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Catching Christmas - Terri Blackstock

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Terri Blackstock - Catching Christmas  artwork Catching Christmas
Terri Blackstock
Genre: Religious
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: October 9, 2018
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

A heartwarming Christmas story about finding what really matters in life. As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year's if she loses her current case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she's in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic. The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can't say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn's biggest concern now is paying his rent, but half the time Callie doesn't remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild-goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter. When Finn meets Sydney, he's quite sure she's never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He's willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie's Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it. Praise for Catching Christmas "The feel-good Christmas book of the year. Blackstock's tale of love and redemption wrapped in a holiday bow will leave you smiling. Don't miss Catching Christmas." —New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauck "Blackstock's Catching Christmas is not your average romance. Darling and laugh-out-loud cute, it makes the reader think about the important things in life. I read it in one gulp and wished there was more. Highly recommended!" —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author "Terri Blackstock's latest offering touches tender places with its quirky characters and stirring plot. Catching Christmas explores what happens when the paths of a disenchanted taxi driver collide with that of an overworked attorney. Blackstock weaves a compelling, romantic tale that is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit!" —Denise Hunter, bestselling author Standalone novelPerfect for gift giving or as a stocking stufferHopeful and encouraging Christmas story that will appeal to fans of Hallmark moviesIncludes discussion questions for book clubs

The Labyrinth of the Spirits - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Labyrinth of the Spirits  artwork The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Genre: Action & Adventure
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Harper
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

New York Times Bestseller "Packed with suspense. . . a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller." — Washington Book Review The internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author returns to the magnificent universe he constructed in his bestselling novels The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel's Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven in this riveting series finale—a heart-pounding thriller and nail-biting work of suspense which introduces a sexy, seductive new heroine whose investigation shines a light on the dark history of Franco's Spain. In this unforgettable final volume of Ruiz Zafón's cycle of novels set in the universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, beautiful and enigmatic Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history. Nine-year-old Alicia lost her parents during the Spanish Civil War when the Nacionales (the fascists) savagely bombed Barcelona in 1938. Twenty years later, she still carries the emotional and physical scars of that violent and terrifying time. Weary of her work as an investigator for Spain's secret police in Madrid, a job she has held for more than a decade, the twenty-nine-year old plans to move on. At the insistence of her boss, Leandro Montalvo, she remains to solve one last case: the mysterious disappearance of Spain's Minister of Culture, Mauricio Valls. With her partner, the intimidating policeman Juan Manuel Vargas, Alicia discovers a possible clue—a rare book by the author Victor Mataix hidden in Valls' office in his Madrid mansion. Valls was the director of the notorious Montjuic Prison in Barcelona during World War II where several writers were imprisoned, including David Martín and Victor Mataix. Traveling to Barcelona on the trail of these writers, Alicia and Vargas meet with several booksellers, including Juan Sempere, who knew her parents. As Alicia and Vargas come closer to finding Valls, they uncover a tangled web of kidnappings and murders tied to the Franco regime, whose corruption is more widespread and horrifying than anyone imagined. Alicia's courageous and uncompromising search for the truth puts her life in peril. Only with the help of a circle of devoted friends will she emerge from the dark labyrinths of Barcelona and its history into the light of the future. In this haunting novel, Carlos Ruiz Zafón proves yet again that he is a masterful storyteller and pays homage to the world of books, to his ingenious creation of the Cemetery of Forgotten, and to that magical bridge between literature and our lives. 

The Stranger in the Woods - Michael Finkel

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Michael Finkel
Genre: Nature
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Seller: Penguin Random House LLC

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.   A  New York Times  bestseller In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life—why did he leave? what did he learn?—as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.

The Christmas Dare - Lori Wilde

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Lori Wilde - The Christmas Dare  artwork The Christmas Dare
A Twilight, Texas Novel
Lori Wilde
Genre: Holiday
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: October 22, 2019
Publisher: Avon
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

A jilted-at-the-altar bride reunites with her high school sweetheart in Lori Wilde's sensational new Twilight, Texas Christmas novel. Kelsey James always played by the rules and look where it got her—dumped and half-drunk in a poofy white dress, her Christmas wedding ruined. Then her best friend talks her into going on her "honeymoon" anyway, daring her to a "Christmas of Yes."  It's about time she lets loose a little, so Kelsey agrees to say "yes" to fun, to romance, and to adventure! And adventure leads her right smack into the arms of sexy Noah MacGregor. Noah's never one to say no to a risk—from leading his NBA team to victory to making Christmas cookies in Twilight, he's up to the challenge! But a lot has gone on since they were teenagers, and he knows he has to take his time to make Kelsey dare to believe that what they feel is more than just the holiday magic that's in the air . . .

