• Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Adventure
      April 2015

      The Game Master

      by Ian D Copsey

      What is it like to be someone else – especially your most hated enemy? Why do they think and do things differently? Tired of arguing over which of them was the best gamer, Josh and Alex stumbled upon a new video game shop, run by an enigmatic and amiable Japanese shopkeeper. He was to be their Game Master in this virtual reality video game that had no game controls. Little did they know it was a game that would change their lives, of their friends… and enemies… forever. “Oh! This game is no ordinary game,” The Game Master explained, “It reads your thoughts, seeks out your weaknesses to give challenges that are right just for you, the challenges you need to help you grow.” "It can read our minds?" puzzled the boys. As they progressed through the game’s levels they found out more about themselves and the lives of everyone around them. Mysteriously, the Game of Life began to spread its influence beyond Josh and Alex’s lives and to their friends. From Josh and Alex switching roles with each other in the game, campfire frolics and ghostly stories from their teachers, the boys learned more about their friends around them. The Game Master’s zany antics as he hosted a T.V. game show, “Hiro’s Happy Heroes” in the Game of Life, released a string of rib tickling gags, teases and tantalising tattles. The climax of the Game of Life came from the school Rube Goldberg challenge in which each grade had to join as a team to build their own whacky, madcap contraption. Would Josh and Alex be able to manage to get the two bullies in the class to work within the team? Patiently, with impish humour, the Game Master guides them through the different levels to a final intriguing twist.

    • Adventure
      July 2011

      Someone to Look Up To

      The Story of a Special Dog

      by Jean Gill

      'Nobody writes dog stories better.' Karen Charlton, author of 'The Heiress of Linn Hagh' A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness... How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. One day, his human will come. View the book trailer youtube.com/watch?v=JFPrJbqM4LU

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2013

      How Blue is my Valley

      The Real Provence

      by Jean Gill

      Humorous travel memoir about moving from Wales to France; amazon bestseller. Appeals to readers who enjoy armchair travel, who love France and Provence, who read Peter Mayle's books, who dream of changing their lives and moving to a rural haven, especially older readers about to retire from work or those wanting to give up their current work. The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dishes is not one of them, nor what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swopped her Welsh Valley for a French one. Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of grey mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provencale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring-water. Or rather, as it turns out, a neighbour's spring-water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road... and there's worse ... But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit, `God created it', the village 'where everyone belongs'. Discover the real Provence in good company ... Watch the book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Rrn4CGw5A

    • Fiction
      April 2001

      Snake on Saturdays

      A Romance for Our Times

      by Jean Gill

      A contemporary romance, telling of loss and love, set in rural Wales during the farming crisis caused by the foot-and-mouth epidemic Helen Tanner lives alone and likes it that way. She runs her own business, spends her evenings out with friends, and tries to think as little as possible about the tragedy she has left behind. Until, that is, a dark-haired vet walks into her shop and into her life. Her first unpromising encounter with Llanelli vet Dai Evans turns into a tumultuous affair which brings about irrevocable changes for both of them. Dai becomes closer to his farming family, and helps them through the BSE crisis, while Helen is forced not only to consider a new future, but to face up to a troubled past.

    • Fiction

      A Season, and A Time

      by Jenny Gill

      The 6th book in the Southhill Sagas, set in Surrey, to the South of London – each book stands alone When Rhona’s family throws a surprise party for her sixtieth birthday, you might think she is the woman who has it all – she has her health, a lovely home, a good marriage, and a loving daughter, even a part time job which she enjoys. But ever present is the tragedy from seventeen years before – the tragedy that has driven a wedge between Rhona and her husband John. Now John seems to be playing a lot more bridge, more evenings and even playing at the weekends, ever since he has found a new partner, a woman called Grace, who even joins him on a bridge club holiday. Then suddenly her world falls apart Not only is Rhona is ousted from her part time job, but only one day later her husband leaves her. He doesn’t spell it out but it is obvious to Rhona that he is leaving her for Grace, that Grace has become more than just his bridge partner. Rhona has to take stock of her life and decide what it is she wants to do, and how she is going to move forward. Meanwhile her daughter Jo has a different agenda – she wants to get her parents back together. A family story of heartache, love, despair but above all hope

    • Fiction

      Rock-A-Bye Baby

      by Jenny Gill

      Baby Boomer fiction – No 5 in the Southhill Sagas, set in leafy Surrey, England – each book stands alone Joy and Michael are initially horrified when their beautiful but irresponsible daughter, Rachael, announces that she is pregnant and refuses to say who the father is. She can barely look after herself; how will she be able to care for a child? Michael is convinced it will all fall on Joy’s shoulders, but Joy hopes that having a baby will make Rachael grow up, fast. Custody battle Neither of them actually anticipates that a time might come when they will be consulting a solicitor and battling over custody of little Kelly. Although they love Rachael the welfare of their granddaughter has to be priority number one. A story of three generations, of love, of joy, of pain, of distress and also of hope

    • Fiction

      On The Ninth Day

      by Jenny Gill

      This is book number 7 in the Southhill Sagas, set in Surrey to the south of London, although each book in the series stands alone. You know how you have a day when nothing you do goes right? The traffic holds you up, makes you late for work, you snag your tights then you get caught in the rain? ‘Just one of those days’ you say. Well for Annie, a struggling single mum, and her family it is just the opposite – it seems nothing can go wrong. Not just one day, either. And it’s not just the little things but some surprisingly big things too. It all seems too good to be true, to Annie. She is convinced there is an unseen force at work, perhaps something to do with the funny lights she thinks she’s seen between her apple trees. Her friends disagree – they say after all the bad luck she’s had Annie deserves some good luck. It’s only her just deserts. Meanwhile her neighbours, both to the side and behind her, have some surprisingly good fortune of their own. Smudge, Annie’s beautiful tortoiseshell cat, who spreads her favours around the neighbourhood, is the only one who sees the big picture. And if Smudge knows the answer, she isn’t telling.

