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Book: 3 Seconds in Bogotá - The gripping true story of two backpackers who fall into the hands of the Colombian underworld
A South American adventure. A trip to die for. Colombia 1994. 150,000 people have been 'disappeared' and two young adventure-seeking backpackers are about to be added to the list. 'We were going to be killed. For what? A pair of rich-country passports? Our rucksacks? The clothes that we were wearing? They didn't know about the silver. Or about the money I had hidden on me. But of course, they'd [...]
 
Book: The Liar's Guide to South America by Michael Delwiche
Andrew Mozart is in love. He fell for Sarah the first time they met, but he could never find the courage to tell her. When she leaves work on a gap year adventure to South America, he thinks he has missed his chance. Until he moves desks, and finds her computer still logged in to her email account. Sarah's old emails reveal that she thought more of him then he believed possible. Armed with [...]
 
Book: An Egg and A Cigarette - Tales of a Family's Volunteering in Ecuador and Peru by Shari Harris-Dunning
"Mommy, why are so many people in Guatemala so poor?" "Sweetie, it's such a complicated answer." "Mommy, we need to help." This seemingly innocent conversation inspired the Dunning family to embark on a family volunteer trip to a "lesser developed" part of the world. In 2010, the Dunnings took off four months and volunteered in Ecuador and Peru. This book describes how they found family [...]
 
Book: The Lost Baggage of Silvia Guzmán by Mike Robbins
When Silvia's country falls apart after a coup, she flees to London. Picked up by the police, she is dumped for weeks in a bed-and-breakfast with a crazy landlady, then rescued by cold intellectuals. She finds she is a nuisance to one side and a cause to the other, with no dreams, family or opinions of her own. Until she meets another, earlier, refugee; and then she has a surprise for everyone. [...]
 
Book: Paraguay - A Tour Guide by Erwin Boschmann
This colorful book on PARAGUAY is the first comprehensive English language tour guide published about this small, land-locked country. Arriving in time for the Mennonite World Conference in Asuncion, Paraguay in July of 2009, the first three chapters on Basics, Information on Getting There, and Information While Being There provide the nuts and bolts: from the name Paraguay, to facts and figures, [...]
 
Book: The Hobo by Dick Murphy-Scott
I am a guy with some time on my hands and not many options. I just want to have a voice, get some ideas out, through fiction. I think guys will like my stuff more than women. Women don't like to thin that bad things happen in life, but they do. I have no idea when I started to write, or why. I have another book almost finished and I started another one. I decided to write about all the many [...]
 
Book: The Tower by Shirley McLain
Kidnapped from outside her home in Tulsa Oklahoma, Samantha Jensen, finds herself without memory in "The Tower". Sam's twin brother Allan, operates a company, IDEA (International Diagnostic environmental Agency) with whom Sam has worked for the past six years. The company's personnel of scientists and doctors travel the globe providing needed consultation and investigations into anything that [...]
 
Book: From Coconuts to Condors by Valerie Astill
"They're going to throw those!" David said urgently. Carol was just assuring him that he was worrying unnecessarily when the first stones came hurtling across at the party. Out official City Guide immediately retaliated by picking up cobble stones himself and hurling them back at the youths..." This was just one of many unexpected incidents, such as having to sleep in a blood-spattered hotel room [...]
 
Book: Racing With The Rain by Ken Puddicombe
Racing With The Rain: A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past?Guyanese born and Canadian naturalized Carl Dias will find out as he returns for his father's funeral. His visit will bring him in conflict with a government that is facing threats from an expat group [...]
 
Book: Hard Target by Barbara Phinney
Praise for Barbara Phinney: "She really knows her readers and how to grab their attention!" RT Magazine Sgt. Dawna Atkinson, is trained to keep her embassy safe, but when it's attacked, her home unit sends Tay Hastings to assist with the investigation. Tay is the one person who can ruin everything. He's also her one weakness. He wants to tell her the truth, but circumstances prevent that. As the [...]
 
Book: The Old Man and Me by R. C. Larlham
The Old Man and Me is a collection of true stories that describe with humor and love the best of the friendship that grows between a father and his son. The stories begin with vignettes from toddlerhood, and cover all the ages from then to high school graduation (and a little bit beyond). The Old Man and Me taken as a whole is a story of love and joy and growing up in a time before television [...]
 
Book: Orion's Cartwheel by Lawrence Winkler
In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world. The first arc he carved with his thumb stopped a little red pickup that took him over the horizon. Like his mythical hunter companion, Orion, he was on a vision quest, propelled toward the dawn to have his sight restored. This is the story of that five-year odyssey to discover his Destiny.
 
