Straight Up Hope
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|Author||: Sheila Andrien,Faith Woodard,Andre Saunders|
|Editor||: Jazzy Kitty Greetings|
This is a book of overcoming grace and peace through Jesus when the cards seem stacked against you. When people seem mean and you have given up on being happy, that would be the time to read this book. We all get discouraged and the points I want to make in this book are that crabby and miserable are choices. You have to decide if you want to experience life or just exist. Deuteronomy is an excellent example of this After 40 years of wandering and grumbling Moses asked his people do you want to enter the Promised Land or do you want to stay in the wilderness? He said "I am a dying man I am imploring you to look to God and get it right." This would be what I am trying to achieve through this book. I want you to know that I understand grumbling, complaining and hopelessness. I also understand freedom in Christ and want to offer it to you. James 1: 2-4 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
|Author||: Garett Groves|
|Editor||: Garett Groves|
A single father. A young teacher. A straight up romance. George Smith just wants his simple life to go back to being simple. After narrowly saving his family’s dive bar in tiny Beauclaire, North Carolina from demise, things are finally starting to simmer down—until his troubled son comes to live with him. Clay Johnson, Beauclaire High School’s new music teacher, can’t wait to educate young minds. But when he meets George during a parent-teacher conference, he realizes just how far he’s willing to go to make parents happy. It isn’t bad enough that George has been forced into the role of father when he least expected it. Things between he and Clay heat up quickly while they spend extracurricular time together—and George can’t help wondering if Clay sees him as a different type of daddy. Though Clay can’t deny his connection with George, he also can’t ignore the fact that George is a student’s parent—and as straight as the one road leading out of Beauclaire. Still, the more time George spends with Clay, and the steamier things get between them, he can’t shake the feeling that his life isn’t nearly as simple—nor as straight—as he once thought. Can they resist their desires, or will a relationship lead them to straight up trouble? Straight Up Trouble is third in the Southern Comforts series of small town, southern romances. Though each can be read and enjoyed alone, they fit together like bacon and eggs when read as part of the series. If you like your romances with healthy sides of schmoop sweeter than syrup, pairings queerer than a two-dollar bill, and daddy issues so dirty you’ll need to be baptized after reading them, you’ll love this latest book from Garett Groves!
|Author||: A.G. TERRILL|
Between Television, Movies, Books, Newspapers, the Internet and even the person next door... today's moral values have been compromised to the extent that, for most people, they no longer agree with God's values and God's Laws. You have people today who are so concerned with being "politically correct" and "not offending anyone" that they see SIN all around them and say or do nothing. So others come to believe that the SIN is "acceptable," even "normal" behavior. This book will attempt to show the average Christian what God really expects... and what he really rejects, when dealing with many of today's most confusing questions. Each question will be covered in one chapter, so the answers will be quick and easy to find, allowing Bible scriptures to guide the reader to their answers.
|Author||: Doreen Alsen|
|Editor||: The Wild Rose Press Inc|
Hope Monahan owns an earth to table restaurant in quiet Addington, Mass. A young widow, Hope has rebuilt her life. It's quiet and slow paced, but she likes it that way. International playboy superstar chef Lucien Durand is in Addington to open a new branch of his string of Cajun restaurants, L'Enfer. He means to stay only until he gets L'Enfer Addington off the ground. When Hope and Lucien compete with each other for the title of Addington's best restaurant, will they create a full course of true love? Or will it be a recipe for disaster?
|Author||: Leilani Faber|
|Editor||: Balboa Press|
Vision of Hope is an important contribution in the growing number of stories by recovering addicts, for its well-written account in terms that are touching yet honest, in both the low points and high points of her story. Perhaps most significantly, Leilani Fabers life story brings us to a conclusion that includes a current life and an optimistic future that should make her, her children and her mother proud. It literally offers hope for anyone who has found their life severely impacted by meth or other drugs and demonstrates that despite the damage done by meth use, with hard work, redemption is possible and a new life awaits anyone willing to make that commitment. Laura L. Valenti, co-author Ozark Meth: A Journey of Destruction and Deliverance
|Author||: K. Evan Coles,Brigham Vaughn|
|Editor||: Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)|
Book four in The Speakeasy series Love, served straight up. Malcolm Elliott has been keeping secrets. Helping his mom through a financial crisis has nearly emptied his bank account and his kitchen cupboards, despite his thriving career with Corporate Equality Campaign. Malcolm is also bothered by his inability to tell the most important people in his life that he identifies as gray ace. Stuart Morgan has a secret of his own. Though years have passed since the tattooed chef fled the Mormon church in Utah for New York, he's never truly come to terms with the fetish that ruined that rigid but outwardly perfect life. Experience has also taught Stuart that keeping his love of lacy things under wraps is safer than telling the truth. After Malcom's boss, Carter, hires Stuart's restaurant to cater a gala fundraising event, the strait-laced Malcolm is thrown together with badass biker Stuart. Despite their differences and a couple of false starts, the men discover they work well together and a friendship quickly forms. As Malcolm's feelings for Stuart deepen, his sexuality awakens, but he remains tight-lipped about his problems. And though Stuart grows more and more attached to Malcolm, he remains fearful of confessing his fetish. When both of their secrets are finally exposed, they find themselves at a crossroads in which they must choose between playing it safe or finally coming clean to the person they love.
