A Cup of Murder (A Roasted Love Cozy Mystery Book 1)
It’s been a rough week for Laila Rook, the barista at Roasted Love, a community favorite indie coffeehouse that serves coffee in ceramic cups and features art from local artists on the walls.
A new upscale chain coffeehouse, Sunrise, opened across the street, and Laila’s customers are leaving. The owner of Sunrise, Michael Simms, wants to put Roasted Love out of business and enjoys letting them know with his rudeness and his mean Doberman.
Jacob Weaver, the owner of Roasted Love, won’t back down, and he’s not being too quiet about it, either.
When the owner of Sunrise is found murdered, Jacob is naturally the prime suspect. Laila has to decide if Jacob could be guilty and figure out how to save Roasted Love from closing – not to mention balance a cute paramedic and an orphaned Doberman.
Train to Nowhere
In 1967, while millions in China are unfairly persecuted because of their livelihood or heritage, others join the Cultural Revolution to pledge allegiance to a leader who is considered a legend to some and a tyrant to others. Mao’s revolution is sweeping across the country, leaving many competing to show their loyalty with actions that will leave scars for decades. Even more traumatic than the destruction of art, books, and historic architecture, families are torn apart as they struggle to find a way to survive the upheaval.
Ling, a sheltered and devoted daughter, is forced to join the feared Red Guards, a strategy concocted by her mother to ensure her protection. But for this scheme to work, Ling must hold her secrets close and trust no one. Her journey has only just begun when she is faced with a moment of truth that will impact the future she has unwillingly chosen on the Train to Nowhere.
Nothing is more important to Rupert J. Willows than the image he has built to hide the deep secret of his true identity. A master manipulator, the ruthless and charismatic Rupert buys his way into the upper class when he purchases the opulent mansion, Ravenscraig Hall. It is the turn of the 20th century in one of the fastest growing cities in North America. True power is within Rupert’s grasp as long as his secret stays buried.
Malka Zigman is a survivor. Orphaned in London, she sails to Canada to join her Uncle Zev and his family. With family resources stretched thin, Malka takes a risk. Armed with an English accent that belies her Jewish roots, she reinvents herself as Maisie Rosedale to gain entrance to the exclusive world of “the English” as the new maid at Ravenscraig Hall.
Dash Diet Slow Cooker Recipes: Fresh, Flavorful Recipes from Around the World
The DASH diet works. Voted the #1 diet, this book brings the healthy principles and recommendations of the world’s top-rated diet out of the clouds and into your kitchen for meals that are easy-to-prepare, healthy, and delicious.
Latest reports reveal that 1 in 3 Americans (67 million people) has hypertension and close to another one-third of Americans have prehypertension. 25.8 million people (8.3% of the US population) have diabetes with 95% of cases being Type 2 and increasingly being diagnosed in children and teenagers. It’s also estimated that 79 million adults aged 20 and over have prediabetes.
Don’t become a part of that statistic! Transform your life and get the healthy body you deserve.
Full of options and bursting with flavor, the recipes in this book make the most of the DASH diet. All it takes is a few minutes of preparation in the morning or the night before and you are rewarded with delicious dishes from around the world.
More Precious than Gold (Brides of the Gold Rush Book 1)
Catherine and her mother and sisters are destitute and without hope. In a desperate attempt to ease some of the burden and maybe even help out, Catherine turns to the mail order brides newspaper and answers the ad of Stanley Covel. Stanley owns a very successful gold mine in the Dakotas and would be happy to send money to support the family once they are married. Could this be a dream come true?
When Catherine finally arrives in Lead, no one is there to greet her. Finally, a kind, handsome stranger offers her a warm jacket. But when she mentions Stanley, the warm reception freezes and it’s all she can do to get a place for the night.
When Stanley turns out to be no Prince Charming, she can’t help but think of the handsome miner, James, that gave her his Union shell jacket for warmth.
