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The Pearlmakers by Duke Tate

The Pearlmakers by Duke TateGreedy developers want Teddy Dollarhide’s land. His only hope for salvation lies under the sea.

Nightmares have him gasping for air. Frequently dreaming of being a sailor on a sinking Spanish galleon, La Gracia, in the seventeenth century, he’s searched for the wreck and its priceless cargo off the Northeast Floridian coast for the last six years. Facing financial ruin from a massive tax bill, Teddy fears he’ll lose his beloved historic estate, Isabella, before he can dredge up the treasure.

However, his luck changes when an antique pistol covered in barnacles surfaces in a new location, and he and his four man crew, The Pearlmakers, shift their search hoping to make the score of a lifetime. But with a brutal hurricane assaulting his little town, Teddy’s renewed fortunes may drown in a mountain of debt deeper than the lost ship’s deepwater secret.

Meanwhile, Teddy falls in love with a beautiful riveting stranger that oddly resembles a Spanish woman from his dreams and his older boys go off in search of a long forgotten family treasure buried in the California mountains.

Nothing is what it seems as time slips away and everyone’s dreams are on the line.

This Special Edition Hardcover features a Foreward by the author, an Appendix packed full extras, plus an illustrated map.

The Thin Place by C.D. Major

The Thin Place by C.D. Major“I devoured this novel in a single sitting. The Thin Place will stay with you long after you turn the final page.” –Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of After the End

She has to know the truth about Overtoun Estate, but there is a reason it has stayed buried for so long.

When journalist Ava Brent decides to investigate the dark mystery of Overtoun Estate—a ‘thin place’, steeped in myth—she has no idea how dangerous this story will be for her.

Overtoun looms over the town, watching, waiting: the locals fearful of the strange building and the secrets it keeps. When Ava starts to ask questions, the warm welcome she first receives turns to a cold shoulder. And before she knows it, Ava is caught in the house’s grasp too.

After she discovers the history of a sick young girl who lived there, she starts to understand the sadness that shrouds it. But when she finds an ominous old message etched into a windowsill, she is forced to wonder—what horrors is the house protecting? And what will it cost her to find out?

With her own first child on the way, Ava knows she should stay away. But even as her life starts to unravel, and she receives chilling threats, the house and the bridge keep pulling her back…

Amora by Grant J. Hallstrom

Amora by Grant J. HallstromBook Excellence Awards chose Amora as a finalist for the best historical book of 2020, and New York City Book Awards selected Amora as the third best independent Historical Fiction published in 2020. It is remarkable that a Christian historical novel would even be considered, let alone place. These awards demonstrate the universality of the book’s message and its cross-genre appeal.

“With all the anger in our world today, this book is a good read to inspire your soul.” –Kendra Campbell.

“Amora is a superbly written and richly descriptive novel with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The author weaves a well-crafted historical fiction based on a true story that will captivate the reader’s attention from the start. Skillfully constructed, this well researched story will have you turning the pages from beginning to end. This for me was a phenomenal read…It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a first-class historical fiction with perfect pacing. Highly recommended and a well-deserved five stars from me.” –Piaras, an Amazon distinguished Vine Voice Reviewer.

“Amora is without a doubt, the most emotional Historical Christian story I have ever read.” –Chick Lit Café

“Amora is a very visual story rich in details that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go.” –Sandra Gotlaufa

This multiple award-winning historical novel “is based on the true story of the noblewoman who inspired Justin Martyr’s petition to the Roman Senate. The basic theme is forgiveness versus vengeance set in a sweeping action-adventure tale of sacrifice that examines spirituality and faith and explores the path to healing as the characters struggle with their pains of loss, betrayal, and guilt.” –Wayne S. Walker

“I was pleasantly surprised at not only how inspiring but also how captivating and exciting the storyline was; I could not put it down! It also gave me a better understanding of the Greco-Roman world and a greater appreciation of what the early Christians had to endure and the sacrifices they made. The author did a beautiful job telling this story and incorporating so many different emotions: happiness, sadness, courage, fear, hate, and, most importantly, the power of love and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book; it will not disappoint!” –Toni Powell

EXECUTIVE REVIEWS:

“This is a powerful story that will, unquestionably, resonate with people of faith, but has enough universal appeal to find a home with crossover readers as well.”

