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Book: Webs in the Mist - The Jessie Morgan Series, Book 2 by Maggie Plummer
It's 1972, and San Francisco is a global mecca for hippies and radicals. In Book 2 of The Jessie Morgan Series, 21-year-old Jess can't wait to join her friend Donna there. Driving her VW down the Pacific Coast, she's more than ready for the city's open Bohemian vibe, bongo-mad street life, perpetual protests, and cutting-edge counterculture. Among the characters she meets are Cat, a tall, [...]
 
Book: The Horror at Lavender Edge - Supernatural terror in 1970s London (Undine and Cross Book 1) by Christopher Henderson
A psychic who dreams of a different life. A police constable who just wants to protect an old lady. A haunted house that could destroy them all. London, October 1971: Some people think psychics are cool, but paranormal investigator Harry Undine disagrees. The Rat Pack were cool. They still are, despite what this new generation thinks. But having his emotions ripped to shreds whenever he [...]
 
Book: Toys, Games, and Action Figure Collectibles of the 1970s - Volume I Action Jackson to Gre-Gory the Bat by Jonathon Jones
Chock full of 800 pictures and over 75 categories that cover boy and girl toys both, this is the first book in a series that will help to define what 70's playtime was all about. From action figures to general toys to games, this guidebook will give visual examples as well as a checklist on a wide variety of items that were produced during this fantastic decade. Whether you're a collector or [...]
 
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: Roses in December - A Sentimental Romance from the 1970s by R. L. Mosz
Roses in December. . . Thought-provoking drama that examines devastating loss, starting over again, and the meaning of love. After having suffered a terrible personal tragedy, Annie Aldridge tries to begin her life again with her anxious uncle and precocious young niece. Her newfound love for fellow college student Ethan Jackson fills her with hope, but whimsical Ethan, a man in search of [...]
 
Book: Lost Angel in Paradise - Outdoor Days from L.A. to the Lost Coast of California (Lost Angel Adventures) by Linda Ballou
Escape with Linda Ballou as she takes you on her favorite power-packed outdoor days along the sun-splashed California Coast from Malibu to Mendocino. Let your spirit free strolling long stretches of sand in solitude. Breathe deeply of the restorative energy of fern forests shaded by towering redwood giants. Kick-start creativity while meandering among flower-infused meadows, listening to wind [...]
 
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: California Motorcycle Accident Handbook by Edward Smith
You've been in a motorcycle crash. Something you didn't expect when you woke up this morning. I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer and I've been handling motorcycle crashes since 1982. I wrote this book so that California motorcyclists can understand what comes next. In fact, you may already have some of the following questions. How do I get my motorcycle repaired? Is it best to go [...]
 
Book: Every Secret Thing by Ann Tatlock
"Tatlock's produced a winner." - Publishers Weekly When Elizabeth Gunnar accepts a teaching position at the preparatory school she attended as a girl, she revisits ghosts of the past and old self-doubts. But she is returning to more than a place-to memories, mysteries, and an old love. Once there, she meets unexpected challenges and challenging new people and she is reminded of the faith that [...]
 
Book: A SUMMER TO BE TREASURED by James H. Barrett Jr.
For forty-five-year-old Josh "Rusty" O'Brien, it seems only a few years ago he was a young boy growing up in Oakwood Acres, Pennsylvania, a quiet suburb where everyone knew everyone. That thought takes him back to the summer of 1973, when he and his buddies were fifteen years old. Josh, Jake Thompson, Joey Flynn, and Walt McDonald were virtually inseparable; it was a summer to be treasured. Their [...]
 
Book: Seismic Influences by Priscilla Audette
In Priscilla Audette's first novel, where stylistically Erica Jong meets Nora Roberts, the reader will join in a madcap romp through the early years of the sexual revolution. Told through the eyes of a nineteen-year-old woman Seismic Influences is the story of a journey from innocence to knowledge. It is a period piece taking place in the early 1970s, an era that pulsed with the resurgence of [...]
 
Book: Who Let The Ghosts Out? by Stephen Gray
This is a ghost story with a serious moral lesson, about an actual event and place. A Civil War veteran, Admiral Casper, becomes a federal whistle blower. He is upset about being forgotten in an unmarked grave, in a desecrated cemetery, that is now a city dog park. For almost fifty years this federal crime went unreported. MASS DESECRATION OF VETERANS GRAVES.
 
