Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 20 Dec 13

Trees Tall as Mountains (The Journey Mama Writings: Book 1)

by Rachel Devenish Ford

For eight years Rachel Devenish Ford has been writing about her not quite normal life at her blog, Journey Mama, telling stories about her days with characteristic honesty and humor. Now for the first time, this writing is captured in book format in the Journey Mama Writings Series.

In Trees Tall as Mountains, Rachel writes about her life of volunteering in an intentional community in the woods of Northern California with her Superstar Husband and three young children, cultivating joy and her faith in God despite a continuing fight with anxiety and very simple means. She is candid and hopeful, intimate and humorous. Because Rachel’s explorations of faith are not trite or churchy, her writing is beloved by believer and non-believer alike. Her bright, honest words make strangers into friends, and Rachel’s attempts to truly understand the love of God radiate hope to others who are searching for him in the sometimes dark, sometimes beautiful world.



Remembering Judith – A true story of shattered childhoods

by Ruth Joseph

This hauntingly moving tale of a daughter’s devotion to her anorexic mother tugs at the heartstrings and plays on the mind for long after you’ve finished it. – Prima Magazine

A true story of shattered childhoods…

Following her escape from Nazi Germany and the loss of her family Judith searches for unconditional love and acceptance. In a bleak boarding house she meets her future husband – another Jewish refugee who cares for her when she is ill.Tragically she associates illness with love and a pattern is set. Judith’s behaviour eventually spiral into anorexia – a disease little known or understood in 1950’s Britain.

While she starves herself, Judith forces Ruth, her daughter, to eat. She makes elaborate meals and watches her consume them. She gives her a pint of custard before bed each night. As the disease progresses roles are reversed. Ruth must care for her mother and loses any hope of a normal childhood. The generation gap is tragically bridged by loss and extreme self-loathing, in this moving true story of a family’s fight to survive.

Ruth Joseph lives in Cardiff, Wales where she is part of the strong Jewish community. She has a strong, evovative voice which speaks directly to the reader about guilt, love and food. Her work has perviously been published by Honno, Parthian and Loki.



A Cautious Descent Part 5: Fear and the Escalation of Violent Retaliation (A Cautious Descent Into Respectability)

by Josh Hilden

Wherein I discuss cowardice and the time I almost killed a dude.



Playing With Wild Horses

by C. S. Jennings

I have learned so much in the last seven years. The purpose of this book is an effort to share what I have learned about horses (more specifically wild horses) and about using positive reinforcement during their training in order to build a happy partnership with them. I am not a horse trainer. I am a student of the horse. As such I have been free to learn from many different sources.
I have included in this book the steps I used to clicker train my two mustangs and sometimes help train my husband’s mustang. The training methods my husband and I have used with our adopted wild horses have resulted in horses that want to be in our company and enjoy playing with us.
I have shared some of the problems I have faced and how I solved them. I have shared the things I had to change about myself in order to care for these wonderful creatures. We have all grown and changed during our years together.
In sharing our story I hope to encourage others to adopt wild horses or to follow their dream of owning a horse. Even a novice can do it. I am proof.



I Loved a Paedophile – The Seduction, Abduction and Liberation of a Life

by Lisa Turner

When Lisa Turner was 12 ½ she met her music teacher for the first time. He spent over 2 years seducing and grooming her. At the age of 15 he abducted her and kept her as a house prisoner for 5 years until she finally managed to escape when she was 20.

This is her personal story of her experiences. But unlike many of the “misery lit” books this is a more considered account. Rather than labelling herself as a victim or survivor, and her abuser as a monster, she explains the complexities of how such a situation could come about.

Please note this book contains detailed descriptions of a sexual nature. She’s being very intimate and baring all.

The book answers all the most common questions that she gets asked. Questions like:

The seduction: How did it start? What was the attraction? Did your friends, parents, teachers know? When did you first start having sex? How do paedophiles groom their victims? How can you spot if your child is being groomed by a paedophile?

The abduction: How did he get you from your home in Australia to London? How did he keep you locked up? What was your daily life like? What did your teachers think? What was his hold over you? Why didn’t you leave? How often did he rape you?

The liberation: How did you get out? What happened when you left? What happened after you left? Did you ever see him again? How did it affect you? How did you recover? How did you learn to forgive? How did you turn your life around?

There are three levels on which you can read this book:

1. Just enjoy the story. The extraordinary events themselves make a riveting read.

2. Gain understanding into how paedophiles groom and manipulate their victims and into abusive relationships and why it is so very hard for the victims to leave.

3. Read it to heal your own past trauma.



Head Buckets & Hashtags

by Marcy Peska

Originally written in a series of candid tweets, Head Buckets & Hashtags unfolds in tantalizing snippets of 140 characters or less. In turns amusing and harrowing, this gritty recounting of a childhood in the Alaskan “bush” captures Ms. Peska’s spirit of resilience as she copes with poverty, illness and abuse.

Each day at noon, for 15 days in March 2013, Ms. Peska took to Twitter and shared her story with “tweeps”. Now, in this short memoir, she’s sharing it with you!



