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Return to Walhalla (affiliate link)

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Author: Poole, Laura Hodges
Contemporary Christian Romance

When financier Penny Ruskin returns to Walhalla, South Carolina, she has one purpose—to settle her grandmother’s estate and sell the Victorian house she grew up in. Not an easy task with the downturned economy. When she loses her job in the state capital, what other choice does she have but to stay in Walhalla until she finds work? She can only hope it won’t take long.

Walhalla is Tommy McAllister’s life. Between his family’s feed-and-seed store and the bank he’s vice president of, he’s stretched thin trying to survive the recession. But when a girl he hasn’t seen since high school breezes back into town, he’s ready to push himself even further to help her feel at home—and convince her to stay. He reaches out to Penny, but the last thing she wants is to be trapped in a small town that holds painful memories—one dark secret in particular.

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Author: Johnson, Erin, Silvertale, Trixie, Nelson, Nova
Paranormal Cozy Mystery

Turkey legs, ale, and murder! Is this supernatural Ren Faire cursed?
Curl up with enchanting whodunits from a trio of bestselling authors: Erin Johnson, Trixie Silvertale, and Nova Nelson!

Over 500 pages of sleuthing fun!

The Renaissance Faire Mysteries Box Set includes the first three books in the bawdy paranormal cozy mystery series, PLUS a never-before-released short story from the authors that you can’t find anywhere else!

If you like snarky animals, bold heroines, and a hint of romance, you’ll love this humorous paranormal cozy series, Magical Renaissance Faire Mysteries.

Candy Cane Killer book 4 (affiliate link)

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Author: Bell, Kate, Suzette, Kathleen
Cozy Culinary Mystery

Going home to Alabama for Christmas was supposed to be fun. It was supposed to be relaxing. What I got instead was a dead neighbor.

When I told my kids and my new boyfriend that Christmas was better with family, and suggested we visit my mother, I didn’t realize we would be investigating a murder. But sometimes dead guys have secrets that get them killed.

My mother refused to believe her neighbor was involved in shenanigans, but when it nearly got me and my daughter killed, she had to admit something fishy was going on next door. Keep an eye on your neighbors, folks.

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Author: Press, BookSumo
Pastry Baking
Here is a Preview of the Puff Pastry Recipes You Will Learn:
Savory Vermouth Seafood Pastry Packets
Apple Pie Fringe
Homemade Vanilla Cinnamon Wheel
Hollandaise Asparagus Golden Pie
Puffy Twisted Chicken Pot Pies
Puffy Twisted Beef Roast Pot Pies
Nutty Chocolate and Fig Stuffing
Nutty Chocolate Wheels
Fruity Marshmallow Squares
Pimento Stuffed Olives Bites
Syrupy Coconut Puffs
Puffy Chocolate Pine Tree
Smoked Feta Packets
Vanilla Puffs Filling
Vanilla Stuffed Cannoli’s
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Author: Feldman, Christine S.
Romantic Comedy
Who has time for dating these days? Certainly not struggling entrepreneur Paisley Jameson, who has way too much on her plate to pay any real attention to her shriveling social life. And not mechanic Joe Spencer either, who has a lot on his mind with both the family business and family in general. But neither can say no to the beloved mutual acquaintance who wants to set them both up on a blind date. Which is too bad, because they both kind of wish they had said no when they show up for the dinner date and realize they’ve met before–and not under happy circumstances. But fate seems determined to prove that they’re not so wrong for each other after all, because in spite of the intentions of both Paisley and Joe to nip this whole unfortunate blind date thing in the bud and go their separate ways, events transpire to keep them together for an evening involving muggers, foot-chases, and even a high-speed trip to the ER– And that’s all before dessert. Dating: it’s not for wimps…
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Author: Daly, Shaneda, Watson-Brown, Linda
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Biographies & Memoirs

Shaneda Daly was only four when her father started grooming her. For nearly 15 years, he would go on to sexually abuse his daughter every day. The emotional and physical toll was immense and, eventually, her ex-army and prison officer father admitted to his family what he had been doing. Leaving home for only a year to get help, he was welcomed back ‘a changed man’. With no choice but to accept it, Shaneda lived alongside him again only for him to try and abuse her once more.

