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Author: Branton, Rachel
Contemporary Romance

Lily dreams of a big house, a place of refuge for runaway girls. She knows what it’s like to grow up feeling unloved, and she now fills every space in her tiny apartment with endangered teens. They don’t have everything they need, but together they have enough.

Or so she thinks—until she meets Jameson and glimpses the mysterious something between them that just might mean real love. Jameson, who works as a teen counselor, believes the only way Lily can really help the girls is by certifying as a foster parent and going through the system. But becoming legitimate may mean losing some of the girls to the families who threw them away, and Lily hasn’t worked hard to save the teens only to abandon them now. It seems Jameson will be one more entry on the very long list of things Lily has given up for the girls. What other choice is there when she is all they have?

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Author: Carter, Solomon
Crime Thrillers


Helen Brimelow was a lovely girl. A staunch Christian who loved to help those in need. The food bank where she volunteered mourns her passing and the town is in shock. But as Hogarth scrapes beneath the surface, he discovers another kind of Helen Brimelow… And another type of predator.

DI Hogarth and DS Palmer must work through the clues and the lies… but the harder they toil, the less they find. As they discover more about Helen, are they getting any closer? Or are they simply pushing Drawton to strike again?

Goodness, charity and love nestle side by side with poverty, addiction and hard-nosed crime in an unforgiving murder mystery.

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Author: Nazarian, Vera
Coming of Age Fantasy

What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them?

In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary “pocket” of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill….

Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness… Her skin is cold as snow… Her eyes, frozen… Her gaze, fiercely alive…

While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war… A black knight roams the forest at the command of his undead father… Spies and political treacheries abound at the imperial Silver Court…. Murdered lovers find themselves locked in the realm of the living…

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Author: French, Nicole
Multicultural & Interracial Romance

Xavier Parker gets what he wants.
Richer than God. Hotter than fire. Colder than ice.

Father of my child.

And he has no idea.

As London’s top restauranteur, he has the golden touch, but he rules his world with an iron fist.

Now he’s back in New York with two objectives:

Open the newest hotspot in the city.

And win back my heart, five years after he broke it.

I’d run in the opposite direction, but it’s been so long…

And Xavier knows my recipe.

Passion. Pleasure. Just the right kind of pain.

Imagine his surprise when a little girl opens my door instead of me.

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Author: Atwood, Freya
Legal Thriller

When a bomb detonates in a coffee shop and kills a waitress named Lily, Maya Jones vows to seek out the truth.

Despite mounting evidence that points to Lily’s father as the culprit, Maya takes on the case, determined to clear his name. But her husband warns her that her client is guilty beyond doubt.

When she finally uncovers the truth, it’s a revelation neither she or her loved ones had anticipated, leaving her shaken to the core…

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Author: Madden, Donna R.
Contemporary Romance

What happens when your heart is torn between two people: The one you want and the one you need?

College is finally complete for Elizabeth Parks. She is looking forward to a real life, a real job, new friends, and endless possibilities.

Then she meets her gorgeous neighbor, Jacob, and things start heating up. Between her relationship with Jacob, and new friendships she has made, life seems about perfect.

Until one day when Elizabeth wakes up in the hospital. What she thought was nerves, stress, and exhaustion turns out to be something more.

Elizabeth finds herself faced with making the biggest decision of her life. Being forced to confront the past she was trying hard to forget, she contacts her old flame from college. She is pregnant and Brady is going to be a father.

Journal of a Solitude (affiliate link)

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Author: Sarton, May
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Biographies & Memoirs of Authors

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.” —May Sarton

May Sarton’s parrot chatters away as Sarton looks out the window at the rain and contemplates returning to her “real” life—not friends, not even love, but writing. In her bravest and most revealing memoir, Sarton casts her keenly observant eye on both the interior and exterior worlds. She shares insights about everyday life in the quiet New Hampshire village of Nelson, the desire for friends, and need for solitude—both an exhilarating and terrifying state. She likens writing to “cracking open the inner world again,” which sometimes plunges her into depression. She confesses her fears, her disappointments, her unresolved angers. Sarton’s garden is her great, abiding joy, sustaining her through seasons of psychic and emotional pain.

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Author: Brown, Don
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Political Fiction
The stakes are high . . . and the entire world is waiting for the verdict. The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder. Only three years out of law school, Zack has already made a name for himself, winning the coveted Navy Commendation medal. Just coming off a high-profile win, this case will challenge the very core of Zack’s skills and his Christian beliefs—beliefs that could cost him the case and his career. With Diane Colcernian, his staunchest rival, as assistant prosecutor, Zack takes on internationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyer Wells Levinson. And when Zack and Diane finally agree to put aside their animosity, it causes more problems than they realize.
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Author: Waller, Anita
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Private Investigator Mysteries

Murder Undeniable

Katerina Rowe, a Deacon at the church in the sleepy village of Eyam, is happily married and her work is rewarding. But everything changes when she discovers the body of a man and a badly beaten woman, Beth, in the alleyway behind her husband’s pharmacy. With help from both Beth and her feisty grandmother, Doris, Kat finds herself trying to solve a baffling mystery.

Murder Unexpected

Kat and Beth, known as Mouse, have started a private investigation business in the sleepy village of Eyam. When a widow asks the sleuths for help, they find themselves searching for the birth mother of the widow’s husband—and are drawn into a deadly chase where nothing is what it seems.

Murder Unearthed

The local police have a double murder to contend with; two dead girls from the same village. Realising the murders aren’t linked, they summon the help of the Connection Investigation Agency, run by Kat, Mouse, and Doris. When it is discovered that one of the murdered girls was pregnant, the case takes an unexpected turn . . .

Lord of the Fly Fest (affiliate link)

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Author: Moldavsky, Goldy
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Humorous Fiction

Rafi Francisco needs a splashy case to put her true-crime podcast on the map. Her plan? A murder investigation, of course. She’s heading to Fly Fest, an exclusive music festival on a Caribbean island, to interview River Stone, the pop star who rocketed to fame after his girlfriend’s mysterious disappearance. And her interview is going to expose him as the killer she’s sure he is.

But when Rafi—and hordes of influencers—arrive at Fly Fest, the dreamy Caribbean getaway they were promised turns out to be a nightmare. Soon, Rafi is fighting for her life against power-hungry beauty gurus and spotty WiFi. And as the festival from hell continues with no end in sight, and Rafi finds herself growing closer to River, she begins to discover that his secrets have much bigger consequences than she ever imagined.

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Author: López, Ian Haney
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Discrimination & Racism Studies
White by Law was published in 1996 to immense critical acclaim, and established Ian Haney López as one of the most exciting and talented young minds in the legal academy. The first book to fully explore the social and specifically legal construction of race, White by Law inspired a generation of critical race theorists and others interested in the intersection of race and law in American society. Today, it is used and cited widely by not only legal scholars but many others interested in race, ethnicity, culture, politics, gender, and similar socially fabricated facets of American society.
In the first edition of White by Law, Haney López traced the reasoning employed by the courts in their efforts to justify the whiteness of some and the non-whiteness of others, and revealed the criteria that were used, often arbitrarily, to determine whiteness, and thus citizenship: skin color, facial features, national origin, language, culture, ancestry, scientific opinion, and, most importantly, popular opinion.

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