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Ana’s Way: A Novel Based on Real Events
Manuela Draganova. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-984519-06-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984519-05-4
Inspired by real events, this story follows the life journey of an Eastern European woman during the transition years after the collapse of socialism.
A Bucket of Whitewash
David J. Diamond. David Diamond. $14.99 paper (148p), ISBN 978-1-09-034776-3
A black girl returns to her home in Mississippi in 1963, ignoring segregation laws. After she’s badly beaten, arrested, and tried for murder, a white jury acquits her after an amazing development.
John Callas. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (186p), ISBN 978-1-976022-82-1
In spite of John Daily’s success, there is a void at the center of his existence. When a tragedy strikes the lives of his family, this modern-day Scrooge is saved by the Christmas voices.
JoAnne Harris Michels. Dorrance Publishing. $23 paper (380p), ISBN 978-1-64426-080-7
Driven by revenge, Mark lives a violent life on the run.
The Defender of the Faith
Prakash Lothe. Archway Publishing. $28.99 paper (482p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7347-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-7346-9
Everyone in the Shirodkar household knows Shyam is a doomed child. But as Shyam’s journey leads him to a missionary college in Nagpur, he embraces Western influences that prompt him to question traditions.
Lynn Case. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (258p), ISBN 978-1-5035-9038-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-8684-0
This love triangle story is set in the high fashion industry and the dark crime underworld of Italy.
Girl at Dawn
JJ Chen Henderson. Double Sword Press. $14.95 paper (273p), ISBN 978-1-09-378565-4
A Chinese girl falls in love with a young American, only to find that he’s been sent by her father to take her to America and that she’s of mixed blood.
The Girl on the Moon: A Novel About Endless Time
Julie Mannix von Zerneck, with Kathy Hatfield. Blue Blazer Productions. $16.95 paper (201p), ISBN 978-0-9857358-5-2
Lives lived in the past echo through the ages in this kaleidoscopic, mysterious world of secrets, forbidden love, a mother’s loss, and the story of a girl who lives on the moon.
Heartache and Hope
Mary Kay Abbott. Christian Faith Publishing. $15.95 paper (371p), ISBN 978-1-64515-224-8
When UCLA grad Tiffany Ryan’s boss steals her manuscript about her grandmother’s plight during the Dust Bowl, Tiffany takes her to court in a copyright infringement case.
Holiday Terror I
Janelle Gresham. Capstone Media Services. $8 paper (58p), ISBN 978-0-578-53267-7; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-53268-4
Traveling alone was once safe. Following the terrorist attacks and the increase in drug trafficking, that changed forever. Now the holiday of a lifetime becomes a holiday full of terror.
Micki Voisard. Lulu. $14.95 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-68470-351-7
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Maggie Finn takes a job as a flight attendant transporting troops to and from the Vietnam War. Her movement in and out of the war zone offers an unseen female perspective.
I Was Lost but Now I’m Found
Ernest Lopez. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-4931-5869-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4931-5871-3
This dark fantasy novel follows the riveting myth of La Louchiana, the archangel, and her quest for redemption.
Jack Spartan Varaci Runner
K. Edward Mallory. Xlibris. $24.99 paper (650p), ISBN 978-1-984568-05-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984568-04-5
Jack Spartan, an American astronaut, is thrown into a deadly survival situation when his space shuttle, Victory, is rammed by an alien ship and he’s captured by the alien crew.
Just Do Me & Die!
Renaissance Bob. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5462-6443-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-6442-2
University professor Danny Roarke feels personally attacked by the women in his life and must find a way to rise above their judgments and fulfill his ambitious writing dreams.
Kindred Spirits: Slaves, Seminoles, Freedom, War
Kevin Christopher Brown. Kevin Christopher Brown. $12.99 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-72667-487-4; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B07J5YP9RC
Slaves Topher and Skibby are well on their way to freedom. As their chance at freedom disintegrates, the timely intervention of a Seminole war party triggers a perilous chain of events.
