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Life-ology 101: If All Else Fails, Smile by Michael Soward

Thought provoking reflections on life.

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This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.

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Added by Susan Keefe on November 19, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Wards of the State - Data Collection v. Privacy

  Wards of the State - Data Collection v. Privacy – November 4, 2013

       As an author of fiction revolving around the premise of government abuse, the recent fodder supplied by the daily news is astounding. In conjunction with researching for conspiracy theories, there seems to be no end.…

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Added by Timothy J. Desmond on November 4, 2013 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Meet Jay D Roberts, MD, Author of the Compelling Memoir, BREAK THE CHAINS

Jay D Roberts MD is a board-certified physiatrist, specializing in the treatment of physical disabilities with a focus of adding quality to life. He is currently in private practice in California. He is a member and lecturer at national and international conferences related to his specialty, a contributing author to Current Trends in Physiatry, and author of…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

La Bella Mafia - Morgan St. James & Dennis N. Griffin, Autors

La Bella Mafia – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

 

I was old enough to want to try to figure out how I became the person I was.  I felt a need to locate people who had known me when I was little.  I was able to find…

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Added by Martha A. Cheves on October 21, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Means to an End - Elizabeth Romero, Author

Means to an End - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

 
Just as she was…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 11, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments

Book Review: Taliban Escape!

Taliban Escape!

One Woman’s Journey out of hell

By Aabra

 

     It is difficult to believe that so many women still live in extreme violence and are killed in the hands of their partners. We all want to think that this doesn’t happen. But as Aabra shows in Taliban Escape, violence against women is a growing problem.

 

     Taliban Escape is about one woman’s struggle to free herself from the shackles of violence and…

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Added by Irene Roth on January 21, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Book Review: Call Me Tuesday, by Leigh Byrne

A mother suffering from mental illness.

A little sweet girl who wants nothing more than her mother’s love.

Family members who turn their backs to the blatant horror that is staring them in the face.

Call Me Tuesday was a tough book to read. Based on true events, it is a fictionalized story of what really happened to author Leigh Byrne while…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Stovepipe - Bonnie E. Virag, Author

The Stovepipe – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; A Book and A Dish; Think With Your Taste Buds
…we saw a large, black automobile drive into our lane.  It pulled slowly into the backyard and stopped beside the house where we were playing.  We all stood frozen. …
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 1, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Book Review: Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest , by Brinda Carey

Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.

"My decision to write this book came from a deep desire to say, 'You are not alone.' I share some of my memories and some lessons…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 7, 2012 at 6:20am — No Comments

Book Review: Getting Out of Dodge City, by Dr. Clifton E. Marsh, P.h.D.

Getting Out of Dodge City, Heading for L.A. on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe is a short novel that reads like a memoir and that will appeal to those interested in black American history and the dynamics of poor black American families from the early 1800s to the 1960s.…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 25, 2012 at 4:31am — No Comments

The Visionary - a review

On the surface, twins Taylor and Trevor Forrestier appear as confident and successful operators of a growing architectural design firm. However, things aren’t always what they seem … The Visionary by Pamela Thibodeaux is the story of their journey toward emotional healing after suffering from horrific abuse as children. Along the way, each twin also finds true love, something that neither thought would be possible. But freedom from the past isn’t without its own…

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Added by Tracy Krauss on December 27, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I Witnessed A Killing

As I looked beyond the fields of trees and dry land, there, over in a gaze was a woman standing there waving! Looking deeper, she resembled a frighten women who looked familiar!

 

“Is that me,” A whisper came into my mind! There in back of her was a man with a gun! It was Creighton!  Her lips started moving, shouting out a warning that her life was at an end!

 

 I screamed franticly to help her! But at the same time she was yelling for help, not for herself! She…

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Added by K. L. Rotunno on December 6, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Nick, of Time - J. A. Carlton, Author

Nick, of Time - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds 





“…please, won’t somebody help me?” his voice barely… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 29, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Carol Denise Mitchell Wins Book Award for What Happened to Suzy

Book Review, Readers Favorite
Author, Carol Denise Mitchell

Readers Favorite Book Contest Award Winner This is a fictional book based on actual facts; the names and locations are changed. This is a story of child…

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Added by Denise Coulter on September 1, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Renaissance - Sarah Tate, Author



Renaissance – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts
 
‘My marriage had just fallen apart.  It wasn’t like I didn’t see it coming.  So why was I in complete and utter shock?  The warning signs had been blasting out at me in…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on July 26, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

All About Aleja Bennett-Her Life-Story and Ten Books Of Inspiration

Aleja Bennett was born in East Elmhurst Queens New York by her unknown biological mother. In 1976 she was raised in East New York Brooklyn by her church attending adopted parents who still serves as a deacon and deaconess. From the age of two through nineteen they physically-verbally and mentally abused her. She was tortured, starved and neglected all through her childhood.



Alcohol became an escape for her while she associated with people-men that added to her… Continue

Added by Author Aleja Bennett on June 16, 2011 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

Broken But Not Dead - Joyolene Butler, Author



Broken But Not Dead – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on June 11, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

He Kan't Kill Your Future - Sharquent Webster, Author



He Kan’t Kill Your Future – Review by Martha A Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘one day, one of the men who worked at that cab place started driving by me in an old-fashioned station wagon with curtains in the windows.  He would just keep circling back and forth very…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on May 9, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Friends of Choice is Now on Sale

 

 

 

 

Karla's parents have sold the house and now she has to move. She hates the thought of moving to a new town. This will mean leaving her best friends behind. Her parents told her it was because of her Dad's job and Karla thinks they have not been fair to her. She wonders why she can't have a say in moving or where they are moving to. This whole ordeal has left her feeling angst and rebellious toward her folks.…
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Added by Linda Nelson on March 22, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Soul Power: Conquering The (False) Spirit of Addictive Force Energy

Addiction: The Manifestation of Unnatural Habits by T.F. Hodge

 

You do anything long enough to escape the habit of living until the escape becomes the habit. ~David Ryan

 

When most people think about addiction, they usually associate it with drug abuse. Obviously, there is good…

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Added by T.F. Hodge on February 22, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

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