Into the Free: A Novel

By Julie Cantrell / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (253 reviews)

Into the Free: A Novel

Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.

For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse. 

Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?

Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created in Into the Free—now a New York Times Best Seller—a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends.

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Some Kind of Wonderful

By Barbara Freethy / Genre: Family Life / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (122 reviews)

Some Kind of Wonderful

“ABANDONED BABY FOUND”

It’s the kind of story investigative reporter Matt Winters writes about — not the kind he wants to be living. When he discovers a newborn baby girl on his doorstep, he panics … then he desperately turns to his temptingly pretty neighbor Caitlyn Devereaux for help. After all, women are supposed to know everything about babies!

Caitlyn’s natural sensuality intrigues Matt … and her aching vulnerability as she holds the precious bundle piques his curiosity. The wedding gowns she creates are famous for fulfilling every bride’s fantasies, yet she firmly says that marriage — and motherhood — are not for her. But her kisses suddenly have Matt dreaming of something wonderful — and soon he’s determined to get this reluctant woman to change her mind.

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Falling for the Ghost of You

By Nicole Christie / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (138 reviews)

Falling for the Ghost of You

Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend’s cheating on her with a friend. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her mother’s marrying a man she just met.

Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather, and his gorgeous son–the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day! Zane O’ Connor is sexy and charming, and way out of her league. He makes her forget her ex-boyfriend even existed. But there’s no way she’d ever have a chance with him…right?

Through a strange turn of events, Violet finds herself living with Zane for a month. Somewhere between the fighting and flirting, they become friends. And it isn’t long before that friendship blooms into something else…something more powerful than Violet anticipated.

But Zane is hiding something from her–something big enough to tear them apart if Violet ever discovered the truth about him. Her suspicions keep her from trusting him completely. She’s been burned before–is she willing to take that risk again?

As she and Zane spend more time together, Violet realizes it’s too late: she’s fallen for the beautiful boy with the big secret. Will she get her heart broken twice in one year–or will her love survive the truth?
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Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances

By Kimberly L. Smith / Genre: Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (131 reviews)

Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances

As she shares her extraordinary stories of fighting human trafficking as an ordinary mom, Kimberly Smith offers hope for readers who wonder if God is calling them to greater things.

Passport Through Darkness takes readers on Smith’s journey from normal family life and business, to Europe, to the deserts of Africa and ultimately, to the deserts of her own soul as she tries to live well as an imperfect American mom, crusade for justice for orphans around the world, and embrace God’s extraordinary dreams for her. When Kimberly and her husband risk everything to answer God’s call, they see God change and restore them—even amid exhaustion, marital struggles, and physical limitations.

This heartbreaking, heartlifting book is for anyone who longs to see God move their life from normal to one that matters. It is a call to readers to take one more step on their journey to know God’s heart.

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Carry Your Heart

By Audrey Bell / Genre: Sports, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Carry Your Heart

Champion skier Pippa Baker lost everything in the avalanche: her boyfriend, his best friend, and her will to win. After a year of grief, she returns to competition.

She finds more than buried memories and steep slopes in Utah. She finds Hunter Dawson, a heartbreaking daredevil with the gold medals to prove it. And she finds that his reputation doesn’t stop her from falling hard, and that her heart might not be as broken as she once believed.

But, Hunter has scars and memories too—scars that make him believe falling in love might hurt too much, scars that make him run.

Pippa knows how much love hurts when it’s gone. Will she stop herself before she’s in too deep? Or will she let herself fall?

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Anonymity

By Janna McMahan / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

Anonymity

She’s not just a random homeless girl. Lorelei is street smart, elusive and manipulative. She’s a survivor, always on the move. Always one step ahead of the danger in her past.

Emily’s a hard-partying bartender in downtown Austin with problems of her own. When she meets a handsome reporter looking for a photographer, Emily volunteers her camera skills. As she follows him into the sordid world of gutter punks, Emily finds an unexpected friendship that will redefine her life.

