Featured Book: The Last Homecoming by Dan Chabot

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEARTSTRINGS ARE…

Three troubled strangers gather on Christmas Eve to say farewell to a doomed old house, the secure shelter and refuge where each of them grew up over the course of 90 years. They all have warm, golden memories of youthful, magical Christmases here, and of the Rockwell-esque small town that nourished them as children. These old walls were witness to the stories of…

…An elderly, feisty nun with life-searing experiences as a nurse in World War II, whose promiscuous youth still haunts her;

…A depressed former Major League baseball pitcher who is contemplating a horrific act;

…The hometown newspaper editor, still dealing with the tragic consequences of her long-ago teenage love affair.

They are joined by their gracious host, the last owner of the house, whose own deep attachment has led her to stage this last homecoming for people who know it is not just a house, but a shrine of memories and echoes.

But before it goes down to make way for a new bridge, this safe old sanctuary has surrendered some astonishing final secrets… Continue reading “Featured Book: The Last Homecoming by Dan Chabot”

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Featured Book: Voiceless Child by Ann Giganti

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“I spoke soothing words and touched her pale fingers. The silent weeping stopped.”

The baby’s chest heaved as she struggled to breathe. Airway scarring rendered spoken language impossible. Heather wasn’t my child, but her distress tattered my heart. Fourteen months old, the little one lay swaddled in a blanket, forgotten and lost amongst unchanging hospital routines.

Meeting Heather tumbled my husband and me into a troubling maze never envisioned. Might we adopt her? Were the damning medical prophecies true? How could we navigate through any villains who stymied any progress? Continue reading “Featured Book: Voiceless Child by Ann Giganti”

Featured Book: One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Provence by Keith Van Sickle

33927852Keith and Val had a dream – to live in Provence, the land of brilliant sunlight, charming hilltop villages and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean.

But there were two problems: they weren’t French speakers and they had full-time jobs. So they came up with a plan…

Follow their adventures (and misadventures) as they quit their jobs, become consultants and split their time between two countries. Laugh along as they build a life in Provence, slowly mastering a new language and making friends with the locals over long meals and just a bit too much wine.
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Featured Book: On The Edge by Theresa Santy

29622235For as long as she can remember, Kristen Craemer has been running from something. In high school and college, she ran competitively, until her Olympic dreams were shattered. Now, she runs to escape—from her past, from intimacy, from reality, and from the cold, black mist that haunts her nights.
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Featured Book: Into the Skies: A World War I Aviator Story by Christopher Carroll

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This story portrays an American who gets caught up in World War One as an ‘aviator’ from the beginning to the end, an unusual achievement, which makes for an absorbing tale. The author has taken elements from the memoirs of aviation pioneers, most of which began in the last years of the war, modified them to reflect changes that occurred from 1914 to 1918, and added other adventures. The back story includes some instances from the infancy of flight and the inspiration it provided a boy as he grew up in Dayton, Ohio.
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Featured Book: Wheels of Wisdom by Tim & Debbie Bishop

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Looking for more out of life?

After three tours totaling over 10,000 miles, Tim and Debbie Bishop have discovered wisdom and truth from the seat of a bicycle. In Wheels of Wisdom, the authors share the life lessons they learned on the open road.

When you’re looking for enlightenment, you can find it almost anywhere, be it from watching two herons saunter across a Florida road, pedaling to a dead-end in a Kentucky tobacco field, or observing eagles flying overhead in Montana. In each lesson of this book, you’ll find practical insights, inspiration, and encouragement–along with personal reflection questions that will help you:

– Adopt the right mind-set
– Conquer fear, worry, and inaction
– Overcome obstacles
– Relish life’s journey

Certain principles are universal whether you are bicycling across America or chasing your own lifelong dream.
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Featured Book: Promises by Ardyce Durham

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About the book:

Promises chronicles the lives of two boys who are the same age and grow up together. They are more than friends. They are buddies, constant companions, confidants, and accessories in everything they do.

They join the Confederate Army together in March of 1862 and engage in and survive some of the most catastrophic battles of the War Between the States.  On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg their lives are forever changed.  One of them dies and the other one zigzags his way through another three-quarters of a century’s worth of joyous moments, heartbreaking tragedies, surprises, secrets, and the fulfillment of promises.
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