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August 28, 2014

A Lady in France by Jennie Goutet


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Genre: Memoir
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At seventeen, Jennie Goutet has a dream that she will one day marry a French man and sets off to Avignon in search of him. Though her dream eludes her, she lives boldly—teaching in Asia, studying in Paris, working and traveling for an advertising firm in New York.

When God calls her, she answers reluctantly, and must first come to grips with depression, crippling loss, and addiction before being restored. Serendipity takes her by the hand as she marries her French husband, works with him in a humanitarian effort in East Africa, before settling down in France and building a family.

Told with honesty and strength, A Lady in France is a brave, heart- stopping story of love, grief, faith, depression, sunshine piercing the gray clouds—and hope that stays in your heart long after it’s finished.

Camping Cookbook by Louise Davidson


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Genre: Cookbook
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Most people, when you say camping, think of nasty canned food, tinfoil stuck in your potato, and burnt everything. But now, with some help from Louise Davidson’s expert guidance (okay, a lot of help), you can cook up some of the most scrumptious dishes around. Why? Because just because you're roughing it in the woods, doesn't mean you have to rough over your taste buds (and your
poor digestive system). You're sacrificing enough of the finer things in life.

Make some of the best camping food around, just be sure to tie it up, we don't want to be responsible for bear attacks just because your food smelled so darn good!
Find out how to make your meals the best part of your camping trip. Enjoy a great time with family and friends alike while being in the great outdoors, without the distractions of day to day affairs like work, cell phones, and the internet, and while enjoying truly good food. You’ll even find a recipe for a garbage can dinner that your family and friends will talk about for years to come!

Inside find the essentials to plan your camping trip and what to bring to make it the most memorable ever. You will also get an overview of the quickest, easiest, and most effective cooking techniques

such as:
• Using foil packets
• Grilling over the campfire
• Working with an open flame
• Garbage can cooking

The Vanishing Frogs Of Cascade Creek by Emma J. Homes


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Genre: Middle Grade
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The beautiful waterfall frogs of Cascade Creek have suddenly disappeared and Ruthie’s parents have been asked to help solve the mystery. So now it’s all aboard the big green bus, pet wombat and all, for a wildlife adventure in the rainforests of northern Australia.

Join ten-year-old Ruthie as she and her wildlife scientist parents, Tom and Kate, track down why the frogs have vanished from their home. Together with Ruthie's younger brother Liam and sister Bel, and with a little help from the mischievous wombat, Womble, they are soon discovering clues to the puzzle.

Easy Small Talk by Adam Korman


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Genre: Non-Fiction
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Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
  • How to stop feeling nervous when meeting new people
  • How to confidently approach anyone
  • How to make a good first impression
  • How to start a conversation
  • How to keep the conversation going and never run out of things to say
  • How to smoothly end a conversation
  • How to get others to talk to you
  • And much more!

Critical Connection Workbook: A Practical Guide to Parenting Young Teens by Andy Kerckhoff


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Genre: Parenting
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This workbook is the companion to Critical Connection: A Practical Guide to Parenting Young Teens. It is designed to help parents of 10-14 year olds navigate the waters of early adolescence. Critical Connection is highly practical, thought provoking, and easy to use. It is full of questions and quotes that will provoke deep introspection, conversation, and application in the life of your family. It's perfect for personal use or for small groups.

Kristina Ludwig Talks About Her Free Book - Amish Faith: Rebekah's Book


Genre: YA Amish Romance

What was the inspiration for your book?
I was inspired to write this book--and this series--by a memory from my younger years growing up in Pennsylvania. When I took my SATs, I saw an Amish girl taking the test also. Before that, I had never thought the Amish attended college, or even school beyond 8th grade.

I recalled this years later, and was inspired to write a series about an Amish girl who wants to become a veterinarian and falls in love with an "Englischer."

Main Characters:
Rebekah - A 17 year-old Amish girl who loves animals and has begun attending college to study pre-veterinary medicine.
Braeden - Rebekah's boyfriend, an "English" pre-veterinary medicine student who supports Rebekah in her dreams.
Mercy - Rebekah's flirtatious identical twin sister, who remains behind in the Amish community and works in a bakery.
Samuel - Mercy's boyfriend, a sweet and steady Amish farmer who is attending college and studying agriculture and business to help out in his family's farm. Samuel used to have a crush on Rebekah before he fell for Mercy.
Hannah - Rebekah and Mercy's best friend, a kind and gentle Amish girl who works with Mercy.

