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The Heartbreak Bucket List (affiliate link)
Eighteen years ago, when Ava Collette learned of her husband Eric’s affair, she stayed with him, choosing to keep her family together. She managed the betrayal, but only at the expense of her mental and emotional stability.
Consuming herself with implementing rules and practices she thought would ensure she’d never again find herself blindsided, Ava developed obsessive-compulsive tendencies and an aversion to crowds. She believed that only home was safe from being hurt again.
Today, eighteen years have passed, and Eric’s past arrives knocking at Ava’s door sending her spiraling with grief.
At the encouragement of her best friend and her therapist, Ava leaves her home in Georgia and heads west where she plans to visit her mother in Phoenix and figure out how to deal with her exhumed devastation. While making the trip, she jots a list—her Heartbreak Bucket List. This time, rather than guarding herself from the pain, Ava decides to tackle her grief, starting from within.
Up Close and Dangerous Box Set (affiliate link)
THE UNDERCOVER BRIDESMAID
Chloe Romano trains hard to become a good FBI Agent even though she fights a deep attraction to her team leader, the gorgeous Liam Esposito. Fraternizing with her boss is strictly forbidden so their feelings have to remain a secret longing. When an FBI sting operation goes horribly wrong, Chloe’s love for Liam becomes tangled in grief and lies when she learns that he was the one that left her best friend behind to die.
HER SECRET AGENT FAKE FIANCE
Can two clashing agents survive gunshots, murderous millionaires, and dangerous covert snooping? Most importantly, will their own hearts betray them in the end? ◆ Fall in love with Romantic Suspense that includes a stolen Faberge Egg, intrigue, and danger – all wrapped up in a red Christmas bow!
Love In Bloom (Some Kind of Love) (affiliate link)
Hating Cameron Hunter shouldn’t be this easy.
I’m basically a golden retriever puppy. I love everyone and want everyone to love me.
But Cameron is the singular exception to my “love everyone” rule, and the hatred goes both ways.
First of all, he’s one of THOSE guys. The kind that looks like he belongs on the cover of Yacht Club Weekly. Second of all, he’s way too good at his job. The man is a walking Wikipedia. His walking tours of historic downtown Charleston stay booked weeks in advance.
Did I mention I run tours along the same route?
When we’re both up for a magazine feature that could kick our respective careers to the next level, our rivalry turns into a heated competition.
Her Imaginary Husband (affiliate link)
Who knew an imaginary husband could be more trouble than a real one?
New teacher, Nikki Fallon, is trying to ward off the unwanted attention of Coach Carlin. She should
a) slap him silly.
b) report him for harassment.
c) invent an imaginary husband.
Nikki opts for “C” and is not prepared for how the plan backfires. Sure, pretending she’s married to get rid of a player is fine, but when she meets Officer Ross, the campus cop, being available is suddenly very important. How can she untangle her web of lies before true love passes her by?
Finding Hope (Half Moon Bay Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Hope and Alex… Two wounded hearts meet in an island paradise.
Can a reluctant spark become an unbreakable destiny?
After her predictable and carefully ordered life is upended, Hope Collins is desperate for change. This comes when she unexpectedly wins a scuba diving resort on the Caribbean island of St. Croix. But she arrives to complications, especially one tall, gorgeous, yet enigmatic dive instructor.
Alex Monroe is trying to forget the past and only wants a quiet life. Leading dives on a tropical island might not be what he had planned, but he’s made peace with it. Kind of. But his existence is turned upside down when Hope arrives and he finds himself captivated by her.
Both have reasons for avoiding a romantic entanglement, but a series of mishaps drives them together. Hope has learned never to trust a man. Alex has closed himself off, existing but not living.
Foreign and Domestic (A Jake Mahegan Thriller Book 1) (affiliate link)
In Liana Krissoff’s breakout success, Canning for a New Generation, home cooks were introduced to a hip, modern guide to canning, chock-full of approachable, time-tested, and accurate recipes, as well as intriguing new flavor pairings. In this Updated and Expanded Edition, Krissoff includes 50 new recipes for food preservation in addition to her favorites, including:
Honeyed Bread and Butter Pickles
Organized by season, Krissoff’s recipes illustrate fresh ways to preserve the harvest throughout the year, employing techniques like water-bath canning that are safe and easy to follow. The recipes are all created with small-batch yields in mind, which will appeal to beginner canners and expert homesteaders alike. Krissoff addresses special diet concerns with recipes for low-sugar or sugar-free preserves, as well as methods for canning jams and preserves without pectin.
Blackjack: Play Like The Pros: A Complete Guide to BLACKJACK, Including Card Counting (affiliate link)
Blackjack gives you the best odds of any casino game, and armed with a little know-how, you can obtain an advantage. Let veteran player and expert card counter John Bukofsky show you how.
So you want to be Rain Man but just can’t seem to instantly divide eight zillion by your shoe size? No problem—neither can the world’s best blackjack players. But what they can do is work some simple techniques to increase their chances at the one game that already offers better odds for winning than slots, craps, roulette, or any other.
Bukofsky explains all you need to know—from the basics of game-play and strategy to card counting at the professional level—so you can actually gain an advantage over the house. Blackjack: Play Like the Pros also provides helpful information on other important aspects of the game, including:
•Betting and bankroll
•Plus a special section devoted to “negative swings”—the number-one reason why many players end up leaving the game
The Scouting Guide to Survival: 200 Essential Skills for Staying Warm, Building a Shelter, … Signaling for Help (affiliate link)
Be prepared! Time-tested advice on everything from purifying water to building simple shelters, from the experts at the Boy Scouts of America.
In The Scouting Guide to Survival, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and readers interested in the outdoors are provided with time-tested advice on emergency preparedness. Some practical tips include:
How to build a fire
How to purify water
How to identify common edible plants and mushrooms
How to signal for help
How to build simple shelters
Practical navigation skills, and much more
The Kissing Booth (affiliate link)
NOW A NETFLIX MOVIE STARRING JOEY KING AND JACOB ELORDI! Read the first book in the Kissing Booth series for some fun, fresh romance from Beth Reekles.
Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player.
When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale.
Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?
An award-winning author details how more than two million Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their allies—for all the world to see and helped by neighbors.
After ten years of research and interviews with more than 5,700 neighbors to the murdered Jews and visits to more than 2,700 extermination sites, many of them unmarked, one key finding: Genocide does not happen without the neighbors. The neighbors are instrumental to the crime.
In his National Jewish Book Award–winning book The Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II. Nearly a decade of further work by his team, drawing on interviews with neighbors of the Jews, wartime records, and the application of modern forensic practices to long-hidden grave sites. has resulted in stunning new findings about the extent and nature of the genocide.
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