Shepherd Avenue by Charlie Carillo and Tony Carillo

First published in 1986. Named one of the Best Books of that year by the American Library Association. After his mother’s death, a shy 10-year-old boy from the suburbs must find a place for himself with his grandmother’s boisterous Italian-American family in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood in the summer of 1961.”Shepherd Avenue…has terrific force” – The New York Times “Shepherd Avenue is a remarkably rich first novel, filled with marvelous and memorable scenes – Joey’s first stickball game, his first hilarious and poignant brush with sex, his first fight, his first infatuations…What makes these scenes so marvelous is that they are informed always with a sure and true sense of exactly what it is like to be a 10-year-old boy who is trying to make sense of a world that often makes no sense.”- The Philadelphia Inquirer “This first novel is most effective in capturing the idiosyncrasies of Italian-Americans…”-Library Journal

Author: Charlie Carillo and Tony Carillo

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
71 reviews

The Cell Phone Lot by Stephanie Elliot

Grant and Bridge didn’t think their chance meeting at the cell phone lot would lead to anything, but after flight delays and a couple of beers, each starts to wonder if they were meant to find one another. But Grant’s supposed to pick up a girl he’s met online, and Bridge isn’t quite over her ex-boyfriend. Is the timing right, or might this possible relationship just never take off?

Author: Stephanie Elliot

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
72 reviews

Almost a Bride, a western romance (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 1) by Patricia McLinn

“A don’t-miss treat!” — RendezvousWyoming Wildflowers — Book 1 — Indian PaintbrushDave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.Matty’s up to something – Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he’ll provide it, just as he has all her life. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can’t resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos.Maybe – just maybe – his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.Wyoming Wildflowers TrilogyBook 1 — Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)Book 2 — Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)Book 3 — My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming – and so do the women.

Author: Patricia McLinn

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
681 reviews

The Mind’s Eye (SYNSK Book 1) by K.C. Finn

A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.

At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.

As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time.

There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.

Author: K.C. Finn

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
86 reviews

The Shadow Prince (Mortal Enchantment Book 1) by Stacey O’Neale

“Filled with betrayal and intrigue, THE SHADOW PRINCE is a dark and twisty novella from an exciting new author!”
Katee Robert, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

“THE SHADOW PRINCE is an amazing story, written well, with a unique story and intense plot. O’Neale is one hell of a storyteller.”
Rachel Rivera, Parajunkee Blog Owner

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Author: Stacey O’Neale

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
126 reviews

The Billionaire’s First Christmas – Contemporary Romance (A Winters Love Book 1) by Holly Rayner

Aaron Winters, the gorgeously handsome billionaire CEO and philanthropist has always hated Christmas; for him, the festive season holds too many tormenting memories…

Robyn Hurst is one of his many dutiful employees, but won’t let anything – or anyone – cancel Christmas for her.

A couple of weeks before Christmas, the traditional charity auctions take place; Robyn finds herself one of the unlucky ones, auctioned away for a date with the highest bidder. Just when she fears falling into the wrong hands, she’s relieved to find that a mysterious bidder has saved her. She’s even more surprised to discover that it’s none other than Aaron Winters himself!

Soon they find themselves in a most unexpected romance, as Aaron finds a woman truly in love with life, and Robyn finds her billionaire suitor to be more than just a wealthy curmudgeon; can Robyn bring him out of his shell, and teach Aaron the true joy of Christmas?

Author: Holly Rayner

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
197 reviews

Confessions of a Transformed Heart – an Interactive eBook with Discussion Questions by Nancy D. Sheppard

When Mark and Nancy Sheppard began missionary service in Liberia, Nancy had no idea what God would ask of her. Their idyllic first term was followed by the Liberian Civil War and a nightmarish year working among Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast. Conditions were difficult, expectations overwhelming and the tensions of the war at their doorstep. Fear, self-pity, resentment and depression haunted her. God used Nancy’s difficult decision to follow her husband’s leadership and remain in refugee work to begin an amazing spiritual journeyone that led to a clearer understanding of biblical womanhood as well as a deeper relationship with the Lord and with her husband.

