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Book: THE LAST HURRAH - An elderly couple enjoys one last celebration as they face the end of life's journey. by Carmel McMurdo Audsley
Bob and Anna McAllister are a retired couple living a comfortable lifestyle in Australia. When Anna's breast cancer returns and Bob's heart condition deteriorates, they are worried about dealing with the end stage of life. Their adult children all have busy lives and they don't want to be a burden to them. They have enjoyed many cruises to the South Pacific and, after much discussion, they decide [...]
 
Book: Unexpected Hero (The Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Historical Saga: sensual, intended for 17+ readers The South Pacific, 1866. Their parents have been friends for years but Sebastian Churnside and Charity Trescothick have never warmed to each other. He believes she is complacent about living in her parents' shadow. She believes him to be a cuckoo in the warm family of the seacaptain, though his inability to follow the family tradition of [...]
 
Book: These Islands Here - Short Stories of the South Pacific by Bronwyn Elsmore
Literary-fiction inspired by life in the South Pacific. These 32 tales reflect life, events and conditions in the islands and nations of the South Seas-Polynesia, particularly Aotearoa-New Zealand - aka Land of the Long White Cloud, Down Under, Kiwiland. Together they present the varied facets of living in this region of the globe - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph [...]
 
Book: The Stone Dog by Robert Mitchell
WILL THE IRON CHEST BE WORTH THE BLOODSHED? The Count Felix von Luckner, Master of the German raider Seeadler, the last privateer, lowers a sealed iron chest into the waters of a small unnamed bay off Wakaya Island, Fiji, under cover of darkness in the year 1917. A chance remark over fifty years later sends four young Australians to search for that chest and the wealth it is said to contain, [...]
 
Book: GOLDEN EAGLES by Robert Mitchell
Are the iron chests, chests filled with Golden Eagles - gold coins issued by the United States of America in the 1930's and coveted the world over for their rarity - still on board the USS President Coolidge as she lies in her watery grave off the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu? Or were they removed soon after she sank in October 1942? Three people set sail from Townville, Australia, to seek [...]
 
Book: White Ginger by Susanne Bellamy
Amelie Mackenzie chases her artistic dreams in Hawaii after a life detour. That means no more ex-fiance...and definitely no men to distract her. Should be easy, but how will she resist the hot and sexy marine biologist fighting a battle against a corrupt developer? Arne Keloki is fighting a resort development which will damage the reef protecting his small Kauai town. Although being with Arne [...]
 
Book: Who Is He? (The Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Regency Romantic Comedy, sensual, intended for 17+ readers. London, 1806: "I have a cabin booked on the 'Cambray' bound for the Southern Seas," he announces mere hours before they are to be joined as one in the sight of God and Mama and Papa and her very best friend Deborah. Hester had fallen in love with him at first sight, before she knew his true character. Now his ridiculous prank has forced [...]
 
Book: A perfect wife for Peregrine Winthop (Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Historical fiction: a psychological tale of bitter regret and ultimate redemption, intended for 17+ readers and to be read in one short sitting. 1857, Little Chormsby in the South of England. Peregrine's wedding night is a nightmare. He discovers how very foolish he was to rely on others to find him the perfect helpmate to accompany him across the world. Those others will not have to live with [...]
 
Book: Sailing Down the Moonbeam by Mary Gottschalk
With a destination loosely defined as the rest of the world, Mary and her husband Tom leave family, friends and successful careers for a multi-year sailing voyage. As the voyage takes her farther and farther from her traditional support systems, her world becomes more and more defined by forces outside her control. Mary's travels through often uncharted island communities, provides a compelling [...]
 
Book: Letters from the Good War - A Young Man's Discovery of the World by Hugh Aaron
The letters herein, some one thousand of them, are a day-to-day three year account of what happened in the life of a young enlisted man serving in the Naval Construction Battalions - the Seabees - during World War II. They take the reader from the first day of boot camp, to various training camps around the U.S., to the Southwest Pacific and back home.
 
Book: Wings Over The Pacific by Raymond Fiore
Check Six! Wings Over The Pacific is a World War II novel dealing with American and Japanese pilots and crews in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Dan Kelly, Navy fighter pilot, finds out that he craves the excitement of aerial combat, despite the dangers. Jim Slater, Marine Corps pilot, put on the ragged edge of the front lines, trying to blunt the Japanese onslaught. Takeo Tanaka, Japanese [...]
 
