(NewsUSA)"The Secret Diaries of Juan Luis Vives"by Tim Darcy Ellis It is 1522 in The Spanish Netherlands. Juan Luis Vives, a renowned academic, has fled Spain to avoid the fires of the Inquisition. In England, he takes on the role of tutor to Mary, daughter of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. While publicly navigating life as a "New Christian," Vives is quickly drawn into the dangerous world of London’s Jewish community.With a foot in each world, he is torn between the love of two women. The king and queen separately seek Vives’s assistance to support their opposed demands. He must betray one to help the other, knowing his decision could cost him his life. Purchase at https://amzn.to/3ca93ZX. "The North Wind Descends"by N.L. Holmes Hani doesn’t know what to make of it when the king starts honoring him, but he must still find the man who killed a foreign ambassador right under the roof of the Egyptian commissioner in Kumidi — a man whose past intersects bizarrely with Hani’s.And then, the queen of the new coregent has a special task for him which may involve dragging Hani’s nineteen-year-old daughter into court politics. He must find a way to see justice done and yet protect his family… and his conscience. Purchase at https://amzn.to/39fk10P. "Memories in the Drift"by Melissa Payne Ten years ago, Claire lost her unborn child — and her short-term memory — following a heartrending tragedy. With fractured pieces of the past and her father’s support, Claire makes it through each day. As determined as Claire is to regain all that’s disappeared, she’d prefer to live without some memories of her before life — especially those of her mother, Alice, who abandoned her, and Tate, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart.But when Alice and Tate return, there’ll be so much more for Claire to relive — and discover. Claire may realize that what’s most important might not be re-creating the person she was, but embracing the person she is. Purchase at https://amzn.to/32ub8fZ. "The Dentist"by Tim Sullivan Who was the unknown man whose weather-beaten body is discovered on Clifton Downs? Did the tragedy that led to a life on the streets also lead to his death? His police colleagues may dismiss it as a squabble among Bristol’s homeless community, but Detective Sergeant George Cross is not convinced. As he delves into the dead man’s past, Cross becomes convinced that to catch this killer, he needs to solve a cold-case murder from years before that someone thinks they’ve gotten away with. Purchase at https://amzn.to/3j2iYDz. NOTE: BookBites is a continuing series bringing readers information and ideas for their next read. For more reading ideas, visit BookTrib.com and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
(NewsUSA) – Had you tried to devise a situation that would bring our public schools to the brink, you couldn’t have done better than imagining what happened in the spring of 2020. It happened so fast. Suddenly schools had to figure out how to teach students from afar, without the aid of summer planning or […]
(NewsUSA) – Scuba diving can be an exotic and enriching activity for anyone, but for individuals with a range of physical or cognitive disabilities, the unique weightlessness of the underwater environment allows them to exercise, relax, have fun and gain confidence like no other experience. Children and adults with challenges, including traumatic brain injuries, amputation, […]
(NewsUSA) – The market for cannabidiol (CBD) products continues to expand worldwide, but not all products are created equal. Nanotechnology, the science of subatomic particles, is revolutionizing many areas of health and medicine. Pure Craft CBD, a southern California-based company, has harnessed nanotechnology to make a purer line of CBD products with greater bioavailability.When it […]