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BookBites: A Reading Potpourri of Fiction, Nonfiction and Spiritual

by Mary Keliikoa 

A dying wish. A secret world. Can this grieving investigator stay on the right track? PI Kelly Pruett is determined to make it on her own. It's a good sign when a letter left by her late father at his detective agency ties into an unsolved case of a young woman struck by a train.

Hunting down the person who can prove the mysterious death was not just a drunken accident. Kelly discovers this witness is in no condition to talk. And the closer she gets to the truth, the longer her list of sleazy suspects with murderous motives grows.

Can Kelly pinpoint the murderer? Purchase at

"Boats Against the Current"
by Richard Webb 

The Great Gatsby may be one of America's essential novels. Boats Against the Current is essential for anyone who has read the book and wondered at the fantastical world whose story it tells. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald honeymooned for five months in the summer of 1920 in a modest house in Westport, CT, living a wild life of drinking, driving and endless partying after being kicked out of New York's finest hotels.

Boats Against the Current tells the real story behind the famous novel and its tragic hero, and debunks many long-held beliefs. Purchase at

"The Vessels"
by Anna Elias 

What if you could help those who've passed on to get a second chance - but at the risk of your own life? Four broken strangers volunteer to become the first humans to join the international Vessels program. Their bodies will host the Spirits who seek to right past wrongs.

Disguised inside a homeless shelter, the program is facilitated by a retired Army officer, former ER doctor, and tech-savvy teen who tracks the Spirits merged with their Vessels through an ancient ritual. The Vessels have seven days to succeed. But when the vengeful spirit of a serial killer enters one of them, they learn not all Spirits are here for redemption. Purchase at

"Between These Walls"
by Michael Newman 

In the dying days of WW II, U.S. Army Medical Corps Colonel Samuel Singer comes upon the shot-up wreck of an SS Staff car, with a badly injured driver, nearby a dead German Army officer carrying the ID of a Nazi war criminal, and a young blonde woman, also dead in the back seat.

Forty years later, Daniel Singer, adopted son of Colonel Singer, receives a mysterious package from West Berlin. Daniel's quest to learn about its contents leads him on a voyage of discovery about his own roots. He unlocks the secrets of three families through tumultuous times and will be faced with a life-altering choice and the opportunity to right the most heinous of wrongs. Purchase at

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