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Book: Conflicted Hearts - A Daughter's Quest for Solace from Emotional Guilt by D.G. Kaye
MEMOIR/NONFICTION - A Lifetime of guilt -- What does it take to finally break free? Somehow I believed it was my obligation to try to do the right thing by her because she had given birth to me. Burdened with constant worry for her father and the guilt caused by her mother's narcissism, D.G. Kaye had a short childhood. When she moved away from home at age eighteen, she began to grow into herself, [...]
 
Book: A Jamaican's Journey To Time and Patience - Broken Vows, Shattered Dreams, Redeeming Grace by Derrick Garland Coy
A Jamaican's Journey to Time and Patience is Derrick Garland Coy's portrait of his multiethnic family whose African, Chinese, and European roots merge in Jamaica during the 1800s, then scatter across the globe in the mid 1900s, sending him on an odyssey to discover and fulfill God's call in his life, heal family wounds, and share Christ's message of redeeming grace and love. Against the [...]
 
Book: HOME not so SWEET HOME by Lavinia Gouwe
after leaving her home three years ago Katie finds out that her mother had been killed and she has to go back home where she swore she would never return to. as she tries to find answers to her mother's death she digs deeper and finds what she did not expect. she discovers a side to her mother that she never knew which made her realize she didn't know her mother at all. could she have been living [...]
 
Book: You're Strong Enough - A Quest To Discover Who You Really Are by Kassi Pontious
A Quest to Discover who You really are Are you lost and confused about the purpose of life and who you are? In You're Strong Enough you will discover who you are, why you are here, and what happens after this Earthly life. "Inspiring, uplifting and insightful, this book offers hope to those that are lost and practically gives guidance through each quest, addressing challenges that many youth [...]
 
Book: Murder Past Due (The Megan Clark Mysteries) by D.R. Meredith
he Murder by the Yard Reading Circle, a mystery discussion group, is six months old, and Megan Clark, assistant reference librarian and unemployed paleopathologist, suggests a mystery tour of Amarillo's real-life murder sites. Megan nominates Ryan Stevens, history professor at the local university to moderate the tour. Ryan is horrified. After Megan and other members of the reading group have [...]
 
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: Square Dancing At the Asylum by Kirby Wright
This collection of Kafkaesque miniatures offers a terrifying vision of the Worcester asylum where the writer's uncle spent most of his adult life. The asylum theme zips into overdrive in a series of sometimes darkly comic flashes threaded throughout the book. Dadio and June Spoon have created their own asylum in the burbs, one in which they 'incarcerate' their children within the confines of the [...]
 
Book: Call Me Tuesday by Leigh Byrne
TOP 100 KINDLE BESTSELLER LIST (2014, 2015) When Tuesday Storm is eight years old she does something so horrible her mother can't even bring herself to say what it is. Tuesday's punishment for the mysterious "bad thing" is to be isolated from her father and siblings and to stand with her face turned to a wall. Food is withheld, as well as sleep, she's forced to wear a mask so the rest of the [...]
 
Book: Guilty Innocence by Maggie James
Guilty Innocence: a gripping psychological thriller When Natalie snoops through her boyfriend Mark's possessions she finds more than she bargained for. Mark was once convicted of a brutal killing. Heartbroken by what she has discovered, Natalie's dreams of a future with him collapse. However, Mark was not the only person sentenced for the murder of two-year-old Abby Morgan. His former friend, the [...]
 
Book: DOG BONE SOUP (Historical Fiction) - A Boomer's Journey by Bette A. Stevens
Whether or not You Grew Up in the 1950s and 60s, you'll find DOG BONE SOUP (Historical Fiction) to be soup for the soul. In this coming-of-age novel, Shawn Daniels's father is the town drunk. Shawn and his brother Willie are in charge of handling everything that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home lugging in water for cooking and cleaning, splitting and stacking [...]
 
Book: MEAN - A psychological thriller novelette by Renata F. Barcelos
Cassandra Connelly looks like a normal twenty-four-year-old girl. She seems sweet and shy. She works hard in two jobs and still finds time to do volunteer work. Nonetheless, there's something wrong within her. She has a lot of anger boiling inside, and a very problematic past, making her a dark, twisted woman. She hides her true self from the world, but there's someone Cassandra hates so much, [...]
 
