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This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story By Brooklyn Darkchild
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Which is worse: to love your mother fiercely and lose her? Or never have a mother at all? Obie and Princess never debated this; being equally motherless forever binds them. Obie was a street child, a... More > junkie's son; Princess was raised in splendor on Park Avenue. When she's three Obie is her babysitter; at thirteen Obie's her best friend and confidant. At eighteen "Cess" dreams of being an R&B diva and Obie, whose "Rags-to-Riches" transformation into a music video superstar/director captured America's attention, knows just how to make that dream come true. Inevitably Obie and Princess fall head-over-heels in love along the path to stardom. Social-class differences, skin color drama/complexes, a stalking ex-boyfriend and severe depression strain their budding relationship, but when Obie's abandonment issues crash head first into Cess's need for emotional detachment, the fireworks really begin. Then the question becomes: Can a motherless child ever truly open his or her heart enough to love someone else?< Less
SADDLEBAGS, trunks, and tombs By M.J. Mays
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The “Walker” walks once more: The last thing Jackson Winchester remembers is being pulled feet first into an unmarked grave and then silence. Now the sun that he remembered beat down on... More > his skin. Broken wood and rocks lay next to him on one side, on the other something more solid, something that felt familiar and yet… As he strained every muscle in his being to sit up, he looked around the desert, the last place he remembered being… Something was wrong… This was the desert where he had seen the bodies buried. The same desert near the hotel. The sounds in the distance were wrong. The smell in the air was wrong. And the “Watcher” has watched: For the first time, as the Walker now stands still, bathed in a column of golden light, Jonathan Cole is compelled to become a part of the story that he has witnessed up to this point. Following the column of light, all the way from Sellwood, he ends up in Arizona at the Brunswick Hotel. Now Jonathan must stop watching and start walking.< Less
Pendulum By John Pitcock
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Greed, war and corruption had almost destroyed the once-revered Orebegi tribe, and now it seemed that the strain of two years drought was to deliver the final blow. In a last-ditch effort to save... More > what little he has left and to protect his family, Mat - grandson & heir to the legendary Chief 'Night-Eyes' Orebegi - sets out to see his Uncle Tazo, his hopes resting on a new business venture. When Tazo is arrested for murder, Mat has to learn quickly and work as never before as he is thrown into a position that tests his ability and ingenuity to their limits. As he does so, he and his family slowly become more and more embroiled in a evil web of intrigue that brings the past back to haunt him. Will he be able to solve the murder and bring about his Uncle's release? Will he finally be avenged for the murder of his ancestors? Everything is at stake, and Mat must prove himself worthy if he is to settle the past, restore the family honour, and earn the title of the new 'Chief Night Eyes'!< Less
Pendulum By John Pitcock
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Greed, war and corruption had almost destroyed the once-revered Orebegi tribe over time, and now it seemed that the strain of two years drought was to deliver the final blow. In a last-ditch effort... More > to save what little he has left, and to protect his family, Mat - grandson & heir to the legendary chief 'Night-Eyes' Orebegi - sets out to visit his uncle Tazo, his hopes resting on a new business venture. When Tazo is arrested for murder, Mat has to learn quickly and work as never before as he is thrown into a position that tests his ability and ingenuity to their limits. As he does so, he and his family become more and more embroiled in an evil web of intrigue that brings the past back to haunt him. Will he be able to solve the murder and bring about his uncle's release? Will he finally be avenged for the murder of his ancestors? Everything is at stake and Mat must prove himself worthy if he is to settle the past, restore the family honour, and earn the title of the new 'Chief Night Eyes'!< Less
Lara's Shadow By Alan Fleishman
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Eli Schneider hates Germans as hard as anyone can hate. And for good reason. Then he falls in love with one of them. LARA'S SHADOW is told against the backdrop of post-World War II Germany and the... More > tensest moments of the Cold War. Eli is a young lieutenant in the U.S. Army, a Jew expected to defend the perpetrators of the Holocaust. While he struggles to protect his aging alcoholic company commander from a mutinous junior officer, he meets fraulein Lara Kohler. He initially pursues her just for sex, but it's her quirky personality and fascinating mind that ensnare him. In a country filled with former Nazis, there are bound to be secrets. He uncovers one layer of Lara's secrets after another until he must ask how much he can be expected to forgive. And how much responsibility she must carry? Lara's Shadow is a love story full of perplexities that strain the limits of atonement and forgiveness. It probes the mixture of good with evil, and the visitation of parents' guilt on their children.< Less
