Millicent Glenn s Last Wish

Millicent Glenn s Last Wish
Author: Tori Whitaker
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10: 9781542023313
ISBN 13: 1542023319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Millicent Glenn s Last Wish Book Review:

Three generations of women--and the love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets that can bind them forever or tear them apart. Millicent Glenn is self-sufficient and contentedly alone in the Cincinnati suburbs. As she nears her ninety-first birthday, her daughter Jane, with whom she's weathered a shaky relationship, suddenly moves back home. Then Millie's granddaughter shares the thrilling surprise that she's pregnant. But for Millie, the news stirs heartbreaking memories of a past she's kept hidden for too long. Maybe it's time she shared something, too. Millie's last wish? For Jane to forgive her. Sixty years ago Millie was living a dream. She had a husband she adored, a job of her own, a precious baby girl, and another child on the way. They were the perfect family. All it took was one irreversible moment to shatter everything, reshaping Millie's life and the lives of generations to come. As Millie's old wounds are exposed, so are the secrets she's kept for so long. Finally revealing them to her daughter might be the greatest risk a mother could take in the name of love.

Forgive Me Sister

Forgive Me  Sister
Author: Patrick Hamilton Walsh
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 1490795316
ISBN 13: 9781490795317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgive Me Sister Book Review:

“If it’s time for women to rule the world again, why are you telling this to me, a twenty-eight-year-old man?” Richard asked. Stopping in her tracks and spinning around, she looked Richard dead in the eye as she said, “Because of that. Because you are a twenty-eight-year-old man.” The soft look had dropped from her face as she scolded Richard. Forgive Me, Sister is the story of Richard, a guy who feels trapped in an increasingly masculine world where the mind takes precedence over the heart and where femininity is highly suppressed. While seeking to fill the gaping hole residing in his spiritual core, he is confronted by the task of empowering the feminine in order to protect our Mother Earth from the systematic destruction of her land, air, and seas. In a journey that throws up sexual inequality, through an ayahuasca retreat and a surprise reconnection with a lost love, Richard rediscovers his purpose and finds a timely helping hand to aid him on his path. The story of the insights Richard obtains along the way provides us, as only a few stories have done, with a compelling reminder of the essential wisdom of confronting our challenges, being open to the synchronistic petals strewn along life’s path, and above all, following our heart’s desire.

They re Always with You

They re Always with You
Author: Mary Clare Lockman
Publsiher: Wise Ink
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 9781940014975
ISBN 13: 1940014972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They re Always with You Book Review:

This delightful coming-of-age story resonates on many levels: young readers can identify with Colette's passion and her natural curiosity, while others will be reminded of a time when life was simpler.

This Magnificent Dappled Sea

This Magnificent Dappled Sea
Author: David Biro
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542019811
ISBN 13: 1542019818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Magnificent Dappled Sea Book Review:

Two strangers--generations and oceans apart--have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that attach us. In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant. After an exhaustive search, a match turns up three thousand miles away in the form of a most unlikely donor: Joseph Neiman, a rabbi in Brooklyn, New York, who is suffering from a debilitating crisis of faith. As Luca's young nurse, Nina Vocelli, risks her career and races against time to help save the spirited redheaded boy, she uncovers terrible secrets from World War II--secrets that reveal how a Catholic child could have Jewish genes. Can inheritance be transcended by accidents of love? That is the question at the heart of This Magnificent Dappled Sea, a novel that challenges the idea of identity and celebrates the ties that bind us together.

The Seven Daughters of Eve

The Seven Daughters of Eve
Author: Bryan Sykes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780552148764
ISBN 13: 0552148768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Daughters of Eve Book Review:

In 1994 Professor Bryan Sykes, a leading world authority on DNA and human evolution, was called in to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy. News of the discovery of the Ice Man and his age, which was put at over five thousand years old, fascinated the world. But what made the story particularly extraordinary was that Professor Sykes was also able to track down a living generic relative of the Ice Man, a woman living in Britain today. How was he able to locate a living relative of a man who died thousands of years ago? In The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes gives us a first hand account of his research into a remarkable gene which passes undiluted from generation to generation through the maternal line and shows how it is being used to track our genetic ancestors through time and space. After plotting thousands of DNA sequences from all over the world he found that they had clustered around a handful of distinct groups. In Europe there are only seven. The conclusion: almost everyone of native European descent, wherever they live in the world, can trace their ancestry back to one of seven women, the Seven Daughters of Eve. He has named them Ursula, Xenia, Helena, Velda, Tara, Katrine and Jasmine. In this remarkable scientific adventure story we learn exactly how our origins can be traced, how and where our ancient genetic ancestors lived, what their live were like and how we are each living proof of the almost miraculous strength of our DNA which has survived and prospered over so many thousands of years to reach us today. It is a book that not only presents the story of our evolution in a wholly new light, but also strikes right at the heart of ourselves as individuals and of our sense of identity.

The Rejected Writers Book Club

The Rejected Writers  Book Club
Author: Suzanne Kelman
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 9781503934146
ISBN 13: 1503934144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rejected Writers Book Club Book Review:

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited--and practically dragged--to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers' Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another's rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one member's reputation--and disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, they'll face their fears--landslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful children--and have the time of their lives.