Book: Children around the World - An eclectic collection of photos from children from all over the globe by Leo Buijs
Come face to face with some of the cutest children around the world, with this collection of photographs by award winning and retired entrepreneur and writer, Leo Buijs. This eclectic collection of mostly happy and very cute children's photos has eye-opening facts and descriptions of how children live in different parts of the world. The large 8.5" x 8.5" format is a handsome coffee-table book [...]
 
Book: Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys
Through the lives of two powerful families, Brazil is the first work of fiction to depict five turbulent centuries in the history of a remarkable land. Brazil is an intensely human story, brutal and violent, tender and passionate. Perilous explorations through the Brazilian wilderness...the perpetual clash of pioneer and native, visionary and fortune hunter, master and slave...the thunder of war [...]
 
Book: Sacrifices (The Tomcat Lines Series) by Stevie Woods
A stranger leaves Ian a bequest that starts him on a search which begins five hundred years earlier and takes him further back in time until his hunt leads him to TeotihuacA n in Mexico. However, even Ian didn't realize where his search would finally lead him as he and Mac dig beneath an ancient palace. They discover a pair of skeletons who are guardians to a goddess and a crystal spider that [...]
 
Book: Shadow Of The Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson
Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally. Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies [...]
 
Book: The Warrior Among Us by Dick Hrebik
After the destruction of their home planet, Sarnificus, Deke and his followers migrate to Earth where they find a politically charged planet in the midst of its own violent upheaval. Led by Deke, the Sarnifikans live secretly among us, studying our warlike behavior and using their advanced knowledge to prevent the disaster that happened on their planet from happening here. But can they? It seems [...]
 
Book: Demented (The Life Of Ben) by Tracy L. Judy
Pushing the label "troubled teen" to a completely new level, "Demented" tells the story of William Benjamin. A troubled teen from the Deep South, Ben's view of the world and his way of handling his problems are unique, and deadly. Witness the path that he leaves behind from his point of view. "Demented" only begins to describe the life of Ben.
 
Book: Passion's Design by Sharon Noble
Designer Rosalind Hughes's task is to create a perfect wedding, not to fall in love with the groom, a South American aristocrat who holds all things American in contempt, especially American women. Her conservative Vermont background failed to prepare her for the environment of Colombian social conventions and the strength of tradition. She is mesmerized by black eyes and overwhelming sensuality, [...]
 
Book: The Blessing Next to the Wound - A Story of Art, Activism, and Transformation by Diane Lefer, Hector Aristizabal
Hector Aristizabal grew up in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia, where he and his siblings had to use all their wit, wiles, and wherewithal to survive poverty, the ever-present allure of cheap drugs and very dangerous money, and the endemic violence from leftwing guerrillas, rightwing death squads, cocaine cartels, and the armed power of the State. As a young actor and psychology student, Hector [...]
 
Book: When Killers Cry by Katherine Edwards
It's 1981 and South Africa is in the grip of apartheid. The ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, is stepping up violent retaliation; detentions, strikes and riots are increasing daily. Reporter Hannah Smith, stumbles into a quagmire of political conspiracy when she begins investigating the deaths of black activists and dissidents. What she learns puts her life and that of her friends and family [...]
 
Book: Fragile Dreams by Karen Cogan
The Civil war unleashes a bitter battle near Caroline's home--and in her heart. Parentless, and with a young brother to tend, Caroline blames God and the Yankees for her difficulties. Then, she finds a wounded Union soldier lying in her lawn, and her world is turned upside-down... Shot and left for dead, Nate thanks God for the Confederate angel who takes him in and nurses him back to health, but [...]
 
Book: Going Southern - The No-Mess Guide to Success in the South by Deborah J. Levine
Going Southern is both a personal journey and a guide to navigating the culture of the South. Deborah Levine's stories & strategies give New Southerners a cultural map to the U.S. Southeast while entertaining them in true Southern style. Read how and why Newcomers are taking the journey South. Steer your way through the Old and New South with the Going Southern stories and strategies. In his [...]
 
Book: COLLATERAL CASUALTIES (The Kate Huntington mystery series) by Kassandra Lamb
When a former client reaches out to psychotherapist Kate Huntington and reveals a foreign diplomat's dark secret, then dies of 'natural causes' just days later, Kate isn't sure what to think. Was the man delusional or is she now privy to dangerous information? Soon she discovers her client was totally sane... and he was murdered. Someone is now trying to eliminate her, and anyone and everyone she [...]
 
