Gum Moon: A Novel of San Francisco Chinatown

Jeffrey L. Staley #ad - In an attempt to raise funds to rebuild the Home, Maud and a group of seven other Chinese children embark on a cross-country singing tour. A sympathetic prostitute befriends chun, but during a plague quarantine, Chun is thrust into a bewildering new world when she is rescued by a friend of Donaldina Cameron and placed in a Home for abused and trafficked girls.

Gum moon" was a 2019 award winner honorable Mention in Writer's Digest's 27th annual competition for self-published books Literary/Mainstream. The home is destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, but Chun aka "Maud" survives. Based upon events in the life of the author's wife's grandmother, gum moon cantonese for "Gold Door" or "Golden Gate" is the remarkable coming of age story of a Chinese-American girl, Mei Chun Lai, who is sold in 1898 at the age of three to a cruel brothel keeper.

Gum Moon: A Novel of San Francisco Chinatown #ad - . Performing for president theodore roosevelt is the highlight of the journey, but when the matron of the Home suffers a breakdown, thirteen year-old Maud must find within herself the strength and resolve to lead the band of children home.


Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel

Ballantine Books #ad - Jamie ford’s sweeping novel will resonate with anyone who has ever longed for the comforts of family and a place to call home. Praise for songs of willow frost  “if you liked Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, you’re going to love Songs of Willow Frost. A tale of nuance and emotion. The providence journal   “ford crafts a beautiful, tender tale of love transcending the sins people perpetrate on one another and shows how the strength of our primal relationships is the best part of our human nature.

Great falls tribune   “Remarkable. Determined to find willow and prove that his mother is still alive, William escapes from Sacred Heart with his friend Charlotte. New york times bestsellerfrom jamie ford,  author of the beloved Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a much-anticipated second novel.

Songs of Willow Frost: A Novel #ad - Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Twelve-year-old william eng, a chinese american boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage ever since his mother’s listless body was carried away from their small apartment five years ago. The story of willow frost, however, is far more complicated than the Hollywood fantasy William sees onscreen.

Shifting between the great depression and the 1920s, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional journey of discovery.


Three Days to Love Mag Mell Chronicles Book 1

Satin Romance #ad - In mag mell, women emerge from the sea to be the perfect mate for one man. Chicago cop kitten “Kit” Rycroft works vice. Sometimes though, they’re bought and sold. Kit throws herself into the search whether Sebastian wants her help or not, but she has to work fast. Usually. After all, three days to save the victim, she only has three days to prove women can be cops, and three days to make a big decision – should she stay or should she go? .

One summer night, a sting operation goes bad and Kit leaps in front of a bullet meant for her partner. Undercover. Sebastian plans to give his precious mate a life of pampered luxury in his fortress of a home…even if he has to bolt her in. Everything changes when a woman is kidnapped. They’re guarded, coddled, loved and cherished.

Three Days to Love Mag Mell Chronicles Book 1 #ad - He reaches out and pulls her into his world – Mag Mell. Every night. The beat is tough, but Kit was born to serve and protect. Each woman has three days to decide whether she’ll stay or return to her world. As she leaps, she sees a vision of the sexy man she’s dreamed of for months standing on a beach extending his hand to her.

Detective sebastian Sullivan sees the woman who’s haunted his dreams about to die.


Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel

Ballantine Books #ad - Based on a true story, Love and Other Consolation Prizes will warm your soul. Martha hall kelly, author of Lilac Girls. Fifty years later, in the shadow of seattle’s second World’s Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters.

Highly recommended. Historical novel society editors’ choice“Ford is a master at shining light into dark, forgotten corners of history and revealing the most unexpected and relatable human threads. The half-chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off—a healthy boy “to a good home. The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls.

Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel #ad - A laudable effort that shines light on little known histories. Library journal   “Poignant. But only once he’s there, amid the exotic exhibits, and Ferris wheels, fireworks, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. From the bestselling author of hotel on the corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair.

An evocative, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating, heartfelt, tragic bit of forgotten history.


The Same Sky: A Novel

Ballantine Books #ad - This one’s going to haunt me for a long time—and it’s going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction. Jodi picoult, author of leaving time “riveting, and beautifully written, heartrending, The Same Sky pulled me in on the first page and held my attention all the way to its perfect conclusion.

I devoured this book. Christina baker kline, author of orphan Train “Ward is deeply sympathetic to her characters, and this affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption. The new york times book review“A deeply affecting look at the contrast between middle-class U. S. Poignant and arresting, the same sky is about finding courage through struggle, hope amid heartache, and summoning the strength—no matter what dangers await—to find the place where you belong.

Praise for the same sky“the same sky is the timeliest book you will read this year—a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. Hardworking and popular in their community, they have a loving marriage and thriving business, but Alice still feels that something is missing, lying just beyond reach.

The Same Sky: A Novel #ad - From the acclaimed author of how to be lost and close Your Eyes comes a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith—a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border. Alice and her husband, own a barbecue restaurant in Austin, Jake, Texas.

Carla is a strong-willed young girl who’s had to grow up fast, acting as caretaker to her six-year-old brother Junior.


We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation

Jericho Books #ad - It also puts tools in your hands to create a life-changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space. This book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. From critically acclaimed author Brian McLaren comes a brilliant retelling of the biblical story and a thrilling reintroduction to Christian faith.

