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Book: Castles in the Sand by Annie Daylon
Thirty-eight year old Justin Wentworth loses everything when his entitled lifestyle slams into a collapsing economy. Alcoholic, homeless, and living on Vancouver streets, he has one desire: to regain the love and trust of his wife, Sarah, and his little boy, Bobby. Help arrives when twenty-something Steve Jameson, a graduate student researching the homeless, rescues the mugged Justin from a [...]
 
Book: Cordelia's Journey (Pierce Family Saga Book 1) by Hazel Hart
A brutal stepfather . . . A dying mother. . . A loving daughter who tries to save her - Kansas Territory, 1855 - In this coming-of-age story, thirteen-year-old Cordelia endures her stepfather's abuse until she learns her ailing mother is pregnant again. Fearing her mother will die in childbirth, she runs away, heading for Westport and her aunt, the only person who might be able to save her [...]
 
Book: Shadows of the Mind by Pam Randall
"Shadows of the Mind" Is a spectacular novel in which a young girl, Kim Tucker, discusses her teenage rape and pregnancy. Kim also a discussion of issues such as living with and around family members with physiological problems specifically Schizophrenia and Alcoholism. "Shadows of the Mind" is a Novel about my Family's Life. Having grown up the youngest of twelve children I had the opportunity [...]
 
Book: THE LAST HURRAH - An elderly couple enjoys one last celebration as they face the end of life's journey. by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Bob and Anna McAllister are a retired couple living a comfortable lifestyle in Australia. When Anna's breast cancer returns and Bob's heart condition deteriorates, they are worried about dealing with the end stage of life. Their adult children all have busy lives and they don't want to be a burden to them. They have enjoyed many cruises to the South Pacific and, after much discussion, they decide [...]
 
Book: The Heart Is Where The Angels Sing by Kenny Miller
This is a story family history from the 1960 period. America was getting turned upside down. Everly Brothers fans were being replaced by Beatles fanatics. Quiet American streets filled with rock throwing protestors. They protested race and war and environmenal policy. Kids strapped on the new Sony Walkman and the pleasant "hello" greeting was replaced with a blank stare. The dinner table became a [...]
 
Book: Lyrics and Chords of Life - In the Key of Family by Lorraine Myers
Three (3) Short Reads chapters, Still Attached, Above the Horizon and The Cancer Couple. Dedications of love to my Mother, my siblings and other family members who have passed on. These are mind engraved memories that I will cherish forever. Chapter 3, The Cancer Couple, is a blessing I wanted to share with the world because my husband and I have just celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary and [...]
 
Book: Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E Clarke
Walking Over Eggshells is an autobiography that tells the story of a mentally abused child, who married a "Walter Mitty" clone. They moved from England to Kenya, from Libya to Botswana and on again to South Africa. It took all her courage to survive in situations that were at times dangerous, sometimes humorous, but always nerve wracking. She had a variety of jobs, different types of homes, and [...]
 
Book: Extraordinary Lessons From an Ordinary Life - Simple Insights for a Better Life by Mike Jaroch
Mike Jaroch shares his Extraordinary Life Lessons from his ordinary life of being a son, brother to 12 siblings, businessman, father, grandfather and humanitarian. His insights are simple, to the point and poignant. Anyone desiring some clarity in the direction of their life will enjoy co-pondering these life issues with Mike deep inside these chapters. Foreword The Greatest Discovery Of Any [...]
 
Book: Weed Therapy by Mark Paxson
Kelvin Rockwell's thirteen-year-old son, Spencer, is doing what teenage boys do, ignoring his father and growing apart. His four-year-old, Jason, is still planted firmly in his 'mommy and me' phase. And his wife, Holly, has spent years demonstrating apathy towards their marriage. The emotional reward of family is disappearing from Kelvin's life. In an attempt to find an answer to his unhappiness, [...]
 
Book: A Life of Hope by Graham Peterson
A Life of Hope is a book written for people who have discovered that they have contracted the sexually transmitted disease Herpes. There are many books out there written by medical professionals who can tell you all the medical details with regards to this common STI. But none of those books, written by these doctors and other professionals, can tell you how you will feel, how it will affect you [...]
 
Book: Motherlove by Thorne Moore
One mother's need is another's nightmare 1990, and three woman are contemplating motherhood. Lindy is homeless and longs for a family. Heather is stressed and dreading another baby. Gillian is childless and aching. When two babies are born in Lyford hospital, it's the start of a new life for all three. For two, it's a dream come true. For the third, it's the beginning of a nightmare. 22 years [...]
 
