Family & Relationships

February 16, 2018

We all know that there are so many different kinds of families, the fact is, that every family and its personal relationships can get sometimes pretty complicated, but every family also symbolizes bravery and strength at the same time. The stories on this list bring them to life in a vivid detail, half of which are real, half fictional, but we are pretty sure you can relate to some of them.

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them"

—Desmond Tutu

1 Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

ML Bullock | Horror-Gothic


Carrie Jo has a secret—she dreams about the past. The handsome and wealthy Ashland Stuart has hired her to uncover the history and the secrets of Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum mansion in sultry downtown Mobile, Alabama. A series of dreams, an untimely death and the betrayal of someone she loves lead her back in time to uncover the truth about a missing young heiress and a web of secrets. Will Carrie Jo slip into the shadows of Seven Sisters, following in the ghostly footsteps of the lost young woman, or can she solve this tragic mystery and find her own happiness?

2 Women in Love

Women in Love

D. H. Lawrence | Romance Classics


Sisters Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen pursue complex relationships with their lovers, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich.

3 The Gatekeeper's Sons

The Gatekeeper's Sons

Eva Pohler | Fiction


Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos, the god of sleep, and Thanatos, the god of death. She thinks she's manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world. Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese's heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her. The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.

4 A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

Heather Tullis | Romance


Cami DiCarlo doesn’t agree with her father that her life has been stuck in a rut, so she is not happy when he forces her hand into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel. The fact that he unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, and insists that they live together while they launch the new resort, only makes things worse. When she meets Vince Talmadge, the sweet, sexy landscaper her father would never have approved of, Cami can’t say no. If only she could be sure she is on the right track—and that they will be able to stop the person who is trying to destroy everything she and her sisters are working to build.

5 Three Marriages

Three Marriages

George Loukas | Romance


A convoluted love affair between a foreign student and an English girl. The parallel story of the young man's sister, also a student in London, with his best friend and her subsequent marriage arranged by her family. Finally, the marriage of their two children, who though first cousins in name, had no blood affiliation. An interesting and nostalgic account of London in the early 1960s.

6 Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen | Romance Classics


Elinor and Marianne are sister. Elinor is a sensible, rational girl while her younger sister is wildly romantic.

7 Little Women

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott | Children's Classics


The March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.

8 Family Fiction

Family Fiction

Richard Hall | Gender Studies


The Shays of New Rochelle, N.Y., would seem to be a ``good'' family. Judd, the father, works in the lucrative family business; Margaret, the mother, is active in the Episcopalian church; Mag and Harris, the kids, do well in school. But their little secret is their original name: Schanberg. What becomes of lives built on such ``family fictions'' is the subject of Hall's unswerving novel about discovering Jewish roots. Starting in the '30s, Margaret, driven by feelings of inferiority, begins making alterations (a move from New York City to the suburbs; joining the church), which culminate in the name change. Hall's relentless and unsentimental exploration shows wasted potential and shattered lives. Although Mag and especially Harris, whose sexuality prompts him to come to terms with his identity, still have a chance for happiness, it's in spite of their sad birthright: ``pent-up hatred, ancient enmities

9 Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo | Fiction Classics


Ex-convict Jean-Valjean struggles to find redemption after his release for a 19 year prison sentence for stealing food for his starving family.

10 A Poor Wise Man

A Poor Wise Man

Mary Roberts Rinehart | Mystery Classics


Lily Cardew develops a romantic relationship with Willy Cameron despite her family's disapproval of his lack of money or success.

11 I Trusted Him

I Trusted Him

Jennifer Smith | Biography


Teen relationships are often controversial and severely misunderstood. In some cases these relationships can escalate into what is commonly known as domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV). The more tragic of these cases sometime lead to murder . As was the case for 16-year old Anna Lynn Hurd. This book, "I Trusted Him : The True Story of Anna Lynn Hurd," methodically documents the months and days leading up to her gruesome murder, a murder that no one in the small town of Northern St. Paul could have seen coming, or could they?

12 A Planet for Emily

A Planet for Emily

M S Lawson | Sci-fi Fantasy


Looking for her lost sister and on a quest to find a place for baby Emily and Emily's family to live, Suzanne takes a job as a cruise director on a old space ship with a mysterious captain.

13 God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends!

God Saw You Kill My Two Little Friends!

Never Again | Biography


Three nine-year-old card playing hillbilly girls who were stolen, beat and raped, two were shot. They are two reasons I continue writing. Interbreeding was reality in Appalachia's mountain families. Four children were stolen, one by my parents. My uncle raped me he is possibly the father. One child was stolen by a biker gang. Two were stolen while I was in a coma for nine months. I left home in fourth grade and never saw my brothers and sisters anymore. Most of my life was spent on highways, streets and alleys getting assaulted and raped with blades and firearms. My father was a Pentecost Preacher. One day he walked into the New Mexico court house and blew his brains out. My oldest sister was dismembered in a semi wreck with a little boy wrapped in her arms.

14 A Family of Three

A Family of Three

Rosina S Khan | Short Stories


This book is about a family of three that undergoes hardships to maintain stability and make ends meet. How this family survives and thrives starting from a rural area and finally to the city is amazing. The mother of the family takes giant leaps and the daughter, Tina, learning from her mother, takes even greater strides in life, towards a life of growth, fulfillment and happiness. So how does Tina manage it all so brilliantly? This story is about her and her families of three- both original and her own. Wouldn’t you like to know more? Interested? Go ahead- hit the download button!!

15 The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann David Wyss | Sci-Fi Classics


The classic book, The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David Wyss.

16 Death in the Family

Death in the Family

Carolyn Smith | Youth


"Death in the family, it really is a tragedy." James, a 13 year old boy discovers his Nana's will when exploring the house one day. He discovers he stands to inherit some money after her death so he strives to help speed things along.

17 Family Lies

Family Lies

A.George | Drama


I wish my skin wasn't so light. Where is my sunscreen at. I forgot it was here my whole life. Who's going to find out about my kids. I thought my grand ma was dead. Who has the papers on me? Whats will happen if i tell the truth now? All that suppose to be minds. I will never love like this again. Don't leave me in this world i need help. Nobody knows how hard i work to have all this. Why are they killing me?

18 The Testimony

The Testimony

Richard Shekari | Drama


A family of five invites their good neighbour over for dinner. Things get ugly as someone decides to teach them a lesson they will never forget.