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Heirs of Deceits
Elizabeth Reinach. Xlibris. $20.17 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-9845-8983-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-8985-9
Sir Gilbert was rejected by his social class because he first hired his illegitimate children as servants and then recognized them, to the world’s horror. Murder and chaos followed.
A Hundred Sweet Promises
Sepehr Haddad. Appleyard & Sons Publishing. $14.95 paper (300p), ISBN 978-1-7325943-0-2
In this novel based on a true story, in 1913 Nasrosoltan Minbashian travels from Persia to study music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and falls in love with a Romanov princess.
George Vasil. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4411-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4413-7
In this historical thriller, 10 relic hunters embark on a treacherous journey to find and possess the Roman lance that pierced Jesus’s side at the crucifixion.
Lighting the Stars
Gabriele Wills. Mindshadows. $23.95 paper (477p), ISBN 978-1-7750354-1-1; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7750354-2-8
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Whether in or under the treacherous skies of WWII Britain and Europe, young men and women struggle to survive the relentless sacrifices of war. Dare they risk their hearts as well?
Lost in the Shadows: One Memory, Two Loves
Alan M. Oberdeck. Great Writers Media. $6.50 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-954908-14-7; $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-954908-15-4
This book is about the love story of Susan and John, developed at the top of Mystery Mountain in West Virginia.
Mommalogues: Tales of Humor Between Generations
Donna Todd. White Bird Publications. $12.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-63363-222-6; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B06XDH56G5
A collection of humorous mother-daughter short stories. When the two are together, typical outings turn into adventures that often take a surprising and comical twist.
Oo-Roo: Life in the Shadows
M. Barrett Miller. Lulu. $10.90 paper (289p), ISBN 979-8-7111-7476-9; $7 e-book, ISBN 978-1-716-52590-2
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Jack and Mick are tasked with investigating the Republic of Ireland’s and the United Kingdom’s security as opportunists look to gain citizenship.
The Poison of Money
Joe Torrence. American European Entertainment. $21.99 paper (362p), ISBN 978-1-77709-560-4; $6.89 e-book, ASIN B08DL7KHY3
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The identity of Al Capone’s boss is unearthed when a young man stumbles on a well-kept family secret. Based on a true story.
Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories
K. Friesen Press. $15.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-5255-6650-9; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5255-6651-6
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In this wide-ranging collection of 12 short stories, an array of characters explore the potency of love.
The Resurrection Chronicles
Mike MacCarthy. Outskirts Press. $17.95 paper (215p), ISBN 978-1-9772-3280-9
MacCarthy reimagines what happened among the 12 apostles, the other disciples of Jesus, and the Jerusalem temple elders who hired assassins to murder them all.
The Romulus Chronicles: Mary’s Tale
Alexander Mescavage and Eunice Beauchman. URLink Print & Media. $10.99 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-64753-720-3
Mary is given by her depraved husband as a satanic sacrifice. She is saved by an ancient werewolf. Once he turns her, she becomes the thing to be afraid of in the dark.
St James Landing
Frank Waltmire. Frank Waltmire. $15.99 paper (442p), ISBN 979-8-6919-4390-4; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B08KFLNZ35
A variety of characters, lively dinner parties, family histories, legends, tragedies, and threats of modernization mix in a small Lake Michigan resort town in 1988.
They Fly Silent
Barb Lanell. Parly Press Publications. $15.99 paper (386p), ISBN 978-1-7356081-1-2; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7356081-0-5
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A mentally unstable divorcée is arrested for a town fire and becomes the topic of a local gossip column, which ignites a stash of highly flammable family secrets generations old.
The Toll of Folly
J. William Whitaker.
iUniverse. $22.95 paper (418p), ISBN 978-1-5320-9432-3; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-9433-0
This second book in a series focuses on the lives of four young Parisians whose aspirations and emotions are profoundly shaken by the Great War.
The Curse of Prometheus 1994
Stephen W. Sweigart. Booktrail Publishing. $8.99 paper (50p), ISBN 978-1-953731-78-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-953731-77-7
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Sweigart has studied Middle English, Renaissance, romantic, and modern poetry. This book of poetry is based on all of them.