|Author||: Larissa Self|
|Editor||: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.|
THE RILEY COOPER SERIES OF HOPE Book Two Nearly a year has passed since the human race had been decimated by an unknown virus. With her husband's whereabouts still unknown and the world no longer familiar to her, Riley Cooper, along with her family, find solace within their community of friends now living in Jackson, Wyoming. Fully aware that the longevity of their survival will largely depend on the growth of their community, the inhabitants of Jackson begin their search for other survivors. In doing so, they discover the terrifying truth of what humanity has become, leaving Riley and her family faced with the unimaginable possibility that hope is lost.
|Author||: Lisa Samson|
They are living lives they were never meant to live. Georgia Bishop, a could-be jazz great, has thrown away her life, her marriage, and her talent for her drinking habit. Her cousin, Fairly Godfrey, is living the good life in New York but wonders if deeper meaning exists beyond the superficial world in which she finds herself. It takes a Congo refugee, a soul food chef, a persistent husband, and one desperate night on the brink of freedom for Georgia and Fairly to realize how far they have come from their God-given purposes. When they face the most difficult choices of their lives, only the power of grace can bring them to true healing.
|Author||: Hillary E. Peak|
|Editor||: Hillary Peak|
The bond of a father and daughter is special. When Jules father asks her to come be stay with him because he's terminally ill, she goes for the remarkable opportunity to really know her father. She never dreamed he had liberated a concentration camp, dealt cards to Bugsy Siegel or saved the life of a Black Panther. Wings of Hope takes you on a road trip through the memories of a man making peace with his life through his conversations with his daughter. Teaching her that death is sometimes the most heartbreakingly beautiful part of life. Hope is the last gift of a father to his daughter--the power to reach for her dreams.
|Author||: David Diaz|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
Tracking--Signs of Man, Signs of Hope is a complete guide to tracking and finding humans, alive and dead: lost children and adults, crime victims, escaped criminals.
|Author||: Baylus C. Brooks|
The history of St. Augustine, Florida may be wrong. Native Americans from one North Florida tribe are said to have lived for centuries due to the inexplicable power of a mysterious source of water. Some say this is not true. Early explorers went in search of this ÒFountain of YouthÓ only to come back disappointed. Still, the Fountain did indeed exist. Young Lt. Stephen Hathorne, shipwrecked in Spanish La Florida in 1808 will discover the secrets of this tribe if he can survive the trip. Indeed, he discovers that he and his own family are responsible for their very existence! Traveling through threads of time's sensitive fabric, Stephen and his new-found love will have to face many dangers: pirates, zealots, slavers, and a madman from the future before they can find peace in the past. In this story, four time periods of the beautiful and exotic Floridian town of St. Augustine are explored. Although a sci-fi romance, lovers of history will be thrilled at the meticulous detail.
|Author||: Robert E Taylor|
|Editor||: Robert E Taylor|
The Humals. Humanoid Aliens. They dominated the spiral arm millennia ago then vanished without trace. Man had found traces of their presence, reverse-engineered their technology and speculated endlessly about their demise. But no one really knew what had happened. No one knew why they had disappeared or why so few traces of them remained. For James Hamilton the Humals were not something he concerned himself about. Not, that is, until a billionaire philanthropist seeks him out with a proposition he can't ignore. It started out as the offer of a lifetime. A way to finally end all his financial concerns and to do something good for humanity into the bargain. But as Hamilton was well aware, if something sounds too good to be true then it usually means trouble. Suspicious, Hamilton fears the worst and plans accordingly but even he is unprepared for the events that will follow. With precious few allies and more questions than answers, Hamilton must desperately try to piece together the clues in order to understand what is going on before it is too late. For what starts out as a journey for the betterment of mankind may well sow the seeds of its destruction.
