Joel and Family

Book 2 of the Joel Series

by Ted Louis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9780595446391

About the Book

Continuing the story where Joel: Escape from Abuse ended; several months have passed since Crane Johnson adopted five abused boys. They have settled into a somewhat normal family, if you can call a thirty year-old bachelor raising five active boys, ages 6 to 13, as normal. Aserious, life-threatening illness strikes Joel. Crane strives to maintain the family unit, care for his sick son and run the consulting business he owns in San Antonio. The family has to temporarily relocate to Houston while Joel is in the hospital. The glue that holds the family together is their housekeeper and surrogate grandmother for the boys, Hildy. Along the way, other children in need cross the family's path and are helped to a better life. Crane's wealth allows him to solve most of the difficulties that come his way. The one exception is his social life. He is frustrated at every turn by family or business obligations. A near disaster happens when the family returns to San Antonio upon Joel's release from the hospital. The private jet Crane has chartered is forced to make an emergency landing. Each difficulty the family encounters strengthens the bonds the hold the family together.

About the Author

Ted Louis was born to tenant farmers in the early 1940s. He holds several degrees from a mid-western university. Retired from a career in the computing industry, he resides in Canyon Lane, Texas. Golfing and his volunteer work with foster children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate occupy his time.