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Book: Gunnar's Mine (Valediction For Revenge) by Roland Cheek
Heading north, over 10,200-foot Lizard Head Pass, past the struggling Colorado mining camps of Ophir and Telluride, following the rushing tumble of mountainside freshets down from alpine tundra to the quiet murmuring of the San Miguel River, almost to a decaying Uncompahgre gold camp called Placerville, a traveler encountered a mud-and-wattle waystop where a pilgrim could find plain, but filling [...]
 
Book: Happy Engines Back at Work (Li'l Great Railroad Series Book 1) by Isaac ben Levi
This sweet story about a small railroad has the look and feel of a classic. Join the fun and excitement as Andrew, Engine #1 of the Ozark Mountain Railroad, remembers arriving to the little railroad and making friends along the way. A wonderfully illustrated bedtime reading choice for train lovers everywhere and a new favorite for young readers of short stories.Enjoy the 'Li'l Great Railroad [...]
 
Book: Great Railroad Series - The Turbine Locomotive - (Classic Train Stories) (Volume 3) by Isaac ben Levi
As #6200 sits forlornly in a scrapyard in the town of Crestline, Ohio, he thinks back to when he was younger and very much unique. He had been the great hope of the Pennsylvania Railroad when he was built, but due to some problems with his design and the new diesel engines making an appearance, he was now all but redundant. That is, until one day a diesel engine couples onto him and starts towing [...]
 
Book: The Trestle by Ben Woodard
The world's highest railroad trestle. Two teen boys. Terror. Tom craves danger to forget. He persuades his older cousin to walk across High Bridge, a single track railroad bridge without railings. Danger follows them onto the track, and Tom has to make a deadly choice. A heart-pounding YA short story filled with suspense and adventure.
 
Book: If Love is a Crime - A Christmas Story by Mark W. Sasse
On Christmas Eve 1852, a runaway slave slips unnoticed through a meadow and happens upon a small, rustic cabin in the woods, occupied by a boisterous old woman named Beatrice. As a winter storm blows in and the sheriff comes inquiring, all that stands between the frightened girl and the arm of the law is a stack of biscuits and a whole lot of love. "If Love is a Crime" is a short piece of [...]
 
Book: Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge by Scott Wyatt
1882. Northern Pacific Railroad Camp, Idaho Territory. The body of Sheriff Roger Langston is found beneath the Sand Creek Bridge. Chinese railroad worker Wong Hok-Ling is charged with murder days after the unexpected arrival of his fiancee, Mei-Yin, who has escaped her unscrupulous father and stowed away aboard a ship bound for America. Jason McQuade, the territory's newest lawyer, must defend [...]
 
Book: Two Indians and A Dead Man by C. Forrest Lundin
5 STARS from Reader's Favorite "This is a definite bookshelf keeper! Entertaining from start to finish." Someone behind him pulls the hammer back on a rifle. Now James understands why his horse didn't want to move. Two Fingers McCracken doesn't want James's money or supplies; the Metis wants help. The man who kidnapped his daughter knows McCracken's face. James agrees to help. The Civil War [...]
 
Book: WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM by Alfred James Phillips
Could a white family living in the South in the 1940s honor their Negro friends' last request by adopting their son after the child's parents are killed in a fiery automobile accident? And was this the child that was promised to Eunice Miller or was her out-of-body experience not really a visit to heaven after all, but only a dream? Experience the drama, suspense and humor of this wondrous and [...]
 
Book: Damaged Cargoes by David Turri
.The story unfolds during the summer and autumn of 1870. It begins on the China coast. The protagonist, Thaddeus Galt, a mission priest, discovers, in the hold of a junk stranded on a sandbar, the bodies of thirty Japanese children, drowned in a storm. The children originated in the port of Kobe. Galt goes to Kobe to find those responsible for this terrible crime, and the reader is drawn into the [...]
 
Book: Trail to Glory - One Family's Journey West by Marilyn Meredith
Based on the author's family stories, three generations of dauntless women follow their hearts across the western plains. 1858 - Mary, the gentle eastern schoolteacher, loses her heart to a handsome trapper. They overcome the hardships of frontier life in Wisconsin to establish a family dynasty. 1880 - Wilhelmina, Mary's flame-haired daughter, kidnapped as a child by Indians, is renamed "Indian [...]
 
Book: Montana Dreams (Montana Series) by Velda Brotherton
The Path to Our Dreams is Often the Most Difficult. An orphan and veteran of the Civil War, Ben Poole lives wild and free. When he's not raising hell, he works as a guard for a freight wagon owned by Reed and Tressie Bannon. His freewheeling days come to an end, though, when he discovers an unconscious woman outside his cabin and takes her into town to get help. Summoned by her parents, Dessa [...]
 
Book: The Whispering Sentinel by Ruth Kyser
It is said 'you can't go home again', but after a cancelled wedding and the death of her father, Sandy Martin makes the decision to do just that when she returns to her hometown of Bradford Mills. She buys her grandmother's old house, and in the process of remodeling the house with an old friend, Tom Brannigan, Sandy discovers her house has a story to tell. While she continues an internal [...]
 