Book: The Odyssey (The Java Gold Book 1) by Robert A. Kingsley
It is 1941 and South-East Asia is in flames. The Japanese forces storm south through Malaya. Singapore falls and the Japanese conquest of the Dutch East Indies begins in earnest. Despite furious Allied resistance, Java, the administrative centre, is soon encircled on all sides. With the Japanese already at Java's doorstep, the Dutch government hurriedly ships out all currency and other valuables. [...]
 
Book: Fiji - A Novel (The World Duology Book 2) by James & Lance Morcan
Fiji (The World Duology, #2) is a spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth. As the pharaohs of ancient Egypt build their mighty pyramids, and Chinese civilization evolves under the Shang Dynasty, adventurous seafarers from South East Asia begin to settle the far-flung islands of [...]
 
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: THURSDAY'S ORCHID by Robert Mitchell
TEN WORDS HAD SEALED MY FATE. It wasn't until the waves had begun crashing into the stern of the ship, not until the salt spray was covering the decks and the hull was grinding and tearing itself upon the coral reef, not until the killing had started and terror had taken hold that I heard those ten words once more, flung at me by the wind. I cursed George for uttering them, and cursed Cheh Wah [...]
 
Book: Birds of the Pacific Northwest - How to Identify 25 of the Most Popular Backyard Birds by Sally Dinius
Includes an At-a-Glance Index for easier bird identification. This edition also has separate photos of males and females, except for bird species in which the sexes are similar in appearance. We also pulled a switch-a-roo, trading out two bird species, the House Wren and the Violet-green Swallow, for the Black-headed Grosbeak and the Barn Swallow. (Never fear: The House Wren and the Violet-green [...]
 
Book: Survivors of WWII in the Pacific by Ronny Herman de Jong
Survivors of WWII in the Pacific is a collection of eye-witness accounts of the barbaric way the Japanese treated their prisoners during WWII, men and women alike. Camp survivors describe gruesome details of cruel punishments, diseases and malnutrition, interspersed with hope and a sense of humor. Veterans of the U.S. Navy remember the bloody battles from Pearl Harbor to the bombs on Hiroshima [...]
 
Book: Rising from the Shadow of the Sun - A Story of Love, Survival and Joy by Ronny Herman de Jong
This second edition of Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy exemplifies the power of positive thinking, of hope, of perseverance even in the most perilous and life threatening situations and of a mother's love for her children, surpassing even the tragedy of death. Jeannette Herman-Louwerse, Netty, a young mother incarcerated by the Japanese on the island of Java [...]
 
Book: Demented (The Life Of Ben) by Tracy L. Judy
Pushing the label "troubled teen" to a completely new level, "Demented" tells the story of William Benjamin. A troubled teen from the Deep South, Ben's view of the world and his way of handling his problems are unique, and deadly. Witness the path that he leaves behind from his point of view. "Demented" only begins to describe the life of Ben.
 
Book: Passion's Design by Sharon Noble
Designer Rosalind Hughes's task is to create a perfect wedding, not to fall in love with the groom, a South American aristocrat who holds all things American in contempt, especially American women. Her conservative Vermont background failed to prepare her for the environment of Colombian social conventions and the strength of tradition. She is mesmerized by black eyes and overwhelming sensuality, [...]
 
Book: When Killers Cry by Katherine Edwards
It's 1981 and South Africa is in the grip of apartheid. The ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, is stepping up violent retaliation; detentions, strikes and riots are increasing daily. Reporter Hannah Smith, stumbles into a quagmire of political conspiracy when she begins investigating the deaths of black activists and dissidents. What she learns puts her life and that of her friends and family [...]
 
Book: Going Southern - The No-Mess Guide to Success in the South by Deborah J. Levine
Going Southern is both a personal journey and a guide to navigating the culture of the South. Deborah Levine's stories & strategies give New Southerners a cultural map to the U.S. Southeast while entertaining them in true Southern style. Read how and why Newcomers are taking the journey South. Steer your way through the Old and New South with the Going Southern stories and strategies. In his [...]
 
Book: Fragile Dreams by Karen Cogan
The Civil war unleashes a bitter battle near Caroline's home--and in her heart. Parentless, and with a young brother to tend, Caroline blames God and the Yankees for her difficulties. Then, she finds a wounded Union soldier lying in her lawn, and her world is turned upside-down... Shot and left for dead, Nate thanks God for the Confederate angel who takes him in and nurses him back to health, but [...]
 
Book: The Liar's Guide to South America by Michael Delwiche
Andrew Mozart is in love. He fell for Sarah the first time they met, but he could never find the courage to tell her. When she leaves work on a gap year adventure to South America, he thinks he has missed his chance. Until he moves desks, and finds her computer still logged in to her email account. Sarah's old emails reveal that she thought more of him then he believed possible. Armed with [...]
 
