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- by Seven SladeA long time ago, on a playground far, far away, an awkward boy with two mothers and a penchant for pink shirts shook a tough girl’s hand over the rattled frame of a deposed playground bully. Tamsyn promised to be Rodrigo’s bodyguard if he’d draw her pictures of girls wearing superhero capes. Rodrigo promised to be Tamsyn’s buddy if she’d let him braid her hair. A deal, struck. A partnership, forged. And the timid gay boy and the fearless straight girl became inseparable. Now college gradua... more
- by James HeadReaders of historical fiction and nonfiction works alike will not want to miss out on book one of the new trilogy An Affair with Beauty - The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy: The Magic of Youth. With the help of the late Christy’s wife, Nancy, a former Cosmopolitan model, author James Phillip Head shares intimate details of his illustrious artistic career and intriguing life. This captivating novel begins with exploring how Howard Chandler Christy achieved the American Dream and attained f... more
- by Heather Day Gilbert
Viking warrior. Dauntless leader. Protective mother.
Determined to rise above her rank as the illegitimate "forest child" of Eirik the Red, Freydis launches a second voyage to Vinland to solidify her power and to demand the respect she deserves. She will return home with enough plunder to force her brother, Leif, to sell her the family farm in Greenland.
But nothing can prepare her for the horrors she must confront in Vinland...and nothing can stand in her way when her family is t... more
- by Robert BrandtPainted Trillium is an absorbing story of relationships, survival, and rebirth in the Civil War, told through the lives of a twenty-one-year old Tennessee woman and a young Union officer with a fiancée back in Ohio. The war snuffs out life as Carrie Blaylock knows it, taking her father, her brother, and the man she planned to marry. The war does something else. It pulls back the curtain of convention and lays bare Carrie’s deepest desire: a life beyond the confines of domesticity. She vows to m... more
- by Valerie IpsonIDEAL HIGH follows the journey of high school senior Taryn Young from tragic loss to the beginnings of hope and self-discovery. The story confronts bullying and asks the question, after tragedy will people treat each other better? For Taryn, though, the question is more pointed, can there be life after such a devastating loss? With additional themes such as friendship and betrayal, Ideal High also has at its core a page-turning mystery. What really happened that night at Ritter’s Crossing when a... more
- by Sondra Kraak
She’s about to lose her home. He never wanted to see his again. And a stalker is staking a claim . . .
Mary Smith was never one to back down from a challenge. Her father’s health may be failing, but their dairy farm was her mother’s dream, and Mary will do whatever it takes to keep her father from selling it—even if it means sneaking off to the next town to earn money by playing the piano in a questionable establishment. No one seems to understand why home is so important to her, least ... more
- by Brian Anthony & Bill Walker
There are whispers even now that Abraham Lincoln never really died, that a voodoo spell cursed him with a terrible eternal life. It has even been claimed that he robbed banks in the 1930s with John Dillinger, only to mysteriously disappear once again into the pages of history. But the truth is even stranger than the rumors...
Watched over by a vengeful J. Edgar Hoover and held in a secret location near his old Springfield home, Lincoln re-awakens in the 1960s, and finds himself thrust i... more
- by Sophie Schiller
During the Great War in 1916, Abigail Maduro is devastated when her parents are killed in a freak accident along the Panama Canal. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to St. Thomas, an island in the Danish West Indies, to live with a bad-tempered aunt and her household of eccentric servants. Despite the island's veneer of tranquility, St. Thomas is a hotbed of German spies and saboteurs who are using their Hamburg-America Line steamers to aid the Kaiser’s War effort. When a mysterious stranger su... more
- by Michael H WardIn this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark’s decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a death sentence.
- by Terrance Coffey
In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut's father, Akenaten, the so-called 'heretic pharaoh,' and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation.
Inspired by the actual Hittite and Amarna letters of 14th century BCE, 'Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty' is an... more
- by Angela QuarlesThe Jacobite Rebellion--not the best time to get drunk, hook up with a guy, and lose your sister. A drunken bet... When computer game designer Traci Campbell gets too close and personal with a bottle of Glenfiddich while vacationing in Scotland, she whisks her kilt-obsessed sister back to 1689 to prove hot guys in kilts are a myth. Hello, hundred bucks! But all bets are off when she meets Iain, the charming playboy in a to-die-for kilt. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong name... Iain MacCowan regu... more
- by Hazel McHaffieVictor Grayson adores his 8-year-old daughter, India, so why does he vanish leaving only a neatly folded pile of clothes on a windy beach? India is devastated and bargains with God: I’ll stop eating chocolate if you send my Daddy back to me. Now 15 and seriously anorexic, she’s convinced that she heard his voice on a crowded London station, and sets out to track him down. Isolated and overwhelmed, her mother, Tonya, succumbs to gnawing doubts about the man she thought she knew. Who exactly was h... more
- by Lynnda Pollio
Author Lynnda Pollio’s life changes when she begins hearing the voice of Addie Mae Aubrey, a Southern, African American woman from the late 1930s rural south. Together, they begin a journey into Addie Mae's turbulent teenage years that leads to the author’s own spiritual awakening.
As Addie Mae, the narrator, shares her story about the struggle, tragedy and magic of her teenage years, she brings each reader into their own life story. It is a unique visionary novel with three levels of e... more
- by Morgan SmithWhat if you weren’t what heroes are made of? What if your life was an open book? What if you were just an ordinary soldier, with ordinary skills and ordinary goals? What if you weren’t “The Chosen One” but still had to try to save the world? Lured into treason and only narrowly escaping the gallows, Keridwen was desperate to build some kind of life for herself. But between demons bent on death and mayhem, treachery at the very heart of the kingdom, and a prince who had every right to nurse a gr... more
- by Tammy FalknerJake: Katie Higgins was the first girl I ever loved. We spent one summer together at Lake Fisher when we were 16, and then I never saw her again. My life is in ruins, my job is gone, and my dad had a stroke, so I find myself back at Lake Fisher once again. And so does Katie. Her last name isn't Higgins anymore, because Katie is married with three kids and one more on the way, but when she shows up at Lake Fisher with her kids, danger trails her all the way there. I could do a lot of things. I c... more
- by Virginia BurgesEver since her emergence as a child prodigy Isabelle Bryant has only ever known one love – her violin. Then, aged 32, at the height of her career, the unthinkable happens. What do you do when everything depends on the dexterity of your fingers, only to lose them in a horrifying instant? Devastated and vulnerable in the aftermath of her accident, Isabelle struggles to find new meaning in her life. Her perilous path of self-discovery leads her to Vienna, the historic city home of her musical her... more