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Marigold talks to Angels and has read the manifestation bestseller, THE ELEMENTS OF ABUNDANCE, over thirty-five times. Living out of her dead mom’s Subaru at the Denver Airport, Marigold does her level-best to be a positive force in the Universe. However, a cloud of
perpetual bad luck dogs her efforts to create a better life for herself. Then one day, Krish McKinley, the CEO of yoga wear giant, Wolf&Bees® steps into Marigold’s massage chair and makes her an offer she can’t refuse. The magnetic entrepreneur convinces Marigold to quit her job at the Airport SpeedySpa, move to his sprawling California headquarters,
and become his “Emissary of Bliss.”
Enthralled by McKinley’s plan to “save the world one beautiful butt at a time”, Marigold is torn between listening to her better Angels and following the charismatic yogi down a path of impossible luxury, corporate fraud, and even murder.
An uproariously funny fable for our times, Marigold explores the true costs of manifesting your best life through hustle and grind culture.
by Author Will Clarke
To My Dreamcatcher
A dreamcatcher watermark. A year haunted by ghosts. Encounters with strangers. In To My Dreamcatcher, Elizabeth Robin finds spirituality inside a painting, the moon, a national park—places of reverence and mystery. Within such spaces, Robin tackles the challenge: as a woman alone, finishing life well. We travel with her as she riffs on nature’s changing skies, landscapes, trees, lovers. Resolve deepens as she navigates her past in the title poem, an elegy to her late husband. This journey reshapes perspective: she, like Andy Goldsworthy, leans into the wind.
Robin’s first full-length collection begins with a bird’s journey and winds through encounters with ghosts and dreamcatchers, trees and rushing falls. She moves from margins to the page’s middle, and finds a comfortable place in which to tell her story. The book is due out this June with early praise and awards. Tiana Clark connects Mary Ruefle’s, “moon, the very embodiment of lyric poetry” to a “lunar lyricism” reflected by Elizabeth Robin. Clark says, “The language is mystical, mythic, sublime, and romantic. The haunting imagery is fresh and allows for strangeness, devastation, and delight in a way that captures me as a reader. There’s a cohesive arc in her poems; these stunning poems all felt like ‘a rumbling love song’ and left me lit up and wanting more.”
As a poet of witness and discovery, Robin cannot resist raising up the stories of those pushed into the margins. To My Dreamcatcher starts in the world of workers, kittens, the isolated and starving, and travels from this bleakness into a place of resilience and possibility, a place where we learn the lessons of trees and clouds and moons and the sound of water.
by Author Elizabeth Robin
In Eli’s Redemption, Paul Attaway writes a novel that stands on its own but also picks up where he left off, at the exciting climax of Blood in the Low Country, his debut set in Charleston, S. C. in the 1970s.
In Blood in the Low Country, we meet Monty Atkins, a successful lawyer with a growing practice, a membership in a private country club and a summer home on Kiawah Island who, along with his wife, Rose, is raising two boys, Eli and Walker. Life is good until it isn’t. A brutal murder turns their lives upside down and their oldest son, Eli, flees Charleston to avoid facing murder charges, charges of which he is innocent.
In Eli’s Redemption, we catch up with Eli Atkins, betrayed and abandoned, and living in the Bahamas where he seeks refuge in a new identity. But angry, lonely, and adrift, he remains aloof, never allowing anyone close enough to hurt him.
When fate introduces Eli to ageing Scottish golf pro, Lach McGregor, he finds reason to hope. Lach too is burdened by an incalculable loss, and together, teacher and student, they are each a lifeline for the other. When Eli falls for a beautiful young girl, the pieces of a life he longs for fall into place.
But Eli’s hopes and dreams for a new life are continually dashed against the reality that no one can know who he really is. And when his dazzling skill on the golf course attracts the attention of a professional criminal and gambler, Bernard Lasko, Eli finds himself trapped in debt and out of options. If he is ever to break free and recover his identity, Eli must face his past, forgive, learn to trust, be willing to risk his life to save another’s, and face down Lasko which he does in a dramatic 18-hole match for the largest stakes imaginable.
by Author Paul Attaway
Barbed: A Memoir
Standing at a professional crossroads, Julie Morrison decides to saddle up and start over. Her family’s ranch is on the brink of bankruptcy. While fighting for its future, she simultaneously seeks to salvage her marriage and rediscover her best self.
When you ride across the rock-strewn terrain of a family-owned horse and cattle business though, a gritty challenge awaits along the trail to every panoramic view. Entangled in the barbs of ranching and relationships, Julie will meet cold-hearted cowboys and funny farriers, learn how to ranch one-handed, and become an expert in assessing what’s essential.
This is a love story in which the objects of devotion are hard-working horses and iconic western vistas, where hope and horseshoes harmonize and help arrives from the most unlikely places. Julie’s journey of personal discovery will inspire readers to blaze their own trails to a future only they can create.
By Author Julie Morrison
The Silence in the Sound
On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard, an ailing celebrity novelist’s famous book about a choice helps his young nurse make a heartrending one of her own.
