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  • Joachim: The Heretic

    by M. L. Stainer

    In this sequel to Joachim's Magic, Joachim Gans and his apprentice, Reis Courtney, return to England after the failed 1585 exploration. The Jewish metallurgist, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, is sent to Bristol to work on ways to make saltpeter for gunpowder. Prejudice follows them everywhere. At a local inn, Joachim is asked if he believes Christ is divine. He's tried for blasphemy by replying, "What need hath God for a son, is he not Almighty?" The Bristol court can't reach a decision and se... more

  • Waiting on Zapote Street: Love and Loss in Castro's Cuba

    by Betty Viamontes
    This novel is based on a true story. In 1968, Rio left Havana, Cuba to travel to Spain and later, to the United States. His wife and three small children, the oldest three years old, would join him as soon as he obtained a job in the United States and saved money for their trips. However, in 1970, the Castro government stopped allowing people to leave Cuba. His wife, Laura, and children were forced to stay in Cuba. This is a story about the power of love. How long would you wait for the one you ... more
  • The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow

    by Laini Giles
    Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she’s embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. But on the plus side, she’s climbing the ladder in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow. Clara is a handful. The “It” Girl of the Jazz Age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, smoking, drinking bootleg hooch, and bursting with sex appeal. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous. Hoping to impose a littl... more
  • Ralphy the Rabbit

    by David L Wallace
    Ralphy goes on a journey where he discovers what he thought was a flaw in himself is actually something unique that makes him special. Poor Ralphy the Rabbit always felt he was different. He hated his ears and couldn’t hop as fast as the other baby rabbits in the pet store. None of the kids ever selected him. One day, a curly-haired girl named Marta locked gazes with him and they knew they were meant for each other. Fun times lay ahead for Ralphy in his new home, hopping on the family furn... more
  • Free Fall to Black

    by John H. Cunningham
    Travel back to 2006 and the penultimate moment of Buck Reilly's former success when he discovers the crypt of the Mayan Serpent King and royal treasury in Guatemala, then marries top super model Heather Drake, and bask in his fifteen minutes of fame--before it suddenly blows apart. By 2008, with the world economy on the brink of collapse, Buck and Jack Dodson's company is already under siege due to fraud, backstabbing and greed that turns their friends and family alike into adversaries. Hubri... more
  • When Brothers Meet

    by John Henry Hardy
    In the interest of world peace. That is the pretense for a meeting between America and a coalition of China, Russia, India, and Saudi Arabia. It is 2041, and the US president, Constance Higgins, recognizes the invitation for what it is. The countries are demanding a payment of gold. Previous administrations have sunk America into trillions of dollars of debt after giving citizenship and Social Security benefits to wave after wave of illegal aliens. Now, other countries scoff at the solvency of... more
  • One to Ten: Squirrel's Bad Day

    by Carole P. Roman
    Squirrel is running along a tree limb when she trips, losing all her acorns into the rushing water of the river below. Angry and frustrated, she doesn't know what to do. Her good friend, Rabbit, lends both a sympathetic ear as well as a solution. Rather than get angry, Rabbit tells her, rate the problem on a scale of one-to-ten. By identifying and realizing the true importance of the issue, the issue may not seem so overwhelming. Adorable forest creatures help the sad squirrel put everything int... more
  • I'm In Charge! & Other Stories

    by Henry Vogel

    A young prince is left in charge of the kingdom and has a wonderful time giving orders. When the prince goes too far, he learns a lesson about being in charge.

    Seven Silly Brothers away from home for the first time in their young lives. They get into very silly trouble and make a very silly plan to fix everything. When their plan doesn’t work, they end up in real trouble.

    A king comes up with three questions to help him find a suitable prince to marry his daughter. But what ... more

  • The Seduction Challenge

    by Akwesi Phillips
    Four friends join a secret cabal of wannabe seducers, united by their hatred of dating apps and the Internet, and go on the hunt for seduction selfie points across Europe.
  • The Ordinarily Extraordinary Life of Briony

    by Purbeck Wintour
    Meet Briony Denley...under-appreciated wife, underwhelmed mother, and unchallenged mojito drinker. A move to a new house and an extended lull in her sex life with her workaholic husband leaves Briony Denley pondering new possibilities for her life. Not content with 'making her own sunshine' thanks to the freebies procured by PR pal, Kate, who has just bagged a sex toy account, Briony is left wondering if her charming new neighbour, Cosmo, might possibly have a (not so) soft spot for her. Ho... more
  • Salvation Row

    by Christopher Goben
    Sarah Riggs had trickled a number of deaths across America. Ruthless and cold the media said she was. Many called her a monster. Now on death row she has only hours to live. When the grace and mercy of God came to be. She would find his salvation. Through revealing her untold testimony to a Pastor, she comes to understand God's unconditional love and wisdom.She is given a transformation in the Holy Ghost. Leading the rest of her life down a twisted chain of events to the final conclusion of Salv... more
  • The Prize: Tales from a Revolution - Vermont

    by Lars D. H. Hedbor
    Caleb’s father is serving with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys as the long-anticipated open war against the British rages up and down the length of Lake Champlain. Between his duties on the family farm and constant worry about his father’s safety, the young man’s attentions are already fully occupied when a fateful encounter with an unlikely neighbor changes everything. Pulled into new intrigues and new friendships, Caleb finds himself on a path that changes his life – and which will affect th... more
  • The Light: Tales from a Revolution - New Jersey

    by Lars D. H. Hedbor
    As his world erupts in open warfare, Robert Harris’ Quaker faith guides him away from the use of violence for any purpose, even if the war could lead to the loss of his freedom to practice that faith. Finding a balancing point between this existential threat and the commands of his inner light, while struggling against the chance effects of war, Robert must also face the challenge of an implacable foe, determined to destroy him at any cost. He must rely on the quiet guidance of his conscience to... more
  • The Smoke: Tales from a Revolution - New-York

    by Lars D. H. Hedbor
    As the quiet cycle of life in the forested realm of the Skarure is shattered by the outbreak of war between the British and Colonial forces, the old alliances of the Haudenosaunee Confederation are pulled in divergent directions, pitting brother against brother, even within the clans. Thrust into the middle of this maelstrom, young Joseph Killeen’s fate will hinge on the care of an unexpected community, who will help him decide not only what is right and wrong, but ultimately, who he even is.
  • The Declaration: Tales from a Revolution - South-Carolina

    by Lars D. H. Hedbor
    A hardworking tobacco farmer in the Carolina Uplands, Justin Harris wants only to provide for his family. The outbreak of revolution turns his life upside down, and he cannot anticipate how even his seemingly most inconsequential actions will touch the lives of generations yet to come. Through crushing setbacks and hard-won victories, Justin’s perseverance serves as a gift to his descendants.
  • The Break: Tales from a Revolution - Nova-Scotia

    by Lars D. H. Hedbor
    Susannah Mills is an ordinary young woman of the Massachusetts-Bay Colony, more interested in skipping her school lessons than in the the growing rebellion against King George. But when the rebellion hits home, everything changes. Her quiet life is shattered, and she has to flee to Nova Scotia with her father. They find what feels like a safe haven in Nova Scotia, and she is just settling back into some sense of normalcy–but is there any safe place when an empire is at war with itself? E... more

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