Saturday, August 19, 2017

Books of the Week - August 19, 2017 - Read to Grow

Featured Books of the Week
August 19, 2017

Heaven Scent
by Virginia Alison

Blown in on the breeze from the woman who haunts his dreams, the scent of jasmine drives the cowboy to the brink of insanity in first book of a compelling trilogy set in modern day Texas.

When the lovers manage to be in the same place at the same time, their lives are overshadowed by the entrepreneur, Jethro Riles, who has his sights set on buying Creek Ranch along with the entire town for his own gain no matter what the cost.

Encompassing strong family bonds within a powerful, yet light hearted and erotic, romantic saga, from the first lost note and missed telephone call, Evan and Ginny fight against the odds to find their own little piece of heaven.

However, fate conspires against them as they rush headlong towards their destiny, which waits just around the corner, over the hill...

Alphabet Motivation
by Nakita Jackson

One of the first things we learn growing up is our ABCs. I wanted to use a system that was taught in our youth and transfer it into motivation.

Night Noises
by Lisa Beere

Sam is a young child who can't sleep, distracted by the many noises of the night.

Each family member attempts to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.

This story will appeal to children who have concerns about being alone in the dark and those older ones that will be sleeping "away" for the first time. While written as a picture book, this text is also accessible as an early reader.

More great books to check out!

The Last American Senate
by Greg Meyers
For those paying attention in the year 2040, right on cue, the sun turns her back on the solar system; plunging the world into the deepest solar minimum since 1640 but the ice-age conditions are the least of the catastrophic changes on the planet. Western Europe is on the brink of war with a united Middle East as the United States grows weary of being the world police. While war is deliberated in the U.S. Senate, an obscure committee discovers they are already involved, but on which side? The technological and military domination of the West is quickly becoming meaningless due to the devastating global changes brought about by the Minimum and it appears that the next world war will be fought with swords and unimaginable magic. Too late, the Senate learns who is behind the global unrest and that their enemy has had a ten year head start as they use the solar minimum in every way to their terrible advantage. The rich and realistic storytelling of Greg T Meyers will leave you cheering and perhaps fearing that the actual solar minimum we are now experiencing just might have dire consequences for us all.

A teenage time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.

Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this --she's accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.

Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother, and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just "brotherly" protectiveness?

Find Emily
by J.J. Toner
Irish police detective Inspector Ben Jordan has handed in his letter of resignation, but before he can leave, eleven-year-old Emily is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from school. Fresh out of rehab, and with his career and marriage in tatters, Police Inspector Jordan is handed the case. He has 24 hours to find Emily before she is killed -- or worse. What follows is a fast-moving Irish thriller and an awesome Irish detective mystery. Jordan’s opponents are cruel and heartless; his team includes a Bible-quoting DI with an agenda of his own. The odds are impossible. But Jordan has help. Emily won't go down without a fight…

Barnstorming America tells the story of the women who helped reshape America's attitudes toward women in sports and society.

It is 'A League of Their Own' mixed with a bit of 'Forrest Gump' in chronicling American History and Women's Basketball at the same time.

Love of Fate
by Ina Catrinescu
Love of Fate is based on a true story. Leina Damian, an Eastern European girl, born unwanted, journeys off of a trail of sorrows, into realms of light and darkness, romance and dreams, mind, body, and spirit. Guided by an enigmatic teacher Leina is led toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy her. 

The Sparrow's Spirit
by Bill Welker
The Sparrow's Spirit does a winning job of serving up one man's wisdom gained from many mistakes in life, prayer and the internal desire to succeed. It is an inspirational tale of triumph over self-destruction, adversity and a lifelong battle to conquer his ultimate opponent - himself.

To Die For
by Colin Ward
To Die For is an action-packed crime thriller set in Birmingham, where a killer’s thirst for blood forces DI Mike Stone to investigate the darkness of humanity itself.
Government conspiracy, kidnapping, murder, alien invasion.  Can Davis save planet Earth or is total annihilation on the horizon?

The Secret Kind: Lethao
by Dawn Chapman
The world must unite and Kendro, last king of Aonise, plays a desparate gambit; keeping their secret destination, an heir, and visions of genocide.

by Danny Buoy
“Dulce et Decorum est…” Popular movies have offered viewers a glimpse into the Vietnam War, but few address the reality of being a soldier in the conflict. Pachyderms is based on the true story of a soldier’s experience during the unpopular police action. Young and anxious for a first military assignment, Dan Coobat is shocked to discover his first duty post is one to an aviation unit in a nonexistent outfit. With overwhelming obstacles and little formal training, Danny and brothers set about to create the 312th Aviation Company. Danny quickly discovers: “What the soldier sees (or hears) is NOT what the soldier gets.” Eventually, Danny is faced with an even tougher battle... Coming back home to America. Editorial comments: " life in a compelling and wonderful way" "A no punches pulled look at Vietnam by a soldier in the rear." "...a powerful and moving story on many levels."

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