Setting:
The book has two main settings: Rebekah's bustling city college campus at the University of Pittsburgh and Rebekah's quiet Amish community about an hour away.

What makes this book a great read?
This book examines questions of faith that so many teens must face. When Rebekah leaves her Amish community to attend college, she feels as though she has left a part of herself behind: the Amish faith that she grew up with.

Throughout the book, Rebekah struggles to reconcile her new, "worldly" life with the simple Amish ways. In the process, she must figure out a way to balance the dueling sides of her personality until she can finally find a balance.

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5:2 Vegan Diet Recipes by Sophie Miller


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Reducing your calorie intake for a period of days or weeks on end can be exhausting – both physically and mentally. Eventually you are going to get bored of eating nothing but low-calorie meals and watching your friends indulge in treats you once enjoyed. The beauty of the Vegan 5:2 Diet is that you can still enjoy your favorite foods AND lose weight doing it!!

The idea of intermittent fasting has been around for a long time and the benefits include:



  • Healthy weight loss and improved eating habits




  • Healthy weight loss and improved eating habits




  • Improved cardiovascular health




  • Regulated metabolism – reduced problems with overeating




  • Decreased risk for serious diseases (ex: cancer, diabetes, etc.)




  • Increased rate of fat loss (especially during fasting periods)
  • Reduced inflammation and lowered blood pressure


  • The Vegan 5:2 Diet was originally proposed as an alternative to the 5:2 Diet by Juliet Gellatley, founder of Viva! and an authority on vegan health and nutrition. Gellatley’s interest in the 5:2 Diet was first sparked when several of her friends shared their experience with the diet, claiming that it was much easier to follow than other diets due to the reduced restrictions and the ability to eat normally 5 days a week. As a vegan herself and a proponent of vegan health and nutrition, Gellatley set out to combine the 5:2 Diet with vegan eating principles and found the results to be very positive.

    DASH Diet Cookbook by Ruthie Porter


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    One of the big problems with high blood pressure is that it comes without warning. It creeps in without you knowing it. And by the time you realize it, your blood pressure is already up to astounding levels.
    It doesn’t matter if you were already eating plenty of fruits and veggies. When you hit a certain age or due to certain lifestyle conditions, you will get it. High blood pressure doesn’t have symptoms – that’s the scary part.
    In this book, you will discover 100 DASH diet recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will aid to balance your blood pressure.

    The Silver Hook by J. A. Griffin


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    Genre: Literary Fiction
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    "The Silver Hook" is about life in a small southern town in the early 1960s. This is the environment in which the author spent the early years of his life. The real personalities and events that surfaced under the façade of the pristine external setting of life in this environment provided the motivation for creating the novel. Characters depicting the attempts to relieve the boredom and imposed limitations of life in this environment are fictional. However, the descriptions of events experienced by individuals in "The Silver Hook" mirror reality in that citizens are "hooked" into the consequences of the breakdown in their own moral codes as well as those forced on them by their surroundings. The novel’s cover was chosen for the dual purposes of representing a realistic vision of the specific portion of the Deep South upon which the book was based as well as providing an image which draws readers into the book. “The Silver Hook” offers a vehicle which will carry you safely through the treacherous landscape of false turns taken by its characters in pursuing their hidden desires.

    After Detroit by Cyrus Vanover


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    Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
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    A massive volcanic explosion has left the world in ruins. The kings and queens of city-states—like the King of Detroit—rule over the few people left.

    Unlikely survivor Adam Reese's gentle nature drives him to take care of his mother and sister as best he can, but his shyness also keeps him from approaching Elise Bradshaw, the woman he loves even though they've never spoken.

    But the King's sentries are making survival harder than ever. Their high-tech armor makes them completely invisible, and now they're taking food, supplies…and women like Elise. For Adam to keep everyone he loves alive, he must learn to take a stand against a seemingly invincible foe, even if the cost is his own life.

    Straight from the Heart by Breigh Forstner


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    Genre: Romance
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    This is a story about a girl discovering and experiencing life for the first time.
    Bryn Schaefler grew up rich. Her parents expected the best out of her, picked her boyfriend for her, and groomed her to be the next trophy wife fresh out of High School.
    But when they discover she wants to pursue music instead of following in her mothers footsteps, they wanted to hear nothing about it.
    That was when Bryn left for good.
    By chance, she auditioned for main stream rock band Everlasting. Never in a million years did she think she would make it.

