Fiction - Realistic

That Woman

Beating the Odds in Colonial New York
By Wayne Clark

“Listen,” Gabriel Da Silva told his two children, Sarah and Jacob, “listen well because I am preparing you for life.” These arresting words open That Woman: Beating the Odds in Colonial New York by Wayne Clark, a historical novel that deals with kidnapping and...

What the River Wants

By Arthur Byrd

What the River Wants by Arthur Byrd is a gripping Southern fiction novel that features family, love, loyalty, solitude, and the subtle ways the past has its grip on us. The past is not always gone; it lives in our memory and, at times, it...

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Never Summer

By Tim Blaine

Never Summer by Tim Blaine is an adventure mixed with elements of self-discovery, the search for meaning, and the hidden importance of mortality. Vlad D’Agostino has lived the best days of his life in Japan. Now diagnosed with tuberculosis in its terminal phase and barely...

Fort Nowhere, Vietnam

By Arthur Wiederhold

Fort Nowhere, Vietnam by Arthur Wiederhold falls into the military fiction genre, a story that follows the curiosity of a photographer who wants to discover the raison d’être of the Vietnam War. Now sent to what was popularly known as Fort Nowhere, a forward Army...

The Hook

Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI
By Kathleen Doler

The Hook by Kathleen Doler is aptly subtitled: Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI. Set in an idyllic surfing town, this book explores the depth of kinship, crime, and justice, while looking at how far a woman can go to...

Destiny's Design

By Rosemary Gard

Destiny's Design by Rosemary Gard is a novel that beautifully captures the soul and spirit of immigrants. Although I haven’t read any work by this author, and even though this is part of a series, I was able to connect with the story and the...

Mock My Words

By Chandra Shekhar

Chandra Shekhar’s first novel, Mock My Words, follows the life of David Tan, a critically acclaimed novelist with an odd speech impediment and a failing marriage. Although David writes beautifully, he struggles to speak coherent English. His wife, Laura, a dynamic and sometimes stern woman...

The Vicissitudes of Fortune

By Bob Siqveland

Before offering this story to the world, the author notes: “Maybe I should have kept this story to myself. I thought about it, but in the end, it had such a profound effect on me that I had to share it with someone.” And I...

Eye of a Needle

And Other Stories
By Cornelia Fick

Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories by Cornelia Fick is a gorgeous collection of short and long stories, each suffused with unique literary elements to entertain readers. The author captures the reality of South Africa in vivid detail, in a voice that is clear...

Broken in Boston

By Rick Shakalis

Broken in Boston by Rick Shakalis is the second book in the Thomas Plant series and is a historical event/era fiction novel that takes place in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1900s. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of...