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LEGS by Angela Lam Turpin: Trina Kay knows she has it all: a smart, sexy boyfriend and business partner, a closet full of designer clothes, and a multimillion dollar mansion overlooking Silicon Valley. But things spiral out of control once her boyfriend, Tom, puts up a billboard of her legs to advertise their real estate business. Furious with Tom’s decision to exploit her body, Trina flees to Sonoma County where her best friend, Val, lives. She plunges into her new life with a fierce determination to succeed by opening her own real estate brokerage and starting to date. Things don’t work out exactly as planned. Trina’s living in a luxury apartment she can’t afford with bills she can’t pay. And the one nice man she’s met has driven away before she could get his number. On the brink of bankruptcy, Trina gets a job. But working for Ms. Lashay at Smart Loans turns out to be more of a challenge than she expected. Just when things couldn’t get worse, the past threatens to collide with the present, and Trina is forced to make difficult decisions that will change her life and those around her forever. For More…visit Angela Lam Turpin’s WEBSITE
The UltraMind Solution by Mark Hyman, M.D.: “Do you have a broken brain?” According to Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. a hidden epidemic races around the globe–we can’t see it or touch it, which makes it so dangerous–an epidemic of broken brains. Dr. Hyman reveals that problems in the brain don’t start there, and explains how detoxifying and fortifying the body can maximize brain function, alleviate depression, and improve memory–without drugs. Dr. Mark Hyman is the editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
Rose House by Tina Forkner: Still mourning the loss of her family in a tragic accident, Lillian Diamon finds herself drawn back to the Rose House, a quiet cottage where four years earlier she had poured out her anguish among its fragrant blossoms. She returns to the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley in search of something she can’t quite name. But then Lillain stumbles onto an unexpected discovery: displayed in the la Rosaleda Gallery is a painting that captures every detail of her most private moment of misery, form the sorrow etched across her face to the sandals on her feet. What kind of artist would dare to intrude on such a personal scene, and how did he happen to witness Lillian’s pain? As the mystery surrounding the portrait becomes entagled with the accident that claimed the lives of her husband and children, Lillian is forced to rethink her assumptions about what really happend that day. For More…Visit Tina Forkner’s WEBSITE
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“Reading is a passion of mine, and when I find myself identifying with the characters, anxious to get to the next page to find answers to my questions, I know I’m into a good book! The daughter-mother-grandmother theme in Ruby Among Us pulled me in. Wonderful story-telling.” Jordin Sparks
Carrie: What motivated you to write Ruby Among Us?
Tina: I was living as a single mom in Wyoming and feeling particularly down about my situation in life when I began to think about my daughter and worry about what would happen to her if I were to die while she was still young. I asked myself the question, “What would she be told about me?”
And then like a typical writer, I expanded my questions to the hypothetical. “What if someone decided to take her away from everything that has to do with me? How would she feel? Would she try to find out about me?” And I sensed she would, so I typed out what amounted to a few paragraphs of fiction, or maybe a few pages, I can’t remember, and then I called it Ruby Among Us and closed the file. It wasn’t until I later that I pulled that file back out and it turned into a book.