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Dead Reckoning

mystery > christian books & bibles

84 reviews 4

Author: Ronie Kendig

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning is the story of a young woman anxious to abandon the crushing effects of her father’s espionage career only to find herself tangled in the very web of mystery and intrigue that consumed his life. Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life, blaming her secret agent father for her mother’s death. When her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life and is followed by an unknown man. Who is he? How is he always one step ahead? Reece Jaxon is a former Navy SEAL, who now serves his country as a spy. His mission is threatened by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the Arabian Sea. The only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is for Shiloh to join forces with Reece. Will Shiloh violate her vow to never become a spy like her father?  Will she reconcile with her father? Will her trust issues destroy her chance for love? And will she allow God to help her through this ordeal?

Tales from the Crib

women’s fiction > contemporary women

76 reviews 4.2

Author: Jennifer Coburn

Tales from the Crib

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Talk about bad timing!When Lucy Klein gets her positive pregnancy results, she’s overjoyed. She and her husband Jack have been trying to get pregnant for years throughout their rocky marriage. But before she can tell him the big news, Jack has something he needs to announce – he wants a divorce!
Rather than split up, Lucy and Jack decide to live together as friends. This way, they can share expenses and parenting responsibilities. Co-parenting is a fine deal for Jack who is back in the dating scene by Lucy’s third trimester of pregnancy, but is a frustrating one for Lucy who has unfulfilled sexual fantasies about every man from restaurant delivery boys to puppeteers.Meanwhile, Lucy’s mother is taking over her life. The grand dame of Planet Earth, Anjoli frequently visits her daughter to share her own brand of maternal wisdom.

As Anjoli leaves her Drama Queen bookstore to “help” Lucy with baby Adam, the new grandmother has an affair with baby’s pediatrician, hosts two weddings (including cousin Kimmy’s wedding to herself), and constantly frets about which kind of pie to serve guests. With a cast of family and friends from Lucy’s Jewish aunts to Junior League neighbor, Candace, Tales From the Crib is the story of how one baby can bring people together – so they can drive each other nuts!

Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

religion & spirituality > fiction > romance

67 reviews 4.6

Author: Darlene Shortridge

Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

Jessi hung up the phone. That was the fifth time she tried calling home with no answer. She had just started eating lunch when she remembered she had forgotten to call home. It was something she would never forgive herself for.

It was something she would never forgive herself for…

It wasn’t until lunchtime that Jessi remembered to call home. No answer. She tried calling several times while she ate her lunch. Still no answer. She closed her eyes and rested her arms and head on her desk. She breathed deeply, wishing she had remembered to call earlier.

WOLF DAWN: Science Fiction Thriller/ Romance (Forsaken Worlds)

adventure > science fiction & fantasy > space opera

62 reviews 4.5

Author: Susan Cartwright

WOLF DAWN: Science Fiction Thriller/ Romance (Forsaken Worlds)

Ashton Chayton is the last of his race, and he wants revenge.

Stranded on a backwater planet, his survival depends on the Red Wolves of Opan. Despite his ability to enter the minds and bodies of both people and animals, Ashton has been through the torments of hell and is ready to even the score.

Unfortunately, his enemies want him too. Admiral Neopol Jones will torture him to unlock the secret of his power. The Ferals would enslave him. The influential Lord Andros just wants him dead.

Ashton must fight impossible odds, but he has allies — the woman he loves, his wolf family, and a man who Ashton thinks he hates. Ashton only wants two things–revenge and the Lady Lindha. But Ashton’s greatest enemy may just be himself.

Windigo Soul

mystery, thriller & suspense > science fiction & fantasy

59 reviews 4.3

Author: Robert Brumm

Windigo Soul

It’s Hank Reed’s birthday. As a citizen of the United Federation of Nations that means a mandatory death sentence simply because he turned sixty years old. Referred to as “retirement,” it’s one of the desperate steps the government has taken to curb overpopulation. Retirement is a widely accepted fact of life on a dying planet ruled by a tyrannical government. Hank’s execution goes ahead as planned but state sponsored euthanasia isn’t what it seems. The Reed family learns what really happens to retirees when secrets the UFN keep from the public start to unravel.

This book is intended to be read by adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17. Contains indecent language and descriptions of graphic violence.

