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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Maiden General

    by Mike MacCarthy
    The year is 1429 and the English have been attempting to annex France since long before Joan can remember, and since 1419 trying to illegitimize its crown prince (the Dauphin). Joan, 17 years old and a pious young woman, runs away from home in order to attempt an impossible mission from God—have herself appointed as a French field general and lead her country to victory over the English. She knows she’s small in stature, of low birth, illiterate, and has no knowledge of war or politics. Nonethel... more
  • Sons of the Sphinx

    by Cheryl Carpinello

    Travel back to 1330 BC Egypt--When15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena, she doesn't count on falling for him. Once back in Ancient Egypt, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do and is not as easy as she thought it would be, even though she carries part of that lost queen in her soul. She must also keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb--who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth's evil magic--if she is... more

  • Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend

    by Cheryl Carpinello
    In Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend, 12-year-old Guinevere finds herself having to make the decision of a lifetime: Will she choose wisely?
  • Somewhere Between Here and Heaven

    by Jovan Roseboro
    Somewhere Between Here and Heaven peers in the life of a beautiful mulatto woman named Love. Who after finding out her life came with an early than expected expiration date has to make critical decisions for herself and her children. Born in an era where ugly racism plagues society, especially, in the south, Love is faced with a life filled with prejudiced grandparents, a mother fighting against her parents to support her bi-racial daughter and grandchildren. Love and her three children are faci... more
  • The Lady of the Tower

    by Elizabeth St.John
    Orphaned Lucy St.John, described as "the most beautiful of all," defies English society by carving her own path through the decadent Stuart court. In 1609, the early days of the rule of James I are a time of glittering pageantry and cutthroat ambition, when the most dangerous thing one can do is fall in love . . . or make an enemy of Frances Howard, the reigning court beauty. Lucy catches the eye of the Earl of Suffolk, but her envious sister Barbara is determined to ruin her happiness. Exilin... more
  • Wild Raspberries (First Printing)

    by Connie Chappell
    When Callie MacCallum sews her first quilt after the death of her lover, Jack Sebring, she doesn’t realize she’ll be drawn into a Sebring family battle between his wife and daughter-in-law. Callie only wants to fulfill her promise to Jack that she return to their weekend cabin in the West Virginia mountains, the place where their twenty-year love affair was safely hidden. Instead, her emotional and reminiscent trip becomes crowded with the two Sebring women, a grief counselor, and the massive ro... more
  • The Girl

    by Kathryn Grey
    New Yorker and editor Thomas Mallory leads a simple life after a childhood trauma left him scarred. That is, until the Fall of 1918, when strange articles begin to pass through his hands–articles talking of a viscious malady sweeping the globe and killing millions. Against the backdrop of such tragedy, a strange turn of events thrusts Thomas into the lives of two poverty-stricken children who appear destined to succumb to the sickness. But when he discovers one of them may hold the key to the wo... more
  • A Northern Gentleman

    by Lane Everett
    Handsome and quick-witted Drucker May is miserable in the privileged life that he leads working at a bank in Atlanta. So he runs away. He wants to find what it is that he’s really supposed to do with his life and he wants to have a good time doing it. Because the year is 1890, the people who he meets after he leaves Atlanta have no easy way to find out who he really is, allowing Drucker to reinvent himself in each stop that he makes along the way to California. As he travels, he explores late 19... more
  • Revealing Hannah the Myth of Cassandra

    by Laura Fedolfi
    A week away from graduating and all Hannah Summers has to do is make it across campus in high heels without falling over, turn in her senior thesis, and meet Carl, her very nice boyfriend, for dinner with his rather awful parents. A straightforward plan. What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately for her, quite a bit. The Greek gods she’d studied in school are about to put a major wrinkle in her carefully crafted future. Though the Olympians are no longer worshiped, they are immortal and ne... more
  • Into Autumn

    by Larry Landgraf
    Lars retired to the country and struggled to feed himself. After three years, the grid shut down and the economy crumbled forcing Eileen to flee the city. She was not prepared for her trek, but somehow stumbled onto Lars' farm, and they work together to make the best of their situation. Hoards of marauders also find Lars' farm and his neighbors. The invaders have little food or hunting skills so what Lars, Eileen and their neighbors are able to provide for themselves look inviting to the hungry ... more
  • The Passage

    by Michael Hurley
    Jay Danforth Fitzgerald, known as “Fitz” to his few remaining friends, has learned from long and painful experience that there is no such thing as love that lasts. A failed an aging stockbroker, full of angst and self-loathing, he fritters away his nights in Tiddly’s Bar and his days aboard a derelict sailboat stuck in the mud of Charleston Harbor. But when he meets a much younger woman named Gemma, his world changes forever. Award-winning author Michael Hurley has crafted a tale for the ages... more
  • Let Go

    by Simon Linter
    Mark Gallachi is the CEO of the company. He doesn’t really know how he got there, but believes writing a company memoir will boost the morale of the company’s workforce. When he starts to tell the story about his rise to the top, he uncovers strange memories about the company, confessing his deep secrets and recounting bizarre situations. Follow Mark Gallachi’s rise from the bottom rung of the corporate ladder to the top of the company.
  • Cotton Candy Sally Finds a Home

    by Karen Belove

    A horse finds a new home in the first installment of debut author Belove’s “Sally Horse Chronicles” for middle graders. It is a fine-paced, character-driven story that will appeal to an audience beyond horse lovers and middle graders.

    In Council Bluffs, Iowa she was a beloved, talented quarter horse. But when Cotton Candy Sally arrived in New York City, they started calling her a nasty, mean, sour nag. The girls at Bernadette’s riding school were afraid... more

  • Boone

    by Robert Philip Crane
    The novel is called Boone and relates the tale of two friends forced to confront the consequences of their particular upbringings as they try to navigate through the modern world as adults. The novel poses the question: How long can you blame your current life situation on your past mistakes?
  • Upside Down in a Laura Ingalls Town

    by Leslie Tall Manning

    Winner of the Sarton Women's Literary Award and the North Carolina Author Project Award.

    It has been a long and difficult year for the Decker family, especially for sixteen-year-old Brooke. Her grades have plummeted. She deliberately breaks curfew. She makes out with boys she hardly knows. And now her father has totally lost it. When Tim Decker signs up his family of three to be contestants on a Hollywood reality show, Brooke’s life turns upside down. The place: The North Caro... more

  • Shattering Glass: The Life and Strife of the First Female President

    by Christina Higgins

    Shattering Glass tells the coming-of-age story of Samantha Palmer, who loses her mother at an early age, the struggles she faces as an adolescent and teenager, and how she overcomes them to become the first female President of the United States. Throughout high school, college and her professional life, Sam tries to hold onto the love of her life and fights against those who put a price on their principles and values. But most importantly, Sam tries to be a good role model and inspir... more