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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Warm Transfer

    by Laura Holtz
    Tamsen Peel isn’t happy in her marriage. Issues ranging from the run-of-the-mill to the run-for-the-hills plague her relationship with high-powered advertising executive Victor. Amid their lavish lifestyle in the uppermost echelon of Chicago elites Tamsen has lost her sense of identity and hope for the future. Enter an attractive and thoughtful young musician hired to give guitar lessons to the Peels’ special needs son, and Tamsen is ushered into the Warm Transfer [May 29, 2018, Gatekeeper Press... more
  • Mr. Show Business

    by Mark Carp
    Jackie Goldheart, born Jacob Goldman on the Lower East Side of New York, made it big as the first TV mega star in the early 1950s. As his career waned, he yearned desperately to return to the limelight. However, his final opportunity may lie with his illegitimate son, Evan Stromberg, who has authored a play Jackie wants desperately to appear in. The final casting will be done with the approval of Evan, who may not know Jackie is his real father.
  • Hope of Ages Past: An Epic Novel of Faith, Love, and the Thirty Years War

    by Bruce Gardner
    AD 1618 — When Peter Erhart, a young German Lutheran, comes to the aid of a frightened Catholic boy named Hans Mannheim at the outbreak of the Thirty Years War in Prague, he embarks on a life journey that will severely test his courage, humanity, and faith. A decade later, Peter, now married and pastoring in Magdeburg, Germany, sees this test begin in earnest when powerful rivals threaten his career and the war engulfs the city. As the Catholic imperial army approaches, Peter encounters Anna Rit... more
  • Not for me, please!: I choose to act green

    by Maria Godsey
    Luke is a wise, confident, and caring young boy. After seeing first-hand the damage caused to the environment and animals due to trash and waste, he’s changed his ways and now thinks and acts green. He believes he can have a big impact on the world around him and protecting the planet has become his new passion. Using his helpful phrase, “Not for me, please!”, he shares examples of how he chooses differently than others to act green. Luke hopes he can teach you why plastic, not recycling, an... more
  • No Mercy

    by Jaye Cherie
    No Mercy follows the growing conflict between rich music producer, Byron Mercy, and his troubled, twenty-one year-old daughter, Erica. Their rift has deepened over the years due to her promiscuous behavior and the persistent rumors about her. The family tension reaches a boiling point when Erica becomes pregnant from a man she refuses to identify. Byron finally gives her an ultimatum; she has two months to get out of the house, even though she's never lived on her own or held a job At the hea... more
  • Howard Be Thy Name

    by JoAnn Stevelos
    Compelling and touching--JoAnn Stevelos's, Howard Be Thy Name is a novel told with tenderness and even-handed compassion but expands into a fully realized portrait of the complexities of heartbreak, estrangement, secret lives, and abuse. Set in Albany, in 1968, we follow the story of Evie Edwards, divorced, and a mother of four children, who falls in love with Howard Russo, a newly ordained Catholic priest. Unyielding to the consequences their relationship will have on her children, Evie throws ... more
  • A Daffodil for Angie

    by Connie Lacy
    Set against a backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s, "A Daffodil for Angie" is a vivid coming-of-age novel about a teenager grappling with the kind of person she wants to be. Should she trust the adults who sent her father to Vietnam? Should she try to do something about attacks on the first black student in her class? Should she let her sexy boyfriend score a touchdown?
  • Peace of the puzzle: a novel

    by Hayley Morton

    Elena is desperate. Her husband was supposed to be her Lancelot, the man to rescue her from her cursed life. But knights in shining armour are hard to come by in twenty-first century Australia.

    A modern-day Lady of Shalott, Elena lives a loney, fear-driven life; fearful she is not good enough, likeable enough, smart enough, pretty enough or perfect enough. If only she could transform herself into an interesting, attractive person, her brave knight would appear and sweep... more

  • When the Magnolia Blooms

    by Annaliese Darr
    Fiona O’Flaherty’s quiet life in California is turned upside down when a killer cop’s obsession turns violent. With the help of the Four Amigos—a group of retired law enforcement officers—she changes her identity and flees to a farm in rural Virginia. Her life is in turmoil—she doesn’t have a job, she’s living in a dilapidated manor house that her mother inherited and her new roommate is a handsome ghost who left this mortal coil in 1865. To complicate matters, her new home, Danann Farm is a my... more
  • Peace of the puzzle: a novel

    by Hayley Morton
    Elena is desperate. Her husband was supposed to be her Lancelot, the man to rescue her from her cursed life. But knights in shining armour are hard to come by in twenty-first century Australia. A modern-day Lady of Shalott, Elena lives a loney, fear-driven life; fearful she is not good enough, likeable enough, smart enough, pretty enough or perfect enough. If only she could transform herself into an interesting, attractive person, her brave knight would appear and sweep her away to happy ever ... more
  • Captain Plop and the tour de recycle

    by Hayley Morton
    Dust off your pushbikes and don your purple lycra for a water recycling adventure like no other. Join Captain Plop as he races through three stages of water use and treatment- from the home to the treatment plant and back to the house and garden for reuse. This book uses a bicycle race theme to introduce primary students to the concept of treating wastewater for the purpose of reuse.
  • Captain Plop: the desalination adventure

    by Hayley Morton
    Ahoy me hearties! Come aboard for more swashbuckling Captain Plop adventures as he journeys through a desalination plant. From the intake pipe in the ocean to your tap at home, learn how Captain Plop transforms from Salt water to drinking water. This book assists young children to grasp the complex process of desalination by providing simplified explanations in the context of a fun, pirate-themed story.
  • Captain Plop's water-saving mission

    by Hayley Morton

    Join Captain Plop, water-saver extraordinaire, on a flushingly wet adventure through the underworld of Emily and Luke's home! This book teaches young children simple concepts for saving water at home, while entertaining them with a fun and engaging tale set within a household plumbing system.

    Available in print within South Australia. It has been converted to an apple and android 'app' format for global distribution.

  • A Friend of the Family

    by Mark Conte
  • ThinkBeings: what kind of ThinkBeing would you like to be?

    by Hayley Morton
    ThinkBeings is a fun, colourful, rhyming book which uses unique characters inspired by the thought bubble concept to promote self-esteem in children and highlights the connections between thoughts and feelings (an element of EQ)
  • You Can't Sell Right Field; A Cape Cod Novel

    by Brian Tarcy
    Every small resort town in America faces huge development pressures. This is the story of one such town. In the summer resort town of Vermouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, Cletis Bord is the town garbageman and the shortstop on the Townies softball team in the Vermouth Softball League. His best friend, Bobby Linster, the second baseman, just sold the Linster family land that is the right field of their longtime softball field. You can’t sell right field. Can you? You can if a well-dressed ... more

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