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The Cracked Slipper (Cracked Slipper Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
When Eleanor Brice loses a glass slipper, she unexpectedly gains a royal fiancé and a way out of her abusive stepmother’s house. Unfortunately, eight years of mistreatment, isolation, and clandestine book learning hardly prepared Eleanor for life at Eclatant Palace, where women are seen, not heard. According to Eleanor’s eavesdropping parrot, no one at court appreciates her unladylike tendency to voice her opinion. To make matters worse, Gregory Desmarais, Crown Prince of Cartheigh, spends his last night of bachelorhood on a drunken whoring spree.
Before the ink dries on her marriage proclamation, Eleanor realizes she loves her husband’s best friend, the intellectual, surprisingly sensitive former soldier, Dorian Finley. As Gregory’s mercurial nature comes to light, Eleanor wrestles with her feelings for Dorian, flounders in her new role, and makes powerful enemies—foes who use Eleanor as a scapegoat in a magical plot to unseat the royal family.
Sherlock Holmes, legendary sleuth of Victorian London, is asked to authenticate the work of what appears to be a long lost Shakespearean play.
Alas, just as the famed detective is about to announce his conclusion, the manuscript is stolen.
Now, the hunt is on to locate and recover it.
As Sherlock and his trusted sidekick, Dr. John Watson, begin to unravel the mystery of the missing play, their investigation leads them on a convoluted but logical path.
But the closer they come to the missing play, the more their lives are endangered.
Now, as the clever pair of investigators become the pursued, can Holmes and Watson locate the missing Shakespeare play without dying at the hands of a diabolical killer?
Welcome to Planet Lara: Book One (affiliate link)
Lara J. Clarke is used to getting her own way. Motherless at ten and raised by her oft-absent eco-warrior/philanthropist grandfather, she lives the high life afforded by her seemingly bottomless trust fund—swanky downtown Vancouver loft, apartments and villas around the world just a chartered flight away, a passport overflowing with stamps from the chicest hot spots, a closet bursting with catwalk couture, and a spoiled B-list actor boyfriend whose interest in Lara is tied to her exclusive L’Inconnu wallet.
That is, until Grandfather Archibald sheds his mortal coil in a very public manner, and Lara’s privileged life is set adrift—and headed for a collision course with the gorgeous, private Thalia Island off the coast of British Columbia. According to the will, Lara will step into the role of Project Administrator, wherein she has one year to fulfill her late grandfather’s dream of a self-sustaining, eco-friendly, family-centered utopia.
Another Hysterical Female (affiliate link)
Another Hysterical Female reads like an exploration in what it is to be a woman today. Kristin’s stories are real, vulnerable, disarmingly honest, and FUNNY. Her storytelling style is easy and conversational, with the feel of being seated next to her at a dinner party. Giese goes from your chatty and unexpectedly hilarious table-mate to the best friend you just hadn’t met until now.
In Another Hysterical Female, she regales us with stories from her childhood, life in entertainment as a talent manager, publicist, and producer, as well as the things she’s learned running her own company — all to shed light on how what has hurt us can also point us toward what could radically heal us. “If trauma had a tagline, it would be: If you don’t laugh, I’ll make you cry. It’s like a bully on the playground, holding us back from our happiness. In reality, we don’t have to get over what has hurt us to move forward in life, but we do have to stop believing that we are what has hurt us if we truly want to build our happiness. I’m spilling the beans on what hurt me in the hopes of doing just that in my own life.”
A New Place, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Saving Jason (affiliate link)
Antiques Fruitcake (A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery) (affiliate link)
The End of Mr. Y: A Novel (affiliate link)
Graduate student Ariel Manto has a fascination with nineteenth-century scientists—especially Thomas Lumas, the mysterious author of The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read. When she uncovers a copy at a used bookstore, Ariel goes down an interdimensional rabbit hole of science and faith, consciousness and death, space and time, and everything in between. And to make matters worse, the CIA is onto her.
Following in Mr. Y’s footsteps, Ariel swallows a tincture, stares into a black dot, and is transported into the Troposphere: a wonderland where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. There she begins to understand all the mysteries surrounding the book, herself, and the universe. Or is it all just a hallucination?
The bestselling author of Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen shares a delicious collection of vegan comfort food recipes.
In her second book, Richa Hingle applies her culinary skills to international comfort foods. She delivers a wealth of flavor-packed “awesome sauces” and mix-and-match ideas to inspire you to create stunning meal combinations.
These unique recipes have amazing depths of flavor, are easy to make, and have allergy-friendly options. Enjoy Richa’s wow factor in sensational curries, comforting casseroles, and the next-generation of plant-based burgers, and more. Recipes include:
One-Pot Peanut Butter Noodles
Green Curry Fried Rice
Crispy Kung Pao Cauliflower
Chickpea Jackfruit Burgers
Alfredo Spinach Pizza
Tiramisu Fudge Bars
Simple & Safe Baby-Led Weaning: How to Integrate Foods, Master Portion Sizes, and Identify Allergies (affiliate link)
Your safe and healthy guide to baby-led weaning for babies 6 to 12 months
Start your little one on solid foods the healthy way. Simple & Safe Baby-Led Weaning empowers you to help your baby feed themselves while they develop motor skills and an adventurous palate. Learn when to begin baby-led weaning and what to expect along the way while also getting practical advice for creating balanced, whole-food meals that your baby can eat alongside the rest of the family.
Go beyond other baby food books about feeding, with advice for:
Getting started―Discover a basic overview of how baby-led weaning works, and find out if and when it’s the right approach for your baby.
Staying safe―Breathe easy with safety guidelines that include information on prohibited foods and smart kitchen habits.
Identifying allergies―Find out how to navigate or even prevent
Out of the Crisis, reissue (affiliate link)
In his classic Out of the Crisis, W. Edwards Deming describes the foundations for a completely new and transformational way to lead and manage people, processes, and resources. Translated into twelve languages and continuously in print since its original publication, it has proved highly influential. Research shows that Deming’s approach has high levels of success and sustainability. Readers today will find Deming’s insights relevant, significant, and effective in business thinking and practice. This edition includes a foreword by Deming’s grandson, Kevin Edwards Cahill, and Kelly Allan, business consultant and Deming expert.
According to Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in 1982, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous 14 Points for Management. Management’s failure to plan for the future, he claims, brings about loss of market, which brings about loss of jobs.
Promise of Blood (Powder Mage series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Civil unrest cripples the citizens of Adro in the aftermath of the revolution that obliterated the monarchy. Now, Field Marshal Tamas and his lieutenants must confront the true cost of freedom in book one of the Powder Mage Trilogy.
It’s a bloody business overthrowing a king. . .
Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces.
It’s up to a few. . .
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