Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of nine inspirational novels published by Revell and Guideposts, including The Unfinished Gift, The Dance, and The Reunion, which tops today’s Buffet.
Romance, Vietnam War history, and mystery are all packed into this superbly written Christian novel.
For those who haven’t read Dan’s books, reviewers often compare him to Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans. His latest project is partnering with Gary Smalley on a four-book fiction series. The first book, The Dance, was released in April 2013, and it hit both the CBA and ECPA bestsellers list.
USA Today, in its review of The Reunion, said “With a gift for pulling the heartstrings and encouraging a slow build of tears within his reader, Dan Walsh is quickly becoming a favorite go-to storyteller for sweet romance and intricately woven parallel storylines.”
Dan served as a pastor for 25 years and now writes full time. He and his wife Cindi have been married 36 years and have 2 grown children, both married, and one grandson. They live in Port Orange, Florida.
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Reunion, The: A Novel
Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Historical
Author: Dan Walsh
There are people in this world we pass right by without giving a second thought. They are almost invisible. Yet some of them have amazing stories to tell, if we’d only take the time to listen . . .
Aaron Miller was an old, worn-out Vietnam vet, a handyman in a trailer park. Forty years prior, he saved the lives of three young men in the field only to come home from the war and lose everything. But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Aaron is about to be found. And the one who finds him just might find the love of his life as well.
Expert storyteller Dan Walsh pens a new tale filled with the things his fans have come to love–forgiveness, redemption, love, and that certain bittersweet quality that few authors ever truly master. Fans old and new will find themselves drawn into this latest story about how God cares for everyone.
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Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Krista Lakes, Mel Finefrock
What’s more important to a soldier–his love of his country, or his love of a woman?
In the summer of 1990, Rachel Weber spent a week down on the Florida coast, soaking up the sun’s rays while she waited for her life to begin. It was there that she met Dean Sherman, a handsome, muscular soldier with blue eyes. The two spent a week together full of champagne kisses that only ended when Operation Desert Storm forced Dean to choose between his duty and his love. He chose duty.
Twenty years later, Rachel figured it was just summer love, but she never forgot those eyes. As personal assistant to powerful billionaire Jack Saunders, she never expected Dean to walk into her office after being hired as Jack’s personal bodyguard. Even though she had spent the last two decades trying to forget Dean, she found herself falling for him once again.
When fate forced both Rachel and Dean to choose yet again between love and duty, Rachel had to decide between the man she had always loved and the family that had become her life. She knew she couldn’t have both, but she knew she wouldn’t be happy with just one. Would she choose love, or be forever haunted by the memory of those Champagne Kisses?
All That He Wants (Billionaire’s Seduction Part 1)
Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Olivia Thorne
Lily Ross was having another miserable day at work when tall, dark, and stunningly handsome walked in.
When she’s least expecting it, mysterious Connor Brooks turns Lily’s world upside down and plunges her into a torrid, passionate love affair that might just ruin her life… or save it.
29 Delicious Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Desserts
Author: Pamela Kazmierczak
Are you looking for Recipes for The Perfect Pumpkin Dessert?
This cookbook has a little bit of everything when it comes to pumpkin desserts and pumpkin recipes. Whether you are looking for fabulous fall or autumn recipes or you just love using pumpkins, this is the perfect cookbook for you.
Includes choices like pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, muffins, scones, pumpkin bars, pumpkin biscotti, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin trifle, pumpkin brownies and more.
Tritium Gambit (Max and Miranda)
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Erik Hyrkas
Agents Max and Miranda fall tonsil-deep into betrayal. On their first mission together, Max and Miranda hunt a predatory alien on Earth. Max has survived missions through sheer indestructibility and persistence, but this has cost the lives and limbs of less durable teammates. This time, he is determined to keep his new partner alive. When Max becomes dinner for an alien ruler, Miranda begins doubting her decision to become an agent.
Together, Agents Max and Miranda must overcome deceit, conflicting evidence, and evisceration to stop a growing menace on Earth and apprehend a traitor to the Intergalactic Secret Service.
The Next Little Thing (Jackson Falls Series)
Contemporary Fiction > Women’s Fiction
Author: Laurie Breton
Jackson Falls Book 3.5 Please Note: This is not a full-length novel. This is a short novella written for fans of the Jackson Falls Series.
