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Author: Faricy, Mike
Cozy Animal Mystery
Maddie Clark seeks out Private Investigator Dev Haskell in The Spot bar. They had a short term relationship years earlier. Now Maddie owns a number of barbecue restaurants and she’d like Dev to provide security at an event. He accepts the job. Two days after the event he’s contacted by Maddie. Someone has kidnapped her dog, Banshee, a Samoyed and her six puppies. Each puppy is valued at $7000 dollars. Dev begins the investigation and along the way takes a young ner-do-well on board to try and get him straightened out. A lot of laughs, a little heart break, and a great read!
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Author: Cooke, Cynthia
Romantic Comedy
When a fake engagement might be the answer to both their problems, Phoebe and Beau suddenly find the real deal might not be so bad after all. At a wedding planner’s convention on a snowy mountain, Phoebe Lawson is one step closer to fulfilling her dream of being a wedding planner. Until she literally drops into a snowdrift. Rescued by a Saint Bernard and his handsome owner, she thought her luck was turning, until Beau asks a favor. He needs a fiancé. But the only vow Phoebe wants to keep is the one she’s made to herself—no men until her dream career is achieved.
Beau is managing a bar in the small ski village but the owner of the building and adjoining hotel promised Beau’s late dad he wouldn’t sell Beau the bar until he gets married. Beau doesn’t believe in true love, nor does he believe in derailing his life to find a wife. Pushed against the wall and feeling out of options, Beau creates a fake engagement, and now he’s found the perfect fake fiancé.

The View from Nob Hill (affiliate link)

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Author: Hutchinson, Ty
Psychological Thriller

I thought I had the perfect life. I was married to an amazing man, had two beautiful children, and lived in a three-story home with a million-dollar view. That all changed when I found out my family lied to me.

While waiting for my husband to come home for date night, I finished two bottles of Cabernet and watched a man fall from a building. Actually, I’m not sure what I saw because of the wine. But the next day, the news reported Errol Tiller, someone I sort of knew, had committed suicide by leaping from his balcony.

I tried to forget and move on, but the connections started immediately. One by one, I learned my family and best friend had lied to me about their ties to Errol, making me question whether it was suicide.

To make matters worse, the police had questions about what I may or may not have seen that evening. Did I see something more than Errol falling? I wish I could answer that question, but I’d drank a lot of wine that night.

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Author: Jones, Stacy M.
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Hattie’s Cauldron: Potions & Pastries is the place for all sorts of mischief. When Hattie hosts the Saints & Sinners Ball and her niece, Harper, finds the body of a murdered man in the yard, the two unlikely sleuths have no choice but to find the killer.

Hattie’s psychic gifts might be the only thing standing in the killer way. Psychic powers at 40? Harper isn’t so sure she has Hattie’s skills or even desire to develop her gifts. But Harper has a murder to solve and her aunt’s reputation to protect.

With help from their sinfully attractive new neighbor, Harper & Hattie must decide who is friend or foe if they have any hope of unraveling the mystery. Uncovering secrets and scandal at every turn, the two unlikely sleuths must unmask a killer before the next body drops.

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Author: Burns, Valentina
Romantic Suspense

When a family secret shatters her world….

Hope Morgan thought she had it all—a fancy business degree, a reliable family, financial stability, and a secure future in sunny California—until she discovered her parents’ best kept secret. With her trust destroyed she abandons her old life and heads to Portland, Oregon seeking a new identity built on independence. Except now she’s broke, unemployed, and one step from becoming a burden on her best friend in their apartment above a bar. But Hope’s never been a quitter, and she’s determined to make it on her own. She just needs an opportunity.

His life was just fine, until she blew into it.

Grumpy bar owner, Gabe Walsh doesn’t have the time or patience for the spoiled rich girl slumming it above his bar. He’s busy raising his six-year-old daughter and running his business. The wealthy construction magnate’s daughter can go “find herself” somewhere else.

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Author: McCoy, Bonita Y.
Christian Cozy Mystery

Amy Kate Anderson is Southern trouble in high heels.