Lara's Shadow By Alan Fleishman
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Eli Schneider hates Germans as hard as anyone can hate. And for good reason. Then he falls in love with one of them. LARA'S SHADOW is told against the backdrop of post-World War II Germany and the... More > tensest moments of the Cold War. Eli is a young lieutenant in the U.S. Army, a Jew expected to defend the perpetrators of the Holocaust. While he struggles to protect his aging alcoholic company commander from a mutinous junior officer, he meets fraulein Lara Kohler. He initially pursues her just for sex, but it's her quirky personality and fascinating mind that ensnare him. In a country filled with former Nazis, there are bound to be secrets. He uncovers one layer of Lara's secrets after another until he must ask how much he can be expected to forgive. And how much responsibility she must carry? Lara's Shadow is a love story full of perplexities that strain the limits of atonement and forgiveness. It probes the mixture of good with evil, and the visitation of parents' guilt on their children.< Less
Daniel Deronda By George Eliot
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Daniel Deronda is a novel by George Eliot, first published in 1876. It was the last novel she completed and the only one set in the contemporary Victorian society of her day. Its mixture of social... More > satire and moral searching, has made it a controversial final statement of one of the greatest of Victorian novelists. The novel has been adapted for film three times. Daniel Deronda contains two main strains of plot, united by the title character. The novel begins in late August 1865 with the meeting of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth in the fictional town of Leubronn, Germany. Daniel finds himself attracted to, but wary of, the beautiful, stubborn, and selfish Gwendolen, whom he sees losing all her winnings in a game of roulette. The next day, Gwendolen receives a letter from her mother telling her that the family is financially ruined and asking her to come home. In despair at losing all her money, Gwendolen pawns a necklace and debates gambling again to make her fortune.< Less
Not Another Christmas Carole By Denise Meyer & Valia Kapadai
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A full color illustrated novella suitable for most denominations. Jasper "Kat" Petty has a case of Grinchitis. Most folks suffer a Scrooge-moment now and then, but for Kat, it's a... More > virulent strain that has hung on for sixteen years. In high school, young Petty had the dream of being a novelist tucked into one pocket and a national writing award stashed in the other. But that was before his dad died, leaving the family in financial chaos. Forced to give up college and take a blue-collar job, he now watches his friends start families while he struggles through a string of "Caroles" who love him and leave him in short order-nearly always at Christmas. Enter: Chi, a comic devil who may or may not be God himself. The silver-haired eccentric with the wisecracking mouth and cockeyed view of living and loving shows Kat how to drop his prickly barriers and take one last shot at fulfilling his dreams-with of all things Another Carole.< Less
As the Earth Spins: Drama City By Karlton Clay
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Rejoin Tyreke in Los Angeles, California as he is fulfilling his dreams of writing and directing his first television pilot. He finally feels that his life is coming full circle: he has a fulfilling... More > career, he is following his dream, he has the love of his son, and he has the love of his girlfriend, Latoya…or does he? Has the distance caused a strain in their relationship? Meanwhile, Eve seems to have bounced back from George by uniting with her co-worker, Larry Walk. However, Eve has to deal with the fact that she is still pining for the love of her ex-fiancé, George, and possibly the love of her ex-husband, Tyreke. Will Eve ever find that fulfillment she needs in order to get the life she wants? The gang is back in As the Earth Spins: Drama City, and they encounter new friends, new situations, new relationships, and new drama. Get ready because this crew is in for the most dramatic ride of their lives.< Less
The Dead Alive By Wilkie Collins
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The Dead Alive" is told in the first person by an English attorney, Mr Lefrank. He has just been advised by his doctor that he is headed for a complete breakdown from the strain of over... More > work and needs a long rest away from his current environment. At first he dismisses the advice but after suffering severe confusions while in court he comes to realize he does need a rest. He has a distant relative in America, in New York State, whom he has never met but who has told him he is welcome at his farm. The first idea of this little story was suggested to the author by a printed account of a trial which actually took place, early in the present century, in the United States... It may not be amiss to add, for the benefit of incredulous readers, that all the ''improbable events'' in the story are matters of fact, taken from the printed narrative. Anything which ''looks like truth'' is, in nine cases out of ten, the invention of the author. "< Less

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