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The Hotel by the Bay (affiliate link)
The Bay Hotel, perched on a clifftop above the sweeping coastline, was once the heart and soul of seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family, the place was as beloved as cheery landlady Anna, and visitors from far and wide came for the warm welcome and charming surroundings.
The hotel was also once home to sisters Eleanor and Penny, and while Penny still lives close by, it’s been some time since Elle has been back.
But following a family tragedy, she is forced to return and confront the life she left behind.
When it becomes apparent that visitor numbers have dwindled and the crumbling building must be sold, the sisters are unprepared by the reaction of their father, Ned, who steadfastly refuses to give up their mum’s legacy, revealing that the family’s given up something equally precious in the past.
Can the sisters unite in their efforts to save the hotel by the bay – and in the process, help heal the fractures in their family?
Foxy Lady: A Fur-Ever Veterinary Romance (affiliate link)
Foxes make terrible pets but they’re fantastic wingmen.
Sydney Young has dedicated her life to animals. She’s a wildlife rehabilitator on call around the clock for rescue missions all over the state and every last one of her friends are veterinarians. Waiting at home for her is a rambunctious fox too tame to be released.
Syd’s life is full and happy… or so she thinks until a new and exotic creature moves in next door.
Adelaide Mercer is single-minded too – all her time and energy goes into her young son, Liam, making sure he’s happy in their new home. She’s fiercely protective and guarded, keeping to herself despite her curiosity about the elusive neighbor with the fox pen in her back yard.
Syd and Addie observe each other from a distance until one day Liam springs the fox from its pen. The wild fox chase that follows is only the beginning of a great adventure in life, love and rescued hearts.
Get Rich With Digital Real Estate: Learn how to build a real estate empire from your laptop. (affiliate link)
For the first time in history we live in two worlds simultaneously. One has always been here and has existed as long as the human race, whereas the other is new and doesn’t play by the same rules.
The first world has tiers of people all divided by wealth, religion, race, class, weight, history and standing in the community. In the first world, you are judged because of where you are born, because of your history and even your family’s history. People are segregated because of their beliefs, their wealth, their weight and even the colour of their skin.
In the first world success is hard to find if you come from the wrong family, the wrong part of town, have the wrong beliefs, are the wrong colour or in some cases, you’re just too fat or skinny.
In the first world, some children are born without hope, with their futures laid out in front of them. The ability to break free from where you begin can in some cases be impossible.
But now for the first time in history, there is a second world, a world where you can be anything you want to be, a world where wealth, religion, race, class and history do not matter. A world where the poorest of the poor and the richest of the rich stand side by side neck and neck with the same opportunities.
Head Over Heels in Hawaii (The Traveling Calvert Sisters) (affiliate link)
Cora Calvert is frustrated with her life and still sleeping in her childhood bunk bed. As if living with your parents isn’t bad enough, Cora’s job consists of measuring old women for bras instead of using her college degree in fashion design. When an opportunity for a trip to Hawaii comes about, she’s all over it and can’t pack fast enough. Even better, the tour is only for people in their twenties.
Cora’s excitement for the tour wanes when she learns the tour company assigns seats, and she’s stuck next to an arrogant jerk named Eric. Cora makes other friends and tries to ignore Eric’s green eyes and verbal diarrhea as she explores the islands, but Cora’s about to learn that first impressions can be very wrong.
Easy Lentil Cookbook: 50 Easy and Unique Lentil Recipes (affiliate link)
Coconut Quinoa and Lentils
Lentils from Germany
Savory Potatoes and Lentils
Lentils and Chard with Mushrooms
Italian Style Lentils with Zucchini
Indian Style Potatoes and Lentils
Honey and Ginger Lentils
Lentil Salad I
Coffee and a Beagle (Sweetlin Bakery Boxset) (affiliate link)
“Sweet Beginnings” is where it all starts with Mona and Emmett. Mona comes from a wealthy controlling family. She’s never had to make a decision for herself and she’s always been a dutiful daughter – until she’s forced into an engagement she doesn’t want. To avoid marriage she defies her parents and runs away to Arizona where she meets Emmett Sweetlin. Emmett is a kind hearted, God fearing man who has a dream of opening his own bakery. It doesn’t take long for him to fall in love with Mona. Mona’s dream of freedom is at her fingertips, yet she’s afraid her father will find her and destroy her new life. Emmett is worth fighting for but can she stand up to her father for the first time in her life?
“Coffee and a Beagle”: Everything in Jayna’s life is perfectly ordered from color-coding her closet, to her five year plan. She’s even selected marriage candidates and is trying to determine who will be the perfect husband.
The Last Stone (affiliate link)
On March 29, 1975, sisters Katherine and Sheila Lyons, ages ten and twelve, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, DC As shock spread, then grief, a massive police effort found nothing. The investigation was shelved, and the mystery endured.
Then, in 2013, a cold case squad detective found something he and a generation of detectives had missed. It pointed them toward a man named Lloyd Welch, then serving time for child molestation in Delaware.
The acclaimed author of Black Hawk Down and Hue 1968 had been a cub reporter for a Baltimore newspaper at the time of the original disappearance, and covered the frantic first weeks of the story. In The Last Stone, he returns to write its ending. Over months of intense questioning and extensive investigation of Welch’s sprawling, sinister Appalachian clan, five skilled detectives learned to sift truth from determined lies. How do you get a compulsive liar with every reason in the world to lie to tell the truth? The Last Stone recounts a masterpiece of criminal interrogation, and delivers a chilling and unprecedented look inside a disturbing criminal mind.
Moab Is My Washpot: A Memoir (affiliate link)
Since his PBS television debut in Blackadder, multitalented writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry has earned many fans with his idiosyncratic wit. In this memoir, a number-one bestseller in Britain, he shares the story of his youthful years in his typical frank, funny style.
Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, and criminal conviction to emerge—at the age of eighteen—ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is “one of the great originals . . . That so much outward charm, self-awareness and intellect should exist alongside behavior that threatened to ruin the lives of the innocent victims, noble parents and Fry himself, gives the book a tragic grandeur that lifts it to classic status” (Financial Times).
Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Someone committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and Pamela realizes that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the culprit—and living to spin the tale—will be more difficult than Pamela ever imagined . .
The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific (affiliate link)
In one of his most exotic and adventuresome journeys, travel writer Paul Theroux embarks on an eighteen-month tour of the South Pacific, exploring fifty-one islands by collapsible kayak. Beginning in New Zealand’s rain forests and ultimately coming to shore thousands of miles away in Hawaii, Theroux paddles alone over isolated atolls, through dirty harbors and shark-filled waters, and along treacherous coastlines.
Along the way, Theroux meets the king of Tonga, encounters street gangs in Auckland, and investigates a cargo cult in Vanuatu. From Australia to Tahiti, Fiji, Easter Island, and beyond, this exhilarating tropical epic is full of disarming observations and high adventure.
Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (affiliate link)
…Man is an endangered species.
Is it the end of the world or the rebirth of a new one?
In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland. The great cities stand crumbling as a brutal reminder of what we once were. When the Psychlos invaded, all the world’s armies mustered little resistance against the advanced alien weapons.
Now, the man animals serve one purpose. Do the Psychlos’ bidding or face extinction.
One man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, has a plan. They must learn about the Psychlos and their weapons. He needs the other humans to follow him. And that may not be enough.
Can he outwit his Psychlo captor, Terl?
The fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.
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