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Book: The Long Way Home by Benjamin Smile
Benjamin survived a childhood that no child should ever have to face. As he grew, so did his need to be free from his traumatic past and his urge to escape. He found Gambling, Drugs, Drink, Women and Crime as a way to express his inner turmoil and with each vice came harsh consequences. Benjamin Smile's stunning life story is a rollercoaster and it was a miracle that he survived at all, yet [...]
 
Book: Vulnerable Sins by Sandy Dunn
Vulnerable Sins is a sequel to Pam Randalls previous novel, Shadows of the Mind. A story full of confusion, confrontation, and mayhem, it tells the tale of Kim Randall, one of a family of twelve children who is finally leaving the small town Rocking Barrel for the big city. At first, she had planned to make the journey to Washington DC with her friend Maverick; but when the love of her life, [...]
 
Book: Farewell - A Story of Life on The Streets by A. Pseudonym
A short book on rought sleeping. Life on the streets is tough, but people stick together. Anna, the travelling homeless woman, is back in town, and she has a hot chocolate with her friend Mikey. Mikey confides in Anna that he would love to be a writer, and Anna surprises him by saying it is perfectly possible. Around them the characters of the streets and the nearby sheltered flats live out their [...]
 
Book: Reviving Jim Morrison by George Thomas Clark
Admiral Steve Morrison demands his son stand at attention. Jim says no way, he's going to sing for The Doors. Despite often being in an alcohol and acid haze he soon emerges as a star but his emotional and legal problems worsen, especially after melting down at the concert in Miami. Jim's tired of performing and yearns to be a poet. Girlfriend Pam says he needs Paris. She swears she does her best [...]
 
Book: Confessions from the Pumpkin Patch (The Soul Encounters Book 1) by Karlyle Tomms
Growing up in a small Pennsylvania town, Lovella is an intelligent and rebellious child of the '60's. She adores her alcoholic and ineffectual father while despising her controlling mother, and discovers in her teens that the most potent revenge she can take on her mother is through sexually acting out. When she goes away to college she meets Earl, an "ugly hippie" who takes her on a journey [...]
 
Book: Song of Sugar Sands (Sugar Sands Series Book 2) by Debra Coleman Jeter
Acadia Powers knows herself to be too selfish, too sinful, and too skeptical in her faith to marry a preacher. And yet she does. God truly does work in a mysterious way. Acadia nearly lost her faith at an early age due to what she saw as the hypocrisy of her parents' generation. In college where the novel begins she meets and falls in love with Peter O'Neil, who is fervent in his faith and wants [...]
 
Book: Victim Three - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery (Book 9) by Mike Markel
When graduate student Cassandra Lyons is found stabbed behind the wheel of her car in her condo's garage, Detectives Seagate and Miner suspect her live-in boyfriend, Richard Harson. Only a week before, the police responded to a domestic-disturbance call at their condo. The shouting match had something to do with Richard's affair with his ex-girlfriend, as well as Cassandra's ongoing relationship [...]
 
Book: Strawberry Moon by Joy M. Lilley
The Patterson family leaves the U.K. to begin a new life in France. St Severin, in the Dordogne, provides the backdrop for the family's new home and all of the life-changing obstacles they are about to encounter. Maisie, who is almost seventeen, narrates this unpredictable story. Maisie struggles as she experiences the changes of coming of age, the pain of loss, and the rollercoaster ride of [...]
 
Book: I'm Never Drinking Again - Maybe It's Time To Think About Your Drinking? by Trish Taylor
It was only a few drinks... ...but it has got you worried. Maybe you have a drinking problem? At first, it was just part of your life, but as the years have passed you can't remember the last time you went a week without a drink. You don't feel out of control and AA isn't for you. Is there another way? Not every problem drinker has lost their job, is in the gutter or has hit their own rock [...]
 
Book: Moving to Oregon - A Bipolar Journey by James Townsend
The book is about a young man in crisis. His life is torn apart by bipolar illness, and he must endure great hardship to get to the next stage in his life. The story is also a reflection on growing up the child of an alcoholic, and the family drama in the plot bears that out. Ultimately, strong sibling bonds and the persistence of hope carried him through. I learned from writing this book that [...]
 
Book: Swerve - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery (Book 8) by Mike Markel
The Central Montana State community has waited a year to learn whether Syclone Systems, a maker of self-driving car technology, will enter into a long-term R&D partnership with the university. At a live demo on campus, where the company is expected to announce its decision, its man on campus, Bryan Orville, is run down by one of his experimental cars. Whoever altered the car's computer code to [...]
 
Book: Love Pour Over Me by Denise Turney
You're here! It's time to let the love you deserve find you! HARD TO PUT DOWN LOVE STORY Perfect blend of real life romance, mystery, pro sports and fame. Fans of A Man Called Ove, Wounded, Thirteen Moons and Loving Donovan may fall in love with Love Pour Over Me LOVE BOOK FEATURES: Classic romantic love story that kicks off at college only to roll, rich with mystery, love and intense drama, into [...]
 
