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The Brisling Code
An experienced intelligence agent at 22, Tore Haugland faces certain danger when he accepts an assignment in occupied Norway knowing that his predecessor was killed by the Gestapo only a week before. The dying agent left a mysterious message in his interruption code that London calls the “Brisling Code.” London wants Haugland to find out what it means as well as to gather information on the expansion of the U boat base in Bergen. Haugland is sent to work at drafting office in a shipyard. His mission is jeopardized when a ruthless SS officer, Hans Becker, with his own secrets, is alerted to his presence by a traitor at the Verks. Becker will do anything to find him. If Haugland can’t discover the meaning of the Brisling Code in time, it could cost him his life and expose the members of the local resistance he works with. If he does, it could hurt the people he has grown to care about. But what if the message was written down wrong?
by Author J.L Oakley
It All Comes Back to You
“It All Comes Back to You is one of those stories you need to savor. You want to put the book down so as to have more to read tomorrow, but you can’t. It becomes attached to you, a part of you.”
– Dan Brown, Author of Reunion
War’s over, cherry-print dresses, parking above the city lights, swing dancing.
Beautiful, seventeen-year-old Violet lives in a perfect world.
Everybody loves her.
In 2012, she’s still beautiful, charming, and surrounded by admirers.
Veronica “Ronni” Johnson, licensed practical nurse and aspiring writer, meets the captivating Violet in the assisted living facility where Violet requires no assistance, just lots of male attention. When she dies, she leaves Ronni a very generous bequest? Only if Ronni completes a book about her life within one year. As she’s drawn into the world of young Violet, Ronni is mesmerized by life in a simpler time. It’s an irresistible journey filled with revelations, some of them about men Ronni knew as octogenarians at Fairfield Springs.
Struggling, insecure, flailing at the keyboard, Ronni juggles her patients, a new boyfriend, and a Samsonite factory of emotional baggage as she tries to craft a manuscript before her deadline.
But then the secrets start to emerge, some of them in person.
And they don’t stop.
Alternating chapters between Homecoming Queen Violet in 1947 and can’t-quite-find-her-crown Ronni in the present, IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU is Southern Fiction at its hilarious, warm, sad, outrageous, uplifting, and stunning best. In the tradition of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and Olive Kitteridge, Duke delivers an unforgettable elderly character to treasure and a young heroine to steal your heart.
by Author Beth Duke
How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies: Sweet & Savory Secrets for the Writing Life
As a novelist, memoirist, and teacher, Amy Wallen has quite a few irreverent and informative things to say about the writing world. In How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies (October 2022, $19.99), she shares her secrets on how to survive the hard knocks of writing a book and trying to get published—which (spoiler alert) include many obligatory pie breaks. The personal stories, lessons, images, and recipes provide encouragement and camaraderie for the writing journey, from putting pen to page, to finding an agent, to celebrating publication—all with a piece of pie.
by Author Amy Wallen
ABOUT THE CARLETON SISTERS
A Las Vegas showgirl, a diner waitress, and a heartbroken alcoholic–three sisters–are called into reluctant reunion in California’s Central Valley in the late 1990s as a prelude to their mother’s impending death.
by Author Dian Greenwood
There Are No Answers Here, Only Questions
There Are No Answers Here, Only Questions is the true story of two life-altering events and the personal transformation that resulted from their unlikely collision. It’s the story of an owner preparing to sell his business and retire just as he is diagnosed with cancer. Faced with the choice of continuing with the sale and waiting to deal with cancer or putting the deal-making on hold while treating cancer, our business owner decides to take on both at the same time. Is this possible? Perhaps, but only if he allows others to step in while he steps back, and that’s never easy when you’re the boss.
by Author Charles Bruce McIntyre
The Girl From the Red Rose Motel
Two students from vastly different backgrounds, one living in a rundown motel and the other in a mansion, meet during in-school suspension and soon fall in love. As Hazel and Sterling navigate overwhelming complications, their English teacher Angela Wilmore supports the young couple as she confronts the multi-faceted challenges high school teachers face each day and develops a relationship with the divorced principal.
by Author Susan Beckham Zurenda
AND THEN THERE WAS YOU
Reeling after falling prey to a Romeo con-artist who just waltzed away with the better part of her belongings, Natalie Maynard works closely with the detective assigned to her case, only the few leads have led nowhere.
Detective Randy Fellowes can’t promise Natalie restitution, but he’s determined to find the culprit and serve up justice. Married to his work, he’s caught off guard when Natalie has his thoughts wandering to more than the case.
Natalie soon seeks refuge in the one thing she still owns — an old fishing cabin in the mountains of Chestnut Ridge. She quickly falls in love with the town and the eccentric people who are teaching her so much about the area and its heritage.
Through these people, and the determination of Detective Fellowes, she rediscovers her courage, self, and a reason to risk love again.
by Author Nancy Naigle
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