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Mexico, Margaritas, and Murder (affiliate link)
After her grumpy husband dies, Sally throws out his thread-worn plaid recliner, cashes the life insurance check, and lets her spunky best friend, Pearl, drag her to Mexico for an all-inclusive vacation using their Senior Citizen’s discount.
They kayak, sing karaoke, and spy on the next-door nudist resort. Sally’s not sure if it’s the sun or tequila, but she is truly having fun for the first time in her life.
That is until a fellow guest turns up dead.
While Sally fearfully packs her bags for home, Pearl insists they stay and get to the bottom of what’s happened.
Together, they become crime-fighting seniors who refuse to let the bad guys win.
Murder in the Painted Lady (Peyton Brooks’ Series) (affiliate link)
One Mistake (affiliate link)
My family. Her heart swelled with love. They were all that mattered. And she knew she’d do anything, anything at all for them.
Sara made one promise to herself when she was growing up in foster care: that if she was lucky enough to have a family, she’d always do whatever it took to protect them. Looking around her home with its cosy kitchen and living room, where her energetic teenage daughters and gorgeous four-year-old son all eat, play and live together, she knows she’d do anything to keep them safe.
So when Sara’s husband Matt loses his job and every shred of his confidence with it, she knows it’s up to her to bring the family back from the brink. Though she doesn’t know where she can possibly find the money they need to keep afloat.
Pawsibly Guilty: The Secret Library Cozy Mysteries (affiliate link)
A secret book club. A celebrity murder. And a boss that hates books…
When Laura Lee and her club stumble on the dead body of Mrs. Fitzwater’s nephew, (famous photographer to the stars, Andy) snooping takes on a whole new meaning. Especially when one of the house staff—and member of the book club—swears they saw the nephew later that night… very much alive. From whispers of espionage to the motive of a spurned lover, the book club collective isn’t sure which way is up. Even worse, time is running out as the killer makes them the next target. Someone doesn’t want to be found out and is willing to do anything to keep their secret.
Flawless (Love, California Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Selkie Spell (Seal Island Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
It was more than chance that brought her to this island…
American doctor Tara Moore wants to disappear. On the run from an abusive husband, she seeks shelter on a windswept Irish island and dismisses the villagers’ speculation that she is descended from a selkie—a magical creature who is bewitching the island. But when a ghostly woman appears to her with a warning, Tara realizes it was more than chance that brought her to this island. Desperate to escape a dark and dangerous past, she struggles against a passionate attraction to handsome islander, Dominic O’Sullivan. But the enchantment of the island soon overpowers her and she falls helpless under its spell. Caught between magic and reality, Tara must find a way to wield both when a dangerous stranger from her past arrives, threatening to destroy the lives of everyone on the island.
A Tapping at My Door (The DS Nathan Cody series) (affiliate link)
A deadly game of cat and mouse – and the police aren’t the ones doing the hunting. A gripping new serial killer thriller from the bestselling author of Cry Baby
When police are called to a murder scene in the Liverpool suburbs, even the most jaded officers are disturbed by what they find.
DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird – and the victim’s missing eyes.
And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn’t to the people of Liverpool after all – it’s to the police.
Hand-Stitched Home: Embroidered Inspirations, Ideas, and Projects (affiliate link)
Caroline Zoob’s Hand-Stitched Home includes more than twenty striking and elegant embroidery designs for the home, including embellishments for dining chair covers, bed linens, window treatments, seat cushions, and more.
Attention to simplicity and calm is what makes Caroline Zoob one of the most talented and creative designers in embroidery. Her work is utterly distinctive and in this book she shares her inspirations and techniques.
The flexible approach of Hand-Stitched Home allows the reader to complete the full projects and explore different stitches and inspirations to create completely personal and original pieces. The book also includes detailed instructions for all of the projects, including special needlework methods the author has devised herself.
We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders (affiliate link)
The Meat and Potatoes of Life: My True Lit Com (affiliate link)
Applying her wit and humor to marriage and family life, award-winning columnist Lisa Smith Molinari shares her real-life family’s humorous coming of age story, from marriage through raising kids to empty nest. Written in episodes, contained in seasons, her memoir is a sitcom for book lovers!
Lisa leaves her law career to become a navy wife and Supermom, but somewhere between “I do” and “deploying again,” waves of chaos threaten to overtake her. She has a husband who knows his chardonnay but can’t identify a Phillips-head screwdriver, three quirky kids with their own agendas, a perpetually shedding dog, and a minivan full of cold french fries. Will she survive the endless minutiae of modern family life, or will she end up on the laundry room floor eating chocolate frosting out of a can?
Becoming Lucy: Winds Across the Prairie Book 1 (affiliate link)
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