Book: Lovelady's Colours by Jane Godman
Forty years ago, five teenagers died in horrific circumstances inside the old house known as Lovelady's Gwal. Now, the only survivor, Jake Merrion, has returned to tell their story. Back in 1975, sixteen year old Lovelady Jones was a boy with no identity. A boy who knew he was really a girl. A boy whose life was dominated by colour. Lovelady can't ignore the strange hold the house has over him, [...]
 
Book: California Transit - Stories by Diane Lefer
"From the world that could not be saved, the storyteller salvages small, strange stuff and assembles it into a narrative of alarming beauty and mystery and sadness." from the introduction by Carole Maso Southern California: land of dislocation and assimilation, a place Diane Lefer knows well. In California Transit, she uses conversational prose and macabre wit to zero-in on a Mexican woman [...]
 
Book: The Secret Life - The Bond by Shay Mills
Experience the secret life of Aaron who suffers malicious hands of his stepfather and deals with disguising the abuse from his friends. Appreciate Aaron's highs and lows, along with his undiagnosed bipolar disorder and abusive home life, culminating in a journey of self-discovery. The Secret Life: The Bond transports you into the world fraught with danger, happiness, love, hate, vengeance, hope, [...]
 
Book: Growing Up Brooklyn by Stephen G. Noe
Steve had everything a young teenager could want; friends, family, sports, and a growing confidence in himself and his world. What he didn't have was a girlfriend. Then one day Cinderella walked down 69th Street and things would never be the same. This nostalgic recollection takes the reader on a humorous journey to Brooklyn of the late 70's; the characters, and charm of growing up in a [...]
 
Book: The Steel Canyon Legacy (Legacy Trilogy Book 2) by Wanda DeHaven Pyle
Newly widowed and finding herself alone and responsible for two young sons and an aging mother, Tessa Kingsley must find her way through a 1970s world filled with sexual harassment and shady business deals. With only a year of college and no work history, Tessa must support her family in a world where women's roles are clearly defined and there are few opportunities. She falls into a rebound [...]
 
Book: The Camel and the Scorpion by C.C. Rising
"A nerve-wracking, vibrantly dramatic tale . . ." - Kirkus Reviews Nothing has prepared shy young college professor, Caroline Cavanaugh, for the international storm she is about to enter when she learns that her fiery student, Lydia, has been arrested. In Israel. For espionage. Lydia's grandmother begs Caroline to rescue her granddaughter. Caroline risks her reputation and her dream career on the [...]
 
Book: Bell-Bottom Gypsy - A Jessie Morgan Novel (Jessie Morgan Series Book 1) by Maggie Plummer
A wild 1970s ride - an adventurous coming of age journey along America's back roads. At twenty, Jessie Morgan is fed up with just about everything. It's September 1971 -- time to drop out, tune in, and turn on. She leaves college and Detroit in the rearview mirror, hitting the road in her 1965 yellow Volkswagen convertible. Wandering byways from Kentucky to Key West to Montana, Jessie is out to [...]
 
Book: Same Face Different Place - Beginnings by Helen J. Christmas
When sixteen year old Eleanor Chapman returned home for the school holidays, she never expected her life to spin out of control. She had no idea her father was mixed up in organised crime nor that a series of unforeseen events would pitch her into an ultimate game of cat and mouse. Step into the criminal underworld of the 1970s. On the day Eleanor's father is forced to go on the run, she is left [...]
 
Book: Desire (Ring Dreams Retro) by Jezebel Jorge
Billy Dalton dropped out of school at only sixteen to pursue a career as a professional wrestler. The business killed both his grandpa and his mother, so with nothing left to lose Billy is determined to make a better life for himself with a new start in Charlotte, North Carolina.What he doesn't count on is falling for the daughter of his mentor and the territory's top star, the legendary Paul [...]
 
Book: I'm here to help by S. F. Chapman
It had all seemed so right at the time, Sharon realized with a shudder. Long ago she had made a collection of tiny and innocent decisions that had precipitated a most profound and unpredictable outcome. Minutes ago her seventeen-year-old daughter, Renita had stumbled upon the subtle inconsistencies of her birth while completing some college applications. Now she waited reproachfully for Sharon to [...]
 
Book: On the Back of the Beast by S. F. Chapman
Everyone knew it was coming but no one was sure just when it would happen. It had been over a hundred years since the last big earthquake had decimated the San Francisco Bay Area and another massive tremor was long overdue. The slumbering beast that is the Hayward Fault finally awoke on an ordinary October morning, catching the 7 million people of Bay Area by surprise as they tended to their [...]
 
