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The Winter Cottage: Escape to the Scottish Highlands and fall in love (Applemore Book 1) (affiliate link)
When Rilla Clark visits the Scottish village where she spent her childhood, she’s swept up in the past. The little Highland village of Applemore holds a lot of memories, not to mention her teenage crush, Lachlan…
Lachlan Fraser isn’t exactly crazy about inheriting the title of Laird of Applemore. The castle is falling apart at the seams and he can’t see why his three sisters love it so much. Gathered together at their family estate, the battle of wills over what to do with the house is just beginning when into their life walks Rilla, who they haven’t seen for over fifteen years…
Old friendships and long-hidden emotions are rekindled as the romance of a Highland winter works its magic… will Rilla and Lachlan discover that home isn’t a place, but a feeling?
The Standby (affiliate link)
When my flight is cancelled on Valentine’s Day, I find myself trapped in the airport with hours to kill, waiting on standby for the next available flight.
I never expected to run into the charming and handsome Logan Hemsworth, billionaire and best-selling horror writer…especially seeing as I’m reading his book.
What starts as a friendly conversation to pass time soon turns into something else. One week, that’s all we have but when it’s over and we part ways, something is different. Something has changed in me. Thanks to him. I go back to my life, and he returns to his…but can we truly stay away from each other?
A connection like this comes once in a lifetime but we’re from completely different worlds…maybe it’s time they collide?
Who knows, maybe cupid is working his magic after all?
Tear Down and Die (Cara Mia Delgatto Book 1) (affiliate link)
She began a journey of self-discovery. She never expected to uncover an old boyfriend and a dead body…
Stuart, Florida. With her parents deceased and her son away at college, Cara Mia Delgatto longs to reinvent herself. And a sentimental purchase of a fixer-upper in a small, coastal town seems ideal for a new business selling repurposed relics. But when she trips over a corpse at her rundown building, she flips from renovator to prime suspect.
Desperate to clear her name, it shocks Cara to discover that her property once housed a multi-million dollar art collection—stolen after the original owner’s death. And when her first love shows up and tugs at her heartstrings, her whirlwind life upgrades to a hurricane. With accusations of murder and theft looming, she’s running out of redos…
Can Cara crack the case and rebuild her reputation, or will her desire to upcycle treasures send her to jail?
Pass me By (BFF Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
She never expected to fall for the dirty-talking mechanic…
Dr. Zoe Lawrence thought she was too smart for love. Mechanic Eric “Mac” Mackenzie thought he was too broken for her. But when these two opposites collide, they just might find the perfect fit.
Zoe has all but given up on finding a man who isn’t intimidated by her IQ.
So, when Mac, a charming and attractive mechanic, asks her out, she agrees with the full intention of using him to scratch an itch and move on.
What they thought would be a fun one-night stand quickly turns into a heat-filled whirlwind romance.
While Zoe is falling fast, Mac’s insecurities about his self-worth cause him to push her away, leaving Zoe wondering if he will ever trust her love enough to let her in or if their fragile bond was doomed from the start.
The Fear of Winter (Book One in The Fear Of Series) (affiliate link)
On a frigid December night, Megan Floyd vanishes from the mountain town of Fraser, Colorado. The extensive search provides no answers and as attention of her disappearance fades, the case goes cold. Her father, Tom Floyd, is forced to confront his worst fear that his daughter will never be found, and soon his life and marriage begin to disintegrate around him.
A year after the disappearance and with no new leads, Tom hires private investigator Marshall York, a former detective, and his assistant Hannah Jacobs. They soon start to uncover the secrets of Megan’s dangerous second life, all while fighting their own demons. Tom is guilt-ridden over a missing child case from his past, and Hannah is haunted by the unsolved murder of her older sister.
The case begins to consume all three of their lives, and as they dig deeper, they start to unravel the dark truth of what happened to Megan.
The Sisterhood Hits the Road: Tybee Sisters Saga Book 1 (affiliate link)
Family secrets and long lost friendships take three Tybee friends on a road trip of discovery.
When Julep Tucker gets an SOS from her long, lost cousin Etta, she listens to her heart. Somehow Julep will find her childhood friend. Fiercely loyal, her new friends Sylvia and Rachel jump in to share the journey. They pack up Rachel’s new camper and hit the road. But as the trip unfolds, this search for a much-loved cousin becomes a journey of revelation for all three women.
In side trip to visit her son in his “perfect” marriage, Sylvia finds that things are far from perfect. How involved should a mother be when her child’s marriage is headed for the rocks? Away from home, Julep obsesses about her relationship with Griff Sanders. With time, she’s grown accustomed to her independence as a widow. Can she give that all up now? While her friends are gone, Rachel has dinner with Raleigh Prescott and learns that a promise she made last summer might come due. Can she rise to the occasion and forgive her former roommate?
