This book is the second book of a trilogy. This follows The Warramunga's War detailing the meeting of Jamie and Jacko on the battlefield during the Second World War and their activities working together with MI6 in intelligence during the remainder of the war.More info →
Annabel Martin dreams of winning a Melbourne Cup—the highest honour for any jockey in Australia. When a top trainer offers her a ride on the stallion, Reckless Night, Annabel hesitates only because her friend, James McKenzie is the usual jockey. But not only is James’s leg broken, but the trainer offers her a sweetener: if she wins the race, she can ride the horse through the Spring Campaign and on to the Melbourne Cup. Chasing her dreams earns Annabel an enemy in Damon Black—the man second to James, and the jockey who should have been in line to ride Reckless Night.
As Annabel begins her new job, a shady trainer drags Annabel’s father into the middle of a horse swapping scam. Because of her connection to both horses, Annabel is implicated—just as Damon Black begins to become dangerous, and just as she and James become more than friends. A fire at the stables sends James to the hospital, where Annabel’s possible involvement in the scheme is laid out in front of him. Not only was his dream of the Melbourne Cup snatched from him, but the woman he loves may not be who she says she is.
As Annabel’s world implodes, she faces her father’s shady connections, a possible riding ban, and losing the man she loves. But Annabel’s a woman who has survived as a top jockey in a man’s world, and she has no intention of letting her dreams be lost—no matter how high the bets are against her.More info →
If you were in your favorite place in 2016, touched the handle on an old door and were instantly transported elsewhere...how would you handle it? (no pun intended)
Take a walk in Shelley Lindquist's sandals as she awakens inside a cold, silent castle in Scotland. Bewildered, confused, shivering, she attempts to discover where she is and meets Jakke, a large Irish wolfhound who covers her face in licks after knocking her down.
His master, Nicholas, isn't pleased and demands to know how she entered, accusing her of attempted theft. Cold and authoritative, he is the last of a long line of Scots from his 7th removed grandfather Edward Wodehause.
It soon becomes apparent Edward still lingers on the earthly plane, doing what he can to reclaim Wodehause castle after his devious brother falsely laid claim in 1781 while Edward was away at war in the colonies. Missing wills and history from more than two hundred years ago are needed to restore his rightful lineage and, if along the way, his grandson Nicholas learns to realize his need for someone besides himself, it's an added gift.
Will Shelley adjust to this bizarre interruption in her life? Will Nicholas pull himself out of his hopeless resignation and accept help to achieve his grandfather's wishes? More importantly, where does one search for documents over two-hundred years old?More info →
When 18 year old Imogen from London meets Jules in the south of France she is painting a view of the river and finds he is an artist too. As a student he earns a little by restoring paintings at the nearby gallery. She extends her three day stay to a fortnight. She loves the warm sunshine and the old town with its Roman remains.
As she becomes increasingly attracted to Jules she is unwilling to return home, where her older boyfriend Luke employs her in his photography gallery, obsessed with furthering his own ambitions. She travels to the airport but then impulsively misses her flight.
Now she needs somewhere cheap to live, and a job. She finds a flat, works as a waitress and helps in the gallery. Jules encourages her to take lessons to develop her artistic talent. As they become close she does not regret her decision to stay even when the rain sets in at the beginning of autumn.
Luke arrives and tries to persuade her to return to London. She recognizes now that he is selfish, and she is falling in love with Jules. Luke returns without her.
As the tourist season ends there is a shortage of work and her position becomes less secure.
Jules family have made Imogen welcome. He lives with them in a cramped flat over his mother’s supermarket. He loves Imogen but cannot afford to support her. He proposes they frame their best paintings and try to sell them. Imogen is thrilled when the dealer buys one of her paintings, but the extra money will not last long.
Adding to the list of frustrations is the difficulty in maintaining a long-distance relationship with Chase, her first boyfriend from last summer, while trying to deal with unwanted attention from a new boy in her puppy training class. At least best friend Sarah still has her back, but as Trina wearies of Morgan’s constant insults and her heartless treatment of Knight, she decides to use her dog training skills to look underneath Morgan’s hostile attitude and develop a sense of trust.
Slowly, Morgan’s angry shield cracks enough to where she’s able to share a troubling family secret. Can Trina help Morgan confront her family problems and make a fresh start?More info →
Trina’s last week with Sydney is made that much harder by her newly strained friendship with her best friend, Sarah, who’s become so over-the-top boy crazy that she’s almost like a stranger. Sarah is determined to have them hang out with every boy at the beach, but when a boy named Chase takes an interest in Sydney and Trina, it puts an even bigger strain on the friendship.
