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The Love List (Hilton Head Island Book 1) (affiliate link)
Beatrice Callahan loves lists. Sometimes she even makes a to-do list of things she’s already done, just to go check, check, check and feel accomplished. So it’s easy to understand why, when her divorce is finally final and her ex is all moved out, Bea takes a cool, close look at her life…and makes a list.
It’s not exactly a bucket list.
It’s a love list.
Bea loves the outdoors, so she puts visit 10 National Parks on the list.
She loves animals, and on goes get a puppy.
She loves the beach, and she adds take a dream vacation to the list, and decides to do that one first. After all she’s been through and all she’s lost, she needs time to relax, rest, and reset.
On the first day she arrives in Hilton Head Island, she meets Grant Turner, the man whose house she’s renting for her fabulous beach vacation. He’s just there to make sure she settles in properly and has enough towels.
But when Bea asks for recommendations around the island, Grant quickly becomes her tour guide and then a friend and then…more than friends.
My best friend’s older brother is back in town.
Do I care? Not one bit. Logan may have been my childhood crush, but I’ve always been little Tessa to him. Not to mention, he’s turned into a shallow flirt and I’m not looking to get played again.
What’s the problem, you ask? (Besides all the flirting.)
Thanks to a scheming mutual friend, Logan and I find ourselves embroiled in a bet of absurd proportions. Now, instead of ignoring Logan and keeping my heart safely locked away, we have a date every Saturday night and a kiss looming on the horizon.
And the line between us is getting… muddy.
As long as Logan stays the shallow flirt, I’ll be fine. My heart is safe from the player. It’s the man underneath giving me a run for my money.
Chasing Summer (Summer O’Dare Book 1) (affiliate link)
When Big Wig moves to the beach, Big Trouble comes with him.
Doubtless Bay’s resident private investigator has a dilemma on her hands. With the arrival of a new detective in her small, beachside town, Summer O’Dare has a decision to make: Let him think she’s merely a little kooky or open up the doors to her skeleton-harbouring closet and invite him in.
Trust, though, has to be earned. And Detective Douche is walking on the wrong side of that equation. Three days in and he’s already dating the realtor next door; Summer’s high school nemesis.
Add in a missing biker, a murdered man, stolen intellectual property, and the surfer staying in her spare bedroom, and Summer’s summer looks like it might heat up to scorching.
Just as well she’s got a few tricks up her sleeve. And a penchant for donuts. But will the detective welcome them? The tricks, not the donuts. Or will he think Summer strange like everyone else does?
Algorithms of the Heart: A Qanon Love Story (affiliate link)
Chinese Takeout Cookbook: Asian Takeout Favorites with Easy Recipes (affiliate link)
Chicken Lo Mein
Orange Chicken and Broccoli II
Beef and Broccoli I
Authentic Fried Rice
Authentic Fried Rice III
Sweet and Sour Eggplant
Kung Pao Chicken
Ma Po Tofu
Japanese Miso Soup
Peking Fried Rice
House Fried Rice
Hibachi Fried Rice
Egg Foo Yung
Fried Chicken Wings
Taiwanese Corn Soup
Easy Egg and Pea Soup
Hot and Spicy Soup
Chi Tan T’ang (Egg Drop Soup)
Sweet and Spicy Tofu Soup
Easy Wonton Soup
Alternative Egg Drop Soup
Pad Thai Noodles
Much, much more!
Claws (affiliate link)
We Have Everything Before Us: A Novel (affiliate link)
A summer party and a thunderstorm bring relationships into focus, as three women must decide how to move forward in this humorous and dramatic tale of intersecting lives.
Eleanor is bored with her two sons and a husband who ignores her when she reconnects with Phil, a man she knew in high school. Phil’s wife is leaving him because of his philandering, most recently with the younger Sarayu. Eleanor’s friend Kaye doesn’t approve of Phil, but she has her own problems: too much drinking and a fraught relationship with her husband and daughter, who are building a boat together.
Poignant and acutely observed, We Have Everything Before Us is unsparing yet sympathetic as it details the unsettling junction of illusions and reality.
On the Trail of Sherlock Holmes (affiliate link)
How’d I Get Here?: And Why Am I Stealing M&M’s From Air Force One? (affiliate link)
A rollicking collection of uproariously funny, improbably true stories by a man who believes living life to the fullest makes life unbelievably fun.
Dan Beckmann appears to be an average guy living an average life—until you get him talking. In this extraordinary collection of remarkable tales, you’ll see that Dan finds adventure the way he finds friends—everywhere he goes, and under some of the most unexpected circumstances.
Through his witty, lighthearted, and entertaining tales, he reminds us that the best things in life are free, that a new adventure is always just around the corner—and that it’s never too late to laugh your way to the finish line.
M is for Mummy (affiliate link)
How to Attract Good Luck (affiliate link)
Why do some people always seem to have good luck? Is it chance or can luck be learned?
This easy-to-read original classic edition with an afterword by historian and New Thought scholar Mitch Horowitz will teach you a workable, practical program for increasing luck in all areas of your life and show you that luck is not chance—it can be cultivated.
In How to Attract Good Luck, author A.H.Z. Carr shows you how to develop your character and choose the right opportunities available to all, but which most unthinkingly pass right by. Whether in your career or your relationships, this practical program will guide you to happiness and success as you adjust your mindset to living a life of good fortune.
You will learn:
To spot chance events that will bring luck
The personality traits that attract good luck
How to select lucky friends and acquaintances that bring good fortune
To read cycles of luck and take advantage of them
The way to attract lucky breaks and make the most of them
How to avoid bad luck
To place yourself in the path of fate
Immediate steps to increase your luck in all areas of life
How you can align your mind with patterns of behavior that attract luck
Wake Up and Live! (affiliate link)
Born in Chicago, Dorothea Brande (1893-1948) was a widely respected journalist, lecturer, editor, fiction writer and writing instructor. Brande is widely known for her enduring guide to the creative process, Becoming a Writer, originally published in 1934 and still popular today. In 1936, Brande published an inspirational masterwork of practical psychology, Wake Up and Live! which she wrote during the Great Depression.
Wake Up and Live! opened the eyes of thousands of people to a whole new idea of living, as it taught them how to concentrate on the things that really matter. Her most successful book, with more than 34 printings and over 1 million copies sold, it was an inspiration and lesson to all that success is within reach of everyone.
For many years, Wake Up and Live!, with its simple and sound advice for personal excellence, rivaled the popularity of popular works such as Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People. It is considered one of the greatest success guides ever written. Now, this beautifully designed classic of self-improvement, can help you revolutionize your existence and lead you to find the success you desire and so rightly deserve. In this remarkable work you will learn:
Why Do We Fail?
The Will to Fail
Victims of the Will to Fail
The Rewards of Failure
Righting the Direction
The System in Operation
Warnings and Qualifications
On Saving Breath
The Task of the Imagination
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