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Set Up for Love
B. Love - 2020
All the money in the world isn’t enough to buy his way out of the problems Cayden has created. When Zara confesses to no longer feeling safe and secure in their relationship, a friend gives him an idea on how he can make her feel protected. Cayden agrees to pay his friend, Ashton, and his brother, Mayven, to pretend to rob them. He thinks when Zara sees him as her hero, she will be open and vulnerable… ready to reconcile. There’s just one problem… when Mayven sets eyes on Zara… Cayden’s valuables aren’t the only thing he plans to take. Will Zara and Cayden be able to withstand his latest stunt, or will Cayden end up setting his wife up for true love?
Bellingwood Book 13 Vignettes
Diane Greenwood Muir - 2016
Someday he'll figure this out. Vignette #2 tells of a new friendship budding between Camille, who manages Sweet Beans and Elise Myers, who we originally met in Book 2 - A Big Life in a Small Town. Elise has returned to Bellingwood and is ready for new things. The third vignette is a fun little story about the pains of young love. Thank goodness, Rebecca has Kayla in her life to act as a balance when drama prevails. Vignette #4 is another look at Nate & Joss Mikkels and the struggles they face as they build their new home. We've all been there. They just let us peek in as they try to work this out.The Bellingwood books are written from Polly's perspective and every once in a while it's fun to look at what's happening behind the scenes from the viewpoint of other characters. These vignettes were originally published on the nammynools.com website and in the monthly email newsletter to Bellingwood readers.
Diary of a Spider Chicken, Book 1: An Unofficial Minecraft Diary
Dr. Block - 2016
A spider chicken should not exist. I mean, just saying the words "spider chicken" sounds wrong. But, because of a mad scientist villager, he does exist. Read this first book in the Diary of a Spider Chicken series to find out how the spider chicken came to be and what he plans to do about it. Scroll up and grab your copy now!
Regulus Draak - 2015
“Miles and miles across most of ancient Alexandria. There are an incredible number of tunnels and dwellings, many still to explore. Some Egyptian believe Alexander the Great lays buried down there.” “Ok, that sounds interesting!” Katarina said. “Alexandria once was a city of the World; superior to Rome or Jerusalem. Alexandria’s library, the most complete ever built was the center of worldwide data with thousands of manuscripts from all over the Globe. Huge in size and greater with Knowledge. Sadly set on fire during the Roman invasion, some say by mistake. Nevertheless, most of the precious literature turned to ashes and the remaining scrolls divided throughout the several empires of Earth.Some of them are in the Vatican archive… that you should know Theodor!” A lingering smile played on her eyes. She was beautiful. “You are correct, dear Katarina. I have studied some of it. Primordial Greek philosophical works, several African texts by unknown authors, even Chinese scrolls dating from 2600 BC during the Yellow Emperor ruling period.Many more are still to open. Often I think about all that invaluable information and beautiful tales of the past that no matter with short or long years I may live, I’ll never read.” “You know Theodor!? There are additional things in live besides reading.” “Everyone with its own pleasures, Peter.” We all laughed, it was a good idea keeping up moral high before our swift incursion into Egypt. We discussed a few other details and mentally warmed up for the mission. As we arrived at Alexandria’s Borg El Arab airport.
Tom and the Journey
Stephen Matthews - 2018
Tom had worked towards it, but when the newest member of his Hearth was threatened, things took a different turn. With his Hearth and those he trusted, Tom set out on a journey, an adventure, to find the fields of salt and the place of Canee’s dreams, an Eden. The journey took them to places where they made new friends and staved off many animal attacks. Then they found what everyone thought of as an Eden, an idyllic place that had all they wanted, and they set about settling. Then the winter came and with it some strangers, some of whom were anything but welcome.
Dillard Double #1: An Innocent Client & In Good Faith
Scott Pratt - 2015
We hope you enjoy the first two installments in the Joe Dillard Series, and thank you for reading!An Innocent ClientA preacher is found brutally murdered in a Tennessee motel room.A beautiful, mysterious young girl is accused.In this bestselling debut, criminal defense lawyer Joe Dillard has become jaded over the years as he's tried to balance his career against his conscience. Savvy but cynical, Dillard wants to quit doing criminal defense, but he can't resist the chance to represent someone who might actually be innocent. His drug-addicted sister has just been released from prison and his mother is succumbing to Alzheimer's, but Dillard's commitment to the case never wavers despite the personal troubles and professional demands that threaten to destroy him."Pratt's richly developed characters are vivid and believable, especially the strong Southern women who fight their male-dominated culture from behind a facade of vulnerability in this brilliantly executed debut." -- Publisher's Weekly"It's Scott Turow and Grisham... The opening chapter is maybe the most compelling I've read in a decade." - Ken BruenSmart and sophisticated, with a plot twist that will leave you shaking your head in wonder, "An Innocent Client" -- the first in the acclaimed Joe Dillard series -- will also leave you begging for more.In Good FaithA family of four is slaughtered in rural Tennessee.Two weeks later, a retired high school principal and his wife are brutally slain.Two Satan-worshipping teens stand accused.In the second of the bestselling Joe Dillard series, it's up to prosecutor Dillard to convict them. A former defense attorney who spent way too much time defending people he knew were guilty, Joe is determined to win this case to atone for his past. But an evil young woman named Natasha is responsible for the slayings and Joe knows it. Natasha is walking around free because the two boys who have been arrested are too terrified to implicate her. Now Joe must risk everything -- including his family's safety and his own life -- to bring an evil murderer to justice."This book was so intense it was scary." -- M. Cottrill, Dallas, Tex."The book ends up moving along like a thriller should; at breakneck speed." -- N. Bilmes, Vernon, Conn."This author is a must read if you love attorney and courtroom thrillers." -- Kenneth J. George, Detroit, Mich."Better than the old Grisham." -- Tompat, Melbourne, Fla.
