Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
~ Audrey Hepburn ~
When a dormant volcano begins to wake up, ten year old psychic twins Danny & Becca Brock must somehow save their family from impending doom.
Join them and the other residents of their small town in the week leading up to one of the largest natural disasters in history.
Mount Rainier, the tallest volcano in the continental U.S., has stood silent watch over Seattle and the Puget Sound area for millennia. On a clear September morning, something deep inside the heart of the sleeping volcano shifts. For the Brock family, and the millions of residents who live in the mountain's shadow, life is about to change forever, and the unimaginable is about to occur.
This book is a work of fiction, but it takes place in very real locations. More than 3.5 million people live in the metropolitan area along the eastern edge of Puget Sound, in Washington state. They live work and play in the shadow of one of the largest and most dangerous volcanoes in the United States.
At 14,400 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in Washington State, and is blanketed by no fewer than 26 glaciers, holding more snow and ice on its slopes than all the other volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain range combined. When this volcano erupts, (and scientists tell us that it WILL erupt, eventually) it will be one of the largest natural disasters in recorded U.S. history.
After lunch, Peter and Amanda had taken a chilly walk through the heavy falling snow, glove-in-glove and admired the beauty of the vista that spread out across the valley below. With the snowfall shrouding the view of the enormous mountain in front of them, it was easy to imagine they were the only two people on earth.
As they turned to walk back to the cabin, Amanda let go of his hand. When he turned to look at her, she nailed him right in the chest with a snowball.
That was it… it was on!
Their snowball fight had been fun, until he accidentally pegged her in the forehead. The look of shock on her face immediately made him regret doing it. She bent over, and he became concerned that he had actually hurt her. Rushing over to make sure she was okay, he was completely unprepared for the double handful of snow she launched at his face and neck. As the snow slid inside his coat and the icy shock ran down his chest, she jumped at him and wrapped her legs around his waist, her arms around his neck, and planted a huge kiss on his lips.
Together they tumbled into a drift and then sat up, waist deep in the snow. She was laughing her head off.
“I’m sorry, babe, but the look on your face was priceless.” Her eyes, and her cheeks, were glowing.
She stood up, and reached her hand out to him where he sat.
He knew the perfect moment when it happened. He allowed her to pull him part way up, and got one knee under him, then pulled back a little and placed his other foot in the snow in front of him.
She seemed to realize how he was positioned, on a single bent knee, and her eyes grew wide.
“I need to ask you something,” he began, still holding her right hand in his left. “I have loved you since the moment our eyes first met, and the more I get to know you, the deeper that love grows. I can no longer imagine living my life without you by my side.”
He reached into his pocket and withdrew a small ring box, as the butterflies in his stomach threatened to make him throw up.
Gathering his nerve one final time, he opened the box and turned it toward her, displaying the small single diamond, on a fine band of gold.
He heard her sharp intake of breath, and in a slightly shaky voice, he said, “Amanda Faith Donner, will you make me the luckiest and happiest man in the world, and marry me?”
She stared at the ring and her eyes filled and overflowed with tears. Slowly, she turned them to his face. He had never seen such pure and overwhelming love reflected back at him. She nodded, unable to speak for a moment.
Finding her voice, she said softly, “Yes, yes, yes.” Then in a little bit louder voice, “Oh my God! Yes!” She turned to face the valley below, and with an exuberant yell, she screamed out, “YES! I’M GETTING MARRIED!”
As the echoes of her shout were eaten by the falling snow, she once again hugged him, and kissed him like she never had before. He felt a little dizzy, and could swear the earth actually moved under their feet as she did.