SON OF A MEDDAH is a young adult historical novel set in both a temporal and physical crossroads. It follows Sahl’s journey from his happiness through his depression, to how his initial attempts to recover take him down a darker road before the same people he thought were his enemies help him emerge from the hole.
His parents had named him Sahl, meaning “easy,” hoping that he would have a simple and happy life. Maybe if they had named him “difficult” it would actually have turned out that way. Born at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire, Sahl had already experienced an earthquake, an assassination attempt on the sultan, the death of a family member, and his Empire’s crushing defeat in the Balkans, which included a serious injury to his father, all before he was even a teenager. Hence, by the time World War I started, there wasn’t really much Sahl hadn’t been through. Until, of course, he finds who the Empire believes to be the root cause of all its problems and has sentenced to annihilation hiding in the back of his caravan.
The September Plan Distant Innocence Part II. The long awaited final chapter to “Distant Innocence”. The movement is ready to execute their plan and Ike Weiss is directly in the line of fire. Will he succeed in his mission? Will the movement succeed in their plan? A story of heroes and villains, war and peace, where friendship and loyalty are tested by deceit and treachery. In a time and place where antiwar protest and patriotism fought hand to hand. The September Plan Distant Innocence Part II
Bright, beautiful, and bold, Jane Digby led a remarkable life. Born to privilege in 1807 at Dorset, England, she soon scandalized Europe with her reckless pursuit of of freedom. She sacrificed home, family, and respectability for her passions. Kings, princes, barons, brigands, lords, and sheiks were among her lovers. A gifted artist and musician, as well as a superb horsewoman, she spoke several languages, read widely, wrote eloquently, and embraced all manner of culture and travel.An amusing, thoughtful, and moving work of historical fiction, JANE DIGBY’S DIARY offers a compelling account of the life of a woman who truly lived all for love. Join her on her path to a life well lived.This volume, TO BEGIN, BEGIN, is the first installment of the series, JANE DIGBY’S DIARY. Volume Two, A REBEL HEART, will be published in 2019.
It’s 1871. The Transcontinental Railway is finished. The Union is pulling itself back together. And Kathleen Parish’s life is falling apart. Where can a proper Boston heiress hide from a guardian bent on stealing her inheritance – and her freedom?Immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the Transcontinental Railroad, 20-year-old Kathleen crosses the continental divide to find herself deep in California’s Gold Country, working on a cattle ranch. In the process, she confronts a cultural and spiritual divide as well. Her concept of a good person – a good lady – comes in conflict with what she has to do to survive. Her concept of a Good God comes in conflict with what she’s had to experience. Will she keep running away from the Divine Romance? Or will she run straight into His arms?
The Clarendon Boys have an explosive past: Sam is an ordinary boy living in Dover. His grandfather was an ordinary boy too. But only if you ignore the trouble about the Second World War mine, the train, the crashed aeroplane and the long dark tunnels beneath the Western Heights with all their dangerous secrets …
“A charming, deftly crafted narrative propelled by strong characters.” —Kirkus Review“A debut novel about a supernaturally gifted young Cherokee woman who goes on a journey, by foot, from Oklahoma to Texas after the destruction of her home.As the story opens, 20-year-old Chewahnih Walkingstick gazes down upon her ransacked village. It’s just been burned to the ground by raiders who brutally slaughtered or kidnapped her fellow clan members; she only escaped the devastation because she was off collecting special plants for her mother. Even her beloved mustang pony, Running Moon, has disappeared. Chewahnih, a “sensitive” who’s able to spiritually connect with animals, tries to make it to Texas before winter sets with her three constant animal companions—Turtle, her friend; Mother Raven, her guide; and Father Wolf, her protector. Although the young woman is frightened and desperate, she’s also feisty and courageous. Along the way, she meets a stranger named Isaac Nicholson. The handsome, cantankerous man is also a Cherokee and recently retired from the Army. He was orphaned young and became a loner by nature; he’s skeptical about Native American tradition and ritual after spending most of his life in the white man’s world. Now, he’s “tired of riding, tired of fighting, and just plain tired.” This engaging, mystical novel is part adventure story, part love story, but most of all, it’s a tribute to the strength of Cherokee character and culture. The author, [. . .] delivers a tale that’s rich in imagery and character development. She handles the two main characters’ fortuitous meeting in a humorous and tender way, moving back and forth between Chewahnih’s and Isaac’s separate quests until they encounter each other on the trail to the Red River. (Isaac serendipitously acquires Running Moon, who hears Chewahnih singing and becomes frantic to reach her.) It also offers impressive details on how to survive in the wild [. . .] An abundance of warmly portrayed secondary characters gives the story even greater breadth.” —Kirkus Review
Little Dorcas Good was four years old when she was arrested for practicing witchcraft. She was chained in a dungeon jail, unable to walk about or see the light of day for months. Giles Corey was eighty years old when he was crushed to death for refusing to participate in the madness. Twenty innocent people died on Gallows Hill in Salem in 1692; more died in jail. Frightened girls accused men, women, and children of tormenting them through specters, ghosts, and witchcraft. The girls were spurred on by evil men who had hidden motives. All this was made possible by a Puritan Theocracy. Not until the theocracy smashed itself upon the rock did the tragedy end.
In Sleeping Cupid, the second book in the Michelangelo & Me series, Michelangelo’s believed-to-be lost statue narrates his journey from fifteenth century Florence, Italy until the present day where he lives in an attic in a sleepy Florida town. Chiseled by Michelangelo and then abandoned by him, over centuries Sleeping Cupid travels throughout Italy and to England where he is the subject of a deadly game at the hands of Peter the Great. Ending up in the United States, Sleeping Cupid helps a family learn the true value of life and love, no arrow required.