Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top Ten Releases For 2015!

As 2014 comes to an end, I thought it would be great to write about some of the wonderful books that I am looking forward to in 2015. (A 2014 reflection post will be coming soon as well!)
In no particular order, here are my most anticipated books of 2015!
All summaries and pictures come from Goodreads.
PS: Click the cover of the book to be taken to that books Goodreads page and the title of the book to be taken to the book's Amazon purchase page.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publish Date: February 4th 2014 
Page Amount: 550 Pages
Price: $11.44 Hardback
ISBN: 0312642970 (ISBN13: 9780312642976)

"In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army. 

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. 

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has." (Goodreads Description)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Slip (Slip #1) by David Estes Book Blitz!

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Slip (Slip #1) and Grip (Slip #2) by David Estes! I am so excited to be a part of this book blitz, as it is my first one and it could not be for a better author! The release dates for both of these novels is TODAY, so please check this out!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer


Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publish Date: February 15th 2013 (first published January 3rd 2013) 
Page Amount: 452 Pages
Price: $9.99 Paperback
ISBN: 0312642962 (ISBN13: 9780312642969)
"Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner." (Goodreads Description)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer


Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Publish Date: March 25th 2014 
Page Amount: 390 Pages
Price: $9.99 Paperback
ISBN: 0312641893 (ISBN13: 9780312641894)

"Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future." (Goodreads Description)

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (Review by Guest Blogger Anna)


Author: Leslye Walton
Publisher: CandleWick Press
Publish Date: March 25th 2014 
Page Amount: 301 Pages
Price: $17.99 Hardback
ISBN: 0763665665 (ISBN13: 9780763665661)

“Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human” (Goodreads Description)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wolfsbane Brew (The Amazing Wolf Boy #3) by Roxanne Smolen

Author: Roxanne Smolen
Publisher: moonRox, Inc.
Publish Date: July 15th 2014 
Page Amount: 404 Pages
Price: $12.99 Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780991567331
Format: ARC from Goodreads
In Wolfsbane Brew, Cody Forester is a sixteen-year-old werewolf. He only found out six months ago, and already he is showing powers that Uncle Bob, his mentor, cannot match. His closest friends begin to think he is dangerous. Even Brittany, the girl he loves, says he is scary. Cody learns to keep his new abilities under wraps. Until another super-werewolf comes to South Florida.

Vilk Bodark owns Georgia. He has a hand in a variety of illegal ventures: loan sharking, money laundering, gambling. He has police chiefs, judges, and even sorcerers in his employ. He conscripts werewolves by force—join or die. He wants to expand his operations to Florida—and he decides Brittany, a fledgling witch, would make a fine addition to his staff.

Cody can’t defeat Bodark in a straight-up fight. He must take his new powers in a different direction—in ways that scare even him. If he doesn’t succeed, Brittany will be lost forever. Will his hidden superpowers be enough to save her? (Goodreads Description)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Joshua Effect by P.S. Meronek

Author: P.S. Meronek
Publisher: Ponytale Press, Inc.
Publish Date: August 1st 2013 
Page Amount: 351 Pages
Price: $6.99 Kindle (my format was Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780985709631
"The rooftop reception on the skyscraper in lower Manhattan is an elegant affair right up until the moment the murders occur. With the lives of sixty-three of his friends and business associates snuffed out in one horrifying blink of an eye, the wealthy and enigmatic Jonathan Strickland boards a dangerous roller coaster ride of a lifetime in this clever, nail biting who-done-it.

Following the nebulous clues left behind at the scene of the crime, Strickland finds himself kidnapped and taken to a clandestine meeting in the middle of the Syrian dessert beneath the ancient ruins of one of the oldest civilizations known to man. The lines between good and evil blur as the suspect list narrows. Strickland races against time to find the invisible killers who have even more carnage in mind; they call their sinister plan the Joshua Effect.Strickland also struggles with the essence of a life thrown into question by the gnawing epiphany that he is losing the one thing which actually gives his existence meaning. All of his fantastic achievements pale when compared with the desire to possess the love of the one woman who can understand him - but who can never be with the man he is.As the clock ticks relentlessly forward to a catastrophe of truly Biblical proportions, the hunt for those responsible nears its climax. From a brazen gun battle among the rich and famous in the exotic streets of glamorous Miami Beach to the discovery of the secretive Catskills hideaway of a reclusive scientist in upstate New York, the thrilling ride never lets up.All the while the personal war inside Strickland rages on. Who is he? More importantly, who will he end up becoming? For a man who thought he had everything, why does he suddenly find his life so empty?For Jonathan, the revelation that a life with nothing in it worth dying for isn't much worth living shakes the very core of his being. Then why does it feel so right? The Joshua Effect is a taut, suspense filled page turner with a stunner around every corner."(Goodreads Description)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Vortex (The Insignia Series #2) by S.J. Kincaid


