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  • Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor

    by Rebecca Rosenberg

    GOLD DIGGER, the remarkable Baby Doe Tabor.

    1878, Colorado. When Lizzie Doe’s family loses everything in a fire, the twenty-year-old is forced to marry and go west to prospect a gold mine in Colorado, hoping to send money home to her parents. Miners, unaccustomed to such delicate beauty, nickname her Baby Doe, after a newborn deer.

    But Baby Doe proves herself tougher than they imagine when she finds herself abandoned, pregnant and running the mine alone. Her pluck gains the admira... more

  • Billy Gets Talking: A Preschooler's Journey Overcoming Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    by Mehreen Kakwan
    Billy was a smart boy, but he felt frustrated since it was difficult to move his lips, jaw, and tongue, to clearly say the words in his head. This is a story about how Billy found his words with the help of his speech-language pathologist and his family. With hard work and each small step, Billy became happier and gained confidence when talking to his family and friends. Written for ages 2-4, Billy's story is a relatable journey for the youngest children with a diagnosis of childhood apraxia ... more
  • Ashes

    by Sharon Gloger Friedman
    Easter Sunday, 1903 ushered in three days of government-sanctioned brutality on the Jews of Kishinev, Russia. In the aftermath of slaughter, rape, and destruction, Meyer and Sadie Raisky escape to New York City with their thirteen-year-old daughter, Miriam. Their home and business gone, reeling from devastating personal tragedy, the Raiskys cling to the promise of a better life in America. But upon arriving in New York City, Miriam and her parents quickly learn that promises are easily broken in... more
  • Seven And An Eighth

    by Retta Flagg
    Seven And An Eighth tells a story of the Pleiades that is personal, full of heart, and looks at patterns of energy created by their work throughout world history. We see their work upon this planet through their relationships as sisters, mothers, and lovers. Our vision of the spiritual master needs to leave the top of the mountain and be claimed as an integral part of our identity as human beings. Embedded in their story are practical spiritual tools and lessons for us all.
  • Seven Malas: A Love Story

    by John Leslie Lange
    When James Wilder signs up for a yoga retreat, something he’s never done before, he’s desperate to hit the reset button on life. Divorced, fighting cancer, and convinced he’s hearing the whispers of the gods, he writes love poetry inspired by the great Sufi masters, Rumi and Hafiz. And in his wallet, he carries the business card of a beautiful woman he’s never met. When she unexpectedly turns up on the mat next to his, everything changes. From the foothills of Boulder, Colorado, to the turquo... more
  • Mich & Moose Adventures

    by Vince Cleghorne
    Mich and Moose love snowy mornings, but not everyone finds the snow fun. Their friend Spinner the Spider has been trying to build her web all morning, but it keeps slipping off the ice. Mich and Moose set off on an adventure to help Spinner find the ideal place for her web. Will it stick on a startled cat? Or on a fancy hat? Maybe a genie’s tum? But definitely not on a witch’s bum!
  • Galleon

    by michael merry
    This is a collection of eight stories. ‘Galleón’ tells of the loss of a Spanish ship off Panama in 1715 and its re-discovery in 2017. ‘Escape’ describes how jailed prisoners can be illegally freed. ‘Hideaway’ is a story of an eye-witness to a crime. ‘The Miracle’ is the tale of a seminarian who sees and speaks to Saint James. ‘Lottery’ explains how a young offender wins the Lottery. ‘The Old Man’ reveals how a retired revolutionary performs a favor. ‘Triple Cross’ takes the reader through the ex... more
  • The tomb Robber

    by michael merry
    Prize winning author, Michael J. Merry has published a new book of seven short stories. As usual, they are woven from fact, fiction and personal experience, providing the reader with a diversified spectrum of tales encompassing seldom explored subjects. The title novella tells of a sixteen century Spanish expedition to Panamá, where Gil González Dávila proceeds north along the Pacific Coast an Indian guide persuades him to explore the Farralon river where a large native indigenous tribe was said... more
  • Percy, and two other fools

