As a college student then later as a young Mom, I knew of
children, teens and young adults affected in a devastating way because they
didn’t always excel. The results ranged from heartache in children over not
winning a race or making all As to suicide attempts and suicide in young
adults. I’m not sure if these sad situations crossed my path more than they did
that of others or not, but the more pain I witnessed, the more I wished these
children, teens and young adults had believed they did not have to be the best,
but do their best. Even though the drive seemed to originate from different
sources - parents, siblings, peer pressure or within - I wanted to tell them
that God had given each of them a gift or gifts to use for Him, and they didn’t
need to be #1. The theme rattled around in my head for years until finally, I
put it in Stopped Cold.
Things aren't what they seem in peaceful Mistville,
Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high
school swimming and hanging out with friends—until the day her brother, Sean,
suffers a stroke from taking steroids. Now he's lying unconscious in a
Anger sets a fire for retribution inside her, and Margaret
vows to make the criminals pay. Even the cop on the case can't stop her from
investigating. Looking for justice, she convinces two friends, Jimmy and Emily
to join her in a quest that takes them through a twisted, drug-filled
sub-culture they discover deep in the woods behind the school. Time and again
they walk a treacherous path, and come face-to-face with danger.
All the while Margaret really wants to cure Sean, heal the
hate inside, and open her heart to love.
What people are saying.
From a review by Diane
Wow! This book had my attention from the first page! I read
this book in one evening! Even though this is a young adult book, I really
enjoyed it. It is told from the first person point of view which is my favorite
way to tell a story. It is written from Margaret, a teenager's point of view.
It has a little suspense and a little romance in it. I would definitely
recommend this book to everyone!
From a review by Donna
I loved this story. Took me only 1 1/2 days to read. The
book contains romance, mystery, love of family and also family problems, drug
abuse and peer pressure. Told from a teenagers perspective and how she deals
with a family crisis. She has a strong love for her brother and will stop at
nothing to help him.
Well written and held my interest all the way. Good read for
any age but especially for teenagers and parents.
From a review by a teen on Madi’s Musings
Stopped Coldcaptured my attention right from the start.
Showing the dangers of drugs, Stopped Cold is a book that all teens should
The way the book is crafted makes it extremely easy to
connect with the characters. I loved the way the suspense is built. And as for
the ending, well, God often uses the bad to draw people closer to him, as
Margaret discovers in this adrenaline building tale.
Bio: Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, mom,
swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together
with friends and family. She’s a former regional writer of the year for
American Christian Writers Association, a 2013 Grace Awards finalist and a 2017
Reader’s Favorite Book Award winner. She’s published six books, poems, short
stories and two-hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies
while two are in museums. To learn more about Gail and her books visit her
website at http//gailpallotta.com. and her Amazon author page at
Fourteen miles east of Peachtree, Alabama, a secret is hidden. That
secret's name is Annabel Lee Truckson, and even she doesn't know why her
mysterious uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style
bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely-controlled guard
dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got
it? Not even me."
Above ground, a former Army sniper called The
Mute and an enigmatic "Dr. Smith" know about the girl. As the race
begins to find her, the tension builds. Who wants to set her free? Why
does the other want to keep her captive forever? Who will reach her
Private investigators Trudi Coffey and Samuel Hill need to
piece together the clues and stay alive long enough to retrieve the
girl--before it's too late.
With its stunning writing and relentless pace, Annabel Lee will captivate readers from the first page.
Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at PopFam.com, as well
as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million
books sold worldwide.
After publishing the suspense novel,
ANNABEL LEE, several readers asked Mike if it was "too violent" for
religious readers. Unable to answer the question on his own, Mike
assembled a fiction round-table with Ted Dekker, Lynette Eason, and
Vicki Crumpton to talk it over. Read their conversation at:
Who are you when life is steady? Who are you when storms come? Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times.
In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season.
In Shaken, named the 2017 Christian Book of the Year, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways.
Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!
Your Circumstances do not Define You, Your Identity Does.
What do you do when life takes an unplanned detour? When the unexpected happens? When doubt or negativity tries to rise above your faith? Most of us can relate to these questions.
Through a dynamic lens of story and insight, Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow tells what he’s learned during the highs and the lows of his journey in the NFL. Shaken also features practical wisdom from the pages of Scripture and moving narratives of individuals—from celebrities to cancer patients—who have impacted Tebow’s life. Their inspiring stories will encourage you also to tackle fear, overcome bitterness, and take on the obstacles life throws at you.New York Times bestseller ECPA bestseller
Publisher Weekly bestseller
USA Today bestseller
Wall Street Journal bestseller
“Tim Tebow is not an athlete—athlete is what Tim fills in on his tax return. That does not begin to tell the story of who he is. Tim is a role model, an inspiration to those who have a dream and are willing to accept life as a journey full of ups and downs.”