Author: S.J. Kincaid
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date: July 2nd 2013 
Page Amount: 390 Pages
Price: $9.99 Paperback

"The impossible was just the beginning. Now in their second year as superhuman government weapons-in-training at the Pentagonal Spire, Tom Raines and his friends are mid-level cadets in the elite combat corps known as the Intrasolar Forces. But as training intensifies and a moment arrives that could make or break his entire career, Tom’s loyalties are again put to the test.

Encouraged to betray his ideals and friendships for the sake of his country, Tom is convinced there must be another way. And the more aware he becomes of the corruption surrounding him, the more determined he becomes to fight it, even if he sabotages his own future in the process.

Drawn into a power struggle more dramatic than he has ever faced before, Tom stays a hyperintelligent step ahead of everyone, like the exceptional gamer he is—or so he believes. But when he learns that he and his friends have unwittingly made the most grievous error imaginable, Tom must find a way to outwit an enemy so nefarious that victory seems hopeless. Will his idealism and bravado cost him everything—and everyone that matters to him?

Filled with action and intelligence, camaraderie and humor, the second book in S.J. Kincaid’s futuristic World War III Insignia trilogy continues to explore fascinating and timely questions about power, politics, technology, loyalty, and friendship." (Goodreads Description)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison

Author: John Elder Robison
Publisher: Anchor Canada (this edition)
Publish Date: March 18th 2014 
Page Amount: 384 Pages
Price: $14.95 Paperback
ISBN:0385670389 (ISBN13: 9780385670388)

"Part parenting guide, part courtroom drama, part catalog of the travails and surprising joys of life with the high-functioning form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, this memoir will offer all parents--but particularly fathers--a lot to think about. . . . [A] touching, sympathetic and often insightful book." --The New York Times
John Elder Robison wasn't a model child. He was awkward in school; he ran away from home; he threatened people with knives. As an adult, he learned he had Asperger's syndrome, which explained a lot, and his youthful shenanigans made for riotous stories. But it wasn't so funny when his son, Cubby, started having trouble in school and seemed like he might be headed the same way. Not that John was a model dad, either. When Cubby asked, "Where did I come from?" John said he'd bought him at the Kid Store--and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would do chores. He ditched Good Night, Moon for stories he made up about nuclear-powered horses. Cubby turned out to have his father's intelligence but also some of his resistance to authority. At seventeen he was brilliant enough in chemistry to make military-grade explosives, which led to a raid by law enforcement officers. That woke John up to another thing he and Cubby shared: Asperger's syndrome.
This is an unforgettable memoir about a different boy being raised by a different father--and learning to cope with, even celebrate, the difference." (Goodreads Description)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mr. Tall: a Novella and Stories by Tony Earley

Mr. Tall: a Novella and Stories by Tony Earley


Author: Tony Earley
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date: August 26th 2014 
Page Amount: 256 Pages
Price: $25.00 Hardcover
ISBN:0316246123 (ISBN13: 9780316246125)
Learn More About the Author Here!

"Two decades after his debut collection Here We Are in Paradise heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, the rueful, bittersweet, and riotous stories of Mr. Tall reestablish him as a mythmaker and tale spinner of the first rank. These stories introduce us not only to ordinary people seeking to live extraordinary lives, but to the skunk ape (a southern variant of Bigfoot), the ghost of Jesse James, and a bone-tired Jack the Giant Killer. Whether it's Appalachia, Nashville, the Carolina Coast, or a make-believe land of talking dogs, each world Earley creates is indelible." (Goodreads Description)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Elixir by Ted Galdi

Elixir by Ted Galdi


Author: Ted Galdi
Publisher: Self-Published
Publish Date: August 1st 2014
Page Amount: 259 Pages (Estimated)
Price: $4.99 Ebook
ISBN: (ISBN 13) 9780989850735

"Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy. However, Sean wishes he could just be normal.