Samar Mirghani. Austin Macauley Publishers. $9.95 paper (62p), ISBN 978-9948-25-990-9; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-9948-25-989-3
Mirghani’s collection of poetry addresses those who cannot disregard the whispers at the back of their head—those who need to step into the unknown and conquer their doubts.
Ryan Meyer. Ryan Meyer. $12.99 paper (82p), ISBN 978-0-578-83175-6
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Meyer’s sophomore collection of poems explores fear, hope, and identity through fictional vignettes and surreal personal accounts.
What Do You Know About My Love, Baby?
Shaikhah Kaseb. Austin Macauley Publishers. $7.95 paper (83p), ISBN 978-9948-39-051-0; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-9948-39-050-3
Beginning on February 25, 1912, Kaseb tells the story of two lovers in a series of romantic sentences and poems.
The Devil’s Safe
M.J. Holt. AG Press. $14.99 paper (336p), ISBN 979-8-5975-5803-5; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08YW8HGFR
Death threats, lies, and murder send Stella Fargo to the brink of losing her life—unless she can make her way through a maze of betrayals, hate, and violence.
J.K. Kelly. JK Kelly Consulting. $9.99 paper (376p), ISBN 978-0-9994099-6-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9994099-7-8
Betrayed by the FBI, the Export leaves the U.S. to work overseas. When the woman who helped raise him is killed and his Achilles’ heel is exposed, he’s unsure of whom to trust and must go it alone.
Orion Gregory. Gregory Milano. $14.99 paper (354p), ISBN 978-1-7366839-0-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7366839-1-0
A mysterious stalker is determined to kill Sydney Livingstone, a struggling tennis player on the women’s tour.
Fire at Will
Jules Harvey. Jules Harvey. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08YXZ141J
Combat veteran Del murders her ex. The FBI discovers the ex and his girlfriend are sex traffickers. The operation is ruined, and the girlfriend tries to kill Del in revenge.
T.W. Lawless and Kay Bell. Campanile Publishing. $16 paper (204p), ISBN 978-0-6450991-9-5; $4.66 e-book, ISBN 978-0-6450991-8-8
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Retired police sergeant Jack Furey is celebrating his 100th birthday. After a visit from a friend, he finds himself in the past. Suddenly it’s 1942, and U.S. troops are in his town.
A Mistake Incomplete
Lorenzo Petruzziello. Magnusmade. $16.99 paper (344p), ISBN 978-1-7350654-2-7; $11.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7350654-3-4
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An incompetent thief, a hopeless bartender, a dead stranger, and a lonely tourist meet in this neo-noir caper set in Milan.
The Redcap (A Sam McKay Novel)
K.M. Hardy. Picaty Press. $16.95 paper (294p), ISBN 978-1-7367346-0-5; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B08Y3VLDX6
Sam has to go up against William “the Redcap” Finn, a brutal gangster. With help from thief Charlotte Whitney, can he defeat the Redcap?
A Shepherd of Wolves
R.J. King. Tenant Publishing. $13.95 paper (311p), ISBN 978-1-7365702-1-0; $9.99 e-book, ASIN B08XBH8SDK
A thriller about a detective and a prolific serial killer, going back into the past of both men, showing the journey they took to end up on an inevitable collision course.
Mark Colt. Excitables. $16.99 paper (288p), ISBN 978-1-7773207-0-6; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7773207-2-0
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This entry in the Lancaster Falls Mysteries series, set in the 1970s, revolves around fictional town Lancaster Falls in Reeves County, Tenn.
Slips of Yew (A Dez Duchiene Mystery #1)
Carol Shay Hornung. Carol Shay Hornung. $14.99 paper (278p), ISBN 979-8-5932-3880-1; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08WL9QVG8
When a conservative politician is murdered in very liberal Madison, Wis., with no shortage of suspects, Dez Duchiene investigates and risks losing the man he loves.
Sundown (Derailing Dystopia #1)
Carl H. Mitchell. Covenant Books. $22.95 paper (424p), ISBN 978-1-64003-204-0
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In 2057, NYPD detective Nick Garvey joins forces with U.S. president Lenora Allison to free the world from the dystopian grip of Jason Beck’s World Council.
When the Luck Runs Dry: Leaving Town Was Easy. Coming Home Is Murder.
