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Book: The Foxfire Terror by J.D. Wilson
Pete Garrison will be retiring soon. He and his wife, Kate, are both excited. The plan is to spend more time with their only grandchild. As he and his wife prepare for their golden years, circumstances begin to unfold that will change their lives forever. Others from outside this small community will become involved. Dean Stewart and Chris Campbell, two former college fraternity brothers, will [...]
 
Book: Mercy's Rain by Cindy Sproles
When your life is built around a father's wrath, how can you trust in the love of Father God? Mercy Roller knows her name is a lie: there has never been any mercy in her young life. Raised by a twisted and abusive father who called himself the Pastor, she was abandoned by the church community that should have stood together to protect her from his evil. Her mother, consumed by her own fear and [...]
 
Book: Entangled Thorns by Melinda Clayton
Beth Sloan has spent the majority of her life trying to escape the memories of a difficult childhood. Born into the infamous Pritchett family of Cedar Hollow, West Virginia, she grew up hard, surrounded not only by homemade stills and corn liquor, but by an impoverished family that more often than not preferred life on the wrong side of the law. After the mysterious death of her brother Luke at [...]
 
Book: Return to Crutcher Mountain by Melinda Clayton
No one with Jessie's history of childhood trauma could make it through unscathed, and Jessie is no exception. As recounted in Appalachian Justice, Jessie is an adult survivor of horrendous childhood abuse suffered at the hands of her stepfather. At the age of thirteen, on a stormy night on top of Crutcher Mountain, Jessie was rescued by reclusive mountain woman Billy May Platte. Now, at the age [...]
 
Book: A Life in the Day of a Lady Salesman by Diana Amann Cruze
As one of the first women sales reps in southern Appalachia, customers often call Diana the "lady salesman." She overcomes hurdles and hills while learning to love the mountains of Appalachia. Humor rides along as she treks back roads, selling products from tobacco to toys, from groceries to grease, and from cookies to chemicals. Managers, customers, and sales trainees enter into this tale along [...]
 
Book: Appalachian Justice (Cedar Hollow Series) (Volume 1) by Melinda Clayton
Billy May Platte is a half Irish, half Cherokee Appalachian woman who learned the hard way that 1940s West Virginia was no place to be different. As Billy May explains, "We was sheltered in them hills. We didn't know much of nothin' about life outside of them mountains. I did not know the word lesbian; to us, gay meant havin' fun and queer meant somethin' strange." In 1945, when Billy May was [...]
 
Book: Detour Trail by Joy V. Smith
Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorena Emerson is alone after her uncle is killed by a thief trying to steal his money belt. Ignoring the wagon master's advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help, and they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes. It's a long way to Oregon, and because another woman needs her help, Lorrie again [...]
 
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: Dream Walker by Velda Brotherton
Rachel walked through Daniel's nightmares to expel the spirit that haunts him. Can he protect her from the evil that pursues her as they make their way west to begin new lives? In this Western historical romance, a wagon train leaves Fayetteville, Arkansas bound for the gold fields of California. A train begun by Cherokee leaders and white businessmen to forge a new trail to the north. A trail [...]
 
Book: Images In Scarlet by Velda Brotherton
The Civil War over and her family dead, Allie Caine packs up what's left of her father's photography equipment in the "what's it" wagon and sets out for Santa Fe and a new life. Finding a man sprawled across the trail is not something she expected, but this discovery changes all her plans. Jake soon becomes a part of her life, and their adventures together bond them in a way only hardships can. [...]
 
Book: Revenge by Ann Robbins Phillips
On October 28, 1862, the Hoopers break into the house of the Watson family and kill three men, injure and resultantly kill one teenage girl, and rape another young woman. Nine-year-old Nathe Watson is a witness to this western North Carolina Mountain massacre, but escapes through a window to get help at the urging of his mother. When he returns, it is to find the heads of the men atop pike poles [...]
 
