Book recommendations anyone? Currently reading The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. Bonus points a good thriller. 🤔
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by Stacy HawksDividing Ridge is based on a true story of an unsolved crime that took place along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Alleghany, N.C. in 1937. After a young woman goes missing on her way to school a community is left on edge. With news spreading quickly of her disappearance and gossip swirling, it is up to local law enforcement to restore a sense of safety and one determined Sheriff to bring justice to her family.
by K. BrombergChristmas week can’t get any worse for Jules Jilliland. Dumped by her boyfriend, rear-ended on the freeway, and fired from her job, she finds herself stuck in an elevator with a handsome stranger. When their packages are accidentally swapped, will it end up being a misfortunate accident that suddenly brightens her holidays? (The Package was previously releases in the All Wrapped Up 2019 Christmas Anthology)
Avenger of Blood
by John HageeIn Avengers of Blood the dramatic conflict between historic Christianity and ancient heresies parallels the resurgence of Gnostic and pagan beliefs in the late twentieth century under the guise of the New Age movement. the plot also deals with social issues--such a child abandonment, sanctioned by Roman law in a way that will touch the hearts of pro-life Christians today. As the story continues, released from his exile on Patmos, the apostle John sets out to deliver his apocalyptic writings to the seven churches of Asia. But the elderly apostle's protege, Jacob turns away from his call to the ministry in order to seek revenge on his family's persecutor. His sister Rebecca, must confront her feelings for the unbelieving lawyer hired to hand her late father's estate. Will she follow her heart or sacrifice love to follow God's will? Rebecca's illegitimate son, Victor, is destined to become a respected pastor who must battle enemies both inside and outside the church.
by L.L. TremblayEllen Taylor is only seven years old when her entire world collapses after she witnesses a horrific event that will change her life forever. This shocking tragedy sparks a series of inexplicable events and coincidences that test Ellen as she grows up and tries to discover why the number seven continues to appear all around her. Can Ellen find meaning in her recurring dreams and encounters with the ghosts of her past? Or will she succumb to the darkness that has stalked her since she was a young girl?
by Sabrina OyinloyeSYNOPSISPrince Omotade Braithwaite has it all: Good looks, Wealth, Dynasty. A Pool of women, everything that could make him just the perfect Prince Charming. Then he met the one woman whom he could give it all up for, but she has her reserves about his kind. Public Humiliation, Weaknesses, Imperfection; those were the most dreaded words in Tatiana Keisha Tejuade's vocabulary. And then she met Prince Omotade Braithwaite who lived his life somewhat like a reality star. Wouldn't she be digging her own grave if she allowed herself to fall for him?Adegoke Daniels is Prince Omotade's half-brother, who'd lived all his life in his shadow, but secretly wished he could have everything Tade has - everything.
WHEN YOU KISSED ME
by Sabrina OyinloyeSYNOPSISMofe Ibru was a man haunted by a painful past and had learnt to live his life without unnecessary emotional entanglement. His father; Hector Ibru, decided to remarry, and he brought home a young bride that awakened an unyielding flame of passion even he was not able to deny.Annabella Banks was a psychologist who often takes on part-time gigs as an actress to pay her college debt arrears. When Hector Ibru asked her to marry him under false pretence, she'd accepted after she saw the picture of his handsome, brooding son. Playing pretend as never been so thrilling, but then when it turned to her reality, no acting skill could protect her from the enigma called Mofe Ibru.
The Green Signal
by Manishi GuptaGive yourself "The Green Signal "to be surrounded with positivity, to believe in yourself, love unconditionally with gratitude, without vengeance, be prudent and unlock your happiness. Feel the power of love, God and enjoy parenthood. This book is a collection of my memories, experiences, learnings, virtues, wisdom, and positivity in the form of poems. I wish people to relate and resonate get inspired and motivated to make a difference to their being. Each poem has a thoughtful message, with an aim to spread optimism, with a virtue to embrace.Its a book comprising of 17 poems categorised into 3 sections namely Virtue, Positivity & Emotions. The poems are not in the usual lyrical format but more informal with slant rhymes, thus making them more readable and easy to decipher. They primarily focus on day to day attitude, relationships like of and with a Mother, Father, Children, Self and various other emotions one goes through. One can easily relate to the deep meaning each poem intents to deliver, irrespective of age or gender of the reader. They are written in simple language, yet with a strong very positive, thought provoking messaging. It is a happy, optimistic, warm read which can be referred in dull days.
