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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Unexpected Daughter

    by Sheryl Parbhoo
    Three people's lives intersect in a tumultuous yet redeeming way that none of them could have ever predicted. Jenny is a young professional from the South with an upbringing she wants to forget. She meets Roshan, an Indian immigrant who has moved to the United State with his mother, Esha, to escape family ghosts. Esha has devoted her entire life to her only child, both for his own good and for her personal protection from a painful past. Roshan understands his role as his mother's refuge, and c... more
  • Isabella's Heart

    by Diane Merrill Wigginton
    It is 1783 England and Isabella Deveraux is an independent, fearless young woman who has hardened her heart to everyone that mattered to her, until the night she experiences a disturbing dream about her twin brother, Charlie, on the eve of their 19th birthday. Charlie and his school mates have been abducted by the devil incarnate and she is resolved to do anything it takes to save him, even if that means reconciling with her estranged family and placing her faith and life in the hands of an inti... more
  • The Torn Flag: A Novel of Revolution and Fear

    by Rupert Colley
    Sometimes the simplest of choices can have the most devastating of consequences. Sometimes falling in love can be a curse. Sometimes being the hard man is the hardest job. Hungary, 1949. George, Eva and Zoltan. Three people trying to live by the rules within a system that demands total obedience. George, a rising star of Hungarian football, is told to throw a game. Faced with an impossible dilemma, George has to decide – to risk everything to fulfil his dream or, for the sake of his fut... more
  • The Black Maria: Love, Death and Terror in Stalin's Russia (Historical Fiction)

    by Rupert Colley
    When love becomes your greatest enemy Moscow, 1935. Stalin is in power. People live in constant fear – fear of each other, fear of being denounced, and fear of Stalin’s secret police, the NKVD. Ordinary citizens live behind a mask – a public face that enables them to toe the Party line and conceal their true feelings and personal thoughts. One such citizen is thirty-year-old Maria. She has a past – the sort that, if known, would cost her her freedom. So monstrous her crime, she is forced ... more
  • My Brother the Enemy: Nazi Historical Fiction

    by Rupert Colley
    Fear on the streets. Death on every corner. But the real enemy is the brother at his side. Short, heart-wrenching historical fiction on a large canvas from the founder of History In An Hour. My Brother the Enemy is a story of jealousy, sibling rivalry and betrayal, and a desperate bid for freedom, set against a backdrop of Nazi oppression and war. 1936 – Exiled by the Nazi regime for their father’s beliefs, Peter’s love for his brother is slowly eroded as Martin proves himself to be r... more
  • The White Venus: World War Two Historical Fiction

    by Rupert Colley
    When the ties of loyalty are severed, whom do you trust? World War Two. It is June 1940. France has surrendered and the Nazi German occupation begins. A small village in northern France awaits the arrival of a garrison of conquering Germans. To their dismay, 16-year-old Pierre and his parents, Georges and Sandrine, are forced to accommodate a German major, Major Hurtzberger. He is the enemy within their midst; the invader of their country, and, more pertinently, the unwanted lodger wi... more
  • The Unforgiving Sea (The Searight Saga Book 2)

    by Rupert Colley
    Ten men adrift on a lifeboat. Only one will live to tell the tale. The sequel to This Time Tomorrow. June 1944, World War Two: a convoy ship is torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat. Most on board are killed but ten sailors manage to clamber aboard a lifeboat. Robert Searight emerges as the sole survivor. Traumatized by the experience, he returns to his English village to recuperate. His only task is to return a dead friend’s wedding ring to Joanna, the man’s widow. But Joanna is... more
  • This Time Tomorrow: World War One Historical Fiction (The Searight Saga Book 1)

    by Rupert Colley
    Two brothers. One woman. A nation at war. A compelling story of war, brotherly love, romance and betrayal during World War One. Vast in scope and intimate in the portrayal of three lives swept along by circumstances, 'This Time Tomorrow' moves from the drawing rooms of Edwardian London to the trenches of the Western Front and to the uncertainty of post-war Britain. 1915. When Guy Searight volunteers to fight with the British army in the early days of World War One, he leaves behind hi... more
  • The Woman on the Train: 20th Century Historical Fiction

