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Broken Pledges (affiliate link)
A Kappa Chi Rho pledge dead. A pledge brother investigated for murder. A father with a secret intent on proving his son’s innocence.
Broken Pledges tells the story of how a father and son learn that they’re related by more than just blood.
In 1993, while attending South Cuthbert University, Chase Dempsey made the fateful decision to pledge the Kappa Chi Rho Fraternity. That’s when a hazing event gone wrong would change his life forever.
His pledge brother, Chris Wilbanks, was now dead, and many believed that Chase was to blame. The stigma would follow him for years, even after he was cleared of all wrongdoing.
Nearly thirty years later, Chase is now a Homicide Detective in Philly, and has put the events of that night behind him, or so he thought. One phone call would thrust Chase back into a world that he hoped to never see again.
Molly (Sewing in SoCal Book 1) (affiliate link)
Kiss at Midnight (A Town Called Forgotten Book 1) (affiliate link)
Hailey Waters steps off a bus with no memory of why she came to Forgotten or what she’s running from. And maybe it doesn’t matter. She’s determined to make a new life in this small town where strangers are friendly and helpful—especially veterinarian Dylan Morgan. But Dylan keeps prying for answers she doesn’t have. He’s a hero, always saving animals and people, and maybe she doesn’t need one of those right now. He’s more likely to break her heart than to solve the riddle of her past.
Dylan has returned to the small town he never should have left. He’s tired of women with secrets, the kind of women who always leave. When he finds Hailey in his friend’s barn, his training makes him uniquely qualified to be what she needs most—if he can keep the way he’s beginning to feel about her out of it. Because more and more he’s sure her secrets will tear him apart. But he can’t walk away or let her go. So maybe it’s time to take matters—and love—into his own hands.
The Doorstep Mile: Live More Adventurously Every Day (affiliate link)
Are you being held back by a lack of time or money? By fear, indecision, or a feeling of being selfish or an imposter?
Living adventurously is not about cycling around the world or rowing across an ocean.
Living adventurously is about the attitude you choose each day. It instils an enthusiasm to resurrect the boldness and curiosity that many of us lose as adults.
Whether at work or home, taking the first step to begin a new venture is daunting. If you dream of a big adventure, begin with a microadventure.
This is the Doorstep Mile, the hardest part of every journey.
The Doorstep Mile will reveal why you want to change direction, what’s stopping you, and how to build an adventurous spirit into your busy daily life.
Dream big, but start small.
Dead Man (Black Magic Outlaw Book 1) (affiliate link)
My name is Cisco Suarez, but I’ve been called a lot of things. Wizard, hit man, black magic outlaw. I guess one day I finally went too far because someone left me for dead in a dumpster.
That should’ve been it for me. End of story. But I’m not like most people. Compelled by equal doses of voodoo and sheer grit, I came back… and I want answers.
Which might explain the zombie pit bull sniffing after me. And the automatic weapons. But I’m too stubborn to back down. I’ll go through a voodoo gang, a shape-shifting trickster, and a bloodthirsty vampire if it gets me out of this.
And maybe I’ll get a little more than that too. My old life back. A cleared name. A city to protect from the kinds of monsters who did this to me.
Not too shabby for a dead man.
If you like Jim Butcher, Shayne Si
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth (affiliate link)
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?
The shocking answer is: None of the above!
In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker does this by identifying your “money and success blueprint.” We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money—and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success.
Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything (affiliate link)
Eleven months after he was liberated from the Nazi concentration camps, Viktor E. Frankl held a series of public lectures in Vienna. The psychiatrist, who would soon become world famous, explained his central thoughts on meaning, resilience, and the importance of embracing life even in the face of great adversity.
