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Chapter 4 A New Lease on Life



Disclaimer:  I don't own Harry Potter.
Title
:  A New Lease on Life
Rating:  T
Pairing:  Frank/Alice
Summary:  On Neville Longbottom's eighteenth birthday he gets a birthday surprise that he never expected that he would receive.  Though he does find out that having his greatest wish granted would be harder than what he expected and isn't instant.

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Chap. 3 A New Lease on Life


Disclaimer:  I don't own Harry Potter.
Title
:  A New Lease on Life
Rating:  T
Pairing:  Frank/Alice
Summary:  On Neville Longbottom's eighteenth birthday he gets a birthday surprise that he never expected that he would receive.  Though he does find out that having his greatest wish granted would be harder than what he expected and isn't instant.

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A New Lease on Life

Disclaimer:  I don't own Harry Potter.
Title
:  A New Lease on Life
Rating:  T
Pairing:  Frank/Alice
Summary:  On Neville Longbottom's eighteenth birthday he gets a birthday surprise that he never expected that he would receive.  Though he does find out that having his greatest wish granted would be harder than what he expected and isn't instant.

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Suprise Baby

Title:  Suprise Baby
Disclaimer:  I don't own Harry Potter.
Summary:  When Neville and his grandmother get called in to St. Mungo's a couple of months after the Battle at Hogwarts they are unprepared for the news that the Healers have for them about Frank and Alice. 

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“Alice is pregnant and it seems that her and Frank have been having sexual relations on the ward this past year. We’ve noticed how close those two have been, but we believed that they would never engage in sexual activity,” the Healer informed both Augusta and Neville who looked shocked at the news.
 “How could you not tell that they were having sex since this is an open ward?” Augusta asked him wondering how in the world she was going to raise another grandson. 
“Each patient has curtains around their bed that the Healers can pull around the patients for privacy, it seems that Alice has learned how to create a private space for both her and Frank. Of course you do have the option to terminate the pregnancy, since you have power of attorney for both of them,” the Healer informed them while both of them looked amazed that Frank and Alice could still even have sex. 
“I don’t think that would be necessary, since I’ve grown up and even had a job offer from the Ministry I could take the child and raise it up. Since Gran here is too old to be raising another child on her own and she could help me. I don’t think that it would be right to terminate this pregnancy, since we don’t know how much she understands about this and how she would react to the termination,” Neville answered him while Augusta looked at her grandson proud that he was willing to step in and raise his own brother or sister. “Would you be able to do anything in order to keep this from happening again, since they obviously appear to enjoy having sex with each other and they are still married to each other?” Augusta asked hoping that something can be done to prevent this in the future other than separating the two of them until Alice reached the change of life which would obviously break both of their hearts.
 “Yes, after the baby’s born we can sterilize Alice so she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant again and she can continue to engage in sexual relations for as long as she’s able without the risk of pregnancy,” the Healer informed the two of them. 
After they were done, the two of them went to visit both Frank and Alice on the ward where they found Alice on Frank’s bed with her head in his lap with Frank stroking her hair. Neville wondered if his mum even knew that she had Frank’s child within her or if she just thought that she was just ill. Augusta saw this scene too and would have thought that they were being sweet, except for the fact that Alice was pregnant again and forcing the two of them to make some tough decisions in the coming weeks. Almost an hour later when the two of them were back home, Augusta started to question her grandson about his future. 
“I thought that you were going back to school next year to get ready to take your NEWTS not take care of a child, besides the Healer did say that we could terminate the pregnancy and get your mother sterilized so that this won’t happen again,” Augusta tried to talk some sense into her grandson. 
“I don’t think that its right to go ahead and kill this unborn child because its not his fault that it was conceived while its parents were living in hospital. Besides you’ll be able to help me raise it until I get married and then my wife can help me raise this child,” Neville pleaded with his grandmother to let him keep the baby.
 “Normally, I would be against terminating the pregnancy too, but your mother probably wouldn’t understand the changes that her body will go through because of the pregnancy.”
“Who knows, she might. Obviously nobody believed that mum and dad would even have sex again and look what happened when the Healers underestimated them.”
“I hope that you know what you plan on getting yourself into, once we decide to keep this baby we wouldn’t be able to go back on our decision. I only want what’s best for you and I don’t want you to feel like this child has kept you from doing the things that you want to do in life.”
“I understand that I won’t be able to go out like my friends would anyway, but I don’t like going out too much anyway and with my job at the Ministry I would be able to support the child, as long as you help me out with the childcare.”
They finally decided to let Alice have her baby, with Neville taking over its guardianship at the child’s birth. That fall Neville went to work in the Ministry in Magical Law since he knew that he had to be responsible for a child. Eight months later she gave birth to a healthy baby girl that Neville decided to name Mary Alice for the baby’s maternal grandmother and mother. The minute that both Neville and Augusta lay eyes on her they fell in love with her immediately and knew that they had made the right decision in keeping her. Neville decided to tell her about her parents when she was older and explain to her that he was her older brother. Both he and Augusta took her to visit with her parents, with her mother taking a liking to her like she did to Neville when she was younger. Every time that she received a bubble gum wrapper Neville didn’t tell her to throw it away, he even showed her his collection of bubble gum wrappers that he received from their mum when he was younger. Two years later after Mary’s birth Neville married Hannah Abbott with the understanding that the two of them would be responsible for raising Mary Alice together. Even after having their own kids, Mary was treated like their own child.

