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Kissing Frogs (affiliate link)

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Author: Ingham, Sarah
Romantic Comedy

Would you leave your friend for love?

When Luc James heads for a holiday in the Greek Islands with her best friend Ella, all she expects to bring home is a suntan. Little does she know that she’ll end up feeling unwanted and abandoned as Ella sails off over the horizon with a gorgeous Frenchman.

When the impossibly glamorous Lorenzo arrives, Luc’s life is transformed and she finds herself crossing Europe with a sugar-mouse pink hatbox. But as her fairytale romance leads to the sacrifice of years of friendship, is Luc going to get her happily ever after?

Raven One (affiliate link)

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Author: Miller, Kevin
Military Thrillers

Join Lieutenant Commander Jim Wilson aboard the fictional nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge on deployment to the Persian Gulf. Wilson is in the cockpit of a carrier-based F/A-18 Hornet…and in the ready rooms and bunkrooms of men and women who struggle with their fears and uncertainty in this new way of war – amid leadership challenges that test them further.

A “routine” Middle-East deployment takes a sudden and unexpected turn when Washington orders Valley Forge to respond to a crisis no one saw coming. The world watches – and holds its breath.

Kevin Miller’s unforgettable first novel is filled with flying action and adventure – and also examines the actions of imperfect humans as they follow their own agendas in a disciplined world of unrelenting pressure and danger.

Looking for Leon (affiliate link)

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Author: Benton, Shirley
Humorous Literary Fiction

What would you do to find the one that got away?

Andie hadn’t gambled on meeting the love of her life on a holiday in Las Vegas – but when she meets Leon, love suddenly seems like a bet she can win. That is, until the wheel of fortune steps in and separates them during a fire drill. With next to no info on Leon, Andie finds it impossible to track him down – despite staging a series of publicity stunts to get the media in on the act.

Back in Ireland, journalist Andie begins to write a regular newspaper column about her search. Readers love it and a local TV station flies her back to Vegas to take up the hunt for the man she can’t forget.

What starts off as a simple low-budget documentary spirals into a frenzied national media search. With the world’s most ambitious PR agent on board, Andie becomes a heroine for those who are looking for love.

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Author: King, Simon
Crime Thriller 

I’m 18, scared, and my brother’s just been murdered.
They put me in maximum-security. My crime? Passed out drunk in the backseat of a car after my 18th birthday celebration.
If I don’t fight, I die. If I don’t run drugs, I die. They raped my girlfriend, recruited my cellmate, and this is now home.
There is no escape.
Survival is just the beginning.

This is the graphic opening chapter of the MAX series, an often raw and brutal story of survival. If you like your books fast-paced, gripping and original, then you’ll love this new and exciting crime thriller series.

The Book Club (affiliate link)

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Author: McCabe, Kate
Women’s Literary Fiction

Looking for a way to pass the cold winter nights – and take her mind off her lying ex – Marian Hunt decides to start a book club. And pretty soon, it begins to take off …

Christy Grimes thinks the book club will help his beloved wife in her recovery from a stroke, but little does he know the effect it will have on him.

Liz Broderick hopes the book club will distract her from her grief. But a greater distraction than books lies in store.

Caught up in working hard to support his ex-wife, Matt Bollinger reckons the book club will be a good way to meet new people. But while romance beckons, sabotage is not far behind.

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Author: Lander, R.K.
Arthurian Fantasy

A fearless young warrior with a shrouded past. An implacable traitor to the throne. The path towards a destiny only a god foresaw.

Fel’annár is a young immortal, embarking on his first patrol into the Deep Forest as a novice warrior.

Half-Silvan, half-Alpine, he battles the enemy from without, and the prejudice from within. But he learns more than just warfare when an arcane power begins to emerge, one he cannot control.

While friendships are forged, and allies strive to protect him in secret, a destiny unfolds, one that is tied to a past he knows nothing about. For others though, it is only a matter of time before the truth is revealed and the danger becomes real.

The Girl from Berlin (affiliate link)

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Author: Hewitt, Kate
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Historical Biographical Fiction

1936, Nazi-ruled Berlin. A heartbreaking and stunningly powerful novel of friendship, courage and betrayal, about two girls whose lives collide in war-torn Berlin, and whose friendship is the only thing that might get them out alive.

They sat together on the roof, watching Berlin burn, as traces of smoke and cloud floated through the air. “I just want to be free,” Rosa said quietly, “Even if only for a few minutes. It might be the last chance I have.”

From her beautiful new home in Berlin, a young woman named Liesel Scholz barely notices the changes to the city around her. Her life is one of privilege and safety thanks to her father’s job working for the new government.