The Moon Hunters
by Anya PavelleFor fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Gender Game comes a captivating new story like no other. The Pestilence sweeps the globe with terrifying speed. A group of survivors finds an island sanctuary. Three generations later, no one has heard from the outside world in years. The old radio only crackles with static. The Pestilence either finished its job or the world tore itself apart. In the Village of Lehom, Leilani has been called to court as a Virtue by the King. Going to court means losing her independence and self-respect. Unfortunately, she doesn't have a choice. Leilani decides to take a stand; the King be damned. She plans a daring escape and sets in motion a series of events that will shake the foundation of her village and the island to its core. What reviewers are saying: "This is an engaging story with complex but believable characters and an interesting presentation of story- a journal, a retelling of the past, and an exploration of the present. Anya moves seamlessly among those sources to develop themes of resilience, courage and integrity within three unique cultures. A great read....one of the few books that demands both a prequel and a sequel! Thank you, Anya, for sharing this with us all!" -StoryCollector "If you're a fan of Divergent, The Maze Runner, and The Hunger Games, this is the perfect book for you. I love a good dystopian thriller and Moon Hunters did not disappoint. While borrowing themes from the classics, the plot is unique. The characters are very well developed and you can't help but rally behind them. The story pulled me in within the first few pages and I had a hard time putting it down. I highly recommend it." -Eric S. "I highly recommend "The Moon Hunters" by Anya Pavelle. It's a great story of standing up for what you believe in. It also features a strong female lead character. The book is a thrilling example of excellent post-apocalyptic sci-fi at its best. The author crafts a tale that is both an epic worldbuilder and riveting adventure. Do yourself a favor and grab a copy. You'll be glad you did." -DTM
by Judith WhiteSam is hot under the collar, and it has nothing to do with the summer swelter! The frail woman waltzed into his office on a steamy Saturday in July, wanting Sam to exonerate her husband of the charge of murder. But the murders occurred over nineteen years ago and the man in question was killed in prison some months back. But that wasn't the worst of it! It just so happens that her husband was Carlo 'the Confessor' Andolucci, the once notorious Purple Gang member. Sam knew this name all too well...Carlo Andolucci had brought devastation to the Flanagan family while employed by Abe Saperstein, head of the group of thugs that terrorized the streets of Detroit. There was no way he'd take on this case to help this woman...or would he? Once he discusses the matter with others, he begins to hear a side of Andolucci he didn't know. Had Sam held on to a belief that was wrong all these years? Only by rethinking his decision to take on this case will answer that. Only by agreeing to investigate would he ever find the truth.
Crime and Justice
by Carolyn Boyes-WatsonCrime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S criminal justice system through fifteen historical and contemporary case studies. The third edition has been revised and streamlined throughout, featuring new material on race, the war on drugs, police violence, “stand your ground” laws and gun laws, and more. Each chapter opens with an engaging case study followed by an explanatory chapter that teaches core concepts, key terms, and critical issues. The cases serve multiple learning objectives: illustrating concepts applied in real life; exploring sociological issues of race, class, gender, and power; and teaching students the law and processes of the justice system. Crime and Justice is excellent for any course that introduces students to the criminal justice system. A complimentary Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank are available, as well as an open-access Companion Website for students that includes interactive flashcards, links to online video and media, and other learning material. Visit http://textbooks.rowman.com/boyes-watson3e or email email@example.com for more information.
Haunted (Cranston Mysteries)
by H.G. AhediThree deaths, an invisible weapon and a deadly plot Roumoult Cranston’s life is never boring. He either invites trouble, or it finds him. This time his best friend Dr. William Sterling is at the heart of investigating three suicides that he believes are ingenious murders. Everyone thinks he is crazy, including Roumoult. But when William disappears it triggers a frenzied search leading to a police investigation. Thus, begins the journey to find a ruthless predator. Following a trail of bizarre clues Roumoult discovers they are all pawns in a deadly game. To his horror, one by one the pawns begin to tumble. Prime suspects turn into maniacs. The detectives are at the verge of cracking, and he barely escapes death. Nothing makes sense until he finds the secret game changer – The Ship Of The Dead. But his victory sets off a deadly trap leading to a horrendous genocide in the heart of New York. He knows, this vicious murderer will spare no one, but if by some miracle he and his friends survived, this killer would haunt them for the rest of their lives.
