Recently Released Books at the FriesenPress Bookstore Hot off the presses! The most recently released books at the FriesenPress Bookstore. 3600 FriesenPress en-us FriesenPress Bookstore 128 200 The Strawberry Lounge Story: How I got over my fears, dumped my excuses and opened the business of my dreams, the Motherpreneur way

Don't we all have a big, scary dream? Mine was to own a coffee shop in the Caribbean! For seventeen long years I told myself I was either too young, the timing wasn't right, or the money wasn't enough. When I became a mother, starting my own business was out of the question! My children were too young and they needed me.

When I turned forty, my inner alarm bells started ringing. That's when I thought, "Wake up, Christina! You are not getting any younger. Your children will always need you, anyway. If you don't get off your butt now you will regret it for the rest of your life!" There was only one problem: Our family lived in The Netherlands, thousands of miles away from the Caribbean.

Please join me on my adventurous journey into the crazy, highly competitive, and unpredictable world of coffee commerce.

Let me share with you the secrets of how to kiss your excuses goodbye and create a successful brick and mortar business. Warning: No formal education or experiences necessary. This story will answer all your burning questions, including:

How to deal with a non-compliant husband.

How to turn a "wrong" location into the "right" one.

The one thing you must do to get free publicity.

How to create your own Unique Selling Point without spending any money.

Why we mothers are uniquely equipped to start a business.

Why your family deserves a mother who is going after her dreams!

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Christina Waschko 119734000007424369 2014-07-22 18:02:26.310970 Biography & Autobiography, Business/Biography & Autobiography, Women/Business & Economics, Small Business

Her hurting pulled her over the edge, into the abyss of suicide, but the wings of awe and truth lifted her beyond that dark void and guided her to a different way.

Jasmine has always felt different from the crowd. Often finding herself standing outside of the circle, looking in, she has never quite belonged. Her parents disapprove of her. Her peers turn their backs. A trusted friend betrays her. And just when it seems that things could not get any worse, her career aspirations come crashing down. Why? Why can’t she get anything right? There seems to be nowhere left to go; nothing remains except the pain. Enough! All Jasmine wants is for the hurting to stop . . . to end . . . to never hurt again. But then she feels it—the lightest of all touches, as of wings, whispering of the way out of the darkness.

Why? tells a story of how even the deepest anguish can be conquered, allowing one to soar to the heights of hope, inner peace, and self-acceptance.

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Linda Sonnenberg Jackson 119734000015221648 2014-07-22 15:23:58.914140 Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Suicide/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance/Fiction, Coming Of Age
If I Could Be What I Want To Be … Si je pouvais être ce que je veux ...

The possibilities can be endless just with a little dream. So go now and just close your eyes but not while you are reading of course!!

Les possibilités peuvent être infinies avec un petit rêve. Alors allez et fermer vos yeux mais pas durant votre lecture, bien entendu!!

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Nathan J. M. Scott 119734000015033171 2014-07-22 15:21:21.112900 Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure/Juvenile Fiction, Animals/Juvenile Fiction, Readers, Beginner
Stalin's Canadian: Emil Kléber and the defense of Madrid

Laszlo Stern, a rifleman in the Niagara Highland Regiment, is wounded during a dawn assault on Orange Hill in Flanders during World War I. In a London hospital, he falls for an English nurse, Wendy Bolton. Wendy and her father are Communists and they quickly convert Laszlo to their revolutionary philosophy. After going absent without-leave, Laszlo buys the papers of an artillery officer posted to Arkangel with the Allied Intervention force. Laszlo commands a blockhouse at Ust Padenga where he becomes entangled with a wealthy Russian woman and her maid, Katrina. Finally breaking with Madame Rudenko, Laszlo deserts and joins the Red Guard Cavalry. During the Civil War, Laszlo meets Stalin and leads a charge in the final battle of that war. Laszlo enters the Kremlin Military Academy. He is on duty at Lenin’s funeral and hears that Katrina is starving in Moscow. He finds her and later on they marry. Stalin’s Canadian follows Laszlo’s twenty-year career in the Red Army and the hardships and horror of life under ‘Great Stalin.’ There are several sub-plots which all come together during the battle for Madrid in the Spanish Civil War where Laszlo commands the International Brigades holding off General Franco’s Army of Africa.

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Michael Howard Marshall 119734000011823476 2014-07-22 15:18:45.763440 Fiction, War & Military/History, Military, World War I/History, Military
Where Gambling Has Taken Me

A retired 76-year old college professor, author, mother, grandmother, wife and gambler writes about the “Positive Side” of the gaming industry which includes how casinos and their employees contribute to their communities as well as employment in the industry. It provides a list of the many jobs within the casino environment as well as interviews with casino personnel and where their jobs have taken them.