Derick (Delta Forces Book 3)
Elizabeth Lennox - 2020
Colonel Derick Matlock is extremely good at finding people who are hiding. So when his new neighbor moves into the house next door, he recognizes the signs that she’s hiding. But from what?As he helps her learn to trust again, Derick can’t stop the desire from flaring between the two of them. But as Derick starts to understand the lovely woman who calls herself Carrie, he is more positive that she is hiding something. She’s also stealthier than he’d thought possible, curvier than he’d imagined and…stronger and more wounded than anyone should be.So how can he convince Carrie to trust him…before it’s too late? He knows that she’s in danger. Will she come to him for help? Or is she determined to fix this problem on her own?
Escaping the Amazon
Alex De Bruyn - 2018
Decades prior, Papillon and Dreyfus contemplated the same thoughts of escape. Following a boyhood dream and quest for glory, de Bruyn joined the French Foreign Legion. To thwart desertion, he was shipped off to a backwater French colony in the Amazon, serving in the elite jungle unit, the 3e REI. Given a false identity, de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. But well into his first contract, he became disenchanted by life in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. Without a passport, de Bruyn decided to risk his life and escape modern-day Devil’s Island by sea. In the process, he dodged local gangs, drug kingpins, and was falsely imprisoned. Finally, in a rickety dinghy, during hurricane season, he commenced his suicidal attempt to cross the Atlantic. Half-drowned and dying of thirst, de Bruyn was prepared to lose his life, but in the divine process of surviving, he found it. This is his white-knuckle account of pain, glory, and redemption.
A Onesie is not just for Christmas - Sequel to Blame it on the Onesie
C.J. Morrow - 2017
Sequel to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy Blame it on the OnesieIt’s all change for Ella.•Nathan has declared his love: ‘It was only ever you I wanted, only ever you I loved.’•Sleaze weasel Hal is but a distant memory•Spring Cottage ‘rules’ are getting in the way•And Christmas seems a long way offPull on your onesie, light the fire, grab a hot chocolate and join Ella, Nathan, Sam, Charlie, Walt and the cavalry for another riotous read.
The Stolen Moments Trilogy: Carter & Emilia's Love Story
Catharina Maura - 2021
Neither remembers how their feud started — yet every day, their war intensifies.Until one night. One unexpected kiss blurs the lines between love and hate, and their lives are forever changed.The stakes have never been higher. Carter is Emilia’s best friend’s brother, after all.Author's Note: The Stolen Moments Trilogy follows Emilia and Carter's epic love story through high school, college, and adulthood. This trilogy was previously named Mayhem, and the contents remain unchanged.
Edge of Eternity: by Ken Follett (The Century Trilogy Book 3) Snapshot Summary Companion Book
Snapshot Books - 2015
The guide should be used with the novel, not instead of it, so please pick up a copy before buying this book if you haven’t already done so. Snapshot Books is meant to enhance the experience of fans as a refresher, and for use by book clubs. Inside you will discover: A book summary and analysis with commentary Character list A look at symbols, themes and motifs Commentary on the book as well as details on plot, settings and final thoughts Great for book club questions and discussion topics Snapshot Books introduces a companion to Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett for fans and book clubs to enhance your reading experience.
The Beggar Sisters
Rosie Darling - 2018
When she lost the printing business that was their livelihood soon after they had lost both their mother and father, they also lost the home in which they had both been born. Relegated to a life in a grey tenement, and long hours of Ada working in the Bow match factory and little Emma selling wares on the cold, unaccommodating streets of east London, the sisters had nothing but each other. What they shared now was a life without warmth, a life of disadvantage, a life where roast lamb and gravy was no more than a shared illusion, where Christmas was not a day apart from any other. And then Ada was forced to enter into a contract with a monster. Would he sell her to the highest bidder just as he had done to so many women before? What would become of little Emma if she were taken from her? Everett Floyd was known to be heartless. How was it that two young, vulnerable and innocent girls could melt his icy heart without even trying? In an age of misery where money distinguished people - and separated lives - could two very different worlds come together to heal the pain of the past and bring a new reality?