    Cale Pelton knew it was his fault for the band scrambling around to find a new guitarist. Once he saw Bryn audition, he knew he had to have her. Not just in the band, but in his mind, body and soul.

    Diet Cookbook: Under 160 Calories-Healthy Dessert Recipes by R. Federbush


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    Genre: Cookbook
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    I love to eat cookies and cakes. Yes, I know these 1,000 calorie cakes aren’t particularly good for anybody; but research shows that we are all born with a taste for sweet things, and it’s certainly not reasonable to avoid them forever. This desserts cookbook is designed for people who want to treat themselves from time to time to delicious, low fat dessert without gaining a pound. All the healthy dessert recipes are as sweet as regular cakes and use only natural ingredients such as sugar with no artificial sweeteners or other synthetic products.

    With the "Diet Cookbook: Healthy Dessert Recipes Under 160 Calories" you will :

    • Know the exact size of dessert you can eat without gaining weight or impairing your health. This diet cookbook laden with healthy dessert recipes will help you to keep your weight down.

    • Read about the famous nutritionist, Professor Marion Nestle, who wrote in her book "What to Eat" that she allows 10% of her calorie intake as sugars. The calorie intake of the average person is 1,600-2,200 daily. With this low-fat cookbook, you will never have to worry about overeating. The portions and calories are already calculated for you, and they are exact!

    • Discover easy European baking techniques to create low-fat desserts containing no more than 160 calories.

    • Amaze your loved ones on birthdays and holidays with delicious healthy dessert recipes that no one will believe are diet recipes.

    • Learn that the best way to reduce calories in sweet treats is to reduce fat content and what's more, to do so without anyone knowing that they are eating low-fat desserts. The average cake contains one cup of oil or butter with 1,700 calories! This dessert cookbook is perfect for teaching you how to make healthy dessert recipes.

    • Enjoy a good-sized, healthy dessert (the size of a standard muffin, cupcake, or two large cookies) without feeling guilty.

    • Treat your children to healthy, tried-and-tested low-fat desserts they will love.

    Anya's Story by Julia Gousseva


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    Genre: Thriller
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    Anya, a 17-year-old high school graduate, can’t wait to marry her high school sweetheart and have a secure and stable life with him. Even when Russia is thrown into political turmoil and economic hardships, from food shortages and long grocery lines to exorbitant prices and late-night monetary reforms, Anya believes that love will persevere. Then, life takes an unexpected turn, and Anya has to face deceit, betrayal, and humiliation from the person closest to her.

    As Anya struggles to regain control of her life, she finds herself in a small northern town on a Soviet submarine base where she is faced with the new challenges she could not have imagined. What happens in that town tests Anya’s passion for life, her ability to love, and changes who she is in fundamental ways, as fundamental as the changes in Russia itself.

    Anya’s story, with its loves and tragedies, is played out against the background of the Gorbachev years and the collapse of communism. The disintegration of the old comfortable Soviet system is mirrored perfectly in Anya's own life as her sense of security is threatened, both by the precariousness of everyday existence in a crumbling state and by the shocks in her own love life.

    Amish Neighbor Volume Three: Love Thy Neighbor by Melanie Schmidt


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    Genre: Romance
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    Michael Goetz stepped in to protect a group of defenseless children when he was just a child, but he never imagined that his action would alter the course of his life. Born into a violent family, Michael Goetz never felt like he belonged until he stepped in to join his neighbors in saving their little town of Paradise, Pennsylvania from rising floodwaters.

    The Amish neighbors Michael met that day proved to be more generous and loving than anyone he’d ever known. They stood by him when tragedy struck and Michael had to fight for his freedom.

    But will the Amish accept him as one of their own? Will Michael be able to publicly proclaim his feelings for Salome Yoder, or will he be forced to walk away from everyone he loves? Will God find a way to heal Michael and show him the power of community and family?

    Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes


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    Genre: Historical Romance
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    Five bleeding hearts. One profound journey.

    Summer 1886

    Sally Clay’s livelihood has been snatched away, but in its place arises an opportunity to escape from her sordid past and an unrelenting, unwanted suitor. Boarding a train with a heartsick rancher and an enigmatic miner, she leaves Virginia City behind and heads to Northern California, waiting for the chance to make right what went wrong three long years before.

    But the road to revenge is far from smooth. Sally soon learns that the jagged pieces of a broken heart can far too easily wound the hearts of others – and hers isn’t the only heart that’s broken. Tragedy and fear dog her steps as she flees from the redwood forests to the high desert and back again. Will her bleeding heart ever find a way and a place to heal?

