For Adults, Young and New Adults
(ages 12 and up)
Yankee Tigress 1: Attorney-At-Law: In 1862, Samantha Lee apprentices to take the Maryland Bar exam to be the first female lawyer in the country. A staunch abolitionist from a plantation-owning family, her ambitions in jurisprudence are interrupted by the Civil War. She is torn between the decision to practice law and one of a more violent nature. This first novel in a series about women treading in areas of a society where men dared them to walk, is Roots meets To Kill a Mockingbird and “Me Too” meets “Black Lives Matter.” Adult = 18 and up.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Yankee Tigress 2, a Sequel.
Victorian Newspaper Princess: Irish Potato Famine: Victorian Newspaper Princess is “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” meets “The Grapes of Wrath” when self-emboldened American journalist Annie Adams butts heads with the Irish bureaucracy in 1846 while separating the political blight from the potato blight during the Irish Potato Famine. Suspicious that there is fraud afoot at the highest levels of the Irish government, she sets out on a journey from Dublin to Cork to witness the devastation and runs straight into love during a cholera epidemic. Adult = 18 and up.
In 1963, 16-year-old geek queen, Katina, seriously lacks self-esteem. A British foreign exchange student enters brightening her life. Her best friend, a fellow geek of many secrets in her Jewish background, shows her how red panties can make her feel feminine and powerful. Bathing in John Kennedy’s “Camelot” mystique, Katina is jolted from her infatuation by a resentful father, a bad day in Dallas, and the rumblings of an intensifying civil rights movement that bursts more than a few bubbles. New Adult Ages = 16 and up.
Left With Her Memory: A sisterly bond is broken by the death of a mother and a new life with an unfamiliar stepfather. Two once-close teenage sisters attempt to adjust to their mother’s death five months after she remarries. One sister plows ahead determined to get along without her mother, while the other drowns in self-pity and crumbles over the dramatic changes in her life. Can they ever restore their sisterly bond, or are things changed forever? And what of the stepfather? Young Adult 12 and up. Some bad language.
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Jet: The Fly-Away Girl: Opal, a young black girl who prefers to be called Jet, has lost all stability after her father kills her mother and threatens Opal into silence. After her father leaves for a time, she becomes destitute. Desperate for a friendly human face, she quits school and takes to the streets. She happens upon children’s author Mr. Matheson, a sixtyish, white widower, who she attempts to befriend. (This novel is still in progress.) New adult = 16 and up.