The Bridge

short stories > single author > women’s fiction

56 reviews 4.6

Author: Kay Bratt

The Bridge

In present day China, an old woman’s house sits opposite an ancient bridge. Not just any bridge–but a special one because it has always been known as The Lucky Bridge. In olden days it was said that to walk over it during a marriage ceremony, or at the beginning of the New Year would bring the traveler good luck. Because of its reputation, over the years it has also become a popular place for young mothers to abandon their children. What to some may seem cruel is in reality their final gift to their offspring–one last chance to send them off to their new destinies with luck on their side. Jing, an old woman, is the unofficial and often reluctant guardian of the bridge. When no one else will, Jing steps in to prevent the children from frostbite, abuse and hunger, and then she delivers them safely to the orphanage. This has been her routine for many years, but what does Jing do when the latest child, a blind boy, burrows deep into her heart?

Simon’s Choice

genre fiction > medical > women’s fiction

46 reviews 4.6

Author: Charlotte Castle

Simon's Choice

“But Daddy, who will live with me in heaven?”

Doctor Simon Bailey has everything a man could ever want.  Then his beautiful daughter is diagnosed with Leukemia. He can almost accept her impending death. He can almost accept the fact that he will have to live without her. But he cannot stand the thought of his little girl having to face death alone.

He answers her innocent question in a moment of desperation, testing his marriage, his professional judgment and his sanity to the limit. As cracks form in Simon’s previously perfect family, we wonder, as do his loved ones … will he really make the ultimate sacrifice?

Wildflowers of Terezin

romance > religion & spirituality

46 reviews 4.5

Author: Robert Elmer

Wildflowers of Terezin

Wildflowers of Terezin is a sweeping historical novel set against a backdrop of danger. A Danish Lutheran pastor’s complacent faith is stretched to the breaking point during World War II when he meets a young Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and becomes deeply involved in Resistance efforts to save Denmark’s Jews from the Nazi prison camp at Terezin, Czechoslovakia—also known as Theresienstadt.

Challenged by his evangelical brother and swayed by his own attraction to Hanne, Pastor Steffen abandons his formerly quiet, uninvolved life and hesitantly volunteers to help smuggle Denmark’s Jews out of the country before a Nazi roundup. Steffen finds that helping his Jewish neighbors is the most decent, spiritual thing he has ever done. As he actually does God’s work, rather than just talking about it, Steffen’s faith deepens and he takes greater risks in his sermons.

When things go terribly wrong and Hanne is sent to Terezin, Steffen finds his heart fully engaged. He undertakes protests and rescues that are more and more dangerous, never imagining where it will lead him, or the ultimate cost of his decision to get directly involved.

Burning Bridges (The Bleeding Heart Trilogy)

action & adventure > family saga

44 reviews 4.3

Author: Nadege Richards, Silviya Yordanova

Burning Bridges (The Bleeding Heart Trilogy)

In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus’ decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden–her forbidden love–along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.

Time Off For Good Behavior

romance > contemporary

41 reviews 4.4

Author: Lani Diane Rich

Time Off For Good Behavior

For Wanda Lane, life has been one long string of screw-ups. Her abusive ex-husband keeps threatening to kill her, she just lost her crappy job, and a head injury (sustained while diving off the witness stand to attack an obnoxious attorney) has left her hearing phantom music no one else can hear. It isn’t until she hits the rock bottom of her bottle of scotch that she begins to wonder if maybe — just maybe — the problem is her.

On her pothole-ridden path to becoming a decent human being, she makes friends with Elizabeth, a single mother looking for her own solid ground; Father Gregory, the patient priest who counsels Wanda, even though she’s not technically Catholic; and Walter, a Jimmy-Stewart-ish lawyer who is smart, sexy and single… and so far out of Wanda’s league that she thinks he must have been sent from God as one last punishment for her past transgressions. Can an angry, lost woman find her way back from failure, or are second chances the stuff of myth?

Angel On Board – Guardian Angels 101

genre fiction > horror > ghosts

38 reviews 4.3

Author: EJ Thornton

Angel On Board - Guardian Angels 101

An original and fresh novel about the afterlife, as told by guardian angels in training. Starting with the idea about how someone who has passed on interacts with his/her family to bring their family more peace. Even though life and death issues are played out, laughter prevails when we see our lives through our guardian angels’ eyes. It is a fun fiction romp through Heaven and a great way to look at life!

If you’ve ever wondered whether:
our guardian angels leave presents for us?
our guardian angels play with babies, when no one is looking?
our guardian angels dance alongside of us, when we’re happy?
guardian angels hold us up, when our strength is gone?
guardian angels paint sunrises for us?

You’ll have the answer by the end of the novel, you’ll be convinced that our guardian angels not only play with us, but help us and protect us in ways we’ll never truly fully appreciate. Angel On Board will bring you peace!

