New York Times bestselling author Anne Stuart tops today’s Buffet with Moonrise, a dark romantic suspense thriller.
A Philadelphia native, Anne has written over 100 novels and is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her first book was published in 1974 by Ballantine Press when she was 25 years old. Since then, her books have been published by numerous publishers such as Dell, Doubleday, St. Martin’s Press and currently Harlequin. She’s written gothics, regencies, romantic suspense, historical romance, series romance — anything with sex and violence, love and redemption.
Anne grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and today she lives with her husband, Richard Ohlrogge, her daughter, and her son in northern Vermont. In her spare time Anne quilts and plays around with wearable art.
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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Anne Stuart
Annie Sutherland is fast finding out her life was built on lies. Haunted by her father’s death, Annie seeks out his protégé in the CIA, James McKinley, and is thrust into a secret shadow world that sends shivers of terror through her. For she finds James is no longer the conservative bureaucrat she remembers, but a mysterious, tortured fugitive—very armed and very dangerous.
Annie and James are thrown together on a wild run that draws them closer to each other. Yet Annie is still not sure who James really is—a tender, passionate lover or a ruthless assassin? Who can she possibly trust with violence exploding all around her…and love perhaps the greatest snare of all…?
Watermelon Summer: A Romantic Young Adult Adventure
Literature & Fiction
Author: Anna Hess
Would you retrace your parents’ footsteps into a rustic past?
Forsythia is more familiar with subways than with milk cows, but she always dreamed of visiting the intentional community where she was conceived. Now the farm will be sold sight unseen if she doesn’t find a way to bring the community back to life.
Expecting to be greeted by her biological father, she instead discovers cryptic notes and a library card. The piercing blue eyes of a perfect boy further complicate matters, making it difficult to hold onto her own ambitious plans for the future.
Add in a rustic farmhouse, a flooded creek, and an unexpected betrayal, and the deck seems to be stacked against Forsythia. But she can’t give up, because if the intentional community disintegrates, Forsythia will never really understand what she’s been missing. And she’ll never meet her bio-dad.
Six Months in Montana (Montana Sweet Western Romance Series)
Romance > Westerns
Author: Pamela M. Kelley
Molly Bishop loves living in Manhattan and managing a boutique luxury hotel. She’s about to be promoted to her dream job of General Manager, the role she’s been striving for her entire career. There’s only one thing standing in her way. The will of her childhood friend, Christian Ford’s grandfather. She hasn’t even seen Christian in over ten years, but a recent run-in with his grandfather during a rare visit home, resulted in a new condition to the will. Christian will only inherit the ranch he’s been running and the real estate development business that he has expanded, if he marries Molly and stays married for at least six months.
This is what I would call a cozy romance, it’s romantic and sweet and is set in a small fictional town about 30 miles from Bozeman, MT. Warning, if you prefer your stories with the bedroom doors wide open and the windows steamed up, you may be disappointed. 🙂
I love to cook and try new recipes and if you do too, you may want to check out the recipe I included at the end of the book, for Lazy Lobster Casserole, the dish that Molly serves her guests at the Rose Cottage Inn’s first wine dinner. It’s a holiday tradition in our family to have it every Christmas Eve. 🙂
Ramblers: Loyola Chicago 1963 — The Team that Changed the Color of College Basketball
Sports & Outdoors > Basketball
Author: Michael Lenehan
Today basketball is played above the rim” by athletes of all backgrounds and colors. But 50 years ago it was a floor-bound game, and the opportunities it offered for African-Americans were severely limited.
A key turning point was 1963, when the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago took the NCAA men’s basketball title from Cincinnati, the two-time defending champions. It was one of Chicago’s most memorable sports victories, but Ramblers reveals it was also a game for the history books because of the transgressive lineups fielded by both teams.
Ramblers is an entertaining, detail-rich look back at the unlikely circumstances that led to Loyola’s historic championship and the stories of two Loyola opponents: Cincinnati and Mississippi State. Michael Lenehan’s narrative masterfully intertwines these stories in dramatic fashion, culminating with the tournament’s final game, a come-from-behind overtime upset that featured two buzzer-beating shots.
