Saturday, August 12, 2017

Books of the Week - August 12, 2017 - Reading Makes You Taller


After forty five years of working at Brackmeyer Sweets, one of the largest factories in all of Germany, master pastry chef-extraordinaire, Henry Peppermint Twist is forced to retire and live out the rest of his days in a retirement home in the countryside.

But unbeknownst to Henry, and the other elderly people before him, his stay there will be a short one; for he soon comes face to face with a peculiar little man who will lead him on one of the most scrumptious journeys of a lifetime.




Unbroken:One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope

by Madeleine Black


Madeleine Black has experienced more in her life than most ever will, but few have walked away from such carnage with her quiet dignity.

She was gang raped when she was 13 years old and was consequently raped 3 more times before the age of 18. One might wonder how such things could happen but the reader will see how a slippery slope can be created from the horrible actions of just one night.

The events of that first rape were so traumatic; it took Madeleine many years and a lot of hard work to uncover the memories of that attack.  Could she believe such things? Would she make up such things? All the while, she was doing her best to carry out her “Best Revenge” plan: leading a good and happy life. But the road to living such a life was long and painful.

So how does one emerge from such depths? And can others do it as well? Madeleine tells her story in vivid, candid detail. Her words are simple and straight. Her story is accessible and relatable. That’s because her message is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity. It’s not about what knocks a person down; it’s how they get back up.

Forgiveness was the key for Madeleine. True forgiveness takes genuine effort. It takes a real desire to understand those who may have done us harm and caring enough about one’s self to take the necessary steps.  Madeleine shows us that it’s worth the effort. And really, if we’ve already suffered hardship, what do we have to lose?




Science Fiction, Mystery > Thriller Action >Thriller
Homeless disappearing, who would even notice? Unless your identity was mistaken. Hidden family secrets and a deranged scientist obsessed with ghastly and inhuman experiments, who thought Area 51 is the only secret that existed, from Russia to New York into Nevada, a world-wide cover-up. Sci-fi adventure that blends mystery, suspense and horror, unwrapping that surprise gift readers crave!





More great books to check out!

A book that explores various methods on how you can change your life by focusing on crucial factors that determine success. This book answers many questions that will help you understand yourself better and figure out what steps you should take to follow your dreams.

Returning in the second book in the series, Cyndi and Phil Kent and former SEAL Bill Lander stumble into the middle of a plot to steal ancient bones of extinct exotic animals. Go with them as they investigate the murder of world-class scientists and follow the clues as they attempt to thwart international groups who will stop at nothing to succeed. 

Gavin and Sophie seem like the perfect rock star/supermodel couple, but when paparazzi exposes his childhood secret, Gavin spirals into depression and worse. Can he right things before he loses Sophie and his band?

"It's a bold book, raw, and similar to open heart surgery for the soul. Bares all without artifice, without superficiality." ~ Parker J Cole

The first in the series featuring two unlikely protagonists who get involved in ancient secret that others crave for and won't stop at anything to achieve their goal.

A comedy with bite! This is a dark comedy, not suitable for the faint-hearted. Cameron, our vampire, has an unusual diet.

To follow the heart or the head—torn between two men—Lady Margaret must make a choice. When tragedy strikes, Margaret finds herself seeking answers at church. But when she finally makes her decision, through her newfound faith, will she be able to live with the repercussions of her decision?

Khyria Ilan is a commander in the Cortii, the most elite mercenary organisation in known space. With a past she can’t remember, and commanders who would love to see her dead, her future is likely to be short: her command faces their ultimate test to prove their right to survive.

He wasn’t looking for love.
She was running from the pain.
One encounter changed everything.




What if you were a social worker, trying to cope as your mind unravels and a co-worker maneuvers to get your seniority? What if you went to a hospital to remove a drug baby from its mother, and the mother began to fight back? What if you tried to remove an abused child from his school and the child's violent father showed up on drugs and punched you out? This is a story about a burned out social worker trying to navigate and survive in the overwhelming and dangerous world of social service

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