A Devil of a Duke - Madeline Hunter

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Madeline Hunter - A Devil of a Duke  artwork A Devil of a Duke
Madeline Hunter
Genre: Historical
Price: $0.99
Publish Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Zebra Books
Seller: Kensington Publishing Corp.

From a New York Times  bestselling author comes a Regency romance featuring a decadent duke and a secretary with a secret.   HE MAY BE A DEVIL He's infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can't help surrendering to his touch…   BUT SHE'S NO ANGEL EITHER… Amanda Waverly is living two lives—one respectable existence as secretary to an upstanding lady, and one far more dangerous battle of wits—and willpower—with the devilish Duke. Langford may be the most tempting man she's ever met, but Amanda's got her hands full trying to escape the world of high-society crime into which she was born. And if he figures out who she really is, their sizzling passion will suddenly boil over into a much higher stakes affair… "Rich with scandal and sensuality...Scintillating love scenes are plentiful in this page-turning tale, which is enhanced by a cast of memorable characters and smart, witty protagonists."— Publishers Weekly ,   STARRED REVIEW, Best Books of Summer 2018 "Another passionate, adventurous, captivating romance from a grand mistress of the genre. Hunter combines a heated love story with a feminist vibe…Readers will find the pace never slows as they try and keep up with a bold thief and a devilish duke engaged in a subtle game of seduction."— RT Book Reviews ,   TOP PICK

The Dower House Mystery - Patricia Wentworth

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Patricia Wentworth - The Dower House Mystery  artwork The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Genre: British Detectives
Price: $0.99
Publish Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Open Road Media
Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC

In this atmospheric tale from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries, a widow is reunited with her girlhood love in a house haunted by all-too-human ghosts   They meet again in the dusk of a ruined garden. Amabel Grey hasn't laid eyes on Julian Forsham in twenty years, not since she gave him up—the man she'd fallen passionately in love with—for the fiancé who needed her. Now an unexpected circumstance brings the British widow and the world-famous scientist together again.   Amabel's nineteen-year-old daughter, Daphne, has been invited to join her friends—and the boy she adores—on a trip to Egypt. But she needs two hundred pounds from her mother. George Forsham is offering that exact sum to anyone willing to stay six months at Dower House, the centuries-old estate in the English countryside where Amabel and Julian first met. The fact that the overgrown, sadly neglected house is rumored to be haunted doesn't deter Amabel. Until strange things start happening . . .   The mewing of a cat that doesn't exist, the sound of flapping wings, someone crying in the dark. Are restless spirits walking the night? Or is there a rational explanation? Plunged into deadly danger, Amabel could lose her second chance with the man she never stopped loving.  

Chickenhawk - Robert Mason

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Robert Mason - Chickenhawk  artwork Chickenhawk
Robert Mason
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: September 4, 1984
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.

A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War   More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason's astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger. "Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Gift - Cecelia Ahern

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Cecelia Ahern - The Gift  artwork The Gift
A Novel
Cecelia Ahern
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: November 3, 2009
Publisher: William Morrow
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

"A tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale....[the] perfect treat for the holidays." –Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of At the Water's Edge.  A magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Thanks for the Memories.  Extremely successful executive Lou Suffern is always overstretched, immune to the holiday spirit that delights everyone around him. The classic workaholic who never has a moment to spare, he is always multitasking while shortchanging his devoted wife and their adorable children. And ever since he started competing for a big promotion, he has barely seen his family at all. One frigid morning in an uncharacteristic burst of generosity, he buys a cup of coffee for Gabe, a homeless man huddled outside his office building. Inspired by his own unexpected act of kindness, Lou decides to prolong his charitable streak and contrives to get Gabe a job in his company's mailroom. But when Gabe begins to meddle in Lou's life, the helping hand appears to be a serious mistake. Gabe seems to know more about Lou than Lou does about himself, and, perhaps more disturbingly, Gabe always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can he help him fix what's broken before it's too late?

