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Book: Stella - A Modern Fairytale Park in Neutral Let Auto Pilot Create Your Fairytale by Renee Ruth Ervanian
Although make believe, the underlying issues of a fairytale are so common and real in daily life, making it easy to relate and understand the story content at a very young age. The content of Stella focuses on a somber story while at the same time, detailing the incredible power young girls possess locked away inside them to effortlessly create their own fairytale ending.
 
Book: In Other Hands by George Thomas Clark
In search of stimulating stories, George Thomas Clark interviewed prostitutes in Madrid, Mexico City, Havana, and Managua and on many boulevards in the United States, and talked to detectives and rode the rough roads of social workers who deal with human trafficking, which is contemporary slavery, and toured the tattered, handmade shelters of the homeless and also interviewed them on the streets [...]
 
Book: Under Gaslight by Michelle Wareham
It is 1918. The Great War is coming to an end, and Mary is holding hope her husband, Eli, a soldier, is still alive, although he has not written for three months. Worse still, Eli's army pay has vanished, and Mary's family is barely living on the breadline. At home, in a poverty stricken workers' town in the industrial North of England, there is Mary's mother Beatrix, who will never speak his [...]
 
Book: The Intolerant by Spencer Bailey
Roberto Zevallos has everything, good looks, charm, a sculptured physique, a profitable restaurant in La Molina and enough Money to enjoy all of life's luxuries. He also harbours a very dark secret, a secret that not only threatens his own moral high standing in society, but the integrity of all who come into contact with him. Sylvia Jimenez, despite her stunning beauty and unexpected green eyes, [...]
 
Book: A Sharecropper Christmas by Carlene Havel
What kind of Christmas will her children have? The Great Depression left the Shoemaker family hungry and homeless. Their - desperate prayers are finally answered when Henry Shoemaker finds work as a - sharecropper. Alice makes the best of the hard times without complaint, though she dreams of giving her little family a special Christmas.
 
Book: Thicker than Blood by Thea Hartley
When coalminer Davy is seriously injured in a pit accident it makes life very hard for him and his wife Marie. It is 1940 and besides the constraints of rationing, they become poor and I'll. in desperation, Marie takes a job in a local factory, earning money for her family. She meets the charismatic Tony who had been invalided out of the forces. They fall in love and she feels happier than she [...]
 
Book: The Chosen One by Brittany C Carson
This is a non-fiction book about Brittany Carson's life experiences. The Chosen One is a great book to read and learn from. In this book she explains most of her experiences of the ups and downs she has came across in her life. When going through the downs and darkness of life she still managed to get through to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Many things made an attempt to break her [...]
 
Book: Circling Carousels by Ashlee North
Synopsis: In a perfect world, the carousel of life should be a beautiful thing. It should turn with beauty and grace in peaceful, joyous revolutions. In reality, sometimes, this is just not the case! Regardless of our reaching for happiness, the ride can still grind on, spin uncontrollably, and leave bruises in its wake. Circling Carousels is such a story. In these pages, you will fall in love [...]
 
Book: Home At Last by Jan Sikes
With empty pockets and a heart full of dreams Luke Stone leaves behind the nightmare of fifteen long years in Leavenworth prison, not giving it a backward glance. Eyes firmly on the future, he boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas for freedom for the one who holds his heart. The unjust conviction no longer matters and revenge haunts him no more. Darlina Flowers, the woman who takes his breath [...]
 
Book: Degenerates by Neil Ostroff
Remember to breathe while reading, and keep repeating, it's only a book, it's only a book! A cold-blooded psychopath with gruesome tastes for twisted pleasures is out there. Undeniably genius, this psychopath kills anywhere at any time with seeming randomness. Police officer Aaron Miller receives the shock of his career when the mayor unwittingly assigns him the case. A chance encounter leads him [...]
 
Book: Collection - A Daisy Hunter Story by Marianne Sciucco
Daisy and her family accompany their hardworking father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer, and encounter surprising consequences. A poignant coming of age story that captures the fallout in a collision of classes. Winner of Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest 2007, Honorable Mention
 
Book: It Takes A Fool - A Tough Lesson Learned On Bullying by Sasha Dreams
Life couldn't be sweeter for ten year old Sasha... Sasha lives the good life and is the darling of her fifth grade class. Suddenly, her father loses his job, sending Sasha and the rest of her family into a downward spiral filled with drugs, disappointment, and disaster. To cope, Sasha empowers herself by bullying her best friend whose kindness and empathy only enrage her more. Sasha's struggle [...]
 
