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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Between the Lies by A J WILLS

Between the Lies: A gripping psychological thriller


Between the lies the truth is hiding.

Jez has everything he ever wanted – the girl of his dreams and a perfect house in a fashionable part of town.

But when he finds an intruder breaking into their home while his girlfriend and her young daughter are asleep upstairs, something inside him snaps.

He’s not normally a violent man, but in a moment of madness he attacks the intruder and knocks him dead.

Alice insists he can get away with murder, and Jez will do anything to keep her happy … until she disappears without a trace and the truth about her past slowly starts to emerge.

Jez discovers she’s been lying to him from the day they met, and with the police asking awkward questions, he finds his nightmare has only just begun.

Between The Lies is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping plot that will leaving you guessing until the final startling twist.

Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, Paula Hawkins, BA Paris, Clare Mackintosh, Adam Croft and Rachel Caine.

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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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Captor by Anita Waller

Captor: a gripping thriller you don’t want to miss


“A must-read for crime thriller readers.” Bookstormer

Are you looking for an unputdownable psychological thriller? If so, you’ll love Captor by number 1 best-selling author Anita Waller.

Liz Chambers is a devoted mother who works for a successful law firm. She has two children, a husband and a blossoming career. But behind closed doors, Liz is harbouring a secret that could destroy her life.

Then the unthinkable happens, and in a frenzied attack, her young son is snatched from the home of the childminder charged with looking after him.

As Liz’s life unfolds, it becomes clear that someone is out for revenge.

Desperate to get her baby boy back, Liz must work out who is responsible for his kidnap, and why.

But as the body count begins to mount, Liz’s concern grows for the safety of her child.

Who has taken her baby?

And why is Captor so determined on revenge?

What EVERYONE is saying about Captor:

“… a really well written, gripping book with plenty of twists for me!” Donna Maguire – Donnas Book Blog

“…building up to a tense, drama-packed read. I was literally biting my nails by the end.” Lorna Cassidy – On The Shelf Reviews

“The author really keeps you on the edge of your seat – the twists made me gasp and she sets the atmosphere absolutely perfectly.” Melisa Broadbent – Broadbean’s Books

“If you are looking for a crime thriller that is somewhat unnerving as it is every mother’s worst nightmare, a fast-paced page turner that keeps you guessing. Then I definitely recommend Captor!” Dash Fan Book Reviews

“Captor will have you gripped from the beginning and won’t let you go until you have finished. It is a suspense-filled crime thriller that will keep you guessing throughout.” Gemma Myers – Between The Pages Book Club

“…Waller has definitely done it again and proves herself to be one of the best storytellers in the genre of murder, necessary murder, as she likes to say.” Rebecca Burnton – If Only I Could Read Faster

“Captor is one of those stories that hooks you in from the start. The suspense of who is behind the kidnapping mounts throughout the story, making for an exciting and thrilling ride.” Sarah Hardy – By The Letter Book Reviews

“Wow. what an amazing book. To say I couldn’t put it down doesn’t seem enough.” Jo Turner – Life Of Cri.me

“I absolutely loved this story. I was totally gripped. The twists I didn’t expect and I didn’t guess who the Captor was.” Philomena Callan – Cheekypee Reads And Reviews

“The characters were well thought out, well written and above all, believable. There is tension aplenty virtually from the opening page.” Sarah Kenny – Beyond The Veil Book Blog

“I guarantee you will not be able to put Captor to rest until finished, jam-packed and stacked with everything you could desire in a criminal  psychological thriller.” Diane Hogg – Sweet Little Book Blog

Anita Waller is the best-selling author of Beautiful, Angel, 34 Days, Strategy and Winterscroft. Captor is a fast-paced and suspenseful read which will appeal to fans of books like Gone Girl and Girl on the Train and authors like B A Paris, K.L. Slater and Claire Mackintosh.
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Murder at Cold Creek College by Christa Nardi

Murder at Cold Creek College (Cold Creek Mysteries Book 1)


A dead body isn’t the best way to start a semester or a romance.

Sheridan Hendley is a professor and psychologist, not a sleuth. When her colleague is murdered and her good friend becomes the prime suspect, her curiosity and logical mind have her putting pieces together. It also becomes apparent that Sheridan is attracted to the handsome Detective. As Sheridan tries to connect all the people in Adam’s life, she finds that many women have a motive for Adam’s murder. When Sheridan’s tires are slashed and then she is assaulted, it’s clear someone is afraid she’s getting too close.

