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The Kensington Kidnap (Epiphany Bloom Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
Meet Epiphany Bloom: devoted cat owner, well-meaning walking disaster zone – daring detective?
Epiphany lives in a cozy corner of London, scraping a living from a baffling variety of odd jobs. But lately work has been hard to come by, and now even her beloved cat Most is feeling the pinch. The trouble is, every job she has ends up going wrong somehow. When an office temp assignment with a private investigator leads to her mistakenly being set on the trail of a missing boy, it seems this time is doomed to be no exception!
Matty is the young son of wealthy but distant American parents, and Epiphany would desperately like to believe he’s just run away so she can go back to temping and collect her pay cheque in peace. But he doesn’t know anyone in London – where would he run to? And there’s been no word from him for days.
In a battle between her soft heart and her empty wallet, Epiphany’s heart wins every time. Most will just have to endure the value cat food a little longer…
As rumours reach her that one of Matty’s few friends is also missing, now presumed dead, she realises she’s running out of time to bring him home safe. Her investigation takes her from grand Kensington mansions to scruffy East End cafes, where she finds a clue that will crack the case at last.
Finders Keepers (Flannigan Sisters Book 1) (affiliate link)
Sunny’s odd psychic power to find things may cause her to lose her boyfriend, new career and her life.
Adulting isn’t easy, but everything is finally falling into place for Sunny Flannigan. New apartment all of her own? Check. Dream job as a physical therapist? Check. Ex-boyfriend Cace Navarro back in the picture after her meddling older sister kept them apart for seven years? Check. Her odd psychic power to find things leading her to a stash of stolen goods in a library’s restroom? Womp, womp.
Just when everything seems to be going right, Sunny finds someone sabotaging her carefully planned career, forcing Sunny and Cace to flee from the police. Can she and Cace figure their way out of the maze of clues before the thief terminates Sunny’s newfound semi-adult kind of life?
The Last Nanny In Manhattan: Nannies of New York Book 1 (affiliate link)
Walker Cameron III might be one of the most feared men in Manhattan, but he’s no match for his six-year-old triplets. After exhausting all other options, Finley Marshall is the grumpy widower’s last hope.
Luckily for the Camerons, Fin is a master of chaos and can calm even the most beastly of children. But Fin soon learns that the girls aren’t the problem; it’s their father. Still grieving and easily overwhelmed, Walker leaves the servants to cope with his little hellions. Fin wants to prove he’s the best nanny in the city and that his older brother, Reid, should start his own agency. Is Fin willing to risk life and limb to do it, though?
Afraid to lose the most competent caregiver to ever cross his threshold, Walker agrees to an unusual set of terms. He’ll give the girls more of his time and practice better parenting with Fin as his guide. But Walker finds himself with a new and unexpected problem. For the first time in years, he’s having very improper thoughts and can’t stop thinking about Fin. Can he keep his feelings to himself or will Walker fall for the last nanny in Manhattan willing to take on the cursed Camerons?
Rochester’s Wife (affiliate link)
When young doctor Kit Stone returns to Britain, a female associate of his brother Henry secures him a post in a country practice. He meets a selection of charming – and not-so-charming – characters and quickly settles in. But then he falls in love with Mrs Rochester.
Mardie Rochester is married to Henry’s business associate, but her marriage is unhappy. Her husband is mentally ill. Yet, even when he suddenly disappears, Kit knows that it would be wrong to pursue his love. And when Mardie decides to live in a secluded part of Scotland to await her husband’s return, it seems all hope is lost. And yet …
Second Chances at Lilac Bay (affiliate link)
When you have everything, you have everything to lose…
Amy Porter has it all: a high-flying career, supportive friends, and the world’s most devoted boyfriend.
But when a startling revelation shatters her dream romance with Rick, she feels she has no choice but to walk away from the love of her life.
As though things aren’t bad enough, Amy’s career goes into reverse and her friendships fray under pressure.
