books by other self published authors that I've read and enjoyed
The House on Harrigan's Hill: Claire Noonan
Set in the Sierra Nevada railroad outpost of Truckee, California, the story follows the Edwards family, as they struggle to survive in this harsh mountain environment. Based on true events, this touching novel interweaves the lives of the five Edwards children across the fabric of the twentieth century while capturing the power of the human spirit to withstand the heartbreak of poverty and loss.
Islands of Deception: Lying with the Enemy: Constance Hood
Imagine learning that your father was a spy, someone who had carefully concealed his cultural heritage and his WWII exploits. A sheaf of papers arrived in the mail more than 50 years after these events had taken place. What happened was verified in U.S. Army records and the conflicting accounts that he and his sister had related over the years. In this case, a new story emerged after time had erased the original scenes.
Lachesis Allotment: Diana R A Morris
In Greek mythology, Lachesis (lack-eh-sis) allots each of us a length of thread to weave with as we will. This hybrid collection of short essays and screenplay explores the nature of friendship and our relationships with the people in our lives over time. From the friendships we form in childhood to the adult friendships we form with our parents—even after they’re gone—this work weaves together memory, meditations on making our dreams a reality, and the evolving nature of our connections as we knot our strands together or unravel the knitting we’ve achieved.
Joy Returns!: Wendy Ledger
Nine Year old Samantha meets Elaine Desmond, a mysterious, glamorous piano teacher and Samantha discovers the world of music
The Only Blue Door: Joan Fallon
It is September 1940, Maggie and her young siblings, Grace and Billy, are living in the East End of London. Their father has been killed at Dunkirk and their mother is in hospital having her fourth child, while the children stay with a neighbor. In one of the worst bombing raids of the war their home is destroyed and the neighbor is killed. Bewildered and frightened, the children wander the streets until they are taken in by some nuns. But their problems are not over; no-one can trace their mother and, labelled as orphans, they are sent as child migrants to Australia.
Disbelieved: Skin and Bones CSIs: Beth Webb
Anelise sees crimes before they happen, but no-one believes her.
Joe solves crimes. But the police don’t believe him either.
When Anelise sees a cyclist plunging into a quarry she rings 999, but when help arrives there’s no cyclist
On a Wing and a Dare: Linda Ulleseit
Set in medieval Wales, complete with flying horses, a love triangle, and treachery. The sequel, In the Winds of Danger, follows another set of characters as they discover past secrets that determine their future. The last in the trilogy,Under a Wild and Darkening Sky, introduces a brother and sister who come to High Meadow and find themselves on very different paths.