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Book: Fire and Ice (Survival Stories) by Lonna Lisa Williams
Lonna Lisa Williams survived a tragic childhood and cancer. Then she realized she was an abused wife. But instead of striking out for a new life, she retreated into prescription medicine that her doctors gave her. A wildfire burned her California mountains, and Lonna left the charred land and flew all the way to New Zealand with her two trusting children. She lost an international trial and [...]
 
Book: In His Time - A family love born of tragedy by Ronald S. Craig
Steve Gardener a successful businessman approaching age sixty lost the love of his life, his wife Linda three years prior. Nicole Avery is a seventeen year old runaway from a home she felt endangered in and thinking she'd left the man that assaulted her dead in her bedroom. They find the family in each other they were both seeking that triggers events beyond their expectations. It is a warm story [...]
 
Book: Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series) (Volume 1) by Melinda Clayton
Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange." In 1945, when Billy May was [...]
 
Book: The Watchman by Matt Langford
The Watchman tells the story of Adam, a young man with a learning difficulty, after they move from city life and into the countryside. Told through Adam's eyes we follow him and his family through struggles, upheavals and the ultimate breakdown of both the family and his unit. Adam has simple tastes and simple needs. He loves nothing more than a cup of tea and a window to watch from. His [...]
 
Book: The Vacation by Gaspar DeMarco
The Vacation is a fictional story that is filled with drama about a young family that goes on vacation for the first time. The Father [Collins] works, and his wife [Lanette] is a stay-at-home Mom,who watches over their grammar school age daughter [Cassey],and son[ Sam]. While on the road to their destination,tragedy strikes the Family,and their whole world is turned upside down.
 
Book: May of Ashley Green by Lilly Adam
The year is eighteen sixty and at seventeen, May Huntley has lived all of her life in the quiet hamlet of Ashley Green, Cheshire, with her loving ma. One November night, a terrible tragedy occurs which is set to change her life forever. Taken in by the kind and elderly Mrs Weaver, who feels she must disclose some shocking family secrets, and warn her of the impending danger, May is left [...]
 
Book: Runaway - A Tragedy of Youth by Peter Alpert
Like many teenagers, Jim Carson doesn't get along with his parents, feels neglected at home, and finds it hard to connect with classmates and teachers at school. Devising a half-baked plan, he flees his Florida home in the middle of the night for what he hopes will be a new start on the West Coast. What he encounters along the way is life changing, but not in the way he had hoped. Based on a true [...]
 
Book: WISH YOU A GOODE JOURNEY - LIVING LIFE WITH EYES AND HEART WIDE OPEN by Marcy Heath Robitaille
After losing 17-year-old daughter Makenzie Mia Goode in a tragic accident, Makenzie's mom, Marcy felt compelled to share their story. Although initially consumed in grief with her daughter's unexpected departure, Marcy has since found joy and healing as the additional chapter of her daughter's life unfolds. Makenzie saved six lives through her organ donation. Tremendous blessings are received as [...]
 
Book: The Sounds That Resonate by Christie Amory
Life is rarely what you expect it to be... Audrey Laverty always knew she was a good person. She also knew she could make her life the way she wanted it to be. She had everything she wanted until one thing changed it all and her world turned into something she didn't recognize. Surrounded by other people's problems, she describes how she makes her way through the following two years, three months [...]
 
Book: Caught in Darkness (Night Shadows) by Rose Wulf
Veronica Wyndham had no idea that vampires were real, let alone that her new favorite customer Tall Dark and Handsome just so happened to be one. And she never imagined she'd overhear a robbery plan with murderous potential while eating lunch in the park. Making those kinds of enemies just wasn't a good way to spend a day. Seth Hunter knew he should have been grateful for Veronica's unintentional [...]
 
Book: The Messenger (2) - Purgatory and Beyond by Paul John Miller
Have you ever wondered what happens to you when you die? This is an age old question that we as humans have asked from the beginning of time. Well, I have the answer; I hope you will lend me your ear. As a matter of fact, I wrote it down so if you are at all interested please read on. A short time after I lost a great friend that I only knew for a brief period, I was granted a miraculous gift; I [...]
 
Book: Attrition by Dwight B. Daniels & Susan B. Flanagan
"In his dark room one night, Richie trembled in fear, holding back his tears, after all, he was still just a boy. But the ever-bitter Lamont, always took great pleasure in extracting hard fought lessons from his son. His broad back pulled back and the belt swung so loud Richie could hear it. One whip, two whips, three whips. Poor little Richie tried with all his might to hold his screams back, [...]
 
