BookTrib’s Bites: Gripping Stories, Ghosts, A Child’s Friendsgiving
“The Music We Make”
by Michelle Rene DeBellis
“An electric whirlwind of every type of emotion.”-Reedsy.com
Grieving an accident that takes his mother’s life, Santiago DeAngelo succumbs to opiates and receives inspiration from his late mother for a song to heal him. As he struggles to write it, he falls into a love triangle with two women who inspire the music, one of which seduces him into a shot at fame.
But when both relationships suffer betrayal, DeAngelo must decide the value of his life in a moment that may end it. “The Music We Make” explores the power of love and music to overcome our demons and live from our hearts.
Purchase at https://amzn.to/3gKhYaO.
“Death March Escape – Author Pays Tribute to Dad, 25,000 Prisoners”
In “Death March Escape,” author Jack Hersch tells the incredible story of his father’s two escapes from Nazi death marches in the final months of the Second World War. His father’s feat was so remarkable that Jack recently traveled to Enns, Austria -- the site of the escapes near Mauthausen Concentration Camp -- to speak at the dedication of a memorial commemorating them, as well as memorializing the 25,000 emaciated prisoners who passed through Enns on those marches. In an emotionally riveting story, Jack’s book details his father’s year in Mauthausen and both escapes. Jack digs deeply into his father’s life and his own, revisiting and reflecting on his father’s time at the hands of the Nazis, when even mere survival was an impossible challenge.
Purchase at http://jackhersch.com.
“The Ghosts of Lewis Manor”
by Marcia Maidana
Seraphina must choose the lesser of two evils -- the ghosts that haunt her or the murderer who hunts her. Born with a rare ability -- or curse--Seraphina can see and hear the dead. During the early days of the London Blitz, she is confronted with hundreds of lost souls wandering the streets.
As the war escalates, her parents send her away to the home of an old friend in the English countryside to preserve her sanity. But there are monsters lurking in the hallways and the surrounding woods of the mansion -- not all of them ghosts.
Seraphina must use her gift to help solve the gruesome mysteries of Lewis Manor’s past in order to prevent her own murder in the present.
Purchase at https://amzn.to/3xifZzW.
“Mrs. Rabbit’s Friendsgiving Dinner”
by Carole P. Roman
Mrs. Rabbit’s large family is all too busy to come home for their annual holiday dinner. She is feeling a bit lonely and, out of habit, she prepares a large feast. But to her growing dismay, she realizes she has no one to share it with. Her doorbell rings, and one by one, her furry forest critter friends ask to join her. Soon enough, her holiday table is brimming with tasty dishes. The best part of a holiday dinner, she learns, is not the food but the company that shares it with you. A wonderful holiday tale for children primarily ages four to seven, from noted children’s author Carole P. Roman.
Purchase at https://amzn.to/3xpONPX.
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