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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: The Owl by Geoff Piper
On a summer evening Adam, an eleven-year-old boy, loses his Dad and learns a family secret that plunges him into despair. He takes up a quest to find his father, only to confront an enemy that has caused great pain to generations of his family. The enemy will continue to hurt lives and relationships unless he is overcome. Adam is the one who can destroy him - if he has the courage. The enemy and [...]
 
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: Tales From the Dew Drop Inne by Kenneth Weene
Tales from the Dew Drop Inne" reads like a darkly humorous sitcom. The tone is both heartfelt and deliciously irreverent, showing that one does not need to hate humanity to appreciate the humor of life. Here are tales of drifters, alcoholics, religious renegades, veterans, and drag queens set in pub that is at once a confessional, a circus, and a psychiatric hospital. --Marina Julia Neary, author [...]
 
Book: The Gentle Man by Michelle Montague Mogil
Ana Trent has entered her downhill years. Middle-aged and worn out, she's resigned herself to a life of drudgery and angst as she watches her marriage, job, house and body slowly but surely fall apart. Enter a dark and compelling stranger who claims he's running for his life. Against all reason and sanity, Ana lets him in. One thing's for certain: life will never be dull or ordinary again.
 
Book: Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud - Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety by Scott Stevens
Nine out of ten people who quit drinking relapse at least once. The 2013 Indie Book Awards self-help finalist, "Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud" shows why it's not just once... without pithy slogans or trademarked solutions. From the author of "What the Early Worm Gets," a startling book defining Alcoholism, here's a book explaining how and why relapse happens, how to hold it at bay and why every [...]
 
Book: Roaring Drunk - An Idiots Guide on becoming an Alcoholic by John T. Newton
Many people arrive at a point in their lives and ask the question 'how did I get here, where did all the time go? The question I asked myself was, 'What the hell happened to my life', only to find the answer staring me in the face, 'oh yeah, I remember, I pissed it up the wall'. I don't remember the exact day I realized I was alcoholic, but with the benefit of years of sobriety and the luxury of [...]
 
Book: Demons in the Dark by John T. Newton
I didn't suddenly wake up one morning and realize that I was an alcoholic, that's not the way it works. Slowly, through the fog of denial and the overwhelming craving to drink, it dawned on my muddled mind that something was not right. Alcohol doesn't care who it gets, and when it's got you, it wants to kill you. I very nearly became just another statistic, another bloated, yellow corpse in the [...]
 
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: 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: From Time to Time by Susan Thornton
Amanda Winfield, the owner of a thriving headhunting firm, is a callous woman who covets her successful career and ordered life. But Amanda's seamless world crumbles when she picks up antiques that transport her to the past, revealing the heartbreaking stories of their origins. Her obsession with the phenomenon pulls her into a downward spiral of addiction that entwines both ruin and redemption.
 
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: 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: Dancing with Rachel by Ken Montrose
Two very different narrators voice the novella Dancing with Rachel. Voices torment the first narrator, David an ex-football player just trying to make a life for himself. He calls his auditory hallucinations "The Chorus." They have names and even personalities. While naive staff members claim the voices aren't real, David knows otherwise. He can hear The Chorus clearly. He can point to where they [...]
 
Book: Someone Always Loved You by Brooke Williams
His first day on the job, ambulance driver Jay has a horrible accident. The victim of the crash is thrown into a coma and Jay keeps vigil by her side. As their lives, past and present intertwine; a story of love through time unfolds. An intricate drama including adoption, love, suspense, and plenty of questions, Someone Always Loved You is a novel that keeps the mind churning and the soul alive.
 
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: 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: 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: Why you drink and How to stop - Journey to freedom by Veronica Valli
Winner of the eLit book awards for self-help Award-Winning Finalist in the "Self-Help: General" category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards Kristen Johnston - 2 time Emmy award winning actress, NYT Best selling author and recovery advocate says: "Veronica Valli has written one of the clearest, most fascinating & truly helpful books on addiction I've ever read. To me, it's up there with 'Clean' by [...]
 
Book: The Night before Christmas by Hazel Hart
It's Christmastime. Wes Myers prays for Jesus to help him reconcile with his wife Betty, so he can keep her from teaching their children pagan beliefs. Wes's prayers are answered when Betty takes him back. But after a few good days, Wes loses his job. He reaches for the bottle first and the Bible second. On Christmas Eve, Wes hears Jesus speak to him again. The message is chilling.
 
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: 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: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda - The alcohol demon can be defeated by Spencer H Maynard
This is the story of my trials and tribulations resulting from alcoholism. As stated in the preface, I am making an attempt to make amends to all I have injured in any way. I believe the book will be a good source of inspiration for many who are afflicted with the disease from those currently suffering with alcoholism to those seeking motivation for their cure. Family and friends of alcoholics [...]
 
Book: Up From Down - A True Story Of Recovery From Addiction by Ted Adamson
Up from Down is not a book about gloom and doom, but an inspirational book that offers hope to all who have faltered. Strung out on heroin, Ted Adamson began his journey with a Swat team descending on a pharmacy to stop his wild rampage in search of drugs. From the cruelty in the county jail to race riots in state prison, the hard, gritty life of a drug addict is portrayed in all its real-world [...]
 
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 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: 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: My Father's House - In Search of a Lost Past by Matthew Carr
Reviews - ' Bill Carr embodied all the idealism and sickness of the colonial mind and his son's narrative is a monumental exploration of the paradoxes of Empire. It is written as if from the pen of a novelist, superbly plotted with a marvellous sense of the intricacies of character and a panoramic view of British and colonial history. Matthew Carr has made astonishing art of his father's [...]
 
Book: Where Bluebirds Fly by Wendy Storer
Ruby would rather not think about the past, and she definitely won't talk about it. She clings instead to her collection of rocks and stones which remind her of Nanna, her garden, and happier times. When Ruby refuses to speak, she is sent to live in a residential school where she is supposed to get help. But Ruby is not the only girl there with problems... Where Bluebirds Fly is a moving story [...]
 
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: 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: A Reluctant Melody - Will she risk losing everything ... including her heart? by Sandra Ardoin
Selah Awards Nominee - Winner of the Grace Award 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 [...]
 
Book: Love Pour Over Me by Denise Turney
Just because Raymond was born to survive, doesn't mean that he will - Why is it so hard for good guys to win Perfect blend of romance, mystery and the hot - happening 1980s. Fans of uplifting books may fall in love with Love Pour Over Me More About Love Pour Over Me Survival isn't Raymond's goal. It's not his aim. Raymond's a go-getter. He's a winner. But, he's pushed there early as a child [...]
 
Book: I'm Never Drinking Again - Maybe It's Time To Think About Your Drinking? by Trish Taylor
I'm Never Drinking Again is helping people to quit without a program. Not every problem drinker has lost their job, is in the gutter or has hit their own rock bottom. So many drinkers wonder if they drink too much or too often, yet do nothing about it. Whether from fear of being judged, of being called an alcoholic or of facing the truth they aren't ready to hear, that drinking is no longer a [...]
 
Book: Hi, My Name is Maryann by Mary Ann Barrucco
This is a strong, complelling story of an ordinary middle class, Italian-American woman, overcoming extraordinary problems. This non-fiction narrative begins with naive hope, joy, and high expectations for the future. Soon reality sets in. Dysfunctions by the name of alcoholism, gambling, and spousal abuse play their hands. The proverbial icing on their cake of misfortune comes when her husband [...]
 


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