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Already Gone (A Laura Frost FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1) (affiliate link)
Frost is haunted by her talent: a psychic ability which she refuses to face and which she keeps secret from her colleagues.
Yet as much as Laura wants to be normal, she cannot turn off the flood of images that plague her at every turn: vivid visions of future killers and their victims.
And glimpses of what a killer may do next.
A Match Made in Spell (Fate Weaver Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Night Contract: A Lance Gedrin Mystery (affiliate link)
His lawyer got him out. Now she’s missing.
And the State has 1 week to decide whether to retry him for murder.
Heavyweight boxing champ Lance Gedrin is breathing clean air again after spending the last twelve years at Pontiac Correctional Center. He has a new lease on life, so he creates a bucket list and vows to travel the world. Stop 1 is the Idaho Potato Museum. Stop 2 is supposed to be the Space Needle, but he never makes it.
Gedrin’s lawyer, Gertrude Stevenson goes missing, making national headlines. Gedrin wants answers. The only way to get them is to go back to the place where he lost his freedom a dozen years ago: The Windy City.
A Rogues & Gentlemen Christmas: A Compilation of Christmas Novellas (affiliate link)
The youngest son of a marquess …
Darkly handsome Ludo – universally known as Lascivious Lord Courtney – is the wickedest rake in Christendom. With a reputation that makes nice young ladies swoon, he is just not the marrying kind.
A friend to the rescue…
Unwitting wallflower Felicity Bunting is only trying to protect a friend when she finds herself in a compromising position with this lusty lord.
An unlikely pairing…
She might not have meant to do it, but Bunty just accidentally trapped Lord Courtney into marriage.
Neither of them is what the other ever expected to have, but perhaps they might be all they ever wanted.
Uh-oh. The aliens are here…
..and they won’t leave until they’ve captured every single human on the planet.
Meanwhile, in a dark room in LA, exiled from Hell for breaking the rules when he tried to save a boy’s life, Satan is rewatching his favorite show when he hears someone banging on his door to bring him news of the invasion.
Together, they set off on an epic journey that will take them through Hell and back. Literally.
Will our heroes be able to stop the aliens from assimilating the human race? And what will they have to sacrifice if they hope to succeed?
Merry Christmas, Darling: A Darling, VT Holiday Romance (affiliate link)
Hannah Gallagher is a woman who knows how to get things done – and the annual literacy benefit is no exception. There’s just one problem: her headlining author has cancelled. Where can she find a celebrity to fill in this close to Christmas? It’s just her luck that her brother’s best friend and hockey superstar, Cam Collier, is in town for the holidays. It doesn’t take long for Hannah to imagine him reading to kids at the local library – and all that money pouring in.
Sidelined with his second concussion, Cam takes the opportunity to spend Christmas with his family. He’s barely in town twenty-four hours when Hannah Gallagher hits him up to do a charity event, and Cam knows he must decline.
My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding (affiliate link)
Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.
Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven.
Unfinished: A Memoir (affiliate link)
“I have always felt that life is a solitary journey, that we are each on a train, riding through our hours, our days, our years. We get on alone, we leave alone, and the decisions we make as we travel on the train are our responsibility alone.”
A remarkable life story rooted in two different worlds, Unfinished offers insights into Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s childhood in India; her formative teenage years in the United States; and her return to India, where against all odds as a newcomer to the pageant world, she won the national and international beauty competitions that launched her global acting career. Whether reflecting on her nomadic early years or the challenges she has faced as she has doggedly pursued her calling, Priyanka shares her challenges and triumphs with warmth and honesty. The result is a book that is philosophical, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like the author herself.
Roseanna: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (1) (affiliate link)
Happy All the Time (affiliate link)
The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession (affiliate link)
In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.
Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school teaching, Dana Goldstein reveals that teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries. From the genteel founding of the common schools movement in the nineteenth century to the violent inner-city teacher strikes of the 1960s and ’70s, from the dispatching of Northeastern women to frontier schoolhouses to the founding of Teach for America on the Princeton University campus in 1989, Goldstein shows that the same issues have continued to bedevil us: Who should teach? What should be taught? Who should be held accountable for how our children learn?
I Was Anastasia: A Novel (affiliate link)
Russia, July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement in Siberia, where they face a merciless firing squad. None survive. At least that is what the executioners have always claimed.
Germany, February 17, 1920: A young woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov is pulled shivering and senseless from a canal. Refusing to explain her presence in the freezing water or even acknowledge her rescuers, she is taken to the hospital where an examination reveals that her body is riddled with countless horrific scars. When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious young woman claims to be the Russian grand duchess.
The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) (affiliate link)
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