LOSING FAITH

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IN THIS FIRST OF THE SETH AND TRISTA SERIES, A DEVASTATING SNOW STORM THROWS SETH AND TRISTA TOGETHER UNEXPECTEDLY.  TRISTA WAS TRYING TO LEAVE TOWN AFTER DRUGGING HER ABUSIVE FIANCE BUT THE AIRPORT CLOSES DOWN AND SHE FLEES IN HER OLD BATTERED CAR ONLY TO BREAK DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.  SETH IS TRYING TO RETURN HOME TO FIGHT TO GET HIS DAUGHTER FAITH BACK.  HE HAD BEEN A RISING MUSICIAN WHEN HIS WIFE WAS KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH WHEN SHE WAS ON HER WAY FOR A SURPRISE VISIT.  HE BLAMES HIMSELF FOR THE ACCIDENT AND GOES OFF THE DEEP END SEEKING RELIEF IN BOOZE.  FAITH IS CARED FOR BY HIS WIFE’S PARENTS BUT SETH HAS CLEANED UP HIS ACT.  SETH COMES UPON TRISTA’S BROKEN DOWN CAR AND THEIR ADVENTURES BEGIN…..

PUBLISHER’S BLURB:

Seth Storm, a once famous musician from Nashville, is now nothing more than a fallen star. After climbing the music charts and making his dreams come true, his life took a turn that he’d never expected, causing him to lose it all. Now Seth is determined to do whatever it takes to turn his life around, even if that includes doing the one thing he swore he’d never do. After giving up music and the career he spent much of his life building, Seth embarks on a journey to get back what he cherishes the most: his daughter, Faith.

Trista Tilman, a single mother, finds shelter on the road as she and her daughter try to escape her abusive fiancé, Randall Tuck. As Trista struggles to repair her damaged relationship with her daughter, Tuck begins to close in on them.

Along the way, Seth and Trista encounter a storm that threatens their one chance at getting their lives back. Forced to travel together, they discover that success lies not just at the hands of fate but also within each other, two unlikely travelers fighting to survive not only the storm but also the demons of their past.

As the road takes them deeper and deeper into the storm, Seth and Trista find themselves face-to-face with their worst fears. Can love help them pick up the broken pieces of their lives?

Losing Faith is the first book in the Seth & Trista series. It precedes The Greatest Gift and The Final Encore.

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UNDER THE ICE

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WHAT A GREAT MURDER MYSTERYONE DEATH UNDER THE ICE IS BY ACCIDENT.  THE SECOND A MURDER TO SEND A MESSAGE AND THE THIRD IN SELF DEFENSE AGAINST AN ABUSIVE PARENT TRYING TO GAIN REVENGE ON THE MAN WHO ULTIMATELY WON HIS EX-WIFE’S HEART.  HE WAS ONLY IMPRISONED FOR 5 YEARS FOR THE ABUSE OF HIS WIFE.  WHEN HE IS RELEASED FROM JAIL HIS FIRST MISSION IS TO TAKE HIS DAUGHTER TO WREAK HAVOC ON HIS EX AND HER NEW HUSBAND.  THE DAUGHTER IS AT THE AGE OF WANTING TO BE AN ADULT AND HAVE INDEPENDENCE BUT HER CHOICES ARE POOR AS A TRUE ADOLESCENT.  SEE HOW HER CHOICE TO BE WITH HER BIOLOGICAL FATHER, WHO IS “CHANGED”, BECOMES DEADLY.

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

What do you do when your past comes back to kill you?

After escaping her abusive husband, life is finally good for Camille LeGarde and her daughter, Shelby. She has a great relationship with her new husband, Gus, who also loves Shelby like his own child. But the LeGarde family’s fragile oasis is shattered when the man of Camille’s nightmares is released from prison.

Greg Robinson never wanted to be a father. But he’s playing the biological card for all it’s worth to get close to Shelby, so he can realize his true goal—revenge against Gus LeGarde, the man who “stole” his wife and daughter.

