Chasing the Bright Side by Jess Ekstrom

Chasing the Bright Side by Jess EkstromOne flicker of hope. That's all it takes to catapult yourself into the life you've always imagined.

Enter for your chance to win 1 of 20 final copies of "Chasing The Bright Side" by Jess Ekstrom- where she shares her own inspirational story that will inspire you to embrace the power of optimism in your own life, and help you reimagine your purpose so you can create good in the world while fulfilling your own dreams—right where you are.

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman Pieper

Addicted to Unhappiness by Martha Heineman PieperEnter for a chance to win one of 25 signed copies.
Addicted to Unhappiness is unique in that it is both optimistic and realistic. It focuses equally on effective strategies for positive change and on combating the forces that oppose self-improvement. If you are you unable to follow through on important resolutions; are frustrated or inefficient at work; have a love life that is unrewarding or filled with conflict; or are plagued by unpleasant emotions for no apparent reason, you may have an addiction to unhappiness. The authors will help you understand how you unknowingly became an addict to unhappiness. And using real-life examples drawn from their clinical experience, they provide insights and effective strategies that will help you choose and maintain the happiness you deserve.
In Addicted to Unhappiness you will discover:
*The origins of your addiction and ways it interferes with your life
*A step-by-step plan to kick your habit
*How to turn setbacks into victories
*The ability to move beyond relationship conflicts and embrace closeness
*Effective ways to get control over painful moods
*A successful approach to achieving a healthy weight and a fit body

Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

Malaya by Cinelle BarnesFrom Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America.

Out of a harrowing childhood in the Philippines, Cinelle Barnes emerged triumphant. But as an undocumented teenager living in New York, her journey of self-discovery was just beginning.

Because she couldn’t get a driver’s license or file taxes, Cinelle worked as a cleaning lady and a nanny and took other odd jobs—and learned to look over her shoulder, hoping she wouldn’t get caught. When she falls in love and marries a white man from the South, Cinelle finds herself trying to adjust to the thorny underbelly of “southern hospitality” while dealing with being a new mother, an immigrant affected by PTSD, and a woman with a brown body in a profoundly white world. From her immigration to the United States, to navigating a broken legal system, to balancing assimilation and a sense of self, Cinelle comes to rely on her resilience and her faith in the human spirit to survive and come of age all over again.

Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, Cinelle’s intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity redefines what it means to be a woman—and an American—in a divided country.

Bred in the Bone by Kendra Elliot

Bred in the Bone by Kendra ElliotIn the fourth Widow’s Island novella by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot, the truth of a twenty-year disappearance will finally come to light.

When the town drunk ends up dead in a hit-and-run, FBI special agent Cate Wilde expects that solving the case will be cut and dried. But evidence quickly surfaces that the victim was involved with another crime. A crime that has gone cold for twenty years. A crime of personal importance to Cate.

Cate’s best friend, Samantha, went missing at fourteen, leaving behind nothing except a jacket and an island full of unanswered questions. Samantha’s disappearance has haunted Cate for more than half her life, and she might finally be able to find some closure.
But not everything is as it seems. As Cate unravels what happened on that fateful day, she’ll discover that the community of Widow’s Island is full of secrets. Betrayed by someone she thought she knew, Cate will need to piece together the truth…before someone else gets hurt.

I Choose Peace by Doug Bender

I Choose Peace by Doug BenderPeace. We are all looking for it. We all need it. Yet for many, it remains just out of reach. Enter for a chance to win an advance copy of I Choose Peace to discover that no matter your struggle, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you, you can still choose peace. Includes stories from Chip and Joanna Gaines, Kathie Lee Gifford, Phil and Kay Robertson, Shawn Johnson, and more!

Room to Breathe by Liz Talley

Room to Breathe by Liz TalleyBestselling author Liz Talley’s emotional and funny novel about family and forgiveness.

For a good part of Daphne Witt’s life, she was a supportive wife and dutiful mother. Now that she’s divorced and her daughter, Ellery, is all grown up, Daphne’s celebrating the best part of her life, a successful career, and a flirtation with an attentive hunk fifteen years her junior…who happens to be her daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Ellery is starting over, too. She’s fresh out of college. Her job prospects are dim. And to support her fiancé in med school, she’s returned home as her mother’s new assistant. Ellery never expected her own life plan to take such a detour. With no outlet for her frustration, she lets an online flirtation go a little too far, especially considering her pen pal thinks he’s corresponding with her mother.

As love lives tangle, secrets spill, and indiscretions are betrayed, mother and daughter will have a lot to learn—not only about the mistakes they’ve made but also about the men in their lives and the women they are each hoping to become.

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Conjure Women by Afia AtakoraEnter for a chance to win one of 100 advance copies of CONJURE WOMEN by Afia Atakora, on sale March 17!

The intimate bonds and transgressions among people and across racial divides, during both slaverytime and freedomtime, are at the heart of this mesmerizing and surprising first novel.

Like her mother, Rue is an all-knowing midwife, healer, and conjurer of curses on the plantation of Marse Charles. Moving back and forth in time between the years before and after the Civil War, Conjure Women tells the story of Rue, the families she cares for, and the mysteries and secrets she knows about the plantation owner's daughter, Varina.

Afia Atakora is a brilliant young writer who creates unforgettable characters, and an enthralling story written in unique and beautiful prose. Conjure Women is imbued with remarkable psychological insight into people and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love.