Book: Planning the Perfect Wedding Ceremony - Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Blending of Families by Rose Forsythe
While a lot of planning and expense go into creating the perfect Wedding Reception, it is the Marriage Ceremony itself that joins two people and the words, rituals and music on the day you say 'I do' will be remembered long after the party that follows. Wedding Celebrant and Journalist, Rose Forsythe, has created an extensive resource for all couples - from the whacky to the wonderful - to help [...]
 
Book: The Sperling Chronicles - Dreams Thrown Away by Dilsa Saunders Bailey
Only One of Two Choices -Haunted by tragedy every step of the way, a young girl is orphaned just on the brink of womanhood. She survives on instinct and a desire to make it big. She has dreamed big enough to fill an ocean, but at the top of her wish list is a wealthy man who loves her unconditionally. With no one to turn to but herself, she lands in the midst of a family of wealthy and powerful [...]
 
Book: Have You Seen Her? by Chicki Brown
Marcia Hadley, Santa Barbara, California socialite has been married for seven years to the heir of a family fortune. He sees to it that she has the finest home, cars and clothes. Yet that isn't enough to keep Marcia from running. Dani Reynolds, Atlantic City nightclub cocktail waitress works on her feet seven hours a night, five days a week for less than minimum wage in a crowded, smoky [...]
 
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: Virtually Undone by Capri Flowers
Over and over again the therapy session replayed in Lucy's mind, the session that had led to her conviction for a crime she did not commit a crime committed virtually. Lucille Mathews had a passion for helping troubled youth. As a teacher and counselor at a school for at-risk teens, she poured her heart and soul into teaching her diverse crew of students. It was her passion to attempt to remove [...]
 
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: The Wish Thief by C. D. Verhoff
A teenage spelunker from a troubled home battles mystical forces in her search for the mother lode. A contemporary fantasy with holiday spirit that stays with you long after the last page. Glory Alley plans to strike it rich in Queen's Mesa over winter break. The money wouldn't be just for her though. She hopes it will keep her dysfunctional family from self-imploding. Against the odds she finds [...]
 
Book: The Narcissist by Mary Lee Tiernan
"You did what?" Jack's announcement that he'd spent their savings to buy himself a new truck pushed Emma to the breaking point. Explaining her frustration to Jack was useless. He never understood anything except his own point of view. Her only option to extricate herself from their deteriorating relationship was to leave and relegate Jack to her past. Unfortunately, the past doesn't always stay [...]
 
Book: Tell a Thousand Lies by Rasana Atreya
Shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia Prize Tell A Thousand Lies is one of our five favourite tales from India. Glam Magazine, UK (June 2014) At a time when traditional publishers are churning out mindless bestsellers by celebrity (Indian) authors, it's such a treat to find an author who writes so engagingly and entertainingly and yet has something vital to say. -- Ashok Banker, author [...]
 
Book: It's Just Not Cricket! by BUTTERFLY BOOKS
A simple romance in which a tall man literally bumps into a beautiful girl in a pub in London. The complications are his job as an editor of a publisher of romance books, and her work as a contract window designer! Follow their adventure and romance as it develops, and discover her delicious family background. EBooks are not expensive, so just click one of the links to discover and buy a copy.
 
Book: Jan's Families by Barb McIntyre
It takes her a few years, but Jan succeeds in making a new life for herself after her husband dies and she loses the hair salon she has owned and operated for over twenty years. With the help and support of her longtime employees, who have become close friends, she finds rewarding work, and becomes part of a new family, Years of often painful, but eventually successful, treatment for leukemia [...]
 
Book: Crooked Paths by Barb McIntyre
Four women lean on each other during a life-changing two year period. They share extremes of happiness and grief with humor, wit, and generosity. Excerpt - "On our drive through life," Pat read from her laptop screen, "many of us are forced to navigate past more than our fair share of conflicting traffic signs, take more detours, and spend more time in slow speed zones on winding roads. Only the [...]
 
Book: Not Just Another Wrinkled Face by Barb McIntyre
The average age of the people living in the Morning Glory condominium is sixty-two. Together in the well-used recreation room watching movies, playing cards, holding an art show, or a wake, these seniors are, finally, 'really' living. Mary is busy with her daughter and pregnant granddaughter while Alice desperately wants more time with her family. Phil and Helen's affair is discovered, Paul and [...]
 