And Sometimes I Wonder About You - Walter Mosley

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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A Leonid McGill Mystery
Walter Mosley
Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Seller: Penguin Random House LLC

The welcome return of Leonid McGill, Walter Mosley's NYC-based private eye, his East Coast foil to his immortal L.A.-based detective Easy Rawlins. As the  Boston Globe  raved, "A poignantly real character, [McGill is] not only the newest of the great fictional detectives, but also an incisive and insightful commentator on the American scene."        In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend. And his son, Twill, has been spending a lot of time out of the office with his own case, helping a young thief named Fortune and his girlfriend, Liza.      Meanwhile, Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family. It's up to Leonid to save who he can and incriminate the guilty; all while helping his son finish his own investigation; locating his own father; reconciling (whatever that means) with his wife and girlfriend; and attending the wedding of Gordo, his oldest friend.

The Dictionary of Body Language - Joe Navarro

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Joe Navarro - The Dictionary of Body Language  artwork The Dictionary of Body Language
A Field Guide to Human Behavior
Joe Navarro
Genre: Self-Improvement
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: August 21, 2018
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

From the world's #1 body language expert* comes the essential book for decoding human behavior Joe Navarro has spent a lifetime observing others. For 25 years, as a Special Agent for the FBI, he conducted and supervised interrogations of spies and other dangerous criminals, honing his mastery of nonverbal communication. After retiring from the bureau, he has become a sought-after public speaker and consultant, and an internationally bestselling author. Now, a decade after his groundbreaking book What Every BODY is Saying, Navarro returns with his most ambitious work yet. The Dictionary of Body Language is a pioneering "field guide" to nonverbal communication, describing and explaining the more than 400 behaviors that will allow you to gauge anyone's true intentions. Moving from the head down to the feet, Navarro reveals the hidden meanings behind the many conscious and subconscious things we do. Readers will learn how to tell a person's actual feelings from subtle changes in their pupils; the lip behaviors that betray concerns or hidden information; the many different varieties of arm posturing, and what each one means; how the position of our thumbs when we stand akimbo reflects our mental state; and many other fascinating insights to help you both read others and change their perceptions of you. Readers will turn to The Dictionary Body Language again and again—a body language bible for anyone looking to understand what their boss really means, interpret whether a potential romantic partner is interested or not, and learn how to put themselves forward in the most favorable light. *GlobalGurus.org

This Time Next Year - Sophie Cousens

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Sophie Cousens - This Time Next Year  artwork This Time Next Year
Sophie Cousens
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Price: $11.99
Publish Date: December 1, 2020
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After thirty years of missed connections, they're about to meet again... Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year's birthday is unlucky, and that it's all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she's never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year's Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990--and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it's no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before. When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year's party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all--while Minnie's on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more? A moving, joyful love story, This Time Next Year explores the way fate leads us to the people we least expect--no matter what the odds.

Librarian Tales - William Ottens

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

William Ottens - Librarian Tales  artwork Librarian Tales
Funny, Strange, and Inspiring Dispatches from the Stacks
William Ottens
Genre: Humor
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: September 15, 2020
Publisher: Skyhorse
Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC

Published in cooperation with the American Library Association, an insider's look at one of the most prevalent, yet commonly misunderstood institutions! Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly of librarian William Ottens's experience working behind service desks and in the stacks of public libraries, most recently at the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas. In Librarian Tales , published in cooperation with the American Library Association, readers will learn about strange things librarians have found in book drops, weird and obscure reference questions, the stress of tax season, phrases your local librarians never want to hear, stories unique to children's librarians, and more. Ottens uncovers common pet peeves among his colleagues, addresses misguided assumptions and stereotypes, and shares several hilarious stories along the way. This book is must reading for any librarian, or anyone who loves books and libraries, though non-library folks will also laugh and cry (from laughing) while reading this lighthearted analysis of your local community pillar, the library.

