oliviaOlivia Newport tops today’s Buffet with The Pursuit of Lucy Banning.

This historical romance was published by Revell in 2012. You’ll be swept away into a world of mansions, secrets, and romance as you follow Lucy through the streets of Chicago during one of the most exciting times in the city’s history. As one reviewer put it, “the characters are compelling, and Chicago’s history comes alive on each page. Readers will feel like they’ve been transported back to 1892.” It’s a fascinating glimpse into the way the wealthy interpreted the 1893 World’s Fair–and the roles of women in the world.

Olivia lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies. Her most recent book, Hidden Falls, was released in December.

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The Pursuit of Lucy Banning

Historical Romance
Author: Olivia Newport
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning,A Novel (Avenue of Dreams)

She has a secret to keep. But will she give her heart away?

Lucy Banning may live on the exclusive Prairie Avenue among Chicago’s rich and famous, but her heart lies elsewhere. Expected to marry an up-and-coming banker from a respected family, Lucy fears she will be forced to abandon her charity work and squeeze herself into the mold of the well-dressed wife who spends most of her time and money redecorating.

When she meets Will, an unconventional young architect who is working on plans for the upcoming 1893 World’s Fair, Lucy imagines a life lived on her own terms. Can she break away from her family’s expectations? And will she ever be loved for who she truly is?

Get swept away into the lavish world of Chicago’s high society as Olivia Newport brings to life an age of glitz and grandeur, stark social contrasts, and one woman who dares to cross class lines for what she believes.



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Vigilante’s Bride, The

Christian Fiction > Historical
Author: Yvonne Harris
Vigilante's Bride, The

Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and kidnapping a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expects to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from him, but ends up with a feisty copper-haired orphan thrown over his shoulder who was on her way to marry Sullivan’s bitter enemy.

Emily McCarthy is an orphan out of options. Forced to marry because she was too old for her orphanage, she doesn’t take kindly to her “rescue.” Still she trusts God can turn any situation to good especially when it seems Sullivan may just be the man of her dreams. But Sullivan’s crossed a dangerous man unused to losing and Emily may just be the prize he’s unwilling to sacrifice.

Enough: Finding More by Living with Less

Christian Living > Stewardship
Author: Will Davis Jr.
Enough: Finding More by Living with Less

The American way of life pushes people to constantly strive for more–more money, more stuff, more clout. But how much is enough? And how do we know when we have too much of a good thing? In this provocative, paradigm-shifting book, Will Davis Jr. challenges readers to discover the peace that comes through contentment with what we have and compassion for those in need. Through surprising statistics, scriptural insight, and real-life stories, Davis gently leads readers to consider living with less in order to do more for the kingdom. Thought-provoking discussion questions and short chapters make this a perfect study for small groups.

No one will come away from this powerful book unchanged.

Success Principles: How To Be Number One In Your Market

Management & Leadership > Motivational
Author: Dave Newton
Success Principles: How To Be Number One In Your Market - Discover How To Stand Out From Your Competitors As The Recognised Go-To Expert Or Authority, Sell More At Higher Fees & Dominate Your Market

Who should read this book?

• If You Own A Business: Ready to take your business to the next level? This 155 page book will arm you with practical key strategies and tactics for thriving – time to step up and own the success your business deserves.

• If You Are Responsible For Sales And Marketing In Your Company: This book will show you actionable knowledge on how to magnetically attract the right prospects, customers and ideal clients of greatest value to you.

• If You Want To Build A Brand: You’ll discover the difference that makes the difference – this book will show you how to competitively position and build your brand, as the best choice and dominate your market.

• If You’re An Entrepreneur, Consultant, Business Coach Or Professional Speaker: You’ll discover how to make a name for yourself a the trusted expert, authority or celebrity in your market, niche or industry.

Nothing Left to Lose

Romance > Contemporary > Adult
Author: Kirsty Moseley
Nothing Left to Lose

Nothing Left to Lose is a sexy New Adult romance dealing with love, lust, loss and grief. First uploaded on Wattpad, it surpassed 25 million reads before publication.

Annabelle Spencer’s life is every girl’s dream. She has wonderful parents, great friends, and of course the perfect boyfriend, Jack Roberts. That all changes on her sixteenth birthday when her life comes crashing down around her. Her dream night turns into a nightmare when Jack is murdered right in front of her, and she’s kidnapped by his murderer, Carter Thomas, a big time drug and arms dealer.

After ten months of being with Carter, she’s found, but the experience has totally changed her. She’s no longer the happy-go-lucky girl that everyone used to know and love; she’s now cold, hard and suffers from night terrors. It appears that Carter broke not only her body, but her spirit too. A shadow of her former self, her slogan for life is now: ‘If you don’t care about anything, then you have nothing to lose’.

Carter is currently serving time for the murder of Jack, a conviction that Anna helped secure. But his retrial is coming up because some key evidence appears to have been tampered with. Unbeknown to Anna, death threats are being received by her father, the Senator. It appears that Carter is still interested in Anna and will stop at nothing to get her back.

At the Heart of Leadership: How To Get Results with Emotional Intelligence

Business & Money > Management & Leadership
Author: Joshua Freedman
At the Heart of Leadership: How To Get Results with Emotional Intelligence (3rd Edition, Revised & Updated)

This book will show you how to lead more effectively by engaging your own and your people’s emotions.

