Existence

(The Quantum Faith Effect Book 1)

By Carolyn Twede Frank

What if a book really could take you into another world?

A strange girl …
A creepy teacher …
A cool invention …
And the hardest question anyone has ever been asked.

Josh Sawyer’s big mouth usually gets him in trouble, but when his high school debate coach challenges him to prove the existence of God, Josh uses the things he learns at the feet of such amazing people as Joan of Arc, William Tyndale, and George Washington to prove his point . . . and ultimately to solve a murder.

“A fun teen book full of fascinating historical information, unlikely heroes, and nauseating villains. All of it is woven together in a way that will engage and entertain readers.” Tamara Hart Heiner, author of the Perilous series

This is a new edition of the book previously published as Literary Loom: The Big Debate.

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

Josh, also is a new kid at his high school and he too just wants to fit in. But his big mouth, and his dislike of injustice, makes him stand out and gets him into trouble. In his case, it’s in the form of a disciplinary debate match with his coach on the existence of God.

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About the Author

carolyn-twede-frankCarolyn lives in Kaysvile, Utah with her husband and teenage daughter, her other four children having fled the nest, but still live close by (thank heavens). When she’s not writing, she loves to read, garden, sew, and play with her grandson.

In 1994, she incorporated her basement sewing business, eventually moving it into a warehouse, hiring more people, and developing her unique line of puppets and educational curriculums into a full-fledged, international business. She sold the main arm of her business in 2009, retaining a small portion to bring in income while she pursued her writing career. She has been writing seriously since 2006.

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Swim Season

By Marianne Sciucco

Sometimes winning is everything.

Champion swimmer Aerin Keane is ready to give up her dreams of college swimming and a shot at the Olympics. As she starts senior year in her third high school, Aerin’s determined to leave her family troubles behind and be like all the other girls at Two Rivers. She’s got a new image and a new attitude. She doesn’t want to win anymore. She’s swimming for fun, no longer the freak who wins every race, every title, only to find herself alone.

But when her desire to be just one of the girls collides with her desire to be the best Two Rivers has ever seen, will Aerin sacrifice her new friendships to break a longstanding school record that comes with a $50,000 scholarship?

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

This ties in with The Dance because of the strong females at its center. Aerin, our heroine, though just 17, has already demonstrated resilience, determination and grit in her dedication and commitment to becoming an Olympic swimmer. Her mother, Devon, has been a major influence in her life. Devon enlisted in the Army Reserve as a nurse to care for our soldiers in Afghanistan, and came home a wounded warrior with a host of issues that complicated her and Aerin’s lives. In spite of her troubles, Devon prevails.

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About the Author

marianne-sciuccoI’m not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, I studied the craft of writing as an English major at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and briefly worked as a newspaper reporter in New England. To avoid poverty, I later became a nurse and write about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues.

A native Bostonian who loves Cape Cod, I make my home in upstate New York. When I’m not writing, I work as a campus nurse at a community college.

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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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