Lessons From My Mother’s Life

Lessons From My Mother’s Life
It was the 1950s. The war was over and women could go back to being happy housewives. But did they really want to?

Women should have been contented to live a Leave it to Beaver life in the mid-20th century. They should have been fulfilled. Women’s magazines told them so. Advertisers told them so. Doctors and psychologists told them so. Some were. But some weren’t.

In the 1950s, women were sold a bill of goods about who they were and who they should be as women. Some bought it. But some didn’t.

These five stories are about the women who didn’t.

A teenage bride sees her future mirrored in Circe’s twisted face. A woman’s tragic life serves as a warning about the dangers of too much maternal devotion. And the lives of two women intersect during two birthday parties, changing both of them. These and other moving tales of strength, discovery, and hope are about our mothers and grandmothers and the lessons their lives have to teach us. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Northern Wolf (Northern Wolf Series Book 1)

Northern Wolf (Northern Wolf Series Book 1)

Northern Wolf is a military historical fiction adventure set in the American Civil War. Follow a small group of green Union cavalrymen fighting for each other and a land they hardly know in a novel that depicts the fraying fabric of a nation that is battling for its identity.

Join the 13th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry as they ride on a collision course with J. E. B. Stuart’s elite cavalry “the Invincibles” near a small Pennsylvanian town, Gettysburg. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Of Night and Dark Obscurity

Free: Of Night and Dark Obscurity

Detective Chief Inspector Valentine Pierce is the second son of an Earl who has had to make his way in the world by joining the Metropolitan Police in London. He is respected and well regarded until a series of murders thrusts him into the spotlight.

Nicknamed the Primrose Strangler, a killer is running loose on the streets of London, strangling women and leaving behind his signature–a white primrose with each victim. When Val’s own fiancee is killed, the case becomes personal.

When a fourth woman is murdered, Val comes face to face with her sister, Caroline Derry. When her sister is killed, Caroline looks to the Inspector for justice. But as the clues become red herrings and the list of suspects grows, Val becomes convinced that the woman he is falling in love with may also be next on the killer’s list. He must solve the case and bring the killer in before another woman is found dead with a white primrose in her hands. Free on Kindle.

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The DNA of Democracy

The DNA of Democracy

An American poet writes a compilation of historical vignettes, discerning the future of our democracy by rediscovering the combative, instructive, fascinating past of tyranny and democracy.

From Israel’s Ten Commandments, to the Athenian Constitution, to Rome’s Twelve Tables, to the overthrow of kings in England and America, Lyons traces democracy from its historical roots to the modern-day, constructing a blueprint of what defines tyranny or democratic government in The DNA of Democracy.

In this definitive guide, Lyons outlines the roots of democracies, by telling the tales of tyrants who ironically gave them birth—births of rebellion! This book serves as a how-to contemporary guide on identifying the menace of a tyrant when you see one! $0.99 on Kindle.

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The Official Insider Report On The American NeeGrow

The Official Insider Report On The American NeeGrow

Is he right in the head? Is he right for the bed? What does he really want with African American women? Is it safe for Black women to get involved with the men of her own ethnicity? In this official TELL-ALL report, you’ll discover the REAL answers to these questions and many more, as Malcolm Luther King details the many UNTOLD TRUTHS about the American NeeGrow.

DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT A NEE-GROW IS? He lets the cat out of the bag, exposing the deepest and darkest secrets that have been kept hidden for generations, regarding their views on life, love, and relationships. $14.92 on Kindle.

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The Mystery of Julia Episcopa

The Mystery of Julia Episcopa
In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life.

Her enemies are those she once called ‘brother’. Hidden beneath her blue cloak are secrets men will kill for – forgeries that prove the newly self-appointed bishops are not followers of the way, but pretenders who have seized power and will stop at nothing to shape this new religion to their own ends.

Now, Julia – a woman who had once walked with Mary Magdalene and taught alongside Paul must preserve the legacy of the apostles in the face of terrifying danger.

