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Author: Halliday, Gemma, Fischetto, Jennifer
Private Investigator Mysteries

Her name is Bond. Jamie Bond. And her life is about to be shaken and stirred in a cocktail of lies, scandal, and one very dead body.

When Jamie Bond’s father is injured on the job, she leaves her career as a fashion model to take over the family business, the Bond Agency, They’re a PI firm located in Los Angeles that specializes in domestic espionage, or catching cheating husbands. Jamie’s assembled a team of other disenchanted former models to help her take names and kick derrieres among LA’s wealthiest philandering husbands. Her current client: Mrs. Veronica Waterston, the young, distraught wife of superior court judge, Thomas Waterston, known for his tough sentencing, right-wing leanings, and his fondness for blondes with double D’s. Easy target. But Jamie’s simple case takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the not-so-good judge winds up on the ten o’clock news with a bullet through his head.

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Author: Rayne, Piper
Romantic Comedy

Fate has sent me a charming, sexy, hot-as-hell lawyer who knows how to negotiate his way into my panties. Great, right? Too bad he was the best man at my wedding.

I didn’t swear off all men after my divorce, but I sure as hell swore off anyone remotely like my ex. On the top of that list? Attorneys. Everyone knows they can’t be trusted.

Been there.
Done that.
Burned the T-shirt.

Now that I’ve moved back into my childhood home in Chicago, my focus is my daughter, my mom and me. I haven’t given up on finding my happily-ever-after; it’s just on hold-indefinitely. Yup, life is in a real upswing.

Then I see Reed Warner again, and I’m reminded of all my past mistakes. I push him away, but somehow, he weasels his way into every part of my life, not willing to take no for an answer.

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Author: Quinn, Tracey
Cozy Mystery

Come on in to the Breezy Spoon Diner, where murder is the special of the day!

When Dani O’Shea returns to her sleepy little hometown of East Spoon Creek City after a tour in Afghanistan and buys The Breezy Spoon Diner, she plans to live peacefully, serving up great food, great conversation and down-home hospitality to the friendly locals.

The Breezy Spoon is a big success, and when hunky and flirtatious fireman Mark Adams offers to rent Dani his downstairs apartment, things are really looking up…. until a dead body with a chocolate pie smashed in his face shows up in the dumpster behind the diner!

Trying to get to the bottom of the mystery isn’t easy when dealing with the quirky and eccentric residents of East Spoon Creek City, and it gets even harder when the body keeps disappearing and popping up around town! There’s not a moment to lose when dark secrets threaten to come to light, and Dani discovers that one of her customers just might be a serial killer!

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Author: Walker, Karen Sue
Cozy Culinary Mystery

I’m April May and on a whim, I bought a huge Victorian home in a cozy seaside town. I’d always loved afternoon tea with dainty sandwiches, scones, and delicious pastries, and the charming pink and purple house would make a perfect tearoom!

No one told me the house came with a Bengal cat in the attic who might just be guarding a treasure. How else to explain people breaking into my house?

And what about the handsome, arrogant chef in my kitchen no one else can see? Is he a figment of my imagination or a ghost? Either way, he’s putting a tasty French twist on my menu.

And before I can even open my tearoom, I’ve found a dead body!

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Author: Allenton, Kate
Fantasy Romance

A woman on the rebound. A millionaire ready to stake his claim. A secret that threatens to ruin everything.

Shop owner Skylar Love is on the rebound after dumping her lying, cheating boyfriend. Trouble is she can’t trust just anyone, not with a family secret like hers.

Multimillionaire Luke Tanner has returned to Love Island to claim more than just Skylar’s heart. With plans to build a lab on the island and move back home, he’s finally ready to put down roots.

When a killer attempts to rip his future plans apart, winning her heart takes a backseat to keeping them both alive while they solve the mystery of who is behind the threat.

The Love Family supernatural romantic suspense series is brimming with love, family, and secrets worth dying to keep.

A List for the Duke (affiliate link)

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Author: T. Bennet, Olivia
Historical Regency Romance

A woman looking for love. A Duke who doesn’t believe in love.

After Hannah’s friend tragically dies, she receives a letter with a list of things they always wanted to do. And she’s determined to complete them all. But when her eyes stumble across the last item on the list, she knows she is done for: she must marry and teach Duke Frederick how to love…

But there is one problem: Duke Frederick doesn’t believe in love. And when he helps her complete everything on the list, Hannah tries everything to keep the last item a secret…

Pasta Sfoglia (affiliate link)

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Author: Suhanosky, Ron, Suhanosky, Colleen, Simon, Susan
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Pasta & Noodle Cooking

Tables at Sfoglia in Manhattan and Nantucket are much sought-after by the fans of the restaurant’s authentic and delicious cuisine. Now you won’t have to wait for a table at Sfoglia. With Pasta Sfoglia, you can prepare its master recipes right in your own kitchen. Here, for the first time, chef-owners Ron and Colleen share recipes from their kitchen, enabling home cooks to make sophisticated pasta dishes with efficiency and ease. They found the perfect collaborator in cookbook author, Susan Simon, who shares their passion for all things Italian.

