Sherman, a nationally recognized psychologist, shares experiencesthat women have been keeping secret: sexual assault, #MeToo, depression, sexual pleasure. At last someone who not only writes frankly, butbrings science to the personal. Driven from her profession fortestifying against a psychiatrist who had sexually abused a patient, she survived, conquering her depression and bipolar disorder. ... read more
Violent moneylender Corona Mundt warned Sophie not to come back to Venice, so she shouldn't be guarding Archduchess Isabella at the Carnival - any more than Isabella should fall for louche, penniless, would-be librettist Larry da Ponte. And once the two of them get together, it’s only a matter of time before Sophie comes face to face with her worst enemy. Serene is the third in a series of nov... read more
Munich, 1772Sophie Rathenau hopes she’s escaped the Austrian Chancellor, even if the price is grappling with Bavarian drunks.But when barmaid friend Leni asks her to trace a missing priest, it's the wrath of the Jesuit Order Sophie has to fear, not to mention a posse of turncoat officials and Balkan desperadoes.Just as well she has someone to turn to, someone with whom she’d like to share more... read more
Habsburg Vienna, 1772.With nothing in her purse, Sophie Rathenau can't refuse work, even from a down-at-heel pimp. But tracing the woman who's gone off with his document is a chancy business. A gang of Prussian maniacs are hunting for it too, as well as thugs from the shadowy Versailles Club, and a Polish countess desperate to preserve her country.Caught up in an international conspiracy, Soph... read more
In a small village beneath the massive towers of Great-Grandfather Mountain, Ha-wani, following traditions handed down since before there was remembering, crafts an ordinary clay pot, singing her spirit into the clay as she works it. It is a simple act, but one that will have far-reaching consequences even after she has gone from this place.In Book 1, The Clay Remembers, Anna, an archaeologist... read more
2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Like the women in The Clay Remembers and The Clay Endures, Ha-wani doesn't know how strong she is until she is put to the test. When she marries the man her father chose for her, she discovers the shaman in her new village is the same man who had terrorized her, promising that she and her powerful spirit would belong to him. Because he is determined, not only to... read more
2017 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree When her husband brings her to a lonely ridge north of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, to start a cattle ranch in 1865, Esperanza Ramirez struggles to help him achieve his dream. Finding an ancient pot in her garden gives her a sense of companionship, as does, surprisingly, the presence of an enigmatic Apache that watches her from a distance.C... read more
...everything has its own spirit--even a broken pot. They say the clay remembers the hands that made it.2016 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree ~Alive with the light, scent, and grit of the desert, this first volume compels from the outset. ~A beautifully composed novel. ~An entertaining read sprinkled with a little romance, suspense, local history, and discovery of inner strength and resolve. ~I coul... read more
Published originally under the title 5 S.T.E.P.S. to Being Your Own Patient Advocate, this second edition sports a new title, a new cover, and a new focus. In an increasingly complex U.S. healthcare system, patients suffering from chronic illness are not always well served. Surviving Healthcare: 5 STEPS to Cutting Through the BS, Getting the Treatment You Need, and Saving Your Life does exactl... read more
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