Lured by the promise of connecting with her real dad, Shelby vanishes, sending Gus and Camille on a desperate race through the worst ice storm of the century to find her before Robinson can act on his chilling threat…

If I can’t have them, neither can you.

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THE GOOD SISTER

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THE GOOD SISTER WAS A POWERFUL STORY OF DENIAL, DECEIT, LIES AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  YOU FORM STRONG BONDS WITH THE ABUSED LINDSEY AND GROW TO LOATHE HER HUSBAND WHO IS CONTROLLING EVEN WHEN MILES AWAY.  LINDSEY’S ONE RAY OF HOPE IS BEING ABLE TO GO TO HER SISTER’S TO HELP HER IN HER LAST STAGE OF PREGNANCY WHILE LINDSEY’S HUSBAND IS AWAY ON BUSINESS.  THERE LINDSEY BEGINS TO COME OUT OF HER SHELL BUT NEVER LETS ON ABOUT HER SECRETS.  THEN LINDSEY’S HUSBAND SHOWS UP UNANNOUNCED AND HER TROUBLES ESCALATE!  TRULY ENJOYED THE READ!

PUBLISHER’S BLURB:

Top 5 Best Selling Women’s Psychological Fiction** Top 10 Rated Women’s Psychological Fiction.**

Lindsey Bains Johanson has spent her entire life practicing the art of denial. She was always the obedient, perfect daughter of General Travis Bains, until she learned of the atrocities he committed against her own sister. Now, free of her father, she has become the perfect wife. A lifetime of training has enabled her to keep quiet about anything and everything, including the monster her husband becomes behind closed doors.

Circumstances allow her to take an unprecedented vacation, which she uses to visit her sister in Washington State, clear across the country from her home in Arlington, Virginia. Free of her husband’s presence, she starts to step out of the confines he keeps her shackled in. With the help of veterinarian Noah Clark, she learns that she doesn’t have to be so good or obedient. But she also knows that the woman she is becoming is someone her husband will never allow her to be.

When her husband eventually comes for her, she goes home without telling anyone the secret she has kept at the expense of her mind and body. But this time things go too far; and only then does Noah discover what she has hidden for years. But Lindsey knows that nothing will stop her husband from destroying her, no matter how long it takes.

PLEASE be warned that all my titles contain EXPLICIT profanity, sex, mature content matter and often mild violence. Recommended for Mature Audiences ONLY

No cliffhangers
Recommended Reading Order for The Sister Series:
The Other Sister
The Years Between (Jessie & Will)
The Good Sister
The Best Friend
The Wrong Sister
The Years After (April 15, 2015)

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HOW TO KNOCK A BRAVEBIRD FROM HER PERCH

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PECAN IS JUST A NAIVE CHILD HERSELF WHEN HER FATHER DIES AND SHE MARRIES RICKY WHO IS TRAINING TO BECOME A PRIZE FIGHTER.  WITH FOUR CHILDREN, THEY MOVE INTO A DUMP OF AN APARTMENT IN CHICAGO WHERE RICKY HOPES TO MAKE IT BIG.  THEN THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BEGINS AND PECAN DECIDES SHE MUST TAKE EVERYTHING SHE CAN CARRY AND RUN AWAY WITH THE CHILDREN ONLY TO BE CAUGHT IT THE ACT WHICH BRINGS MUCH MORE ABUSE.  RICKY HAS HIS AUNT COME TO STAY WITH THEM TO HELP OUT AND SHE BECOMES A GOOD FRIEND AND PROTECTOR FOR PECAN SUGGESTING THINGS LIKE GIRLS NIGHT OUT!  PECAN EVEN BEFRIENDS A GENTLEMAN WHO SHE MEETS AFTERNOONS IN THE PARK WITH HER CHILDREN. THIS EVENTUALLY BLOOMS INTO ROMANCE WHICH RICKY DISCOVERS AND HE GOES INTO A WILD RAGE – SOMEONE WILL WIND UP VERY DEAD…A GREAT READ!