Book: 74 Lakeview Avenue by Barb McIntyre
74 Lakeview Avenue is written from the perspective of a superintendent named Earnest as he retells the stories of his residents and the struggles they hide behind closed doors (which he acquires in less than honest ways). Through a series of short stories, the reader learns about the many characters, their lives, and how they each overcome their struggles. While newer and taller buildings, [...]
 
Book: The Perfect Guy by Ann Herrick
Can Rebecca turn her new stepbrother into her new love? When Rebecca's mother marries Pres's father, Rebecca is sure that living in the same house with the guy of her dreams will have its perks and it will be just a matter of time before Pres sees her as more than a kid sister. Even though her best friend, Celeste, warns her to face reality, Rebecca doesn't listen. She thinks Pres is the perfect [...]
 
Book: They Called Me Margaret by Florence Osmund
2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree - Margaret Manning has spent the better part of her life conforming to the expectations of other people first her father, then her husband. To break from this tradition, she becomes a writer of cozy mysteries and is in the process of living out her dream of opening her own bookstore The Indie Book Nook featuring self-published authors. But when she perceives her [...]
 
Book: Naked on Holiday by Adam Mann
Two men in the process of retiring from their employment, decide to take a seaside holiday together. They choose a seaside resort on the south coast and book separate rooms in a good hotel. They both run into trouble, separately. Horace meets Helen as she gets locked out of her room, whilst Hector who is a retired publican meets Hannah in a restaurant near the beach. You'll have to read the book [...]
 
Book: The Close by Alison Knight
Dark secrets lurk on this seemingly unremarkable street in the northern English town of Broadfield. From her bedroom window, seven-year-old Valerie observes the furtive nocturnal activities of the man next door. What's in the bloodstained bag? What - or who? - is buried in Mr Oliver's garden? As Valerie pursues her investigations, she discovers that Mr Oliver's not the only one with something to [...]
 
Book: Peter Stone by Alison Knight
Peter Stone seems like an ordinary man, but he's harbouring a dark secret. Why must he suddenly return to England, following a mysterious phone call in the middle of the night? His partner Martha suspects there's another woman. The truth is worse than she could ever have imagined. And Peter's not the only one with a secret. Unfolding across different times and different places, Peter Stone [...]
 
Book: It's Okay to Lie - If Your Fingers Are Crossed by Jack Flynn
IT'S OKAY TO LIE IF YOUR FINGERS ARE CROSSED TIME: August, 1950. PLACE: A suburb north of Fenway Park This title, "It's Okay to Lie if Your Fingers are Crossed," is based on a ritual kids perpetrated in the forties and fifties, which exempted them from the LIAR label, providing they crossed their fingers behind them, unbeknownst to the person or persons to whom they were lying. The hero of the [...]
 
Book: My Favorite Second Chance (The Lake Effect Series Book 2) by Rue
An untimely second chance. An unexpected windfall. Will these sisters find love or disaster? What if the only second chance you ever wanted came exactly when you DIDN'T need it? Gwenn is floating in the dreamy, fragile glow of her new relationship with wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory, when a blast from her past makes a triumphant return. Sure, this is the same man who ran out on her over a decade [...]
 
Book: Why Didn't They Hear Us? The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions to Children Feeling Unheard by Pamela K Orgeron
Not a day goes by where we don't see stories in the news about children without a voice. Author Pam Orgeron addresses this problem in the book entitled Why Didn't They Hear Us? The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions to Children Feeling Unheard. When Pam Googled the phrase "children without a voice", she found articles and websites about abused and neglected children, children of divorce, [...]
 
Book: It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting (Okay, picture this... Book 1) by Lisa Orban
Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called "Jerry Springer: the Home Game". The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, with the story to support our claim, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. This book started off as just a lighthearted collection of anecdotes, stories shared with [...]
 
Book: The Incest Diaries 2 by Tammy Ruggles
In this sequel, Becky is now an adult, and the book follows her through her work and personal life. If you enjoyed The Incest Diaries 1, you will want to find out what happens to Becky as an adult. As a former social worker, I worked with many children and adults just like Becky, who survived trauma and dysfunction. Becky is a survivor in more ways than one, and chances are you may see a little [...]
 


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