But his life is anything but normal. The US government manipulates him, using him as a codebreaker in pursuit of a drug lord and killing innocent people along the way.

For reasons related to his personal security, Sean finds himself in Rome, building a new life under a new name, abandoning academics, and hiding his genius from everyone. When he’s 18 he falls in love. The thrills begin again when he learns that his girlfriend is critically ill and it’s up to him to use his intellect to find a cure, a battle pitting him against a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company and the demons of his past.

Elixir is a story about identity, secrets, and above all, love." (Goodreads Description)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

How I Fall (How I Fall #1) by Anne Eliot PART TWO

If you have not read the first part of this review, click here. The book's information, and Ms. Eliot's website are located on that post.

I've decided to revisit Anne Eliot's How I Fall, because I realize that I missed out and did not expand on so many valid points as to why this novel should be considered one of the greatest novels to graze the planet. Some of these points I have already mentioned in my previous post, but it doesn't hurt to reiterate them.

Meet Guest Blogger Anna!

Hello to all of the well-read followers of this fantastic blog!

I am Anna, and I am a new guest blogger! To introduce myself, I will outline the course my book obsession took throughout the years.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl

Author: Paige Rawl
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publish Date: August 26th 2014 (first published August 15th 2014)
Page Amount: 288 Pages
Price: $18.99 Hardcover
ISBN: 0062342517 (ISBN13: 9780062342515)

"In this compelling and compulsively readable memoir, nineteen-year-old Paige Rawl tells the story of how she was mercilessly bullied in middle school...and how she overcame the ordeal to change her world for the better.
In this astonishing memoir, Paige tells a story that is both deeply personal and completely universal—one that will resonate deeply with the thousands of children and adults whose lives have been touched by bullying.
Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth…but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined her. It never prevented her from entering beauty pageants or playing soccer or making the honor role.
On an unremarkable day in middle school, while attempting to console a friend, Paige disclosed her HIV-positive status—and within hours the bullying began. She was called "PAIDS," first in whispers, then out in the open. Her soccer coach joked that she was an asset because opposing team members would be too afraid to touch her. Her guidance counselor told her to stop all the “drama,” and her principal said she couldn’t protect her. One night, desperate for escape, Paige swallowed fifteen sleeping pills—one for each year of her life to date. That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning.

The gripping first-person account of Paige’s life will pull in even the most reluctant readers of nonfiction, and her call to action to choose compassion over cruelty will stay with them long after they turn the last page." (Goodreads Description)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PROMO for Get Even by Gretchen McNeil + GIVEAWAY!!! *CLOSED*

PROMO for Get Even (Don't Get Mad #1) by Gretchen McNeil + GIVEAWAY

Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publish Date: September 16th 2014 
Page Amount: 379 Pages
Price: $9.99 Paperback
ISBN: 0062260855 (ISBN13: 9780062260857)

"The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars in Gretchen McNeil’s witty and suspenseful novel about four disparate girls who join forces to take revenge on high school bullies and create dangerous enemies for themselves in the process.

Bree, Olivia, Kitty, and Margot have nothing in common—at least that’s what they’d like the students and administrators of their elite private school to think. The girls have different goals, different friends, and different lives, but they share one very big secret: They’re all members of Don’t Get Mad, a secret society that anonymously takes revenge on the school’s bullies, mean girls, and tyrannical teachers.

When their latest target ends up dead with a blood-soaked “DGM” card in his hands, the girls realize that they’re not as anonymous as they thought—and that someone now wants revenge on them. Soon the clues are piling up, the police are closing in . . . and everyone has something to lose." (Goodreads Description)

Friday, July 25, 2014

How I Fall (How I Fall #1) by Anne Eliot Part One

How I Fall (How I Fall #1) by Anne Eliot 

Author: Anne Eliot
Publisher: Butterfly Books, LLC
Publish Date: June 15th 2014 
Page Amount: 379 Pages
Price: $16.00 Paperback
ISBN:1937815048 (ISBN13: 9781937815042)

"ELLEN LIKES CAM * CAM LIKES ELLEN * What if the one person you can't stop thinking about...
...can't stop thinking about you?

What if during one long day you failed at everything because you met this glitter-crazed new girl who practically ruins your life? Worse, she insists you and your secret crush become best friends—with her?!! Only you don’t have time to be friends with insane people, and you think your crush might need to stay the way it’s always been: Distant. Impossible. In your head. This is because you have problems and secrets a crush would never understand.