PUBLISHER’S BLURB:

In the wake of her father’s sudden death Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. When she begins to doubt that desperate decision she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky’s violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. Will the abuse ever stop? Will Pecan and her girls live happily ever after?

Literary fiction that packs a punch and plenty of surprises.

It’s not the typical domestic abuse storyline. In How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch, you will find the story of a girl who grows into a woman before your very eyes.

A story so moving, it will stay with you long after you put it down.
This true to life story walks a careful line between fiction and reality. With characters as real as you and me, it will break and mend your heart a hundred time because it has just the right amount of honesty and love. And anyone who wants a true underdog story will be captivated until the very end!

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BIG LITTLE LIES

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NEVER SAW IT COMING.  I REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY THAT TRULY SHOCKED ME!  BIG LITTLE LIES IS A GREAT READ ABOUT PLAIN JANE AND HER SON, ZIGGY WHO BEGIN AGAIN IN A SMALL TOWN BY THE OCEAN WITH A QUAINT SCHOOL AND A SWEET KINDERGARTEN TEACHER.  ZIGGY QUICKLY BECOMES THE CENTER OF ATTENTION WHEN HE IS ACCUSED OF CHOKING A LITTLE GIRL ON ORIENTATION DAY.  THE EPISODE LEAVES JANE WONDERING FOR SHE HAS SECRETS SHE CANNOT FACE.  IT ALSO BEGINS TO DIVIDE THE PARENTS INTO THOSE WHO SUPPORT JANE AND MANY MORE WHO DO NOT.  EVERYTHING ESCALATES AS ZIGGY IS BLAMED WITH BULLYING YET ANOTHER WAIF OF A GIRL.  ZIGGY PROTESTS HIS INNOCENCE BUT NO ONE BELIEVES HIM AND EVEN JANE’S DOUBTS INCREASE.  BUT THE TRUTH UNRAVELS WHEN ZIGGY FINALLY REVEALS THE REAL BULLY AND JANE CONFRONTS HER PAST.  IT ALL HAPPENS IN AN INSTANT AND THIS SMALL TOWN IS CHANGED FOREVERYOU’LL LOVE THIS BOOK – MUST READ!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

“The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town…are so suburban noir they would make David Lynch clap with glee…[Moriarty] is a fantastically nimble writer, so sure-footed that the book leaps between dark and light seamlessly; even the big reveal in the final pages feels earned and genuinely shocking.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Reading one [of Liane Moriarty’s novels] is a bit like drinking a pink cosmo laced with arsenic… [BIG LITTLE LIES] is a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read” –USA Today

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.
But who did what?

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

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MAZIE BABY

MAZIE BABY

WOW!  MAZIE BABY WAS A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN I EXPECTED!  MAZIE IS IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP BUT CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THERE IS HOPE ONLY TO RECEIVE MORE ABUSE.  SHE FINALLY TAKES EXTREME MEASURES TO FLEE THE RELATIONSHIP AND WHISKS HER DAUGHTER AWAY TO TRY TO PIECE THEIR LIVES BACK TOGETHER.  ESCAPING THE PAST BECOMES MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT AND MAZIE CAN RUN NO LONGER.  SHE MUST FACE UP TO HER ACTIONS AND SEARCH FOR JUSTICE. 

PUBLISHER’S BLURB:

When Mazie Reynolds was a young girl, she believed monsters lived under her bed. Now a grown, married woman, she discovers one sleeps in her bed.

Mazie schemes to save herself and her daughter. Her plan will work, if she can out-maneuver the monster who is a master of manipulation and control. She’s got one thing going for her, the one thing she truly owns. Mazie has moxie to the bone. But will it be enough?

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