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  • Howard Be Thy Name

    by JoAnn Stevelos
    Compelling and touching--JoAnn Stevelos's, Howard Be Thy Name is a novel told with tenderness and even-handed compassion but expands into a fully realized portrait of the complexities of heartbreak, estrangement, secret lives, and abuse. Set in Albany, in 1968, we follow the story of Evie Edwards, divorced, and a mother of four children, who falls in love with Howard Russo, a newly ordained Catholic priest. Unyielding to the consequences their relationship will have on her children, Evie throws ... more
  • A Daffodil for Angie

    by Connie Lacy
    Set against a backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s, "A Daffodil for Angie" is a vivid coming-of-age novel about a teenager grappling with the kind of person she wants to be. Should she trust the adults who sent her father to Vietnam? Should she try to do something about attacks on the first black student in her class? Should she let her sexy boyfriend score a touchdown?
  • Peace of the puzzle: a novel

    by Hayley Morton

    Elena is desperate. Her husband was supposed to be her Lancelot, the man to rescue her from her cursed life. But knights in shining armour are hard to come by in twenty-first century Australia.

    A modern-day Lady of Shalott, Elena lives a loney, fear-driven life; fearful she is not good enough, likeable enough, smart enough, pretty enough or perfect enough. If only she could transform herself into an interesting, attractive person, her brave knight would appear and sweep... more

  • When the Magnolia Blooms

    by Annaliese Darr
    Fiona O’Flaherty’s quiet life in California is turned upside down when a killer cop’s obsession turns violent. With the help of the Four Amigos—a group of retired law enforcement officers—she changes her identity and flees to a farm in rural Virginia. Her life is in turmoil—she doesn’t have a job, she’s living in a dilapidated manor house that her mother inherited and her new roommate is a handsome ghost who left this mortal coil in 1865. To complicate matters, her new home, Danann Farm is a my... more
  • Peace of the puzzle: a novel

    by Hayley Morton
    Elena is desperate. Her husband was supposed to be her Lancelot, the man to rescue her from her cursed life. But knights in shining armour are hard to come by in twenty-first century Australia. A modern-day Lady of Shalott, Elena lives a loney, fear-driven life; fearful she is not good enough, likeable enough, smart enough, pretty enough or perfect enough. If only she could transform herself into an interesting, attractive person, her brave knight would appear and sweep her away to happy ever ... more
  • Captain Plop and the tour de recycle

    by Hayley Morton
    Dust off your pushbikes and don your purple lycra for a water recycling adventure like no other. Join Captain Plop as he races through three stages of water use and treatment- from the home to the treatment plant and back to the house and garden for reuse. This book uses a bicycle race theme to introduce primary students to the concept of treating wastewater for the purpose of reuse.
  • Captain Plop: the desalination adventure

    by Hayley Morton
    Ahoy me hearties! Come aboard for more swashbuckling Captain Plop adventures as he journeys through a desalination plant. From the intake pipe in the ocean to your tap at home, learn how Captain Plop transforms from Salt water to drinking water. This book assists young children to grasp the complex process of desalination by providing simplified explanations in the context of a fun, pirate-themed story.
  • Captain Plop's water-saving mission

    by Hayley Morton

    Join Captain Plop, water-saver extraordinaire, on a flushingly wet adventure through the underworld of Emily and Luke's home! This book teaches young children simple concepts for saving water at home, while entertaining them with a fun and engaging tale set within a household plumbing system.

    Available in print within South Australia. It has been converted to an apple and android 'app' format for global distribution.

  • A Friend of the Family

    by Mark Conte
  • ThinkBeings: what kind of ThinkBeing would you like to be?

    by Hayley Morton
    ThinkBeings is a fun, colourful, rhyming book which uses unique characters inspired by the thought bubble concept to promote self-esteem in children and highlights the connections between thoughts and feelings (an element of EQ)
  • You Can't Sell Right Field; A Cape Cod Novel

    by Brian Tarcy
    Every small resort town in America faces huge development pressures. This is the story of one such town. In the summer resort town of Vermouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, Cletis Bord is the town garbageman and the shortstop on the Townies softball team in the Vermouth Softball League. His best friend, Bobby Linster, the second baseman, just sold the Linster family land that is the right field of their longtime softball field. You can’t sell right field. Can you? You can if a well-dressed ... more
  • Shanghai Story: A WWII Drama Trilogy Book One

    by Alexa Kang

     

    A WWII saga in the heart of the world's most decadent city in 1936. Enter the Paris of the East, where one man and one woman strive to hold on to their dreams as the Communists rise and the shadow of Japan closes in.  _____________________________________________________________

     

    His country stood on the verge of a new beginning and the gate of hell. The Kuomintang promises the dawn of democracy, but the Communists threaten civil war wh... more

  • Bayless

    by Anne Sweazy-Kulju
    Money was scarce in post-Civil War Missouri. HIs girlfriend's father promised to wed his only daughter, Maggie, to the man who could buy her a certain showcase farm. So James Bayless and his best friend Lem, struck out for the goldfields of Colorado. Disaster reigned when a rattlesnake bit Lem a mile out from the small town of Aria, in the Colorado foothills. Bayless shot the head off the snake but the gunshot spooked the horses. James raced by foot to the nearest town for a doctor. Two old men ... more
  • Vrenessbith: Awakening

    by Gale Buck

    The story of a wee faerie who was born to protect the Highlands of Scotland and helps men and women win a war they have been told they will not survive.  

  • Waiting Season: a novel

    by Melanie Lageschulte

    Melinda Foster assumed she would spend January relaxing by the fireplace while paging through the seed catalogs’ promises of spring. Instead, she finds herself struggling to keep the worst of winter’s threats from her door. Shoveling snow, thawing her farm’s water lines, and anxiously watching over the pregnant sheep in her barn fill Melinda’s shorter days and longer nights. She pushes on because Horace’s offer still stands: He’ll sell her the farm in the s... more

  • The Peaceful Season: a novel

    by Melanie Lageschulte
    As a reflective hush falls over the harvested fields surrounding her farm, Melinda Foster packs away her memories of city life and turns her thoughts toward the coming holidays. She has a list of ideas that will make the season perfect, and she’s checked it more than twice: Prepare her acreage and its animals for the coming winter, host her first family Christmas dinner, and use her marketing smarts to upgrade Prosper’s charming holiday festival. But when a mysterious visitor arrives, Melinda is... more

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