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Shelter From The Storm (Tubby Dubonnet #4) (affiliate link)
To out-of-town kingpin Willie LaRue, Mardi Gras seems the perfect time for a New Orleans heist – nobody, but nobody will be thinking about a single other thing. Parties, parades, chaos, alcohol – who could be concerned about a little thing like a bank job?
Indeed, all might have gone well except for an out-of-season frog-flogger that threatens to flood the French Quarter – something even Hurricane Katrina couldn’t do. Next thing you know the survivors – thieves and revelers alike – find themselves marooned together.
As the LaRue gang plans its watery escape, raffish lawyer Tubby Dubonnet is obliged to take time out from his customary eating and loafing to thwart their murderous intentions. The body count rises as the tempest subsides, and Tubby finds himself fighting not only for his life but (it seems to him) the very city itself.
A small town and a sexy stranger make for one steamy summer on the bayou—but is it too hot for her to handle?
Enza Parker never wanted to set foot in Bayou Sabine again—but inheriting her estranged grandmother’s house means she has no choice but to go back. She’s in the business of fixing things—mainly houses—but her romantic life? Yeah, that’s broken beyond repair.
Silver lining: she can flip the sweet old farmhouse and sell it for a nice profit—and that just might get her back on her feet again.
The only catch? Enza’s new house has an unexpected tenant: sexy firefighter Jack Mayronne. Before she can say “eviction,” he turns on the charm and offers to help her with the flip—if she lets him stay. He’s hotter than a tin roof in July, but he looks like he can use a hammer just fine. She can keep it professional. No problem.
Inuyashiki Vol. 1 (affiliate link)
Faith Franklin is a dreamer. She dreams of cakes & pies. She dreams of crepes & brownies. And, more than anything, she dreams of making a career of serving her delicious treats to an adoring public.
So, when her grandmother calls and asks her to move to Florida to help run her café, she cannot get out of Minnesota fast enough! And before she knows it, she is standing in Paradise Point, the beautiful, oceanside plaza in which Bessie’s Café is located, hardly able to believe her good fortune.
Life is now exactly how Faith had imagined it could be. She’s made wonderful friends. The café, now renamed the Slice of Paradise, has been renovated to showcase her amazing desserts. And both the locals & tourists are loving it!
Well, all except for one…
The owner of a nearby cupcake shop is not at all happy with Faith’s arrival in Paradise Point. She has accused Faith of trying to ruin her by stealing her recipes & designs. And she is not shy about letting everyone know it.
So, when the woman is found dead the day after their confrontation, people immediately begin to consider whether Faith is the killer…
Easy Bread Machine Recipes: Prepare All Types of Delicious Breads with Easy Bread Machine Recipes (2nd Edition) (affiliate link)
Chicago Pizza Bread
Wheat Bread for Late November
Cinnamon Strawberry Bread
Scandinavian Honey Bread
Honey Peanut Butter Bread
How to Make Raisin Bread
Brenda’s Brownie Bread
Thai Brown Rice Bread
Coriander Vanilla Bread
Manhattan Pizza Bread
Walnut and Berry Bread
Levantine Challah II
Banana Nut Bread
Mock Wonder Bread
Pastoral Potato Bread
South Salina Banana Bread II
Much, much more!
The Convivial Codfish (Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn Book 5) (affiliate link)
The Guilty Mother (affiliate link)
She says she’s innocent.
DO YOU BELIEVE HER?
Melissa Slade had it all: beauty, money, a successful husband and beautiful twin babies. But, in the blink of an eye, her perfect life became a nightmare – when she found herself on trial for the murder of her little girls.
Jonathan Hunt covered the original Slade Babies case for the local newspaper. Now that new evidence has come to light, Jon’s boss wants him back on the story to uncover the truth.
With Melissa’s appeal date looming, time is running out. And, as Jon gets drawn deeper into a case he’d wanted to forget, he starts to question Melissa’s guilt.
Is Melissa manipulating Jon or telling him the truth? Is she a murderer, or the victim of a miscarriage of justice?
And if Melissa Slade is innocent, what really happened to Ellie and Amber Slade?
Lawless Love (affiliate link)
When Moss Tucker smells danger, he shoots it. When he needs shelter, he grabs it. And when he wants a woman’s touch, he buys it. But then he sees Amanda Boone’s sparkling azure eyes—an innocent beauty like her would never get involved with a law-breaking man like him.
Chestnut-haired Amanda tries to keep her gaze on the vast frontier that flashes past her train window—but it keeps straying to the buckskin-clad stranger. Every inch of him is virile and strong. She knows it’s wrong to even think of his muscular arms crushing her soft curves in a fierce embrace. Yet she vows that before the trip is over he will be the one to tame her savage desire with his wild and lawless love.
Malice in Maggody (The Arly Hanks Mysteries) (affiliate link)
After a crossbow killing at a cheap roadside motel, Ozarks police chief Arly Hanks finds herself investigating her first murder case.
Her marriage over and career gone bust, Arly Hanks flees Manhattan for her hometown: Maggody, Arkansas. In a town this size, nothing much ever happens, so Arly figures she’s safe as the town’s first female chief of police—until the husband of one of the local barmaids escapes from state prison and heads for town. And that’s not all. An EPA official with ties to polluting the local fishing hole has suddenly vanished off the face of the earth.
As if two manhunts aren’t enough to contend with, a body has been discovered at the pay-by-the-hour Flamingo Motel, shot clean through the neck with an arrow. For some reason, Maggody’s residents—all 755 of them—have gone tight-lipped, stonewalling Arly’s investigations, and Arly hasn’t a soul to trust but her half-wit deputy. Now, as Maggody’s finest, she’ll have to show a little muscle and a lot of cunning to curtail the inhospitable mountain malice that’s overtaken her town. And she’ll have to watch her own back every step of the way.
Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road (affiliate link)
As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved—to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician—had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars.
In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within.
The Ultimate Bushcraft Survival Manual: 272 Wilderness Skills (affiliate link)
The ultimate guide to living in the wild from finding shelter and food to knowing the many uses for antlers, mud, animal fat and more.
Imagine being dropped in the woods with little more than a knife, your wits, and the shirt on your back. You’d need more than luck to survive. You’d need the knowledge and skills covered in Ultimate Bushcraft Survival Manual.
In this book, survival expert Tim MacWelch examines how primitive cultures around the world and throughout history have made their own shelter, weapons, tools, and more. He also shares clever, MacGuyver-style ideas for repurposing anything you might find in your pockets or pack. Whether your goal is to test yourself against nature, be prepared for any catastrophe, or learn more about traditional survival techniques, this is the book for you.
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