Chloe Dorsey places her belongings in storage, puts Southern California in her rearview mirror, and heads to her sister’s home in Northern California for a fresh start. As one of the newly hired wine educators at the Napa Valley Point Resort and Winery, Chloe’s knowledge of wine is as limited as her income.
Anthony “Tony” Mahoney has one objective—to locate the Mother Vine, the source of the rare and award-winning wine that can only be found at the Napa Valley Point Resort and Winery. His talent for stealing secrets is tested when he makes an unlikely alliance with the one woman who could destroy all his plans.
Alexander: A Seventh Son Novel (McClains Book 1)
Madelina is the youngest daughter of a Norman conqueror and a woman of power. Her own power is insignificant enough in her eyes that she trains to be a healer under the expert tutelage of her mother. When a child is brought to the castle where she lives, she knows she doesn’t have the skills to heal him, and her mother’s powers—and her own—will need to be revealed to a handsome knight.
Alexander Lain is the seventh son of a seventh son, and as such he has luck on his side in everything he does. When he finds a peasant child burning with fever, her parents burning in a hovel nearby, he takes the child, hoping to find someone who can heal her. He’s pointed toward the castle and Lady Lina, and he takes the child there, finding it convenient that his errand was taking him to the same place.
Muse (The Muse Series Book 1)
I know I should let her go …
I write every book with a muse. I’ve been told it shows a certain lack of imagination. But I don’t care. It’s the way I write. It’s the way I choose to write. If you could write with a beautiful woman sitting in your office (or occupying another, ahem, piece of furniture), you would write this way too.
Usually it doesn’t take long to find one. Women send me their “resumes.” Call. Email. Turn up at every stop on my book tours. But after a year, I’m still searching. My agent is getting antsy. Okay, she’s on the verge of full-blown panic that I won’t finish this book in time.
Woman on the Verge of Paradise
She’s 4 feet, 8 inches of heartfelt ferocity, and nothing can stop this post-pubescent spitfire from claiming her fairytale–not jarring tragedy, not penile incompetence, not even the explosive demise of a new marriage.
Not until Robyn finds her happily ever after…alone. HER ULTIMATE MESSAGE: LOVE YOURSELF.
The Bridal Train Murder (Mail Order Bride Cozy Mystery Romance Book 1)
1884, Pittsburg. When Betty Muller’s parents die untimely deaths due to the heartlessness of their employers, Betty is forced to take their place on the factory line or run away. She flees to find help from Mrs. Molly White, proprietor of the Cozy Bridal Agency.
Amateur Sleuth and champion of the underdog, Molly, organizes for Betty to marry a fine man on the Frontier.
When Benjamin Warner, the wicked factory owner’s son, turns up at the train station destined to travel on the same train West, Betty fears for her future. When Benjamin later turns up dead in his private carriage, all fingers point to the grieving Betty.
Until I Knew Myself (Bentwood Book 1)
RITA Award-winning author Tammy L. Gray delivers an unforgettable new series following five struggling friends in search of the true meaning of family through secrets, betrayal and the unexpected influence of an outsider…
Tyler Mitchell grew up an orphan, taken in by his best friend’s family when he was only sixteen. Even though ten years have passed, and he’s been given everything he should ever want—a loving home, an adoring girlfriend, a successful career, and lifelong friendships—Tyler has always felt a foreigner in his own life.
Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office
New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster takes you from sorority house to penthouse to poorhouse in her hilarious memoir of living the sweet life—until real life kicked her to the curb.
She had the perfect man, the perfect job—hell, she had the perfect life—and there was no reason to think it wouldn’t last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, highlighted, and generally adored to notice.
This is the smart-mouthed, soul-searching story of a woman trying to figure out what happens next when she’s gone from six figures to unemployment checks and she stops to reconsider some of the less-than-rosy attitudes and values she thought she’d never have to answer for when times were good.
Tara Road: A Novel
New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy’s graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide–and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time. Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation, Tara Road explores every woman’s fantasy: escape, into another place, another life. “What if . . .” Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.
Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)
Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
The Perfect Game: A Novel (The Game Book 1)
He’s a game she never intended to play.
And she’s the game changer he never knew he needed.
The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews and Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind…like getting Cassie to give him the time of day.
They are damaged, filled with mistrust and guarded before they find one another (and themselves) in this emotional journey about love and forgiveness. Strap yourselves for a ride that will not only break your heart, but put it back together.
Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful…
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
Food. It should be one of life’s great pleasures, yet many of us have such a conflicted relationship with it that we miss out on that most basic of satisfactions. But it is possible—and not really all that difficult–to reclaim the joy of eating, according to Dr. Jan Bays, and mindfulness is the key. Her approach involves bringing one’s full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. She shows how to:
- Tune into your body’s own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat
Eat less while feeling fully satisfied
Identify your habits and patterns with food
Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating
Discover what you’re really hungry for
Love in Exile
Sabahat, a beautiful young Muslim woman, is known in her family for her intelligence, drive, and stubbornness. She believes there is more in store for her life than a good marriage and convinces her parents to let her pursue her education, rare for young Turkish women in the 1920s. But no one—least of all Sabahat herself—expects that in the course of her studies she will fall for a handsome Armenian student named Aram.
After precious moments alone together, their love begins to blossom. Try as she might to simplify her life and move on, Sabahat has no choice but to follow her heart’s desire. But Aram is Christian, and neither family approves.
The Hidden Plague
Have you been plagued with boils, cysts, ingrown hairs, and acne-like bumps that take months to resolve, leave embarrassing scars, and cause considerable pain? Have you been to the doctor, only to leave with a prescription for antibiotics, few answers, and little to no hope? Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a poorly understood skin condition that is believed to affect nearly twelve million people in the United States alone. Only a small fraction of those affected have been properly diagnosed, leaving many others to suffer in silence or pursue ill-advised conventional treatment methods that fail to address the cause of this painful condition.
There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.
The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.
Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.
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