"A beautiful book full of counsel and Scripture discussing how God's love endures through sin, and how we can avoid the horrific snags of Satan and his lies about our identity. Strongly recommended volume"
"This miniature book is actually a startling volume: you may be shocked to see the close link that sometimes exists between emotionally suffocating beliefs, and physical abuse of women within families. Compelling and unsettling."
"A revelatory and fresh book, explaining how women are meant to be strong and have voices in this country..without the lies of feminism! Venker thoroughly explores the harm feminism has done, and how powerful women can be without buying into the liberal ideas that have damaged men and families"
"Four delightful stories of Christmas romance, all with lovely prose, mostly humorous but also with some surprising and memorable depth. From a witty Jewish girl who ends up playing an elf, to a young man who finds himself forced to reevaluate his life"
"When a teacher discovers the bullying of one of her students, Ivy, she decides to put the bullies on classroom trial as part of a project! As the "trial" progresses, the students discover many different things about each other's true motives and human nature. This sharply written short novel is told through the main characters, from the wry & grounded Ivy to the mean girls' leader. Great read!"
"Hannah's been a missionary with her family her whole life, and has comfort in her faith with God. All this changes when she visits her rich cousin and discovers the treasures money can bring, going so deeply into the lifestyle that she soon finds herself consumed and empty. This absorbing book and its strong characters remind us where riches truly lie"
"In the spare poetic prose she's known for, Angela Johnson pens the story of a girl coming to terms with her parents' divorce and her father's painful absence, searching for herself in the process. A novel of human connections, movingly told in first person"
"When Ames's father was revealed as an embezzler, her family lost everything, including their trust for each other. Now living in a poor house where fights are constant, Ames' life is miserable. Until she meets Marc, a man in whom she finds escape. A man who offers security. And who opens a darkness inside her that she never knew existed..
"Because of her love of nature and a desire to put her life in order, Heather finds the religion of Wicca appealing and embraces it with an open heart. But as her relations and dreams continue to spiral, she feels more lost than ever and struggles to repair her life. This unique book examines deep spiritual struggle, and greatly portrays a young woman learning to return to the Lord she left behind"
"All it took was one bad choice on a drunken night, and 17-year-old Angel finds herself pregnant with no father to help and a life turned upside down. In this wonderfully written novel, Angel recounts her experience in diary format and the amazing transformations she goes through in the following months. Recommended!"
"I just love this book :) It describes a girl's tough year in middle school through her "stuff": family cards, diary entries, and fridge notes to name a few. A unique assortment sharing one spunky girl's story"
"A charming and inspirational story of three orphan girls in 1930's England. When forced to become their family's breadwinners, the spirited girls use their talents in the field of ballet and begin to fulfill their dreams as well as the financial needs of their loved ones. This is a story for all times :)"
"Lovely companion book to the above. When little Harriet is told to use ice skating as a remedy for her frail condition, she discovers talents and friendship she never knew before and ultimately finds them tested when challenges arrive. Sweet and spicy prose, in the traditional British style"
"In this sequel, Marty and Clark's daughter, Missie, embarks with her husband on a foreign road that brings many complications and bittersweet challenges, including pregnancy and friendship with Shoshoni people. Moving and strong saga"
"Missie and her husband are happily reunited with Marty and Clark, living joyfully until a terrible tragedy rips through their family. Their struggle to mend the threads of their lives is wonderfully invoked in this inspiring story"
"Richter pens a powerful novel of the conflict between ranchers and farmers in the pioneering days, centering around an ambitious man and his strong-willed wife, whose children ultimately become caught in the struggle. Deeply absorbing tale"
"In this gripping true story, Betty Mahmoody recounts her experience as an American wife tricked into visiting Iran, where her increasingly unstable Persian husband proceeded to hold her and her daughter against their will. In the following year, Betty risked her life more than once to find a way to return to America with her daughter. Vivid storytelling!"
"Anita Shreve's character study of six people, living during the Depression in New Hampshire and finding unexpected connection with each other as their lives intersect. As beautiful and complex as sea glass itself"
"The harrowing true story of a mother's struggle with her extremely rebellious daughter, Augusta, and her fight to keep her family together and help Augusta stop her circle of self-destruction. Beautifully written volume; Dudman is a great writer"
"When Laura's daughter, Elisabeth, leaves the house furiously after a fight, Laura reaches out to her by writing a letter recounting her own complicated young womanhood. The result is a tale of challenge and perseverance, wonderfully shared in moving prose"
"Three beautifully written tales by Picoult. The first is a tragic tale of a family coping with loss, the second a letter Picoult wrote to her son before he left for college, and the third a humorous but relevant story of a woman who abruptly leaves home for a vacation. I love Picoult's style!