Forged in Fire (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel Book 1) (affiliate link)
Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions. But her recent dream feels too real to ignore: a commercial airliner is hijacked, and a handsome passenger is shot dead. Beth hasn’t met the mystery man in her dream; she would never forget a gorgeous face like his. But she can’t deny the bizarre connection she feels. Now awake, and unable to allow for the violence she’s convinced is impending, she races to the airport…and comes face to face with the man of her dreams.
Zane Winters lives for his job, using his uncanny psychic powers to carry out missions for elite SEAL Team 7. Yet the constant adrenaline highs can’t drown out the numbness seeping into his life as he yearns to find a woman he can trust. All that changes when he meets a beautiful stranger who sets his soul on fire—and somehow knows he’s about to die.
To thwart the global crisis the hijacking will unleash, Beth and Zane join forces. But even amid the danger, they can’t deny the powerful force drawing them together. Is it merely attraction…or destiny?
Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder: The True Story (affiliate link)
In 1947, the brutal, sadistic murder of a beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short led to the largest manhunt in LA history. The killer teased and taunted the police and public for weeks, but his identity stayed a mystery, and the murder remained the most tantalizing unsolved case of the last century, until this book revealed the bizarre solution.
Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective who was a private investigator, took up the case, reviewing the original evidence and records as well as those of a separate grand jury investigation into a series of murders of single women in LA at the time. The prime suspect had in fact been identified, but never indicted. Why? And who was he? In an account that partakes both of LA Confidential and Zodiac, for the corruption it exposes and the insight it offers into a serial killer’s mind, Hodel demonstrates that there was a massive police cover-up. Even more shocking, he proves that the murderer, a true-life Jekyll and Hyde who was a highly respected member of society by day and a psychopathic killer by night, was his own father. This edition of the book includes new findings and photographs added after the original publication, together with a new postscript by the author.
The Puppet Show (Washington Poe Book 1) (affiliate link)
A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless. When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of . . .
Reluctantly partnered with the brilliant, but socially awkward, civilian analyst, Tilly Bradshaw, the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see. The elusive killer has a plan and for some reason Poe is part of it.
As the body count rises, Poe discovers he has far more invested in the case than he could have possibly imagined. And in a shocking finale that will shatter everything he’s ever believed about himself, Poe will learn that there are things far worse than being burned alive …
Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative (affiliate link)
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, at least seven million people in the U.S. and more than 100 million worldwide suffer from this chronic skin disease. This book outlines Dr. Pagano’s natural, drug-free treatment regimen that can alleviate, control, and even heal psoriasis without steroid creams, tar baths, injections, or ultraviolet treatments. Healing Psoriasis outlines a healthy diet and lifestyle and includes case histories, photos, recipes, and a chapter on eczema.
Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing (affiliate link)
Investors are tempted daily by misleading or incomplete information. They may make a lucky bet, realize a sizable profit, and find themselves full of confidence. Their next high-stakes gamble might backfire, not only hitting them in the balance sheet but also taking a mental and emotional toll. Even veteran investors can be caught off guard: a news item may suddenly cause havoc for an industry they’ve invested in; crowd mentality among fellow investors may skew the market; a CEO may turn out to be unprepared to effectively guide a company. How can one stay focused in such a volatile world? If you can’t trust your past successes to plan and predict, how can you avoid risky situations in the future?
Patience and methodical planning will pay far greater dividends than flashy investments. In Big Money Thinks Small, veteran fund manager Joel Tillinghast shows investors how to avoid making these mistakes. He offers a set of simple but crucial steps to successful investing, including:
· Know yourself, how you arrive at decisions, and how you might be susceptible to self-deception
· Make decisions based on your own expertise, and do not invest in what you don’t understand
· Select only trustworthy and capable colleagues and collaborators
· Learn how to identify and avoid investments with inherent flaws
· Always search for bargains, and never forget that the first responsibility of an investor is to identify mispriced stocks
The Girl Upstairs (affiliate link)
How well do you know your neighbour?
Would you trust them with your life?
I heard Emily before I saw her. The harsh smack of heels against cheap wooden floorboards. The loud phone calls. The incessant music.
I knew Emily before I met her. Discarded receipts in our communal hallway. Sticky leftovers in the shared food waste bin. Wine shop vouchers in the letterbox.
Now she’s gone missing, and I’m the only one who can find her. The only one who can save her.
Because I know her best, and I heard everything.
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