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Shandra Covington simply assumed her grandmothers’ house was sold after her grandmother hastily moved in with Shandra and her mother two decades ago. Yet, here it was, deeded to Shandra in her grandmother’s will.
Shandra, single, aggressive, and an accomplished journalist, has tender memories of the time spent as a young girl in the old house on the hill, and her curiosity and sentimentality lead her to a final visit to the forgotten home. What she discovers shocks Shandra to her very core. Not only is the house still filled with her grandmother’s old belongings, but there is also a body, long since dead, and covered with the same thick layer of dust as the rest of the items in the house.
April Fools (A Mira James Mystery Book 12) (paid link)
Librarian and aspiring PI Mira James has discovered one corpse a month for each of the eleven months she’s lived in Battle Lake, Minnesota. She’d give her left foot to break that streak this April.
But when she stumbles across a disturbing note, and a Battle Lake girl vanishes, she has no choice except to get involved.
She follows the note’s trail and is horrified to discover that it leads to her father, who died 13 years earlier. It’s a race against the clock to crack the secret he carried to his grave in time to save the girl. Meanwhile, chiseled police chief Gary Wohnt is scrutinizing her every move, aching to finally put her behind bars, and Johnny, her sexy boyfriend, is planning a surprise for her. Problem is, she doesn’t know if it’s a marriage proposal or an intervention.
Troubled Sea (paid link)
Action-packed adventure on Mexico’s high seas!
A cruising couple live a life many only dream of aboard their 42-foot boat in Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez. But their chosen sea has a serpent: Mexico’s out-of-control drug trade.
After witnessing a drug-deal gone wrong, they set off a deadly chain of events that lands them in a sea of intrigue involving a best friend, the Mexican Federal Police, the DEA, US Coast Guard, the INS, and a nasty drug cartel.
THE BODY OF A WOMAN who insulted everyone she met on her short trip to Moonstone Lake is found floating in the lake. Is it a murder or an accident?
Arizona Summers and her psychic dog Nutmeg love to solve crimes. The new chief Keith Wesley makes it clear he doesn’t want her help. Once he realizes Arizona is the go-to person with whom the townspeople share their deepest and darkest secrets. The handsome new chief tries to get back in Arizona’s good graces but she doesn’t make it easy.
It’s hard for Ary to keep the restaurant she owns running smoothly when her mother, Emma causes chaos at every turn. Even her Aunt Sandy, who referees her sister and niece, shakes her head at Emma’s shenanigans.
How To Conquer Clutter And Organize Your Home: A Room-By-Room Blueprint For Stress-Free Organization (paid link)
Start your journey towards an organized home today!
Kick your clutter to the curb with this easy-to-follow guide by clearing out the unwanted stuff in your house… and freeing up space to enjoy what you have.
How to Conquer Clutter and Organize Your Home takes you room-by-room through your home with simple and encouraging instructions on how to organize your:
And much more!
Developed for test-takers who need a refresher, Manhattan Prep’s GMAT Foundations of Math provides a user-friendly review of basic math concepts crucial for GMAT success.
GMAT Foundations of Math comes with robust online resources, including a practice test, question banks, and interactive video lessons. Written by active instructors with 99th-percentile scores, this guide is designed with the student in mind.
Designed to be user-friendly for all students, GMAT Foundations of Math provides:
700+ practice problems for realistic review
Easy-to-follow explanations of fundamental math concepts
Step-by-step application of concepts to example problems
An angry earl. A desperate spinster. A reckless wager.
For five years, Brooke Culpepper has focused her energy on two things: keeping the struggling dairy farm that’s her home operating and preventing her younger sister and cousins from starving. Then one day, a stern-faced stranger arrives at their doorstep and announces he’s the dairy’s new owner and plans on selling the farm. Though she’s outraged, Brooke can’t deny the Earl of Ravensdale makes her pulse race in the most disturbing way.
Heath is incensed to discover five women call the land he won at the gaming tables their home. He detests everything about the country and has no desire to own a smelly farm, even if one of the occupants is the most intelligent, entrancing woman he’s ever met.
The Dog Share: From the #1 Kindle best selling author comes a new feel-good romantic comedy for 2021 (paid link)
Suzy Medley is having a bad day…
… when a shabby terrier turns up at her door. Just like Suzy, Scout has been abandoned, although only Suzy has been left with a financial mess and a business in tatters thanks to her ex.
