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The Fallen Girls (Detective Clara Jefferies Book 1) (affiliate link)
She didn’t notice the corn stalks shiver a few feet to her right. By the time she looked up, the man towered above her. In a single movement he wrapped one thick hand around her waist, the other he clamped over her mouth, muffling her screams.
Detective Clara Jefferies has spent years running from her childhood in Alber, Utah. But when she hears that her baby sister Delilah has disappeared, she knows that the peaceful community will be shattered, her family vulnerable, and that that she must face up to her past and go home.
Clara returns to find that her mother, Ardeth, has isolated her family by moving to the edge of town, in the shadow of the mountains. Ardeth refuses to talk to the police and won’t let Clara through the front door, believing she and her sister-wives can protect their own. But Clara knows better than anyone that her mother isn’t always capable of protecting her children.
When Clara finds out that two more girls have disappeared, all last seen around the cornfields near her family’s home, she realizes it’s not just Delilah who’s in danger. And then she gets a call that a body has been found…
Dead of Winter (Aspen Falls Novel Book 1) (affiliate link)
If he finds out what she’s done, he could ruin her. Or could he be the one man to ultimately save her?
On the run from her drug-dealing ex, Rosie is forced to return to the one place she swore she’d never go back to—Aspen Falls. But it’s a place to lay low until the nightmare blows over. Or is it?
When she’s pulled over by Officer Blaine Hartford, she comes face to face with her past. Will she have the courage to tell him everything or are her secrets too ugly to share?
Blaine has loved Rosie since they went to high school together. Seeing her again sparks all the old feelings, but he had no chance with the popular cheerleader back then. Does he have one now?
When Rosie’s dark secrets catch up with her, Blaine is forced to choose between a job he loves and protecting the woman who has owned his heart for years…
A Lesson in Thorns (Thornchapel Book 1) (affiliate link)
Twelve years ago, I left Thornchapel—and the two boys I gave my heart to—behind.
And now I’ve returned, hopeful…and wary. Because it’s so very easy to be drawn back into the world of the seductive and elegant Auden Guest…and into the world of his worst enemy, St. Sebastian Martinez. The beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian is as irresistible as he ever was, and Auden is just as handsome and arrogant, and the three of us can’t seem to unknot ourselves from each other.
From the hasty promise we three made all those years ago.
As Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around us, our reluctant threesome starts unravelling into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Together we’ve awakened a centuries-old fate that will either bloom like a rose…or destroy us all.
Her Scottish Wolf (Scottish Wolves Book 1) (affiliate link)
My Scottish billionaire boss is arrogant, secretive, demanding, and far too insanely hot for me, his meek assistant, to actually look in the eye. But somehow, I manage to put up with the boss from hell…until I get a terminal cancer diagnosis.
Totally valid reason to quit, right?
Not for my cruel devil of a boss.
You will not believe his response to my resignation…or the secret he’s been hiding all along!
I Will Always Love You (The Gentileschi Sisters Book 1) (affiliate link)
The Gentileschi Sisters are daughters of a king, princesses who come to the U.S. to pursue their careers and fall in love with seemingly unsuitable men.
Seriously? Alexandra Marcello Gentileschi thinks when she’s contacted by one of the biggest publishers in New York City. The man actually wants to buy the children’s book she wrote. She’s innocent and naïve in the ways of publishing and in the ways of the world, but she’s determined to make it on her own and not because of the Gentileschi name. She chooses instead her mother’s surname.
Ryder Reynolds is using Alexandra Marcello to get what he wants out of life. Ten years older than she, and technically her boss, he regretfully finds himself enticed by the Italian beauty. But after he falls in love with her, he’s is forced to make an impossible choice that could alienate her forever.
Do you remember that table set full of dishes that made your mouth water just by looking at them?
When it comes to Southern cooking, the focus is often on dishes like fried chicken and shrimp and grits. But many other recipes that are just as delicious have been passed down through the generations. These recipes are often forgotten, but they are worth rediscovering.
So, if you’re looking for something different from the usual Southern fare, check out these forgotten recipes. From cornbread pudding to blackberry cobbler, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And who knows, maybe you’ll even find a new favorite dish.
The South’s Forgotten Recipe book includes:
History of Southern cooking and its traditional ingredients: everything you need to prepare many tasty dishes
Traditional chicken dishes
Lots of pork and beef recipes
Fish and shellfish cooked according to tradition
Salads, sauces, and appetizers for all tastes
The amazing homemade soups
The fabulous desserts and cakes
Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes (affiliate link)
An approachable, comprehensive guide to Korean cuisine, featuring 100 recipes to make in your home kitchen.
