Author: Lucy Atkins
Thirty-nine-year-old British photographer and single mom Tess has a good life that revolves around her nine-year-old son Joe and her thriving career. Things look even better when she meets Greg, a charismatic American pediatric heart surgeon, on a photo shoot. The two of them are instantly attracted to each other, and it isn't long before they get married. When Greg is offered a dream job in Boston along with a part-time teaching position at Harvard, they discuss a possible move to America. Tess is initially reluctant about uprooting her son and leaving behind her friends and family. Plus there is an added complication: she is pregnant, something the couple had definitely not planned on. But they agree that this position is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and decide to go. Greg seems happy to be back in America and the job is even better than he had hoped, but Tess and Joe have a hard time adapting to life in a new city. More worryingly, Tess notices that their new neighbors, and even some strangers, seem to recognize her husband, which he waves off as coincidence. As these strange encounters continue to occur, however, she begins to suspect that something is not quite right. In secret, she starts to look into Greg's past and discovers more questions than answers about the man she has followed across the ocean--the man who is the father of their new baby daughter. Lucy Atkins follows her acclaimed debut novel with another white-knuckle ride that explores the danger that can lurk within the everyday routines of family life.
Author: Charlotte Link
Publisher: Open Road Media
With more than fifteen million copies of her novels sold in Europe, Charlotte Link makes her chillingly psychological American debut, now in English for the first time A suspenseful, atmospheric new psychological crime novel from Germany’s most successful living female author An old farm, a deserted landscape, a dark secret from times past with fatal consequences for the present. In the tranquil northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. The investigation continues as they struggle to establish a connection between the two victims. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears, and Valerie is led toward a dark secret inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. Horrified at her last-minute discovery, Valerie realizes that she may be too late to save the next victim.
Author: Joanne Fluke
Publisher: Kensington Books
Where Innocence Dies. . . Expectant parents Karen and Mike Houston are excited about restoring their old rambling Victorian mansion to its former glory. With its endless maze of rooms, hallways, and hiding places, it's a wonderful place for their nine-year-old daughter Leslie to play and explore. Unfortunately, they didn't listen to the stories about the house's dark history. They didn't believe the rumors about the evil that lived there. . . .The Nightmare Begins. It begins with a whisper. A child's voice beckoning from the rose garden. Crying out in the night. It lures little Leslie to a crumbling storm door. Down a flight of broken stairs. It calls to their unborn child. It wants something from each of them. Something in their very hearts and souls. Tonight, the house will reveal its secret. Tonight, the other child will come out to play. . .
Author: Rachel A. Ormsby
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Anyone fighting pediatric cancer or other long term illness can request a free copy of this book from the author by emailing [email protected] As I look back at this time in our life when our son was diagnosed with cancer, I realize that God gave us the most precious gift of our daughter. He gave us someone who would make the hardships easier by giving us laughter, joy, and an outlet from the world of cancer. However, instead of realizing this and embracing her for the gift she was, we protected her. We put her on a pedestal to be adored and loved, not as a participant. After 10 years of treatment, we have come to the conclusion this was not the best for her or our family. In this book, I discuss the things I wish I had known at the beginning of this journey. I will address each of our misconceptions and give some examples of how I could have done this in a way to allow her to be a stronger, loving, empathetic, caring person.
Author: Pirkko Rytkonen
Publisher: Pirkko Rytkonen
A DECADES-OLD SECRET SHATTERS A FAMILY Thirty-seven-year-old Emma Jorgens is a successful corporate accountant with a husband, a daughter, and a secret. When a young man shows up on Emma's doorstep, past and present collide. Exposing her secret could jeopardize her relationship with the people she loved. Will she deny the truth and risk losing everything she's worked so hard to achieve? Lies and secrets have a way of coming to light. How will they affect Emma, Mathias, and their loved ones? Will love become destructive . . . or offer a new beginning? The Other Child is an emotional story of two lives entwined in a cloak of secrecy.
