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Book: Loretta Summer - Summer Reads Collection by Catie Hayes
1950, in the summer heat, Loretta arrives in a small town with a suitcase full of money and her divorce papers. Immediately she is mistaken for a small time Hollywood actress, Alice. Handsome cattle rancher Beau Denehy catches her eye. But what man would want a woman like her, with a past that Loretta can't seem to shake? Climb into her Chevrolet with the window down and enjoy the ride through to [...]
 
Book: Assata Shakur - A 20th Century Escaped Slave by Barbara Casey
In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper. This resulted in her indictment of first-degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout. A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prime target of the Federal [...]
 
Book: Backwards Into the Future by Bronwyn Elsmore
You can't go back, her friends say, but Mary has to do it. Going back to her old hometown is the only way she can silence a voice from the past. And find her childhood friend. One is pushing her, the other is holding back, and between the two there's much to be resolved. The plum tree has gone, but a lemon tree thrives. The mystery surrounding the boat with the painted eyes may never be solved; [...]
 
Book: Snippets In Time by S. R. Mallery
Drift back in time with award winning S. R. Mallery, as she presents some excerpts--or "snippets"--from her different books. They range from an American family saga to full, historical adventures involving sewing; from a U.S. Civil War Romeo and Juliet couple defying all odds to a 1926 Old Hollywood romantic murder mystery; from both a colorful Western romance and a Nazi spy romance thriller to [...]
 
Book: Business Wise - Part One by M.B. Clarke
It's the glamorous 1980s in Sydney and two powerful families, the Gallaghers and Garrisons, clash over business and personal affairs. Rivalry runs deep and the new generation, Ryan Gallagher and Stewart Garrison, seem poised to carry on the family feud. The conflict begins to spread in unexpected ways, in this stylish world of international business and elegant living. Stewart is married and sees [...]
 
Book: Infiltration (A Relative Invasion, Book 2) - Two boys, one family, a world at war by Rosalind Minett
A WW2 novel to enthrall adults and older children. Billy is evacuated, and his nightmare cousin, Kenneth, comes too. Both will face dramas, unexpected meetings and opportunities for personal growth as the war goes on and on... "A delight to read" - Historical Novel Society ". . . the stark and simple times of wartime Britain superbly evoked with just the simplest of brush strokes . . .gets so [...]
 
Book: Proceed With Caution by Cherime MacFarlane
NUMBER 1 Listopia's Set In Alaska - Sweet multicultural, multiracial romance Nancy has been anything but cautious. Running off to Alaska with a man and investing all her savings in a piece of land where the temperature drops to -40 in winter is foolhardy. When the man dumps her and escapes to warmer climes, it reinforces what she suspects; she always picks losers. Where does Ray fit in? Ramon, [...]
 
Book: The House on the Beach by Joan Fallon
Rocio and Inma meet as children and promise to be life-long friends. Set in Spain, in the years after the Civil War, their unlikely friendship faces many challenges. It is a time when women have few rights and are controlled not only by a dictatorial State but also by an ever-watchful Church. The girls come from different strata of society, one is poor and the other rich. But they each have their [...]
 
Book: Unlikely Soldiers Book One (Civvy to Squaddie) - A Coming of Age Adventure of Love, Humour, and Tragedy by Deb McEwan
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars! "A fascinating and enthralling look at Great Britain in the 1970s as experienced through the eyes of Guy, a North Yorkshire teen, and Mouse, a Welsh girl. I had a marvelous time reading Unlikely Soldiers and am looking forward to the next book in the series. It's most highly recommended." Goodreads and Amazon Reviewer - "Deb McEwan has [...]
 
Book: The Garden on Sunset (Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 1) by Martin Turnbull
Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the [...]
 
Book: Living the Velvet Revolution by Sunny Lockwood
Czechoslovakia's 1989 Velvet Revolution overturned its communist government within days. Learn about that dramatic political upheaval from the people involved with it. Defiant students, cautious parents and a world-weary dissident reveal what revolution feels like to those who help make it. Vivid yet sensitive writing brings the inside story alive and reveals fascinating behind-the-scenes details.
 
Book: Letters to Ethan by Sharon F. Svitak
"Sharon Svitak, a native San Franciscan, mother of two grown children, and recently widowed, began writing letters to her grandson, Ethan, to work her way through the painful loss of her husband. But what began as an outlet for her grief became a project to pass on to her heirs some of the good memories of her thirty-four year marriage. A published writer of articles and essays, Letters to Ethan: [...]
 
Book: From Barren Rocks...To Living Stones by Jon Magee
From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed. Helen Eadie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes in the forward "Jon . . . provides insight [...]
 
