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by James D. SnyderSwashbuckling Pedro Menéndez and his explorers reached South Florida hoping to find gold and silver. They'd also make Christians of docile natives, who would happily mine ore and raise crops for the tables of Europe. Instead, they confronted a fearsome confederation of tribes that had been a nation for longer than Spain itself. An epic story, true to actual dates and events. But it's told through the life of a Calusa Indian boy, from gathering fibers and berries for his single mother to his cru... more
by Steven CrownProfessor Aranare Rusa works in a Cambridge University teaching history and he has a passion for all things Atlantis. On discovering a vase, he brought online leads to his adventure of finding, escaping and the leaving of them to places unknown.
by Rizwan AsadWhen naughty little Mitten asks Nessie why she never falls for his tricks, Nessie answers with a tale of experience. She’s “been there, done that!” Told in gentle rhymes, City Kitties is more than a story about knowing the value of experience. It’s about knowing which experiences are truly valuable.
by Douglas FergusQuirky, absurd, satirical, laugh-out-loud short stories.
by Betty BolteFury Falls Inn in 1821 Alabama. A place for ghosts, witches, and magic. A place of secrets and hidden dangers. A place where Daniel Fairhope’s family kept shocking secrets from him. Now he must protect his sister and her powerful magic from two angry, demanding witches and a witch hunter intent on ridding the area of witches, all while convincing the captivating woman he meets at the inn to trust him before she breaks his heart.
by Anders Roseberg
The Braggin’ Dragon is a fun book that teaches children how to compliment, be positive, and reap the rewards of positive energy and friendships.
Meet a dragon that can’t help himself from bragging. He brags all the time, but the problem is he starts to lose friends doing so.
I’m faster than Horse, of course. That’s not how you jog, Frog! And just like that, Frog and Horse don’t want to spend so much time around Drago... more
by Kem RichardsDetermined to climb the corporate ladder, Marcella strays down a dark path in the wake of devastating events.
by Daniel V. Meier, Jr.April 1979: Ken Verrier and his wife, Sam return to Liberia to buy diamonds. They did not return to get caught up in a rice riot and a coup d’état. But that’s what happens. Ken witnesses and unwittingly participates in a period of Liberia’s tumultuous yet poorly documented history—the overthrow of the Tolbert presidency and ultimately the end of the Americo-Liberian one hundred thirty-three years of political and social dominance. Details of President Tolbert’s assassination are sketchy to th... more
by Clare JohnsonThis Christmas poem weaves the heartwarming fictional journey of an unlikely friendship into the traditional Biblical account of Jesus' birth and tells how the arrival of the Savior challenges the heart of one girl to choose love over the acceptable social norm of her day, in a culture marked by rigid distinctions between social classes. Through this story children will learn to value diversity, acceptance, and love for others regardless of their social status. Based on a ballet production, ... more
by Michael MartinThe Mick and Marie Story is an action-packed adventure story with mountain climbing, cliff dancing, hang gliding, boating and murder with a constitutional, save-freedom-of-speech twist. Our heroes, Mickey Swift and Marie Sweet, team up as photographer and reporter to get a story about a phony animal rescue shelter operating under a government tax exemption grant. Marie got the story lead from the director of the California FBI Office. Paul Du Pree, Marie’s spurned ex, fed her the info in an atte... more
by Kathleen MorrisAngel’s Refuge is no refuge at all for the orphans it houses. When sixteen-year-old Josie Fallon finds herself on the way to a brothel, she escapes along with two of her friends, and is taken in by a former outlaw who teaches them survival skills, finding Josie a quick learner, especially with a gun. His ranch is a haven for many on the edge of the law and when it’s attacked, Josie and three of her friends ride out to dispense vengeance to those responsible. Wanted for murder and on the run to C... more
by Michael BuettnerAn epic exploration of love, spirituality, and sensuality in a violent, power-mad world, Presence tells the story of two young people who meet while they’re living on the street in Washington D.C. amid the upheavals of the late 1960s: Jason, the bookish introvert, and Mira, the wild and beautiful novice prostitute. Alienated from their deeply dysfunctional families, they find in each other something they’ve never experienced before – love – and a chance to make up their own ways of loving, witho... more
by Debu MajumdarNight Jasmine Tree, a Somerset award-winning contemporary novel, describes the hidden backstory of an Indian man’s immigration to the U.S. The high caste protagonist fell in love with a lower caste girl in college, but she was rejected by his very conservative family. They married, but deep emotional wounds continued to torment him even after they were well settled in the U.S. The past cannot be willed away. Later, the arresting stories of his childhood and youth he innocently tells his Am... more
by Debra FinermanDoes true love really last forever? Can it even transcend death? You Lucky Dog is a light hearted novel that presents the deeper mysteries of life and a love that endures every obstacle- even death. Jake and Emma are destined to be soulmates even when he dies in a car crash and his soul is mysteriously transferred into the body of Emma's adorable Westie. They have fun, laugh together and cope with the challenges all couples face. Just a bit differently, that's all. Bonus: There's a surprise endi... more
by Gloria ZachgoCarl, Hannah, Nathan, and Sarah each take you with them in their essence and dialect. They struggle for their family. They show grit and determination for their land. They open their hearts for those who join them, as a new voice is added, saying, “I couldn’t help but wonder how much our life was going to change in ways I had not even considered.” This is the sequel to Never Waste Tears.
by Olaolu OgunyemiHorace may not feel well, but he realizes that greeting his friends really brightens their day! Sometimes a warm smile and a wave is the best medicine anyone can ask for. Come practice animal sounds and sight words with Horace as he greets his friends in the language that each of them can understand!