Saturday July 12th 2014, just beyond the city of Bangor, Maine, a small home rented by Thomas and Juliandra Lee, becomes the location where love and time are pitted against each other in a battle of hope. The married couple will wake at 8:36am and begin to share a delightful long awaited day together, until suddenly Juliandra is killed in front of Thomas exactly one hour later.
An emotionally distraught Thomas helplessly holds Juliandra’s dying body in his arms and in a rare and unexplainable moment his heart stops beating at the same time his beloved wife slips away. For a few brief seconds Thomas feels time pause… no sound, no movement and no pain, just the vision of Juliandra’s face and a tear that had fallen from her eye frozen in the air. A brief flash occurs just before his body collapses to the floor beside her.
After an ambulance crew revives Thomas moments later, he soon realizes that time is repeating itself whenever he wakes from sleep, causing him to relive that same morning when Juliandra was killed. He begins questioning his sanity, his beliefs and the people around him to find the answers he needs to save his wife before the clock strikes 9:36am.
Thomas ventures into unfamiliar territory where he must let go of his kind and passive nature while digging into the past of his wife’s father, Reggie Washington. Doing everything he can to keep from sleeping and avoid reliving that morning, Thomas works nonstop to link events which happened years in the past to the present day murder of his wife.
JULIANDRA is a fast paced journey into the lives of two soul mates destined for tragedy and how the feeling of love bonds them together beyond reality. There is no fluff, just pure go!
Each chapter is a tiny snippet of time representing pivotal moments fitting into and making up the much larger adventure we call life. From personal adversity and past mistakes to cultural differences and moral standards this story will make you ask the question.
What would I do?
Author Notes 🙂
love noun \ˈləv\ as defined by Websters Dictionary
: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
: affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests
: attraction that includes sexual desire
: the strong affection felt by people who have a romantic relationship
Since the beginning of recorded history almost any great deed from the past can be attributed to the concept of love; the love of one’s country, the love of god, the love of oneself, and the love of another. One could give the argument that without the feeling or concept of this simple word called love, humanity would not be where it is today.
Although many people may believe they can feel what love is or have felt what love is, having them try to define that feeling and reduce it to mere words remains a difficult task that always seems to diminish and over simplify the true concept. It has been spoken that “love” can move mountains, that “love” can conquer all and that “love” is all we need.
What if that were true? What if a single individual’s love was strong enough to change the entire world? To answer that question we only need to look back at history and understand that every single great deed whether good or bad was done for the love of something.
time noun \ˈtīm\ as defined by Websters Dictionary
: the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues
: a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future
: the point or period when something occurs
Time is a word created by mankind used to describe the concept of order among events that we as human beings are aware of and perceive. We categorize these events into three basic sets; events that have already happened, events that are happening and events that could happen; our past, our present and our future. For most of us that concept of order will be the only way we will ever perceive and understand the world around us and our own existence.
For some that is not so true…