Book: Riding the Rails - Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression by Errol Lincoln Uys
During the Great Depression, more than 250,000 children left their homes and hopped freight trains crisscrossing the United States. They were looking for work and adventure; some wanted to leave their homes, and some had to. They grew up in speeding boxcars, living in hobo jungles, begging on the streets, and running from the police and club-wielding railroad guards. The restless youth of these [...]
 
Book: Dark Shadows (The Mercy Carver Series Book 1) by Jana Petken
From the Best Selling and Multi Award Winning author of, The Guardian of Secrets and The Errant Flock, comes the Award Winning, Dark Shadows. "A fast-paced, action-packed historical romance set during the last days of the Old South" Kirkus Review - ___ When unimaginable calamities strike, Mercy Carver, a poor London woman, wonders what she has done to deserve such immeasurable suffering. It is [...]
 
Book: Wilda's Outlaw by Velda Brotherton
Calder Raines and his outlaw gang may be more than Wilda Duncan bargained for. All she wants is to escape an unwanted marriage, but she finds herself in the arms of a tantalizing man whose warm kisses arouse a storm of forbidden desires. Calder never wanted to rob banks, but it's a family tradition. When he embraces the alluring redhead, passion conquers good sense and he imagines a life he [...]
 
Book: Genteel Secrets by S. R. Mallery
An Unforgettable Civil War Adventure > > > What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the [...]
 
Book: Grace & Mercy Brought US Through by Phyllis Jean Robinson
Grace and Mercy Brought Us Through is loosely based on the life of my great-grandfather Rev. Aaron Davis. Rev. Davis was born into slavery and grew up during the Civil War. He received freedom with the Emancipation Proclamation and became a circuit riding minister with the Methodist Church in Mississippi. His life as a preacher is well documented, but little was known about his personal life. My [...]
 
Book: Bula Bridge (Galiwee Visions) by J. Drew Brumbaugh
After readers clamored for more about Tommy, the main character in "War Party," I had to take some time to dream up a suitable plot. At the same time, I felt like his sort-of girlfriend in the first book would become a much more important figure in book 2. While I was mulling over various ideas a friend told me about the railroad disaster in Ashtabula, Ohio over a century ago and thought, there's [...]
 
Book: Cinco de Mayo by Michael J. Martineck
What would you do if suddenly your most private thoughts and experiences were shared with another living person - and you got theirs? A new name. A new language. A new past. In Chicago, a transit worker now knows enough about the Aryan Brotherhood to mark him for death. In Abu Dhabi, a playboy experiences modern day slavery. A New York advertising executive shares the memories of a blind railroad [...]
 
Book: Ethan's Flight by Victoria Trout & Penelope West
After being falsely convicted of murder, young Bostonian Ethan Adams is freed by his brother's daring rescue. The brothers pause their flight in St. Jo, MO, where, homesick and saddle-sore, they plan their future. Changing their names, they barely knock the dust from their clothes before they become involved with a beautiful pair of sisters who have their own hidden dangers. Living with their [...]
 
Book: I Love My Doctor, But... - A Lighthearted Look at a Serious Problem by Lawrence Gold
You have questions for your physician, but don't ask them? Your physician has questions for you, but he/she doesn't ask them. That's one hell of a way to run an airline, a railroad, a government, or a medical practice. Why? Fault is besides the point, but difficult or painful questions unasked or unanswered threatens your health and compromises the physician's ability to help. You have something [...]
 
Book: Ghost - Connects (Based on a true haunting & Possession) by Katrina Rose
Review by: penderm on Aug. 26, 2018 : Couldn't put it down! If you liked the hit television show, 'Ghost Whispers' then you're going to love, 'Connects'. You won't be able to put it down, it's a real page turner. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction and 'Connects' is a prime example how bizarre meets reality. Written as fiction to protect the INNOCENT and even the GUILTY! Up until this [...]
 
Book: Chocolate Legs by Roland Cheek
Chocolate Legs - Sweet Mother Savage Killer? Her story begins as an Ursid Shirley Temple, a cute blond phenom amid the real-life Shangri-la of Glacier National Park's most scenic mountain valley. In time, however, the curtsying knockout zoomed to National Velvet-style celebrity, demanding more from fans than admiring glances and the flashing bulbs of paparazzi cameras. It was those Garbo-sized [...]
 
Book: Time and Again (The History Mystery Series Book 1) by Deborah Heal
An old house + A new computer program = The travel opportunity of a lifetime...to another century. Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. It's not her idea of a dream job, but it does come with perks. There's John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor who is almost too wonderful to be real. And then [...]
 
Book: The Cats of Savone (The Completely Abridged Series) by David-Michael Harding
"Most novels begin their lives as short stories. Writing, much like any gift, skill, habit, or hope, is strengthened through practice, training, and exercise. The short story is the stretching and dedication to a running regime long before the marathon. It is the repetition of scales on the piano, years before the recital." - David-Michael Harding - The Cats of Savone is an exemplary collection [...]
 
Book: Unclaimed Legacy (The History Mystery Series Book 2) by Deborah Heal
A 200-year-old treasure waiting to be reclaimed. Abby Thomas' 11-year-old student Merri is finally warming up to her. And her friendship with John Roberts is also heating up. He's definitely marriage material. Except for the fact that when she tells him about Beautiful Houses he thinks she's crazy. Because a computer program that allows you to rewind and fast-forward the lives of people from long [...]
 


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