Cool Beans: A Maya Davis Novel with Bonus Content (Maya Davis Series)

christian > literature & fiction > romance

37 reviews 4.3

Author: Erynn Mangum

Cool Beans: A Maya Davis Novel with Bonus Content (Maya Davis Series)

Everything seems to be going perfectly for Maya Davis: She has a great job at a coffee shop, gets along with her parents, and is happily single. That is until her best friend starts dating Maya’s high school sweetheart.

This funny, heartwarming fiction story by best-selling author Erynn Mangum uses the power of story to challenge teens to discover the relevance of faith in their relationships and their lives.

Some Are Sicker Than Others (An Addiction Recovery Thriller with Crime, Suspense, and Dark Humor)

recovery > substance abuse > humor

35 reviews 4.7

Author: Andrew Seaward

Some Are Sicker Than Others (An Addiction Recovery Thriller with Crime, Suspense, and Dark Humor)

Monty Miller, a self-destructive, codependent alcoholic, is wracked by an obsession to drink himself to death as punishment for a fatal car accident he didn’t cause.

Dave Bell, a former all-American track star turned washed-up high school volleyball coach, routinely chauffeurs his bus full of teens on a belly full of liquor and head full of crack.

Angie Mallard, a recently divorced housewife with three estranged children, is willing to go to any lengths to restore the family she lost to crystal meth.

All three are court-mandated to a drug & alcohol rehab high in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There, they learn the universal truth among alcoholics and addicts:

Though they may all be sick…SOME ARE SICKER THAN OTHERS.

Here We Come (Aggie’s Inheritance)

religion & spirituality > fiction > romance

34 reviews 4.5

Author: Chautona Havig

Here We Come (Aggie's Inheritance)

In the hubbub of wedding preparations, Christmas celebrations, and a house full of lively children, Aggie is feeling overwhelmed and unappreciated. Add to that two puppies who are growing faster than she can replace chewed shoes and fix dug fences, it seems like things just can’t get any worse. Then, as she should be enjoying the most exciting time of her life, she’s faced with her worst nightmare.

How to Really Love Your Child

christian living > parenting

32 reviews 4.8

Author: D. Ross Campbell

How to Really Love Your Child

Many parents would be dismayed to discover that their child feels unloved. After all, they make sure that their child has the things they need. They attend their child’s school events. They buy their child the things they want. So why is it then that most children doubt that they are genuinely and unconditionally loved?

In this best-selling book, Dr. D. Ross Campbell reveals the emotional needs of a child and provides parents with the skill and techniques that can begin to help make your child feel truly loved and accepted. You’ll learn to really love your child through every situation of child rearing from physical touch to discipline and from affirmation to spiritual nurture.

Sliding on the Snow Stone

memoirs > history > russia

31 reviews 4.7

Author: Andy Szpuk

Sliding on the Snow Stone

It is astonishing that anyone lived this story. It is even more astonishing that anyone survived it.

Stefan grows up in the grip of a raging famine. Stalin’s Five Year Plan brings genocide to Ukraine – millions of people starve to death. To free themselves from the daily terrors of Soviet rule, Stefan and his friends fight imaginary battles in nearby woods to defend their land. The games they play are their only escape.

‘Sliding on the Snow Stone’ is the true story of Stefan’s extraordinary journey across a landscape of hunger, fear and devastating loss. With Europe on the brink of World War Two, Stefan and his family pray they’ll survive in their uncertain world. They long to be free.

SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

cooking, food & wine > drinks & beverages > bartending

28 reviews 4.8

Author: Chris-Rachael Oseland, Vicktoria Riley

SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails and Mixed Drinks

You’ll find authentic Victorian punch recipes that could be confused for farmer’s cheese, tea recipes which will knock you out rather than wake you up, and downright chewable eggy cream curdles.

Along the way, you’ll also find some shockingly tasty 19th century recipes made from all natural ingredients you already have at home.

Whether you’re looking for a delicate cocktail to impress a fine corset clad lady or industrial quantities of affordable Victorian punch to serve the entire crew of your airship, you’ll find the perfect Steampunk themed drink inside the pages of SteamDrunks.

A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood

humor > parenting & relationships

28 reviews 4.4

Author: Denise Malloy

A Real Mother: stumbling through motherhood

Columnist, Denise Malloy, is A Real Mother. It took her three months to figure out she was pregnant and not suffering from chronic food poisoning. She’s been parentally challenged ever since. For the last six years, Malloy has been amusing readers with tales of motherhood, relationships and mid-life. She waxes profound, and occasionally profane, on issues that touch every Real Mother’s life – from diapers to dating. Malloy recounts her wild ride through the Stream of Consciousness Zone of Parenting to getting caught by her teens and, quite possibly, Scarring Them for Life. Denise Malloy inhabits a world that most parents will recognize, but few have described quite so honestly, or hilariously.

The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles

action & adventure books > mystery, thriller & suspense

27 reviews 4.5

Author: S. L. Dearing, Coeli Jones, Gayleen Beyers

The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles

Thirteen years after the last world war, the village of Lia Fail sits peacefully above the Hollywood Reservoir in the Santa Monica Mountains. The village is making ready for the fall Gathering, where the other colonies from various parts of what was once Southern California visit for ten days of fun and reminiscence. What begins as a normal Gathering, soon changes as the people of Lia Fail begin to see magic around them. Then they receive news of a horrific massacre and face a nightmare as a dark evil descends on the tranquil village. Alia Stark, the queen of Lia Fail, must face this evil along side her oldest and dearest friends as well as an incredible new ally as the fate of her people and the lives of her children rest in her hands. Will her new magic be strong enough to save those she loves the most?

Pooh Bridge

mystery, thriller & suspense

25 reviews 4

Author: Nigel Lampard

Pooh Bridge

When Richard Blythe’s wife, Rachel, dies from cancer after a protracted illness, he is determined to get away from it all amid the wilds of the countryside, abandoning his young twins, his job, his friends and all known responsibilities for a few precious weeks of recuperation.

However, within days, the world has caught up with him, confronting him with a vulnerable girl whom he finds unconscious and who clearly has more of a story to tell than she is divulging.

This unfortunate meeting kicks off a series of events that unsettle Richard’s life to the point where he can no longer anticipate what will happen next or gauge who is on what side, until he meets the seductive Sophie who has all the appearances of liking him but seems to be working to another agenda Richard can only guess at.

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

business & investing > skills > communications

24 reviews 4.5

Author: Jerry Weissman

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act.

In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences…and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience.

Silly Monsters ABC. A Silly Monsters Alphabet Book

> children’s books > education & reference

24 reviews 4.4

Author: Gerald Hawksley, Gerald Hawksley

Silly Monsters ABC. A Silly Monsters Alphabet Book

A nonsensical rhyming ABC Kindle book for kids featuring silly monsters, from the amblemoose to the zebozoo, not forgetting the spotty socksniffer (who sniffs socks with spots), the tea-toad (who hides in cracked teapots), the mouldy moop (who menaces mild-mannered mice) and the nasty nonk (who’s never very nice).

The Suicide Game

mystery, thriller & suspense > hard-boiled

23 reviews 4.5

Author: Andy Rausch

The Suicide Game

There is ‘noir’, and there is ‘noir’ that is so slick and sly that even Elmore Leonard might be tempted to leap out of bed and look to his laurels.

When five bored rich kids bet each other as to who will be the first to drive an innocent victim of their choice to death, little do they realise that one of those they randomly select in a shopping mall is the Mafia’s top West Coast hitman.

How would they know? He is black and without a single fluid ounce of Italian blood in his veins, albeit with gallons of the stuff on his hands.

This hitman may be sad, he may even be ready to die, but he isn’t exactly suicidal – more homicidal, definitely more homicidal, you might say.

And he moves at the center of a plot containing a cast of characters which includes Mafia bosses, murderous priests, seedy movie directors, a gay sex-line operator and credulous starlets that brings a wry smile to your face every time a new twist is revealed.

Which is a lot of smiling, and a lot of dying.

Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Chicago Culinary History and Great Recipes from Les Dames d’Escoffier

cookbooks, food & wine > regional & international > u.s. regional > midwest

23 reviews 3.8

Author: Carol Mighton Haddix

Chicago Cooks: 25 Years of Chicago Culinary History and Great Recipes from Les Dames d'Escoffier

The past 25 years has seen Chicago transformed from a heartland stronghold of meat and potatoes into a major culinary center. Chicago Cooks chronicles this story through the eyes of the Chicago chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, female leaders in the food and dining world. They tell how the Chicago food scene grew and evolved, touching on landmark restaurants like Charlie Trotter’s and Frontera Grill, the rise of ethnic cuisines imported from around the world, and the proliferation of shops, markets, and classes serving the ever more sophisticated home cook. The book also includes a bounty of 75 recipes for entertaining from this unique group of Chicago food authorities, gathered specially for this book.

