The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak

The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda NovakEnter to win 1 of 10 Advanced Reader Copies of The Bookstore on the Beach by Brenda Novak!

"A page-turner with a deep heart."—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Summer

How do you start a new chapter of your life when you haven’t closed the book on the previous one?

Eighteen months ago, Autumn Divac’s husband went missing. Her desperate search has yielded no answers, and she can’t imagine moving forward without him. But for the sake of their two teenage children, she has to try.

Autumn takes her kids home for the summer to the charming beachside town where she was raised. She seeks comfort working alongside her mother and aunt at their bookshop, only to learn that her daughter is facing a huge life change and her mother has been hiding a terrible secret for years. And when she runs into the boy who stole her heart in high school, old feelings start to bubble up again. Is she free to love him, or should she hold out hope for her husband’s return? She can only trust her heart…and hope it won’t lead her astray.

Categories
Coming of Age Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Family Life Fiction, Women's Fiction

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Blind Ambition by Chad E. Foster

Blind Ambition by Chad E.  FosterEnter for a chance to win one of 100 copies of the new book Blind Ambition: How to Go From Victim to Visionary by Chad Foster, the tech executive whose story of going blind will inspire you to embrace new possibilities where you once may have only seen obstacles.

While most people were preparing for the adventure of adult life, Chad was watching the world he grew up with fade to black. But that didn’t stop him from becoming the first blind person to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program and climbing the corporate ladder as a successful Finance/Sales executive. With determination, ambition, and drive, Chad created what Oracle said would be impossible. He gave millions of people the ability to earn a living by becoming the first to create customer relationship software for the visually impaired.

Be inspired by Chad’s story of how he transformed the loss of his vision into a gift that provided him with unique strengths and abilities he did not have when he could see. Gain new perspective on what is possible when you shift your mindset, give up making excuses, and decide that you are in charge of who you want to be.

Drown Her Sorrows by Melinda Leigh

Drown Her Sorrows by Melinda LeighSheriff Bree Taggert is blindsided by a killer’s devious plan in number one Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of escalating shock and suspense.

When Sheriff Bree Taggert discovers the body of a young woman floating near the bank of the Scarlet River, a note in her abandoned car suggests suicide. The autopsy reveals a different story. Holly Thorpe was dead long before she dropped off the bridge and hit the water.

As Bree and her investigator Matt Flynn delve into the case, secrets in Holly’s personal life complicate their efforts to solve the murder. Holly left behind a volatile marriage, an equally divisive relationship with her sister, and an employer whose intimate involvement with Holly was no secret. Each one has a motive for murder.

When Holly’s sister is terrorized by a stalker’s sick prank, and the prime suspect turns up dead, everything Bree was sure of is upended and her case goes off the rails. When the killer strikes close to home, Bree and Matt must race to solve the murders before one of their own becomes the next victim.

Above Expectations - My Story by S.L. Young

Above Expectations - My Story by S.L. YoungEnter this giveaway for a chance to read an inspirational story about an arduous journey to receive a quality education after being directed to leave high school in the tenth grade.

After graduating in the bottom 8% of his high school class, Mr. Young transformed his life to excel academically and professionally, along with helping and inspiring others to do the same.

This is a powerful reflection about the importance of resilience, determination, and never giving-up on your dreams. It also demonstrates that positive choices can truly change a life, and lead to helping many others, too.

The Virus of Beauty by C.B. Lyall

The Virus of Beauty by C.B. LyallEnter for a chance to win a copy of this beautiful story, full of emotion and excitement. This debut Fantasy Adventure will captivate you with its world building and unforgettable characters. The Virus of Beauty is a book to get lost in.

Ugliness is power, and the Virus of Beauty is spreading causing panic throughout the witch population. Can a teenage wizard terrified of magic be persuaded to help them?

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

Local Woman Missing by Mary KubicaEnter to win 1 of 10 Advanced Reader Copies of Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica!

