Editor’s Note: This thriller will hold you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a parent, you’ll definitely be able to relate to the challanges these characters must face.
There are so many secrets, you just can’t put it down!
Readers who like Lisa Scottoline will like CHASING AMANDA.
Author’s Inspiration: Every parent’s worst nightmare.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Sandra Bullock
From the Book: Molly bent her lean body at the waist one last time to loosen her hips, pulling her head almost between her shins, her long, auburn ponytail flipped toward the ground. A faint clicking sound caught her attention, and she let her gaze move in its direction, but from her upside-down view, she couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary. She turned and faced the aged white clapboard church which loomed behind her. Molly shielded her eyes from the bright sun and watched a blue bird whisk by. Blue bird, blue bird, fly away home. Your wings are signs of peace for none.
This book is free 2/28-3/1.
Editor’s Note: Part memoir and part thriller, this book is perfect for baby boomers and great fun for everyone else!
I got so absorbed in this story that I just couldn’t put it down!
Book Description: Laila Levin just doesn’t feel like she belongs. When past secrets are stirred up, she’s transported to 1969 and all of it’s temptations. Her choices might endager her survival and conscience, but she finds out the importance of staying true to yourself.
Author’s Inspiration: This is a great question. I’m at an age when I’ve begun reflecting on different periods of my life and examining what I’ve learned from them. For me, the late sixties was an aberration from the rest of my relatively conservative lifestyle. I wasn’t near as naïve or crazy as Laila, but I was a quintessential hippie, feminist, and anti-war protestor. Evidently, the novel has struck a cord with other baby boomers thinking about the same things.
This book is free 2/28-3/4.
Editor’s Note: In solving a murder-mystery, this book untangles a web of corruption in the Catholic church.
A mysterious page-turner with a financial twist.
Book Description: The murder of a Jesuit priest brings corruption in the Vatican to light. There’s a struggle over power and money endangering the lives of Michael Visconte and his family- and someone must be brought to justice.
Author Inspiration: The ongoing Vatican Bank scandals and the murder of Roberto Calvi along with the murders of Italian investigators over several decades inspired this work. I’ve long been fascinated by international money laundering and the Church’s global financial connections. The global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath was also an inspiration. “Rise of the Jesuits introduces the key characters who challenge Wall Street and global central bankers in the sequel, “Archangels 2: Vatican Gold.”
This book is free 2/28 – 3/2.
Editor’s Note: This is an exciting Christian Suspense book that’s great for people interested in Christianity and love thrillers!
A fascinating story of modern miracles!
Book Description: Solomon’s Porch is a twenty-first-century morality tale rooted in an ancient faith. Solomon’s Porch cries out for Christian unity, for the gathering of God’s people in one holy church, and for the removal of barriers between believers.
Author’s Inspiration: Completely lost, a “spiritually destitute atheist”, that is how Wid Bastian describes himself in November 2002. “I had hit rock bottom. There was nothing left.” He was facing a bleak future, prison time was a certainty. Only forty two, Wid’s life seemed over -a once brilliant future devastated by his foolishness and sin.
“The last thing I was consciously seeking was God,” Wid admits. “He called, as He does to all of us. I was finally humbled enough to listen.”
For reasons he did not understand at the time, Wid felt a “physical presence, a tugging” and was compelled to pray in a circle with a few other inmates several days after his arrest. “I was literally overwhelmed by the power of God. Instantly I knew, I was aware on a level beyond my senses, outside of emotion and rational reasoning, that Jesus Christ is real, that He lives. “The tomb is empty” kept repeating in my head, over and over.”
A few weeks after his conversion experience, Wid met Deacon Lainis who was conducting a Bible study at the jail. “I was drawn to Harry. I knew that God had sent this man to help me, to be my guide.” For the next three years, as Wid Bastian struggled through a contentious sentencing process, Deacon Harry ministered to Wid, teaching and counseling him in the tradition of Greek Orthodox Christianity.
“Harry made a special efort to visit me on Saturdays. He was a light in a dark place. A true friend.”
It was during this time that Wid Bastian penned Solomon’s Porch. “The book wrote itself. I felt like more of a scribe than an author. The Holy Spirit guided my hand.”
Solomon’s Porch is a novel about God acting boldly and directly through unlikely messengers..
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: I would!
From the Book: Of all of the places in all of the world, this was the last one Peter Carson ever expected to call home. He came from a good family, and had been blessed with a privileged upbringing and a pampered lifestyle, but all that was history. Now he was stuck here in this purgatory, in the sweltering July heat of South Carolina, methodically mowing the grass at a federal prison camp. Once he traded futures and options and managed millions of dollars. Now all he had to exchange was his pint of milk for an extra cookie at chow. It was nearly as depressing as it was humiliating.
