Come Eat at My Table

(What a Difference a Year Makes)

By Ruth O’Neil

Karin is a woman with a past. About the time she thinks no one will ever know, it comes back to haunt her. The deeper she tries to push it away the more prominently it returns. Forgiveness is a word that isn’t in her vocabulary as far as the people from her past are concerned. She thinks she’s fine until someone from her past shows up unexpectedly forcing her to think about what happened. With the help of her family and other people around her she realizes that she must learn to forgive, even if forgiveness wasn’t asked of her.

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

Reminiscing is one similarity. Come Eat at My Table is a lot about dealing with your past, even if the reminiscing isn’t so fun.

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About the Author

Ruth O’Neil has been writing for over 20 years. In addition to several books, she has published hundreds of articles in numerous publications. She loves to touch the emotions when she writes. “If I can make one person laugh or cry, I’ll consider myself successful.”

Ruth and her husband have been married for 20-plus years. She homeschools her three children (well, one now, as two have graduated). In her spare time she enjoys quilting, crafting, and reading.

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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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The Dance

A Story of Love, Faith, and Survival (Deluxe 2nd Edition)

By Joan Aubele

A twenty-nine year old mother of three has been given a death sentence by her doctor. Diagnosed with stage-four Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, she’s told to make her funeral arrangements and say goodbye to her family. She has always relied on her religious beliefs, but becomes the unsuspecting recipient of what can only be described as miracles. Twenty-five years in the making, Joan Aubele humbly shares her story of triumph as an inspiration to all.

This lovely, Deluxe 2nd Edition of her best-selling memoir, “The Dance – A Story of Love, Faith, and Survival,” includes a new Forward, a heartfelt message from Joan’s oncologist, and a special preview of her next book, “Hearts Ablaze.”

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

Faith is one strong connection.

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About the Author

joan-aubeleBorn and raised in Chicago, I now reside in rural Lake Holiday, Illinois, with my husband Carl. We are high school sweethearts, and even though it’s been over thirty-eight years since we said, “I do”, we’ve never gotten out of the honeymoon stage. We’ve raised three daughters, and have four little grandchildren. Several years ago, my oldest daughter treated me to a weekend inspirational, Christian women’s conference. I was truly inspired and dreamt of someday being one of those speakers, to help make a difference in people’s lives. Although spending time with my family remains my number one priority, I am now fulfilling my dream of becoming one of those speakers.

If not writing, I can be found in my craft room. You see, I also sell scarves of my own design to inspire women, and donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. I’m truly addicted to participating in book signing events, craft shows, and the presentations. I LOVE that personal connection – we begin as strangers, and part as friends!

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Lucent Sylph

(A Short Story)

By RJ Conte

Lucas Thissel has something he fears: an alien species of palm-sized glass fairies called Lucent Sylphs. They came through a portal from a metaphysical dimension, and they indenture themselves as slaves to human beings. Too much neglect or unkindness, and they will cloud over and disintegrate. Too much love and their hearts are overcome and burst.

And one has attached herself to him.

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

Small alien creatures are one connection. There are others.

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About the Author

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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Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals

By Peggy M. McAloon

Elle Burton is an ordinary kid… or so she thinks. On her tenth birthday, she encounters Eunie Mae, a tiny, fairylike being who comes from a world called Fiori. Other than some children under the age of eight, the only human beings who can see Fiorins are guides—people who have been chosen to help protect the children of Earth.

Being a guide seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Elle has always loved helping others, and now she’ll have magical assistance. But not everybody wants her to succeed. There are evil forces who do everything in their power to keep the guides from offering support to those in need. Can Elle be brave enough to oppose them?

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

Magical portals connect Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals to the previously featured book, The Ian’s Realm Saga by D. L. Gardner.

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Peggy M McAloonPeggy McAloon is a retired trainer and speaker in the field of commercial credit and a recognized watercolor artist who has received national awards for her efforts in the conservation of water resources. She’s also an author on a mission to inspire kids everywhere to stand up to abuse and bullying. Her journey through child abuse, depression, and a debilitating car accident elevated her desire to help children cope with their challenges.

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