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by Lynnda Pollio
Author Lynnda Pollio’s life changes when she begins hearing the voice of Addie Mae Aubrey, a Southern, African American woman from the late 1930s rural south. Together, they begin a journey into Addie Mae's turbulent teenage years that leads to the author’s own spiritual awakening.
As Addie Mae, the narrator, shares her story about the struggle, tragedy and magic of her teenage years, she brings each reader into their own life story. It is a unique visionary novel with three levels of e... more
by Adam MosleyOUR MISSIONARY MYTHS ARE FALSE Tales of breathtaking adventures, harrowing expeditions, and close encounters of the bug kind - these are the stories we expect to hear from missionaries. Like a Hollywood blockbuster, we want action, tension, and in the end, a happily-ever-after ending, complete with smiling children and the sense that we’ve contributed to the betterment of humanity. But what if missionary life is not like that? Beyond the newsletter blurbs and well-crafted blog posts lies a m... more
by Virginia BurgesEver since her emergence as a child prodigy Isabelle Bryant has only ever known one love – her violin. Then, aged 32, at the height of her career, the unthinkable happens. What do you do when everything depends on the dexterity of your fingers, only to lose them in a horrifying instant? Devastated and vulnerable in the aftermath of her accident, Isabelle struggles to find new meaning in her life. Her perilous path of self-discovery leads her to Vienna, the historic city home of her musical her... more
by Barbara Gaskell DenvilNicholas, now heir to the earldom, has no desire to marry his dead brother’s cast-off mistress. And Emeline has no desire to marry the brutal monster who murdered his brother, the man she loved and hoped to marry. This arranged marriage is a disaster, it would seem that it can’t get any worse. But it does. Fire rages through the castle and takes over the wedding night, and any hopes of reconciliation. But not everything is as it seems. Murder and arson are destroying more than just one allianc... more
by Leila Summers
On the 24th of February 2007 my husband, Stuart, drowned himself at sea, leaving me widowed with two young daughters aged six and four. I knew it wasn't an accident, even though the medics and police never suspected suicide. Stuart had been talking about ending his life for a year. His most recent suicide attempt had been only three weeks earlier. Afterwards, he explained that day as the most peaceful day of his life. Sitting next to the dam, he smoked his last cigarette. He drank a hundr... more
by Valerie L. GiglioAt forty-two years old, Valerie Giglio was heading for an even brighter future as both a successful lawyer and professional vocalist with two CDs to her name, when out of nowhere, she suffered a brain stem stroke that ravaged her life and caused her world to spin out of control. Completely paralyzed on one side, confined to a wheelchair, her singing voice stolen from her at the height of her career, Valerie was devastated. But with fierce determination and fortitude, and the support of her lovi... more
by Jennifer Vandever
A comic novel about men and women, love and loss, grief and healing, regaining passion and, of course, the tango. Rosalind Plumley needs something. She's a thirtysomething aspiring artist in Portland, Oregon whose sole output consists of decorative paintings of hummingbirds for the upscale children's boutique where she works. She’s coping with her marriage to a blocked writer more interested in smoking pot than writing his screenplay about Stalin's pursuit of an ape-man race while her eccentr... more
by Rose LernerGet revenge. Pay a debt. Save a soul. Lose your heart. Spanning centuries and continents, five brand-new novellas from beloved historical romance authors Joanna Bourne, Isabel Cooper, Rose Lerner, Jeannie Lin, and Molly O'Keefe tell the stories of men and women who find themselves wagered in a game of chance and are forced to play for the highest stakes of all: love.
by Marshall ThorntonQueeny cocktail waiter, Lionel, wakes up to find himself in bed with Dog, a straight-acting softball player and the two embark on a rocky road to romance. A journey that requires coming out of the closet, going into the closet, a pair of red high heels, many pairs of red high heels, a failed intervention, a couple of aborted dates, and homemade pom-poms. Mostly, Lionel and Dog learn what it means to be a man.
by Marshall KarpA man walking his dog on a dark suburban street. A car comes out of nowhere and mows him down. The driver, Bruce Bower, is distraught, but the police rule it an accident and assure him that it wasn’t his fault. But it was. Bower has Stage IV lung cancer, and in a desperate attempt to provide for his wife, he turns from law-abiding citizen to paid assassin. He’s not the first. Or the last. And as the bodies mount up, LAPD detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs have to find the person who is ... more
by Pauline WilesNo-one ever accused Sophie Campbell of being a coward. From caving trips to rooftop pranks, it appeared nothing could hold her back, especially once she landed a dream job promising travel all over the world. But Sophie’s jet-setting lifestyle is not what it seems and she’s been spending more time in the quiet English village of Saffron Sweeting than she cares to admit. When her beloved Great Aunt Wol dies suddenly, Sophie loses one of the few people who truly know her. As friends, family and a... more
by Darrin DuFord
A sharp-shooting SWAT team, a Venezuelan producer of alcoholic love potions, and an audacious subway rat are among the cast of characters award-winning author Darrin DuFord encounters in Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas. Through such mediums as public transit, cuisine, urban wildlife, and music, DuFord (author of Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama Without a Car, 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards silver medalist) has cre... more
by Ava MilesQuarterback Jordan Dean thought he had everything until his long-time girlfriend broke up with him. His football rock star life had become too burdensome to her. Plus there was another teensy, weensy reason. Chef Grace Kincaid had gotten tired of waiting for him to propose. Ouch. When Jordan wins the Super Bowl, he tells himself it’s enough. But he can’t get Grace out of his mind. When she calls, insisting they meet, he eagerly agrees. Only to discover he’s going to be a father… Grace had a... more
by Michael HartiganThis gritty and fast-paced story follows Augustine Shaw as he embarks on a road trip from college in Providence, Rhode Island to Key West, Florida, where he hopes the sun, sex and insobriety will help drown his past. But the reprieve is only temporary. On the dark road home, Shaw is thrust into a dizzying array of memories, forcing him to relive the heartache he caused, the reputations he shattered, and the two friends he killed. Shaw races towards a final decision: bury his secrets forever, or ... more
by Michael KalantyBaking with wild yeast in a centuriesold craft, but Michael’s approach is simplified and his breads are modern. The book begins with the complete process for Pain au Levain, the classic French sourdough. The other breads build on these basics and, thanks to ingenious modifications for the home and step-by-step color photographs, even cutting edge techniques like Porridge Bread are easy to grasp. The master formulas include breads like Apple Walnut Farmhouse, Classic Sourdough, Grits and Goat Che... more
by Libby SternbergTwo mysteries by an Edgar nominee: DEATH IS THE COOL NIGHT: On the eve of America's entry into World War II, a tortured pianist can't remember the night his nemesis, an opera conductor, is killed. Did he do it? Or is the murderer his beautiful and troubled new love? A dramatic story with operatic overtones…. LOST TO THE WORLD: Ten years after the war, Detective Sean Reilly finds no peace. His wife is gone, he has to raise two boys on his own and solve a complicated new case: the murder of a r... more