Two thousand years later, classical archaeologists Valentina Vella and Erika Simone stumble across an ancient parchment buried deep in the Vatican archives, a document that has clearly been altered. They find themselves on the trail of a woman who may have been the first woman Bishop in the Catholic faith.

To reveal Julia’s legacy will put them in the cross-hairs of a venomous Vatican battle for power and supremacy; to stay silent would make them complicit in an ancient heresy and would betray the teachings that Julia sacrificed her life to defend.

‘The Mystery of Julia Episcopa’ weaves seamlessly between modern-day Rome and the politics of the Catholic church, and the times and life of a 1st-century Roman noblewoman who rose to be a dominant force in the early Christian movement.

“Three women connected by two intertwined stories of treacherous political intrigues, ancient cover-ups, and savage vengeance.” $0.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Angel of Mercy

Free: Angel of Mercy

She had her entire life planned until the Great War began and everything changed.

April 1914. Barrie, Ontario. Hettie Steward is feisty, educated, ambitious and stubborn. Her fiancé, Geoffrey Bartlette, the love of her life since childhood, has been a patient man. He waited while she attended nursing school and worked a year, but now it is time to wed. While Hettie is thrilled to be starting her life with Geoffrey, she laments that marriage means sacrificing her beloved nursing career, and domestic life brings her nothing but drudgery and boredom.

When the Great War begins a few months into their marriage, Geoffrey enlists and persuades Hettie to join the Canadian Army Nursing Service and follow him overseas. After all, everyone says the war will be short, and it will be their opportunity to have a proper honeymoon. Returning to work is exactly what Hettie was craving, and she eager accepts.

The war, however, does not end quickly. Soon tragedy strikes, proving true the old adage “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.” Geoffrey is killed at the Second Battle of Ypres, and Hettie is faced with a choice. Return home or stay in Europe and continue nursing? Moreover, will she discover the person she is meant to be now that her life has been steered onto a new path?

Angel of Mercy is the first in a trilogy following Hettie and her family as they navigate the challenges and heartbreak World War 1 brings. Free on Kindle.

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After the Voyage

After the Voyage
At the heart of After the Voyage is an arranged marriage poisoned by well-intentioned lies. From different counties in Ireland, Maggie Qualter and Richard Terrett both sail to America as young adults in 1870 after surviving Ireland’s Great Hunger as children. Maggie works as a maid for a wealthy family. Richard finds work in a tannery. After the death of the young wife he loves passionately, Richard marries Maggie with the help of a deceptive go-between. They raise three children in the midst of Irish American culture, the Catholic Church, and Richard’s battles for the workingman in the Knights of Labor. Daughter Mary dreams of being a nun, while Josie seeks the freedom of big-city life in Boston. Neither reckons on the future she will face. Son Tom escapes factory life by joining the Navy, manages to see the world in the midst of two wars, and comes home to marry his sweetheart and start a new life. Their stories are both remarkable and familiar to everyone whose ancestors made their way to and in America.

The events in the Terretts’ lives are as they emerge from the public record. But their inner lives, their thoughts, their relationships, their words are imagined as a route to understanding these five complicated and fascinating people. $0.99 on Kindle.

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The White Rose Rent

The White Rose Rent
The Tudor Era has dawned. Richard III lies in a shallow grave at Greyfriars in Leicester and Henry Tudor sits upon an uneasy throne.

Richard’s illegitimate daughter, Katherine Plantagenet, wife of one year to William Herbert, Earl of Huntingdon, struggles to find her path in the strange new world of Tudor England. Only fifteen years old, she fears her husband will put her aside due to her relationship to the deposed King.

Frightened and alone, she recalls the events of her younger years, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester took her and her half-brother John to be raised at Sheriff Hutton Castle. Days when it seemed a baseborn girl could reach dizzying heights…

Days of happiness before her father took the crown, before her cousins Edward and Richard vanished from the Tower of London, before beautiful Elizabeth of York danced in gold at the Christmas Feast of 1484 and started rumors flying…$0.99 on Kindle.

