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Author: Coppola, Gloria
Women’s Action & Adventure Fiction

At some point in our journey, everyone will encounter the idea of becoming worthy. A feisty young adult, Lexi, travels to find her purpose and encounters more than she imagined.
Lexi aka Alexandra takes her first adventure to Italy, escaping her family to find herself. What secrets does she uncover later in life? This exciting paced romance of her global encounters teaches this imaginative woman how quickly life can change. Her losses are many, her goodbyes make her question the why of her experiences. Time travel with her and learn how she overcomes adversity from teen years to adulthood.

Alexandra matures into a sophisticated beauty who owns her power and gains courage. Travel to Paris, Egypt and Peru could be the very places she heals her heart and opens to love again. The passion she exhibits makes her a memorable and relatable character for women of all ages.

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Author: Jackson, Stan
Murder Mystery

It was a blossoming romance, cut short by a cruel murder.

Perry Webster, a university lecturer at York University, is distraught at his young love’s death. But when the police start to suspect he was the culprit, his world is turned upside down.

Working in the local bar, his girlfriend was well-known and liked by many. Who could have killed her?

Webster begins questioning the pub locals, to no avail. Yet his actions are carefully followed by the police, and several times he is brought in for questioning.

Just when the trail is going cold, Webster stumbles on a clue. This takes him down a dangerous path, confronting important people in political circles and unsavoury criminals.

It will take all of Webster’s wit and learning to see through the lies that surround his girlfriend’s death. But, like Webster, the reader is in for a surprise when the true identity of the killer is revealed.

Having kicked a hornet’s nest the perpetrator maybe much closer to home than Webster first thought. Can he prove his case and clear his name?

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Author: Jacobson, Melanie
Small Town Romantic Comedy

Her ex is back to hold her to a marriage pact they made ten years ago . . .

Tabitha Winters, glamorous celebrity chef, loves her life and growing empire in New York. But when her best friends buy the old summer camp where they worked as counselors, she can’t turn down their invitation to appear at the opening week fundraising gala . . . even if it means confronting the memories of her first love and its disastrous ending.

She never imagines she’ll run into Sawyer Reed again—her old flame has no business being at Oak Crest. And worse? He’s there to collect on a marriage pact they made ten years ago when they were clueless college kids.

But Tabitha never could resist a dare, and when Sawyer double dares her to give him a week to show her they still have their old magic, she’s all in to prove he’s wrong.

Only she doesn’t count on him knowing her better than he has a right to. Or having the perfect dates to charm her. And she definitely didn’t plan on their attraction still burning hotter than the end-of-season bonfire. But summer camp isn’t real life, and Tabitha won’t let the spell he’s weaving derail her well-planned future. Except no other guy has ever gotten to her the way Sawyer does, and as his knee-buckling kisses work their magic, Tabitha wonders: can she risk her heart again on the only man who ever broke it?

Neither Death Nor Distance (affiliate link)

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Author: Waldfogel, Sabra
African American Historical Fiction

She found her love. She lost him. Will she make a perilous odyssey to find him again?

Enslaved in Georgia, Pen and Jonas have loved each other since they were children. When they marry, they fear it won’t last. They’re right. On the eve of the Civil War, their master sells Jonas away to Mississippi.

In 1863, when Pen hears of the Emancipation Proclamation, she takes it to heart. She resolves to find the husband she can’t forget. She escapes without a certain destination, without a guide, and without a dime in her pocket. As a runaway, she walks into a world of danger from slave catchers, Confederate deserters, and renegade Union soldiers.

In Mississippi, the Confederate army forces Jonas into service to build fortifications for the city of Vicksburg. Hating the Confederacy, yearning for Pen, he knows he’s on the wrong side of the war. When General Grant’s army besieges the city, Jonas comes under dangerous fire—but in the Union bombardment, he hears the siren song of freedom.

Will their love triumph, or will death and distance part them forever?

Pies and Mini Pies (affiliate link)

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Author: Scott, Bonnie
Pastry Baking

Join the mini pie explosion! Bite size mini pies are all the rage.

Pies are great for any day of the week. Their versatility means they can be a filling snack, a meal on their own or even be the main dessert in a dinner party.

Now, with Pies and Mini Pies, you have a book with over 150 pie recipes that will tickle the fussiest of taste-buds, with ideas that include:

Apple Crumb Pie and Mini Pies
Fudge Pecan Pie and Mini Pies
Butterscotch Cream Pie and Mini Pies
French Silk Chocolate Pie and Mini Pies
Sweet Potato Chiffon Pie and Mini Pies
Frozen Raspberry Pie and Mini Pies
And many more…

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Author: Sawyer, JT
Espionage Thrillers

Meet Mitch Kearns, a former Special Forces Combat Tracker who works for the FBI hunting down notorious criminals.
Crossing paths with Israeli agent Dev Leitner, the two seasoned operators join forces to bring down terrorist cells, rogue assassins, and black-ops mercenaries in these 7 adrenaline-soaked thrillers now available in one boxed set.

