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Plea For Justice
Plea for Justice is a psychological, legal thriller by Liz Lazarus, told in alternating viewpoints by “Jackie,” a paralegal in pursuit of justice, and “Me,” a terrifying killer with treacherous cyber skills. Lazarus has once again produced a page-turner, full of drama and suspense—and more than one unexpected twist.
Set in Atlanta, GA, main character Jackie Siegel is contacted from prison by her estranged friend, Aaron Slater. In high school, he was the “cool jock” and she was the “introverted geek.” They were inseparable until graduation, when he suddenly dumped her with no explanation. Ten years later, Aaron is arrested for one of the most notorious murders in recent history. Labeled by the media as “The Snapchat Killer,” he is accused of posting videos on social media of a college student before brutally murdering her.
Aaron swears he is innocent and begs for Jackie’s help. But why would an innocent man sign a plea deal that he claims he didn’t understand, one that puts him in prison for the rest of his life? As Jackie investigates the evidence, she meets resistance at every turn — no one wants this case reopened. The conflicting information and bizarre clues compel her to keep digging, uncovering questions of trust, self-protection and fate.
As Jackie closes in on the truth, loyalties are strained and relationships are tested, leaving her to wonder if she’s helping an innocent man or being played for a fool. It wouldn’t be the first time. In the end, whose plea for justice is answered?
By Author Liz Lazarus
By age six, Jane, a lonely and precocious child, knows vodka makes Mama mean. After years of dodging her drunken mama, Jane runs away at sixteen—during the Summer of Love. Despite seventeen years of keeping secrets while searching for love in dysfunctional relationships, Jane looks good on paper: married, graduate school, coin-carrying member of AA. But her carefully constructed life is crumbling. Returning for Mama’s funeral catapults her back to the events that made her the woman she is.
By Author Joanne Kukanza Easley
Murder Under A Blue Moon
Miss Mona is broke. It’s during the Depression and National Geographic has just turned down her application to join an expedition to the Amazon. What’s she to do? Perhaps get a job as a department store salesgirl. Anything to tide her over until a next assignment. There’s a knock on the door. Who could this be in the middle of the night? Holding a revolver, Mona reluctantly opens her door to a man wearing a Homburg hat and holding a briefcase. “I bring glad tidings. Your Uncle Manfred Moon has died and left you as his heir to the Moon fortune. You are now one of the richest women in the country!” he says.
Mona’s response is to point her revolver in his face. If the stranger is telling the truth, she will apologize. If he is a fraud, she will shoot him.
That’s how Mona does things in 1933.
by Author Abigail Keam
Living Beyond Fear: Sacred Letters from the Afterlife
What if your loved ones could send letters from the afterlife, helping you to live a life free from fear?
Living Beyond Fear gives powerful testimony to a world of spirits eager to communicate with those of us who can tune in and listen. The channeled wisdom is relatable, inspirational and empowering to help us live beyond fear, finding peace and joy.
Beth Mund and Berit Stover, both moms and mediums, were astonished when the Sacred Letters in this book began streaming through telepathically from the souls of loved ones and strangers, each with a distinct message. Their combined psychic and intuitive abilities opened a portal through which spiritual communication flows smoothly and rapidly.
Their new book, Living Beyond Fear: Sacred Letters from the Afterlife includes twenty-one contemporary letters that are inspiring, empowering and healing. Beth and Berit explain the story of how these individuals came into their awareness as well as the circumstances in which they passed. In this first collection, we hear from a grandparent, a yoga teacher, a young boy, a cheerleader, a famous musician—even a dog. These messages open new possibilities for overcoming life’s challenges including guidance for healing from addictions, transcending grief, welcoming change and living fearlessly.
by Berit Stover and Beth Mund, co-authors
Rocks, Paper, Flowers
Masalin’s novel shares the story about a girls’ trip three sisters and their best friend Susan Fuson go on every year. This year the women will visit their mother’s grave and hope to find emotional healing and closure after their many years of grief. The endearing and often comical relationship between these four women will touch you deep in your heart.
by Author Katie Sullivan Masalin
Free of Malice
Loosely based on the personal experience of author Liz Lazarus, Free of Malice is an addictive audiobook full of drama and suspense with unexpected twists.
In Atlanta, main character Laura Holland, a rising journalist, endures a night of terror when she is attacked in her home in the middle of the night. “I remember seeing the diamond of my engagement ring sparkle in the dim night as he thrashed his head. This was the only time I caught a glimpse of his dark face, with my fingers in his mouth. He did not seem human, but like a rabid beast attacking me in the night.” Although she fights off the would-be rapist, his parting words are a threat to return. At the urging of her husband, Laura undergoes therapy to recover from the trauma, learning about a relatively new technique called EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) used for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) patients. But just when the listener feels a sense of where this book is headed – the story of a woman healing – the plot veers in a new direction.
