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  • 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
  • Queen's Gold

    by Melissa Bowersock
    Hal Thompson is a pretty ordinary guy. A widower who owns his own small business, he’s doing his best to raise his two nearly adult children alone. When they convince him to undergo a hypnotic past-life regression, he is unimpressed that his “memories” reveal the hiding place of ancient Aztec gold. Other people, however, take it very seriously and when his family is threatened, he is forced to plunge into the jungles of Mexico, battling treacherous terrain, lethal wildlife and the haunting feeli... more
  • Stone's Ghost: A Novel of Redemption

    by Melissa Bowersock
    Matthew Stone doesn't believe in ghosts … until he meets one. He owns a successful business in Lake Havasu, Arizona, home to the famed London Bridge that was brought over stone by stone and rebuilt over the Colorado River. He has a gorgeous girlfriend, a doting mother, and more money than he needs, but no time for stories about the ghosts who were transplanted from England with the famed bridge. When a chance encounter with a female ghost leads to unexpected friendship, Matt and the ghost are fo... more
  • Burning Through

    by Melissa Bowersock
    When Jennifer and Robert Stinson buy a beautifully restored Victorian house, the last thing they expect is to share their home with a ghost ― especially one with a penchant for setting fires. Unfortunately the ghostly arson only creates more tension in their already strained marriage. Jen launches her own investigation into the history of her house and discovers a surprising ally in a sympathetic fire captain. But can she unravel the mystery of the fires before they consume her home, her marriag... more
  • Second Alibi: The Banality of Life

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Second Alibi: The Banality of Life is the sensational prequel to the groundbreaking Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography. Harnisch's The Banality of Life handles the backstory of Georgie, Ben, and Claudia, further incorporating the invisible studio audience introduced in Alibiography. Ben's confessions flourish, written once more in his noteworthy and imaginative style. Harnisch seduces the reader by presenting a genuine, eerie sense of dissociation from the story, and once again conveys the feeli... more
  • Appointments: A Novel of Life in Our Nation's Capital

    by David Carmell
    Seizing his opportunity after the 2014 elections, Alabama Senator Augustus Williams relentlessly pursues his dream, using every device at his disposal: to be the South’s first white Supreme Court Justice in decades. His four-year quest reverberates across the tangled web of Washington and national politics, with unforeseeable and sometimes devastating consequences. It irreversibly alters both his own life and the course of history.
  • Looping to the Limit

    by Ginney Etherton
    Lainey Tidwell, intrepid disciple of the distinguished caddie profession, strives to live up to the ideal. The reality, however, is a trap of chauvinistic, despicable practices that aren’t up to par. Guest assignments at Singing Bluffs Resort aren’t in full swing yet, more bag-packers are showing up every day, and getting a loop has become a nasty business. But at least the weather is better. So far, Lainey’s smarts have kept her out of serious scrapes, but it’s her smart mouth that could get... more
  • Star Sisters and the Best Seller

    by Jennifer Blecher
    K.J. Dowling has big dreams of writing a book. But when no one takes her seriously, she starts to doubt herself. It's Coco and Lucy to the rescue in an urban adventure in the city where dreams come true - NYC. Join the girls as they make their way through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, around Central Park and down 5th Avenue to show one special little girl that being different is a good thing and believing in yourself is even better. An inspiring read for everyone with big dreams.
  • Star Sisters and the Great Skate

    by Jennifer Blecher
    Figure skaters Nina and Tara have dreamed of going to the Olympics since they laced up their first pair of ice skates. But when Nina falls and hurts her knee the day of the qualifying competition, it turns out that her slip was more than just an accident. Join Coco and Lucy as they take to the ice to help a little girl learn a whole lot about sportsmanship, kindness, and the importance of saying "I'm sorry." Welcome to a whole new kind of reading fun!
  • Star Sisters and the Big Show

    by Jennifer Blecher
    Trina Fast loves to be up on stage with the microphone turned up high and her guitar in her hands. But when Trina writes a song about her friend Lake for the summer camp talent show that hurts Lake's feelings, she learns an important lesson about the power of her own voice. It's summertime and Coco and Lucy are ready to dive into the swimming pool and another great adventure about the meaning of friendship.
  • Finding Home

    by Jackie Weger
    Twenty-four year old Phoebe Hawley is on a quest to find her family a home. On the road with two siblings, Phoebe is out of money, out of gas and out of patience. Now the only things she owns in abundance are Hawley backbone and Hawley pride, neither of which she can trade for food or gas. A collision with Gage Morgan puts Phoebe's mission in even worse jeopardy--until Phoebe discovers Gage Morgan owns the perfect place for the Hawley clan. Alas, Gage Morgan has a bruised ego, a tight fist on hi... more
  • Diary of a Pissed Off Flight Attendant

    by Sydney Pearl
    A brash, funny, and downright ballsy ode to the ups and downs of life in the air. Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant is an eye opening, behind the scenes, indiscreet account based on almost two decades of aviation industry experience. Combining a unique blend of hilarious customer antics with the secrets behind the enviable lives of flight attendants and pilots, Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant provides an all-access pass for frequent flyers and novice travelers alike. Growing up, aut... more
  • Villagers

    by Brandy Schillace
    It's not easy being the only unofficial vampire at Newport News High-especially when your sister starts dating the local jock (and first-class jerk) Tony Peterson. Convinced that Tony is up to something, Jacob and his best friend Henry hatch a plan. Jake's investigative journalism doesn't break up Lizzy's romance, but it does lead him to some unexpected twists. Teaming up with co-newsie Trish Cohen, Jake and Henry take on a suspicious case of bike thefts-in between trips to the hospital for more... more
  • Tossed Off the Edge

    by Patrick Brown

    Indie author Patrick Brown has released his second book Tossed Off the Edge, a clever and hilarious sendup of the celebrity tell-all genre.

    The soap opera known as The Edge of Conflict has been keeping viewers tuned in every afternoon since 1970. The show was centered on the exploits and troubles of the very rich Knight Family of Hillvale. At the heart of this long-running drama is Regina, played by soap diva Sheila Wozniak, who grew from troubled teen to matriarch over the decades. ... more