American Pathfinder (Pathfinders Series Book 1) by Frank Mitchell

In April of 1798, Napoleon appoints Lieutenant Charles MacDonald, a nineteen-year-old graduate geographical engineer, to be the pathfinder for his personal Brigade of Guides during the invasion of Egypt. Charles was born in Virginia during the American Revolution and was educated in France, a graduate of L’Ecole Polytechnique and a postgraduate of L’Ecole des Ponts.But agents of the British Secret Service who are trying to undermine the invasion of Egypt interfere in Charles’s journey on a number of occasions by attempting to rob the mail coaches he is accompanying.In response, General Bonaparte assign Charles’s father, the blind General James MacDonald, his confidant and instructor in engineering and mapmaking at L’Ecole Militaire more than a decade earlier, to head a secret section investigating the British and these crimes. What they uncover is an abandoned convent in Paris being used as a headquarters–with 3.5 million francs in gold hidden in its walls.After four years at The Citadel, Frank Mitchell commanded infantry units in Vietnam in intensive combat for over a year. For the next forty years, he worked on construction projects all over the world. Initially a project engineer, Mitchell moved up to project manager and finally International Project Executive. He built hospitals, laboratories, military facilities, industrial factories, office buildings, bands, and other high security facilities, like embassies and consulates. Mitchell spent time in Egypt building the International Medical Center in the Egyptian desert. While there, he got the idea for this book. Mitchell has visited the sites of most of the battlefields in this and subsequent books in his Pathfinders Series.

Author: Frank Mitchell

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Think of the Sunflower by Sandra L. Huska

What if you discovered that everything you thought about yourself and your origins was incorrect? Could you handle the truth?

Nikee Madison is like most people—consumed with relationships, family, friends and her job—until she stumbles across information that makes her question everything she thought she knew about herself. Will the truth set her free, as Jesus once said, or is ignorance really bliss?

Her best friend Trisha, a metaphysical junkie, is also on a quest—one that will reveal answers to the age-old questions: Who are we and why are we here on Earth? Along with her soulmate Noah, she discovers things that the powers-that-be have kept hidden from mankind for centuries.

Creationists believe that God made us. Atheists believe we have evolved from a lower species. What if they both are wrong? And just what is causing the dramatic climate changes we are experiencing here on Earth? The answers may surprise and shock you.

We spend most of our lives distracting ourselves from the real questions about our existence—and the real truths about our lives. THINK OF THE SUNFLOWER is a novel that will challenge you to think about these questions and to face some startling facts. But the reader will learn, as do Nikee and her friends, that even when the truth is hard to accept, even when the future looks the bleakest, the Universe somehow manages to send us help and hope.

Sandra L. Huska’s third visionary novel not only delivers an entertaining story, it forces the reader to look at the world in an entirely different way.

SOMETIMES TRUTHS ARE BETTER TOLD THROUGH FICTION.

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Author: Sandra L. Huska

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Essential GPS: A Scribings Special Edition by Jamie Alan Belanger

The Greater Portland Scribists writing group first formed in July 2010 and published their first anthology the following June. Since then, they have been publishing an anthology every summer. After the publication of their fifth volume in 2015, they decided it would be fun to look back over the years and choose the best stories from each author. With the help of fans in autumn 2015, they have selected one story each from current and previous members. This collection is a great sampler of work spanning the years that we’ve been working together.

Stories contained in this volume:
– What Time Is Our Torture Session? by Lee Patterson (from Vol 1)
– In the Business of Rotting by Cynthia Ravinski (from Vol 1)
– Secret Under the Sand by Jamie Alan Belanger (from Vol 2: Lost Civilizations)
– Otherkin by Steven Inman (from Vol 3: Metamorphosis)
– Breed by Timothy Lynch (from Vol 4: Miscreations)
– The Joke by Richard Veysey (from Vol 4: Miscreations)
– Sand Fleas by D.L. Harvey (from Vol 5: Inversions)
– Wolf and Raven by Shelli-Jo Pelletier (from Vol 5: Inversions)
– Repurposed by Matthew Stephen D. (from Vol 5: Inversions)
– Better Alive Than Dead by Robin Hansen (an all-new story exclusive to this volume)

Author: Jamie Alan Belanger

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Speak To Me Again: Poems and Reflections – For modern times; for all time by Rory Wilson

If you like philosophical reading this book is full of historical, contemporary, and religious principles demonstrated through the character’s thoughts, questions, and experiences. If you feel like things happen for a reason and wonder about the meaning behind the messages we receive, walking with the character in this book will help connect messages and feelings with spiritual essence and human reality. It is the author’s hope that the words in this book find meaning in your heart and helps bring you closer to peace and joy in life in spite of the difficulty and suffering that you may face. The author understands devastation and pain in our earthly existence. The author also understands the beauty of salvation and grace. Through the course of the year as you walk with the character in this book you can’t help but join in the character’s mind and spirit. The words will speak to you in ways that are meant specifically for you. The author is confident that you will pick up a few gems that are lying on the ground in front of you, left there just for you, to assist you, and to help you see the world in a different way when you are done reading.When you get to the end of the last chapter you will understand more clearly what the character sees and how it “Speaks” to you too.