Roselynde (Roselynde Chronicles, Book One)

romance > historical

22 reviews 4.6

Author: Roberta Gellis

Roselynde (Roselynde Chronicles, Book One)

Roselynde Chronicles, Book OneBlush: This is a suggestive romance (loves scenes are not graphic).Alinor Devaux is beautiful and very rich. She is also an orphan, but her grandparents had not left her defenseless. She has been trained to manage her estates and to rule her vassals. But then the old king dies and Alinor becomes the ward of Richard Coeur de Lion. Alinor knows that her safety and the well-being of her precious lands rest on her ability to make her warden, Sir Simon Lemagne, her willing slave.Sir Simon has known many women, but never one like Alinor. He is an easy victim. But Alinor tumbles into love. Soon Sir Simon is the only man she will take as a husband. But Simon is no suitable match—he is poor and has no political power. The king would make no profit by permitting Simon to marry Alinor. In their struggle to be united despite the obstacles in their path, Lady Alinor and Sir Simon are swept from the Royal Court in England into King Richard’s Crusade, through the king’s conquest of Cyprus and into the Holy Land. They endure bloody battles and heartrending separations before Simon convinces King Richard to allow their love fruition in marriage.

Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

business & investing > management & leadership

21 reviews 4.1

Author: Ken Blanchard

Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations

From The One Minute Manager to Raving Fans, Ken Blanchard’s books have helped millions of people unleash their power and the potential of everyone around them. The Ken Blanchard Companies has helped thousands of organizations become more people-oriented, customer-centered, and performance-driven. Now, in Leading at a Higher LevelUpdated Edition, Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. You’ll discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line”, and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. From start to finish, this book extends Blanchard’s breakthrough work on delivering legendary customer service, creating “raving fans,” and building “Partnerships for Performance” that empower everyone who works for and with you. Updated throughout, this new edition contains two powerful, important new chapters: one on coaching to create higher-level leaders, and another on creating a higher-level culture throughout your organization. It also offers the definitive, most up-to-date techniques for leading yourself, individuals, teams, and entire organizations. Most importantly, it will help you dig deep within, discover the personal “leadership point of view” all great leaders possess-and apply it throughout your entire life.

Broken Aro (The Broken Ones)

children’s books > science fiction & fantasy

19 reviews 4.8

Author: Jen Wylie

Broken Aro (The Broken Ones)

Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don’t know anyone around you, and some of them aren’t even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro’s was to escape and to survive.

Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn’t mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again.

Simple Circles: An Exercise Program for Seniors & Their Families

health, fitness & dieting > exercise & fitness

19 reviews 4.8

Author: Howie Bell

Simple Circles: An Exercise Program for Seniors & Their Families

Simple Circles is a simple yet complete exercise program for sedentary seniors who are not practiced in any regular exercise in their daily routine. This program of 10 easy-to-perform exercises can be implemented by virtually by any senior and completed in about 10 minutes a day to regain or maintain flexibility and range of motion. Author, Howie Bell, recounts an injurious fall that his father took as the inspiration for this book and assures readers that better health and fitness is possible with a simple focus on circular motion exercises.

The Division of the Damned

genre fiction > war > science fiction & fantasy

19 reviews 4.6

Author: Richard Rhys Jones

The Division of the Damned

It was a master stroke to redress the balance of the war. What if the Third Reich could own the night? What if they had a Division of Vampires? And if those Vampires didn’t stop? If they had plans to conquer the whole world?

Even Heinrich Himmler hadn’t thought of that. But in Transylvania someone had. And on the Winter Solstice of 1944, the world would be at their mercy.

Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance

psychology & counseling

17 reviews 4.8

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance

Firstborns are the natural movers, shakers, and leaders of the world. They can accomplish anything they set their minds to. They’re the high achievers, the benchmark setters, the business moguls, the concert violinists, the heads of the PTA. But if they’re out of balance, they can be overly perfectionistic, driven, and critical. They can become controllers (everything has to go their way) or pleasers (they exhaust themselves in meeting the demands of others).Now available in trade paper, Born to Win identifies the qualities of firstborns . . . and there’s a catch. Just because someone is the firstborn child in the family doesn’t mean they’ll have a firstborn personality. They can be third in a group of four siblings and still have a firstborn personality! Dr. Kevin Leman reveals why. He helps firstborns understand their natural advantages–while becoming aware of their weaknesses and learning how to sidestep them–for the highest level of personal success at home, at school, at work, and in relationships. And he helps those who live or work with firstborns to understand them better. This fun, informative, and practical book will keep readers engaged and provide many “aha!” moments.

