Angel-Lover

By RJ Conte

Chad is a reclusive teenager whose thoughts are full of loneliness and suicide. The only thing that he obsesses over more than planning his own death is the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful girl in school. As he stalks her and watches her, he learns the truth about what she believes in and, in the process, finds Someone Else he did not expect.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Self-harm and teen issues are two principal connections between Angel-Lover and the previously featured book.

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RJ ConteRJ Conte, formerly Rachael Lynn Thomas, has kissed only one boy in her entire life. And she married him, inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since.

RJ Conte writes realistic, issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul, while pointing readers to their Creator.

She operates a book review and rating website to help parents make informed decisions on what to allow their children to read. She also blogs on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating.

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Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God

By C.L. Wells

Fourteen-year-old Krystal finds herself flailing when her parents separate. Withdrawing from her family and friends, she begins cutting. No one knows.

At her new school, she makes one single friend, Em, who invites her to volunteer at the local homeless shelter. There, Krystal discovers fellow misfits, including Brandon, a boy from her school. How can Krystal start a new life when the scars of her old one will never fully heal?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God has several things in common with the previously featured book including hope, loss, and strong emotions.

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c-l-wellsC.L. Wells is a JANE-OF-ALL-TRADES, with a passion for writing and animals. She lives in Kansas with her family, which includes a fat doggie who is not named Toto and a cat who moonlights as an escape artist. Both are seniors. Feel free to ask her about the ‘escape artist.’ She plans to write about it someday. She would love hearing from you.

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There Is A Reaper

Losing a Child to Cancer

By Michael Lynes

Five-year-old Christopher Aaron has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to a bizarre new world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing, and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader into Christopher’s intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Childhood cancer ties this book to the one previously featured.

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About the Author

michael-lynesMichael Lynes is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several startup ventures.

He enjoys dry red wine and the occasional single malt scotch. When not occupied with arcane engineering projects, he spends his time playing with his two grandchildren, baking bread, feeding seasoned hardwood into his ancient Timberline woodstove, working on his various cars, birdwatching, and taking amateur photographs.

His current menagerie includes one short-haired turtle shell cat and a pair of actual turtles.

Mr. Lynes was awarded a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and currently works as an embedded software engineer.

He has a consuming interest in the science of emotion as promulgated by Dr. Paul Ekman and has made a comprehensive study of his Face and Emotion courses.

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Leandra’s Enchanted Flute

(Tales of Finian Jahndra Book 1)

By Katy Huth Jones

Fourteen-year-old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor–she has beaten cancer. But her greatest battle is yet to come.

The Carolina wren who has sung outside her window during the long weeks of chemotherapy reveals himself as Songcatcher. He knows Lee Ann’s real name is Leandra, and he transports her and her flute to a magical world that is dying because of a growing world-wide “canker.”

Leandra is restored to health and her flute transformed by what magic is left in the world. But as she searches for the source of the canker, the malignant forces take their toll, not only on the land, but on Leandra’s physical and mental well-being.

With the help of Songcatcher, other bird friends, and a very human prince, Leandra must find a way to heal the land she has learned to love before it is too late.

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Leandra’s Enchanted Flute and Daniel the Draw-er both have ordinary objects that turn magical and talking animal friends.

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Katy Huth JonesKaty Huth Jones grew up in a family where creative juices overflowed and made puddles to splash in. When not writing stories of hope and light in dark places, Katy plays piccolo and flute in a regional symphony.

She lives with her husband Keith in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Their two sons, whom she homeschooled, have flown the nest and live creative lives of their own.

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