Book: Bad Blood (Revenge Series) by Ann Robbins Phillips
Nathe and Addie Watson are warned by Amps, a ghost from Nathe's past, that the Hooper-Watson Feud might still be fermenting. Nathe thinks it's due to Bad Blood. Bad Blood--the fact that a person is bad because of his or her blood line. Is that possible? The struggle involves Glee Hooper, his wife's nephew, which hides activity in the mountains that's illegal. Their daughter, Lottie, has become an [...]
 
Book: The Cracked Mirror, Reflections of an Appalachian Son by Billy Ray Chitwood
When Prentice Paul Hiller enters the senior care facility he brings with him not only a hip surgery gone wrong, but a mirror of his past, cracked with the stress of all his memories: a family broken apart by their Appalachian circumstances and the 'great depression'; a childhood tainted by a father's abusive nature; an impetuous marriage and a sorrowful divorce; a subsequent search of 'isms' and [...]
 
Book: Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry by Patricia Leigh Graham
Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the time of cell-phones, computers and television, family members would gather on the front porch and offer up stories through simple oral traditions. These stories were to provide simple forms of entertainment to their children. With each generation, the stories [...]
 
Book: On the Other Side of Goodbye - Will our last goodbye be forever? by Mable Dotson
On the Side of Goodbye, a Christian romance, is about a teenage girl growing up in the coal mining camps in Eastern Kentucky of the Appalachian Mountains. She is bullied at school because of the way her mother made her dress and it causes her to be a loner. Her father gets killed in a mining accident and leaves her to take care of her ailing mother. While trying to take care of her mother, she [...]
 
Book: Southern Mystical Moments by Patricia Leigh Graham
Mystical Tales of the South is comprised of a collection of myths, legends, and folklore situated in Western North Carolina. This is Patricia's 3rd collection of short stories. Learn about the traditions and local myths of Fontana Lake's man-eating monster, the Boojum of Swain County, or the Healer of Tuckasegee, and much more. Discover the mystery behind the Brown Mountain Lights, the [...]
 
Book: The Intolerant by Spencer Bailey
Roberto Zevallos has everything, good looks, charm, a sculptured physique, a profitable restaurant in La Molina and enough Money to enjoy all of life's luxuries. He also harbours a very dark secret, a secret that not only threatens his own moral high standing in society, but the integrity of all who come into contact with him. Sylvia Jimenez, despite her stunning beauty and unexpected green eyes, [...]
 
Book: On the Road to Kingdom Come by Don Keith
Joe Proudfoot is a truck driver and a Cherokee Indian, and he is in one big hurry to get back home. His family is falling apart and he has to get back to Oklahoma to try to put his life back together again. However, he encounters a strange series of people and events along the way that sidetrack his journey. At the same time, though, they set him off on a dangerous quest. Then, when he gets an [...]
 
Book: Daisies are Forever by Sydell Voeller
April Heatherton, history teacher and volunteer firefighter, is determined to protect the land she holds dear, particularly the grave of an unknown pioneer woman who once trekked the Oregon Trail. Proposed logging operations are encroaching, and April soon finds herself organizing a local task force to try to stop them. Yet when April meets handsome Matt Spencer, son of the owner of Johnson [...]
 
Book: Two Continents One Hope by S. Denice Newton
When S. Denice Newton made a trip to Zimbabwe, on the continent of Africa in 2011, she didn't know that it would profoundly impact her life and change her focus. For several weeks she was able to see up close and personal, the devastation of the AIDS/HIV pandemic that is destroying black people in Zimbabwe. Additionally, economic devastation and political turmoil is leaving the people little to [...]
 
Book: Hot on Her Trail - Hell Yeah! by Sable Hunter
Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child - Jacob's child. Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A - they've never met before and B - she's a virgin. Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the McCoy family. As far as she's concerned, she is just passing through. [...]
 
Book: Skeleton Trail by Kasey Riley
A long forgotten corpse... Trailriders, Bethany and Megan, discover a mummified body in a National Forest as they mark a new trail. This brings FBI forensic specialist David Harrison to remote Riverview, Colorado where Megan and Kam lead him to the corpse. Surprised by the women's strength and independence, he realizes they need him for his forensic skills only. They could have brought the body [...]
 