Book: Beyond the Ivory Tower by Jill Blake
If there's one thing math professor Anna Lazarev believes in, it's the value of higher education. So when her younger sister announces she's dropping out of college, Anna places the blame squarely on the man who inspired her sister's rebellion. Venture capitalist Ethan Talbot claims the US academic system is broken. His solution? Pay top students to "opt out" and pursue their entrepreneurial [...]
 
Book: Feels Like the First Time - A True Love Story by Shawn Inmon
"The Wonder Years" meets "The Notebook." Do you remember your first love? Shawn and Dawn met when they were both teenagers, and fell in love. All they wanted was a chance to be together, to find their destiny, but it was not to be. They were separated, apparently forever, in 1979. A chance meeting twenty-seven years gave them a second chance at first love. If you remember your first love, your [...]
 
Book: CALIFORNIA BOUND by Frank Kelso
Texas Lawmen won't go! The U.S. Cavalry can't go! 2 Civil War vets wade the Rio to find a stolen girl! In a Union POW camp, Jeb and Zach dreamed of California Gold, but the road West leads Jeb to his sis's home in Texas. They ride home to find a border war raging on the Rio Bravo near Eagle Pass TX! Cattle rustled! Ranches burnt! Innocents killed or kidnapped! Juan Cortina holds a grudge against [...]
 
Book: Dreaming of Laughing Hawk by Linda Katmarian
Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Compulsion Reads. Find Dreaming of Laughing Hawk listed in the Compulsion Reads Endorsed Book Library at www.compulsionreads.com/books. Do you love a romantic suspense novel with complex characters, vivid scenes, and fast-paced dialog and action? A story you want to live in? In 1964 Elizabeth Leigh is looking forward to college, escape from her unhappy home, and the [...]
 
Book: Do I Ever! - A quirky romantic novel by Roger E. Bruner
Two pending divorces. Two cowardly deceptions. Two couples still in love. Andrea (Andi) and Drew Stevens are awaiting the finalization of their divorce. Drew is a Christian. He disapproves of divorce. And he still loves Andi no matter how unlovable she's grown. Andi is a Christian, too. But she believes she's grown unworthy of Drew's love. And she refuses to explain her insistence on divorce. [...]
 
Book: An Emperor Among Us - The Eccentric Life and Benevolent Reign of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, as Told by Mark Twain by David St. John
As cigar smoke hangs heavy in Mark Twain's sitting room, the members of the Monday Evening Club eagerly await his presentation, which they think will be the reading of his paper The Decay of the Art of Lying. Instead, Twain changes his mind and enthralls his audience with the true tale of one man's unconventional and fascinating journey through life. It is 1849 when a thirty-one-year-old Jewish [...]
 
Book: What Happens Next? A Life's True Tale by Billy Ray Chitwood
A non-fictional memoir that covers the author's time in East Tennessee and his whirlwind education in the big world of neon lights, gin mills, pretty ladies, acting, television, stage, and film. It is also a book that takes a remarkably honest look at some mistakes and triumphs. It is a story that has depth beneath the glitter of shiny piano bars and lovely women, beneath a family disconnect and [...]
 
Book: The Carmel Charmers Series by Kemberlee Shortland
The Carmel Charmers Series is set in the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, at a time when eating ice cream while walking through town was against the law, and one required a permit to wear high heels! And the men are so charming, they should be illegal too! This series includes: Tutti-Frutti Blues - Town therapist Maisie Daniels is having a bad day. A double scoop of tutti-frutti ice [...]
 
Book: The Spark That Left Us by K. Brooks
If I had known, that one week was all that I had left, maybe I would have paid more attention. If I had known, maybe I would have taken more time to care. My sister showing up at my door? Not an unusual day. A stranger sleeping on my couch, that I didn't leave there the night before? Now that is an unusual day. And unfortunately it was that day, that changed me, my family, and my entire world. [...]
 
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: Polaris by Timothy Brown
Polaris is the story of an aging man, alone with his sentient machines in a future Death Valley. Robert may or may not be the last surviving member of the human race. His journey takes him through an arid and lonely physical landscape and an internal one of remembrance and regret. I wrote an initial draft of Polaris in several months, than came back to it a year later and wrote the second draft. [...]
 
Book: What My Sister Didn't Know 2 by Janie De Coster
Clay Matthews's world has spun out of control since he found out about his wife Saphire's philandering ways. Now, newly divorced, he is determined to move on with his life and new love Jillian Moore...that is until Saphire makes an announcement that will change everything. Lamonte Singletary had the kind of marriage he thought would last forever. If only his wife Gade hadn't slept with his [...]
 


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