Gary Robert Muschla and Judith A. Muschla

Melanie Kurtis works as an advertising executive for a small company in New York City. In the eight years since graduating college, she’s built a successful career, and she’s stunned when a new management team abruptly dismisses the entire staff. Having time now for a long overdue vacation, she visits her parents at their summer home on Beach Isle, a small barrier island. Once there, she runs into Tom Madisen, who’s still in her heart though she hasn’t seen him in years.

While growing up, Tom and Melanie spent summers on the island. They lived next door to each other and were summertime best friends, until the summer before they both began college and their friendship blossomed into love. Tom never learned why Melanie ended their relationship, and he hasn’t fully gotten over her. Now the owner of a construction company and a year-round resident of the island, he’s surprised to see Melanie, and despite the urgings of his heart, he tries to treat her as only a friend.

Although seeing Tom brings happy memories and stirs old feelings, Melanie, too, resists being more than friends. She’s never forgiven herself for hurting him when she let love slip away, and she’s afraid if they become too close, she’ll hurt him again when she returns to the city to resume her career. But as she and Tom spend time together, their love reawakens, and Melanie must overcome the reason she broke off in the past or risk losing him forever. (Published as an E-book by Books to Go Now, 2018)

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Fiction
When Melanie Kurtis returns to Beach Isle, she never imagines that Tom Madisen would still be waiting for her. Her first and only love, she hasn’t seen him for eight years. But even as their feelings for each other quickly reawaken, Melanie must confront the reason she left Tom in the past or she’ll lose him again, this time forever. Written by Gary
When Dan Reynolds arrives in town, Jenna Mason never expects to fall in love with him. But just as their love dawns, she makes a terrible mistake that brings her to the brink of losing Dan forever. Her last chance to save their love is a Christmas wishing well. Written by Gary
Vocabulary
The second edition of this book adds new lessons to the original edition, expanding its scope and value with new vocabulary words. Written by Gary
Vocabulary
The new edition of this book retains all of the lessons and valued features of the first edition, while extending its scope with new lessons and vocabulary words. Written by Gary
For Math Teachers
The second edition of this resource contains 150 activities that support algebra in the Common Core Math Standards. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin
This resource contains more than 100 activities that support the Common Core for grades 3-5. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin.
The second edition of this resource contains 662 problems, many aligned with the Common Core Math Standards. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin
This resource contains over 100 activities directly linked to the Math Standards for grades 6-8. Written by Gary, Judy, and Erin.
The second edition of this resource contains 60 projects designed to help students apply math concepts and skills to solving a wide variety of problems across the curriculum. Written by Gary and Judy.
The projects in this book cover concepts and skills that show the application of math in various subject areas. Written by Gary and Judy.

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