Drama, action and romance is back on ‘The Belanger Creek Ranch’ in full swing but this time with a new appealing character whose life will intervene with Colt and Frank Thompson from Book 1.
When successful accountant and owner of Swift current accounting & bookkeeping Services, ‘Shauna Lee Holt’ is still regretting and cursing herself for letting Colt Thompson slip off her life, destiny plans to bring Brad Johnson in the picture frame of Shauna Lee’s life. Casually introduced to Shauna Lee by Colt Thompson, Brad Johnson senses undeniable attraction towards this strong headed women from the very first sight. With passing time Brad is head over heels in love with Shauna Lee, but her past will bring twist that is to decide the future of their relationship.
Author Gloria Antypowich surely deserves to be appreciated for her unique talent of writing The Belanger Creek Ranch Series which are linked with each other smartly yet making each book a stand alone one. Introducing new characters in each book with their own story to unfold with freshly thrown in twists and turns keeps readers entertained and happy for their choice of picking The Belanger Creek Ranch Series, similarly Full Circle Vol 2 is an amazingly gripping narration which has proved to pull one under the skin of the crafted characters.
This book is bound to make one love and respect the work of author Gloria for her well thought out, spellbinding fiction.
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About one dozen families who recently immigrated to Canada are
demanding that the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg excuse their children from music and co-ed physical education programs for religious reasons. The families believe music is un-Islamic ~ just like the
Taliban believe and then imposed on the entire population of Afghanistan and that physical education classes should be segregated by gender even in the elementary years.
The school division is facing the music in a typically Canadian way –
that is, bending itself into a trombone to try to accommodate these
demands, even though in Manitoba, and indeed the rest of the country,
music and phys-ed are compulsory parts of the curriculum. Officials
say they may try to have the Muslim children do a writing project on
music to satisfy the curriculum’s requirements. The school officials
have apparently consulted the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, and
they have also spoken to a member of the Islamic community suggested
by those very same Muslim parents. In any event, the school district
is trying to find a way to adapt the curriculum to fit the wishes of
these families, rather than these families adapting to fit into the school
and Canadian culture.
Mahfooz Kanwar, a member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, says he has
a better idea. “I’d tell them, this is Canada, and in Canada, we teach
music and physical education in our schools. If you don’t like it,
leave. If you want to live under sharia law, go back to the hellhole
country you came from or go to another hellhole country that lives
under sharia law,” said Kanwar, who is a professor emeritus of
sociology at Mount Royal University in Calgary.
That might be putting things a little more forcefully than most of us
would be comfortable with, but Kanwar says he is tired of hearing
about such out-of-tune demands from newcomers to our country.
“Immigrants to Canada should adjust to Canada, not the other way
around,” he argues. If they did not like these things in Canada, why
did they not go somewhere else? If they want Canada to be like their
homeland why don’t they go home?
Kanwar, who immigrated to Canada from Pakistan via England and then
the United States in 1966, says he used to buy into the “mosaic,
official multiculturalism” (nonsense). He makes it clear, that like
most Canadians, he is pleased and enjoys that Canada has citizens
literally from every country and corner in the world, as it has
enriched this country immensely. But it’s official multiculturalism –
the state policy “that entrenches the lie” that all cultures and
beliefs are of equal value and of equal validity in Canada that he objects
“The fact is, Canada has an enviable culture based on Judeo-Christian
values – not Muslim values – with British and French rule of law and
traditions and that’s why it’s better than all of the other places in
the world. We are heading down a dangerous path if we allow the idea
of sharia law a place in Canada. It does not. It is completely
incompatible with the idea and reality of Canada,” says Kanwar, who in
the 1970s was the founder and president of the Pakistan-Canada
Association and a big fan of official multiculturalism.
Kanwar says his views changed when he started listening to the people
who joined his group. They badmouthed Canada, weren’t interested in
knowing Canadians or even in learning one of our official languages.
They created cultural ghettos and the Canadian government even helped fund
“One day it dawned on me that the reason all of us wanted to move here
was going to disappear if we didn’t start defending Canada and its
fundamental values.” That’s when Kanwar started speaking out against
the dangers of official multiculturalism. He has been doing so for
decades. So, it’s no surprise that Kanwar is delighted with the recent
speech British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered to the 47th
Munich Security Conference on Feb. 5.