Book: Whitechapel Lass - A heartwarming story of love and endurance by Lilly Adam
Whitechapel, London, 1836 Born into poverty and hardship, and living in the filthy squalor of the tenement buildings, Ruby Skinner's decision to approach the unscrupulous East End villain, Donald McCoy, for help, ends in disaster. In a desperate bid to finance a move to rescue her ailing mother to the fresh air of the countryside, Ruby's plan does not go as expected, and she realises, too late, [...]
 
Book: Refugee - Rolf must put the war's carnage behind him and learn to love again by Reece Pocock
One man's journey from tragedy to find happiness. By prize winning author Reece Pocock - Essential reading for fans of #Ken Follett, #Raymond Khoury and #Clive Cussler. Refugee is a moving, stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page. Aimee Anne. Rolf Krieger was left devastated after WW2. Now a refugee, he immigrates to Australia. There he [...]
 
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 [...]
 
Book: The Hooded Assassin - Someone is killing rapists, murderers, drug runners and crooked cops by Reece Pocock
In Australia, an expert assassin, always disguised, begins killing, apparently at random. Police soon realise that the victims are all linked by criminal activity for which they have not been brought to account and that the killings are the work of someone who believes the criminal justice system has failed the community. Then Sergeant Dan Brennan and his mate Mac Maclean become the targets of an [...]
 
Book: Twisted Family Holidays Collection by JR Wirth
Lose yourself in a book that will take on five different scenarios, all surrounding our favorite holidays. The Twisted Family Holidays collection is a series of five stories, which highlight strange and paranormal experiences that occur during popular holidays. Each of the tales within the collection is inspired by actual events, with much creative license, and are highly rated (4.4 to 5.0). The [...]
 
Book: the beauty and the prince by M. N. George
The story is about a girl called Fatma, who lived at small village in the countryside of Egypt, although her mother was very beautiful, her mother had to marry a rich person who was ugly at shape and behavior due to her family's poverty ,Fatma's mother didn't enter school but she could learn literacy at the Islamic kindergarten, Fatma's life at primary school was very interesting ,she was very [...]
 
Book: The Recluse by Rasheed Odunade Akande
The Recluse is the third collection of poetry from the author and it forges a path greatly beyond its predecessors; If Only I Knew and Diary. It attempts a look into the social and economic mishaps of life that inadvertently leads to the abuse of opportunities by caring others. The Recluse is also a collection of poetry stemming from the desire of the individual at self-actualization by striving [...]
 
Book: Enslaved by Illusions by Iryna Andriyevska
"Have you ever seen eyes of kitten, which was first acquainted with the snow? You open the door - it looks with fear and curiosity unspeakable on white "veil" which beckons with it's cool voice. At this moment nothing else gets hold attention of kitty. Here it is one paw timidly immersed in this cold down and her little soul permeates incredible feeling, as if the whole world holds this lovely [...]
 
Book: The First Born Sons by Raymond Boyd Dunn
This short story of 20,000 words includes the six generations of the Rickards family, beginning with the first Billy Rickards up to his name-sake, the present day Billy Rickards. As the title implies, it covers the salient points of each of the first born sons of the family. It is my attempt to connect the final novel of the Pearson/Rickards trilogy to the modern day Billy Rickards , and his rail [...]
 
Book: We are only human by michael blaney
This is Part one of a two part autobiography by Michael Blaney a screenwriter, author, singer, songwriter whose life has been plagued with painful events one after another. The riveting autobiography shows how forgiveness is important as you watch this young man grapple with some of lives most horrible obstacles. The original book IM ONLY HUMAN was released last year. In this version, the writer [...]
 
Book: IF ONLY I KNEW - PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS by Rasheed Odunade Akande
The first attempt by the author to tell his tale in poetic lines; the book touches on the story of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood as experienced. Also, it takes a cue from others experiences mainly of people close by since every experience is shared between or amongst people. The book in its tale telling attempt drifts through time and touches on diverse topics as love, death, hopes [...]
 
Book: Long Lost Romance by Frances Law
Frances Law and Austin Centeno never knew what the future would bring until ten years after high school when they meet again. Love is destined as it is and it is a well known fact that no one can control the future. But perhaphs God had made them together and forever. Frances had always been the punk girl in high school while Austin had been the popular kid. Everyone knows that the two [...]
 
