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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Poison Of Money

    by Joe Torrence
    The Poison Of Money book addresses a struggle that virtually anyone can identify with: Our obsession with and awe of the rich and powerful vs. spiritual teachings that warn against the Seven Deadly Sins including Greed and the Pleasures of the Flesh. This book exposes the far-reaching repercussions of money and its deadly venom. Money. Society's barometer for success. Your ticket to a life of luxury, power and the pleasures of the flesh. How could money possibly have a poisonous side? T... more
  • Lighting the Stars

    by Gabriele Wills

    Tucked into the rugged Canadian wilderness of Muskoka’s majestic lake country, Merilee Sutcliffe’s peaceful town seems worlds away from the escalating conflict in Europe. But life is about to change dramatically in the Summer of 1940. As her patriotic friends and relatives leave for battle, her small town is thrust into the war machine. Merilee’s formerly tranquil skies soon roar with aircraft from the Royal Norwegian Air Force, stationed nearby to train young men determined... more

  • Mama’s Boy

    by Camai Franklin
    Synopsis Life was tough growing up with no mama or daddy to teach you the right or wrongs of life. Raised by his maternal grandmother Lizzie Hamlet, Nicky was a good, shy, and quiet kid who always had his nose in a book. He use to often daydream of meeting his parents some day although he knew once he learned that his mother died after giving birth to him and that his father was never in the picture it was just that......a dream. Nicky’s grandmother loved and cared for him just as if she were h... more
  • There Was a Cool Cat Who Swallowed a Hat

    by Randy L. Schmidt
    There was a Cool Cat who swallowed a hat. I don't know why he swallowed the hat. HEY, dig that cat! A sax, a trumpet, a trombone, and more... Join Cool Cat and the Meow-Meow Band for this jazzy take on the popular children's rhyme, "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly."
  • Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa's Tea

    by Travis Peagler
    Bizzy Bzzz the Bee and Grandpa's Tea is reading made fun. Told through the eyes of a child, this is an entertaining story about a boy who gets a good laugh watching Grandpa's encounter with a bee every morning while trying to enjoy his cup of tea. Teetering on the edge of frustration, Grandpa has a heightened escalation with Bizzy. This story has playful rhyme, problem solving, and is sure to put a smile on faces of children every time.
  • The Flower Boat Girl

    by Larry Feign
    A biographical novel based on the life of Cheng Yat Sou (Cheng I Sao), the 19th century Chinese prostitute who became the most powerful pirate in history. Sold as a child to a floating brothel, then kidnapped by pirates and forced to marry their leader, Shek Yang must find her own way in a world of violence, treachery, and greed, ultimately facing a choice between two things she never dreamed might be hers: power or love. The first time her story has been fully told in any language.
  • Shadows of Swayne Field: The Search for the Abraham Lincoln Baseball

    by Ronald R. Harrington
    When the kitchen ceiling caved in, and the contents of his mother’s attic splayed across the floor, Ron, better known as “Punky,” knew he had to help clean up. With the assistance of his son and nephew, he would try to preserve as many of the dirty, mold-covered memories as he could, including a mysterious, old metal box, possibly belonging to his Grandpa Hash. What’s inside it takes him back thirty-two years earlier as he recalls the magical weekend in 1984 spent with his grandfather attending ... more
  • Mansa’s Little Reminders: Scratching the Surface of Financial Literacy by A.D. Williams and Kendal Fordham

    by Kids Lit Book Cafe Reviews
    Mansa’s little Reminders introduces kids to the concepts of earning and managing money. Although the message of this book is universal, it was written to help African American children understand the value and benefits of building wealth from an early age. It highlights the life of an inner-city kid with big dreams but no direction and a strong and loving family with few resources. Mansa’s little Reminders introduces the fundamental strategies that can help bridge the financial literacy gap b... more
  • The Prize-Winning Story

    The Prize-Winning Story is a fiction travelogue--a group of American tourists arrive in the Holy Land on U.S. Presidential Election Day, 2016, and as they tour for twelve days, they compete with each other to win the big prize offered by the tour host, Pastor Vladdy, producer of the weekly radio show, For Zion’s Sake. The challenge--tell the best story and get your trip paid for! Vladdy believes passionately that God calls Christians to stand with Jews and the State of Israel. The best story... more
  • Jack's Gift

    by Dorine Andrews

    When his B-17 bomber mysteriously crashes into a wintry sea near the end of WWII, Jack Jackson's fiery death changed the trajectories of two families, one American and one British. It is up to Amahli, the woman he left behind, independent thinking and determined, to find the strength and means to connect these two disparate families. In the early 1950's, Amahli pursues this quest, surmounts unforeseen obstacles, self-limiting fears and suspect relationships. She searches for answ... more

  • Stand Together

    by Kim Hanzo
    Sometimes, you need your waddle. Join this waddle of five roly-poly penguins as they discover the different ways they need support and the ways they can support others. Afterall, even the tiniest penguins can achieve great things when they stand together! Stand Together is the first book in the ‘World of Difference’ children”s book series that seeks to foster positive character development in and conversation with kids. While the series is written for young children, the messages and beaut... more
  • Lost Love's Return

    by Books Forward Author Publicity
    When Elizabeth, a young English nurse, falls in love with one of her American patients, her whole world changes. When Peter, the American soldier, is suddenly shipped home to the U.S. at the end of WWI, he does his best to alert Elizabeth to what’s happening but fails, leaving her with no idea what’s where he is and no way to contact him — now oceans away. For 27 years, Peter yearns for Elizabeth, regretting the actions that led him into a long-drawn-out loveless marriage. But now, with the ... more
  • Birthday Acts of Kindness: The Gift of Food

    by Elizabeth Harr Pineda
    Birthday Acts of Kindness tells the story of a young boy who celebrates his birthday by asking friends to bring food to donate instead of presents. What a great act of kindness! In the process, he not only gets introduced to the idea around food banks, but also to the importance of community service. He beams with pride once he realizes just how much his one act of kindness help so many people he doesn't even know.
  • Neighborly Acts of Kindness: Visit With Miss Del

    by Elizabeth Harr Pineda
    Neighborly Acts of Kindness tells the heart-warming story of two brothers who pay several visits to their elderly neighbor, not only helping her with chores she can no longer do on her own, but more importantly, forming a deep and lasting friendship. The brothers learn the life-lessons of empathy and service to others.
  • Gender Fraud: A Fiction

    by Peg Tittle

    In a near-future, 'gender recognition' legislation is repealed, and it becomes illegal for males to identify as females and females to identify as males.  However, due in part to the continued conflation of sex and gender and in part to the insistence that gender align with sex, it also becomes illegal for males to be feminine and females to be masculine.  A gender identity dystopia.  

  • Lincoln’s World

    by James Reily
    The chain of events that occurred at Ford’s theater was naturally altered by way of the president was saved from the assassin’s bullet and then went on to become known as the father of freedom. Lincoln’s wisdom encouraged and supported the next few leaders of the white house that followed his eight year term in office. After the civil war he granted the wish of a very special freed slaves to return home with honor and dignity so that his community may go on to build and become a strong nation of... more