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Quest of the Warrior Maiden
Two cruel prophecies. A warrior with an impossible choice. Will she doom her people or save her love?
Frankish Empire, 802 AD. Christian warrior Bradamante puts honor above all else. But when she meets handsome Saracen knight Ruggiero on the field of battle, forbidden passion ignites. With her lover pledged to the enemy, she fears duty and honor must keep them apart forever…
When a sorcerer imprisons the knight, Bradamante discovers two prophecies about their future with devastating consequences. She can indeed wed Ruggiero but doing so would seal his death. If she forsakes her love, then she’ll cause the downfall of the Christian empire.
With the fate of her people at stake, will Bradamante choose to doom the innocent masses or the life of her one true love?
Quest of the Warrior Maiden is the award-winning first novel in the Bradamante & Ruggiero historical fantasy series. If you like Arthurian myth, strong heroines, and tales of forbidden passion, then you’ll love Linda C. McCabe’s thrilling epic of impossible devotion.
by Author Linda C. McCabe
The Fourteenth of September
On September 14, 1969, Private First Class Judy Talton celebrates her nineteenth birthday by secretly joining the campus anti-Vietnam War movement. In doing so, she jeopardizes both the army scholarship that will secure her future and her relationship with her military family. But Judy\’s doubts have escalated with the travesties of the war. Who is she if she stays in the army? What is she if she leaves?
Protraying a pivotal time at the peak of the Vietnam War through the rare perspective of a young woman, The Fourteenth of September speaks to the poignant clash of young adulthood, early feminism, and youth activism, offering an ageless inquiry into the domestic politics of protest when the world stops making sense.
by Author Rita Dragonette
History, mystery, and a love story that spans centuries…
Two people trying to escape their pasts find a connection through an old house—and fulfill a destiny through the secrets it shares. Part love story, part ghost story, Lacewood is a timeless novel about love and loss, roots and belonging, and spirits of the past that refuse to be quieted.
MOVING TO A SMALL TOWN in Virginia is a big change for New York socialite Katie McCain. But when she stumbles across an abandoned 200-year-old mansion, she’s enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the haunting portrait of a woman in mourning.
Purchasing the property on a whim, Katie attempts to fit in with the colorful characters in the town of New Hope, while trying to unravel the mystery of the “widow of Lacewood.” As she pieces together the previous owner’s heartrending story, Katie uncovers secrets the house has held for centuries, and discovers the key to coming to terms with her own sense of loss.
The past and present converge when hometown hero Will Durham returns and begins his own healing process by helping restore the place that holds so many memories. As the mystic web of destiny is woven, a love story that might have been lost forever is exposed, and a destiny that has been waiting in the shadows for centuries is fulfilled.
A powerful and poignant book club novel that vividly conveys the heartache of war, the tragedy of loss, and the fulfillment of destiny…even when souls are separated by centuries. Lacewood takes readers on a journey that connects the past with the present—and the present with eternity
by Author Jessica James
Beautiful as the Sky
Beautiful as the Sky is set in the canal era of the nineteenth century, when thousands of jobs are being created and the world is rosy with prosperity, new inventions, and indefatigable ambition. Trade is booming, and the new wealth beckons smilingly to greed and pride.
But the universe demands balance.
Laborers and employers clash, visionaries make war on the status quo, bleeding hearts point fingers at tycoons, and perhaps the most exasperating crisis of all, women desert their duties and take up arms against inequality.
And each blames the other when progress falters.
Against this backdrop is a story about friendships ruined and loves lost forever, about thresholds, and stepping past what we think we know. With settings from Cornwall, England to New York and New Jersey, it tells about ventures that nobody supported and people that nobody admired, fulfilling dreams that nobody believed in.
by Author K.M. del Mara
Songbirds and Stray Dogs
In Songbirds and Stray Dogs, Jolene has been abandoned by her addict mother on the steps of her spinster aunt’s door at eight years old. She’s spent the last thirteen years living in the shadow of the pain her mother caused and trying to prove herself worthy of her aunt’s stingy love. Unintentionally she becomes pregnant. When the father refuses her and her aunt kicks her out, Jolene tries to outrun her shame by heading to the mountains. Homeless, penniless, alone, and chased by demons from her past, she makes friends who help and hinder. She is forced to confront exactly who she is, what she wants, and what she is willing to do to get it. Geography and a sense of place are central to Songbirds and Stray Dogs. It is a Southern story, born of sweet tea and the Bible Belt, chow-chow and cornbread, shotguns and porch rocking. But it is also a universal story of escaping the burden of your past and finding yourself at home in a strange land.
by Author Meagan Lucas
Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir
A memoir and a psychological love story that is at time tender and at times horrifying. Lost in the Reflecting Pool is the riveting chronicle of one woman\’s struggle to survive within – and ultimately free herself from- an abusive relationship with a narcissistic husband while raising two children and trying to survive an aggressive cancer diagnosis.
by Author Diane Pomerantz
Bound: A Daughter, a Domme, and an End-of-Life Story
What happens when a forty-something, feminist sociologist who studies gender and sexuality learns that her mother?a charming, passive-aggressive, and needy woman who hasn’t had a lover in decades?has started seeing men who want to be bound, whipped, and sexually dominated? What happens when that same mother, shortly after diving into her newly discovered sexuality, develops a cancer that forces her to accept radical changes to her body, and then another that forces her, and everyone around her, to confront her mortality?
In Bound, Elizabeth Anne Wood addresses these questions as she chronicles the last eight months of her mother’s life?a period she comes to see, over the course of months, as a maternity leave in reverse: she is carrying her mother as she dies. Throughout their journey, Wood uses her notebook as a shield to keep unruly emotions at bay, often taking comfort in her role as an advocate and forgetting to “be the daughter,” as one doctor reminds her to do. Meanwhile, her mother’s penchant for denial and her childlike tendency toward magical thinking lead to moments of humor even as Wood battles the red tape of hospital bureaucracies, the frustration of planning in the midst of an unpredictable illness, and the unintentional inhumanity of a health care system that too often fails to see the person behind the medical chart.
by Author Elizabeth Anne Wood
The Takeaway Men
With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp, hoping to build a new life. Soon after their arrival, however, a neighbor is arrested by the FBI for suspected involvement in the Rosenberg spy case? and they find themselves in the midst of one of the most notorious court cases of the Red Scare. In the years after WWII, they experience the difficulties of adjusting to American culture, as well as the burgeoning fear of the Cold War.
Years later, the discovery of a former Nazi hiding in their community brings the Holocaust out of the shadows. As the girls get older, they start to wonder about their parents’ pasts, and they begin to demand answers. But it soon becomes clear that those memories will be more difficult and painful to uncover than they could have anticipated.
Poignant and haunting,The Takeaway Men explores the impact of immigration, identity, prejudice, secrets, and lies on parents and children in mid-twentieth-century America.
by Author Meryl Ain
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