“An unexpectedly memorable beach read” -Kirkus Reviews. Before a feisty Scottish woman can make tropical Nevis her home, she must assuage a resident ghost and unravel family secrets. A moving and lyrical novel that transports readers from lush tropics to rugged highlands and back again, The Moon Always Rising explores how the power of forgiveness can help even the most damaged person fix whatever is broken. Martha Hall Kelly (Lilac Girls) “loved the fabulous ghost—such a unique and intriguing character!” From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
If there never was a you, how empty life would be! Who would make me smile and laugh and keep me company? Filled with heartwarming messages of love, belonging, and togetherness, If There Never Was a You gently reassures children that the place they hold in their parents' hearts can never be filled with anything else. From $9.99 SHOP NOW /
This month, LitNuts has partnered with Artisan Book Reviews and Familius to sponsor the Spring Triple-Play Giveaway, offering U.S. booklovers prizes like gift certificates and free books. Today, we’d like to tell you a little more about Artisan Book Reviews.
Artisan Book Reviews goal is to better connect readers, books and authors. To learn more—including how authors can get a 25% discount on ABR book reviews and marketing services—read on!
“We can experience nothing but the present moment, live in no other second of time, and to understand this is as close as we can get to eternal life.” ~P.D. James, The Children Of Men
Being a parent is tough, especially in these unprecedented times with constant change. Children were forced to experience something new outside their comfort zone with the pandemic: not meeting friends and family, wearing a mask, social distancing at schools, online school, and more. Author Geeta Pherwani encourages kids to adapt and embrace change fearlessly. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
"A fascinating collection of short stories. The fine appeal of the incredible narrative in this book is the focus on something unique, special, relatable, fun & thought-provoking." -Chick Lit Cafe. The Rain, the Park & Other Things by Alan C. Williams is full of quirky tales that cover crime, fantasy, science fiction, romance and thrillers, usually set in the here and now. "These are fascinating short stories with familiar beautiful Australian places and captivating themes." -Amazon review From $5.49 SHOP NOW /
"A wise and generous memoir, keenly observed, unflinchingly recorded, written with humor, empathy, and love." -Dinah Lenney. Against a background of family runaways, award-winning memoirist Joanne Nelson explores what it takes to stay when the going begins to dazzle and the staying seems way too ordinary. "Wrenchingly human stories." -Lisa C. Krueger From $2.99 SHOP NOW /
"Her life story is certainly edge-of-the-chair suspenseful but far more meaningful than simply a 'good read.'" -Amazon review. White Sheets to Brown Babies is a memoir of the life of Jvonne Hubbard, a little girl who was raised to hate minorities through the indoctrination of her father, the Grand Dragon of a North Carolina faction of the KKK. From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
“Enough characters and relationships and crossed wires to keep the story humming along nicely, and the Italian setting is marvelous.” -The Bookmonger. Dana Pierson arrives in Italy expecting a week of fun and relaxation with her friend, Father Borelli, but everything changes when a break-in at Borelli Vineyards results in the destruction of millions worth of wine and the death of the elderly caretaker. “Jones does not disappoint in her latest book. Highly recommended.” -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
Imagine being able to spend this evening at a big arts festival in Pasadena, California. And it's all free. Sounds fun, right? Well, tonight is your night!
Pasadena's Virtual ArtNight is April 16 from 6 to 10 pm Pacific Time. The free online arts festival offers a wide range of virtual performances, exhibits, lectures, and more. It's hard to beat a good book, but an evening at an arts festival is also a great way to spend an evening!
“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~Pablo Picasso
Meet Cammy the Chameleon! She likes to admire beautiful landscapes and sometimes she enjoys being alone. It's the first day of Kindergarten for all the young reptiles and everybody is eager to learn new things and make new friends. Cammy will soon discover that even though she is a bit different from all the other reptiles, that's not a bad thing, quite the contrary. The story encourages empathy, understanding others, manners and patience. A fun bedtime story! From $1.99 SHOP NOW /
On April 14, 1939, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck was published. Critic Peter Lisca says that at the time of publication, Steinbeck's novel "was a phenomenon on the scale of a national event. It was publicly banned and burned by citizens, it was debated on national radio; but above all, it was read." Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes, and bank foreclosures forcing tenant farmers out of work.
"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts...perhaps the fear of a loss of power." ~John Steinbeck
At the intersection of science and evil lies corporate greed. A pharmaceutical company has made a dirty drug, one that kills people. They must be stopped. Can McPherson, Countess Dottie and hero dog Angel crack this case? "Lucci's plot is first-rate..." -Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite. "What a story. So well-written. The characters were real. Even Angel, the dog, seemed like a real being! I want to read more!" -Amazon review From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
A deadlocked election. A brutal fight for the presidency. Will deadly tricks control the deciding vote? Jack has to help his father win the presidency, plunging him into a vortex of romance, intrigue and danger. Can he make a difference before it's too late? The pages turn themselves in this thrilling story of ruthless political blackmail and intimidation. “A breathtaking adventure with jaw-dropping twists and turns.” -Jerry Adams, New York From $0.99 SHOP NOW /
“If you have ever been to New Orleans, this book takes you back. This book will blow your mind!” - Amazon Reviewer. The perpetual concept of good versus evil is convoluted by supernatural events that carry the reader on a psychological adventure filled with uncertain doubt and obstinate skepticism. A Seed for Cora Lee begins with a horrific act and ends with heroism beyond belief. From $7.99 SHOP NOW /
A quick reminder: If you haven't already entered the Spring Triple-Play Giveaway, please do so. It's free, and you could win gift certificates and books from LitNuts, Familius and Artisan Book Reviews for entering. For more information, visit Spring Triple-Play Giveaway.
“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” ~Louis L’Amour