by Ann Marie Meyers
Believe the Impossible
Ever since she can remember, ten-year-old Melody has alw…more
Believe the Impossible
Ever since she can remember, ten-year-old Melody has always wanted to fly.
And when she leaps off a swing in the park one day and lands in the mystical realm of Chimeroan, her dream finally comes true. She is given a pair of wings. She can fly! Life cannot be any better.
Yet, dreams do come with a price. Even with wings, Melody realizes she cannot outfly the memories of her past. The car accident that has left her father paralyzed, and her unscarred, still plagues her with guilt—she believes that it was entirely her fault.
In Chimeroan, Melody is forced to come to terms with her part in her father's accident. She must choose between the two things that have become the world to her: keeping her wings or healing her father. [close]
by Erik Simon (Goodreads Author)
“I need a gimmick,” Don Bollinger said. It was the American thing…more
“I need a gimmick,” Don Bollinger said. It was the American thing to do—imagine your fame. Like most writers, Don can’t get his novel published. Or pay the rent.
In this sorry state, he watches a lot of TV. Televangelists mostly. Barry Gladwell, in particular, the king of Jesus TV. Don hates him but can’t turn away. Gladwell’s very existence is a marketing miracle, a knockout punch to Christians aching for a smarter God.
One day like too many others, Don’s girlfriend comes home and finds him ranting at the set. Fed up, she gives him a month to find a job. Out of their apartment finally, looking for work, he stumbles upon a soapbox preacher denouncing Harry Potter. The confrontation that ensues gives Don what he thinks could be the idea of a lifetime.
Setting out from New York City, Don knows neither how nor where his opportunity may come. But come it will, forever changing the lives in his path: A failed actress and the son she wills to stardom. A displaced family of five. Dozens of kids gathered in a rural church basement. And one grateful girl whose questions would be answered.
When we set out to do the Lord’s work, we never know what’s going to happen. Humble yourself, and in due time He may exalt you. Don Prophet is on the way.
For continued commentary on religion and media in America, check out Don Prophet's Tumblr at http://donprophet.tumblr.com/ [close]
by Cecilia Araneda (Goodreads Author)
Chilean-Canadian author Cecilia Araneda's debut novel follows the lives of three women through the growing modernization and polit…more
Chilean-Canadian author Cecilia Araneda's debut novel follows the lives of three women through the growing modernization and political turmoil of Chile during the latter half of the 20th century, to their exile on the other side of the world in wintery, land-locked central Canada.
These three women — Maria Soledad, Consuelo and Pilar — each live in different eras, yet all encounter changed personal and public histories that have a profound effect on their lives.
Maria Soledad struggles with the restrictions placed on her because she is a woman; Consuelo fails to understand the dire and dangerous political climate she is immersed within; and Pilar is trapped in a body she cannot fully control. The only one constant in their lives is the enduring presence of the ocean.
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