'The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return' by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro
A young survivor of the Bosnian War returns to his homeland to confront the people who betrayed his family.
At age 11, Kenan Trebincevic was a happy, karate-loving kid living with his family in the quiet Eastern European town of Brcko. Then, in the spring of 1992, war broke out and his friends, neighbors and teammates all turned on him.
Pero - Trebincevic's beloved karate coach - showed up at his door with an AK-47, screaming: 'You have one hour to leave or be killed!' Trebincevic's only crime: he was Muslim. This poignant, searing memoir chronicles Trebincevic's miraculous escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign that swept the former Yugoslavia.
'A Man to Hold on to' by Marilyn Pappano
Therese Matheson doesn't know if she'll ever get over losing her husband in Afghanistan. Surviving Paul's death has been hard, but raising his sullen son and his 13-going-on-30 daughter alone has been even harder.
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All they need is a fresh start, and Tallgrass, Okla., could be the perfect new beginning especially when Therese meets Sgt. Keegan Logan. The sexy combat medic and single dad soon awakens a desire she'd thought long buried.
What begins as a friendship soon ignites into something far more and gives him the courage to be the kind of man-and father-he always dreamt he could be. But his secret still stands between them. Can Keegan reveal the truth and convince Therese they share something too special to lose-a love that can bring two families together?
'Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy' by Karen Foxlee
Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard, 11, doesn't believe in anything that can't be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows.
On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia's help.
As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world. A story within a story, this modern day fairytale is about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.