Book: A Message in the Roses by Sandy Semerad
On a snowy day in Atlanta, Carrie Sue Justice revisits the past as a young and passionate newspaper reporter, covering a shooting death in her community: It's 1986. Her life is a mess. She catches her husband with another woman inside the antebellum home she inherited from her parents. Then she falls in love with an unavailable man plagued with guilt. The man is none other than the irresistible [...]
 
Book: COUGAR! - A Wildlife Thriller Set in the Low Country of South Carolina by W.W. Brock
When two South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officers are called to the scene of a car accident to view a body that has been partially eaten by a wild animal, they cannot begin to imagine that the race against the clock to stop a man eater before it kills again will also uncover a conspiracy that has tentacles reaching into the highest levels of government and could change the future [...]
 
Book: Just Turn Left at the Mountain - Multi Entry Trials and Tribulations Meandering Across Chinese Borders by Andy Smart
When Andy's redundancy money clears in the bank, and with middle age fast approaching, the only realistic course of action is to wave goodbye to the UK and start again. A one way ticket to China please! This is one man's light-hearted three year account of his numerous attempts and failures of settling down and creating a new life in a different culture. Wanted: A traditional house with sliding [...]
 
Book: Laurel - Will the couple's love sustain them or is their daughter lost to them forever? by Susan F. Craft
In the port of Charleston, South Carolina, post-Revolutionary War passions reach fever pitch. There, Lilyan's past catches up with her. As a former patriot spy, she is charged with the murder of a British officer. Thrown into the "Exchange Building" and chained alongside prostitutes, thieves, and murderers, she seeks the courage to survive and the faith to believe she will find her missing child, [...]
 
Book: Butterfly Wish - A Doomed Interracial Love Affair Set in Post War South Korea by D. Davidson and R. Marcano
Butterfly Wish is a story about friendship, love, loyalty and betrayal. But it is mostly about unchecked human behavior in a mecca of sex and violence. Shane Brennan and Manny Veneto are stationed in the Republic of South Korea in 1963 when suddenly they are dragged into the dark world of sin and exploitation. The two men are serving in the United States Air Force when their world surprisingly [...]
 
Book: Damned Yankee - The Story of a Marriage (The Civil War in South Carolina's Low Country Book 5) by Carolyn P. Schriber
These are the people you don't read about in history books. A Harvard-educated New Englander. He was welcomed as a teacher by a school for apprentices in Charleston, South Carolina. But when his history lessons about the founding of America clashed with the pro-secession rhetoric of local slave-owners, he was out of a job. Can he find a way to reconcile his abolitionist sentiments with the [...]
 
Book: Importing Democracy - The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan, & Argentina by Julie Fisher
While street protesters demanding democratic reforms make headlines in the international news, Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan, and Argentina, written by Julie Fisher and published by the Kettering Foundation Press, focuses on a quieter movement led by democratization NGOs. In South Africa, the Good Governance Learning Network shares participatory tools to make [...]
 
Book: An Egg and A Cigarette - Tales of a Family's Volunteering in Ecuador and Peru by Shari Harris-Dunning
"Mommy, why are so many people in Guatemala so poor?" "Sweetie, it's such a complicated answer." "Mommy, we need to help." This seemingly innocent conversation inspired the Dunning family to embark on a family volunteer trip to a "lesser developed" part of the world. In 2010, the Dunnings took off four months and volunteered in Ecuador and Peru. This book describes how they found family [...]
 
Book: Thin Places by Diane Owens Prettyman
An inspirational debut novel in which a prodigal son sets out to find the daughter of an executed man. In this romantic suspense novel perfect for summer reading, Finn Tully is on the downside of a prison term when he is approached by a soon-to-be executed man. Tully reluctantly agrees to find the man's daughter, Chloe, in order to prove the man's innocence to her. Chloe is a tough, no-nonsense [...]
 
Book: Takeshi's Choice by Michael Matson
Takeshi Kirihara was a self-made man with a problem. As a Japanese living in America with war looming on the horizon, he knew he had to take steps to protect his property. What he couldn't know is that he'd die in an internment camp without sharing the secret of what he'd done: a secret that leads to three murders and an acceptance of a family's destiny.
 
Book: The Dancing Boy by Michael Matson
The Dancing Boy is a mystery. Treat Mikkelson is not exactly a burnt-out case but he's grown tired of his life as a criminologist and weary of memories of a marriage gone wrong and of his time in Vietnam. Trying to burn the bridges to his past, he finds and remodels a cabin on a small Pacific Northwest Island, settles down to enjoy fishing, setting his crab pot, digging for clams and documenting [...]
 


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