The 30th Day: A Life Journey Novella by Carol Evans

Framed in a semi-fictional setting, the heart of “The 30th Day” is a true account of one woman’s journey to self discovery, freedom, and enlightenment. It illustrates how generational struggles and family connections mold the clay of our being, and how forgiveness can free and inspire us to reach beyond.

Born into an orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York at the start of World War II, Rebeccah recounts her struggle to break free from a restrictive, controlling, angry world. She charms the reader as she takes them through her personal struggles and deep loss to a point of healing, forgiveness and growth.

Rebeccah’s interviewer, Anise, finds inspiration and strength from the story, ultimately reconciling her own family history with her life and choices of today.

It is our hope that “The 30th Day” will provide encouragement to each of its readers as they travel their own life’s road.

Carol and Rebeccah

Author: Carol Evans

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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An English Country Girl: Memoirs of Nellie Self 1899-1997 by Nellie Self

Nellie’s fascinating memoirs take us back us to England at the beginning of the 1900s and then through two world wars. She reveals how country folk in East Anglia lived, grew up, fell in love, and married, and how they struggled to make a living as they farmed the land, mainly working for the wealthy, aristocratic land owners. Her radiant Christian faith shines through as she shares with us the joyous times of celebration as well as the times of great trouble and hardship.

Author: Nellie Self

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Ecstasy Made Me Gay: A Party-Hopper’s Tale of Going Out, Coming Out & Drying Out in NYC’s Y2K Megaclub Era by Ryan Heath

Before sobriety. Before stability. Before Madonna went brunette again.

As a closeted, suburbs-bred grad student by day, hummus-slinging, hard-partying twentysomething by night in turn-of-the-millennium New York, Ryan discovers his live-in boyfriend has been leading a sordid double life. (It spoils nothing to report that that chapter was originally entitled “Hooker Revelation Day.”) Grappling with his sense of self as a result, Ryan turns to these pages to tell tales of club-hopping, substance abuse, getting arrested, hooking up with guys AND girls … and how this all leads to both accepting his sexuality and facing down sobriety. A particularly hedonistic 20-hour party binge and the OD of a loved one are the one-two punch that sets Ryan on a different course. It’s a turbulent rite of passage, to be sure, but ultimately paves the way for Ryan to finally grow up.

This humorous, poignant memoir stars a cast of colorful characters as they bounce around legendary NYC nightlife venues like Limelight, Twilo, and Roxy in a post-AIDS, pre-9/11 sliver of time littered with designer drugs, soaked in booze, and soundtracked by classic house club anthems.

Author: Ryan Heath

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Bucks, Beds and Bricks: A Phorpres Childhood by Jean Flannery

This is the lively and evocative account of a young girl growing up post WWII in the two English counties of the title. Phorpres was the trademark of the London Brick Company Ltd, always a backdrop to her life.

The author vividly conjures for us images of an era that is very different to the present in so many ways. Yet the warmth of family and friends is an ever enduring theme.

For all who lived through that time this book will bring memories flooding back. For those who were born later it offers a glimpse into a bygone age that is not so very far distant in years from now – but that is nonetheless another world.

Author: Jean Flannery

Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Maxims and Reflections is a collection of several hundred brilliant, unforgettable paragraphs and aphorisms by the legendary German Renaissance writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, divided into the categories Life and Character, Literature and Art, Science and Nature. Like the Manual of Epictetus and Seneca’s Letters, Goethe’s Maxims and Reflections is a timeless guide to navigating the mysteries of existence.

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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No Excuses: The Story of Elite Gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond by Adam Kempler

No Excuses: The Story of Elite Gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond traces the gymnastics career of a girl born deaf and blind in one eye. Despite challenge after challenge and setback after setback, Aimee rose in the gymnastics world to compete for UCLA and BYU and at the level of International Elite—a feat no athlete with comparable disabilities has accomplished in the history of the sport. This biography describes how Aimee overcame her health struggles, learned American Sign Language, succeeded in gymnastics, enjoyed social activities, acted in movies, traveled to Hawaii and Russia, worked hard in school, competed in college, and found romance. Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation, said, “Aimee has filled our hearts with the fire of warmth and love and inspired us all to become better.” Valorie Kondos Field, head women’s gymnastics coach at UCLA and winner of six NCAA National Championships, said, “Aimee’s not deaf. She just can’t hear. Why would she need two eyes, when she has one? She has no excuses.”

Author: Adam Kempler

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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There’s a LION Under My Bed: A Life of Adventure and Intrigue (Quinn Matthewson Biography Books Book 1) by Quinn Matthewson

REVIEW: Fascinating and incredible biography from a cross between James Bond, Louis Leakey, Columbo and Indiana Jones.

Behind the scenes – exploration, the remote world, crime, secret agents, tribes, rebel wars and more!
At age 21, Quinn Matthewson was the youngest member in history of the Adventurer’s Club of Chicago and a distinguished military graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Follow Quinn on his adventures across the globe, and behind closed doors. Amazing stories, unbelievable situations, incredible peril – yet he lived to tell the tale

For a sneak peak at this great biography, click the cover of “There’s a LION Under My Bed – Book 1

Author: Quinn Matthewson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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An American Adviser in Vietnam: My Story by Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe A. Putnam

In 1967, Joe Putnam, fresh out of officer training school, is shipped overseas to Vietnam as part of President Johnson’s American Adviser program. Putnam would be one of the American soldiers advising the South Vietnamese Army on how to conduct a war against the North Vietnamese Army and their allies in the south, the Viet Cong. This plan would supposedly keep the Communists at bay without actually getting the U.S. into full-fledged war in Southeast Asia.In his military memoir, now retired Lt. Col. Joe A. Putnam perfectly captures the action, the people, the battles, and of course the mixed feelings of a young man far away from home in a foreign land.Most of all, even now, Putnam wonders why he survived numerous harrowing episodes when others did not.

Author: Lt. Col. (Ret) Joe A. Putnam

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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