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Fierce Grace (affiliate link)

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Author: Moore, Jess B.
Women’s Humorous Fiction

A fierce connection…

Annabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.

Asher Grace knows who he is and what he has to offer. Nothing. A poor boy from the wrong side of town, steel worker, with too much weight on his shoulders as he is trying to hold his family together. Best choice is avoiding too-sweet-for-her-own-good Annabelle at all costs.

Annabelle falls in love with the way she comes to life with Asher. He awakens a hunger for life and love in her that she didn’t know she possessed.

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Author: Potts, Meredith
Cozy Mystery

A missing woman. A mysterious stranger. A case with no leads. A terrible blast from the past. And cookies. Lots of cookies.

Some cases hit close to the bone.

For amateur sleuth, Sabrina Carlson, this is one of them.

In Sabrina’s mind, missing-person’s investigations are always the hardest.

Mostly because they remind her of losing her sister years before.

If fighting off flashbacks of her sister’s death isn’t bad enough, this current case is one of the most difficult of Sabrina’s career.

After all, Claire Blakely didn’t just disappear without a trace.

Tin Can Tommies: Darkest Hour (affiliate link)

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Author: Jones, Mark C.
Steampunk Science Fiction

June 1940. As Blitzkrieg burns through Europe, Corporal Jack Stone escapes Dunkirk by the skin of his teeth leaving Germany with its prize in sight across the English Channel: Great Britain—a stubborn little island that now stands alone.

Recruited by Winston Churchill to lead a team of robot commandos—veteran machines of the Great War nicknamed the Tin Can Tommies—Jack must venture into battle once again on an audacious mission deep behind enemy lines. But with dissention in the ranks, a traitor in their midst and Jack’s nemesis hot on his heels, the odds are stacked against them.

Whatever happens, the Tommies will be in the thick of it—and with time running out Jack will find himself in a battle for survival as he confronts not only the shadows of his past, but an enemy whose insidious plan for world domination threatens the freedom of mankind itself!

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Author: Freethy, Barbara
Espionage Thrillers

It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren’t supposed to see each other ever again…

Four years later, Sophie’s FBI father, who is also Damon’s mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn’t sure if he’s friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart.

The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she’s in trouble, her father’s reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there’s a traitor in their midst.

When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father’s innocence might just cost them their hearts…and their lives…

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Author: Strong, Rodney
Women Sleuths

The Silvermoon Retirement Village is a quiet, refined refuge from the world. Nestled in the hills above Wellington, New Zealand its residents look forward to living out their days in peace and tranquility.

Unfortunately for the rest of them 97 year old Alice Atkinson lives there. And quiet, peaceful, and tranquil are three words that most definitely do not apply to her.

She’s had an eventful life and picked up some useful skills. Now she has to dust off those skills because it turns out that Silvermoon isn’t as quiet and peaceful as the brochure suggests.

Over the course of three books with the help of her often-reluctant sidekick Vanessa, Alice proves that there is no age limit when it comes to investigating murder, as long as you have your wits about you, a youthful offsider, and a black belt in karate.

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Author: Schmidt, Melanie
Amish Romance

Naomi’s Story – Eighteen-year-old Naomi Miller isn’t exactly like all of the other Amish girls. Sure, she wants to get married and start a family just like everyone else, but Naomi also uses her God-given talent to run a successful business, one she doesn’t want to be forced to give up for a family.

When tragedy strikes Naomi’s family, she meets a young man who may just be the answer to all of her prayers, but will he fall for Naomi…or for her sister? Take a trip to Amish Country and discover what the Lord has planned for Naomi.

Next in Line for Love (affiliate link)

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Author: Bliss, Harper
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Lesbian Romance

Can the road to the top take you on a path to love?

After ten years abroad, Alexandra ‘Ali’ Lennox’s father asks her to move back to Los Angeles to head the family company, Lennox Breweries.

The company’s COO, Jill Gold, has dedicated twenty years of her life to Lennox Breweries and is not amused when she’s asked to mentor Ali, who she considers to be nothing more than a privileged trust-fund brat.

Even though they don’t see eye to eye, Ali and Jill will have to learn to trust each other for the sake of the company—and each other.

Can Jill change her mind about Ali’s smug entitlement? And will Ali be able to come to terms with the past hurt that drove her away from L.A. in the first place?

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Author: Glantz, Aaron
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Business Ethics

Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” he said. But our future president wasn’t alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes—their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money—and the Obama administration’s promise to cover their losses.

In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.

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Author: Ellison, J.T.
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Domestic Thrillers
The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring the closure she needs to move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in her husband’s disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his best friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting Aubrey’s new life?
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Author: Burrowes, Grace
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Historical Regency Fiction
THEY CALL HIM THE DUKE OF MURDER… The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse–a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.
No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he’ll take on any challenge–even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn’t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she’s fighting battles of her own. For her, he’ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.

Three Wishes (affiliate link)

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Author: Delinsky, Barbara
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Small Town & Rural Fiction

When waitress Bree Miller wakes up in the hospital after a blizzard in a tiny Vermont town, she can’t recall the tragedy that landed her there. But she’s certain of only one thing—that she has been magically granted three wishes. Are the things Bree longs for—a home, a soul mate, a family—now within her grasp?

After all, one of her wishes seems to have already come true: at her bedside is Tom Gates, a renowned author who’s come to town to make sense of his fame—and who, as the accident’s only witness, is determined to make sure Bree is safe and sound. As Bree recovers and Tom learns more about her, they discover that they will have to take unimagined risks to truly live their dreams.

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Author: Kabat-Zinn, Jon
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Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. Now, with Coming to Our Senses, he provides the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our physical and spiritual wellbeing. With scientific rigor, poetic deftness, and compelling personal stories, Jon Kabat-Zinn examines the mysteries and marvels of our minds and bodies, describing simple, intuitive ways in which we can come to a deeper understanding, through our senses, of our beauty, our genius, and our life path in a complicated, fear-driven, and rapidly changing world.

In each of the book’s eight parts, Jon Kabat-Zinn explores another facet of the great adventure of healing ourselves — and our world — through mindful awareness, with a focus on the “sensescapes” of our lives and how a more intentional awareness of the senses, including the human mind itself, allows us to live more fully and more authentically.

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Author: Bane, Misty
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
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Welcome to Blackwood Bay, where magic and murder have come out to play…

If only that had been on the sign when I drove into town. Instead, the picturesque seaside destination had lured me in with its vintage charm and promises of the quaint little bookstore I’d unexpectedly inherited. Then came the handful of instant friends and a hunky local to boot.

Sounds great, right? And what could possibly go wrong?

Turns out, everything. The bodies start piling up along with my arrival in town; someone may have murdered Granny— and that’s only the beginning.

Things are much more complicated than they first appear, though, and being new in town certainly has its disadvantages. No one is who they seem to be… not even me.

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