The Stand - Stephen King

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Stephen King - The Stand  artwork The Stand
Stephen King
Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Price: $9.99
Publish Date: October 3, 1978
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Seller: Penguin Random House LLC

Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting — eerily plausible — as when it was first published. The New York Times  called it  " the book that has everything. Adventure. Romance. Prophecy. Allegory. Satire. Fantasy. Realism. Apocalypse. Great!" Soon to be a limited series on CBS All Access   A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon: a mutated strain of super-flu that will wipe out 99 percent of the world's population within a few weeks. Those who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge—Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence. As the dark man and the peaceful woman gather power, the survivors will have to choose between them—and ultimately decide the fate of all humanity. (This edition includes all of the new and restored material first published in  The Stand :  The Complete And Uncut Edition .)

Bridgerton - Julia Quinn

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Julia Quinn - Bridgerton  artwork Bridgerton
The Duke and I
Julia Quinn
Genre: Historical
Price: $7.99
Publish Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen. Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend's sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar. The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London's elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule... This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

The Light in Hidden Places - Sharon Cameron

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Sharon Cameron - The Light in Hidden Places  artwork The Light in Hidden Places
Sharon Cameron
Genre: Historical
Price: $11.99
Publish Date: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Seller: Scholastic Inc.

One knock at the door, and Stefania has a choice to make... It is 1943, and for four years, sixteen-year-old Stefania has been working for the Diamant family in their grocery store in Przemysl, Poland, singing her way into their lives and hearts. She has even made a promise to one of their sons, Izio -- a betrothal they must keep secret since she is Catholic and the Diamants are Jewish. But everything changes when the German army invades Przemysl. The Diamants are forced into the ghetto, and Stefania is alone in an occupied city, the only one left to care for Helena, her six-year-old sister. And then comes the knock at the door. Izio's brother Max has jumped from the train headed to a death camp. Stefania and Helena make the extraordinary decision to hide Max, and eventually twelve more Jews. Then they must wait, every day, for the next knock at the door, the one that will mean death. When the knock finally comes, it is two Nazi officers, requisitioning Stefania's house for the German army. With two Nazis below, thirteen hidden Jews above, and a little sister by her side, Stefania has one more excruciating choice to make. This remarkable tale of courage and humanity, based on a true story, is now a Reese's Book Club YA Pick!

Miss Julia Takes Over - Ann B. Ross

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Ann B. Ross - Miss Julia Takes Over  artwork Miss Julia Takes Over
A Novel
Ann B. Ross
Genre: Women Sleuths
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: July 23, 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.

The follow-up to Ann B. Ross's beloved debut that kicked off the New York Times bestselling series. Look out for Ann Ross's newest,  Miss Julia Raises the Roof , coming April 2018 from Viking.   When Miss Julia burst on the scene in her fictional debut, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind , this proper lady of a certain age found her orderly world turned upside down when Hazel Marie Puckett appeared with her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, who looked disturbingly similar to Miss Julia's late husband. Now, in Miss Julia Takes Over , with her sharp tongue and iron backbone intact, Miss Julia must tackle another disruption when Hazel Marie doesn't return from a dinner date with a fund-raiser who, in Miss Julia's opinion, wears his shorts too tight. Frantic and unable to persuade the local police that Hazel Marie is in danger, Miss Julia hires J. D. Pickens to investigate, despite her reservations about his taste for beer and women. She and Little Lloyd help search for Hazel Marie, running into adventures ranging from a most indelicate display of fisticuffs to a high-speed car chase on the track of a NASCAR Speedway, all the while standing strong ...because if Miss Julia doesn't take care of things, who will? Fast paced, funny, and full of colorful characters you'll want to meet again and again, Miss Julia Takes Over is a zany race through the South you'll not soon forget.

Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Jocko Willink & Leif Babin - Extreme Ownership  artwork Extreme Ownership
How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Genre: Management & Leadership
Price: $2.99
Publish Date: November 21, 2017
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Seller: Macmillan

An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed "all but lost." In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields. Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment. A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.

Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Kimberly McCreight - Reconstructing Amelia  artwork Reconstructing Amelia
A Novel
Kimberly McCreight
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Price: $2.99
Publish Date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Harper
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

In Reconstructing Amelia, the stunning New York Times bestselling debut novel from Kimberly McCreight, Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter's exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate's stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it's already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that's the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn't jump. Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it's the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn't save. Fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl will find Reconstructing Amelia just as gripping and surprising.