It takes a tragedy for her to realise she doesn’t need a picture-perfect life. What she needs is to be surrounded by people she loves, and do work she believes in. Now she must fight for all she holds dear.
Can she win back her soul mate, and rebuild her friendships? Will she find the courage to take a leap of faith with her career?
One thing’s for certain: Amy will do whatever it takes for a second chance at happiness.
The Secret at Sunset Hill: A Katie Porter Mystery (affiliate link)
The Short Stack Cookbook: Ingredients That Speak Volumes (affiliate link)
This down-to-earth collection features 150 new, original recipes organized by ingredient—from IACP and James Beard Award–winning cookbook authors, chefs, food writers, recipe testers, and editors.
The ethos behind Short Stack Editions is simple: Pair honest, common ingredients with trusted voices in the culinary world for inspired recipes home cooks can actually use. And for their first cookbook, Short Stack founders Nick Fauchald and Kaitlyn Goalen call upon their acclaimed contributors to extend their love letters to favorite ingredients. Exclusively created for this cookbook, these recipes–from all-star chefs, food writers, editors, and stylists–are destined to become favorites.
Organized by 18 ingredients, including Apples, Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, Butter, Cheddar, Eggs, Tomatoes, Greek Yogurt, Honey, Hot Chile Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Sourdough, Whole Chicken, and Winter Squash, The Short Stack Cookbook takes readers though staples found in the kitchen and presents new ways to cook with everyday items.
Mini Rice Cooker Cookbook (affiliate link)
Discover how to cook breakfast, soups & stews, salads & bowls, entrées, and desserts with this collection of recipes for your mini rice cooker.
Looking for a fast dinner, dessert, or a tasty snack, the Mini Rice Cooker Cookbook has something for you. Forget your Crock-Pot, the bright-colored mini rice cooker is your new easy-to-use, easy-to-cook solution for everything from eggs to pad thai to chocolate cake.
The perfect complement to your new appliance, the Mini Rice Cooker Cookbook has fresh ideas for every occasion, from breakfast to dessert. A mini rice cooker is perfect for cramped college dorms, small apartments, even RVs. You don’t need extra kitchen tools like pots and pans for these recipes. Offering vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free variations, the recipes in this cookbook are sure to stretch your imagination for what a rice cooker can do. Recipes include pasta, soup, stew, beans, grains, cakes, breads, and more.
Everything you need to know about making quilts with 10-inch square precuts.
Master 10” square precuts with this complete and indispensable guide! Sew 20+ traditional blocks with timesaving tips and tricks from the one and only Missouri Star Quilt Company. You’ll cover all the basics, including easy half-square triangle construction, cutting other shapes from 10” squares, and guidelines of how many 10” square packs are needed for different size quilts. Easy-to-use illustrations are at your fingertips in this useful, information-packed reference.
Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall’s search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world’s leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals. What he discovered is that our values, assumptions, and prejudices can take on lives of their own, gaining authority as they are shared, dividing people in their wake.
With engaging stories and drawing on years of his own research, Marshall argues that the answers do not lie in the things that make us different and drive us apart, but rather in what we all share: how our human brains are wired-our evolutionary origins, our perceptions of threats, our cognitive blindspots, our love of storytelling, our fear of death, and our deepest instincts to defend our family and tribe.
Little Bitty Lies: A Novel (affiliate link)
New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews delivers a tantalizing tale about an abandoned Atlanta housewife and mother who tells one tiny white lie that sets her world spiraling outrageously out of control.
This winning and wonderful romp focuses on all the important things in life: marriage and divorce, mothers and daughters, friendship and betrayal. Throw in small town secrets, one woman’s lifelong quest for home, and the perfect chicken salad recipe, and you have an ideal escape for fans of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, and the Sweet Potato Queens.
Meet St Mary’s – a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets who hurtle their way around History.
If the whole of History lay before you, where would you go?
When Dr Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don’t just study the past – they revisit it.
But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And Max soon discovers it’s not just History she’s fighting…
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