In the Hole by Ben Levin

Life goes from great to worst for nine-year-old David Kimball when his father loses his family restaurant … then the house … then the borrowed car they were forced to be living in.

The family seeks shelter in a derelict inn with other homeless folks, driving home the reality that David is in the hole. Poverty is more than David can take. But as a young athlete clinging to hope, David works harder than ever, finding ways to support his family. Through thick and thin, teammates stand by him and his best friend Justin leads the charge.

David and his family face their biggest challenge when sister Julia slips into a coma. Terrified he may lose her, David needs to figure a way out of the hole of homelessness. Purchase at

The Liability of Love by Susan Schoenberger

Margaret Carlyle is searching for an epic love as she heads to college in 1979 after the loss of her beloved mother to cancer. When a charismatic boy named Anders rapes her on their first date, she wants to forget it ever happened. But as the years pass, each life decision she makes seems driven by what happened that night.

When Anders becomes famous as an actor, Margaret can no longer ignore her past — and she must make choices that will affect everyone around her, most notably her husband, Douglas, and Fitz, the man who has loved her patiently since college. 

This deeply moving novel is a window into class and privilege, the mysteries of marriage, and the destructive power of secrets. Purchase at

The Weight of Memory by Shawn Smucker

Secrets are never truly forgotten. They are simply waiting for us to remember.

When Paul Elias receives a terminal diagnosis, he returns to his hometown to seek a guardian for his granddaughter. But her imagination leads him on a journey into forgotten things and old secrets that leave him wondering about the nature of his illness, his granddaughter’s future, and reality itself.

In this mesmerizing story from award-winning author Shawn Smucker, past and present mingle like opposing breezes, teasing out the truth about life, death, and sacrifice. Purchase at

The Universal Language of Nature by Alexandra Sitch

The bestselling book, The Universal Language of Nature, struck a chord with many in today’s times of lockdown, which shows the need of a new vision and innovative solutions. More than ever, our personal evolution and expanding consciousness are important to heal our fragmented world.

This book highlights interesting aspects that have been neglected for far too long but could offer structural solutions to the problems of our society today; by caring for our “Mother Nature” and intuition inside us; Nature and especially horses help us in our personal development: They act in the service of a greater good, feel the system and the energy of each person and the dynamics of his relations and show us the solutions! Purchase at

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