But a chance encounter with Rosa, the daughter of their Jewish housekeeper, confirms Liesel’s fears that something isn’t right. That the Nazi government’s brutal rules are cruel and dangerous, and that others aren’t as safe as she is. When Rosa begs Liesel to help—pressing her grandfather’s gold pocket watch into Liesel’s hand—Liesel recklessly agrees.

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Author: Patterson, R.J.
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Financial Thrillers

Former black ops agent Brady Hawk is enjoying his new life with his growing family on a ranch in Montana. Then the former head of the CIA pays Hawk a visit to discuss a dangerous assignment: extracting one of Hawk’s Navy SEAL friends stuck in Siberian Russia. Unwilling to leave his pal behind enemy lines, Hawk agrees to accept the mission.

But when he arrives in Russia, he finds that everything isn’t as it seems while uncovering a secret that could have far-reaching implications on the country’s national security. Desperate to complete his mission and return home, Hawk must overcome unforgiving terrain while being hunted by Russia’s intelligence agency to not only save his country but also save his life.

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Author: Daley, Kathi
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Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery

Sydney Whitmore, a forensic psychologist living in San Francisco, moves home to Shipwreck Island, and the resort owned and operated by her family, after tragedy strikes leaving her struggling for a way to make sense of things. After finding out about the assault of an old friend, which has left him comatose, she renews her relationship with Ezra Reinhold, a reclusive billionaire who enjoys poking around in cold cases and has the means to hire the best people to find the answers no one else has been able to.

In book 1 in the series a group of ten high school students go camping but only eight return. The statements those who’ve made their way back have told to Sheriff Sam Stone are so different as to be completely useless. Syd has experience getting the truth out of people so she agrees to help Sam weed though the witness statements to find the truth both are certain exists beneath the lies. Meanwhile Syd’s middle sister Emily has started a new lifestyle blog, her youngest sister Rory is fostering kittens, and Syd renews her relationship with Kelly Green, an FBI analyst she first met while working for the FBI on the East Coast.

Plain Jane (affiliate link)

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Author: Michaels, Fern
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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Back in college, Jane Lewis would have given anything to be like homecoming queen Connie Bryan. Instead, she was just Plain Jane—a painfully shy wallflower no one would remember. Today, lovely and confident Dr. Jane Lewis has a thriving therapy practice, her own radio talk show, a beautiful old Louisiana mansion, and her affectionate, goofy dog, Olive, to keep her company. The only thing missing is someone to share her life.

Jane has never forgotten Michael Sorenson, the boy she’d admired from afar in college. Now he’s inspiring her to hope for a future together. She’s also never forgotten the brutal, unsolved attack that ended Connie Bryan’s life. Suddenly, the present collides with the past as clues about the identities of Connie’s attackers send Jane into a world of risk and excitement, challenging her to become a truly extraordinary woman . . . if she dares.

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Author: Styron, William
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Classic American Fiction
Four novels—including a Pulitzer Prize winner and a National Book Award winner—by the #1 New York Times–bestselling master.
Lie Down in Darkness is William Styron’s stunning debut: a classic portrait of one Southern family’s tragic spiral into destruction. Set This House on Fire is a story of evil and redemption involving three American men whose paths converge on a film shoot in Italy at the close of the 1940s, hailed as “one of the finest novels of our time” by the San Francisco Chronicle.Gripping and unforgettable, The Confessions of Nat Turner is the Pulitzer-winning portrait of the leader of America’s bloodiest slave revolt. And Sophie’s Choice is the National Book Award–winning novel of love, survival, and regret, set in Brooklyn in the wake of the Second World War.
Taken together, these four novels—exploring themes of good and evil, sin and atonement, and the ineradicable bonds of place and family—represent Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.
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Author: Laidlaw, Kim
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Dessert Baking 

A calendar-style cookbook full of perfect sweet treats for any occasion and any day of the year from the author of Home Baked Comfort.

Williams-Sonoma Dessert of the Day brings together 365 mouthwatering recipes in this attractive, practical volume. Each of the 12 chapters opens with a colorful monthly calendar that provides an at-a-glance view of the desserts included. From January to December, you’ll find sweet recipes that suit every occasion, from a casual weeknight supper or a summer backyard get-together to a birthday celebration or a holiday gathering, and that fit every schedule, from simple sorbets to more elaborate cakes and tarts. Each recipe is accompanied with a note that might offer baking tips, advice on substituting ingredients, ideas for garnishes, or other helpful hints. Many of the recipes are illustrated with full-color photographs to guide you as you bake.

From homespun pies and cobblers loaded with seasonal fruit to decadent chocolate-orange cupcakes and creamy hazelnut gelato, these recipes feature classic favorites as well as loads of contemporary delights. Lavish photographs and a colorful graphic design add visual appeal to the enticing collection and showcase seasonal dishes.

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