    A desperate soiled dove. Three men who come to care for her. One man determined to claim her.

    All on a journey that will show them what true love really involves.

    Two Thousand Miles by Jennifer Davis


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    Genre: Young Adult
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    A tragic event forces seventeen-year-old Katara Parker to move two thousand miles away from her cushy life in Malibu, California, to a simpler one in Slidell, Louisiana, where she falls in love with the beautiful Mason Dugas, and the Broussard’s—the family who has taken her in. But Kat fears she may lose them all when her secret is revealed, and she’s suddenly summoned back to Malibu to settle unfinished business.

    The Witch Within by Iva Kenaz


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    Genre: Historical Fantasy
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    A gripping medieval tale set in 16th century Bohemia

    After she has been charged with witchcraft, sixteen-year-old Talitha escapes to the abandoned Cursed Lands and seeks the ancient cave of her ancestors. In the deep woods, she starts to remember her ancestral lore of healing and magical symbolism and receives guidance on how to survive from the local spirits.
    But soon she’s captured by two men, who were sent to take her to the local justice. One is a brute, but the other one is fatally attracted to her. After Talitha manages to escape them, she finds her ancestral cave, but also another one at the highest peak of the forest where a group of refugee women have established a camp. By facing both the dark and bright side of her kin, Talitha learns that what she thought was her curse, may yet become her gift.

    Primordial Dust by Sarah Daltry


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    Genre: YA Fantasy
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    A princess, trained to behave. An assassin, betrothed to her. A thief, whose eyes she dreams of at night. A kingdom at war, torn apart by the suppression of magic and truth, as well as family secrets that threaten to destroy decades of peace.

    Questions of loyalty, of morality, and of free will culminate in a fantasy novel about forging one’s own path and choosing one’s own destiny.

    Connected: The Shift by Michelle Medhat


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    Genre: Thriller
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    After the events of Connected: The Call, many questions remain unanswered. What isn’t Ellie telling? What will be Sam’s retribution? And what is Salim going to do next? Connected: The Shift picks up almost immediately from where The Call left off, plunging Ellie and Sam into a world where nothing is what it seems. Lives will be betrayed, revenge will be delivered and actions will be taken to excess. In the desire for power, only one will remain ‘white of heart’.

    The roller-coaster ride that is Sam and Ellie's new reality doesn’t hold back, barrelling ahead at a breakneck speed that they can’t control as they are catapulted into increasingly dangerous and incomprehensible situations.

    Now all they have to do is survive the next seventy-two hours. Their only hope is to use all their abilities to overcome the accursed forces that threaten their lives and the world around them.

    But will their abilities be enough when they face the darkest force of all…?

    Chosen Darkness by Fawn Atondo


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    Genre: Paranormal Romance
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    Falyn knows all about the things that go bump in the night. Being a werewolf she’s well aware of the immortal world wrapped around that of the mortals. She has no family, no pack but she makes a decent life for herself in Portland Oregon. Using her wolf gifts to track down the missing for both the mortals and the immortals alike. Once upon a time she tried the pack thing and it didn't go well, in a pack there were rules, Lycans live and die by their rules. Bloodlines where everything to them.

    Then one day a job leads her to vampire Alex Rave. He turns out to be more than just her sexy one night stand. He ends up being the man hired to find her. Her bloodline holds more than wolf blood, she has the last power of the druids of light. A race long ago wiped out. Turning her into the most wanted of the immortal world. She may not want any part of this world or the Lycan race but she is about to learn fate has other plans.

    Alex Rave didn't know he broke the law when he slept with the sexy blonde with the exotic eyes who he hired to help him on a case. Yet when he learns Falyn is his bounty and a werewolf things get tricky. It doesn't stop him from becoming her protector even though she proves at every turn she doesn't want his protection. Their journey takes them from their world into the world of the immortals and back. Falyn learns she is destined to unite the werewolf packs, a task nearly impossible since the wolves are on the brink of civil war. Unable to unlock the druid power Falyn relays on her wolf, the only power she can use.

    Why Alex does his best to keep her out of the war, Falyn does her best to be smack in the middle. When a choice leads her to a dark curse, Will she risk

    Small Town Girl by Jessica Pine


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    Genre: New Adult Romance
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    Just out of college, millennial Lacie couldn't seem to get her life started. With a degree in English, she was the pride of the family, until she came back home to work at the family antique store. She had started and stopped a novel a half dozen times, but just couldn't seem to make any serious headway on it. She just felt like she was treading water.

