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Author: Ross, Maia
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Crime never goes on holiday. Why should Irma?

Irma Abercrombie is an energetic retiree with a shadowy past, a mean right hook, and a profound love of Christmas. Surrounded by seasonal joy—and way too many stuffed Yuletide beavers—at the island house her family has owned for generations, she’s all set for the perfect holiday.

But when a young friend asks for help with figuring out a financial snafu, her perfect day is in jeopardy. Can Irma— a woman with a yen for strong tea, cardio, and a well-oiled gun—find a thief before the festive season kicks off, or will Christmas be ruined?

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Author: Faricy, Mike
Connor Byrne lives in a tiny loft apartment paid for by his mother. She bought him a car, brings him breakfast every day, and worries about him. Connor has a ‘relationship’ with a number of women. They’re all in paintings he has ‘collected.’ Four million dollars worth of paintings. US Marshal Jack Dillon, assigned to An Garda Síochána Special Branch, Dublin’s police force, along with his partner DI Paddy Suel, are working a murder case. The painting thefts in Dublin are getting out of hand and they begin to investigate the art thefts which eventually leads to a rather complicated situation. Are the thefts related to the murder? Only time will tell . . . Get your copy to find out.
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Author: Serling, Robert J.
Biographies of Business Professionals

One year before Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, Western began flying the U.S. mail from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. Those were the wild and woolly days of aviation, when freewheeling pilots braved impossible odds on almost every run — flying the treacherous Rocky Mountain routes in wood-and-fabric biplanes, without benefit of instruments. They navigated by following the railroad tracks — and at first the only passengers they attracted were thrill seekers willing to endure the ride perched on top of a mail sack.

But Western advanced with the aviation industry, expanding rapidly in the thirties and shifting to passenger service as its prime source of revenue. The airline now flies approximately twenty-two thousand passengers a day to more than forty cities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

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Author: Hill, Ruby
Holiday Romance

A resilient single mom discovers that love has a way of finding its path through the snow-covered streets of Frosty Pines and into her heart.

Kaitlin’s life revolves around her daughter and her flourishing small-town bakery. When her spirited daughter finds herself in a tree-climbing predicament, a handsome firefighter, Maverick, comes to the rescue.

Kaitlin finds herself attracted to Maverick, but she doesn’t have the time for romance. She dismisses her feelings and tries to forget about him.

When Kaitlin’s daughter lands a role in the town’s Christmas performance, Kaitlin is torn between her responsibilities as a single mother and her desire to support her daughter’s dreams.

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Author: Kahan, Chrissie, Kahan, Aaron

Chrissie Kahan and Aaron Kahan flee to the beach after their latest fertility setback. The trials and tribulations they have undergone to become parents have worn them down. At the shore, they reflect on their harrowing journey and the harsh realities they faced.

Their story begins much earlier, when the couple fall in love. Both work in the educational system and both want to share their hearts and home with children. It doesn’t take long to realize that they are having trouble conceiving. Visits to the doctor confirm their fears: both Chrissie and Aaron have medical problems that affect their fertility. Both try surgery to correct their problems, but conception still doesn’t happen.

Chrissie and Aaron turn their sights to a different way to raise a child: the foster-care and adoption system. They are matched with two beautiful little girls, but their struggle isn’t over.

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Author: Henderson, Suzy
Historical Fiction

Bassingbourn, 1942: Americans swamp Cambridgeshire as bomber bases spring up across the county. For Stella Charlton, an aircraft woman in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, it’s a distraction from her own troubles as she listens to swing music drifting from the aircraft hangar.

When she catches the eye of charismatic US bomber pilot, John ‘Mac’ Mackenzie, he reaches for her friendship. Torn, she feels a spark between them and accepts. As they grow close, Stella, under pressure from her mother, faces a tough choice.
And as bombers fill the skies daily, the British and Americans suffer losses on a catastrophic scale. For Mac, flying missions over France, across Europe and into Germany, becomes a personal crusade.

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Author: MacLeod, Charlotte
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Holiday Fiction

A New England college hosts a counterfeiting scrooge, an angelic chorister falls to earth, a tight-fisted patriarch realizes his days are numbered, and a politician presents his wife with an explosive gift. In Christmas Stalkings, bestselling mystery author Charlotte MacLeod gathers fellow partners in crime for a collection of capers that will keep you reading—and guessing—all through the night.

Spend the twelve days of Christmas enjoying tales of holiday mayhem. From secrets in a snowy graveyard to schemes in the Deep South to mischief in Manhattan, this stocking full of cozy stories is to die for.

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Author: Laurens, Stephanie
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Regency Historical Romance

Tangled Reins

Miss Dorothea Darent has no intention of ever getting married, certainly not to a rogue such as the Marquis of Hazelmere. A disreputable scoundrel, he is captivated when they meet by chance and is determined to win her heart, even while she’s busy dazzling the rest of London society. Now Dorothea has a choice to make: stick with her plan to remain a respectable spinster, or run into the arms of her dashing stranger. . . .

Fair Juno

When the Earl of Merton suddenly finds himself playing the knight in shining armor to a damsel in distress, he knows his days as a notorious rake are numbered.

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Author: Ortberg, John
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Personal Growth & Christianity

You’re one step away from the adventure of your life. John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone.

Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, “Come”?

Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It’s thrilling beyond belief. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. There’s just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.

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Author: James, Ashley
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Gay Romance

My entire life has been one steady plan after another.

Go to college.

Get married.

Have a successful career.

More than a decade goes by, and my entire world is rocked in more ways than one. Everything I thought I knew is ripped from under me in one fell swoop.

Then I meet him.

The enticing man behind the camera with the boyish grin and the charismatic energy that makes me question everything.

He was only supposed to be a means to an end. But what I got was so much more.

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Author: Clinton, Timothy E.
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Personal Transformation

The answer to why people feel and act the way they do lies in the profound effect of a child’s bonding process with his or her parents. How successfully we form and maintain relationships throughout life is related to those early issues of “attachment.”

Author Dr. Tim Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues—and he knows intimately what it is like to feel unloved. The child of a mentally ill mother who locked him in a closet and a father who was frequently gone, Clinton struggled with attachments for many years before discovering the secret to loving and being loved.

Citing four primary bonding styles, you will learn:

Why we love, feel, and act the way we do
How to conquer depression, anxiety, anger, and grief
How to be a sensitive, secure parent to your children
How God’s love is enough to penetrate the brokenness and remove negative emotions from your life

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Author: Lord, Walter
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World War II History

Lord’s classic, bestselling account of the bombing of Pearl Harbor

The Day of Infamy began as a quiet morning on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. But as Japan’s deadly torpedoes suddenly rained down on the Pacific fleet, soldiers, generals, and civilians alike felt shock, then fear, then rage. From the chaos, a thousand personal stories of courage emerged. Drawn from hundreds of interviews, letters, and diaries, Walter Lord recounts the many tales of heroism and tragedy by those who experienced the attack firsthand. From the musicians of the USS Nevada who insisted on finishing “The Star Spangled Banner” before taking cover, to the men trapped in the capsized USS Oklahoma who methodically voted on the best means of escape, each story conveys the terror and confusion of the raid, as well as the fortitude of those who survived.

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