“The core concept of the novel feels like Christian forgiveness on a collision course with revenge.”

“The ideas of vengeance and forgiveness as two sides of a coin is a really compelling underlying motif for this novel.”

“I loved the inexorable pull of vengeance and betrayal pulling on all the characters. Knowing that the merciless hand of fate is moving towards Leo, creates the kind of delicious tension that drives stories in this genre.”

“We watch these characters struggle in different ways but all of them find their way to the same place at the end. I liked seeing the tension throughout the book as these moments of fate and decision wound together.”

“The novel does a great job zooming out for the big picture but also being able to really focus in on intimate human details and moments with these characters.”

“The blending of several distinct and quite separate storylines come together very well and provide an emotionally satisfying end to the book.”

Amazon #1 New Release for Ancient Historical Fiction - September 10, 2020
Amazon #1 New Release for Christian Historical Fiction - September 10, 2020

Unclean Hands by Andrew Schafer

Unclean Hands by Andrew SchaferHow has great progress in the science of medicine over two centuries of research changed the way it is accepted and practiced today? Or has it?




Vienna. Fifty years before the discovery of microbes and 175 years before the present day Covid-19 endemic, it is the "mecca" of medicine in the world. But its famous medical school is also a cauldron of politics and intrigue that resists progress. Based on a fictional account of the true story, with actual characters, a young obstetrician in training confronts the university hospital's vast maternity ward that is teeming with the city's abandoned and destitute women in labor. He is stunned to find that one-third of them will never make it out of the hospital alive, meeting horrific deaths in labor and delivery. But nobody has much cared. It has just been that way for many years. The young doctor defies orders to not meddle in this matter, and makes an unexpected, earth-shaking discovery about the cause of the deaths. As he struggles to find a way to prevent this carnage of women and their babies, his results are discredited by an arrogant, imperious and anti-science medical establishment. The outcast young physician is progressively persecuted until he meets an untimely and mysterious death. Why and how can he be vindicated?

Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget by Margaret Josephs

Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget by Margaret Josephs Pretty Mess meets #Girlboss in this part memoir, part entrepreneurial manifesto from The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s “Powerhouse in Pigtails.”

Margaret Josephs is a hustler. She’s a tough cookie. She speaks her mind. She never leaves the house without lipstick on. She’s also a devoted wife, mother, daughter, businesswoman, lifestyle expert, and fan-favorite star of the reality TV series The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Sounds pretty glamorous, right? Well, things are never exactly as they seem.

Before she arrived where she is today, “The Marge” was born to young immigrant parents. Raised by a single party-girl mother who left her physically abusive father when she was one and a half, she was taught that it was more important to look good than to feel good. No structure. No rules. No blueprint for future success or stability. But like most people who struggle through atypical childhoods, destructive relationships, and career challenges, she forced herself to wake up every morning and put one high heel in front of the other, even if she didn’t know where she was going.

Margaret took the cards she was dealt and eventually turned them into a winning hand, and she wants to arm fans with the ability to do the same. In Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget, she’ll talk about how to launch a lifestyle brand, how to work with family members, and how to be an uncompromising woman in a man’s world. She also spills stories from her personal life about the son Real Housewives viewers don’t know exists, the time Joan Rivers gave her the best advice she ever got, the rendezvous she had with a famous rock star, and the affair with her contractor that ended her marriage but gave her the happily ever after.

Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget takes readers along Margaret’s wild, bumpy journey to entrepreneurial success and reality TV fame, written in her trademark no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek voice with the perfect combination of grit and glitz.

