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Will Rhonda and Rita’s new life in Clovedale Falls and their dreams for the future be over before they even begin?
Rita and Rhonda Knight are forty-four-year old twin sisters who retire from law enforcement and move to the quaint north Georgia town of Clovedale Falls in search of a quiet new life. They settle in for a lot of hard work getting their bakery business ready before the annual Pumpkin Festival begins, but they are taken by surprise when they find a dead man right next door—a dead man whose face is familiar.
Suddenly the sleepy little town of Clovedale Falls is the scene of a growing mystery that threatens to destroy Rita and Rhonda’s new life. And to make matters worse, because they are so new in town, who can they trust?
Loose Ends (Mary O’Reilly Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary’s trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost’s word just doesn’t hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, doesn’t think she’s nuts.
Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected State Senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the Senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator’s wife.
Deadly Straits (The Tom Dugan Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Meet Tom Dugan, a wise-cracking, globe-trotting consultant with issues.
When the CIA asked Dugan to use his job as cover to ‘take a few pictures,’ he readily agreed, unaware his life was about to be changed forever and not in a good way.
When he’s set up and falsely accused of terrorism, the CIA offers him a deal, IF he betrays his best friend.
With international terrorism and the weaponization of oil as a backdrop, DEADLY STRAITS is a taut thriller that focuses on the timeless questions of loyalty and love of family. What will a man do to save his only child? When is the price of loyalty to a friend too high?
Play Fetch (Avery Barks Book 3) (affiliate link)
Running into an ex-boyfriend can be murder…
Avery Barks, a volunteer search and rescue dog trainer is asked to assist on a search for a lost person and she readily agrees to help. But the victim’s dysfunctional family causes quite a distraction to the search efforts and may cause the loss of life.
When Avery discovers a body lying on the road, the connection between the deceased and her ex-boyfriend Travis becomes a little too close for comfort and Travis quickly becomes the prime suspect.
Avery is convinced he’s done nothing wrong, but convincing everyone else may be a little more difficult.
Italian Desserts: Heavenly Recipes of Italy (affiliate link)
Italians know how to live. They know how to eat and drink. And they especially know how to create scrumptious desserts. In this book, you will be taken on a delicious and decadent culinary journey of Italian sweets – from classics like biscotti and tiramisu, you will find desserts from affogato to zuppa inglese.
Whether you’re serving a crowd or simply satisfying your own sweet tooth, this cookbook brings the rustic and diverse baking traditions of Italy into your home kitchen. And with recipes that are simple to make and require little prep time, indulging in a true Italian baking experience is easier than ever.
The Mum Who Got Her Life Back (affiliate link)
When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia’s life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn’t take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy ‘the Big Milk’. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, she’s never felt more alive.
That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia’s relationship survive having a sulky teenager around?
Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History (affiliate link)
The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David.
On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists who demanded the release of 53 terrorists. The plane was forced to divert to Entebbe, in Uganda — ruled by the murderous despot Idi Amin, who had no interest in intervening.
Days later, Israeli commandos disguised as Ugandan soldiers assaulted the airport terminal, killed all the terrorists, and rescued all the hostages but three who were killed in the crossfire. The assault force suffered just one fatality: its commander, Yoni Netanyahu (brother of Israel’s Prime Minister.) Three of the country’s greatest leaders — Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin — planned and pulled off one of the most astonishing military operations in history.
A Sister’s Courage (The Victory Sisters, Book 1) (affiliate link)
The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine ‘Raine’ Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly.When war breaks out in 1939, Raine is determined to put her skills to good use. She enlists in the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming one of a handful of brave female pilots flying fighter planes to the men on the front line.
Raine embraces the challenges of the job, despite its perils. But when Doug is reported missing after his Spitfire is shot down, she realises the war could tear apart not only her country, but also her heart…
Life On Hold (affiliate link)
Rae Maddox’s mom, Gina, thinks nothing of packing up and moving. New apartment, new town, new job–all of it is an adventure to Gina, but for Rae, each move is just one more friend lost, one more chance to feel like an outsider. When they arrive in Wisconsin, Gina promises to stay put until graduation. Cautiously optimistic, Rae wades into the social whirl at Whitman High School, making a few friends and even earning a chance at love.
But when the vice principal pairs her with a new student, Allison Daly, things go bad in a big way. It seems Allison was orphaned after her parents died in a suspicious house fire, leaving their daughter to bounce between relatives’ homes. When a sleepover at Rae’s house goes terribly wrong, Rae sees a troubling side of Allison–and learns a few secrets about her own mother in the process.
Amish Widow’s Hope: Amish Romance (Expectant Amish Widows Book 1) (affiliate link)
She’s newly widowed, pregnant, and alone. She decides a fresh start is what she needs, but she’s not prepared for what comes next …
Anita is not looking for a replacement husband. Another man is the last thing on her mind, but it seems everyone in her new Amish community has decided her baby needs a father. And that leads to one embarrassing situation after another.
She soon forms a friendship with Simon and wonders why he’s been overlooked in everyone’s matchmaking schemes.
Can Anita convince everyone that she and her baby are fine on their own?
Will Anita find the courage to take a second chance at love?
Could the man no one sees her with be the very man who captures her heart?
Thief’s Magic (Millennium’s Rule Book 1) (affiliate link)
Forget what you know about the nature of magic.
In a world where an industrial revolution is powered by magic, Tyen, a student of archaeology, unearths a sentient book called Vella. Once a young sorcerer-bookbinder, Vella was transformed into a useful tool by one of the greatest sorcerers of history. Since then she has been collecting information, including a vital clue to the disaster Tyen’s world faces.
Elsewhere, in an land ruled by the priests, Rielle the dyer’s daughter has been taught that to use magic is to steal from the Angels. Yet she knows she has a talent for it, and that there is a corrupter in the city willing to teach her how to use it — should she dare to risk the Angels’ wrath.
Elizabeth Cage is a child when she discovers that there are things in this world that only she can see. But she doesn’t want to see them and she definitely doesn’t want them to see her.
What is a curse to Elizabeth is a gift to others – a very valuable gift they want to control.
When her husband dies, Elizabeth’s world descends into a nightmare. But as she tries to piece her life back together, she discovers that not everything is as it seems.
Alone in a strange and frightening world, she’s a vulnerable target to forces beyond her control.
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