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Bouquet of Thorns

BWL Publishing Inc.


On a travelling scholarship in India, Sarah’s brother has left her in charge of his run-down wine bar, telling her to sell it if she can. Waitressing in the evening as well as trying to establish her own flower shop during the day is more than she can cope with, however, and when she starts to fall out with the customers she knows it’s time to stop. Then the owner of the biggest hotel in town offers to buy it and, fingers crossed, she hopes her troubles will soon be over. Unfortunately for Sarah, they are only just beginning. Working long hours, using the profits from her own business to prop up the wine bar, and trying to pacify her disgruntled boyfriend, she is too tired to think straight as she lurches from one catastrophe to the next. And even worse is the fact that Sean Marlow, with his Viking warrior beard and piercing blue eyes, always seems to be at the bottom of them.

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Another wonderful story from Sheila Claydon.

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Born and educated on the south coast of England, Sheila Claydon has gradually moved northwards across the UK. Now living in northwest England on a stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline, she finds walking a constant source of inspiration as well as a counterweight to the sedentary life of a writer. Interspersed with her writing is a long and varied career in health, education and employment. She likes to think she is a better writer because of those experiences, and also admits to basing some of her characters on people she has worked with in the past. Her motto is a quote by the late Ray Bradbury: 'First, find out what your hero wants. Then just follow him.'
 She starts with plots, chapter outlines, characterisation, each time she starts to write a new story. Then the hero takes over and she follows him instead...'

 
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Albatross

BWL Publishing Inc. | A Kendra Spark Novel


Kendra Spark, Derek Knight, and “ghosty” Jenna Powers, members of an FBI special task force, investigate a cold-case and end up facing the ultimate psychopaths, a highly-accredited police director gone crime lord and a beautiful malevolent “albatross of a spirit.” Both want Kendra for her unique abilities, but might settle for Jenna instead. Derek stops at nothing to keep Kendra and Jenna safe, but what if the worst-case scenario happens, an unstoppable villain and villainess?

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Peters Davis has done it again. A gripping addition to the Kendra Spark series.

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S. Peters-Davis writes multi-genre stories, but loves penning a good page-turning suspense-thriller, especially when it’s a ghost story and a romance. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, playing with grandchildren, or enjoying time with her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

 
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Sorge dich nicht, Seele

HarperCollins


Ein Buch, das Mut macht, das Morgen hoffnungsvoll zu wagen, ganz egal wie kompliziert das Heute gerade ist.

Viele von uns kennen das Gefühl, von der Welt und dem Leben überfordert zu sein. Wir können nachts nicht schlafen, die Sorgen prasseln auf uns ein und wir haben Angst vor der Zukunft. Die Gedanken drehen sich im Kreis: »Wo wird das alles enden?«, »Warum muss das ausgerechnet mir passieren?, »Warum gerade jetzt?«, »Wie soll ich das alles schaffen?« Oder: »Wie krieg ich mein Leben wieder hin?«, »Kann ich persönlich noch mal neu anfangen?«

Auch angesichts der gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen, in Zeiten der Angst und Unruhe, fragen wir uns besorgt: »Wo wird das alles enden?«

Margot Käßmann kennt solche Fragen, von sich selbst und aus zahllosen Briefen, die sie bekommt. In ihrem Buch versucht sie, Antworten zu formulieren und unser Vertrauen zu stärken, um uns heute die Angst vor dem Morgen zu nehmen.

Offen, persönlich und warmherzig – ein Buch, das vielen aus der Seele spricht.

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Margot Käßmann, geboren 1958 in Marburg, studierte Theologie und gehört zu den bekanntesten Vertreterinnen der Evangelischen Kirche. Sie war Generalsekretärin des Deutschen Evangelischen Kirchentages, Landesbischöfin der Evangelisch-lutherischen Landeskirche Hannover und Ratsvorsitzende der EKD. Ihre Bücher sind Bestseller. Käßmann ist Mutter von vier erwachsenen Töchtern und wohnt in Hannover und auf Usedom.

 
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Breaking the Word Barrier

Lerch, MarilynRanson, Angela (Hrsg.) | Goose Lane Editions


In this compelling collection of first-person stories, adults who have made outstanding achievements in adult literacy were paired with writers to tell of their transition to reading. These are people who have had the courage to overcome the barrier of words to break into a broader sense of themselves, to feel more empowered in the world. Courageous, too, is the very sharing of these stories, in which private moments are opened wide with the hope that others will take the same steps. Whether confronting undiagnosed dyslexia, a Canadian Tire store manager to ensure Christmas for a child, written tests for the military, certification exams, or jumping from an airplane, these people are heroes.

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"A tribute to courage."

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Marilyn Lerch, who lives in Sackville, New Brunswick, has one cycle of poems and two collections of poetry published. She enters her seventh decade still asking the big questions, still wondering what our species is turning into, as excited by mourning doves nesting in the kiwi as she is by Hubble's farthest reach.

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Angela Ranson is a high school English teacher and a master of arts student at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her short stories have appeared in Canadian Stories magazine and Angels on Earth magazine, and her non-fiction articles have appeared in several newspapers in the province, including the Moncton Times and Transcript. She is also writing scripts and recently wrote and directed a sold-out dinner theatre in Sackville, New Brunswick, entitled Spice of Life.

 
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Clockfire

Coach House Books


Jonathan Ball's Clock?re is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce - plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience or the laws of physics are de?led. The poems in a sense replace the need for drama, and are predicated on the idea that modern theatre lacks both 'clocks' and '?re' and thus fails to offer its audiences immediate, violent engagement. They sometimes resemble the scores for Fluxus 'happenings,' but replace the casual aesthetic and DIY simplicity of Fluxus art with something more akin to the brutality of Artaud's theatre of cruelty. Italo Calvino as rewritten by H. P. Lovecraft, Ball's 'plays' break free of the constraints of reality and artistic category to revel in their own dazzling, magni?cent horror.

 
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