Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig narrates the story of a quirky and charming autistic girl who finally has her “Forever Family”, a safe place with parents who love and nurture her. Yet Ginny feels like an outsider trying to find a place to belong and make sense of a world that doesn’t seem to add up. When she plans to do anything to get back what she lost – steal, lie, even try to get kidnapped, Ginny finds it may cost her dearly.
Maggie’s War by Terrie Todd takes place in Winnipeg, 1942. War widow Maggie Marshall finds it hard to grieve for her abusive husband. When Charlotte, the unwed pregnant teen in her care runs away, Maggie’s childhood friend Reverend Fennel joins Maggie in her pursuit to find Charlotte, though it may cost him his job and his reputation.
Oath of Honor by Lynette Eason sends police officer Isabelle St. John’s head spinning when the investigation into the death of her partner plunges her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll–including someone from her own family. In the meantime, she finds herself shadowed by her partner’s brother, a handsome homicide detective.
The Vineyard by Maria Duenas follows Mauro Larrea, swamped by debt and uncertainty, who gambles the last of his fortune and wins a house and vineyard in Spain. With every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexico, he meets Soledad Montalvo, the widow who bursts into his life determined to protect her family’s legacy. As his feelings for Soledad grow, Mauro seeks to restore the vineyard to its former glory, propelling himself toward a future that he never could have imagined.
Small Wonders by Tatsuya Tanaka presents the author’s fabrications of over 100 miniature works of art using everyday food and objects, and an abundance of imagination. Creations such as workers in scrub brush wheat field, a fried egg desert island, a corkscrew airplane, and a belt buckle pole-vaulter are captured in whimsical detail.
And Then You’re Dead by Cody Cassidy & Paul Doherty takes a gleefully gruesome look at the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine. What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? Can you die by shaking someone’s hand? How many cookies could you actually eat in one sitting, and survive? Learn the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios.
Residential Care by Colleen Doyle & Gail Roberts tackles this significant life event for older people and their families that often occurs at a time when other life stresses such as deaths of loved ones and health complications are paramount. Directly addressing the psychological impact, this guide follows the whole journey from considering a move into care, making the move, and settling in, while offering advice on each step of the way.