    That was until she met Clay.

    When she met Clay at a bar, she never expected to end up in his car. She never expected to have a one-night stand with him. And she certainly never expected him to start work at her father's antique store the next day.

    Clay also seemed to be going nowhere fast, but Lacie felt herself begin to fall for him. What started as a simple fling began to turn into something so much more. But sometimes, those one-night stands come back to bite you, and nothing ever stays a secret in a small town...

    All Wallows' Eve by Randi Rogue


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    Genre: Paranormal
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    I thought I was competing for a promotion... But, what I got was something way better.

    I, Constance Ferrer, got transformed into a creature of nightmare imaginaries. I was on my way to being inducted into Psylas' Niche within the Blood Kin—a complex vampire hierarchy wrought of intrigue and danger.

    While I'd fantasized about such absurdities, they had been vastly beyond my mediocre reality. Until now.

    I'd heard that ignorance was bliss. Well, according to my experiences, bliss was All Wallows' Eve.

    Antropeon: Fleeing Utopia by Thornton Woods


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    Genre: Thriller
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    In the year 2175 there are no countries or governments. Instead, the giant conglomerates, Neworld and Antropeon, control everything and everyone. It is also a time of worldwide peace and cooperation in spite of the vastly different lives of each company’s associates.

    Life in this utopian world changes suddenly for Trask Hawkins when he stumbles on a sinister plot and is hunted down by enforcers from both companies. On the run, each day becomes a challenge as he tries to stay alive long enough to discover and expose the truth. His only help comes from a few friends who risk everything to help him.

    This is a story of mystery, suspense, friendships and unexpected twists that will keep you captivated from beginning to end.

    Proclivity by Kris Kaiser


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    Genre: Thriller
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    Matt Sizemore is emotionally broken. A failed marriage and string of bad investments are his rewards for poor decision making, but one more decision, tantalizing him on late-night TV, could make him a threat to the structure of global civilization.

    Matt orders a cutting edge antidepressant from the smarmy pitchman on TV, and what the postman delivers is a pill that opens a doorway into Matt’s mind of extreme visions and dreams that keep him from sleeping but open a window to new possibilities. Eventually, the nightly visions become so persuasive that he embarks on a cross-country journey of revenge against the drug maker until foreseen events get in his way.

    Acutely aware of a swath of suicides caused by the drug across the country, newly hired FDA agent, Kevin Sharpe is tasked to investigate the cause. What he discovers is a world of super-secret government agencies and scientific experimentation pushing the limits of human cognition and leaving a sole survivor of a rogue test—Matt Sizemore.

    One man’s simple attempt to mend his broken life positions him at the center of a thrilling, national conspiracy with frightening implications.

    And this is only part one.

    Salad Recipes Under 15 Minutes by M.N. Sikanda


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    Genre: Recipe Book
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    Most 15 Minute Salad dishes are easy to cook, especially the common ones. They may look overwhelming to prepare due to their presentation but they are quite simple. The dishes in this book are not only filling, they are tasty and healthy too.

    You’ll Find The Following Main Benefits in This 15 Minute Salad Cooking Book.
    • Each recipe in this cookbook is healthy, tasty and easy to prepare.
    • Each recipe is accompanied with captivating, beautiful and colored picture of the final outcome recipe.
    • Step-by-step directions for preparing each of the recipes that makes the process of cooking much easier and quicker.
    • Ingredient for every recipe is clearly written and measurements are given in very simple and easy to understand manner.
    • The navigation between the recipes has been made super easy.
    • The cookbook comes with Linked table of contents which made jumping to your preferred and desirable recipe very easy by just clicking on the recipe.

    Heart of the Home by Gwen Kirkwood


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    Genre: Romance
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    Avril Gray, the prodigal daughter, has returned home. Having just finished her master’s degree in science, Avril finds herself back at Riverview, the family farmhouse that lies close to the Scottish border, with hopes to leave again very soon. But what greets her is not the happy home that she left. Her mother is gravely ill, and her step-father and brothers are struggling. Avril can’t bear to leave her family when they need her most, so she settles back into the village and its way of life, with her close friends and family surrounding her, and with the love and guidance that she needs during this trying time. It’s here that she reunites with Dean, the farmer boy next door whose ambitions are greater than his family will allow him. Avril and Dean soon grow close, much to the chagrin of his mother. She cares more about class than character, and is determined to find out the truth behind Avril’s upbringing and family. Will Avril and Dean find a way to be together? Or will she have to sacrifice all to save the Heart of her Home?