Beautifully illustrated in full color, Pasta Sfoglia lets you

Use the step-by-step instructions to create perfect pasta-the Sfoglia way
Experience dishes ranging from the traditional (Nonna’s Sunday Ragu) to the new and distinctive (Goat’s Milk Cheese, Spinach, Cappellacci, Golden Raisins, Saffron Butter)
Dive into the 111 rich and flavorful recipes for every kind of pasta dish-including fresh, dry, and filled pasta, dumplings, and grains
Improve your preparation with tips on choosing the best ingredients with an emphasis on seasonal products, picking alternate ingredients, and information about the origin of each dish
Enhance your enjoyment of the recipes through the authors’ entertaining stories of how their food and travel experiences in Italy, Nantucket, and New York inspired their recipes

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Author: Miller, Victoria Redhed
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Bread Baking

Is there any food that evokes pleasant memories and warm feelings more than bread? It’s the most basic of foods, yet many of us are intimidated by the prospect of making our own. “Artisan” bread, craft bakeries, and wood-fired pizza are gaining popularity—imagine creating these fabulous breads at home.

With From No-Knead to Sourdough, author Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and love of good food. From making simple yeast breads, to learning how to bake a wide variety of sourdough-based breads, the author’s curiosity and fearlessness come together to share with readers a simpler approach to the pleasures of bread-baking.

Topics include:
· Fitting bread-baking into your schedule
· Low- and no-gluten baking, including GF sourdough breads
· Using a wood-fired oven
· Recipes for every comfort zone, from flatbread to sourdough
· “Sexy science talk” sidebars for those interested in the science of baking.

The Lion Tamer Who Lost (affiliate link)

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Author: Beech, Louise
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LGBTQ+ Thrillers

Be careful what you wish for…

Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes he hadn’t…

Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes it, it isn’t for the reasons he imagined…

Ben and Andrew keep meeting in unexpected places, and the intense relationship that develops seems to be guided by fate. Or is it? What if the very thing that draws them together is tainted by past secrets that threaten everything?

Bridget’s War (affiliate link)

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Author: Mann, Shirley
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Family Saga Fiction

The Isle of Man, 1942

Manx born and bred, Bridget Quayle loves the island and knows every inch of it like the back of her hand. But that doesn’t mean she wants to be there now, as World War II rages around the world.

As a newly trained police officer, living in the vibrant and bustling city of London, she had it all. A budding career, celebrity status as one of only a few female officers, and a busy social life. Then World War II strengthened its grip and she found herself posted back to the island – a stark contrast to the exciting streets of the capital.

But, tasked with managing Rushen Camp, a women’s internment camp for Germans, Nazi sympathisers, fascists, IRA activists, Jews and conscientious objectors, she realises that the war can be just as dangerous on an island in the middle of the Irish Sea as in the centre of a big city. When the arrival of two women claiming to be Austrian Jews arouses Bridget’s suspicions, she finds herself tested beyond anything she was taught in her training. And when a childhood friend of her brothers comes back to the island, she finds she is torn between being the professional adult she wants to be and the tomboy from her childhoos who roamed the cliffs without boundaries.

The Notorious Duke (affiliate link)

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Author: Simmons, Deborah
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Victorian Historical Romance

Pagan Penhurst finds himself at a loose end in Brighton, until a friend wagers he can find a woman who can’t be swayed by Pagan’s notorious charms.

The duke accepts—only to find that his quarry is to be Scholastica Hornsby, a young innocent who wants nothing to do with the infamous rake! She’s far too inexperienced for his usual methods of seduction, but Pagan is determined to win his wager . . .

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Author: Keeley, Bethany
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Internet & Social Media Humor

From the popular blog, a hilarious and horrifying survey of quotation mark abuse in all its forms.

From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language. Who wouldn’t have second thoughts about ordering the “hamburger” on the diner’s menu? Would it be best to skip the “blowout” sale at the department store? What hidden price must be paid for something marked “free”? Assembled by the creator of the wildly popular “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks, this book surveys the havoc wreaked by quotation marks on signs, menus, placards, and posters that leave reality upended by supposed “facts.” This smarty-pants guide is “perfect” for desperate grammarians, habitual air quoters, and anyone who appreciates a good laugh.

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