Children’s Book: Shoo by Hana Goldberg

Children’s Book: Shoo: (Ages 1-8)


Teach your children that love is the most important thing in life! Award-winning author!

Shoo was a homeless cat who lived on a sidewalk and ate bits and pieces that people threw away. When she couldn’t find food she was howling, and people told her to go away – but she had nowhere to go. Then, one day, she met Maya, a little girl whose family had just moved into the neighborhood. Maya was sad because she had no friends in her new home. When Maya picked up Shoo in her arms, she suddenly felt she was no longer lonely. A touching story of love and belonging.

“In our house we read it nonstop. Touching and enchanting in its simplicity. One can bet the book will easily become part of the repertoire of modern intelligent stories.” Parents and Children

“Shoo is the cutest sad cat in the world. Minimal plot and accurate description of the friendship that develops between the two heroines. Adults have something to learn as well. Brilliant.” Yediot Achronot – largest daily newspaper in Israel

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Still Waters by Viveca Sten

Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1)


The first book in Swedish author Viveca Sten’s enormously popular Sandhamn Murders series.

On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.

Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident—until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren’s cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.

As the island’s residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders—while trying to make sense of the difficult twists their own lives have taken since the shared summer days of their youth.

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Nine Birds Singing by Edythe Anstey Hanen

Nine Birds Singing


Have dreams. Must travel. The magnetic words that her lover Joey sticks to a refrigerator door propel Maddie into a journey to recapture her independence and finally free herself from the abusive fanaticism of her past. Profound friendships vie with skewed love and loss to fuel Maddie’s search for redemption in this powerfully-written debut novel. From Vancouver in the 1960s to present day Mexico, and a small island off the Pacific west coast, Nine Birds Singing takes the reader on a compelling odyssey of self-discovery.

 

Words: their veiled truths, their unexpected revelations, their sly power. The role of words in the lives of the characters in Nine Birds Singing is the thread that connects and carried them to their ultimate destiny: ruination, renewal, and finally acceptance.

Maddie is a writer of local history who wants to use her words to unlock the hidden truths that lay just below the surface of her life. But it’s magnetic words on a refrigerator door – Have dreams. Must travel – that push Maddie into the journey she must take: the search for what she has yearned for all her life: independence and freedom from the abusive fanaticism of her parents’ religious beliefs. The novel weaves through past glories and youthful hubris in a search for understanding and acceptance.

 

Joey uses words both to define himself and redefine himself, but his words do not always encompass the whole truth.

 

Thea collects words. She doesn’t ever want to be caught without words and she rarely is. The secret that Thea carries to her ultimate end, leads Maddie finally to her own place of acceptance

 

Carmelita’s words are spare and carefully chosen. She becomes the container for all the stories, the witness, the listener, until she allows words to finally open her heart again.

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Severed Relations by Rebecca Forster

Severed Relations: A Finn O’Brien Thriller (The Finn O’Brien Thriller Series Book 1)


Murder behind the gates of Fremont Place was unusual; two children and a nanny slaughtered in the home of a rich young lawyer and his beautiful wife was unheard of. Shunned cop, Detective Finn O’Brien, and his partner, Cori Anderson, must connect the dots between the L.A. ladies-who-lunch, lawyers who skate on the edge of the law, pornographers, and Hollywood freaks. Following a trail of bodies and shattered relationships, they uncover a horrific truth behind the murders that will either bind them together for eternity or severe their relationship in the cruelest cut of all.
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Any Means Necessary by David DeLee

Any Means Necessary: A Brice Bannon Sea Coast Adventure


The seas can be a dangerous place. Secrets are kept. Lies are told. And like Las Vegas, often what happens there, stays there.
Alone on the Atlantic Ocean, three days out from Boston Harbor and the coastline of America, the MV CALEB may be transporting a very dangerous cargo to the United States. Brice Bannon, along with his friends Tarakesh “Blades” Sardana and Skyjack McMurphy, must confirm the existence of the threat, and then neutralize it by any means necessary.
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Double Visions by Matt Drabble

Double Visions: Free Kindle Edition


Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King & Dean Koontz” – READERS FAVORITE

From the award winning & best selling author of the GATED and ASYLUM trilogies comes a new supernatural thriller.