Volume One, Dead In Their Tracks: Former combat tracker Mitch Kearns is past his glory days and spends his time teaching the feds how to pursue fugitives on the run. Fresh out of a class with the FBI, he runs into his mentor’s daughter, who’s in possession of plans to obliterate the U.S. Mitch then faces an impossible task: get her to the authorities before hardened mercenaries can kill them. Cornered and desperate, they’re left with no choice but to escape into the Arizona desert. Mitch uses every evasive technique in his arsenal, but nothing works, and their pursuers seem unstoppable. Can Mitch beat the clock or will their adversaries annihilate them and end democracy forever?

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Author: Atkins, Chris
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Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Where is it easier to get ‘spice’ than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow? Welcome to Her Majesty’s Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn’t spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe. With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to senior officials bent on endless reform, this powerful memoir uncovers the horrifying reality behind the locked gates. Filled with dark humour and shocking stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals why our creaking prison system is sorely costing us all – and why you should care.
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Author: Court, Maddy
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LGBTQ+ Humor

This illustrated book of advice on love, dating, and friendship—written by and for queer women and people of marginalized genders—is the new go-to queer relationship handbook.

Fix yourself a cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea and prepare to laugh, cry, reminisce, and feel your feelings as you read through these quintessentially queer dating dilemmas.

In The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend, advice columnist Maddy Court (a.k.a. Xena Worrier Princess) answers anonymous queries from lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and people of marginalized genders.

Illustrated by comics artist Kelsey Wroten and based on Court’s viral zine of the same name, this book features never-before-published letters and responses about first loves, heartbreak, coming out, and queer friendship—all answered with the warmth and honesty of the gay big sister you wish you had.

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Author: Butfield, Colin, Hughes, Jonnie
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Nature & Ecology

The Earthshot concept is simple: Urgency + Optimism = Action. We have ten years to turn the tide on the environmental crisis, but we need the world’s best solutions and one shared goal – to save our planet.

It’s not too late, but we need collective action now. The Earthshots are unifying, ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for all of us, for the rest of life on Earth, and for generations to come.

They are to:
· Protect and Restore Nature
· Clean our Air
· Revive our Oceans
· Build a Waste-Free World
· Fix our Climate

EARTHSHOT: HOW TO SAVE OUR PLANET is the first definitive book about how these goals can tackle the environmental crisis, from rainforests to coral reefs, via wilderness, cities and in our own homes. It is a critical contribution to the most important story of the decade.

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Author: Owen, D. Wystan
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Literary Short Stories

In the ten luminous stories of D. Wystan Owen’s debut collection, the people of Glass, a picturesque village on the rugged English coast, are haunted by longings and deeply held secrets, captive to pasts that remain as alive as the present. Each story takes us into the lives of characters reaching earnestly and often courageously for connection to the people they have loved. Owen observes their heartbreaks, their small triumphs, and their generous capacity for grace.

A young nurse, reeling from the disappearance of her mother, forges an unlikely friendship with a local vagrant. A young boy is by turns dazzled and disillusioned by a trip to the circus with a family friend. A widower revisits the cinema where, as a teenager, he and an older woman shared trysts that both thrilled and baffled him. A woman is offered fragile, uneasy forgiveness for a cruel act from years ago. And in the title story, a shopkeeper’s vision of the woman she loved is upended by the startling revelation of a secret life. Surprising and powerful, and in the classic tradition of fiction by James Joyce, William Trevor, and Elizabeth Strout, Owen’s interconnected stories strike a deep and resounding emotional chord.

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Author: Doute, Kristen, Alexander, Michele
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Men, Women & Relationships Humor
From Vanderpump Rules star and fashion designer Kristen Doute, and coauthor of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Michele Alexander, comes the ultimate, hilarious guide to embracing your “crazy” and never giving up on love.Unpacking the ups and downs of Kristen’s laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes cringe-worthy dating history, He’s Making You Crazy will hold your hand through deep self-reflection—while giving you that push to put on your detective’s hat and hack your man’s email account if you need to. From trapping your boyfriend in ridiculous lies to gathering all your crush’s security question answers on the first date, Kristen shares her no-holds-barred, hysterically funny and hard-earned advice on men, love, and modern dating.He’s Making You Crazy will give you the motivation you need to get out of that unhealthy relationship (that one that is making you crazy!) and, like Kristen, to keep your heart open through it all.
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Author: Koenig, Leah
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Kosher Cooking

A culinary cultural celebration with over twenty-five recipes for delicious nibbles and noshes.

At any gathering, it’s the most social part of the meal: the appetizers. From nibbles and salads to dips and meatballs, the more than twenty-five inspired, modern starters in this book draw from global Jewish influences.

Rounding out this lovely and informative resource are vibrant photographs and helpful sidebars featuring tips on how to build a Jewish cheese plate, what foods to buy rather than make, and more. With a wink and a nod to classic Jewish dishes—borscht has been reinvented as crostini and gefilte fish cleverly crisped into fritters—this book is a tasty treasure for gatherings large and small from the author of Modern Jewish Cooking.

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