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From Abuse to Forgiveness from author Lydia Taiwo

A Broken Childhood II: Forgiveness by Lydia Ola Taiwo

Nightmares normally end when we awaken. But what if your waking hours actually were your nightmare? In her first book, `A Broken Childhood', Lydia Taiwo opened her heart and showed us how she survived horrific abuse as a child.

In ‘A…


Added by Sheila English on September 2, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Broken Childhood by Lydia Taiwo

It seems today there is an epidemic of abuse in many forms. The worst form is child abuse. The victim is small, easily intimidated, easy to manipulate, easy to harm. The abuser is a bully, and bullies always pick on the victim least likely to fight back. The most egregious abusers are parents.

Author Lydia Ola Taiwo knows about the worst of these - the parents, for they are the ones who abused her. A childhood spent in fear of a parent coming home, fear of footsteps coming down the…


Added by Sheila English on August 14, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

The Nine Fold Heaven by Mingmei Yip

Chinese born author Mingmei Yip has brought China to life for millions of readers. Her books portray an authentic China and a culture that many only know from Hollywood movies. She uses women characters to tell her stories and these women give wonderful layers of depth to her prose.


Many of her books focus attention on the "courtesans" and their lot in life - sometimes good, sometimes bad, often emotionally brutal if not physically.


Her novels speak of…


Added by Sheila English on June 25, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Soul Speak by Julia Cannon

Soul Speak: The Language of Your Body is a metaphysical book that is bound to intrigue both people of science and medicine as well as people looking to connect with their own higher power.

The book is very well organized and could even be used as a teaching tool.  The author has a background and education in the medical field and her logic, presentation and material reflect that.

She talks about “Body Part Messages” and addresses different parts and systems of the body. There…


Added by Sheila English on March 19, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Nightmare Affair

Dusty Everhart is half human and half magickind, more specifically, she is half Nightmare. She feeds on nightmares in order to survive. Other than that she is your typical 16-year old girl with school work and a crush on Eli Booker who ends up being her next nightmare to feed on. But, Eli’s nightmares of murder start to come true. Even worse, he is dreaming of Arkwell, a place for magickind, and a place Eli should not know about. Now Dusty must figure out how to help solve the mystery,…


Added by Sheila English on March 19, 2013 at 5:46pm — No Comments

The Hilarious Secret Sequel to the 20th Century Classic


         My difficulty in writing this blog should probably be communicated to the reader, for it conveys a sense of the book's true value.  I am challenged to write this blog because I cannot stop laughing about this book.

          The book is Atlas Slugged Again, and Ellis Weiner's masterful parody is a worthy read for anyone who has ever read or heard of Ayn Rand.  This piece, obviously a parody of the 20th century classic Atlas Shrugged, will…


Added by Sheila English on June 10, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments



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