He Whistles for the Cricket by Gwen Walker

Miriam has always wanted a dog. But times are hard, and her father’s health problems mean that there’s very little money left for luxuries after feeding the family and paying for medical bills. When her neighbor’s dog has puppies, Miriam spends as much time as she can playing with them, and pretending they are hers. But when tragedy strikes, Miriam’s dreams of owning a dog fade in light of a more urgent need.When rumors of war and uncertainty make their way into the everyday activities of her little town, Miriam puts her energy into preparing Christmas gifts and surprises for her family and friends. But when Moses goes missing there is little celebration left in Miriam’s heart. It seems only a Christmas miracle can bring back the joy of the season, but how many miracles can one really expect in a single year?

Author: Gwen Walker

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Good Girl by Norman Hall

Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Anne Khalid, alone and penniless, thinks she has reached rock bottom. But within forty-eight hours things will go from bad to worse. In the face of extreme adversity, she summons up the courage to take back control. Abandoning what little she has left, including her identity, she sets out to seek a better life. Elsewhere, lonely widower and retired army officer Peter Jeffries, stricken by grief and racked with guilt, contemplates his limited future alone. When their paths cross, she discovers a kindred spirit, he sees his last chance to make amends, and together they learn the true meaning of unconditional love.

Author: Norman Hall

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Putney Bridge by Helen Ryan

Martha has a comfortable, satisfying life with her partner, Gabe, a gentle American academic.

Her two daughters, from a previous relationship, are now both adult. Jo, ambitious and independent, is pursuing a career as a barrister. Jo’s younger sister is very different. Shelley, just 20, sweet natured, trusting and innocent, still lives at home and works at a local animal clinic.

They are a normal, happy family – and then Shelley meets Sam on the street and everything changes.

Martha struggles to accept Shelley’s choice of boyfriend as, with increasing anger, she witnesses the erosion of all Shelley’s values under Sam’s influence.

When Martha’s efforts to persuade Shelley to give Sam up fail, she decides on a more direct approach. The consequences of her actions are devastating for everyone and change the course of Martha’s life forever.

“After I’d gone up to bed that night, leaving Gabe amidst the carnage I had created in the living room, I formulated my plan. But it was pure chance that I met Sam on Putney Bridge some three weeks later and I went ahead with it.”

Author: Helen Ryan

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Basketball Prodigy: The Journey To The NBA by Terrence Richardson

“Hello I’m Prodigy”

This is the journey of a 13 year old teen named Prodigy who recently just moved to a small city due to the fact that his father serves in the military. Shortly after the family moved to a new Air Force base—the father gets into a motorcycle accident. This is a great tale of a teen and mom who are faced with the many challenges that life throws at us all. This first literature of the Richuals series, Prodigy is a riveting tale, exploring rage, hope, determination, and the daily practices of trying to attain wealth—all while being constantly tested to do what is morally right, even when all odds are against them. Now the family are faced with hard times that can alter the fate of their lives…

Author: Terrence Richardson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Paradise City (The Mire Man Trilogy Book 2) by Dave Matthes

It’s the last weekend of the summer for Arlo Smith. During a simple act of innocence, Arlo and his best friend James witness a crime against the human soul. While James seems cursed by it, Arlo on the other hand doesn’t react nearly the same, and instead takes another breath, and lets the summer take its course.For Arlo Smith, High School starts off with a train wreck, and continues to escalate through the woes and tribulations of every typical, average teenager caught in the maelstrom of “growing up”. Friends come and go, some stick close. Among the mentally-enslaved teachers, a few stick out to help him along his journey. And Beth Jensen, the high school guidance counselor, teaches him in ways both metaphorically and directly the meaning of love, attraction, and temptation.But while Arlo is seeing through his eyes the passing of each day, James has allowed that last day of summer to define him, and to plant a seed which begins to spread roots of rot. The day will come when brothers will have to confront themselves, and make the only decision that can be made. When “no going back” becomes more than just a whisper of adventure, the dice will be rolled, and no one will be able to escape the ensuing consequences.Book 2 in “The Mire Man Trilogy”, “Paradise City”, tells the origin of Arlo Smith, and illustrates the first steps on his journey toward becoming the seemingly soulless nothing he is in “Bar Nights”. It is a story that narrates what it’s like to grow up against the grit and torment of youth while under the vengeful weight of inevitability masquerading beneath the guise of well-intentioned promises… and the price of what true friendship can sometimes require.

Author: Dave Matthes

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Love Dances: Clean and Wholesome Country Romance by Margery Watkins

An old-fashioned love story about a sweet girl from the country. She’s too shy to go to the town dance. But life was about to change forever for Margaux. This is a pure, sweet love story reminding us of what love is all about.

Author: Margery Watkins

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Romantic Rain: Short and sweet, peaceful read by Terry Atkinson

They sat quietly, listening to the rhythm of the rain and watching the sky pour its emotion down onto the foliage outside their window. It was such a peaceful time, just before dawn and before the birds even got an idea that the new day was imminent. Mike put his giant hand around hers and they lost themselves in this moment of romantic rain. This short story is for the romantic in all of us. If you dream of and believe in love and romance, you are part way there to making your dreams come true. This is pure, sweet romance! It’s a treat.

Author: Terry Atkinson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Down Middle Fork: On a prayer (The Frontier Series Book 2) by Carolyn Davidson Hicks

It was the year 1820 and the Reverend Osborne and his people had been traveling from Virginia and looking for a place to build a small settlement. The reverend would soon build his first settlement and a meeting house to worship the Lord and save the lost souls of Southeastern, Kentucky. His settlement and his meeting house were originally located somewhere close to the mouth of Hell for Certain Creek at the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. A great story with action, adventure, and surprises that will take you through the journey those settlers took so very long ago while learning their way of life and their traditions! But, one day everything that he had done would be lost from the pages of history and time itself would consume its existence.PLEASE NOTE: This Kindle version is a revised edition March. 2019

Author: Carolyn Davidson Hicks

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Organic Love: Inspirational Small Town Romance (Small Town Secrets Book 1) by M. E. Weyerbacher

She’s an editor itching to leave town. He’s a wordsmith just moving in. Life gives lemons but will fresh starts bloom?Reese Lockhart is a homegrown sweetie pie with a heart of gold whose secret battle with anxiety magnifies after her family leaves on a long-term mission trip. Her editorial workload takes a sharp turn when assigned a unique, backyard project by her therapist and she’s ready to throw in the towel.Elliot’s a quiet sun-kissed hottie who just moved into the vacant house next door and Reese finds herself playing the role of smitten spy. Hiding out behind the farmer’s market booth with her elderly friends never prepared her for this.Drink up this inspiring love story today.”It’s Hallmark meets Lifetime!” – ReaderSeries: Small Town SecretsBook One: Organic LoveBook Two: Wild HopeBook Three: Coming Soon 2019*Organic Love was written from “her” POV only, but the following books dive into “his” POV too.*All books have a HEA and are standalones within the series.

Author: M. E. Weyerbacher

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews