Sophomore Slump (An Action Mystery (Mackenzie August series) Book 1)
Mackenzie is a private investigator, and the first client at his new office is a knock out. Trouble is, she’s also the Sheriff.
A dangerous criminal has moved into Mackenzie’s hometown, and to help identify him the Sheriff wants Mackenzie to accept a job teaching at an inner city high school. He’ll be a bull in a china shop, so to speak. A china shop full of angry gang members…
Sarah Woods Mystery Series (Books 1-2)
An Appointment with Murder
The first book in the series introduces you to massage therapist, Sarah Woods. While working late one evening at her office, Sarah finds her assistant has been strangled in the short time she was in the back with a client. Was it a random killing or someone she knew? Although the police are investigating Sarah can’t seem to stay out of it and embarks on a journey to find the killer.
First a Dream (Dreams Come True Book 1)
Her life had never been a fairy tale. Adopted at birth, Isabella never felt like she fit in. All she ever wanted was a happy family and a love of her own. When she suddenly became a single mother of two, her life changed for the worst until she ran into a handsome stranger.
A billionaire playboy, Gabriel had lived a charmed life. Never one to settle down, he didn’t understand why he was drawn to this woman he knew his father would never accept. Still, one date leads to another and suddenly he had the life he never knew he always wanted.
The Boy on Shady Grove Road: A Childhood of the 1940s and 50s in the South
Experience the resourceful spirit of Clyde McCulley as he explores in memory his humble but adventurous childhood in rural Arkansas in the 1940s and 50s. Though flavored with the hickory smoke of a southern upbringing, McCulley’s juvenile innocence and sense of wonder capture universal mysteries and dreams of childhood as he comes to terms with family, friends, and faith in the segregated south. With wit and heartfelt gratitude, McCulley the boy ponders the most profound of human questions while celebrating the warmth of belonging, the joys of freedom, and the simple pleasures of life.
The Knacker (Cornish Guardians Book 1)
“Ice-cold fear flooded Kyle’s stomach as the four of them froze. Slowly, ever so slowly, they turned.
There, behind them, so close, so very close in the confines of the tunnel, the creature hissed, the sound that of shifting sands and cracking stone as it rose to its full, terrible height; the length of its monstrous, gangly limbs barely fitting in the claustrophobic space.
This. This was the Knacker. There would be no discussion. There would be no rapport. There was only hunger. There was only inhuman malice and cold, merciless death. For they knew now what tribute it demanded…”
Obsidian (The Obsidian Trilogy Book 1)
As England shivers beneath the snows of a severe winter the forecasters failed to predict, fifteen year old Finn Carruthers lives a life unburdened by adventure or drama.
All that is about to change when he starts suffering from frightening and unexplained blackouts, an abnormal rash appears on his rib that quickly begins to resemble a strange and mysterious shape, and his parents’ marriage is torn apart by a terrible secret from the darkness of their past.
When a series of sinister men come looking for him, Finn is forced to run. Hunted by relentless and savage enemies that lurk around every corner, he and his new friend, Felicity Gower, determine to discover the truth.
Olivia’s parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples—until the night a monster came and took her mother away forever. A monster with the face of her father…
Sheltered from the truth, an older Olivia only dimly recalls her night of terror—but her recurring nightmares make her realize she must piece together the real story. Now, assisted by Noah Brady, the son of the police detective who found her cowering in her closet so many years before, she may have her chance. Noah wants to reconstruct the night that has become an infamous part of Hollywood history. He also wants to help Olivia and heal the longing in her lonely heart.
The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People
In this groundbreaking book, Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones”—those places with the world’s longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California.
With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world’s Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, Buettner launched the largest preventive health care project in the United States, The Blue Zones City Makeovers, which has impacted the health of millions of Americans since 2009.
Circle of Friends: A Novel
It began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring parents…Eve—the orphaned offspring of a convent handyman and a rebellious blueblood, abandoned by her mother’s wealthy family to be raised by nuns. Eve and Benny—they knew the sins and secrets behind every villager’s lace curtains…except their own.
It widened at Dublin, at the university where Benny and Eve met beautiful Nan Mahlon and Jack Foley, a doctor’s handsome son. But heartbreak and betrayal would bring the worlds of Knockglen and Dublin into explosive collision.
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English
In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us.
“Former New York Times Book Review editor and linguistic expert O’Conner…updates her bestselling guide to grammar, an invigorating and entertaining dissection of our ever-evolving language.” – Publishers Weekly
The End of Dieting: How to Live for Life
A powerful paradigm-shifting book that shows us how and why we never need to diet again.
Fuhrman writes, “By reading this book, you will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.”
The Cracked Spine: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
Wanted: A bold adventurer who wants to travel the world from a comfortable and safe spot behind a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes. A humble book and rare manuscript shop seeks a keenly intelligent investigator to assist us in our search for things thought lost, and in our quest to return lost items to their rightful owners.
Never an adventurer, no one was more surprised than Delaney Nichols when she packed her bags and moved halfway across the world to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine, a bookshop located in the heart of the city. Her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime, albeit a cryptic one, and Delaney can’t wait to take her spot behind the desk.
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