Where other books tell you about emotional intelligence, this book provides the roadmap to put it in action. There are a handful of people in the world who have proven experience raising organizational performance with emotional intelligence. Freedman is one of the leaders. Using stories and data from his work around the world with organizations such as the US Marine Corps, Schlumberger, and FedEx, Freedman provides a practical guide to this critical topic.

At the Heart of Leadership delivers a compelling case for leaders to attend to their own and their people’s emotions as a critical asset for optimal performance. Then it shows you how.

No Knight Needed (Ever After)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Stephanie Rowe
No Knight Needed (Ever After)

Broad shoulders silhouetted in the night. Strong arms anchoring her against a powerful chest. A modern-day knight in shining armor on a stormy mountainside… Who has time for that kind of fantasy? Not Clare Gray, that’s for sure. The plucky single mom is a little too busy to dream about turbulent dark eyes brimming with intensity, and sensual kisses that ignite her soul. But when Boston business mogul Griffin Friese steps out of his black truck on the abandoned mountain road and helps Clare rescue her daughter from a deadly Maine storm, her well-ordered world implodes.

Suddenly, Clare finds herself having fantasies about tender loving and hot passion with the mysterious stranger with the rain-slicked jacket and the angel painted on the roof of his truck. The midnight encounter awakens yearnings in Clare that are far too dangerous to explore, but when she learns that her heroic knight is staying in town for a few days, he becomes a reality she can’t deny. She’s already barely surviving, so how can she risk her heart with a man who threatens everything she believes in?

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

The Burglar on the Prowl

Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Lawrence Block
Regularly $7.50, Today $1.99
The Burglar on the Prowl

A philosophical yet practical gentleman, Bernie Rhodenbarr possesses many admirable qualities: charm, intelligence, sparkling wit, and unwavering loyalty. Of course, he also has this special talent and a taste for life’s finer things. So he’s more than willing to perform some vengeful larceny for a friend — ripping off a smarmy, particularly deserving plastic surgeon — for fun and a very tidy profit.

But during a practice run at another address, Bernie’s forced to hide under a bed when the lady of the house returns unexpectedly with the worst kind of blind date in tow. In no time, Bernie’s up to his burgling neck in big trouble. Again. And this time it includes his arrest, no less than four murders, and more outrageous coincidences than any self-preserving felon should ever be required to tie together.

Frost (The Frost Chronicles)

Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Kate Avery Ellison
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Frost (The Frost Chronicles)

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and cruel. But Lia is startled to find that Gabe is empathetic and intelligent…and handsome. She might even be falling in love with him.

But time is running out. The monsters from the forest circle the farm at night. The village leader is starting to ask questions. Farther soldiers are searching for Gabe. Lia must locate a secret organization called the Thorns to help Gabe escape to safety, but every move she makes puts her in more danger.

Is compassion—and love—worth the risk?

Fountain of Secrets (The Relic Seekers)

Fantasy > Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Anita Clenney
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.00
Fountain of Secrets (The Relic Seekers)

A relics expert with a nose for mystery is torn between her sexy billionaire boss and her hot bodyguard. Each would die to save her…and win her heart.Kendall Morgan puts her sixth sense back to work in the second book of the Relic Seekers series, divining the history and location of ancient relics. Her boss, the gorgeous billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to safeguard a priceless treasure belonging to the Protettori, an ancient order of monks who guard four powerful relics that Nathan believes may be the cure for his dark curse. He also sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back—although her back isn’t all Jake has his eye on.

Nathan joins them, and all three tumble into a labyrinth of defenses created by the monks to protect their treasures, including the Fountain of Youth. They find themselves in England on the trail of the legendary King Arthur, who along with the Reaper, seems mysteriously connected to the Protettori. Sparks fly and bonds are tested as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are revealed and Jake’s becomes even more mysterious. The trio must stay one step ahead of the mysterious Reaper if they want to survive.

The President’s Henchman (The First Jim McGill Novel)

Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Joseph Flynn
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The President's Henchman (The First Jim McGill Novel)

According to the polls, it’s only a matter of time — and not that long a time — before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband — what?

Well, if he’s the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president’s first husband and brought the killers to justice … and if he’s not the kind of guy to stand on formality … and if he doesn’t want to be the head of the FBI … and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House …
That would make him The President’s Henchman.

Jim McGill’s first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow advisor to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president’s administration before it has a chance to begin.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: Rick Warren
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

Ten years ago, Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life, which became the bestselling hardback non-fiction book in history, and is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible. PDL has inspired and changed tens of millions of lives … more than any modern book.

Now Rick has updated and expanded the book with new chapters on the greatest barriers to living your purpose, plus 42 video introductions to each chapter theme, and 42 additional audio messages that go deeper into each chapter. He has also created a new small group curriculum and new sermon series for pastors, and new follow-up events to conserve the evangelistic and discipleship results you will experience.

In the original 40 Days of Purpose campaign, churches averaged 28% growth in attendance, and over 100% growth in small group Bible study! People WANT to know their purpose in life! The Purpose Driven Life will enable a new generation in your church to discover God’s purposes for their lives and empower your church with a fresh new wind of hope, joy, and vitality!

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