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The Loneliest Cottage (Alaskan Hearts Book 1) (affiliate link)
Lauren Dalton’s world shattered the day her father died. It shattered again when she found a box of old keepsakes commemorating a life she’d never even known he lead.
Heartbroken but determined, she accepts a seasonal job in rural Alaska to look after an injured musher’s dogs while searching for the truth about her father’s hidden past. But her cantankerous new boss comes with dangerous secrets of his own.
When a fire ravages part of the property, all will be revealed—and four-thousand miles away from the only home she’s ever known, Lauren will discover just how quickly everything can change.
Don’t miss the chance to lose your heart to Lauren, Shane, and their courageous team of sled dogs in this unforgettable tale of love, loss, and finding where you belong from a New York Times bestselling author.
Carrie had always lived a charmed life, but restlessness gnawed at her soul. She dreamed of a different future, but dramatic changes are taking place in the South. Her heart and mind would soon be tested by fire – sweeping away dreamed of freedom as chaos descends.
Carrie Cromwell comes of age as the storm clouds of the Civil War swallow America. Born with a fiery spirit and a strong mind, she finds herself struggling between the common wisdom of the South and the truth she has discovered. The activities of the Underground Railroad and her close friendships with the Cromwell Plantation slaves create difficult choices. But when her decisions put her at odds with her heritage and challenge her dreams, will she be able to give up all that is precious to her?
Gone The Next (Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Mark: (Henry Parker Suspense Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
Henry Parker’s life is looking up. He just landed his dream job as a reporter at the renowned New York Gazette, has a great girlfriend, and the world at his fingertips. Henry is smart. Ambitious. Determined. He’s ready to take the world by storm. But Henry’s dream is about to turn into a nightmare…
On his first assignment, a man ends up dead, and Henry finds himself on the run and accused of murder. On his trail is a dogged cop who wants to see Henry behind bars, and a ruthless, demented assassin who wants to see Henry dead. Henry’s only hope of survival is a woman he barely knows, as they embark on a cross-country flight barely one step ahead of disaster. The only chance he has to clear his name is to find the truth about the bizarre murder, and to uncover a secret that some very dangerous people are willing to kill to conceal…
The Couple Upstairs (affiliate link)
Ellie Mitchell is a successful writer and her husband, Rob, is a cardiac surgeon. They met after a whirlwind romance and everyone sees them as the ideal couple-happy, successful and in love.
Sabrina is mother to a five-year-old daughter.
A single mum who’s going through a messy divorce, Sabrina is looking for a place to stay and when the Mitchell’s offer her their downstairs apartment, it seems the perfect place to lie low and heal from her wounds.
A shocking secret…
The three of them form a friendship but all is not as it seems. As their lives become entwined, who can be trusted? Lies and terrible secrets lurk beneath the surface.
Berried (A Charlie Cooper Mystery, Volume 6) (affiliate link)
Charlie Cooper, former secretary for the Boston PD, chocolate enthusiast and private investigator extraordinaire, takes on her most puzzling case yet. Having to work for the grumpiest man in town, Edgar McMillan, the only clues she gets to solve her next case are a lurking shadow, a gunshot blast, possibly a Tony winner, some Ponies and Betty’s crew. Needless to say, nobody knows who Betty is. Or her crew.
Oh, and there’s the dead body too. Charlie hates when that happens. Found in no other place than the client’s backyard just seconds after he was shot. But what was he doing there in the first place?
Adding to the stress is Charlie’s mother, who’s current project is redecorating the house, meaning there are more cans of paint in the kitchen than a batch of fresh baked cookies. To top it off, Charlie’s love life takes a hit when her boyfriend, Detective Alex Spencer, is assigned the same case as she is.
Together with Marge and Celeste, her best friends and business partners, Charlie sets out to find the killer and reinstall peace in her life.
Etched in Shadow: A Cassie Quinn Mystery (affiliate link)
When a friend’s relative passes away, the family suspects foul play, but the evidence doesn’t match the accusation. But in the Big Easy, nothing is as it seems, and Cassie soon discovers there’s more to the story. Deciphering clues no one else can see becomes Cassie’s sole focus.
Cassie fights the tugging at her heartstrings and the raw emotions the case brings up to seek justice for the voice only she can hear.
Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn Book 1) (affiliate link)
When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing.
Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s.
The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust?
Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?
Secrets in the Snow (affiliate link)
As the winter snow falls on the small Irish village of Ballybray, Roisin O’Connor and her young son, Ben, are saying goodbye to their beloved neighbour Mabel Murphy. Mabel lived a bold and colourful life, but the arrival of her brooding nephew, ‘blow-in’ Aidan Murphy, just makes life more complicated for Roisin.
However, in one final act of love, a message arrives from Mabel that changes everything. And as winter turns to spring and the cold snow melts, the secrets both Roisin and Aidan are hiding must be revealed at last…
F**k It – Do What You Love (affiliate link)
In this highly entertaining and motivational book, John sets out to prove that when we do what we love, we’re actually more likely to be happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful.
He addresses the significant blocks that people experience when they consider doing what they love, including: “Doing what you love is for time off, not work”, “Doing what I love would be selfish”, “I just don’t know what I love” and “I could never make a living from doing what I love”.
Through no-nonsense ideas, fascinating facts and motivating calls to action, John brings us from pessimism to inspiration, so that our thoughts become powered by “F**k it, I can’t waste any more of my life”, “F**k it, I will find a way to make this work”, “F**k it, I will do what I love”.
Gods and Monsters: A Novel (affiliate link)
Monarchs of England: 59 Royal Flashcards (affiliate link)
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