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Book: Writing With A Heavy Heart - Using Grief and Loss to Stretch Your Fiction by Denise Jaden
In her first non-fiction book, Denise Jaden explores the stages and outlets of grief and how to implement them into your fiction to create more interesting characters and a more engaging plot. Some topics of this book include: grieving before the loss, spiritual matters, and how grief affects different ages, personality types, and genders. Find out how to implement heavy emotional scenes [...]
 
Book: Stunned by Grief Journal by Judy Brizendine
An interactive recovery tool written to stand alone or complement the book Stunned by Grief, which contains in-depth information and further tips, tools, and strategies for dealing with grief. It contains daily support for six months, including thoughts from great minds, reflections, suggestions, quotes, verses, and plenty of room to write. The journal is designed to be picked up anytime and [...]
 
Book: Stunned by Grief - Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything by Judy Brizendine
A highly focused, conversational book that cuts through the clutter and zeroes in on flashpoint issues critical to a griever's healing, the approach to grief presented here is revealing, practical, and down-to-earth. Designed for anyone struggling with death or any of life's tragic losses it features straight talk from people who have been through similar situations, focusing on what to expect [...]
 
Book: Baby Boomers Face Grief - Survival and Recovery by Jane Galbraith
Ninety million baby boomers will, in the next 20 years, face the loss of one or both parents. This book discusses society's lack of acceptance of grief in general and the way past generations have taught us to deal with this life event. Time will heal". "They had a good life" are some examples of empty phrases so often used when dealing with loss. The reader is taken on a journey in this book by [...]
 
Book: Community of Ones - The Search for Self after Devastating Loss by Leona Samson
What does a parent do when the unthinkable happens? What does a mother do when a beloved child is lost to suicide? Will she ever know peace, trust, love and joy again? Can a broken heart ever be mended? "Community of Ones" is a novel - but it was written by a grieving mother who, prior to writing this book, believed that the answer to these last questions was an unequivocal "No." The book tells [...]
 
Book: Lean Not On Your Understanding - A mother's journey from loss to recovery by Frances Hart
Lean Not on Your Understanding takes you on a mother's journey, as she struggles to cope with the death of her daughter. It describes the intense nature of the changes that follow when a parent loses a child. The author, Frances Hart, offers specific, first hand advice drawn from her own experiences in managing the grief that accompanies such a deep and personal loss.
 
Book: Eye of the Storm - The Silent Grief of Miscarriage by Rachel McGrath
"There is no heartbeat . . . " Those four words will stay with me forever. Sadly about thirty percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and many of those women who have suffered this loss often grieve in silence. This short novella details the experience of one woman's loss during the early stages of a pregnancy. McGrath tells her story with full transparency, sharing all of her raw emotions and [...]
 
Book: Three Days In Heaven by Mark Anthony Waters
Three Days in Heaven is a religions fiction about Tony Stanford, a private practice lawyer, who works for Saint Grenadine Hospital; which is pretty handy for a heart patient! After an apparent heart attack, he finds himself not of this world, but on a heavenly golf course while his body remains behind. Unprepared to believe that he is dead, his wife and Tony's best friend, the hospital [...]
 
Book: Please Don't Let Me Die - A Fathers Journey Through Grief and the Criminal Justice System by Patrick J. McCarthy
Patrick McCarthy led a simple, unassuming life. He and his family were thrust into a world where very few have traveled. After a night spent with friends, his sixteen year old daughter was found dead in the morning. What happened? Who is responsible? Patrick seeks answers and justice for those responsible. Follow the pursuit of justice from a grief stricken father, written as events were [...]
 
Book: My Husband Has Died, But That's Not The Funny Part - When laughter and love overcome grief and loss by Debra J. Blood
Losing her husband Dennis unexpectedly in 2011, at the young age of 47, Debra was faced with handling grief in the only way she knew how, with strength, grace and much laughter. Debra worked through her tears by posting to her husband each day (for one year) on a social media website after his passing. She credits her "seeing the light of day" by sharing funny stories of their time together and [...]
 
Book: Finding Peace - After the Loss of a Parent by Beckey Berry
Finding Peace After the Loss of a Parent is a book about my father's struggle with bladder cancer and my grieving process that followed. It is my honest and truthful feelings about the loss of my father and how to cope and grieve and help my mother at the same time. I started out just writing down the events as they happened to be able to have them later on. Then after my father passed away it [...]
 
Book: the governess by Noorilhuda
"You make it seem like the cross was yours to bear, alone, do you really think you are brave? Let me tell you, who the brave one is, it's each and every member of your family who didn't slap you silly the first time you went awry, the first time you brushed your children aside for merriment. It's your children, Mr. Lockwood, they are the courageous ones. Not you, you are nothing but a coward. And [...]
 