Book: The Poison We Drink by Carol McClain
Twenty-four-year-old hairdresser Torie Sullivan has given up on life. When her boyfriend betrays her, she careens her car into a ditch in a drunken fury. After paramedic Adam Benedict rescues Torie from her mangled car, he learns she's the middle school bully who brutalized him. A week later, he discovers she lives in a lean-to in Hookskill Nature Preserve. Despite his hatred, his innate [...]
 
Book: Burning the Vines - A Memoir by Michelle Mazal
'Even if it's true, no one will believe you.' This bleak appraisal was the response a young Michelle Mazal received when she first tried to tell her story to a relative. She, her three sisters and her mother lived for years under the shadow of her father's drunken violence and random sadism. All these years later, Mazal, a tough and compassionate survivor, is telling her story again; this time [...]
 
Book: The Original Pink Collar Workers by Lady Jane Davis
What is it like for a woman to do a man's work, and do it better? Then have to work with him day in and day out. Or to have to go home to a husband who asks how her day went. Does she mention anything about the supervisor who patted her rear end or the inspector who wants to inspect more than her work? Moreover, she works in a factory so immense that she's never met everyone. But she knows [...]
 
Book: Lies I Never Told - A Collection of Short Stories by Martin Crosbie
"It's what we do. We make our own beds. We become thirty and then forty and we divorce and re-marry and visit our children on weekends, and work at jobs we never dreamt of doing, and have too many relationships with people we don't like, and on the outside we look like any other forty year old hero. We're not though, because it never goes away. No matter how much we try to hide it, inside we're [...]
 
Book: DEADLY AS NATURE Envy Spawns Grief (Pepper Bibeau Mystery Series Book 2) by Gail M Baugniet
Treacherous waves on Lake Michigan toss Insurance Investigator Pepper Bibeau into the company of an intriguing and self-reliant blind lady. Haunted by past events, the lady presents her with an unusual request to help clear up a murder. Connecting the request to an insurance claim, Pepper becomes suspicious when the claim is cancelled. She digs for a rational explanation, unearthing skeletons [...]
 
Book: Death in the Ring by George Thomas Clark
Let's invite many of the greatest boxers, and their contemporaries, to tell their own stories, some true, others tales based on history. Peter Jackson barges into John L. Sullivan's hotel room to demand a fight. Jim Jeffries regales listeners about his barroom confrontation with Jack Johnson. A bar owner discusses the violent alcoholism of Battling Siki. Jack Dempsey and his detractors hold [...]
 
Book: Players - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery (Book 7) by Mike Markel
The death of Lake Williams, a former football player at Central Montana State, in his squalid tent in a homeless camp looks to Seagate and Miner like a routine heroin overdose. Soon, however, they discover that someone hired a courier to deliver the uncut heroin, knowing that Lake would shoot up and die instantly. When a second body turns up, and then a third, the evidence points to the head [...]
 
Book: Vegas to Varanasi (Fortytude Series Book 1) by Shelly Hickman
Readers' Favorite 2017 International Book Awards Finalist "A story that depicts the reality of life and the complexity of relationships...full of depth and emotion that will leave a smile on your face." -- Jersey Girl Book Reviews - "Insanely realistic. I think I have found a new author I need to stalk for the rest of her career." -- Big Girls *Heart* Books - "This book had a bit of everything in [...]
 
Book: A Reluctant Melody - Will she risk losing everything ... including her heart? by Sandra Ardoin
Kit Barnes' drinking ruined more lives than his own. Now sober, he wants to make amends by opening a mission for drunkards. The most suitable location belongs to Joanna Cranston Stewart, a love from his sordid past and the one person he hurt the most. A pariah among her peers, Joanna is all too eager to sell her property and flee the rumors that she sent her late husband to an early grave. But [...]
 
Book: You Can't Crack Me... I'm a Rubber Duck by Charlie Northage
An extraordinary tale of one man's triumph over incredible odds. From a thirteen-year-old runaway sleeping in a "cardboard box city" deep within London's urban streets, Charlie Northage somehow summoned the stamina and resilience to triumph over a relentless string of adversities, betrayals, rejections, and losses which persistently dogged his life, to pursue a successful twelve-year career in [...]
 
Book: Deviations - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery by Mike Markel
Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down. The brutal rape and murder of a state senator by a lone-wolf extremist gives Seagate a chance to return to the department, but the new chief has set down some rules, and Seagate is not good with rules. At this point, she is just trying [...]
 
