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Book: One Flesh by Nick Sweet
Brothers Owein and Selwyn live in a small Welsh mining village in the early 1980s. Owein falls in love with the beautiful Rhiannon, but doesn't realize she's only in it to get to his brother, whom she secretly adores. Heartbroken and furious, Owein takes matters to his own hands, changing the future of their family forever. Years later, Selwyn struggles at giving free rein to urges still [...]
 
eBook: The Survival of Marvin Baines by Michael Meyer
Oh no! A decade birthday is approaching, one with a big "0" in it, and he's losing it. Marvin Baines seemingly has it all: a loving family and a great job. He is about to turn forty, and just like that, the realization hits him--his own mortality is straight up the road. That's not his only problem. Suddenly he is unable to distinguish fantasy from reality, and his often quirky decision-making [...]
 
Book: --Back-on-Track-- by L. P. Donnelli
Mike is different to other children. For a start, he has a very-slightly-older twin sister, Layla, and a beloved father who is insanely-crazily-mad about trains. But also, because he carries a feeling of guilt for what happened to his mother. Without anyone to look after Dad, who is terribly lonely and struggling to find enough money to get them by, he knows he has to do something about it. But [...]
 
Book: Stranger in a Strange World - A poignant, tragic, and often amusing look into the life of a physician with Asperger's. (Brier Hospital) by Lawrence Gold, ...
An automobile accident shatters the near-perfect lives of David and Luke Hyatt, identical twins. David survives intact, but Luke nearly dies from his injuries. The residue of Luke's head injury is an acquired form of Asperger's. The twins had graduated from medical school and were about to enter an internship at Brier Hospital in Berkeley. Although Luke is gifted with savant-like intelligence, [...]
 
Book: Enigma - Discovering the Moments that Form Your Life by Charles Stoll
Joshua Chambers is facing a catharsis when he learns that 14 of his friends have perished in a tragic blaze. In an attempt to make sense of his life, Joshua returns to his earliest memory, sitting in a stroller in his dad's orthopedic shoe store being adored by a customer who teaches him about trust and love. Joshua then traces the forty significant events that created the person he is today. [...]
 
Book: The Widow's Son by Bruce Steinberg
Enjoy the music, politics, fashion, televison and movie fare of the 1960s. Did you know that 2 days before the blizzard of 1967 that brought the Midwest to a halt, it was a balmy 65 degrees? Or that Wild Thing by the Troggs kicked the Beatle's Paperback Writer off the top of the pop charts? Or that Gomer Pyle USMC replaced the Dick Van Dyke Show? These details unique to 1966 and 1967 also include [...]
 
Book: The Book of Moon by George H. Crowder
It coulda been worse. That's the "working epitaph" of 15-year-old Moon Landing. Not that Moon's death is imminent far from it but his thoughts have turned to gallows humor, as his world disintegrates along with his parents' marriage. His older brother skateboards through life with ease, but Moon is deeply troubled. Just as he is solving for romantic unknowns with a gorgeous older girl, Moon must [...]
 
Book: Whore Town by Mathew Horton and John EF Horton
Bawdy ballads, lewd limericks and ribald rhyming stories from the perplexing personas of John and Mathew Horton. In amongst the purple poetry lie sensitive stanzas and observant verse creating a truly wonderful collection. From the tropical splendour of Palolem Beach, Goa to the sordid underbelly of a twisted society. Whore Town is humorous and poignant, witty and dark. A fabulous read.
 
Book: When Afternoons Taper to Mortality and other poems by Richard Walne
Acclaimed South African writer, poet and musician Richard Walne (1968 - 2007) takes us on a poignant and, at times, melancholy journey in this collection of poems, found in a journal on his kitchen counter after his death. When Afternoons Taper to Mortality and other poems is an evocative exploration of love, loss, beginnings and endings. "Richard Walne's poems invite us in to their own world of [...]
 
Book: The Sins of Soldiers by S. J. Hardman Lea
Silver Medal winner in the 19th Annual Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award 2016 An emotional thriller of a historical novel set in France at the height of the First World War. But who will survive to tell the tale? It is 1916 and the war in France is hot and about to get hotter. Embedded undercover in a British infantry regiment on the Western Front, Anson Scott, an American newspaperman, [...]
 
