Wynter has spent her entire young life behind a chain-link fence in the middle of the Arizona desert. Her search for love starts the day she escapes on a bus with nothing but an address and her sister’s instructions to forget the past and embrace the world outside.Knocking on the door of an unassuming house in Seattle, she is welcomed by her true family—three older brothers who never knew she existed—in a place where they have pancakes for breakfast and make rock music in the basement. A place Wynter wants to call home. They all share the same pain: their mother’s abandonment years earlier. And they all share a bond to ease that pain: music.But Wynter quickly learns there are no happy endings. Her adult siblings have problems of their own. Will she be able to stay long enough to taste her first tangerine, learn the blues turnaround, and put the family back together?The Wynter Wild series is suitable for mature readers and includes (or refers to) coarse language; drug use; sex; occasional violence; past abuse; self-harm; religion; gratuitous 70s & 80s rock music references. Wynter does not have sexual abuse in her past or in her future.
Sarinka is a moving Holocaust story that traces the life of a young woman beginning with her childhood in prewar Yugoslavia to experience living on the run, in hiding, and as a nurse among Tito’s partisans. She was one of the 982 refugees who resided at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter that was established in America for victims of the Nazi Holocaust during WWII. Author and daughter of the heroine, Linda Cohen takes the readers on a unique journey as she describes life in Yugoslavia—through her mother’s eyes—during the war and all the restrictions and dangers she encountered once Yugoslavia became occupied by the Axis powers. Heroic and tragic in parts, Sarinka embodies the resiliency of the human spirit. –Rebecca Fisher, Researcher at the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum Oswego, NYSarinka is beautifully written, historically accurate and a genuine page turner. Young people who read this book will understand the truth of being a refugee. They will learn what it means to lose everything—one’s home, one’s language, one’s culture. And yet they will find hope in this very moving story. –Ruth Gruber, March 14, 2010 Sarinka, a true story about a young girl set in WWII is one of perseverance and survival. Her world is suddenly shattered when the running and hiding began the very day she dreamed of her whole life, her wedding day. Sarinka and her husband face danger and uncertainty as they desperately try to save their lives. No matter how tough life gets, Sarinka and her husband never give up hope, even when they find themselves in an internment camp in America, that many never knew existed in 1944. Also appropriate for teens and young adults interested in Holocaust chapter books
Grieving Forward: Embracing each Moment with God walks you through Shawanda’s personal moments after the death of her sister and gives her testimony of God’s power and wonderful peace — even in painful places. Grieving Forward: Embracing each Moment with God is an easy to use devotional that provides you with encouragement, scriptures, and prayers and will inspire you to:Seek a deeper relationship with God Balance your grief and daily life responsibilities Realize that healing is not forgettingHelp someone on their grief journeyThis devotional will inspire & motivate you through a look at Payne’s transparency of her own journey, practical tools and biblical wisdom that will encourage you to embrace your own grief journey to a destiny of fulfillment and wholeness.
From Award-Winning Author, Kwen Griffeth! Three Gripping Crime Thrillers in One!>>>The Tenth Nail (Book 1)With little to no evidence and only vague descriptions to go on, Nate and his partner Manny Trujillo are determined to seek the truth, no matter where that journey leads them. The story moves first in one direction, and then in another. The ending? You’ll never see that coming.>>>Dead Men Walking (Book 2)There was no doubt the man was dead. A bullet through the head will do that. But, who was dead? The man had no identification, no known address, no Social Security information could be found, and the fingerprint search came up empty. Detective Nate Burns, Albuquerque Police Department knew two things. The man was dead and he was blood type was O+, The most common blood type in the country.>>>Dance with the Devils (Book 3)After a savage murder leaves the crime scene looking like a slaughterhouse, Jack Mill can see he is in over his head. Fortunately, he knows just the man for the job, Nate Burns. Trouble is that Nate is retired. Regardless, Jack sets out to do what he can to bring the retired detective to Vegas.Scroll Up and Grab the Set Today!
Genevieve didn’t need to hear about Christ, although her life didn’t reflect it she’d been saved since she was eight years old and that was enough for her. Soon the conflict between her lifestyle and her faith would come to a crashing head as a relationship gone wrong would not only test her faith but also her will to survive.
More To Life centers on the highs and lows of mental illness. Through brave and vulnerable poetry, Jacob shares original works to convey a clear perspective of how one’s upbringing can influence his or her future.