But what if the three of you wind up assigned to a group photography project, and rumors are already circling about the new girl being ridiculous? You know she’s nice but alone, so you convince your crush to help protect the new girl. Working on the project suddenly makes hanging out, texting, talking—and even high school—seem completely normal when it’s anything but.

What if you fall for each other just enough to kiss…and it’s perfect? You tell secrets and make the kind of promises that might be impossible to keep when you’re only sixteen. Which is why, long before it all falls apart, you already knew nothing this beautiful could have been meant to be yours for long.

But what if…" (Goodreads Description)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Razliubit by Renata S.C.

Razliubit by Renata S.C. 

Author: Renata S.C.
Publisher: Rynata Collective
Publish Date: April 30th 2014 
Page Amount: 83 Pages (79 pages of Poetry)
Price: $12.00 Paperback
ISBN: 1620309750 (ISBN13: 9781620309759)

"Razliubit is a story about the bittersweet feeling of falling out of love told through memories. This book is a collection of conversational-prose fusion poems that follow a narrative of love, loneliness and sensuality in a postmodern setting. The poems utilize poetic formal constructs to obscure and subvert factual details in each story while using evocative language and specificity to enhance the consuming effects of nostalgia. While the individual pieces each possess a voice and alternating speakers they also function as fragments of a larger story in progress" (Goodreads Description)

Friday, July 18, 2014

SNEAK PEEK of Atlantia by Ally Condie

SNEAK PEEK of Atlantia by Ally Condie

Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publish Date: October 28th 2014 (originally November 4th 2014)
Page Amount: 368 Pages
Price: $18.99 Hardcover
ISBN: 0525426442 (ISBN13: 9780525426448)
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Learn More About the Author Here!

"Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths." (Goodreads Description)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Pain Collector by Christian Strayhorn Spence

The Pain Collector by Christian Strayhorn Spence

Author: Christian Strayhorn Spence
Publisher: Strayhorn Spence (Self-Published)
Publish Date: April 2014
Page Amount: 232 Pages
Price: $13.00 Paperback
ISBN: 0615932843 (ISBN13: 9780615932842)
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Learn More About the Author Here!

"Eva Kingsley recently had a solitary and quiet life as a traveling writer who knew little about her family. When her father commits suicide, she is left with a library full of written pain and a dark family secret. Using her library and the hints left by her father, Eva is forced to search through her family's history from World War II. She finds herself faced with the appalling acts of those she never really knew and must make a decision between family and justice." (Goodreads Description)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Second Thoughts (The Sententia #2) by Cara Bertrand

Second Thoughts (The Sententia #2) by Cara Bertrand

Author: Cara Bertrand
Publisher: Luminis Books, Incorporated
Publish Date: October 1st 2014
Page Amount: 208 Pages
Price: $11.95 Paperback and $19.95 Hardcover
ISBN: 1935462075 (ISBN13: 9781935462071)

"The continuing adventures of an ordinary teenage girl with extraordinary mental abilities, perfect for readers who love books and series such as Vampire Academy, Spellbound, and Sweet Peril.
Secrets, lies, and looming deaths—all things Lainey Young deals with in a typical day of high school. In her senior year at Northbrook Academy—a New England boarding school where the majority of the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted—Lainey has even more to worry about. Things like classes, college, her boyfriend, and, of course, the vision she glimpsed of her impending death. But to her surprise, Lainey finds one worry she can cross off her list, namely Senator Daniel Astor, the leader of the Sententia. After a shocking discovery when they finally meet, Lainey realizes maybe she was wrong to distrust the Senator. She relaxes even further when he seems to accept her refusal to work for him after graduation. But with her secrets mounting and the time to solve them running out, there’s a final enigma Lainey hasn’t yet encountered: Daniel Astor doesn’t take no for an answer. Ever." (Goodreads Description)

The Firelight Girls by Kaya McLaren

The Firelight Girls by Kaya McLaren

Author: Kaya McLaren
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: October 14th 2014
Page Amount: 352 Pages (my copy had 341)
Price: $15.99 Paperback, $9.99 ebook
ISBN: 125001977X (ISBN13: 9781250019776)