Published here for the very first time in English, Frankl’s words resonate as strongly today—as the world faces a coronavirus pandemic, social isolation, and great economic uncertainty—as they did in 1946. He offers an insightful exploration of the maxim “Live as if you were living for the second time,” and he unfolds his basic conviction that every crisis contains opportunity. Despite the unspeakable horrors of the camps, Frankl learned from the strength of his fellow inmates that it is always possible to “say yes to life”—a profound and timeless lesson for us all.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook: Prep-and-Go Recipes for Long-Term Healing (affiliate link)
Simple slow cooker recipes for inflammation relief
Eliminating inflammation-causing ingredients from your diet doesn’t have to mean spending tons of time in the kitchen—or eating boring meals. The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook harnesses the convenience of your slow cooker or multi-cooker (like an Instant Pot) to create healthy meals that use simple, flavorful ingredients. The recipes require minimal prep work, making it easy to incorporate a soothing anti-inflammatory diet into your busy life.
Discover basic principles of the diet, with a special focus on foods for fighting inflammation and foods that cause flare-ups. Explore slow-cooking tips, including advice for choosing and getting to know your slow cooker, along with handy dos and don’ts. With this anti-inflammatory cookbook, you can prep and go—and dig in to nourishing, ready-to-eat meals when you get home.
The Soup Book: 200 Recipes, Season by Season (affiliate link)
Make the most of fresh produce all year round with more than 200 homemade soup recipes organized by season.
The Soup Book is packed with plenty of nourishing recipes for every season. Try winter warmers such as parsnip and apple soup or French onion soup, enjoy a light summer lunch of chilled cucumber soup with dill, and make a hearty borscht or pumpkin soup in autumn. The recipes are organized first by season, and then by ingredient, so you can easily find the ideal soup to suit the fresh ingredients you have to hand.
Featuring recipes from Raymond Blanc, Dan Barber, Alice Waters, and other supporters of The Soil Association, The Soup Book offers plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration to fill your bowl. Each recipe is accompanied by freezing times so that you can prepare your favorite recipes to enjoy later. This updated edition features brand-new and updated photography to accompany the book’s refreshed design.
Beautiful Bodies: A Memoir (affiliate link)
Like most people, Kimberly Rae Miller does not have the perfect body, but that hasn’t stopped her from trying. And trying. And trying some more. She’s been at it since she was four years old, when Sesame Street inspired her to go on her first diet. Postcollege, after a brief stint as a diet-pill model, she became a health-and-fitness writer and editor working on celebrities’ bestselling bios—sugarcoating the trials and tribulations celebs endure to stay thin. Needless to say, Kim has spent her life in pursuit of the ideal body.
But what is the ideal body? Knowing she’s far from alone in this struggle, Kim sets out to find the objective definition of this seemingly unattainable level of perfection. While on a fascinating and hilarious journey through time that takes her from obese Paleolithic cavewomen, to the bland menus that Drs. Graham and Kellogg prescribed to promote good morals in addition to good health, to the binge-drinking-prone regimen that caused William the Conqueror’s body to explode at his own funeral, Kim ends up discovering a lot about her relationship with her own body.
The Mister Rogers Effect: 7 Secrets to Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Others from America’s Beloved Neighbor (affiliate link)
In a world increasingly divided by politics and social issues, we need Mister Rogers more than ever. For three decades, his presence was a healing balm to children of all ages. And though he is no longer with us, we can all adopt his attitudes and actions as models for our own lives.
In this uplifting and informative book, Dr. Anita Knight Kuhnley shows us how to use the transformative psychological principles that Mister Rogers masterfully employed to make a difference in our own neighborhoods. Principles such as
– listening for discovery
– validating feelings
– preserving white space
– expressing gratitude
– exercising empathy
– practicing radical acceptance
– using expressions of care
Imagine a world where these seven principles guide our interactions with each other. Sound heavenly? Neighborly? It all starts with you.
Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers (affiliate link)
The devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.
In Grain Brain, renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, exposes a finding that’s been buried in the medical literature for far too long: carbs are destroying your brain. Even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, decreased libido, and much more.
Groundbreaking and timely, Grain Brain shows that the fate of your brain is not in your genes. It’s in the food you eat. The cornerstone of all degenerative conditions, including brain disorders, is inflammation, which can be triggered by carbs, especially containing gluten or high in sugar. Dr. Perlmutter explains what happens when the brain encounters common ingredients in your daily bread and fruit bowls, how statin drugs may be erasing your memory, why a diet high in “good fats” is ideal, and how to spur the growth of new brain cells at any age.
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