FAIL TO MARSHAL OUR COLLECTIVE POWERS, AND WE FAIL AS A BEACON TO THE WORLD & AMERICA IS SNUFFED, NEVER TO BE REIGNITED? DARKNESS DESCENDS & THE BETWEEN TIMES (BOXED SET) BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP - FREE FOR ONE WEEK ONLY ON KINDLE.
"Marta Moran Bishop’s The Between Times is a terrific allegory, until the sucker punch. You think you’re reading a dystopian story set in some future time. Then you suddenly realize Bishop is writing about right now. The Between Times is a period in which we still have a chance to save all we hold dear. Fail to marshal our collective powers, and we fail as a society, a culture, as a nation-state, and the beacon to the world that America has always been is snuffed, never to be reignited.
Penned with all the visceral indictments of Sinclair’s The Jungle, we admire and pity Ben, fear for Jewell, grieve Roxanne, and loathe Mr. Horton and his kind. There is a cliffhanger ending that made me need to know more. Will the uprising in The Between Times save us? This series would make fascinating movies." (Robert Blake Whitehill, author/screenwriter, The Ben Blackshaw Series)
A CHILLING TALE
Marta Moran Bishop's The Between Times, described by the author as a "cautionary tale" is expressly written for these politically divisive times. While some may see this book as a fable or an interesting paranormal tale, Moran Bishop gets way too close for comfort.
The Between Times, set in Chicago, is the story of a society where the rich and poor are separated, but not just by neighborhoods. The rich own the poor; they control every facet of their lives, and the poor live by strict and unfathomable rules.
I will not attempt to summarize any further, as a synopsis is available, but instead, to recommend this thought-provoking story. I applaud Marta Moran Bishop for her insight, courage, and heart.
Fantastical, Magical, & Mystical
What if...for the first time in the history of the United States we took a social and economic nose dive into oblivion? THE BETWEEN TIMES is just such a scenario. A story that reads like a folk tale from the past, but in reality is a fantastic possibility based on the choices available to us today.
The premise is nothing short of an incredible imagination as modern day Chicago fades into an evil darkness separated by a wall. A separateness ruled by the upper society that isolates and mistreats the poor. These less fortunate people, in a short amount of time find themselves forced to live in the lower communities suffering from mistreatment comparable only to the concentration camps during WWII. Women are no longer human beings, but are nothing more than breeding animals kept only to prevent extinction of the race. The conditions are bleak and seemingly hopeless.
It is the belief in a Legend that becomes the driving force behind the survival. A young girl named Jewel, living in the captivity of this devastating socioeconomic environment, is the dream. She manifests hope and magic from within this beautiful tale.
Fantastical, Magical, & Mystical in a story that will make you believe it is about a long forgotten past, but in reality is a possible future! I wholeheartedly recommend this remarkable highly imaginative novel!
FATAL LIMIT IS A SPELLBINDING MEDICAL THRILLER THAT WILL KEEP YOU TURNING ITS PAGES, A GRIPPING STORY, GREED, LOVE, AND ENVY COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A DEADLY TOXIN - BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
Dora Stephens can’t refuse this case.
When she witnesses Sheila, the aunt of her best friend, stagger out of the hospital and die from a traffic accident, Dora’s private eye instincts kick in. Something’s not right. Sheila had no known enemies… but someone wanted her dead.
Digging into the circumstances of Sheila’s death leads Dora on a devious path where she encounters lies, drugs, betrayal, and infidelity. She uncovers another mysterious death and stumbles upon a dark secret kept by some of the hospital’s top staff and privileged doctors.
Sheila was not the only nurse who had an affair with the hospital’s star surgeon. Would one of her romantic rivals stoop to murder? Or had she learned too much about the well-kept dark secret?