After realising she had no choice but to leave home, Shaneda finally reclaimed her power by standing up to the man who destroyed her childhood and contacted the police. Decades later, in 2011, she watched as her father was convicted of 227 counts of abuse. Shaneda now fights as a campaigner for other victims and is bravely telling her story fully for the first time: the story of a survivor.

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Author: O’Rourke, P. J.
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Political Humor
To unravel the mysteries of war, P.J. O’Rourke first visits Kosovo. (“Wherever there’s injustice, oppression, and suffering, America will show up six months later and bomb the country next to where it’s happening.”) He travels to Israel at the outbreak of the intifada. He flies to Egypt in the wake of the 9/11 terrorists’ attacks. and contemplates bygone lunacies. (“Why are the people in the Middle East so crazy? Here, at the pyramids, was an answer from the earliest days of civilization: People have always been crazy.”) He covers the demonstrations and the denunciations of war. Finally he arrives in Baghdad with the U.S. Army, and enters one of Saddam’s palaces. (“If a reason for invading Iraq was needed, felony interior decorating would have sufficed.”) With this collection, P.J. O’Rourke once again demonstrates that he is “an acerbic master of gonzo journalism and one of America’s most hilarious and provocative writers” (Time).
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Author: Gardner, Erle Stanley
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Traditional Detective Mysteries

The diminutive detective and his bulldog of a boss head to Las Vegas to find a runaway bride in this hard-boiled mystery by the creator of Perry Mason.

Donald Lam and Bertha Cool make for a couple of unlikely detectives. Donald is a charming ex-lawyer in his thirties who may lack brawn but makes up for it in brains. Bertha, meanwhile, is a fifty-something-year-old widow who won’t take lip from anyone. She certainly won’t let a bout of illness keep her down. After a stay at the sanitarium, she and Donald are off to Las Vegas for their latest case. Who needs rest?

Mr. Whitewell needs Donald and Bertha to find his son’s fiancée and learn why she abruptly left town. Donald quickly gets to work with just a mysterious letter as his only lead. Soon he uncovers a scheme to swindle casinos, along with a brutal murder. Now he must determine what’s going on before someone ensures he’s the next member of the agency to have a long hospital stay—or worse.

The Imperfects: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Meyerson, Amy
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International Mystery & Crime

Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake Miller are forced to reunite when their eccentric matriarch, Helen, passes away. But in between airing old resentments, they find a secret inheritance hidden among her possessions: the Florentine Diamond, a 137-carat yellow gemstone that went missing from the Austrian Empire a century ago.

Desperate to learn how one of the world’s most elusive diamonds ended up in Helen’s bedroom, the Millers suddenly realize how little they know about their grandmother. As they race to determine whether they are the rightful heirs to the diamond and the fortune it promises, they uncover a past more tragic and powerful than they ever could have imagined.

Murder at Church Lodge (affiliate link)

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Author: Mosse, Greg
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Amateur Sleuth Mysteries


Maisie left the picture-perfect village of Framlington years ago. But when her brother asks for her help out of the blue she soon finds herself back among the windy lanes and open green fields. But it’s not the family reunion she hoped for – upon arrival she learns that she’s too late. Stephen is dead. And not just dead – murdered.

Frustrated by the slow police investigation headed up by handsome Sergeant Wingard, Maisie determines to start asking questions herself. In a village where everyone knows everyone, surely someone has some information about Stephen. But the longer Maisie stays, and the deeper she digs, the more she begins to sense something sinister at the heart of the village. What secrets are the residents so desperate to keep hidden? And what exactly was her brother going to tell her before his mysterious demise?

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