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Monday, 27 September 2021

My Life's Not Funny by Liza Miles


My Life's Not Funny

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Amelia, lives in a down ridden northern English town. Her childhood goes from ‘not good’ to ‘worse’ after the violent death of her older half brother. Things get even worse when she asks for help from her other half brother with a history of crime. All through this, she also is dealing with an alcoholic mother whom she has to care for, and then, a life threatening illness shakes the family to it’s core. This young girl has a lot to deal with for someone her age, and she doesn’t always make the best decisions for healthy coping mechanisms. You will get invested in Amelia’s journey that covers a few years as she grows physically and emotionally as a young woman.


Pages: 174
Genre:   Teen & Young Adult Girls & Women Fiction eBooks

  
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Monday, 20 September 2021

Fourscore and Upward by Michael Reidy



Fourscore and Upward

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award



When Andrew Trumbull told us in freshman year that he wanted to be president, we assumed he meant class president. “No. President. White House. Washington,” he replied seriously, and we knew we were dealing with someone different.

It helped that Andrew came from a long line of Massachusetts politicians, but before he could get his name on the ballot, he had to do the same things as the rest of us: study, play tennis, organize pranks, go to dances, and face the prospect of going to Vietnam.Andrew went into the Army; I was in the Navy, floating around the Mediterranean, and our friend Matthew Ryan, whose draft number was 354, was in graduate school.

As for what came later, we couldn’t have imagined.

Fourscore and Upward is the first volume in The Trumbull Chronicles. The story continues in The Time of No Horizon and concludes with In an Age without Honor.

Pages: 371
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Thursday, 16 September 2021

Under a Gravid Sky by Angela MacRae Shanks


Under a Gravid Sky

has RECEIVED a


A PREMIER Readers’ Award


Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

In a ravaged land, how can two wounded souls find love?

The north-eastern Highlands, 1747. In the weeks following Culloden, a victorious Hanoverian army rampages through the glens, committing atrocities, intent on crushing the rebellious Highland clans. In occupied Strathavon, persecuted families struggle under repressive new laws and rent rises. Five-year-old Rowena loses her mother, while Duncan witnesses the brutal events that make him an orphan.

A sensitive child told she must harden herself, Rowena turns to Morna, the green woman, who takes her on a journey of discovery into the magic of the natural world, passing on her healing skills. But as she blossoms into a woman, Rowena catches the eye of Hugh McBeath, a ruthless exciseman sent to extinguish the scourge of whisky smuggling from the Duke of Gordon’s lands. Beguiled, McBeath believes her a witch. Nevertheless, he must have her for his wife.

Smuggling illicit whisky has long been a tradition in Strathavon; the fiery spirit brings coin for paying rents. Now smuggling is deemed a traitorous act that helped fund the Jacobite Rising. Duncan is the best smuggler the glen has ever seen, but having hidden while his family burned, how can he ever be worthy of tender-hearted Rowena?

Rich with the language and lore of the Highlands, Under A Gravid Sky is a powerful portrayal of a land and people in turmoil. First in The Strathavon Saga, this is a prequel to The Blood And The Barley.

Pages: 306
 Genre:   Christian Historical Fiction

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Friday, 10 September 2021

Discovery at Rosehill by Kathryn Brown



Discovery at Rosehill

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Chill with a Book READERS’ Award


Finding your dream home is difficult enough, but what if you found it and then discovered it was haunted? Medium Camilla Armstrong is led to the beautiful Rosehill country estate after communication with her deceased grandmother. On first inspection she senses tranquillity within the house; the gentle atmosphere of a Georgian manor that is crying out for new life. But when she moves in, Camilla discovers the house contains a dark secret, one which is to change her life forever.

Download the sequel to this book - "Secrets at Rosehill" on Kindle

Pages: 262
Genre:  Historical Fiction (Kindle Store)

  
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