A guilty person is always his own hangman.
It’s ten years since businessman John Turner, his college professor wife and infant daughter fled violence-torn South Africa for a new life in Tucson, Arizona. A life that seems prosperous and peaceful until a home invasion plunges them into an orgy of bloodshed. As three masked gunmen terrorize the Turners, exposing the fault lines in a marriage built on a foundation of lies, John is forced to confront the truth about his complicity in an unspeakably brutal crime in Johannesburg a decade ago and ask himself a question: is it payback time?
Man Down is both a harrowingly propulsive thriller and a meditation on moral ambiguity and the roles choice and chance play in the shaping of a life.
Presidential Bargain (The Presidential Promises Duet )
Jameson Martin was the presidential candidate who needed a wife. I needed a way out of debt.
The moment I agreed to be his pretend fiancée, all our problems should have been solved. Instead, things got complicated.
Publicly, we were the picture of patriotic perfection.
Privately, we struggled with the one thing that wasn’t in our plan – more.
Crochet Afghans: Discover How to Crochet a Perfect Afghan in Less Than a Day
Have you ever wanted to learn How to Crochet an Afghan?
Most crocheting books save afghans and other types of blankets for the very end, if they are discussed at all. This is because crocheting afghans is presented by most crochet books as a very difficult and arduous process that can only be accomplished after mastering many different kinds of crochet stitches.
This simply isn’t true.
Whether you are just learning how to crochet, have mastered crochet for beginners, or know every stitch in the book, Crochet Afghans can help you improve your technique and learn how to crochet an afghan in less than one day.
Peaceful Slumber (Soul Connection Book 1)
I was somewhat normal once.
Until I died.
It was only for a few minutes, but ever since then, I can see ghosts.
The first time I see her is in the cemetery, wearing a blood stained wedding dress.
No one else knows she exists.
I have no idea how to help her or why I chose to, but she’s here now.
The one person who makes me feel alive for the first time in ages
is a spirit trapped in her own version of hell with no recollection of her life or death.
The Secret to Seduction (The Fontaines Book 0)
Felicia Liddle has eight days to seduce Hollywood bad boy Luca Fontaine.
If she wants to keep her dream job, she needs to score an interview with the infamous actor–or with one of his equally legendary (and ridiculously sexy) brothers, the notorious Fontaine boys of Hollywood. And everyone knows that the Fontaines never give interviews–but everyone also knows that neither Luca nor any of his brothers can resist a charming woman, and Felicia’s sure that’s her way in.
The only problem? Historically speaking, Felicia’s way more likely to put her foot in her mouth (or generally make an idiot of herself) than charm the pants off of anyone.
And the Wolf Shall Dwell
Imagine being knocked over by a strange old man on a cold London morning…
The man delivers a garbled message about the Queen…
Moments later he falls under the wheels of a train…
The media calls it suicide, but you know better – something doesn’t quite add up….
That was the start of the day for John Daniel, a foreign professional working in the city of London.
Meanwhile, retired MI6 agent Adam Grey receives a call from an old informant:
“Your service is rotten…”
Soon Adam is dragged out of retirement, and John is dragged into the murky world of international espionage, politics, and jihadi terrorism.
Chased by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)
Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don’t. When she’s awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America’s hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she’s beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft–but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he’s just another rocker with a great PR team.
Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker’s private world. He’s coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he’s not likely to change–until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.
The Crosswicks Journals: A Circle of Quiet, The Summer of the Great-Grandmother, The Irrational Season, and Two-Part Invention
The New York Times–bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in these four memoirs.
Set against the lush backdrop of Crosswicks, Madeleine L’Engle’s family farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this series of memoirs reveals the complexity behind the beloved author whose works have long been cherished by children and adults alike.
A Circle of Quiet: In a deeply personal account, L’Engle shares her journey to find balance between her career as an author and her responsibilities as a wife, mother, teacher, and Christian.
The Summer of the Great-Grandmother: Four generations of family have gathered at Crosswicks to care for L’Engle’s ninety-year-old mother, whose health is rapidly declining and whose once astute mind is slipping into senility.
Wuthering Frights (Dulcie O’Neil Book 4)
A father she never knew existed,
An impossible decision that had to be made,
A lie she must keep to herself at all costs,
And the realization that every choice she makes has consequences.
Fairy and law enforcement agent, Dulcie O’Neil, has just discovered that her father is the Head of the Netherworld, and a double-dealing, illegal potions importer. Worse yet, she’s now working for him.
Knight Vander, Dulcie’s boyfriend and Head of the Association of Netherworld Creatures, is on to her father, but, in the process, will he discover Dulcie’s secret? And if he does, will it mean his life?
Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluff, Icebox Cake, and More No-Bake Desserts
Everyone loves pudding! Chocolate, pistachio, butterscotch, maple bourbon. But why stop there? No-bake desserts include rice pudding with lemon, Nutella fluff, Thai sticky rice with mango, and wholesome “jello” made with fruit juice. No-bake cookies, and icebox cakes with whipped cream and graham crackers round out these special, delicious desserts. (Lots of them are gluten-free too.) Bakeless Sweets is the first cookbook to give you all of these beloved no-bake desserts in one big book.
Epilogue: A Memoir
For Will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning. After losing his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father’s estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a closely guarded secret his father had meant to keep: he’d had another family entirely, a wife and two sons.
Setting out to find his half-brothers, Boast struggles to reconcile their family history with his own and to begin a chapter of his life he never imagined.
A Hero For Holly (The Coach’s Boys Series Book 2)
With so many depending on her, she has no time for a personal life…
When her husband left her pregnant, with a four-year-old child and a restaurant on the verge of bankruptcy, the only things Holly McGinty had time for were her kids – and working hard to stay out of the poor house. Five years later, business is booming and her boys are happy, but she’s still putting her own needs at the bottom of her priority list. That doesn’t stop her from daydreaming about her oldest son’s sexy scout leader though.
Strange Weather: Four Short Novels
A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in “Aloft.”
On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. “Rain” explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.
In “Loaded,” a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement.
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