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  • Healing Rain: The Rain King

    by Fred Raynaud

    Taken from The Back Cover

    The sky overhead turned charcoal-black. Methuselah was engulfed in chaos. The rain beating on the deck went horizontal—a force as heavy as a fire hose. John cried out, as waves battered the sides of their boat, “BRYON, get inside and secure the cabin…. Tie everything down and turn up the radio. I am going to drop sail….” The boat rocked from side to side. The rain and wind beat John to a pulp.

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  • 1,001 Chicago Nights Treasure Camp Complete Book One

    by Regi Belton
    Sam Deluca is hiding something. But so are others. Who is a truth teller? Who hides their pain? How long will friendships last? What will Sam risk to find a new home? And why does he care so much for Twinkies? Stay quiet now, and I will tell you the story. It was two outs, bases loaded, and Sam Deluca, age 12, entered the batter’s box.
  • She's Gone - A Novel

    by Joye Emmens
    It’s 1969. Jolie stands on the deck of her parents’ Santa Barbara home watching an uncontrolled oil spill. She’s outraged and motivated to do something about it. Jolie’s father may be an oil executive, but that doesn’t stop her from hitchhiking to the harbor and joining an anti-oil drilling protest. When a television broadcast shows her protesting, Jolie’s father prohibits any more involvement. This fuels the fire burning inside of her, and she flees home with Will, her older, activist boyfri... more
  • Children at the Gate

    by Ben Walker
    SYNOPSIS Children at the Gate is set in San Francisco during the 1970’s. The story is about a small group of young people from various backgrounds who are seeking meaning and direction during the turmoil of the 70’s, which of course includes Watergate, the end of the Vietnam War, the rise of black militant groups, and feminism. Travis Carter is a Vietnam vet who has returned to school at San Francisco State University and works nights at a popular San Francisco bar. On the way to work one ... more
  • Ella Mae the Courageous Cheerleader

    by Stephanie Cameron
    Ella Mae's love for cheerleading is strong, but so are the bullies on the cheer team. Ella Mae, the Courageous Cheerleader is a children's book written in rhyme, sharing a personal story of dealing with bullies. It teaches children how to respond to meanness with kindness, courage and confidence. Ella Mae will inspire children who are dealing with bullies at school to turn to their faith in God. By responding according to His Word, they too can receive God's promise of blessing and the confidenc... more
  • Peter & Lisa

    by Charles Katz & Linda Baron Katz
    Peter & Lisa: A Mental Illness Story is a story about two people affected with mental illness, in particular depression and mania, and how they got better and recovered through the proper medication and support by family and friends. This book manifests the true essence of love and support to help anyone overcome any storm that may pass.
  • Steele Resolve (The Jasmine Steele Mystery Series Book 1)

    by Kimberly Amato

    "Don't think you're untouchable…you or your son." Then a dial tone..

    Shrewd, hardened New York homicide detective Jasmine (“Jazz") Steele’s just come back from a grisly crime scene involving the body of a brutally-beaten young girl, the second she's investigated this week. That was horrendous, but with these eight words, ending ominously in “your son,” Jazz’s immediate fear is for her vulnerable nephew, Chase, who’s a... more

  • Ethan Blecher Braves a Bully

    by Chris Pedersen
    Ethan finds himself the focus of a bully in his new school. His parents decide to send him to spring camp hoping he’ll make some friends, but the outlook turns terrifying when his nemesis shows up. Will Ethan's fearful attitude and shy nature get the best of him or will he muster some courage and stand-up to the bully? The Appendix contains bullying resources for parents and teachers, a glossary of words and phrases, a word search puzzle, and a link to download free CCSS-aligned curriculum.
  • Mary Crane and a Pompey Hollow Book Club Seance with Sherlock!

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    They’re teens now – and in the last novel - The Book of Charlie - their club president, Mary Crane, decided to follow a teacher’s suggestion of getting a Pen Pal for the summer. She wrote a boy her mother had read about in the newspaper – a Pennsylvania lad. He writes back. As the summer unfolded one of the teens is witness to a crime in progress. Innocently the young Pen Pal to the club’s president unwittingly helps them not only solve the mystery of just who the crooks actually are but the... more
  • The Pompey Hollow Book Club

    by Jerome Mark Antil
    This is the beginning of the series. Jerry is a city boy who moves to the country following the War. His new friends - nine and ten year old kids who spent half of their lives in WWII - create a club of valor - catching thieves who are breaking into local businesses - and saving poultry from the Thanksgiving table. Lighthearted nostalgia of what it was like growing up in the shadow of WWII.
  • The First Supper: a tale of two hours

    by Karen Schiff

    Smart and sassy, The First Supper tells a touchingly funny story of first-borns in love and family get-togethers gone awry.

    In this delicious new take on the classic film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, two sets of oh-so-different parents duke it out for the hearts, minds, and pocketbooks of their newly engaged college kids.

    Who will win -- the very rich Worthingtons or the very religious Graces? There's only one w... more

  • The Soul Retrieval: A Novel

    by Ann W. Jarvie

    Inspired by a true story, The Soul Retrieval is a suspenseful tale of love, loss and healing which follows traumatized southern beauty Henrietta Clayborn as she moves between her home in a small South Carolina town and the New Mexico Native American reservation whose spontaneous healings keep drawing her physician husband back. Tortured by her awful secrets, Henrietta struggles to thrive in either locale, but it is her unlikely friendship with Joe Loco––a... more

  • The Circle Island Short Story Collection

    by Janet Kitto
    A terrifying sacrifice lays ahead for Maureen, Helena must make a new start after a transforming experience, and Matthew is on a quest to find something he buried long ago. The Circle Island Short Story Collection introduces characters and settings from the first three novels in the Circle Island Series. Discover the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and explore love and loss on Circle Island.
  • The Medic: Miracle on Hacksaw Ridge

    by Adam Palmer
    During WWII, a young man from Lynchburg, Virginia was drafted into the Army and sent to the 77th Infantry Division. When he arrived at camp for basic training, he promptly made it known that he was a pacifist and would be unwilling to take a life or even so much as touch a weapon. He did however say that he would be proud to serve his country as a medic, if they would let him. No matter how much pressure the Army applied, the medic was unwilling to compromise his convictions. The other soldiers... more
  • The Big Picture: A Camera, a Young Woman, an Uncompromising Ethic

    by Rod Raglin
    Freyja is a young. ambitious photographer who by chance takes pictures of demonstration that turns deadly. Powerful people try to suppress her photos with threats and bribes but she perseveres. People close to her are compromised. Freyja is not. The pictures influence the outcome of an election but things don’t change. Freyja leaves the country on assignment to photograph the Mexican drug war. Her lover is murdered by the cartels. She discovers that the cartels have a connection back home. ... more
  • Time Sailors of Pizzolungo

    by Scott Abrams
    Guillermo Infante always dreamed of sailing the high seas. As would any 6th grader whose father captained a ship out of the Sicilian village of Pizzolungo. But while that much could be expected, nobody could foresee what was about to happen to Guillermo, his younger sister and their friends when his dream finally came true. Time Sailors of Pizzolungo follows the adventures of a group of young friends as they accidentally embark on an extraordinary voyage back in time to the Age of Exploration.

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