The Leviathan: The Greatest Untold Story of the Civil War
Paul Stack. Archway Publishing. $25.99 paper (524p), ISBN 978-1-4808-7388-9
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A giant iron steamship sailing toward a blockaded Confederate port is disabled mid-ocean by Union saboteurs. Inspired by actual events and based on extensive research.
Metaphysical Island: Dimensional Detective Manny Levels Investigates Reality
Tony Giovia. Booklocker.com. $7.99 e-book, ASIN B07TN998X6
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A hard-boiled dimensional detective, a princess, and a robot embark on a curious adventure in search of reality and the meaning of life.
My Memory Told Me a Secret
Jeremy C. Bradley-Silverio Donato. Eiffel Tower Press. $15.95 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-73326-030-5
A book about the power of choice and the impact of culture, class, and socioeconomic status on two men whose lives intersect in devastating ways.
Sage Ambler. Dorrance Publishing. $18 paper (258p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8928-3
Explore life in a single day, from the city to rural areas and everything in between. People, places, and products are all closely intertwined in Ambler’s novel.
The Quixotic Faction: Above Top Secret Edition
Tony D. Kohler. Rhetaskew Publishing. $9.42 paper (436p), ISBN 978-1-949398-19-9
Admiral Julian Kay, a special operations military adviser at Quantico, encounters a mystery when a longtime friend confides in him regarding a series of disappearances.
The Return of King Lillian
Suzie Plakson. Pilmsthistle & Co. $18.99 paper (390p), ISBN 978-0-9884993-1-7
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With her memory gone, Lillian heads off into the unknown, determined to rediscover her long-lost self and reclaim her stolen birthright.
Ride a Twisted Mind Home
J. Dixon Neuman. Xlibris. $23.99 paper (414p), ISBN 978-1-984509-74-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984509-73-4
Two men return home: a decorated Marine combat vet and an angry prisoner; one wounded in battle, the other in life.
The Senator’s Daughters: Breaking Unity Series, Book 1
JC Graham. BookBaby. $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07TKZXZH7
After a long government shutdown, the state of California decides to secede, causing the thin bonds of statehood—and family—to be threatened.
Tarboro Tea Party
James Lupton. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (310p), ISBN 978-1-5462-0008-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-0007-9
Against the background of the Second World War, a proud old Southern family encounters the changing world of the mid-twentieth century.
To Hold the Throne: A Novel of the Last Maccabee Princess and King Herod the Great
Joni Okun. Palace Publishing. $14.82 paper (349p), ISBN 978-1-73398-831-5; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07RGS3LTZ
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Marc Antony disrupts the long-standing Maccabean dynasty when he crowns Mariamne’s new husband, Herod, as king, setting off a firestorm of power grabbing, betrayal, and tragedy.
The Truth Won’t Help Them Now
Joan Hunter. Joan Hunter. $12.99 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-948828-32-1
In this tale of murder and gangland intrigue, a district attorney and a band of detectives set out on a quest to solve two separate crimes in a corrupt 1939 Los Angeles.
Mert McMichael. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (172p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8831-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8830-4
This series of short stories highlights an intimate journey to see God in others.
Kathi Haacke Morehead. Churchill Publishing. $14.99 paper (283p), ISBN 978-1-79555-395-7
After her death, Jo Campbell must revisit her life to find salvation. With her acerbic but loving soul as guide, can she learn that perfection is in her imperfections?
From My Heart to Your Heart 2: Matters of the Heart
Alicia G. Smith-Mackall. AuthorHouse. $13.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5246-4211-2[[price and ISBN are for paper ed. Ebook is $3.99 and 978-1-5246-4210-5]]
Smith-Mackall shares poems about the ups and downs of life’s journey to discover identity and purpose.
How Surviving Emotional Trauma and Cancer Later Helped Me in Life in Prose
Mario Fontenla. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (324p), ISBN 978-1-984555-95-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984555-94-6
Through rhythm and rhyme, Fontenla shares his experience with survival and sacrifices.
