FROM CANADA WITH LOVE

... a romantic memoir about second chances!

by Wallace Madding


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Softcover
$31.95
Hardcover
$47.95
E-Book
$5.95
Softcover
$31.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/04/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 321
ISBN : 9781469180076
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 321
ISBN : 9781469180083
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 321
ISBN : 9781469180090

About the Book

This is a true memoir about life's second chances, survival after losing a mate, and finding love the second time. Jim and Connie Morris are successful, socially active and popular. They are two of the top amateur golfers in Missouri and California. They and their children live celebrated lives, but then tragedy comes; softly at first, but then it crescendos: Their son James is stricken with MS, then Connie dies, followed by Jim's mother, and Payne Stewart, to whom Jim is a surrogate father. Jim hovers on the brink of despair. Elsewhere in America Lorna Kanehl is also suffering a loss. She is the former wife of popular Springfield, Missouri baseball great Rod Kanehl, the first New York Met ever to hit a grand slam out of the Polo Grounds. Her world is shattered by a heartbreaking divorce that tears her from the stepchildren she has grown to love. Lorna is buoyed by her faith, and her belief in tomorrow. In time she finds new meaning to life, but she vows to never remarry. Destiny brings these two fractured hearts together giving meaning to Tony Bennett's love song: love truly is wonderful the second time around. Their story is complete with celebrity photographs and filled with never before told celebrity stories from their bittersweet world.


About the Author

In keeping with the non-fi ctional aspect of this memoir, the author’s name, Wallace Madding is used. He has been published as Wally Mading. A “d” was dropped from the author’s true name at birth. This romantic memoir is therefore true throughout unless otherwise specifi ed. Madding attended college at Missouri State University and the University of Montana and was a four year starting football player at both schools. He is a retired real-estate broker and former United States Marine. He was also a rodeo cowboy and has been a lifelong outdoorsman. Madding has been married to the former Frances Ann Lea for 59 years. They have three children and fi ve grandchildren and live in Billings, Montana. This is third published book.