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by Jodi DeeWhen Zafera goes to school for the first time, all the children laugh and tease. But, Zafera does not understand so she just smiles. A beautiful story about shining bright no matter what, because our differences are our greatest gifts. And if you do, others will eventually see. Now available on Amazon! Zafera is a normal, beautiful little girl, yet she often has dirt on her hands and twigs in her hair. When Zafera goes to school for the first time, all the children stare and tease. Find out how ... more
by Moreen Littrell
What would you do if your life turned upside down in a New York minute?
Pink-slipped at 9 a.m. and hit by a drunk driver by midnight, 24-year-old aspiring actress, Eve Foster, moves to Manhattan where Pavlos (her 38-year-old boyfriend), lives. Just one problem. He doesn’t remember inviting her. He’s been forgetting a lot since the accident. And so, Eve arrives in New York City, ghosted. From the moment she touches down (with a broken wedding ring fing... more
by Martha Carver HarrisFaye is an overweight Sunday school teacher of Persian extraction with a dog walking business and no self-esteem. Mysterious dreams play on her ancestral links to the Parthian Empire and an elite priestly class known as the magi. Faye is, in fact, a link to the ancient group of men who followed the Star to Bethlehem. But she ignores that and doggedly pursues modern-day progressive causes like animal rights and climate change. Quite by accident she meets Sebastian, an intelligent and irresistible... more
by Chelsea Britain
Nora Novak knows cuttlefish.
Actually, Nora knows a lot of species. She can name every shark, whale, eel, and Ohioian turtle (among others).
She's not as committed with humans.
But she's only been in her lab for a little over a decade. How much could she have missed?
As she's wrapping up her postdoc, Nora's carefully-balanced ecosystem is in crisis. Her maze-navigating cuttlefish are retiring. Polyester shorts are no longer "in." Somewhere alo... more
by Eric SchumacherThis brief novella is set a single day in the life of its narrator, ninety-five-year-old Lottie Barnes, now living in a care facility in her native Iowa. Restrained by the physical trappings of old age and cognitive decline, she struggles to comprehend her present surroundings. Nevertheless, her life story unfolds as she remembers key moments from her past with sharp clarity. This exploration of the expansive interior life of an elderly character near-death is a tender, sensitive, and quietly ly... more
by J.L. DupontFifty years have gone by since Samuel Bernard sailed with Napoleon Bonaparte to conquer Egypt. Now, on the eve of his retirement from the Paris Mint, the ailing Samuel is sorting through his personal papers and mementoes, deciding what is innocent enough to keep for posterity and what should be destroyed.As the old documents pass through his hands, he struggles to come to terms with the past and the two secrets he carried with him from Egypt. One he swore never to reveal; and one he never had th... more
by Franco Lombini & Mario TadielloWhen capturing the inherent comedy of being human, in the highest heavens, the exuberant and often augmented reality far exceeds any earthly imagination and this time it won’t be boring and lazy pub tales spread by passengers – kings and queens for a night - but a page turner of wry and hilarious confessions from the horse’s mouth of two bewildered stewards sharing what they see and hear flight in flight out. Lo and behold, this is showdown time! The chips are down, we are holding the life jack... more
by Amy Q. Barker
Delia Elliott just finished her junior year, unscathed and without incident. Oh, wait. Actually, there was an incident. With an ex-boyfriend. You know the kind—controlling, selfish, arrogant, all about himself. Yeah, that kind. Now Delia must face the ramifications, including being a social pariah and being grounded by her mother indefinitely.
Stuck at home, Delia stumbles across her great-grandmother Didi’s diary from 1932, and unlocks a mystery. Didi is falling in love wit... more
by DARYL POTTERThe Greek empire. A Jewish rebellion. A musically gifted girl strives to overcome the brutal siege of a contested land. Maccabean Israel, 135 BCE. Judean orphan Keziah has been traumatized by a savage war. As the Greek empire invades Jerusalem with battle elephants and a ruthless army, the twelve-year-old witnesses her parents' violent murder by their once-trusted neighbours. Keziah has no time to mourn when she's forcibly transported to the far north and ripped away from everything she's eve... more
by Melina DrugaThe war is over, but the healing has just begun. 1919. The promise of better days slips away as the optimism everyone experienced on Armistice Day fades. Hettie Taylor returns home to Canada married to Alfred, a man she barely knows, and without having had an opportunity in the nursing service to properly mourn her first husband, Geoffrey. As she adjusts to civilian life, Hettie is overcome by emotions she has difficulty controlling and must learn to come to terms with Geoffrey’s death. ... more
by Jami TaylorA gripping tale of love, murder, and betrayal in antebellum North Carolina. In 1853, Reverend George Carawan was arrested for murdering the timid schoolteacher Clarence Lassiter in the small town of Rose Bay, North Carolina. The subsequent trial was a media sensation at the time, with the story being reported in newspapers as far as London, England. The idea of a well-respected preacher shooting an unarmed schoolteacher would have been enough to gain an audience's attention, but Reverend Car... more
by Kathleen DavisBRAVE is based on the real life experiences of a child who is scared of going to bed at night. This book is for every child and shows there is a super hero within us and we have nothing to fear. We are safe. We are loved. We are BRAVE.
by Marc SercombIt’s the summer of 1953. Calvin Jefferson Coolidge is thirteen years old when the ghost of Joseph Stalin appears to him in his Aunt Evelyn’s cluttered Cleveland attic and wants to dictate his memoirs to him. “I want to tell my side of the story,” Uncle Joe tells him. “They’re giving me one year to set the record straight, so we need to get started right away.” Calvin’s life is falling apart at the seams. He’s a misfit and loner whose only friends are famous dead people. He loves polka musi... more
by Kathy Joy
Tired of carrying her heavy story all by herself, Meggi Beth finds a step upon which to sit. As she rests, the street carries a variety of people to her, all of them lost in their own thoughts. She asks a busy elderly Mister to hold her story, but he seems laden with his own stories. A mom, whose manuscripts and planners are falling out of her clutch, trots down the street; others follow, barely pausing to notice Meggi Beth. Everyone seems too laden with his or her own stories to st... more
by G.K. JohnsonComradery goes awry between two restless, young men living in the political angst of first century Roman rule over Judea. Who doesn't love the classic legends, myths and fables like Ben Hur, The Silver Chalice, Two from Galilee, The Robe and The Passion of Christ? Here, you'll find the brightness of another viewpoint drawn from the epic beginnings of the Christian faith.~ Books For Bonding Hearts
by R Lawson GambleIt was just Johnny and his ma until Ike Sanders came to Deep Water. He invested in the town, started a newspaper, and hired young Johnny as an apprentice. Now Ma could quite work at the Lucky 7 Saloon. Then The Kid came to town. A long-ago secret connected Ike and the feared gunfighter, a secret that would change Johnny's life forever.