John C. Maxwell has sold more than 19 million copies of his 60 books focusing on business leadership, and today his book Be A People Person, which normally costs $16.99 on Kindle, tops the Buffet.

maxwellJohn was one of 25 authors named to Amazon.com’s 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over a million copies.

Although he’s perhaps best known as a business writer and leader, for over 30 years John has led churches in Indiana, Ohio, California, and Florida. After serving as senior pastor for 14 years, in 1995 he left Skyline Church to devote himself full-time to speaking and writing. Then in 2004, he returned to congregational ministry at Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he is currently a teaching pastor.

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Be A People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships

Business & Investing > Management & Leadership
Author: John C. Maxwell
Be A People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships

Being a leader means working with people, and that’s not always easy! Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That’s why it’s so important to be a “people person” and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people.

In this powerful book, America’s leadership expert John Maxwell helps you:

  • discover and develop the qualities of an effective “people person”
  • improve your relationships in every area of life
  • understand and help difficult people
  • overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction
  • inspire others to excellence and success

Loaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleague, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others—and that’s what effective leadership is all about.

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Double Trouble

Romantic Comedy
Author: Deborah Cooke, Claire Cross
Double Trouble: Volume 2 (The Coxwells)

Two sisters. One disaster.

First things first: I’m the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I’ve been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer – and hair color – for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone.

But for a guy who’s just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he’s keeping it together – and making me rethink my feelings toward him. It’s not that he’s traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It’s that he’s not giving up what’s important to him, and oh baby, I’m a sucker for a guy who hangs tough.

That doesn’t mean I’m ready to step into Marcia’s designer shoes now that she’s gone AWOL.

And it doesn’t mean I’m going to fall for James’s easy charm…not again, anyhow. Besides, I’ve had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I’m not backing down on that one now – no matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man…

Dangerous Shoals

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: K.D. Mason
Dangerous Shoals (A Jack Beale Mystery)

Murder and psychopaths in sleepy Rye Harbor? It’s just another mystery for Jack Beale.

Spring has arrived in the small New Hampshire coastal town of Rye Harbor and all seemed right in the world. Jack Beale and Max, the feisty red haired bartender at Ben’s Place, are back together after their split up the previous year and are looking forward to enjoying a carefree summer together. Then, someone who they thought was just a memory reappears, pursued by a psychotic killer. When he ends up dead, Jack and Max become the killer’s new targets. What should have been an easy, relaxing summer for Jack, Max, and his cat, Cat, becomes a battle of wits and a fight for survival.

Reasonable Fear

Thrillers > Legal
Author: Scott Pratt
Reasonable Fear (Joe Dillard Series No. 4)

Three young women are found floating in a lake.

The suspect is one of the richest and most powerful men in Tennessee.

Dillard has become the district attorney in Northeast Tennessee. He becomes heavily involved in the investigation with Sheriff Leon Bates and soon realizes that he is up against an enemy that he has never before encountered — someone so rich and so powerful that the course of justice could be altered by money and political influence. But when bodies start showing up in his driveway and his family is threatened with termination, Dillard must ask himself a previously unthinkable question. His life, and the lives of his family, depend on the answer.

Don’t Wait For Me

Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Dan Kolbet
Don't Wait For Me

Edwin Klein’s iconic downtown toy store is hanging by a thread. The end is near, but he won’t accept it. The store is all he has left of his wife and he can’t let it go. Failure and loss have led him to a dark place.

After a chance encounter with a shoplifter, he stumbles upon the help of Amelia Cook, who is struggling with her own loss. Through one holiday season the two of them hatch a plan to save the store and in turn touch the lives of everyone they know.

What follows is a wonderful, but tragic tale of love, loss and new beginnings.

Leaving Lancaster

Romance > Inspirational > Amish
Author: Kate Lloyd
Leaving Lancaster: A Novel (Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy)

Can a splintered Amish family reconcile?

More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly’s grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she’s never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm—as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned.

Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther’s mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home?

