9 Books You Might Like!

Are you looking for the books you need to get through the day? Something that will pique your interest or something that will captivate you with the narrative of their life. In that case, here’s a list of 9 books that could be of interest to you.

The Heart of Matter by E.M. Motley

About the Book

Bethany is on a spiritual journey that detours and winds around before she finds her way and realizes she was on her path all along and is renewed. An employee for corporate America, Bethany seeks to cement and nurture her belief in the unknown because she can feel that it is more real than ‘reality’ and help light the world, so it is easier for others to feel good and see beyond the illusion.

About the Author

E.M. Motley pens from her heart and asks that all who read her writings seek to

move the ‘h’ from the end of our beautiful planet’s name to the beginning – and love

their Heart.

Degree of Guilt by Barbara Harken

About the Book

After a year of teaching rotten students and dealing with an even more rotten boyfriend in Chicago, Maggie Witkowski wants to enjoy her inheritance-her grandparents’ lakeside cabin in northern Wisconsin, the idyllic summer retreat of her childhood. As she begins cleaning the neglected cabin, Maggie has no idea that the past is about to catch up with the present in a way she could never have imagined.

With most of the cabin’s heirlooms by her mother, Maggie is left with nothing but her memories and a multitude of problems. Worse, the townsfolk who doted on Maggie as a child have branded her grandfather a murderer.

And then there is the ghost who suddenly makes his appearance known. Dead since 1963, Larry Denison is helplessly attached to the Witkowski cabin. A rascal during his life, he must now perform a good deed before he can gain entrance to a happy eternity. Unfortunately, Maggie, whom he sees as the pain in his side, is his only way out-and up.

In this intriguing story mystery, a woman defending her grandfather’s name must brave insults, pranks, and assaults on her life to find the truth and ensure justice-with the help of a ghost with his own agenda.

About the Author

BARBARA HARKEN was raised in Chicago until she moved to Iowa when she was sixteen. She taught high school English and social studies for thirty-eight years until she retired. She dabbles in a side career as a singer and has published educational material and personal essays. She currently lives in Waverly, Iowa, with her husband Bob, where she teaches writing at Wartburg College.

Tales of the Peacemaker: Years in Peace by Ashley-Lynn Hall

About the Book

This follows a few generations after a tragic event that occurred in the magic nations.

About the Author

shley-Lynn Hall was born in Illinois, moved a lot in her youth and currently lives with her family in Texas. Her favorite subject when she was in school was math. She enjoys writing and reading. Her favorite topic to write about is mermaids, mermen, dragons, fairies, spellcasters and other magic creatures and people. Ms. Hall uses pain from experiences, stories she has seen on tv or movies, what she has heard of, and read to make the characters relatable. It is her sincere hope readers learn a bit of the love these stories helped her keep ahold of when she went through pain. God bless you all.

In Search of My Soulmate by Lula King Johnson

About the Book

With a new perspective on life, Angell continues her search for the one. When she thinks she finds him in P.J., a successful businessman, she does everything right. She’s not too forward, she makes sure to continue to put God first, and she accepts the faults of the one she loves for what they are.

So, if she’s doing everything right the way she’s supposed to, why does she lose P.J.? When her best friend dies and P.J.’s mother’s life ends, they put their dream wedding on hold and go their separate ways. Convinced she’ll never find a man like P.J. Again, Angell puts her trust and faith in God more than she ever has.

With his help, she realizes that everything happens for a reason–and if she’s meant to be with P.J., she will be.

In Search of My Soulmate is the enticing journey one woman makes while trying to fulfill her expectations in a man, please God, and learn the balance in between.

About the Author

Lula King Johnson Lives in the Dallas, Fort Worth Area in Texas, where she is an Executive Chef, Private Chef, Cooking Class Instructor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Published Author, Upcoming Visionary & Founder/CEO of a Charity Foundation, sought as a Candidate for Who’s Who in 2022, One of God’s Leading Ladies and a Member of The Potter’s House in Dallas; this is the second publishing of her Novel.

My Pet Peeve by Renee Rodgers Barstack

About the Book

Molly is a lonely little girl who is looking for a friend. She lives on a farm with her mom and dad. Molly has always loved cats and wants to get a cat, but her father sneezes when he gets around cats, so he tells her she cannot have one. Molly asks and asks and asks again, but the answer is always “No.” Then one day, Molly finds a little kitten hiding in the barn and wants to keep her, of course. What will she do? Should she hide the kitten from her dad? Will dad see the kitten and think it is so adorable he will change his mind about letting Molly keep the cat? What would you do if you found the cutest kitten ever? How will Molly solve this problem?

About the Author

Dr. Renee Rodgers Barstack has a doctorate degree in English Education. She started out teaching seventh-grade English and went from there to teach at several colleges and a university. She is currently teaching Children’s Literature at Glendale Community College in Arizona. She lives in Phoenix with her three cats, two tortoises, and one dog. Munchkin is one of her cats, and she, along with Dr. Barstack’s students, inspired her to write My Pet Peeve. She already has a sequel in progress called Pet Peeve Jumps the Wall. Look for more stories about Munchkin, also known as “my pet peeve,” to follow. The illustrator, Mar Fandos, is an artist living in Argentina, and she has illustrated several other children’s picture books.