 
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July Reads

61.    Enduring Love by Ian McEwan  This book is about a couple who witness a ballooning accident and Joe Ross attempts to rescue a small child from a runaway balloon.  Another bystander also tries to help and is killed in the process.  There is another bystander called Parry who feels that he is in love with Joe, even though Joe is married to Clarissa.  He also tries to share with him about God’s love.  Parry’s obsession with Joe almost leads him to murdering Parry.

62.    Atonement by Ian McEwan 

63.    Found by Karen Kingsbury  In this eighth book in her series about the Baxter family, John Baxter finds out who his biological oldest son is and that he’s a famous movie star named Dayne Matthews.  Both Katy and Dayne have feelings for each other, but don’t get together romantically yet.  Dayne has to work through some things like why his adoptive parents put him in a boarding school while they worked in the mission field.  A tornado rips through the town of Bloomington while the Baxter family is having a family reunion, minus Dayne since he didn’t know about it.  John does try to contact him though.

64.    To Catch a Husband by Lindsay Graves  When Colina Linda billionaire David Clemente files for divorce it becomes gossip for the ladies who lunch.  Four of the community’s ex wives each vie for his attention and its interesting to see the lengths that these women would go through in order to snag a rich husband.  When Jessica, who is an ex lawyer whose ex husband is a neurosurgeon wants a reduction in her child support payments she fights against it, not thinking that she could get a job to support herself and the children.  Catlin is a single mom who isn’t really rich but spends above her means in order to get herself a rich husband who can support her and her son.  Lally is an ex-Bond girl who is the Queen Bee of the ex wives social group.  Janey is a dowdy old money Colina Linda woman with many well connected relatives.  Its good entertainment to see which one of these women will capture the heart of David Clemente, though its sad that they try to get rich through marriage and not through hard work.

65.    Shifting Calder Wind by Janet Dailey

66.    The Reluctant Bridegroom by Gilbert Morris  In the seventh book in the House of Winslow series we see Sky Winslow leading a wagon train of brides to the Oregon territory.  He’s not interested in marrying any of them since his first wife was unfaithful to him.  One of the young women, Rebekah Jackson on the train is a single mother to two children, and she’s going west to escape a troubled past.

67.    The Manning Sisters by Debbie Macomber  This book is actually a collection of two of her novellas, The Cowboy’s Lady and The Sheriff Takes a Wife.  In The Cowboy’s Lady Taylor Manning accepts a teaching position in Cougar Point, MT where she meets opinionated stubborn rancher, Russ Palmer.  After a few months the two of them seem to more than notice each other, even if Taylor did flee Seattle, Washington from a failed romance.  In The Sheriff Takes a Wife, recently elected Sheriff of Custer County, Cody Franklin discovers that he is attracted to Taylor’s sister Christy when she visits her sister.  She is attracted to him too, even though she does have a fiancée back in Seattle.  See how the two of them work out their attraction to each other. 

68.    Peculiar Treasures by Robin Jones Gunn  In the opening of this book Katie Weldon’s best friend Christy Miller gets married  and she catches her wedding bouquet.  She is starting out her adult life in her senior year at Rancho Corona University, a Christian university in Southern California.  She is offered a job as a RA at one of the dorms at this university, while trying to figure out her relationship with her almost boyfriend Rick Doyle.  Of course she wonders about their relationship at Christy’s wedding and at this point in her life her and her friends are taking different directions with their lives.  She also is faced with real life decisions that she has to make, that the women in her life help her to make.  This is also the first time that Katie realizes that her friends are in different chapters in their lives.

