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The Case at Barton Manor (Mrs. Lillywhite Investigates Book 1) (affiliate link)
Not all widows are elderly…and not all ladies are proper.
If one more person gives Rosemary Lillywhite unwanted advice on when to stop mourning the loss of her beloved husband, she fears she will lose control of her sensibilities.
All she wants is to be left alone to drown her misery in a glass of gin and tonic, but when Grace Barton knocks on the door of her dead husband’s investigative office, Rosemary faces a choice: come out of hiding or turn away someone in need of help.
As Grace recounts her tale of intrigue, Rosemary discovers a shared connection with the woman that has her accepting an invitation she’d just as soon turn down.
Pudding, Poison & Pie: A Helen & Martha Series (affiliate link)
Helen Ryes and Martha Littleword, two Americans living in England, become fast friends and amateur sleuths when a murder lands them in hot water. Killers unfortunately rarely stop at just one murder and the tome-filled libraries, ivy-covered manor homes, and lush countryside of England can be decidedly deadly!
Snow is falling, puddings are rising, and hearts are heating up in Marsden-Lacey this Christmas. Helen and Martha enter the village’s First Annual Pudding and Pie Bake-Off and quickly find themselves up to their elbows in meringue, marmalade, and murder.
But before the baking teams square off, the girls are invited to a lonely, ancient estate to evaluate a manuscript that’s been buried in a dusty Jacobean library for hundreds of years. Martha is sure the old house is haunted and Helen wants Mr. Brickstone, their client, to keep his hands to himself.
The Kindred Trilogy Boxset (affiliate link)
Starting college is supposed to be fun. Exciting. Instead I’ve ended up living across the street from Johnny. Star footballer, charmer, intelligent. Perfect, right? Wrong! I have no intention of being this line-backer’s latest conquest. Staying far away from him is my only choice. Even if every little thing he does makes me swoon. Johnny Baker is bad news for any girl. He’s a player and no girl will change that. Only he wasn’t. He began to capture my attention more and more until all I thought of was him.
He was my missing piece…
Being the line-backer is easy. Especially when it gets me a different girl in my bed every night. That’s exactly what Tillie was supposed to be. Just another conquest. Wham and bam! She would be easy. I had never been with an art geek before but every other female fell at my feet or more accurately into my bed. Only she didn’t. Tillie Jacobs came into my world and blew it apart. Every little thing she did; every laugh, every moment… she possessed me.
She was my missing piece…
Defending Keirnan (Lynyrd Station Protectors – Special Ops Book 1) (affiliate link)
GHOST: Government Hidden Ops Specialty Team. They eliminate the threat when no one else can.
There are only two things important to GHOST operative Dane Copeland—his five-year-old daughter and his top-secret job undertaking crucial missions involving national security. He doesn’t need, want, or have time for anything else.
Especially not for Keirnan Vickers, his daughter’s new kindergarten teacher. Yeah, she’s got a tender heart, and wants to repair and grow the town’s library. And yeah, she’s attracted his attention in a way no one else has in years.
But they’re too completely different—she’s too caught up in the books she loves, and he’s definitely too rough to be a Prince Charming—for anything to ever form between them.
Garrett & Sunny: Sometimes Love is Funny (affiliate link)
When Garrett wakes to find a massive red handbag on his dresser and a pair of pretty pink panties on his bedroom floor, you’d think he’d be a happy man. But he’s not – It seems the past twelve hours have been totally erased from his memory and rather than basking in the glow of a success he’s more worried about who belongs to the items, what actually happened last night, and a million other things he can’t quite remember to know if he should be worried about.. His attempts at answering those questions only add dreadfully to his problems.
And so begins the frustrating, funny, charming and highly flirtatious story of Garrett and Sunny. It’s a “Howlarious Romp…” says one Amazon reader. It is also a story of love; not only of the beautiful but slightly nutty owner of the underwear, Sunny – but also of an ageing grandmother, and of a best mate called Truf.
Confection Connection (Mina Kitchen Cozy Comedy Book 3) (affiliate link)
Valentine’s Day stinks – literally – after a shift at The Shrimp Shack, getting showered with a vat of marinara and being haunted by a messy ghost.
The romance holiday looms large for Mina Kitchen – a forty-something single without a boyfriend in sight, and a catering disorder to beat the band. Everyone else is all set: even her Swiffer-addicted neighbor Vito (the ex-leader of the Moils, the Jewish-Polish Family from Bumville, New Jersey) has a significant other. Who knew?
And then there’s her best friend Trixie. She’s got a steady boyfriend, and a full time job with plenty of OT, too. She’s even quit smoking! Except now she’s a jelly junkie. Well, not just jelly – any sweet will do.
What’s a girl to do? Set her sights on handsome Chef? Or dare a flirt with juicy James? Who you gonna call? GumBuster! Wait, that’s just one of Mina’s new part time jobs.
Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create (affiliate link)
A scientist integrates evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more to explore the development and workings of human societies.
“There is no good reason why human societies should not be described and explained with the same precision and success as the rest of nature.” Thus argues evolutionary psychologist Pascal Boyer in this uniquely innovative book.
Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and other fields, Boyer offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families, tribes, and nations, or creating gender roles. In fascinating, thought-provoking passages, he explores questions such as: Why is there conflict between groups? Why do people believe low-value information such as rumors? Why are there religions? What is social justice? What explains morality? Boyer provides a new picture of cultural transmission that draws on the pragmatics of human communication, the constructive nature of memory in human brains, and human motivation for group formation and cooperation.
The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together (affiliate link)
Time and Time Again: Sixteen Trips in Time (affiliate link)
Beloved science fiction Grand Master ROBERT SILVERBERG presents of all his best time travel fiction in one stunning collection. Silverberg introduces this new collection with a new essay praising early sci-fi icons that left a lasting impression on him as a young boy and launched his sixty-year voyage in time travel fiction.
Over the course of his career, Silverberg expanded time travel’s incredible world of freedom and mystery and delivered imaginative and intriguing stories that are hailed globally. Tales in TIME AND TIME AGAIN include: a marriage destroyed by a time travelling rival, a human waking up in the mind of a lobster after being sent to the future, and a Silverbergian touch to the age-old story of getting an advance peek at the next day’s newspaper.
Thin Within: A Grace-Oriented Approach to Lasting Weight Loss (affiliate link)
I want to lose weight, but dieting just doesn’t seem to work.
I’ve tried everything, and I’m still three sizes too big.
Help! I hate the way my body looks.
Sound familiar? Like many women and men, perhaps you have tried virtually every wtight-loss plan that exists only to give up in disappointment and despair. Have you faithfully counted fat grams and calories? Have you subjected yourself, week after week, to the humiliation of hearing what your current weight should be compared to what it is? Have you exercised excessively, given up your favorite foods, and felt guilty when you’ve failed to meet your weight goals?
Time tested for more than 30 years, Thin Within is the original hunger-fullness plan. Tens of thousands of participants in the program have joyfully reported the release of unwanted weight. More importantly, they have maintained that weight with a new and incomparable peace with themselves and with the One who designed them.