Channel 4 — August 8, 2022

American grad student Lucy Silver arrives in England hoping to solve a longstanding literary mystery, write her dissertation, and finish her graduate studies in a blaze of academic glory. But as Lucy starts to piece together the correspondence between her late grandmother and Elizabeth Blackspear, the famous poet and garden writer who’s the subject of Lucy’s dissertation, she discovers puzzling coded references in the letters—and when an elderly English aristocrat with a secret connection to Elizabeth offers Lucy access to a neglected walled garden on his estate, the mystery deepens. As spring turns to summer in Bolton Lacey, Lucy finds herself fighting the Blackspear Gardens’ director’s attempt to deny her access to vital documents in the archives . . . and trying not to fall in love with an attractive Scottish contractor. 

In the midst of this turmoil, she stumbles upon an illicit plot to turn the historic gardens into a theme park, and becomes determined to stop it. As she races against time to save the gardens, Lucy’s search for the truth about Elizabeth’s life leads her to a French convent where she uncovers explosive evidence that will change her life and the lives of everyone around her, ultimately revealing a home—and an inheritance—more incredible than anything she could ever have imagined.

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J. W. Webb speaking about “Blood Feud: Berserker Trilogy, Book 1”

An epic tale of magic, revenge and power begins. Jaran Saerk is an exile from the North, driven out of his homeland by a sorceress who killed his father. He came of age while serving as a warrior in the armies of the Imperial Shen, but he’s never forgotten his vow to avenge his family and take back what is rightfully his. Recently captured and made a slave, Savarna hides a dark secret and doesn’t plan on staying in chains for long. She wants to escape, slip inside the Golden Palace and kill the Empress of Shen. When she meets the exiled warrior from the North, she finally may have her chance. Finvar the Droll, who claims to be a retired thief, insists he can help Jaran in his quest to regain his kingdom. But whose side is this trickster really on? As mighty nations ready for war, enemies surround the trio on all sides. They must unite not simply to stay alive, but also to fulfill their quest: Kill the witch Sheega before she destroys them all. Blood Feud is the start of a new trilogy set in the world of Ansu.

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Pat Backley speaking about “DAISY”

A gentle family saga, spanning almost 100 years, from 1887 to 1974. Set in Alabama, Harlem and London, it touches on some of the evils of society like poverty and racism, as well as some of the best that life has to offer….family, friendship and love. The sequel to this, “The Second Daisy, was published just a few days ago.

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John Mahaffey speaking about “Shafted”

Back from rock bottom... Trey McCall, an up-and-coming superstar on the golf circuit, staggered past a mirror and gasped at his reflection; horrified, he froze and stared at his pathetic image—sweating profusely through a torn and faded Bob Seger tee shirt, eyes blood red and glazed, hands shaking, mouth dry and scratchy as sandpaper. The disciplined essence of an athlete, a thing of the past—each intoxicated day mirrors the last and the next—lured from his principled sheltered life on The Circle M Ranch by unscrupulous forces in the real world. Suddenly fully aware—he must escape this highway to nowhere—to regain purpose in and for his life. The obstacles were infinite—four truths, his only vehicle: He would need significant help to get there. He must own his past to have a future. Karma is real. Trust is earned. Lucky Richards, his nefarious business manager—a catalyst for disaster—vanishes, leaving in his wake an international trail of egregious felonies implicating McCall and his family. Survival becomes Trey’s primary concern, as golf takes a backseat.

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Donna Louis speaking about “Miracles of Direction Miracles of Conquest Miracles of Provision Miracles of Purpose”

Miracles of Direction, Miracles of Conquest, Miracles of Provision, and Miracles of Purpose delves into biblical miracles that took place while Jesus was here on earth and cross references with miracles that take place on a daily basis now in the 21st century.

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Laura Formentini speaking about “Twentyone Olive Trees: A Mother's Walk through the Grief of Suicide to Hope and Healing ”

TWENTYONE OLIVE TREES is the author's journey of transformation portrayed as a collection of letters, poetry, and fables she wrote to her son Blaise after his death. Before each of the letters, 21 fable narratives unfold, further illuminating this intimate look at coping with loss and acceptance that intrigues, inspires, and gives hope to readers looking for answers about life and death and those who long to transform their grief into something beautiful.

