Lois C. Henderson

Reviewer Lois C. Henderson: Lois is a freelance academic editor and back-of-book indexer, who spends most of her free time compiling word search puzzles for tourism and educative purposes. Her puzzles are available HERE and HERE Her Twitter account (@LoisCHenderson) mainly focusses on the toponymy of British place names. Please feel welcome to contact her with any feedback at LoisCourtenayHenderson@gmail.com.

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Author: Shelby R. Lee III
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5569-0

Lee’s enthusiasm for writing permeates this collection of short stories (or ‘volumes’, as he calls them)

Author: Martin, Rafe
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 978-1-55643-932-2

Author: Gluckman, Michael
Publisher: Light Up Your Life
ISBN: 978-1-4507-2240-7

Making Your Wisdom Come Alive should be a worthwhile investment for anyone who is interested in exploring their full potential as a loving and caring creature of God, no matter who he or she is conceived to be

Author: Karen Kerschen
Publisher: ABQ Press
ISBN: 978-0-9843024-1-3

This unauthorized biography of the life and art of the notable Chilean folklorist and visual artist, Violeta Parra, provides valuable insights into the emotionally troubled existence of one of the most gifted South Americans of the past century.

Author: Kathryn Rose
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781453834558

This newly updated September 2010 guide on how parents can help their children avoid the numerous predators that lurk, just waiting for their turn on pounce on unsuspecting users of social networking sites, is a useful instructional manual that is easily accessible, even to those of us who were born in an era in which the Internet had not even been fully conceived.

Author: Lynette Norris Wilkinson
Publisher: Write Creations
ISBN: 978-0-9706292-1-0

In this personal account of 16 people who lived in the same neighborhood as the author, Lynette Norris Wilkinson, did growing up—the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, below the Industrial Canal—Wilkinson shares with us the memories of many of her friends, former classmates, and church members regarding the time that Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

Publisher: New York: Guideposts

ISBN: 978-0-8249-4809-2

Author: Michael Hoffman
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com
ISBN: 978-1-60264-605-6

Little Pieces: This Side of Japan is a succinct volume of profound thought, conveyed in fictional form. It should appeal to all those who are interested in the Japanese way of life and thinking

Author: H. Donald Winkler
Publisher: Cumberland House
ISBN: 2010025638

Stealing Secrets is an attractive volume that is well presented and written. Its accessibility of subject matter and style should ensure that it appeals to a wide audience, ranging from those who are interested in the course of the American Civil War to those who are intrigued by any works to do with espionage and the role of women in conflict

Author: Richard A. Barrett
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 978-1-4500-7352-3

Tales from a Spanish Village is the tale of how Barrett, as a young man, lived, with his Japanese wife, in a small village, Benabarre, in the sub-Pyrenees zone of Upper Aragon in northern Spain for just over a year in the late 1960s in order to conduct research for his studies as a cultural anthropologist

Author: Rosita Forbes (edited with an introduction by Margaret Bald)
Publisher: Axios Press, Mount Jackson, VA
ISBN: 978-1-60419-030-4

Forbes’ writing is remarkably fluent for the era in which she wrote, with the major difference from that of contemporary writing being the exceptional length of her sentences, which, however, in no way obscures the clarity of her meaning and the vividness of her descriptions

Author: Susan Parker
Publisher: San Diego, CA: Silver Threads
ISBN: 978-0-893067-09-7

Walking in the Deep End is a powerfully evocative and poignant memoir of a woman who has exerted great effort in coming to a profound understanding of her own being, especially in relation to those around her. The memoir deserves to be read by all thinking women, no matter where in the world they are. Revelatory, probing, transforming and transcending the mundane—this work is a gem that deserves to be treasured.

Author: William B. Bradshaw
Publisher: Austin, TX: Synergy Books
ISBN: 0-9842358-5-X

Bradshaw is in a perfect position to have written such a book, as he earned his PhD under the instruction of Dr. Matthew Black, principal of St. Mary’s College at the University of St. Andrews, who was rigorous in the attention that he paid to grammatical correctness. Bradshaw himself is a firm adherent to the principles laid out in The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers


Author: Deborah Duda
Publisher: Austin, TX: Synergy Books
ISBN: 0-9842358-9-2

This book is a synthesis of Duda’s psychological and spiritual understandings and the basic information on physical care needed to support someone who lives at home during the terminal stages of his or her life

Author: Peter Lemesurier
Publisher:The Career Press
ISBN: 978-1-60163-132-9

After a brief historical overview of the life of Michel de Nostredame (1503–1566), Peter Lemesurier considers who the alleged mystic was and what he actually did during his lifetime, based on contemporary documentary evidence

Authors: Tom Brungar and Lisa Nicole Walker
ISBN: 1450584578
Publisher: CreateSpace

What is it that makes tales of drug addiction and prison incarceration so fascinating to the average reader?