Crochet Rag Rugs Basic Pattern Collection
Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts
Author: Sarah Holmes
Learn how to create beautiful thick crochet rag rugs. You will be amazed at how easy these rugs are to create! Your friends & family will love them. Simple instructions and technique to create beautiful heirloom quality rugs for gifts or home decoration. This book is a perfect addition to the companion Basic Crochet Rag Rug Instructional DVD on Amazon.com taught by the creator of the Crochet Shag Rag Rug technique. This is great book for beginners to crocheting fabric rag rugs! Advanced crocheters will love this book too because of the wide variety of unique crochet rag rug patterns. This Book Includes Patterns for:
- Basic Round Crochet Rag Rug,
- Rectangle Crochet Rag Rug
- Large Heart Crochet Rag Rug
- Basic Oval Crochet Rag Rug
- Slice Crochet Rag Rug
- Patchwork Heart Crochet Rag Rug
- China Plate Crochet Rag Rug
- Harvest Crochet Rag Rug
- Rippled Oval Crochet Rag Rug
- Butterfly Crochet Rag Rug
The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work
Christian Living > Professional Growth
Author: Pat Gelsinger
Lunch is reserved for meetings, technology makes us available anytime, anywhere-and somewhere along the way 9-to-5 morphed into 24/7, and technology makes us available anytime, anywhere. Our demanding schedules crowd out what matters most: family, friends, even our faith. Although it may feel like you’re living under the Big Top, take heart. You don’t have to be a circus professional to keep all the plates spinning.
Pat Gelsinger understands this challenge. As a prominent executive in the Silicon Valley, Pat struggled to juggle* a thriving career with his family. Pat’s pursuit of balance led him to dynamic truths that revolutionized his approach to life.
The Juggling Act shares Pat’s time-tested wisdom for keeping your life in perspective. This updated and expanded revision (formerly Balancing Your Family, Faith & Work) details the guidelines for balanced living.
God’s Daughter (Vikings of the New World Saga)
Christian Fiction > Historical
Author: Heather Day Gilbert
One Viking woman. One God. One legendary journey to North America.
In the tenth century, when pagan holy women rule the Viking lands, Gudrid turns her back on her training as a seeress to embrace Christianity. Clinging to her faith, she joins her husband, Finn, on a journey to North America.
But even as Gudrid faces down murderous crewmen, raging sickness, and hostile natives, she realizes her greatest enemy is herself–and the secrets she hides might just tear her marriage apart.
Almost five centuries before Columbus, Viking women sailed to North America with their husbands. God’s Daughter, Book One in the Vikings of the New World Saga, offers an expansive yet intimate look into the world of Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir–daughter-in-law of Eirik the Red, and the first documented European woman to have a child in North America.
The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl
Author: Julian David Stone
The golden age of live television comes to vivid life with the memorable and entertaining tale of Jonny Dirby, who unintentionally captivates the imagination of America with his creation of the hit show Justice Girl. This fun, engrossing work of historical fiction transports readers back to a time when television shows were chaotic tightrope acts balancing the agendas of actors, studio executives, advertisers, and politicians, and all of it broadcast live to fifty million viewers without the security of a safety net.
Set in 1955 in New York City, the novel follows Jonny from the writers’ room of a steady network gig to a crisis of conscience when he decides to abandon his regular paycheck to claim the moral high ground against the spreading plague of McCarthyism. In a final act of defiance, Jonny alters the script of a Superman-inspired lampoon moments before it is broadcast live. What nobody can anticipate is that Jonny’s accidental creation Justice Girl and her infectious catchphrase of “Justice is served!” are about to sweep the nation and win the hearts and minds of America.
