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A Pinch of Salt (Three Sisters Catering Book 1) (affiliate link)
For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn’t until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.
For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife’s abandonment. He’s had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn’t until he commissions Millie for his daughter’s birthday party that he realizes he’s forgotten that he’s not only a father, but a man.
They both think they’re content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that’s needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they’ve been missing.
The Darling Songbirds (The Songbirds of Darling Bay Book 1) (affiliate link)
A hilarious and heartwarming romance about a singer trying to find her song, from the bestselling author of Pack Up the Moon:
The saloon had always looked old-fashioned, but now it resembled a set in a ghost town. The boards creaked under Adele Darling’s feet as if they hadn’t been stepped on since women wore hoop skirts. Cobwebs on the porch slung themselves from top beams to bottom ones, and an old wagon wheel leaned against a hitching post in front. It was as if the sidewalk had been poured right around the post, and her Toyota hybrid looked completely wrong parked next to it. It should have been a horse.
The problem was that Adele wasn’t in an old western, or a ghost town. Darling Bay was the sleepy gold-rush town her great-grandfather had given his name to.
Twelve Days of Trauma (Tim Jacobs Detective) (affiliate link)
How far would you go to get justice for the people you love most?
Former NYPD Detective Tim Jacobs takes his wife and his young daughter on a road trip on the brink of a snowstorm. They are on their way to visit his parents for Christmas, but they never arrive.
Tim has an unshakable feeling that something will go horribly wrong even before they set off. What happens is far worse than he could have imagined.
The tragedy that occurs sees grief-stricken Tim back in his investigator role, seeking justice.
Just A Happy Camper (Hetta Coffey Series, Book 11) (affiliate link)
Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she’s not afraid to use it.
She’s cruising Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez when she gets a job offer she can’t refuse. Not only is the project located in her old stomping grounds in Texas Hill Country, but comes with an RV for living quarters. She has no problem driving a forty-five foot yacht, but RVing is new to her.
And as will happen, life throws her a major curve ball, and then smack dab into a nefarious plot back across the border.
Join up with Hetta’s posse—her dog, Po Thang and Trouble, her parrot—as they teach some bad guys not to mess with Texas.
Storm of War (Donald Cameron Naval Thriller Book 5) (affiliate link)
Lieutenant Donald Cameron thought himself inured to the rigours of the wartime Navy…until he joined the destroyer Burnside, and one of the most important convoys of 1942.
Defense and civilian suppliers, liners crammed with soldiers, and a 21,000-ton tanker — the British Racer — loaded with highly inflammable aviation spirit made up a massive, unwieldy convoy bound for the besieged island of Malta; and a full complement of aircraft carriers and warships was detailed to protect it.
Having suffered few losses from German U-boat harassment before reaching Gibraltar, morale in the Burnside seemed high — though the chances of reaching Malta unscathed were minimal.
Stop Waiting For it to Get Easier: Create Your Dream Business Now (affiliate link)
Imagine a small business that provided you more money, time, and the freedom to live life on your terms.
There’s never been a better time to start or grow your dream business than right now.
Jim Palmer is a serial entrepreneur, marketing expert and in-demand small business coach.
After creating multiple successful businesses, in 2009, Jim created the Dream Business Academy and has taught hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners how to create their Dream Business, so they too can live their Dream Lifestyle.
In Stop Waiting for It to Get Easier: Create Your Dream Business Now, Jim provides a simple blueprint for effectively starting and growing a profitable small business.
Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir (affiliate link)
Hush Little Baby (affiliate link)
The Plum Tree (affiliate link)
“Bloom where you’re planted,” is the advice Christine Bölz receives from her beloved Oma. But seventeen-year-old domestic Christine knows there is a whole world waiting beyond her small German village. It’s a world she’s begun to glimpse through music, books—and through Isaac Bauerman, the cultured son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for.
Yet the future she and Isaac dream of sharing faces greater challenges than their difference in stations. In the fall of 1938, Germany is changing rapidly under Hitler’s regime. Anti-Jewish posters are everywhere, dissenting talk is silenced, and a new law forbids Christine from returning to her job—and from having any relationship with Isaac. In the months and years that follow, Christine will confront the Gestapo’s wrath and the horrors of Dachau, desperate to be with the man she loves, to survive—and finally, to speak out.
A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy (affiliate link)
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.
For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently?
Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (affiliate link)
Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaíso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquín Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquín takes off for San Francisco to seek his fortune, and Eliza, pregnant with his child, decides to follow him.
As Eliza embarks on her perilous journey north in the hold of a ship and arrives in the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco, she must navigate a society dominated by greedy men.
A Plague of Giants: A Novel (The Seven Kennings Book 1) (affiliate link)
MOTHER AND WARRIOR
Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.
SCHOLAR AND SPY
Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.
The Glory (affiliate link)
This follow-up to The Hope plunges immediately into the violence and upheaval of the Six-Day War of 1967—and continues the stories of its multiple characters and of Israel’s dramatic struggle for survival across the years. The Glory takes readers through the terrors of the Yom Kippur War, the famous Entebbe rescue, and the airstrikes on Saddam Hussein’s nuclear reactor—ending with the final hope for peace.
Illuminating the inner lives of real Israeli leaders—including David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, and Ariel Sharon—the Pulitzer Prize-winning “master of the historical novel” (Los Angeles Times) tells the story of Israel’s struggle to exist with a compelling sense of both the broad significance of this time in history, and its personal impact on those who lived through it.
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