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Penny Johnson. AuthorHouse. $11.95 paper (52p), ISBN 978-1-4184-2489-3; $3.95 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4184-2488-6
Contemporary American poet Johnson’s work features poems about nature, life, love, death, religion, and philosophy.
The Poetry of Alabaster Bosoms
Kevin Joy. Dorrance Publishing. $12 paper (104p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9992-3
A collection of poetry.
Prayer, Praise, and Poetry
Susan Champion. Xlibris. $15.84 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-5434-8814-2; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-8813-5
Champion’s collection of poems, many with Christian themes, can be read by all ages.
Among the Ashes
C.L. Brees. C.L. Brees. $15.99 paper (355p), ISBN 978-0-692-10606-8
Caleb’s husband disappeared two years ago. Just as his life is on the upswing, an uncontrollable force throws his perfect life on a downward spiral.
Believe What You Want to Believe
Alicia Kristine and George Williams. Pentian. $3.62 e-book, ASIN B07BK7QH5H
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Sean Murphy invites the reader back to the year 1971 in the south Boston suburbs, where he is exposed to the chilling secrets of the dark side of an unsuspecting Catholic priest.
Consequence of Murder: Algor Mortis
Michael J. Young. GMBooks. $20 paper (277p), ISBN 978-1-882383-62-7
A fictionalized story about a biochemical discovery designed for medical use. It is then nefariously used for murder by a pharmaceutical company.
Tony Clark. Word Association Publishers. $16.95 paper (281p), ISBN 978-1-63385-298-3
A fearless woman seeks revenge against her evil tormentor in Clark’s retelling of the New Testament.
The Girl Buried in the Woods (Detective Matt Jones, Book 3)
Robert Ellis. Lippman & Hart. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07TTY18QL
LAPD detective Matt Jones investigates the murder of a young girl only to realize that he’s stepped into a turf war between an infamous mob figure and the power of Wall Street.
Grievous Bodily Harm: A Toni Day Mystery
Jane Bennett Munro. iUniverse. $20.99 paper (278p), ISBN 978-1-5320-2756-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-2757-4
An Idaho pathologist is once again propelled down a dangerous path after a new hospital administrator unleashes a diabolical plan and she is accused of his murder.
The Kidnapping of Megan Isaacs
Donald F. Averill. Book Vine Press. $9.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-950955-07-7
Two disparate kidnapping squads have targeted the same teenage girl, but for entirely different reasons. Covert FBI agents converge on a small mountain town to assist the understaffed police department.
Kings of the Earth
Christopher Stanton. Christopher Stanton. $13.50 paper (298p), ISBN 978-1-09-376469-7
The Michigan town of Great Water has a long history of inexplicable occurrences. Now Jenny searches for her husband, Eric works to solve the mystery of the strange surfboard that washes ashore, and Martin struggles not to succumb to madness.
E. Alan Fleischauer. Ken Schubert. $9.99 paper (242p), ISBN 978-1-73359-400-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07PND4NRZ
John Thurgood Thomas wasn’t looking for trouble, treasure, or love. But when J.T. came across a wagon of kidnapped women, his Sharps .50-caliber would put him on a path to all those.
Welcome to Spicetown: A Spicetown Mystery
Sheri Richey. Sheri Richey. $11.99 paper (274p), ISBN 978-1-79530-353-8; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B07MYNP548
When a crime stopper senior citizen starts to act oddly, a new business sells fake products, and the New Year’s Eve fireworks display disappears, Mayor Bingham has to investigate.
Yellowhead Blues: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery
R.E. Donald. Proud Horse Publishing. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9940762-7-4
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Former RCMP investigator Rayne is on the road in his 18-wheeler when he’s flagged down to help calm a frightened horse with a bloody saddle. He is thus involved in a murder mystery.