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Trina Carroll-Houk speaking about “Breaking Free from the Ego: A Course in Finding and Freeing Yourself”

“Breaking Free from the Ego: A Course in Finding and Freeing Yourself” reveals the secret to happiness and fulfillment which can only be learned through personal experience. Fortunately, Trina Carroll-Houk has had that experience. She can teach you how to break free from what’s holding you back from living a life of inner peace. To live a rewarding life, we need to break free from our ego, and that doesn’t happen by accident. It happens with intention.

Learn how to discover your true identity and embrace your inner spirituality. All of life’s problems are created in the mind―yet the solutions are found beyond the mind! This book will teach you the evolutionary process of living in a higher dimension of consciousness.

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David F. D'Orazi speaking about “The In-Between Artist”

The successes and struggles of influential twentieth century artist Tony D'Orazi are detailed in this first-ever biography, The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D'Orazi, from his early years as a child prodigy in Missoula, Montana, to his ascension into an award-winning artist by way of New York City and Chicago and his days working for Disney to ultimately becoming the radio and television personality known as Uncle Tony O'Dare, "the first cartoonist of the air." Tony's personal struggles would repeatedly attempt to derail his artistic ambitions, but the art would always find a way to persevere.

Along his ascent, he would also meet his true love, whom he formed a vaudeville act with, which found them entertaining crowds across America. From there, he became a husband and father of four, who constantly struggled to find balance between his roles as a visual artist and family man, all while battling with severe bouts of mental illness.

This is a portrait of an artist and entertainer which also includes later chapters of his life, in which he went on to become a successful salesman and character actor, all while still pursuing his need to create. In the end, despite all these roles he played and the countless hurdles he faced, Tony remained an artist in between. Ultimately, his story proves that no matter what obstacles he faced, his art always found a way.

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Tom Davis speaking about “Empty Quiver”

As the Soviet Union deploys its new SS-20 missile, the US decides to counter by stationing its new Pershing II missile in West Germany. But many Germans are opposed to having the new weapons on their soil, a resistance the Soviet KGB decides to exploit, no matter who they must team with to halt the US deployment. In Washington, NSC staffer Carter Cardwell is sent to find out what forces are at work and what the KGB is up to. He brings with him CIA Analyst Katherine O’Connor, an expert on the Soviet Union with whom he has a personal relationship. Meanwhile, the KGB decides upon a very risky and complicated approach to broaden German opposition against the arrival of the new Pershings. The KGB chief responsible for Western Europe, Dimitry Zhukov, takes personal charge of the Soviet effort. Carter, Katherine and Zhukov have confronted each other before, but now find they must work together before a nuclear confrontation spins out of control as both sides discover they have to confront dark forces from the past in order to create the conditions for a more peaceful future. Will they succeed? Or will nuclear terrorists upset the nuclear balance?

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Randy Wojnarowicz speaking about “Two Roads: The Unraveling of Dark Family Secrets”

Sometimes the life we lead is the culmination of a million small moments that we let slip by, pretending they don’t mean anything, until one day they mean everything. The meaning we give those moments will forever determine our fate. Ray Shipman faces losing not only himself but everyone he ever loved. Ever the optimist, however, Ray is determined to live out whatever time he has left- on his own terms- with the love of his life, Allison, and his children Dorothy and Jackie. As Ray slips deeper into the grips Alzheimer’s, he reveals a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the people he spent a lifetime protecting. Ray and Allison now face a reality they avoided since the first year of their marriage and it forces them to question if their 50 year love story was real. Ray’s beloved daughter, Dorothy, struggles to find the truth of who she really is and if Ray is the loving father she adores- or a fraud. With incredible storytelling, new author, Randy Wojnarowicz takes readers on an emotional ride seen through the eyes of three generations of the Shipman family as they grapple with their past, losing Ray and an unimaginable tragedy that no one sees coming. In the end, will love triumph over all or will Ray have destroyed the one thing he cares about most in this world- his family

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Linda Jämsén speaking about “Odyssey of Love”

