Just like every football team in America, BQB and WriteLife Publishing are busy working on their fall lineup. Starting in September, we are proud to announce the release of these ten new books. They include both works of non-fiction and fiction and cover many genres.
Click on your favorite to learn more and then you can order them through the BQB and WriteLife websites, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or from your favorite local bookstore. Happy Reading!
Caring for a loved one at home. What’s really involved? And what does it mean for your family and future?
Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver’s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life.
Drawing on the author’s extensive caregiving experience, this book provides strategies to care for your loved one, inside and out, as well as for yourself—including how to use your natural skills in your new role, and which skills you may need to add. You’ll discover how to set up your home for caregiving, including a safety checklist, equipment suggestions, and
words you should know. And for those days that are more than a handful, you’ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing and accepting illness, and smart steps at the end of each chapter, in case you need guidance in a hurry.
Caregiving has both rewards and challenges. But through it all, you’ll discover what’s most important—that caregiving is love in action.
One insecure perfectionist. One guilt-ridden artist. One child-woman who talks to peacocks. A trio of complex heroines on separate journeys toward a single intertwined truth.
Imagine living exclusively for others and waking up one day with a chance to start over. The terrifying new beginning reeks of abandonment and betrayal. The choice for Seattle resident Monica lingers between now and then . . . them and her.
Izabel’s idyllic existence on Orcas Island is turned upside down during the birth of a friend’s child. Suddenly, pain rips through her own body, and life as she knows it shifts, hinting at a forgotten past and propelling her toward an uncertain future.
On another island, young Daisy awakens surrounded by infinite shades of blue. Is she dreaming or has she stepped through the portal into a fantastical land where animals spout philosophy and a gruesome monster plots her destruction?
Blue—a subtle psychological mind-bender where each heroine is her own worst enemy. Eccentric. Loveable. Unforgettable.
Sean Coleman is back in the latest thriller from John A. Daly, set in the mountains of Winston, Colorado.
Six months after the murder of his uncle, Sean is trying to get his life together. He’s stopped drinking, he’s taking better care of himself, and he’s working hard to keep a fledgling security business afloat. At a blood plasma bank Sean frequents to earn extra income, he meets the distraught relative of Andrew Carson, a man who went missing weeks earlier on the other side of the state, with a pool of blood in the snowy driveway of his home as the only clue to
the man’s fate.
Sean decides to help in the search for Carson and quickly finds himself immersed in a world of deception, desperation, and danger—a world in which nothing is what it seems, and few can get out of with their lives.
Janelle Wagoner kept a lot of secrets for her husband, but the one she tried hardest to protect was her own. She never suspected he knew or that he would choose to reveal it in such a dramatic way. Now that he’s gone, leaving behind her and two children, Janelle is left to pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together before
it’s too late.
Nathan Harris has only ever loved one woman, despite the fact that she was married to someone else. After learning that she has been hiding something from him, he’s faced with a tough decision: With everything at stake, will he walk away from her for good, or will he lay it all on the line to win her back?
Caregiving can be difficult, even on its best days, and staying upbeat is one of the most loving things that a caregiver can do for the care receiver—the person they provide care for and love so much. Reading affirmations is a quick and easy form of self-care that can help caregivers stay balanced and optimistic, which lends itself to a calm, healing environment.
This book of affirmations has been created specifically for caregivers and is grouped into chapters with titles that caregivers understand: caregiving tasks, safeguarding health, appreciating the day. . . which makes it easy to flip right to the section that offers the support that is needed at that moment. At the end of the book, author Harriet Hodgson provides guidance on how to write affirmations for those who want to go just a step farther.
When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will—“Take Doofus squirrel-fishing”—and they can only do that by talking to Doc’s friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, searching through Doc’s correspondence, and discovering clues around them. Humor abounds as this mismatched lot tries to find time in their hectic lives to work together to solve the puzzle. In the end, will they realize that fortune comes in many guises?
Doc’s Codicil is a mystery told with gentle humor. It tells the story of a veterinarian who teaches his heirs a lesson from the grave.
The Jewish children of Germany are frightened, and their parents are too. Hitler’s men have just broken their store windows, stolen and destroyed their belongings, and arrested many Jewish fathers and brothers. When England arranges to take the children out of Germany by train, the Kindertransport is organized. The train filled with Jewish children escaping the Nazis chugs over the border into Holland, where they are ferried across the English Channel to England and to freedom.
But for Peter, the shy violin player, his sister Becca, and his friends Stephen and Hans, life in England holds challenges as well. Peter’s friend Eva, who did not get a seat on the Kindertransport, is left to the evil plans of Hitler. Peter, working his musician’s hands raw at a farm in Coventry, wonders if they should have stayed and fought back instead of escaping.
That night the Coventry farm is bombed. The Nazis have reached England. Peter has nothing left. He decides it’s time to stand and fight Hitler. Peter returns to Germany to join the Jewish underground resistance, search for the mother and sister he left behind in Berlin, and rescue his childhood friend Eva.
Michael Riddell suffered more than a mid-life crisis. Call it a complete life revision! At the age of forty-five, after changing his mind about life, career, and magic crystals, he embarked on a path he never knew was there. It brought him to Melinda, his soul mate and spiritual anchor, and let him gather his life back after almost losing it all. Turns out it was just the beginning.
In his follow-up to Life, A Little Brown Dog, and Shite Like That, Michael learns that sometimes you have to face some tough truths, including those about yourself, and perhaps travel through darkness before reaching the light. That redemption can be fraught with danger, and may come at a hefty price.
How does one measure the depth of a mother’s love? Pattie never thought it possible until she experienced every mother’s worst nightmare—twice.
With all three kids in college and thriving, Pattie is excited about embarking on her new career as community relations manager at Barnes & Noble. That is, until she receives word that her nineteen-year-old son has been admitted to the Medical University of South Carolina and tagged “John Doe” after he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Now her sole concern is to get to Charleston, 250 miles away, before he takes his final breath.
Although Casey is given only twenty-four hours to live, Pattie clings to her faith and refuses to accept her son’s death sentence. During Casey’s long and arduous healing, Pattie takes a hard look at the past—the kids’ tender childhood memories, their challenging teenage years, the skeletons in the closet, and the circumstances that have formed her into who she has become. When tragedy strikes again, Pattie must make a choice—to remain stuck in her grief or to step into the life she’s meant to create.
Moving and heart-wrenching, A Mother’s Dance is a story about hope, perseverance, self-discovery, hard choices, and most importantly about love . . . the sad and the wondrous.
“I wrote this book in hopes it would bring healing to others,” Hall says. “Instead I discovered that I was the one who healed.”
In his follow-up book to Reluctant Warriors, author Jon Stafford traces the impact of World War II on regular American men and women swept up by events thousands of miles away from home, and ponders how the continent that gave birth to Renaissance Humanism could descend into murderous chaos. It’s a story about soldiers who went to the other side of the world to fight for their country and the women who remained home to fend for themselves and their families with few resources and no one to turn to for support.
The war left no lives unchanged. After the battles had been won and the fallen buried, the war continued to reverberate for decades in the lives of the men and women who fought and survived, lost the people most precious to them, became disillusioned, and found a way to go on. From Guadalcanal to the island fortress of Formosa, and from Tulsa to Sacramento, these stories show men and women finding redemption.