Saturday, June 10, 2017

Books of the Week - June 10, 2017

Featured Books of the Week - June 10, 2017

For the Love of Tom:

1914-18 Wartime Novel

Bryan grew up in Putt, a small village tucked away in Cambridge. Life was simple and uncomplicated during his teen years. He, and his two sisters, grew up through puberty leaning about life and the developement of their own maturing bodies. They skinny dipped in the river that flowed past the meadows at the foot of their garden. Sadly his father died, and Bryan found himself growing up in the company of three women in the small cottage that was their refuge,home,and safe haven.

At the outbreak of the 1914-1918 war, Bryan found himself torn away from his simple country life to find himself deep in the mud and rain soaked trenches in the depths of France. Life suddenly became cheap as his comrades fell dead in front of his eyes. The relentless shelling and bombardment never seemed to end. Soldiers huddled and flinched as they searched for cover. It was during one of the most horrific and terrifying bombardments that Bryan found himself in the protective arms of Tom, an unknown soldier to him up until that first clutching embrace. Once the sheling had ceased, the two soldiers remained in their huddled position, only to find themselves staring into each others eyes as if to find reassurance that they were still alive. Little did either realise that this was to be the beginning of a new life of love and friendship between them.

The war continued endlessly, and the two soldiers found that they gained some solace from being near each other daily. One bombardment brought horror into their shattered lives. A shell exploded into the trench. Bryan was flung into the the knee deep muddy water. When he regained consciousness, he was in a field hospital behind the lines.His injuries where found to be less serious than expected at first. His mental state was to be a worrying factor by the doctors attending him. How could he explain that this was mainly due to the fact that he was desperately trying to find out what had happened to Tom, and his love for him.

The authorities seemed unable to reassure him beyond the fact that Tom was still alive, but his whereabouts unknown.The war ends, and Bryan returns home to his mothers care. As he regains strength and his health improves, he sets out to try and trace Tom, for he knows he will never really recover without having his love to share.How can he retain this secret from his mother and two sisters? For he was living in an age where homosexuality was a sin,and a crime, punishable by law. His desperate atempts to trace Tom are rewarded.

Tom, now recovered from his injuries follows up the invitation to spend time with Bryan and his mother in Cambridge.They find that they share their feelings for each other, and a whole new world becomes alive again after the tragic times they shared during the war. How do they even start to express their love for each other in a world so new and exciting for them both? How do they find the courage to inform their parents and family? Bryan was born into a family with simple ideals and understanding of life, whereas Tom came from a family full of rich surrounds and standards hard for him to live up to.

The author takes readers of 'For the Love of Tom' through the emotions of both male lovers as they try to come to an understanding of what is happening to them, both mentaly and physically. The story is also about the acceptance of their relationship by both families in an age before same sex love was accepted and understood as we know it today.

Other Great Books to Check Out!  

A Summers Heat
by Caitlyn Lynch, 
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A collection of 17 steamy short stories (5,000 - 10,000 words each) by new and established romance authors, Summer Heat is sure to steam up your reading this summer!

The New Recruit
by Elise Abram

When sixteen-year-old Judith meets Cain, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Cain is the most beautiful human being Judith has ever seen, but he hides a dangerous secret. When Jo-Jo, Cain's surrogate father, offers her a job, she accepts, unaware she's been recruited as a pawn in Jo-Jo's ecoterrorist plot.

Two Hundred Very Short Stories
by Helen Keeling-Marston

Two Hundred Very Short Stories is a collection of stories each so short that the reader can start…and finish…a whole one in one night – some even in a minute!

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by Joe Rulli

Do you want to make an extra $16k to $20k extra a month? Then this is the book for you to help your business grow without the high-end costs of marketing.

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A fast-paced tale of alien mystery challenged by enduring human love. A mother and son fight for everything they hold dear.

The Crystal Sphinx
by  G D Talbot

This pulse pounding mystery, is full of surprises, twists and turns and cliff hangers. It's a little archeologists hunter, a little science fiction adventure, a little murder mystery with a genius master mind villain behind it all. This is the story of The Tower of Babel meets The Twilight Zone in present time.

Depression Blues:
How to conquer sadness, loneliness, and despair -- you can live a happy life!
by John H. Clark III

This book includes the story of one man's lifelong struggle with depression and anxiety, and his ongoing search for ways to help himself feel better.

Themis: Part One
by Paul Weil

"In THEMIS, Sarah discovers the family she desperately wants, a love she didn’t expect, and herself at the center of events that will change the destiny for all of humanity. Themis is the first part of a five book series that will take the reader on an adventure into ancient mythology, a fantastic mystery, and deep inside the most unusual family on Earth"

Ethan’s Mate 
(The Vampire Coalition Book 1)
by J.S. Scott

Ethan Hale is a vampire his uncomplicated life is about to end when his mate unexpectedly calls him to her.
Brianna Cole is weak, her life force fading away. She thinks she is suffering from a rare form of leukemia. Little does she knows that her illness is much more complicated. She's dying because she has not united with her vampire mate and given him his soul that she has been guarding since birth.

The Sixth Man
by Rupert Colley

What's the Worst Thing You Have Ever Done?
Would you ADMIT it if your life depended on it?
The Sixth Man is a novel about the difficult choices we have to make and living with the consequences.

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