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The Sister Joan Mysteries, Books 1-5 (affiliate link)
IN THIS FIVE-BOOK BOX SET:
BOOK 1: A VOW OF SILENCE
The Daughters of Compassion share a chilling secret they cannot confess: Sister Sophia is dead. Another nun is missing. What’s going on with them? It’s up to newcomer Sister Joan to uncover the truth. She’s faced her own demons, but can she save her sisters from theirs?
BOOK 2: A VOW OF CHASTITY
Evil. Temptation. Mystery. Dark doings are afoot in the sisters’ quiet corner of Cornwall. A teenager vanishes and Sister Joan feels compelled to lead the search to find him. But is it out of duty? Or some other motive that is decidedly less pure of heart?
The Spark of Resistance: Women Spies in WWII (affiliate link)
As the free world crumbles beneath Hitler’s jackboot, the French Resistance is depending on these women to change the course of history…
Daring Mathilde Carré has always dreamed of glory. When the handsome Armand invites her to become his second-in-command of Interallié, one of the founding circuits of the Resistance, she jumps at the chance. But when Armand falls for another woman, how far is Mathilde willing to go to exact her revenge?
When Odette Sansom, a married mother of three, is recruited to become a spy with the Special Operations Executive (SOE), she reluctantly accepts, knowing that she might never see her family again. Living a life in shadows with a false identity, Odette experiences more freedom in Occupied France than she has ever known, and her circuit leader, Peter Churchill, is everything her husband isn’t. But one man threatens to destroy all they’ve achieved…
First Life (The River Saga Book One) (affiliate link)
A dangerous expedition. Extraterrestrial alliances. Unpredictable enemies.
Colton Beck has six months to live. He works for the Angor near Los Angeles, aware that any day could be his last.
The Angor arrived twenty years ago, resolved to help mankind survive, but not everyone believes their motives are honorable.
When the Angor offer humanity a colony world, Colton is determined to see another planet before his final breath. He’s been diagnosed with Xeno, a rare disorder that surfaced with the Angor’s arrival, but he won’t let this stop him.
With the help of his old friend Indie Hart, now the single most powerful human on Earth, he joins the Expedition to Dicore.
A Time to Seek (The Time Travel Journals of Sahara Aldridge Book 1) (affiliate link)
Her Future Destiny is Hidden in the Ancient Past.
Sahara Aldridge, a young Egyptologist in 1922, is making a name for herself on the digsite soon to become Egypt’s most sensational discovery—the tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.
Despite opposition from a mostly-male profession, Sahara fights to continue the legacy of her Egyptologist parents, who died tragically at sea when she was a teen.
But then a childhood friend finds a lost journal written by Sahara’s mother, hinting at the bizarre possibility of time-travel, and a crazy suspicion forces Sahara to confront a freak incident years earlier…
Is it possible her parents were time travelers?
And has she inherited this mind-blowing ability?
When the American journalist Jack Moretti begins asking too many questions, Sahara suspects he knows more than he’s telling.
Dying to Remember (Smithwell Fairies Cozy Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Weary of her ordinary life in ordinary Smithwell, Maine, Kate Brewer jumps at the chance to help an elderly neighbor, Ray Landry, investigate an unsolved murder. But Ray’s memories of the killing are at odds with the official report, and most people in town would rather forget about the tragic event. When Ray’s investigation turn deadly, past and present collide and Kate must act quickly to uncover the truth.
As Kate hunts for clues, she makes a discovery that will change her life forever. It seems that Ray’s talk about fairies in the woods of Smithwell was more than just talk—and reality isn’t quite the ordinary thing Kate imagined it to be. Can she and her new sleuthing partner, a determined little fairy named Minette, solve two murder cases before a third body shows up?
Tiaras & Terror: A Kaley Kalua Aloha Lagoon Mystery (affiliate link)
What do zombies, vampires, and beauty pageants have in common? They’re all about to make Kaley Kalua’s life a waking nightmare…
Happy Hula Boutique manager, Kaley, is excited to celebrate Halloween with her friends at Aloha Lagoon’s upcoming Alohaween Festival—that is, until her Aunt Rikki drags her to a ghoul-themed beauty pageant to cheer on her longtime nemesis, Harmony Kane. The competition is stiff, and things turn deadly when the winner is found staked with her own scepter and stuffed inside a coffin on one of the floats for the annual Halloween parade.
Kaley is even more shocked when she receives a call from Harmony, begging her to prove that she didn’t kill the woman. She reluctantly accepts, and with the help of her pal, Jamie, and the oh-so-tempting resort lifeguard, Noa, Kaley delves into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the beauty queen’s ghastly murder.
Demigods Academy – Year One (Young Adult Supernatural Urban Fantasy) (Demigods Academy series Book 1) (affiliate link)
On their eighteenth birthday, everyone in the world receives a Shadowbox—a magic box that is a gift like no other… because it comes from the Gods.
For the majority of people, there’s only a birthday message inside their Shadowbox. For a few chosen, though, there’s something more. Nobody knows what those special guys receive. What’s known is that they disappear and never come back.
Rumors say they are invited to join the Gods’ Army… I think it’s just a load of crap.
My name is Melany Richmond, and for my entire life, I’ve been an outcast, an orphan tossed around like a ship in a storm. I don’t think that gods really exist. I never even received my Shadowbox when I turned eighteen. Maybe because nobody knows my true birth date, or because not even the gods care about me. Afterall, I’m a blue haired rebel and troublemaker with tattoos all over my arms.
The Golden Notebook: A Novel (Perennial Classics) (affiliate link)
The Darkness That Comes Before: The Prince of Nothing, Book One (affiliate link)
Close to Home (affiliate link)
Along the shores of Oregon’s wild Columbia River, the Victorian mansion where Sarah McAdams grew up is as foreboding as she remembers. The moment she and her two daughters, Jade and Gracie, pull up the isolated drive, Sarah is beset by uneasy memories—of her cold, distant mother, of the half-sister who vanished without a trace, and of a long-ago night when Sarah was found on the widow’s walk, feverish and delirious.
But Sarah has vowed to make a fresh start and renovate the old place. Between tending to her girls and the rundown property, she has little time to dwell on the past . . . Until a new, more urgent menace enters the picture.
Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time (affiliate link)
The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better.
The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts.
In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers.
The Prince’s Bride (Part 1) (affiliate link)
He is a spoiled playboy prince whose family is in desperate need of money.
She’s an American heiress who can only get her inheritance through marriage.
According to their families they are a perfect match.
According to each other, arranged marriages have no place in modern times and this could not possibly work.
But Prince Galahad “Gale” of Ersovia is bound by duty to obey the crown anyway.
Odette Wyntor doesn’t give a damn, she doesn’t want to get married.
Can he change her mind?
Can she even handle what it means to be royal, if he did?
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