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Make Me Believe You: A Second Chance Interracial Romance (affiliate link)
Andrew and Emani have been together for twelve years.
They have a family, a very successful pharmaceutical company, and their life together seems all-around perfect.
When pictures surface online of Andrew and his assistant caught in a lip-lock, Emani realizes that maybe things aren’t so perfect after all, and is ready to call it quits.
Andrew is focused on running his company, he doesn’t want a divorce and insists that Emani simply needs time to work through the anger because not all pictures are worth a thousand words, some are worth only one. LIES.
In a final attempt to save their marriage, Emani agrees to allow Andrew back into her life but only if he can make her trust him again.
Basmati Recipes: A Delicious Rice Cookbook (affiliate link)
October’s Basmati with Currants
Chicken and Mango Basmati Salad
Basmati Lentil Curry
Basmati in Farsi Style
Crusted Potato Basmati
Mariam’s Yellow Basmati
Mango Curry on a Basmati Beach
Whole Spiced Basmati
Persian Basmati with Pine Nuts
Roasted Red Basmati
Basmati Dinner: (Veggies and Tofu)
Roasted Seafood Basmati
White Lion’s Lady (Warrior Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
She was promised to another, but her heart belonged to him alone . . .
Abducted on the way to her wedding, heiress Isabel de Lamere is unaware that the scoundrel planning to use her for his own gain is the cherished champion on her childhood: Griffin, the White Lion. Yet even as she discovers his treachery, Isabel cannot deny that Griffin lingers in her dreams, awakening the passion in her steadfast heart.
Then a twist of fate puts a price on both their heads, embroiling them in a life-and-death chase that will force Griffin to choose between his own freedom and his fierce desire for the woman who would redeem his noble spirit. But to reclaim his lost honor, the White Lion could lose Isabel forever. . .
The Will (affiliate link)
Putting the will in willpower.
Josh McCain has two years to reinvent himself. Stripped of everything that made life a swanky, booze and babe-filled breeze, Josh embarks on a grueling and often hilarious two-year regimen of self-discipline that targets his mind, body, and spirit.
Along the way, skeptics mock him, his own past taunts him, and saboteurs resolve to stop him. But Josh is determined to complete his “bucket list from hell” and prove that who he was is not as important as who he can become. Operating in unfamiliar territory, Josh turns to a cast of endearing characters to aid him on his secret journey—persons he’d have previously shunned.
The Berlin Crossing (affiliate link)
BRANDENBURG 1993: The Berlin Wall is down, the country is reunified and thirty-year-old school teacher Michael Ritter feels his life is falling apart.
His wife has thrown him out, his new West German headmaster has fired him for being a socialist former Party member, and he is still clinging on to the wreckage of the state that shaped him. Disenfranchised and disenchanted, Michael heads home to care for his terminally ill mother.
Before she dies, she urges him to seek out an evangelical priest, Pastor Bruck, who is the only one who knows the truth about his father. When Michael eventually tracks him down, he is taken on a journey of dark discoveries, one which will shatter his foundations, but ultimately bring him hope to rebuild them.
Haunting and redemptive, The Berlin Crossing is a compelling, unique portrayal of one man’s struggle to understand his past, uncovering a powerful story of love and survival in sixties Stasi East Germany.
The Stone of Secrets (Stone Trilogy Book 1) (affiliate link)
When a hunky FBI agent shows up, things get even more intense as he enlists Skye to crack the case that has stumped the Bureau for decades. But is the case the only thing on his mind? And does Skye have room in her life for love?
The Last Debutantes: A Novel (affiliate link)
When Valerie de Vere Cole, the niece of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, makes her deep curtsey to the King and Queen of England, she knows she’s part of a world about to end. The daughter of a debt-ridden father and a neglectful mother, Valerie sees firsthand that war is imminent.
Nevertheless, Valerie reinvents herself as a carefree and glittering young society woman, befriending other debutantes from England’s aristocracy as well as the vivacious Eunice Kennedy, daughter of the U.S. Ambassador. Despite her social success, the world’s troubles and Valerie’s fear of loss and loneliness prove impossible to ignore.
How will she navigate her new life when everything in her past has taught her that happiness and stability are as fragile as peace in our time? For the moment she will forget her cares in too much champagne and waltzes. Because very soon, Valerie knows that she must find the inner strength to stand strong and carry on through the challenges of life and love and war.
The Lighter Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: Easy Recipes for a Slimmer, Healthier You (affiliate link)
Recipes are accompanied by nutrition information and a precise timing bar so you know exactly how long your meal will take from pot to table. Some of the light, simple, and delicious recipes you’ll find inside are:
Butternut Squash Soup
Sun-Dried Tomato & Shallot Shells
Greek Farro Feta Salad
Creamy Avocado Chicken
Salt & Vinegar Pork
Zucchini Chips & Tzatziki Dip
Mug Cakes in Mason Jars
Finding Love in Positano (affiliate link)
One summer in Italy might just change everything…
Marci James loves her job so much she’s not had a holiday in 5 years. But after receiving a mysterious letter from her godfather, Richard, Marci must pack up for a summer on the Italian Coast. Tasked with sorting through Richard’s antiques shop, Marci is determined to find the right balance of work and pleasure.
But when Marci arrives it’s apparent that the task is far more daunting than she imagined, and it isn’t long before Nico, her gorgeous local guide, offers to step up and lend a hand. As the two enjoy the Positano summer, and all that the Amalfi Coast has to offer, Marci finally lets herself relax and the sparks between the pair soon begin to fly.
But Richard hasn’t just left his possessions behind, he left a secret, one that Marci unwittingly stumbles across. Will it break her heart after the happiest summer of her entire life?
Last Seen at Lighthouse Lane (affiliate link)
Laura Williams hasn’t stepped foot in her hometown since she was old enough to leave.
But when a doctor calls about her mom’s declining medical condition, she has no choice but to return home and look after her.
Besides, it couldn’t be as bad as living in a city with the man who broke her heart. 2 weeks before their wedding.
As a 35-year-old journalist, hanging onto her job by a thread, and healing from a broken heart, Laura goes back to North Carolina to take care of her mom, agreeing to take on any stories that come her way.
When she arrives, the small-town is on edge because a thirteen-year-old girl has gone missing from Lighthouse Lane…again.
Memories come flooding back, and it all sounds eerily similar to when Laura’s best friend went missing from that exact location 17 years ago…
Bone in the Throat (affiliate link)
When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle’s restaurant in Manhattan’s Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next.
With the FBI on one side, and his eccentric wise-guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience, and to avoid getting killed in the meantime.
In the vein of Prizzi’s Honor, Bone in the Throat is a thrilling Mafia caper laced with entertaining characters and wry humor. This first novel is a must-have for fans of Anthony Bourdain’s nonfiction.
Witch Hunt: A Novel (affiliate link)
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