Suzy takes Scout in and her chaotic world changes in unexpected ways: strangers have never been more welcoming and her teenage kids can’t wait to come home to visit.
Then a chance encounter on a windy Hebridean beach makes things more complicated, because Suzy isn’t the only one who needs a friend.
Scout has plenty of love to go round… but does Suzy?
Over the Faery Hill: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Magical Midlife Misadventures Book 1) (paid link)
A mountain of regrets. A bargain with a mischievous faery. Could tinkering with her past create a better future?
Joey Whitmore longs to escape her dead-end world. Facing a midlife crisis at age 42 and still living with her mother, getting fired from yet another job is the proverbial last straw. So when a fae trickster in human guise offers a chance at changing her history, she figures there’s nothing left to lose.
Though skeptical of his magic, Joey accepts the sly prince’s enchanted hourglass and begins a reckless journey back in time. But as she tries to act as her own fairy godmother and reverse her mistakes, her blundering interference causes a chain of catastrophic consequences.
Trouble follows Jenna Quinn wherever she goes. Fleeing some unsavory doings in her hometown of Charlotte, Jenna accepts her uncle’s gracious invitation to stay with him in small-town Hokes Folly, NC. In exchange, she’ll help him out in his antiquarian bookstore. But soon after she arrives, Jenna finds her uncle’s body crumpled at the base of the staircase between his apartment and the bookstore.
Before the tragedy even sinks in, Jenna learns that she’s inherited almost everything her uncle owned: the store and apartment, as well as his not-so-meager savings and the payout from a life insurance policy…which adds up to more than a million dollars.
The Mermaid from Jeju: A Novel (paid link)
Inspired by true events on Korea’s Jeju Island, Sumi Hahn’s “entrancing [debut] novel, brimming with lyricism and magic” (Jennifer Rosner, The Yellow Bird Sings) explores what it means to truly love in the wake of devastation.
In the aftermath of World War II, Goh Junja is a girl just coming into her own. She is the latest successful deep sea diver in a family of strong haenyeo. Confident she is a woman now, Junja urges her mother to allow her to make the Goh family’s annual trip to Mt. Halla, where they trade abalone and other sea delicacies for pork. Junja, a sea village girl, has never been to the mountains, where it smells like mushrooms and earth. While there, she falls in love with a mountain boy Yang Suwol, who rescues her after a particularly harrowing journey.
We live in an era of unprecedented data aggregation, and it’s never been more difficult to navigate the trade-offs between individual privacy, personal convenience, national security, and corporate profits. Technology is evolving quickly, while laws and policies are changing slowly.
You shouldn’t have to be a privacy expert to understand what happens to your data. April Falcon Doss, a privacy expert and former NSA and Senate lawyer, has seen this imbalance in action. In Cyber Privacy, Doss demystifies the digital footprints we leave in our daily lives and reveals how our data is being used – sometimes against us – by the private sector, the government, and even our employers and schools.
Napoleon Hill’s Master Course is his ultimate gift to mankind. It is the easiest, most direct path to fulfilling your greatest potential, and one of the most complete self-improvement books available today. These original copyrighted lectures given by Napoleon Hill himself for the Master Course were delivered in Chicago in the mid-1950s to individuals who were being trained to teach his philosophy to help others achieve their goals.
Through this exclusive course designed to improve every facet of your lives and authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, you will discover how to: uncover your true purpose in life; achieve any goal you set; develop a pleasing personality; step up to leadership; acquire a positive mental attitude; attract opportunities; develop enthusiasm; learn through adversity; foster creative vision and imagination; maintain sound health; and budget time and money.
A Place to Hang the Moon (paid link)
It is 1940 and William, 12, Edmund, 11, and Anna, 9, aren’t terribly upset by the death of the not-so-grandmotherly grandmother who has taken care of them since their parents died. But the children do need a guardian, and in the dark days of World War II London, those are in short supply, especially if they hope to stay together. Could the mass wartime evacuation of children from London to the countryside be the answer?
It’s a preposterous plan, but off they go– keeping their predicament a secret, and hoping to be placed in a temporary home that ends up lasting forever. Moving from one billet to another, the children suffer the cruel trickery of foster brothers, the cold realities of outdoor toilets and the hollowness of empty stomachs.
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