Though Laura did not own a gun at the time, she wishes she could have shot her attacker as he fled. When she learns that her actions might not have been deemed self-defense, her journalistic instincts are kindled. Laura decides to write a hypothetical legal case, which plays out the events of that night had she shot and killed her assailant. She enlists the help of a young, black attorney, Thomas Bennett. Though Thomas proves to be clever in the rules of the criminal justice system, his striking resemblance to her attacker does not go unnoticed. As the two work together to develop the case, Laura’s discomfort escalates, particularly when Thomas seems to know more about that night than he should. Could he possibly be her assailant or is Laura being hyper-vigilant? Reality and fiction soon merge as her real-life drama begins to mirror the fiction she’s trying to create.
by Author Liz Lazarus
A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.
The year is 1971. When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia, the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed. On the final night, a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music, and Rachel tucks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep. So deep, she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening. When she and her husband wake up in the morning, the crib is empty. Emily is gone.
Vicki Robart is one of the thousands at the festival, but she’s not feeling the music. She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before. When she leaves the festival and is faced with an opportunity to fill that void, she is driven to an act of desperation that will forever bind the lives of three women.
When the truth of what actually happened that fateful night is finally exposed, shattering the lives they’ve built, will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together again?
Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction; the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Southern Fiction; and the FAPA President’s Book Award for Women’s Fiction.
by Author Bette Lee Crosby
Hot Dog Wars, Family Skeletons, and a Ghost
Hot Dog Wars, Family Skeletons, and a
Ghost is a story about a family with genetic, inherited bi-polar disease and some of their many quirks and hardships dealing with a difficult disease process. Intermingled among the mental problems faced by this family, the supernatural comes into play: Not always such a bad mix.
by Author Cheryl Langford
Postcards from Lonnie: How I Rediscovered My Brother on the Street Corner He Called Home
Postcards from Lonnie: How I Rediscovered My Brother on the Street Corner He Called Home, was released on Jan. 14, 2020. Lonnie speaks through 94 postcards he sent me from 1994-1998, when he was living on the street. I wrote a question about his life on each card, addressed them to myself, and sent them to him at the flower shop on his corner. He wrote his answers and mailed them back. The cards are all in the book, in his handwriting, creases, frayed corners and all. As his little sister, I respond to each card with my observations, recollections and insights into our shared life story.
by Author Lisa Johnson
Everything You Are
From the bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.
One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years.
When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?
Ophelia “Phee” MacPhee, granddaughter of the eccentric old man who sold Braden his cello, believes the curse is real. She swore an oath to her dying grandfather that she would ensure Braden plays the cello as long as he lives. But he can’t play, and as the shadows deepen and Phee finds herself falling for Braden, she’ll do anything to save him. It will take a miracle of forgiveness and love to bring all three of them back to the healing power of music.
by Author Kerry Anne King
The Nature of Remains
In Flyshoals, Georgia, karma is writ small enough to witness. When Doreen Swilley discovers that her boss intends to fire her in the midst of a recession, she devises a plan to steal his business. Her plan just might work too, if she is not thwarted by a small town’s enmeshed histories and her own dark secrets.
by Author Ginger Eager
Enemies of Doves
On a summer night in 1932, twelve-year-old Joel Fitchett wanders into an East Texas diner badly beaten and carrying his unconscious brother, Clancy. Though both boys claim they have no memory of what happened, the horrific details are etched into their minds as deep as the scar left across Joel’s face.
Thirteen years later, both men still struggle with the aftershocks of that long-ago night and the pact they made to hide the truth. When they find themselves at the center of a murder investigation, they make a decision that will change everything. A second lie, a second pact and for a time, a second chance.
In 1991 college student, Garrison Stark, travels to Texas chasing a rumor that Clancy Fitchett is his biological grandfather. Clancy has been missing since 1946 and Garrison hopes to find him and in doing so, find a family. What he doesn’t expect to discover is a tangle of secrets spanning sixty years involving Clancy, Joel and the woman they both loved, Lorraine.
Told in alternating timelines from World War II to 1992, Enemies of Doves is a tale of family secrets, deception, and the search for truth. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Allen Eskens.
by Author Shanessa Gluhm
Letters on the Table
We are all a bit broken and Katherine was no different. She spent her life searching to understand why her father walked out the door and never returned. After his disappearance, she spent the rest of her childhood in two different parts of a racially divided town and soon discovered she belonged in both. Katherine lived her entire life in Kingston, a small southern town with a dark past of its own but full of lovable and intriguing characters. A charismatic doctor and a large-and-in-charge seamstress step up to the plate when Katherine\’s family dissolves. Add a wealthy owner of a timber empire, a woman struggling to fight an addiction, a truck driver, and two lost travelers who aren’t really sure what they’re seeking. It’s the promises we make to each other that bind us and sometimes those same promises can rip us apart. The two people Katherine loved the longest in life had known all along what caused her father’s disappearance. She discovered the potency of both a promise kept and a promise shattered when their vow of secrecy was broken. After her death, four people are summoned by her attorney to discover what she bequeathed to each of them. But are any of them at all prepared how Katherine’s gifts will change their lives forever?
by Author Pattie Howse-Duncan
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