The Fireproof Girl (Sophie Shields Book 1)
She can run, but she can never escape her past…
Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.
She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.
Years later, when news of Cole’s murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend.
But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk…
The Bane Affair (Smithson Group Book 1)
Christian Bane is an expert at deception. It’s part of his job as a Smithson Group agent. But having been left to die by a woman he loved means a calculated seduction–even under the guise of work–has him wanting to get in and get out without getting involved.
Natasha Gaudet loves hot cars, so when she arrives at her godfather’s estate to find a sexy import—and an even sexier stranger waiting in the shadows—she’s intrigued. But things aren’t what they seem and soon Natasha is caught in a dangerous game.
The closer Christian gets to Natasha the harder it is to deceive her. His intel is faulty; Natasha’s no more a criminal than he is. They’re both being played and neither will get out alive without the other, no matter the trust—and intimacy—working together requires.
The Three Christmases of William Spencer
Christmas is always special, but even more so if your birthday falls on the same day. As William Spencer celebrates his birthday each year on December 25–first as a child in rural America in the 1930s, and then as a World War II veteran, husband, and father–he learns that, no matter what his circumstances, happiness is an attitude, not a condition. But as a solitary old man living in a one-bedroom apartment, William Spencer expects this Christmas birthday to be his last. His holiday is one of solitude and reflection, dominated by the echoes of the past and by a single, simple wish. When an unexpected turn of events reminds William of a lesson learned many years ago, he’s faced with a choice. Can he find the strength to imagine a new future?
Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.
Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He keeps himself busy with the important things, loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.
The Book of Moon
It coulda been worse.
That’s the “working epitaph” of 15-year-old Moon Landing. Not that Moon’s death is imminent—far from it—but his thoughts have turned to gallows humor, as his world disintegrates along with his parents’ marriage. His older brother skateboards through life with ease, but Moon is deeply troubled.
Just as he is solving for romantic unknowns with a gorgeous older girl, Moon must contend with his dad’s sudden absence, his mom-gone-wild’s sexcapades, and his best friends’ curious penchant for self-destruction. Not to mention his newfound role in agitating to end an African guerrilla’s bloody rampage.
To make sense of it all, Moon embarks on a quest to unravel the riddle of God’s injustice to man.
50 Christmas Pie Recipes – Traditional Pies, Seasonal Pies, Custard, Meringue, Frozen and Refrigerator Pies
This cookbook has a wide variety of choices if you are looking for Christmas or Holiday Pie Recipes! Christmastime is filled with incredible foods to eat including pies, cookies, desserts and dinner. Pies are a great dessert to share with Christmas dinner or at any of the parties you may attend throughout the season.
Inside this book you will find the best Christmas Pies to make at home.
The type of recipes you will find inside 50 Christmas Pie Recipes – Traditional Pies, Seasonal Pies, Custard, Meringue, Frozen and Refrigerator Pies are right there is the title! Learn how to make homemade pies such as seasonal pies, fruit pies, custard pies, meringue pies, frozen pies and refrigerator pies.
Artist Brody Trent enjoys a simple life living and working in NoDa, an artsy district of Charlotte. He wakes one morning to find himself charged with the brutal assault on a young woman who now lies comatose, unable to testify to his innocence. A fluke accident allows him to escape custody. Now on the run, he travels to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to find Doctor Emily Parker, the one person who can lead him to the real assailant. Standing in her way is the wealthy and powerful Harrington family, who will do anything, including committing murder, to keep her from the truth.
The Darcy Brothers: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Theo Darcy is everything his disapproving elder brother, Fitzwilliam, is not—charming, easy-going, and full of fun. A tragic event as children severed their bond of friendship, but now they are together again. They are still at odds, though, this time over the love of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and the truth about George Wickham. Will Wickham manage to divide the brothers again? And more importantly, which Mr. Darcy will Elizabeth choose? Find out as the two brothers lock horns in this unique Pride & Prejudice variation collectively written by five respected authors.
The Darcy Brothers was first conceived as an interactive group writing project and has developed into a full-length novel featuring the charismatic Theo Darcy. A sweet Regency romance for all lovers of Pride and Prejudice.
Holidays on Ice
David Sedaris’s beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy’s elf and the annals of two very competitive families, are Sedaris’s tales of tardy trick-or-treaters (“Us and Them”); the difficulties of explaining the Easter Bunny to the French (“Jesus Shaves”); what to do when you’ve been locked out in a snowstorm (“Let It Snow”); the puzzling Christmas traditions of other nations (“Six to Eight Black Men”); what Halloween at the medical examiner’s looks like (“The Monster Mash”); and a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry (“Cow and Turkey”).
I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle’s walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has “captured the castle”– and the heart of the reader– in one of literature’s most enchanting entertainments.
Here Be Dragons: A Novel (Welsh Princes Trilogy Book 1)
Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce by marrying the English king’s beloved illegitimate daughter, Joanna, who slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband. But as John’s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales—and Llewelyn—Joanna must decide where her love and loyalties truly lie.
The turbulent clashes of two disparate worlds and the destinies of the individuals caught between them spring to life in this magnificent novel of power and passion, loyalty and lies. The book that began the trilogy that includes Falls the Shadow and The Reckoning, Here Be Dragons brings thirteenth-century England, France, and Wales to tangled, tempestuous life.
Interstellar: The Official Movie Novelization
The official movie novelization to the eagerly anticipated new film by Christopher Nolan.
Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures
Guardian Angel: Life and Death Adventures with Pararescue, the World’s Most Powerful Commando Rescue Force
The Septembers of Shiraz: A Novel (P.S.)
In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappearance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known. As Isaac navigates the terrors of prison, and his wife feverishly searches for him, his children struggle with the realization that their family may soon be forced to embark on a journey of incalculable danger.
Talking to ‘Crazy’: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
“[Goulston’s]ideas are a bit counter-intuitive but they really do shift the dynamic and help people diffuse and disarm the irrational person leading to more positive outcomes.” — Online MBA Because some people are beyond difficult… Let’s face it, we all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what’s the solution? How do you talk to someone who’s out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book, Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his bestselling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now, in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy, he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all—the downright irrational.
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