The book chronicles Nancy’s journey to true peace in the midst of very difficult circumstances. As God teaches her about genuine service, submission, sincere prayer, reverence and humility, she is totally and completely transformed. The scenarios are unique to Nancy, but every seeking Christian can fully identify with the spiritual lessons.

A unique reading experience, this interactive eBook contains many full color pictures as well as links to pertinent YouTube videos. This Kindle edition of “Confessions of a Transformed Heart” will not disappoint!

Author: Nancy D. Sheppard

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
169 reviews

Of Windmills and War by Diane Moody

An Amazon Top 100 Bestseller with 50,000 copies sold and over 600 “Five Star” reviews.The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, Danny found himself in the co-pilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England.Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler’s troops invaded her homeland of Holland in May of 1940. Forced to grow up much too fast, the feisty preacher’s daughter eagerly immersed herself in the Dutch Resistance and its many efforts to thwart the enemy. Certain that God had turned His back on Holland, she closed her heart and did whatever she had to do to save her country before it was too late.By 1945, the people of Occupied Holland were starving. Cut off from the outside world in retaliation for their failed attempt to oust the Germans invaders, the Dutch had no food, no electricity, no fuel, and little hope of surviving. Thousands were dying every day. Then, just days before the war ended, help came to The Netherlands like manna from heaven.Operation Chowhound held special meaning for Lieutenant Danny McClain. Somewhere below in the battered land of tulips and windmills was the girl who needed rescuing–after rescuing so many others. And he would move heaven and earth to find her.

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1064 reviews

A Bride for a Billionaire (A Virgin, A Billionaire and a Marriage Book 1) by Lauren Hawkeye

Matteo Benenati has spent his life wrapped in wealth and privilege. He is shallow, selfish, jaded—and he likes it that way.

When bold American art student Riley Tremaine crashes into his life, her light forces him to examine the dark places inside of his soul, the ones he thought he’d buried with his father. He knows he should let her go… but he’s never claimed to be a good man.

When Matteo is pitted against his unscrupulous stepsister Emilia Guerra in a bid for his late father’s empire, he must decide between honor and vice. In need of a wife—and desperate to possess her—Matteo makes Riley an offer she can’t refuse. She will be his bride—in every meaning of the word—so that he can protect his legacy.

But Matteo soon learns that Emilia’s soul is darker even than his own. And by marrying Riley, he has made her a pawn in a power struggle that could shatter their world.

This is book one of the A Virgin, A Billionaire and a Marriage series. It is a category length novel that stands alone- no cliffhangers!

Author: Lauren Hawkeye

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
61 reviews

Brownie Points by Jennifer Coburn

Sometimes that’s the way the Thin Mints crumble…When Lisa Taylor and her family move from San Francisco to the suburban paradise of Los Corderos, they know their family won’t fit in perfectly. They’re the only interracial family in the neighborhood. Lisa is a snarky sculptor. And 13-year-old Logan is gay.After Logan is repeatedly bullied at school, he finds his niche in an unusual place – his twin sister’s Girl Scout troop. When he tries to join, the organization refuses, so the boy sues for gender discrimination and sets off a firestorm of national media coverage. This only makes matters worse between the Logan and his father, a macho firefighter who is already struggling with his son’s sexual orientation.Adding to the strife is Lisa’s increasing distaste for Junta Moms who wish each other “Namaste” while rigging school elections and stealing each other’s husbands.Join the Taylors on their hilarious journey as they face the fight of their lives and,in the process, discover what it means to be a family.Praise for Jennifer Coburn’s Books”Jennifer Coburn’s Tales From the Crib is a deliciously fun, laugh-out-loud readabout one woman’s journey toward motherhood. You won’t be able to put this book down until you arrive at the final, satisfying page.”- Emily Giffin, author of Where We Belong“The Queen Gene is entertaining…fresh, fast, and unpredictable…I didn’t want it to end!”- Jennifer Lancaster, author of Jeneration X“I absolutely loved The Wife of Reilly. It’s so funny and snappy, it was a totaldelight…a riot from start to finish, but an intelligent, thoughtful one that says alot about the nature of love and relationships.”- Marian Keyes, author of This Charming Man

Author: Jennifer Coburn

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
104 reviews