Montgomery House

By Katharine E. Hamilton

Elizabeth Montgomery wishes to honor her grandfather’s memory by moving back to her hometown of Quinton, Georgia, to take care of her grandmother and to remodel their family home. Unfortunately, rumors spread of mysterious happenings haunting the property, and the only contractor willing to take on the project is Jackson Dean, the long lost nephew of her grandmother’s chief enemy.

Jackson Dean moves to Georgia to reignite his family relations, but his work poses a threat to a peaceful transition. He accepts the job on Montgomery House to prove his skills as a contractor, but what he is not expecting are his feelings towards the granddaughter of Sissy Montgomery, and his personal quest to mend more than just the house.

Elizabeth and Jackson must learn to work together on more than just construction, and their hearts must face more than just family prejudice.

Can years of family rivalry truly be forgiven?

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

Forgiveness is a strong tie.

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About the Author

Katharine E. Hamilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and uses her knack for research in all her stories. She is a Southern Belle with a pinch of sass, and when she is not writing she can be found chasing around her toddler son, driving around the ranch, or baking delicacies for local parties and events.

Katharine currently resides on a ranch in South Texas where the skies and rivers, in all their beauty, rejuvenate the soul.

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Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie

By Keith Guernsey

A fun, light-hearted trip down memory lane. My experiences as a player, coach and avid fan of all Boston sports.

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

The previously featured book is about a card game. Professional sports is composed of many individual games.

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About the Author

Mr. Keith D. Guernsey is retired after a forty year career in sales and sales management with several fortune 500 companies. He currently lives on Lake Lanier with his wife Susan and four-footed son Harley.

Mr Guernsey spent a good portion of his youth playing sports, active in both football and hockey. In 1995 Keith was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor (called an Acoustic Neuroma) and he underwent a ten hour operation at the world-renowned Brigham and Women’s hospital where it was successfully removed.  While recovering, he met and married Susan. Together they faced his next challenge. In 1997 his neuroma returned. He was to undergo yet another, more complex, operation which resulted in a complete cure, however side effects of this second more invasive procedure caused prolonged inactivity and led to severe weight gain of over 100 lbs.

Today, Mr. Guernsey is very proud of the fact that he has been able to overcome his physical challenges, losing over one hundred and thirty five pounds, and has found the time to write two successful books (“Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie and “Fathers and Sons-Sports and Life”). He now enjoys a more active and rewarding lifestyle at age sixty five than at he did at twenty five!

His current interests include senior softball, he has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of ITN Lanier, he volunteers as a delivery driver for Meals-On-Wheels and works as a counselor for veterans who are looking to re-enter the work force.

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HOW TO: Stick Your Neighbor

(Without Starting War)

By Earl Chinnici

Looking for a family-friendly card game that will provide hours of entertainment without quarrels or pouting?

This probably isn’t for you!

Actually, the card game called stick your neighbor can provide hours of fun with little to no pouting or fighting so long as all the players understand and agree upon the rules before playing.

That’s where this little book delivers.

Though the rules set forth in this book are by no means “official,” they should help create an environment free of bloodied noses or crumbled cards and pave the way to bliss even in the most dysfunctional of families.

(Disclaimers: Previous statements not based on reality. Results may vary.For entertainment purposes only.Use at your own risk.)

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

The American Civil War is the setting of the previous book, The Candle Star by Michelle Isenhoff. The author of HOW TO: Stick Your Neighbor (Without Starting War) hopes to help prevent a repeat of this time in history.

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About the Author

Earl Chinnici was born April 18, 1970 in Miami, Florida. In the summer of 1982 his family relocated to Lake City, Florida.

His first book, “Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You” is an intimate account of his journey to overcome severe tobacco cigarette addiction and also conveys the story of the start of his writing career. He is now working on several fictitious masterpieces as well as additional non-fiction.

Besides writing, Earl Chinnici also owns and operates a remote access computer help desk and consulting service, the website you are now viewing, and is on a team of administrators of a large writers group, especially for independent authors of clean fiction.