The Daughter of the Puppet King by Veronica Brown Dubroc

About the Book

Victoria wakes up for her sixteenth birthday hoping for a betrothal. Instead, she finds out that her uncle Thomas has been keeping a secret about her past and why she came to live with him fourteen years ago. While there are layers of secrets yet to be learned, she discovers enough to know that she will not be married for a long, long while.

Meanwhile, Victoria’s best friend Rupert is struggling with his own destiny; he is about to turn eighteen, and once he does, he will be a full-fledged sorcerer. Traveling with Victoria, these two childhood friends must face their destinies together or be separated from the lives they knew forever. Along with Victoria’s boyfriend, the three must work to take back the kingdom from the evil sorcerer Kybon and his nefarious plans to start a civil war. Will these young heroes have the strength and courage to shape not only their own destinies but the fate of the entire world?

About the Author

Veronica has been writing her whole life. She lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her husband Adrian and their dog Boba Fett. She received a BA in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University in 2004. She currently works as a reading interventionist at a wonderful charter high school in Baton Rouge. She enjoys helping kids improve their reading skills because she had really great teachers that helped her cope with dyslexia.

Sunset Street by Akindotun Merino

About the Book

Everyone thought childhood sweethearts Alero (Allie) and Adey would be together forever, but life has a habit of interfering.

Allie and her girlfriends, Shade and Ebony are determined to thrive, however, this sisterhood is in for a fight. Meanwhile, Adey is facing his own challenges. He’s forced to step up as the man of the house, even though he’s still a child when his father suddenly packs his bags and leaves for Nigeria. The Smith’s house on Sunset Street in San Bernardino, California was the gathering place.

Fifteen years after high school, Allie is torn apart in a marriage from hell. Her carefully crafted life unravels in dark paths of traumatic experiences. Adey returns from Harvard, a changed man.

Healing for the childhood friends reignites on Sunset Street. Allie also faces a choice to accompany Adey on a call to kingship in Nigeria. Is her rekindled love with Adey strong enough to withstand international boundaries? Will the lovers heal on the continent? Can they save each other? Sunset Street is a compelling story of enduring love.

About the Author

Akindotun Merino is passionate about exploring cultures and human behavior. She believes in the healing properties of intimate relationships. We get hurt in the context of relationships, but redemption is also found within healthy spaces.

Akindotun is romantic at heart. She believes in the power of love and its many shades of appearing. Dr. Akindotun is the President of Jars Education Institute and Akin Merino Network (AMN). Akindotun is a Mental Health Commissioner and Professor of Psychology. She’s authored several books, and this is her first published fiction. Akindotun and her family live in Southern California.

Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler by Don Feeney

About the Book

Don Feeney has seen it all!

As a US diplomat, he served in embassies and consulates around the world. As an Air Force Commander, he had some daring exploits of varying levels of sanity and sophistication. He’s lived, worked, and played in more than fifty-five countries spanning six continents.

In his memoir, Gathering No Moss, Feeney recalls his four-decade trip down his life’s wild, weird, and surprising journeys. A somewhat reluctant traveler, he conveys the heavy burden of loneliness on the road while driven by the search for meaning, spirituality, and love. His life has been filled with thought-provoking questions, highly charged emotional situations, and brushes with greatness and tragedy.

He’s been an airman, an officer, an instructor, a commander, an administrator, a trainer, a consular officer, a manager, and a diplomat. He’s sold paintings on a street corner, washed dishes, worked in a paper mill, flipped hamburgers, painted houses, and tended a bar. He smoked pot, drank too much, and fell in (and out) of love (including four marriages). He went AWOL, was shot at three times, survived a brain aneurysm, and beat colon cancer.

His mantra— “The more you know, the more you don’t know sh*t” or TMYKTMYDKS—reminds us all that the human mind will never let you understand the human mind.

About the Author

DON FEENEY is a retired US diplomat and Air Force Commander. He has an MS degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Southern California, and teaches graduate school part-time. Don lives with his wife Andi, and their cat, Kismet, in The Villages, Wildwood, Florida.

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The Mishaps of Hardy Cornelius Funk by Donald C. Adams

About the Book

Hardy Cornelius Funk is living in the city as a part-time musician taking life day by day. Little does he know that soon everything he holds sacred will be at stake, as he fights his way to the truth, and attempts to keep a hellish nightmare from becoming reality. While in the possession of an ancient relic that contains unspeakable power, and with the help of a couple of good friends, Hardy Funk finds himself in the middle of the battle between good and evil.

Take a walk in the shoes and jump into the mind of a warrior of the light as his quest for righteousness turns into a mission of revenge. The Mishaps of Hardy Cornelius Funk is a twisted combination of fantasy and adventure, full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and a few silly stories pulled from actual events. This novel is not for the faint of heart; it will definitely leave a lasting impression. A Graphic Perspective.

About the Author

Donald C. Adams loves the idea of inspiring others. Being born and raised in Las Vegas has inspired him to write a story about a perspective that can develop in anyone living in Sin City. He works as a plumber and part-time bass player.

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