Book: Playing House by Donna Brown
"Masters only did two seascapes before his hand was crushed." David and Emma Thomas have reached the end of the road. Only one thing is preventing them from parting ways: a painting they bought on honeymoon. Priceless to both of them, the only solution seems to be to find the second of the elusive Masters' seascapes and each carry away a piece of the past. Will an impromptu road trip set them [...]
 
Book: A Friend of the Family by Beverly Olevin
A father's act of kindness invites an unexpected and possibly dangerous visitor into the tranquil small-town life of a family in Elgin, Illinois in the late 1950's. Seen through the eyes of the youngest daughter, this is a story of mystery, intrigue and tenderness. Told with warmth, humor and suspense, this is a touching true story of loyalties put to the test, and a portrait of a family facing [...]
 
Book: Sean's Dream ("Slices of Life") by Singleton M. Tate
"Sean's Dream" is a book that tells the story of a young man, who's life was drastically propelled into shock from events that would define his life forever. Sean's finds himself within the confines of a dream... Now, is that a good or bad thing? Story Sample: It started out like a typical day, just a bit drab and cold, it seemed awfully cold for some strange reason. Sean IO is his name. Yeah, I [...]
 
Book: The World, the City, and the Wakemans by Richard French
The Wakemans Face a Nasty Challenge as they Strive to Make Improvements for Themselves and their City In this novel, members of the well-established and privileged Wakeman family strive to expand their influence on Botolph, the city they live in, and at the same time pull themselves out of mental, physical, and spiritual low points. Along the way, they learn about their own natures and what [...]
 
Book: Attitude (That's Life) by Bryan M. Esparza
Jason Espinoza is a superstitious and kind teenager who tries everyday to slip by his high school years. He spends his time filming at a local skate park. On one fateful day with a group of friends and a popular substance, Jason's life takes on a whole new direction. He continues his high school life and goes on to experience other substances and things he would have never thought of doing. Some [...]
 
Book: A Minute of Forever by Val Edward Simone
After a teen girl, Ashley Brown, miraculously survives a horrific car accident in which her best friend is killed, she is rescued by a mysterious firefighter who urges her to begin living her life anew and in gratitude for having escaped the tragedy. During her recovery, she keeps hearing the phrase, "forever doesn't last forever," over and over, as she struggles with survivor's guilt. Resuming [...]
 
Book: Screw You, Mr. President by Marla J. Hayes
The whole country thinks Meagan Masters is the luckiest teenager in the world - she's the President's daughter. But Meagan feels like she's given up her entire life for her dad's political ambitions No more! Meagan throws the ultimate tantrum - with her boyfriend at her side, she takes over the White House, only to end up having to defend the People's House when it's invaded. Those terrorists [...]
 
Book: The Anxious Bench - The Baker Family Saga by Allison Kohn
The first book in the baker family saga is about Evelyn Baker Brook. Evelyn doesn't want to leave her comfortable home in Maryland and blaze a trail to Oregon but her father says yes, and the family usually does what Father says. Lawrence, her husband agrees. Evelyn believes she has lost everything when her family pulls away from their home and all its luxuries, but she soon finds that she can [...]
 
Book: The Anatomy of Cheating - A Novel by Nesly Clerge
Enthralling and uniquely stunning! According to readers, The Anatomy of Cheating, is exciting, alarming, eerie, unforgettable, and above all else, original. A novel that will leave you gasping for air, and awake till the wee hours of the morning. "Clerge has a flair for unexpected plot twists and shows skill at depicting complex character entanglements." Kirkus Reviews "Clerge draws you in with [...]
 
Book: Ripley - Lost in a sea of secrets. A Haunting Mystery of Shattered Dreams by Jacqui Penn
A secret. A suspicion. A shattered heart. Ripley Bradford's world is torn apart. Her lover and best friend, Joe, has mysteriously disappeared without trace, and everything points to her father, who she suspects has been involved in foul-play in the past. Years pass, and with the realisation that Joe is gone forever, Ripley marries. Her husband, Alex, is a controlling, manipulative bully who gives [...]
 
Book: Redhead with Fire in His Boots - My Life in Rugby by Peter Harvey
Wartime and the scholarship to Grammar Schools allowed access to Rugby Union, an amateur game played by gentlemen in Rugby Clubs like Liverpool and Blackheath. Since the schism with Rugby League in 1895 the antipathy between the two codes was stark. Peter Harvey's story opened the door for hundreds of boys from Lancashire to play for England Schools. However, the suggestion that he might go to [...]
 
Book: The Silver Spoon by K. T. Archer
"Twenty-five-year-old Lizzy thinks if she keeps her eyes closed all the way, then maybe what she is experiencing will not be real. Her mother, who has always been her rock, is about to die from cancer. As her mother takes her last breath, Lizzy who has never truly been on her own steps into the unknown and begins a new life. In the aftermath of her mother's death, Lizzy's inner strength is [...]
 
