Hannah Sullivan started telling stories pretty much as soon as she could string together a coherent sentence. Back then, the characters had names like "Bouncing House" and "The Man Who Burnt His Bottom All The Time." It was pretty serious stuff. As an adult, her stories grew to encompass her children. To help her daughter get over her fear of thunderstorms, Ms. Sullivan came up with a reason for all the loud noise. There was this horse, you see, with big pounding hooves. He could run so fast, he actually flew through the air. And his name was Thunder. When Ms. Sullivan's daughter hit the double-digits, she asked for a "grown-up" version of the family Thunder stories. So, doing what any mom would do, Ms. Sullivan said, "Sure, why not?" And started to write. Her first novel, "THUNDER: The Shadows Are Stirring," is an Amazon bestseller. Her second- "FIVE WEEKS: a Lifetime," a memoir comprised of journal entries, letters and emails - is the legacy of one small boy's lifetime. It reached the bestseller lists, in both the US and the UK, just hours after it was published.
When Olivia Williams and her two younger brothers wake up from a car crash, they’re positive their world has changed. The talking horse is a big clue, and he has a lot to say. According to Thunder, fairies, magic and good ol’ St Nick are all for real. On some level. Which would be incredibly awesome, but there’s a problem: A rift has formed between the layers of existence, and the evil Sliders are taking advantage of it—bringing violence, fear and hatred with them.
Now the three siblings are immersed in a tangle of reality and fantasy. One with trolls, freakish amphibians ... and town-devouring rats. Fortunately, help is on hand as Thunder introduces them to a world of Shifters and other powerful beings. Like Olivia’s very own Guardian, Ethan. Whom she actually does like. A lot. How could she not, when his job is to stand between her and death?
With humanity at stake, the Williams children must do more than accept the unbelievable. They must accomplish the impossible. The rift needs to be sealed and they're the only people alive with the potential to do it.
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Suppose you have a teacher who knows the secret of life. A teacher who can show you what it takes to live to the fullest, to love until your heart bleeds out—to have it all, and then to let it all go. Now, suppose your teacher is only five weeks old.
When the Sullivans are told their unborn child has a congenital heart defect, they have no idea where the news will lead them. Their dreams of bedtime cuddles and soft baby coos give way to the incessant beeping of hospital machinery and the sharp smell of antiseptic. With two young children in tow, the uprooted family takes an unexpected journey discovering the truth of love, sorrow, and ultimately, the gift of life.
This true story—comprised of journal entries, letters, and emails—is the legacy of one small boy’s lifetime.
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