Kate Hewitt tops today’s Buffet with This Fragile Life. Break out the Kleenex for this novel, which one reviewer called “heart-warming, gut wrenching, emotional and extremely powerful.”

Kate is the bestselling author of over 40 novels of romance and women’s fiction, including “The Emigrants Trilogy” set in Scotland and North America, the “Hartley-by-the-Sea” series set in the Lake District, and “Tales From Goswell” written as Katharine Swartz.

Kate lives in England’s Lake District with her husband and five children.

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This Fragile Life

 Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women

This Fragile Life

You love your best friend.You trust her with your life.

But could you give her the most precious gift of all?

Alex’s life is a mess. She’s barely holding down a job, only just affording her apartment, and can’t remember when she was last in a relationship. An unexpected pregnancy is the last thing she needs.

Martha’s life is on track. She’s got the highflying career, the gorgeous home and the loving husband. But one big thing is missing. Five rounds of IVF and still no baby.

The solution seems simple.

Alex knows that Martha can give her child everything that she can’t provide. But Martha’s world may not be as perfect as it seems, and letting go isn’t as easy as Alex expected it to be.

Now they face a decision that could shatter their friendship forever.

Enter Second Murderer (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.1)

 Historical Fiction > Mystery

Enter Second Murderer (An Inspector Faro Mystery No.1)

Prime suspects are a fanatical nun, an aristocratic hermit and a public schoolboy in a chronicle of terror, betrayal, greed and violence. As this sensational case for which the murderer has been executed is reopened when a second victim is claimed, D.I Faro is drawn into the shady underworld beyond Victorian middle-class Edinburgh’s theatres and salons.

The Dog Next Door: And Other Stories of the Dogs We Love

 Pets & Animal Care > Essays

The Dog Next Door: And Other Stories of the Dogs We Love

A wagging tail. A goofy, floppy-tongued smile. An excited bark when your keys jingle in the door.

Dogs are truly one of God’s finest creatures, a marvelous gift for us humans. They love us despite our faults and remind us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. They give us their all in return for food, play, and a scratch behind the ears.

The Dog Next Door is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the dogs in our lives. Inside you’ll meet a timid standard poodle who conquers his fears to bring joy to others, a brigade of protective German shepherds, a friendly dog who pulls a young man back from the darkness of mental illness, a scruffy mutt who finds her calling, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit.

So curl up on the couch with the special dog in your life . . . and enjoy!

Doubting Abbey

 Romantic Comedy

Doubting Abbey

Swapping downstairs for upstairs… How hard can it be!?

Look up the phrase ordinary girl and you’ll see a picture of me, Gemma Goodwin – I only look half-decent after applying the entire contents of my make-up bag, and my dating track-record includes a man who treated me to dinner…at a kebab shop. No joke!

The only extraordinary thing about me is that I look EXACTLY like my BFF, Abbey Croxley. Oh, and that for reasons I can’t explain, I’ve agreed to swap identities and pretend be her to star in the TV show about her aristocratic family’s country estate, Million Dollar Mansion.

So now it’s not just my tan I’m faking – it’s Kate Middleton style demure hemlines and lady-like manners too. And amongst the hundreds of fusty etiquette rules I’m trying to cram into my head, there are two I really must remember; 1) No-one can ever find out that I’m just Gemma, who’d be more at home in the servants quarters. And 2) There can be absolutely no flirting with Abbey’s dishy but buttoned-up cousin, Lord Edward.

Aaargh, this is going to be harder than I thought…

Afghans: Afghan Patterns 101

 Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts

Afghans: Afghan Patterns 101

Learn how to be crochet your first Afghan with easy to follow instructions.

Have you ever wanted to crochet Afghan or throw but felt like it was too big of a job? In her latest book, Afghans 101, Susan Wilters teaches you the basics of crochet and guides you through making your very first Afghan. She covers the equipment you’ll need, teaches you all about yarn, and then shows you with clear and simple instructions and illustrations the stitches and techniques you need to create a beautiful heirloom Afghan. Susan has also included several easy Afghan and throw patterns perfect for the beginner.

Even if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before you will be able to crochet an Afghan and throw by the time you finish this book. Complete with illustrations and links to free online tutorials Susan guides you through the basics of crochet and helps you discover how to make your very own Afghan. This is the perfect book for any beginner or novice crocheter wanting to create their very first Afghan.

Replacing Barnie (Candy Bar Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy

Replacing Barnie (Candy Bar Book 1)

Lydia O’Reilley, divorce attorney, is on the fast tract to make partner until she meets a hot stranger in a bar, and one thing leads to another. The following morning she’s doing a joint deposition, and in walks Jed, the man she’d spent the night with, her new client’s soon-to-be-ex husband! As if that’s not bad enough, she learns later that the condom broke and she’s pregnant. Her perfect plans are seriously derailed, and it may take a little magic to make everything right.

‘ I’d been sleeping with Barnie for more than a year, off and on. He wasn’t much for talking, but so what? He was reliable, faithful, and good in bed. I knew exactly where he was most of the time; he didn’t look at my girlfriends, didn’t have a mother, never argued, didn’t expect me to cook and clean, and performed at my command. What more could a girl ask?
More importantly, I was sure he’d never hurt me, and perhaps that’s why I chose to spend my nights with him. But I learned the hard way: nothing is ever perfect. The damn thing malfunctioned, went into overdrive, and I could barely sit down for a week. Cheap Asian product–I bought it through eBay too.