Fatal Limit is a spellbinding medical thriller that will keep you turning its pages. In this taut and gripping story, greed, love and envy come together to create a deadly toxin. And the only prescription is… justice
Honorable Mention Winner: Readers' Favorite 2020 International Book Award ~ MedicalThriller
"Author Inge-Lise Goss has created characters that are believable and a plot that kept me reading from the very first word until the last. Dora was very realistic and her boyfriend and police detective Tucker added romance and behind the scenes help in her investigation as they shared the details of the case. I believe that you will find Fatal Limit to be a winner. It is a fast, captivating and thrilling read and a mystery that young and old will really enjoy."-- Trudi LoPreto, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
"This short and pacey thriller novel rockets through different layers of intrigue, crime, lies and interpersonal drama...giving readers a quick read that's literally to die for.
Author Inge-Lise Goss writes snappy dialogue and quick discovery moments that are sure to shock from page to page, presenting well-defined characters who we can relate to instantly, yet make deeper judgments on as the novel progresses. From chapter to chapter, the structure keeps you reading and guessing, producing a true page-turner with new discoveries and never a dull moment in between.
Fatal Limit is an excellent mystery that is sure to satisfy fans of all ages."-- K.C.Finn, Readers' Favorite Reviewer
A WONDERFUL TALE OF GROWING UP IN TEXAS BETWEEN 1927 AND 1945 - LULU AND BETTY GROWING UP IN CHANGING TIMES BY PATRICIA SAWYERS FISKE - ALL PROFITS GO TO THE FLORIDA UNITED METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN IN DELTONA FL
Our story about Betty and Lulu, who grew up in peaceful times, begins in 1933, during the depression, and ends in the early forties as prosperity returned, as our country began mobilizing for World War II.
I started this book because I thought it would be beneficial for young people, like my talented granddaughter, Maria, to contrast growing up during the past seventy-five years, with my formative years, a time of peace, from 1927-1941.
Our childhoods were so very different. I've watched my granddaughter entertain herself with technology from an early age. While she missed knowing about doodlebugs, she can always look them up on her I-Phone or laptop. From a very early age, she was aware of world events; whereas, I didn't realize that my back yard in Kerrville, Texas, was not the center of the Universe until I started to school.
All profits go to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona, FL.
HEATH AND GABE HAD THE MOST PERFECT RELATIONSHIP, EVEN THOUGH THEY NEVER MET. WHEN THEY DO WHAT WILL HAPPEN? PETITE BY BRIDGITTE LESLEY IS A ROMANTIC THRILLER
Heath and Gabe had a perfect relationship. She didn’t want to change a thing. Even if it meant not meeting with him. If they met he would see a tiny woman who didn’t size up to much.
Gabe and Heath had been friends for a couple of years. They chatted on the phone and had formed a strong bond and a meaningful relationship. Even though they hadn’t met each other they could discuss anything. He kept on pushing to meet with her. After so many years they had still not met for their first cup of coffee.
The holidays came and Gabe had a freak accident. His parents rushed him to the hospital. It wasn’t anything too serious. The doctor was so attentive and helpful and sorted out the problem. Only Gabe hadn’t realized who Doctor Winters was. He had noticed everything about her. Her gorgeous figure and the way her hands felt on his skin. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
As Gabe was leaving an ambulance flew in to the casualties entrance. They called for Doctor Winters by name. She was gone in a flash. Gabe could not believe his luck. He had met his Heath.
5.0 out of 5 stars A thriller with a twist.
Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2016
Be careful what you wish for. This thriller is both chilling, exciting and full of surprises. In the future, be sure to check out who you go on holiday with before you enjoin his or her company. A thriller with a twist. Well done Bridgitte Lesley.
LOTTIE'S ADVENTURE: FACING THE MONSTER BY BARBARA FRANCES IS A REFRESHING CHAPTER BOOK FOR EIGHT TO EIGHTY AND TOLD IN THE STYLE OF A MODERN DAY MARK TWAIN
Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster, is an action-packed children's book written especially for ages 8 through 14. Children will enjoy this exciting read while also improving their reading skills. Twenty-nine chapters filled with twists and turns keep kids reading to discover the outcome.
Lottie, a lively ten-year old Hispanic girl, longs for something new and different in her life. Her summers up to this point have all been, more or less, the same. Then the arrival of a magical letter and a TV newscast transforms her vacation time in a high adventure.