Jessaca Willis. Jessaca Willis. $11.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-73399-250-3
Two years after the Awakening—when half the population suddenly developed supernatural powers—four young people must fight a bloodthirsty gang that’s been killing the Awakened.
Daniel O’Connor. Blood Bound Books. $13.99 paper (290p), ISBN 978-1-940250-38-0; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07QH3WVZV
Friends driving from Brooklyn to Vegas encounter a changing America where, because of a virus, anyone might suddenly become a ravenous, murdering creature, only to revert to normalcy minutes later.
A Darker Shade
Laura K. Curtis. Laura Kramarsky. $14.99 paper (272p), ISBN 978-1-941097-55-7
In this gothic tale set in Maine, a young woman moves to a remote house to take care of a girl who has stopped speaking after her mother’s suicide. But more than trauma may be haunting the child.
John L. Lynch. Wings ePress. $16.95 paper (304p), ISBN 978-1-61309-637-6; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07JN7B44W
In the darkness of the Congo, a team of special operatives races to find the origin of the Ebola virus. They are unprepared for the horror that awaits them.
New Persia: Before the Storm
John L. Lynch. Wings ePress. $17.95 paper (356p), ISBN 978-1-61309-641-3; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B07HR2D1NG
A colony settled by religious minorities from Earth hosts a story of war and romance in the far future.
Sángre: The Color of Dying
Carlos Colón. Hellbound Books Publishing. $9.99 paper (336p), ISBN 978-0-9986369-0-0
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An undead urban vigilante from the Bronx recalls the tragic events that led to his current existence while observing his surviving family as they face life without him.
Soul Census: War of Shadows, Book 1
AJ Vega. CreateSpace. $10.99 paper (434p), ISBN 978-1-5348-3873-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01G00WER0
Job description: dealing with haunted houses, battling demons, and occasionally cracking some Nazi heads. After the Great Depression, that doesn’t sound like a bad gig to Willem Maddock.
Growing Up in Barbados
Sereta Belgrave. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-4797-8612-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4797-8614-5
Louise is determined to improve herself and live a worthy life despite the muddled past that continues to haunt her.
The Rebound Effect
Linda Griffin. The Wild Rose Press. $14.99 paper (220p), ISBN 978-1-5092-2659-7; $4.99 e-book, ASIN B07SS8SGT1
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In this cautionary tale of love and betrayal, he’s sexy and mysterious, and she’s still bruised from a failed relationship. Then there’s the matter of the bodies buried at Big Devil Creek.
All in God’s Glory: Adoption to the College Football Hall of Fame
Curtis Cliff “Chip” Kell. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (184p), ISBN 978-1-4969-0829-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4969-0781-3
The trials and tribulations of a record-setting athlete trying to make life-defining decisions. As a result, Kell becomes a wiser person and closer to God.
Arab Humanist: The Necessity of Basic Income
Nohad A. Nassif. Noon & Ta’. $22 paper (135p), ISBN 978-0-692-07136-6
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The autobiography of an Arab woman who rebelled against her family while living in America. Containing story art, it sheds a light on universal basic income.
A Beginner’s ABC of Christian History
Bernard Thorogood. Capstone Media Services. $10 paper (150p), ISBN 978-0-578-43104-8
This book is for people interested in the story of the Christian church through the ages. It provides a brief introduction to over 100 topics, from Adam to Zionism.
Bruce Springsteen: Rock and Roll Future
Barry Schneier. Backstreets Publishing Empire. $50 hardcover (151p), ISBN 978-0-692-19509-3
On May 9, 1974, music critic Jon Landau declared, “I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” This is the story and photos from this watershed moment in music.
By Way of Canarsie: A Memoir
Rob Cuccurullo. By Way of Canarsie. $17.95 paper (272p), ISBN 978-0-578-52712-3
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The memoir of a young man who grows up in the shadow of his famous brother, seeking to find his place in life surrounded by death, drugs, and organized crime.