It’s hard enough to deal with loosing Sydney, but now she may lose her best friend, too. And even if she manages to patch things up with Sarah—and figures out what to do about Chase—she still must face a daunting decision: is she strong enough to take on another service puppy?More info →
For a Fish to Soar is a book of 100 poems arranged into five (5) sections with an Afterword. It has the standard Acknowledgments, a dedication page, and the Contents. The sections of poems are: I. Knowing So Much of the Earth; II. That Nature Will Provide; III. And Wants Her by His Side; IV. Necessary for a Fish to Soar; and V. I Pray for Rain, Yet Still.More info →
The story of his early life takes the reader through many changes of scene and situation. Born the eldest of seven siblings, he begins the journey through childhood with an immigrant Grandmother’s arrival in America by way of an arranged marriage, brokered by the local “Godfather.” It is a childhood filled with pleasant family memories growing up “where the suburbs end and the countryside begins.” In early adolescence the situation changes traumatically. He is forced to Leaving Catholic School to face harsher realities in the public school system. There he encounters the first in a lifetime of bullies, as well as the racial divide of the early 1960’s Civil Rights era. A not so special teacher in Jr High School, a darker individual, casts a negative light on he and his family’s life. But In those years he also encounters two very special African American teachers, positive role models. It is by their inspiration that he blossoms. He also finds and cultivates passion and imagination through close friendships with like-minded individuals. He attends “High School Hell” in an inner city high school in an urban setting. It is a “prison movie” in a school fraught with serious dangers and mistrust by teachers, students, and hired handlers alike. When High School ends abruptly he enters the workforce as a factory laborer. “It feels like a life sentence.” There he confronts the fact that he may die a bitter man in mundane sameness, never fulfilling a lifelong ambition to see the world. Undergoing a mental and spiritual rebirth, and through a twist of fate, his best friend becomes a famous Rock Star and generously points him toward the freedom he has always craved, leading to his first job as a Rock n Roll “equipment manager” for two top name bands at the dawn of the Rock n Roll Touring Industry. (“We weren’t even called roadies then.”) Flying high through the 1960’s and early 70’s counterculture, he pays his dues with an up and coming band on a full-tilt ride through the bush league that ends in tragedy. Then he lands in Los Angeles and his journey around the world continues from the top levels of the overall entertainment industry Vol I is just the beginning of a young mans lifetime journey from a loving family on a path through the suburbs and the inner city school system, through Rock n Roll, the Entertainment industry, then onward and upward on a Road To Everywhere.More info →
Claudette learns how to survive in a city ravaged by war, where the citizens are murdered on the whim of the occupying force. Constantly under threat of discovery, and in danger of losing her life, Claudette risks everything when she falls in love with the wrong man, the worst kind of man.
Over seventy years later, in rural Oxfordshire, Connie Webber discovers seven letters linked to a famous playwright, Freddy March. The letters will eventually lead her to Paris where she discovers the horrific reason behind Freddy’s life long depression. As his mother’s story unfolds Connie uncovers a dark past that the city has tried to erase from history.More info →
When Tilly Thompson, a girl from the canal, is caught stealing a pie from the terrace of The Imperial Hotel, Athelstone, the intervention of Captain Charles Thackery, saves her from prison. Tilly soon finds out the real reason for the rescue.
With the Captain Tilly sees life away from the poverty and hardships of the Waterways but his favour stirs up jealousy and hatred among the hotel staff, especially Freddie, the stable boy who harbours desires of his own.
Freddie's pursuit leads Tilly into far greater danger than she could ever have imagined. Can she escape the prejudice, persecution and hypocrisy of Victorian Society, leave her past behind and find true happiness?This is a story of love and loss, lust and passion, injustice and ultimate redemption.
'A cross between Catherine Cookson and Barbara Bradford Taylor with echoes of Dilly Court.'
'A wonderful debut novel from a very talented writer'
Dee Burton, Ph.D., is a psychologist who has counseled hundreds of men and women in person on stopping smoking. She developed the American Cancer Society’s FreshStart quit-smoking program and was part of the development team for the American Lung Association’s original Freedom From Smoking program. Her work currently focuses on approaches to help those most vulnerable to the effects of tobacco to stop smoking. Dr. Burton is Associate Director for Research and Evaluation of the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College. Previously she was Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. She was inducted into the Delta Omega national honorary society for public health in 1999. Dr. Burton’s books have been published by MacMillan; William Morrow; Simon & Schuster; and Sage.More info →