Book: Rus in Urbe by James Lawless
I am a city guy with a rural heart. I was born and raised in Dublin and now divide my time between County Kildare and West Cork. That accounts for the division of the book in two halves,and the title, Rus in Urbe, award winning contemporary poems of country and city life. Some of these poem trace back to the Liberties of Dublin where I was born, others to the suburbs of Dublin and to Kildare and [...]
 
Book: The Recipe by Joseph Frank Parente
This is a story about life and violence of the Mafia during the rough times in Brooklyn, New York. It is a journey through the Italian culture from 1920 to the present day. The story begins with the challenging years during The Great Depression After the brutal murders of Sal and Anna Santorini, their son, Joey, moves in with the Leonardo Bonino family, where he is treated like a member of the [...]
 
Book: Daughters of Spain by Joan Fallon
Daughters of Spain gives a gripping account of the hard won changes within society for the women of Spain, through the eyes and experiences of the women themselves. I first began to think about writing this book in the late 1980s, when I lived in Spain for a brief period. I was impressed by the way the Spanish women I met had embraced the freedom of modern life in the short period since the death [...]
 
Book: Full Circle by Linda Swift
~ A contemporary novel about second chances from talented storyteller Linda Swift ~ Joanna and Pete were high school sweethearts who once believed they would be together always. Then Pete was drafted, unaware Joanna carried his child. Her domineering father forced her to give up the baby then relocated the family to keep Pete from finding Joanna. Years later, they meet again. Pete is a prosperous [...]
 
Book: The Buddhist by Stephen Hazlett
Daisy MacCallum, a native Scot who came to the U.S. as a young girl, is now seventy years old, living the simple life of a Buddhist at a Tibetan monastery in Pennsylvania. Her grown children, Mac and Jennie, see Daisy's "calling" as fitting right in with the other strange doings of their odd mother's life. Privately, they refer to it as "Daisy's Buddhist Thing." Daisy becomes seriously ill and [...]
 
Book: SEND ME (Witnesses Book 5) by Richard French
Battles end, New Generations Emerge, A Cult Meets its Opposition - In "Send Me", the editor Stephanie Markham gathers the last installments of Paul Kingsley's stories concerning American wars in the 17th and 20th centuries and concludes her memoir of her part in the struggle against a destructive cult called the Scythians. She also discovers how to resist and drive away the devil that pesters her [...]
 
Book: The Caravan of Love - Annie's Journal by Annie Lancaster
It's the winter of 2003. Annie and Tom have itchy feet. Living and dying in the same small area of Newcastle, England, and never seeing any other part of the world doesn't appeal to them one bit. But where, on this great big planet, would they be happy? New Zealand or Australia: too far away. Scotland or Yorkshire: not far enough. Spain or France: Too dumb to learn a language! So when Tom is [...]
 
Book: Kilimanjaro and Beyond (A Life-Changing Journey) by Barry Finlay
"If you're the kind of person who can usually find any excuse to talk yourself out of a great idea, this book is the inspiration you need to get out of your comfort zone and make things happen."Helen Osler, author of Cameras of Kilimanjaro, Australia - It is January 16, 2009, and 60 year-old BARRY FINLAY and his son CHRIS are propped against a rock, struggling to draw a breath on their [...]
 
Book: From Inside the Brain of a Dad Looking Out by Jon Ziegler
From Inside the Brain of a Dad Looking Out is an offbeat, humorous look at life through the eyes of an imperfect husband and father. This collections of short stories range from the honest thoughts on parenting that go through a dad's mind, to ridiculously funny situations one could only hope would never happen to a parent or spouse.
 
Book: The Old Man and Me by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me is a collection of true stories that describe with humor and love the best of the friendship that grows between a father and his son. The stories begin with vignettes from toddlerhood, and cover all the ages from then to high school graduation (and a little bit beyond). The Old Man and Me taken as a whole is a story of love and joy and growing up in a time before television [...]
 
Book: The Caravan Revisited - Annie's Journal by Annie Lancaster
Two years have passed since Annie closed the last page of her journal, The Caravan of Love. In The Caravan Revisited her journal continues. But what became of that family living on the edge of madness? Did they turn their back on The Emerald Isle and go back to Newcastle after all? There's only one way to find out. Put the kettle on, stoke the fire and take some time out to peep inside the pages [...]
 
Book: Cage Life by Karin Cox
What happens when life doesn't turn out as planned? This collection of two evocative, dark love stories explores the choices and compromises we make in life and in love, and how they can trap or liberate us, depending on our mindset. Each story comes with an unexpected twist that makes reading all the way to the end imperative. In "Cage Life," first published by [untitled] in 2010 as "Still [...]
 
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