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The Fatal Family Function (The Terrowin Hotel Mysteries) (affiliate link)
Jamie Sharpe is adoring her new role managing the Terrowin Hotel. But Grandpa Sharpe has alluded that the mysterious hotel, a legacy passed down from her uncle, could contain secrets and treasures too dangerous to unearth.
When she’s invited to a gathering at the historic Story Mansion for the Gloucester family reunion, she eagerly accepts. Jamie is hoping to get the elderly Evelyn Gloucester, an old family friend of the Sharpes, to finally reveal some of the Terrowin’s carefully guarded secrets.
But then she finds Evelyn’s dead body in the old servant’s quarters, and suddenly she’s swept into a new and more terrifying mystery. Which of Evelyn’s grandchildren could have killed her, and why?
The answer is further complicated when Evelyn’s will mentions a priceless artifact hidden at the Terrowin many decades earlier. Each of the grandchildren begins their own quest scouring the deepest and darkest passageways within the Hotel.
Blueberry Pancakes: The Novel (affiliate link)
Bridget Jones Diary meets The Commitments
Writing songs for a would-be pop star is painful. When young, gay songwriter Duncan falls in love, he writes a love song. When he gets dumped, he writes a break-up song. Luckily for his songwriting career, his love life is a roller-coaster.
When his long-term boyfriend breaks up with him, Duncan finds solace in music. And pancakes, of course. With the help of his sassy diva singer and best friend Marlene, her ex-boyfriend guitarist, and a local music producer, they form a musical dream team to produce songs to pitch to agents, and for Marlene’s promising singing career.
A new guy here, a new guy there, they are delicious distractions, but this drama fuels new and better songs. And that ex? He just won’t seem to go away. But it all pays off when they have their first number one hit with a teenybopper all-girl band.
The Incredible Egg Cookbook: Eggs for Any Meal (affiliate link)
Eggs are among the tastiest, most versatile, and least expensive foods we can buy. And they can be used in so some many ways. The good news is that they are also healthy, elevating the body’s good cholesterols.
Eggs are not just for breakfast, although they are a huge part of the first meal of the day. They can also be used for casseroles, soups, sandwiches, salads, and in desserts. That’s versatility.
This Egg Cookbook has egg recipes you can use all day long. And why wouldn’t you? They are filled with nutrients for the entire family. Enjoy the perfect omelet, a delicious Croque Monsieur sandwich, or a decadent mouse for dessert. These recipes, and more, are in this Egg Cookbook.
The Bone Shelter (affiliate link)
Murder can make you sad and cranky and leave you laughing inappropriately.
Small town life gets hilariously complicated for Sam and his family when an unexpected windfall leads to murder, mystery, and irritable ghosts.
Patton Colorado: home to a snarky bunch of seventh-graders, a decades-old secret, and murderous deception.
When twelve-year-old Sam accidentally stumbles into the thick of things with the help of his friends, his mom who drinks a little too much and writes cliché mommy porn (“Oh Javier, I lust for your girthy sexcaliber!!”), a ragtag group of ex-Army guys, and a baby brother who can’t stay off the roof, a sixty-year-old whodunit comes to light. Before long, unexpected plot twists and bungling ghost hunters lead to a startling and satisfying conclusion.
To the Metal (A Paris of the South Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Third Twin: A Novel of Suspense (affiliate link)
Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the center of a scandal that could ruin her career.
To extricate herself, Jeannie plunges into a maze of hidden evidence. With growing horror, she uncovers a cynical, far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America—men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.
The Bees: A Novel (affiliate link)
The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death.
Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive’s survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.
But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all—daring to challenge the Queen’s fertility—enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society—and lead her to unthinkable deeds.
Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook (affiliate link)
• Helpful tips on topics such as how to season correctly with salt, how to balance flavors, and how to make the most of leftovers.
• Great recipes for easy weeknight family dinners kids will love, indulgent desserts, fun cocktails, exciting appetizers, and more.
• Jenn Segal is the founder of Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog showcasing easy, family friendly recipes from a chef’s point of view. Her recipes have been featured on numerous websites, magazines, and television programs.
Six Seconds (affiliate link)
An aid worker who lost her husband and child in a brutal attack saves the life of an American contractor in Iraq. Believing he can help her avenge her family’s deaths, she follows him back home to the United States . . .
Meanwhile, a California soccer mom arrives to pick up her son from school, only to discover that her husband has taken their child and vanished without a trace . . .
An off-duty cop in the Rocky Mountains rescues a little girl from a raging river moments before she utters her final words in his arms. Haunted by failure, he launches an investigation that leads him to a school in Montana, where time is ticking down on an event that will rewrite history . . .
The Boyfriend: A Novel (affiliate link)
Jack Till, a retired LAPD homicide detective, is now happy to take routine cases as a private investigator. But when a murdered girl’s parents ask for his help, Till can’t say no. The victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and Till soon finds that she was one of several escorts killed in different cities in the same manner—all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm in their home.
Till must enter the secretive world of online escorts, decoding ads placed by women who are always on the move, often using false names and other women’s pictures. But the perpetrator is more dangerous than Till ever imagined. As the body count rises, Till must find a ruthless seducer whose murderous spree masks an even deadlier agenda.