Gettysburg: A History for the People

History > United States > Civil War
Author: John Cox
Gettysburg: A History for the People

The battle of Gettysburg continues to captivate the American imagination. After 150 years, millions still visit its fields every year, commemorating the tremendous struggle. In Gettysburg: A History for the People, licensed Battlefield Guide John D. Cox brings to life the story of America’s greatest battle. All of the drama of the conflict, with its tragedies and heroism, becomes real in its pages. The monumental decisions of the commanders are revealed, the self-sacrifice of the soldiers and the nightmares of the civilians, caught between the two armies, are vividly uncovered.

From the start, Gettysburg: A History for the People pulls the reader into a gripping narrative, told with the knowledge of a professional, but with the vibrant touch of a master storyteller, that never lets go. Gettysburg: A History for the People reads like a novel.

The Cleaner

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
Author: Mark Dawson
The Cleaner - John Milton #2

Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder.

Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn’t pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn’t want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he’s had enough – there’s blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from.

He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way. But his past cannot be easily forgotten and before long it is Milton who is hunted, and not the hunter.

Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader

Schools & Teaching > Elementary School
Author: Melissa Taylor
Book Love: Help Your Child Grow from Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader 1st Edition

Award-winning educator and parent Melissa Taylor gives busy parents of kids ages three to ten engaging, playful, out-of-the box ideas for growing a reader, assisting kids who are learning to read, and gently encouraging reluctant readers. Just a few of the many helpful insights and strategies she shares include:

– The most common reasons why kids find it hard to learn to read or may hate to read (too boring, too tricky, too blurry, too “sitty”)—and what to do about them.
– Activities and product recommendations to facilitate letter recognition, rhyming, sight word skills, phonics, and fluency.
– Approaches for improving word attack and reading comprehension.
– Book lists organized by kids’ interests.
– Printable sight word flashcards and word strategy bookmarks.

Packed with practical, bite-sized ideas that get children reading and loving books, Book Love can be your go-to guide for reading help for kids.

Compis (Five Tribes)

Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: Kate Copeseeley
Compis (Five Tribes)

After thousands of years, male after male, finally –a female COMPIS is chosen. The peace of a nation seems secure, yet beneath the facade turmoil boils among its leaders. The innocent children, raised in ignorance all their lives until the
Initiation of their seventeenth year, have no idea of the true face
behind their High Council.

Why has a girl been chosen? Why is she special? Will she be able to do what no other Compis has done and bring the hypocrisy to an end?

The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling’s Map

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Donna Carrick
The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling's Map (Li Fa-ling mystery series)

What happens when East bleeds into West? Join Fa-ling on an incredible journey into the heart of mainland China as she sets out to discover the land of her birth. In order to determine her future, Fa-ling must unlock the mysteries of her past. To this end, she travels with a Canadian adoption group to the exotic southern province of Guang-Xi Zhuang.

Searching for her lost heritage, Fa-ling encounters murder, kidnapping, political intrigue and organ theft. Together with Detective Wang Yong-qi and his brilliant but uncouth partner Cheng Minsheng, Fa-ling must uncover a high-stakes kidnapping plot — before another child goes missing.

Highlander’s Hope

Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Collette Cameron
Highlander's Hope

Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn’t dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He’s determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress Yvette Stapleton is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn’t recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London’s docks, but Lord Sethwick’s passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony.

On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife—without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, “I do.” Will Ewan’s manipulation cost him her newfound love?

The Knowing: Awake in the Dark

Religion & Spirituality > Occult > ESP
Author: Nita Lapinski
The Knowing: Awake in the Dark

Dubbed the “Sweetheart Rapist,” Aaron Goddard terrorized and raped more than a dozen women in northern California in the 1980s before authorities caught him. The attacks struck fear into the hearts of lovers everywhere as he targeted isolated spots where couples went to be alone. With a ski mask and a gun, the Sweetheart Rapist ordered men into the trunks of cars to listen helplessly while he raped their female partners, usually petite blonds.

This is the true story of a young woman’s love for a man who becomes a notorious serial rapist. Her unique, clairvoyant gifts warn her that he is a violent predator. Journey with her as she struggles to find her own self-worth, dignity, and love amidst deception and self-doubt, and learn how to use the power of intuition and conscious intent in your own life.

 

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