Fiore Ai and Fleur Yano. Xlibris. $41.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-1-5245-8911-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-8910-3
Inspired by American color-field and geometric abstraction paintings, the images within depict color light movements through rays and cosmic space, movements at once subtle and bold, fluid and tense.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor: Shades of Violet
Wayne Griffin. Capstone Media Services. $22.65 paper (346p), ISBN 978-0-578-43894-8; $15.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-45982-0
Griffin unveils a vast collection of Elizabeth Taylor’s personal items and memorabilia in this tribute to her.
Pat Keogh. Capstone Media Services. $8.99 paper (164p), ISBN 978-0-578-45125-1; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-578-45126-8
Keogh shares his beliefs that children should be encouraged to think independently and that primary education should allow time in the curriculum for students to daydream purposefully.
Disenchanted: A Young Man’s Story of Vietnam and His Journey Home
Lane James. Dorrance Publishing. $11 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-4809-9498-0
An intimate memoir of the Vietnam War and the friendship, adventure, and danger found there. Returning home meant a new battle with PTSD. James provides support for fellow veterans.
The Early Years
Rachel G. Carrington. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (240p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6567-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6568-5
When a young girl falls in love with a broken World War II veteran, the unlikely pair must overcome struggles and hurdle life’s obstacles. A true story of love, dedication, and God’s providence.
Elina Eats: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, & Paleo Recipes
Elina Casell. AuthorHouse. $22.99 paper (54p), ISBN 978-1-72830-435-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-72830-436-6
This cookbook offers recipes by Casell and provides easy steps to change things in everyday cooking that can be a good lifestyle shift to a healthier life.
Fire, Fire, Fire on the Flight Deck Aft; This Is Not a Drill: An Inconceivable Story of Brave Men Battling Raging Fires and High-Order Explosions to Save Their Shipmates and the World’s First Super Aircraft Carrier
Kenneth V. Killmeyer. AuthorHouse. $32.99 paper (898p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4859-0; $14.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4857-6
The true story of the tragic fire and explosions aboard the USS Forrestal and the struggle to save it during the Vietnam War, as told by its crew.
Goodbye Homeboy: How My Students Drove Me Crazy and Inspired a Movement
Steve Mariotti, with Debra Devi. BenBella Books. $11.95 e-book, ASIN B07L5NTQ5P
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Mariotti shares his flaws and missteps as he connects deeply with his troubled students and woos the most influential people in the world into helping them—saving himself in the process.
Growing Up in Disneyland
Ron DeFore. Waldorf Publishing. $16.95 paper (348p), ISBN 978-1-64316-626-1
A biography of TV and movie star Don DeFore and his son Ron’s life in a celebrity family.
I Survived: My Route into and out of Psychosis (and Other Writings)
J.E. Clay. Dorrance Publishing. $13 paper (130p), ISBN 978-1-4809-8438-7
A perilous journey of psychosis, jail, homelessness, lung cancer, and terrifying emotion are all contained within this personal memoir.
Knowledge Is Power: An Exploration of How the Principles of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Biology and Philosophy Affect Life
James Kleiman. Library and Archives Canada. $4 e-book, ASIN B07SPTDNRS
This work traverses how psychology, philosophy, literature, art, and science can improve interpersonal effectiveness in life.
Lies, Myths, & Superstitions
Norm Wilson. Anno Lucis Publishing. $12.99 paper (184p), ISBN 978-0-578-49449-4
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Wilson presents a sarcastically humorous collection, challenging standard beliefs while poking fun at religion, politics, science, sports, and society.
Love Alone Will Never Be Enough: Raising Drug-Affected Children
S. Wahrheit. AuthorHouse. $10.99 paper (60p), ISBN 978-1-5462-4208-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-4207-9
The true story of how a couple adopted and raised three drug-affected children.
Love This Beautiful Musical Mathematical Universe
Lena Rabi Capapas. Kindle Direct Publishing. $18 paper (320p), ISBN 978-1-5469-2729-7
Quantum physics tells us that vibrations underlie reality. Capapas explores the vibrations found at the intersection of science and spirituality.
