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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Evolutionist

    by Avi Sirlin

    The Evolutionist tells the story of one of Britain’s most controversial and misunderstood Victorians, a man Sir David Attenborough called "the most admirable character in the history of science" --  Alfred Russel Wallace. In 1858, Wallace earned equal credit with Charles Darwin for the discovery of our modern theory of evolution. But in an era that pitted science against faith, Wallace boldly declared his belief in both -- thus clashing headlong with London's scientif... more

  • The Price of Copper

    by Linda Buxbaum
    This compelling story about love, hope, and sacrifice begins in 1909 with Nellie O'Rourke, a young Irish-American woman whose faith and enduring belief in the good side of human nature carry her through her difficult coming-of-age years. Her stubborn adherence to her own values and ambitions compel her to become a suffragette and a college graduate. Along her journey, she becomes the savior of a young prostitute, a stand-in midwife, and a wife of an underground, hard rock miner, something she vo... more

    by Tom Coffey

    Emma Pierce, the quintessential “new woman” of the early 20th Century, is the confidante and “right hand man” to her father, the head of a prestigious educational institution in upstate New York. She writes speeches and letters for him, and mingles with the great leaders and thinkers of the day, from Theodore Roosevelt to Mark Twain. In this rarefied world, she struggles to balance her father’s expectations with her growing sense of independence --a balance that ... more

  • Anissa's Redemption: A Young Woman's Saga from War in Syria to Love in NY Continues (The Syrian Virgin Series Book 2)

    by Zack Love
    This novel contains a detailed synopsis of book 1 in the series and can be read as a standalone. Anissa Toma fled war-torn Syria after narrowly escaping the massacre of her Christian family by Islamists. Fortunate enough to rebuild her shattered life in New York City, the young refugee gained admission to an elite college, where she excelled. Her beauty, brains, and purity soon captured the interest of two powerful men: Michael, an activist working to establish Antioch, the first Mideast Christi... more
  • Sun's Parting Ray

    by Mishael Austin Witty
    Just follow your heart, and everything will turn out the way it is supposed to… This is the way Jane Addison has always lived her life, but it doesn’t seem like anything ever turns out according to what her heart truly desires. This is especially true when her husband is gunned down by Confederate soldiers on their eighth wedding anniversary. Then, when she meets and falls in love with her late husband’s married best friend, things really get confusing for the young widow. Will she and Cole foll... more
  • 12 Days of Christmas

    by Mishael Austin Witty
    Individual Christmas stories that cover a 12-day period—to be celebrated all year long! That’s the heart of this unique Christmas collection, compiled by best-selling author Kathi Macias and including historical, contemporary, romantic, mysterious, and even Amish tales that will warm your heart, whether sipping hot cocoa while sitting in front of the fireplace in winter or under a shade tree in the summer, nursing a frosty glass of iced tea or lemonade. Beginning with a scene set 12 days before ... more
  • The Count of Sainte-Hélène, or The Lure of Infamy: A Novel of the Bourbon Restoration

    by Robert Blumenfeld
    Full of intrigue, romance, colorful characters and mystery, this historical novel begins in the year 1816. Napoleon has been defeated and the Bourbons restored to the throne of France. The Count of Sainte-Hélène, an intimate friend of the king, is Lieutenant-Colonel of the Legion of the Seine, the regiment charged with the security of Paris and the royal family. When the capital is rocked by a series of spectacular burglaries targeting the homes of the aristocracy, the brilliant ex-convict-turne... more
  • Samantha and the Legend of the Whispering Trees

    by Judy Kundert
    Twelve year-old Tressi and her friend Ralph Rabbit, a large white rabbit dressed as a medieval prince, open their world to Samantha, a cloistered young violin virtuoso. Tressi’s world consists of trees of all kinds, mythical and real. Forest gnomes help Tressi by transporting a magical chest containing three special volumes of books through the forest. Each book, which she opens for Samantha, contains a story that will inspire and awaken children to enjoy nature and learn to look insid... more
  • Shades of Gray

    by Jessica James
    Honor and conviction clash with loyalty and love in this award-winning Civil War novel that pits brother against brother. Chronicles the clash of a Confederate cavalry officer with a Union spy as they defend their beliefs, their country, and their honor. Called “a riveting piece of historical fiction” by the Midwest Book Review and often compared to Gone with the Wind, Shades of Gray takes readers across the rolling hills of northern Virginia in a page-turning tale of courage and love.
  • No More Red

    by Bonnie Ferrante
    Amy is having a very bad day because of red. When Amy wishes she would never see red again, she learns that life is not as enjoyable without it. Readers will enjoy discovering the 98 red things featured in the book.
  • House of Girls

    by Joyce Shor Johnson
    Sharon knows, being fifteen, falling in love, and getting pregnant is a real problem. Especially, if you are Jewish, your boyfriend isn’t, and you are determined to keep your baby. Just because Sharon agrees to go away to home for unwed girls to wait out her pregnancy in secret, doesn’t mean she is willing to give up her baby. Will Jimmy come through for her? Will she do the hardest thing she believes she will ever have to do, say goodbye. Based on the true story of her birth mother, Johns... more
  • HOOK: The Untold Stories of Neverland

    by K.R. Thompson
    Archie Jameson sat in the dark corners of the print shop, dreaming of adventure. Today, it found him. Caught in a chilly October storm, he ducked into a tavern, hoping to escape the rain. What he found, was a room teeming with pirates. Shanghaied by the most elderly of the lot, Archie found himself serving on a ship captained by the fiercest pirate ever to sail the seven seas--the man known as Blackbeard. Through a series of thrilling twists, Archie finds himself captain of another of ... more
  • Christa's Luck the story of a girl, her horse, and the last wild mustangs

    by Jennifer Grais and Michael Grais
    Inspired by a real horse rescue, Christa’s Luck is a teen fiction novel about Christa’s love for an endangered herd of wild horses and how her special connection with them inspires her to look beyond her own unforgivable mistakes and try again. She rises up to become a horse advocate at fourteen, whose passion and heart move an entire town to take action. In the vein of The Horse Whisperer and the Black Stallion, Christa’s Luck is an epic adventure story of courage, friendship and freedom. ... more
  • Gladly Giraffe

    by George Masi
    This is the story of a sensitive and kindly giraffe who is always eager to help his friends with their problems in an effort to make them happy
  • Summer Symphony

    by Brandon Shire
    For every woman who has lost a child to stillbirth, there is also a grieving father... Martin Zoric had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter. Then his wife had a stillbirth and his world fell apart. He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected of him, and kept his façade strong and firm for the entire world to see. But does he have the strength let go and really grieve? When Ren Wakahisa landed in... more