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The Grape Series : Books 1-4 Plus Extra Material (paid link)
Sent on an exchange to France, Laura becomes not only enamored with la belle vie but falls madly in love with a local Frenchman. Can she abide by the rules while still managing to follow her heart?
At the age of seventeen in a last-minute twist of fate, Laura Bradbury is sent to Burgundy, France, for a year’s exchange. She arrives knowing only a smattering of French and with no idea what to expect in her first foray out of North America. With a head full of dreams and a powerful desire to please, Laura quickly adapts to Burgundian life, learning crucial skills such as the fine art of winetasting and how to savor snails.
New job. New town. New ghost!
Fifty-two-year-old Emily Curtis wants a job so she can rebuild her shattered life. One year ago, a devastating car accident stole her occupation, her home, and half her mind.
Working in the charity shop of a small town in rural New Zealand seems ideal… until she awakens a ghost! Since the annoying spirit won’t move on until her murderer is found, Emily sets to work. However, the ethereal Mrs Pettigrew doesn’t remember dying, let alone who killed her.
With family remaining close-lipped and old employees keeping secrets, it’ll take more than Emily’s newfound ability to talk to the dead to solve the crime.
STRANDED: A Novel (paid link)
First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer.
All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail these helpless castaways.
Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson rescues a young girl and her elderly great-aunt from the same ship. They badly need Jake’s survival skills, but why is he so maddeningly careful? She needs to hurry home to nail a significant career trial. And, please, before Jake learns her secret that she’s responsible for his wife’s death.
The Ghosts of Hexley Airport (paid link)
When she starts her new job at the airport, working a night shift as part of the security team, Casey assumes the stories about the place can’t be true. Even when she has a strange encounter in a deserted part of the departure hall, she’s certain that ghosts aren’t real.
Soon, however, she’s forced to face the truth. Not only is there something haunting the airport’s buildings and tarmac, but a sinister force is working behind the scenes to replicate the circumstances of the original accident. And as a snowstorm moves in, Hexley Airport looks set to witness yet another disaster.
Jewel Anderson is desperate and all alone in the world, except for her impulsive roommate Camaro Moltepulciano. She’s hungry. The rent for her tiny apartment is overdue, and Cam just gave the last of their money away to someone less fortunate. Jewel has a heart of gold like her best friend Cam, but hearts can’t be traded to pay for rent. Since both refuse to return to the homeless shelter where Jewel was almost assaulted, what can two nearly destitute women do?
A deranged serial killer roams wintry rural Nebraska, targeting little girls, with a demented purpose no one can fathom.
FBI Special Agent EMMA KANE, a former DC cop considered to be damaged goods, is assigned to babysit burned-out profiler JACOB THORNE as they both fly to Nebraska to catch this maniac. Thorne is erratic, abrasive and unpredictably brilliant, but what he and Kane find in the heartland is much more than anyone bargained for, especially when the Iceman challenges them personally, where it hurts most.
Long before Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Quirk published this guide to life in Regency England to the delight of Austen fans everywhere. Newly published with a revised cover, The Jane Austen Handbook offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early 19th century. Readers will discover:
• How to Indicate Interest in a Gentleman Without Seeming Forward
• How to Ensure a Good Yearly Income
• How to Ride Sidesaddle
• How to Behave at a Dinner Party
The Last Days of Café Leila: A Novel (paid link)
No Better Friend A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II (paid link)
Clark and Adelaide think their lives can’t get any worse. Until they meet each other.
Adelaide — heiress to the wealthiest man in the Ceithren Empire — has felt a void since her sister’s death. Just as she’s resigned herself to the empty life her father chose for her, a relic from a world that shouldn’t exist plunges her into chaos.
Clark — son of the greatest terrorist the empire has ever known — is still reeling from his father’s death. Since then, his life has boiled down to two things: his brothers and his next mission. When his mission to bring back a mystical artifact goes awry, he’s forced to choose between getting the job done and saving the life of a spoiled socialite.
Infinite Stars (paid link)
Also included are past masterpieces by authors whose works defined the genre, including a Miles Vorkosigan adventure, a story from the author of the Dragonriders of Pern, and a rare tale co-authored by the screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back.
Nebula and Hugo Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and Science Fiction Grand Masters—these authors take us to the farthest regions of space.
The Peacemaker (paid link)
A secret plot to start a war. Two old enemies must work together to foil it.
Under any other circumstances, hired assassin Cassandra Wu would be trying to kill her partner. But that’ll have to wait. Right now, they need to stop a war.
Will Nero and Wu be able to put aside their differences and combine forces to stop The Peacemakers? Or will the temptation to kill each other prove too great?
If you like the thrills of Jack Reacher or the intense action of John Wick, then you’ll burn through The Peacemaker.
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