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My Love For You (affiliate link)

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Author: Pynn, Aubree
African American Romance
They’ve been best friends since grade school. Now that they’re off in college and away from one another, a lot has changed. Jaxon Jones is a senior at FAMU and is ready for one last Christmas celebration before graduation. He is dominating campus life to include the basketball courts and all the girls flocking around him. No matter how many girls want his attention, he always makes time for Kinsley.
Kinsley Barrett is wrapping up her final year at Clark-Atlanta University. Her laid back demeanor often has her overlooked and missing out on campus fun. She has one task over the break, hold it together. Kinsley has to deal with the aftermath of a rash decision made in the heat of the moment. Not to mention her bubbling feelings for Jaxon.
With Jaxon, Kinsley, and her secret feelings spending five days together, something is bound to hit the fan. When Jaxon shows up to Christmas dinner with his new girlfriend all bets are off and all of Kinsley’s truths are laid bare. That is all except for one.
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Author: Gatward, David J.
Traditional Detective Mysteries

Grimm Up North
A young woman’s disappearance sets off alarm bells for DCI Harry Grimm, who is now exiled to North Yorkshire’s rural backwater, Wensleydale. Fearing the worst due to his experience with human traffickers, he embarks on a mission to find the victim before it’s too late, uncovering a special type of scum lurking in plain sight.

Best Served Cold
Grimm reluctantly adapts to the slower pace of life in the Yorkshire Dales, but his investigative instincts kick into high gear when a farmer’s death is suspiciously labeled an accident. As the body count rises and a village is forced into lockdown, the city-bred cop races against time to prevent a bloodbath.

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Author: Dawson, Craig
Crime Thrillers

Tony Grace is running for his life.

His peaceful existence is shattered when a past he thought he’d put behind him comes crashing back into his world. Old acquaintances unhappy that he left them for a new life in a sleepy seaside town, now want their revenge.

With his hopes and dreams in flames, the only road left leads back to his past. Back to the gang that wants him dead.

Tony can only do one thing – fight back or die trying.

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Author: Wyatt, Tara
Romantic Comedy

Divorced single dad Luke Grayson isn’t looking for love. Nope. Not at all what he’d planned on asking Santa for this year.

Love is off the table for Luke and has been ever since he had his heart broken when the mother of his son walked out on him without a backward glance. Ignoring the hurt and the loneliness, he’s spent the past several years focused on providing a good, stable life for Ethan while growing his successful carpentry business. But then Dr. Christie Harmon moves to Cheyenne, Wyoming and has Luke wanting all kinds of things he shouldn’t want from the gorgeous pediatrician. Things like long nights, sweet mornings, and whispered promises. Soon, Luke finds himself only wanting Christie under his Christmas tree this year. But Christie’s running from a secret—one that could completely change how Luke sees her.

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Author: Rivers, Vera
Paranormal & Urban Fantasy

Magic. Mayhem. A hot alpha that rocks her world. Molly’s forties might just be her best decade yet!

A muffin top, grayer hair, and a failing business. Molly’s forty-third birthday was proving to be as anticlimactic as middle age threatened.

Then, a mysterious grimoire and lots of vodka force Molly to reinvent her life.

Strange occurrences begin to shake up the sleepy town of Ashpoint, and Molly is thrust into a world that defies the wildest imagination. A world that includes witches, warlocks, vampires, and shifters.

It’s a good thing that she has some help. And it’s an even better thing that the assistance comes in the form of a hot-as-sin alpha shifter named Ryker.

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Author: Chappell, Connie
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Historian Wrenn Grayson arrives at the Rosemont mansion expecting to receive payment for her services from the mansion’s new owner, Clay Addison. That expectation dies when she and Clay find Trey Rosemont murdered on the foyer floor. Across town, police officers race to Eastwood University. Priceless Egyptian artifacts were stolen from the history department safe. Wrenn’s longtime love, Eastwood professor Gideon Douglas, heads the department. Only recovery of the artifacts will save his career. Life in Havens, Ohio, doesn’t stop for this crime spree.

Wrenn works for Mayor K.C. Tallmadge. He wishes Wrenn would stop searching down clues ahead of the police and pacify temperamental playwright Barton Reed. Barton’s play is just days away from opening in the town’s historic Baxter Theater.

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Author: Mallery, Susan
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Women’s Friendship Fiction

On Blackberry Island, friendship, love and forgiveness are as constant as the ocean waves, if only you can make room in your heart for hope.

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

The Paris Notebook (affiliate link)

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Author: Harris, Tessa
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Historical World War II Fiction

January 1939:

When Katja Heinz secures a job as a typist at Doctor Viktor’s clinic, she doesn’t expect to be copying top secret medical records from a notebook.

At the end of the first world war, Doctor Viktor treated soldiers for psychological disorders. One of the patients was none other than Adolf Hitler. . .

The notes in his possession declare Hitler unfit for office – a secret that could destroy the Führer’s reputation, and change the course of the war if exposed. . .

With the notebook hidden in her hat box, Katja and Doctor Viktor travel to Paris. Seeking refuge in the Shakespeare and Company bookshop, they hope to find a publisher brave enough to print the controversial script.

But Katja is being watched. Nazi spies in Paris have discovered her plan. They will stop at nothing to destroy the notebook and silence those who know of the secret hidden inside. . .

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Author: Cussler, Clive
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Suspense Action Fiction

A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.

Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve’s father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt’s struggle to foil Dorsett’s ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.

Stars Collide: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Lacey, Rachel
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LGBTQ+ Romance

Eden Sands has been a star for twenty years, but it’s lonely at the top. Her mediocre marriage just ended, and her inner circle is smaller than ever. The stage is the only place she’s ever felt like she truly belonged, and yet, her last album flopped, and her upcoming tour hasn’t sold out. Eden’s desperate for her star to shine bright again, but when her team suggests a collaboration with an up-and-coming young star to give her a boost, she balks.

Anna Moss is pop music’s rising star. She’s idolized Eden Sands for most of her life—so it’s a dream come true when she’s invited to perform with her at the Grammys. Anna’s tired of being defined by her bubbly persona. She wants to be taken seriously as an artist, and a duet with Eden could be just what she needs.

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Author: Woods, Sherryl
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Women’s Divorce Fiction

Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity and have the best friends a woman could ask for, but her life is overturned when her husband leaves her for a younger woman. With her three children heartbroken from the change, Maddie has a lot to contend with. On top of it all, after years outside the workforce, she must dust off her business skills to take charge of her best friends’ newest project—planning the town’s only fitness spa for women.

When her son’s developing anger issues begin to affect his passion for baseball, Maddie knows she must step in to help. She didn’t expect to develop feelings for her son’s coach, the handsome Cal Maddox, and to learn he has feelings for her, too. But gossip travels quickly in a small town, and Maddie and Cal’s relationship may threaten both their reputations and careers.

The Paper Bracelet (affiliate link)

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Author: English, Rachael
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Historical Mystery

For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland home for unwed mothers in the 1970s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies’ identity bracelets.

Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

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