    by Rupert Colley
    Someone saves your life. How far will you go to repay the debt? A historical fiction novella. World War Two, summer, 1942, Nazi-occupied France. A nervous young man sits on a train; his simple mission – to deliver a message on behalf of the resistance. The Germans ask for his papers and his nerves give way. An older woman, sitting opposite, intervenes and rescues him from the clutches of the Gestapo. Paris, 1968. The young man is now the most successful music conductor in France; a hous... more
  • The Sixth Man

    by Rupert Colley
    What's the Worst Thing You Have Ever Done? Would you ADMIT it if your life depended on it? 1943 Nazi-occupied France. Six Frenchmen are in a Nazi prison: a doctor, a postman, a policeman, a soldier, a teacher and a priest. After six months of prison, they are a desperate looking set of men. But, despite their circumstances, they are happy – for tonight is their last night of incarceration. Tomorrow, they will be free men. But then – there’s a change of plan. The French resistance ha... more
  • Angelina's Secret

    by Diane Merrill Wigginton
    Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret. After returning home from a sea voyage, she is touted as a hero for saving her family’s ship and crew from a band of ruthless pirates, but Angelina feels like such a fraud. At the same time her psychic abilities are becoming more pronounced as she attempts to unravel the mystery of London’s gruesome murders before she becomes the killers next victim. Captain Jude Deveraux is leading a double life as well. He and... more
  • TRIO; a Novel Biography of the Schumanns and Brahms

    by Boman Desai
    The trio comprises three musical geniuses: Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Clara married Robert with whom she fell in love when she was just sixteen, though it meant challenging the iron will of her father who wished her to marry an earl or a count, certainly not an impoverished composer. The Schumanns had eight children and Robert's greatness as a composer was never in doubt, but he was also mentally ill, attempted suicide, and finally incarcerated himself in an asylum where he d... more
  • The Memory of Loss

    by Dana K. Haffar
    Reeling from a devastating loss she believes she has caused, nineteen-year-old Nadine Hall has lived an illusion rather than face an unbearable reality. When she’s given the chance to make a fresh start, she lands a job as a carer for an archaeologist in Mougins, near Cannes, the perfect location for the movie buff that she is. She settles happily with her charge, Lilly Somerville, Lilly’s sister Viv who suffers from dementia, and Agnes, the housekeeper. But Nadine’s blissful existence is shatte... more
  • Kitty Kat Kitty Goes to the Circus

    by Jay Reeves
    Unless Kitty Kat Kitty steps in to help, they will be forced to cancel the tightrope act, and Diamond and her mistress will lose their jobs as the stars of the circus. Diamond is to watch over her kittens along with Mr. Squeaks, while a reluctant Kitty Kat Kitty performs in her place, but Mr. Squeaks goes on a fried food feeding frenzy that leads to disaster, and he nearly destroys the circus over a cheeseburger.
  • The Journal of Francis Darling

    by K. D. Bradshaw
    With his heart and soul in turmoil, Frank Darling returns to Nicaragua seven years after serving as a U.S. military advisor during the Contrarrevolucion in 1985, seeking penitence for his role in several sanctioned killings, unaware that he himself is the target of a murder plot by his former handler. A living example of traditional Appalachian culture, his blood-guilt cannot be assuaged by religion, counselors, or family. With a sense of atonement finally within reach, the confrontation pitting... more
  • Life Indigo, Book One: Kasper Mützenmacher's Cursed Hat

    by Keith R Fentonmiller
    Kasper Mützenmacher keeps a divine "wishing hat" locked in the wall safe of his Berlin hat shop. The Mützenmacher family has been cursed to sell hats ever since their Greek ancestor stole Hermes' teleportation hat in the fourth century. Kasper, however, doesn't mind making hats, and he loves Berlin's whiskey-fueled cabaret scene even more. But his carefree life of jazz and booze comes to a screeching halt when he must use the wishing hat to rescue his flapper girlfriend from the shadowy Klau... more

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