This weekend my husband and I drove up to norther Lower Michigan for what he calls a "color tour" to see all the changing leaves. For the past several years we've been travelling around the State to hunt for the perfect retirement location.
We still have quite a few years to go but we'd eventually like to purchase land and have my son-in-law design my dream house (he's an architect). He says he will design the house to fit the property. I'd really like some beautiful rolling hills and perhaps some water.
Anyway, this weekend we visited Alpena, Michigan, which is where Emanuel Cohen (Manny) lives. I took a bunch of pictures and will share them here along with the corresponding chapters.
Manny's story is the last story in the last book of the Sayid Family Saga, Billionaire's Sons, which is on preorder now and will go live on April 6th, 2021. Yes, you are the lucky ones who get to read this story in advance!
I would love your opinions. Be gentle. These are unedited chapters! As always, any feedback or typo corrections or anything is greatly appreciated. -Julie
Manny's story begins with him (surprise) hunting! Before writing his story I did a ton of research and found an actual location where Aloise might have gotten lost. Here is what that location looks like in real life and the corresponding chapters:
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Next Aloise follows Manny back to Alpena where her family's sailing yacht is docked. I couldn't find a boat there as nice as what the Ashish family owned, but you'll get a feel for the location.
The following morning, Manny takes Aloise to brunch at his favorite diner, which happens to be across the street from the Alpena County Courthouse. So, on a whim they decide to go in and apply for a marriage license. In one of these pictures you get the added bonus of seeing my adorable little blue Subaru Outback. I love my Outback!
What else would you want to do after just getting married? Go to Walmart, of course! How else are you going to buy those... umm... family planning supplies discussed back in Chapter Nine. Who cares whether you announce your marriage to the whole small town (where everyone knows everyone) by making out in the aisle next to racks of prophylactic's, running into your former high school principal (in that same aisle), and have the clerk at the grocery store be your (gulp) ex-girlfriend!
Manny and Aloise head back over to her parents' yacht to tell them the good news and to make a phone call to the U.S. Coast Guard!
For some reason the Coast Guard responds more favorably when you call in the big guns... the billionaire mayor, Jacob Cohen! If Manny can keep himself from getting arrested long enough to convince his father to help rescue his wife, Aloise Ashish-Cohen, the woman he told Manny to stay away from!
We hope you have enjoyed this little tour of the harbor town of , Alpena, Michigan and I hope you have loved Manny's story.
Billionaire's Sons can be preordered now, along with the rest of the series! You keep reading. I'll keep writing!