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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Child Bride

    by Jennifer Smith Turner
    In the segregated South of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. She is fascinated with the prospect of being an independent person—but when she turns sixteen, she is married off and brought to the city of Boston as a bride. \tNell is a shy girl who must quickly learn how to be a wife and mother. She soon discovers that she must acquire new skills to navigate the unknown territory of the North, as well as her relationship with h... more
  • Big Wishes for Little Feat

    by Cheryl Olsten
    Big Wishes for Little Feat. A magical tale for young children about facing the challenges life throws your way. And so it is with a horse named Lafitte De Muze, (“Little Feat,” as he is later nicknamed) and a young girl named Ella—who live on opposite sides of the world and are eventually brought together on the same path by a bit of fate, their love and awe of the beautiful stars above, Ella’s quirky Aunt Anastasia, and one special shooting star. Lafitte’s lessons come early, as he ha... more
  • Notes of Love and War

    by Betty Bolte
    Audrey Harper needs more than home and hearth to satisfy her self-worth despite being raised with the idea that a woman’s place is in the home. Working as a music critic for the city newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, during the Second World War, she’s enjoyed both financial freedom and personal satisfaction in a job well done. When she uncovers evidence of German spies working to sabotage a secret bomber plane being manufactured in her beloved city, she must choose between her sense of duty to p... more
  • Becoming Lady Washington

    by Betty Bolte
    Martha “Patsy” Custis manages an immense eighteenth-century plantation in the Virginia colony. But as a young widow she’s hard pressed to balance her business and to care for her two young children. They need a father and protector. She needs a husband and business partner…one she can trust, especially now as tensions rise between the motherland and the American colonies. Her experience and education have sustained her thus far but when her life veers in an unexpected direction, she realizes she... more
  • Veil of Secrecy

    by Margaret Franceschini
    What happens when a daughter, given up at birth, makes the same tragic mistake as the mother she never knows? In 1950, Julie was deceived in love and had to give up not only the child of that union but her dreams of escaping her small fishing village to become a journalist. Twenty years later, Marina too is deceived in love and has to forfeit her child but dreams are not to be thwarted the second time around.
  • The Sewing Place

    by Joslin Day
    Innocence is a precious possession, but as mid-eighteenth-century Exeter settles to peace after The Seven Years’ War, Rachael, who is neither servant nor ward of the flamboyant painter Alexander Trelawney, is destined to lose the one thing that separates her from the whores she rubs shoulders with. A friendship begun on the derelict outshoot of one of the three houses that share a courtyard along busy Exebere Street is put under threat. Will Rachael find salvation in the widower Henri Latimer ... more
  • Eclipse of a Woman

    by Sharon Greer
    Eclipse of a Woman Meet Mil. She's a young woman featured in this coming of age tale whose life begins as she exits the city shelter for teens and enters into an adult facility yearning to secure her first job. As she works to leave homelessness behind and begins a new life, Mil is dynamic at learning to become self-sufficient and reason her way into love relationships. Full of awareness of life and knowing survival at times takes bending the rules, she fulfills her objectives as she tran... more
  • Giacomo's Daughter

    by Diana Savone

    The first of a trilogy, the Savone Sisters’ debut novel, Giacomo’s Daughter, gives a gripping portrayal of a young Italian Mafia wife swept into a dark criminal underworld by a volatile mobster during Prohibition in the vibrant Detroit, Michigan.

    Max Denaro is a top guy in the most powerful Italian Mafia family called the Scalici Squad. So whatever Max wants, he gets. And the notorious Detroit mobster wanted Sofia Spera since he first laid eyes on her singing her he... more

  • My Dear Ellie

    by Aisha Urooj
    What would you do for your BFF? Cassandra Grace will do anything. This is a coming of age story about two beautiful best friends Eleanor James and Cassandra Grace. Eleanor James, or Ellie, is a aspiring actress who dreams of being a superstar and her best friend is there to support her all the way. What could come between their friendship? Cassandra, or Cassie, narrates their life story and tells us about their special friendship with a bond strong enough to last a thousand years. 'My Dear El... more
  • Calvin and the Beard Experiment

    by Beverly Holtzem
    Calvin is a normal kid, except that he has an insatiable love for science! Calvin is an inventor who has crafted countless gadgets and gizmos to solve everyday problems. Unfortunately, his inventions always go wrong! Will Calvin’s latest invention be a success? We will see that things are not always what they seem, and that good things can come even from failure.
  • Breeda Looney Steps Forth

    by Oliver Sands

    Breeda Looney tells herself she's happy with her simple life in a remote Irish fishing village.

    Sure, there are days she talks to no one but the cat, her panic attacks have become public spectacles, and crabby Aunt Nora considers her a total lost cause...

    But Breeda is about to stumble upon an old family secret never meant to see the light of day: her beloved father – said to have died when Breeda was a child – might actually still be alive.

    To... more

  • Society Girl

    by Robert Gomez
    Society Girl, inspired by a true story, is about a young man, Eric Mihlfried, who is struggling to survive the Great Depression in Chicago when millionaire family friend Philo Olin takes him in and grants him access to the most exclusive gentlemen's club in town. While it quickly becomes evident that Eric is only there to cover up Philo's near affair with the charmingly unrefined Annabelle, he quickly grows frustrated at Philo's insistence that their relationship never becomes a reality. A blind... more
  • Nephi's Courage

    by Rory McFarlan
    A heart-wrenching story of a gay Mormon trying to find a place in his religious community, while looking for love. Nephi Willard is a practicing Mormon. He served a mission for the church and is committed to following its rules. The perfect Mormon life would be his, except for the fact that Nephi is gay, putting him at odds with church leaders. No matter how well Nephi obeys the commandments, he doesn't seem to fit in at church, and his desire to follow the Mormon rules makes it difficult to fit... more
  • Sycophants

    by Linda Gould
    Imogene, a country girl with stars in her eyes, moves to New York City after college to work for her former roommate, Sara, who has established a film production company.
  • The Adventures of Lula & Buso: A Splash at Victoria Falls

    by Mubuso Zamchiya
    When Baba announces they are going on a trip, it makes Lula and Buso's hearts just skip. A trip? Hooray! If they had their way they would leave today! The curious kids can't wait to be told. Where are they going? How will the journey unfold? Baba giggles as he wonders. How will they react to the Smoke that Thunders? Lula and Buso are a sibling duo, who go on a variety of escapades with their father and Teddy, Orange Bear, to discover the truth about African history.
  • The Old Stories

    by David Selcer
    THE OLD STORIES "The Old Strories"is a family story about a 17 year old Jewish Russian immigrant, apprenticed to a metal worker, who takes advantage of Russia's defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 to desert the Navy at Vladivostok and escape to Manchuria, and then tgo North America.. He earns his passage across the Pacific to Canada by doing two years hard labor building the Northern Canadian Railway. He has left the world of pogroms with no education other than his Talmud Torah l... more