|Author by||: Ivy Seijo|
|Author by||: Ivy Seijo|
Chloe Ellefson and her sister, Kari, have long dreamed of visiting each historic site dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder. When Chloe takes custody of a quilt once owned by the beloved author, the sisters set out on the trip of a lifetime, hoping to prove that Wilder stitched it herself. But death strikes as the journey begins, and trouble stalks their fellow travelers. Among the "Little House" devotees are academic critics, greedy collectors, and obsessive fans. Kari is distracted by family problems, and unexpected news from Chloe's boyfriend jeopardizes her own future. As the sisters travel deeper into Wilder territory, Chloe races to discover the truth about a precious artifact—and her own heart—before a killer can strike again.
|Author by||: Kathleen Ernst|
|Publisher||: Llewellyn Worldwide|
|File||: 360 Pages|
“No deception ever lasts, does it, Rabbi?” Lila bowed her head in shame. After fleeing a disastrous marriage, she arrived in the small town of St. George where her hamsa became the key that opened a gate to her Garden of Eden. There she found ideals she could believe in, and the love that she yearned for. But the time would come when her past would overwhelm her present, and then the good luck charm’s magic could no longer protect her.
|Author by||: Arlene Kurtis|
|Publisher||: Xlibris Corporation|
|File||: 230 Pages|
Two women find love amid the stifling intolerance of a small southern town.
|Author by||: Bett Norris|
|Publisher||: Bywater Books|
|File||: 285 Pages|
Stories and "True Facts" about growing up Southern in the good old days. More than a dozen southern authors contribute warm, nostalgic stories and fun trivia about "the era before shopping malls, Disney, and Wal-Mart." Includes the authors' favorite nostalgic recipes.
|Author by||: Deborah Smith|
|File||: 249 Pages|
A young girl and her dog are on the hunt for stolen jewels and a saboteur in this mystery set in the theater world of Victorian London. “Isn’t it a bit strange that all these horrible things are happening to Miss Massey now . . . Just in time to make her think that the curse is working.” Sarah Massey, talented lead actress in Circus Sweethearts, is a mess. She should be dancing on air—after all, her boyfriend just proposed. But she has lost his gift: a beautiful emerald necklace with a storied history. Rumor has it whoever loses the necklace will be cursed, and now everything around Miss Massey is falling apart. She turns to Maisie Hitchins and her dog, Eddie, for help. But when Maisie shows up at the London theater, things only get stranger. Maisie begins to wonder if it’s really the lost emerald causing all of these problems, or if someone in the troupe is green with envy . . . This follow up to The Case of the Stolen Sixpence is the second book in the Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins series.
|Genre||: Juvenile Fiction|
|Author by||: Holly Webb|
|Publisher||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|File||: 181 Pages|
We’re not out of chocolate yet! Get your refill with Spicy Chocolate– more adventures with the Alcott family! Lila Mae, Madge, Dorothea, Bambi and Amelia croon over the sleeping babies. Baby strollers crowd the breakfast area. Dorothea’s twins are 30 minutes older than Bambi’s baby – that’s all I’m saying about that. The visit is interrupted by the arrival of a taxi. Lila Mae and Amelia investigate, peeking through the kitchen French door. A young Hispanic woman in her late twenties stands on the stoop popping her gum. One hand rests on the handle of a piece of rolling luggage, the other at the hip of her skin-hugging bright floral print skirt with ruffles at the hem. The stretchy material barely covers her thigh in the front, and dips to the ankles in the back. The outrageous ensemble is topped with a polka-dot halter tied behind her neck and back, plunging in the front. The girl’s face is perfectly made up with beautifully arched eyebrows and penciled lips. Amelia opens the door and Chiquita, one of Uncle Tito’s nieces, barges in talking up a storm. She tells them she’s there to train for Amelia’s job. She rolls right through to the kitchen where Madge and Dorothea unashamedly gawk at the sexy vixen. Everyone is all flustered. Why did Uncle Tito send Chiquita without notice? Was Amelia going to quit? Lila Mae is freaked out, but not as much as Amelia, whose only thought is “am I dying or getting fired?” And who’s this chubby-cheeked, middle-aged, cigar-smokingDougie Vey character that Dr. Victor Tic’s daughter shows up with, all glam and glitter,after being gone for nearly a year? Victor and wife Jeffie Ann had a falling-out with Luna over gambling debts. The four romantics of Bitter Chocolatego out to dinner. They are seen exiting the Bentley by a gang of thugs. After they get out of the restaurant, the thugs try to rob them. Guess which one of our friends goes into his Shaolin Kung Fu routine? Another remembers some boxing moves. The thugs drop “like flies” to the sidewalk. Pecos and the widow are still a couple. He runs the numbers for multiple wedding dates. No, Pecos doesn’t take bets at the track, he’s a numerology pro. Scooter the cat disappears. Louie is sad. Then Qxxxx shows up and becomes Louie’s best friend. (No, you’re not getting that name.) There’s more love blooming. Uncle Tito is smitten. Jingo has stars in his eyes. Expect company from Las Vegas. And you guessed it – someone is going to be broken hearted when their love interest is knocked off.
|Author by||: Dawn Greenfield Ireland|
|Publisher||: Artistic Origins|
|File||: 346 Pages|
Part memoir and part urban social history, Pieces from Life?s Crazy Quilt is an African American woman?s personal account of her life during a racially turbulent period in a northern American city. Raised in a black neighborhood in urban Detroit, Marvin V. Arnett begins her book with her birth during the Great Depression, and ends with the infamous Detroit race riot of 1943. Arnett?s close observations and attention to the details of her neighborhood and the complex adult relationships around her make this an understated yet powerful story of witness. ø Like the idiosyncratic pieces of a crazy quilt, each chapter functions alone but takes on particular resonance when considered with the whole. Choreographed as one-act plays, each chapter invites the reader into the life of the Sprague family and their neighbors during the years after the Ford Motor Company closed their Detroit plants. Arnett tells the story of her childhood with subversive allusions to the Victorian-era coming-of-age stories she consumed while growing up and the moral lessons she absorbed in such readings but could not reconcile with her own experience.
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
|Author by||: Marvin V. Arnett|
|Publisher||: U of Nebraska Press|
|File||: 175 Pages|
Having survived nine years as a Kiowa captive, Cassandra Morgan is traded back to the whites. Tattooed and emotionally scarred, Cassandra faces a life she hardly remembers. Two men attempt to understand her pain: the half-Indian scout Lone Hunter Jalbert, and her childhood sweetheart cavalry Captain Drew Reynolds who was left for dead in the attack that killed both their families and who has sworn retribution. Torn between two worlds and two men, Cassie must learn anew the true meaning of love, courage and forgiveness. AWARDS: Winner, Romance Communication Reviewers Award First Place, Wisconsin Romance Writers "Right Touch" Readers' Award. REVIEWS: "Ms. Grayson creates an emotional powerhouse... Superb!" ~Rendezvous. "...a compelling novel chock-full of western detail." ~Margot Mifflin, author of the non-fiction book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, on whom the main character of So Wide the Sky is based. THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order So Wide the Sky Color of the Wind A Place Called Home Painted by the Sun Moon in the Water Bride of the Wilderness
|Author by||: Elizabeth Grayson|
|Publisher||: ePublishing Works!|
|File||: 350 Pages|