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Author: McCutcheon, Pam
Secret Baby Romantic Comedy

One unexpected pregnancy, two determined would-be fiancés, and a passel of meddling small-town residents clash to determine a schoolteacher’s future.

Blake: I can’t forget the soft, feminine schoolteacher I met one passion-filled night in Las Vegas. But when I track her down six weeks later, I discover she’s pregnant with my baby! Though I’m stunned by the idea of a ready-made family, I know my responsibility and ask her to marry me.

Lana: When Blake nobly offers matrimony, I have to turn him down. He’s all about the duty, and I’d rather be a single mother than endure a loveless marriage. Unfortunately, the town insists I have to marry marry someone—preferablylocal Ned—or I’ll lose my job.

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Author: Kiel, Joseph
Multicultural & Interracial Romance

London film critic Hazel Nightingale has lost her job and is desperately trying to get her ex out of her system. But as she returns to her childhood home in the Lincolnshire fens to take care of her ailing grandparent, she had not expected a new romance to be written in her stars.

In nearby Woodhall Spa, Hollywood is in town shooting a war film, and with time on her hands, Hazel signs up to be a background extra. Heading the cast is a movie star heartthrob, a native of the more well-known New York, and serendipity sees these two New Yorkers drawn together again and again. Somehow, it seems he’s taken a shine to her. Could this be the start of a fairytale romance going on here? They don’t happen in this New York, do they?

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Author: Harte, Rita
Romantic Comedy

She wears a cheerful mask. He’s floundering in his new financial freedom. Thrown together under one roof, will they fail big or totally win at love?

Sydney, Australia. Tessa Finch hides her anxiety behind a pretty smile. Relocating from England to ghostwrite a famous artist’s biography, the gap-toothed expat finds that the escape she hoped for hasn’t worked. So when her employer’s seriously handsome son suddenly moves in, she feels her stress skyrocket despite the draw of his grumpy sarcasm.

Dylan Huxley is filthy rich and utterly lost. Back in his childhood home to regroup after selling his start-up for a staggering profit, the tech genius discovers a charming stranger already in residence. But when he suspects she’s in trouble, the misanthropic mogul tries to nudge her toward professional help by proposing a friendly bet.

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Author: Lourey, Jess
Murder by Month Romcom Mystery

The not-so-proud owner of a waitressing career and a cheating boyfriend, cosmopolitan Mira James jumps at the chance for a fresh start in rural Battle Lake. When she immediately lands a librarian job and meets a sexy small-town hunk, she wonders if she’s finally made a good life decision.

Until that hunk turns up dead between the library’s reference stacks.

Anxious to learn more about the man who briefly stole her heart, Mira delves headfirst into the mysteries of Battle Lake. The first thing she discovers is that she’d chosen the wrong guy all along. The second? That unknown dangers are concealed under the polite exterior of this quirky town, and revenge is a tator tot hotdish best served cold.

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Author: Casella, Angela, Grover Swank, Denise
Enemies to Lovers Romantic Comedy

She wants his story. He wants his secrecy. Too bad he can’t stay away from her.


Blogging about bad dates used to be fun, but a girl can only take so much foolishness. So I broke up with my job.

Okay, full disclosure, I was fired. It’s a long, sordid tale, involving my sourdough starter—RIP, Fred!—and my ex-boss’s serious lack of humor.

Newly funemployed and in need of a break, I go to Asheville to dogsit for my sister…and stumble onto a scoop big enough to put my fake-dating days behind me forever.

My Christmas Soldier (affiliate link)

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Author: Rose, Elizabeth
One-Hour Literature & Fiction

Lana Davis hates Christmas because it brings to mind the loss of her husband. But when an old, eccentric woman at the nursing home gives her a present as well as advice, her life takes a mysterious turn.

With one shake of a snowglobe, magic happens as the Nutcracker Christmas Soldier inside suddenly comes to life. But can Lana listen to the old woman’s advice about letting go of the past and living in the now? And will her Christmas soldier bring her the happiness she’s had locked away inside herself, or will her own fears and guilt keep her living in the past?

A woman trapped in her past and a soldier released from his, are brought together one Christmas by hope – or is it magic?

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Author: McFadden, Melrose
Cozy Mystery

A duo of amateur sleuths must follow their noses to solve a murder in the first installment of this small-town cozy mystery series.

Childhood friends Leigh Hill and Paloma Finch left their high-pressure, big-city jobs to pursue a quieter life running the Wicked Wick candle shop in the small town of Fall Haven. Rumors about a giant chain warehouse store moving to town have the mom-and-pop business owners on edge, but the community is stringing up lights, baking pies, and setting up booths in the town square to sell their wares at the annual Winter Festival. When a prominent local businessperson winds up dead in the middle of the festival grounds, Leigh and Paloma realize their little hamlet isn’t as quiet and innocent as they had hoped.

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Author: Winsor, Kathleen
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Historical Romances
Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness.
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Author: Sleeman, Susan
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Christian Romantic Suspense

A woman plagued by a stalker, children of a murderer, a woman whose mother died under suspicious circumstances. All in danger. Lives on the line. Needing protection.

Enter the brothers of Nighthawk Security—five brothers with years of former military and law enforcement experience coming together to offer protection and investigation services. Their goal—protecting others when unspeakable danger lurks.

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Author: Rosone, James, Watson, Miranda
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Military Thrillers

In back rooms around the world…

…powerful people gather.

Will they decide the next U.S. election?

From the first page, the intrigue unfurls into a web of strategy, ideology, and tactics which will be played out on a global stage. Cloaked in secrecy, an ancient organization has plans designed to remake the world.

What is the Thule Society?

Is the next Civil War their plan?

Lieutenant Colonel Seth Mitchell, a Special Forces Officer on loan to the CIA, has been thrust into a maelstrom of controversy when an election plot is uncovered by the FBI and the DOJ. The next election is drawing near.

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Author: Elliot, Kendra
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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde is back home on a remote Pacific Northwest island when she gets the call: a teenager’s skeletal remains have been found on a nearby island.

Together with Tessa Black, a childhood friend turned local deputy, Cate confronts dreary weather and bleak leads to make sense of the death. The complications pile up as Cate is distracted by the coroner on the case—and by nagging memories that draw her twenty years into the past. The remains suggest eerie similarities between this victim, and Cate and Tessa’s friend Samantha, who disappeared when she was fourteen.

Cate finds herself up against closemouthed locals, buried town secrets, and even her own heart. As the case unravels, will she be able to cut through the fog and find justice for the missing and the dead?

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