69.    New Moon by Stephanie Meyer  In this second book in the Twilight series, the Cullens including Edward leave Forks which devastates Bella.  She gets to know Jacob better while Edward is away, which confuses her about her love for Edward.  She still wants to become a vampire but at least this time she has unselfish reasons for doing so, she thinks that being a vampire would keep her family safe.  At the beginning of the book, another reason that she has for wanting to be a vampire is because she wants to stay young forever, even though she is 18 years old.

70.    The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer  This book follows four friends who have chosen to give up their careers to stay at home with their children, who live the upper class New York lifestyle.  Amy, who is one of the stay at home mothers is starting to question whether or not she should go back to work   When she befriends a working mother, she wonders how she manages working and her home life.  When a housewife’s husband dies who lives in her building, she realizes that his widow would have to move on with their children, because she couldn’t afford their lifestyle on her own.  The book also has flashbacks to the various women’s childhoods also.  Amy’s mom is a novelist who is disappointed that her daughter is a housewife and not working in a career.    The title of the book is stating that being a housewife is like taking a long nap, since they are detached from the real world that their husbands inhabit.

71.    Love Me by Garrison Keillor  Larry Wyler settles in St. Paul with his wife Iris, who is working to change the world.  Larry writes a best selling novel and moves to New York City away from his wife and has an office at The New Yorker.  His second novel is a flop, but this work describes Larry’s life before and after he wrote his best selling novel.  Larry takes a job writing an advice column under the name Mr. Blue, even when his own love life is in a mess.

72.    Family by Karen Kingsbury

73.    Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deanne Gist  This book is the sequel to her Courting Trouble, where we find Essie still in control of her bicycle club and not needing a man.  Disinherited from his father’s fortune after his father’s death Tony Morgan gets a job with Sullivan Oil Company in Corsicana, Texas using the name Tony Bryant, he gets to know Essie better.  He isn’t looking for a wife, especially one as headstrong and independent as Essie.  Though he did see the downside of female dependence when his mother and sister have to rely on the generosity of his half-brother for their daily needs.

74.    Yours, Forever by Robin Jones Gunn  This is the third book of her Christy Miller series written for teens from 12-16 years old, even though it does have some lessons in there that are relevant to older readers.  In this book, Christy returns to her aunt and uncle’s house in Newport Beach, CA for the Christmas holiday.  She tries to manipulate Todd into paying attention to her, but of course all of her efforts backfire and Todd has a way to spend some time with her, though.  She learns that she doesn’t have to manipulate a guy to make him hers forever.  This book was written in the late 80s early 90s and there are some small things in there that date it, like when Christy gives Rick a cassette tape for Christmas.  Overall this was a good book that encourages good values in young women.

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The Future Homemakers of America

Title:  The Future Homemakers of America
Link to Summary at Amazon 
http://www.amazon.com/Future-Homemakers-America-Laurie-Graham/dp/0446679364/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213889599&sr=8-1

This book is about the friendship of six women over a forty year time span.  Five of the women are married to American Air Force officers in the fifties and one of the women is an Englishwoman.  The book shows how five of the women start out as housewives and then grow as people over the years.  One of the characters is a childfree, unmarried woman whom the other women assumed was married at the beginning of the book.  The downside of being the wife of an Air Force officer is also shown as well, where the wives couldn’t get jobs outside of the home.  With one of the children you see the downside of having the children seeing their mom being dependent on a man for their basic needs.  Some of the marriages don’t end the way that you expect them to, even the one marriage that lasts over forty years has a surprise in it.  At the beginning the American women are exposed to another way of life when they meet their English friend Kath Pharaoh.

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Chap. 2 My Name is Neville

Title:  My Name is Neville
Rating:  T
Summary:  The summer after the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville is accepted for an herbology internship in Switzerland where his parents had spent the last year of the war.  He is also going to spend some time with his parents, since his mum knows that Neville is her son but she thinks that he is still a toddler.

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Chapter 2 My Name is Neville

Title:  My Name is Neville
Rating:  T
Summary:  A couple of weeks after the Battle of Hogwarts, Neville is going to Switzerland for an herbology internship and to see his parents who were sent there for the last year of the war.  Both of his parents have made great progress over the past year, except that his mother insists that Neville is still a toddler and not a grown man.  He is also going to try to convince her that he is a grown man, not a child.

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