Perfect for home churches, congregations, creativity, classes, and encouragereimagine what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today's world as agents of God's justice, or individual study, each reading invites you to Cultivate an honest, intelligent understanding of the Bible and of Christian faith in 21st century Engage with discussion questions designed to challenge, and peace If you're seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith, stimulate, or if you feel out of place in traditional church circles, if you're a long-term Christian seeking new vitality, this book will inspire and activate you in your spiritual journey.

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation #ad - Organized around the traditional church year, interactive learning, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, and personal growth. The fifty-two plus a few weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10 to 12 minutes and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices.


Three Days to Choose Mag Mell Chronicles Book 2

Satin Romance #ad - Unfortunately, their first meeting is a disaster – Claire can’t stand him and she doesn’t trust him. Claire lindner longs to be the kind of hard-nosed journalist who covers the stories that make a difference. Winemaker Beckett St. Jude has waited years for the woman of his dreams. How can he figure out who’s trying to ruin him, three days to save the winery, how does he court a woman who will barely talk to him?Claire and Beckett have three days to build a friendship, and more importantly, and three days to expose the corruption that has become a cancer in Mag Mell.

But claire has never been able to break into the male-dominated newsroom. Instead, she writes a popular gossip to pay the bills, and all that misogyny and slimy gossip has taught her to never trust men. The stories that put the bad guys away for good. Claire has a secret though…at night she dreams of a kind, honorable, handsome gray-eyed man who wears funny, old-fashioned clothes.

Three Days to Choose Mag Mell Chronicles Book 2 #ad - When claire is at the brink of death, he pulls her into his world – Mag Mell. The stories that demand justice. Claire though has an even bigger problem: dream career or dream lover? She has Three Days to Choose. On top of that, someone is working behind the scenes to bankrupt him and take over his family winery.


Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of the 20th Century's Most Influential Woman

Westminster John Knox Press #ad - Often overlooked, however, is her deep and inclusive spirituality. Eleanor: a spiritual biography provides insight into one of America's most famous women, particularly the spiritual influences that made her so active in social justice issues. More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable first lady and tireless social activist.

. Her personal faith was shaped by reading the new testament in her youth, women's rights, giving her a Jesus-centered spirituality that fueled her commitment to civil rights, and the rights of all “little people� marginalized in American society.

Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of the 20th Century's Most Influential Woman #ad - She took seriously jesus' words and despite her life of privilege, she made the needs of those on the margins her priority.


Diamond Head: A Novel

Harper #ad - A sweeping debut spanning from china to hawaii that follows four generations of a wealthy shipping family whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love—from a young, powerful new voice in fiction. At the turn of the nineteenth century, Frank Leong, a fabulously wealthy shipping industrialist, moves his family from China to the island of Oahu.

The parable of the red string of fate, the cord that binds one intended beloved to her perfect match, also punishes for mistakes in love, passing a destructive knot down the family line. When frank leong is murdered, his family is thrown into a perilous downward spiral. Still, until a letter arrives two decades later, the island continues to whisper—fragmented pieces of truth and chatter, carrying a confession that shatters the family even further.

Diamond Head: A Novel #ad - Now the leongs’ survival rests with young Theresa, eighteen and pregnant, Frank Leong’s only grandchild, the heir apparent to her ancestors’ punishing knots. Told through the eyes of the leong’s secret-keeping daughters and wives and spanning The Boxer Rebellion to Pearl Harbor to 1960s Hawaii, aching loss, heroic acts of sacrifice and, shocking lies, Diamond Head is a breathtakingly powerful tale of tragic love, poignant compromise, miraculous hope.

Left to rebuild in their patriarch’s shadow, ordinary life, the surviving members of the Leong family try their hand at a new, vowing to bury their gilded past. But something ancient follows the Leongs to Hawaii, haunting them.


Hot Scheming Mess Madison Cruz Book 1

Fevered Publishing LLC #ad - But she can't think about that right now, because the enemy is right behind her!A humorous mystery laced with romantic comedy. Winner of chanticleer book review's mystery & Mayhem Humor Award, Lucy Carol delivers a sparkling fun page-turner, launching the hilarious series, Madison Cruz Mystery. An entertaining whirlwind that will keep readers breathless with plot twists and turns, and roaring with laughter.

Hot Scheming Mess Madison Cruz Book 1 #ad - Chanticleer book reviewsWhat readers are saying"While searching for humorous mysteries, I hit the jackpot. L. This book reminds me of Stephanie Bond on Red Bull. Brandon"this wonderful story has it all! Spies, double crossing, double agents, romantic comedy. Granjan"i loved this book! as a fan of janet evanovich's Stephanie Plum books, I had a feeling I'd like this book!"— Lalona Hall.

Out of her league, and out of control, she won't stop trying to unmask the treacherous villain who endangers her family. With two to choose from you'd think Madison could have double the fun. Secrets, spies, sexy guys. Staying alive is hard.


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

Ballantine Books #ad - Amid the chaos of blackouts, and fbi raids, curfews, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut. Lisa see, henry lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the panama hotel, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown.

In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel #ad - This simple act takes old henry lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II.

And, more importantly, it will make you feel. Garth stein, new york times bestselling author of the art of racing in the rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love.

Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, where the white kids ignore him, a young Japanese American student.