Book: A Tale of Survival - From War Ravaged Europe to the Promise of America by Thomas Kando
Tom Kando is born at the epicenter of the world's greatest war. In Hungary, his family survives the holocaust, the nazi and soviet occupations, the bombs, the genocide, and starvation. They escape from Budapest to Paris, living in abject poverty as war refugees. The boy roams the streets, subways and slums, encountering violence and dangerous people. Tom and his family keep moving, gypsy-like, [...]
 
Book: Testimonies (Witnesses Book 3) by Richard French
Warfare. Plague. Political Corruption. Faith and Love. "Testimonies" is the third novel in a series called "Witnesses". It consists of several narratives - one about a young couple who live three centuries in the future, three stories that feature soldiers in the recent past, and a novella about a disgraced government official at the turn of the 20th century. In easier times, these people decided [...]
 
Book: SEND ME (Witnesses Book 5) by Richard French
Battles end, New Generations Emerge, A Cult Meets its Opposition - In "Send Me", the editor Stephanie Markham gathers the last installments of Paul Kingsley's stories concerning American wars in the 17th and 20th centuries and concludes her memoir of her part in the struggle against a destructive cult called the Scythians. She also discovers how to resist and drive away the devil that pesters her [...]
 
Book: Unexpected Hero (The Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Historical Saga: sensual, intended for 17+ readers The South Pacific, 1866. Their parents have been friends for years but Sebastian Churnside and Charity Trescothick have never warmed to each other. He believes she is complacent about living in her parents' shadow. She believes him to be a cuckoo in the warm family of the seacaptain, though his inability to follow the family tradition of [...]
 
Book: Rapture Factor on America by Edward L. Brownlee
Do you want to know the real reasons God ordained the rise of the nation called the United States? Who were the real people God planted and used to bring blessings upon a new nation setting a foundation for success? Rapture Factor on America takes a look at how this giant the United States became a nation and its divine purpose in the earth. Learn how God used individuals by his divine providence [...]
 
Book: Saving America - The War We Can't Ignore by Michael Jolayemi
Few today would deny that America's unique historical moral and cultural values are rapidly eroding in an unrelenting onslaught of increasingly vulgar examples of "free" expression. Every area of culture, media, politics and social discourse has become infected with a virtual meltdown of its former wholesomeness. In short, the nation is constantly bombarded with godlessness. What has become of [...]
 
Book: A Message in the Roses by Sandy Semerad
On a snowy day in Atlanta, Carrie Sue Justice revisits the past as a young and passionate newspaper reporter, covering a shooting death in her community: It's 1986. Her life is a mess. She catches her husband with another woman inside the antebellum home she inherited from her parents. Then she falls in love with an unavailable man plagued with guilt. The man is none other than the irresistible [...]
 
Book: A Geezer's Survival Guide to Costa Rica by Jay Brian Schoonmaker
REVISED MARCH 2015 - "A Geezer's Survival Guide to Costa Rica" is a guide for "extended stays" in Costa Rica; where you need things beyond what is offered at a resort; it also offers hints usable before you exit from the airport. In this book an "extended Stay" is 90 days or more, but items in this book apply as soon as you arrive in Costa Rica. Where you may want to stay with advantages and [...]
 
Book: COUGAR! - A Wildlife Thriller Set in the Low Country of South Carolina by W.W. Brock
When two South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers are called to the scene of a car accident to view a body that has been partially eaten by a wild animal, they cannot begin to imagine that the race against the clock to stop a man eater before it kills again will also uncover a conspiracy that has tentacles reaching into the highest levels of government and could change the future [...]
 
Book: Just Turn Left at the Mountain - Multi Entry Trials and Tribulations Meandering Across Chinese Borders by Andy Smart
When Andy's redundancy money clears in the bank, and with middle age fast approaching, the only realistic course of action is to wave goodbye to the UK and start again. A one way ticket to China please! This is one man's light-hearted three year account of his numerous attempts and failures of settling down and creating a new life in a different culture. Wanted: A traditional house with sliding [...]
 
Book: Laurel - Will the couple's love sustain them or is their daughter lost to them forever? by Susan F. Craft
In the port of Charleston, South Carolina, post-Revolutionary War passions reach fever pitch. There, Lilyan's past catches up with her. As a former patriot spy, she is charged with the murder of a British officer. Thrown into the "Exchange Building" and chained alongside prostitutes, thieves, and murderers, she seeks the courage to survive and the faith to believe she will find her missing child, [...]
 


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