In Korean Home Cooking, Sohui Kim shares the authentic Korean flavors found in the dishes at her restaurant and the recipes from her family. Sohui is well-regarded for her sense of sohnmat, a Korean phrase that roughly translates to “taste of the hand,” or an ease and agility with making food taste delicious. With 100 recipes, Korean Home Cooking is a comprehensive look at Korean cuisine, and includes recipes for kimchee, crisp mung bean pancakes, seaweed soup, spicy chicken stew, and japchae noodles and more traditional fare of soondae (blood sausage) and yuk hwe (beef tartare). With Sohui’s guidance, stories from her family, and photographs of her travels in Korea, Korean Home Cooking brings rich cultural traditions into your home kitchen.
The Wedding War (affiliate link)
Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson O’Rourke were inseparable—but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Mel’s wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two haven’t spoken for the past twenty-some-odd years, and they’d be happy if they never crossed paths again.
But now Mel’s daughter and Teeny’s son have fallen in love—and announced their engagement.
Which means the two women must tolerate one another and play nice long enough to plan their children’s dream wedding. From the beginning, they clash. Melanie imagines a classy, elegant event, in keeping with tradition. Teeny’s vision is a bit more extravagant, and thanks to her habit of marrying well, she’s got the cash to plan the flashiest wedding of the season.
Complicating matters are the men in their lives: Tennyson is falling for the wrong guy, and Melanie is trying to hold on to a flailing marriage. Amid the flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, seating charts, and bridal showers, Mel and Teeny confront their past mistakes—with twenty years of pent-up drama.
Small-Batch Snacking Cake Cookbook: 75 Quick-Prep Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth (affiliate link)
Satisfy your cake cravings with scaled down recipes everyone will love
The Small-Batch Snacking Cake Cookbook is packed full of recipes that are quick to prep, big on taste, and only use simple ingredients—meaning anytime is cake time! You’ll create 75 small cakes (each has 10 servings or less) that are perfect for breakfast grab-and-go, sweetening up after-school snacking, or simply celebrating that it’s Tuesday.
What sets this cake book apart from other dessert cookbooks:
Build your small-cake kitchen—Gather basic equipment, tools, and the ingredients you should always have on hand before you even think to hit the preheat button.
Master cake-making basics—These perfect little snacking cakes are easy to make, especially with the included tips on how to prep your pans, hone your mixing technique, check for doneness, and more.
Find your cake fast—Recipes are organized by main flavors, occasion, and dietary requirements, to help you satisfy your craving quickly and easily.
Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier (affiliate link)
Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became one of the first writers at Saturday Night Live, where he penned classic material for Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and all of the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players. From SNL, he went on to have a hand in a series of landmark shows—from It’s Garry Shandling’s Show to Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Throughout the pages of Laugh Lines Zweibel weaves together his own stories and interviews with his friends and contemporaries, including Richard Lewis, Eric Idle, Bob Saget, Mike Birbiglia, Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Dave Barry, Carl Reiner, and more. The book also features a charming foreword from his friend of forty-five years Billy Crystal, with whom he co-wrote and co-produced the upcoming film Here Today that stars Crystal and Tiffany Haddish. Laugh Lines is a warmhearted cultural memoir of American comedy.
Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (affiliate link)
For many, losing weight is a never-ending struggle, especially since our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it’s a matter of survival. But a medical revolution is under way, showing us how to work with our bodies instead of against them to improve nutrition and ignite the natural fat-burning furnaces that lie dormant within us.
Drawing on cutting-edge research about nutrigenomics—the science of how food talks to our genes—Dr. Hyman, author of bestsellers including The Blood Sugar Solution, The Ultra-Mind Solution, UltraPrevention, and The UltraSimple Diet has created a method for losing weight by eating the right foods to detox and manage food allergies.
Food contains information and instructions for our bodies: eat the right foods and send instructions of weight loss and health; eat the wrong foods and send messages of weight gain and disease. After spending the last ten years conducting pioneering, hands-on research with over two thousand patients at Canyon Ranch, one of the world’s leading health resorts, Dr. Hyman has discovered the seven fundamental causes of obesity. He has integrated his years of research into this groundbreaking approach to help you rebalance and stabilize your metabolism to maintain weight loss and enjoy lifelong health.
The Last First Date (affiliate link)
At 31-years-old, Helen Pines is far from where she thought she would be. Whilst her ex-boyfriend is now engaged, Helen’s ordering Deliveroo for one, dreaming of her last first date.
Determined to give online dating a go, she matches with drop-dead gorgeous Brody… One date later, Helen’s heart is still singing. Brody’s sexy, charismatic, and the perfect gentleman. But then she receives an error message on the app… all her contacts have been deleted.
With nothing but Brody’s name and job title to go on, Helen is determined to track him down.
But despite the initial chemistry, Helen knows surprisingly little about her mystery man… Was it really love-at-first like, or will she find a new love along the way?
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