Merlin Slept Here

Merlin Slept Here

Rob Summers

Fiction

Store clerks by day, innkeepers for the Magi by night! Twenty-year-olds Bob Himmel and Julie Beckerhof aren’t getting paid anything, but the thrills are there. If the inn isn’t sold out from under them, and if they can keep their guests alive—number seven on the list of innkeepers’ rules—they just might get married and settle into this.Brought to you by award-winning author, Molly Snow...Surla and Cathy have a HUGE secret!After spending hundreds of years as a 'familiar' to an abusive witch, Surla runs away to find freedom. But there's one catch! The Black Cats' Curse states she will have to switch bodies with the first lonesome soul to cross her path.Painfully shy Cathy Phillips can't muster the courage to ask hot water polo player, Craig Nelson, on a date. Neither can she stand up to the three biggest snobs at Washington High. What's a girl to do? Could switching lives with a sassy cat be the answer to her wishes?The "curse" of being "BeSwitched" may just be the most purr-fect secret these new best friends could ever have!
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Goner House: The Return of Patience

Goner House: The Return of Patience

Rob Summers

Fiction

Dignity and Reason have suffered much stress and misery because of their cousin Guiles, his daughter Prevarica, and the rest of the Leasing family. Now Guiles leaves Dignity the responsibility for bankrupt and neglected Founders Grove park, and it will take miracles—and a really good lawyer—to get him out of this.Dignity and Reason have suffered much stress and misery because of their cousin Guiles, his daughter Prevarica, and the rest of the Leasing family. Now Guiles leaves Dignity the responsibility for bankrupt and neglected Founders Grove park, and it will take miracles—and a really good lawyer—to get him out of this. As for the Leasings, when they land in terrible trouble, old Ambassador Grace advises Dignity and Reason to try to save them, and he offers the prospect of help from Heavenite secret agent Patience Orchard. The question is, would the cousins rather just be rid of the Leasings?
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The Godsend of River Grove

The Godsend of River Grove

Rob Summers

Fiction

River Grove Community Church voted out elder Ollie Fulborne, who was under suspicion of heresy and of sexually harassing a young teenage girl. But Ollie had been the driving force behind the church. Two years later, with numbers dwindling and church debt piling up, the people are considering allowing him to return to his former authority. Church member Hila Grant is dead set against his return.River Grove Community Church voted out elder Ollie Fulborne, who was under suspicion of heresy and of sexually harassing a young teenage girl. But Ollie had been the driving force behind the church. Now, two years later, with numbers dwindling and church debt piling up, the people are considering allowing him to return to his former authority. Church member Hila Grant is dead set against Ollie’s return. This intelligent, lovely, and remote twenty-eight year old is willing to use even questionable methods to remind the congregation of his record and rouse them against him. Will her efforts be wasted, or will she be—in some sense—a Godsend?
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Grace House: The Trial of Obscurity

Grace House: The Trial of Obscurity

Rob Summers

Fiction

If Dignity (formerly Pride) and Reason could only publish their book 'The Pride Story,' God would be glorified and, incidentally, they would make buckets of money. So why is security expert Miss Obscurity sabotaging their efforts? And does Reason’s old friend Bits Bitterly really just want to help her find a path to publication, or does he have hidden motives for spending so much time with her?Sam Jackson had over a thousand acres of tobacco that brought in so much money it made him the richest farmer in a town called Painville. Sam never had to worry about money for many years, but Sam's money making machine was about to run dry. Sam's ego and money got the best of him one day. Sam was drinking with some of the local farmer's down at the local tavern. Sam pulled out his wallet and started counting thousand dollar bills on the table in front of them. The farmer's weren't impressed. If anything they were jealous and had just about all the bragging they cared to hear. The farmer's told Sam they had to get back home because it was getting late. Sam said “Go right ahead, I'll just keep counting my money."The farmer's piled into their trucks. Instead of going home like they told Sam they were, they had something else on their minds. One of the farmer's said, "I don't know about you guys, but I think it's time we teach this egotistical money hungry farmer a lesson." Everyone agreed so they headed down to the gas station and filled up their gas cans and waited until after midnight before heading back to Sam's farm to set his tobacco field on fire.Sam didn't think setting his tobacco farm on fire was very amusing. Sam snapped and he was out for blood.
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The Door in Crow Wood

The Door in Crow Wood

Rob Summers

Fiction

So distant ancestors of Simone and Clay Gareth were royal? And the family reigned in a hidden continent not found on any map? Heirs to an empire, this teenage brother and sister are about to leave Indiana and enter the lost realm called the Fold, a land inhabited partly by humans and partly by intelligent but non-human species; a land of mysteries, dangers, and wars.A mother awaits her son's visit in the nineteenth century before his life - and her life - will change forever. A short story of a mother's love and belief in her son's future greatness, you will walk away smiling, learning about a little known woman in American history that enabled a nation's greatest change with her belief in literacy and love of a son... who wasn't even her real child.
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Sandhill Street: The Loss of Gentleness

Sandhill Street: The Loss of Gentleness

Rob Summers

Fiction

When a house collapses in his Sandhill Street neighborhood, Dignity has to decide whether to offend his parents, Neglect and Folly, by telling them what really happens to the homeless of the City. But in dealing with Neglect, Folly, and some other disagreeable relatives, Dignity and Reason don’t seem to comprehend how much they need the help of their young friend Gentleness.When a house collapses in his Sandhill Street neighborhood, Dignity has to decide whether to offend his parents, Neglect and Folly, by telling them what really happens to the homeless of the City. But in dealing with Neglect, Folly, and some other disagreeable relatives, Dignity and Reason don’t seem to comprehend how much they need the help of their young friend Gentleness. Meanwhile, Gentleness’ high school classmate Wittily Dread is in fear that her family will be ruined financially. If the Dreads are to stay on the good side of Mr. and Mrs. Mammon, she knows she must stay away from Gentleness and all those Heavenites down the street in Grace House.
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Pride House: The Quest for Vainglory

Pride House: The Quest for Vainglory

Rob Summers

Fiction

Young Mr. Pride marries Miss Doubt, grieving his cousin Miss Reason, and soon Doubt persuades Pride to welcome into his house her friends Worry, Tedium, and Confusion. Then, to make matters worse, Pride becomes infatuated with Miss Vainglory and will do anything to win her love. Though Reason could get help from Faith Orchard and her Heavenite family, it might cost the cousins their reputations.Young Mr. Pride marries Miss Doubt, causing grief to his cousin Miss Reason; and soon Doubt persuades Pride to welcome into Pride House her friends Worry, Tedium, and Confusion. Then, to make matters worse, Pride becomes infatuated with Miss Fame Vainglory, the City’s most desirable beauty, and will do anything to win her love. Though Reason could get help from Faith Orchard and her Heavenite family, it might cost the cousins their reputation as good citizens. Besides, the Orchards want her to consult with Pastor Truth, and she has never met such an opinionated man!
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