ashes of sadness and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.” “It's a "coming of age", a great thriller, a true romance, the journey... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
“I kept thinking is this a true story, I couldn't put it down, I loved this book!” “Martin Crosbie has created a world where a hero can emerge from the ashes of sadness and fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.” “It's a "coming of age", a great thriller, a true romance, the journey of one man's life and the thrilling road he took for his own redemption. Then there was Hardly, oh Hardly...” Heroes are not born. They’re made. Malcolm Stewart’s strength was forged during harsh childhood days—ugly days when he faced down schoolyard bullies and endured the neglect of a promiscuous mother. It is a strength that he has wielded to defend himself and his friends. Yet those years and traumas have taken their toll. Somewhere along the way, Malcolm Stewart lost his love of life. That changes the day when beautiful, tempestuous Heather enters his world. He feels the stirrings of something long dormant. And when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood—and the daughter that she was forced to leave behind—Malcolm knows one thing: He must help Heather get her little girl back. Their harrowing quest takes them from Scotland to a remote corner of Canada. There, Malcolm faces more than he bargained for—from being accused of kidnapping, to being targeted by an enraged psycho. And he discovers that Heather’s story is more tragic than he could ever have imagined. Yet his love for this woman with the flaming red hair—and for a little girl he has yet to meet—gives Malcolm Stewart the one thing he desperately needs: A chance to be reborn. A chance to become the hero he never dreamed he could be. Martin Crosbie’s debut novel has been attracting extraordinary attention. Read the first few pages and you will see why. This thrilling romantic suspense will take you on a journey that you’re not likely to forget.
““It’s got nothing to do with you and me, Mal. It’s got nothing to do with us, remember that. It’s her and me, and you and her, but it’s not me and you. Me and you is a different thing, a different thing altogether. You and me is here and now, and that last song, and how it makes us feel, and there’s nothing, Mal, nothing, that she can do to change that.””George
““Now, Malcolm, that little encounter all began with a flirt, just a flirt, but it became much more than that. It’s not just flirting. It’s about finding a maybe. I looked at her, she looked at me. Then, I asked with my eyes, no words, just eyes, and she smiled back a maybe. And let me tell you, my friend, there’s lots of satisfaction in a maybe. Maybes make the world go round, Malcolm. Maybes give us hope. They tuck us into bed at night, and they wake us up in the morning. Maybes help us navigate our way through just about anything. Yeah, that’s what you need, my friend. You need a whole summer of maybes.””Terry
““Yep, they call him that because he’s so skinny. He only eats once a day and the rest of the time he sells cars or talks about women. I think he’s banging Sylvia. I almost caught him once, coming out of our shed, dirty old man, still pulling his pants up. I know he’s got a key; I just haven’t caught him with it yet. He tried to look all innocent and kept walking towards me with his arms out so that I couldn’t see behind him, but I know I saw someone and I know Marvin. I know what he’s up to.””Terry
““Ignore the hits you take, Malcolm. You can deal with the pain later. Just keep going forward and don’t think about how much he’s hurting you.””Alec, Malcolm's Dad
““C’moan, gie us a big smile. Smile for yer Mammys and Daddys, those of ye that have Mammys and Daddys that is.””Master Hextall
““A French flag on their arse? Why the hell would you have a French flag on your arse and go to a Canadian school?””Alex, Malcolm's Dad
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