Epona

Epona
Author: Michelle Dalton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2020-05-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798645987114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epona Book Review:

Can love conquer all?When a horrendous attack takes the lives of Sadie Munro's loved ones leaving her scarred and broken, her only hope is to escape the country of her birth.But Sadie's life may still be in danger.Blane Buchan is an Englishmen seeking a life away from the emptiness of London society and a past he'd rather forget.Sadie and Blanes paths cross unexpectedly when a mysterious mare appears out of nowhere. Can Sadie overcome the trauma of her past and find redemption and love in the wild Scottish Highlands?"From the mountains of South Africa to the magical Highland Moors of Scotland, this is a story of redemption, love and the powerful connection between humans and horses.""Africa's heart beats deeply in this must-read love story." - T.M Clark"Michelle Dalton's touching love story of a gifted young woman, a compassionate land-owner and the mare that brings them together, will stay with you long after you've finished the book." - Diane Demetre

The Last of the Blacksmiths

The Last of the Blacksmiths
Author: Claire Gebben
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02
ISBN 10: 9781603811828
ISBN 13: 1603811826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last of the Blacksmiths Book Review:

In the early 19th century, a farmer's son in the Bavarian Rhineland travels to Cleveland to apprentice to a blacksmith. Michael Harm struggles through his indenture with a cruel master to receive his freedom dues just as civil war threatens the country he now calls home. However, it is Cleveland's post-war Gilded Age that presents the greatest challenge to Michael's artisan way of life.

Find Layla

Find Layla
Author: Meg Elison
Publsiher: Skyscape
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9781542019781
ISBN 13: 1542019788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Find Layla Book Review:

A neglected girl's chaotic coming-of-age becomes a trending new hashtag in a novel about growing up and getting away by an award-winning author. Underprivileged and keenly self-aware, SoCal fourteen-year-old Layla Bailey isn't used to being noticed. Except by mean girls who tweet about her ragged appearance. All she wants to do is indulge in her love of science, protect her vulnerable younger brother, and steer clear of her unstable mother. Then a school competition calls for a biome. Layla chooses her own home, a hostile ecosystem of indoor fungi and secret shame. With a borrowed video camera, she captures it all. The mushrooms growing in her brother's dresser. The black mold blooming up the apartment walls. The unmentionable things living in the dead fridge. All the inevitable exotic toxins that are Layla's life. Then the video goes viral. When Child Protective Services comes to call, Layla loses her family and her home. Defiant, she must face her bullies and friends alike, on her own. Unafraid at last of being seen, Layla accepts the mortifying reality of visibility. Now she has to figure out how to stay whole and stand behind the truth she has shown the world.

Sisters One Two Three

Sisters One  Two  Three
Author: Nancy Star
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781503937468
ISBN 13: 1503937461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sisters One Two Three Book Review:

After a tragic accident on Martha's Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear. When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles' carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family's colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha's Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger's newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter. At turns heartbreaking, humorous, and hopeful, Sisters One, Two, Three explores not only the consequences of secrets--even secrets kept out of love--but also the courage it takes to speak the truth, to forgive, and to let go.

The Last Correspondent

The Last Correspondent
Author: Soraya M. Lane
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542023573
ISBN 13: 1542023572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Correspondent Book Review:

When journalist Ella Franks is unmasked as a woman writing under a male pseudonym, she loses her job. But having risked everything to write, she refuses to be silenced and leaps at the chance to become a correspondent in war-torn France. Already entrenched in the thoroughly male arena of war reporting is feisty American photojournalist Danni Bradford. Together with her best friend and partner, Andy, she is determined to cover the events unfolding in Normandy. And to discover the whereabouts of Andy's flighty sister, Vogue model Chloe, who has followed a lover into the French Resistance. When trailblazing efforts turn to tragedy, Danni, Ella and Chloe are drawn together, and soon form a formidable team. Each woman is determined to follow her dreams 'no matter what', and to make her voice heard over the noise of war. Europe is a perilous place, with danger at every turn. They'll need to rely on each other if they are to get their stories back, and themselves out alive. Will the adventure and love they find be worth the journey of their lives?

The Second Mrs Hockaday

The Second Mrs  Hockaday
Author: Susan Rivers
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 1616207361
ISBN 13: 9781616207366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Mrs Hockaday Book Review:

When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation—and the next—began to see their world anew.

How to Make a Life

How to Make a Life
Author: Florence Reiss Kraut
Publsiher: She Writes Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1631527800
ISBN 13: 9781631527807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Make a Life Book Review:

When Ida and her daughter Bessie flee a catastrophic pogrom in Ukraine for America in 1905, they believe their emigration will ensure that their children and grandchildren will be safe from harm. But choices and decisions made by one generation have ripple effects on those who come later—and in the decades that follow, family secrets, betrayals, and mistakes made in the name of love threaten the survival of the family: Bessie and Abe Weissman’s children struggle with the shattering effects of daughter Ruby’s mental illness, of Jenny’s love affair with her brother-in-law, of the disappearance of Ruby’s daughter as she flees her mother’s legacy, and of the accidental deaths of Irene’s husband and granddaughter. A sweeping saga that follows three generations from the tenements of Brooklyn through WWII, from Woodstock to India, and from Spain to Israel, How to Make a Life is the story of a family who must learn to accept each other’s differences—or risk cutting ties with the very people who anchor their place in the world.

