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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • THE ONLY BLUE DOOR: The moving story of three children, based on actual events in World War II

    by Joan Fallon
    Imagine you are a twelve-year-old girl; you have a happy life and a family that loves you, then bit by bit your life disintegrates and you find yourself alone, thousands of miles from home. It is September 1940, Maggie and her young siblings, Grace and Billy, are living in the East End of London with their mother. Their father has been killed at Dunkirk and their mother goes into hospital to have her fourth child, leaving the children with a neighbour. In one of the worst bombing raids of the... more
  • Spanish Lavender: Love in a time of war

    by Joan Fallon
    ‘Spanish Lavender’ is a love story set in the Spanish Civil War. In January 1937, Elizabeth, a young English girl decides to remain in Spain when the rest of her family are evacuated to Gibraltar. Alone in the devastated city of Málaga she makes friends with two young men, Juan, an idealistic Spaniard and Alex, a pragmatic Englishman. Together they make their escape from the war-torn city along the coast to Almeria. Amongst the death and carnage she falls in love with Juan, only to lose hi... more
  • SANTIAGO TALES: A journey in search of love

    by Joan Fallon
    A journey in search of love Beth is a woman whose life is falling apart; there are problems with her marriage, her career is in the doldrums and her health is not good. When she discovers her husband has been leading a double life she realises she has to get away from the cosy village life where everyone knows your business and spend some time alone. She decides to do something she has never done before. She embarks on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. \t As Beth walks the five... more
  • The House on the Beach

    by Joan Fallon

    Set in Spain, in the years after the Civil War, when the country is ruled by the military dictator Francisco Franco, this social drama tells the story of two women, friends since childhood. Rocio and Inma are different in every way, but nevertheless form a close friendship. We follow the lives of two girls—one rich, one poor— from childhood to maturity, as they share happiness, fears, disappointments, broken hearts and betrayals. Rocio is a shy and trusting girl, who becomes easil... more

  • A Fish Called Bad Eyes

    by Larry Golicz

    A young girl loses her glasses over the side of a boat onto a reef below.  They land on the face of a little fish and improve his vision.  The young girl dove  below saw and then heard Bad Eyes in her thoughts.   At that moment she  gifted the glasses to her new finned friend and left the reef with a promise to return.  The little fish goes on with some misadventure to meet the reef animals and learns with Marsha how to help keep the reef alive as a communit... more

  • It's A Long Way Down

    by Ian Canon
    To the outside world, David Emmeret Smith has it all. He's at the height of his acting career, is the envy of his peers, and is in a loving, committed relationship. But, on the cusp of the biggest night of his life, one impulsive decision after another begins a downward spiral which puts everything he holds dear at risk. What follows from there is a hedonist's love affair with drugs, depravity, and destruction.

    by Thelma A. Giomi
    The strength of this novel is in the dynamic development of each of the four main characters. Individually, as couples and as friends Ian, Lauren, Nikki and Paul, find themselves facing unexpected and often unearned challenges in their lives. Surviving life’s most daunting ordeals they find that these events break their hearts leaving them able to become the heroes of their own lives. Shatter My Heart is the compelling story of four unique and gifted individuals who find that to live fully they ... more
  • The Weekend Warriors

    by James Burke
    What if the Cold War suddenly ran red hot? That's the tantalizing premise of Burke's debut novel, which unfurls the grim historical possibilities. The author, a former reservist, does an admirable job of depicting the honor and courage of such part-time soldiers, whose commitment is often as steadfast as their full-time counterparts'. Also, his portrayals of combat violence are stunning and chilling by turns. Overall, this is a work of both literary and historical appeal virtue. A well-researc... more
  • Secrets to Tame a Mystical Dragon: Cracking the PTSD Code... Now You Have a Choice

    by Sharron Gleason
    What are our deepest, darkest emotions? How did we get them? How do we get rid of them? These emotions that hold us back in life, preventing us from achieving our personal happiness, hopes, and dreams. The uncontrollable urges and negative feelings of anger, rage, anxiety, fear, paranoia, frustration, dissociation, and chaos ruling our daily lives bringing to us and drawing into our world, more of the same. How did we get to this point? How do we get out? This is the author's personal story of e... more
  • The Rag Doll Gift

    by Karen Richards Toothaker
    On their sixth birthdays all of Gran's grandchildren get a special handmade rag doll from her. Kimberly is the youngest of the cousins and the last to get her doll--so there are "ten cousins and nine rag dolls." But when Gran dies suddenly, Kimberly feels "sad and lonely, angry and confused." She will miss her Gran and all their special times cooking and gardening together, and she will never have her special doll made just for her from Gran. Or will she? Gran has one final special gift fo... more
  • Grand Theft Octo

    by Niels Saunders
    When Jonathan Doe is fired from his office job for stealing too much stationery, he becomes an entrepreneur of businesses the world has never seen. Professional plant-waterer, freelance taxidermist—he’ll try anything. After a disastrous start, he moves onto professional octopus teasing. Will he fail again or make his fortune? Is he really a professional or just a con artist? Desperate to succeed, his plans become more outlandish, from stealing theme park mascots at gunpoint to fighting derang... more
  • Jack's Extraordinary Pack of Adventure

    by Lisa Coriell
    Jack's tired of his hikes being so short, so hum-drum, and so blahhhhh. Jack discovers that when he packs what he needs for the outdoors, he is free to enjoy nature, and to see the adventure in what he finds. In this action-filled, outdoor education adventure book, filled with bright illustrations to satisfy little eyes, Jack learns a thing or two about being prepared for safety, protection and emergencies in nature. This colorful children's book inspires young minds to spark a life-long intere... more
  • Through Their Tears 9781483477404

    by Maureen Eaton
    “ Finally they came for me and demanded to be taken through my home, and after looking it over decided they wanted it. I begged them to leave one room in which to sleep with my children while I waited for news of my husband. They refused at first, then permitted me to take the small room upstairs. Every night they were so drunk i eventually had no choice but to leave.” And so begins the harrowing journey of Nadejhda and her two young children, as they fled Russia during the Bolshevik Revolutio... more
  • Island Fever (Jimjeran)

    by Sarah Carrell
    Based on Sarah Carrell's first-hand experience teaching in the Marshall Islands in the 90s, Island Fever is part cultural memoir and love letter to the islands, part sweet-hearted love story. Carlie Beecher, a spunky American with a penchant for putting her foot in her mouth, leaves her fiancé in the states on the hunt for adventure, volunteering for a term on a tiny atoll in the Marshall Islands. Carlie is lucky to find a friend in fellow volunteer and local school teacher Campbell MacReid, w... more
  • My Friend Marilyn

    by Christopher Lentz
    After being named Marilyn Monroe's assistant, a sassy small-town spinster is surrounded by show-biz temptations and hidden dangers. Together, the blonde bombshell and the big-and-bold bombshell-dropper discover how hearts can sometimes see what eyes cannot.
  • Blue Sky Morning

    by Christine Maier
    Emily had the perfect life—a great job, a loving family, and loyal friends. She was even about to get engaged. But it all came to an end instantly when she has a car accident leaving her broken physically and mentally. When she finally hits rock bottom, she finds the courage to change her life. She takes her settlement money and travels the world. Through the experiences and the people she meets along the way, she rebuilds herself to live the life she was meant for.