Convergence: Journey to Nyorfias, Book 1
Sergeant Rett’s known warfare all her life, and she’s faced it on her own just fine. Now at a critical turning point in the long war, her mind is invaded by an alien intelligence–either that, or she’s finally gone as insane as her reputation would have it.
Thrown against an ancient foe with only one thing on the line: the life–or death–of a solar system and everyone Rett ever loved.
Better!: Self Help For The Rest of Us
BETTER! Self Help For The Rest Of Us shows how tiny changes to just a few foundational habits can cause ripples that reverberate into every area of your life. Exercise. Meditation. Focus. Gratitude. Nutrition. You’ll learn how minor improvements in these key areas alter the very physical structure of your brain, making the next minor tweak that much easier.
You’ll also learn about naked yoga, why there’s always going to be a little bird poop in the pool and how Jerry Seinfeld can change your life.
Yada. Yada. Yada.
The Rumor: A Novel
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something’s changed, and if there’s anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it’s a good rumor.
And rumor has it…
…that Madeline, a novelist, is battling writer’s block, with a deadline looming, bills piling up, and blank pages driving her to desperation–and a desperately bad decision;
…that Grace, hard at work to transform her backyard into a garden paradise, has been collaborating a bit more closely that necessary with her ruggedly handsome landscape architect;
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human – and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.
The Matchmaker: A Novel
48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others – like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man – call it meddlesome, but there’s no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance.
Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive.
Beautiful Day: A Novel
The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event–but in reality, things are far from perfect.
While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY–into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.
Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can’t get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley’s second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.
As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who’s playing Santa at the inn’s annual party), utter chaos descends.
At first, Travis couldn’t stand the sight of Old Yeller. The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene.
Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis’s family from any sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?
Silver Girl: A Novel
Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing – because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.
Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie’s had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can’t offer complete escape, and they’re plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie’s brother Toby – Meredith’s high school boyfriend – arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.
Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness.
Stolen Grace: A Novel
Sylvia and Tommy Garland and their five-year-old daughter Grace have moved from the bright lights of New York City to the peaceful wilderness of the Wyoming countryside. But with the recession on their heels, Tommy leaves for LA for a job interview, and Ruth, a friend of Sylvia’s comes to stay.
In an unexpected turn of events, a family tragedy forces Sylvia to leave Ruth in charge of little Grace for just one day. A decision that will tear their lives apart.
Make Money From Home As A Google Rater (Cubicle Freedom Series)
Are you looking for a way to escape your boring cubicle job and experience the freedom of working online from home?
You can make money online from home as a Google or Bing rater that can replace, or even exceed, the income from your traditional job.
If you are ready to break free from that cubicle, then the Cubicle Freedom Series can give you the information that you need to make that happen.
In this book, you will learn:
— what exactly a Google or Bing rater does
— what the pay rate is for this job
— who does the hiring for this job
— what the requirements are for getting hired as a rater
— what the benefits are of this job
— things you are exposed to as a rater that you may not consider
— where to find other raters online
The Vicar’s Wife (Tales from Goswell)
Jane Hatton and her British husband Andrew relocate from New York City to a small village on the Cumbrian coast. Jane has been city-based and career-driven but when her fourteen year old daughter Natalie falls in with the wrong crowd at school in Manhattan, she and Andrew decide to try country living. However Jane has trouble getting used to the silence and solitude of a remote village. Natalie hates her new school, and eleven-year-old Ben struggles academically. Only eight-year-old Merrie enjoys country life. Has Jane made a horrible mistake? The Hattons have bought the old vicarage in the village. When Jane finds a scrap of shopping list, she grows curious about Alice, the vicar’s wife who lived there years before.
Girl With Curious Hair
David Foster Wallace was one of America’s most prodigiously talented and original young writers, and Girl with Curious Hair displays the full range of his gifts. From the eerily “real,” almost holographic evocations of historical figures such as Lyndon Johnson and overtelevised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, in which terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, the familiar strange.
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