Shunka Wakan, A Horse For My Spirit

by Carol Jennings

The story of my first year as a wild horse adopter. How it changed my life and Shunka’s.

This is not a how to book on horse training. I am not attempting to tell anyone how to do anything. The book is a sharing of my experiences during my first year as an adopter of a BLM Mustang. I wrote it in the hope that others might read it and say, “If she, a novice horseperson, can do it – I can too!”

Shunka Wakan has grown into a wonderful horse and a dear friend. He is smart and funny and a bit of a brat at times. His welcoming nickers brighten my days.



Stab Proof Scarecrows

by Lance Manley

Three years and three months in the English Police.

Twenty months as a volunteer Special Constable in the City of London, patrolling the Square Mile. On duty on July 7th and July 21st 2005 in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.

Then nineteen months with another Force as a paid Regular officer.

If you want a poodle, then buy one.

But don’t buy a Rottweiler, pull all its teeth out and have it neutered and then complain that it’s lost its aggressive edge.

The English Police is currently the most emasculating job anyone can ever do if they join up with ideals and a belief that Justice should be served.

Stab Proof Scarecrows looks at Policing in the UK from a Trainee’s perspective. Someone who joined with high aspirations of helping to protect people and serve the public trust, only to resign while still in probation after becoming thoroughly disillusioned with the modern world of coppering.

** Contains new epilogue unique to Kindle edition: “A Former Officer & A Gentleman” **



A Sexual Education: Courting a Courtesan

by Tim Baldwin

An unconventional man, bereft of intimate experience, attempts to win the heart of a troubled and admirable woman. Oblivious to meeting under less-than-ideal circumstances, the two become fond of each other. Their lies and bribes must cease for this relationship to thrive, but seeking the truth may be more destructive than accepting the uncertain authenticity of their connection.

Non-fiction.



Put Me In Coach

by John W. Cassell

A memory of legendary New Mexico State Police Sergeant Pete Ross by one who served with him.



De Excidio Gildae; Of the (Self) Destruction of Gildas (Arthurian Age)

by Cian Beirdd

Gildas was one of the most intriguing, intelligent, and arrogant figures in British history. In his time he learned from the greatest teacher in Britain, backed the famed King Arthur down, was asked to rescue the church in Ireland, and forced one of the great saints of that island to wait outside, overnight and in the middle of the winter. He also endured being rejected as archbishop of Britain and was forced to give away a religious artifact by an angel. All he left of himself were a pair of letters. See my blog at CianBeirdd.wordpress.com



The Cockroach Effect

by Lance Manley

Tampico, Mexico. Population 300,000. Famous for its seafood, beaches and tropical climate.

A lovely city. A peaceful city.

Until rival drug gangs began fighting for supremacy on its streets.

The army, the politicians, the police, the zetas, the cartels.

A war that tore the city apart.

Caught in the middle were ordinary families facing unbelievable brutality and fear.

Tampico resident Diana Angustias tells just how the violence affects ordinary people. People who nevertheless show extraordinary courage and dignity in the face of extreme cruelty.



Keep Thou My Feet (Lead Kindly Light)

by Celestia Whitehead

In Volume 2 of the inspiring and often humorous story of the Whitehead family, Van and Celestia leave their beloved Alaska and move their twelve children to Idaho where Van has an opportunity to take over a law practice. When political roadblocks interfere with his ability to support his family, Van and Celestia are faced with separate but equally difficult challenges.

For a time, Celestia must manage a household of children with so little income that her success in feeding, clothing and housing seems impossible. Like the account of the loaves and fishes in the Bible. the family experiences their own modern miracles.

Van aspires to support his family and make a positive contribution to his community, hopefully by practicing law, but in a pinch, he’ll do what he has to. With his brilliant mind and engineering background, he tries to find rational solutions, but as time goes by, Van’s dreams are derailed by symptoms of debilitating illness. As over his lifetime, Van’s faith sustains him.

Even with help from above, challenges with twelve growing children simply multiply; half of the unusually clever and attractive Whitehead children are now teenagers who can outsmart their parents on a regular basis. Van keeps working out of town, leaving his wife to manage alone. Celestia’s creative solutions occasionally defy logic, but the results are surprising and often heartwarming.

As Van and Celestia try to support and love each other through sometimes desperate conditions, their ability to find meaning, hope and humor keeps them from falling over the precipice. The result is an inspiring story of how God’s love sustains us in spite of our weaknesses and follies, if we will truly love each other.



How To Earn Thousand$ In Extra Income Driving Big Trucks! (Crime Prevention Series)

by H. Carter

This book was written for Owner Operators and Company drivers who find that their profits and pay are shrinking each year. Compiled from a number of experienced sources, the details presented herein describe a number of activities that allow and owner/operator or company driver to generate hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in extra income beyond that provided by the employer – sometimes in a single day! Although many of the activities described herein are totally legal, some are questionable and therefore all material presented should be viewed as information only, and this either for the legal generation of extra income, or for the prevention of driver rip-off schemes. It should be understood that any illegal activities described herein are presented for the benefit of those who wish to know how these crimes are committed and this for purpose of preventing others from committing these crimes against ones self, or ones company. This work is intended to be a crime prevention publication.



