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Author: Harvey , Jane
British Contemporary Literature

April needs somewhere to live – and peace and quiet to heal her wounds. The tenants of Hummingbird House have other ideas.

When April moves into Hummingbird House, she is intrigued by her mysterious landlord, Dai.

With a bruised heart and a distinct lack of furniture, she spends the summer getting to know the other occupants. As she smartens up her home and makes peace with her recent past, she befriends Paul, a solitary ex-chef, and Betty, an elderly lady who lives in the basement flat.

But Hummingbird House holds many secrets, and the relationships of the tenants are not as straightforward as they seem. April learns some shocking truths one eventful night, and realises that victims and villains can look the same.

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Author: Love, Sophie
Romantic Comedy

Keira Swanson, 28, lands her dream job at Viatorum, a slick magazine in New York City, as an aspiring travel writer. But their culture is brutal, her boss is a monster, and she doesn’t know if she can last for long.

That changes when Keira, by a fluke, is handed a coveted assignment and given her big chance: to travel to Ireland for 30 days, witness the legendary Lisdoonvarna festival of love, and to debunk the myth that true love exists. Keira, cynical herself and in a rocky place with her long-term boyfriend, is all too happy to oblige.

But when Keira falls in love with Ireland and meets her Irish tour guide, who just may be the man of her dreams, she is no longer sure of anything.

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Author: Bourgeois, Sara
Cozy Animal Mystery

Welcome to the town of Maplewood, where the inn is cozy, the gossip is juicy, and murder is afoot…
Emily Hartley loves her life as the owner of the Sunny Side Inn, a charming bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of Maplewood. But when a bizarre… and possibly hilarious… accident with a waffle iron leaves her with the ability to talk to her cat, Mr. Whiskers, her quiet life takes a turn for the mysterious.

The drama unfolds when a renowned violinist checks into the inn, only to be found dead the next morning, her priceless violin missing. The police rule it as a natural death and a case of theft, but Emily and Mr. Whiskers suspect foul play.

From nosy guests to town gossip, Emily must sift through the clues, all while managing her bossy sister Rebecca, who’s taken over the inn in her absence. With a music festival on the horizon and a killer possibly on the loose, Emily must solve the case before the final note is played.

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Author: Newman, AJ
Post Apocalyptic Survival fiction
John Harris is an ex-Special Forces soldier, survival expert and serious prepper, believing that one day the world as he knows it will cease to exist. When he and a group of friends stumble upon a drug-running operation with ties to rogue US Government officials while on a hunting trip. John saves a woman whom the cartel tried to kill, and they quickly form a bond. But drug-running cartels are the least of John’s worries when his worst fears are realized. A group of rogue government officials conspires with America’s enemies, and the nukes begin to fall. . With city after city destroyed in the fires of a nuclear holocaust, John leads his small group in a bid to save as many people as he can. But while they are able to prevent one nuke from devastating a major US city, they are powerless to stop society’s inevitable slide into chaos. . As electricity, food, and water begin to run out, the country descends into anarchy with looting, rioting and gang violence becoming the new order.
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Author: Davies, Martin
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

What if Baker Street’s most gifted resident wasn’t called Sherlock Holmes?
An evil stalks London, blown in from the tropics. Stories of cursed giant rats and malign spirits haunt the garrets of Limehouse. A group of merchants are, one by one, dying. The elementary choice to investigate these mysterious deaths is, of course, Holmes and Dr Watson.

Yet the unique gifts of their housekeeper, Mrs Hudson, and her orphaned assistant Flotsam, will be needed to solve the case. Can she do it all under the nose of Sherlock himself?

From the coal fire at Baker Street to the smog of Whitechapel and the jungles of Sumatra, from snake bites in grand hotels to midnight carriage chases at the docks, it’s time for Mrs Hudson to step out of the shadows.

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Author: Stone, Mariah
Time Travel Romance

“We are man and wife. I have every right to take ye. Ye’re mine.”
While chaperoning a high school trip to the Scottish Highlands, American search-and-rescue officer Amy MacDougall descends into Inverlochy Castle dungeon. Deep in the crumbling ruins, she touches a faerie rock and travels through time to 1307. And right into the midst of a castle siege!

Infiltrating the castle, Highlander Craig Cambel imprisons Amy. A MacDougall, she’s his clan’s sworn enemy. But when King Robert the Bruce forces him to marry the fierce beauty, he surrenders to desire. Amy needs to return to the twenty-first century, but her feelings for Craig are growing stronger every day and she feels guilty to keep this terrible secret from her Highlander.

