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Book: Nick's Choice (In Your Arms Series Book 1) by Charlotte S. Snead
NICK'S CHOICE (Book 1 of the In Your Arms series) is a story of redemption: As a teenage adult, Nick Costas struggles to cope with and overcome his rough upbringing in abusive foster homes and on the streets of South L.A. He senses there is a better life for him out there, but he is unsure what it is or how to obtain it. That is, until he falls into a rare opportunity working a soundboard for the [...]
 
Book: Family O'Shea by Stephen Hazlett
Family O'Shea is a tragic/comic tale of the coming together of a disparate Irish-American family. John O'Shea, an Irishman living in America for sixty of his seventy-six years, learns that he is dying. Ever the loner, to the point of abandoning two families over the years, he has his secret regrets. In his mind his "Family" has never included anyone but himself. His two grown sons barely know [...]
 
Book: Exit Plan by Mason Cook
An abusive husband, a terrified wife and three little reasons to be strong. Daniela Rossi believed she married into a fairytale. But things are not always as they appear and her cover of a Cinderella life is blown when her overbearing Italian family discover she is being mentally and physically abused by her husband Ivan. She rejects their insistence that she leave him as she holds fast to her [...]
 
Book: The Inconvenient Unborn by David Carter
England in the near future - though you may not like what you see. The Cazenoves and the Wilsons don't get along, leastways the parents don't - the teenage kids adore each other, most of the time, but when the oldest Wilson girl, Tracey, falls pregnant, sparks fly. Donald Cazenove just happens to be Freddie Wilson's boss, but Fred isn't without influence himself, being the senior shop steward, [...]
 
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: Playing Charlie Cool (Trager Family Secrets Book 3) by Laurie Boris
"Such a great tale with actual conflict and true feelings. I loved this book and couldn't put it down." - Amazon reviewer "Very sweet story that was smartly written and kept me rooting for Charlie and Josh through the very end. Looking forward to more." - Amazon reviewer Playing Charlie Cool is a contemporary novel about Charlie Trager, a producer on a top-rated daytime television talk show. He's [...]
 
Book: The Buddhist by Stephen Hazlett
Daisy MacCallum, a native Scot who came to the U.S. as a young girl, is now seventy years old, living the simple life of a Buddhist at a Tibetan monastery in Pennsylvania. Her grown children, Mac and Jennie, see Daisy's "calling" as fitting right in with the other strange doings of their odd mother's life. Privately, they refer to it as "Daisy's Buddhist Thing." Daisy becomes seriously ill and [...]
 
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: Every Step of the Way by Kit Domino
1952 in West London. A time of coffee bars and jukeboxes, Teddy boys and gang fights. As Christmas approaches, sixteen-year-old Beth Brixham has so much to look forward to. No more school, her first job, her first boyfriend. Instead, her world is thrown into darkness and chaos as the Great Smog descends over London, leaving in its wake a trail of death and disruption and changing Beth's life [...]
 
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: Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series) (Volume 1) by Melinda Clayton
Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange." In 1945, when Billy May was [...]
 
Book: Rose - A compelling story of love and family ties by Lilly Adam
Northamptonshire, 1865. The callous Sebastian Harper returns home from a hunting trip on Bushel Farm with the devastating news that his younger half-brother, Johnnie, has lost his life in a tragic accident. Sebastian has always believed that he should have been the sole inheritor of Bushel Farm when his father passed away, and now, with Johnnie out of the way, Sebastian is free to carry out his [...]
 
Book: Loving Harry by Joan Fallon
Fashion designer Carla has been too busy climbing the career ladder to sustain a long-term relationship - until she meets the charming, charismatic Harry Wilkinson, and falls deeply in love for the first time. There's only one problem: Harry is already married to Barbara, a stay-at-home wife who's been content until now to devote all her energies to looking after her husband and children. The [...]
 
Book: MEAN - A psychological thriller novelette by Renata F. Barcelos
Book Of The Month for September 2012 on E-thriller Indie Book of the Day Award Winner for 6th of November, 2012 4.5 stars from The Kindle Book Review 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, [...]
 
Book: Return to Crutcher Mountain by Melinda Clayton
No one with Jessie's history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed, and Jessie is no exception. As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse suffered at the hands of her stepfather. At the age of thirteen, on a stormy night on top of Crutcher Mountain, Jessie was rescued by reclusive mountain woman Billy May Platte. Now, at the age [...]
 
Book: Entangled Thorns by Melinda Clayton
Beth Sloan has spent the majority of her life trying to escape the memories of a difficult childhood. Born into the infamous Pritchett family of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia, she grew up hard, surrounded not only by homemade stills and corn liquor, but by an impoverished family that more often than not preferred life on the wrong side of the law. After the mysterious death of her brother Luke at [...]
 
Book: Blessed Are the Wholly Broken by Melinda Clayton
In her latest novel, Blessed Are the Wholly Broken, the award-winning author of Appalachian Justice weaves a harrowing tale of a family in the midst of self-destruction. After the heartbreak of losing their newborn son to a previously undiagnosed genetic condition, Phillip and Anna Lewinsky managed to patch their lives back together and move forward, filling the emptiness with friends, work, and [...]
 