Author: Leslie Dunton-Downer
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 978-1-4391-7665-8

This lively and informative account of the origins and development of the English language is written so fluently and well that one can read the entire work in a single sitting, which is definitely not what one can say about many works of non-fiction

Author: Rulka Langer

Publisher: Aquila Polonica (U.S.) Ltd.

ISBN: 978-1-60772-000-3

This rare eyewitness account of the early, chaotic days of World War II stretching from the relatively halcyon days prior to the onset of World War II, through the Nazi invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, and the siege of Warsaw to the first few months of the Nazi occupation is told from the perspective of a young working mother

Author: Fae Bidgoli

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-517-2

The Twisted Path Home deserves to be included in the recommended reading lists of any community college course concerned with human rights, and should make ideal reading for any person who is interested in the empowerment of women across the globe

Author: James J. Murphy III

Publisher: Shrub Oak, NY: I&J Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9842731-0-2

Now that Murphy has succeeded in writing a novel badly (and, what’s more, in having it published, which, as we all know, is not a mean feat), perhaps he should try to write one well

Author: Bonnie Barnett

Publisher: Austin, TX: Synergy Books

ISBN: 978-0-9842358-7-2

This memoir should find resonance with anyone from a broken home who has struggled to make contact with an estranged parent. With so many marriages ending in divorce and separation these days, the prospective audience for the book should be very wide indeed

Author:  Tom McQueen

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN: Serephina Press

ISBN: 978-0-9841965-9-3

The sound moral and ethical base of these life lessons, told with mature and reasoned good sense, ensures that the content of these letters provides much over which to ponder. They would make an ideal springboard for intimate family discussions, and could also be used for father–son encounter groups and workshops


Author: Mark W. Stephens

Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-2517-4

Stephens definitely is on a mission with this book, and, as I have noted, subtitling it A Children’s Guide, although at first seeming to be quite misleading, might be more appropriate than Stephens originally intended

Author: John T. Spike

Publisher: New York: The Vendome Press

ISBN: 978-0-86565-166-8

Author: Roberta Grimes

Publisher: Greater Reality Publications

ISBN: 978-0-9802111-1-5

Grimes’ work should appeal to those who are open-minded in their approach to life and death

Author: Dr. Dale Garland

Publisher: Revival Nation Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-926625-31-7

If you are looking for a straightforward story with no underlying themes, complexities and subtleties, this pièce de résistance is not for you. Letters from Sweetwater is a novel to be savored like finely matured old whiskey—if you try to rush through it, I can guarantee that all you will do is find it a deeply frustrating experience.

Author: Neal Powers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 978-1-4502-3716-1

Powers has the knack of describing a character in a few lines that convey the essence of that individual’s persona

Author:  Aura Imbarus

Publisher: Bettie Youngs Books Publishing Company

ISBN: 089-0-98430-812-5


Out of the Transylvania Night is a deeply moving account of one woman’s search for her own identity, firstly under the Communist dictatorship of the ruthlessly oppressive Ceauşescu, and, later, as she struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of overwhelming materialism.

Author: T.L. Mitchell

Publisher: Knight Romance Publishing

ISBN: 978-0615385631

Intrigued by werewolves and vampires? Then look no further than the novella The NightMan, by T.L. Mitchell.

Author: Joyce White

Series: Sculpting the Heart Series, 4th Edition 

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 978-0-557-22371-8

White’s poems, which are all in free verse, should appeal to all those who are responsive to both the visual and written forms of artistic expression. Inspirational and accessible, her poems should uplift your spirit and might even encourage you to start on your own personal exploration of the creative potential within you

Author: T.P. Jones

Publisher: Austin, TX: Synergy Books, c. 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9842358-8-9

Author: Dennis Palumbo

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

ISBN: 1590587529

An upbeat setting, convincing characters and a plot that has one on the edge of one’s seat from page one—what more could a reader ask for in a crime novel?