Book: The Broken Saint - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery by Mike Markel
Seagate and Miner investigate the murder of Maricel Salizar, a young Filipino exchange student at Central Montana State. The most obvious suspect is the boyfriend, who happens to have gang connections. And then there's Amber, a fellow student who's obviously incensed at Maricel for a sexual indiscretion involving Amber's boyfriend. But the evidence keeps leading Seagate and Miner back to the [...]
 
Book: Big Sick Heart - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery by Mike Markel
Bad decisions have finally caught up with police detective Karen Seagate. Her drinking has destroyed her marriage and hurt her job performance, and the chief is looking for any excuse to fire her. Still, she and her new partner, a young Mormon guy who seems to have arrived from another century or another planet, intend to track down whoever killed Arlen Hagerty, the corrupt leader of Soul Savers. [...]
 
Book: Transgression by Frank Parker
Roger felt too old for this talk of conspiracies and subterfuge. It had all seemed so simple forty years ago: help a friend and a young woman hide the consequences of a single foolish action that both regretted. How had it turned into a witch hunt? Forty years ago four people conspired to conceal a teenage pregnancy. Now one of them is dead and a book about her threatens to expose a Member of [...]
 
Book: Sideswiped - Book One in the Matt Blake legal thriller series by Russell F. Moran
Sideswiped - A Matt Blake Legal and Political Thriller - You're a famous courtroom lawyer at the top of your game. You've just signed up a huge wrongful death case. Your beautiful client's husband was killed in a sideswipe car collision, and the evidence of defendant's negligence is overwhelming. But something bothers you. Is the evidence too overwhelming? Your senior investigator starts to turn [...]
 
Book: Scourge - Confronting the Global Issue of Addiction by Bradford Smith
Miss Laurel was dying. It was inevitable. Her 30 years of daily chemical abuse had brought her to the brink of destruction. She lost her husband and now her son. She wanted to die. Yet, God had another plan as she came to understand that no human power can save me. Scourge gives an unprecedented, first-hand look into the harsh and gritty reality of addiction, a reality that is becoming [...]
 
Book: Our Orbit by Anesa Miller
Nine-year-old Miriam Winslow never wore new clothes, never had a haircut, and believes that sinners must repent with dramatic displays of remorse, or harm will come to their loved ones. Now thrust into foster care, Miriam must adapt to a secular lifestyle while struggling to keep in touch with her past. Foster parents Rick and Deanne Fletcher quickly come to love their "new little girl." Soon [...]
 
Book: The Yuletide Angel by Sandra Ardoin
It's the 1890s in Meadowmead and someone is venturing out at night to leave packages at the homes of the needy. Dubbed "The Yuletide Angel," no one knows the identity of this mysterious benefactor. No one, except Hugh Barnes, a confirmed bachelor who finds himself drawn to the outwardly shy but inwardly bold Violet Madison, a young woman who risks her safety to help others. When Violet confesses [...]
 
Book: Through the Years by Brynn Stein
Edward and Gene were instantly drawn to each other when they met at college in Maryland. Fast friends, they developed a "closer than brothers" relationship. But then Edward began to feel more for Gene. In 1967, those kind of feelings would not be tolerated. Not even by Edward himself. Gene always thought he was asexual. He had never been attracted to anyone... until he met Edward. He dreamed of [...]
 
Book: Welcome to My World. A Week in the Life of a Substance Abuse Counselor by Mary Crocker Cook
Have you ever wondered what really happens in rehab?? Welcome to My World was written by psychotherapist and chemical dependency counselor, Mary Crocker Cook, to answer the question, "What really happens in rehab?" from a counselor's perspective. A veteran of multiple substance abuse program staffs, Mary Crocker Cook has created an engaging and realistic cast of characters; a composite of [...]
 
Book: Fractures - A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery by Mike Markel
The fracking boom in eastern Montana has minted a handful of new millionaires and one billionaire: Lee Rossman, the president of Rossman Mining and the leading philanthropist in the small city of Rawlings. Rossman was the last person Detectives Seagate and Miner expected to discover dead in the alley next to a strip club. His marriage was a formality, but both he and his wife, Florence, were [...]
 
Book: Think and Get Sober by Edward Murphy
Think and Get Sober An Easy to Read Guide on How to Control Your Drinking without A.A. Do you want to start drinking less? Are you ready to stop drinking and willing to get the support you need? How can your drinking problem be corrected? This guide will show you an alternative to A.A. and their doctrine that says drinking is a disease. The author claims that by changing your thinking, the [...]
 
Book: The Liberation of Ravenna Morton by Suzanne Jenkins
Ravenna's granddaughter travels from New York to the West Michigan coast to meet the family for the first time, and in the process, uncovers secrets that no one wanted to face. The heartbreaking process exposes the truth, leading to freedom for Ravenna. Ravenna Morton is a Native American woman living a very old-fashioned life in a primitive cabin at the edge of the Kalamazoo River. Facing modern [...]
 


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