Book: Logistics of A Criminal by A. Alico
Trapped in a Brazilian slum, Alico wants more than his humble, hard-working parents can provide. Surrounded by poverty on every side, the young man sees only one escape membership in the Favela Kid, a local gang led by the charismatic Endo. Endo has everything Alico could desire money, food, fine possessions, and women. Alico idolizes the gang leader, not knowing his hero will betray him when he [...]
 
Book: More First Century Close Ups by Roger Penney
Short stories based in first century Palestine during the Roman occupation. People and events concerning the life and work of the Lord Jesus. Insights into the characters and personalities of people at that time, from High Priests to brigands, citizens, peasants, fishermen and soldiers. Historical fiction - not your usual Bible stories.
 
Book: The Art of Seeing Soul - How to Live Your Life with the Achingly Beautiful Grace of Now by Heather Fraser
This is a book about transcendence, the kind that comes from being able to see with soul in each moment, situation, or encounter and the achingly beautiful grace that comes from doing so. This will bring you peace. The kind that has you remaining in the moment while you are walking through the soul fires of your life, not away from them. This will bring you creativity, vitality, and abundance. [...]
 
Book: Edge of Nowhere by B.J. Myrick and Hazel Hart
A short story collection of dark fiction, Lock the door and journey into fear as Two women move into their dream home and discover the house is inhabited by a demonic angel In the EDGE OF NOWHERE. An obsessed young man commits DEADLY SINS when he plots to kill a beautiful woman. A college professor of mythology fears her twin is dating a werewolf in CRY WOLF. A man's desre to escape poverty [...]
 
Book: Million Dollar Question by Ellie Campbell
What can rock your world faster than winning or losing a king's ransom overnight? Just as a huge financial scandal throws New Yorker, Olivia Wheeler, from wealth and success to bankruptcy and shame, struggling impoverished single-mother Rosie Dixon wins an unexpected million pounds. Good luck? Bad luck? Who can tell? Both women have more in common than they realize. While Olivia struggles to [...]
 
Book: Take This Message to Rayo by Dora Okeyo
Mima has spent the past two years living on the streets on Nairobi. She begs for money, but is appalled at how quick people pass by her. The only thing that keeps her alive is the hope that she'll find her brother, Rayo, one day. This is her story of life on the streets and an insight into how cruel people can be to children in a poverty stricken place.
 
Book: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer
WINNER -- Third Place for Fiction 2013 Indie Reader Discovery Awards - FINALIST-- New Fiction 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards - Named one of the best indie books of 2013 by IndieReader.com - From The Self-Publishing Review - " .the title of this book had me expecting something very like a teen romance. While there is romance aplenty in this wonderful novel, Girls Love Travis Walker is far [...]
 
Book: Gifts of the Peramangk by Dean Mayes
In 1950s Australia, during the height of the divisive White Australia Policy, Virginia, a young Aboriginal girl is taken from her home and put to work on an isolated and harsh outback station. Her only solace: the violin, taught to her secretly by the kind-hearted wife of the abusive station owner. However, Virginia's prodigious musical gift cannot save her from years of hardship and [...]
 
Book: Before the First Snow - Stories from the Revolution by Walter M. Brasch
In this novel, award-winning journalist Walter M. Brasch slowly and meticulously builds a scenario of greed, corruption, and intrigue, set against the backdrop of social protest. In so doing, he weaves a compelling story of history and contemporary American values between 1964 and 1991, every bit as powerful and timely today as they were more than two decades earlier.
 
Book: A Homicide In Hooker's Point by Gloria Taylor Weinberg
"A HOMICIDE IN HOOKER'S POINT" is a story of life, love and tragedy in the small community of Hooker's Point, Florida, near Lake Okeechobee.Set in 1950, the novel explores the unique experiences of cultural and racial prejudice through the eyes of eight-year-old Vicki Bayle, whose big heart and sensitive nature make her vulnerable to some of the most chilling facets of the human condition.Vicki [...]
 
Book: Figs, Vines and Roses by Joy M. Lilley
Joy M. Lilley's first novel 'Figs, Vines and Roses' tells a moving tale of love and loss at the turn of the nineteenth century. In 1888 eight-year-old Issy Merryweather has a comfortable family life in Cobnut Hall, Derby. Sharing carefree summers with her brother Clarence, beloved dog Molly and cherished grandma Ella, Issy enjoys the freedom of childhood innocence. But as she comes of age a move [...]
 