Sometimes, love is complicated. And sometimes, love just is. Casey Fiore and Rob MacKenzie welcome a new little green-eyed MacKenzie to the fold.
The birth of baby Emma, combined with the move to a new house and the start of a different direction in their musical careers, brings more adjustments to this couple readers have called “wonderful” and “amazing” and “so real.” With the birth of her daughter, Casey is over the moon. But for Rob, the adjustment is more difficult, his joy tainted by recognition of every one of his own inadequacies.
Stealing Second (The Amendments Book 1)
Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Nicholas Antinozzi
The freedom to defend oneself against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is the very definition of liberty. America’s Founding Fathers went to great lengths to ensure this right wasn’t infringed upon by future lawmakers. Still, to this day, politicians seem determined to undermine that freedom. Once that right is stripped away from the American People, freedom as we know it will cease to exist.
Like many Americans, Gary Smith trusts the government to make his decisions for him. He lives in a world of self-imposed apathy, blissfully ignorant, and determined to remain so. Slowly, the blinders are removed from his eyes. Gary wakes up to find that the world he knows has suddenly changed. Too late, he realizes that he was part of the problem. Desperate to take back what has been stolen from him, Gary joins a group of likeminded individuals in a last-gasp effort to turn back the hands of time.
Seasons of Death (Smoky Mountain Murders)
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Marlene Mitchell, Gary Yeagle
In the fall of 1969 in the mountains of eastern Tennessee, a poor backwoods farmer and his wife were brutally shot and killed by four drunken hunters, along with their three dogs, horse and two fawns. The farmer’s two young sons managed to escape but were unable to identify the killers. Now decades later, the murders of the Pender family remain unsolved. In Townsend, Tennessee, in Blount County, someone has decided to take revenge.
The Parables of Jesus made simple
Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts
Author: Matthew Robert Payne
With heart-challenging explanations of the parables of Jesus, Matthew Robert Payne shares pieces of his life in the framework of the 54 parables of Jesus covered in The Parables of Jesus made simple. This collection of essays reads like a scholarly, yet genuine conversation with a good friend and is written with honesty, transparency and vigor.
Matthew invites you to read the lessons of Christ, often times pleading with the reader to take hold of the weight of the words, then stepping back and offering no-nonsense applications for life. Each chapter is only four pages long, if not less, which allows the reader to stop and reflect on the revelation shared in each chapter. This book is definitely worth bringing into your library and your life.
Greater Than Rubies (The Jewel Series)
Author: Hallee Bridgeman
From his cultured handsome looks to his vast fortune, Antonio “Tony” Viscolli is every girl’s dream.
Robin comes from a blistering past, struggling for survival in a cold, cruel world. Robin never had a chance to dream of a white wedding gown or a prince charming. Instead, her dreams were nightmares — dark and clouded with fear and desperation. By the time Tony thaws her heart, she has known hunger, poverty, violence, and want.
For months, Tony courted the blond beauty with the sapphire eyes. He showered with attention, respect, and charm and covered her in diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Finally, Robin came to understand God’s love for her as imitated by the unconditional love Tony freely offered. On a sunny Florida beach, Tony proposed.
Back in bitter cold Boston, doubts about becoming a billionaire’s bride begin to burden her hopes for happiness. Robin struggles to cope with the never-ending details of the shower, ceremony, reception, and honeymoon; the prospects of changing her name and relocating; and the very public image she must suddenly adopt; all while dealing with her father’s very serious legal problems.
We Live in Water: Stories
Contemporary Fiction > Short Stories
Author: Jess Walter
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
The first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, We Live in Water is a diverse suite of stories marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of America’s most talked-about writers.
Stories range from comic tales of love to social satire and suspenseful crime fiction. Traveling from hip Portland to once-hip Seattle to never-hip Spokane, to a condemned casino in Las Vegas and a bottomless lake in the dark woods of Idaho, this is a world of lost fathers and redemptive con men, of personal struggles and diminished dreams.
In title story “We Live in Water”, a lawyer returns to his corrupt hometown to find his father, who disappeared 30 years earlier. In “Thief,” a blue-collar worker turns unlikely detective to find out which of his kids is stealing from the family fund.
“Anything Helps” sees a homeless man try to raise money to buy his son the new Harry Potter book; and in “Virgo,” a newspaper editor attempts to get back at his superstitious ex-girlfriend by screwing with her horoscope.
