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Who polices the world of covert operations? Enter the Cellar, the most secret spy organization hiding deep within the United States. Two women become inextricably involved in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue, and betrayal as they fight for their lives and the safety of their country.
Neeley is the lover and protégé of Gant, a Cellar operative, and trying to pick up the pieces of her life after Gant’s death and unveil a mystery that he always held close. Hannah, a housewife, is equally lost after her husband disappears. They soon learn that the men in their lives shared a dangerous secret, one some very powerful people would shed blood to protect.
Neeley and Hannah’s meeting sets a decades-old plan into motion and puts their lives at risk. They couldn’t come from more different worlds, but as they try to escape the people who seem determined to kill them, Hannah and Neeley discover they have at least one thing in common: they’ve both been living a lie.
Squeeze Play (Washington DC Soaring Eagles Book 1) (affiliate link)
Full of enthusiasm, recent graduate Hayley Carter is thrilled to be working for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Having spent a lot of her life in the background due to family circumstances, Hayley is eager to step up and be heard—and bring much needed change to her new organization. With romance on the shelf, it’s time to focus on herself and new career. Armed with a workbook to help her improve on a personal and professional level, Hayley is ready to become a better version of who she already is.
But will a baseball player for the Washington Soaring Eagles challenge her thoughts on not only dating, but the person she thinks she needs to be?
Brody Jensen is the new catcher for the professional team in DC. Baseball is everything to Brody and has been his salvation while growing up. Brody wants to make the most of his full-time shot behind the plate. Which means no serious relationships.
The Wicked Baron (Blackhaven Brides Book 1) (affiliate link)
Orphan Gillie Muir makes ends meet by holding genteel card parties for friends and visitors to the newly fashionable spa town of Blackhaven. But when Lord Wickenden, known as the Wicked Baron, makes her a shocking proposal, her world is turned upside down.
Jaded and bored, Lord Wickenden has his own reasons for joining the house party at Braithwaite Castle. One of them is to oblige an ex-mistress by detaching her son from the local gaming den hussy who has ensnared him. But, confronted by Gillie’s unexpected charm and innocence, Wickenden abandons his original plan of simply taking her for himself.
Instead, he becomes embroiled in her bizarre problems, which include saving her reputation and her life, keeping the Watch away from her card parties, and hiding an injured smuggler who was once kind to her.
The Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #1 (affiliate link)
Area Zero (affiliate link)
If you want something hidden, consider hiding it in plain sight. Unfortunately, stumbling across such a something came close to getting Nathan fired.
An innocent when it came to the discovery, to be sure, but it would nevertheless be fair to say that Nathan wasn’t entirely blameless in the matter, having run roughshod over all manner of military regulations.
Despite the repeated screw-ups, Nathan remains an asset to the auditing firm, Mace Forensics. So, in a last ditch effort to keep him out of trouble, the firm banishes Nathan to a relic of the Cold War, a third-rate air base situated somewhere in the Nevada desert.
Nathan is a forensic accountant, and he is to audit said base until every pencil, and every paperclip has been entered into the ledger.
In The Stars (Amber Reed Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
A desperate phone call. A murdered celebrity. A deadline to catch a killer and solve a crime…
Amber, a newspaper admin assistant in a sleepy small town, wishes her life could be more exciting.
Then, with one phone call, her world turns upside down.
Soon she’s caught up in the middle of a high-stakes celebrity murder investigation and battling to convince handsome (and incredibly stubborn) special agent Charlie Huxton that she really can help him catch the killer.
Time is running out though, so this unlikely sleuthing duo needs to act fast if they stand any chance of cracking the case and catching the bad guy…
Sunset Bay (affiliate link)
What if you got another chance at the life that got away?
