CBA best-selling and award-winning author Anita Higman tops today’s Buffet with Winter in Full Bloom, her Australian-inspired inspirational novel that was published in July, one of her four books released this year.

anitaA few of Anita’s other books are Love Finds You in Humble Texas, Another Stab at Life, The Celestial Helix, The Love Song (co-authored), Pokeweed and Mrs. Gasp, Who Will I be For the Rest of My Life? (co-authored), and Big Book of Holidays and Holy Days. She also has contributions in 12 nonfiction compilations.

Anita, who writes books for children in addition to her adult novels, is published by Guideposts/Summerside Press, Moody, Barbour Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Roman & Littlefield, Lillenas Drama, Abingdon Press, Standard Publishing, Bethany House, and Simon & Schuster/Howard Publishing.

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Winter in Full Bloom

Christian Fiction
Author: Anita Higman
Winter in Full Bloom

Lily Winter’s wings are folded so tightly around her daughter that when empty nest arrives, she feels she can no longer fly. But Lily’s lonely, widowed life changes in a heartbeat when she goes to visit a woman who is almost a stranger to her-a woman who also happens to be her mother. During their fiery reunion, her mother reveals a dark family secret that she’d been hiding for decades-Lily has an identical twin sister who was put up for adoption when they were just babies.

Without looking back, Lily-with her fear of flying-boards a jumbo jet and embarks on a quest to find her sister which leads half way around the world to Melbourne, Australia. Befriended by imprudent Ausie, he might prove to be the key to finding her sister. But her journey becomes a circle that leads her back home to attempt a family reunion and to find the one dream she no longer imagined
possible-the chance to fall in love again.


Smart Soapmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Traditional Handmade Soap

Crafts & Hobbies > Soap Making
Author: Anne L Watson
Smart Soapmaking: The Simple Guide to Making Traditional Handmade Soap Quickly, Safely, and Reliably, or How to Make Luxurious Handcrafted Soaps for Family, Friends, and Yourself

Maybe you’ve made melt-and-pour soap and want to move on to something more challenging and rewarding. Maybe traditional soapmaking appeals to you, but you figure that working with lye is too difficult or dangerous. Or maybe you’re already doing it, but outmoded ideas and methods are complicating the process and slowing you down.

No matter which of these fits you, you’ll find “Smart Soapmaking” practical, helpful, and refreshing. Written by a former professional soapmaker, this book explodes the myths about soapmaking and shows you how to make luxurious soap with the least fuss and bother.

With both customary and metric measurements, plus a list of suppliers in five countries, “Smart Soapmaking” is the first truly international book on the craft.

The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader

Business & Investing > Trading
Author: Mike Bellafiore
The PlayBook: An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader

Want to become a truly great trader – either for yourself or for a proprietary trading firm? This book will help you get there. This unique approach is the closest thing to signing up for a “trader boot camp” yourself! You’ll learn by watching new traders walk through actual trades, explain what they’ve tried to do, and try to survive brutally tough expert critiques.

One trade at a time, The Playbook reveals how professional traders must think in order to succeed “under fire,” how they assess their own performance, and how they work relentlessly to improve. Using concrete, actionable setups drawn from his extensive trading and training experience, Bellafiore walks through an extraordinary array of trades, showing readers how to maximize profits and avoid disastrous hidden pitfalls.

Silver Storm

Historical Romance
Author: Cynthia Wright
Silver Storm (The Raveneau Novels, Book 1)

Dashing and dangerous Andre Raveneau is the Revolutionary War’s most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau sardonically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn’t count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon.

Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America’s revolution, the couple battles the fiery passion that binds them together.

Ethan Wright and the Curse of Silence

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Kimbro West
Ethan Wright and the Curse of Silence

An oroborus is certainly a strange creature, but what happens if you’re bit by one? After Ethan Wright gets tricked by an Alchemist, he finds out what the magical creature is all about. A new world, sword duels and legendary creatures are all a day in the life of a skilled Alchemist.

But when the Curse of Silence ends, Ethan finds clues to the whereabouts of his missing twin brother while being hunted down by the great Stonewolf. He must learn the ways of alchemy or his journey will end in peril.

The Peace Maker

Genre Fiction > Political > Religion & Spirituality
Author: Michele Chynoweth
The Peace Maker

Chessa’s husband, U.S. Senator Darren Richards, is a behind-the-scenes, narcissistic alcoholic. None of that changes when he becomes the leading Democratic candidate for President of the United States. Chessa’s worries about her husband reach a fevered pitch as he closes in on winning the nation’s highest office. How can she support his candidacy, even if it will mean becoming First Lady?

