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Joey Mancuso Mysteries Vol 1-5 (affiliate link)
A MURDER ON WALL STREET
When one of Joey and Father Dom’s best customers dies in an apparent suicide —a Wall Street guy celebrating a new client the night before– they’re just not feeling it. They know he wasn’t a guy who wanted to die; and they quickly find out he was someone a lot of people wanted dead.
A MURDER ON LONG ISLAND
Just in time for Christmas, a wealthy real estate developer named Harold Longworth is on trial for the murder of his wife in the bedroom of their Long Island mansion, and the Manhattan elite are glued to their seats. Things are looking pretty grim when his team asks Joey to investigate the case, but better when he discovers that Mrs. Longworth’s personal and professional lives were a sticky web of secrets and lies, populated by a rogues’ gallery of jealous lovers and corporate conspirators.
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition (affiliate link)
Dead & Talking (Porter & The Gliss Investigations Book 1) (affiliate link)
If a ghost appeared from nowhere and ordered you to start solving crimes, what would you do?
When a ghost shanghais Porter Norton, he just wants to put his head in his hands and have nothing to do with it. Then he discovers he has to atone for a family curse that has seen all the males die at their own hands for five generations.
The Gliss, the sarcastic spirit that rescues him, says he can now see and hear the dead – if he’s close to their remains. Porter has to use his unwelcome gift to clear up past injustices. Or else.
Somebody Like You (Starlight Hill Series Book 2) (affiliate link)
Her high school crush is back, and he bought her vineyard!
Strike One … in one night, Brooke Miller loses her boyfriend, her job and possibly her reputation. She vows revenge on her old boss by bringing a defunct vineyard back to its former glory. But ex-baseball star Billy Turlock swoops in and buys her dream vineyard.
Strike Two…Billy hopes the new family business will give him direction and purpose, now that he can no longer play baseball. He can’t afford to fail again, and for that he needs Brooke, who has hated him and all athletes since high school … even if he’s never forgotten her.
Taking What Is Mine (Wilde Boys Book 1) (affiliate link)
Chet Wilde didn’t just grow up with dreams of becoming a rancher. It’s been in his blood since the day he was born. For the Wildes, ranching is a family affair—a Wilde thing. But that solitary kind of life can wear on a man, and at his age he’s given up on the idea of settling down and starting a family. Besides, between the cattle and his brothers, his plate’s already full.
So much for love.
Christy Harris’ experience with men could be summed up in one word. Awful. From growing up with an absent father to the abusive boyfriend willing to chase her across the country to stay in control of every aspect of her life, all men have ever taught her is that they take what they want. No matter the cost.
Broken Rules: Hanleigh’s London (The Rules Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
He’s seductive, downright naughty and yet somehow still a perfect gentleman. A one night stand with CEO bad boy and all round “manwhore” Landon Peters will change Aurora’s life, if she’ll take a risk and break some rules.
Expectations. Rules. Perfection.
Aurora’s lives her life by someone else’s rule book until one night she meets Landon Peters, the unprofessional, sexy as hell, British billionaire CEO. He’s seductive, downright naughty and yet somehow still a perfectly English gentleman.
Together they begin an adventure of rule breaking, undeniable chemistry and hot sex. It’s a whirlwind of giving and losing control.
Between Sisters (affiliate link)
The Third Coincidence (Jack McCall Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
A practical guide to bringing our whole selves to our professional work, based on the author’s overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In today’s workplace, the traditional boundaries between “work” and “personal” are neither realistic nor relevant. From millennials seeking employment in the sharing economy to Gen Xers telecommuting to Baby Boomers creating a meaningful second act, the line that separates who we are from the work we do is blurrier than ever.
The truth is, we don’t show up for our jobs as a portion of ourselves—by necessity, we bring both our hearts and our minds to everything we do. In How We Work, mindfulness expert and creator of the perennially-waitlisted Stanford Business School course “Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion” Dr. Leah Weiss explains why this false dichotomy can be destructive to both our mental health and our professional success.
My Brilliant Life (affiliate link)
Ae-ran Kim’s My Brilliant Life explores family bonds and out-of-the-ordinary friendships, interweaving the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy and happiness in even the most difficult times.
Areum lives life to its fullest, vicariously through the stories of his parents, conversations with Little Grandpa Jang—his sixty-year-old neighbor and best friend—and through the books he reads to visit the places he would otherwise never see.
For several months, Areum has been working on a manuscript, piecing together his parents’ often embellished stories about his family and childhood. He hopes to present it on his birthday, as a final gift to his mom and dad; their own falling-in-love story.
The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology (affiliate link)
It was 11pm when I checked my email for the last time and turned off my phone for what I hoped would be forever.
No running water, no car, no electricity or any of the things it powers: the internet, phone, washing machine, radio or light bulb. Just a wooden cabin, on a smallholding, by the edge of a stand of spruce.
In this honest and lyrical account of a remarkable life without modern technology, Mark Boyle explores the hard won joys of building a home with his bare hands, learning to make fire, collecting water from the spring, foraging and fishing.
When the Men Were Gone: A Novel (affiliate link)
A cross between Friday Night Lights and The Atomic City Girls, When The Men Were Gone is a debut historical novel based on the true story of Tylene Wilson, a woman in 1940’s Texas who, in spite of extreme opposition, became a female football coach in order to keep her students from heading off to war.
Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism.
Roughing it with Ryan (South Village Singles Book 1) (affiliate link)
VOWING TO BE SINGLE IS EASY…
Suzanne Carter has sworn off men…really! Her inability to take life seriously drives them crazy, so it’s best she leaves them alone. Then strong, handsome Ryan Alondo rescues her and she simply melts. Who could resist all that rough-and-tumble sexiness? But as tempting as he is, she’s not going to fall for his charms. Because there’s no way she wants to ruin a man this gorgeous.
UNTIL THIS SEXY BACHELOR COMES ALONG!
From the moment Ryan sets eyes on Suzanne, he knows she’s the one for him. She’s fun and sexy and exactly what he needs in his overcrowded, responsible life. And the passion between them can’t be ignored. He just has to convince her he’s serious enough for both of them. Good thing he can be very, very persuasive…
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