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Book: Punished By Silence - A Cozy Mini-Mystery (Karma's Revenge Book 2) by Jwyan C. Johnson
When a twin girl goes missing, an anonymous request for the Clue Queen herself is granted. But Detective Dedra Kare finds the obstacles of her own past in this case first! She must emotionally outrun her flashbacks as the current investigation turns into a game of Hide-and-Seek but on a legal field of child custody, narcissistic parenting, and a single teddy bear. But with every hidden motive [...]
 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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 [...]
 
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: Bonfire Confessions - A tale of the American Automobile Ghost Town by R.C. Allen
"Bonfire Confessions of the Asshole Club" is a power drama that is set within an oft-ignored segment of the Americana experience-the Midwest automobile town. For those who grew up during a time when America reigned supreme, we had families, neighbors, and children that grew up alongside us, reveling in the experience of living in a booming community. When your parents knew the naughty things you [...]
 
Book: Walking Over Eggshells by Lucinda E Clarke
Walking Over Eggshells is an autobiography that tells the story of a mentally abused child, who married a "Walter Mitty" clone. They moved from England to Kenya, from Libya to Botswana and on again to South Africa. It took all her courage to survive in situations that were at times dangerous, sometimes humorous, but always nerve wracking. She had a variety of jobs, different types of homes, and [...]
 
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: 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: Bonfire Confessions of the Asshole Club by R.C. Allen
"Bonfire Confessions" is a tale of loss, friendship, self-forgiveness, and rebirth. Four strangers with buried secrets meet on a long bus trip, and form a bond they cannot break. Three of them interrupt their plans, and join Dan in his quest to fix up his parents' house after they are brutally murdered. They spend their days fixing up the old place, and their nights purging their inner demons [...]
 
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: 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: Confessions from the Pumpkin Patch (The Soul Encounters Book 1) by Karlyle Tomms
Growing up in a small Pennsylvania town, Lovella is an intelligent and rebellious child of the '60's. She adores her alcoholic and ineffectual father while despising her controlling mother, and discovers in her teens that the most potent revenge she can take on her mother is through sexually acting out. When she goes away to college she meets Earl, an "ugly hippie" who takes her on a journey [...]
 
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: 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: 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: The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden - The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse by Troy Veenstra
The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse by Troy Veenstra is an account of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Dryden. In the early hours of July 18th in 2010, Jeffrey Dryden returned home after spending some time with his twin brother. Within minutes, he was dead, stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend, Chiquita. She was arrested and charged with [...]
 
Book: Twists in the Tale - Collected ghost stories and psychological suspense (Let Storm Clouds Pass Book 5) by Raymond Nickford
Schizophrenic Sam Baldock says he 'hears' Beethoven calling him. For therapy, his doctor and daughter Joanne accompany Sam to the Beethoven Museum in Vienna, once the composer's apartment. Will lonely Joanne, at last, get closer - to her strange Dad ? Raymond Nickford has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from University College of North Wales. Troubled souls, the lonely, his inspiration. [...]
 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 [...]
 


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