The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities (3rd Edition)

business & investing > popular economics

19 reviews 3.9

Author: Bernard Baumohl

The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities (3rd Edition)

For years, investors, business strategists, and policymakers worldwide have turned to one book to help them translate the massive flow of economic data into knowledge for intelligent decision-making. The Wall Street Journal called this book “…the real deal,” saying it “miraculously breathes life into economic indicators and statistics.” That book is Bernie Baumohl’s classic best-seller The Secrets of Economic Indicators. Now, in a brand-new Third Edition, Baumohl has thoroughly updated his classic to reflect the latest US and foreign economic indicators, and brand-new insights into what all of today’s leading indicators mean. Baumohl introduces dozens of new, forward-looking economic markers, including those that monitor small business plans, freight traffic shifts, web searches, and even gambling. He also presents several real-time foreign indicators for anticipating swings in European and Asian economies. He explains what’s happened to the global and domestic U.S. economy in recent years, showing how financial crises impact investments, strategy, and economic indicators. New graphics more clearly illuminate how key indicators impact interest rates, bond and stock prices, and currency values; and hundreds of websites containing US and global economic indicators have been updated. This classic book has long been considered an invaluable resource by professionals who need to understand the true meaning of the latest economic trends. With this new edition, Bernie Baumohl has made it even more useful.

Shasta Summer

romance > fantasy & futuristic

17 reviews 4.6

Author: Teresa Geering

Shasta Summer

‘Shasta Summer’ is an entrancing addition to Teresa Geering’s romance / fantasy series ‘Erasmus, Shasta & Merlin’ in which the cunning and resourceful Erasmus continues his devilish attempts to secure the beautiful and enchanting Shasta as his own, while she and Merlin renew their enduring love for each other, impeded by the unfortunate fact that a spell from a previous century has transformed Merlin into a cat.

Written in seductive and mesmerising prose which gives it the feel of an authentic time-honoured fable, ‘Shasta Summer’ continues the tradition of the much-acclaimed ‘The Eye of Erasmus’ which records another such attempt by Erasmus when he espies Shasta across the centuries in a vision.

The books in the series can be read and enjoyed in any order and by readers of any age from six to ninety-six.

The Jazz Cage

action & adventure > mystery, thriller & suspense

16 reviews 4.4

Author: Ray Chen Smith

The Jazz Cage

Prohibition-era mobsters collide with Underground Railroad abolitionists in The Jazz Cage.

It is 1924—sixty years after the South’s victory in the Civil War.

Frank McCluey, bounty hunter for the mob, is sent to help out a wealthy Virginian bootlegger. Frank’s job: track down two female slaves who’ve run away from the millionaire.

But the mob has made a bad choice. Instead of capturing the women, Frank decides to help them escape to Canada, his mission now aided by the pint-sized but steel-willed runaway Della and the outlawed Underground Railroad.

Soon Della and Frank become the target of slave catchers, cops, gangsters, and most chilling of all, a Confederate agent nicknamed the Hound for his ability to always sniff out and kill his prey.

No Death by Unknown Hands

african american > science fiction & fantasy > alternate history

15 reviews 4.9

Author: Minnette Coleman

No Death by Unknown Hands

‘Death by Unknown Hands’ is how a US coroner would officially record a death by lynch mob.

The 1950s was a watershed period for such atrocities in the Deep South. It was still entirely possible for a colored person to be lynched, for colored houses to be burned down, and for colored workers to lose their jobs, but these were no longer automatic responses to an event which outraged the white community – they were certainly possible, there were even quite probable, but they were no longer guaranteed.

It was therefore a time when the colored community held its breath to see if the justice system could impose itself on the anarchy of the lynch mob.

No Exchanges, No Returns (Book Four of The Return to Redemption Series)

women’s fiction > domestic life

15 reviews 4.8

Author: Laurie Kellogg

No Exchanges, No Returns (Book Four of The Return to Redemption Series)

Dr. David Lambert and his wife, Brianna, received the ultimate Christmas gift from her fraternal twin. They gratefully accepted it, of course, because everyone knows you can’t return a baby like an itchy sweater. Yet, that’s essentially what Brianna does when she has a meltdown and unexpectedly divorces David. She runs from their home in Redemption, Pennsylvania, and leaves their surrogate–her sister, Casey–pregnant with his little bundle.

When David chose her beautiful twin over her, Casey McIntyre hid her hurt behind a wall of sarcasm. Now that her sister has divorced her husband, it’s increasingly difficult to remember why the hunky pediatrician is supposed to be off limits–especially since Brianna doesn’t seem to want him or care if Casey and he get involved.

