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Literary Fiction and Soul Searching Stories

R.S.V.P.: A Novel

Ruchira Khanna

$2.99

Jay Sethi, an Indian-born American, has lived with the consequences of a torn family since a teenager. After facing the effects of unrequited love and unpaid credit card bills, he settles in a small town in California from where he embarks on a cruise with his canine best friend, Yogi. Jay is shipwrecked and washed ashore on an island. It is there he realizes the importance of love and the salvation in letting go.

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The End of the Road

Rosaline Riley

£1.99

Jane, slowly recovering from the shock of her husband Neil's sudden death three months ago, is looking forward to a weekend visit from Fran - her friend and the mother-in-law of her daughter, Lucy. But almost before the weekend gets under way, Fran goes missing - a seemingly inexplicable happening which throws Jane's life and those of their inter-related families into turmoil again. In the months following this traumatic weekend, as one guilty secret after another comes to light, she is forced to re-assess both her marriage and her relationship with Fran.

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Clad in Armour of Radiant White

Rosaline Riley

£1.99

Friendship, religion, sexual awakening, love, loss and longing.
Set in Lancashire in the 1950s and 1960s, this is an engaging - and often humorous - novel about the joys and sorrows of growing up.

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Necessary Sins (Lazare Family Saga Book 1)

Elizabeth Bell

$4.99

In antebellum Charleston, a Catholic priest grapples with doubt, his family's secret African ancestry, and his love for a slave owner's wife.

Joseph Lazare and his two sisters grow up believing their black hair and olive skin come from a Spanish grandmother-until the summer they learn she was an African slave. While his sisters make very different choices, Joseph struggles to transcend the flesh by becoming a celibate priest.

Then young Father Joseph meets Tessa Conley, a devout Irish immigrant who shares his passions for music and botany. Joseph must conceal his true feelings as Tessa marries another man-a plantation owner who treats her like property. Acting on their love for each other will ruin Joseph and Tessa in this world and damn them in the next.

Or will it?

NECESSARY SINS is the first book in the sweeping Lazare Family Saga that transports readers from the West Indies to the Wild West, from Charleston, Paris, and Rome into the depths of the human heart. Passion, prejudice, secrets, and a mother's desperate choice in the chaos of revolution echo through five generations. If you enjoyed THE THORN BIRDS or the novels of Sara Donati, dive into Elizabeth Bell's epic historical fiction today.

Praise for Necessary Sins

"A feast of a novel by an extraordinary new voice. Haunting, meticulously researched, and exquisitely told through characters so human you'd swear they have beating hearts." -- KATHLEEN GRISSOM, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House

"A taut, compelling family drama with a fresh and intriguing setting. Necessary Sins will be a welcome read for fans of historical fiction." -- OLIVIA HAWKER, internationally bestselling author of One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

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Temptation

Chiquita Dennie

$3.99

Gabriel McCollough is the star basketball coach, Top draft pick that played in one season and retired from the game of basketball from a injury and the twenty-five-year-old alpha male every young woman in town can't help but like.

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Fallen

Aria Glazki

$2.99

"So good. Heartbreaking, but beautiful." -Haylie Tate

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Tales By Kindlelight

Kate Rigby

£2.99

This bittersweet collection reflects themes for our time, be it the angst of reaching fifty and a life not quite fully realized or the sexual assuredness of the younger generation in 'A Generation Thing'. Sexual experimentation is explored in 'Heads or Tails' where a woman agrees to share herself between two best friends, drawing up her own boundaries so that one has her top half, the other her bottom half, while emerging sexuality is explored in 'Coats' where a couple of pre-pubescent children learn about adulthood and sexuality from beneath a pile of coats at a nineteen-seventies party. In other stories, patterns of behaviour across generations or within a lifetime are explored as in 'Family Tradition' where the main character returns home to break the bad habit of several lifetimes. In 'Cutting Edge' the sharpness of a pair of scissors is used to reflect stages in the main character's life as she passes from childhood into adulthood where the scissors take on a sinister edge, while in 'To The Wire' a man's life is viewed as a football game, together with post-life commentary. Other stories explore life from unusual viewpoints: as in 'Boo' and 'Big Mother' while others still have voices of a generation as in 'Our Marie' and 'The Colour Of Flesh'. Whatever your inclination, Tales by Kindlelight has something for you.

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Seaview Terrace

Kate Rigby

£2.99

Maxine lives in Number 7, the peeling Jewish house, where she has to stand on cushions to change light bulbs because she doesn't know anyone well enough to ask for the use of their stepladder. She is also trapped in an unsatisfactory relationship with her misanthropist boyfriend Warren who "sits there baiting or attacking people in the road" and is indiscriminate with his prejudices. She is longing for a summer of excitement and change.

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The Dead Club

Kate Rigby

£2.99

An edgy, contemporary tale about death and suicide and its effects on two families. Death is a fact of life for the principle characters and especially for Marina Reed who wishes to join her loved ones at 'the dead club', a place she and her sixth form friends obsessed about in their youth. Ultimately her mortido becomes more urgent until it takes her to the edge. The novel is in fact very much about edges: where the ultimate edge is between life and death.

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Savage To Savvy

Kate Rigby

£2.99

Psychology graduate, Heidi Harper is appointed to work with Professor Mala, pioneer of a new project to rehabilitate dog-reared feral child, Nicki. Heidi is soon asking questions and her mission takes on sinister overtones. As the truth outs, the lives of all concerned begin to unravel. Savage To Savvy is a psychological novel.

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Fall Of The Flamingo Circus: Diary Of A Punk

Kate Rigby

£2.99

"Fall Of The Flamingo Circus is the story of a strong and independent girl's childhood and adolescence, her desperate battle to make something of the fearful hand dealt to her. Through her eyes we see the realities of poverty in England - hunger and junk food, boredom and noise at home, snobbery and notoriety at school - and the fear of a brutal father…over the years we watch Lauren's voice grow in power and imagination, as her life - a rebel, a punk, admired by her gang but rejected and victimised by men - bursts out of its sad confines…but Lauren is always alone with her restless and furious self: she alone will discover the pain and loneliness of being different, crazy, colourful in an England turned grey, obedient and satisfied." Back cover blurb, paperback, published 1990

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Down The Tubes

Kate Rigby

£2.99

A hard-hitting novel based on the author's experience of working in the field of addictions.

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She Looks Pale

Kate Rigby

£1.99

The title is taken from a schoolgirl levitation ritual, practised by the mother of narrator Hannah. As a result of Meningitis at the age of six, Hannah nearly dies leading her parents to become obsessively over-protective. Her parents gradually dispose of all methods of modern communication and take Hannah out of school until one day, tortured by the evils of the world, her father 'disappears' during the Lord's Prayer one mealtime. Hannah's mother continues the self-imposed isolation. Confined in the house, Hannah's only contact with the world is either through the window or through her mother's past.

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Thalidomide Kid

Kate Rigby

£2.99

Daryl Wainwright is the quirky youngest child of a large family of petty thieves and criminals who calls himself 'Thalidomide Kid'.

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Dear Jane: The final book in the Highbury Trilogy, inspired by Jane Austen's 'Emma'.

Allie Cresswell

$3.99

** "Lovingly-crafted and brilliantly executed Dear Jane (and the entire Highbury Trilogy) is an outstanding companion and tribute to Jane Austen's Emma. Rich with comprehensive detail, thoughtful developments and emotive prose." Austenesque Reviews.**

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