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Book: No Alligators in Sight by Kirsten B. Feldman
In this coming of age novel, Lettie and Bert squeak by in a tiny town on Cape Cod, one parent an alcoholic and the other absent. After a string of bad decisions on Lettie's part, their father ships them to their barely remembered mother for the summer, where they will learn hard lessons about themselves, their family, and their future by way of the Florida swamp. Throughout Lettie keeps her [...]
 
Book: We're Not Write - Two Sibs Misusing Technology by Cass Alexander and C.C. Edwards
"It was the best of texts, it was the worst of texts ..." From accidentally propositioning a friend's mom for a ball massage to finding a booger in a cup of coffee, We're Not Write offers a variety of hilarious anecdotes between siblings, Cass and C.C. Bear witness to their digital correspondence, insults, and major life faux pas in this laugh-out-loud collection.
 
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: The Alien Club by Trel W Sidoruk
When everything is your first, you're an alien. The feelings, sensations, decisions and ramifications of your actions are uncharted territory. An alien landscape that stretches from your front door to your first love can be more bizarre, beautiful and unforgiving than any other planet in the Universe. With no handbook and nowhere to turn, you're forced to blaze a path to greatness you're not even [...]
 
Book: Family Dynamics - Pam of Babylon Book #5 by Suzanne Jenkins
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Suzanne Jenkins!When Cindy Thomasini's family tries to sue Pam, she hires attorney Dan Chua to look into the matter. He looks into more than the lawsuit, however, with the resulting excitement much to Dave's dismay. Lisa returns from school with a companion whose brother just left the priesthood. You can imagine...In the meantime, everyone is jockeying for [...]
 
Book: Crimson Ice by Joanne Weck
A lovely young actress disappears on her way to the theater. Her sister Frankie, a single mother, fears she has been harmed by her wealthy but controlling and sometimes abusive husband. Or one of his dangerous friends. Or even more dangerous enemies. Frankie seeks the aid of a cynical undercover cop turned detective to confront some very evil people and discover the truth in a world of secrets [...]
 
Book: On the Way to Everywhere - A Novel by Kirsten B. Feldman
Though she's nicknamed for the magical Harry Potter, six-foot, dreadlocked Harry Kavanaugh doesn't find any wonder in her daily life at an exclusive girls' school outside of Washington, DC. In fact she wants nothing more than to chuck her lot and enter the wilds of public school too bad she didn't reckon on a trip to the hospital, a runaway, and a renegade or three, which just might show her a [...]
 
Book: Stolen Laughter by Tess Thompson
Bryce Cameron is a struggling author who plans to isolate himself in the woods of Colorado to write his second novel. He isn't looking for anything permanent when he encounters Hannah Brody, a bright optimistic professional just beginning her career. Their chance encounter on a plane ride to Denver turns their lives upside down, because Bryce doesn't believe in happy endings and Hannah isn't [...]
 
Book: Shades of Love, stories from the heart by Sunny Lockwood
Six short stories explore how love can heal, can hurt, can calm and comfort, or can twirl you around and set you dancing. If you've ever longed for romance, walked away from a troubled relationship, struggled with a parent or child, or laughed about a date gone wrong, you'll identify with these stories. Here's a preview of each story: Story 1: Longing for Love - It's February. Valentine's month. [...]
 
Book: The Pink Eraser by Kate Taylor
Meet Opal . . . Picture a little girl who even at the tender age of four, thinks she needs to be perfect all the time. Shake your head as she is traumatized by a kindergarten teacher. The memory of the event will haunt her for most of her life. Sit next to her as she discovers that there really is magic. Play with her in the place she calls 'Fairyland' Be with this child as she faces health [...]
 
Book: After Ten by Michele Shriver
Four women, once best friends, have not spoken to each other in ten years. A drunken, decade old promise and a class reunion will bring them together again. For Jordan, her lofty dreams now a distant memory and her life at a crossroads, a reunion with her one-time friends offers a chance to make amends and start anew, but only if she can avoid falling back into self-destructive habits. After [...]
 
Book: Slack - Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco
To most companies, efficiency means profits and growth. But what if your "efficient" company the one with the reduced headcount and the "stretch" goals is actually slowing down and losing money? What if your employees are burning out doing the work of two or more people, leaving them no time for planning, prioritizing, or even lunch? What if you're losing employees faster than you can hire them? [...]
 
Book: Peopleware - Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister
Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware . The unique insight of this longtime best seller is that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They're not easy issues; but solve them, and you'll maximize your chances of success. "Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying [...]
 
Book: Career Dynamics in the 21st Century by Mwangi Wanjumbi
Those who have attended Mwangi Wanjumbi's training sessions know that he is passionate about asking one simple question: "Why do you work? Give me 5 answers, which must have nothing to do with money. I will reward anybody scoring at least 9 out of 10 marks with Ksh. 1000." This extrinsic motivation has over the years inspired participants to review the deepest inspirations that drive their [...]
 
