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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Blue Dust Days

    by Laura McGrail
    Dessie and her brother Lem live a hard-scrabble life in an Eastern Kentucky coal mining town during the Great Depression. When their house burns down, Lem must become a miner -- a fate far different from his dream of working with horses. Determined to help Lem escape the mine, Dessie leads him to Lexington and jobs as stable hands at Rutledge Farms. There, Dessie and Lem become entangled in mysterious events centered on Star of Destiny, an emotionally-damaged thoroughbred in training for the ... more
  • Snake

    by Edward Arruns Mulhorn
    The ley is a world apart. A paradise, a prison. A raw and elemental wilderness; a place of lost innocence. Bowing to seasons, to wind and to fire, to the shocks that nature thrusts upon it. Within its labyrinth of reed, creatures search and stumble blind. Vengeful, beautiful, unforgiving. Living and thriving, surviving and dying, feeding off themselves. Into this merciless world the girl is lured irresistibly. She is drawn to it, repelled by it, drowned in its subterfuge and shame. T... more
  • BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles

    by Randi Sherman
    Imperfect, impervious and improving Brenda Cankles is an unlikely heroine. Unfazed by the enduring censure of society, she is determined to realize the fabulous life that she has always believed is her destiny.
  • The Lion and the Fox: A Novel of Machiavelli's Florence

    by Sylvia Prince
    Exiled, isolated, and depressed, Niccolo Machiavelli longs to return to power at any cost—but with the threat of torture still hanging over his head, Niccolo must bend to the will of the powerful Medici family. When a mysterious letter sends him to investigate the murder of a Medici, Niccolo stumbles into a dangerous world of rich young patricians, mysterious prostitutes, and shocking violence. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Renaissance Florence, Machiavelli must rely on his wits to n... more
  • The Zorzi Affair: A Novel of Galileo's Italy

    by Sylvia Prince
    In the rich world of Renaissance Venice, daughters are valuable commodities. But Zaneta Lucia refuses to be bartered away on the marriage market. Instead, she flees to Padua to study science. The only catch: she has to disguise herself as a boy to enroll at the university. Her new life seems perfect, but it can't last forever.
  • On the Shoulders of Giants

    by Malcolm Ivey
    \tThe last time Izzy saw his mother’s trailer was through the rear window of a Dodge Aries driven by a social worker with the Florida Division of Children and Families. He was four years old. He spent the remainder of his childhood bouncing around the state foster care system. Always the outsider, introverted and awkward, he assumed he was exempt from things like friendship and love … until he met Scarlett McGhee. \tPharaoh Sinclair was born in a women’s correctional facility. The illegitimate ... more
  • Redeeming Grace

    by Smoky Zeidel
    It’s the early twentieth century, and the tragic deaths of her mother and two younger siblings have left Grace Harmon responsible for raising her sister Miriam and protecting her from their abusive father Luther, a zealot preacher with a penchant for speaking in Biblical verse who is on a downward spiral toward insanity. In the midst of his delusions, Luther believes God has abandoned him and devises a plan to get back into His good graces—a plan that puts both his daughters’ lives in danger and... more
  • Flowers in the Snow (Betty's Book) (The Edenville Series) (Volume 1)

    by Danielle Stewart
    If you step across the threshold of Betty Grafton’s house, you can be sure of two things: she’ll feed you until you’re ready to bust and she’ll love you before you even realize you’re worthy of it. As sad news forces her to relive the darkest moments of her life, Betty decides to share the story with those she loves. Revealing the hard truth about growing up in the South during the 1960’s is difficult but necessary. She tells the tale of how an unlikely friendship shaped her into the wom... more
  • What Beauty Tells Me

    by David Vigoda
    THE INNOCENT ALONE CRAVE JUSTICE \tAs a historic travesty of justice, the Dreyfus Affair may rank second only to the trial of Joan of Arc; in drama and significance, however, it was second to none. Meet the extraordinary actors in this twelve-year drama and the extraordinary ordeals they, and the entire nation, variously perpetrated and endured. SUZIE’S HORSE, AN OPERA MY HEART AIN’T BROKEN, IT’S JUST TAKING A BREAK CAMESTRES AND FELAPTON \tThree stories about three people passionately de... more
  • Jumbo Rabbit

    by Shelagh Watkins
    Jumbo Rabbit is the story of a small, grey rabbit who goes across the meadow with his sisters and brothers to raid Mrs. Grower's cabbage patch. When caught in the act, the rabbits scurry away and Jumbo falls behind. Then he has to find his own way home!
  • Hollywood Deception (Hollywood Headlines Mysteries Book 4)

    by Anna Snow
    From #1 Kindle, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday & Anna Snow... Tabloid reporter Allie Quick thinks she has the hottest story in Hollywood when she lands an exclusive with the scandalous Bobby Baxter—host of the exposé TV show Bobby Tells All. But when Bobby turns up dead just hours before her interview, Allie wonders just whom he was planning to “tell all” about. Between an angry fan, a crew full of disgruntled employees, an estranged wife, and a list of secre... more
  • Fragments of the Mind's Eye

    by Meelayo
    Journey through the mind of Andrew Donald, a man battling memory loss as he relives his life one fragmented memory at a time. Set in the early 1990's, Andrew recalls the memories of his senior year in high school, the first meeting of the future love of his life and the many uncomfortable moments for every teenager trying to fit in. Andrew is guided through these memories with assistance from a comforting doctor and nurse, piecing together the events that lead up to a climatic ending.
  • The Valkyrie Series: The First Fleet - (Books 1-3) Look Sharpe!, Ill Wind & Dead Reckoning: Caribbean Pirate Adventure

    by Karen Perkins
    The First Three Books in the Valkyrie Series of Caribbean Pirate Adventure for the Price of Two: Look Sharpe! Ill Wind Dead Reckoning Look Sharpe!: Henry Sharpe is a recently bereaved and bankrupt English earl who travels to the Caribbean to help his uncle run his sugar plantation. ​When he arrives, he finds his uncle has given up on that idea to lead a more exciting life as a privateer, earning a fearsome reputation as Captain Tarr. Ill Wind: Gabriella Berryngton is an unhappy a... more
  • Parliament of Rooks: Haunting Brontë Country

    by Karen Perkins
    No matter how hard life is, humanity has the power to make it bearable – or worse. Parliament of Rooks, the new historical paranormal novel in the award-winning Yorkshire Ghosts series, contrasts the beautiful, inspiring village of Haworth today with the slum – or rookery – it was during the industrial revolution: rife with disease, heartache, poverty, and child slavery in the mills. In 2017, life expectancy in the UK is 81. In 1848 Haworth, it was 22.
  • You're a Star, Thomas

    by Neil Alan

    The story focusses upon a young boy called Thomas who dreams of being famous and appearing on the television. He tries his hand at soccer, singing, cooking and 'mountaineering' to ascertain what talents will get him there, however, he is met with disappointing results. Fortunately, it is his mom who provides the ultimate answer as to what will really make him a star!

  • Ginger Smith and Billy Gee

    by Frances Barth
    In this singular abstracted land, six characters drive forward the story in "Ginger Smith and Billy Gee" by the painter Frances Barth. In the family of a graphic novel, but also like a graphic poem, this is a book in two acts and an Afterword, with interspersed dreams of the main character Ginger. It turns its focus cinematically on the darkly comic relationship developing between Ginger, a painter, and Billy, an aspiring writer, after Ginger is dumped by Billy's best friend. Four other chara... more

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