Book: Hitty and Her Next Hundred Years by Jody Provost
See the 1930s through the eyes of Hitty, a little wooden doll who experiences an amazing array of adventure and historical events as she lives with characters from all walks of life in this book. Find an underground hot spring; survive an earthquake; even meet a mythical (or is he?) legend! Simplicity and storytelling at its best, this book will make you laugh, make you cry, and want to know more [...]
 
Book: Desert Ramblings - Arid Ebbs of Consciousness by Kit Clayton
If you have ever desired to stand at the peak of a mountain, and feel the power of Earth whispering to you, this anthology is for you. If you have ever felt a soft breeze which evoked you being able to see messages being blown by, these poems will have meaning for you. Spaces and places have deeper universal meaning, and by opening our soul and allowing it to look and listen, and then to see and [...]
 
Book: Pretty Words - from a tale-spinner's heart by Harlow Clark
A deep and thoughtful collection of poems and two essays written over the course of three years about life, love, and the random and sometimes poetic thoughts that float through my brain. I'm a storyteller at heart, and I don't consider what I've written any more than flinging together pretty words in hopes that I'd hit a few heart strings and touch someone's life for the better. These poems are [...]
 
Book: The Age of the Female - A Thousand Years of Yin by Richard Andrew King
The Age of the Female: A Thousand Years of Yin highlights the profound and extraordinary ascent of the female in the modern world, placing her center stage in the global spotlight as presidents and leaders of nations, titans of industry, corporate executives, military generals, media magnets, doctors, lawyers and a whole host of other prestigious titles normally associated with the male. Why has [...]
 
Book: Trusting Desire (Gilded Passions Book 1) by Alice Langdon
Naive, destitute and alone, Ellie Baker's world crumbles when she's kidnapped and forced into a brothel to repay her father's mistakes. Betrayed to the core, Ellie vows to never trust another man even Gabriel Peterson, her favorite childhood friend. Gabriel can't get past his mother's brutal murder. Drinking, gambling and whoring help him forget, yet his guilt-ridden habits have made him a social [...]
 
Book: Richard Berkeley's Bride by Cate Parke
Will his ambitions and her fears imperil their future? In Charlestowne, South Carolina Colony, 1769, a ship docks containing a treasure beyond most men's dreams Lord Edward's lovely daughter, Alexandra destined for one fortunate man, Richard Berkeley. Although he's the scion of a wealthy prominent family, the arranged marriage unlocks the door to far greater wealth and power than Richard ever [...]
 
Book: Crying is for Babies by Tricia McGill
In the 1930s medicine was still very much a hit and miss affair. The surgeons were still experimenting and learning about the human body. This at a period when there was little in the way of pain relief. This is one woman's story about a childhood ruined by such surgeons, whose bad judgement confined an eight year old subsequently to bed for three years, and left her with a disability to last a [...]
 
Book: Eva Gore Booth, The Other Sister - The Remarkable Sybling of Constance Markievicz by Brighid O'Sullivan
Why would a wealthy Anglo/Irish woman choose to leave the splendor of her large exquisite family home nestled in the lush green hills of Ireland, her own private gardens, and a fairy tale palace where everyone loved her, to live in the slums of Manchester? By the late 19th century, Europe was not only a battlefield, but living conditions of many European cities were only slightly better to those [...]
 
Book: Echoes in the Mist by Karen Batshaw
On a fateful, night, an infinite echo from another time whispers to two strangers. Julia, an American arriving in Piraeus, is thrilled to fulfill her lifelong dream of excavating on the Acropolis though her enthusiasm is tempered by the loss of her father, a noted authority on classical Greek pottery, during the voyage. Meanwhile, on the dock, Stephano is informed by a man in the shadows that the [...]
 
Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to ELLIS ISLAND (Volume 6) by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLION2018 FINALIST IN THE TOP SHELF BOOK AWARDS IN CHILDREN'S NONFICTIONWhat is Ellis Island and why is it so important to our history?Find out about the history of the island and who designed the immigration building. Walk in the footsteps of the immigrants as they waited on long lines in the Great Hall before they answered questions, underwent medical examinations and [...]
 
Book: Baudelaire's Revenge - A Novel by Bob Van Laerhoven
Winner of the Hercule Poirot Prize for Best Crime Novel - Winner of the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the category Fiction: mystery/suspense "A decadent tale. Commissioner Lefevre's philosophical discussions with artists and poets and a creepy Belgian dwarf are fascinating."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review It is 1870, and Paris is in turmoil. As the social and political turbulence [...]
 
