“…”highly recommend it for those who enjoy a heart warming and inspirational story. FIVE STARS.” Gail Sobotkin
“This is a small slice of life however it is a big story and totally engrossing….” Melissa Irving”
“…This novel breaks all the rules. Don’t expect it to follow any formula plot that you have read elsewhere over and over again… Above all, this is a tale of inspiration that will make you laugh and cry from beginning to end. When I turned the last page, I could only hope for more tales from Reynold Jay. We are in the hands of a master storyteller here where words flow like butter. He has an unmistakable simple straightforward style that can be read by teens and adults alike….” Linda Kolhagen
“…Reynold Jay is a master story teller and casts his own spell with this wondrous magical story.” San Francisco Times
The Series Trilogy:
God sees that much of his creation has withered and died. His last hope is that Earth can be saved and is perhaps all that can be salvaged. He sets upon a desperate plan in which he sends seeds to Earth that are mankind’s hope for survival. He sends an archangel to assist the four seeds, the three generations of the Lancaster family.
The Lancaster’s are unaware of their celestial powers or that they are “seeds” with a godly mission. They go about their lives believing they are ordinary American citizens in a modern day world. Each Lancaster experiences life quite differently and it is only with age that each begins to understand their unique relation with a higher power. The stories of self-discovery show the struggles that each encounters as they make their way in a world that is challenging them at every turn.
Lean against the Wind: Based upon a true story
Raymond Lancaster, the second seed ( angel) , is “called” to work as a Special ed. teacher in Springfield, Michigan in 1994. He begins his work in a forgotten dilapidated schoolhouse in Springfield where he finds success with the students and staff. Mr. Harrelson and aging and ill principal, is an inspiration to Lancaster, and his associates, Mills, and Rossiter. Mr. Harrelson is the victim of a scam that robs the estates of senior citizens and passes away penniless.
A new special ed. Center is built in his honor and Lancaster and the staff are consolidated into it. Lancaster quickly realizes that the new administration is ruthless and has little concern for the students. He battles Principal Porterfield and Assistant Principal, Jacqueline Daugherty at every turn. When Lancaster discovers that one of his students, Jon Causey possesses world class singing talent, he brings him to the attention of a talent agency that signs him up for a ten year contract. Porterfield and Daugherty fight his every move to assist Jon and other students and a battle between the administration and the staff reaches immense proportions. A Nobel Prize winning news reporter, Tina Shakleford gets involved and takes sides with the staff. A scandal involving Detroit racketeers is uncovered and Lancaster is determined to uncover the truth at whatever cost it may bring.
You’ll meet wonderful characters that will warm your heart, Big Jim, Tiny Tim, Ben, Arch’, and a host of others before it is all said and done. Most of all, you will be on the inside track and discover what it was like to be a special ed. teacher during the turbulent 90’s.