Her shoulders are small, her troubles many, but when destruction threatens her family, her worn down spirit must rise to the size of ten tough men.
The tragedies that befell Loraine Pruitt brought her from fun and optimistic to embittered and weary and finally to giving up on life. Her happy home and thriving Wisconsin dairy farm slid into decay, and she struggles to get by with her blind husband, underdeveloped adult son, and her own afflictions.
As if not enough misfortune and heartbreak came her way, one fine summer day her son innocently wrongs the state's richest man, his arrogant son comes seeking payback, and Loraine fatally resists his aggression. Realizing what's in store when the bloody news reaches his father, she flees her homestead with husband and son in tow and the vengeful patriarch's hired killers on their tail.
Barely eluding the man trackers across the Midwest, the desperate but determined dairymaid must rouse infinite courage to save her family while also coming to terms with a tragic past that haunts and divides them.
At times humorous, other times brutal and deadly, their hazardous adventure and doubtful escape along interstates, cheap motels, mountains and desert, grows into a journey of reconciliation.
If the three can make it alive to safety together, they'll have overcome their true disabilities and found love as a family. With four relentless murderers after their hides, their chances remain slim to none.
Unburied Tears tells the story of an ill-fated family's suspenseful life adventure and emotional rendezvous with an unsettled past.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 317 Pages (926 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
When his classic Pontiac is abducted by a deity who lives in the depths of Lake Michigan, Petronius Jablonski is offered Enlightenment in compensation. To obtain it he must decipher the coded features of an odyssey. He neglects to share these minor details with his longsuffering girlfriend, Sandy, who accompanies him. Home-schooled by an eccentric father, Petronius holds the modern world in contempt, the demise of polytheism and eighteenth century English in general, the plague of democracy and "internets" in particular.
Despairing of his ability to understand the journey and rarely paying attention, he engages the Reader's assistance. His propensity for digressions complicates the search for a solution while making a mockery of first person narration. He anticipates absurd questions and adds chapters in response, he accuses the Reader of being smitten with Sandy and makes her less attractive, and he revolutionizes Philosophy by superseding Occam's overrated Razor and Plato's much-ballyhooed Cave with the paradigm-shattering contributions of Petronius' Shovel, Petronius' Blender, Schadenfreude Before-the-Fact, Petronius' Garage, and Petronius' Wheelbarrow.
As he subjects the Reader to increasingly demanding prerequisites it becomes clear he is wandering the remorseless hinterland between genius and madness, which raises questions about the accuracy of his chronicle. Sandy's terrified warning that he's behaving like his tragic father elicits rage: "What Cato did, and Addison approved, cannot be wrong." But is Petronius a victim of ancestral fate or wisdom? What if Truth is poison? Perhaps a 1969 Bonneville is more precious than "enlightenment."
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 412 Pages (481 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
After ageing hippy Bill Hogan is taken hostage during a bank heist in Brooklyn, his captors demand a million-dollar ransom for his safe return. The problem is no-one knows who the hell Bill Hogan is. Does he even exist?
All is not what it seems in this fast-paced, short story.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 43 Pages (1,832 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
Storm Clouds is the second book in the Home to Clare Harbor series. It is a story of family, friends, and strangers who are drawn together by forces over which they have no control.
Sara Merryn returned to Clare Harbor to make certain her grandparents were safe from what many believed to be the storm of the century. Now they face a storm of another kind that could pose an even greater threat.
Senator Gareth Dyersen knows more than he can share with those who have taken refuge in his isolated mountainside family home. But not all of his secrets have anything to do with what brought him there. Instead they may be what stands between all those he now feels responsible for and the dangers they may soon have to face.
Storm Clouds is the second in the Home to Clare Harbor series. Also available is Before the Storm. Coming soon is Storm Winds.
Home to Clare Harbor series
Before the Storm
Tempest of the Storm
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 103 Pages (2,113 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
Having left her education and chosen a more glamourous route, Rose finds herself trapped in deprivation and sexual and emotional dependency to her boyfriend Giles. With no hope of escape from her rut, one day an opportunity presents itself. Not sure where it will lead, she takes her chances on a new route, in a hope of an escape.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 178 Pages (795 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
For Hadley Alexander, life has always been about one thing: work. For years, she dedicated herself to being a police officer, until one day she realized that she wanted more -- a family, kids, a normal life in general. When Ian McIntyre stepped into her life over a year ago, she started believing that wanting more could be a reality. When Ian's childhood best friend got sick, though, she never imagined that they would grow apart.
When Ian decides to move back to Tennessee to be closer to his mom, he thinks that leaving Chicago will help quicken the grieving process. He never liked the city anyway, and being in it only brought up memories that he didn't want to revisit. He has no idea, though, that getting over Hadley won't be as easy as he thinks. And that maybe the happiness he is looking for is on the other side of the country where he left it.
The fourth and final book in the Less is More Series!
This book can be read as a stand alone novel, but these characters, and the side-characters listed in this book, all appear in the other books in the series.
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 212 Pages (2,105 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020
"The Peas and Carrots series is one of those rare breed of books which is both uplifting, yet emotional. It was the perfect antidote when I felt really blue. I'd highly recommend these books."
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Praise for The Peas and Carrots Series
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"Will have you laughing one moment and misty eyed the next. This was a joy to read. Her characters a vividly drawn and strangely relatable. Recommend."
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"Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin is a charming, bittersweet and humorous story. I am so happy that this is the start of a series and I am really looking forward to reading the next book."
"OMG! I have not stopped laughing. Eric's frustrations fall off the page, Faulty Towers eat your ...
Genre: Literary Fiction Length: 880 Pages (1,411 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 12th, 2020