January 8, 2016

9 Beautiful Stories I Read at the Last Quarter of 2015

1.      Ivory Wild by Lady Elizabeth Tullos
Charlotte came all the way to Africa to search for her missing fiancé, Quinn. With her fear of huge animals, how was she going to survive in the wild?



Read the official review HERE.

2.      The Gray Lady of Long Branch by Maura Satchell
She had seen them. She had known them. She had celebrated with their happiness. She had felt their pain. She was The Gray Lady of Long Branch, a stately Victorian beach house and witness to the lives of the people who stayed there.



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3.      Pleasant Valley Lost by Joseph J. Swope
Joe was an ordinary farm boy living an ordinary farm life. He and his family were happy and contented with what they had and what they did until they were forced to leave their beloved farm when the entire community was turned into a dam which was supposed to supply water to the region.




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4.      The Love Garden by David Blackburn
Sexually abused as a child, Carly grew up with a heart filled with hate for the opposite sex and lived with one purpose: to get even.



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5.      The Memory of Blue Sky by J.M. Bardsley
The world is coming to an end. A crew of brave filmmakers set out to document the remaining days of the planet. Among them was a legendary soldier who has been searching for his long lost daughter.




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6.      Paradise Bound by Rafaële Désiré
Needing a break from her demanding job at the hospital and space from her possessive boyfriend, Natalie went to the enchanting city of Los Angeles and found a new passion she did not know she had and met two men both vying for her attention.




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7.      The Korean Word for Butterfly by James Zerndt
Meet Billie, Yun-ji and Moon. They had one thing in common. They all worked in Kid’s Inc. in Korea. Each of them had a secret that may lead to self-destruction. Find out how they rise through adversity in this story of love, prejudice and redemption.




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8.      Purgatorio by Bernard Kuckuck
It was the late 16th century. Before his master’s death, Filippo Oraiosieri learned about a letter written by Beatrice Portinari to Dante Allighieri, the renowned and celebrated writer of The Divine Comedy. With the help of his master’s niece, Beatrice, Filippo searched for the letter hoping to find an inspiration for the dramma per musica he wanted to create.




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9.      Tara’s Halls by Tom Gallagher
Tom was the third boy and the sixth of ten children.  With the family of their size and their farmland too small, their father and their oldest brother had to work in England leaving the rest of the family to work on the land. Find out how they faced extreme poverty, lived through it and survived in this touching and endearing memoir.




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