Fabulous True Stories Combined Volume

by Robert E. Brady

The Combined Volume incorporates all the stories from the first four volumes of three stories each. Inside this volume is all twelve stories.

From VOLUME 1: STORY 1: “Throw Away Sparrows” is about a 10 year-old boy on his Grand-Parents’ farm who finds his Uncle Jimmy’s B-B gun and starts shooting the chickens, then progresses to shooting sparrows. The lesson stays with him for the rest of his life.

From VOLUME 1: STORY 2: “Engine Block” is about the dreams of three boys. They discover an old engine block and dream they can build a car around it with scrapes of old parts and run errands for their mothers. One of them dreams of girls and date. The other two laugh at such silly ideas. A story of youthful dreams with 10 year old logic.

From VOLUME 1: STORY 3: “Meeko the Cat” is a heart-breaking story of a family pet that has to be put down. The father has to take charge of this task. He drives off with the cat headed for the humane society but can’t finish the job. His heart breaks and finally decides on an alternative plan.

From VOLUME 2: STORY 1: “Garage Money” is about two young brothers and their attempt to steal some hidden money from their Grandpa, which he hid away in the old garage for the coming Christmas. Later the older brother decides to give the money back which starts a quest for honor and assumed betrayal.

From VOLUME 2: STORY 2: “Why Stories” cannot be summarized without giving away the intrigue and effect of the journey. It does answer two questions, “why write stories from a writer’s perspective,” and “what is the real value of a good story.”

From VOLUME 2: STORY 3: “Not an Okie” is about a boy trying to find out where his grand-father is from and why did he move out west. The only clue is a comment from his mom, “he was adamant about not being an Okie.” An adventure in history unfolds to find lost answers.

From VOLUME 3: STORY 1: “Camp Layers” is a heart-warming event of winter camping in the debt of freezing cold. A young boy talks his father into camping in the backyard. A father who had never camped in the cold before has to make a decision about possibly risking their lives.

From VOLUME 3: STORY 2: “Little Nippers” is about hope and risking the friendship of a co-worker. How does a person trapped in a work environment break free? If insulted, friends can be like a pack of wolves and pounce at a minutes’ notice.

From VOLUME 3: STORY 3: “Change Lanes” is a story of certain disaster when a voice intervenes and saves the day and changes a life forever. Nothing can prepare a person for advice coming from beyond our natural senses.

From VOLUME 4: STORY 1: “Dad For Christmas” is about a boy who goes through his entire life without the benefit of a father in the home. His Grand-father makes him the same promise every Christmas season about his dad coming to see him. The holiday seasons come and go and the promise remains year after year, unfulfilled. What is the cost of that decision?

From VOLUME 4: STORY 2: “Afternoon Movie” is about a time when going to an in-door theatre was a real treat for the whole family. Two young brothers embark on an afternoon adventure at the movie theatre with their cowboy hero. In today’s world such adventures are unknown.

From VOLUME 4: STORY 3: “Is It Free” is about a father and his sons with all the free stuff they’d find in their travels around town. How does a father convey a message to his children that some things aren’t free even thought the item seem to be abandoned. How does it feel to get caught “red-handed” taking something that isn’t yours?

CONCLUSION: In one volume are the twelve stories combined from four volumes sold individually. Save money and buy them all in one purchase. Twelve delightful true stories for your reading pleasure.



How I Survived 10 Years without a JOB.

by Rev Jessie Morris.

How I Survived 10 Years without a JOB is the story of a young man who went on an exciting adventure that would change his life forever. How he survived the journey and went on to live 10 whole years without a steady Job is a must read. You just have to get a copy.

What if I told you that it is possible to survive 10 years without a regular JOB? Do you think it’s impossible? Do you think you can do it? Well it can be done! I did it and if I can do it, anyone else can do it.

In this ebook I am going to tell you how I did it. I want you to learn from my experience in survival. You never know when this knowledge can be handy. Besides you can apply this in different situations.

These days with the economic meltdown, no one knows what is going to happen tomorrow. Many people who were with jobs last year are today out of jobs in many places around the world. Get this book and find out for yourself.



Rachel Weisz Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos)

by R.B. Grimm

*** Deluxe Edition with Videos ***

People Love Reading Rachel Weisz Unauthorized & Uncensored

“One of the best actresses I’ve seen. Good job on making this mini bio, it’s an interesting read,” – Isaac Haulder

“Good book, this will go on my favorites!” – Trisha Spalding

This books one of a kind. We bring you the fun, the dirt, the back story, videos, quizzes and more. The content makes this series a best buy. You will get a great insight on your favorite entertainer that you might have thought you knew a lot about.

We have created a layout that not only educates, but also entertains the readers. This makes learning finding about your favorite star fun.

Take a journey with us as we bring you closer than ever to Rachel Weisz.

Scroll up and Buy this book now by clicking on the Orange button – your child will love going back to it again and again.



Alaskadie and the Seal of Rock & Roll

by Lance Manley

Yin and Yang.
Light and Dark.
Drunk and Hungover.

For mature readers.



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