LA accountant Megan Greene has a successful job, a handsome cardiologist fiancé, and a doting father. Surely they make up for her estranged sister and hypochondriac mother…and a niggling sense that something, somewhere, got lost along the way. But then Megan’s life falls spectacularly apart. Faced with the knowledge that neither her father nor her fiancé are the men she thought they were, she is loath to trust Travis—the high school boyfriend who never quite left her heart. But his reappearance stirs dreams she once reluctantly packed away, and forces her to confront her relationship with her sister—a bond that has been strained to the limit but has never quite broken. And amid the turmoil lies the promise of a future Megan never expected—one that may turn out to contain everything she really needs…
Schooled (affiliate link)
Capricorn Anderson had never watched a television show before. He’d never tasted a pizza. He had never even heard of a wedgie. And he had never, in his wildest dreams, thought of living anywhere but Garland Farm commune with his hippie caretaker, Rain.
Capricorn (Cap for short) lived every day of his life on Garland Farm growing fruits and vegetables. He was homeschooled by Rain, the only person he knew in the world. Life was simple for Cap. But when Rain falls out of a tree while picking plums and is hospital-ridden, he has to attend the local middle school and live with his new guidance counselor and her irritable daughter. While Cap knew a lot about Zen Buddhism, no amount of formal education could ready him for the trials and tribulations of public middle school.
Cap doesn’t exactly fit in at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C Average by the kids). He has long, ungroomed hair, wears hemp clothes, and practices Tai Chi out on the lawn.
North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail (affiliate link)
Scott Jurek is one of the world’s best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he’s finished first in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite events over the course of his career. But after two decades of racing, training, speaking, and touring, Jurek felt an urgent need to discover something new about himself. He embarked on a wholly unique challenge, one that would force him to grow as a person and as an athlete: breaking the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.
North is the story of the 2,189-mile journey that nearly shattered him. When he set out in the spring of 2015, Jurek anticipated punishing terrain, forbidding weather, and inevitable injuries. He would have to run nearly 50 miles a day, every day, for almost seven weeks.
The Country Girls: Three Novels and an Epilogue (affiliate link)
The country girls are Caithleen “Kate” Brady and Bridget “Baba” Brennan, and their story begins in the repressive atmosphere of a small village in the west of Ireland in the years following World War II. Kate is a romantic, looking for love; Baba is a survivor. Setting out to conquer the bright lights of Dublin, they are rewarded with comical miscommunications, furtive liaisons, bad faith, bad luck, bad sex, and compromise; marrying for the wrong reasons, betraying for the wrong reasons, fighting in their separate ways against the overwhelming wave of expectations forced upon “girls” of every era.
The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue charts unflinchingly the pattern of women’s lives, from the high spirits of youth to the chill of middle age, from hope to despair, in remarkable prose swinging from blunt and brutal to whimsical and lyrical.
Then She Vanishes: A Novel (affiliate link)
Everything changed the night she disappeared . . .
On a summer’s night in 1994, sixteen-year-old Flora Powell vanished from her sleepy seaside town without a trace. Their hearts shattered, Flora’s mother, her sister Heather, and Heather’s best friend Jess had to somehow carry on not knowing what happened.
Twenty-five years later, tragedy strikes again when Heather walks into a stranger’s house and allegedly kills two people in cold blood.
Why would this loving wife and doting new mother commit such a heinous crime? Jess, now a reporter, returns to the hometown she left behind to cover the case and dig for answers. But this isn’t like any other story. Jess was like a sister to the Powell girls, until the summer that tore them all apart.
What happened to the girl she used to know?
The Coincidence (The Trial Trilogy) (affiliate link)
Joy Stapleton is Ireland’s most infamous prisoner.
She was incarcerated for two life sentences, after the bodies of her two young sons were found buried in a shallow grave in the Dublin mountains.
But she has always maintained her innocence, and argues the only reason she was ever arrested in the first place comes down to mere coincidence.
But it’s a coincidence that didn’t convince detectives.
A coincidence that didn’t convince a jury.
And a coincidence that hasn’t endeared her to the inmates of Mountjoy Prison.
That is until eight years into her sentence, when new evidence emerges, and everybody — including Joy’s long-suffering husband, Shay — is forced into a rethink.
Stay with Me (Misty River Romance, A Book #1) (affiliate link)
Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.
When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of a historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.
Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?
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