Darren’s opponent, Leif Mitchell, is selected from his more humble life as a horse rancher and country rock singer to run for political office. When Chessa finds out Leif is preparing to seek revenge on Darren in an attack that will not only destroy her husband’s candidacy, but will probably cost other innocent lives as well, she is suddenly faced with a decision: Should she preserve peace at all costs, protecting those who would otherwise become collateral damage as a result of the ensuing battle—and in default, her husband—in turn sacrificing her freedom and risking her own life?

Golf Sense: How To Play Golf in The Zone

Sports Psychology > Golf
Author: Roy Palmer
Golf Sense:Practical Tips on How To Play Golf in The Zone

You’ve just played two great shots to get onto the green…. and then fluffed the easiest of putts! How did that happen? Surprisingly it has little to do with your ability. It comes down to something you may never have considered — habit. Habits can make you do things you really didn’t want to do, yet most golfers remain unaware of their influence.

The innovative golf tips in this book will help you get into The Zone to breakthrough the performance limiting habits holding you back and let you take greater control over your game. You’ll discover why you may not be getting the most from your golf instruction books or coach, and how to improve your game by making it simpler.

Jericho 3

Genre Fiction > Medical > Thrillers
Author: Paul McKellips
Jericho 3

U.S. Navy Captain “Camp” Campbell and Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Raines are determined to execute a mission that leaves millions of lives hanging in the balance. At the heart of this operation is the dire need to prevent a first-strike with a weapon known in intelligence circles as…JERICHO 3.

In a remote corner of Afghanistan, three patients are diagnosed with a rare, incredibly infectious disease. At a U.S. base just outside Pakistan, an American army doctor is kidnapped by a local tribe to perform an unlikely surgical procedure on the wife of a powerful leader. And back in the U.S., Camp is handed his most challenging assignment ever, which leaves the normally confident hero desperate for answers. All the while, Camp must hold back his secret desire for Leslie Raines, his beautiful cohort, as they are sent off on two sides of the same mission…only to reunite when the stakes get deadly.

Stories from a Teacher

Biographies & Memoirs > Education
Author: J. Flores
Stories from a Teacher

On his 22nd birthday, Jonathan Flores became a teacher. But after only four years, Mr. Flores turned in his resignation. When that happened, his students showed up to find out why. Instead of describing a single moment that made him quit, he told them his stories – each one, an insane memory from his teaching career.

While he describes how he fell in love with the job, he also describes the harder realities that followed.

A Rush to Violence

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Technothrillers
Author: Christopher Smith
A Rush to Violence (Book Five in the Fifth Avenue Series)

Sixteen years ago, Camille Miller left behind her life as an assassin in order to raise her daughter Emma. But now, when her billionaire father is found brutally murdered, she must tap into old instincts to learn who killed her father and why.

The suspects? Her six siblings, each so desperate for their father’s money that they’d kill for it. What Camille doesn’t see coming is Emma’s plan to solve the mystery first. Or P.I. Marty Spellman’s assignment, which is to find Camille or risk the deaths of those dearest to him. Over the course of one day, all three players, plus Spellman’s teenaged daughter Beth, find themselves in a race to the finish.

Fire On The Island

Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
Author: J.K. Hogan
Fire On The Island (The Vigilati Series)

All Isla Macallen wanted was a simple existence on her little Scottish island, free from her mother’s insanity and the prying eyes of neighbors. What she got was embroiled in a war for the souls of mankind. A war of good versus evil, of witches versus demons, and Isla learns that she alone can end it.

Dr. Jeremiah Rousseau was a self-proclaimed nomad, traveling the world researching paranormal phenomena. He doesn’t expect his research to lead him to Scotland, and to the woman who will turn his world upside down. Together with a facetious shapeshifting animal spirit guide, Jeremiah and Isla discover that she is part of an ancient bloodline bred to protect the gateways between the human world and the spirit world, to keep evil demons from destroying them.

The Naming of Jesus in Hebrew Matthew

New Testament > Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Author: Nehemia Gordon
The Naming of Jesus in Hebrew Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew before being translated into Greek and other languages. The Hebrew version of Matthew survives in at least twenty-eight manuscripts copied by Jewish scribes in the Middle Ages. Among the most important manuscripts of Hebrew Matthew is the one preserved in the British Museum Library.

A full-color photograph of this manuscript is now available for the first time in this book.
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