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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • 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    In a near-future, 'gender recognition' legislation is repealed, and it becomes illegal for males to identify as females and females to identify as males.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
  • The Enchanted Rope

    by David Bernstein
    Young Jack’s mother has become an angel. He misses her singing him to sleep, misses her reading him fairy tales and misses her love of wildflowers and dragons. Under the Alaskan sun, in a field of dreams, Jack gathers up one hundred wildflowers and starts to weave an enchanted rope so he can climb up to the world of angels his mother is in. A school of salmon, a clan of wolves, a brown bear, and one bold eagle watch him as he weaves and weaves and finally sends the magic rope far up int... more
  • Alethea's Dreams

    by Daniel B. Martin

    With the full weight and gravity of the world pressing down upon her Alethea, the Greek Goddess of Truth, rests in an uneasy slumber. 

    Alethea’s Dreams become embodied and enlivened through this collection of stories.

    Challenging, insightful, suspenseful and romantic.

    Begging to be uncovered, unearthed and awakened, her concern for humanity manifests in the curiously tragic, romantic and insightful lives of her dream... more

  • Butterfly, Butterfly

    by CarrieAnne
    Follow the butterflies on this colorful, counting adventure. Discover a variety of flowers and butterflies as you count your way from one to ten. Every turn of the pages will reveal beautiful watercolor illustrations of North American butterflies and flowers.
  • The Cardiff Giant

    by Larry Lockridge
    The Cardiff Giant, set in Cooperstown, New York, has up its novelistic sleeve Puck's profound declaration, "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Jack Thrasher, investigative reporter, arrives on the scene to look into the weird disappearance from the Farmers' Museum of a huge human figure. He had been unearthed in the late nineteenth century near Cardiff, New York. Jack confronts locals and outsiders who all have a theory, including that the giant has been reanimated and is lurching throughout th... more
  • Picnic for Parrots

    by Allison Sojka
    During a jungle picnic with friends, shy parrot Red worries a favorite sweet will not be tasted before they’re all gone, but then an idea comes to mind. A delightful story of friendship, kindness, and discovering the value of knowing when to ask for help.
  • Just Momma

    by Meredith Johnson
    A rainy Saturday turns into something amazing as two little boys take their Momma on a series of exciting adventures using only their imaginations. Ethan and Tyler love to pretend. By putting on their favorite costumes and using their amazing imaginations, they are instantly transported to other places and become different people. One morning, their Momma asks if she can join in. As firefighters, superheroes, Vikings, pirates, and Samurai; Ethan, Tyler, and their Momma find adventure and chal... more
  • The Thief Taker's Choice

    by Arthur C. Bivins III
    Set during the second Seminole War in Florida, Michael Delaney, a thief taker, sets out on a perilous journey of revenge and reward. Living in the Rubbles, a slum of New York City, he is offered a substantial reward to retrieve the daughter of a wealthy man. Michael joureys to Indian Key and the Everglades in search of the daughter, Winnie Wyatt, and brings to the forefront this historical time in Florida's history.
  • Adventures of the Restless Youth

    by AXY Grace
    Why is there a mysterious legend of “The Dunkirk” circulating around Brooklyn State High School? Follow the youths on their escapades as they navigate through the phases of adolescence and learn life lessons along the way.
  • Luminous Limericks

    by Gregory Pastoll
    A collection of 220 original limericks written and illustrated by the author. These are suitable for adults and well-read teenagers. There are no obscene or smutty references in these limericks. They concentrate on clever use of language, and reflect some of the funny, subtle and quirky human foibles that make life so amusing.
  • Ablaze

    by M. Liz Boyle
    This summer the Stanley sisters and the Miles boys are excited to hike together again, and now they have the unique opportunity to help two of their ranger friends with an outdoor program in the beautiful Montana mountains. Marlee has always considered herself a willing follower. Give her a direction and she’s happy to help. Her older sister Ellie is a natural leader, and Marlee is content in her role as assistant. Marlee and her sisters have been assigned to help with Ranger Rose’s team,... more

    FLOURISHING invites readers to new optimism, invoking visions of blooming and thriving, a special effervescence of wonderment. Author Elizabeth's poems play with Artist Wong's fanciful motifs, a luminosity that is faithfully translated into French by Doctor Edith, except when she joins in the fun to create a new parallel version of the stories. Together the trio forms an original work where pictorial art, poetic style, and aesthetic content collaborate to fashion a joyful flowering of the divers... more