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When Rhea Woodruff was born, her doctors were concerned. After some testing, they concluded she would probably never walk or talk. As time progressed, Rhea proved them wrong, but the full scope of her developmental delays were clearly evident. Despite her disability, Rhea remained determined to overcome the obstacles in her life, and she has developed into a kind, caring, and capable individual. All she ever wanted was to find love and be treated like everyone else. After much heartache and many disappointments, her dreams of becoming a wife, mother, and author are now a reality. Rhea hopes readers will find inspiration in her candid chronicle of rebounding from adversity. Born Special proves that the toughest challenges in life can be overcome. By sharing the outcome of her personal struggles, Rhea has succeeded in delivering the message that you should never give up on your dreams.
Hanging With the Hangers
Peter J Reilly
Peter's book is about the delightful adventures of a family of hangers living in a closet.
With Angel's Wings
by Stephanie A. Collins
Twenty-five-year-old Laura resides in Littleton, New Hampshire with her three-year-old daughter, Emily. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, has been called out to sea for six months. Laura has just given birth to her second daughter, Hannah. "Uh-oh. We've got a problem here. I'm hearing a significant murmur." Just thirteen days after giving birth, Laura's life was changed forever by those words from the pediatrician. This is the raw and honest recount of Laura's unexpected journey into the world of parenting a medically fragile, special-needs child. Will her marriage survive? What about her relationship with her older daughter who presents challenges of her own? Will Laura keep her sanity? What part will Laura's stepbrother, Daniel, play in the events to unfold? And how does a cow angel fit into this dramatic journey?
Webster The Spelling Dog [Hardcover]
by Susan Ronne
Webster the Spelling Dog is the first in a series of books. Follow Webster's adventures as he learns how to use his special and magical gift: he spells words with his paws.
Freddy's French Fries Fiasco
by DiDi LeMay
The story of Freddy is near and dear to my heart. I understand his struggle with being overweight. A few years ago, I was quite overweight. Some would have said I was obese. I finally decided enough is enough and started to learn about healthy eating and exercising. Bit by bit, I lost weight and ultimately achieved a total weight loss of more than one hundred pounds. During the last few years, I have seen more and more children who are overweight. This concerns me greatly because of the possible consequences to their health and happiness. I felt motivated to help them deal with the issue of childhood obesity because I also had experienced being overweight. I know how important it is to be healthy and how valuable friends are. Their support was vital during the time I was fighting "the battle of the bulge." I wanted to share my experiences and help give them insight by showing them they can lose weight, be healthy, and have the support of their friends. I felt it was important to express that being healthy is fun because you can do more. I wish, with all my heart, that Freddy and his friends—Alfie, Jeanie, and Robbie—are able to give kids the courage and determination to live a full, happy, and healthy life with many, many dear friends. DiDi LeMay
A Terrible Beauty
by Michael D.Miller
The book is a powerfully written, uplifting, and emotional first-person account of Miller’s military involvement in Vietnam while he and his soldiers struggled to survive and prevail. As a member of the U.S. Army, Miller served in the Vietnam War and commanded Task Force Builder, the military force that built eighteen schools, three village hospitals, and three village marketplaces in Vietnam during 1967 and 1968, when he advanced to captain. Miller feels the lessons he learned can be applied to today’s wartime situations. He was inspired to put his memories on paper, so his work could benefit today’s soldiers. Miller says that winning the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese was much better than killing them. The schools that Task Force Builder was responsible for building remain in operation today. And graduating students learn that years ago some Americans who had tried to help out are the ones who are responsible for their academic success. But the success of the program was ignored by the military command, which prompted Miller to write his memoir. He hopes the new commanders in Afghanistan and Iraq will continue with his ideas.
Bringing Up the Children...and Surviving!
by Barbara Starr Barrows
This is the second book we've published for author Barbara Starr Barrows.
Whatever your age, be prepared to laugh.
You'll find her recollections about raising children to be hilarious, as well as heartwarming.
The following stories are some of the many incidences in my children’s lives and my life. I hope my children know that I love them and will always love them. Their lives were not easy all of the time. I was married for fifteen years and then divorced, so they were raised not only by a single mother, but also, by necessity, with a variety of interesting strangers who were the boarders in our home.
My children are ethical, kind, hard-working people who are good, not only to their fellow human beings, but to all God’s creatures. I am very proud of them. I have also been blessed with loving grandchildren, wonderful parents and family, very supportive in-laws, extended family, loyal friends, and dear neighbors. I have been very fortunate.
I hope these stories make you chuckle as they do me. Never having learned to be a great disciplinarian, I really had to inwardly laugh at some of the antics while trying to look stern on the outside. The children were a great source of entertainment.
Barbara Starr Barrows.
Curiosity Almost Killed the Cat
by Tina Huang-Smith
This book is a sincere and vivid account of Tina's descent into the world of mental illnesses. She was offered one wrong diagnosis after another: depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar, Asperger's syndrome, and a suspected personality disorder. Tina's first hospitalisation resulted from an eating disorder. Doctors prescribed an anti-depressant, but the medication precipitated manic episodes. Life became unbearable, and Tina attempted suicide by jumping in front of an oncoming train. She miraculously survived uninjured, but continued to struggle with mood swings and was put on more and more unnecessary medications, which insinuated a continuous manic-depressive cycle. Tina attempted suicide in the same manner a few months later, suffering a number of broken bones, multiple fractures in her skull, and a liver laceration, as well as a traumatic brain injury that paralysed her left side. She was in hospital for five months, slowly regaining movement and learning how to walk again. Tina's book ends with the realisation that no one has a perfect life; rather, it is our struggles that make us stronger.
Five Simple Steps to Choosing Your Path
by W. Granville Brown
W. Granville Brown is a professional certified life coach who has assisted many clients in realizing their dream of moving from stagnant to success. He is also a much sought-after public speaker. His first published work was the best-selling novel, Choices.
Making a choice is a mental process. During the course of someone’s life, that person will encounter innumerable situations requiring multiple selections. Some will be simple and may not require much thought or effort, while others will require a more detailed approach. This guide clearly illustrates five simple steps to making wiser choices in life and business.
Fun, Fact, and Fiction: A Collection of Children's Stories and Poems
by Barbara Starr Barrows
A whimsical collection of writings for readers aged 9 - 12.
Dedicated to my brother, Norman B. Starr -- without whose patience and encouragement, these stories and poems would not have been written -- and his wife, Cathy Starr for her caring nature, patience, good advice, and devotion to the family. I hope she will read some of these stories and poems to her beautiful grandchildren. I don’t know what our family would do without her.
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