What would you do if your destined love was not your current boyfriend but another man waiting for you overseas? Would you leave your relationship and your job to dive into an international search? Linda did. When she doesn’t receive the marriage proposal she’d long been expecting from her partner Hank on her 41st birthday, Linda reluctantly visits Angelica, a psychic. Angelica predicts that Linda will soon be leaving Hank for a romantic and classical music-filled Odyssey in Europe. There, a "Russian icon" will lead to her future husband, a "tall man with glasses." Skeptical at first, but eager to explore her Eastern European roots and reignite her passion for music, Linda moves to Hungary, the land of her idol, pianist-composer Franz Liszt. In Budapest, she reinvents herself as an English teacher and joins a chorus. Soon she’s performing at the Liszt Academy of Music and Tel Aviv’s Opera House. With Angelica’s vision in mind, Linda vows to settle down, not settle for, but is tempted by romantic close calls: Gabi is gorgeous but immature; David in Amsterdam fits Angelica’s description to a T, but his British reserve needs defrosting. Liszt look-alike Ádám has it all, including a wife. With her teaching and singing gigs ending, Linda flies to Finland for one last trip before moving back to Boston. Is her Odyssey over, or is it just beginning?

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Jane Risdon speaking about “Undercover: Crime Shorts”

Under one cover for the first time a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction - a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns.

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Christopher S. Ruhland speaking about “Press for Champagne: A Guide to Enjoying the World's Greatest Sparkling Wine”

Champagne is the most magical of wines and the most misunderstood. A glass of Champagne delivers joy, amusement, conviviality, and jubilation, making drinking Champagne one of life’s great pleasures. Champagne is not so much meant for celebrations as it is a gift that generates celebration on demand. Yet few wine drinkers truly know Champagne well enough to seize the joy they could be drawing from it. Champagne marketing and labels often confuse more than they inform. And understanding the different styles, types, and producers of Champagne – and how they align with your own personal preferences – can seem like a daunting task. Press for Champagne leads readers through a personal discovery of Champagne that removes the barriers to maximizing the joy Champagne has to offer. Entertaining, informative, organized, and clear, Press for Champagne takes you on a journey through the broad array of Champagnes available to today’s drinkers. It shows, through examples, how and why Champagnes differ and how to understand them, giving you the tools to develop your own preferences and explore further. Press for Champagne accompanies you on an adventure that will enhance your appreciation of Champagne and the pleasure you receive from it.

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Stephen Shaw speaking about “The Fractal Key”

THE FRACTAL KEY is a book about shamanism, spiritual healing and profound self-transformation. It reveals the secrets of advanced shamans, shamanic practices and shamanic journeys. This book discloses many potent indigenous plant medicines and life-transforming psychedelic therapies. The Fractal Key is the premier, unbridled, tell-all book that unveils powerful healing secrets, techniques and tools. The Fractal Key is Book Authority's "Best Spirituality Books Of All Time" Winner and "Best Consciousness Books Of All Time" Winner. Absorb advanced spiritual and esoteric knowledge and shift your life into fulfillment and bliss. All these sacred teachings are the outcome of my own exhilarating spiritual adventure!

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Amanda Heal speaking about “Seeing By Vision Not By Sight”

Want to find out what you’ve been put on this earth to do? Amanda Heal, visionary, life coach, and entrepreneur, can help you find what until now may have eluded you—your life’s purpose. In Seeing By Vision, Not By Sight, Amanda shares her story of inspiration and courage and the steps she’s taken to find and embrace her own life’s purpose. Amanda was born totally blind, yet she beat all the odds to have a seventeen-year legal career. Then, feeling unfulfilled at work and eventually let go do to government down-sizing, she began an inspiring journey that made her realise her purpose is to help others. In these pages, she shares the lessons she learnt along the way. Lessons that include: The importance of leading a purposeful life The value of self-leadership How to achieve personal growth How to develop courage Which powerful steps to take to achieve your purpose Full of thought-provoking quotes, deep insights, and entertaining stories, Seeing by Vision, Not By Sight will guide you through the three steps to discovering your life’s purpose and putting it into action, so you can fulfill what you were put on this earth to do.