Author: Claudia Gold
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Being understood by someone you love is one of the most powerful feelings, at all ages. For a young child, it is the most important of all experiences because it allows the child’s mind and sense of self to grow. In the midst of the perennial concerns parents bring to Dr. Claudia Gold, she shows the magical effect of seeing a problem from their child’s point of view. Most parenting books teach parents what to do to solve behavior problems, but Dr. Gold shows parents how to be with a child. Crises are defused when children feel truly heard and validated; this is how they learn to understand, and, eventually, control themselves. Dr. Gold’s insightful guide uses new research in developmental psychology and vivid stories from her practice to show parents how to keep a child in mind and deepen this central relationship in their lives.
Author: Laura Giles
Publisher: Llumina Press
Spousal infidelity has a long history of wreaking havoc on marriages. Giles provides a voyeur's peek into the world of extramarital families. From the seduction of the affair to the recovery, survivors courageously reveal their souls.
Author: Lucy Atkins
In her gripping debut novel, Lucy Atkins takes us on one woman's journey to the beautiful and rugged Pacific Northwest to discover the dark secrets of her family's past so that she can understand and accept herself. Kal McKenzie was never close to her mother Elena, whose coldness towards her spoiled any chance of a good relationship. When Elena dies of cancer, Kal feels forlorn: how do you mourn a mother who, inexplicably, just didn't seem to love you? While clearing out Elena's art studio, Kal finds a drawer packed with postcards, each bearing an identical one-line message from a Canadian gallery owner named Susannah Gillespie: "Thinking of you." Who is this woman and might she hold the key to her ruined relationship with her mother? Conflicted by her grief and shaken up from recently seeing a covetous text from an old girlfriend on her husband's cell phone, Kal impulsively sets off with her toddler Finn to Susannah's home on a remote British Columbian island, a place of killer whales and storms. Soon Kal quickly realizes she has made a big mistake. The striking and enigmatic Susannah will only share a few scraps of information about Elena. Kal discovers that her mother was a pioneering orca researcher-an activist trying to save the powerful and dangerous creatures.
Author: Erna Gorman
Trapped in Poland at the outbreak of the war, Erna Blitzer Gorman and her family were moved from one ghetto to another. When a Ukrainian farmer agreed to hide the small family in his hayloft, no one dreamed that they would be there for almost two years. When the Russians liberated the area, the family was forced to leave their hiding place and join the advancing army. After the tragic death of Erna's mother, the girls and their father struggled for survival and to get home to France. Erna never spoke of her experiences to anyone for almost forty years until she heard a stranger's words of hate on the television. Faced with long-repressed memories, Erna had to learn how to cope with her past.
Author: Frank G. Bolton, Jr., Larry A. Morris, Ann E. MacEachron
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
This volume is the first book in the field devoted to the abuse of boys. The authors focus on the male's socialization and victimization and the results of various forms of sexual abuse of male children. Although they do not claim that male children are at equal risk to female children, they do point out that male stereotyping can have specific, long-term consequences for the male victim. Breaking new ground by presenting a broader view of male sexual victimization, they introduce a new concept, the abuse of sexuality, to help explain many of the social and sexual problems exhibited by males. Finally, an explicit model for formulating a treatment plan which utilizes a systematic multi-remedial evaluation for both adult males and male childr
Author: Gyo Fujikawa
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Contains a collection of poems directed towards children which include, Summer sun, The swan, Three little trees, and more.
Author: Amanda Samms
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
This is the life story of Amanda Samms. She was born in a Mental Institution in 1974 and given up for adoption. The Catholic couple that adopted her had already adopted a boy two years earlier. This is her struggle with an alcoholic parent, a severely bullied older brother and her own drinking and drug use. After having witnessed her brother\'s 1st two suicide attempts at a young age and dealing with a pathological lying alcoholic mother, Amanda turns to self-abuse. Having a gay brother in a Catholic family, with emotional handicaps so bad that he received electro-shock therapy leaves her as The Other Child...
Author: Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Publisher: Firefly Books
As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.