Book: Spiritual Photosynthesis - The dynamics of biblical meditation as the master key to total prosperity by Rev Jerry Kofi Tutu
We live in a universe of laws, which comprises spiritual and natural laws governed by a system of order. Spiritual law represents the fundamental patterns of nature that God has set in motion to govern the universe. To every spiritual law, there is a natural expression; and to every natural law, there is a spiritual counterpart. They are parallel to each other, and as human beings, we live in the [...]
 
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: 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 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: 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: Family O'Shea by Stephen Hazlett
Family O'Shea is a tragic/comic tale of the coming together of a disparate Irish-American family. John O'Shea, an Irishman living in America for sixty of his seventy-six years, learns that he is dying. Ever the loner, to the point of abandoning two families over the years, he has his secret regrets. In his mind his "Family" has never included anyone but himself. His two grown sons barely know [...]
 
Book: Every Step of the Way by Kit Domino
1952 in West London. A time of coffee bars and jukeboxes, Teddy boys and gang fights. As Christmas approaches, sixteen-year-old Beth Brixham has so much to look forward to. No more school, her first job, her first boyfriend. Instead, her world is thrown into darkness and chaos as the Great Smog descends over London, leaving in its wake a trail of death and disruption and changing Beth's life [...]
 
Book: A Mom - What is an Adoptive Mother? by Betsy & Carolyn Wilhelm
What is a mother? A mother is the same whether children are adopted or biological. In this story, the child has been adopted. It is written from the viewpoint of the child to help explain mother is the same in any family. Mom helps check under the bed for monsters, reads books, and watches movies with the girl. She does the same things every mother does. Visually, the images show a white mother [...]
 
Book: Trail to Glory - One Family's Journey West by Marilyn Meredith
Based on the author's family stories, three generations of dauntless women follow their hearts across the western plains. 1858 - Mary, the gentle eastern schoolteacher, loses her heart to a handsome trapper. They overcome the hardships of frontier life in Wisconsin to establish a family dynasty. 1880 - Wilhelmina, Mary's flame-haired daughter, kidnapped as a child by Indians, is renamed "Indian [...]
 
Book: Rose - A compelling story of love and family ties by Lilly Adam
Northamptonshire, 1865. The callous Sebastian Harper returns home from a hunting trip on Bushel Farm with the devastating news that his younger half-brother, Johnnie, has lost his life in a tragic accident. Sebastian has always believed that he should have been the sole inheritor of Bushel Farm when his father passed away, and now, with Johnnie out of the way, Sebastian is free to carry out his [...]
 
Book: Exit Plan by Mason Cook
An abusive husband, a terrified wife and three little reasons to be strong. Daniela Rossi believed she married into a fairytale. But things are not always as they appear and her cover of a Cinderella life is blown when her overbearing Italian family discover she is being mentally and physically abused by her husband Ivan. She rejects their insistence that she leave him as she holds fast to her [...]
 
Book: The Inconvenient Unborn by David Carter
England in the near future - though you may not like what you see. The Cazenoves and the Wilsons don't get along, leastways the parents don't - the teenage kids adore each other, most of the time, but when the oldest Wilson girl, Tracey, falls pregnant, sparks fly. Donald Cazenove just happens to be Freddie Wilson's boss, but Fred isn't without influence himself, being the senior shop steward, [...]
 
Book: Standing Firm - One Family's Fight Against Domestic Violence by Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.
She could have everything she ever wanted - if she signs away her soul. Lorraine "Raine" Davis wants to be a star. She's ready to do whatever it takes to get a record deal and pursue her dream - even if that means abandoning her family and falling into the hands of the shady Damien Black and his demonic organization. And when Damien offers her a record deal in return for own body, Raine is faced [...]
 
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: Playing Charlie Cool (Trager Family Secrets Book 3) by Laurie Boris
"Such a great tale with actual conflict and true feelings. I loved this book and couldn't put it down." - Amazon reviewer "Very sweet story that was smartly written and kept me rooting for Charlie and Josh through the very end. Looking forward to more." - Amazon reviewer Playing Charlie Cool is a contemporary novel about Charlie Trager, a producer on a top-rated daytime television talk show. He's [...]
 
Book: Living with Markus by Florence Osmund
2016 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree - Forced to choose between cultivating a satisfying life for himself and rescuing his dysfunctional family members from their certain demise causes Marc to question the importance of family. Having put an embittered past behind him, Marc builds a successful landscaping business with clientele from the affluent suburbs of Chicago and starts to appreciate the finer [...]
 
Book: Nineteen Hundred Days by Florence Osmund
When twelve-year-old Ben's parents don't come home from work one day, he doesn't know what to think they've shown lack of responsibility before, but nothing like this. His six-year-old sister Lucy is more scared than he is and clings to him for support. Unwittingly fearful of the police and Child Protective Services, the children don't want to end up in foster homes and will do anything to avoid [...]
 
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 Time for Silence by Thorne Moore
When Sarah, struggling to get over tragedy, stumbles across her grandparents' ruined farm, it feels as if the house has been waiting for her. She is drawn to their apparently idyllic way of life and starts to look into her family history only to learn that her grandfather, Jack, was murdered. Why has nobody told her? Sarah becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Gwen and Jack. But are [...]
 


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