People don’t just disappear without a trace…

Shelby Tebow is the first to go missing. Not long after, Meredith Dickey and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, vanish just blocks away from where Shelby was last seen, striking fear into their once-peaceful community. Are these incidents connected? After an elusive search that yields more questions than answers, the case eventually goes cold.

Now, eleven years later, Delilah shockingly returns. Everyone wants to know what happened to her, but no one is prepared for what they’ll find…

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

Categories
Crime Thriller, Suspense, Psychological Thriller

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Vows of Gold and Laughter by Edith Pawlicki

Vows of Gold and Laughter by Edith PawlickiEnter to win an advance Kindle edition of VOWS OF GOLD AND LAUGHTER, an Asian-inspired high fantasy!

High in the Heavens, an immortal court celebrates the betrothal of Jin, Goddess of Beauty, and Xiao, God of Pleasure. But as soon as the vows are made, the Sun Emperor collapses from a death curse.

Raised away from the Sun Court after her mother's murder, Jin is called a useless goddess, but she is now the emperor's only hope. The curse's cure is locked in the Underworld, and even though the court dismisses him as a hopeless alcoholic, Xiao vows to help his betrothed find the lost key.

They hire a thief who is more interested in stealing the groom than recovering the key, and begin their search at the legendary grave of the Great Warrior - only it turns out he never died. Tens of millennia old, he is a master of everything but his own heart.

Their journey takes them from the icy peaks of the White Mountain and the lush banks of the Kuanbai River to the palace of the Sea Dragon and the halls of the Moon Deer, through court intrigue and bloody battles, power struggles and magical traps. The Heavens, Earth, and the Underworld will forever celebrate their triumphs - and mourn their mistakes.

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta HendersonEnter to win 1 of 25 Advanced Reader Copies of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson!

A triumphant and touching debut about the unlikeliest superstar you’ll ever meet.

Twelve-year-old Norman Foreman and his best friend, Jax, are a legendary comedic duo in waiting, with a plan to take their act all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe. But when Jax dies, Norman decides the only fitting tribute is to perform at the festival himself. The problem is, Norman’s not the funny one. Jax was.

There’s also another, far more colossal objective on Norman’s new plan that his single mom, Sadie, wasn’t ready for: he wants to find the father he’s never known. Determined to put a smile back on her boy’s face, Sadie resolves to face up to her own messy past, get Norman to the Fringe and help track down a man whose identity is a mystery, even to her.

Julietta Henderson’s delightfully charming, tender and uplifting debut takes us on a road trip with a mother and son who will live in the reader’s heart for a long time to come, and teaches us that—no matter the odds—we must always reach for the stars.

Categories
Coming of Age Fiction, Literary Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Women's Fiction

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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Three Women by Lisa TaddeoEnter to win one of 100 print copies of Three Women by Lisa Taddeo.

A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide.

In suburban Indiana we meet Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks and, after reconnecting with an old flame through social media, embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who allegedly has a clandestine physical relationship with her handsome, married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial will turn their quiet community upside down. Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane—a gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner—who is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women.

Based on years of immersive reporting and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy. Three Women introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

For All She Knows by Jamie Beck

For All She Knows by Jamie BeckTwo mothers face the consequences of their choices in a gripping novel about friendship, family, and forgiveness by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Jamie Beck.

Grace first met Mimi when she blew into their sons’ toddler playgroup like a warm bay breeze that loosened Grace’s tight spaces. Despite differing approaches to life and parenting, the fast friends raised their kids together while cementing a sisterlike bond that neither believed could be broken. But when a string of ill-fated decisions results in a teen party with a tragic outcome for Grace’s son, the friendship is ripped apart and an already-splintered community explodes.

Accusations are leveled, litigation ensues, and the people of Potomac Point take sides, all of which threatens Mimi’s business and her current custody agreement. Her sole salvation is a young cop who just might be her second chance at love. That fact only antagonizes Grace, whose marriage is crumbling beneath the weight of blame and the echo of past mistakes.

With their lives unraveling, the former friends stand to lose everything they love unless they learn to forgive—both themselves and each other.