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BookTrib's Bites: Four Unforgettable Reads

(NewsUSA) - Dying for a Second ChanceDying for a Second Chance by Jenn Chapman

Someone has been killing and dumping women on the Shoalwater Bay Reservation in Washington State. In Dying For a Second Chance, a psychological thriller with a supernatural twist, Sergeant Rod Kills On Top investigates a car crash which leads him to details that may help solve the murders.  As he works with Jessica, a survivor of the crash, he begins to suspect that her husband may be the killer.

Jessica keeps her true identity, and what she knows, a secret because if she tells the truth she is likely to die — again! This tight and taut detective story, embedded in an indigenous setting, invites the reader to reflect on the “spirit world” that co-exists within the terrestrial world, where the “hereafter” and the “here-and-now” intersect. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3rflb7x.

Love after LifeLife After Love by Lorraine Cover

Kate Covington wants two things -- to finally get on with her life three years after the passing of her husband, and to experience the passion she hopes to instill in her writing that will fulfill her desire to be an author of steamy short stories.

Setting sail on a cruise hoping to do just that, she crosses paths with cocky, sexy, and much younger Luca Bell’Angelo, licking his wounds after yet another failed relationship.

When her fear of letting go sends her into retreat mode, they come to a platonic agreement to help each other. Luca’s expertise will help Kate spice up her writing, and Kate’s take on life will help Luca uncover why the love he longs for has been so elusive.  But once their relationship moves past the platonic stage, their lives are changed in ways neither expected. Purchase at https://bit.ly/46Ft9Ha.

Madame PommeryMadame Pommery by Rebecca Rosenberg

 A story of a woman's indomitable spirit in the face of insurmountable odds. Set in Champagne, France in 1860, Madame Pommery is a 40-year-old widow and etiquette teacher whose husband has died. Now she must find a way to support her family. With no experience, she decides to make champagne, but no champagne makers will teach her their craft.

Undeterred, she begins to secretly excavate champagne caves under the Reims city dump and faces numerous obstacles. From the Franco-Prussian war that conscripts her son and crew to the Prussian General Frederick Franz occupying her home, she perseveres. She even must choose between her champagne dreams and a marriage proposal from a Scottish Baron. Inspired by a true story, Madame Pommery is a heroic tale of a woman's strength and determination to create a champagne legacy. Purchase at https://bit.ly/43BIMg2.

MessianicA Reaction to Messianic Missionaries by Cheryl Simani

A fresh, exciting perspective on the missionary/counter-missionary controversy. Appalled by the nefarious tactics of Christian missionaries disguised as Jews, Rabbanit Simani pens a personal letter to those misled by their wiles. She addresses the “Jews for Jesus” organization head-on and dives deep into the characters and sources for Jewish and Christian Messianic claims.

The book addresses the development of the “Messianic Jewish” movement and the “Isaiah 53 Campaign” – an aggressive effort targeting Jews with misinformation to convert them to their disguised form of Christianity. It also outlines the conflicting historical paths of Judaism and Christianity.  This is a dynamic perspective of the origins of Early Christianity, a must-read for anyone interested in who was or will be the Messiah. A perfect gift for the “truth-seekers” among family and friends, and that special rabbi. Purchase at https://bit.ly/45OLZue.

 

 

 

BookTrib's Bites: From Celebrations of Love to Revenge Stories

(NewsUSA) - We Never Knew of DarknessWe Never Knew of Darkness by Dennis Snyder

In April 1994, Hutu extremists—known as the Interahamwe —assassinated Rwanda's president and embarked on a campaign of ruthless genocide against the minority Tutsi populations. Elijah Mutabazi, a sergeant in the Rwandan army, finds his younger sister, having been gang-raped and slaughtered by teenage killers recruited by the Interahamwe. Elijah spends his every waking hour caring for his father and protecting their village.

 Upon returning to active military duty, Elijah learns that the international community had not come to aid those who survived the genocide, but ensured safe passage for the Interahamwe overlords. Elijah deserts his army post and enters a world of reckless abandon via heroin, psychedelics, and grain alcohol.

 Elijah's singular mission becomes vengeance against an active Interahamwe cell and its maniacal leader, who once served as a captain in the Rwandan Army and had been Elijah's mentor. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3QCVA2Y.

The SacrificeThe Sacrifice by Caroline Steiger

A chilling journey with a captivating storyline and well-developed characters, this novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.

Spring Break. A rite of passage. A ritual. A must-do until everything turns on its side. A sociopath amid the revelry. The three J's, their ringleader John. Always together and never apart. The witnesses to his crime or accomplices, as he refers to them. "You did nothing to stop me," says John, and his friends are forever linked to him.

A sacrifice made to keep them from prison and their souls forever fractured. The Sacrifice is a psychological thriller spanning three timelines, three murders and souls forever bound by the carnage of their ill-fated spring break to the exotic Cancun in 1989. Purchase at https://bit.ly/44ByYmU.

Finding His Way HomeFinding His Way Home by Katie Mongelli

“A celebration of the most important aspects in our lives (family, love, friendship), which often get placed on back burners as we drive toward what we think we want,” says Elizabeth B. Splaine, author of Steel Butterflies.

Escape to the picturesque town of Pine Lake, where the weight of the world is washed away by the gentle lapping of crystal-clear waters. Zachary Hartmann, a man teetering on the edge of ruin, seeks solace amidst the tranquil embrace of this lakeside haven. Zachary yearns to rediscover himself and untangle the knots of his unraveling existence. However, fate has a different plan when he crosses paths with the captivating Missy Wagner. Her girl-next-door allure and an infectious spirit enchant Zachary, as he finds himself falling under her spell. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3Kq1xN4.

Two RoadsTwo Roads by Randy Wojnarowicz

An unforgettable, heartbreaking love story set in picturesque New England, where a family discovers, as Jean Baptiste Racine forewarned, "There are no secrets that time does not reveal!"

As Ray Shipman slips deeper into Alzheimer’s, he reveals a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the people he spent a lifetime protecting. Ray and his wife Allison face a reality they avoided since the first year of their marriage, forcing them to question whether their 50-year love story was real. Ray’s daughter Dorothy struggles to find the truth of who she really is and whether Ray is the loving father she adores—or a fraud

Two Roads takes readers on an emotional ride, seen through the eyes of three generations—as they grapple with their past, losing Ray, and an unimaginable tragedy no one sees coming. Purchase at https://bit.ly/3qwKAtC.

 

 

 

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