Entanglement : An International Spy Thriller
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Corbin Coltrane
Dr. Shane Somers is a 28 year old physicist and engineer who develops a new form of telecommunications based on Albert Einstein’s theory of Quantum Entanglement. His new invention makes the fastest internet connection look like the Pony Express by comparison and could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars if brought to market. Meanwhile, China’s top secret agent is determined to acquire the technology for Mr. Chu, the ruthless owner of Chu Industries, a network of over-sized factories in China known for their disregard of the environment and inhumane treatment of its employees.
Magnus Gunnarsson, Shane’s long time best friend and former high school rival, pays Shane a visit after not seeing him for several years. Magnus informs him that he now works for TAG, an organization that doesn’t officially exist, but has the mission of countering international corporate espionage while also acquiring new forms of technology for the United States in the name of national security.
It is now up to Shane and Magnus, reunited best friends, to track down China’s super spy and reclaim the technology before it’s too late.
TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal
Self-Help > Motivational
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
When it was first published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an almost instant bestseller–and quickly became a permanent part of the cultural lexicon. With over 25 million copies sold worldwide in over 40 languages since its first publication, this book continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both their personal and professional lives.
This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. It has had an undeniable impact for the past 25 years–and will no doubt continue to be influential for many more.
True to the Highlander (The Novels of Loch Moigh)
Romance > Time Travel
Author: Barbara Longley
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Treachery rules the Highlands of 1423. With their king captured by the English, Scottish nobles plot to ransom James behind the back of the brutal regent holding their land in his iron grip. But not every clan wishes to see King James back on his throne…
Sitting atop this powder keg of bloodthirsty rivalries, Malcolm of clan MacKintosh takes the mysterious, lone maiden he finds along his road as a bad omen…though an undeniably beautiful one. When he attempts to save her from a rogue within his own garrison, she deftly brings Malcolm to his knees. Who is this willful lass who has so quickly laid siege to his heart?
Alethia Goodsky has met all kinds working at the New York Renaissance Festival, but no one like the fortune-teller who tasks her with a cryptic life-saving mission and flings her into the fifteenth century. Now Alethia must rely on her wits to unravel the mystery in this violent land. Malcolm has sworn to protect her, but her gifts may soon make her his protector. With enemies closing in, Alethia must choose between finding a way home…and remaining true to her Highlander.
Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel
Fantasy > Historical
Author: Thomas Berger
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
The Arthurian legend as it has never been told before . . .
The myth of King Arthur has been told countless ways since the sixth century, always combining action, adventure, romance, and tragedy. In Arthur Rex, Thomas Berger updates the legend in irreverent fashion, forever changing King Arthur and his Round Table. In Berger’s medieval England, the damsel in distress is never what she appears to be. Merlin is a wizard of a completely different stripe. Classic heroes and villains are vividly reimagined, breathing fresh life into a familiar story. Powerful, emotional, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Arthur Rex is an unforgettable tribute to one of the most celebrated tales of all time.
This ebook features an all-new introduction by Thomas Berger, as well as an illustrated biography of the author including rare images and never-before-seen documents from his personal collection.
Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
Outdoors & Nature > Hiking & Camping
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Regularly $15.95, Today $0.99
After graduating from college, Jennifer isn’t sure what she wants to do with her life. She is drawn to the Appalachian Trail, a 2175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. Though her friends and family think she’s crazy, she sets out alone to hike the trail, hoping it will give her time to think about what she wants to do next. The next four months are the most physically and emotionally challenging of her life. She quickly discovers that thru-hiking is harder than she had imagined: coping with blisters and aching shoulders from the 30-pound pack she carries; sleeping on the hard wooden floors of trail shelters; hiking through endless torrents of rain and even a blizzard.
With every step she takes, Jennifer transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail, braving situations she never imagined before her thru-hike. The trail is full of unexpected kindness, generosity, and humor. And when tragedy strikes, she learns that she can depend on other people to help her in times of need.
Teen & Young Adult > Romance
Author: Leila Howland
Regularly $16.99, Today $2.99
For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams. Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t. When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew.
And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer. But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on–most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits–that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality. A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.
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