Borrowing My Mother’s Saints

By Olga G Soaje / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Borrowing My Mother's Saints

What can you possibly do when your dazzling life starts unraveling before your eyes? For Julianna Di Santis, a thirty-three-year-old ad executive whose dream life in New York City is crumbling before her very eyes, it might just mean calling in a few good souls to save her. Borrowing My Mother’s Saints is the heartwarming, humor-filled book by Olga G. Soaje that charts one young woman as her life suddenly hits the skids, and only a much higher order can help to set it right. With a plum job at Nelson and Nelson ad agency, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend named Michael who looks good enough on paper, Julianna is at the peak of her game. That’s when everything starts going south fast.

Nancy, her nemesis at work with a fake smile (and other body parts!), has somehow stolen her account. Her boss, Peter, deems her burned out and sends her out the door with her cardboard box. And that’s just the beginning of the rapid-fire onslaught of serious woes. After Michael dumps her squarely, her mom is diagnosed with breast cancer. Julianna is officially at her wit’s end. However, just as she’s in the deepest despair, enter a cast of characters that Julianna hasn’t seen since her childhood days at home and in her Catholic grade school. Tucked away in her mother’s recipe box is a bounty of saints cards, and soon, those the saints come marching in to represent a source of strength her mother had found in them and a way to develop other career paths she had not considered on her road to happiness. Julianna slowly learns to looks at life, work, and relationships in an entirely new light.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

By Kimberly Shursen / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (11 reviews)

Itsy Bitsy Spider

While celebrities and politicians are often under the media’s microscope, their wealth and privilege allows them to carry many of their darkest secrets to the grave. Those in power have one goal: maintaining a squeaky clean image – whatever it takes. “Itsy Bitsy Spider” is a could-be-ripped-from-the-headlines tale that provides a chilling and stirring reminder of the real-life secrets that thousands in power work hard to hide from those closest to them.
When Claire McCallin, step-daughter of the powerful Boston Mayor Jack McCallin, hears her three-year-old daughter singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” her life begins to spiral out of control. And when McCallin finds Claire and his granddaughter missing from his Belmont mansion, fearing Claire is about to disclose his dark secret, McCallin sets out on a mission-one he hopes will silence his step-daughter and Boston Globe reporter Matt Christenson for good.

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Single Infertile Female

By Leah Campbell / Genre: Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (50 reviews)

Single Infertile Female

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage.”

That’s how the story goes, right? We all grow up hearing the same fairy tales, and imagining the same futures. But what happens when the future you have always pictured for yourself, is ripped away before you ever even get the chance to pursue it?

Single Infertile Female tells the story of a girl, still young and looking for love, who is hit with a medical diagnosis that threatens to destroy the future she always believed she would have. Faced with a choice between now or never, she has to decide if love and marriage should always have to come first. And if they don’t, can you still keep looking for them, even while actively pursuing that baby in the baby carriage?

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Worth Lying For

By Lisa Cheney / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Worth Lying For

GOOD LIFE
Mary Minke knows she should be grateful: a mostly happy marriage, mostly grown kids and a mostly steady paycheck. But at forty, she finds herself fantasizing about sprawling Tuscan villas and fitting into ‘juniors department’ fashions. Instead, another twenty years in a two-bedroom ranch, sale-rack slacks and a receptionist job at Idid-a-Rod Auto Garage seem to be her destiny. Until…

GOOD GRIEF
Mary stumbles on a bag of cash in the car of two-bit drug dealer Jimmy Adler… and steals it. Confiding in best friend, Caryn, she vows to make good by playing Robin Hood in the sleepy town of Stillwater Village. Only she must keep the plan under wraps from devoted husband, Nick, who just happens to be the local sheriff.

GOOD INTENTIONS
As one unexpected event after another turns Mary’s once tapioca-bland life hotter than three-alarm chili, she is more than a little tempted to indulge in a few retail therapy sessions. Charity begins at home, after all, but where should it end? When the fate of her imperfect yet loving family is put on the line, Mary must decide what the good life really means, and if it is Worth Lying For.

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The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

By Christine Wiltz / Genre: Criminals, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (62 reviews)

The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

Norma Wallace grew up fast in the rough neighborhoods of New Orleans. In 1916, as an ambitious fifteen-year-old, she went to work as a street-walker in the French Quarter, but by 1920 was madam of what became one of the city’s most lavish brothels, an establishment frequented by politicians, movie stars, gangsters, and even the notoriously corrupt police force. For decades Norma flourished, a smart, glamorous, powerful woman whose scandalous life made front-page headlines. Her lovers ran the gamut from a bootlegger who shot her during a fight, to a famed bandleader, to the boy next door, thirty-nine years her junior, who became her fifth husband.

Norma knew all of the Crescent City’s dirty little secrets and used them to protect her own interests – she never got so much as a traffic ticket – until the early 1960s, when District Attorney Jim Garrison decided to clean up vice and corruption. After a jail stay, she went legitimate as successfully as she had gone criminal, with a lucrative restaurant business. To the end Norma maintained her independence, and surrendered only to an irrational, obsessive love, which ultimately led to her violent death.

In The Last Madam, author Christine Wiltz combines original research with Wallace’s personal memoirs to bring to life an era in New Orleans history rife with charm and decadence, and to reveal the colorful woman who reigned as its underworld queen.

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Forgiving Solomon Long (Kansas City Blues Crime Series)

By Chris Well / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Forgiving Solomon Long (Kansas City Blues Crime Series)

A hit man is haunted by a preacher’s dying words: “I forgive you.”

Forgiving Solomon Long is a page-turning thriller that combines the drama of King Lear and The Godfather with the adrenaline rush of an action epic directed by John Woo.

Crime boss Frank “Fat Cat” Catalano has dreams of building a legacy in Kansas City–but a coalition of local store owners and clergy have banded together to try to break his stranglehold.

Detective Tom Griggs is determined to bring Fat Cat down, no matter what the cost. Even if that cost is neglecting–and losing–his own wife.

Hit man Solomon Long is flown in from the coast to make sure the locals get the message from Fat Cat. But when one of his kills goes awry, his whole world comes crashing down…

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The Small Mice of Homesville

By Elias Kallestein / Genre: Mice, Children’s eBooks / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 reviews)

The Small Mice of Homesville - Read Aloud and Easy-Reader (We Love Animals - Fiction)

Everyone loves animals. So do we. That’s why we want to share this love with kids. “The Small Mice of Homesville” is a read aloud story for young children, or an easy-reader for beginning readers.

Sebastian is a little mouse living with his family in a den just outside Homesville. He is very curious about Homesville, but is too small to leave his den.

One day, mother puts Sebastian in charge of his brothers and sisters. When his small sister Frida goes missing, Sebastian finally has a reason to go to Homesville.

A story about being small in a large world.

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