Book: The diary of a single parent abroad by Jill Pennington
When Jill and her family moved to Italy she expected life to change but she had no idea how massive that change would be. Shortly after the move, she discovered her husband had been having an affair and had no intentions of staying in Italy. Despite being in a foreign country with no income, limited language skills, a house that needed rebuilding and three young children to care for, she never [...]
 
Book: Voodoo Intersection - Poverty, Crime and Disease in Haiti by Yonie Richard
Most Haiti's poisons are made of leaves and dead reptiles skins mixed with chemicals sarin and amatoxins.They destroy the kidneys and liver before any antidote medication can take effect. Vomiting starts immediately and death occur quickly after. Voodoo has become a religion of secrecy. The beauty of voodoo has vanished. Voodoo ceremonies call for the eating of human flesh and the drinking of [...]
 
Book: A Pinch of Promise (Taste of Romance Book 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey
He never forgot his first love. In the ten years since Ben Taylor last saw Marie, no other woman has measured up. After he meets Rebecca Fisher, the physical therapist rehabilitating his knee, Ben is convinced that she is the same woman he fell in love with so many years ago. She denies it at first, but his persistence causes her to admit the truth. Right before she pushes him away. To escape a [...]
 
Book: The Last Toqeph (Gateway to Gannah Book 4) by Yvonne Anderson
While traveling through desolate terrain, Adam stumbles upon an impossibility: a village of Old Gannahan survivors. Hard to believe. Harder yet, it seems one of them is the true heir to the throne. Will Adam right an ancient wrong and lose his inheritance? Or ignore the truth and lose his integrity?
 
Book: Christmas Stories from my Heart by Lawrence D. Elliott
What if your greatest gift for the holidays was a roof over your head, food on the table, or the kindness of strangers? Lawrence D. Elliott is an author and a contributor to the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He's also a contributor to The Huffington Post (now known as HuffPost). Lawrence has also been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal Radio Network. Lawrence is a [...]
 
Book: Oakland's Daughter and Her Struggles to Overcome by Maria Harper Davis
Maria wrote the book title Oakland's Daughter and Her Struggles to Overcome. A true story of survival from the hood. Now a married young lady, who was born in Oakland, California, who survived almost every adversity one could imagine. Maria was affect by gun violence before the age of two. Her father died as a result gun violence in Southern California. Maria experienced a lot of trials and [...]
 
Book: Moments in Life - A Collection of Short Stories by Shanbreen
Moments in Life is a multi-cultural collection of 15 stories about human lives that coaxes, teases, explores, and entices our emotions to examine the inner-self and scrutinize the lives of those who live around us. The book flirts with mystery and crosses ethnic boundaries. It touches on women's issues and confronts abject poverty in India. It focuses on the absorption of American values and the [...]
 
Book: Why Immigrants Come to America - Braceros, Indocumentados, and the Migra by Robert Joe Stout
Stout plunges the reader into the social and political upheaval that the immigration question exerts on 21st century America. Personal encounters, conversations, interviews and newspaper accounts provide a vivid and accurate picture of indocumentado life, both in the workplace and at home. They highlight the successes and failures of immigrants, as well as the challenges and contradictions that [...]
 
Book: The Oldest Woman in the World and Other Stories from Haiti by Kirk Colvin
I spent two years (1984-86) as the Coast Guard Attache to the U. S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Looking back all these years later, I realize that those two years were the the most intense, most moving, most heart-wrenching years of my life. I was your typical middle-class white American when I arrived in Haiti--I'd grown up in the comfortable suburbs of the San Francisco Peninsula. I'd [...]
 
Book: American Poverty - Why America's Treatment of the Poor Undermines its Authority as a World Power (American Stories Book 2) by Laurel A. Rockefeller
In 2014 the inability of the Obama administration to deter Russian aggression towards the Ukraine called into question America's international sphere of influence. But what if America's international problems, including terrorism, have less to do with the military and more to do with domestic policies, particularly income inequality and poverty culture? With the richest 1% owning 49% of the [...]
 
Book: Ours, Yours and Mines - A family saga set in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland in the mid-1800s to early 1900s by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
An historical novel based on real people and places in the period 1861 to 1913, set amidst the poverty and overcrowding in the miners' rows of Ayrshire Scotland. The author has put words into the mouths of her ancestors to create a picture of life for large mining families and how they battled sickness and disease, and barely eked out a living. The story begins with Thomas and Margaret McMurdo [...]
 
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