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”

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Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi

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Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC, combines her knowledge and training in Neuroscience, integrative nutrition, and holistic health, to lead readers though the science of brain health, explaining how to feed your brain the very best foods to keep your mind sharp and significantly lower your risk for developing diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

This book is full of useful information, delving into the more recent field of epigenetics to reveal the power of nutrition and environmental factors over our family genetic history, and proving that our genetic expression (particularly when it comes to susceptibility to certain diseases) is not necessarily “set in stone” but may be altered by the lifestyle choices we make on a daily basis. Continue reading “Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power by Lisa Mosconi”

Author Guest Post: Andrew Joyce

What you are about to read is a true story. It’s from my book, Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups. It came about because my editor hounded me for two years to put all my short stories into one collection. Actually, it was supposed to be a two-volume set because there was so much material. I fended her off for as long as possible. I didn’t want to do the work of editing all the stories. There were a lot of them. But she finally wore me down. Instead of two volumes, I put all the stories into a single book because I wanted to get the whole thing over with. I had other books to write.

Bedtime Stories is made up of fiction and nonfiction stories and some of ’em are about my criminal youth. I must tell you, I never thought any of these stories would see the light of day. I wrote them for myself and then forgot about them. By the way, there are all sorts of genres within its pages, from westerns to detective stories to love stories and just about anything else that you can imagine.

There are a whole lotta stories in the book—700 pages worth. Enough to keep you reading for the foreseeable future.

Here’s one of my hitching adventures. By the way, in the hitching tales, I use my real name, Billy Doyle—Andrew Joyce being my pen name.
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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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A Father’s Guide: When Children Fall Uncomfortably Close To The Tree

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With humor and heartfelt sincerity, author Stephan Hahn shares practical advice on parenting from a father’s perspective.

A Father’s Guide: When Children Fall Uncomfortably Close To The Tree tackles the difficult subject of fatherhood with refreshing candor. From bringing home baby to the inevitable growing-up stages, Hahn gives dads a heads-up on what to expect by way of anecdotal stories of his own family life, telling it like it is and revealing both the expected and unexpected challenges of parenthood, as well as the many joys that make it all worthwhile.
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Book Excerpt – Stone in a Sling: A Soldier’s Journey by Scott A. Meehan

18146093Whenever I fell asleep, it was sound. I worked from 0700 hours until midnight, six days a week. I had to—in a war zone. I remember when morning came too soon once. It was an hour too early. The thunderous boom jolted me awake instantly. My eyes opened and I stared at the metal ceiling above me. Based on the explosive impact, I assumed there would be casualties, and likely…death.

I lay flat on my bed, closed my eyes, but remained wide awake. Outside my window, I heard recognizable voices and surmised that the team members had gathered beneath the concrete bunkers to take shelter. “Wow, look at that smoke,” I heard one of them say.
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Featured Book: Helicopter Mom by Bethany Douglas


We’ve all heard the term ‘helicopter mom’- parents who ‘hover’ over their children in an attempt to keep them happy, safe, healthy, and alive. They hover because they fear. Helicopter Mom directly addresses the real life terror that all parents face with fearing for their children. Specifically designed for mothers, it gives a Christian, Biblical perspective on how to overcome these fears from the unique point of view of a helicopter flight nurse and mom who has vast experience in ‘hovering’. It takes lessons learned over my years as a flight nurse and puts them into practical, every day, Christian applications. There are anecdotes, stories, aviation information, and more that all knit together to bring about Biblical lessons and encouragement that all parents can easily relate to. Each chapter takes helicopter and EMS/nursing stories and knits them into an ongoing narrative that slowly paints a full picture of how to overcome fear. It is a sassy, funny, in-your-face, yet spiritually grounded journey that will have people laughing and learning spiritual truths all at the same time. This is a totally different approach to ‘self-help’ books, strap in and get ready to lift! Continue reading “Featured Book: Helicopter Mom by Bethany Douglas”