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  • Heiress and Epithet - Two

    by Leigh Rose

    Heiress and Epithet, Book 2 in the Legends on the Rise Novel Series

    14 - 20 June 1980

    Paris, France

    Toulon, France

         Claude Freedman revisits with Juliette, in Paris, France, on Bastille Day, 14 July 1980, with all good intentions. However, when conversations begin to heat-up at Juliette and William’s soiree with close friends and family, he surmises he might be surrounded by double-dealers.

         Adrian still claim... more

  • The French Baker's War

    by Michael Whatling
    “Absence isn’t a hole. It’s a presence living inside you, eating its way out.” Occupied France, 1943. Returning home from the daily hunt for the rationed ingredients necessary to keep his family pâtisserie open, André Albert finds his four-year-old son in the street, his wife gone, and a Jewish escapee cowering behind the display case. Without Mireille, the foundation of André’s world crumbles. He desperately searches for her, but finds more trouble than answers. Lives are further jeopardi... more

    by Harry Duffin
    Sixteen-year-old peasant girl, May Sharpe, steals from her abusive father, and flees Ireland, to chase her dream of a new life. Arriving penniless and friendless in 1919’s America, May has to choose between honest poverty, or crime. Beautiful May is charmed by successful con-man, ‘Society’ Eddie. With her new lover’s guidance, teenage May soon becomes the city’s ‘Queen of Crooks’. But Joe, a stubborn local cop, has fallen for the spirited May. He is determined to save her from herself, and hav... more
  • Death Actually

    by Rosy Fenwicke
    Death. Love. And In Between. Maggie never wanted to go into the family business but when her parents die suddenly and her husband abandons her and their two small children, what choice does she have? With the support of her best friend Elka and her mentor Betty she has to accept becoming a funeral director. Now her children are grown and Maggie faces the prospect of a future without them. It is the middle of winter and Queenstown New Zealand is full of skiers. Betty has just died and Elk... more
  • The Book of Uriel: A Novel of WWII

    by Elyse Hoffman
    In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness... Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real. In the aftermath of the attack, Uriel is taken in by Uwe, a kind-hearted linguist forced to work for the ... more
  • As It Should Be (They Loved Collection Book 2)

    by Shawna James, Award-Winning Author

    Andrew and his wife, Stephanie, thought they had bought their safety and freedom. Just as they had settled into an idyllic life in Norway, the tables turn again into a living nightmare. They are forced to move back to Canada and run through yet another convoluted maze. Upon arriving back to the country in which they met, a man in a blue Jetta begins following Stephanie and their daughters. Can Andrew protect his family from the looming threats? And who is following Stephanie? Even in the mids... more

  • Of Darkness and Light

    by Heidi Eljarbo
    In this first book of a new historical mystery series, a young art historian faces a tough choice in German-occupied Norway. Oslo, 1944. Soli Hansen’s passion for art history is and always has been a way of life for her. While she spends her days working in an art shop, WWII is taking its toll on everyone. Apprehensive of the consequences, Soli avoids becoming entangled in the war resistance efforts. She closes her eyes in hopes the enemy will retreat and leave her beautiful country for good.... more
  • Anneliese

    by Dee Miller
    A life filled with twists and turns, Anneliese Doyle can never seem to catch a break. Born an only child, Anneliese thinks she can finally escape her strict, controlling mother when she becomes engaged to the love of her life. Her world is turned upside down after receiving the devastating news that her fiancé has died from the Spanish flu after returning from fighting for his country in WWI. Anneliese does her duty during the pandemic but as soon as the flu and the war is over, she is ready ... more

    by Lee Matthew Goldberg
    I had stars in my eyes and I couldn't see around them... The year is 1995 and my parents have finally allowed me to take the summer to tour in a VW van across the country with my boyfriend Evan and our band. Yes, my dream to be a singer became reality. Even with Clarissa, Evan's jealous ex-girlfriend, as the lead singer, it's my presence on stage that led us to a major record deal. There are moments you'll always remember in life, but I can't imagine anything more cool than hearing your song ... more
  • Points in Time

    by J. Nolen Clements
    It is 1950 when Daren and Jayson meet in the first grade. They form a young friendship that is brought to an early disruption which separates them for eight and one-half years. Then they are reunited into a strengthened friendship that lasts a lifetime. From the beginning, we get to know each of them, their friends, families and others by experiencing with them the points in the times of their lives that shape and mold them into the individuals they are destined to be; the happenings, the relati... more
  • The Mrs. Tabor

    by Kimberly Burns
    Every age has its iconic blonde bombshell. In the 1880's it's Baby Doe, America's original gold digger. At a time when genteel ladies starved to death, Baby Doe seeks her fortune the best way she knows how - marrying a rich man. She joins the Colorado silver bonanza , smashing social dictates and battling tabloid journalists along the way. The Mrs. Tabor is a fictionalized telling of the of her true, scandalous story.
  • Out of Anywhere

    by Andrea Nourse
    Having lived as a nomad for most of her life, Shay Lane is desperate to find a place to call home. Yet, she follows in her estranged mother’s wandering footsteps and bounces from town to town, never settling down, because it’s the only way she knows. That is until her car dies outside Wishing, Missouri, and she finds herself stranded in a small town filled with nosy neighbors and too many questions. Shay is eager to leave as soon as she can but when random gifts start appearing, her curiosity... more

    by Jan M. Walton
    Is a man the sum of what comes his way, or does he make his own way and shape what comes? It is 1930 in a hardscrabble western Pennsylvania town where for over 100 years life has revolved around the rough labor of mining and burning of coal to make the “coke” feeding the Pittsburg steel mills. Dan, the oldest of seven children growing up on River Avenue, is the quiet peacekeeper in his family, close to his mother, staying out of the way of his domineering father. Their father prides himself ... more
  • Sitting on Top of the World

    by Cheryl King

    2022 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award Winner, YA Winner, Grand Prize Finalist

    She knows the risks. Train-hopping is dangerous. Railroad bulls are deadly. But fourteen-year-old June Baker has no other choice. It’s 1933, and the Great Depression is spreading misery throughout the country. If June doesn’t find work, her family could lose their farm – and they’ve already lost too much. Journey with June in this debut by Cheryl King, a coming-of-age ta... more

  • The Postwoman and Other Stories

    The Postwoman and Other Stories is a collection of eight delightful and happy tales. Each story has a unique theme that will bring wonder and joy into the hearts of Children. The author has deliberately used terms like the Post Woman and Crafts Woman to make young girls more open to these professions. The writer firmly believes that Children's books should stand for gender equality, while simultaneously kindling joy and tranquility. Although this is primarily intended for Children, it will also... more
  • That Kid From California

    by L.F. Nielsen
    Based on Some Adventures of the Author In the Summer of '78... I really do wonder how I let Leon talk me into doing this kind of nonsense. — C'mon, Vinny. It'll be fun, he said. Right, that I'm not so sure about. But here I am, kneeling in the shadow of a concrete snowshed, waiting for an eastbound freight we're 'catching'... Spanning two different years, three seasons, and five states in North America, this coming-of-age road adventure follows young Vinny, as his mother urges him to ... more