For most of her life growing up in Kansas, Violet Lindstrom believes her
life's mission is to be a missionary in Africa, but that dream gets badly
shattered when her fiancé no longer feels it is his calling and they had
split up. Determined to find a new mission Read more...
Clayton Deese loves his barbeques and his killing jobs. They are easy
things to do and the money is good. As a small thin man, Deese finds
hurting jobs harder to do; still his boss Roger Smith, a former lawyer,
and now Louisiana's top loan shark, pays well, so Read more...
If any man is worthy of being called the Playboy Cowboy, it is none
other than the unbelievably handsome Luca Prince whose family owns
one of the wealthiest and oldest ranches in Texas. Even the nearby
town of Three Rivers is way smaller than the huge ranch from which it Read more...
Frank and Sarah Malloy had been enjoying a lovely day at their home in
New York City on the first day of 1900 when their their neighbor, Mrs.
Ellsworth, rushed in with very distressing news. Her new daughter-in-
law, Theda's father, Clarence Pritchard, a well-respected owner of Read more...
King David is nearing the end of his life and yet delays in making
the announcement about who will be he next King of Jerusalem.
Solomon, his youngest son, frets over the delay despite his father's
assurances. Bathsheba, his mother, with a twinkle in her eye, suggests
he gives Read more...
As the wind and rain rattle John Gordon's Auld Aunt Jean's wee house
in Duff Head in northeastern Scotland, Isabella listens to Jean's dire
predictions about how unsafe the small village is for her. After being
forced to flee from her Edinburgh home where her husband was Read more...
Shan Tao Yun, a former police investigator officer and
former inmate of China's infamous prisons, is now working
as a Constable in the remote small village of Yangkar in
Tibet. He had been called by his boss, Col. Tan, to meet
him at the new Public Security Bureau office Read more...
Frank Marr, an involuntarily retired police detective for a cocaine habit,
is now clean and works as a Private Investigator when not indulging in a
little Robin Hood-like wealth redistribution. He is surprised to see the
missed call on his cell. His ex-girlfriend, Leslie Costello, hadn't called Read more...
Called to the scene of a vicious crime by Bow Street
Magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy, Sebastian St. Cyr (Lord
Devlin) is not surprised that someone would want to murder
the vile Viscount Ashworth. In fact, he often desired to
murder him himself, but Sebastian is perplexed by the few
clues Read more...
It is a bleak looking day in Scotland, like every other
winter day in 1979, to 35-year-old investigative reporter
Neil Bannerman. Journalists are quietly being dropped one
after another like flies as newspapers lose their
circulation and profits. Even the Edinburgh Post is no
exception to the trend Read more...
Life has not been easy for Lyle Hovde. Now in his senior years, Lyle has
worked hard and now has enough to be comfortable. Along with his
wife Peg, he is content with his life in his small Wisconsin home town.
Years ago, Lyle and Peg had lost their only Read more...
When a close friend commits suicide, it is very hard to find
the right thing to say to the family or to other friends.
There is no real right way and many wrong ways. Hugs and
tears help, but it is in the sharing of stories where the
true strength Read more...
Whitney Whitaker has a job to do and knows how to do it. For the past
few years, she has been developing her skills and abilities while
working as a property manager and carpenter and studying for her real
estate license. Now, knocking on the beautifully made iron Celtic Green Read more...
As the beloved daughter of the powerful Laird Cameron, Janet
is used to being treated with respect and this drunken
dragoon at the dance did not appeal to her in any way. Used
to getting his own way, Lieutenant Wilfred Cummings grabs
Janet and leaves her no choice but to Read more...
The small town of Brownwood is located smack dab in the middle of
Texas and, like many other Texas towns, people love their football
games. It is ingrained in their souls. There is no place people would
rather be on a fall Friday evening than to sit in the stands Read more...
While semi-retired Librarian Charlie Harris is not thrilled with the
invitation from his flirtatious new neighbour, Charlie's Maine Coon cat,
Diesel, is far more thrilled with the wonderful ball of discarded paper
that bats so easily around in the kitchen.
Charlie lives in Athena, Mississippi, a small town Read more...
After two years of enjoying working in her good friend's bed and
breakfast, Ellen Lambright finds herself a bit at odds and not really
settling into working in her father's shoe store in Middlebury, Indiana.
Then, Ellen learned that her best friend Mandy and her husband Ken
Williams Read more...
The bonfire burns, sparks fly, and the local Deltaness kids
drink and amuse themselves in the cool spring Shetland
night. Suddenly, a small strange boy appears and starts
screaming. The teens began to laugh and jeer at him. From
that night on, strange things begin to happen.
About a week Read more...
The heavy and seemingly perpetual rains continue to pour and the
harsh landscape of the northern Shetland Islands is well sodden with
water. Despite the ongoing rain, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez felt
drawn to be at the funeral and graveside service for old Magnus Tait.
They had become friends of Read more...
A stroke can be very devasting at any time and recovery is uncertain.
Such is the case for John Watson Senior, the former longtime associate
of the late Sherlock Holmes in 1914. While he is recovering some of his
previous mental acuity, his daughter-in-law has been implementing the Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kids’ books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!