No One Knew by Renee Olivier

In her memoir No One Knew, Renee Olivier rips open the many emotional wounds that a sociopath inflicted upon her. Joe entered into Renee’s life when she had been single for thirteen years. He swept her off her feet with his honeyed tongue and love talks. The man was skilled in convincing her that she was the love of her life and that he would die without her. With no reason to suspect the man, Renee dreamed of a bright future with him.

Fatherless, Fearless, Female

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.

Author Talks: James B. Hansom

James B. Hansom: As a Sailor for many years, one absorbs the rules of the oceans into one’s own life; as such every wave has a peak and a trough. Accepting bi-polar is no different, like a heart-beat you have the highs and the lows, just a little more intense! The mania phases can be really useful as one can get so much done in such a short amount of time, but afterward comes the crash which can halt you from achieving anything; so I guess things take about the same time overall.

Un-Adoptable by Janelle Molony

In Un-Adoptable – Faith Beyond Foster Care, Janelle Molony shares an unfiltered part of her life that started after she and her husband, Ryan, decided to adopt a child. While some of her issues with the adoption process appeared completely normal, a lot of protocols did not sound acceptable. The adoption agency investigated the past and the present of Ryan and Janelle with a fine-tooth-comb. Yet, they failed miserably in sharing even the right age of Steven.

Celibate by Maria Giura

Love never came easy for Maria Guira, the author. With each failed connection, she felt more and more at loss. On the other hand, her sisters were either married or having babies or getting engaged. While she was happy for them, she could not ignore a pang of jealousy that continuously stabbed at her heart. Her family dynamics weren’t helping her either. So, when she received the undivided attention of a priest, she could not help falling for him. Yet, there was a nagging feeling inside of her that urged her to devote her life to God.