The Roosevelt

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

Carry the Ocean Summary

Normal is just a setting on the dryer.

High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it's time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The young man with a double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey - and he has autism.

But Jeremey doesn't judge him for that. He's too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don't believe in things like clinical depression. When Jeremey's untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility.

As Jeremey and Emmet find their feet at The Roosevelt, they begin to believe they can be loved for the men they are beyond their disabilities. But before they can trust enough to fall head over heels, they must trust their own convictions that friendship is a healing force and love can overcome any obstacle.

©2017 Heidi Cullinan (P)2017 Heidi Cullinan
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  • Book 1

    • Carry the Ocean

    • The Roosevelt, Book 1
    • By: Heidi Cullinan
    • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it's time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The young man with a double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey - and he has autism. When Jeremey's untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him to The Roosevelt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What's Normal!!!

    • By Harry Taylor on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • Shelter the Sea

    • The Roosevelt, Book 2
    • By: Cullinan Heidi
    • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Emmet Washington has never let the world define him, even though he, his boyfriend, Jeremey, and his friends aren't considered "real" adults because of their disabilities. When the State of Iowa restructures its mental health system and puts the independent living facility where they live in jeopardy, Emmet refuses to be forced into substandard, privatized corporate care. With the help of Jeremey and their friends, he starts a local grassroots organization and fights every step of the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A moving continuation

    • By Harry Taylor on 19-08-17

    Regular price: £19.39