This book was not written to advocate gambling but to share an in-sight into this lucrative and popular form of entertainment.

This hidden sport has enticed millions in the fastest growing entertainment and employment industry in the world. Personal adventures and casinos visited in Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, the United States, and London, UK are shared.

Casino Antics and recommended Table Etiquette, as well as the Wins and Losses are also included.

The “Down Side” covers stories from addicted gamblers.


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Joan I. Campbell 119734000003315040 2014-07-18 21:40:23.035780 Games, Gambling/Self-Help, Substance Abuse & Addictions
Mastering the Power of Your Emotions: How to Control What Happens In You Irrespective of What Happens To You

The Greek stoic philosopher Epictetus believed that what happened to an individual was not as important as how that individual reacted to it. Some two thousand years later, Aldous Huxley put it this way:

“Experience is not what happens to you;

it’s what you do with what happens to you.”

It is only when the events and obstacles of the world around us are mapped onto our emotional landscapes that they truly become part of us. To alter your emotional landscape, therefore, is to profoundly alter who you are and who you are capable of becoming.

Elisha Ogbonna has spent years delving into the subject of emotions, recognizing that the ability to master your emotions is tantamount to controlling your experience and shaping the world around you. For Ogbonna, the Huxley observation could be fashioned into a simple yet profound goal: controlling what happens in you irrespective of what happens to you.

In Mastering the Power of Your Emotions you will be presented with an instructive map of the emotional landscapes so many of us are forced to navigate. Furthermore, you will be introduced to Five Major Laws of Emotion and be afforded insights on how to command your emotions and break old patterns of behaviour and response.

Don’t live at the mercy of your emotions. Learn to harness your potential and shape your life into an experience worthy of you.

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Elisha O. Ogbonna 119734000014226218 2014-07-18 18:29:39.515100 Self-Help, Depression/Self-Help, Personal Growth
Celestial Navigation: with the Sight Reduction Tables from "Pub. No 249"

This manual has grown out of all the courses given by Dominique Prinet, a certified Instructor-Evaluator for Sail Canada who has been teaching celestial navigation since 2000. It has benefitted from the thoughtful contributions of over 100 students. The aim of Celestial Navigation is to give a sufficient grounding in the subject to determine position at sea using a sextant for fixes on the sun, moon, stars and planets. Furthermore, the material presented will prepare a reader who wishes to pursue a Celestial Navigation Certificate through self-study.

The subject requires some comfort with the basic concepts of navigation, but the prospective navigator only needs to know how to add and subtract either times or angles. Lucid and well-paced, Celestial Navigation starts with fundamentals and definitions which ensure that a motivated student need not bring anything more to the table than his or her willingness to master to subject. Richly illustrated, it includes a chapter over forty pages of review exercises covering all topics.

The cleverness of many of the concepts, explained here, will bring about great intellectual joy and satisfaction. Whether you are a recreational sailor or an individual pursuing professional certification as a navigator, Celestial Navigation will teach you what you need to know.

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Dominique F. Prinet 119734000014535607 2014-07-18 18:26:46.863880 Transportation, Navigation/Sports & Recreation, Sailing/Sports & Recreation, Boating
A Song of Distances

On January 19, 1942, Christine Bothwell lost her older sister Barbara when a U-boat attack sank Canada’s Lady Hawkins merchant ship off North Carolina. Weeks later, the 16-year-old lost her first love, an American RCAF pilot, when he was gunned down over Germany. With her widowed librarian mother seeking solace in glasses of sherry and her incestuous brother recuperating from a broken hip, young Christine was torn out of childhood and thrown into a maelstrom of grief, hopelessness and despair. In this powerful and poignant memoir, Christine Bothwell Stewart relives the pain of grief, the joy of first love, the lack of mothering and her transition from child to young adult with strong insight, wry humour and love. Her story bears witness to the many victims of World War II that never donned a uniform or lived in a theatre of war.

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Christine Bothwell Stewart 119734000014207837 2014-07-18 18:24:03.367060 Family & Relationships, Life Stages, Adolescence/Family & Relationships, Death, Grief, Bereavement/Biography & Autobiography, Historical
Shabby Chic After All

Desperate to find solace, a meaningful project, and maybe even herself, Julia runs from New York City to a small town in southwest Pennsylvania. Upon her arrival she finds that even though her abilities may be limited, she has a surprisingly good eye for romantic shabby chic design. As her old home comes together and her gardens bloom, drawing out her strengths and talents, she is noticed and appreciated by the town folk, including the handsome local deliveryman.

Chad has more than enough drama and responsibility running his delivery business and taking care of his adopted family, so falling for a withdrawn city girl is the furthest thing from his mind. But something in Julia’s dark eyes draws him in. He may find himself intrigued, but will he be able to get past his own self-inflicted limits and open up to her?