A Splendid Ruin

A Splendid Ruin
Author: Megan Chance
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781542022392
ISBN 13: 1542022398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Splendid Ruin Book Review:

A spellbinding novel of dark family secrets and a young woman's rise and revenge set against the backdrop of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The eve of destruction. After her mother's death, penniless May Kimble lives a lonely life until an aunt she didn't know existed summons her to San Francisco. There she's welcomed into the wealthy Sullivan family and their social circle. Initially overwhelmed by the opulence of her new life, May soon senses that dark mysteries lurk in the shadows of the Sullivan mansion. Her glamorous cousin often disappears in the night. Her aunt wanders about in a laudanum fog. And a maid keeps hinting that May is in danger. Trapped by betrayal, madness, and murder, May stands to lose everything, including her freedom, at the hands of those she trusts most. Then, on an early April morning, San Francisco comes tumbling down. Out of the smoldering ruins, May embarks on a harrowing road to reclaim what is hers. This tragic twist of fate, along with the help of an intrepid and charismatic journalist, puts vengeance within May's reach. But will she take it?

Pregnant with the Sheik s Baby

Pregnant with the Sheik s Baby
Author: Elizabeth Lennox
Publsiher: Elizabeth Lennox
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-02-19
ISBN 10: 194407807X
ISBN 13: 9781944078072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnant with the Sheik s Baby Book Review:

In Montreal for political reasons, Sheik Ramzi del Abbas Samara discovers the lovely Mia Fortelle. Her eyes capture him and after a brief but powerful courtship, he convinces the lovely woman to marry him. As ruler, he understands his role and the need to find a wife and produce an heir. But until he finds Mia, he has resisted that irksome responsibility. For three incredible months, Ramzi believes that he has found heaven. And then the unthinkable happens! He finds her in the arms of another man! Mia is dumbfounded! After so many nights in Ramzi’s arms, blissfully loving the incredible man, she finds herself ousted from his life without any way to defend herself. And what’s worse, Mia is pregnant. Pregnant, alone, scared, and still in love with her husband.

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds
Author: Selina Siak Chin Yoke
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781503939349
ISBN 13: 1503939340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds Book Review:

Facing challenges in an increasingly colonial world, Chye Hoon, a rebellious young girl, must learn to embrace her mixed Malayan-Chinese identity as a Nyonya--and her destiny as a cook, rather than following her first dream of attending school like her brother. Amidst the smells of chillies and garlic frying, Chye Hoon begins to appreciate the richness of her traditions, eventually marrying Wong Peng Choon, a Chinese man. Together, they have ten children. At last, she can pass on the stories she has heard--magical tales of men from the sea--and her warrior's courage, along with her wonderful kueh (cakes). But the cultural shift towards the West has begun. Chye Hoon finds herself afraid of losing the heritage she so prizes as her children move more and more into the modernising Western world.

An Absent Mind

An Absent Mind
Author: Eric Rill
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 9781477828540
ISBN 13: 1477828540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Absent Mind Book Review:

Seventy-one, and a man used to controlling those around him, Saul struggles to make peace with his disconnected family before Alzheimer's consumes his sanity.

The Boy Between

The Boy Between
Author: Josiah Hartley,Amanda Prowse
Publsiher: Little A
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9781542022286
ISBN 13: 1542022282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Between Book Review:

Bestselling novelist Amanda Prowse knew how to resolve a fictional family crisis. But then her son came to her with a real one... Josiah was nineteen with the world at his feet when things changed. Without warning, the new university student's mental health deteriorated to the point that he planned his own death. His mother, bestselling author Amanda Prowse, found herself grappling for ways to help him, with no clear sense of where that could be found. This is the book they wish had been there for them during those dark times. Josiah's situation is not unusual: the statistics on student mental health are terrifying. And he was not the only one suffering; his family was also hijacked by his illness, watching him struggle and fearing the day he might succeed in taking his life. In this book, Josiah and Amanda hope to give a voice to those who suffer, and to show them that help can be found. It is Josiah's raw, at times bleak, sometimes humorous, but always honest account of what it is like to live with depression. It is Amanda's heart-rending account of her pain at watching him suffer, speaking from the heart about a mother's love for her child. For anyone with depression and anyone who loves someone with depression, Amanda and Josiah have a clear message--you are not alone, and there is hope.

Before the Rain Falls

Before the Rain Falls
Author: Camille Di Maio
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781503939974
ISBN 13: 1503939979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Rain Falls Book Review:

After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late. She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who’s visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret.” But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever. Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers'about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life.

The Moonlit Garden

The Moonlit Garden
Author: Corina Bomann
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781503950641
ISBN 13: 1503950646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moonlit Garden Book Review: