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Book: Sustainable Community - Learning from the Cohousing Model by Graham Meltzer
Sustainable Community: Learning from the Cohousing Model is an in-depth review and analysis of the cohousing phenomenon currently sweeping North America. Cohousing projects are purpose built housing developments for communities of up to 40 or 50 households. They combine entirely self-contained dwellings with a range of shared community facilities such as kitchen/dining room, social space, [...]
 
Book: In the Heat of the Night (Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn Book 2) by Susanne Bellamy
Fire Captain, Kel Jones, suspects an arsonist is active in his town of Bindarra Creek. But he's distracted by his newest recruit, petite Greek goddess, Thalia of the divine-baklava. When a callout to an accident gives him his first break in the case, he's shocked when the investigation throws up an unexpected suspect. Sparks fly as the search for truth pits him against his newest recruit.
 
Book: Dreaming of a Father's Love - A Tale From the Ohio Valley by Sharon A. Lavy
DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES IN THE CHURCH? Set in the rich back drop of the farming cradle of the Midwest, the Ohio Valley in the 1970s the novel, Dreaming of a Father's Love, is written for a woman's encouragement that her opinions are worthwhile. Her dreams are worthwhile. She is worthwhile, and worthy of love. Roberta "Birdie" Alexander has a dream. She's heard the men in her family talking about [...]
 
Book: Sanctuary Farm First 12 Stories - Sanctuary Farm Foster Stories by A.K. Harris
Kitty and Joe are retired farmers who run a smallholding on an island off the coast of the UK. They also foster children. Each story tells of the lives and circumstances of the children who come to stay with them, from backgrounds to futures, while also telling of life on the farm and in the community. Sanctuary is set in a little village close to the cliffs, and local characters join the [...]
 
Book: Living Space - The First Year of the Foxwood Community by Jan Marsh
Maggie strives to realise her vision of a shared community of friends living out their years in companionship and harmony on the Welsh Borders. But as the saying goes, life happens when you're busy making other plans and she hasn't reckoned on the dark secrets, the rivalries, the exes and the wayward offspring that her housemates have accumulated over the decades. A funny and thoughtful story [...]
 
Book: The Farmer Takes A Wife (The Mulleins of Katherine Bay) by Shirley Wine
Pregnant, betrayed, desperate, Sarah Kreagan flees to her childhood sweetheart ... But Heath Mullein is now a man, light years removed from the boy she once loved so desperately... Sarah always knew her father ended that romance, but until now she didn't realise the depth of Heath's resentment-- Will he help protect her and her child from a man with nothing left to lose? This Heath is a stranger, [...]
 
Book: Riotous Retirement by Brian Robertson & Ron Smallwood
"A laugh a minute fun read, as an outburst of chaotic humor abounds when newly retired over 50's adapt to a new lifestyle and different friends when downsizing to Burnside Retirement Village, all under the eagle eye of Manager Helga. Hilarious cartoons, eye-catching cover and end of chapter limericks bring the stories to life. The authors deserve a courage medal for this pearl". Independent [...]
 
Book: Columbus State Community College - An Informal History by David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker
For half a century, the mission of Columbus State Community College has remained essentially unchanged - to provide skilled men and women to meet the workforce needs of Central Ohio employers. What has changed, however, is the way it goes about fulfilling that mission. Columbus State Community College: An Informal History is the story of how this remarkable institution grew from a handful of [...]
 
Book: The God that Says I Am by J.A.V. Simson
A collection of meditations aimed at understanding the nature of spiritual experience. Dr. Simson is a scientist who has explored the history and content of most major world religions, has been a lifetime "truth-seeker," and takes a sympathetic view of the God-quest. In these essays, words commonly used in religious discourse are carefully defined in an effort to clarify meanings of religious [...]
 
Book: The 11th Step by Tami Shaikh
Noor is a young man living in Pakistan who longs to do something meaningful with his life. Yielding to strict family expectations for his future, he puts his dreams of an education on hold as he marries and welcomes a child into his life. But when tragedy strikes, turning his entire world upside down, Noor is forced to reevaluate what he thinks he knows about himself as well as what he believes [...]
 
Book: The Only Best Place (Holmes Crossing) by Carolyne Aarsen
Forced to move back to her husband's country hometown, she'll need family, forgiveness, and faith to save their marriage. As a loving mother and wife, Leslie VandeKeere has overcome most of her own troubled childhood. But when her husband Dan loses his business and starts receiving flirtatious texts from a co-worker, their dream home fund and their marriage fall on hard times. To keep the family [...]
 