Book: Finding the Rainbow by Rachel McGrath
Finding the Rainbow is a fascinating and honest insight into a world that most would find difficult to understand, and many would be quietly thankful not to need to. McGrath tells the story of her battle to conceive and carry a baby, with unrestricted honesty, leaving the reader in no doubt as to her thoughts and feelings, and the courageousness with which she deals with a very difficult period [...]
 
Book: It Isn't Cheating if He's Dead by Julie Frayn
It Isn't Cheating if He's Dead is a modern day fairy tale complete with damsel in distress, white knight, village paupers, an evil step-mother, a castle, and happily ever after. The story is full of rich characters and a palpable sense of place. It is an uplifting and sexy tale that is never sappy. "I thought this was going to be cute chick-lit, but it was so much more!" Jan Moutz "Mental illness [...]
 
Book: A Season, and A Time (Southhill Sagas) by Jenny Gill
Baby Boomer Fiction - The 6th book in the Southhill Sagas, set in Surrey, to the South of London - though each book stands alone. When Rhona's family throws a surprise party for her sixtieth birthday, you might think she is the woman who has it all - she has her health, a lovely home, a good marriage, and a loving daughter, even a part time job which she enjoys. But ever present is the tragedy [...]
 
Book: Fisherman's Dream (Southhill Sagas) by Jenny Gill
Baby Boomer Fiction - No 4 in The Southhill Sagas, set in leafy Surrey to the south of London. Each book in the series stands alone. Martin loves fishing. His dream in life is to run his own business, passing on his love of fishing. His wife Cilla is behind him all the way and they open a full service fishing tackle shop which they call Fisherman's Dream. Then an out of control lorry on the [...]
 
Book: Throwing Clay Shadows (Flesh of the Gods) by Thea Atkinson
Little Maggie believes she's killed her ma with bad words. Now she won't speak at all. The truth is her ma died of consumption, but Angus can't explain that to his daughter. All he can do is try his best to nurse the wee thing back to health and if it means marrying the spinster from across the island, then so be it. He has no idea the spinster has her own dark secrets to deal with because they [...]
 
Book: Giving Love (Cottonwood) by Sophie Dawson
'The Lord giveth and Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.' The verse has special meaning to Drew Richards and Katie Reed. Both are reeling from the worst loss they have ever known. Drew lost his wife, in childbirth. Katie, both her husband and infant son in a fire. To save Drew's newborn daughter, he has to ask Katie to do the unthinkable; nurse his daughter knowing each time will [...]
 
Book: Blessed Are the Wholly Broken by Melinda Clayton
In her latest novel, Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, the award-winning author of Appalachian Justice weaves a harrowing tale of a family in the midst of self-destruction. After the heartbreak of losing their newborn son to a previously undiagnosed genetic condition, Phillip and Anna Lewinsky managed to patch their lives back together and move forward, filling the emptiness with friends, work, and [...]
 
Book: Fifty Days to Sunrise by Cristine Eastin, PhD
"Told with a rare authenticity and grace, "Fifty Days to Sunrise" is much more than a story but a hallowed place with people who are so finely crafted and multi-layered they feel more like family and friends..." Laura Frantz, author of "A Moonbow Night" Her life is a love story, but then What's a woman to do when her husband dies three thousand miles from home? Scream, cry or run. It's 2003, a [...]
 
Book: Pieces of a Puzzle (Southhill Sagas) by Jenny Gill
Baby Boomer fiction - No 1 in the Southhill Sagas, set in leafy Surrey, to the south of London. Happily married Alison and Mark are chatting about their coming holiday. She goes to the kitchen to finish supper preparations. When she comes out he has disappeared without a trace, taking nothing with him. She never sees him again. Then 17 years later a solicitor's letter starts her on a search for [...]
 
Book: There Is A Season by Gary W. Allison
After losing his wife Sarah to cancer, Tom Hatcher enters the crossroads of life after doctors diagnose his daughter Tiffany with the same disease. There he meets a pastor of a local church that has walked a mile in his shoes and a young nurse who has stirred something in his heart he hadn't felt in a long time. Faced with the life changing decision of which road to follow, Tom struggles with new [...]
 
Book: The Balladeer by Fred Calvert
'Bobby Wayner was twelve when he watched his older brother, Eldon, die on the kitchen table from a shotgun wound.' The opening of Fred Calvert's lyrical novel "The Balladeer" sets the tone for this striking and poignant tale about the destruction of two families. During World War II in Kentucky, farm boys Bobby and Eldon Wayner are budding balladeers. They become intrigued with a recluse farmer, [...]
 