David always liked and admired his selfless ex-sister-in-law–despite that the sassy preschool teacher is always busting his chops. Consequently, after his wife bails on marriage and motherhood, it’s only natural he turns to Casey for sympathy. Unfortunately, the exasperating pixie becomes more irresistible with each day she carries his child. He already mistook lust for love once and jumped way too fast into marriage. He’s not about to botch up his life that way again.

Casey wants whatever happiness she can grab, whether it’s temporary or not. The only problem is, if she lets herself love her baby (or David), what will happen to her when her sister inevitably realizes her mistake and returns to Redemption?

The Interpreter – Special Military Version

action & adventure > war

15 reviews 4.4

Author: Shah Wali Fazli

The Interpreter - Special Military Version

After the Taliban are toppled in Afghanistan, they regroup in the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and come back to attack the NATO forces in the southern parts of the country, especially in the Helmand province.
The American NATO forces based in Helmand fight to win the war against the Taliban and also to win over the local population, therefore they employ the Afghan interpreters to help the Americans in connecting them with the local Afghans.  These interpreters, with their basic knowledge of English, play a big role in this war.  They join the American soldiers on their patrols and they join them when they go to meet the local people, or the Afghan officials.
The Taliban see the interpreters as infidels and traitors and they are after the interpreters and their families to catch and behead them, as they do so with many interpreters and their families. In this story Shabir Khan is an interpreter who is from Kabul.  Mullah Aslam is the Taliban leader who is from Helmand, and he is after Shabir and his colleagues to catch them and behead them, until one day when Shabir and his interpreter friend, Sami, encounter a Taliban checkpoint.  In the cover of a stone, Shabir and Sami fire the rest of their bullets, and keep one bullet each.

The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace

self-help > motivational

14 reviews 4.9

Author: Leonard Szymczak

The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace

Has your life taken a detour, lost its way at a tourist attraction, or screeched to a grinding halt? Author and psychotherapist Leonard Szymczak invites you to plug into your inner GPS and find your way “Home.”

In The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, Leonard Szmczak draws upon his personal challenges and professional experience to map out a route of conscious living and steer you through the stages of spiritual awakening. In that process he shows you how to connect with the ever-present GPS, Guiding Power of Spirit, which illuminates the road to love and inner peace.

In nine chapters with titles such as “Meaning of Home,” “Wake-up Calls and Signposts,” and “Heartbeat of Connection,” Leonard provides a powerful

Judgment Tramp (An Eb Maclean novel)

mystery, thriller & suspense > police procedurals

14 reviews 4.5

Author: J.D. Currie

Judgment Tramp (An Eb Maclean novel)

Ex-Army helicopter pilot Eb McLean is struggling to deal with his emotional scars and return to civilian life, but a sudden explosion and vicious murder throw him back into another kind of war. Now his sister Maggie’s car is burning in front of their restaurant and hardened FBI agent Nick Kavadas wants to nail Eb for the crime. Eb finds himself in a race against time to find the real killer and peel back the layers of deceit and lies which threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. But whom can he trust? ATF Special Agent Danielle Ricci, who may be harboring a secret of her own? The sexy, but deadly, Imme Amoud? Or could his involvement with her be a fatal attraction? In the frantic hunt for the killer Eb is forced to confront his own tortured past.

The Rules of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships

health, fitness & dieting > interpersonal relations

13 reviews 4.6

Author: Richard Templar

The Rules of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships

Love. Some people know how to find it…Share it…Make it last. Were they born that way? No. They’ve learned the rules.Rules you can learn, too.

Here they are:

100 simple rules to live and love by…

Rules for finding a partner you can love for a lifetime…

and keeping your partner just as happy…

for keeping your relationship fresh, intimate, and wonderfully surprising…

for getting past game playing, jealousy, arguments, and history…

for actually, really communicating…

for knowing what matters, and what doesn’t…

for building better relationships with your entire family

(including your kids…maybe even your in-laws)

The most important rules you will ever follow

Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance

psychology & counseling

17 reviews 4.8

Author: Dr. Kevin Leman

Born to Win: Keeping Your Firstborn Edge without Losing Your Balance

Firstborns are the natural movers, shakers, and leaders of the world. They can accomplish anything they set their minds to. They’re the high achievers, the benchmark setters, the business moguls, the concert violinists, the heads of the PTA. But if they’re out of balance, they can be overly perfectionistic, driven, and critical. They can become controllers (everything has to go their way) or pleasers (they exhaust themselves in meeting the demands of others).Now available in trade paper, Born to Win identifies the qualities of firstborns . . . and there’s a catch. Just because someone is the firstborn child in the family doesn’t mean they’ll have a firstborn personality. They can be third in a group of four siblings and still have a firstborn personality! Dr. Kevin Leman reveals why. He helps firstborns understand their natural advantages–while becoming aware of their weaknesses and learning how to sidestep them–for the highest level of personal success at home, at school, at work, and in relationships. And he helps those who live or work with firstborns to understand them better. This fun, informative, and practical book will keep readers engaged and provide many “aha!” moments.