Unable to hide in the lively and meddlesome town of Smithville, will Julia embrace her new life and the community, or will trepidation and hesitation drive her back into seclusion and away from Chad?

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Kirsten Fullmer 119734000014715651 2014-07-18 18:18:16.947800 Fiction, Romance, Contemporary/Fiction, Romance/Fiction, Romance, Adult
Along the Mirror's Edge

Along The Mirror’s Edge is the result of almost fifty years of my urge to capture in verse various phases of my life and my feelings about those experiences. Where that need comes from is a mystery to me, but the words on the page and the memories and moments they evoke for me have been and continue to be a source of great comfort and enjoyment. Now I offer my poems to share and hope that perhaps others can relate to some of the images there.

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Anthony Stones 119734000014910054 2014-07-18 14:52:38.329480 Poetry/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Family & Relationships, Life Stages
Fire And Murder

An off duty firefighter witnesses a murder while deer hunting. When he reports this to the local sheriff, he realizes that the murderer is a prominent elected official. With the body gone from the scene, and no evidence left, the enigma begins; who is dead and why?

The witness, and the hunting land owner who is also a firefighter, begin to experience booby-trapped fires designed to kill them. Fires in abandoned buildings, assassination attempts by shooting and dirty politicians and cops. A fire captain is shot dead in a case of mistaken identity. These two are quickly forced to determine who is friend and who is foe in their community.

An international plane crash brings a grieving FBI agent and his team to one of the smallest counties in Illinois. Although this FBI agent does not believe this case is related to his grieving, he is forced to help the firefighters find the killer. Quickly there is strife between the firefighters and the FBI. Follow the twists and turns as these firefighters fight for their lives in a way they are not accustomed.

All though the book is fiction it honors seven dead local firefighters, police officers and military men.

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Dan Zaccard 119734000010264043 2014-07-18 14:50:41.458140 Fiction, Suspense/Fiction, Action & Adventure/Fiction
Have Pots, Will Travel: A Camp Cook’s Adventure in the Northern Bush

One day years ago, I made a decision to jump head first into an unknown and very different way of life. And there have been no regrets, no looking back. Since that one day, I have been living my dream. The stories you are about to read here are about my life “out there” in that raw Canadian wilderness. During the first eight to nine years of my career I worked in hunting camps. I rode horses, wrestled with wranglers and guides and cooked up some mean moose ribs. Later, I worked in mining exploration camps where I traded the horses for helicopters and guides for drillers.

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Anna Källström 119734000011719059 2014-07-18 14:41:07.448960 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Cooking, Methods, Professional/Reference, Personal & Practical Guides
Spirit Talker: The Legend of Nakosis

Set amid the verdant wilderness of pre-contact era North America, Spirit Talker weaves the fantastical story of Nakosis, a young man called to the path of the ‘Spirit Talker’ or Shaman. Sensitive to the spirit world, he is taken under the wing of two aged masters. Under their tutelage it quickly becomes apparent that the young man possesses a unique gift - the calling of a powerful spirit whose beckoning will take the young Shaman on the quest of legends to seek the secret of the sacred circle, the great connection of all life. He will encounter new lands, lost brethren, wondrous and fearful beings, loss, hardship and ultimately love and knowledge. He will become the one whose tale will be told around the campfires for generations. Join Nakosis and embark upon a magical journey of spiritual discovery.

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Tom Coles 119734000013931267 2014-07-18 14:37:50.960530 Fiction, Visionary & Metaphysical/Fiction, Occult & Supernatural/Fiction, Action & Adventure
Live Well Between Your Ears: 110 ways to think like a psychologist, why it makes a difference, and the research to back it up.

Why do we do what we do? Why can’t we do what we want? How can we achieve and maintain psychological health? What are the consequences, especially for our kids, when science and education take a back seat to myth? Why are we not happier? What makes for good relationships? How can we adapt to the massive changes driven by a shrinking world, a shrinking middle class, and exponential growth of digitization?

Helpful answers to many of these kinds of questions are often found in obscure scientific journals. Many of these hidden bits of wisdom offer the best perspective to help us lead psychologically healthy lives, but we never see them. Now, they are boiled down here, in over 100 simple, short, fresh, and sometimes humorous chapters, to help you live well between your ears.

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Doug Spencer 119734000005801140 2014-07-18 14:33:50.317300 Self-Help, Motivational & Inspirational/Self-Help, Personal Growth, Success/Psychology, Creative Ability
Martin and Me.: My Life on Hold

When Anne Louise Larpnel and her husband discovered that he had Alzheimer’s Disease, they decided that Anne Louise would care for Martin in their own home for as long as she could. In this insightful blend of memoir and how-to, Anne Louise reveals her personal story of strength and determination in the hope that it will help others make an informed decision about caring for an ill loved one in their own home. Exploring the challenges, and the benefits that the decision will bring. The book showcases how homecare for a husband with dementia is in the end about love, devotion, patience, and understanding.

