A "Novella" - Her cousin, the lawyer; her husband, the accountant; the Mafia boss; the family priest; her adoptive parents; Grace and her children... and one huge family secret, and one big marital lie. The ultimate betrayal tears them all apart and threatens their lives - until fate works magic in their world and sets things right.
Genre: Family Life Length: 184 Pages (3,282 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 26th, 2020
Life in the fast lane is nothing new to Corbin James.
After completing his second stint in rehab, Corbin heads home to Riverview, determined to leave the music world behind and focus on his family, his songwriting, and his sobriety.
Crippled with debt but determined to make it on her own, Jolie Daniels pours her heart and soul into the town's bookstore. When Corbin finds his debut album in Jolie's discount bin, sparks fly between the pretty bookstore owner and the rock star musician.
Corbin knows he's nowhere near good enough for a sweet girl like Jolie...
But he wants to be.
When a record label approaches Corbin with the chance to make a musical comeback, he doesn't think twice before saying no. He's ready to settle down, and he wants to do it with Jolie. However, when her beloved bookstore is threatened with foreclosure, Corbin finds himself signing a contract that will take him away from home and back on tour.
Can Corbin resist the temptations of the tour? Or will the loneliness of the road resurrect all the demons he's worked so hard to bury?
Genre: Family Life Length: 326 Pages (5,220 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 26th, 2020
Maggie never wanted to go into the family business but when her parents die suddenly, her husband has abandoned her and their two small children, what choice does she have? With the support of her friends, Elka and Betty she had to accept becoming a funeral director. Death comes to us all and Life goes on. Now Kate and Nick are gown and Maggie faces a prospect of future without them.
It's the middle of winter and Queenstown, a resort town in New Zealand, is full of skiers. Betty has just died and Elka needs surgery. Kate, a talented young chef is back from London and won't get out of bed. Nick feels guilty delivering fast food to an ex-champion skier, bitter about the injury which robbed her of glory. There is a movie star in town who, won't listen to advice and Maggie can't seem to put a foot right with the new doctor in town.
People are dying and life goes on.
Review: The Reader: NZ Booksellers Blog: "The author has gently moulded the strands of the story together with humour and it moves along at a brisk pace with some very satisfactory outcomes from the twists and turns she created among the characters.
Like any good book there is sorrow as well as celebration, but friendship and love is an important thread entwined throughout the pages and anyone who likes an inspiring family drama of modern living will find this a good read and like me, they will find the vivid descriptions around Queenstown to be captivating. The underlining theme highlights strength, reliance and hope while looking to the future."
Review: Wardini Books Death Actually is a light and lovely read; a love story with a healthy dose of comedy, an engaging cast and multiple plot lines. It's full of life (and death) and infiltrated my emotions enough to make me cry at the end. Definitely worth a read."
Genre: Family Life Length: 300 Pages (4,058 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 26th, 2020
After a hit-and-run accident sends Riley's wife and son to the bottom of a river on their way to see him in a game, he's given up baseball and is tormented by dreams of death. But when a baseball dream changes him overnight, he enters a world of dream-learning that gives him an escape from the torture and turns him into a star baseball player. But the benefits come at a price: Riley begins to lose memories of his family. Confronted with a decision between relief from his pain and baseball success on one hand, and memories of his wife and son on the other, Riley finds out that the dreams that really matter aren't the baseball dreams, but the dreams where he remembers, and where he's not alone.
Genre: Family Life Length: 168 Pages (2,269 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Sep 26th, 2020