The Silver Swan - Benjamin Black

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Benjamin Black - The Silver Swan  artwork The Silver Swan
A Novel
Benjamin Black
Genre: Literary
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: March 4, 2008
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Seller: Macmillan

The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel, in which a young woman's dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls , and much has changed for Quirke, the irascible, formerly hard-drinking Dublin pathologist. His beloved Sarah is dead, his surrogate father lies in a convent hospital paralyzed by a devastating stroke, and Phoebe, Quirke's long-denied daughter, has grown increasingly withdrawn and isolated. With much to regret from his last inquisitive foray, Quirke ought to know better than to let his curiosity get the best of him. Yet when an almost forgotten acquaintance comes to him about his beautiful young wife's apparent suicide, Quirke's "old itch to cut into the quick of things, to delve into the dark of what was hidden" is roused again. As he begins to probe further into the shadowy circumstances of Deirdre Hunt's death, he discovers many things that might better have remained hidden, as well as grave danger to those he loves. Haunting, masterfully written, and utterly mesmerizing in its nuance, The Silver Swan fully lives up to the promise of Christine Falls and firmly establishes Benjamin Black (a.k.a. John Banville) among the greatest of crime writers.

Boston Brawlers Hockey Romance 3 Book Set - Stephanie Queen

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

Stephanie Queen - Boston Brawlers Hockey Romance 3 Book Set  artwork Boston Brawlers Hockey Romance 3 Book Set
Stephanie Queen
Genre: New Adult
Price: $0.99
Publish Date: October 30, 2020
Publisher: Stephanie Queen
Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC

3 Stories of White Hot Hockey Romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen He Has Trouble : A Bad Boy Second Chance Romance He Has It All : A Sisters Best Friend Second Chance Romance He Has Game : A Fake Fiancee Bad Boy romance What Readers Are Saying About This Series on Goodreads: " delivered some powerful emotional punches " " The characters in this one pulled me in and I'm anxious to read the other books in this series " " Stephanie Queen will pull your heart in from the start " " well-written story that hits all your emotions and has some steamy intimacy " " A heartwarming story of love and loss and finding love again right where you left it! Great story with wonderful characters ." " My heart was captured immediately ...I cannot wait to read more of this series! " The Boston Brawlers Series is a New Adult hockey romance series set in the world of an NHL team. If you love delicious bad boys, second chance or fake fiancee romance with all the feels and angst right up to the satisfying happy ending, you'll love this set of stories!  ( Contains sex and language for mature audiences.)

A Real Southern Cook - Dora Charles

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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In Her Savannah Kitchen
Dora Charles
Genre: Regional & Ethnic
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: September 8, 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC

" A beautiful read, a vital illustration of Southern foodways, and an important addition to the canon of great American cookbooks."— Matt Lee and Ted Lee,  authors of  The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen    Hundreds of thousands of people have made a trip to dine on the exceptional food cooked by Dora Charles at Savannah's most famous restaurant. Now, the woman who was barraged by editors and agents to tell her story invites us into her home to taste the food she loves best.    These are the intensely satisfying dishes at the heart of Dora's beloved Savannah: Shrimp and Rice; Simple Smoky Okra; Buttermilk Cornbread from her grandmother; and of course, a truly incomparable Fried Chicken. Each dish has a "secret ingredient" for a burst of flavor: mayonnaise in the biscuits; Savannah Seasoning in her Gone to Glory Potato Salad; sugar-glazed bacon in her deviled eggs. All the cornerstones of the Southern table are here, from Out-of-This-World Smothered Catfish to desserts like a jaw-dropping Very Red Velvet Cake.     With moving dignity, Dora describes her motherless upbringing in Savannah, the hard life of her family, whose memories stretched back to slave times, learning to cook at age six, and the years she worked at the restaurant. "Talking About" boxes impart Dora's cooking wisdom, and evocative photos of Savannah and the Low Country set the scene.   "Dora Charles's take on classic Southern recipes is approachable and creative, and her moment in the spotlight is long overdue."— Eater    "Even just reading the names of recipes in Savannah chef Dora Charles' debut cookbook is making us wild with hunger—Buttermilk cornbread? Fried chicken? Very red velvet cake? We're not sure we can wait . . ."— People