Book: The Town Around the Christmas Tree - Jacob's Message (Twisted Family Holidays Book 5) by JR Wirth
The Town Around The Christmas Tree: Jacob's Message is book five of the Twisted Family Holiday series. It brings the series full circle with the heroine, Hailey Jade, and her cousin, Isaiah, having another Christmas adventure. This story takes the two out of their grandfather's home, on a walk, and finding mayhem that needs to be addressed, before they can enjoy their Christmas Eve celebration. [...]
 
Book: A Life Worth Living by Shannon Stephens
This book is based on my life story. I grew up in Foster care and have gone through many trials in my life. At the age of 23 with 2 daughters and newly engaged, I suffered a massive debilitating stroke that killed 45% of my front right lobe of my brain. I was not saved or living as Christ wanted, and He used this as a wake up call for me. I was told I would never be out of a hospital bed or walk [...]
 
Book: A Second Chance at Forever by JM Stewart
Recently divorced and working two jobs, Angela Lewis has no room in her life for love. Yet when her childhood crush finds her at the nightclub where she works as sexy stripper Candy Cane and expresses his interest, Angela can't resist. She only wants one night to live the fantasy her alter ego provides. Alex McKinley is still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, and one night with [...]
 
Book: Tears Of July by Curtis Maynard
Short Story based on the upcoming movie Tears Of July which has won an Independent Film Festival for best trailer. Robert has lost the love of his life, and is struggling with his grief. Sherry was his soulmate, his everything, the glue that held him together, but now he's fallen into a cycle of depression and alcoholism, unable, perhaps even unwilling to break free. Can one man, who has [...]
 
Book: Red Clover by Florence Osmund
2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree - He had felt like an outsider in his own family his entire life. Now twenty-six confused and emotionally bankrupt after suffering a childhood fraught with criticism and isolation Lee leaves his dysfunctional upper-class family to find his true self. Determined to cultivate a meaningful life, Lee discovers a world poles apart from the one he had left behind and an [...]
 
Book: Queen Anne's Lace - A novel about family relationships by Damaris West
Maternal love, filial love, romantic love but is that enough love to conquer adversity? The cottage, just near enough to the sea to give a 'sea feeling', was more than a holiday home to the McKay family; it was somewhere they all found peace and happiness in their differing ways. Just widowed and seeking relief from loneliness in the religious life of a convent, Isabel McKay offers the cottage to [...]
 
Book: The Catalysts by Anamika
We are all part of the cosmic world. We are responsible for the experiences we have, the people we interact with and the situations we create. But there is also an element of some things being pre-ordained, which we have no control over. If we experience misfortune, we blame our luck and curse our existence even. But in truth, the hardship was sent our way so we may learn from it. It breaks the [...]
 
Book: The Avenue by James Lawless
The Provenance of The Avenue (from a letter to Gabriel Byrne) My family moved from the Liberties to the suburbs of Walkinstown when I was six so The Avenue is in a way a chronological continuation of Perceiving Oranges and represents my response to the myth of suburbia as a panacea for the ills of society. The story hangs essentially as a picture of suburban degeneration. My family like a lot of [...]
 
Book: Madness by Catherine Winters
Five Stars: "The tragedy of Madness is also the beauty of it..." ~Natasha Jackson, Readers' Favorite - Madeleine Holbrook has decided she's done with men. Ian McLaren has decided he's ready for Madeleine. Jacob Turner hasn't decided anything. Among the rich and miserable of Denver, Madeleine's career as a professional mistress has been an open secret. But at the ripe age of twenty-seven - and [...]
 
Book: Survival Girl by Carolyn Jernigan
Lessons of Survival, Learned the Hard Way - Survival Girl is the story of Tanya, a young woman whose life dreams get derailed and put on hold, as she finds her path. Growing up in a troubled family with an abusive, alcoholic father, Tanya's ideas about love and security lead her into dangerous situations. Forced to leave home, she goes through a series of hair-raising trials and tribulations, [...]
 
Book: One More Play by Dr. James M. Perdue
At age sixteen, James grew-up fast when his father died. He played baseball in high school and received a college scholarship. Concerned about his mother and brothers, he hoped his athletic talent would lead to a financially successful professional baseball career. Then, one day, while playing a pick-up football game, James was seriously injured and diagnosed a quadriplegic. He asked the doctor, [...]
 


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