    Greta's Grace by Virginia McCullough


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    Genre: Romance
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    Professional speaker, Lindsey Foster is faced with losing her only child, Greta, when Greta is diagnosed with cancer. Desperate to be closer to her during this crisis, Lindsey heads to Simon’s Point, Wisconsin, where Greta lives. Although Lindsey finds her greatest joy from inspiring her audiences with the healing power of women’s stories, her heart aches over her inability to heal her emotionally distant relationship with her daughter.

    Divorced from Greta’s blustery dad, Brian, Lindsey is drawn to him now as they share their fears about Greta. She never expects to experience the drama of becoming involved with her ex-husband or to confront the dilemma of another man falling for her, especially Sam, her son-in-law’s widowed father. But Sam, quiet and reflective, offers more than friendship and becomes her refuge in this time of crisis.

    With her willingness to do anything to make her daughter happy, Lindsey makes questionable decisions and keeps secrets from Greta, causing more heartbreak. Feeling exiled once again, Lindsey faces choices that will define her future—and her relationship with her daughter. But will Lindsey ever receive Greta’s Grace?

    Cold Black by Alex Shaw


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    Genre: Thriller
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    In Britain, MI6 operative Aidan Snow witnesses a ruthless murder. Paddy Fox, a jaded ex-SAS soldier, foils the kidnap of a member of the Saudi Royal Family. Russia is making offers - and demands - to Ukraine that cannot be refused. In Saudi Arabia an al-Qaeda terror cell prepares for a mission. How are all these events connected? And what is Cold Black? Aidan Snow must fit the pieces of the puzzle together before it's too late...

    Once More With Feeling by Megan Crane


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    Genre: Romance
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    Sarah Lowery thought she could get past her husband Tim’s betrayal and get back to the life they’d planned out so carefully—but then a car accident puts Tim into a coma and reveals the kind of nine month secret that means life as Sarah knows it really is over.

    If only she could figure out how she got into this position in the first place, Sarah is sure she could fix it. Somehow.

    But when Sarah digs into her past, she finds she has to face all the ghosts she left behind—and the reason she left them there. One very tall, very sexy reason named Alec Frasier, who might hold the key to the kind of future Sarah used to dream about.

    Yet when Tim wakes up and can’t remember what he did, Sarah has the chance to slip back into her old life as if she never left it. Trouble is, she’s no longer sure it fits…

    Boyfriend From Hell by E. Van Lowe


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    Genre: Young Adult
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    Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.

    “But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…”

    The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago.

    Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.

    Amish Faith: Rebekah's Book by Kristina Ludwig


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    Genre: Young Adult
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    Rebekah is not your ordinary pre-veterinary student: she's only seventeen years old, and she's Amish!

    On the surface, Rebekah seems to be adjusting well to college life. She's dating Braeden, a sophomore hottie, and she's even getting along with her flighty, messy roommate Allie. But as Rebekah struggles with her demanding classes and the competitive atmosphere on campus, she realizes that there is something missing from her college experience: the beautiful Amish faith that she grew up with.

    Rebekah visits her Amish community, where she is pressured by her family and the church elders to rejoin the Amish faith. She faces gut-wrenching questions: Can she bring her faith to college life, or must she return to live among the Amish? Can she find a way to excel academically, or will freshman biology and chemistry steal away her dreams? And is there a place for Braeden in her life, or must she leave her love behind to be true to her faith?

    Amish Valentine by Kristina Ludwig


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    Genre: Young Adult
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    Sixteen year-old Mercy has finally discovered true love—with Samuel, the handsomest, smartest Amish boy she knows. The only problem: Samuel hasn't even looked her way since he caught her kissing an Englischer last fall. And worse yet, he's courting another girl, the sugary-sweet Miriam.

    To top it all off, Mercy is having difficulty coping with life without her twin sister Rebekah, who has just started college in the city. Mercy visits Rebekah and tries to forget Samuel by mingling with cute Englischers, but it's no use—she just can't get over him.

    Mercy figures out a way that Rebekah can help her to get Samuel back, just in time for the Valentine's Day sled-riding party. Everything will be wunderbar—if only the girls can get Samuel to cooperate!

    Will Mercy's plan work? Will Samuel be her Amish Valentine this year?