Author: Rory Wilson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Fool’s Paradise by Tanisha D. Davis

Fool’s Paradise follows the rough romantic lifestyle of Morgan Johnson who is trapped between two love interests and a terrible past that haunts her. While her lavish and seductive lifestyle tends to lead her to what ever she wants, she still hopes to one day find real love. Morgan finds herself trying to protect the heart of lover boy Malik who just refuses to play the role of Morgan’s friend. Malik is willing to display his love for Morgan at all cost, even if it means putting his life on the line. Morgan has a secret that Malik has yet to learn. She tries to protect him but Malik may find out to late that he is in over his head. Together Morgan and Malik discover the mishaps of playing with the heart as they find themselves deeply involved in a possible murder!

Author: Tanisha D. Davis

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Tales Of The Babysitter Volume 4 (Older man younger woman, babysitter, short romance) by Claudia Chapman

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Keith Simms was the type of person people gravitated towards. Perhaps it was his chosen profession of advertising sales that caused him to be so outgoing and friendly. He had prided himself on being an honest, hard-working man whose integrity was more important then making sales. He believed in the goodness of people and it reflected in his face, his expressions, his body language and even in his voice.

The change to him was sudden, shocking, but not unexpected.

Tamara Simms made a stop at a convenience store on her way home from work. The weather was clear, the wind was cool on her skin, and the sun had just set. She needed to top off her tank, pick up a roll of paper towels, and get home in time to bake some Stromboli and get Keith and Ricky (their little boy) ready for the road trip they had scheduled for the next day.

The first shot rang out and hit her clavicle with enough force to spin her around. The items she was carrying strewn about, the second shot struck her at the base of her neck, disconnecting her spinal cord from her brain.

She was dead before she hit the floor.

The robber was a rookie, a 19 year-old kid trying to feed a heroin addiction. He was so wired, when she walked around the corner of the aisle, she startled him and he reacted on impulse. The result was the death of Keith Simms’ beautiful wife.

The killer had taken his eyes off of the clerk and by the time he fired his shot from the .44 Magnum hidden under the counter, it was just too late. It became too late for the killer as well. The clerk shot and his his mark, the left temporal lobe. Instantly dead.

Keith’s mourning had turned into full blown alcoholism and a lack of concern for anyone or anything, except for his sorrowful moments concerning his son, Ricky.
It had been difficult and almost killed him, leaving Ricky without a mother and in reality without a father too.

At the lowest point in his life, in stepped someone new, an angel. She despised Keith at first, but would she have the strength and patience to save him and his son from a fate worse than death? Would her love and adoration for a small innocent boy withstand the shrapnel from his self-destructive father? Will he wake up long enough to see the value of the gift he had been given?

She would either be his redemption, or his destruction…

*Warning* This book contains explicit contains intended for adults.

Author: Claudia Chapman

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Misadvice of Miss Addy Vice by Dwayne Fry

Miss Addy Vice is the world’s worst advice columnist. This is a retrospect of her “work” over the last six decades. In this book, you will see Addy miss the mark and the point time after time.
* A reader writes about her fear of her temperamental mother and is advised to tell her mother to get professional help… while wearing a hockey mask.
* A mother complains of her deadbeat son moving in, not looking for work and sleeping on her couch for over a year. Addy advises the mother to wake the son up.
* A young girl writes about the trauma of developing large breasts at an early age. Addy tells her to stop bragging.

A fast paced read that will keep you guessing letter after letter how Addy will muck up the advice and leave you laughing or groaning at her attempts to be clever or helpful.

A brief autobiography of Addy is included as well.

WARNING: Some of the humor is dark and off color and may not appeal to all readers.

Author: Dwayne Fry

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Fragile Kingdom by Andrew Crouch

Robert Gaze, the renowned war photographer, waits in hospital for the results of a battery of tests he has endured. A terminal diagnosis sharpens Gaze’s inclination to record his experiences of the Vietnam War, in particular the story behind the photograph that catapulted him onto the world stage.

Gaze has resisted many invitations over time to discuss the photograph, satisfied merely with the name of the Marine, and the knowledge that he never came home.

As Gaze traces the journey of the young subject of his photograph, he begins to recount his own story of how he arrived in Saigon; on the path towards the photograph that in turn would define his life.

Author: Andrew Crouch

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Winds of Pood (In the Blizzard Book 2) by Diana Savastano

Rarely a day goes by that Lewis and Lallie Tiggle and their Poodian friend, Milik, don’t look to the sky for another funnel cloud to take them back to Pood, a mysterious land beneath the North Atlantic Ocean. As weeks turn into months, they give up hope, and thoughts of Poodian friends begin to fade.But events change when a fierce blizzard blankets their little village of Mousehole, England. While Lewis and the others make light of the storm, Mup—their precocious cat—notices a strange occurrence in the backyard: an icy funnel cloud tunneling a hole in the frozen ground. Could this be the portal to Pood? Mup believes it is and seizes the opportunity as a way to get rid of Mouse, his rival. But who sent the blizzard? By the time the real culprit is revealed, it’s too late. From an icy room under the sea to a fiery volcano on an island, every step of the way leads to danger. Will Lewis and Lallie ever see home again, or are they destined to live forever in Pood?

Author: Diana Savastano

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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