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Author: Clopton, Debra
Later in Life Romance

On a whim of her aching heart, widow Alice McIntyre buys the Star Gazer Inn and is looking for a fresh start…something to put a spark back into her life.

Jackson McIntyre is guilt-ridden in the aftermath of his father’s death and determined to do whatever it takes to help his mother find her way to move forward. But when she buys the Star Gazer Inn and moves off of the huge South Texas ranch, he’s stunned.

Artist Nina Hanson lives next door to the inn and is living a quiet life, keeping a low profile. She has her reasons. Will the opening of the inn and her new neighbors, especially the oldest son of the new innkeeper, tempt her to step back into the light and out of the shadows of her troubled past? Will Nina find the courage to take one more chance on love with Jackson?
Lisa, Alice’s best friend and recent divorcee, has been traveling the world since the breakup. A brilliant cook with a flair for entertaining is excited to help her friend open the inn. But Lisa has her own secrets.

Can these two friends, and their new neighbor Nina, find fresh starts as they ready the Star Gazer Inn for its new beginning?

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Author: Delaney, Kaz
Murder Mysteries

Everyone knows everyone in small town Airlie Falls, so where could the killer be hiding?

For one brief hour on a sunny Texas morning, amateur baker Rosie Hart glimpses the life she’s always dreamed about—thanks to a surprise inheritance from the late Miss Alice. But her benefactor is barely cold in the ground when Rosie is accused of her murder.

As the only stranger in the tight-knit Airlie Falls community, and the only person with an obvious motive, all eyes turn to Rosie. Especially when more bodies begin to pile up and mysterious letters from the grave start circulating faster than Rosie can pull a tray of cherry nut clusters out of the oven.

When Rosie begins to suspect the murders have links to a sixty-year-old suspicious death on the very property she’s just inherited, town locals become uneasy. But how can Rosie prove the two are related—and prove her innocence—before the killer strikes again?

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Author: Larsen, Brittany
Sweet Romantic Comedy

Paradise is supposed to be a short-term stop. Until Thor shows up.

Okay, not the real Thor. But replace the hammer with a dog who won’t stop barking, and Adam Thomsen is definitely long-haired Thor’s doppelganger.

Too bad for me, he’s decided I’m the villain in his story.

Too bad for him, his scowl is no match for my super-powered positivity.

It’s a good thing, too, because we have to work together rehabbing a home in Paradise Valley—an assignment that, if I get right, will launch my career in a big way.

So I just have to play nice with my grouchy contractor.

Even if he never smiles. And wishes I wasn’t here. And disagrees with me about practically everything, including the whole reason I’m in Paradise in the first place.

I’m convinced Adam is the last man on earth I should fall for. The obstacle keeping me from all my dreams.

But then I hear him sing. And he finds me antlers. (Long story.) And suddenly, somehow, he’s everything I’ve ever wanted even if we do still disagree.

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Author: Harris, Janelle
Psychological Thriller

How well do you really know your Facebook friends?

From the author of the international bestselling debut No Kiss Goodbye and Amazon top 5 bestseller Under Lying comes the emotional and nail biting thriller See Me Not

My husband loves me.
I love him.
But a secret is eating us alive.

And, someone knows everything.
A stranger. A stalker. An online nightmare.

I’ve got mail.

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Author: Moore, Addison
Enemies to Lovers Romance

Stevie has a dark secret, and it’s one she’s certain will ruin everything once it gets out. And if that wasn’t bad enough, life gets more complicated when she finds out the guy from her one-night stand is actually her new boss.
They clicked instantly, flying so high so fast, neither of them saw the crash coming.

They’re both caught up in their own web of lies. From the moment Ford meets Stevie, he’s all in. He’s head over heels, but Stevie’s holding him at bay. She’s not sure if she wants his forgiveness or if she’d rather take her secret to the grave.

They say love can get you through anything, and that’s one theory Stevie and Ford are about to test.

Ford’s lie keeps Stevie up at night.

But Stevie’s secret?

It has the power to tear Ford’s world apart.

Stevie and Ford are playing a dangerous game, and it’s only a matter of time before everything starts to unravel.

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Author: Collett, Jenna
Romantic Fantasy

Magic wasn’t supposed to be this difficult…
The last spell Tessa Daniels cast turned a woman’s hair green. The one before that? Well, she doesn’t talk about that one.