Stephen Hayes. Hardboileddanslerue. $9.99 paper (218p), ISBN 978-1-7774640-0-4; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7774640-1-1
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Given up for dead, Patrick Farley returns home to pay a gambling debt to the mob but finds he’s been framed for murder.
Where No Man Pursueth
Micheal E. Jimerson. Atmosphere Press. $15.99 paper (340p), ISBN 978-1-64921-866-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64921-936-7
Young Ray Elliott comes of age in the South during segregation enforced by Jim Crow laws. The murder of a leading citizen presents him with a series of fateful decisions.
Will You Still Love Me If I Become Someone Else?
Jotham Austin II. RhetAskew Publishing. $18.95 paper (406p), ISBN 978-1-949398-49-6; $3.49 e-book, ASIN B08WJ4LZMB
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Brian gets the memories of 110 other people. He struggles to have a normal life, while his fiancée struggles to love him.
The Battle for Spire: The Bowmen’s Quest
Nicholas Hedley. KDP. $16.66 paper (532p), ISBN 979-8722484239; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08Z757YHT
When their homeland is attacked, the Bowmen journey east to avenge their dead, rescue their people, and prevent war. What they discover is far darker than they imagined.
Tabitha Kumwembe. Tabitha Kumwembe. $2.30 e-book, ASIN B07PB89BJT
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The lieutenant she initially despised inevitably becomes the man she wants to save from the dreaded Liger's Eyes.
The Conjuring of Zoth-Avarex: The Self-Proclaimed Greatest Dragon in the Multiverse
K.R.R. Lockhaven. BookBaby. $15.99 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-0983-5150-2; $1.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-0983-5151-9
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A secret magical site in the Pacific Northwest is able to conjure a dragon for use in the military, which turns out to be a really bad idea.
Eyes Last Seen Dying
Colin Adams. Colin Adams. $18.75 paper (506p), ISBN 978-0-6451295-1-9; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08Y6G8NZ8
Tricked by her sensei, Lena steals one of six stones holding back an ancient enemy. Hunted by every side, to save herself Lena must first become the hero worthy of redemption.
Firefanged (Demon in Exile #1)
Rory Surtain. Rory Surtain. $13.99 paper (329p), ISBN 979-8-6772-9929-2; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B08HDN4GXN
In a kingdom plagued by incursions from Hell, a teenager named Ara fights a demonic assassin and survives. He soon realizes the growing threat of a dark soul within himself.
Brian Asman. Mutated Media. $9.99 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-7364677-1-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08YP6FMN6
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Ex-ninja Nick just wants to open a drive-through fondue joint, but when an old enemy returns, he’s going to have to drop the spatula and pick up his nunchucks again.
Through a Forest of Stars (Space Unbound #1)
David C. Jeffrey. Sylvanus Books. $12.99 paper (442p), ISBN 978-0-9986742-4-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9986742-5-4
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In 2217, Earth’s biosphere is dying, Martian colonies are failing, and only the miracle in the Chara system can save humanity. Geologist Aiden Macallan finds far more than a miracle there.
Evening Painting (L’amore di Vissini per Fionanora)
Richard James. Richard James. $9.95 paper (218p), ISBN 979-8-6356-5896-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B088D9P2Q4
Vissini and Fiona fall in love in Venice while exploring mysterious places. Soon, she will leave for Paris. Will he go with her or stay to write his novel about Venice?
Hoarfrost to Roses
D.L. Gardner. D.L. Gardner. $15 paper (215p), ISBN 978-1-393-82785-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-393-39001-5
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When a young castaway woman meets a man who has been separated from his spirit, they struggle to unravel the mystery of their misfortune.
To Love Again
B. Marshall Gistarb. KDP. $13.99 paper (303p), ISBN 979-8-6700-2184-5; $6.99 e-book, ASIN B08GMB2TL3
Sydney Morgan is ready to move forward with her life but not her heart. Patrick Worthington, captivated by the eyes of a woman, feels a stirring that has been dormant for years.
The Art of Being Alive: Introspective Wisdom on Living a More Vibrant Life
Suzette McIntyre. Suzette McIntyre. $49.95 hardcover (194p), ISBN 978-0-578-78833-3
This collection of inspiring words and evocative images will take the reader on a photographic journey of inner reflection.
