Subject: LibraryBub's best indie books for this week

We are delighted to recommend the following books from the independent publishing sector.
Best Independent Books May 28
Blessed Within: equality prophecy
by Betty C. Dudney

Mankind’s inequality became more than belief in might makes right. In hiding the feminine half of God’s nature by translating Scripture into patriarchal language by the use of just male terms like father, he, his and him, the female half of God’s image was left out. Man and women were both created in the image of God.

The present-day takeover of food supply and seeds with the patenting of seed DNA by GMOs that make natural food seeds sterile is just one element of a program by less than a handful of males attempting control by war, violence and destruction.

Here is a prophecy in our times of what people claim to be equality; a prophecy for a better non-violent way than the present inequality.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Religion & Spirituality

ISBN: 978-1689926348


Where Are We?
(Book Three of the Fargone series)

by Dr. Qooz

This historical fantasy field trip goes back in time to a paradise of 151 million years without moving 10 feet from the present position of the grade-school class.

The trip transport is on Believe-A-Bill, the bus which runs on imagination as its fuel. Although the return trip takes only moments, the class is encouraged to identify objects that were created by children that grew up to do projects that are recognized worldwide.

The author encourages young readers to open their minds to amazing possibilities which an avid imagination can generate. In addition to the animated characters, vivid colors, humor, surprise and fun, there is a lesson to learn of how important active imagination plays in all the years to come for the child.

Honors: Gold Award, Literary Titan; seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Children’s

ISBN: 978-1793061072 


Never Too Late:
from wannabe to wife at 62

by B. Lynn Goodwin

How does a 62-year-old woman who’s never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on.... Craigslist? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises?

The author tells all and more in this honest memoir — how she was attracted to his clear expectations, his honesty and his incredible openness. She’d never met anyone like him.

Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could she as an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world?

A candid, revealing portrait of an unconventional love story — Kirkus

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

ISBN: 978-1633936089


Goodbye, Tchaikovsky
by Michael Thal

David Rothman, a young violin virtuoso, is an overnight success. He performs Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in New York’s Symphony Hall with rave reviews attracting the attention of the Queen of England. His future is laid out for him like a well-lit freeway.

On his 12th birthday, David suffers a sudden and irreparable hearing loss, plunging him into a silent world. This necessitates him to adapt to a new culture and language in order to survive.

The novel shows how an adolescent boy copes with deafness. How will he communicate with his friends? What can he do about school? Where does his future lie?

A primer on empathy… Michael’s choice of hero is perfect. — YA Books Central

Honors: 2nd Place, Young Adult, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards; seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Recognition for Author: 2nd Place, Middle Grade Fiction, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, 2016

Category: Young Adult

ISBN: 978-0880924696 


Hungry Hearts
by Julie Hoag

When an amateur chef attempts to use food as the language of his love, Landra, who struggles with anorexia, finds his approach off-putting. In fact, she finds Brian rather annoying.

Undeterred, Brian snags Landra in a friendship that eventually grows into something else as she finally trusts him enough to sample some of his homemade gourmet treats. But things have not evolved to the level Brian would like, and soon he realizes that Landra’s issue isn’t only with the food he makes. She’s into the football team’s hottest player. Brian isn’t, however, about to get one-upped by a jock. He decides to ask Landra out at the same time that Landra manages to snag a date with the football star.

As if dating isn’t hard enough, Landra must battle her anorexic impulses and self-esteem issues if she is to find the boy of her heart. When the voices of self-doubt and shame drown everything else out, she’ll need to give herself permission to be happy. And will Brian find a way to Landra’s heart, even if it isn’t through her stomach?

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Young Adult

ISBN: 978-1951710989 


In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
Bring the Light to School:
how you can empower Christian students and bring hope to K-
12

by Ingrid DeDecker

This book is for Christian parents, school principals, students and pastors who have a heart for public schools. 75 percent of young adults walk away from God after they graduate. Secular schools leave children full of doubt. The answer is to change their microenvironment by helping them find Christian friends at school.

The author explains how people can have access to school campuses in a way they never imagined. Schools need hope and are wide open to Christian clubs. Concerned adults are discovering their legal and constitutional rights and starting Christian clubs across the country, openly sharing the love of God in schools. It’s legal as long as the club is voluntary and offered during non-instructional time.

The author outlines clear strategies to bring the love of God directly to students.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Religion & Spirituality

ISBN: 978-1732147324




Sight to See
(Book Two of the Fargone series)

by Dr. Qooz

This is a children’s book with a message to parents and young readers.

Tode the Turtle, like one out of every five children, has a learning disability because of a correctable condition. Neither he nor his parents, however, know that he has the condition.

This book helps people to discover the ease of correcting this common eyesight condition in minutes. The message is beautifully conveyed through a marvellous story complete with engaging illustrations.

A wonderful book for children… not only educational but entertaining as well — Literary Titan

Honors: Gold Award, Literary Titan; seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Children’s

ISBN: 978-1697849882


The Trespasser’s Unexpected Adventure
(Book One of the Crime Stopper Kids Mysteries series)
by Karen Cossey

Foster kid Logan Seagate hadn’t bargained on making friends with a mysterious family when he’d trespassed onto a restricted beach by abseiling down a cliff that morning. All he’d wanted to do was forget about how angry he was at his father.

Logan’s plans are cast aside when he meets the adventurous Meeka. After spending an exciting day with her and her family, he learns there is a lot more to this mysterious family than just friendship and fun. But thankfully, they seem eager to get to know the rest of his foster family. Perhaps this will be a friendship that lasts, unlikely as that seems, considering who his new friends really are.

Trouble, however, is just around the corner. Logan’s suspicions of a smuggling ring turn into reality, putting Meeka and him at great risk. Will they be able to foil the gangsters and live to tell the tale?

Well-written… There is plenty of exciting mystery, adventure and escape from danger as well as the fun of rock climbing, bike racing and family camps... — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Children’s

ISBN: 978-0473359676


His Small-Town Girl
(Book One of the Sutter's Hollow series)

by Lacy Williams

She’s sweet and wholesome, and is hiding something. He’s back home, resurrecting old ghosts.
One of them is going to get hurt.

Molly arrives in Sutter’s Hollow out of gas and out of options. The rundown ranch seems like a perfect place to hide. Except the man who owns it seems just as dangerous as what’s chasing her.

Cord’s mantra growing up? Get out of Sutter’s Hollow. Now he’s back in town, but only long enough to get rid of his grandmother’s ball and chain — the ranch. He doesn’t need a complication like Molly, who reminds him of an injured baby bird. He’s no protector. So why can’t he tell her to get lost?

This sweet and interesting romance novel has likable characters with mysterious and interesting pasts. — Goodreads

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Romance

ISBN: 979-8636703655 

The Urban Shepherd
by Ben Amor

When the author came from Tunisia to the United States in 1968, he hoped he would be one of the lucky ones to find the American Dream. He followed a path many immigrants take. He changed his name, improved his English, became a naturalized citizen, and learned a trade.

In 1983, however, a different kind of dream put him on a new path; one of making the world a better place. This was a dream of children crying because they were dying of starvation. Unable to forget the sound of their cries, he founded a nonprofit agency, Terra-Genesis Inc.

In this memoir, he tells of how he reinvented himself from being a successful career man to living as a philanthropist.

Well organized and engaging... enlightening and motivational — OnlineBookClub

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

ISBN: 978-1457545344 


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