Major Harold Ferguson: Citizen-Soldier Meets Roaring 20s Los Angeles
Edmond J. Clinton III. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (254p), ISBN 978-1-984571-38-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984571-37-3
Maj. Harold Ferguson’s personal diary and letters describe his experiences during WWI and his life as a Los Angeles citizen during the 1920s.
The Medusa Enigma
Dino Panvini. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (296p), ISBN 978-1-79601-124-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-79601-123-4
Panvini shares his exploration of the corruption of the United States’ legal and medical system and how it led to his near-death experience and multiple attempts on his life.
More than One Storm Coming: Women Will Decide Elections from Now On—2020 Guide
D.J. Parsons. AuthorHouse. $22.99 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-5462-7210-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-7211-3
Parsons takes a look at policies being made for women and children today.
OMG! Is That My Brand?
Paul Frise. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-5462-6576-4; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-6599-3
In this guide to developing, improving, and communicating a personal brand, Frise hopes to help readers achieve their goals.
Paul Herbert Ridley-Tree: Reminiscences About the Life of a Philanthropic Spare Parts Entrepreneur in the Aircraft Industry
Paul Vickers Ridley-Tree. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-5245-9207-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5245-9206-6
The story of a man who went from working as a hotel desk clerk and part-time theater actor to being a philanthropic multimillionaire spare parts entrepreneur in the aircraft industry.
The Revelations and Warnings of Jesus to His Church
Albert Heaney. Christian Faith Publishing. $14.95 paper (158p), ISBN 978-1-64258-044-0
This book attempts to clarify an understanding of the revelations provided in the Bible by closely adhering to the messages given and avoiding giving interpretations that are not explicitly provided in scripture.
Rewriting Paul: Original Translations of the Letters of Paul (1 Thessalonians, Galatians, Philippians, Philemon, and Romans)
Timothy W. Seid. Apex Life Media. $24.95 paper (316p), ISBN 978-0-578-53701-6
The author takes an approach to Christian origins and offers fresh translations of the earliest of the New Testament authors.
Rome and America: The Great Republics; What the Fall of the Roman Republic Portends for the United States
Walter Signorelli. Archway Publishing. $34.99 paper (618p), ISBN 978-1-4808-6340-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4808-6342-2
More than a historical narrative or a collection of biographies, this comprehensive sociopolitical commentary investigates similarities between Rome and the U.S., offering a cautionary tale for avoiding Rome’s fate.
The Rhythm of My Life: Tuning Into the Rocky Rhythm of Fire
Yvon Milien. iUniverse. $13.99 paper (224p), ISBN 978-1-5320-6364-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-6365-7
Guided by providence, this memoir shares the story of the author’s sometimes tumultuous life and how he found the inner strength to overcome the challenges.
Searching...: A Peek into the Invisible World of Energy and Healing
Donna Linn and Suzan J. Wells. Balboa Press. $14.99 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-982211-85-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-982211-86-8
Anyone can become a natural healer. Linn and Wells seek to help the reader rediscover the ability with the invisible world of energy and healing. They provide 70 methods and a comprehensive resource list to get started.
Ultimate Biscotti: 75 Sweet, Savory & Gluten-Free Recipes
Trish Lobenfeld. AuthorHouse. $41.99 paper (150p), ISBN 978-1-5462-7137-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-7138-3
Lobenfeld rethinks a traditional treat using different and sometimes exotic flavor profiles, and includes options for those with food allergies.
When to Call a Therapist: How Getting Help Now Can Free You from Anxiety, Depression, and Troubled Relationships
Robert C. Ciampi. Scrivener. $14.95 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-949165-12-8
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Ciampi seeks to provide a resource for those who are considering getting into mental health treatment or who know someone who would benefit from seeing a therapist.
