Throughout high school and college, Kat had eyes only for Bax. He, on the other hand, did not wish to ruin their friendship that he treasured more than anything else. So, instead of acting on his intense feelings for Kat, he continued jumping from one relationship to the other. Every time she saw him with another girl, her heart shattered into a thousand pieces. A few heartbreaks later, she disappeared from his life.
Melita by Gill D. Anderson begins in Malta with a sixteen-years-old Melita feeling suffocated in a patriarchal atmosphere of her home. She prided herself in being a feminist and detested the idea of following her mom’s footprints. However, when Ross MacDonald entered her life, her attraction toward the man shrouds her strong beliefs.
Some Laneys Died – A Skipping Sideways Thriller by Brooke Skipstone is a mind-boggling thriller in the YA genre. When Delaney, aka Laney, caught her father cheating, her world came crashing around her. Although he implored her to keep it a secret, Laney was too enraged to care for his pleading. She blurted out the truth to her mom. As a result, the decision was made and her parents decided to part ways. Unbeknownst to her, the moment she made the choice, in another universe, she lived the choice that she didn’t make.
Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan is a heartfelt memoir written in a scrapbook style. While everybody pushes us to follow our dreams, nobody cautions us of the price that we might need to pay after we land amidst the stars. Everybody, except Vicky Nolan.
Being born as an illegitimate daughter to a woman who was way ahead of her time, put Mary Charity in a complex position. As much as she wanted a father, her mother did not wish to be married. Finally, she accepted her reality and vowed to not let her own child, Billy, be raised without a father. However, fate intervened and she found herself a widow at an early age. Along with an unbearable emotional trauma, his death brought financial troubles in her life.
When Amy married a high school dropout, Josh, she happily left her parents’ immense wealth and their pretentious lifestyle. With her husband and their son, Caleb, she had built her own little paradise. Nevertheless, as it is with all good things, her blessings came to an end, when Josh began hallucinating. In no time, his episodes escalated from him mumbling to people no-one else could see to getting into a life-threatening situation.
After the miscarriage, Henrietta lost her will to engage in daily affairs. In his desperate attempt to bring his wife back to normalcy, Clive accepted a seemingly boring case of an alleged fraud charlatan. The charlatan, a woman who could talk to the departed, as it turned out, impressed Henrietta enough that, much to the dismay of Clive, she ended up believing the woman as a real deal. Unbeknownst to him, Henrietta accepted to help her sister, Elsie, in finding the mother of a little girl, Anna. Surmising both the cases to be undemanding, Clive felt no harm in including a distraught Henrietta.
Valerie’s reluctance to bond with people suited perfectly for her job as a Deceased Patient Coordinator in Lawrenceville Regional Hospital’s social services department. So, when her boss told her to start a weekly trauma support group, she despised the idea. Still struggling with her past, she did not feel qualified to run such a group. Yet, this trauma group brought an elevated sense of justice inside of her, so much so that the professional boundaries blurred after each meeting.
Then, to her delight, Jacqueline Hendersen offered Mara a position as her assistant at Greystone Realty. Although Jacqueline was one of Chicago’s top realtors, she was not satisfied. Her ambition to become the Top Producer of the entire city of Chicago resulted in an excessive workload on Mara. Even though the hard work swamped Mara, it was nothing compared to the confusion that Jacqueline’s sketchy work ethics caused. Soon, she realized that Jacqueline was doing more than just bending the rules to get to the top. Shortly afterward, Mara learned that being a realtor was more than buying, selling, and earning a commission.
Body Language – Short Stories by Marylee MacDonald is a collection of twelve fascinating tales. All I Have is one of the stories that made a deep impression in my heart. When a woman felt that a homeless man was following her, she clutched her purse close to her heart. Her suspicions peaked when he began making small talk with her. Initially, she assumed that he would ask her for money. However, he made no such suggestion.