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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Hold Me Close: Revolutionary Faith Book One

    by Marguerite Gray
    Set in pre-revolution Charles Town, South Carolina, Hold Me Close takes the reader into the lives of immigrants. ordinary citizens, and prominent historical figures at a time in which decisions are made that will change the world. It is the first is a series of four historical novels and explores the role of faith in making important decisions.
  • The Outcasts of Eden

    by D J Presson

    Roberta Prescott Reed has been diametrically opposed to everything her father stands for in his business practices at Reed Public Relations for as long as she can remember. From her first public stand against him chained to a tree in a mud-spattered old growth forest in Oregon, she has devoted her life to countering the disinformation her father and his firm, representing the most egregious polluters on the planet, disseminates to discredit the environmental movement. After ten years on ... more

  • Forest Child

    by Heather Day Gilbert

    Viking warrior. Dauntless leader. Protective mother.

    Determined to rise above her rank as the illegitimate "forest child" of Eirik the Red, Freydis launches a second voyage to Vinland to solidify her power and to demand the respect she deserves. She will return home with enough plunder to force her brother, Leif, to sell her the family farm in Greenland.

    But nothing can prepare her for the horrors she must confront in Vinland...and nothing can stand in her way when her family is t... more

  • With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection

    by Sarah Kay Bierle
    Christmas comes every year in every era, reminding us to hope, trust, and have faith. This collection of 10 historical fiction stories features moments from America’s holiday past, reflecting inspirational ideas and traditional values. Characters search for Christmas meaning or seek to reconcile their struggles with a message of joy and peace. Each short story presents Christmas in a certain historical era and introduces new characters facing unique challenges. The historical settings incl... more
  • Twelve Feet Down

    by John Penteros
    Whoever said life would be easy … was a liar. A car wreck took away his father and his leg. But a year later, thirteen-year-old Joseph McKinnon has a mission and it begins with an underground construction project in the woods. Joe’s relying on dad’s buddy Fred to get the supplies he needs and to keep things secret from mom. Aside from that, Joe plans to finish the project alone—so he thinks. But help keeps knocking, people interfere, and the situation gets dangerous. If that’s not enough, J... more
  • The Actor? A Thriller and Love Story at the Height of the Cold War

    by Lee Welling

    “The Actor?” is a thriller and a love story at the height of the Cold War during the Cuban missile crisis. It is about the biggest star on Broadway in the 1950’s who is recruited by the CIA to lead a cultural tour to Russia. What unfolds is a fast-paced thriller, filled with danger, mystery and state secrets.

  • K My Name Is Kendra

    by Kamichi Jackson

    Fifteen-year-old Kendra James' life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions. Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra's loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she's not sure she'll ever recover. Will she survive this tragedy...or will she hit rock-bottom befo... more

  • A Fine Witch For A Cat

    by Catherine Callie
    Shadow the cat isn't great at being a cat. The little black feline's not a good hunter, and he's more likely to fall over his tail than land on his feet. The night of the big storm starts a chain of events that will find Shadow lost in a world where he doubts his purpose, his abilities, and even the good in his heart. Will he master his new-found powers to save a child from the beast that murdered his witch?
  • Dream Storeys

    by Clara Chow
    What if you could dream up any building you like? What would it be? How would constructing it change our lives? A mall self-destructs, and a single mother vanishes. A tree house for orphans and old folks is torn apart by an act of mercy. A ferris wheel becomes a political prison. In this collection of nine tales, Clara Chow examines an alternative Singaporean landscape—one that exists only on paper—and the people we might be in it. A former newspaper correspondent, she interviews nine archite... more
  • The Last Leaf

    by William Baldwin
    THE LAST LEAF, is a beautifully illustrated story about a special leaf whose courage and tenacity helps him overcome defeat. This is a story that expresses triumph over adversity and celebrates the underdog. THE LAST LEAF begins on a fine day in early spring as the newly sprouted leaves on The Great Oak Tree laugh when they see a small misshapen leaf blossom on their branch. The bright green leaves tell this odd leaf, named Crinkle, that he will surely blow off the tree with the first st... more
  • Noodles' and Albie's Birthday Surprise

    by Eric Bennett

    It was early Summer in the Antarctic.  As the temperature climbed to a balmy
    ten degrees below zero, Noodles and his friends were spending their long days playing in the snow and belly-sliding on ice.
    Today was December 24th, and it was Noodles’ birthday.  While Noodles’ parents were preparing for his party, Noodles frolicked on the ice with his friends. A group of red jacket wearing tourists were taking their picture.   While under the sea his best p... more

  • Blood of Pioneers

    by Michelle Isenhoff
    Hannah craves excitement, but all local adventures dried up long ago, when her parents unpacked their wagon on the Michigan frontier. Then war breaks out and her father and brother leave to fight the Confederacy. Hannah is left at home chafing under the boredom of never-ending chores--until unscrupulous speculators set their sights on the unmanned farm. The one place she longs to leave suddenly becomes the one place she'll risk everything to save.
  • Father Flanagan Laments

    by Denny Goetz
    This new novel features an addled priest who struggles riotously to please his god and repress his personal demons. It's anyone's guess which compulsion will come out on top. In this Rabelaisian satire of religious and sexual mores, we follow the struggles of an all-too human man of the cloth as he grapples with the hypocrisies of church and community. "...with inevitable reminders of satirists Mark Twain and Lenny Bruce - Denny Goetz offers up an unexpected chronicle, "penned" by an artfully ... more
  • Red Mountain

    by Boo Walker
    With its astounding beauty, cult vineyards, and Bohemian culture, Red Mountain attracts characters so colorful each of them is worthy of their own memoir. Some have come to hide; some have come to start a new life; some are looking for love. These beautifully diverse inhabitants will proudly tell you that Red Mountain, like a tiny island, is a place where everyone knows each other and goes out of their way for each other. But sometimes, these same bigger-than-life characters collide, causing pro... more
  • Happy Friends: 12 Animal Stories of Friendship and Adventure, One Happy Ending

    by Patricia Furstenberg
    When you see the best in every situation something magical can happen: you make new friends and discover that clouds do taste like ice-cream! Pete is an ordinary elephant with an EXTRA-ordinary gift. Little Tail is a small dog with a big heart and an even bigger wish, to see the snow. Usual animals found in unusual situations; one thing helps them all: friends, regardless of differences, old and new. Promises a smile per page.
  • Skeleton Dance

    by C. Jai Ferry
    After the death of her mother, a young girl must survive the eccentricities of her grandmother in this award-winning short story.

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