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The Munich Girl

The Munich Girl
Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. Plunged into the treacherous world of Nazi Germany, she uncovers long-buried family secrets, and the legacies of love that always outlast war. “Hard to put down. … Harder to forget.” Ink Drop Reviews. $2.99 on Kindle.

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One Kiss From Ruin

One Kiss From Ruin
Once upon a time, they were in love… Now he’s a gentleman marked by a scandal and she’s a lady haunted by a secret. A respectable match between them is impossible. But they can’t resist the forces pulling them together, even though each stolen moment brings them to the brink of passion, and every forbidden kiss leads them one step closer to ruin. $1.99 on Kindle.

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Forgotten Valor: A Novel of the Korean War

Forgotten Valor: A Novel of the Korean War

Forgotten Valor: A Novel of the Korean War is a visceral work of historical fiction covering the first three months of America’s forgotten war. If you like under-examined military history, gritty details, and soldiers’ perspectives, then you’ll love Richard Thomas Lane’s story of courage under fire. $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Lost Child

Free: Lost Child
A spellbinding tale of abandonment, rejection and survival. A baby girl abandoned at birth and raised in an orphanage was sent to the Midwest on an Orphan Train, and placed out as a farm laborer and housekeeper. Unloved and unwanted, she fought to survival in a lonely, abusive environment and an uncertain future. A story of female triumph and perseverance. How did she survive? Free on Kindle.

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Free: Lost Child

Free: Lost Child

A baby girl abandoned at birth and raised in an orphanage is sent to the mid-west on an orphan train. Unwanted and unloved, she goes against all the odds to fight for survival. A story of female triumph and perseverance. How did she survive? Free on Kindle.

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My Father, My King

My Father, My King
It was inevitable that the new king would be very different from his father. What no one could foresee was where his penchant for action would lead. It was equally inevitable that Alfred’s brother, John, would do something outrageous. What no one would have predicted is just how far he would exceed the bounds of royal decorum. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Settling the Wind

Settling the Wind
The harsh and rugged Colorado frontier of 1875 is not the type of place most would consider suitable for a recent widow to establish a home of her own. Yet that is exactly what Henrietta Schodde determines she will do as she impetuously buys a cabin in the newly forming settlement of Estes Park. Despite assurances from Henrietta that the locals appear amiable, her relatives are concerned and recruit the assistance of long-time family friend Collan Wallace, who unbeknownst to Henrietta, has also just begun homesteading in the area.

The last thing Collan desires is to watch over the woman who has been his nemesis since childhood. But the pair quickly realize that there is more than each other to fight about when they discover an unscrupulous Englishman, Lord Dunraven, is hungry for their land.
Endearing and engaging, Settling the Wind, is historical fiction based on actual events that reveals the courage of Colorado’s pioneers in the face of more struggles than they could have imagined. $1.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Hidden From Our Eyes – An Alternate History

Free: Hidden From Our Eyes – An Alternate History

What would America look like if it had never been overrun by Europeans? Read Hidden From Our Eyes to find out what Tom from 1976 Virginia Beach encountered when he passed through the stone archway into an alternate history. Free on Kindle.

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The Specter (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

The Specter (Waxwood Series: Book 1)
To what lengths will one go to exorcise a specter?

In 1892, people gather to mourn the death of San Francisco socialite, Penelope Alderdice. Among them is a strange little woman who claims to have known “Grace” as a young woman in the small coastal town of Waxwood. But Vivian, Penelope’s granddaughter, has never heard of Grace or Waxwood.

Vivian journeys to Waxwood and eventually discovers a packet of letters her grandmother wrote forty years ago.

As Vivian confronts the specter that holds the truth to the secrets and myths buried in the family consciousness for forty years, she is forced to examine her grandmother’s life as a mid-19th century debutante and her own life as a Gilded Age belle. $0.99 on Kindle.

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