The Devil's Pawn by Oliver Pötzsch

The Devil's Pawn by Oliver PötzschA showman’s fate is in the hands of the devil in an enthralling novel inspired by the Faust legend from the bestselling author of the Hangman’s Daughter series.

Rome, 1518. The church is tarnished by greed. Peasants are rebelling. Tumultuous times demand drastic recourse—before the devil gets his due.

Johann Faust is a renowned magician, astrologer, and chiromancer traveling through Germany with his successful troupe: the orphaned juggler Greta and his loyal companion Karl. The avaricious Pope Leo X now requires Johann’s services to replenish the papacy’s drained coffers through alchemy. But the devil, with whom a regretful Johann once agreed to an unholy trade for fame, wants something else. Racked with paralyzing seizures, Johann fears that his debt is nearer to being settled.

In France, Johann hopes for answers from an eminent new friend who could hold the key to his torment, body, and soul. For the celebrated artist, inventor, and anatomist Leonard da Vinci is suffering from the same accursed malady. Time is not on his side either.

Now they all must outrun the devil, and the more human threats of the papal henchmen, before Johann is dragged straight to hell—along with everyone he holds dear.

Running from Moloka`i by Jill P. Anderson

Running from Moloka`i by Jill P. AndersonWhat would you bet on? The most divisive law in Hawaiian history … or a barefoot girl in love?

Hawaii, 1884. In a fading kingdom, Hawaiians are aching. They have already lost so much. And now, decimated by foreign diseases to which they have no immunity, the native population is close to collapse. Mele Bennett is a half-Hawaiian girl longing for a moment that will define her. She wants a shiny moment! Like when a firebrand is hurled over a cliff and lights up the night sky! But shiny is for keiki, little children.

Instead, Mele will be defined by a deadly disease burning through the islands and a law pitting Hawaiians like her mother against foreigners like her father. Mele’s white physician father upholds the law by signing papers exiling to Moloka`i those with the deadly disease of leprosy—even as her Hawaiian mother secretly defies the law by helping some who are hiding. How does a family survive when they are the sea divided? Hurting over a foreign-made law that separates Hawaiians from their sick loved ones, the islands are a hotbed of conflict
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Mele underestimates the forces around her: the power of greed and the tenacity of hatred; the lifelong secret of Keahi, the boy she has loved since childhood; and the heart of her father. She underestimates the power of love, too.

As the disease crumbles their fragile world, Mele, Keahi, and her family will be unfathomably tested--hollowed out and forged anew in moments both life-taking and life-giving in the most painful and conflicted period of Hawaiian history.
Mele is not coming-of-age; she is coming into her mana, her power.
[Hint: Bet on the barefoot girl in love.]

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson“In her astonishingly accomplished first novel, Ash Davidson reminds us that we are never more profoundly shaped by our environment than when we destroy it. Nearly every page left me in awe.” —Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Enter to win one of 45 early copies of Damnation Spring, the incredible debut from Ash Davidson.

Exhale by David Weill

Exhale by David  WeillExhale is the riveting memoir of a top transplant doctor who rode the emotional rollercoaster of saving and losing lives—until it was time to step back and reassess his own life.

A young father with a rare form of lung cancer who has been turned down for a transplant by several hospitals. A kid who was considered not “smart enough” to be worthy of a transplant. A young mother dying on the waiting list in front of her two small children. A father losing his oldest daughter after a transplant goes awry. The nights waiting for donor lungs to become available, understanding that someone needed to die so that another patient could live.

These are some of the stories in Exhale, a memoir about Dr. Weill’s ten years spent directing the lung transplant program at Stanford. Through these stories, he shows not only the miracle of transplantation, but also how it is a very human endeavor performed by people with strengths and weaknesses, powerful attributes, and profound flaws. 

Exhale is an inside look at the world of high-stakes medicine, complete with the decisions that are confronted, the mistakes that are made, and the story of a transplant doctor’s slow recognition that he needed to step away from the front lines. This book is an exploration of holding on too tight, of losing one’s way, and of the power of another kind of decision—to leave behind everything for a fresh start.