Book: Little Miss HISTORY Travels to INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum (Volume 5) by Barbara Ann Mojica
WINNER 2017 GLOBAL EBOOK GOLD MEDAL Juvenile/Young Adult NONFICTIONFINALIST IN 2016 INDEPENDENT AUTHOR NETWORK CHILDREN'S NONFICTION CATEGORYWINNER OF THE B.R.A.G. MEDALLIONWhere can you explore life on a submarine, an aircraft carrier, and outer space all in one place? Answer: At the INTREPID, Sea, Air & Space Museum at Pier 86 in NYCWHAT YOU WILL SEE AND DO: Watch actual footage of war movies [...]
 
Book: A Devil of a Time by Gretchen Jeannette
"A devilishly good novel." --The Kindle Book Review Captain Niall McLane might think he has survived the worst that could happen to any man, but as the bloody American Revolution draws to a close, he finds his troubles are just beginning. When Niall becomes a suspect in a grotesque murder, his reputation as a merciless Indian fighter and scalp hunter turns the public against him. Worse, the real [...]
 
Book: Bittersweet by p.d.r. lindsay
Bryce Ackerman returns home from a business trip to Vienna expecting to marry his beloved Aimee. But she is pregnant. This is 1872 and Bryce is a Victorian gentleman who doesn't believe in sex before marriage. Aimee is distraught. So-called officers and gentlemen, on leave, visitors to her home, have been making a game of rape. They have been running a competition to see which regiment's junior [...]
 
Book: Mozart's Wife by Juliet Vandiver Waldron
Jon Baxley, Editor of Amazing Authors Showcase says it all in his review. "This author's fictionalized account of Constanze Webber--an extraordinary woman who just happened to marry an even more extraordinary man named Mozart--brings 18th Century Vienna and its people vividly alive. Constanze would have been a remarkable woman for any era, struggling with her own perspective on life while trying [...]
 
Book: A Time Too Late by D.R. Meredith
On the Texas Panhandle frontier as woman was seen as either a whore or a helpmate. Mattie Jo Hunter was neither. Determined to build a ranching empire on the the desolate plains, she went her own way and asked no quarter from nature or man--including her weakling husband. She would do what she must to realize her dream and secure her own self-respect. As Mattie's bond with her ranch manager and [...]
 
Book: First Century Close-ups by Roger Penney
Stories based on incidents or characters described in the Gospel narratives of the New Testament in a style which gives the reader a clearer awareness of what was happening and a deeper understanding of the people involved. In particular they help the reader to see Jesus with greater vividness than ever before.
 
Book: The Freedman and the Pharaoh's Staff by Lane Heymont
In 1871, the United States government has nearly eradicated the Ku Klux Klan, who they fear will inspire Southern whites to make certain the South will rise again. The Klan's remaining forces have retreated to Louisiana in hopes of escaping the "Northern" government. Jeb, a former slave, rescues his brother-in-law Crispus from the Ku Klux Klan, only to be drawn into a world of Creole Voodoo, [...]
 
Book: Gold - A tale of the California gold rush by Steve Bartholomew
Sometimes you bring your own gold when you travel to the gold rush. Marcus Gale wanted only to get out of New York. Now he's bound to California and the Land of Gold. He means to get there even if it means shoveling coal all the way. He's taken a job as stoker on a steamship, without knowing what a stoker does. He finds himself caught up in a conspiracy to take over the ship, robbery, mayhem, and [...]
 
Book: VENDETTA IN ARCADIA - A STORY OF SHATTERED LIVES, MIRACLES AND DESTINY (THE BRAIDS OF KAMINARI Book 1) by John Panopoulos
VENDETTA IN ARCADIA Tells of a blood feud that would not stop, how a single spontaneous act of violence brought an abrupt end to a profound love story and of the physical, emotional and spiritual consequences that reverberated throughout the hills and valleys of glorious Arcadia. Based on the true story of Kostas and Vasilis, two young men from warring clans, it tells of Broken Bodies and Broken [...]
 
Book: Love & Redemption (The Florida Irish) by Suzanne D Williams
She'd said the vows - to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, 'til death do them part. She'd said them, though, with a gun at her back and a stranger's hand in hers. By admitting she loved him, the words took on meaning and held requirements. It meant she'd stay by his side always and maybe never see her family again. Michael O'Fallen simply wants to survive. A poor Irish boy living in [...]
 
Book: Music For My Soul by Lauren Linwood
As the third wife of an abusive French vineyard owner, Madeleine Bouchard hasn't produced the expected heir after three years of marriage. Fearing he plans to kill her, she flees during a trip to England. Unable to make her way home, she joins a troupe of traveling mummers and reinvents herself as the only woman troubadour in the land, captivating audiences with both song and story. Nobleman [...]
 


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