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The Mermaid Mahjong Circle — A Fairy Tale for Women
A fairy tale for women, The Mermaid Mahjong Circle follows two lifelong friends and artists, Evie and Hannah, as they embark on an adventure that takes them from the present to the past and back again, thanks to a tale about a mysterious mahjong tile crafted a century ago. From the moment they discover the extraordinary tile on a beach near San Francisco, Evie and Hannah are caught up in the adventure of their lives, an amazing journey that tests the parameters of how far they can open their minds – and their hearts – to the power of friendship, of art, and of believing in something outside of reality that will change them forever. Smart, funny, and whimsical, with a touch of magic, The Mermaid Mahjong Circle is a nod to women empowering themselves through the things that matter most to them. Enter the circle and become enchanted.
by Author Claudia Grossman
The Art of Deception and Rembrandt
Ben Schwartz, a criminal defense lawyer, doesn’t mind bending the rules and tries to sell a stolen Rembrandt painting on the black market. Packed with wit and laugh out loud moments for the reader, the mystery behind the painting deepens when the attorney is confronted with blackmail and a kidnapping case. But its not all work and no play for this rich, smooth-talking, bachelor. One evening, he meets a beautiful woman, Indy, with a curvy figure who’s so va-va-voom. The initial attraction is so intense, they can’t resist a casual hook-up. But unlike other romance novels, where the heart-throb couple always experience the most perfect and predictable union ever possible, this story is truly a first of its kind, daring to expose the hilarious blunders, where if it can go wrong it will. To further complicate matters, Ben and Indy develop feelings for each other, but emotions run high when a scandal erupts threatening their relationship. Meanwhile, back at the office, life becomes highly comical when the quirky, office staff clashes with the personality pitfalls of the criminally charged clients.
by Author Rachelle Ricks
A poetic portrayal of the unseen tempests of emotional and physical abuse, Silent Squall gives voice to the wounded heart. Raw and honest, the acclaimed author of I Find You in the Darkness shares her intensely personal, yet relatable stories through finely woven poetry. This new edition of Silent Squall includes an updated introduction and a brand-new chapter of modern poetry. Find understanding, comfort, and hope from the affecting poetry of Silent Squall.
by Author Alfa
The Meat and Potatoes of Life: My True Lit Com
Lisa leaves her law career to become a navy wife and Supermom, but somewhere between ‘I do’ and ‘deploying again,’ waves of chaos threaten to overtake her. She has everything she ever wanted—a husband who knows his chardonnay but can’t identify a Phillips-head screwdriver, a quirky son with his own agenda, a daughter who dreams of world domination, another who longs for world peace, a puppy, and a minivan—but it may be more than she can handle.
Overwhelmed, Lisa hyperventilates when the DVR reaches 98 percent. Her eye twitches at every ping of her smartphone. She is riddled with anxiety over picking the right sugar substitute. Will she survive the endless minutiae of modern family life, or will she end up on the laundry room floor eating chocolate frosting out of a can?
Grab some popcorn, snuggle up, and get ready to binge-read Lisa’s true literary comedy, her search amidst the madness to find meaning in the meat and potatoes of Life.
The McKay family’s idyllic life in Iowa is about to implode. A mysterious rosary found by soldier John McKay in war-torn Iraq foreshadows an obscure prophecy. As the rosary’s mystique grows globally, his sister, Janey McKay, is threatened when a radical extremist group escalates the stakes by expanding their fight to the U.S. heartland. But can terror destroy a faith that launches miracles?
Everyone fights a battle…
A best friend.
No one is safe…
A fierce war.
A family shattered.
A love unrequited.
A terrorist bent on revenge.
How much can one woman lose?
The man she loves.
by Author N. K. Holt
Nowhere Near Goodbye
Nowhere Near Goodbye is Women’s fiction story of family, failure, and second chances.
Following is the back jacket copy:
A mother’s love vs. a doctor’s oath.
Oncologist Emma Blake has dedicated her life to finding a cure for a rare brain cancer. Twenty-five years ago, Emma’s childhood friend Kate died of glioblastoma, and Emma vowed to annihilate the deadly disease. Now, Kate’s father, Ned, is pushing her to work harder to fulfill that promise.
When Emma discovers she’s pregnant, she’s torn between the needs of her family and the demands of her work. While Ned pressures her to do the unthinkable, her husband, Tim, decorates the nursery. Unwilling to abandon her research, Emma attempts to keep both sides of her life in balance.
Emma knows she needs to reconcile her past with her present and walk the fine line between mother and physician. But Ned has a secret, and when Emma discovers what he’s been hiding, the foundation of her world cracks.
by Author Barbara Conrey
A fresh start. A sunny beach town. One summer to rediscover her life.
A new beach read series set in the beloved village of Summer Beach.
When Marina Moore’s life blows up on national television, she seeks refuge at her grandmother’s beach house called the Coral Cottage. Now in her mid-forties with children in college, Marina is in dire need of her grandmother’s gutsy advice to a well-lived life. Marina meets an old friend, Ivy Bay, proprietor of the Seabreeze Inn, who encourages her to share her love of food at the local farmer’s market. Soon Marina’s sister Kai arrives on a summer break from her musical theater troupe. Together, the sisters discover new paths bound to change them forever. If only those changes didn’t require such long leaps of faith.
Jack Ventana, a newspaper writer and confirmed bachelor nomad, is on a six-month sabbatical to write his first book. The only company he wants is his inquisitive Labrador Retriever puppy, but when he receives a call from an old colleague, he finds his life altered in ways he never imagined—including the prospect of romance.
What began as a short, reclusive holiday is destined to change Marina’s life, especially when Jack’s research uncovers her grandmother Ginger’s hidden past. Join the fun in Summer Beach, where the bonds of friendship and love prove unbreakable.
by Author Jan Moran
Return to Magnolia Bloom
A century ago, a legacy of love and magic came to life in a Scottish castle in East Texas,
and the saga of the MacInnes women began in Magnolia Bloom
With divorce looming, Paige MacInnes fears her ever after will be anything but happy. Everyone, herself included, believed she had a magical marriage…until she didn’t.
After the death of her beloved aunt, she returns to Magnolia Bloom to manage the MacInnes estate. There, she comes to realize that in the daily grind of being mom, wife, and paralegal, Paige the woman has lost sight of her dreams.
Surrounded by loving family and lifelong friends, she sets out to design a destiny of her own choosing, even if it means facing the future alone. Just as she glimpses a new beginning with a sexy Scotsman beneath the fragrant magnolias, she wonders if she should put her faith in a second chance.
Even if she no longer believes in the castle’s magic, Paige is determined to do whatever it takes to safeguard her family’s legacy—and ensure her own happily ever after.
by Author Paula Adler
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