Book: Cupboard of Skeletons (Let Storm Clouds Pass series Book 4) by Raymond Nickford
Can Miranda trust her hypnotist ? Can a family avoid being split by the paranoia of one ? Can an unexpected romance survive ? There is a sense of 'presence' of ghosts, but the 'Cupboard of Skeletons' houses people with dark secrets which haunt and test their lives, those who challenge fate and, against all odds, can find something of their dreams. The stories reflect a whole spectrum of emotions [...]
 
Book: A Child from the Wishing Well (Let Storm Clouds Pass series Book 2) by Raymond Nickford
Gerard's only wish is to escape the dark of chronic paranoia to be closer for his lonely daughter. He accompanies Rosie to violin lessons with eccentric but friendly tutor Miss Stein. But could the old spinster's often foul-smelling "wishing" well really be a place for his wish ? Raymond Nickford has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from University College of North Wales. Troubled souls, the [...]
 
Book: Mister Kreasey's Demon (Let Storm Clouds Pass series Book 1) by Raymond Nickford
Broken by his street-hardened London students, reduced to paranoia, can Amy's teacher stop himself losing she, alone, he might have trusted, might have loved ? Mister Kreasey's Demon Visiting his apartment to bring her teacher a long overdue essay, Kreasey noticed : "Amy stood on her very highest heels, the ones that gave her an extra three-and-a-half inches over a world that had always seemed to [...]
 
Book: Via Baltica by Allan Neil
A pensioner goes off on his own on a 6000 mile car trip that takes him round the Baltic Sea through Scandinavia, the Baltic Republics, Poland and Germany During the second half of his journey he is constantly reminded of man's latent cruelty to man ending with a poignant visit to the WW1 battlefield at Passchendaele.
 
Book: Coming to Astoria - An Immigrants Tale by Omar Kiam
Why do children growing up together in the same household turn out so completely different? How can a child raised in a family of twelve be so lonely? Coming to Astoria takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery which is humorous, entertaining, and educational. This is a fascinating human interest story filled with poignant memories about growing up alone in a large family.
 
Book: Collection: Daisy Hunter Story No. 1 by Marianne Sciucco
Daisy and her family accompany their hardworking father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer, and encounter surprising consequences. A poignant coming of age story that captures the fallout in a collision of classes. Winner of Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest 2007, Honorable Mention
 
Book: Sons and Daughters - Darcy and Fitzwilliam by Karen Wasylowski
JANE AUSTEN'S 'PRIDE AND PREJUDICE' CONTINUES... SONS AND DAUGHTERS, a sequel to Karen V. Wasylowski's 'DARCY AND FITZWILLIAM' is a fun and romantic romp, bawdy and poignant. Join Fitzwilliam Darcy, his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam and their lively offspring - the 'Fitzwilliam Mob' - as the children grow, find romance, and fall in love.
 
Book: GO WEST OLD MAN by Max Barnet and Hugh Aaron (Editor)
This is a touching and poignant travelogue of sights and emotions as a father and son endure fifteen days of cross-country travel in a desperate effort to re-establish their love. Amidst the majestic mountains, plains and rivers, the real journey is across uncharted feelings between Harry and Danny. Both long to know one another, but fear and pain obstruct their passage, as they both learn that [...]
 
Book: Words on a Killing by Will Lowrey
Behind the walls of an industry built on deception, there was one thing I was certain of - she was looking right at me. From the dim shadows of a metal chute in a New England slaughterhouse, her coal-black eyes proclaimed her sentience and questioned the very pillars of our beliefs. "Words on a Killing" is the story of the poignant, final moments of a single life trapped within the system. An [...]
 
Book: Tess Valkyrie by Andres Mann
In this exciting, action-packed sequel to "Tess Awakening" Tess and Jake continue their epic struggle against the fascinating villain Amir. Aided by Jake, Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must face vicious attacks motivated by Amir's continuing obsession with her. When Amir kidnaps her son, Tess and her friends respond by drawing on their skills as fierce warriors. In the end, tragedy is only [...]
 