Will the pull of centuries divide them, or can destiny bind them across the ages?

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Author: Ashley, Kristen
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Contemporary Romance
When small town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn’t be stronger, but the timing couldn’t be worse.
Dealing with the fallout of a divorce he never wanted and setting up a new home for his kids, Hix becomes that guy, that one he never wanted to be, and puts a stop to things before they can even start. Protecting his kids, and himself, is his only priority.
Greta, on the other hand, has found the place for her and the brother she adores that’s perfect for them—a sleepy little town in Nebraska. She’s learned from life that there are no hopes and dreams. The only thing to look forward to is peace. And that’s what she works hard to build for herself and her brother. Right up until Hix walks into her life.
Hix can’t fight the pull and stay away from Greta for long. And Greta’s finding it hard not to hope for something more with all the promise that is Hix.
But when the first murder that’s happened in over five decades rocks his small, sleepy county, Hix has got to learn to trust again, convince Greta to take a shot with him, and at the same time catch a killer.
In other words, things are definitely…Complicated.

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Author: Kent, Minka
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Psychological Thrillers

Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After three years of marriage, Meredith’s life has become predictable. Until the day she disappears.

Her car has been discovered in a grocery store parking lot—purse and phone undisturbed on the passenger seat, keys in the ignition, no sign of struggle, and no evidence of foul play. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.

It’s not like Meredith to simply abandon her loved ones. And no one in this town would have reason to harm her. When her desperate sister, Greer, arrives, she must face a disturbing question: What if no one really knows Meredith at all? For Greer, finding her sister isn’t going to be easy—because where she’s looking is going to get very, very dark.

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Author: Rijks, Miranda
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Psychological Thrillers

Leonie has the perfect life. Someone wants to take it away.

Leonie is living her best life. Still in her twenties, she’s beautiful, successful and has just met Markus, the man of her dreams.

But Leonie has a secret. Ten years ago, she was involved in an accident in which another driver died. Leonie shouldn’t have been behind the wheel that night – no license, no insurance – so she fled the scene. And ever since, she’s been struggling to deal with the terrible guilt.

Now, as her wedding to Markus draws near, it seems someone is out to get her. It’s little things at first – botched work appointments, a cancelled bridal dress – but it soon escalates into a terrifying campaign which threatens her business, her family and even her life.

Leonie, caught up in a relentless nightmare, has no idea why anyone would set out to destroy her. Until she realizes there’s a link to the accident that happened all those years ago.

Someone knows what she did. Someone is determined to make her pay.

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Author: Shapiro, Irina
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Time Travel Romance

Does the past hold the key to her future?

Returning to work after a terrible personal tragedy, location scout Neve Ashley visits historic Everly Manor. Touring the elegant Tudor mansion, she’s delighted by the vivid tapestries and intricately carved features, and is intrigued by the local legend of Lord Hugo Everly, who vanished without a trace over three-hundred years ago. Neve thinks nothing more of the story until, exploring the ancient church crypt, she discovers a mysterious passageway. Stone steps climb up to a heavy wooden door, hesitantly, she pushes it open…

Suddenly, Neve is in 1685 and directly in the path of Hugo’s galloping horse. But unable to explain how she has arrived here, Neve is seized as a spy by an angry and terrifying Hugo. She is taken away from the passage, and her only hope of returning home…

Trapped, and separated from all she knows, Neve needs to figure out an escape. It’s clear Hugo doesn’t trust her, but as they travel together across the English countryside, Neve starts to understand the plot he’s caught up in, and a powerful bond grows between them. When Hugo’s enemies strike, Neve makes a desperate choice to save Hugo’s life, but revealing her secret might risk more than her heart is willing to give…

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Author: Shen, LJ
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Enemies to Lovers Romance
Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.
I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl. Infamously quirky. Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it. So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle. Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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Author: West, Jillian
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Military Romance

Melody Webber spent ten years waiting for bonds and babies, but she learned the hard way that her ex was never going to get his act together. Needing a change and aching for something more, she signs up for The Omega Exchange.

Nikolas Vincent, Oliver Turner, and Maxim Miller make for the most unexpected pack in existence.

Nik spent years getting paid to throw around a football, but he’s bored in retirement. Oliver is a genius alpha on the edge of going feral, and Miller is desperate for a family of their own.

When Nik’s brother finds his omega, they’re called to take over the family business Nik spent years severely neglecting.

Things seem to be coming together when they meet the omega of their dreams. But as it turns out, Melody has baggage of her own that could derail everything.

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