    by michael j merry
    Percy and Two Other Fools is based on the mysterious disappearance of Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867-1925) who, along with his son Jack, and a friend, Raleigh Rimmel, vanished in the jungles of the Mato Grosso in March 1925. An experienced explorer, Fawcett and his two companions were searching for a lost city he called 'Z' near the Xingu river. They disappeared and were never heard from again. In 2018, an English aristocrat recruits a small group that travels to the area to search for Fawcett's r... more
  • Strangers In Another Country

    by Lawrence G. Taylor
    Set in the late 60s and two ethnically different environments (London and Stockholm), this collection of two short stories and two novellas describes social and personal problems encountered by the four protagonists respectively: Betty, Binky, Charlie, and Moby - the men are fictionalised expatriates from the Caribbean. Themes are dreams, loneliness, alienation, disappointment and the lack of solidarity are some of the leading challenges they face. There is humour to ease the pain. The question ... more
  • Chula the Fox

    by Anthony Perry
    Chula, a Chickasaw boy, is suddenly thrown into the murky and treacherous worlds of warfare and adulthood after a traumatic ambush costs him his father. Left haunted by a restless spirit, Chula concludes, in line with the customs of his time, that only vengeance will make things right again. With the help of his Uncle Lheotubby, and armed with a brand-new musket, Chula hones his skills to become one of the revered Chickasaw warriors. He vows to join a raid against the enemy, regardless of his... more
  • Home and Castle

    by Thomas Benz
    Here is a world where misunderstanding among friends, lovers, neighbors, and spouses runs rampant. A man who frequently gets mistaken for someone else decides to impersonate a stranger’s long lost classmate. A commuter falls asleep on the train and with time to kill, wanders into an unfamiliar bookstore where he meets a woman who may or may not be a former lover. An ordinary bureaucrat lucks into a fortune and retires early with unhappy social consequences. A couple moves to a gated comm... more
  • Ophelia: An American Dream

    by Aiden Blasi

    It is important to remember that even the most fortunate, the most content, the most sane among us are separated from the least so by little more than a single loss, a single mistake, a single weird day. I implore you to remember this as I tell you the tale of Preston Carter. Preston’s loss and his weird day leads him to a voyage from the wintery city of Burlington, Vermont to the Pacific coasts of California, in pursuit of his obsession with a woman he had never met.

    His is a tal... more

  • Tomas of Terra: Mastery of Tomas Series

    by Jaylee Balch
    What do a Human orphan, a Spider, two Leaf Bugs, two Scorpions, and a Megalong have in common? ADVENTURE! Unbeknownst to Tomas, a malevolent creature plans to destroy him and all he loves. He thought he was ready for his Emergence, but that was before the fate of the realms was laid on his shoulders. Now he must use all he has learned, and find the courage to save himself and the interconnected worlds and creatures that he has come to love.
  • Dearest Millie (The Pennington Family)

    by May McGoldrick
    Lady Millie, youngest of the Pennington family, has always lived in the shadow of her talented and powerful siblings. She’s been the rock of stability and order for her sisters and brothers. Her future looks bright until fate deals her a tragic hand. Dermot McKendry is a former surgeon in the Royal Navy who has returned to his home in the Highlands to open a hospital. As disorganized as he is passionate, he is a man with wounds and a secret past he has worked a lifetime to hide. Providenc... more
  • The Walk of the Wandering Man: (complete version)

    by Ric Szabo

    Central Europe, 5000BC. The first farmers are advancing across the continent from the east. The age of the hunter-gatherer in Europe is drawing to a close.

    When a young, Mesolithic hunter is sent into the winter forest, he has no idea his rite of passage will be different to those who had gone before. But the gods have other plans.

    Beyond the brutal wilderness, his path will lead him to a different people. People from distant lands, moving ever closer to his. But as his journey ta... more

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