|Author||: Vanessa Davis Griggs|
|Editor||: Kensington Publishing Corp.|
"Vanessa is a superb storyteller." --ReShonda Tate Billingsley "I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind." --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author Teen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who takes charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around--and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for. And when they learn of their grandmother's former rebel antics, which were wild enough to rival their own, they begin to appreciate her present-day passion for leading a more productive life--via family, love, and faith. . . "There are enough tears, hugs, and lessons learned to appease readers, young and adult, who like a good dose of faith with their fiction." --Publishers Weekly
|Author||: Anne Bauer|
After years of silenced questions, an adoptee sets out to uncover her origins against walls of opposition from her family and society.
|Author||: Von Petersen|
The true story of Kalman Willner, a remarkable man who survived numerous labor camps and the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau, from the time he was 14 until the age of 20. It is an account of one man's incredible, harrowing journey of courage and undying hope as he struggles to survive mankind's darkest hour, and the miraculous resiliency of the human spirit he imparts. Ultimately, it is a story of hope and grace, for he went on to live a happy and successful life. A must read for anyone interested in the humanity and inhumanity of man and the forces of good and evil. A testimonial for a new generation at a time when the few remaining witnesses of the old are slowly passing from us forever. The ultimate story of survival!
|Author||: Carolyn Landesman|
|Editor||: Strategic Book Publishing|
An inspirational story that will resonate with all age groups from adults to teenagers, parents, mentors, and leaders, The Valley of Hope: A fable about self-discovery and a quest to find your true destiny takes us on an uplifting quest of self-discovery. Ping, a smooth little ball adopted by the Pong family is convinced his destiny is to be a golf champion. Misguidedly believing this is his true vocation, he strives valiantly to meet the aspirations of his family and bravely bears the vicious wrath of Thorn, his tutor in golf school, who whacks him relentlessly and fails miserably to get Ping to do anything right. Ping thinks he's a loser and finds solace among the Bad Balls for a while, but realises this too is not his true calling. Befriended by intriguing characters like Sunny the Sunflower, Chippie, Daphne, and Gardenia, Ping recognises the value of true friends, who strengthen his resolve and support him through his trials and tribulations as well as the joys and triumphs of his journey. With the help of Great Ping Fu, who acts as his guide and mentor, Ping encounters the lessons and mysteries of the Less Travelled Road, the Path Unknown, the Gardens of Criticism, Destruction, Forgiveness and Resentment to find his way onto the Destiny Train that sees him fulfil his potential. His journey ends in the Valley of Hope, where he discovers his true destiny. Carolyn Landesman is an inspirational leader, executive coach, and motivator. She believes in the power of self-help to change your life. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/CarolynLandesman
|Author||: Teresa S. Johnson|
|Editor||: Author House|
We all have treasures within. When we explore those treasures, “we offer hope to a dying world.” Treasures of hope will release so many others to share their experiences without guilt, shame or condemnation. Even the soft spoken will begin to allow their stories to burst forth like thunder. In order to become an overcomer, deliverance of some sort has to take place. We have each been given a gift, not a gift of gab, but a gift of the word of our testimony. When we use our testimonies to glorify God we show others that though there will always be “tests” the “monies” are never too far behind. Move outside of yourself and inspire others to live. Come out of bondage to secrecy.
|Author||: Eder Holguin|
|Editor||: Eder Holguin|
From Living On The Street To Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur Today, nearing forty, Eder is a successful New York entrepreneur in the online media industry and CEO of a digital marketing company. However, as a kid in the mid ’80s, he fled a frightening home life and wound up living for years on the streets of Medellin, Colombia. It was a dicey existence, in what was described during this era as the 'most dangerous place on earth'. where international drug lords like Pablo Escobar ruled, where you could be shot for looking at the wrong guy the wrong way. Dreaming of Hope Street is the story of how he went from living in the streets to become a successful entrepreneur. The book is in the classic Coming-of-Age tradition, and proves that, though life can be ugly and brutal, even the most disadvantaged can overcome the odds and find happiness, their own Hope Street. The narrative steps along and rings with authenticity; it’s often sad, shocking, but ultimately uplifting and motivational. Scroll up and grab a copy today.