Why Believe It? Reasons and Evidence for the Faith
John Huffman. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-984542-18-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984542-17-5
Huffman writes this book of Christian apologetics to answer questions about the Christian faith through facts of history, science, and scripture.
The Adventure of Harwood Squirrel (An Easy Reader)
Dorothy A. Wyatt, illus. by Ivan Earl Aguilar. Xlibris. $15.99 paper (24p), ISBN 978-1-4990-3516-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-3517-9
Life is easy for the squirrels because a lady feeds them every day. But one day the lady moves away. Will life continue to be easy? Will life be good?
The Devil’s Tree
Susan McCauley. Celtic Sea Publishing. $10.99 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-951069-00-1
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Kaitlyn didn’t believe in ghosts, at least not until one killed her boyfriend and her best friend. Now she must stop the spirit haunting the Devil’s Tree, or she could be next.
Enjoy Entertaining Children with Theme Days: More than Two Dozen Ideas for Possible Themes
Barbara Wilson-Battiss. iUniverse. $10.99 paper (62p), ISBN 978-1-5320-4508-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5320-4507-3
Wilson-Battiss provides more than two dozen theme ideas in this workbook for elementary school–age children.
A Family Torn Apart
Jeffery Tracey Sr. Page Publishing. $12.95 paper (134p), ISBN 978-1-64082-131-6
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A true story of a young boy who watches as his family is torn apart by alcoholism, abuse, abandonment, poverty, and mental illness.
Barbara Arnett. Barbara Arnett. $12 paper (326p), ISBN 978-1-07-596386-5
The Gatekeeper to the Imaginary World must find his successor. There are problems in the Imaginary World, and they are leaking into the real world.
Meet the Imaginative Joe Dreamer
Karlene Stewart, illus. by Telmo Sampaio. Kindle Direct Publishing. $11 paper (32p), ISBN 978-1-5428-6268-4; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B01N0C53JP
A young boy channels his frustrations into his creative passions: drawing and his imagination. Whatever he draws becomes real to him.
Constance Lewis-Larsen, illus. by George Lewis. Xlibris. $21.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5434-6630-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5434-6631-7
A little dog has the ability to communicate telepathically with people who have love in their hearts and who feel the magic of that love.
Alfred Foncha Ngongbo. AuthorHouse. $20.99 paper (28p), ISBN 978-1-5462-7179-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5462-7180-2
These oral stories are told to entertain and serve as a subtle way to morally teach children. Children come to understand that certain actions and behaviors would lead to consequences.
Sydney Porter: Dog Girl
L.G. Reed. Keyes Canyon Press. $10.99 paper (244p), ISBN 978-0-9850074-2-3
Eleven-year-old Sydney is mad that her dad talks only to the war dog he brought home. Maybe if she was a dog, he would talk to her, too. Often a simple wish can get you into a lot of trouble.
Terrific Timothy Tree Climber
Jean Johnson. Dorrance Publishing. $16 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-4809-5948-4
Timothy is terrified of his teaser. But when an accident happens, Timothy must be brave enough to tell the truth. Maybe his teaser just needs a friend?
A Trip Around the Pond
Jennifer Gardiner. Xlibris. $17.99 paper (34p), ISBN 978-1-984570-12-3; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-984570-11-6
Gardiner captures the innocent heart and vivid imagination of a little girl’s quest to find Paris.
Ronald Fontenot. Ronald Fontenot. $24.95 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-0-578-54621-6
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A picture book about the importance of drinking water. A little boy learns the steps to getting a cold, refreshing glass of water for health purposes.
When Justin Saved the Day: A Story in Poetry to Read Aloud Inspired by a Real-Life Adventure
Steve Cunningham, illus. by Kate Henriott-Jauw. Read It to Them. $17.99 hardcover (24p), ISBN 978-1-73312-760-8
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This story, told in rhyming poetry for reading to children, is inspired by the real-life adventure of Justin, an unlikely hero who saves his aquarium friends.