A Fire—

A Murder—

What’s happened to her quiet little town of Pine Lake?

Book shop owner, Amy Kate Anderson, thought she was having the worse day ever … until they wheeled a body out of the coffee shop next door and her friend, Matt Murphy, co-owner of the Beans and Leaves, became the number one suspect for the DA.

Can Amy Kate find a way to help her friend and keep her dreams for her bookshop from going up in smoke? Or will the handsome Lieutenant Gabe Cooper have his way and leave Amy Kate fishing for clues among the ashes?

In this delightful whodunnit, the people of Pine Lake, Alabama, will welcome you with open arms to their small town, but be careful, mystery, murder, and Amy Kate’s trouble magnet lurk around each corner.

Craft Coffee: A Manual (affiliate link)

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Author: Easto, Jessica, Willhoff, Andreas
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Coffee & Tea

This comprehensive but accessible handbook is for the average coffee lover who wants to make better coffee at home. Unlike other coffee books, this one focuses exclusively on coffee—not espresso—and explores multiple pour-over, immersion, and cold-brew techniques on 10 different devices.

Thanks to a small but growing number of dedicated farmers, importers, roasters, and baristas, coffee quality is at an all-time high. But for nonprofessionals, achieving café quality at home can seem out of reach. With dozens of equipment options, conflicting information on how to use that equipment, and an industry language that, at times, doesn’t seem made for the rest of us, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Craft Coffee: A Manual, written by a coffee enthusiast for coffee enthusiasts, provides all the information readers need to discover what they like in a cup of specialty coffee—and how to replicate the perfect cup day after day.

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Author: Maisel, Eric , Monk, Lynda
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Nonfiction Writing Reference

This is the next-generation book on journaling techniques that introduces a younger generation to the immense benefits of journaling and provides all journal writers with the tools they need to grow, heal, and deepen their personal writing experience.

Utilize Therapeutic Writing. Journal writing can promote individual healing, creativity, and community-building. The Great Book of Journaling offers multiple perspectives on journaling techniques in an easy-to-use, practical format, along with providing a comprehensive introduction to various techniques and methods for deepening your personal writing.

Learn from the Best. We’ve rounded up 40 of the top journal experts in the world to explain exactly what journal writing can do for you! The Great Book of Journaling is full of practical tips, evidence-based research, and rich anecdotes from their coaching, teaching, therapy work with journal writers, or their personal journal writing.

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Author: Grant, Lisa
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Quick & Easy Cooking

Inside The 5-Ingredient Dutch Oven Cookbook, you’ll find:

The Bible for Dutch Oven Cooking—Learn everything you need to know to make homemade cooking a breeze with this Dutch oven cookbook.
5-Ingredient Recipes—Make grocery shopping and cooking a snap with easy-to-find ingredients (your one-pot wonder can do the rest of the heavy lifting).
Family-Friendly Meals—Whether you serve up classic favorites like Sloppy Joes or mix things up with Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon, this Dutch oven cookbook has you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner—and don’t worry—dessert, too.
Dutch ovens have helped generations of home cooks serve up simply delicious, homestyle meals. Tonight, delicious just got 5-ingredients simpler.

David Copperfield (affiliate link)

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Author: Dickens, Charles
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British & Irish Literary Fiction

David Copperfield’s father died before he was born, but he grew up loved and comfortable—until he turned seven and his mother married Edward Murdstone. His new stepfather could not banish little Davy fast enough, sending him to live with the housekeeper, Peggotty, and her fisherman brother.

Murdstone growing ever more tyrannical, David’s next stop is boarding school, and there he learns of the death of his mother and her new baby. David must now find his own place in the world. His journey will take him to many places and introduce him to many people, friends and enemies alike, before he is really able to learn from his experiences and find his true heart.

Set against the backdrop of Victorian-era England, this semiautobiographical coming-of-age story is filled with humor, emotion, and insightful social commentary.

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Author: Friedman, Jane
Regularly $27.99, Today $3.99

Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. Those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry.

This book offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work. or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term.

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