    • Literary Fiction
      August 2013

      Stanley Park

      by Racine Hiet

      STANLEY PARK by Racine Hiet: Forced into a bloody crime by Ace, an isolated girl April buries her past until passionate love drives her to uncover dark secrets and free his hold on her. “Hiet skillfully introduces and intertwines her characters’ lives and passions in a riveting tale of mystery, murder, deceptions, love discovered, love lost. Chronicling several lives from the 1930s to 1960s, Hiet writes energetically, evocatively. Her descriptions and use of metaphor give subtle insights into the characters (and make another writer envious). Stanley Park becomes the symbol intertwined throughout the characters’ lives. The park represents for them escape, renewal of self-nurturance, life-changing liaisons, and courageous revelations. Stanley Park, a powerful thread, becomes the place of dreams proclaimed, true selves revealed, and ultimately freedom from their physical and psychological prisons. In Stanley Park, Hiet faces head-on the abhorrent aspects of life, its physical and emotional cruelties, its disappointments, and its ability to bring out the worst in people. Yet, anchored always in the beauty and freshness of Stanley Park, with the major characters finally finding what they seek, her vision is one of hope and love.” To hear briefly about STANLEY PARK click www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqrLlmzEaBo

    • Relationships

      The 8 Reasons for Divorce

      Why Marriages Fail and How to Ensure That Yours Doesn’t

      by Thomas G. Papps

      Thomas G. Papps is an attorney who argued cases before the United States Supreme Court (U.S. v. Jimmy Johnson) and argued cases that have become the law of the land (”failure of informed consent” from Grey v. Grunnagle). The toughest battles he fought in the courtroom, though, have been his divorce cases. In The 8 Reasons for Divorce, Mr. Papps will share with you his findings as to the true causes for divorce after analyzing almost 2,000 divorce cases in which he was an attorney. Within its pages you will discover… ▪ what marriage really is; ▪ how kissing can ruin—or save—a marriage; ▪ how effective marriage counsellors really are; ▪ the effect of clergy, friends, and family on your marriage; ▪ the significance of age differences; ▪ how children can affect a marriage; ▪ what it takes to have a successful marriage; ▪ the single most important thing you can do to ensure that your marriage will succeed. Finally, you will find two important tests that were developed based on the data from Mr. Papps’s cases: The Pre-Marriage Test (“Should you get married?”) and the Marriage Test (“Will your marriage last?”). These tests have been shown to be accurate in predicting the health of a relationship and the chances for it’s success—or divorce.

    • Fiction
      January 2017

      Finding Kyler

      The Kennedy Boys Book One

      by Siobhan Davis

      Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian. Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise. Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin. He’s off limits. And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit. Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand. Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.Will I enjoy this book?Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime! Only suitable for readers aged seventeen and older due to mature content and language. Please note this book contains a forbidden love theme featuring first cousins and a cliff hanger. It is not a standalone read.Books in this SeriesFinding KylerLosing Kyler Keeping Kyler The Irish Getaway - optional novellaLoving KalvinSaving BradThe three Kyler books must be read together. Thereafter, every book in the series will focus on a single Kennedy boy and his love interest, and they will be standalone titles with an HEA and no cliff hanger.

    • Fiction
      June 2020

      Postcards from the East

      by Reyes Monforte

      A paean to liberty, identity, and hope in the middle of one of the greatest human catastrophes of our history. Madrid, 1980. A woman receives a box of postcards and photos of people she doesn’t know. “These are the postcards your mother wrote when she was in Auschwitz.” In these letters, she will discover the secret that her mother, Elle, kept for thirty-five years: that she was a prisoner of the Nazis and kept texts and photographs from the women in the concentration camp. She wanted to write their stories. One of them is Maria Mandel, a real person, the cruelest and most bloodthirsty SS woman, who lived during the Third Reich, and who would take Elle on as her reluctant protégée. Josef Mengele, Heinrich Himmler, Irma Grese, Ana Frank, Alma Rosé, and Gisella Peri also make their appearance.

    • Fiction
      March 2020

      Hannah

      by Christian Galvez

      Florence under the Nazis. Two timelines. A palindrome that joins two generations. An unknown hero. A story based on real events Florence, 1944. German consul Gerhard Wolf, the Guardian of Ponte Vecchio, saved the lives of hundreds of Jews during the Nazi occupation, kept the Germans from stealing the artworks in the Uffizi gallery, and saved Ponte Vecchio from being destroyed by mines. Florence, 2019. Hannah returns to Spain from Florence because her grandmother, Hannah, is dying. With her will go one of her deepest secrets: how she lived through the Nazi occupation of Florence in 1944. Hanna will find a Wehrpass, a Nazi passport belonging to a soldier who died in combat in 1943, and next to her grandmother’s name, she sees the text: “Hannah, girl number 37. G. Wolf.” Why did her Jewish grandmother’s name appear in a Nazi passport?

    • Romance

      Honeysuckle House

      by Christina Jones

      After nearly 25 years of marriage, Rosie’s life seems to be falling apart. Her husband, Leon, tells her he’s leaving her, her three children are very unhappy and unsettled, and even her beloved home, Honeysuckle House, is at risk. Without Leon and the painful disruption to everyone’s lives, the family is also finding it hard to cope with the running of the family restaurant, Cookery Nook. However, although Rosie could never have imagined it, Leon’s leaving isn’t the end, but a new beginning for everyone…

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