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CONTEMPORARY FICTION
A Bend in the Willow
Susan Clayton-Goldner

In 1965, Robin Lee Carter sets a fire that kills her rapist, then disappears, reinventing herself as Catherine Henry. In 1985, when her 5-year-old son, Michael, is diagnosed with a chemotherapy-resistant leukemia, she must return to Willowood and seek out the now 19-year-old son she gave up for adoption. Is she willing to risk everything, including her life, to save her dying son?

A Hundred Hands
Dianne Noble

When her husband is arrested for paedophilia, Polly flees the censure of her village and travels to India. Heartbroken at the plight of children living on the Kolkata streets, she stays to help. She meets and falls in love with Finlay whose home is filled with abandoned infants. In a terrible twist, she fears history is about to repeat itself. Will she ever again see those she has grown to love?

Deep Enough to Bleed
Margie Church

Orphaned on the brink of adulthood, Jolene must make decisions for herself and her younger, disabled brother, Adam. Decisions as painful as the blows they suffered at their father's hands. Cutting herself is the only thing making Jolene feel something besides misery and worthlessness. She wants a serious and intimate relationship, but is scared to trust anyone with the truth.

Don't Call Me Mum
The Lacey Taylor Story, #2
Mary T. Bradford

Lacey Taylor’s life was turned upside down by the stroke of a pen, putting her on a path to find her birth mother, Cora Maguire. But Cora is not the maternal type. Their relationship is strained as Lacey struggles for Cora’s affection. When Lacey’s life-path takes an unplanned twist, Cora becomes furious. How often can Lacey deal with life’s struggles without finally succumbing to them?

The House in Fez
Dianne Noble

When sisters Juliet and Portia are invited by their estranged mother, Miranda, to visit Fez, they’re shocked on arrival to discover she has married Samir, a man half her age and already married to Zina, and he employs children in sweatshops. Portia defies him to help the children. When Zina plunges from a balcony, Portia is blamed. Juliet and Portia are forced to re-examine their loyalties.

Missing Pieces
Susan Clayton-Goldner

Lillianna Ferguson has spent the last twenty years pretending her father is dead. Her brother, Greg, begs her to come home to care for their father, Calvin Miller, a disabled WWII veteran. When did he ever take care of her? But the surgeon at won’t repair the aneurysm without first amputating their father’s infected leg. Will she leave her safe life and re-enter the minefield of her childhood?

My Grandfather's Pants
Tegon Maus

Jack Laskin's ordinary life is about to change when his mother insists he try on his grandfather's old pants. Just when things start looking up, including his love life, his mother and her meddling friends get involved. When a woman from Jack's grandfather's past shows up and insists Jack has something she wants, he's left confused and wondering if things will ever be ordinary again.

My Husband's Sin
Mary T Bradford

Following Lillian Taylor’s burial, her four loving adult children assemble for the reading of her will. For the grieving youngest sibling, Lacey, life is about to come crashing down as a deep secret is revealed. The fall-out affects every member and they struggle to regain the happy family unit they once shared. Each of the siblings must come to terms and learn to handle this huge revelation. 

Oppression
Dianne Noble

Defying her controlling husband, Beth travels to Cairo to find 16 year old Layla who’s been forced into marriage. Layla is hiding in the City of the Dead and leading a group of women in rebellion against oppression. When Beth gets caught up, she’s rescued by Harry and falls in love. But what of her husband? Can Beth ever find peace and happiness? Will Layla's ideals of freedom ever be fulfilled?

Outcast
Dianne Noble

Rose leaves her Cornwall café to search for her daughter in the sweltering slums of Kolkata, India. In the daily struggle for survival, she is often brought to her knees, but finds strength to overcome the poverty and disease, grows to love the Dalit community she helps. But then there are deaths, and she fears for her own safety. Her café at home is at risk of being torched, and finally, she has to make the terrible choice between her daughter and the Indian children.

The Poet's Wife
Margie Church

Lily Holliway's life is shattered when her husband, Gabe, is killed in Afghanistan. Gabe feels her grief so strongly that his spirit cannot leave the confines of this world. He can't rest in peace until he's sure Lily is going to be okay. In desperation, he reaches out to her using his special gift. Finding the mysterious haiku makes Lily question her grip on reality.

Unspoken
Diane Noble

After taking a room in Ruth's dilapidated Sri Lankan guesthouse, Sarah Latimer becomes aware of the brutality her friend suffers at the hands of her husband. Sarah decides to help, ignorant of the dark secrets in her own life. Receiving devastating news about her son, Tom, Sarah considers flying home, but a shocking act of violence eclipses everything and she finds herself driven to take action.

 

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