Her great adventure includes trying to relate to a cold, estranged, and rich grandmother, freeing a kidnapped ten-year-old African American boy from a locked room, hiding him in a safe place, and then fleeing with him from a kidnapper who is always just a step or two behind.
What a refreshing plot. All of the characters are so believable. Lottie seems like someone that you have known who lives across town, down the street, or maybe even your next door neighbor. We need more stories like this one that show just how important family connections are. The older and younger generations connect in such a loving way as Lottie showed so much compassion for someone not of her race or gender. How awesome! There are lots of readers, young and old, who will find this and intriguing tale.
Wanda Hasley, Retired Teacher
Destined to be a Christmas classic. The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out. "An epic quest for the greatest treasure of all.” Rev. Phil Moyers.
Full of Wisdom
This little book is full of more wisdom and soul than many thousand-page novels. It cuts to the chase and never lets you go. It is an absolutely absorbing account of a little-known event in the time of Christ, told with humor and dignity. He follows after Jesus to give him his gifts but keeps missing Him. At last he finds Him but he doesn't have any gifts. Then Jesus gets him to see that the greatest gift is the gift of love. This is a liberating book that made me want to stand up and sing. The other thing I want to say is that it is really a fun read.
KAREN VAUGHAN'S THE MERMAID WITH THE SEAHORSE TATOO IS A ROMANTIC, FANTASY, MYSTERY THAT WILL CHARM AND DELIGHT.
On the surface to think and watch the world go by, Mikayla a mermaid witnesses an violent act and is injured. Found by a tourist, Mikayla can't remember the event and who or even what she is. Can Damien and the police keep her safe while the bad guys try to find her? Get ready for mystery, fantasy and romance in one book!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2020
A charming fantasy tale set a couple of thousand years in the future. Mermaids and Mermen are known to exist as the can shed their scales, fishtail, and fins on land and develop feet on dry land. Once the feet are back into the water, the fins, fishtail, and scales return. The seahorse tattoo identifies one clan. Mikayla has been asked to wed by a merman. She needs to consider this and against her father’s rules heads to the surface. Since her father is also the King of the Clan this is a serious breach. While in a cove thinking about her life, the yacht across the bay has a loud party going on. It is attacked by pirates. They shoot and kill everyone and blow up the boat upon their departure. The explosion throws Mikayla across the water and she lands on her head. A man, a DEA agent on vacation sees it, snaps her picture and secures medical help. The police try to question her in the hospital, but she has amnesia. Her picture is published. The ringleader of the pirates will try to eliminate her. Will the police and DEA agent keep her safe? Will her family find her? Does she recover her memory while falling in love with the DEA agent? If she does recover, is her new love strong enough to keep her on land?
A MAGICAL FANTASY
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019I received this book as a gift from my sister and absolutely adored this story. Mikayla a mermaid is a bit bored with her life under the sea and unsure if she wants to marry, so she goes up to sit on her favorite rock on the surface. She witnesses a horrific blast and is injured, and found by a handsome stranger.
Unfortunately, she doesn't know who or what she is. Will she figure it out, and will the cops find a way to help her before the bad guys find her?
I adored this short tale, full of romance, mystery, and fantasy.
BARBARA FRANCES' "I LIKE TO DANCE' WILL CHARM YOU, WARM YOU, AND EVEN SQUEEZE A FEW TEARS, FROM ITS OPENING NUMBER TO THE LAST WALTZ.
“Our kids, my, my, Gracie” laughed Bud. “Where did we go wrong? One marries God, another a Jew and the last one, the devil!”
Texas, 1951. The Wolanskys—Grace, Bud and their three grown children—are a close-knit clan, deeply rooted in their rural community and traditional faith. On their orderly farm, life seems good and tomorrow always holds promise.
But under the surface, it’s a different story. Grace is beset by dark memories and unnamed fears, calmed only by practicing a secret obsession. Their son Andy has said no to becoming a farmer like his dad and, worse, has fallen in love with a big-city Jewish girl. Youngest child Regina is trapped in a loveless marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Even “perfect” daughter Angela’s decision to become a nun unleashes consequences no one could foresee.
