Subject: Best indie books for this week

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books March 30
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife: Not Just Surviving But Thriving 
by Barbara K McNally

Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife offers an intimate look into the chaotic and demanding lives of military spouses as they adjust to living with injured combat veterans. These women are thrust into caretaker roles for service members who return home with amputated limbs, brain injuries, burns, and disabilities, with virtually no support or training.

Posttraumatic stress tears their families apart, and they must wrestle with huge, imposing questions: Does he still love me? Must I sacrifice my career forever? How will this affect my kids, my sex life, my happiness?

Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife reveals the innermost thoughts of women who faced these challenges and prevailed—to not just survive, but thrive.


After more than a decade of Americans fighting battles on multiple fronts, this is a deeply necessary and poignant offering.—Publishers Weekly.

Honors: Kindle Editor's Pick.

Category: Military Families
Our Kids: Building Relationships in the Classroom
by Chris Bowen 

What if there was a better vision for improving classroom management? What if you could feel better about teaching again?

Take a thirty-six-story journey into the classroom of award winning teacher and speaker, Chris Bowen. 

Teach as your better self. 

Teaching is about building relationships, and consider this book relationship advice worth taking. 

 As Mr. Bowen states, "Anybody can be tough with a nine year old. But it takes the strength of patience, empathy, and honesty to build the more effective, lasting relationship." Through funny classroom stories and inspirational moments, fall in love with teaching all over again.

Honors: Featured on The Dr. Phil Show; Best-seller in Amazon's "Teaching Memoir" category.

Category: School & Teaching

How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing (Scott Dikkers' How To Write) (Volume 1)
by Scott Dikkers  

The definitive humor-writing handbook, written by one of the world's most celebrated humor writers, lays out a clear system you can use to create funny ideas that get big, milk-coming-out-of-your-nose laughs, reliably and repeatably. 

With this easy-to-follow, step-by-step blueprint, #1 New York Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author and founding editor of The Onion Scott Dikkers reveals all the professional insider secrets you'll need to write the funniest possible humor for print, stand-up, video, film, or the stage.

Honors: Scott Dikkers is a #1 New York Times best-selling author.

Category: Writing Skills

See Me (Breaking the Rules) (Volume 1)
by H. R. Hobbs 

Hannah follows the rules, always. The rules at school. The rules at home. 

But what people don’t know is that Hannah has her own rules. They protect her. Keep her invisible. 

And they work—until Chip Cavanagh arrives at her school. 

Chip doesn’t have rules. 

Hannah soon learns that being friends with Chip means she can’t be invisible any longer.

Category: Being a Teen

A Cat Named Mouse  
by Patti Tingen 

A Cat Named Mouse is an amusing tale of teasing and mixed-up names. 

With help from his quirky new friend Cheese, Mouse overcomes his nemesis, the nasty dog next door. 

Acceptance and friendship win out in the end!  

The author has managed to convey a strong message.—Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite.

Honors: 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Bronze Medal; 2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards Honorable Mention.

Category: Children's Book


In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
Flawless (A Love, California Series Novel, Book 1) 
by Jan Moran 

Verena Valent runs her family’s legendary skincare company in Beverly Hills. 

After her parents’ deaths, she provides for her grandmother and twin sisters. 

While she struggles to save the family business, she meets a chef on a Paris business trip and gains a new perspective on life. 

Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business, or in love? 

A stand-alone novel, first in the Love California series of four linked books.

Readers will devour this page-turner as the mystery and passions spin out. — The Library Journal.

Honors: Rizzoli Books Top Ten Bestseller List.

Category: Women's Fiction
Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers)
by Alexandra Sokoloff 

A haunted FBI agent is on the hunt for that most rare of killers: a female serial.

Special Agent Roarke is closing in on a major criminal organization in San Francisco when a member of his team is killed in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can’t believe is coincidental. 

His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who was present at each of a years-long string of “accidents” and murders.

His hunt for her will take him across three states, and force him to question everything he knows about evil and justice.

This interstate manhunt has plenty of thrills...Sokoloff's choice to present both Roarke's and the killer's perspectives helps keep the drama taut and the pages flying. — Kirkus Reviews.

Honors: Thriller Award winner; Bram Stoker nominee; Anthony nominee; Voice Arts Award for Best Audiobook, Crime & Thriller; Amazon Best-Seller.

Category: Suspense

The Last Moriarty (A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery) 
by Charles Veley 

On a cold November morning, a young American actress visits 221B Baker Street, desperate for Sherlock Holmes to protect her from a mysterious, menacing man. 

Holmes agrees to help, even though he has just promised the Prime Minister to solve the murder of John D. Rockefeller’s security agent before the incident can derail an upcoming British-American summit. 

To find the agent’s killer―and help the young actress―Holmes will need all his talents for both deduction and deception. He will also need to look to his own past. For Holmes and Watson, this is the case that will change everything.

Honors: Amazon Best-Seller.

Category: Mystery


Ten Healthy Teas 
by Valerie B. Lull 

In addition to being a beloved part of many social rituals, tea provides a number of natural health benefits … and a soothing break in the midst of a busy day. 

Ten Healthy Teas is filled with information about the age-old tradition of tea, with recipes and information you can enjoy in the time it takes your water to boil. 

Those who wish to explore the world of teas will find simple, clear, engaging information they need to fully enjoy the delights – and many health benefits – of tea, without investing a lot of time into the pursuit. 

Whether your preference is for traditional black tea or complex herbal infusions, Ten Healthy Teas offers an indispensable guide to an easy, enjoyable tea-drinking experience.

Category: Coffee & Tea

Across the Wilderness (The Wilderness Series) (Volume 1)
by Pamela Ackerson  

Surgeon, Dr. Karen Anderson was redecorating her room when she bought an antique four-poster bed in an estate sale. Transported into the past, she find herself in the 1800's dreaming of faraway lands. She meets an injured warrior, Jumping Bull, the Hunkpapa chief and the famous Sitting Bull's father. After taking care of him, he invites her to join him at his village.

At the village, she learns about the Lakota and their lifestyle. Karen is spirited away to the land of the Lakota; swept into the arms of the sensual, dark-haired warrior, Standing Deer, a Hunkpapa warrior. Fearing for her sanity, her scientific mind rejected what she could see and feel, until she learns the power of the bed, the power of mind over matter.

From Karen's modern-day hustle and bustle to the serenity of the life of the Plains...she joined the Lakota in the battle for freedom. Together, over the span of time, they fight for yesterday and together find the promise of tomorrow.

Across the Wilderness is a love story that transcends time, bringing two soul mates together on a journey interwoven with romance, revenge, and intrigue.

Category: Time Travel

We trust that your readers will enjoy our hand-picked selection.

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Alinka Rutkowska
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