OUR CURRENTLY FEATURED BOOKS, “AMERICANS BOMBING PARIS,” BY THOMAS BARTLETT, AND “HOMETOWN HEARTACHE,” BY M.J. SCHILLER, CAN BE FOUND BY SCROLLING DOWN BELOW THIS POST, ALONG WITH THE FIRST TUESDAY REPLAY.
UPCOMING ON SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD, JUNE 14-20
“FILL THE STADIUM,” BY K.M. DAUGHTERS.
Nikki Lambert’s husband purposely stalls his truck in the path of the midnight freight on the same day her eldest son, Jack, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. Injured NFL quarterback Ramsey Delaney is benched from his starting position, leaving him ample time for more hands-on involvement in The Good Sports Club, a community center he established where Nikki’s sons, Jack and Rocky are enrolled. Jack’s deteriorating motor skills concern Ram’s employees who bar Jack from attending the club without Ram’s knowledge. Nikki wants nothing but normalcy for Jack and she heatedly confronts Ram for depriving her son of a beloved activity. Ram immediately reinstates Jack forging the fateful bond between Nikki and her boys’ number-one sports hero. Ram is instantly attracted to Nikki. He wants to win her heart more than he’s ever wanted to win a game. But after her husband’s terrible abandonment will Nikki trust Ram’s motives and open her heart to love again?
“Written from the heart by K.M. Daughters, a unique writing partnership between sisters Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare, ‘Fill The Stadium’ embroils readers in one family’s grapple with a fatal genetic disorder, its impact on two young brothers’ passion for football and its ability to redefine the many types of love that exist in life. But this is so much more than a book of thoroughbred fiction; Daughters’ narrative also raises vital awareness for Adrenoleukodystrophy.”
“THE BOMBER,” BY DAVID O’SULLIVAN
There is no shortage of books about soldiers returning from the Iraq War, but not many are written from an Australian point of view. Born in a place called Wagga Wagga, David writes: “This is the story of the unremarkable in exceptional situations. I think it is more for readers who like to have their thinking challenged; it is a book that should be read carefully — not a regular action novel, but more an insight into a rarely seen world.”
Joseph Starling has returned from war and is trying his best to resettle into civilian life. In the midst of his struggles, anti-war protests spring up around him, and in this violence he is once again forced to face his internal conflicts. When Joseph discovers his best friend has been murdered he is offered a chance for revenge, and that revenge comes in the form of high explosive. He doesn’t feel guilty, though, he only dialed a number. Right? The Bomber is a journey of retribution and loss, set to the ticking of a very important countdown clock.
“LOOKING @ LIFE,” BY POLLYESTHER.
As of now, my official favorite writer pen name.
Moreover, this week has apparently taken on an Australian theme.
PollyEsther takes the reader on a journey, first to Australia and the first piece of evidence that made the biggest impact to start writing, working back to her childhood, growing up in the Netherlands, her dreams and ambitions, lucky “coincidences”, her insecurities, health issues and stress. The journey covers all trials and tribulations of life, how moving to Australia made healing and learning a necessity and the numerous victories that helped her grow.