Detective Jack Ridge is dying. But that isn’t stopping him from trying to find a missing girl. Concealing his illness, he stays on to continue the struggle to solve the case. Several other girls who’ve disappeared have all turned up dead, and Jack knows he doesn’t have much time. But the case goes cold, and Jack has all but given up hope until 9 year old Rebecca provides the clues which can catch the killer.
Unaware of the secret that she’s carrying, Rebecca is tormented by nightmares and visions she can’t understand. While undergoing therapy, her doctor uncovers the root of her fear, the memory of a horrific murder. But the identity of the victim is the most shocking of all. When Jack learns how the girl’s story was acquired, it challenges everything he believes. Jack dismisses her account until an incident reveals her story to be irrefutable.
Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1)
A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime’s worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.
John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can’t give her, it breaks his heart.
Rachel McReedy isn’t impressed with John Fletcher’s money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it’s like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn’t prepared for what she’s about to discover.
Stolen Kisses (3:AM Kisses Book 11)
Tall, tatted, and drop dead gorgeous? Grant Jones is sex on a stick —which explains why every female at Whitney Briggs University gravitates in his direction. Every girl wants to bed him, and every guy wants to be him. Grant is the whole package, and I cannot wait to do a little unwrapping.
Ava is the most beautiful girl I have ever laid eyes on. But I’ve tried relationships, and they don’t work out for me. The truth is, I’ve never let the deep wound of losing my sister, Steph, heal properly. I’m taking a break from relationships to mend my heart the right way.
But Ava isn’t giving up. She’s sweet, and fun, and that soul melting smile of hers gets me every time. Maybe letting Ava in will be far more healing than trying to do this on my own. Stephanie would want me to be happy. I know she would.
And just as soon as a ray of happiness enters my world, I’m faced with the crushing truth about who Ava really is.
The Calendar Brides (Romantic Comedy)
Twelve women with big hearts and slim wallets want to do something special for their grandmother. At eighty-seven, the family matriarch has reconnected with her childhood sweetheart, and wants to elope to Sicily. The catch is her intended is poor, and Nona D’Amato doesn’t have the travel cash herself.
When they put their heads together, can her twelve granddaughters help their Nona achieve her dream? All it takes is a little ingenuity and a very clever plan. Meet Emma, Claire, Angie, Haley, Bev, Jane, Tiny, Zoe, Lena, Trish, Susan and Rachel, as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime–all in the name of l’amore.
Synbat (The Green Berets Book 3)
Dave Riley and his Green Beret A-Team must defeat a threat shockingly inhuman. Set in the shadowy world of genetic research, Synbat, stands for Synthetic Battle form.
The research is conducted at a lab in the deep woods of western Tennessee, under the Pentagon’s secret Black Budget, is Top Secret. Until the subjects of the experiment escape. The Synbats are now roaming the countryside, acting out what they were designed to do: kill.
Riley and his team are called in for ‘damage control.’ Easier said than done. They follow the deadly trail to Chicago, where long abandoned tunnels are a lair for the Synbats to complete what could well spell the end of mankind: procreate at incredible speed. It’s a race against time as Riley must destroy mankind’s greatest threat– our own genes spliced with that of another species.
Secret Keepers and Skinny Shadows: Lee and Miranda
When Bert Grayson is murdered, it sets off a chain of events to apprehend a relentless killer who would not be stopped. Don’t trust anyone, Lee and Miranda were warned! But, they risked their own lives in this heart stopping race against time. Lillian Grace, a woman with her own secrets, had loved Bert. Her rambling letters, written after his murder, are the only link to this long forgotten mystery and to what really happened in that alley the night Bert was found with his throat slit. 2016 Kindle Book Awards Semi-Finalist. Small Town Cozy Series.
Box Set of 3 Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries
Former Secret Service agent, turned private detective, Mimi Capurro, never expects to run into her old college flame Nick Christianson, when she takes on an executive protection (bodyguard) case for a New York Times bestselling author. But when the author’s assistant is murdered, the homicide case, along with Mimi, land in Nick’s lap.
Determined to make up for puking all over Nick’s crime scene, and to help her client, Mimi wants to solve the murder before Nick does. Never fear, her willing and witty sidekick, Charles Parks, is along for the ride.
Will Mimi and Nick be able to solve this murder without killing each other first?
In This Grave Hour: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Sunday September 3rd 1939. At the moment Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation Britain’s declaration of war with Germany, a senior Secret Service agent breaks into Maisie Dobbs’ flat to await her return. Dr. Francesca Thomas has an urgent assignment for Maisie: to find the killer of a man who escaped occupied Belgium as a boy, some twenty-three years earlier during the Great War.
In a London shadowed by barrage balloons, bomb shelters and the threat of invasion, within days another former Belgian refugee is found murdered. And as Maisie delves deeper into the killings of the dispossessed from the “last war,” a new kind of refugee — an evacuee from London — appears in Maisie’s life. The little girl billeted at Maisie’s home in Kent does not, or cannot, speak, and the authorities do not know who the child belongs to or who might have put her on the “Operation Pied Piper” evacuee train.
One Breath Away
In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.
Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town’s children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.
Garden of Stones
In the dark days of war, a mother makes the ultimate sacrifice
Lucy Takeda is just fourteen years old, living in Los Angeles, when the bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor. Within weeks, she and her mother, Miyako, are ripped from their home, rounded up—along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans—and taken to the Manzanar prison camp.
Buffeted by blistering heat and choking dust, Lucy and Miyako must endure the harsh living conditions of the camp. Corruption and abuse creep into every corner of Manzanar, eventually ensnaring beautiful, vulnerable Miyako. Ruined and unwilling to surrender her daughter to the same fate, Miyako soon breaks. Her final act of desperation will stay with Lucy forever…and spur her to sins of her own.
True Love (Nantucket Brides Trilogy Book 1)
Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend’s storybook wedding.
But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House’s ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn’t troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property’s guesthouse.
The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel
When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away?
Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive
Working mothers constantly battle the pull to do all the things well. From managing work and home responsibilities to being impacted by a lack of self-care and time for deep friendships, the struggle is real. At the end of each day, many working moms are exhausted and stretched too thin. But this does not have to be the norm.
In her latest practical and inspiring book, Jessica Turner shows the working mom how to
– work and parent guilt-free
– establish clear work boundaries
– set achievable goals
– discover more flexibility
– develop home management solutions
– prioritize self-care
– invest in her marriage
– cultivate deeper friendships
– feel like a good mom, even while working
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