An aging man is nearing the end of his days and he wants to have one last adventure at sea. He purchases a thirty-foot sailboat named Noelle and takes her on his great journey. What follows is a thought-provoking trip inward as we discover what drives this man, and we learn that he could be anyone—even the reader.Jane, a woman in her mid-eighties, sells him Noelle with everything on board. Below deck he finds reflections of Noelle’s past—tattered sailing charts with routes highlighted by Jane and her husband, items collecting dust that make him wonder about their journeys.The Book of Seamanship teaches him the basics of sailing, preparing him for his trip. He makes the needed repairs and plans his next step. After talking with Jane, he discovers she and her husband had planned to sail to Tonga, a dream unfulfilled. A carefully folded pristine chart remains on board, with not a single line drawn to the remote islands of Tonga, a 2500-mile journey. Now he knows where he must take Noelle.And so begins the journey of a dying man, a man who is preparing to sail away and never return. He thinks of Kathryn, his late wife, and reminisces about the past. He faces storms and becalmed seas and sleeps under the stars. Upon reaching Tonga, he makes a new friend, Lepa, who guides him in his travels through the local islands. The Last Sunrise follows a man’s love affair with nature as it challenges him during his voyage of self-discovery. Humbled by the ocean, alone with his thoughts, he is drawn into utter peacefulness—his last passage home.
LOVE AND DECEPTION is a trio of short stories and a novella combined in one book. Each tale is about love AND some element of deception. Do you remember your first love? What feelings or memories resonate when you think about that time?
In A TASTE OF LOVE, a couple in their seventies reflects on the lost love they shared when they were young. Is it too late for them to begin again?
NUMBER 23 is the story of a man trapped in a neurotic, sex-soaked marriage. He compulsively flies off to Thailand where he finds true love…but a shocking discovery may change everything.
In THE OTHER WOMAN, the mysterious death of a novelist’s wife brings a man’s relationship with the woman of his dreams into question in this fast-paced tale of suspense.
The NOVELLA, AGAINST THE ODDS, is a story of love, war, and the ultimate deception when the destruction of Israel is imminent, and an impossible gamble becomes the only option. Will the heroic action of two Air Force officers overcome the daunting obstacles…or will their Black Ops mission end in disaster?
Get away from the world and relax into YOUR own private world--Take a break from politics and escape from the world's depressing problems. Find a cozy spot where you can cuddle up with a good book--not just any book--a funny book--a book that will make you laugh out loud and leave you with a HUGE smile. READ GELT WITHOUT GUILT--IT"S A HILARIOUS BOOK.
One reviewer says: “I loved this book. Richard Brumer, who is the author of beautifully written novels such as The Chemist's Shop, Meeting Max, The Last Sunrise and Love and Deception, has changed course with this hysterical romp about two elderly gentlemen who discover a new way to get rich by inventing a new religion. Jack and David believe there has to be more to life than sitting on the beach and watching pretty girls while lamenting their lost youth. Can having more money buy them happiness? Original and hugely funny.”
THE CHEMIST'S SHOP--A Tale of Revenge:
Pharmacology professor Michael Ross retires from the world of academia in 1970 and opens a community pharmacy in a peaceful upstate New York town. He puts the horrific tragedies of his past behind him and finds serenity in his new life. That is, until he recognizes a customer as former Nazi SS officer, Hans Stern. Michael looks into Stern’s cold, steel-blue eyes, clenches his fists, and boils inside, remembering how his three young daughters were taken from him and gassed, and his wife, Ilona, was tortured, raped, and stripped of all dignity by Stern twenty-five years earlier in Auschwitz. Face to face with this evil being, Michael forces himself to stay calm. In that moment, he experiences two opposing but related feelings. One is anger, the other exhilaration. He could not protect his family then, but he can avenge their deaths now. It isn’t just about killing Stern. That would be too easy. His death has to be slow, painful, and diabolical, and it begins with a game of chess…
Rick never forgot the day Julie died. Struggling with his pain he flies to India where he becomes immersed in the magical, sensuous culture of the country as he searches for his son, Eric, who had been given up for adoption at birth, twenty-seven years earlier. It was a decision that has haunted Rick all his life, never allowing him to find fulfillment.
A chance meeting on his flight to leads Rick to an exciting new romance, but when he becomes involved with Elena, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly terrorist plot, forcing him to protect the woman he loves. A number of surprising twists and turns gradually unravels the mystery surrounding Eric, but as Rick continues his quest, one hot lead after another turns cold, and the clues he follows disappear as quickly as footprints in the desert sand. Will meeting his grandson Max provide the key to Rick’s redemption?