Author: Roy Holman

Publisher: Everett, WA: Holman Health Connections

ISBN: 978-0-615-29882-5

Author: Hank Quense

Publisher: Hank Quense

ISBN: 9781452871264

This delightful collection of six short stories and two novellas is set in the mythical realm of Gundarland on a planet named Gundar, which, according to Quense, was named after “the omniscient god who accidentally created the universe with an explosive sneeze caused by snorting a larger-than-average dose of His favorite recreational powder.” As you can gather, this work is only for older kids and their insightful parents…

Author: Hank Warren

Publisher:  iUniverse, c. 2009

ISBN: 978-1-4401-3400-5

Author: Ngakma Nor’dzin

Publisher: Penarth: Aro Books worldwide

ISBN: 978-1-898185-17-8

Author: Cory Hamblin

Publisher: Rosedog Books

ISBN: 978-1-4349-9605-3

Author: Aeronwy Thomas

Publisher: New York: Skyhorse Publishing, c. 2009

ISBN: 978-1-61608-101-0

This memoir by the daughter of Dylan Thomas is written in a simple and straightforward style, telling of the many years that his family spent living in the Boat House in Langharne, thanks to Dylan’s patron, Margaret Taylor

Author: Zoë S. Roy

Publisher: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

ISBN:  978-0-9782233-7-3

This collection of seventeen pieces of short fiction is as delicate and fine as the most intricately woven filigree

Author: Joyce White

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 978-1-4343-2066-7

The text radiates joy, and should inspire anyone who has ever had the slightest yen to start experimenting with any material which can be molded to give voice to one’s spiritual search for meaning

Author: Manal M. Omar

Publisher:  Sourcebooks

ISBN: 978-1-4022-3721-8

Giving both an insider’s and an outsider’s view of the unfolding drama of Iraq, the memoir should prove worthwhile reading for anyone who has a keen interest in developments in the Middle East

Author: Kathy Brodsky

Illustrator: Cameron Bennett

Publisher: Helpingwords

ISBN-13: 978-0-578-05059-1: ISBN-10: 0-578-05059-5

Author: Kathryn Starke

Publisher: Creative Minds Publications

ISBN: 0-9769737-0-7


Author: Gerry Boylan

Publisher: Synergy Books

ISBN-13: 978-0-9843879-3-9: ISBN-10: 0-9843879-3-5

Delightfully illustrated, with a drawing at the start of each essay, Gerry Tales is a raconteur’s dream, and should serve as inspiration for many a wedding or Toastmaster’s speech

Author: Donna Marie Seim

Publisher: Peapod Press

ISBN-10: 0982691106: ISBN-13: 978-0982691106

For any child between the age of 8 and 12 who loves the sea, this middle reader is a must. A modern-day adventure story of a girl and her kid brother, who are packed off to their Gram and Gramps, who live on a remote island in the Caribbean, is both heartwarming and inspirational

Author: Jamie Hershing and James Stanson

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services


Author: C.S. Lakin

Publisher: AMG Publishers / Living Ink Books

ISBN-13: 978-089957-888-0: ISBN-10: 0-89957-888-8

The Wolf of Tebron should appeal to modern-day youth, who tend to be so enthralled by the cult of werewolves and vampires.

Author: Jo Coudert

Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd., Don Mills, Ont., Canada

ISBN-13: 978-0-373-89230-3

Demanding little of the reader apart from a loving heart, these stories are ideal gems with which to snuggle up on a cold winter’s night, and so light as to be the perfect companion for those who are not in the best of health. In short, if you love animals, you will love this book, and even if you don’t, you might find that The Dog Who Healed a Family: And Other True Animal Stories That Warm the Heart & Touch the Soul will make you repent your miscreant ways :)

Author: D.J.Herda

Publisher: New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada

ISBN: 978-0-86571-665-0

Noting the increasing acceptability of the idea of growing edible plants in containers, internationally renowned master grower D. J. Herda sets out in From Container to Kitchen: Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Pots to explore which fruits and vegetables grow best in pots, which varieties outperform their less robust cousins, how to plant and nurture your crops from planting to harvest, how to build your own best recipe for gardening success and how best to get the message out to others: the time is right for organic gardening

Author: Vicki Courtney (with quizzes and interactive pieces written by Susan Jones)
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0-8054-4985-3

Warmth radiates from this colorful text, as does the kind and compassionate approach of the author, Vicki Courtney

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