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: 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: Nineteen Hundred Days by Florence Osmund
2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. When twelve-year-old Ben's parents don't come home from work one day, he doesn't know what to think they've shown lack of responsibility before, but nothing like this. His six-year-old sister Lucy is more scared than he is and clings to him for support. Unwittingly fearful of the police and Child Protective Services, the children don't want to end up in foster [...]
 
Book: Good Intentions by Vicki M. Taylor
Good Intentions is the tragic story of one woman's efforts to help a teenage mother. Megan, fourteen and pregnant, needed a mom. Tracy, thirty-nine and already raising a large family, gave her a home. Neither was ready for what happened next. Tracy Reynolds' life is not her own. She works the night shift at the hospital and has three boys, two girls and a husband who works the opposite shift [...]
 
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: A Friend of the Family by Beverly Olevin
A father's act of kindness invites an unexpected and possibly dangerous visitor into the tranquil small-town life of a family in Elgin, Illinois in the late 1950's. Seen through the eyes of the youngest daughter, this is a story of mystery, intrigue and tenderness. Told with warmth, humor and suspense, this is a touching true story of loyalties put to the test, and a portrait of a family facing [...]
 
Book: The World, the City, and the Wakemans by Richard French
The Wakemans Face a Nasty Challenge as they Strive to Make Improvements for Themselves and their City In this novel, members of the well-established and privileged Wakeman family strive to expand their influence on Botolph, the city they live in, and at the same time pull themselves out of mental, physical, and spiritual low points. Along the way, they learn about their own natures and what [...]
 
Book: Above The Horizon - Goodbye Brothers, I Love You by Lorraine Myers
Do you remember when your childhood best friend was your brother? I am one of millions of people who have lost brothers and sisters through illnesses, accidents and wars. This book is dedicated to the memory of my brothers and - brothers-in-law. Hopefully, sharing some of the good times and memories with my loved ones will remind others to love and spend time with family as often as possible. [...]
 
Book: Trail of Hope (Texas Legacy Family Saga Book 2) by Dan Vanderburg
The slaughter of 183 Texas heroes at an old mission fort in San Antonio in the spring of 1836 sparked a series of events that changed Texas and Texans forever. Upon his victory at the Alamo, General Santa Anna ordered his army to drive all Anglos from the northern Mexican territory and torch their farms and ranches. Almost thirty thousand people, mostly women, children and the elderly fled their [...]
 
Book: Miracle on Maple Street by Linda Wood Rondeau
"Christmas is a time for miracles," Ryan McDougal tells his mother, when he is told that a long lost cousin, Millie, has resurfaced after nearly forty years, the cousin whose picture his mother clasped the day his father abandoned him. Though they occurred decades apart, he always believed the two disappearances were connected like opposite links of a chain. With Millie's arrival, perhaps he [...]
 
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: 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: Winslow Farm by Charlotte S. Snead
Experience the timeless love, music, and spirituality of author Charlotte S. Snead's family-centered and heavenly classic WINSLOW FARM. When Gabe Winslow learns of his parents' death in an automobile accident, he resigns from the army and returns home from Afghanistan to his family farm in Lost Creek, West Virginia. Brian, Gabe's younger brother with Down syndrome, would be left alone with nobody [...]
 
Book: Juden - Arbeit Macht Frei by James Stephens
Poland 1939. After Nazi Germany conquers the Polish army in just over two weeks, and one Jewish family fight for survival begins. Like the rest of the once thriving Jewish community, they are all forced to leave there beautiful home in Warsaw, and into the slums of the ghettos. Inside these walled cities disease and starvation are rife, which is a daily part of ghetto life. However despite of all [...]
 
Book: A Mom - What is an Adoptive Mother? by Betsy & Carolyn Wilhelm
What is a mother? A mother is the same whether children are adopted or biological. In this story, the child has been adopted. It is written from the viewpoint of the child to help explain mother is the same in any family. Mom helps check under the bed for monsters, reads books, and watches movies with the girl. She does the same things every mother does. Visually, the images show a white mother [...]
 
Book: Trail to Glory - One Family's Journey West by Marilyn Meredith
Based on the author's family stories, three generations of dauntless women follow their hearts across the western plains. 1858 - Mary, the gentle eastern schoolteacher, loses her heart to a handsome trapper. They overcome the hardships of frontier life in Wisconsin to establish a family dynasty. 1880 - Wilhelmina, Mary's flame-haired daughter, kidnapped as a child by Indians, is renamed "Indian [...]
 
Book: Noah Zarc - Cataclysm by D. Robert Pease
Is Noah Zarc responsible for the destruction of Earth... a thousand years before his birth? "Pease's strength as a storyteller lies in his ability to connect multiple time periods imaginatively, as well as Noah's excited, fast-paced narration." ~ Publishers Weekly Noah Zarc rockets to Venus on a quest to discover the truth about his past. He refuses to believe his father is really the monster [...]
 


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