Too bad this is only in Kindle and audio, but that may change"
"In this searing novel-in-poems, Hopkins explores three women at the cusp of middle-age and their interconnected struggles with infidelity, teen children, and the fight to uphold the most important things in life. Wonderfully complex look into the human heart"
"This inspiring Christian novel is narrated by Julia, a single mother who has managed to secure a place in life caring for her son and younger brother. When she receives an unexpected letter from the child's father, however, she's faced with a hard decision that threatens the peace she's fought for. Utterly poetic prose!"
"This book offers the stories of five unrelated women attending a wedding, each facing their own intimate family struggles and sharing them in different and absorbing voices. Carlson's writing and style are thoroughly enjoyable"
"When Ann first met Connor, she was a happy and fulfilled person who believed she could complete him. But his rage and haunted nature became too much for her, and she found herself addicted to a relationship that required her to lose herself entirely. In this powerful and deeply wrought book, Ann tells her story in sequences from the past"
"This stark and raw novel reveals the voice of a young Indian girl sold into prostitution, and her struggle between the fight to survive where she is and risk escape. An eye-opening read, written in often mellifluous free-verse poetry"
"Highschool geek Robin Murphy never thought high-class Sophie could fall for him, or further stand with him against the school's scorn. Struggling with his guilt for her popularity fall and temptation from another girl, Robin narrates this fast-paced verse novel with sharp wit and sweetness"
"12-year-old Matthew is the son of a Vietnamese woman and an American soldier, living in America with loving adoptive parents. While he has a good life, he still carries horrible memories of war, fears of what happened to his family and doubts about his identity, all of which are rendered in heartfelt and haunting poetry"
"A book of honest and often hauntingly poetic stories about love and sex in teen lives, both funny and heavy. These stories offer a wide range of subjects, from a girl's humorous fight to keep her virginity in a world of crazy hormones to couples who struggle with obsession and unexpected love.
Please note that two or three stories involve detailed homosexuality"
"This book covers a range of teen friends and acquaintances from various backgrounds, with each character describing their life in myriad poems. One is a dark girl struggling with bullying, another a devoted boyfriend trying to help his anorexic girlfriend. There are also two homosexual boys exploring their feelings and what the future holds. Vivid characters and strikingly colorful poetry"
"In spare and energetic free-verse poetry, Sharon Creech presents a pre-teen heroine who finds joy in running and discovers strength in herself and those around her, when her grandfather becomes ill and her life takes unexpected turns. Recommended empathetic book for any age"
"In this beautiful poem-novel, we have 2 stories: in one, a girl nicknamed "Mister" finds herself pregnant and struggles with her relationship with God, the irresponsible father, and the choices her child brings. In the other, the virgin Mary shares her story of wonder and transformation. A book of pathos for young and old!"
"A strong inner-city girl, LaVaughn knows how hard life can be and is determined to graduate highschool with no typical teen traumas barring her way. What she doesn't know is how to do this without showing how much she cares for an old male friend, or the struggles he faces with his own life and feelings for her. Wolff pens a wonderful verse-novel and powerful story of life lessons in youth"
"When Virginia unexpectedly spots her ex-lover in a store, she finds herself following him home and re-exploring both his house and their relationship together. Told in lyrical flashbacks of their love affair, this is a painfully honest tale about relational struggle, and a sharp-minded woman who discovers more about herself and her lost love than she ever expected."
"A quietly told but powerful story of three women and the love they seek in their lives: Skyla, the happy but restless wife who seeks female friendship, her mother-in-law Audrey, who envies her and longs to be with her granddaughter more, and Roxanne, Skyla's loving neighbor who opens her full life to others. This author has a simply wonderful writing style"
"With deeply intricate prose, this novel tells the story of amazingly strong Mary Murphy and the people in her life who have affected her for better or worse, in five striking elegies rife with tragedy and strength"
"The late John Updike offers another quiet classic with this anthology, presenting intimate looks into different human beings and the stages they go through. Beautifully written assortment of hearts and lives"