Doggone Christmas: A Polly Parrett Cozy Murder Mystery – Book 1

 Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Author: Liz Dodwell
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Doggone Christmas: A Polly Parrett Cozy Murder Mystery - Book 1 (Pet-Sitter Cozy Mysteries)

As we neared the parking lot we heard raised voices coming from a nearby alley. Then very distinctly someone said, “Control that dog or I’ll shoot him!”
That was enough for me. Without thinking I bolted round the corner yelling, “Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot.”

In this riveting cozy murder mystery, Polly is juggling the care of her wheelchair-bound mother, her pet-sitting business and the sale of the family home. On top of that she finds herself having to deal with an arrogant but really sexy realtor, and Christmas is coming! None of that seems important, though, when she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and must find the real killer before an innocent homeless man and his dog are wrongly convicted.

Dead on the Vine: (Violet Vineyard Murder Mysteries #1

 Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
Author: JM Harvey
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Dead on the Vine: (Violet Vineyard Murder Mysteries #1 (A Cozy Mystery))

Everyone liked Kevin Harlan, even the person who beat him to death with a rusty shovel…
Claire de Montagne, proprietress of St. Helena’s Violet Vineyards, has a husband who would rather date a teenager than raise one, an emotionally unstable daughter with a violent ex-boyfriend and a staff of two who treat her more like a mother than a boss. But she can handle all of that. After all, things could be worse.
Much worse.
Claire is preparing for the bottling of Violet’s Vintner’s Reserve, hoping to stave off bankruptcy for one more year, when her neighbor, Kevin Harlan, is found murdered in her vineyard. That’s awful enough, but when her daughter is arrested for the murder Claire is forced to pursue the real killer on her own, placing herself and everyone she loves in the line of fire.

North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi Book 1)

 Romance > Fantasy
Author: Laura Kaye
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North of Need (Hearts of the Anemoi Book 1)

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she’s recreated the very thing she’ll never have.

Called to life by Megan’s tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Eleven Days: An Unexpected Love (Days Trilogy Book 1)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Lora Lindy
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Eleven Days: An Unexpected Love (Days Trilogy Book 1)

After the death of her beloved cousin, Lana Andrews has to get away to be alone, to grieve. She rents a quaint little beach house in Plymouth MA. Little does she know she would meet that one special love, an unexpected love. That one true love is Mike Ramsey, and he’s a U.S. Marshal and the beach house owner.

As their love grows, so do their troubles. Someone is stalking Lana, and Mike has to figure out who it is before the stalker gets her. Not only does he have to protect her, he must find the connection between Lana and the stalker before it’s too late. They soon find out this man desperately wants Lana, and he’ll go through any lengths for that to happen.

Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 1)

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Harper Lin
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Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery Book 1)

Francesca Amaro moves back to her hometown of Cape Bay, Massachusetts, and takes over the family business, Antonia’s Italian Café. She spends her days making delicious artisan cappuccinos, until she stumbles upon her neighbor’s dead body. When the police discover Mr. Cardosi was poisoned, Francesca becomes a suspect.

The victim’s son, Matty, happens to be Francesca’s old high school friend. Together, they uncover the secrets of the locals in order to find the killer in their idyllic beach town.

Includes two special cupcake recipes!

The Blue Jay

 Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Michelle Schlicher
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The Blue Jay

A debut novel about a young woman and a young boy scarred by abandonment who find they share an unlikely bond.

Josie McCray was eight years old when her mother left. Now a young teacher, she guards her heart carefully but finds herself pulled to mentor a child in need.

Payton Runnells was 12 when his mother left. Now in foster care, he’s slow to trust anyone but senses that Josie might somehow understand the grief that grips him.

As Josie and Payton lower their walls and forge a friendship, they begin to open themselves up to all life has to offer.