    Shadow of Time - Book 1 by Jen Minkman


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    Genre: Paranormal Romance
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    All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship.

    But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the history of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams?

    Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

    Rooftop Soliloquy by Roman Payne


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    Genre: Literary-Fiction
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    Written entirely in Paris over a two year span during which its author lived every conceivable metropolitan passion and inspiration, Rooftop Soliloquy is a novel as vibrant and alive as the city where it was given seed and a place to grow. The first-person narrative follows the adventures and misadventures of a mysterious individual: an artist, flâneur, composer of operas, and incorrigible rake, who wanders the districts of Paris seducing girls, drinking wine, and looking for that new idea with which to complete his 'hero's tale.' Rooftop Soliloquy is remarkable for the ease and pleasurable pace of the story. The reader is led on a joyful path that wanders from the urban picaresque tale, to the pastoral courtly or chivalric romance, to the Homeric-style epic.

    Cowboy Crazy by Em Petrova


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    Genre: Romance
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    Five brides for five brothers…at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.

    Hank Dalton yearns to run his own spread, but more than that, he longs for a woman to call his own. Paradise Valley is far from civilization, though, and that makes finding the perfect match difficult. Not many women like being two hours from a major supermarket or mall.

    Charlotte Halton is on the run. Poor choices have left her with scars—in and out. After her powerful boyfriend left her drugged and set their apartment on fire, she’s just trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Abandoning all she knows seems like the best decision she’s ever made. At least until her car breaks down in the middle of cattle country.

    When a pretty little woman is delivered into Hank’s hands, he believes it was fate that kept him from joining his brothers for a “wife hunt” in the city. But she’s leery of men and hiding something dark. Can Hank tap into the attraction they both feel before she drives away?

    Blindsight by Tina Wainscott


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    Genre: Romantic Suspense
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    Eight-year-old Phaedra Burns has been kidnapped by a madman who believes her sacrifice will assuage his rage. Olivia Howe knows that rage; sixteen years ago, she escaped his clutches. The trauma stole her sight, but gave her something in return: a psychic connection to abducted children. Now, that connection is Phaedra’s only hope…if Olivia can face the terrors of her past—and an inescapable new nightmare.

    Phaedra’s kidnapping is the case that could push Detective Max Callahan over the edge. Especially when his key witness—or suspect—is a beautiful blind woman with a crazy claim. But her fragile beauty isn’t the only thing that draws him to her. And as their pasts, and passion, twist together, a killer stalks their every move.

    A. J. Converse Talks About His Free Book - Die Again


    Genre: Historical Thriller

    What was the inspiration for your book?
    The idea of retribution for sins of previous generations and how that affects people in the present inspired my writing this novel. Also I wanted to reach into each of our own primitive impulses and put them into an engaging story that would probe the depths of motivation and our decisions about right and wrong.

    Main Characters:
    Herman Harris (Mo) - a college freshman with a certain desire to succeed and an interest in girls, who has a certainty of purpose in pursuing the truth and justice.

    Liz - a girlfriend who is starting to drop her parents values and seeks free love and the release of smoking pot at the considerable consternation of Mo.

    Carla - a chick Mo turns to in the beginning whose ultimate coldness thwarts his desires.

    Sheila - the black chick who lights Mo's fire.

    Miqui - a woman who ultimately reaches Mo's soul.

    Setting:
    1963 San Diego State College and other locations in San Diego County.

    The gripping climax begins at a tiny trailer home  on the desert in, California.

    What makes this book a great read?
    The fast paced novel will leave the reader wondering what is right and what is wrong. It certainly highligts a turning point in Mo's life.

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    Tougher Than The Rest by Shirleen Davies


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    Genre: Historical Romance
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    A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.

    Niall MacLaren is the oldest of four brothers, and the undisputed leader of the family. A widower, and single father, he is focused on building the MacLaren ranch into the largest and most successful in northern Arizona. He is serious about two things—his responsibility to the family and his future marriage to a goal of a wealthy, well-connected widow who will secure his place in the territory’s destiny
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    Katherine is determined to live the life she’s dreamed about. With a job waiting for her in the growing town of Los Angeles, California, the young teacher from Philadelphia begins a journey across the United States with only a couple of trunks and her spinster companion. Life is perfect for this adventurous, beautiful young woman, until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all.

    Fighting his growing attraction and strong desire for the beautiful stranger, Niall is more determined than ever to push emotions aside to focus on his goals of wealth and political gain. But looking into the clear, blue eyes of the woman who could ruin everything, Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been in his life…Tougher than the Rest.