Fiery city girl, Georgette’s memory of a childhood trip to Martha\’s Vineyard Island with her father is one of the few good times. Her father was an alcoholic, and her enabler mother chose to stay with him; his addiction was the center of their world. Georgette fled home as soon as she could; years later, as a nurse, she’s going back to the island to start her life over. There, she becomes the private nurse for the ailing prize-winning novelist, Mr. S., and becomes enamored with the mysterious Dock, a wash-ashore like her whose disappearing acts only make her crave his love more.
As Georgette cares for Mr. S. and helps him come to terms with the end of his life along Vineyard Sound’s beautiful shores, they become friends. His famous book helps her navigate her life as George finds in the running away from her past, she inadvertently ran towards it. She loses herself in her relationship with Dock, who leads her down a road of denial and impossible choices she never thought she’d have to face.
Told through the voice of Georgette. The Silence in the Sound is a provocative coming-of-age debut revealing the lasting effects of growing up in addiction. But it also demonstrates a young woman’s strength as she navigates friendship, love, and heartbreak while finding her hidden strength along the way.
by Author Dianne C. Braley
A middle-aged man with the crushing weight of his American past seeks peace and a simpler life in rural Kenya. Armed with only his smokes and coffee he discovers a friendship with the most unlikely of friends–a lioness he rightfully names Malaika, “Angel” in Swahili.
But she is no ordinary lioness nor is he an ordinary man.
Between them they share a gift. But not all embrace their bond and some seek to sever it.
Discover this new world rich in human truth and sensibility.
by Author Van Heerling
Trail of Trouble
Murder on the Trail! Horsewoman Sara Anders rebuilt her life in the rugged mountains of Oregon. Her trail riding venture with author and rancher Jackson Cantrell is a success. When Jackson is found at the base of a cliff, his death is ruled accidental. Sara doesn’t believe this and neither does Brayden Cantrell, Jackson’s long-lost nephew who only recently entered his life, and Sara’s.
Unwilling partners who must learn to trust each other and themselves, Sara and Brayden lead a six-day trail ride into the mountains, taking Jackson’s ashes to be buried beside his beloved wife. The funeral cortege includes Jackson’s closest friends—the last people known to see him alive. After a rattlesnake is found zipped inside Sara’s tent and a mourner dies mysteriously, Sara and Brayden realize that they ride the mountain with a killer. But who? And why? And who will be next?
Trouble suspects everyone but his job is to protect Sara, and sleuthing out the villain requires all his skills. Everyone loved Jackson Cantrell until someone didn’t. The savvy feline knows most people incriminate themselves given enough time. But time is running out and a murderer is getting desperate.
by Author Susan Y. Tanner
An entertaining and fascinating memoir of “gifted storyteller” (People) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.
In 1978, in the tailwind of the golden age of air travel, flight attendants were the epitome of glamor and sophistication. Fresh out of college and hungry to experience the world—and maybe, one day, write about it—Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Training Academy and learned to evacuate seven kinds of aircraft, deliver a baby, mix proper cocktails, administer oxygen, and stay calm no matter what the situation.
In the air, Hood found both the adventure she’d dreamt of and the unexpected realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand in the first-class cabin and dined in front of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and found romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked more than a million miles in high heels. She flew through the start of deregulation, an oil crisis, massive furloughs, and a labor strike.
As the airline industry changed around her, Hood began to write—even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, despite its roots in sexist standards. Packed with funny, moving, and shocking stories of life as a flight attendant, Fly Girl captures the nostalgia and magic of air travel at its height, and the thrill that remains with every takeoff.
by Author Ann Hood
Rules of Falling
Erica O’Donnell is hardly the quintessential high school senior. She doesn’t have a driver’s license. She’s never been to a concert. Sports are out of the question. She doesn’t own a pair of heels. No boy has ever asked her out. All of this for good reason: Erica faints. A lot. And at the most inconvenient times.
Chronic fainting, also known as syncope, keeps Erica on the sidelines as the odd-girl out. Luckily, Lindsay Bennett hovers nearby to catch Erica each time she nose-dives to the floor. Lindsay isn’t only Erica’s best friend—for four years she’s been her savior.
But things are about to change.
When Lindsay breaks up with her boyfriend Adam to pursue a married man, Erica is intrigued. But as Lindsay’s relationship intensifies, Erica finds her own world spinning out of control: from covering up her friend’s affair, to hiding her feelings for Adam, to casting suspicion when a string of arson fires sweeps through the town.
Gradually peeling away layers of deception from those she trusts the most, Erica must decide how far she is willing to go to uncover truths—and how many people will get burned in the process.
by Author Leslie Tall Manning
How far will a killer go for revenge? Detective Jessica “Jess” Foster is about to find out.
Detective Jessica Foster is exhausted. She’s spent months hunting a crazed killer while juggling a caseload that never ends, her unpredictable family, and forbidden feelings for her partner, Seth Hamilton. When the suspect she sought is captured near Denver, she and Seth must bring him back to Texas. She dreads the long drive because it means close proximity to the man who haunts her dreams and makes her long for things she can never have.
Seth has known for some time that Jess is the one for him. Instinct tells him the feelings are mutual, but she never lets her guard down. Undeterred, he vows to use the prolonged road trip to get beyond those barriers and uncover the truth.
Until a disastrous turn of events changes everything and a ruthless killer escapes with one thing on his mind – Revenge.
by Author Dana Wayne
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