Debt-ridden and labeled an outcast, Tessa doesn’t think things can get worse until a young woman shows up at her magic shop desperate to attend the prince’s ball. But when her latest attempt at magic leads to the woman’s murder at the stroke of midnight, she finds herself in the sights of a handsome lead detective who thinks she’s the main suspect.

Determined to prove him wrong and show the kingdom she’s more than her clumsy spells, Tessa forces her way onto his case. And as their unlikely partnership shifts from a battle of wills into an attraction neither can resist, a killer lurks in the shadows, waiting to claim her as the next victim.

One Night Gone: A Novel (affiliate link)

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Author: Laskowski, Tara
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Domestic Thrillers

It was the perfect place to disappear . . .

One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen’s new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes.

Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all . . .

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Author: Faber, Michel
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British & Irish Humor & Satire
London, 1870s. At the heart of this panoramic narrative is a young woman’s struggle to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. Sugar, a nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs. Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of Victorian society begins with the egotistical perfume magnate William Rackham. Infatuated with Sugar, William’s patronage brings her into the circles of his family and milieu: his wife who barely overcomes chronic hysteria to make her appearances during “the Season”; his mysteriously hidden-away daughter, left to the care of minions; his pious brother, foiled in his devotional calling by his lust for the Widow Fox; as well as preening socialites, drunken journalists, untrustworthy servants, vile guttersnipes, and whores of all stripes and persuasions.
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Author: Neggers, Carla
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Small Town Romance
A neglected old house contains family secrets, hidden treasure, and the promise of new love.

A wave of hope carries Olivia Frost back to her small New England hometown nestled in the beautiful Swift River Valley. She’s transforming a historic home into an idyllic getaway—picturesque and perfect, if only the absentee owner will fix up the eyesore next door . . .

Dylan McCaffrey’s ramshackle house is an inheritance he never counted on. It also holds the key to a generations-old lost treasure he can’t resist any more than he can resist his new neighbor. Against this breathtaking landscape, Dylan and Olivia pursue long-buried secrets and discover a mystery wrapped in a love story . . . past and present.

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Author: Lowell, Elizabeth
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Contemporary Literary Fiction
The troubling message from Serena Charters’s late grandmother appears in a package containing four pages of a centuries-old illuminated manuscript — a strange inheritance that hides many secrets…and has already cost many lives. Seeking answers, Serena turns to Erik North of Rarities Unlimited, a reclusive manuscript appraiser with a passion for the past. Without warning, they are thrust together into the center of a lethal firestorm that rages between two worlds — one long dead, yet living on in an ancient text, the other chillingly alive and fraught with peril. In the blink of an eye, Serena and Erik have become targets of an unseen and determined stalker as they get closer to shocking revelations about Serena’s legacy, the cold murder of an eccentric old woman in the heat of the Mojave Desert…and just how far a remorseless killer is willing to go. And now their only slim hope of survival is to keep moving.
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Author: Cox, Greg
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Star Trek Series

An epic new trilogy begins—a tie-in for the milestone fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series—that stretches from the earliest voyages of the Starship Enterprise to Captain Kirk’s historic five-year-mission…and from one universe to another!

Hidden aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light, and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with April so many years ago…

Nearly two decades earlier, April and his crew first visited the planet Usilde, where they found both tragedy and a thorny moral dilemma. Today, the legacy of that fateful occasion will compel Kirk to embark on a risky voyage back to that forbidden world—which is now deep in territory claimed by the Klingon Empire!

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Author: Park, Kyehyun
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Drawing and Painting

Drawing and painting realistic flowers is achievable! Create a wide variety of blooms and greenery using an easy step-by-step method, then add watercolor for gorgeous effects.

In Drawing and Painting Beautiful Flowers, discover how to draw flowers such as cosmos, hibiscus, canola, lily of the valley, hydrangea, foxglove, and more from various angles, and learn about perspective and shading. Once you have the skills to draw a single flower, learn how to draw groupings and wreaths. Mix in leaves and smaller flowers to create a variety of looks.

Then, learn simple techniques to add luscious watercolor, using shading, blending, and gradient techniques for eye-catching results.

Popular Instagram artist Kyehyun Park shares her secrets for capturing realistic flower, leaf, and plant shapes. Artists of all levels love drawing and painting nature, and with these techniques they’ll confidently render lifelike botanicals in an array of lovely palettes.

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