Book: Precinct by Michael Grant
Captain Richard Leland is a rising star in the NYPD. Young, bright, and super ambitious, his goal is to be the police commissioner by the time he's forty. He's right on track, but then department politics rears its ugly head. All his carefully laid plans are suddenly thrown into jeopardy when his boss, Chief of Department Charles Drum, decides his young protege needs more patrol experience [...]
 
Book: No Girl on this Train by Tottie Limejuice with Kate Pill
It's short, it's somewhat silly and the humour verges on lavatorial. Behind every successful author is a dedicated team of betareaders, those essential second eyes who pounce on any errors or inconsistencies. Lesley Tither writes under various pen-names for different genres - Tottie Limejuice, for the Sell the Pig travel memoirs series, L M Krier for the DI Ted Darling series of crime thrillers, [...]
 
Book: Beneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen
A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems... Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her wheelchair-bound father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth [...]
 
Book: A SUMMER TO BE TREASURED by James H. Barrett Jr.
For forty-five-year-old Josh "Rusty" O'Brien, it seems only a few years ago he was a young boy growing up in Oakwood Acres, Pennsylvania, a quiet suburb where everyone knew everyone. That thought takes him back to the summer of 1973, when he and his buddies were fifteen years old. Josh, Jake Thompson, Joey Flynn, and Walt McDonald were virtually inseparable; it was a summer to be treasured. Their [...]
 
Book: Escaping the Smoke and Rain - Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community by Shauna May
Breaking free from the Jehovah's Witness community would be the test that would become my testimony. There I was climbing the ice-clad rungs of a rickety old ladder, anchored in a bed of snow, hanging Christmas lights for the very first time. I was convinced no other symbol would illumine my debut as brightly or as swiftly as this. It felt exhilarating yet terrifying all at once like standing on [...]
 
Book: The Fat Lady's Low, Sad Song by Brian Kaufman
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018 2019 Maxy Book Awards - Best Literary Courtney Morgan is a female knuckle-ball pitcher trying to break into professional baseball. Parker Westfall is an aging slugger with one last chance at the ultimate carrot a spot on a major-league roster. She's gorgeous, and he's having the season of his life. Together, they'll try to change a losing team's [...]
 
Book: The Homecoming by Kevin McPherson
It has been said that "War is hell on the homefront too". This reality is known all too well by Chloe Bowen and her young son, Lyndon. Left to fend for themselves, this woman, dedicated to her husband and God, and her rapidly maturing son learn to survive. Lessons they learn side-by-side will prove invaluable when the man they thought they knew, and loved, returns from war. Get to know the Bowen [...]
 
Book: Home to Chapel Springs by Ane Mulligan
2017 Selah Awards Nominee Chapel Springs: where anything can happen, and usually does. "Claire and her best friend Patsy are as lovable as ever; even with all the new problems they face, they keep their sense of humor. The storyline is believable, and readers will identify with issues that are mentioned in the book. Mulligan writes with humor and wit. This book does not disappoint." - Romantic [...]
 
Book: Ratham Creek by Marie F. Martin
Ratham Creek, Historical/Romance/Suspense. Arianne Hollis figures tossing a rose in her husband's grave is the worst of all endings. Then reality sets in when she is forced to sell their home and use all her savings to clear his debts. To escape and come to terms with her future, she moves into an isolated cabin along Ratham Creek. In the quiet Montana setting and with a new job in the nearby [...]
 
Book: Home Again by Donna B. McNicol
When Chicago's city life takes its toll on single mom Sarah Davidson, she jumps at the chance to move back home, all the way to the boondocks of Kansas. Little did she know, the local Sheriff, handsome Carl Pierce, was making the same move from Tulsa. A tornado of events conspire against them, tamping the rising fire of passion. Can they beat the odds or will Sarah regret moving home again?
 
Book: Christmas Holiday Hearts: Heartlands Book 2 by Kris Pearson
Ellie McKenna urgently needs a temporary home and a few weeks' work to get her life back on track. A short term Christmas contract tutoring twin daughters on a huge coastal farm sounds ideal - until, too late, she meets the billionaire owner. Ellie's dream job turns into her worst nightmare once she discovers the man she'll be working for is her long-ago holiday fling. He gave her the hottest [...]
 
Book: Sharing Lives - Part 3 of the Foxwood Trilogy by Jan Marsh
Getting by with a little help from your friends has been very important to the residents of Foxwood during the three years of its existence as an 'intentional community' on the Welsh border. But when glamorous Tricia Anstey moves in, the dynamic of the community changes. Old friendships are threatened and the harmony of the house is shattered by the secrets of her colourful past. And in the wider [...]
 
Book: Foxwood - Another Year by Jan Marsh
It's a year since the Foxwood house was set up and the 'community' has grown. It's still home to Maggie, Julia, Ann, Jeff, Josh, Viv and Lewis, but there are also new residents, leading to shifts in allegiance and fallings out, as well as more cosy and intimate times. Add to the mix online dating, a Murder Mystery and the joys of bread making and this second book in the Foxwood trilogy proves [...]
 
