Bry Ann’s Saving Her is told in First Person Wistful by Sam, self-sacrificing daughter to a terminally ill mother. She literally knows no other life; she was adopted at 6 years old and her mother fell ill when she was 7. Sam dreams about a time of fun and laughter in her family, a golden age before cancer came, but that feels like the traumatized imaginings of a woman whose childhood was stolen.
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I’ve always believed that a book’s power lies in its ability to make it’s readers feel. As someone who’s been both an avid book reader and an extremely emotional person all my life, feeling for the stories I’ve read has never been a problem for me. Its probably why I spent my first 10 years as a reader reading romance novels because they always guaranteed a happy ending; they were probably so far off the mark as far as realism is concerned, but they were relatively painless and angst-free.
This book is not painless and angst-free.
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Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins by Robert Crown
How Does a Child’s Life Change When His Mother Tries to Murder Him? It’s one of the most profound betrayals imaginable, and it can follow the victim into adulthood, into all he does with his life, tainting his sense of self and his relationships with others. How does a man’s life change when he discovers that with his thoughts, his imagination, and his ability to listen to his higher self, he has the power to overcome the devastating events of his past and build a new life and a family?
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‘Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re seeing,’ Megan Kimsey remarks as she prepares to fly from Denver to Bogota at the beginning of Ginger Bensman’s ambitious novel. It’s an appropriate statement from a young woman prone not only to premonitions, but also to visions of a past life lived centuries ago in a different culture.
These episodes are naturally interpreted as symptoms of mental illness by Megan’s mother, a physically attractive woman who instinctively colonizes everything and everybody, and whose need to control extends to hiring a dubious psychiatrist to cure her daughter of her hallucinations.
Megan can depend on her father’s love and support, until his loss precipitates a personal crisis and the start of a quest to find the truth about herself. Continue reading To Swim Beneath the Earth – Book Review
Title: The Shadow Master’s Miss
Author: Barbara St. Raine
Genre: Historical Romance
An unexpected and violent intrusion on the Kingsley’s land tears the family apart, leaving four of the children stranded, terrified for their lives and longing for their parents. Tara, the eldest daughter, is forced to fend for her brother and sisters as they are left unarmed and unprepared for the cold world that awaits them. But when the legendary “Shadow Master” accompanies them on their journey, Tara’s burdens become lighter, and her heart is opened. The once traumatic event for the family ends up bringing them even closer together.
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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
One day I came back from work and had a package waiting for me outside my door. Not having ordered anything and being the only one in the apartment that summer, I was super confused. I checked the package, made sure it was mine, racked my brain for possible books I could have ordered and forgotten about, and then finally opened it.
The minute I saw two beautiful brand new copies of Still Alice and Left Neglect by Lisa Genova, I knew who had sent it. My friend absolutely loves Genova and has been quite persistent in her attempts to get me to read her books. So this post is for Sneha, who I hope will be happy to know that I recently finished Still Alice and really enjoyed it.
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Title: Ribbons of Death
Author: Edita A. Petrick
Genre: Thriller / Adventure / Science fiction
How do you stop terror that doesn’t fight with conventional weapons? How do you combat a myth who simply walks among the people, competing for nothing more than to stay alive? These are the questions government agent Carter must answer when he teams up with Dr. Stella Hunter, a scholar of mythology, to stop the Peacetaker, once assumed to be a legend of the past, before he can strike again.
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Title: Torn Between Two Worlds
Author: Shawn T. Murphy
Genre: Philosophy / Religious / New Thought
Torn Between Two Worlds is a series of books that critically examine the seemingly irreconcilable differences between science and those concepts that cannot be fully explained or understood, such as faith, religion, and philosophy. Shawn T. Murphy offers a unique perspective on two things that, when all is said and done, might be more interconnected than conventional thinking would lead us to believe.
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After the Fire by Will Hill
Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2017
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction
“The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade”.
I picked up After the Fire without reading the blurb or having prior knowledge of its subject. Coming to the book raw and without preconceptions I was quickly immersed in an intense atmosphere of fear, suspicion and confusion. The disjointed memories of survivor Moonbeam are filled with gunshots and burning fire. It is not clear how her family of Brothers and Sisters – the Lord’s Legion community – reached this devastating and tragic crisis.
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Live and Learn by Amanda Vint
First book in the Live and Learn romance series. After her multi-millionaire father’s death, Eleanor’s life is forced in a different direction. Whilst her mother and sister inherit money, Eleanor inherits her father’s corporate design company. Becoming the head of a high-end corporation is a real wake up call, and it is about to change her life in more ways than one. Here she will come face-to-face with a choice of two very different men, from very different backgrounds. Who will she choose?
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