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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Woman at the Well

    by Ann Chamberlin
    In the early years of Islam, three lives braid together. Khalid ibn al-Walid never lost a battle, either fighting against the Prophet Muhammad or for him. "Women no longer give birth to the likes of Khalid," the Prophet said. In old age, the general dictates his memoirs to a eunuch scribe, with a new perspective to all the blood he shed. In the desert oasis of Tadmor, twelve-year-old Rayah comes of age, accepting her new religion and her own power.
  • Dancing in Time, Playing with Fire

    by Sineidin O'Niall
    Dancing in Time, Playing with Fire is a novel based on actual events. It covers an "autobiographical" arc from the 1950s to the 2000s and from Monterey, CA to Sri Lanka to England before ending in the Supreme court of California. It also includes foods the author learned about at the time each chapter takes place. The second half of the book is a cookbook.
  • Only the Dying, Book I: The Widow's Prayer

    by Jude Joseph Lovell

    THE WIDOW'S PRAYER is the first installment of a planned duology called ONLY THE DYING, based on the author's paternal grandfather, an oil distributor. After losing his father at the dawn of his adulthood, a young man named Walter Brogan moves to a small town in Indiana to marry his fiancé, Greta. There he begins a new life as the proprietor of a small garage, employed by his domineering father-in-law, a successful entrepreneur. Far from the glitz of city life in the Roaring T... more

  • Better To Have Loved

    by Christy Nicholas
    In 1967, Julie was searching for something. She wasn’t certain what she would find, but her search took her to San Francisco, England, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, and eventually back home to Michigan. Along the way she discovers the psychedelic lifestyle of Haight-Ashbury, difficult friends and even more difficult lovers.
  • Legacy of Truth: Druid's Brooch Series: #2

    by Christy Nicholas
    Set in late 18th century Ireland, Esme must grow up quickly in small, isolated northwestern town. Her parents are leaving for America, abandoning her and her sister to fend for themselves. As she struggles to find her place, she finds it difficult to keep hold of what's left that's precious to her. Once married and in a new town, Esme's only friend, Aisling, helps her through difficult times, as her Traveler husband stays away longer and longer plying his trade. While Esme has had some com... more
  • Legacy of Luck: Druid's Brooch Series: #3

    by Christy Nicholas
    Irish Traveler Éamonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father. Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.
  • Legacy of Hunger: Druid's Brooch Series: #1

    by Christy Nicholas
    Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that. From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy. Wha... more
  • Frabbles

    by Chess Desalls
    Frabbles are fables written in the style of 100-word drabbles. Each piece is exactly 100 words long.
  • KINO and the KING: A Journey in Time

    by Jen Angeli
    Kino Kahele was hoping for a mobile device but instead receives a shimmery rock as a present – given to her by her grandmother. She tells Kino the stone is filled with mana, the lifeblood of the islands. It had been passed down for generations specifically for Kino on her twelfth birthday – to help her find her destiny. To keep her rock from bullies, Kino hides in the grass hut at Honolulu's Bishop Museum and drops her special stone into a conch shell. With a flash of bright light, she is trans... more
  • Clondike and Mudo's Adventure

    by Matt Armbruster
    Imagine having the chance to change your everyday, perhaps boring, life into something exciting. And perhaps a bit dangerous. Would you do it? In author M. C. Armbruster’s Clondike and Mudo’s Adventure, two junkyard rats decide to do just that. Using things they find in the junkyard, they build a spaceship and journey into space. They encounter excitement. Maybe more than they bargained for when they quickly find themselves under alien attack! Clondike and Mudo’s Adventure shows how wit, creati... more
  • Hippies

    by Gary Gautier
    The Vietnam war resistance, psychedelic drugs, sexual openness, the freedom of the commune – it seemed that everything about the 1960s could be incredibly liberating or wildly destructive. Against this Age of Aquarius backdrop, Jazmine, Ziggy, and Ragman discover an LSD-spinoff that triggers past life regressions and sweeps them toward a dramatic climax.
  • Waldo Maccabees. in the Footsteps of Christ.

    by Thomas Jones
    What if Jesus Had a Dog? A dog that trotted along beside Him from Capernaum to Calvary? A dog that understood far more than any of the disciples? A dog that would protect Him with his life if he felt it were necessary? What difference would that have made in the lives of Jesus and the disciples? Those questions are answered in Waldo Maccabees, In the Footsteps of Christ. Along the way, the book’s firm foundation of solid research puts old familiar stories in their proper historical and sociolog... more
  • Thieves and Assassins (Freshman Year)

    by Miguel Taylor
    Enter the world of Thieves and Assassin's two groups that have fought against each other for centuries, but an unlikely friendship may change that. Especially when the death of a guidance counselor may put one of them in danger
  • "Hurts Like Brand New Shoes"

    by Cyntrenna Palmer
    Rona is a young naive girl with big dreams and aspirations filling her sneakers. She runs through life, in sunny Sourh Florida, thinking all will go as she planned. As she matures and evolves into womanhood, the tennis shoes are replaced with stilettos. There is no transitional period in wearing wedges to prepare her for the shoe change. In learning to walk, she goes through the pain to break in her shoes. The journey is not one of comfort, but of necessity. Rona must learn to walk without trip... more
  • The Healer: The Gift of Suffering Book 1

    by Terri Giles-Exum
    Jason is an usual young man in many ways. He struggles with dyslexia and a severe stutter, which earns him the dubious title of learning disabled (LD), just another way of saying Loser Dude. He also has the rather unique ability to decipher vibrations from a person’s body to reveal the mystery of what ails them. Maybe that’s why he can also see beings from the other side. Jason’s fragile faith in God is shattered when he tragically loses his father in a bizarre accident. His young life take... more
  • Letters from Damascus

    by Greg M. Dodd
    Buried in the context of the Apostle Paul's New Testament letters - beneath the doctrine, instruction, encouragement and theology - is the story of a life. Paul's life. We know that from and through that life, God spoke to us. Not through abstract dictation, but through the filter of Paul's own experiences. His joy and pain, triumph and failure, hardship and heartbreak made Paul the man he was. But who was he? "Letters from Damascus" explores, in fictional terms, one plausible backstory for Paul... more