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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Father, Son, Stone

    by Allan H. Goodman
    Father, Son, Stone blends history and mystery to reveal the secret of the most controversial religious site in Jerusalem—known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. In the year 2035, a grandfather and his grandson enter the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. The grandfather, speaking Arabic, tells his grandson why Jews no longer pray at the Western Wall. The grandfather's story begins in 1967 during the Six-Day War, with three Israeli paratroopers fighting in ... more
  • The Script Doctor

    by J.M. Villaverde
    What does it take to succeed as a Hollywood script doctor? For starters, the ability not to offend the stars you work with. That’s the challenge that faces screenwriter Gareth Dyer. The novel follows Dyer as he travels to exotic locations on assignments for a well-known director and famous stars. Dyer’s a very insightful writer, which is what gets him into trouble. He sometimes confuses what he perceives and what he invents. As a result, his script rewrites reveal truths that are emb... more
  • The Liberty Flower

    by katie hanrahan
    Since the fall of Charles Town, Sarah Mahon has found success as a spy for the partisan militia, until Jack Ashford comes ashore. She soon learns that she cannot judge the enemy by the color of his uniform, because a willing man can be made to change his colors by the right woman. It is a discovery that her rebel father does not share. As she is courted by Lt. Jack Ashford of the Royal Navy, those she thinks are allies actively sabotage the relationship that would take Sarah away from the Low Co... more
  • A Terrible Beauty

    by Katie Hanrahan
    The penal colony in Western Australia is escape-proof---but that is about to change. Sentenced to seven years transportation, Mary Claire O'Dwyer is determined to free the Fenian rebels. She will find allies in unexpected places, where a Royal Marine's scarlet coat can be another deception. On the voyage to Western Australia, she is pressured by Simon Plowman to work for him as a covert spy, but the man who crushed the Fenian uprising in 1867 will inadvertently train her in the art of espionage ... more
  • The Leaven of the Pharisees

    by katie hanrahan
    Molly knows nothing about her late father's past but when she steps off the plane in Dublin Airport, she steps into another world---a world where children could be taken from parents and locked away by the State and the Catholic Church. Her journey to bury her father's ashes will take her far from her destination and force her to confront the legacy of his secrets, a legacy that has left her crippled.
  • A Perfect Armenian

    by Keri Topouzian
    As World War I begins, Constantinople is a seething hornet’s nest of corruption, crime, and prejudice. Tavid Kaloustian, a cunning and determined young Armenian, does whatever it takes to protect his family and friends from a quickly approaching genocide. Trained as a chemist to work in the silk industry, Tavid trades his knowledge for both survival and the hefty profit of the opium trade. He is a major player in the local black market, moving stealthily through enemy forces often disguise... more
  • Mazie Baby

    by Julie Frayn
    When Mazie Reynolds was a young girl, she believed monsters lived under her bed. Now a grown, married woman, she discovers one sleeps in her bed. Mazie schemes to save herself and her daughter. Her plan will work, if she can out-maneuver the monster who is a master of manipulation and control. She’s got one thing going for her, the one thing she truly owns. Mazie has moxie to the bone. But will it be enough?
  • Drawing Breath

    by Laurie Boris

    Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he's already outlived his doctor's "expiration date," but that doesn't stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady's daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity or take car... more

  • Your Special Star

    by Jessica M. Collette
    Are you missing a loved one who has passed? Follow Bobby’s example and find Your Special Star. His mom’s words on the scroll encourage and comfort him when he feels sad and misses her. Embrace her words and let them guide you through your loss of a loved one, too. Like Bobby, take comfort in knowing, love from above, is always sent from Your Special Star.
  • The Legend of Stratus Janice

    by Jamel Paul
    Meet Stratus Janice, air racer extraordinaire! Often known as "Sassy 70" for scoring first place in her first ICC (International Cloud Crowd) Arial Competition, Janice competes against the world's best pilots as they demonstrate their speed, precision, and skill in a fierce acrobatic race to glory. However, the villainous Felony Fox doesn't play by the rules and is out to sabotage all who stand in her way. Can Stratus escape the mischievous machinations of the villainous Fox? Find out as St... more
  • In All Things: A Return to the Drooling Ward

    by Ed Davis
    Walk the wards with a seventeen-year-old trainee as the secrets of a notorious State Home are revealed to him. He meets the discarded, the forgotten; the misunderstood and misused patients—and is forever changed by the encounter.
  • Saving Faith

    by Patrick Garry
    Because of a misguided medical diagnosis as an orphaned child, Jack Fenian was never adopted. Now, two years after leaving the orphanage, he works as a repossessor for a used card dealer. One night, he enters a bar looking for Ev Sorin, whose car Jack has mistakenly towed. Expecting violent anger, he is surprised when Ev reacts with indifference; but as Jack soon discovers, Ev – a disgraced journalist – has bigger problems on his mind. The next day, in the same courthouse to which Jack and... more
  • Isabella Babysits Baxter

    by Melissa Perry Moraja
    Six year old Isabella usually is the one who has a babysitter. But when her enormous puppy named Baxter creates a mess and prevents her mom from working, Isabella's mom asks her to babysit him. And Isabella knows exactly what to do! Or does she? First, Isabella gets Baxter dressed...TWICE! Next they have a snack, but not without a CRASH and a BANG. And that’s just the beginning. Join Isabella in her very first picture book filled with lots of humor and adventure as she tries to keep Baxter from ... more
  • The Perfect Tea Thief

    by Pam Chun
    Robert Fortune detests the Celestial Kingdom and its people the minute he lands in China after the devastating Opium Wars in 1843. Under the guise of a plant hunter for the British Horticultural Society, his secret mission is to steal China's secrets of tea production, a brazen act of industrial espionage that will devastate China's 5,000-year-old civilization. He audaciously ventures into prohibited lands to collect flowers, plants, seeds, and birds. Seduced by the Flowery Land, he pursues e... more
  • Finding Flipper Frank

    by Patrick M. Garry
    Walt Honerman has just about given up on life. He is thirty-eight years old and lives alone in a small apartment above a hardware store in Billings, Montana. But because of a promise made to a dying uncle, Walt embarks on a cross-country driving trip with two passengers: Moira Kelly, a young woman who had befriended Walt’s uncle during his recent hospitalization; and 76-year-old Izzy Dunleavy, a loquacious nursing home resident who wishes to return to his hometown of Crawfish Bay, Maryland. D... more
  • The Baby River Angel

    by Robert Hays
    When Birdie Wilson and his two boys find a baby floating in a basket on the Ohio River, they can’t begin to imagine the impact their discovery is to have on their little town of Cambria. Accepting Birdie’s dictum that the child welfare people will name her “Baby Jane Doe” and lose her in their impersonal system, the townspeople, led by Mayor Johnny White, set out to keep the baby a secret from authorities and take care of her until they find out who she is. Surprising things take place. Ca... more

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