Book: Godspeed - a love story by Dan Chabot
When Derry and Amedee's love - affair ends in tragedy, Derry descends into an abyss of remorse and despair. In - his overpowering grief, this tormented newspaperman embarks on an obsessive - crusade for redemption, a tender quest that eventually will lead him to peace - of mind, and to someone who will help him build a new life from the ashes of - the past. And as Godspeed and its - astonishing [...]
 
Book: Whose Boy Are You? - A Memoir of a Young Boy by Charles Frankhauser
"Whose Boy Are You?" is a poignant memoir of a young boy whose family life is shattered by his parents' unexpected and sudden divorce. After being shuffled around and living with different relatives, he lands in the care of an elderly-childless couple that are distant relatives unknown to the boy. Their guidance helps him when he needs it most and proves to be life changing. The memoir is both [...]
 
Book: Once I Was A Soldier by Daniel Kemp
Francesca Clark-Bartlett, wife of the American Democratic Party's presidential nominee, seeks more power than she already has. Meanwhile, the attractive yet naive Melissa Iverson wishes she had never inherited her family's vast fortune. After they both become entangled with a 44-year-old, womanizing British intelligence agent, the two women find themselves in a web of deception and mystery. [...]
 
Book: Notes From The Other Side Of The Mountain by J. Allen Whitt
By turns tender, gritty, and poignant, Gary Reed's tale of love in a time of war follows him from the quiet security of a mountain village in the Southwest, through the destruction and carnage he witnesses onboard an aircraft carrier operating off Vietnam, and as he returns to the mountains he loves, where he hopes to recover from his traumatic experiences and restore meaning to his life by [...]
 
Book: Here I Stand by Jillian Bullock
HERE I STAND tells the unforgettable true story of a young, African-American woman who defies the odds by becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal newspaper, an award winning filmmaker and a competitive athlete after she overcomes life with the Italian Mafia, drugs, violence, criminal activity, homelessness, prostitution, and murder. Despite the adversity Jillian faced she refused to be [...]
 
Book: Chasing the Blue Sky by Will Lowrey
Can a misfit cast of homeless dogs and a devoted pair of shelter workers help Toby find his forever home? When life with his loving family takes a sudden turn, Toby ends up in the rough and tumble world of the county animal shelter. But he's not alone. A ragtag group of shelter dogs and kennel workers, each with stories of their own, will do anything to make sure Toby finds a family of his own. [...]
 
Book: Lessons - The Wisdom Within Each Moment by Teresa Sue McAdams
In this inspiring account, life is seen as a series of serendipitous events that prove everything does happen for a reason. The Universe offers each of us unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Unfortunately, most of us are unable or unwilling to perceive this wealth of information available to us. In Lessons, The Wisdom within Each Moment, author Teresa Sue McAdams draws on her own [...]
 
Book: The high road has less traffic - honest advice on the path through love and divorce by Monique A. Honaman
The must read roadmap for anyone who is confronting infidelity, divorce, separation, family breakups or communciation breakdowns. Within weeks of being told, "I don't love you and I want a divorce," Monique A. Honaman promised herself, "I won't go through this agonizing event without turning it around and helping others to learn from it." In The High Road Has Less Traffic, Monique shares her [...]
 
Book: The Blood of the Black Rose (The Immortal Darkness Chronicles) by Stephanie Collier
"I would recommend this to anyone and I will warn that once you pick this book up, you will not only want to keep reading, but you will find yourself wanting more..even once it is done." "The Blood of the Black Rose is a powerful and well written story." "This style of writing is what sparked my love for reading and the author does not disappoint." When a Nazi concentration camp murders Alhena, [...]
 
Book: Christmas Tears by Rebecca J. Vickery
A poignant contemporary novella of loss, despair, and the magic of Christmas love... What's a widowed mother to do with two children to provide for and Christmas coming soon? Noelle Welborn is in dire straits when she loses her job, is cheated out of her pay, and has no relatives to which she can turn. Then they lose the roof over their heads. Sleeping in the car seems the only option left. [...]
 


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