Note to Readers: the “Epilogue” for Jacob’s story is one tiny part of the book known as Billionaire’s Sons – Book One in the Sayid Family Saga which includes the following:
Part One: Nicholas Cohen’s Story (Will never be on the Chapter-A-Day blog because it gives away too many spoilers)
Part Two: Sam Cohen’s Story (Will never be on the Chapter-A-Day blog because it gives away too many spoilers)
Part Three: Jacob Cohen’s Story (Currently the Chapter-A-Day feature)
Part Four: Emanuel Cohen’s Story (The Hunter, Manny’s Story) (Recently featured on Chapter-A-Day blog)
Jacob’s story’s Epilogue mentions a TON of characters, most of whom you’ve met in one way, shape or form during Jacob’s story and other stories but once you’ve read Parts One & Two of Book One, all of this will be crystal clear. Sorry I’m not giving away more information than that. If you’d like to become one of my beta readers for the whole “Top Secret Project” aka the Sayid Family Saga, I’ll have you sign a nondisclosure agreement and give you Part One: Nicholas Cohen’s Story. Otherwise, yer gonna have ta wait for the books to come out in the fall. Mean, ain’t I?
At six weeks old, baby Emanuel was barely old enough to fly from Michigan to Mexico. Jacob and Maryam wouldn’t have risked the flight if not for the private jet.
But they couldn’t miss the arrival of Prince Marcos Sayid of Madain Saleh on the inaugural sail of his new yacht, The Princess of the Desert piloted by none other than Maryam’s father, Captain Arnold. This would be the first time Maryam’s parents would see their new grandson.
The prince’s arrival marked the beginning of a dynasty. The Cohen family who had fled Jerusalem to avoid an accusation of murder, and the Sayid royal family fleeing from a civil war and a contested crown, joined together in the beautiful community of Puerto Aventuras.
Jacob’s brother, Nicholas Cohen had borrowed their father’s magic wand and bought homes and land and businesses up and down the coast between Cancun and Puerto Aventuras and south almost to Tulum. He was heralded as a savior to the impoverished communities. He took everything he’d learned from their father, buying failing businesses and helping the former owners get back on their feet, teaching them skills to help them flourish. He built and improved resorts and other tourist attractions always a step ahead of the trends.
Prince Marcos Sayid served by his side, pooling resources and connections until their power was unparalleled. His son, Prince Benjamin was born to the Princess Lyla just two months after Nicholas and Adele had given birth to twin baby boys, Alejandro and Santiago. The three boys were destined to grow up as best friends.
Jacob’s parents, Levi and Sarah enjoyed a quiet retirement up the hill from their children and grandchildren, side-by-side with their long-time friends, Daniel and Cassandra Ashish.
Sam, and his wife Leanne, who had recently finished her Ph.D. in geology flew in from Texas where she had accepted a research position at the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas, and Sam was putting his experience in petroleum and potash holdings to good use working in the engineering department at the college.
Zach continued to serve faithfully as Nicholas’ right-hand man, and his wife, Ruth helped her younger sister Adele with the twin babies.
Noticeably absent but rarely discussed were the two oldest Cohen brothers, Liam and Lyle, along with their wives and children. David and Shira Ashish had disappeared as well. As if a scorn on the family name, no one actively researched their whereabouts, and Jacob didn’t care to know.
After Liam and David had nearly blown up their yacht with Jacob and Maryam aboard, Jacob hoped he never saw them as long as he lived.
After two weeks of family reunions, he was thankful to take Maryam and baby Emanuel back home to the sprawling haven of trees near the corner of the Thunder Bay State Forest they’d purchased inland from the quaint harbor town of Alpena, Michigan. They had rented a small home and had already poured the foundation for Maryam’s dream house.
Jacob intended to raise his son to hunt and fish and treasure the land and water, to be studious like his father, hard-working like his mother, a business man like his paternal grandfather and an explorer like his mother’s parents. He wanted little Manny to learn languages and study the arts and the sciences, and yes, even math.
Tucking his baby son into his crib after being gone for two weeks, Jacob felt a peace in his heart. He wrapped his arm around his wife’s shoulder and pulled her gently from the room.
“Come on,” he whispered to Maryam. “I know a couple other people who haven’t slept in their own bed for two weeks.”
“Well, gee, if sleeping was all you were interested in…” Maryam teased with a tiny grin.
“Woman, I promised you a long time ago that I would make love to you every day if you married me, and you know darn well I’m keeping that promise.” He picked her up and she wrapped her arms and legs around him like a monkey as he kissed her all the way down the hall to their king-sized bed…
…and they lived happily ever after. Just kidding! Click here to read Chapter One of The Hunter (Manny’s Story).