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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?

Between Heaven and Earth
Kay Brooks

Life can be very lonely when you have secrets. Oliver knows that better than most. Being over one hundred years old, most of his existence is spent moving from one place to the next in hope of hiding his immortality. Then, the wayward Tabitha enters his life, wanting him to take her on a journey through his history. In return, she’ll teach him that love can conquer anything in its path.

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.

Dust
Beaux Cooper

Some people seek marriage counseling; others find wisdom in horse manure. Austen St. Johns has taken up a shovel. When her marriage transitions from blushing newlyweds to people who merely co-exist, Austen realizes perhaps she's responsible for her misery. Desiring change, she leaves Oregon for the open plains of a Wyoming ranch where she discovers through love of self how she can save her marriage.

I Will Sing My Songs For You
Harry McGilloway

Young musician, Simon, is surrounded by the trappings of a rock-star lifestyle. Needing a break, he goes to rural Donegal where he meets Marie-Claire and falls in love. Major success pulls Simon deep into a dark hole. Marie-Claire has her own demons to conquer. Things are not all cut and dry for the couple whose endurance is tested time and again. This is an in-depth look at the music industry.

Little Boxes
Celia J. Anderson

Molly White realises she never knew her late husband, Jake. When random boxes begin appearing in the post, each one has a clue to secrets from their past. Tom is a charismatic local artist who's been wheelchair-bound since 15. When he meets Molly, he knows she's his dream woman, and when the boxes start weaving their spell, the two of them are thrown out of their comfort zones.

Living the Dream
Celia J. Anderson

Longing to get away from her troubled marriage, the opportunity to cross America by train seems like a dream come true for Vita Craythorne. But charismatic travel agent Moriarty Miles has other ideas; by replacing their mutual friend Jack on the trip, Vita has unwittingly set herself up as a guinea pig for Moriarty's mind-blowing and potentially dangerous virtual-travelling project.

Lullaby for My Sister
Nancy Barone

When Valentina and Lucy’s mother died, Val quickly understood it was up to her to care for her little sister and run the household. But she was only 9. Then their new step-mother moved in, with her two sons. Val also knew things were only getting worse. 15 years later, Val hides a terrible secret, and soon discovers her former home is suppressing many unspeakable truths that are dying to be told.

Moondancing
Celia J. Anderson

Together since their teens, Molly and Jake have four children, a house in a sleepy village, and jobs that bore them to distraction. Their marriage is an accident waiting to happen. When Nick arrives in Mayfield, young, disturbed and in desperate need of mother-love, Molly doesn’t realise that he will be the catalyst that blows everything apart.

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.

Treading on Dreams
Jeff Gardiner

Donny's in love with Selena, but she's in love with Melvin. Hedonist landlord, Jaz, also wants Selena, but she's just a conquest, which backfires on him and threatens Selena's future. Jaz pulls Donny into his shenanigans. It's not long before Donny finds himself getting in over his head. He has to find a way to make Slena fall in love with him. Even if it means causing a scene at her wedding.

 

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