The Battle of Buffalo Wallow: The Japanese Attack on the 44th General Hospital in World War II—Leyte, Philippines December 1944
James R. Odrowski. Seven Cedars Press. $16.99 paper (210p), ISBN 978-0-578-84601-9; $7.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-84597-5
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An army hospital in WWII found itself at ground zero of a Japanese counter-attack. Under imminent threat, officers faced a life-or-death decision.
Be a Real Model-Actor
Christie Trinwith. Nook Press. $14.79 e-book, BN ID 2940162508212
Trinwith explores the opportunities to be a star, including an award-winning actor or Miss USA.
Laura Bartnick. Capture Books. $32.99 hardcover (258p), ISBN 978-1-951084-40-0; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-951084-39-4
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Using biblical references, Bartnick argues that an artistic soul is a breath of God and creativity is a medium in which people encounter God.
Book Marketing Fundamentals: Tell the World About Your Book
Hank Quense. Strange Worlds Publishing. $21.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-7333424-4-5; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B08FJ9J6V2
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The best way to market a book is to find a mentor, according to Quence. As an experienced author, he hopes to guide those marketing efforts.
Cancer, Yet Cancer Again: But I Will Not Die, Before I’m Dead
Karen Rice. Outskirts Press. $16.95 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-4787-8819-5
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Rice chronicles her experiences during her journey with not only one cancer diagnosis but two.
The Christian Man and Pornography: Why Most Fail but Can Succeed
Norman E. Hardman Jr. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (110p), ISBN 978-1-7283-0812-8; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-0811-1
This lifestyle guidebook and memoir is designed to help Christian men overcome sexual addiction and pornography as they learn to find strength in faith.
Devastations in the Garden of Eden
Abisai Temba. AuthorHouse. $27.32 paper (516p), ISBN 978-1-7283-8036-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-8035-3
Temba likens the Kilimanjaro Mountain area to the Garden of Eden and explains how the Kilimanjaro ecosystem has been mismanaged.
English-Khmer Phrases Medical Dictionary
Bunleang Kors. AuthorHouse. $50.99 paper (996p), ISBN 978-1-7283-5043-1; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-5044-8
Kors presents a medical dictionary for Cambodian people who want to learn English.
The Female Art of Aging: A Manual
Amanhad. Amanhad. $14.95 paper (278p), ISBN 979-8-7199-7185-8; $2.95 e-book, ASIN B08YKCMTH1
Aging is an art all must learn if they don’t want to spend decades in ill health and with a failing mind until death relieves them.
Grace Larson. URLink Print & Media. $6.99 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-64753-584-1
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A neglected child finds her way through the world, as she struggles against codependency and a need to feel needed, on a journey to find herself and, eventually, unconditional love.
Gravel and Grit: A White Boyhood in the Segregated South
Al Price. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (398p), ISBN 978-1-9845-7768-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-9845-7767-2
Rich in literary quotations and cultural allusions, this memoir offers a glimpse of life—“both the gravel and the grit”—in the segregated South.
C. Daley. CD Publishing. $9.99 paper (102p), ISBN 978-1-63649-193-6
Daley presents a guide for dealing with a negative mindset and depression.
The Hidden Gospel of Thomas: Commentaries on the Non-dual Sayings of Jesus
William G. Duffy. SilverWood Books. $13.99 paper (306p), ISBN 978-1-78132-987-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-78132-988-7
Duffy explains Jesus's sayings recorded in the Gospel of Thomas in a fresh and provocative style.
The High Sign
David S. Heeren. URLink Print & Media. $16.99 hardcover (312p), ISBN 978-1-64753-160-7; $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64753-158-4
Heeren discusses end-time issues such as, what’s going to happen? What can readers do about it? What will signify Jesus’s return? How should readers live a Christian lifestyle at that time?
The Jesus Chronicles: A Compilation of Vols. 1, 2, and 3
Jack Moser. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (192p), ISBN 978-1-7960-9452-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-9451-0
Moser ventures into the spiritual world as he takes issue with the common thinking about Jesus, Judas Iscariot, and Mary Magdalene.
The Liberal Record: How Liberals Changed the World
Marcelo Brazzi. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-7960-3514-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-3513-1
Brazzi argues that the 1987 polarization trigger exposed the false claims of Republicans and that conservatives are always on the wrong side of history.
