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North Florida, 2004. Private Investigator Sydney Brennan cut ties with her nearest and dearest long ago and keeps her past close to her vest. But it’s hard not to reflect on her own estranged family when a woman hires her to look into her father’s prison-cell suicide. Since the dead man served over twenty years for murdering his wife, Sydney suspects it wasn’t guilt that killed him. What other sins does her client’s family hide?
Sydney’s client isn’t the only one concealing secrets. As Sydney uncovers shady evidence and incomplete reports, the determined PI makes enemies of those who want their misdeeds to stay buried. And though she barely survives a brutal attack, she refuses to allow a violent murderer to remain free.
A Damsel for the Mysterious Duke: A Historical Regency Romance Book (affiliate link)
Recovering from a lengthy illness, Georgina Jeffries is sent to convalesce in the Devonshire home of her father’s cousin. Finding an instant friendship with his daughter, Fleur, the two of them eagerly await a garden party to be held on the fine estate of the young and handsome Duke of Calder. But when she first meets him, Georgina is certain that she knows him from somewhere, she just cannot place the handsome man anywhere in her memory.
Emerson Lockhart is a man with a secret. Now the Duke of Calder, he is painfully aware that he was not always so. And when he meets Miss Georgina Jeffries again after more than ten years, he is relieved to realize that she does not recognize him as the boy who was once a servant in her home; the boy who had once been her only friend.
Cursed: a contemporary fantasy romance (Enchanted Gods Book 1) (affiliate link)
Katrina Summer knows she’s different. Her fiery temper seems to perpetually land her in hot water, making her an outcast among her peers. When tragedy strikes and she’s sent to live with her only remaining family in the tiny coastal town of Apollo Beach, Katrina starts counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday.
Only then will she finally be free.
As Katrina learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors, secrets from her heritage are exposed—secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. Her only solace is found in Alec Stone, the gorgeous guy next door. With his devastatingly charming smile, his persistent flirtation, and a love that sparks from the flames of friendship, he offers her a much-needed escape from the turmoil.
If only she wasn’t cursed.
Mad About You (The Intern Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
She’s sexy, fierce, and a loud-mouthed know-it-all…and she’s completely off limits.
Cecilia isn’t your typical college student. Hell, she isn’t a college student at all, but that doesn’t stop her from applying for one of the biggest and prestigious enterprises in the Midwest.
She wants it. She takes it.
She doesn’t let anything get in her way when it comes to finding out the truth.
When Bentley Leighton, soon-to-be CEO of Leighton Enterprises, meets “Ceci,” he’s instantly impressed. He doesn’t have time to train a new intern. However, when he sees her that first day, his intentions begin to change.
He’s the boss. She’s the intern.
Nothing can happen. It’s against the company rules.
Romeo’s Rules (Mike Romeo Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Mike Romeo is an ex-cage fighter living off the grid in L.A. Running from a dark guilt that dogs him, he’s finally found a place where he can rest and even heal.
Then a church blows up. And with it all of Romeo’s hopes to be left alone. When he stops to help an injured woman whose kids are missing, someone decides to put a target on his back.
But whoever wants him dead picked the wrong guy. Because Romeo has rules––and he’s going to make them stick.
Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War (affiliate link)
Ordered to take command of a company of Marines, Capt. Doug Chamberlain endured many challenges. One challenge was a direct order to bury the remains of a Marine that had been left behind by another unit and be forced to participate in the following cover-up. The order was in direct contraction of United States Marine Corps Policy and the Warrior’s Honor Code of never leaving any Marine behind. Following this order meant committing an act of incomprehensible betrayal and dishonor.
In this captivating new book, Capt. Chamberlain explains in detail the events that transpired as he was forced into playing the role of a political pawn in a massive wartime cover-up. Capt. Chamberlain expertly paints a picture of deceit and military malfeasance, sharing with the reader the moral and mental struggles that ate away at him in the decades that followed this horrible act.
Elegant Pie: Transform Your Favorite Pies into Works of Art (affiliate link)
Everyone knows that serving a pie for dessert makes guests happy. And serving one with a beautifully designed crust that makes guests swoon is even better.
Pies can be as stunningly attractive as the most decorative cakes with the use of some basic techniques and the appropriate care when working with pie dough. The recipes and techniques in this book give any home baker the tools to create breathtaking works of pie art. From preparation of the dough to the last moments of baking, all methods are clearly presented using step-by-step photographs. A flat surface, rolling pin, sharp knife, and cookie cutters of different sizes and shapes make embellishing an ordinary pie crust easy.
The 25 designs in this book, arranged by three levels of difficulty, range from graphic art styles to seasonal-inspired florals—offering the first guide to creating these stunning works of edible art.
30-Minute Whole-Food, Plant-Based Cookbook: Easy Recipes With No Salt, Oil, or Refined Sugar (affiliate link)
Make nourishing, plant-based meals in 30 minutes or less
The whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet brings the conventional vegan way of eating closer to nature with a focus on dishes made only with unprocessed ingredients. Harness the health benefits of this lifestyle with the 30-Minute Whole-Food Plant-Based Cookbook, where you’ll find simple recipes you can get on the table in half an hour or less.
Whether you’re brand new to plant-based eating, a vegan or vegetarian looking to eat more whole foods, or someone who has been eating WFPB for some time, this cookbook offers essential guidance and a collection of delicious recipes free from added salt, oil, or refined sugar.
The Complete Guide to Astrology: Understanding Yourself, Your Signs, and Your Birth Chart (affiliate link)
Discover the power of this comprehensive, modern approach to astrology.
Astrology unlocks the wisdom of the stars, interpreting celestial movement and meaning for personal growth in work, love, and life. Organized by keyword and concept, this astrological guide offers in-depth knowledge that makes it easy to learn the basics and to keep coming back for greater understanding of this ancient science.
What sets this guide apart from other horoscope and astrology books:
Essential elements—Written for all experience levels, this book presents astrology in digestible, approachable sections, including everything from the practice’s long history to contemporary interpretations of sun signs and modalities.
Real-life application—Learn to create and interpret modern birth charts and how to approach your career, love life, and more based on your zodiac sign, ascendant (rising) sign, and other celestial influences.
Detailed supporting visuals—Improve your understanding and predictions with sample natal charts, moon phase illustrations, astrological appendices and tables, and a handy glossary.
Punch Me Up To The Gods: A Memoir (affiliate link)
A Witch in Time (affiliate link)
Helen Lambert has lived several lives-a young piano virtuoso in 1890s Paris, an actress in 1930’s Hollywood, a rock star in 1970s Los Angeles — only she doesn’t know it. Until she meets a strange man who claims he’s watched over her for centuries, bound to her from the beginning.
At first, Helen doesn’t believe him. Her life is as normal as any other modern career woman’s. Then she begins having vivid dreams about ill-fated love and lives cut short.
Caught in a curse, Helen will be forced to relive the same tragic events that ruined her previous lives. But with each rebirth, she’s developed uncanny powers. And as the most powerful version of herself, Helen must find a way to break the curse before her time runs out.
Decision in Normandy (affiliate link)
One of the most controversial and dangerous military operations in the history of modern warfare, the battle for Normandy took over two years of planning by each country that made up the Allied forces. The event is mired to this day in myth and misconception, and untangling the web of work that led to D-Day is nearly as daunting as the work that led to the day itself.
Drawing from declassified documents, personal interviews, diaries, and more, Carlo D’Este, a winner of the Pritzker Award, uncovers what really happened in Normandy. From what went right to what went wrong, D’Este takes readers on a journey from the very first moment Prime Minister Churchill considered an invasion through France to the last battles of World War II.
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