Children of Sinai
by Shelley ClarkeHow would you feel if you got caught up in a secret so vast it threatened everything the world had come to believe? That's what happened to John Milburn, computer science lecturer, orphan, husband and father, who lived an ordinary life in Haverhill, Suffolk, England. That is, until the dreams started... From the idyllic calm of Cambridge, John Milburn is drawn to the dust and the heat of Jericho. Thrown into danger and intrigue, he discovers more than he'd bargained for. 'A wowser of a tale that is exciting and thought-provoking with a cast of characters you'll fall in love with. Inspired by Biblical events, historical finds, theories and the author's own strange imagination.'
by Gisele BündchenThe instant New York Times bestseller Supermodel and philanthropist Gisele Bündchen shares personal stories, insights, and photos to explore lessons that have helped shape her life. Gisele Bündchen's journey began in southern Brazil, growing up with five sisters, playing volleyball, and rescuing the dogs and cats around her hometown. In fact, she wanted to become either a professional volley player or a veterinarian. But at the age of 14, fate suddenly intervened in in the form of a modeling scout, who spotted her in São Paulo. Four years later, Gisele's appearance in Alexander McQueen's memorably rain-soaked London runway show in the spring 1998 launched her spectacular career as a fashion model, and put an end to the "heroin chic" era of fashion. Since then, Gisele has appeared in almost 400 ad campaigns and on over 1200 magazine covers. She has walked in more than 470 fashion shows for the most influential brands in the world. Gisele has become an icon, leaving a lasting mark on the fashion industry. But until now, few people have gotten to know the real Gisele, a woman whose private life stands in dramatic contrast to her public image. In Lessons, she reveals for the first time who she really is and what she's learned over the past 37 years to help her live a meaningful life--a journey that takes readers from a childhood spent barefoot in small-town Brazil, to an internationally successful career, motherhood and marriage to quarterback Tom Brady. A work of great openness and vulnerability, Lessons reveals the inner life of a very public woman.
The Last Thing to Burn
by Will DeanA woman being held captive is willing to risk everything to save herself, her unborn child, and her captor’s latest victim in this claustrophobic thriller in the tradition of Misery and Room. On an isolated farm in the United Kingdom, a woman is trapped by the monster who kidnapped her seven years ago. When she discovers she is pregnant, she resolves to protect her child no matter the cost, and starts to meticulously plan her escape. But when another woman is brought into the fold on the farm, her plans go awry. Can she save herself, her child, and this innocent woman at the same time? Or is she doomed to spend the remainder of her life captive on this farm? Intense, dark, and utterly gripping The Last Thing to Burn is a breathtaking thriller from an author to watch.
Where Darkness Meets Light
by Sabrine EloualiA poetry collection depicting the trials and tribulations of living with mental illness and the journey of one girl's struggles to try and overcome them. From the difficult beginnings of life that contributed to her illnesses, to the present day where she still faces her demons day in day out. Full of harsh truths, comforting truths, and humbling truths. A book that will have you reflecting on your own life, where you can make changes, improvements and start to really challenge your regular ways of thinking. Featuring descriptions of hope as well as woeful testimonies, each poem illustrates the thoughts and emotions this young woman has gone through and continues to go through. Having written this book to inspire, and open the eyes of all who come across it, as well as hopes of breaking the stigmas around mental health and mental illness.
Dreidel To The Grave
by Yoel BereketSet in 19th century London, 'Spawn's Brat' follows the fortunes of the Harrington family whose tyrannical patriarch, Matthew, has taken them from working class roots to wealth and prestige. As Matthew Harrington lies dying in his bed, his family is riven with bitter feuds, jealousies and criminal intrigue. When a disgraced Harrington returns to the fold, it sets in motion a train of dramatic events. Added to this, is the tender relationship of two tortured souls, whose love for one another seems destined never to be fulfilled.