This book is free on 2/28.
Editor’s Note: This memoir asks the big questions facing today’s generation, but has a senseof humor, making it a truly worthwhile and enlightening read.
A great book for someone searching for their own identity and hoping to change themselves for the better.
Book Description: DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR is a deeply personal examination of the issues facing today’s generation. It’s both a darkly funny memoir and a cultural criticism. In a time when we are connected to our culture like never before, this book looks for the next stage in our cultural evolution.
Author’s Inspiration: My inspiration came from all the writers and musicians who put their passions out there for the world to see. Personally, I always had a feeling that the normal everyday life of going to work and going out and paying my bills was not going to be enough for me. There was more that needed to be said, that had to be said. And I saw this same feeling of dissatisfaction in my friends and in our culture. So I felt that it was important to look for answers for my own personal reason, but also as a way to help move things forward. I felt obliged. I knew I wasn’t going to be happy until I tried to put it into words.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Edward Norton
From the Book: So let’s accept our current situation: that we live in a world where we have no choice but to work in tall towers and sit in traffic and toil in the suburbs and bottle our lightning. That is our reality. And it’s okay, we gotta do what we gotta do. But accept this only as a condition we currently live in, not as a definition of who we are. Who we are lies farther ahead.
This book is free 2/27-2/28.
Editor’s Note: This book is about one woman’s quest for happiness, against all odds. It’s an inspiration for any reader!
A unique take on chick-lit that is definitely a feel-good read.
Book Description: Some people survive life’s blows whilst others become “mad, bad or sad”. Swimming Upstream is the story of a survivor, Lizzie, whose life takes a series of dramatic twists after she steps into the path of an oncoming car.
Author’s Inspiration: The inspiration for Swimming Upstream came from a painful relationship breakup many years ago when issues from my own past came rearing up to haunt me. I have survived a lot of difficulties over the years and that got me interested in the question as to why some people survive life’s challenges whilst others go under in one way or another. That’s the underlying theme of the novel.
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: British actress Kate Beckinsale.
From the Book: I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened. Only you’d probably think of an accident as something sudden, out of the blue, and I suppose breaking up is like that for some people. For me, though, the road had been rocky for some time and I could see all too clearly what was about to happen: a multi-car pileup. People screaming and car-horns blaring. And here we were, me and Larsen, gliding towards it, the wheels beneath us slipping and spinning out of control.
This book is free 2/27-3/1.
Editor’s Note: A powerful motivational guide that respects your time and your potential.
This book makes everything seem possible! Great for people searching for motivation.
Book Description: Unlocking the potential that lies within you by making monumental shifts in your attitude and outlook on life. We will inspire you to make a powerful change within yourself and begin living your dreams today. All of this in under an hour.
Author’s Inspiration: This book was written with the intention of reminding individuals that they do “have say” in how the rest of their life goes. Motivation is a powerful emotion/feeling which we should strive for on a daily basis. The inspiration behind this book was to impact, inform and enlighten as many individuals as possible in an hour or less. We will inspire you to live a powerful life filled with limitless success and infinite happiness.
From the Book: Why Should You Read This Guide?
If not now, then when? Now is the time to unlock your potential, now is the time to live your dreams and transform circumstances. Within you lies unlimited potential. Within you lies the ability to achieve every desire you set your mind to. Enormous industries and fortunes have been built by individuals who have faced very similar hardships you continue to struggle with every day. You were born into this world with the ability to love, to cherish, to flourish, to experience and to live a powerful life. You are living in a world embellished in endless possibilities. With the right attitude you have the potential to make an invaluable difference to the world no matter your age, your looks, your education, your lifestyle, or your bank account balance. You can afford this guide; but you can’t afford not to engage, absorb and apply the lessons written in this guide. Leave a legacy, start today; start now.
This book is free 2/27-2/28.
Editor’s Note: We’ve all asked ourselves this question before. Maybe the answer really is waiting inside this book!
Both an informative and entertaining case study that actually lets you come to your own conclusion based on the evidence.
Book Description: In this book, Cal Andrews hopes to solve the question of whether or not you can really buy happiness with money. He examines the life stories and emtions of ten men who gained great fortune to reach a stunning conclusion.
Readers who like insightful biographies will like DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR.
Author’s Inspiration: Watching the human struggle in trying to find happiness in life, and seeing the mistakes people make in that pursuit.
This book is free 2/27-3/1.