Book: disappearing in plain sight by Francis L. Guenette
Sixteen-year-old Lisa-Marie has been packed off to spend the summer with her aunt on the isolated shores of Crater Lake. She is drawn to Izzy Montgomery, a gifted trauma counsellor who is struggling through personal and professional challenges. Lisa-Marie also befriends Liam Collins, a man who goes quietly about his life trying to deal with his own secrets and guilt. The arrival of a summer [...]
 
Book: Dear Kane; What I wish we would have said by Sharon K. Angelici
Are the words that we say in front of our children something that builds them up or tears them down? This short story explores the consequences of hatred and bigotry when it applies, unknowingly, to someone that you love. There is a time in every relationship when a parent must let go of the dreams they have for their child, so the child can chase after what they dream to become.
 
Book: The Reverent Surrender - A Memoir by James Finster
The Reverent Surrender is an insightful memoir that tells the story of a father's dynamic and beautiful relationship with his son cut short when he took his own life. How does one retain the life lessons past on without becoming resentful of their father's decision? As an only son, James Finster, retells the memories of the life and times he experienced with his father and looks for the messages [...]
 
Book: The Nightsongs of Arthur Goodbody by Richard French
A Minor Devil Assails a Young Widower who Hopes for New Life - Arthur Goodbody, a young poet and museum guard, recovers slowly from the death of his beloved wife Laura. As he makes plans to resume a full, active life, a minor devil, Mr. Octavius, assaults him and makes promises that strike at Arthur's vulnerability. Arthur complies with Octavius's wishes and resists him at the same time. He [...]
 
Book: The Memory of Loss by Dana K. Haffar
What if self-deceit makes us happy? Movie buff Nadine Hall has landed the perfect job as a caregiver for an archaeologist in Mougins, near Cannes, shortly before the film festival. But her blissful existence with her charge, Lilly Somerville, and her sister Viv who suffers from dementia, is soon shattered with the arrival of Lilly's daughter, Katrina, who wants Nadine gone. Emotionally and [...]
 
Book: U Got to Have U Some Fun by Andrew Harkless
Whether you are one of the 20 million people who cruise each year or someone who rarely even takes a vacation, this vivid work of fiction feels like the real thing. John Smith, recently divorced and as average as his name implies, arrives home from his job at a rubber band factory to find a ticket for a cruise ship vacation in his mailbox. He assumes the ticket is from his son, because Carson [...]
 
Book: Never Enough by Denise Jaden
From the author of Losing Faith, a novel about two sisters and the eating disorder that threatens to destroy their family. Loann's always wanted to be popular and pretty like her sister, Claire. So when Claire's ex-boyfriend starts flirting with her, Loann is willing to do whatever it takes to feel special even if that means betraying her sister. But as Loann slips inside Claire's world, she [...]
 
Book: One Big Beautiful Thing by Marie Flanigan
Artist Kate Abernethy is trying to put her life back together after the death of her boyfriend. At first, moving back in with her mother seems like a good way to sort out her finances and re-evaluate her life instead it proves to be a minefield of doubt and recrimination. Floundering, she pushes herself to take new opportunities so she can rebuild her life and have a second chance at happiness.
 
Book: Embrace Your Destiny - 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve! by Sandra Dawes
Sandra Dawes shares her story of how her father's death impacted her life and started her journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. The loss of her father magnified all of the areas of her life that she had neglected. After years of self-pity, anger, and resentment, Sandra grew tired of living a mediocre life and began the work to make changes. The lessons learned as well as tips and tools to [...]
 
Book: The Boy Who Walked A Way by Nancy Janes
In the year 2162, a young boy named Jal Valhyn is caught in a maelstrom of violence and conflict. His country is at war and the world government based on humanistic principles that had fulfilled its promise of a halcyon peace for over a century has fallen. Alone and helpless, he has an encounter with an invisible being that leads to a seven-day journey. With his two appointed companions he sets [...]
 
Book: Peace by A D Koboah
Peace Osei is young, beautiful - and addicted to heroin; the only thing that can keep painful past memories at bay. But when a face from the past re-enters her life demanding answers to questions she is not ready to face, it threatens to send Peace swimming deeper into self-destructive waters. Having spent so long drifting away from the real world, can Peace find the strength to face the past and [...]
 
Book: Losing Ground by Lorraine Carey
"It is so very hard to believe that it would take some forty years to finally realize what I am and the gifts that I possess. I guess deep down I always knew I had some innate wisdom and so did my mother, but never had to time to develop it. In Losing Ground, a true story of one very gifted intuitive, you will read my journey that encompasses one of Divine Guidance while on a path of [...]
 
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