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Daniel the Draw-er

By S. J. Henderson

“This is no ordinary pencil,” says the cat sitting on the end of nine-year-old Daniel’s bed. “It’s magic.”

Everything Daniel draws with his pencil–flying dragons, Octobears, and pizza-loving aliens from the planet Beezo–comes to life. It’s pretty awesome until the pencil draws a line between Daniel and his best (and only) friend Annie.

Come along with Daniel and his fantastic creatures on this fun-for-the-whole-family journey as he discovers that friendship is the greatest magic of all.

Daniel’s magic was intended for children ages 6 to 106. The book contains no pictures.

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

Daniel the Draw-er hangs out with superheroes, like his friend Super AmazingPants. A superhero dog would be pretty cool!

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About the Author

S J HendersonWhen S. J. was little, she enjoyed writing stories and sharing them with her friends. Of course they were ridiculous, and, of course, she was supposed to be doing Math homework instead. However, those old stories lit the spark for sharing words with others. S. J. still avoids Math homework and hopes you like her books more than fractions and decimals.

S. J. lives with her husband and four boys on a farm in The Middle of Nowhere, Michigan. Their family belongs to two dogs, one bored cat, and three horses. Most of S. J.’s free time is spent in the saddle, because she feels more comfortable there than on her own feet.

She could live entirely off of pumpkin spice lattes and movie theater popcorn. The same Florence + the Machine CD has been on repeat in her minivan for two years; she’s afraid that, if she dares to take it out, even the van will forget what a CD is.

Her favorite books usually come in sets: Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Twilight. S. J. believes you should read what brings your imagination to life, so if you haven’t found it yet, keep reading!

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I Am Sarge

(The Dachshund Escapades Book 1)

By Mavis Duke Hinton

“I am Sarge the super dog, named after my Papa Duke, who was a sergeant in the Army—and I am very proud of my special name. I was a scared little puppy when Mama and Daddy adopted me at eight weeks of age, but quite a handsome and intelligent dachshund now.”

“I’m known as a chow hound extraordinaire, and believe me, I have earned the title! Papa calls me his granddawg, and I know I’ll do great and mighty things someday. Grandma says I’m not only a granddawg, but also a grand dog. Daddy and mama love me, and inside my home is all the warmth, fun, laughter, and love that I could ever want or need. The only thing lacking is people food. I never get enough of that, but don’t blame a dawg for trying. I also do my best to protect them, but Mama says I’m too loud. (Isn’t that the point of barking—to be heard??)

“Papa thinks like I do, a remarkable ability for a human. So does his buddy, Sellars—both of them are chow hounds like me, and they sometimes sneak me some good food when no one is looking. That makes me feel loved. I have lived through some zany times in this family–I even saved Papa’s life when he was attacked . . . by a fence. Such experiences only seem to happen to Papa.

“All in all, my humans are tricky to figure out, ‘cause they don’t always say what they mean—but I can handle them. After all, I AM SARGE.”

A heartwarming tale of family, joy, good food, and unconditional love, Sarge’s story will bring warmth and smiles to readers of all ages.

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

These are both stories about dogs, although mine is from first person POV by Sarge; the titles are the same except for the names, and both are heartwarming, family-friendly tales.

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About the Author

Mavis Duke HintonIn her 23-year career as an English teacher, Mavis Duke Hinton taught all levels of English and related subjects, with the final five years online to students across the USA and several foreign countries, retiring in 2013. She grew up in a military family and lived in several U.S. states as well as Europe during her childhood. Ms. Hinton has also been an editor for Christian and secular organizations, including Liberty University and the North Carolina State Budget, as well as a police officer. She has taught Bible studies to all ages, from preschool children to adult women, and has spoken in both educational conferences and women’s groups from time to time.

Married for forty-five years to Clark, a retired science teacher, they have two married daughters and three grandchildren.

Currently, she spends much of her time writing and marketing her books and also enjoys being involved in church activities. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, cooking, and stimulating conversation. The Hintons now live in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, and Ms. Hinton especially enjoys time with her friends and family, delighting in being a grandmother.

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