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  • The Alchemy of Charlotte Goodwin

    by Michelle Colston
    Sixteen year-old CHARLOTTE GOODWIN was a passionate and driven rising star with the Boston Ballet. With the help of GIGI, her flamboyant Parisian grandmother, she was raised by her father with virtually no knowledge of the mother who abandoned her when she was a baby. Now at the age of thirty-two, years after the untimely death of her father, a career-ending injury, and the passing of her dearest Gigi, Charlotte leads a disenchanted life in Boston. Her failed ballet aspirations have sent her... more
  • Into Spring - The Next Generation (sequel to Into Autumn)

    by Larry Landgraf
    Into Spring is the sequel to Into Autumn. Into spring is the next generation in Peaceful Valley. Sean and Robbie head for Corpus Christi in search of wives as there are no women for them at home. They are prepared, but no one could really be prepared for what they find there. The story goes back and forth between the hell they find in Corpus and the chaos which begins back home when a new family moves in. There is romance, humor, love, struggle and hardship, but also all the sex and violence you... more
  • We Live for Half-Moons

    by Weasel
    Derrick, a Dalmatian in his mid-thirties, is reeling after the death of his boyfriend Nick. Even with Nick's murderer thrown in jail, Derrick wallows in remorse and loneliness, a sorrow he buries in his sexual desires and appetites. Prowling through the night streets, Derrick discovers peace—or something like peace—when he discovers Ely, a local prostitute. Pinned against a money-hungry wolf pimp, the ghost of his former lover, and the conservative agenda, Derrick seeks more than just a place in... more
  • The Golden Rule

    by Sherrill S Cannon
    - What if you treated others the way you’d like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be? Robert and Kait decide to look for a golden ruler that their Mom has told them about, only to find out that she had meant Rule instead of ruler. What is this “Golden Rule”, and what does it mean? Please join in the children’s quest to discover how to follow The Golden Rule and meet many of the classroom friends you have met in previous books!
  • Choosing Grace

    by Susan Stark Hilt
    From high above on the mountain pass, Mt. Auburn looks like any other town. Divided by the railway shipping yard at its center and the Reservation on its eastern edge, a tenuous balance exists between its inhabitants and what comes and goes through town in open-topped freighters. To best friends Gin and Wayne, the rugged wilderness of northwest Montana is a place long on scenery and short on excitement. Only Grace, the local beauty, manages to capture their competing attentions. One hot,... more
  • Veil of Silence

    by K'Anne Meinel
    Five years ago, Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano disappeared when her helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Her wife held out hope for her return, but with no word from the army after all that time, she begins to realize she may have to move on without her. At the embassy in Kabul, a burqa-clad woman arrives at the gate with two young children in tow. The black-haired, brown-eyed woman looks like an Afghan native, but her American accent belies this. She identifies herself as Lieutenant Marsha Gagl... more
  • The Red Balloon

    by Susan Stark Hilt
    In a close-knit lakeside community, two families are separated by only the narrowest of dirt roads. It's the 1970's, a time of gin-soaked barbecues and carefree summer crushes and the families share a seemingly idyllic life amidst plush green lawns and soft breezes blowing in off the lake, relatively untouched by the outside world. Margaret and Dar share motherhood the way mothers do, carrying secrets of favored children and husbands' impossible expectations. Until one day. While busy tend... more
  • The Journey

    by N. V. Maresca

    In this humorous, touching, and heartwarming tale, an American couple embarks on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery while on a bus tour of Italy.

    Part comedy, part love story, part spiritual quest, The Journey follows the adventures of Nick and Laura Lobono as they and their fellow tourists cause mayhem from one end of Italy to the other.

    You are invited to ride along as the tour bus careens through Italy, sharing in the fun as Nick and Laura fend off an irate security gua... more

  • The Pearl and the Carnelian

    by Annabel Fielding

    Britain, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady's maid in a small aristocratic household. Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the tribulations of the new century. In the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy. Fragile and enthralling, Lucy can weave fascinating stories like a spider weaves her web. Armed with shre... more

  • Betrayed by a Butterfly

    by Jamie Elizabeth Tingen
    At fifty-eight, Magnolia Gardner Winston needs to find answers to a lifetime of questions. Before his death, Ashton, her lost love, contacted her with an enigmatic phone call that continues to haunt her. Ashton's twin brother Franklin has the answers Magnolia needs, but he's being infuriatingly obtuse.At the same time, Magnolia discovers a secret that shakes her entire life. The daughter she once thought dead is alive and now a woman in her forties.What connection, if any, does Ashton's final me... more
  • Butterfly Messages

    by Jamie Elizabeth Tingen
    We've all wished for it: THE CHANCE FOR A DO-OVER IN SOME PART OF OUR LIFE- THE GIFT OF MAKING THE MOST OF A SECOND CHANCE. Have you ever longed to reconnect with a long lost love and wondered, 'WHAT IF?" This is the dilemma facing Magnolia Gardner Winston after she stumbles upon an old photo of her first love, Ashton Lee Johnson, while packing for her 40th high school reunion. His reappearance into her life forces her to revisit heartbreak and relive the painful and bizarre events from that fat... more
  • Botticelli's Muse

    by Dorah Blume

    Relegated to an obscure Medici villa and the whims of an annoying patron half his age, Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli falls into a quagmire of indecision, insecurities, and depression. Once he meets Floriana, however, a Jewish weaver held prisoner at a nearby convent under the control of Sandro's estranged older sister Oslavia, everything changes. Although the Medicis hold the purse strings, Floriana—the inspiration behind his painting Primavera—holds his heart strings. ... more

  • In the Name of the Father

    by Allyson Olivia

    "In The Name Of The Father" is an inspirational novel about faith, family, and the power of forgiveness. As a man of God, husband and father, Lester was supposed to be his daughter's hero, instead he became the man she despised, and she could not move on until she forgave him.

    “This is a story I had to tell because I know we have difficulties throughout life that shape how we love ourselves and others. It is so important that we stop pretending life is perfect and sh... more

  • Saga of a Princess

    by Judith Martin
    Lana is a curious Jamaican princess who travels the world to learn about its people and cultures. While visiting Novgorod a Russian city, Lana learns about the saga of Efanda a brave Viking princess who once lived there. Princess Efanda was at home with her husband Prince Rurik when a group of men arrived from Novgorod a troubled city across the sea. Rurik is offered and accepts the throne of Novgorod but wants Princess Efanda to remain at home until he returns for her. Efanda insists on traveli... more
  • The Goddess of Beauty

    by Judith Martin
    The Goddess of Beauty is an exciting new children's book that takes you on a journey to ancient Africa where Goddess Oshun is loved and admired by everyone for her inner and outer beauty. When a young insecure girl on the island of Trinidad runs away from her village, she is approached by a Princess from Jamaica who tells her tales about Goddess Oshun. After hearing about Oshun, the young girl is no longer insecure, she accepts Oshun as a beauty icon and aspires to be like her.
  • The Growing Sweater

    by Jason J. Marchi
    GRANNY QUIGLEY has knitted a very unique sweater. To her surprise, every time she washes and dries the purple sweater with the white lace collar it grows . . . one size larger! What can she possibly do with a sweater that keeps growing? And will it ever stop growing? Ashley and Morgan, Granny s granddaughters, take charge of the situation in attempt to solve Granny s dilemma. The three travel the countryside looking for a home for the growing sweater. As the sweater grows unexpectedly for each n... more