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London Time (Lost in Time Book 1) (affiliate link)
When Allegretto suddenly comes to life in the first painting and takes Emily’s hand, she’s stunned right down to her Manolos. But Emily is shocked beyond imagination when Allegretto flings her back in time to Victorian-era London, where she quite literally lands at the feet of Colin Remington, the heir to the Marquess of Danbury.
Colin is investigating a series of grisly murders of young women, one of whom was his fiancée, Daphne Carmichael. Emily, who bears a striking resemblance to Daphne, is shaken by this strange coincidence. Desperate to unravel her predicament and desperate to stop the murders, she and Colin join forces.
But how will Emily manage her growing feelings for the impossibly attractive Lord Remington, and how in blazes will she ever get home?
Under the Stars of Paris (Florian Saga Book 1) (affiliate link)
Still stunned after being dumped by her fiancé, and with her father recently remarried to a woman who doesn’t want her around, Anthea decides to flee to Paris with the hope of making a fresh start. But, too proud to ask her father for money, she struggles to make it on her own.
That is, until she decides to spend the last of her money on a new hairdo, and her luck begins to change.
Spotted by a woman who works for Florian, the most exclusive fashion designer in Paris, Anthea is recruited to fill-in for a model who recently broke her leg before a major show. Intrigued by Florian, Anthea is soon drawn into this new world. Is it possible she will find romance in the City of Love after all?
Tracer (Korso Thrillers Book 1) (affiliate link)
What is a death sentence to a dead man?
He was a man with many names. Moving from country to country, changing his face constantly so as to remain in the shadows, he was nothing more than a ghost. For now, he is known simply as Korso.
A covert salvage operative, he recovers lost artefacts and items, often stolen, for rich benefactors unable to operate through normal channels. But his shadowy existence is shattered upon the arrival at his Bermuda home of the man he had hoped never to see again…
Tasked with recovering a missing, one-of-a-kind shipment in only four days, his elite skill set will be tested to its limits. Failure will result in his identity being revealed to his former boss, the ruthless Nikolic, who would stop at nothing to eliminate the one man who walked away from his organisation.
Beat The Rain: All relationships start as love stories. They don’t all end as one. (Invisible Lives) (affiliate link)
Red Letter Witch (Hallow Haven Witch Mysteries Book 7) (affiliate link)
Sadie Alden has received a threat, and it seems that she’s not the only one.
The people of Hallow Haven are growing increasingly concerned about a string of recent disappearances, fear is gripping the islands and Sadie needs to do something about it. With no apparent connection between the missing people, Sadie finds herself at a loss.
Sadie is soon keeping secrets of her own, and a late-night clandestine meeting threatens to change everything. With her guardian dodging her calls and her boyfriend off at work with another peacekeeper, Sadie might have to learn to defend herself.
To top it all off her shrink seems more interested in the pay-check than actually helping her out, but with a mind-reader for a best friend, does she really need to pay for therapy anyway?
It’s not even like she can get a good night’s sleep anymore, there is a new danger looming at sundown and it’s enough to make your blood run cold…
What Do You Call a Sociopath in a Cubicle?: (Answer: A Coworker) (affiliate link)
A full-color treasury that homes in on all the quirky coworkers that drive us crazy in the corporate world—the twenteth collection in the iconic series.
The former occupant of cubicle 4S700R at Pacific Bell seems to have made a go of this cartoon strip thing. What began as a doodling diversion that Scott Adams shared with his officemates has exploded into one of the most read cartoon strips worldwide.
This Dilbert treasury, What Do You Call a Sociopath in a Cubicle? (Answer: A Coworker), brings together all of the office psychos who have irritated Dilbert and entertained millions. This compilation pays homage to some of the most annoying and outrageous characters Adams’s has ever drawn—characters he likes to call office “sociopaths,” including . . .
Edfred the two-faced man
Anne L. Retentive
Alice and her fist of death
Everyday Lies (affiliate link)
Wife. Mother. Liar.
At first glance Emma and Lucie seem very different, but they share an unspeakable vice. Beautiful, wealthy Emma appears to have it all with a loving husband and a seemingly successful life, but a restless craving has driven her to foolish actions. Meanwhile, young widow Lucie is struggling to make ends meet while coping with a troubled five-year-old.
When the law catches up with them they soon discover what they have in common: they lie. A lot.
Punished with community service, Emma and Lucie form an intense friendship, finding an unlikely third ally in Florrie, a septuagenarian who offers wise words and a shoulder to cry on.
But the lies don’t stop. They are hiding their misdemeanours from their loved ones and neither want their shame to come to light. As these unhealthy relationships drive them towards destruction, can they survive the fallout from their deceptions or will their lies destroy everything they love the most?
For the Love of Quilts (Wine Country Quilt Series) (affiliate link)
Entry Island (affiliate link)
A detective is haunted by the feeling he knows his murder suspect – despite the fact they have never met.
When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret.
But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim’s wife, and is convinced that he knows her – even though they have never met.
And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny.
Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats (affiliate link)
The world knows Julia Child as the charismatic woman who brought French cuisine to America and became a TV sensation, but there’s one aspect of her life that’s not so familiar. Soon after the Childs arrived in Paris in 1948, a French cat appeared on their doorstep, and Julia recalled, “Our domestic circle was completed.” Minette captured Julia’s heart, igniting a lifelong passion for cats equaled only by her love of food and her husband, Paul. All the cherished feline companions who shared Julia’s life—in Paris, Provence, and finally California—reminded her of that magical time in Paris when her life changed forever.
From Julia’s and Paul’s letters and original interviews with those who knew her best, Patricia Barey and Therese Burson have gathered fresh stories and images that offer a delightfully intimate view of a beloved icon.
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