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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Adventures of Tom Finch, Gentleman

    by Lucy May Lennox

    18th century London comes to life in this delightful, witty romp through high and low Georgian society among rakes, rovers, thieving whores and demireps, highway robbers, bigamists, and duelists, bisexual opera divas, castrati, mollies, and cross-dressers, lecherous aristocrats, and headstrong ladies.

    Tom Finch, a conductor and composer in London's Covent Garden, approaches life with boundless good cheer and resilience. As for his blindness, to him it's merely an inconvenience, ... more

  • Flowers by Night

    by Lucy May Lennox

    Japan, 1825: Low-ranking samurai Uchida Tomonosuke is a devotee of the way of manly love, but he has never pledged himself to another man. Until one day he accidentally crosses paths with Ichi, a beautiful blind masseur who challenges everything he thought he knew about love between men. Ichi is independent and confident, but his blindness means he is considered a non-person in the rigid social hierarchy. Tomonosuke is torn between his passion for this elegant young man, and ... more

  • Pharo and the Clever Assassin

    by Steve Skurka
    “Some crazy fellow just shot the president.” President William McKinley is shot by an American anarchist at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. He dies several days later and a local lawyer, Burford Simmons, is assigned to defend the anarchist killer. Burford, though, is mysteriously kidnapped on the first day of trial. The lead investigator is aided by Clarence Darrow and by Burford's crafty and determined wife, Pharo. Will the group be able to locate and rescue Burford b... more
  • Charles and Charlie

    by Tod Benjamin
    In 1914, Charles Stoker, a brilliant engineer with a wife and young son, is encouraged to join the RFC by his employers. He returns in 1918, a physical wreck who refuses all offers of help from or contact with his former employers. In 1926, Charles is shockingly killed. Thereafter his wife Millie begins to uncover hidden secrets. When, in 1928, their son Charlie, an innocent, goes to college, something happens to turn his life plans upside down. Like his father before him, he faces the devastati... more
  • Hello, Forever Home? It's Me, Kona

    by Peggy Ducky
    This is a story about a shelter dog named Kona and her first few weeks at her new home. She's wondering if this will be her forever home where she will no longer be lonely and sad (like her days at the animal shelter). At the new home, she participates in different fun activities with her new mom but causes mishaps & awkward moments and wonders if she will be sent back to the animal shelter. Will her new mom have extra love, patience, encouragement and even ideas to help solve the lack of confid... more
  • The Lady of the Cliffs, Book Two of the Bury Down Chronicles

    by Rebecca Kightlinger
    Now nearly seventeen, Megge and Brighida must endure another brutal loss. And as they perform the rites of transition that precede a burial, Megge accepts a daunting new charge that carries consequences not even her cousin the seer can predict. It brings visions. Dreams. And voices that come to her as she goes about her work. A silken voice beckons her back to the cliffs of Kernow, which she has seen only in dreams. A commanding voice orders her back. And the menacing voice she’s heard since ... more
  • Tough Times

    by Sheri McGuinn

    A coming of age story with a thriller thread.

    "Tough times make you stronger, Michael, as long as you don't lie around feeling sorry for yourself." That's what his beloved step-father Swede said. Tough times are all they've had since Swede died.

    Now, while Michael stops to flirt with Shenia, his little sister goes home ahead of him. He's finally asked Shenia out when Missy calls, scared. He puts aside his irritation and tries to convince her that Mama wil... more

  • Marjorie Hart and the Tree of Life

    by Amanda Vink
    Seeing is believing… At least that’s what photojournalist Marjorie Hart lives by. But her life flips on its head when she receives a posthumous letter from her father. This letter puts the details of his death in question, and it also gives Marjorie the next clue in his lifelong search for the Tree of Life. However, Marjorie quickly discovers she’s not the only one looking for it. Across the globe and from ancient libraries to buried tombs, Marjorie’s quest forces her to test what she be... more
  • Ripley of Valor

    by Thoren Syndergaard

    Seventeen-year-old Ripley is the daughter of legendary parents. In a repressive medieval patriarchal society, she unwittingly becomes a lightning rod for change as she strives to fulfill her controversial ambition to become Valor's first female soldier.

    "She was a feisty, stubborn, impetuous, exasperating, infuriating thorn in Takeshi's side."

    "What she did was honorable. It was also dishonorable. Only Ripley could accomplish both at the same time.&
    ... more

  • Far On The Ringing Plains

    by Patrick E. Craig
    ISLANDS: Far On The Ringing Plains INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTSIn the spirit of The Thin Red Line, Hacksaw Ridge, Flags of our Fathers and Pearl Harbor.Realistic. Gritty. Gutsy. Without taking it too far, Craig and Pura take it far enough to bring war home to your heart, mind, and soul. The rough edge of combat is here. And the rough edge of language, human passion, and our flawed humanity. If you can handle the ruggedness and honesty of Saving Private Ryan, 1917 or Dunkirk, you can handle the power ... more
  • A Shiny New Toy

    by Mark Lado
    Chaos, frustration, & drama are exposed in the cubicles and behind closed doors. Author Mark Lado boldly tells a fictional story that treads on several ethical and moral situations found in business today; addiction, discrimination, diversity, dreams, fraud, firing, love, passion, promotion, racism, sarcasm, and sex. This realistic story also weaves in usage of lean business administrative management tools in a pragmatic way.
  • Of Sea and Sand: The Kerrigan Chronicles, Book II

    by Annie Daylon
    “IT IS A PARADOX, THE SEA. During this time of rumble and outrage, the North Atlantic, nonchalant, rolls on, set on creating at will. Within its swell are all the makings for good and evil, encompassing every possibility from the brightest of angels to the darkest of demons. I cherish its angels.” Spectral matriarch of the Kerrigan clan, Kathleen resumes the gripping story of the lives of her family: feisty daughter Clara, brave granddaughter Kate, and troubled son Kevin. Through the tribulat... more
  • Dancing to the Lyrics

    by Dwayne Ratleff
    Dancing to the Lyrics is a timeless coming-of-age tale. Through the eyes of the young protagonist, Grant Cole, we are offered a first-hand account of an African American gay youth who perseveres in spite of personal and family obstacles as Grant struggles to comprehend his own nature, his world, and the adults who populate it, he observes and emotionally reacts to the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Baltimore riots, the Vietnam War and more. For those of you who may have enjoyed “The Wire”, ... more
  • Thwarted Queen

    by Cynthia Haggard

    Award-winning author of Farewell My Life writes a saga about the Yorks, Lancasters & Nevilles, whose family feud inspired “Game of Thrones.”

     

    When Robert Baratheon died suddenly after a boar hunt, he left two young sons and an alarming wife.

    When Edward IV, King of England, died suddenly after a fishing trip in April 1483, he left two young sons, a dangerous wife, and war broke out, the Yorks (Starks) battling the Lancast... more

  • Bruce and the Long Spider

    by J.C. Martin

    "Bruce and the Long Spider" is a wonderfully illustrated children's picture book about a little boy who has a room all to himself until the day he stumbles upon a scary spider! Find out what happens when Bruce decides "It's time to be BRAVE" in this exciting kid's adventure packed full of imagination and fun.

  • Mail Girl

    by Jim Trainor

    Shelby Sims delivers the mail in rural Wisconsin, trying to move beyond her past wounds by caring for those along her routes. When the mail piles up at Mr. Riley’s old cottage, Shelby senses something is wrong, even though everyone assures her that he’s probably just gone fishing.

    Then, Shelby is the victim of an ugly incident at the post office. When she stands up for herself, she risks termination and perhaps prosecution. Impulsively, Shelby sets out in her old Buick, head... more

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