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by Jane LindskoldPrison or Refuge? Nameless in a doorless tower graced with seven windows, she is imprisoned. Who is her jailer? What is her crime? After she discovers the secret of the seven windows, the nameless one, accompanied by two impossible companions, sets forth on fantastical journeys of exploration. But, for the nameless one, learning her name may not be a welcome revelation, and the identity of her jailer will rock the foundations of a tower that has come to be as much refuge as prison.
by Ted OswaldLittle Flower chronicles the unique bond shared by two damaged souls: Sister Shanti, a mischievous, elderly nun from Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, and Meeta, a young prostitute with dreams of a life lived outside the brothel. Thrown together when a young man they love is murdered, they embark upon a darkly comic journey through New Delhi’s underbelly in a search to understand the curious crime that has stolen him. As they plunge ever deeper into mystery and peril, they are forced to c... more
by Alice K. BoatwrightIn WHAT CHILD IS THIS?, it is Christmas in Little Beecham . . . a season to celebrate with caroling, mistletoe, and mince pies. Newlywed American Ellie Kent is looking forward to her first English village Christmas, but a missing Oxford student and an abandoned baby soon draw her away from the fireside into danger. When a young woman is found dead on Boxing Day, Ellie comes to believe that these events may be linked through a group of teenage girls who identify with Shakespeare’s tragic Ophelia.... more
by Rebecca WestYour house isn't a showpiece meant to impress other people: it's supposed to be your home - a place that makes you feel happy, calm, and relaxed! In Happy Starts at Home, design psychology coach and interior designer Rebecca West shows you how to use your home as a tool to meet your goals and live a happier life. This book will help you: - Identify simple changes you can make to feel happier in your home. - Understand how your space is affecting your physical, financial, and emotional health. - ... more
by Keely Brooke Keith
In November 1860, Marian Foster joins a group of Virginia families who are sailing away from America to form a new settlement off the coast of Brazil. As an amateur botanist, Marian eagerly anticipates exploring a new land. She boards Providence confident in the group’s plan, but during the voyage, her heart is drawn to Jonah Ashton, the secretive and sullen ship’s physician.
Jonah Ashton is determined to finish medical school before rumors of Southern rebellion erupt into all-out war. ... more
by Greg Levin
On his best days, Zero Slade is the worst man you can imagine. He has to be. It's the only way to save the Lost Girls. During his seven years on a team fighting sex trafficking, Zero's become quite good at schmoozing with pimps, getting handcuffed by cops and pretending not to care about the young girls he liberates. But the dangerous sting operations are starting to take their toll on his marriage and sanity. His affinity for prescription painkillers isn't exactly helping matters. When the y... more
by Rozsa GastonWhen Anne of Brittany's father dies in 1488, she becomes Duchess of Brittany, her country's ruler at age eleven. For the next three years, the unmarried, orphaned duchess is pursued by suitors while Brittany is invaded by its larger, more powerful neighbor of France. With no other way out, at age fourteen she agrees to marry Charles VIII, King of France, to save her country. Better to be a queen than a prisoner... Unexpectedly, a passionate relationship ensues. Yet Charles cannot shake off bad ... more
by M Pepper LanglinaisBrynnde Archambault must find another suitor else marry the avuncular Mr. Dallweather. Alas, with the help of the charming Viscount Burbridge she manages to find matches for everyone but her. Or is the perfect match staring her in the face?
by Joan M. HarperA Story of Friendship and Food. Cooking with Adrienne is a cookbook and true story of a woman who became the American doyenne of French cuisine during the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties. She honed her palate on the food coming out of the kitchens of Alain Chapel, Frédy Girardet, Michel Guérard, Jean and Pierre Troisgros, Roger Vergé and others who were creating the New French Cuisine. Adrienne began cooking in Paris with Simone Beck, co-author, with Julia Child, of Mastering the Art of Fren... more
by Mark LiptonSteve Jobs, Dov Charney, Lance Armstrong, Donald Trump. Each one has reached the pinnacle of American success. Is it because they were ambitious visionaries and talented entrepreneurs? Most Americans would say yes to both. But what else do they have in common? They're known for being mean. Though heralded as great leaders, each of these men and many more have also been exposed as toxic, raging, and manipulative. Yet, because America loves a winner, we look past even the most outrageous behavio... more
by Jill JohnsonThis is the story of a man who chooses to seize the day, not count how many days he has left. From his youth as a tormented gay boy in the Deep South to his rise to the top of the design world, and from discovering a lump in his neck to planning his after-party, Barclay tackles life’s challenges with grace, humor, and indomitable optimism. He shares wisdom that will help you make over your house, your attitude, and your view of the end. This book is for everyone, especially those struggling with... more
by Dana Ridenour
You build relationships to betray relationships. That is the motto for the FBI’s undercover program, and special agent Lexie Montgomery is just beginning to understand what that means. Lexie’s first assignment is infiltrating a radical cell of the Animal Liberation Front. Underground and operating in splinter groups throughout Los Angeles, the only way in is through Savannah Riley, a new recruit. Savannah left the safety of her small southern town for the bright lights of the city. Pulled int... more
by Margaret Locke
Behind every good man is a great secret.
Banished to Yorkshire as a boy for faults his father failed to beat out of him, Damon Blackbourne has no use for English society and had vowed never to return to his family’s estate at Thorne Hill, much less London. However, when his father and brother die in a freak carriage accident, it falls on Damon to take up the mantle of the Malford dukedom, and to introduce his sisters to London Society–his worst nightmare come ... more
by Gigi Langer, Ph.D.50 Ways to Worry Less Now offers four life strategies and 50 practical tools to dissolve the “whispered lies” of negative thinking. It’s filled with compelling stories and easy-to-use ideas that empower readers to manage troubling times with calm wisdom, fulfill their dreams, and create loving relationships.
by B. R. BodengravenOn the precipice between a life that is rapidly fading away and a new life in the offing, B.R. Bodengraven orders a pre-fab shed and creates an enchanting retreat in the back yard of her home on Boston’s storied North Shore. Part writing studio, animal blind, sanctuary, and chapel, the shed provides refuge from the “busyness” and distractions of life in the 21st century, but it also provides a sacred space for interacting with the underlying regenerative force of the universe. Inside its walls, ... more
by Stephen M GrayThis first novel in The Mark of Wu series opens as the Spring and Autumn Period of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty devolves toward Warring States Period. \tThe Emperor’s grip on the feudal States is over. Brutal rivalries, both new and old now rule, and military clashes lay waste to those who are unprepared. Some men are driven by pure evil, and States either gain power or die. \tState of Chu soldier Yuan stands on his chariot, reining in his team of eager steeds, anxious for a chance to unlea... more