“Under the doctrine of state multiculturalism,” said Cameron, “we
have failed to provide a vision of society to which they feel they want to
belong. We have even tolerated these segregated communities behaving
in ways that run counter to our values. So when a white person holds
objectionable views – racism, for example – we rightly condemn them.
But when equally unacceptable views or practices have come from
someone who isn’t white, we’ve been too cautious, frankly even
fearful, to stand up to them.
This hands-off tolerance,” said Cameron, “has only served to
reinforce the sense that not enough is shared. All this leaves some
young Muslims feeling rootless and … can lead them to this
Kanwar actually credits German Chancellor Angela Merkel for being
among the first of the world’s democratic leaders to take the
courageous step in October to say that official multiculturalism had
“failed totally..” It appears leaders are getting bolder. During an
interview with TFI channel on Feb. 10, French President Nicolas
Sarkozy declared: “We have been too concerned about the identity of
the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the
country that was receiving him.” Cameron ended his speech by saying: “At
stake are not just lives, it’s our way of life.That’s why this is a
challenge we cannot avoid – and one we must meet.”
That democratically elected leaders are at long last starting to sing
a different tune on official multiculturalism is sweet music to Kanwar.
Here’s hoping those poor kids in Winnipeg will get to hear some of it.
Licia Corbella is The Herald’s Editorial Page Editor
Francine Bunn will never leave a review on Amazon, but that does not diminish the importance of her appreciation for my books! She is also a fan of my husband’s writing. This is a post that she left on Facebook after I shared an Amazon review for A Second Chance.
“Francine BunnGloria’s books are awesome. They are a great read, I’m sure you won’t want to put the book down once you start and you will be looking forward to the next book. Pick one up today and enjoy. Also her husband Lloyd writes great books, I’ve enjoyed many hours of reading. Thank you Lloyd and Gloria I have had many hours of enjoyment reading your books.”
All authors have these wonderful, supportive people who read their books. It’s just that they do not write formal reviews, but they are very important to the heart and soul of a writer!
This review is from: A Second Chance (The Belanger Creek Ranch Series Book 4) (Kindle Edition)
I have read this book and done nothing else until I finished it. Phew what a marathon… I enjoyed the way the story unfolded telling how Sarah run away from a really bad man to protect her and her son, and how her new friends all help her to a life of safety on a ranch where she meets Grayson. As her story unfolds Grayson falls more in lover with her determined she is the woman for him he tells her of his dark life that has led him to the ranch… Is this all to much for Sarah will they be able to move on well I got so in grossed I just had to keep reading to find out…
This review is from: A Second Chance (The Belanger Creek Ranch Series Book 4) (Kindle Edition)
I read “A Second Chance” because Gloria read and reviewed my book and I decided, by my choice, to read and review hers as well. I was hesitant as it was a romance novel, but that could not be farther from the truth. It was romantic at times, but in my opinion it is not a romance novel. It is a heart-warming story of Sarah and her son Taylor who spent 14 years running from a bad relationship and her abusive father. She lived scared, mostly for her son, moving every time her ex-boyfriend, Taylor’s father, caught up with them.
It is a story of family, new friendships and of perseverance. Finally, Sarah met a man, Grayson who inevitably tamed her stubborn streak and lessened her fears. Grayson immediately loved little Taylor, and as Taylor was growing up and needing a father figure in his life, the feeling was mutual. Grayson drew Sarah into his life through his own stubborn streak, and wormed his way into her heart. Grayson has his own dark secret which led to problems with Sarah when he finally told her his story.
For a long time toward the end, the story was sweet and nice but interesting enough to keep my attention, but I kept wondering when the ex-boyfriend was going to throw a monkey wrench into the works. I would have been disappointed if the book had ended without him showing back up to wreak havoc. I was not disappointed.
Knowing what I do now, I would read a similar book in a heartbeat. You cannot not like the story, and that goes for you men out there. Excellent story! There were regular editing problems, but the story still warrants my rating.