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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 [...]
 
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: I Was Just a Radioman by Pamela Ackerson
Their hearts were strong, and their courage endless. Pearl Harbor survivor, Black Cat radioman, and decorated WW 2 veteran. ARM H. P. Lawrence, tells the true story of the fight against the Japanese in this compilation of his memoirs. One of only a handful of non-Native American code-talkers, H. P. Lawrence became a member of an elite fighting force, the Black Cats. Flying in their nocturnal [...]
 
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: At the Midway by James Clayton Rogers
In 1906 a detachment from the U.S. Signal Corps is attacked by three Tu-nel. The Tu-nel are descended from the therapsids, mammal-like reptiles that evolved in the Triassic Period--before the dinosaurs. They co-existed with the dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. During the 135 million years of their existence, they have undergone major evolutionary changes. These helped them [...]
 
Book: If Women Can Weep - then God will be the comforter by Temba Magorimbo
Patricia Daniel meets Michael Du Plessis when he nearly ran her over with a vehicle because he had been careless. She blows hot over him but his attitude was to accept and absorb all the harsh words she threw at him. He returns her cheeky words with great senses of humour and Christian morality. Michael is an n electronics engineer, who did his trade in West Germany. He grew up in both Cape Town [...]
 
Book: The Kaleidoscope by B K Nault
When a persistent homeless man insists Harold take a beautiful, handcrafted kaleidoscope just as he disappears under mysterious circumstances, his black-and-white world spins into technicolor chaos. Along with a perky breast cancer survivor, a colorful Rastafarian co-worker, and a recalcitrant pup who's got a mind of her own, Harold's journey becomes a high octane chase to save the 'scope from [...]
 
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: The Rescue Man - A by Henry Lowenstein
THE RESCUE MAN presents the extraordinary and unique journey of a World War II-era rescue pilot, First Lieutenant Frank Philby "Bud" Hayes, from his childhood in Idaho through his training for and service during World War II. Bud helps tell this story himself through his letters and records, which are this book's main foundation and reveal tales of excitement, trials and tribulations, [...]
 
Book: Once upon a Time on the Ghan by Raymond Boyd Dunn
This book has a tenuous connection with the three novels of the Pearson/Rickards trilogy, in that it features a sixth generation of the Rickards family, Billy Rickards. Billy is travelling from Toowoomba in Queensland to Darwin in the Northern Territory - the long way. He travels by bus east to Brisbane, by plane south to Sydney in New South Wales, and thence by rail west to Adelaide in South [...]
 
Book: Revenge of the Pearl Harbor Survivors by John E. Nevola
On December 7 we commemorate the anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. All of the U.S. Navy's aircraft carriers survived that assault. The central theme of this 45-page mini-book (@15,000 words) describes the pivotal role played by those surviving American aircraft carriers in the first year of the war. The article also briefly describes all of the Japanese and American aircraft [...]
 
Book: Mission Over Indochine - A WWII Story of Courage, Honor and Sacrifice by A. J. Padgett
Mission Over Indochine is the coming of age story of a young man from the Heartland who's life exemplifies the courage and humanity to which all men aspire. Through the darkest hours, pushed to the limits of endurance, his faith comforts, restoring his determination to live and make it home. A truly inspirational book for an unsettled time, when steadfast and honorable leaders seem so hard to [...]
 
Book: Spirit Wind (Tempe Crabtree Mysteries) by Marilyn Meredith
This is number 17 in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. Like all the books, you don't need to read the earlier ones to enjoy it, the main plot/mystery is complete. Contacted by a ghost hunger to help discover the identity of a ghost in a house in Tehachapi, Tempe and her husband put off their vacation to the coast. A murder victim is found near the supposedly haunted house and Tempe is [...]
 
Book: Rising from the Shadow of the Sun 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: December Scandal - Book 3 Scandalous Siblings Series by Suzi Love
The Jamison family joins the Duke of Sherwyn and the St. Martin clan at the duke's country estate, but the guest numbers double when stranded travelers seek refuge after early December snowfalls make roads impassable. Michael Brandon travels to introduce the woman he loves, and her daughter, to his family, but a missing bridge delays their journey. To their shock, horror, and yet profound relief, [...]
 
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: Petunia and The Pearl Diver. Sexcapades - A Taboo, Forbidden Sexual Escapade by Suzi Love
I loved writing this novella as it is part of a series of sexcapades involving numerous best-selling and award winning erotic romance authors. As I love delving into the seedier side of London life in the early 1800s, I've started this story in a London brothel and with two main characters who would normally not visit this establishment. They're both 'out of their depth', if you'll pardon my pun, [...]
 
Book: Rose Echoes - Glimpses of Life, Real and Imagined by Geoff Piper
These poems come from a time in my life when I was paying close attention to the world around me and my own thoughts and dreams - and writing poems about all of it. I played with words and forms to create word pictures, convey moods and emotions and demonstrate action and motion. Some poems are light and whimsical, some are deep and mysterious. Many are set in places in the Pacific Northwest, [...]
 
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: Trusting Ingrid (Romancing The Coast Book 3) by Libby Campbell
Ingrid Nickel doesn't want to go into rehab. Again. She tried it once, but it didn't work. When she meets Lachlan Morrison, their connection is electric. She sees a handsome man, directing and challenging, who won't be intimidated by a powerful woman like her. He sees a woman whose bluster and sarcasm are a cover for something deep inside her that is badly broken. The daughter of a grifter, [...]
 
Book: Four Times A Virgin (Irresistible Aristocrats Book 2) by Suzi Love
A Regency Noir, a darker historical romance set in London. When confronted by the self-assured Countess of Dorchester, the Duke of Stirkton is stunned to discover that this breathtakingly beautiful widow is the naive girl he met years before at a country inn and has searched for ever since. The countess will do anything to prevent her younger sisters being forced into marriages as sordid as hers [...]
 
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: A Walk Into Darkness by J.E. Gallagher
Marine Captain Mac McKenzie and his loyal team of special ops warriors pull off the mission of a lifetime; the rescue of two American hostages being held by Muslim insurgents in Iraq. By Presidential decree Mac and his men are ordered to Washington D.C. to entertain an offer that would change each of their lives forever. Follow these four men as they embark on top secret missions, working [...]
 
Book: Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail by Inga Aksamit
This book, which won the Best Outdoor Book Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of California in 2015, is a lively account of one woman's adventure on the John Muir Trail. It is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or anyone interested in the trail. Written in journal style, the author's description of the majestic scenery, camaraderie of trail friends and challenges of the [...]
 
Book: A Bullet for Your Thoughts (Nate Harver Thrillers Book 1) by Lawrence W. Erickson
A Vietnamese hitman has come to the City of Roses. His kill is easy, but there's a problem. The victim was a client of Portland Private Investigator Nate Harver. What should have been a quick in and out job just got complicated. Now, the police have found this newest client, a software executive, floating face down in the Willamette River. What they call a suicide, Harver believes to be murder. [...]
 


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