Sri Muruga

religion & spirituality > hinduism

10 reviews 4.7

Author: Rahul Kabade

Sri Muruga

A comprehensive guide towards understanding the infinite Lord Murugan or Subrahmanya. The book details the legend of birth, battle with Surapadman, short stories of Muruga, festivals, prominent temples and worship. The book brings out an esoteric meaning behind names and symbols associated with Lord Murugan. Provides a spiritual understanding and how worship of Lord Muruga benefits oneself in everyday life.

The War of the Worlds: Aftermath

historical > science fiction & fantasy

10 reviews 4.6

Author: Tony Wright

The War of the Worlds: Aftermath

In the opening years of the 20th Century mankind faced its greatest war; The War of The Worlds. Now, a few months on, the Martian invaders are dead, slain by the earthly bacteria against which they had no defence.

Then, as England begins to rebuild, terrorist outrages begin to rock society. A new adventure begins, as a daring plan is put into place to discover the source of these disruptions. For one survivor of The War of The Worlds, the horror is just beginning.

The Sneezing Christmas Tree

children’s books > holidays & celebrations > christmas

9 reviews 4.4

Author: Aaron Kerr, Becky Boone

The Sneezing Christmas Tree

When Alice and Tommy welcome a Christmas tree, Emily, into their home, she seems like a perfectly ordinary tree. That is, until the sneezing starts. They soon discover there is far more to Emily than they ever imagined. But everything changes when Alice realizes they may have made a terrible mistake.

The entire family will enjoy this story and its timeless message of the love of Jesus and the unique purpose for which each of us is made.

The Sneezing Christmas Tree is a story you’ll return to and cherish year after year.

The Truth about Sharks and Pigeons

women’s fiction > single women > humor

6 reviews 4.7

Author: Matt Phillips

The Truth about Sharks and Pigeons

The Truth about Sharks and Pigeons has been compared to the work of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt, with just a dash of Dr Dolittle…

It’s not paranoia, if they really are out to get you… Bill Posters is an ordinary kind of guy. He’s put a great deal of effort into it. So why does he think he’s being stalked by pigeons? That’s not normal, is it? As if being harassed by winged vermin isn’t bad enough, Bill’s day is just about to get a whole lot worse. He’s got twenty four hours to save the world. Armed with a secret weapon more suited to the bathroom than the battlefield, Bill is joined by Fern, chunky knitwear aficionado, and Gregor, Chile’s second most dangerous assassin. Bill isn’t the Chosen One, but for now he will just have to do. Prepare to learn the Truth about Sharks and Pigeons.

The Wilful Daughter

african american books > romance > multicultural

6 reviews 4.3

Author: Georgia Daniels

The Wilful Daughter

June is the youngest, prettiest and most vivacious of the five highly desirable daughters of a successful business man who, with a will of iron and principles of steel, decides that they will only marry the husbands he approves of, and only as and when he considers it appropriate for them to do so.

For the daughters who comply with his wishes there will be guaranteed social status and a life of financial ease; for those who defy him there will be disgrace and disinheritance.

When the heart-stoppingly handsome, fabulously gifted and European-educated Mr. Piano Man comes to town, there is no question that he is a suitable suitor, and June’s elder sister, Minnelsa, has been identified as next in line for the wedding bells. However it is the physically irresistible and wilfully spirited June who makes the Piano Man’s joints jive and fingers itch, and the attraction is mutual, not to say volcanic.

So which music will the Piano Man play – the traditional waltz or the good-time get-down-and-boogie? Will he live a life of adventure or a life of security?

Will love conquer all, or will all conquer love, and life?

Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth DownieKindle Daily Deal: Persona Non Grata

The third volume in Ruth Downie’s best-selling mystery series set in the Roman Empire finds protagonist Doctor Gaius Petreius Ruso traveling home to southern Gaul. He finds his brother in law has disappeared and his family going bankrupt. When the family’s chief creditor winds up dead, the real trouble begins.

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The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder by Mark Cassino and Ph.D., Jon NelsonKindle Kids Daily Deal: The Story of Snow

How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow by nature photographer Mark Cassino and snow scientist Jon Nelson. Perfect for inspiring wonder and curiosity about the natural world, the book also features snow-crystal-catching instructions.

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