This Kindle version is completely FREE! Abra-Cadaver is a full length Horror/Thriller/Murder/Mystery.

I’ve read literally thousands of books over nearly six decades, but I’m hard pressed to remember any that kept me guessing as strongly. I want to give this book twenty-five stars rather than just five!” – MALLORY HEART REVIEWS

Talk about creepy, psychological fun! This book is a nonstop thrill rideBOOK FIDELITY

It has been 8 years since the country cowered in fear as the serial killer christened The Crucifier wreaked bloody havoc.

Jane Parkes had always considered her ability a fine line between a gift and a curse. She calls it The Shadow World, a place where she can see through the eyes of killers and help bring them to justice.

Her desperation to prove herself led to a basement confrontation that she wasn’t prepared for. As a result the Detective that had allowed her to work on the case lay dead alongside the killer.

She put away her ability to see inside the minds of monsters for 8 long years, but now someone else has taken up The Crucifiers’ mantle. Someone is killing again, only this time The Shadow World is a two way street and he wants to play.

Sucked into a desperate race for survival Jane is going to learn that sometimes when you stare into the darkness, someone stares back.

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The House by the River by Lena Manta

The House by the River


From acclaimed Greek writer Lena Manta comes an emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter where life leads them, the only constant is home.

Theodora knows she can’t keep her five beautiful daughters at home forever—they’re too curious, too free spirited, too like their late father. And so, before each girl leaves the small house on the riverside at the foot of Mount Olympus, Theodora makes sure they know they are always welcome to return.

Having survived World War II, the Nazi occupation of Greece, and her husband’s death, Theodora now endures the twenty-year-long silence of her daughters’ absence. Her children have their own lives—they’ve married, traveled the world, and courted romance, fame, and even tragedy. But as they become modern, independent women in pursuit of their dreams, Theodora knows they need her—and each other—more than ever. Have they grown so far apart that they’ve forgotten their childhood home, or will their broken hearts finally lead them back again?

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Meant to Be by Melody Grace

Meant to Be (Sweetbriar Cove Book 1)


Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery, and Mary Kay Andrews, ‘Meant to Be’ is a gorgeously romantic, feel-good beach read about a runaway bride searching for true love on Cape Cod… 

Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to end her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…

Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore.

As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page?

Find out in the new feel-good beach read from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

The Sweetbriar Cove Series:
#1 Meant to Be
#2 All for You
#3 The Only One
#4 I’m Yours
#5 Holiday Kisses
#6 No Ordinary Love
#7 Wildest Dreams
#8 This Kiss

PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:

“Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love.” – A Bookish Escape Blog

“Sexy and sweet: the perfect summer read!” – Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author

“Heartwarming, swoony, and sexy as hell.” – Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author

“Sizzling summer perfection! Melody Grace does it again.” – Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

“Sizzling hot and super emotional – the perfect combo!” – NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely

“A roller coaster ride of pure emotion… beautifully written.” Blame it on the Rain Reviews

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So Good by Darcy Burke

So Good: A Ribbon Ridge Novel (So Hot Book 1)


Cameron Westcott has spent eight years recovering from heartbreak by keeping romantic entanglements casual and simple. He’s never minded being called a player, but after two years immersing himself in his new winery, he might be ready for the next chapter. Especially when he meets a sexy wine distributor—only she says she isn’t interested.

Following a bitter divorce, Brooke Ellis relocated to Ribbon Ridge to rebuild her life. Things will never be the same for her, and she’s coming to terms with that reality when she meets charming, persistent Cam. She can’t imagine a happy ever after given his reputation, but he makes her feel so good.

As the sparks between them intensify, they’re both hesitant to commit for very different reasons. Or are they really just sabotaging their own futures? If they can trust each other—and themselves—they may realize that what they share is too good to let slip away.

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