Fiction - Realistic

The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter

A Victorian Romance
By Mimi Matthews

The Viscount and the Vicar's Daughter by Mimi Matthews is a Victorian romance set in 1861. Tristan Sinclair is a viscount, a world-weary man who has sunk to the lowest depths. Valentine March is a vicar’s daughter and when she gets a job as a...

To Be Had

By Sava Buncic

To Be Had by Sava Buncic is a great read with compelling characters. A lawyer who doesn't earn more than a waiter, Boris feels trapped in Greentown. But how can he give his family the life they deserve when there are no prospects of advancing...

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Blood & Water

By Katie O'Rourke

This is the first novel I have read by Katie O’Rourke, and I’ll be sure Blood & Water is not the last. At first I started to worry about how well I could connect with the story, since we do get to follow five different...

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Dead Lemons

By Finn Bell

Dead Lemons by Finn Bell takes a look at a young paraplegic, stuck in a wheelchair because of his own bad, drunken decisions and trying to come to terms with the mess he has made of his life. His drinking has cost him his marriage...

Santiago Tales

By Terry Tumbler

Santiago Tales by Terry Tumbler is a brilliant, refreshing, and gripping collection of tales crafted around a group of retired people on a pilgrimage to Santiago, a contemporary kind of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Led by an ex-detective, readers are introduced to a...

Feast

A Gitksan Story
By Roy W. Russell

Angie must come to terms with the death of her best friend in Feast: A Gitksan Story by Roy W. Russell. Walt has died while in college in Toronto, halfway across the country from the reserve on which the Gitksan people live in the Pacific...

Once in a Lifetime

By Kathryn R. Biel

I have read Kathryn R. Biel's work in the past, and her books have always been such fun to read. I was so intrigued by the premise of Once In a Lifetime – a former girl group getting together for a reunion concert. Um, yes...

Fireburn

By Apple Gidley

Fireburn by Apple Gidley takes the reader into the 1870s to the Danish owned island of Saint Croix. Anna Clausen is a young woman who is of Anglo-Danish heritage and she finds herself coming back to her childhood home after her mother passes away. Things...

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Skeleton Dance

By C. Jai Ferry

Skeleton Dance is a short realistic story written by C. Jai Ferry. Her grandmother was trying to kill her, she knew it for a fact. There was never a question in her mind about it. Since that first afternoon after her mother's death things had...

From The Shadows

Blaze Series #1
By David Carter

From The Shadows by David Carter introduces us to thirty-one-year-old Bobby Blaise (or Blaze as he prefers to be known). Blaze was the black sheep of his family and left the small, rural New Zealand town of Glendale, where his mother was the principal of...