The Other People - C. J. Tudor

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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A Novel
C. J. Tudor
Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Price: $2.99
Publish Date: January 28, 2020
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Seller: Penguin Random House LLC

A gripping thriller about a man's quest for the daughter no one else believes is still alive, from the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man and The Hiding Place . An ID Book Club Selection •  "C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next."—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author Q: Why are you called the Other People? A: We are people just like you. People to whom terrible things have happened. We've found solace not in forgiveness or forgetting. But in helping each other find justice.   Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl's face appear in its rear window. She mouths one word:  Daddy . It's his five-year-old daughter, Izzy. He never sees her again.   Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights traveling up and down the highway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe she's dead.    When the car that he saw escape with his little girl is found abandoned with a body inside, Gabe must confront not just the day Izzy disappeared but the painful events from his past now dredged to the surface.    Q: What sort of justice? A: That depends on the individual. But our ethos is a punishment that fits the crime.   Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the road. Not searching. Running. Because Fran knows what really happened to Gabe's daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up to her and Alice.   Q: Can I request to have someone killed? A: If your Request is acceptable, and unless there are exceptional circumstances, we fulfill all Requests.

We Met in December - Rosie Curtis

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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A Novel
Rosie Curtis
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: November 5, 2019
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Seller: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Following a year in the life of a twenty-something British woman who falls hard for her London flat mate, this clever, fun, and unforgettable romantic comedy is the perfect feel-good holiday read. Two people. One house. A year that changes everything.   Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It's December, and she's taking a room in a crumbling, but grand, Notting Hill house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night, Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. They don't kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together. But when Jess returns from a two-week Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else—beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams…and the woman of his. 

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse - J.J. Smith

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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Lose up to 15 Pounds in 10 Days!
J.J. Smith
Genre: Health & Fitness
Price: $12.99
Publish Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC

The New York Times bestselling 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. Made up of supernutrients from leafy greens and fruits, green smoothies are filling and healthy and you will enjoy drinking them. Your body will also thank you for drinking them as your health and energy improve to levels you never thought possible. It is an experience that could change your life if you stick with it! This book provides a shopping list, recipes, and detailed instructions for the 10-day cleanse, along with suggestions for getting the best results. It also offers advice on how to continue to lose weight and maintain good health afterwards. Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years? Then get ready to begin the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse! If you successfully complete the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, you will… • Lose 10–15 pounds in 10 days • Get rid of stubborn body fat, including belly fat • Drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts • Learn to live a healthier lifestyle of detoxing and healthy eating • Naturally crave healthy foods so you never have to diet again • Receive over 100 recipes for various health conditions and goals

Pearl Harbor - Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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The Verdict of History
Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein & Katherine V. Dillon
Genre: Military
Price: $1.99
Publish Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Open Road Media
Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC

The New York Times –bestselling authors of Miracle at Midway delve into the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII in "a superb work of history" ( Albuquerque Journal Magazine ). In the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, a Japanese carrier group sailed toward Hawaii. A few minutes before 8:00 a.m., they received the order to rain death on the American base at Pearl Harbor, sinking dozens of ships, destroying hundreds of airplanes, and taking the lives of over two thousand servicemen. The carnage lasted only two hours, but more than seventy years later, terrible questions remain unanswered. How did the Japanese slip past the American radar? Why were the Hawaiian defense forces so woefully underprepared? What, if anything, did American intelligence know before the first Japanese pilot shouted "Tora! Tora! Tora!"? In this incomparable volume, Pearl Harbor experts Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, and Katherine V. Dillon tackle dozens of thorny issues in an attempt to determine who was at fault for one of the most shocking military disasters in history.

Can't Hurt Me - David Goggins

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
David Goggins
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Price: $9.99
Publish Date: November 15, 2018
Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing
Seller: DIY Media Group DBA BookBaby

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

Winter Street - Elin Hilderbrand

Posted: 16 Dec 2020 10:20 AM PST

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Elin Hilderbrand
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Price: $3.99
Publish Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.

In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises. Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines. As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn. Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays. Follow the Quinn family through the entire Winter Street Series: Winter Street Winter Stroll Winter Storms Winter Solstice