"The summers you spend at summer camp are indelibly etched on your heart. But what happens when the camp you love is about to close? Can you ever really say goodbye to the place that made you who you are? This is the question that plagues Ethel, the seventy-year-old former camp director who is nursing a broken heart after losing the love of her life. It's also a question that inspires change in forty-year-old Shannon, who is directionless after watching her career implode. Then there is Ruby, who betrayed Ethel years ago and hasn't spoken to her since. Is this her chance to make amends? When the three women learn that a homeless teen has been hiding at camp—the only place she can escape her terrifying home life—they realize camp is something much more immediate for all: survival. Three generations of women are about to find so much more as they search for a way to save the place that saved them all in The Firelight Girls, Kaya McLaren's novel of love and loss, heartbreak and healing." (Goodreads Description)

The Last Goodbye by Caroline Finnerty

The Last Goodbye by Caroline Finnerty


Author: Caroline Finnerty
Publisher: Ward River Press
Publish Date: May 5th 2014
Page Amount: 298 Pages
Price: $11.02 to $17.79 Paperback (Depending on Edition)
"Sometimes the decisions we make can last a lifetime . . . and sometimes we cannot shake off the shackles of decisions made by others in the past. 

Kate Flynn has spent her whole life running away. She reckons the best decision she ever made was to leave Ireland the day after she finished school. Having seldom returned since, she would be perfectly happy if she never had to go back there. She is happy in London where she runs a successful photography gallery with her best friend Nat, though their relationship is going through a rocky patch since Nat began an affair with a married man.

When Kate becomes pregnant and her partner Ben persuades her to make the trip home, she is forced to confront everything she left behind and memories of Eva, the mother she feels betrayed her. Kate finds it impossible to forgive Eva who chose to refuse cancer treatment while pregnant and died, leaving a young family motherless.

Do some wounds go too deep to ever heal? Must Eva's Choice forever deny Kate real happiness?

The Last Goodbye is a powerful story of love and loss, forgiveness and new beginnings - a heart-wrenching and emotional page-turner for mothers and daughters everywhere." (Goodreads Description)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez

Love Letters from the Edge: Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, and the Pain of Life by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez

Author: Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publish Date: May 5th 2014
Page Amount: 296 Pages
Price: $15.99 Paperback
" Meditations offering practical hope through biblical expressions of lament and God's relentless, unconditional love for the hurting.

Millions of women in the United States battle with after-effects of suffering so great they've developed post-traumatic stress disorder--the same suffering experienced by soldiers who've gone through war. Sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and many other painful and overwhelming events can trigger symptoms they are little equipped to deal with and hard-pressed to recognize.

Love Letters from the Edge provides a voice for those struggling to express this pain and reveals intimate encouragement for those in desperate need to hear God's words of love and deliverance. This heartfelt devotional focuses on the profound laments in the book of Psalms. Each meditation begins with a letter from someone in the throes of despair and then offers a tender response to their pain from God's perspective.

Fresh, honest, and intimate, Love Letters from the Edge will reach readers who never expected to hear good news from where they are and point them toward the hope and healing of Christ." (Goodreads Description)

Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise #3) by MaryLu Tyndall

Abandoned Memories (Escape to Paradise #3) by MaryLu Tyndall

Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date: July 1st 2014 (originally published January 1st 2014)
Page Amount: 320 Pages
Price: $12.99 paperback
ISBN: 1616265981 (ISBN13: 9781616265984)
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Learn More About the Author Here!
"Something sinister lurks in the lush Brazilian jungle. . . .

It is 1866 and the fledgling Confederate colony of New Hope is Angeline Moore’s last chance at a normal life. Running from the law, she longs to make a fresh start in this new Southern Utopia. But a series of strange disasters threaten to destroy everything the colonists have worked for, and strange visions threaten to reveal a past Angeline is desperate to hide.James Callaway failed at both doctoring and preaching, but he hopes that his move to Brazil will give him another chance to become the spiritual leader he so desires. He longs to create a world free from the immorality that plagued every street corner back home and ruined his life. And he believes Angeline is just the sort of refined woman he needs to keep him on the right track.But something is amiss in New Hope: haunting visions, the discovery of crypts beneath an ancient temple, and an archaic Hebrew book, set the colonists’ fears on edge. When one of their own is murdered, a series of disasters leads them to believe God has brought them to Brazil to defeat an evil that, if unleashed, could wreak havoc on the entire world" (Goodreads Description)