And then Ceil Dollard breezes into town.
Ceil—wealthy, sophisticated, irrepressible—is like a visitor from Mars. She’s a modern woman. She drives a car and wears pants. She blows away tradition and certainty, forcing Grace to face her fears and brave a changing world. Through Ceil, Grace learns about courage and pleasure—but at the risk of losing Bud.
Barbara Frances’ sparkling, richly human novel takes you back to a time when Ike was president and life was slower, but people were the same as now. You’ll encounter a cast of characters storm-tossed by change, held together by love. Written with compassion, humor and suspense, Like I Used to Dance will charm you, warm you and even squeeze a few tears, from its opening number to the last waltz.
You'll Be Hooked on This Book
After only a few pages I was hooked by Like I Used to Dance and Barbara Frances' gifts as a storyteller. She creates multidimensional characters who are so real that I found myself thinking about them in between sessions with the book, and she weaves a plot that is by turns suspenseful, funny, touching and gripping. Set in a rural Texas community more than sixty years ago, the book explores social, racial and family themes -- many of which continue to resonate today. But above all, it's a great read! It will take you places where you've never been, from a KKK meeting that is both sinister and pathetic, to a heartbroken man's encounter with a mystical fox. Barbara Frances writes with insight, compassion, full knowledge of the human heart, and lots of twists, turns and surprises. Highly recommended.
PREPARE TO BE SPELLBOUND!!! BARBARA FRANCES' SHADOW'S WAY, TAKES YOU TO A PLACE WHERE THE PAST & PRESENT MINGLE IN A GOTHIC TALE OF INSANITY, MURDER, AND SEXUAL INTRIGUE
Prepare to be spellbound. Barbara Frances' long-awaited third novel,
“Shadow's Way,” takes you to the coastal, deep South, where the past and the
present mingle in a gothic tale of insanity, murder, and sexual intrigue.
You'll meet the beautiful Elaine Chauvier, former actress and proprietor of
Shadow's Way, her family's antebellum home; the esteemed Archbishop
Andre Figurant and his fallen identical twin, Bastien; newly arrived Ophelia
and Rudy, here to explore their Chauvier roots and their ties to Shadow's
Way; and the mysterious Madame Claudine. Under a veneer of piety and
graciousness, i.e., the questions: What is good? What is evil? What is reality?
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Shadow’s Way is a work of gothic intrigue and Southern mystery penned by author Barbara Frances. In this sweeping narrative of interpersonal drama, intended for mature readers, we meet Elaine Chauvier at the novel’s titular home, where she runs a bed and breakfast. Elaine is keen to hang on to Shadow’s Way, so when her half-sister Ophelia and cousin Rudy show up to visit, trouble ensues. Combining this with a mysterious Archbishop, his housekeeper and obscure identical twin, the novel progresses swiftly into a creepy and intriguing mystery as a massive hurricane approaches the Gulf Coast. A superbly haunted time awaits its readers.
RELATIONSHIPS - SILVER MEDALIST - READERS FAVORITE - BY BILL BENITEZ - LOVE MEANS SAYING I'M SORRY AND MEANING IT.
When I decided to write this book on relationship, my wife Barbara was surprised and cautioned me by saying that she would not dare write such a book because it was such a varied topic with so many nuances. That scared me because she is certainly more qualified to write about relationship than I am. I hesitated for a while.
Most of my writing had been on housing, business, woodworking, even publishing, but nothing on relationship. It's an expansive topic and I wasn't sure if my information would be of real value. I considered that all my books are based on firsthand experience and realized that even though I'm not an expert, I have a lifetime of experience in relationship. Based on that I felt able to contribute something helpful to some readers and I feel good about this book.
I found this book to be such an informative and important read offering tips for all types. I couldn't agree with the author more about never ever taking your partner for granted and that love means ALWAYS saying you're sorry-- actually as quickly, whole-heartedly and as often as needed. I'd recommend Bill's book to add zest to an already good relationship or to help you create the one you long for.
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