Sometimes history begins to fade into…well…history. It is times like these that we need a story to rescue us, to teach us that it all mattered, that human strength, resilience and the refusal to give up hope could save even the smallest and most insignificant during a time of incredible cruelty and desperation. The Baker’s Secret is such a book.

The Baker’s Secret

by Stephen P. Kiernan

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Emmanuelle is a young apprentice to the local baker. Her life is following its prescribed path, until the Nazis take over her village above Normandy Beach. Her mentor is everything a master baker should be, his only sin being that he is a Jew. Left alone, Emmanuelle takes it upon herself to nurture and save the people of her village, one loaf of bread at a time. This story will stay with you for a long time.

A tale beautifully, wisely, and masterfully told.” — Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

Available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Bakers-Secret-Stephen-P-Kiernan/dp/0062369598/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3079UKJHYCCU3&keywords=the+baker%27s+secret&qid=1558229693&s=gateway&sprefix=The+baker%27s+secret%

 

I read a lot, and cry a lot while reading if the book deserves my tears. That’s just me. My emotions are very close to the surface and I make no apologies for that. Every so often I read a book that stays with me, haunts me if you will, and follows me around long after I finish it. This is where you’ll find my thoughts on those books. They’re special.

Beyond

by Catrina Haverlock & Angela Larkin

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Beyond grabbed me right from the cover, a misty couple obviously in love, with the words “Her life had just begun, but his had already ended.” Oh, yeah.

The descriptions of Landon’s death and its aftermath were beautiful in their horrifying realism and in the emotions evoked in those he left behind. Presley’s adjustment to a hostile new school is compounded by her growing feelings for a boy who calls to her in the deepest recesses of her heart–a boy who has been dead for months. I had to keep reading to see how this impossible relationship could ever work, and the authors did not disappoint.

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Catina-Haverlock-ebook/dp/B0719FS55X/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=catina+haverlock&qid=1557436732&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

Reviews for Beyond:

“Beyond is a match made in heaven for readers wanting to immerse themselves in ghostly romance. All-consuming.”
— NIKKI TRIONFO, author of award-winning Shatter

“A touching tale of young love that reaches beyond mortal limits.”
— KATHERINE KING, author of award-winning
The Other Side of the Stars

“With heartbreakingly tough choices, this is a story that will hook you from the start.”
— PEGGY EDDLEMEN, author of Skyjumpers
and The Forbidden Flats

 

Sometimes a book sneaks up on you and delivers a punch straight to the heart. A story that should be too sad, too tragic, but instead leaves you gasping for air and amazed at the resilience of the human spirit and the power of love.

by Anthony Le Moignan

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Simon is a young man with the biggest problem of all. His mind is a ticking clock, winding down. He checks himself into an assisted care facility and tries to avoid the world, but love is elusive and determined. Emma is married, an experienced caregiver, but in Simon she finds something that can’t be denied. This book will grab you and never let you rest.

“An engrossing read, full of bends and forks” – Cambridge Independent

Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Long-Goodbye-Anthony-Moignan-ebook/dp/B07BTFW7SZ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?