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by Richard PaikFormer biotech executive Brad is smart, idealistic, and unemployed. When he stumbles into an arrangement to coach the Marlins, a softball team of 11- and 12-year-old girls, he sets out to accomplish something. But accomplish what? At the outset of the season, he is told that, in this league, it’s not about winning. Brad would just as soon win, but he heeds the directive and chooses a simpler, alternative goal: Teach the game. Coax, cajole, trick and bribe: Teach the girls to run the bases agg... more
by Jamie Boud
In 2011 New York, Rachel is one step away from becoming invisible. Half a century earlier, confined in the clean, white walls of a mental hospital, Anna wishes she could be.
Rachel and Anna’s lives are woven together—one desperate to be seen, to find out who she is in the bright sunlight of New York and the dark shadows of her family history, and one frantically trying to sort reality from the fantasy in her head, to be known as a person before she’s lost to dull... more
by Kate Lance1930s England: and for a group of friends it seems as if the sunny days of sailing, flying and love will never end. A deepwater sailing ship takes restless young Eliza McKee to a new life in glamorous London, but when she meets the handsome star of a talking film it's not quite the life she expects. Eliza's brother Pete yearns to fly, and pilot Billie Quinn can teach him. Pete calls her a sarcastic, scowling Amelia Earhart, but it's Billie who knows how much Pete has to learn. Eliza's aunt, actr... more
by Sharon and Kierra LinenIn Billy the Bully, Addy is sad because she has been made to feel other than her classmates by a bully named Billy who tells her that she looks funny and makes fun of her. Addy’s mom later explains to her that sometimes kids bully because they might be hurting inside, and they take out those feelings on other people. Addy’s friends are supportive of her, even when Billy continues his mean streak. But the tide turns when Billy has a tragic accident and Addy and her classmates are able to put... more
by Sukey HughesIn 1749 feisty Saskia Klaassens sails from her abusive home in the Netherlands to work as nursemaid in Africa's Cape of Good Hope. At the wine estate, she is appalled by the slaves' lives even as love slowly burns for one, the stable master Titus. She struggles with the arrogant whims of her employers, all the while making lace and viewing life through its prism. When secret intrigues come to light, a storm of fear sweeps through the estate, and Saskia must decide where her loyalties lie - with ... more
by Nadia Soubhie
Choosing what is important and what is not is a challenge. Choices affect lives and feelings.
Hiba, an eight-year-old girl, wants to fill her glass jar with treasure. Her wise grandmother tells her what a true treasure is, but Hiba does not pay much attention.
Hiba goes outside; to the farmyard and starts her adventure searching for anything that appeals to her. She sees a squirrel and steals his nuts. Then she meets with a pirate parrot who tells her were his friends... more
by Sarah Branson
Pirates of New Earth
Kat Wallace is on a mission. After escaping tortuous enslavement and arriving in the pirate nation of Bosch, she sets her sights on ending the human trafficking that has flourished in 24th century Earth. As she moves to complete her mission, she finds friends, allies, and lovers. But her enslaver is on a mission as well: He wants her back and will stop at nothing to possess her.
Book 1 synopsis:
A Merry Lif... more
by Dorothy Mackevich MarksA father and son, duty bound by business, live continents apart. Will their legacy keep them together, or are they destined to drift? Father and son Victor and JP were never close, the distance between them only widening after the death of Frida, JP’s mother and Victor’s wife. Though they now run Les Beaux Châteaux together, they do it from separate continents. Victor lives in France and finds beautiful historical pieces with a classic French aesthetic. JP runs their New York storefront, sell... more
by Leo CohenCharlie Kenway and Frank Duckworth spent their first two years together in the same babysitter's crib, and then grew up, first next door to each other and then in the same trailer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although not brothers in blood, it was the only connection they were missing. Then fate in the form of bad luck deprives them of their father, and not much later, of their mother, spinning their life lines in completely opposite directions. It's the 1960's and Charlie Kenway ends up anonymo... more
by Sharon Gloger FriedmanA Sweeping Saga of Faith, Friendship, and the Enduring Bonds of Family It is 1785 and enforcers of the Spanish Inquisition are still hunting down and torturing conversos—Jews who outwardly converted to Christianity, but who practiced their Judaism in secret. When nineteen-year-old converso Anica Amselem refuses a cut of pork in Valencia’s marketplace, she and her husband Efren come under the suspicion of the Church as secret Jews, endangering their lives and that of their infant daughter Isabel... more
by Cecelia TichiIn her Fifth Avenue mansion in autumn, 1898, silver heiress Val DeVere learns a third young woman’s strangled body has been found nearby in New York’s Central Park. The victim could be someone like Val’s late mother—or her—for the Valentine Mackle DeVere is one generation from the Irish immigrants who now risk their lives toiling in the city that promised a better life. Heartsick, Val joins her well-connected husband, Roddy (Roderick Windham DeVere), to press the mayor for action, but scandal-... more
by Cecelia TichiNew York’s “Diamond Horseshoe” balcony in the Metropolitan Opera House glittered with ladies’ jewels in January 1899, and Society seated in private boxes heard Mozart’s murder victim sing his song of death—unaware that the sudden death of a “Coal King” in Box 18 will be ruled a homicide. When opera-goers Val and Roddy DeVere are asked to investigate (“on the q.t.”), Val finds herself suspected of complicity in the murder. The police have “material evidence” against her. Before a jury, Val’... more
by Anusha HSLord Ganesh is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. He is the first one to get worshipped before worshipping any other god. We can say in short that there is no Hindu who doesn't perform Lord Ganesh’s worship. In Ramayana Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Ganesh. In Mahabharata Lord Krishna had also worshipped Lord Ganesh. They have become the role models to the whole world. Before the beginning of any work it is common to worship Lord Ganesh. There are many Holy hymns on Lord Ganesh. Lord Ga... more
by Russ ThompsonHIGH-INTEREST NOVEL FOR RELUCTANT TEEN READERS. Nick Simonson is troubled, lonely, and sinking fast in high school after the death of his father. His teachers don't like him, his grades are falling, and he sees no future for himself. Additional tragedies occur that plunge him lower. Can he pick himself up and move forward? LEXILE MEASURE 520L.
by Erika BudDo your kids love exploring new places and getting lost in their imagination? Do they enjoy cool technology? The first book in the Travel Rangers series takes adventurous readers on a mission through Australia, where they will swim in the Great Barrier reef, climb the iconic Sydney Harbour bridge, meet some new animals, and even learn some fun Australian words and phrases. Amazing AR technology brings the book to life so everyone reading can truly experience Australia. Your kids won't w... more
by E.E. BurkeIn August, 1864, the once-peaceful river town where Becky Thatcher grew up is a hotbed for sedition. When suspicion falls on her upright father, the judge, the last man she needs help from is one she can't trust. Former beau Tom Sawyer has shown up unexpectedly, injured and missing critical memories. He offers to help vindicate her father, but his involvement further entangles Becky in a web of intrigue involving her disloyal cousin, Tom’s relentless brother, and a childhood friend who offers he... more