    Jessica's Dilemma by Elle Thorne


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    Genre: Contemporary Romance
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    Stay away from the owner's nephew. What kind of advice is that to get on the first day of work?
    No worries there. Jessica's had enough of men posing as boys to last a lifetime. Enough to almost make her lesbian--almost. She'll have no problem staying away from the owner's womanizing, drunken, hedonistic nephew. No problem at all.

    He's the guy they warn women to stay away from.
    Rick's an all-in kinda guy. All or nothing. His pursuits are drinking and women. That's not completely true. He has a couple of other interests, but he doesn't want anyone knowing about them. Can't go around ruining the reputation he's expended a lot of energy earning.

    This book is for 18+

    What Survives of Us by Kathy Miner


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    Genre: Sci Fi / Metaphysical Fiction / Post-apocalyptic
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    Naomi sees her first corpse in a Colorado Springs grocery store, but it won’t be her last. With devastating speed, a plague sweeps first the city, then the state, then the world, leaving less than 1% of the population to go on. Naomi, a gentle and sheltered housewife, finds herself fighting for survival in a world populated by desperate people, where might-makes-right, and mercy and compassion are in short supply. Fellow survivors Jack, a youth minister from Woodland Park; Grace, a 17-year-old high school student from Limon; and Naomi’s daughter Piper, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, all find themselves searching for a safe path forward…because it’s not just the world that has changed.

    The plague that decimates the human race also pushes mankind into evolutionary change. Those who survive are different, profoundly so, in ways they are just beginning to comprehend. As Naomi struggles to protect and reunite what’s left of her family, she must also learn to understand and accept the changes in herself. In this strange new world, her survival, and the survival of those she loves, depends on it.

    Falling Between by Sara C. Roethle


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    Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance
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    This is Part One of a serialized Fantasy Romance story with a novelette length (13,000).

    Madeline would never risk another life by falling in love again, not with what happened last time...at least not until she found some answers. Unfortunately answers sometimes come in rather strange packages, and the knowledge of the Vaettir comes with a steep price. Now she must make a choice between the life she thought she wanted, and a life among others like her. The only catch is that the others like her, including the flirtatious yet dangerous Alaric, expect her to do their dirty work.

    Scott E. Baughman Talks About His Free Book - Rule of Thumb


    Genre: Science Fiction

    What was the inspiration for your book?
    As I saw our real world becoming more and more dependent on social media and smartphones, I envisioned a not-too-distant future where people's connection to the World Wide Social Network was their digital citizenship. What would happen if they angered the wrong people? And what caused the world to become so dependent on social media and the Internet? As always, ruminating on these ideas led to deeper questions about man's place in the universe and the nature of identity. But I'm also a fan of old school pulp fiction novels and tried to interject that into the mix as well.

    Main Characters:
    Adrien Faulk: The son of a wealthy engineer and space-flight/energy magnate, Adrien is the classic 1% spoiled rich kid at the beginning of the book. He's our protagonist and a bit of a whiner at first. The book is first-person from his perspective.

    John Smith: A hard-boiled private detective right out of a Sam Spade story, Smith is the guy who is grounding our protagonist. Adrien hires him to help find a missing family heirloom - a pair of binoculars left to him by his grandfather - but the mystery they uncover when they have to go "off-the-grid" is much deeper than this one missing item. Smith is tough-as-nails and seemingly super-human at times when it comes to his ability to survive impossible situations.

    Rosita: A leader of a group of freedom fighters who have all been cut-off from the worldwide social network. Rosita and her fellow "Nameless" oppose the shadowy masterminds of the world's web who are surely up to something even bigger.

    Setting:
    Rule of Thumb begins in the New York City of the year 2042 - so the not-too-distant future. But throughout the story as it takes various twists and turns, scenes occur almost all over the world, especially in flashbacks and ancient computer records accessed by our protagonist. Much of the action also takes place in the jungles of Guatemala near Tikal.

    What makes this book a great read?
    This book combines excellent sci-fi concepts - like computer hacking and futuristic weaponry - with the true grit of retro detective novels. Add in the adventurous escapades reminiscent of the cliffhanger serials of yesteryear and thrillers of old like Raiders of the Lost Ark and you've got a recipe for a page-turner that will make you think. But it won't make you think TOO deeply. The book has been described as Sam Spade meets Flash Gordon if written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. If you like any of that, you'll love Rule of Thumb.

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