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A new home. A new beginning. A quiet life. Or is it?
The beach house is Addison Lake’s retirement plan. Memories of childhood holidays playing in the sand with her cousins come flooding back as soon as she sets foot in Getaway Bay. After the death of her husband, turning her new beach house into a bed and breakfast and reconnecting with family is just the tonic she needs. But just days after her move to the sleepy coastal town, Addison’s new life turns on its head.
A fire at her cousin Layla’s art gallery has devastating consequences.
There’s a body in the rubble.
Save the cure. Kill the crew.
That was the dying order of the captain of the starship Elixr. The ship followed the order. Then it lost its mind.
Two decades later, the last chance to save billions of souls rests with the dead starship’s only occupants: a pair of boys raised by a deranged robot. When Elixr crashes on a barren world, they join forces with an impoverished girl living on the edge of society to search for answers.
Who are they? Why have they survived? And what could Elixr possibly do to save a world on the precipice of collapse?
The Florida Keys has everything for your perfect vacation. Beaches, beverages, and betrayals.
My first clue that something is rotten in paradise? Not the off-beat people of Tarpon Cove who attend my Aunt Elizabeth’s funeral. It’s the executor of her estate, a lawyer who’s shadier than a Florida Keys mangrove thicket at midnight.
The second clue that I’ve inherited something more than a Key West-style home and a cluster of beachfront rental cottages? The hot guy I find lounging by the pool–with a bullet in his shoulder. Just the kind of bad boy I shouldn’t want.
Lost Girl (The Neverwood Chronicles Book 1) (paid link)
Wendy doesn’t remember anything about Neverland—or the experiments done on her there as a child. Seven years later, all she wants is a normal life, but shape-shifting shadows plague her dreams and turn her life into a waking nightmare. When the shadows attack at a football game and a boy disappears right in front of her, she realizes these wraith-like shadows are real. They’re not just haunting—they’re hunting.
A mysterious boy named Peter, his foul-mouthed sidekick, and a band of misfit boys intervene before Wendy faces a similar fate. But can they trust Wendy enough to take her to Neverwood Academy and reveal all of their hidden secrets when she’s hiding a secret of her own, or will the dreaded Red Skulls find her and drag her back to Neverland?
A foreign prince on the run, a local girl in a serious jam, and a ’65 Mustang headed for Georgia. What could go wrong?
LEO: How my brother talked me into ditching our security team and embarking on this ridiculous adventure, I haven’t a clue. But it’s my duty to keep the idiot safe—something made even more difficult now that we’re stranded in the middle of nowhere with a local mechanic as our only hope. But this wrench-wielding beauty has problems of her own and a smile that might make me forget my obligations entirely.
RUBY: With one look at Leo Baxter, I know down to my cherry-painted toes that he and his pain-in-the ass brother are nothing but trouble. Given my family’s dire circumstances, however, I’ve got little choice but to take these rich country-club rejects up on their offer. A fat stack of cash in exchange for a ride through the mountains. How bad could it be?
“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness obviously never paid for a divorce…”
When Mollie McQueen turned thirty, she awoke with a determination to live her best life.
Her marriage to Max was the first thing to come under scrutiny and on one sexless night in May, Mollie decided that their relationship was over.
However, when a grouchy divorce lawyer convinces Mollie there’s a chance she could bow out of this life being eaten alive by a pack of cats, she starts to search for an alternative.
Opening the can of worms that is her marriage makes Mollie realise she might not be as blameless as she initially thought…
Better Living Through Selective Apathy (paid link)
Better Living Through Selective Apathy is your helpful guide to achieving a healthy and balanced life. Making a conscious decision about what is worth caring about helps us to understand the reasons why we have stress and anxiety in the first place, and how to avoid the majority of stress-causing variables in our daily life.
We are bombarded with “daily atrocities” from every direction. Every one of these are molehills we are expected to turn into mountains, but doing so only strands us in a mountain range from which there is no escape. We cannot be effective in coping with problems or creating necessary change in our world when we are spread in too many directions.
Why are all the hard-core CIA operatives always men? They aren’t.
Introducing Jamie Austen a CIA operative tasked with infiltrating sex trafficking rings and rescuing girls from some of the most ruthless and violent organizations in the world. When her assignment takes her to Belarus, she uncovers a ring that tricks girls into believing they are signing up to become mail order brides to America only to find they are being sold into sex slavery in Russian and in the Middle East.
Jamie faces grave danger as she attempts to save the next busload of three hundred girls leaving in a matter of days, knowing she is the only one who can save them.
Black Wings Beating (The Skybound Saga Book 1) (paid link)
The people of Uztar have long looked to the sky with hope and wonder. Nothing in their world is more revered than the birds of prey and no one more honored than the falconers who call them to their fists.
Brysen strives to be a great falconer—while his twin sister, Kylee, rejects her ancient gifts for the sport and wishes to be free of falconry. She’s nearly made it out, too, but a war is rolling toward their home in the Six Villages, and no bird or falconer will be safe.
Together the twins must journey into the treacherous mountains to trap the Ghost Eagle, the greatest of the Uztari birds and a solitary killer.
Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (paid link)
Cosy: The British Art of Comfort (paid link)
Cosy is “the slacker’s guide to staying at home, an antidote to peak frazzle.” With trademark Anglo cheekiness, Laura Weir perfectly captures the British essence of cosy. She celebrates socks, warms to the joys of toasty open fires, and extols the virtues of a quiet walk, ultimately enticing us all to create the British magic of cosy in our everyday lives.
With more than 140 whimsical illustrations and interviews with British lifestyle experts, including Melissa Hemsley, Sophie Dahl, and Dolly Alderton, Cosy is a perfect reminder to slow down, have a cuppa, and settle in when life pushes you into overdrive.
For all who are displaced. For all who are weary of the way things are. For all who long for a more beautiful world.
Preemptive Love founder Jeremy Courtney has seen the very worst of war. He’s risked his life saving lives on the front lines. He’s come face to face with ISIS, been targeted by death threats, and narrowly escaped airstrikes.
Through it all, the most powerful thing he’s learned is this: we’re not just at war with each other. We’re at war with ourselves. But the way things are is not the way they have to be. There is a more beautiful world. To find it, we have to we confront our fear–and end war where it starts: in our own heads and hearts.
Firegirl (paid link)
From the moment Jessica arrives, life is never quite the same for Tom and his seventh-grade classmates. They learn that Jessica has been in a fire and was badly burned, and will be attending St. Catherine’s will receiving medical treatments. Despite her appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life.
This quietly powerful novel demonstrates that a small gesture can make a huge impact in someone’s life.
Yoga: A Manual for Life (paid link)
Be calmer, happier and more creative.
In Yoga: A Manual for Life Naomi Annand shows you how to use the ancient practice of yoga to live better in the modern world.
Utilising simple, breath-led movement, this beautiful practice companion teaches you how to wake up feeling energised, calm an anxious mind, sleep better, feel inspired.
Ideal for total beginners to more experienced yogis, this manual includes everything you’ll need to live a more balanced, grounded life, from five-minute lifehacks to longer sequences with specific goals in mind. Always accessible, Yoga: A Manual for Life has at its centre the principle of authentic self-care.
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