The Mermaid & The Crocodile (The Kill List Series, Book One)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

The Mermaid & The Crocodile (The Kill List Series, Book One)

Roberta England was born and raised with one goal in mind: to destroy the family that destroyed hers. With the death of her father barely behind her and the FBI in her way, she must choose to continue her plan of revenge or leave behind the only life she has ever known. Soon, the hunter becomes the hunted and life as she knows it will change forever, if she is willing to let go of her past for the sake of her future.

Incidental Contact

 Fiction > Gay & Lesbian

Incidental Contact

NBA Superstar CJ Wright lays with his blood spilling from his body. If help doesn’t come fast, he will die.

While waiting for someone to come and help him out of this unbelievable situation, he starts to fade away. As he loses consciousness, he travels back eight years to where it all started—on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, CJ encounters a group of people that helped send his life down unthinkable paths that he’ll never forget.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

A Prisoner of Birth

 Thrillers > Legal

A Prisoner of Birth

International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer is at the very top of his game in a story of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge.

If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history, who is going to believe your side of the story?

Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.

However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny’s determination to seek revenge, and Beth’s relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives,

Thus begins Jeffrey Archer’s most powerful novel since Kane and Abel, with a cast of characters that will remain with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

And if that is not enough, prepare for an ending that will shock even the most ardent of Archer’s fans.

Kissed by Darkness (Sunwalker Saga Book 1)

 Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils

Kissed by Darkness (Sunwalker Saga Book 1)

Three years ago, Morgan Bailey narrowly survived a vampire attack that left her with heightened senses, uncanny speed, and a new calling: supernatural bounty hunter. Since that day, sexy, street-smart Morgan hasn’t met a vampire she couldn’t dust or a demon she couldn’t kill—until she’s hired to hunt down a priceless amulet and the sunwalker who stole it. Sunwalkers—powerful vampires immune to sunlight—are notoriously difficult to find, let alone kill. Still, a job’s a job, and Morgan’s never been one to shy away from a challenge. So bring it on…right?

But the sunwalker ends up tracking her down. And not only that, he turns out to be cunning, charming—and undeniably gorgeous. Nevertheless, she can’t ignore the destruction he is capable of: the sunwalker possesses an ancient secret which, if unleashed, could destroy the human world. Captivating and fantastical, Kissed by Darkness introduces a kick-ass new heroine and an addictive new series for fans of urban fantasy.

Necroscope

 Horror > Vampires

Necroscope

Twenty years ago, the horror world was forever altered by the publication of Necroscope.  An instant classic, Brian Lumley’s astonishing feat of imagination spawned a universe which Lumley has explored and expanded through more that a baker’s dozen of novels and novellas.  Millions of copies of Necroscope and its successors are in print in a dozen languages throughout the world.  Nominated for the British Fantasy Award, Necroscope has inspired everything from comic books and graphic novels to sculptures and soundtracks.

This new edition of Necroscope uses the author’s preferred text and includes a special introduction by Brian Lumley, telling how the Necroscope saga came to be.  It also includes chapter ornaments by Hugo-Award-Winning artist Bob Eggleton, long identified with Lumley’s blood-sucking monsters.

As a classic, Necroscope rightfully claims a place in the Orb trade paperback list, for scholars of the field and the dedicated Lumley collector.  And also for all the people who have read more than one mass market copy of the book to tatters.

Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all humanity.

Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook: Favorite recipes, homemade memories and little touches that make the holidays warm & cozy

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays

Christmas with Family & Friends Cookbook: Favorite recipes, homemade memories and little touches that make the holidays warm & cozy. (Seasonal Cookbook Collection)

Welcoming family & friends inside our warm & cozy kitchens is one of our favorite things about the holidays! We love the aroma of warm gingerbread cookies, the fresh scent of pine and mugs of homemade chocolatey cocoa. There’s such excitement as we count down the days until Christmas arrives…celebrate the holiday season with Christmas with Family & Friends!
Norwegian Pancakes topped with warm cinnamon-peach topping are yummy on a frosty morning, and friends who come to visit will enjoy bites of savory Bacon-Wrapped Chestnuts, steamy bowls of Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup and frosty Santa Claus Cranberry Punch. For Christmas dinner, try Rosemary-Garlic Turkey alongside Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing, Snowy White Mashed Potatoes and slices of Homemade Gingerbread Cake. Everyone loves family-style casseroles, so Texas-Style Enchiladas and Ellie’s Layered Reuben Bake will be quick favorites you’ll serve again & again.

Hollow Space Book 1: Venture (Xantoverse)

 Science Fiction > Adventure

Hollow Space Book 1: Venture (Xantoverse)

Forced to hyperjump during a brutal ambush, Sara Lorelle, navigator of the Venture, the last human colony ship, discovers a terrible truth: they’ve jumped to somewhere that shouldn’t exist.

Trapped inside a pocket universe known only as Hollow Space, where technology inexplicably fails, Sara and her crew have to face the lethal politics of their only destination. Haven—a decrepit station, home to deadly aliens and rival factions that soon sees the Venture crew up to their necks in danger.

With their only hope placed in Tairon Cauder, a reckless scoundrel, they will battle impossible species, confront their fears, and uncover ancient and terrible secrets. In a place where those who shoot first live the longest, the Venture crew will have to push their limits if they are to save themselves and the human race from extinction.

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