Also included are “Don’t Eat Cat” and “Statistical Abstract of My Hometown, Spokane, Washington,” both of which achieved cult status after their first publication online.
Too Hot to Handle
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Victoria Dahl
Regular Price $7.99, Today $1.99
This good girl’s going bad….
Merry Kade has always been the good girl. The best friend. The one who patiently waits for the guy to notice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it’s time for her life to change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she’ll supervise a lot of restoration work. Luckily she’s found the perfect contractor for the job.
Shane Harcourt can’t believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museum attraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning into a tourist trap. He’ll work on the project, if only to hasten its failure…until the beautiful, quirky woman in charge starts to change his mind.
For the first time ever, Merry has a gorgeous stud hot on her heels. But can she trust this strong, silent man, even if he is a force of nature in bed? When Shane’s ulterior motives come out, he’ll need to prove to Merry that a love like theirs may be too hot to handle, but it’s impossible to resist.
Equations of Life (Samuil Petrovitch)
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Simon Morden
Regular Price $8.00, Today $1.99
Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor. He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone – the last city in England. He’s lived this long because he’s a man of rules and logic. For example, getting involved = a bad idea.
But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he’s saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London. And clearly saving the girl = getting involved.
Now, the equation of Petrovitch’s life is looking increasingly complex.
Russian mobsters + Yakuza + something called the New Machine Jihad = one dead Petrovitch. But Petrovitch has a plan – he always has a plan – he’s just not sure it’s a good one.
Hell Hawks!: The American Fliers Who Savaged Hitler’s Wehrmacht
History > Military > World War II
Author: Robert F. Dorr, Thomas D. Jones
Regular Price $17.99, Today $2.99
Hell Hawks! is the story of the band of young American fighter pilots, and their gritty, close-quarters fight against Hitlers vaunted military. The “Hell Hawks” were the men and machines of the 365th Fighter Group.
Beginning just prior to D-Day, June 6, 1944, the groups young pilots (most were barely twenty years old and fresh from flight training in the United States) flew in close support of Eisenhowers ground forces as they advanced across France and into Germany. They flew the rugged, heavily armed P-47 Thunderbolt, aka the Jug. Living in tents amid the cold mud of their front-line airfields, the 365ths daily routine had much in common with that of the G.I.s they supported.
Their war only stopped with the Nazi surrender on May 8, 1945. During their year in combat, the Hell Hawks paid a heavy price to win the victory. Sixty-nine pilots and airmen died in the fight across the continent. The Groups 1,241 combat missions — the daily confrontation of sudden, violent death — forged bonds between these men that remain strong sixty years later. This book will tell their story, the story of the Hell Hawks.
Children’s eBooks > Animals
Author: Kelly Bennett, Noah Z. Jones
Regular Price $6.99, Today $1.99
Norman the goldfish isn’t what this little boy had in mind. He wanted a different kind of pet — one that could run and catch, or chase string and climb trees, a soft furry pet to sleep on his bed at night. Definitely not Norman. But when he tries to trade Norman for a “good pet,” things don’t go as he planned. Could it be that Norman is a better pet than he thought? With wry humor and lighthearted affection, author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Noah Z. Jones tell an unexpected — and positively fishy — tale about finding the good in something you didn’t knowyou wanted.
Ask the Dust (Bandini Quartet)
Author: John Fante
Regular Price $9.99, Today $1.99
Ask the Dust is a virtuoso performance by an influential master of the twentieth-century American novel. It is the story of Arturo Bandini, a young writer in 1930s Los Angeles who falls hard for the elusive, mocking, unstable Camilla Lopez, a Mexican waitress. Struggling to survive, he perseveres until, at last, his first novel is published. But the bright light of success is extinguished when Camilla has a nervous breakdown and disappears . . . and Bandini forever rejects the writer’s life he fought so hard to attain.
This book is another sterling recommendation from the Saltzman workshop. The under-appreciated Fante’s second outing details the adventures of his alterego, Arturo Bandini, as the struggling young writer tackles Los Angeles in the late 1930s. And take it from personal experience, tackling L.A. as a destitute young scribe some decades later isn’t much different. In other words: Fante gets it right and sets it down in his Chianti-steak-and-potatoes style, with prose both simple and rich. This Black Sparrow edition has a bonus: Charles Bukowski’s great preface on how Fante stacks up against writers that were at once more famous–and far more anemic.
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