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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Christmas Cookie Returns

    by C. L. Fails
    What would you do if you woke up on Santa's plate? Snowman Jim, The Christmas Cookie, returns to the home that he loves just in time for Christmas Eve! How much trouble will he get into as he embarks on a wild romp through the house while his family sleeps? Read along to find the answer to two mysterious details; the truth about fluffy flickers, and the secret to many more returns. The Christmas Cookie Returns: Fun on the Run, adventure awaits on Christmas Eve!
  • The Christmas Cookie

    by C. L. Fails
    "Lay out those cookies for Santa," said Dad. The children giggled with excitement as they laid the milk and cookies on the fireplace hearth. Snowman Jim awakens on Christmas Eve to find himself on a plate for Santa Claus. Follow along as this adorable cookie bounds across presents in search of a way to avoid being eaten. Will he escape or will he find it in his heart to stay with the home and family he loves so much?
  • Ella and One Big Dream

    by C. L. Fails
    What do you want to be when you grow up? What makes a dream one worth chasing? How do we share them with others without fearing their laughter? This whimsically illustrated story holds all the answers. Dive into this book with a timeless tale about holding onto your dreams, even when others don’t seem to understand them. A visit to Story Hour introduces Ella to friendly foes and a new story (A BONUS READ for you) that leaves her with more questions than answers. Luckily, Ella has two Dream Ke... more
  • Ella and One Rough Day

    by C. L. Fails
    Young Ella is back as a fun trip to her grandparents house takes a frustrating turn. Growing up is hard! There is so much to discover and all that learning takes time. Not “yet” knowing how to do what you really want to do can be tough. But one rough day does not make a life. Growth happens everyday in the tiniest of steps. It all starts with a shift in your mind. Fill up your cup with Ella, and read along as one rough day turns to gold in this empowering tale about growth and finding potenti... more
  • Ella and One Tiny Thing

    by C. L. Fails
    "The world is so big and I am so small...why does it matter what I choose to do?" asks the precocious and wide-eyed preschooler, Ella. Take a peek into this conversation between mom and daughter in a book that seeks to answer the age-old question of the meaning of life, while promoting the immeasurable power of one. Does it matter what your actions are? Can one person really change the world? Find the true answer in, Ella and One Tiny Thing, by C.L. Fails, the author/illustrator of The Christmas... more
  • Before We Died

    by Joan Schweighardt
    In 1908 two Irish American brothers leave their jobs on the docks of Hoboken, NJ to make their fortune tapping rubber trees in the South American rainforest. They expect to encounter floods, snakes, malaria, extreme hunger and unfriendly competitors, but nothing prepares them for the psychological hurdles that will befall them. Before We Died, the first in a three-book "rivers" series, is a literary adventure novel set against the background of the South American rubber boom, a fascinating but l... more
  • Rory Aqua Adventure Man

    by Michelle Path
    Rory Aqua Adventure Man is a toy with a dream. All he wants is a new home and someone to play with — otherwise he faces the toyshop’s terrifying Shredder! Rory’s wish comes true but, after being swept out to sea on a trip to the beach, he finds himself on an epic adventure to find his way back home. Along the way he meets weird and wonderful characters and finds himself in strange and scary situations that he had never dreamed of being in. Rory soon finds out that his happily ever after is very ... more
  • Storm Sparrows

    by Marie Thompson

    How does a family dig itself out of despair and destitution? In the case of the Chester Family, it is through a woman named Lilly. Storm Sparrows by Marie Thompson Born to poverty and all its limitations, sweet Maggie McLellan’s expectations from life were few. Her father and brother were lost to war, leaving her solely under the influence of her dominating mother, Rose. As WW1 ends, handsome Frank Chester comes into Maggie’s life, and immediately sweeps her off her feet. They mar... more

  • Gym Class Hero

    by Martin Parks Kalmbach
    Life is throwing a lot at Stevie Kalkannes as he begins his Junior year at Jackson High School. As basketball season approaches in northern Ohio, Stevie wonders whether he should return to playing a game he loves after being the star of the team in junior high, then giving it up in defiance of an overbearing father, a bombastic sports talk show host now divorced from Stevie's mother - and a very critical older brother, a former star player at Stevie's school. Adding to Stevie's high school quan... more
  • Kim Than: The General's Gold

    by Stephen Richey
    Eight aging veterans of the Viet Nam decide to go afer ten tons of gold left in a cave at the end of the Viet Nam war.
  • NEW LIGHT (Fiction)

    by Lahcen Laanaba
    Mourad EL Jaw, fifty- eight years old, married. Despite his graduation and qualifications, job cuts drove him to a monotonous life. An agnostic as from his twenties in an Islamic country where thinking different could be blasphemous. The mosque and spiritual way of life was a way to escape to the routine and domestic scenes. Days are running on the same rhythm, praying and sitting in the coffee shop. The mosque was the refuge to seek a spiritual comfort. However, he avoids all contact with be... more
  • Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill

    by Lee Wind
    To fix his life, bullied and closeted fifteen-year-old Wyatt goes public with real historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy—triggering a backlash and media firestorm that might destroy everything he cares about.
  • Sugar Street

    by M.J. Pullen
    In the idyllic Atlanta suburb of Sugar Mills, four women are struggling to keep their marriages alive and lives fulfilled in the hectic whirl of the middle-class suburbs. Adventurous Jess adores her sportswriter husband, but he’s more likely to fall asleep than to respond to her creative attempts at seduction. Delia agreed to an open marriage when she had nothing to lose; but now that the reality of her choice has settled in, she feels a void that no direct sales party can fill. Infertility ... more
  • Hamlette

    by M Pepper Langlinais
    Nerissa Dey is living out a Shakespeare play and hoping to avoid the tragic ending. When her A-list actor father dies suddenly, Nerissa flies home from boarding school to discover her mother has married her uncle. Not only that, but her dead dad's ghost asks her to avenge him. With the help of her friends, Nerissa sets out to do just that.
  • The Mystery of Julia Episcopa (The Vatican Chronicles Book 1)

    by John I Rigoli & Diane Cummings
    In ancient Rome, a woman flees for her life. Her enemies are those she once called ‘brother’. Hidden beneath her blue cloak are secrets men will kill for – forgeries that prove the newly self-appointed bishops are not followers of the way, but pretenders who have seized power and will stop at nothing to shape this new religion to their own ends. Now, Julia – a woman who had once walked with Mary Magdalene and taught alongside Paul must preserve the legacy of the apostles in the face of terrifyin... more
  • Nobody's Angel

    by Linda Freeny
    Detective DAVID KINCAID, is obsessed by finding out who a dead Jane Doe is, and how she came to be in that garbage ridden New York Alley. He believes her death was not an accident overdose, but murder. His quest takes him to the small town he was raised in, and to an older woman who seduced him when he was just sixteen. To his dismay, he still attracted to the woman, and still loves the fantastic sex they had and finds himself unable to stay away from her. He is caught off guard by the fact tha... more