Bad Mother’s Diary (Bad Mother’s Romance Book 1)
Juliette had a baby with Mr Not-Quite-Right. Now what?
So I’ve had a baby. But motherhood isn’t quite how I imagined.
I don’t live in a lovely house with roses around the door.
I don’t know how to get Daisy to sleep.
I don’t own a baking tray.
And then there’s Daisy’s sh*tbag of a father …
A Candidate For Murder: Old Maids of Mercer Island
Someone’s out to kill the detestable Dana Finkle, but kills her campaign assistant instead. Now Dana wants Julia’s help in finding the murderer. As Julia fights to save her budding romance with Detective Franks, she teams up with her nemesis to solve the crime, but nearly get killed in the process. All the girls are back to lend a hand, along with Minnie and Mickey, Ahab, the talking parrot, and the resident ghosts.
A Girl Like Her: A Small Town Romance (Ravenswood Book 1)
Everyone has secrets. He wants all of hers.
Meet the man next door…
After years of military service, Evan Miller wants a quiet life. The small town of Ravenswood seems perfect—until he stumbles upon a vicious web of lies with his new neighbour at its centre.
Ruth Kabbah is rude, awkward, and—according to everyone in town—bad news. Thing is, no-one will tell Evan why. Does she perform ritual sacrifices? Howl at the moon? Pour the milk before the tea? He has no clue.
But he desperately wants to find out. Because Ruth doesn’t seem evil to him; she seems lonely. And funny, and clumsy, and secretly quite sweet, and really f*%king beautiful…
Beach House (Bondi Beach Love Book 1)
From award winning author Annie Seaton, this romance will make you smile.Rosie Pemberton has her life mapped out, and her tarot cards agree. The cards take a turn, though, when her aunt leaves the old house on the hill above Australia’s Bondi Beach to champion surfer Taj Brown. Three months sharing a house with a pinup would test any woman’s self-control…
Hold Me Still (You and Me Book 1)
Billionaire Ella Parker has always been strong, focused, and independent. As the founder and CEO of Parker Enterprises and one of the world’s youngest billionaires, she doesn’t have time for love or the drama that comes with being New Orleans’ most eligible bachelorette. When mysterious threats surface, Ella is forced to take on additional security and hire a full-time protection detail. When former Navy SEAL and security expert Elliott Quinn enters her life, she finds that her priorities are shifting, and just maybe she can take a chance on love.
After leaving the Navy, Elliott turned his expertise into a lucrative business, taking on Ella’s job due to his connections with her past.
The Templar’s Relic (A James Acton Thriller, Book #4)
The church helped destroy the Templars.
Will a twist of fate let them get their revenge 700 years later?
A construction accident leads to a stunning discovery—an ancient tomb containing four Templar Knights, long forgotten, on the grounds of the Vatican. Not knowing whom they can trust, the Vatican requests Archaeology Professors James Acton and Laura Palmer examine the find, but what they discover, a precious Islamic relic lost during the Crusades, triggers a series of events that shake the entire world, pitting the two greatest religions against each other.
Join Acton and his friends, including the Delta Force’s Bravo Team, as they race against time to defuse a global crisis that could quickly devolve into all-out war, the likes of which the world has never seen.
Ready to Fall (Wingmen Book 1)
Tall, dark, and handsome is an understatement when it comes to John Day. With rugged good looks, his ever present plaid shirt, and a dog named Babe, John is a modern alpha male lumberjack.
After his favorite neighbor rents out her beach cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars.
Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he go back to his old, flirty ways?
Hold onto your heart as John Day tells his story in this male POV contemporary adult romance/romantic comedy.
Reclaim My Heart
Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law, and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined.
Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied.
The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition
The Book of Disquiet is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions. Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa. Most of the texts in The Book of Disquiet are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper. This existential masterpiece was first published in Portuguese in 1982, forty-seven years after Pessoa’s death.
The Last Samurai
Helen DeWitt’s 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was “destined to become a cult classic” (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so “Why not just, ‘destined to become a classic?’” (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise?
Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned loose on London, finds herself trapped as a single mother after a misguided one-night stand. High-minded principles of child-rearing work disastrously well. J. S. Mill (taught Greek at three) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at two) claimed the methods would work with any child; when these succeed with the boy Ludo, he causes havoc at school and is home again in a month. (Is he a prodigy, a genius? Readers looking over Ludo’s shoulder find themselves easily reading Greek and more.)
The Winter Guest: A Novel
Life is a constant struggle for the eighteen-year-old Nowak twins as they raise their three younger siblings in rural Poland under the shadow of the Nazi occupation. The constant threat of arrest has made everyone in their village a spy, and turned neighbor against neighbor. Though rugged, independent Helena and pretty, gentle Ruth couldn’t be more different, they are staunch allies in protecting their family from the threats the war brings closer to their doorstep with each passing day.
Then Helena discovers an American paratrooper stranded outside their small mountain village, wounded, but alive.
The Salaryman’s Wife (Rei Shimura Mysteries Book 1)
Japanese-American Rei Shimura is a 27-year-old English teacher living in one of Tokyo’s seediest neighborhoods. She doesn’t make much money, but she wouldn’t go back home to California even if she had a free ticket (which, thanks to her parents, she does.) Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder.
Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high-powered businessman, dead in the snow. Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar-girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike. In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle—one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.
Promised to the Crown (Daughters of New France)
They are known as the filles du roi, or “King’s Daughters”—young women who leave prosperous France for an uncertain future across the Atlantic. Their duty is to marry and bring forth a new generation of loyal citizens. Each prospective bride has her reason for leaving—poverty, family rejection, a broken engagement. Despite their different backgrounds, Rose, Nicole, and Elisabeth all believe that marriage to a stranger is their best, perhaps only, chance of happiness.
Once in Quebec, Elisabeth quickly accepts baker Gilbert Beaumont, who wants a business partner as well as a wife. Nicole, a farmer’s daughter from Rouen, marries a charming officer who promises comfort and security. Scarred by her traumatic past, Rose decides to take holy vows rather than marry.
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