Mabel! A Once in a Lifetime West Coast Travel Adventure
Everett L. Jennings and Jon C. Rogers. Rogers Rocketships. $17 paper (198p), ISBN 978-1-63625-026-7; $6 e-book, ISBN 978-1-63625-027-4
A humorous memoir of three unusual characters, an eccentric old roadster, and a Western back-roads trip to unusual places and unexpected danger.
Miracles: Master the Art: Healing Medically Incurable Illness
Nancy Lynne Harris. URLink Print & Media. $8.99 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-64753-063-1
This guide uses spiritually driven text to analyze the power of thoughts and their impact on the body, with the goal of transforming the reader’s mental and physical health.
Moments in Flight: A Memoir
Jo-Ann Vega. Outskirts Press. $21.95 paper (233p), ISBN 978-1-9772-3324-0;
$9.99 e-book, ASIN B08TP358Q1
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Vega’s memoir brings the immigrant story full circle, recovering lost history and sharing hard-earned practical wisdom.
On Freedom and Revolt: A Comparative Investigation
Carl E. Moyler. Readersmagnet. $15.92 paper (202p), ISBN 978-1-949981-08-7
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This volume compares the writings of Albert Camus and Martin Luther King Jr. as a contribution to the never-ending quest for a more just, humane, and rational world.
On the Wings of My Dragonfly
Maria Garay Reynolds. URLink Print & Media. $6.99 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-64753-417-2
Artist and healer Reynolds tells her story.
Our State Flowers: Alabama’s Camelia to the U.S. Virgin Island’s Yellow Cedar
Robert Daley. URLink Print & Media. $7.99 paper (112p), ISBN 978-1-64367-808-5
The book provides an opportunity to appreciate the original ideas that served to guide the founding and development of the United States.
Pimped from Four to Eighteen: A Survivor’s Fast Track to Mental Wholeness
Pamela Elaine Lockridge. Around the Loop Publishing Co. $15 paper (184p), ISBN 979-8-5640-1399-4
This book is intended as therapy for adult survivors of child abuse.
Plotting to Stop the British Slave Trade: James Bruce and His Secret Mission to Africa
Jane Aptekar Reeve. AuthorHouse. $33.09 paper (708p), ISBN 978-1-7283-9624-8; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-9626-2
This biography of James Bruce reveals that the adventurous, game-changing traveler who went to Africa during the West’s Enlightenment period was not what he seemed to be.
A Professor and CEO True Story: Surviving the Two Wars
Richard T. Cheng. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (704p), ISBN 978-1-7960-1303-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-1312-2
Cheng recounts the suffering he endured between the ages of three and 15 as he details the tragedies and triumphs of growing up in the midst of China’s 1937 war with Japan.
Saturday Night at the Baths (Books 1 and 2)
Steve Ostrow. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (783p), ISBN 978-1-4500-2668-0; $9.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4500-0380-3
In this memoir, readers will witness the life story of Steve Ostrow, founder of the world-famous Continental Baths.
Secrets to Parenting Without Giving a F*ck: The Counterintuitive Path to Stop Yelling, Punishing & Overinvolvement
Sue Donnellan. Ask Mom Publishing. $19.99 paper (261p), ISBN 978-0-578-84383-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B08VDZD9SM
Donnellan offers to teach the transformative parenting mindset that turns misbehaving kids into well-behaved kids. She offers the reader to become a better parent without yelling or punishing.
The Victory of the New Man and Mysteries of God
Joel Zao. Xlibris. $17.99 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-6641-4861-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-6641-4860-4
This final installment of the Chasing Truth series concerns Paul’s Letter to the Romans and discusses chapters 12–16, which define the service of the New Man.
What We Know for Sure: Inspirational Stories of Filipino Special Immigrants in America
Lia Ocampo. Lia Ocampo. $20 paper (90p), ISBN 978-1-949720-47-1; $9 e-book, ASIN B088DDB3M6
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This book collects inspirational stories of Filipino immigrants in the U.S.
Who Are You Talking To?
P.A. Aiken. Dorrance Publishing. $13 paper (122p), ISBN 978-1-64530-645-0; $8 e-book, ISBN 978-1-64530-660-3
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A collection of personal enlightening experiences from beyond the physical realm that Aiken wishes to share with her three daughters.
Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa’s Tea
Travis Peagler. Script Novel Publishing. $17.95 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-7325635-5-1; $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-7325635-6-8
A boy gets a good laugh watching his grandpa’s encounter with a bee every morning while his grandpa tries to enjoy his cup of tea. As Grandpa’s frustration boils over, the grandson seeks a solution.
Michael Halperin. Xlibris. $30.99 hardcover (167p), ISBN 978-1-4010-8443-1; $20.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4010-8442-4
Halperin’s novel explores an African American teen’s adventure during a grueling 40-day, 1,900-mile bicycle trek with the Black Infantry Bicycle Corps in late-19th-century America.
Boy at the Crossroads: From Teenage Runaway to Class President
Mary Ford. Mary Ford. $21.99 hardcover (258p), ISBN 978-1-7363164-1-2; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7363164-0-5
This coming-of-age novel is about making it on your own and overcoming a hardscrabble childhood.
The Boy Who Illustrated Happiness
Victor D.O. Santos, illus. by Eszter Miklós. Linguacious. $23.99 hardcover (32p), ISBN 978-1-64962-100-9; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64962-300-3
The author hopes to teach children how they can harness their unique talents and that the exponential power of love can make the world a happier place for all.
Fiver Finds Home: A Children’s Book on Finding Purpose
Jill Bugbee, illus. by Jennifer Davison. Square Tree Publishing. $10.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-73655-740-2; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B08YKHCL1B
Meet the world’s first blue dwarf giraffe. Fiver encounters many adventures, signs, and wonders as he discovers his purpose for being born different.
Henry’s Mysterious Voice
Nancy L. Hurley, illus. by Kathleen Warno. WestBow Press. $18.99 paper (56p), ISBN 978-1-9736-6001-9; 99¢ e-book, ASIN B07SCLSF15
Hurley presents a tale of how to escape humdrum everyday life by venturing into the vast world outside of one’s own home.
Impish: The Christmas Elf
Amanda McIlwain Hauser. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (26p), ISBN 978-1-7283-2127-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7283-2128-8
Impish the Christmas elf is tired of the long, dark winters in North Pole. To lighten her dreary days, she develops a ploy to make Christmas gift giving even more fun.
Napoleon and the Hurricane
Katie Moak, illus. by Stephen Adams. AuthorHouse. $15.49 paper (36p), ISBN 978-1-4343-4590-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4634-6315-1
Napoleon plays host to a menagerie of animals who have been invited to ride out the hurricane at his house. Will they survive a very scary ordeal ?
Anne O’Brien Carelli. KDP. $9.95 paper (238p), ISBN 979-8-6930-7646-4; $2.95 e-book, ASIN B08HJSHR19
Eleanor is in the WWII French resistance and responsible for Jewish children hiding in a monastery. She sets out on a dangerous quest to rescue her new kidnapped friend.
Rosetta the Talent Show Queen
Denise Turney. Chistell Publishing. $12.95 paper (115p), ISBN 978-0-9663539-5-2; $1.99 e-book, ASIN B08XF9P3S1
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Thanks to her brilliant talent show ideas, spunky Rosetta has a chance to outdo her brainy archnemesis. But not all goes as planned.
Mohanachandran Thachappillil. Austin Macauley Publishers. $8.95 paper (108p), ISBN 978-9948-34-749-1; $4.50 e-book, ISBN 978-9948-34-748-4
Aditya is an engineering student from an aristocratic family in his pre-final year. Nitya, a girl from the fishing village near the engineering college, is in school doing her grade 10 examination. An accidental meeting turns into a love story.
We Are the Wackadoodle’s: It’s Nice to Be Kind
T.A. Duggan. Xlibris. $17.49 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-7960-7564-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-7960-7565-6
When children feel bullied, they may not know what to do. Duggan addresses this topic with documentation of how she and her family handled this topic together.
The Wet Walkers
Mary E. Smith. URLink Print & Media. $8.99 paper (250p), ISBN 978-1-64753-028-0
A story of two strong, loving, happy, generous sisters, Raff (47) and Oatie (28), who are survivors. As refugees from a civil war, they’re determined to help others.