Accident by Joanne Simon Tailele

Imagine spending the next ten years of your life in a cell the size of your walk in closet.

Susan Jennings, an alcoholic soccer-mom buried her secret past behind the bottle until one fateful day when her addiction caused a fatal car accident.

Now Susan must find a way to survive inside the dangerous prison walls and win her teenage daughter’s forgiveness before Deanna also falls prey to the devil hiding behind the clergyman’s collar.

From the Author: Accident is my debut novel. It addresses the challenging issues of alcoholism in middle class America and sex abuse in the clergy. It’s the cause and effect of how these events can change the lives of entire families and the struggles to keep the cycle from repeating.

About the Author: Joanne Simon Tailele, a midwest girl from Youngstown Ohio, wrote her first short story at the age of ten in blue colored pencil. For most of her life, writing was private, for her own enjoyment and therapy. In 2010, she challenged herself to write a 50K novel in 30 days. Two and a half years of edits and rewrites later, it was ready for publication. Accident is the reincarnated version of that story.

Her second novel, Town Without Mercy, was released January, 2014. Joanne currently resides on Marco Island on the SW Gulf coast of Florida with her husband. The proud the parents of 8 his-and-hers kids and 9 grandkids, they spend their time boating and enjoying the white sandy beach of Marco Island when she is not writing.

Genre: Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Nonfiction, Dysfunctional Relationships, Literature & Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Domestic Life

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Parenting at Your Best: Powerful Reflections and Straightforward Tips for Becoming a Mindful Parent by Roni Wing Lambrecht

How do you maintain mindful relationships with your children in this frenzied, disconnected world?

Most of us believe we have parenthood planned perfectly; when we’ll become parents, how we’ll parent, even anticipating how our children will respond to our parenting. Yet, reality proves to us on a daily basis that nothing in parenting goes as planned. With all of life’s ups and downs, outside influences, and daily stressors, how do we navigate parenting?

In Parenting at Your Best, you’ll learn how to:

* Be a role model for what you desire in your child’s life

* Be involved in your child’s life, but not excessively involved

* Create lasting memories with your child by being present

Parenting at Your Best comes from the reflections of parents who lost their only child, parents who truly know the value of each moment. Their desire is to share the lessons they’ve learned so you may apply them to living in the moment with your own children.

A Parent’s Guide For Journaling to Their Child: Simple Strategies for Writing Heartfelt Love Letters to Your Child by Roni Wing Lambrecht

Do you wish you could write to your child, yet you have no idea what to say?

This unique guide comes from Roni Wing Lambrecht, a mom who began journaling to her only child, Dalton, before he was born. Sadly, Dalton passed away prior to having the opportunity to read all the wonderful words his mom had written to him.Roni and, her husband, John, believe Dalton’s Journal has been immensely helpful in their grieving process and they often credit the journal with saving their marriage as they travel through the grieving process. They want to be sure every parent/guardian has the opportunity to put their love for their children into words, even when parents assume they don’t know how to write.

The prompts within this guide embrace numerous topics Roni had written about in the journal to her son, and even more topics she had never thought of until he was gone. The journal you write can be thought of as a gift to your child, with the intention they’ll someday read and share it with their own children. It’s also a beautiful gift when life’s circumstances have been altered, and either the parent or the child are no longer around to speak of the memories contained within the journal.

The most precious gift you can give your child is your love. Showing your love in writing makes it a tangible treasure forever.

Snapdragon Wishes: The Magic of Making Memories and Bringing More Meaning to the Holidays by Katie Coates

Are you looking for ways to bring more meaning into the holidays and make memories with your friends and family? The Snapdragon – an ancient tradition from the British Isles – will help you do just that.

Full-color artwork in jewel tones illuminate the touching words in this beautifully illustrated picture book. The Snapdragon is a warm, fun and lively activity you can make a tradition in your own home.

The Snapdragon has been enjoyed by families and friends all over the United States. Now it’s your turn to learn how to make your Snapdragon Wishes come true and have good luck in the New Year.

This book makes a wonderful gift for birthdays, holidays, new parents, housewarmings and anyone who wants to introduce a fun and lively ritual that will create memories and bring more meaning into the holidays.

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