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: Trail Dust 2 - A Joshua Brandt novel by John Miller
The Trail Dust story continues as Joshua and his deputies set up a base camp for operations in Cheyenne Wyoming. He enjoys his time with Mac and his nephew. But a lawman has no time to rest. He and his deputies get a plea for help from a local rancher whose cattle are being rustled and finds out there is more going on than meets the eye. Joshua discovers how men can change their ways for good and [...]
 
Book: Trail of Deceptions by Beverly Mendenhall
The ward of a fanatical preacher, Jade Morgan is desperate for freedom. When a shiftless gambler befriends her and stands wrongly accused of taking her innocence, she weds him, demanding a divorce when they arrive in Weaverville, California, where a job awaits her. Rand Hollilday attempts to prepare Jade for a life of independence during their journey. As her spirit blossoms, so does her [...]
 
Book: Trail of Vengeance by Amanda Brenner
The boy was just fifteen. The posse hesitated, but not for long, before whipping the horse out from under him; then they watched him swing with the others. When Charlie Cross learns of his kid brother's lynching, he sets out to settle the score. This time his gun would not go to the highest bidder this time it was personal. "A great western read, a bit of mystery, romance and suspense. I enjoyed [...]
 
Book: The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan
You'll laugh, cry, and grip the edge of your seat in this ruby among garnets. Heiress to the MacKlenna fortune, equestrian and paramedic, Kit MacKlenna, risks everything to discover her true identity. Was she really born in the 1800s? As the sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, grief-stricken paramedic Kit MacKlenna is stunned to learn her life is built on lies. A legacy from [...]
 
Book: Trail of Defects - A Cold Springs Mystery by Sara Caudell
This modern day mystery contains unpredictable elements, reminiscent of earlier days in the Wild West. Crime waves in a small town can be confusing but it is especially daunting for Sheriff Hobson. It is unclear which side of the law his townspeople are on. Starting with an armed robbery of Kelly's Lounge, elder abuse, and a runaway child, strange happenings pileup. "Fun entertaining read." [...]
 
Book: The Piano Player by Carolyn Niethammer
When well-bred Mary Rose follows her dream to rowdy 1882 Tombstone, she quickly discovers that her sheltered life has not prepared her for the challenges of being a piano player in The Bird Cage Theater. Help comes from her landlady, Nellie Cashman, proprietor of The Russ House. Though vastly different, the two women both must thrive in world outside of society's norms. Upon leaving Tombstone [...]
 
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: Trail Dust by John Miller
Joshua Brandt cuts ties in Tennessee and goes in search of his brother in the Wyoming Territory. Along the way he finds old friends and new enemies. A Texas judge lets him forge an unlikely team of U.S. Marshals. He leads them against train robbers, land-grabbers, and finds some unexpected ways to bring law, order, and justice to the West. The marshals make their way toward Wyoming and the [...]
 
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: BIGHORN (A Wilderness Trail Novel) by Erin O'Quinn & Nya Rawlyns
Truckee ... you can call him Truck. A mixed-blood native man on the road to visit his spirit heritage in the Wheeler Peak range in Nevada. A man who's been bludgeoned by life, judging by the look of his craggy features and in-your-face attitude. The world hasn't handed Truck any breaks. The only man besides his father he has ever loved was killed in Iraq, now only a memory that eats at his gut. [...]
 
Book: No Motive for Murder (Dangerous Journeys Volume 3) by Virginia Winters
Anne McPhail is on holiday in Bermuda, visiting her sister. She stumbles upon a murder in progress and this time, she is more than just a witness, she is a suspect, dealing with a police officer who decides Anne is guilty, and sticks to it in face of the evidence or lack of it. But more is going on than a random murder. Anne is caught in the middle a dangerous assassination plot. When she [...]
 
Book: Project Secret Circuit by Richard Tomlinson
The new Mystery Book has arrived, Judy says,"There is a thrill around every corner". The story portrays the small town of Austin, where two electronics companies made their start. It also brings together the owners and the people that work for them to form a solid bond. It is told in the 3rd person. This means that the story is told by the people that lived through the death and frustration while [...]
 


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