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The Fabled Falcon (Fletch Book 1) (affiliate link)
A dead man at the front of his classroom.
Darrius Spencer Fletcher, Ph.D. Professor of Byzantine and Medieval Art. Fletch to his friends and enemies alike. One time soldier, occasionally successful gambler, teacher and sometimes dabbler in the murkier side of art, former guest of Her Majesty – Maidstone Prison.
Fletch had bored many of his students, but this was the first time he had bored one to death. Why was the young man there, dead in his classroom, when he wasn’t even one of Fletch’s students? But Fletch did know him and to his knowledge he should have been a thousand miles away.
Fletch is thrust into solving a mystery, a secret discovered at a medieval archeological dig site on the Mediterranean Island of Malta, a search for a mysterious object, an object that wasn’t supposed to exist.
Operation Sabre: A Paul Fox Spy Adventure (affiliate link)
These are the questions that Paul, Rachel and their friend Sharav are faced with at the start of this heart stopping adventure. They have been recruited to the youth division of MI5 and are drawn into a race against time to uncover the double agent and find their father before it’s too late. In one the most exciting books of the year we are taken on a race across the UK and Ireland with Paul Fox. But what’s behind Paul’s bravado? This is more than a spy adventure. It’s a spy adventure with soul.
Her Duke for Thirty Days (affiliate link)
Phyllis has one duty only: marry before her younger sister. And even though she would do anything for her, she can never wed. So when she is forced into an arranged marriage, she vows to find a solution!
Desperate to save his family from bankruptcy, Duke Alexander has no choice but to sacrifice his own happiness. Until his bride-to-be proposes a scandalous ruse…
Pretend to be in love for thirty days and escape both their predicaments.
Yet as Phyllis gets closer to the vexing Duke, the lines of their pretense start blurring. Making her long for the impossible: this month to never end…
Mental Exercises for Dogs: Unlocking Behavior Solutions (affiliate link)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the behavior of your energetic dog?
Have you ever wished that your dog would obey commands, stay calm and be the perfect companion in every situation?
Do your dog’s signs of stress and anxiety make you anxious?
If the answer is “YES”, then read on because this is the book you have been looking for!
I get it. Dealing with an energetic dog who never seems to get tired, especially with just the basic exercises, can be nerve-wracking. Perhaps you’ve tried to train your dog using common sense and personal experience, only to find that he still won’t listen or remains problematic. You may not know where your dog came from or how he was treated in his early years. Perhaps past training mistakes have left their mark, making corrections seem more daunting as time goes on.
The Nameless Height (affiliate link)
A historic arms treaty is about to be signed. The bravery shown by Audrey Davis on a snow-swept street in Moscow four years prior has led to this moment. Now, the former spy works as an instructor and analyst for the CIA while raising her two sons. She’s put her life back together and enjoying this new chapter. Unbeknownst to her, a figure from her past is about to threaten everything she holds dear.
In the face of tragedy, Davis will have to take on the biggest challenge of her career yet: tracking down a shadowy commando before he makes his next move while uncovering a traitor within the highest levels of Central Intelligence.
As our civilization careens toward climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. The dominant worldview of disconnection, which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world, has been invalidated by modern science.
Award-winning author Jeremy Lent, investigates humanity’s age-old questions—Who am I? Why am I? How should I live?—from a fresh perspective, weaving together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology, and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism, and Indigenous wisdom.
The result is a breathtaking accomplishment: a rich, coherent worldview based on a deep recognition of connectedness within ourselves, between each other, and with the entire natural world. It offers a compelling foundation for a new philosophical framework that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on a flourishing Earth.
One Tuesday Morning (9/11 series Book 1) (affiliate link)
Jake is a New York City fireman and devoted family man. Eric is climbing the corporate ladder at the expense of his wife and children. On a fateful Tuesday in September, two strangers meet for a startling moment in a smoke-filled stairway. Only one will leave the Twin Towers alive. Will he find his way home?
The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the roar of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital bed remembers nothing. Not rushing with his teammates up the stairway of the south tower to help trapped victims. Not being blasted from the building. And not the woman sitting by his bedside who says she is his wife.
Jamie Bryan will do anything to help her beloved husband regain his memory, and with it their storybook family life with their small daughter, Sierra. But that means helping Jake rediscover the one thing Jamie has never shared with him: his deep faith in God. Jake’s fondest prayer for his wife is about to have an impact beyond anything he could possibly have conceived.
The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is your guidebook to the ultimate superdiet, an evidence-based keto diet that emphasizes a diversity of fish, healthy fats, and a rainbow of colorful vegetables—with 100 delicious recipes for everything from snacks to dinner.
The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as one of the world’s healthiest diets, renowned for its protective effects against heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. However, its heavy inclusion of grains and carbohydrates can contribute to obesity and is a drawback for many. Also shown to have many health benefits, the ketogenic diet stimulates the fat-burning and longevity-promoting state of ketosis by limiting carbs and emphasizing high-fat foods. While the keto diet is about the proportion of macronutrients (fats, protein, carbohydrates) in the food you eat, the Mediterranean diet is about specific food types: seafood, olive oil, colorful vegetables, and other anti-inflammatory foods.
True Memories (affiliate link)
ONE-BY-ONE THE SPIRIT-FILLED APARTMENTS AT BROUSSARD COURT CALL THOSE IN NEED OF SHELTERING COMFORT.
Madame Badeaux, the old woman they called The Witch was dead, but was she gone? Someone, or something, lingered on, guiding and protecting those who came to live at Broussard Court. An old man escaping his family’s plan for a retirement home. A young woman fleeing her family’s disapproval. A teen boy with no place to go. Solace and safety await them at Broussard Court, where secrets are revealed and lives mended. And when the circle finally closes, it brings home the person snatched away when she was small. Was her life a tragedy? Or did it serve a greater good?
A Family of Strangers: A Novel (affiliate link)
All her life, Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy’s achievements, she didn’t even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice.
Now Wendy shares two little girls with her perfect husband, while Ryan mourns the man she lost after a nearly fatal mistake in judgment. The sisters’ choices have taken them in different directions, which is why Ryan is stunned when Wendy calls, begging for her help. There’s been a murder—and Wendy believes she’ll be wrongfully accused.
While Wendy lies low, Ryan moves back to their hometown to care for the nieces she hardly knows. Using the sleuthing skills she developed as a true crime podcaster, Ryan digs for answers with the help of an unexpected ally.
Bayes’ rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes’ rule for general readers, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the generations-long human drama surrounding it.
McGrayne traces the rule’s discovery by an 18th century amateur mathematician through its development by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years—while practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, such as Alan Turing’s work breaking Germany’s Enigma code during World War II.