—Jon Bon Jovi, singer-songwriter
“Shaken shows us a side of Tim Tebow that we’ve never gotten to see before. In this book, Tim comes alongside his reader and says, ‘I’ve been there too,’ and proceeds to show us how God is faithful even when our entire lives feel shaken to the core.”
—Mark Batterson, pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker
“Tim is a remarkable example of one who combines strength and boldness with kindness and compassion, and I’m always encouraged to hear of how he is using his tremendous platform to share the love and truth of our Lord with those who need it most.”
—Ravi Zacharias, author and president of RZIM
“Tim has always inspired me with his dedication to grow and improve in all aspects of life, especially his faith. With this book, Tim encourages readers to keep moving and stay strong while battling life’s obstacles.”
—Cam Newton, quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
About Tim Tebow
TIM TEBOW is a two-time national college football champion, Heisman Trophy winner, first-round NFL draft pick, ESPN contributor, and professional baseball outfielder with the New York Mets. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Shaken, which was named the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's 2017 Book of the Year. Tim's true passion remains the work of the Tim Tebow Foundation which he began in 2010. The foundation's mission is to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission everyday by serving thousands of deserving children around the world.
Three-Time RITA Winner Invites Readers Back to the Captivating Coastal Town of Hope Harbor After
a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where
he grew up--only to discover that his childhood home is being
transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next
career move in peace, he's constantly distracted by noise, chaos--and BJ
Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction
chief who's invaded the house with her motley crew.
As for BJ,
her client's son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance,
dating isn't high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a
program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and
a new beginning themselves?
Three-time RITA Award winner Irene
Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm,
romance, and second chances.
is the best-selling author of more than 35 novels. Her
books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance
Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Reviewer's Choice Award from
Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine and the Daphne du Maurier Award for
mystery/suspense. Irene and her husband make their home in Missouri,
From Sean Covey, the author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, this bestselling follow-up book builds upon the legacy of the 7 Habits and shows teens how to make smart choices about the six most crucial choices they’ll face during these turbulent years.
The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And, like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures. In The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey, author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions. Using real stories from teens around the world, Sean shows teens how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. Jam-packed with original cartoons, inspiring quotes, and fun quizzes, this innovative book will help teens not only survive but thrive during their teen years and beyond.
Sean Covey is Sr. Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey, a world renowned organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness. Sean graduated from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and received numerous honors. He is the author of Fourth Down and Life to Go, and the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens which has sold over three million copies and is translated in over 15 languages. He is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups. Sean and his wife Rebecca live with their kids in the Rocky Mountains.
When Nani awakens in the jungles of Brazil, she has no idea who she
is or how she came to the tiny missionary hospital. When she finally
manages to make new friends, the entire group is whisked away to another
world where they quickly find themselves under threat from the Hunters
In order to unravel her past, Nani is forced to align
with one of the young men trying to capture her. But can she trust
him? Will Nani forgive him for his past, in order to regain her own? The first book of The Milana Legends, The Pillar of Light is,
a Christian fantasy adventure about brave living, redemption, and
forgiveness. Discover a thrilling journey through an enchanting world
where faith blends with the fantastic.
"Fans of fantasy, mystery, and other worldly places will enjoy The Pillar of Light.
Anna Travis presents a smoothly crafted tale that incorporates magic
and mystical surroundings with adventure and intrigue." - Sally Kruger
aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com
"The Pillar of Light
is the first book in a series by Anna Travis... Much like C.S. Lewis'
stories about Narnia, the young people find themselves in a world other
than their own with a challenge they must face in order to save
themselves, but also to destroy the evil forces. Like Lewis, the author
of The Pillar of Light parallels parables from the Bible to develop her plot. This
is an exciting story for young people, a story about faith, love and
the power of friendship as they work together to combat the many forces
of evil. - Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Anna Travis seeks to live a life filled with authentic faith,
fantastic imagination, adventure, books, and fresh air. She hates
shoes, loves salt water, and reads either The Lord of the Rings or The
Chronicles of Narnia every year. Kindness, loyalty, and real food are
very dear to her, and her faith bleeds into everything she does,
including her writing.