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The Chalky Sea by Clare Flynn

The Chalky Sea (The Canadians Book 1)


Two troubled people struggle to find their way in a turbulent world.
In July 1940, Gwen Collingwood drops her husband at the railway station, knowing she may never see him again. Two days later her humdrum world is torn apart when the sleepy English seaside town where she lives is subjected to the first of many heavy bombing attacks.

In Ontario, Canada, Jim Armstrong is debating whether to volunteer. His decision becomes clear when he uncovers the secret his fiancée has been keeping from him. A few weeks later he is on a ship bound for England.

Gwen is forced to confront the truth she has concealed about her past and her own feelings. Jim battles with a bewildering and hostile world far removed from the cosy life of his Canadian farm. War brings horror and loss to each of them – can it also bring change and salvation?

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Sara’s Game by Ernie Lindsey

Sara’s Game (The Sara Winthrop Thriller Series Book 1)


Single mother, successful executive…target for revenge.

*USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
Previously a #2 Kindle Bestseller on Amazon.com
Over HALF A MILLION copies downloaded worldwide!

Two years ago, Sara’s husband left for the gym one morning…and never came back. His car was found. He wasn’t. Unbelievably, the police report said, “No foul play suspected.” There were a few unreliable sightings over the following months, but little else.

Now, on the last day before summer break, her three children have gone missing from their schools, all at the same time.

And the note under her windshield wiper asks one foreboding question: Are you ready to play the game?

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Dirty Talk by Lauren Landish

Dirty Talk (Get Dirty Book 1)


He makes dirty sound so good. So right.

The moment I heard his velvety voice growl that I’m his ‘Kitty Kat’, I knew I was in trouble.

Derrick ‘The Love Whisperer’ King gives out relationship and sex advice on the radio to everyone, but he’s giving me something a bit more personal. Nobody’s ever talked to me the way he does. Daring, Demanding, Sexy… and oh, so Dirty.

Maybe we started this whole thing a little backward, sex first and getting to know each other after. But I’m starting to let my guard down, my untrusting heart beginning to think that maybe fairy tales do come true. Even for me.

I feel beautiful and hopeful when he worships my body. I feel dirty and naughty when he whispers filthy things in my ear.

But is it real? Can something so naughty really be good for me?

And more importantly, against all odds, can it last… forever?

Dirty Talk is a full-length Romance with a happy ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger!

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Captured Lies by Maggie Thom

Captured Lies (The Caspian Wine Suspense/Thriller/Mystery Series Book 1)


“Your mom came into existence in 1983.”
She whirled around to stare at Guy. “She was born in 1952.”
“That may be true but we can’t find any information on a Donna Saunders prior to July 1983.”

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She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it….
Her life was a lie!

Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.

Everyone seems to have a story… but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.

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Chicken Scratch by Becki Willis

Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 1)


Named 2016 Best Mystery Series by Texas Association of Authors.

When Madison Reynolds finds herself widowed and penniless before forty, she does the only thing she knows to do – she packs up her teenage twins and moves back home with her eighty-year-old grandmother. Life in The Sisters, Texas has not changed much since she’s been gone, but at least her best friend Genesis is there to soften the transition back into small-town life.

To make ends meet, Madison opens In a Pinch Temporary Services. Her first real client is Ronny Gleason, but when she shows up for the first day of work at the Gleason Poultry Farm, Madison makes a gruesome discovery. The dead body she finds belongs to Mr. Gleason. When a local man is arrested for murder, Madison takes on the job of proving his innocence. Even though she is not a private investigator, both mothers are desperate: Lucy Ngyen to clear her son’s name, and Madison to pay her bills. But as she begins asking questions around town, her interference is not welcome.

With a daughter determined to go back to Dallas, a son settling into small town life, a feisty grandmother who knows all the town gossip, bill collectors calling, and now someone trying to keep her silent, Madison has no time for re-kindling her high school crush with police chief Brash deCordova. She has her hands full just trying to stay alive.

If she survives her amateur investigation, Maddy has a decision to make. Will she go back to her life in Dallas, or will she build a new life here in The Sisters?

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