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Strawberries and Strangers (Pelican Cove Book 1) (affiliate link)
Dumped by her cheating husband, 44 year old Jenny King is trying to build a new life in the small seaside town of Pelican Cove. Locals are lining up at the Boardwalk Cafe for her tasty cakes and muffins. But when her aunt, a local artist, is accused of killing a stranger, Jenny is forced to set her apron aside and put on her sleuthing cap.
Jenny battles with the cranky local sheriff and quirky local characters to get to the truth. Aided by her new friends, she will move heaven and earth to find out who the dead stranger was and what he was doing in Pelican Cove.
Can she solve the mystery and save her aunt in time?
20 Minutes Cookbook (affiliate link)
Beans & Guacamole Salad
Sweet Tuna Bean Salad
Bean Salad Martinique
Green Mango Salad
Peppery Bean Salad
Italian Cannellini Salad
Italian Herbs Dumplings
Spicy Fruit and Chicken Salad
4-Ingredient Fruit Salad
Honey Pine Nut Salad
Joey’s Fruit Salad
Red Pepper Turkey Press
American Breakfast Sandwich
Topped Turkey Sandwiches
6-Minute Windy City Sandwich
Weeknight Ground Beef Sandwiches
Cheesy French Toast Sandwiches
Honey Peanut Butter Sandwich
Much, much more!
How to Stir Fry: From Beginner to Intermediate (affiliate link)
Plum Peanut and Chicken Stir Fry
Beginners’ Creamy Chicken Stir Fry
Italian Bell Chicken Stir Fry
Oriental Chili Chicken and Ramen Stir Fry
Corny Grilled Chicken Stir Fry
Quickest Beef Stir Fry
Minimal Broccoli Steak Stir Fry
Shenzhen Province Steak Stir Fry
Sesame Veggies and Steak Stir Fry
Veggies Noodles and Beef Stir Fry
Mumbai Breakfast Stir Fry
Vegetarian Mango Curry Indian Style
Creamy Mushroom Skillet
American Parsley Chicken Stir Fry
Creamy Canola Chicken Stir Fry
Old-Fashioned Middle-Eastern Stew
Brown Glazed Carrots
Coconut Cod Stew
Casablanca Chicken with Basmati
North Indian Inspired Curry
Dhaka City Flyover Curry
Pineapple Pepper Curry
Much, much more!
A Cozy Beatles Mystery: Larceny in Liverpool (A Cozy Beatles Mystery Series Book 1) (affiliate link)
How did you first discover the Beatles?
For British teenager Helen Spencer it was in 1962, right before the Beatles exploded across Britain, America, and the rest of the world. A local band on the verge of stardom…
Helen didn’t realize she’d rise from obscure Liverpool fan club employee to acceptance into The Beatles’ inner circle, propelling her through a fun-filled, world-changing decade, figuring out one big mystery at a time.
This is how it all began…with Helen rising from small timer to solve the big time case of Larceny in Liverpool.
The Handfasters (Lowland Romance Book 1) (affiliate link)
Scotland, 1811. Coming from the Highlands to Edinburgh in search of a husband, Alison Lamont finds herself in all sorts of trouble.
Thrown out of a fashionable ball for a stolen kiss, Alison flees from a riot in the notorious Old Town and meets Willie Kemp, an eccentric boatbuilder. While she falls deeply in love with Mr. Kemp, her aunt wishes her to marry the obnoxious but rich John Forres.
Alison takes drastic measures to solve her dilemma, including a long trip through the snow-covered Pentland Hills. But who left the mysterious footprints outside her cottage, and what secrets is Mr. Kemp hiding?
The Perfect Child (affiliate link)
Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own.
But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie’s true nature.
Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah’s attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie’s behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie’s past may be enough to push them all over the edge.
The Night of Many Endings: A Novel (affiliate link)
Orphaned at a young age and witness to her brother’s decline into addiction, Nora Martinez has every excuse to question the fairness of life. Instead, the openhearted librarian in the small Colorado community of Silver Ridge sees only promise. She holds on to the hope that she’ll be reunited with her missing brother and does what she can at the town library. It’s her home away from home, but it’s also a sanctuary for others who, like her brother, could use a second chance.
There’s Marlene, an elderly loner who believes that, apart from her husband, there’s little good left in the world; Jasmine, a troubled teen; Lewis, a homeless man with lost hope and one last wish; and Vlado, the security guard who loves a good book and, from afar, Nora.
As a winter storm buries Silver Ridge, this collection of lonely hearts takes shelter in the library. They’ll discover more about each other, and themselves, than they ever knew—and Nora will be forced to question her brother’s disappearance in ways she never could have imagined. No matter how stranded in life they feel, this fateful night could be the new beginning they didn’t think was possible.
The World Played Chess: A Novel (affiliate link)
The Olive Grove (affiliate link)
Antonia Butler is on the brink of a life-changing decision and a job advert looking for a multilingual housekeeper at a beautifully renovated Croatian farmhouse, Vila Maslina, is one she can’t ignore.
Arriving on the tiny picturesque island of Korčula, Antonia feels a spark of hope for the first time in a long time. This is a chance to leave the past behind.
But this island, and its inhabitants, have secrets of their own and a not-too-distant past steeped in tragedy and war. None more so than Vila Maslina’s enigmatic owner Damir Maric. A young man with nothing to lose but everything to gain…
About Time (The Time Police Book 4) (affiliate link)
Patience is not a virtue known to the Time Police. And Commander Hay is facing the longest day of her life…
After their heroic efforts to safeguard the Acropolis and prevent the Paris Time-Stop, the Time Police have gone from zero to hero. Then one fateful mission to apprehend a minor criminal selling dodgy historical artefacts blows up in all their faces.
An officer is attacked within TPHQ. A prisoner is murdered. And investigations are about to lead to the one place where no officer can legally tread.
Worst of all, trouble is brewing for Luke, Jane and Matthew as a shocking revelation threatens to tear Team Weird apart for good.
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