Book: Lost Horses by Mark Saha
Seven compelling American tales. "Every story was a jewel ... from the very poignant 'Wide River' and 'Whiskey Creek' to the hilarious 'Why Men Cheat in August'. If you like stories that are a slice of life you should get this book." - Goodreads "The Blind Horse" > Johnny Wexler's old gray gelding may be blind and useless but is aggravatingly intent on living out its time on this earth like [...]
 
Book: Mrs. Tedesco's Missing Cookbook (A Hannah and Tamar Mystery 2) by Christa Nardi & Cassidy Salem
A simple request opens up a savory mystery. Hannah never imagined her high school service project with the elderly would draw her into another mystery. Mrs. Tedesco, a lonely widow who loves to bake, has just one request - that the teen retrieve her cookbook from her old house. Easier said than done. The house has been ransacked and the coveted cookbook is nowhere to be found. Eager to help the [...]
 
Book: Courting Murder by Bill Hopkins
When Judge Rosswell Carew makes the gruesome discovery of two corpses on a river bank in the Missouri Ozarks, he's plunged into a storm of deadly secrets that threaten both him and his fiancee, Tina Parkmore. Unsatisfied with the way the authorities are conducting the investigation, Rosswell, who's always nurtured a secret desire to be a detective, teams up with an ex-con, Ollie Groton, to solve [...]
 
Book: Threshold - A Memoir by Faith Ann Colburn
A family memoir made up of award-winning collection of creative essays about how our families and communities serve as the threshold we cross into our lives. Whether it's a metaphorical threshold or the actual physical threshold that marks our front door, the crossing informs who we choose to become. This memoir is a series of twenty stories about one ordinary American family's struggle to thrive [...]
 
Book: Shadow Dance (The Mulleins of Katherine Bay) by Shirley Wine
Who dare she trust? The brother prepared to sell his family out - the neighbour and landlord who wants to evict her and her family - the property developer who arrives on her doorstep- Haunted by her mother's dying words: 'Don't sell the land' Jenna Mullein quickly finds far too many people in Katherine Bay have a vested interest in muddying the truth. Her persistent questions stir up murky [...]
 
Book: Safari Heat by Adam Mann
Nick, a widower, arrives in Kenya with the difficult job of working on two former settler estates that the government has allocated to landless African farmers. Involved with horses most of his life, he gravitates to the world of polo and racing in Nairobi, where his skills are much appreciated. Enter Sophie, a beautiful saree-clad temptress. Sophie's recent divorce has just been finalized and [...]
 
Book: Let's Have Lunch by Stephen P. McCutchan
Let's Have Lunch celebrates the twenty-year journey that a group of clergy and their churches took in order to confront the toxic presence of racism in the community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is a story of hope that begins with three people having lunch in the face of some debilitating tensions within their community in 1992. It is the story of the power of community to overcome [...]
 
Book: Ashlyn's Bodyguard (The Mullein's of Katherine Bay) by Shirley Wine
His mission or an innocent woman's life? A split-second decision changes Jace Mullein's life forever... To save Ashlyn from the clutches of a conscienceless thug, Jace has to return home face his bad-boy past and the family he betrayed ... With her life on the line, Ashlyn Pritchard has little choice but to trust Jace and she quickly grows to love him ... Then in one horrifying moment, she learns [...]
 
Book: Undressing The N-word by H. Lewis Smith
Undressing the N-word depicts the state of sociological views regarding questions that have been on people's minds for years but have been considered too sensitive to talk about openly. Among these types of taboo-type discussions is one that analyzes the systemicpsychological warfare and psychosocial treatment of one group over another. The systemic subjects the oppressed group to seeing, through [...]
 
Book: A Silver Medallion (Crystal Moore Suspense Book 2) by James R. Callan
Human Trafficking terrifies her. Seeing it face-to-face forces her to act. In 2015, Crystal Moore encounters a slave in Dallas, Texas -- a slave held not by chains, but by threats her two girls held hostage in the jungles of Mexico will be killed if she escapes. To naive Crystal, it's clear. The children must be rescued first, or the mother will never escape. Crystal would like to forget it, but [...]
 
Book: The Secret Lives of Chickens or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond by Sunny Franson
Chickens are fascinating, social, both gentle and fierce, cunning, and clever. They figure things out, they plan, and they manipulate. The Secret Lives of Chickens pulls us into a time and place that seem simpler but actually are not, because of the feathered inhabitants within. This is about how chickens must view the world, as seen from the outside. They have their own culture that is more [...]
 


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