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Anne Louise Larpnel 119734000013978234 2014-07-18 14:29:25.504060 Self-Help/Self-Help, Motivational & Inspirational
Remember . . .: A Love Story

Eve Thomas first heard the song of his soul on June 5, 2006 – and he’s been communicating with her ever since. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, that is.

Remember… is a different kind of love story. Eve and Elvis have shared many lives together. They’re “Twin Flames” – souls who are together in this universe to evolve their souls into wholeness and eventually match the frequency of their Twin Flame. As Eve loves, so Elvis loves; their energy is shared. In this compelling memoir, Eve gains deeper spiritual insight through numerology, meditation, and past life regression. As she moves further along her path, she cultivates her gift of communication with those who have passed over, all the while experiencing extraordinary synchronicities with the King himself.

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Eve A. Thomas 119734000014178502 2014-07-18 14:25:50.956310 Religion, Spirituality/Self-Help, Spiritual/Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
The Proof is in the Pudding: A Pocket Book of Hope

The book title: “The Proof is in the Pudding” means that to fully test something you need to experience it yourself. My goal was to prove that we do have a Soul and there is a Spiritual Reality, why I wanted to prove this was because I have had many spiritual events in my life; When I was three years old I had a near death experience, so I knew I had a Soul, because I was outside my body and able to travel until I returned to my body. However I never told the public until 2010, in an article I wrote for a magazine. Later in life I found a need within myself to find the answers to my experiences. So after many years of studying these events of my own and others, including social research of Ancient Philosophers, I found they believed there is a Spiritual Reality and it was the cause for the Physical Reality and our world. They also believed that there was a higher power that created all there is in both realities. Metaphysics was their world view. So the hope I wish to bring from this book is this, if we utilize our Soul we will gain the insight to all our problems and be able to solve them. Here are two quotes from Ancient Philosophers, that have changed my world view on being our true selves!

“Plotinus’ believed that man should reject material things and should purify his Soul and lift it up to a communion with the ‘ONE’ Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – good summary of Plotinus’and his teachings.

“Those who obtain divinity become Gods... but by nature there is only one God, but many by participation.” Boethius 480 AD to 524 AD – Philosophy 100 Essential Thinkers – Philip Stokes, page 82.

I believe it is possible to be less materialistic and align our Soul with a higher power to live like a God serving mankind, like others have demonstrated, it just might be the best parent, member of your community etc; or try living your best by practising the St. Francis Prayer in your daily affairs. This will allow you to live in wholeness, the benefits are great.

I think my pocket book of hope may help people be more open minded and seek truth.

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Doug Zeigler 119734000015378206 2014-07-18 14:22:52.698530 Religion, Mysticism/Self-Help, Spiritual/Religion, Philosophy
Evyn Hunter and the Secret Invasion

Evyn Hunter is a fourteen year old boy trying to navigate the stormy waters of high school life. By all accounts he feels unremarkable, until the day when he awakes to find that scores of people have disappeared from his beloved hometown of Newport, California. Evyn's drive to understand what has happened is stronger than his fear of the mysterious agents in dark suits he notices following him everywhere. Soon, he and his friends are embroiled in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the strange visitors, and have to race against time to try to solve the mysterious disappearances. Evyn has a choice to make: can he face his fears and be the hero the town - and his first love, Chloe - needs?

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Patrick Night 119734000015412404 2014-07-18 14:18:15.639030 Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction/Juvenile Fiction, Action & Adventure/Juvenile Fiction, Social Issues, Bullying
Fighters Should be Gentlemen: The Story of Jimmy McLarnin, Canada's Greatest Boxer

When the author, Des Corry, searched the Vancouver Library for a book on Jimmy McLarnin, BC’s only World Boxing Champion and Canada’s greatest boxer, he was shocked to find that none had been written. There was a time when everyone knew of Jimmy McLarnin. Not so now. They should. Determined to remedy this, he spent time with Jim at his home, his club, and with friends of his boxing days. This book is the result of countless hours of research and interviews, presented in a highly readable manner by a knowledgeable wordsmith.

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Des Corry 119734000014512526 2014-07-18 14:14:18.616460 Biography & Autobiography, Sports/Sports & Recreation, Boxing/Sports & Recreation, History
Bieler, Burch, and Beyond

Bieler, Burch, and Beyond is a readable book for the layman on complex and severe medical issues.

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Reigh Parker-Burch 119734000012149835 2014-07-18 14:10:38.717740 Health & Fitness, Nutrition/Health & Fitness, Diets/Self-Help