But Emily realizes too late that each of her attempts to help only puts her new friend in ever increasing peril. Can she unravel the mystery of Lorelei’s past and find a way to protect her? Or would the girl be better off unknown and on her own?

Anonymity is a gritty, harrowing account of young people who live life on the edge when all they really want is a safe place to call home.

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Goodbye Emily

By Michael Murphy / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Goodbye Emily

Two years after the death of his wife Emily from cancer, a college professor faces his own life-threatening illness, broken-heart syndrome. Adding to his grief, a bean counting administrator has kicked him into early retirement, his daughter is considering a dream job halfway across the county, and his only friend is a pot smoking Vietnam vet stuck in the sixties. The professor plans a road trip to scatter his wife Emily’s ashes where they met at Woodstock. To recreate the original trip they’ll need to bring along a high school buddy who is  in a nursing home with early stage Alzheimer’s. When the home refuses to allow their friend to come along, the professor and the vet bust him out, attracting the attention of the cops and the media, fascinating the public. Good-bye, Emily is a journey of self-discovery for a man who thought he’d left all important journeys in life behind, only to rediscover that life is still groovy after all.

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CAME A SHADOW

By Patrick Dakin / Genre: Police Procedurals, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (52 reviews)

CAME A SHADOW

When he is eight years old Reuben Sykes kills his abusive father in a remote cabin in the mountains of Virginia. Although the act brings with it a sense of tremendous relief, Reuben takes no pleasure in it. The subsequent murder of his sister, though, is an entirely different matter. When done, in fact, his only regret is that he can’t kill her all over again.
Sixty-four years later, when four-year-old Sophie Crandall is abducted from her grandfather’s home in rural Maine, the ensuing investigation brings answers none of those involved, least of all the police, want to hear.

A rollercoaster ride of a book that will thrill you, shock you, and ultimately leave you with a sense of dread.

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The Lost Reflection

By Bruce Jones / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (29 reviews)

The Lost Reflection

Brian Denman is an ex CIA agent and mercenary turned private investigator who arrives in New Orleans to probe a centuries old myth. It illuminates a modern labyrinth of adventure love and vampires, culminating in an epic battle of destiny and revenge.

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Rocket Man

By William E Hazelgrove / Genre: Literary Fiction, Humor / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (78 reviews)

Rocket Man

Rocket Man is a very funny and poignant comment on our times, when an upside down middle class is barely hanging onto the American dream. Taking cues from the calamity of The Great Recession, we meet Dale Hammer, a man who is determined to find meaning in a landscape of suburban homogeneity, looking for the moment he had with his own father when they blasted off a rocket on a wintery evening. He feels his son slipping away as he tries to get around “the silent shame of fathers and sons.” He becomes the Rocket Man for his sons scout troop and immediately his life implodes. Accused of cutting down the subdivision sign to his neighborhood, he becomes the lone rebel, going down in a flaming arc. When Rocket Day comes, Dale is determined to give his son more than his father gave him.

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Dead Mech: Apex Trilogy, Book 1

By Jake Bible / Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (48 reviews)

Dead Mech: Apex Trilogy, Book 1

Hundreds of years after the zombie apocalypse decimates the world, human civilization has put itself back together again. Their secret weapon against the zombie hordes: the Mechs. Massive robotic battle machines. But what happens when a mech pilot dies in his mech and becomes a zombie? Hell on earth is unleashed… Prepare for a high action, fast paced, hell ride through a futuristic wasteland as Mech Base Commander James Capreze and his crew of mech pilots battle zombies, cannibals, religious cults and worst of all, the Dead Mechs, all to try and save the human race one last time. Jake Bible’s Dead Mech: The future may not be completely dead, but it’s on its way…

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After the Ashes

By Cheryl Howe / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (81 reviews)

After the Ashes

Lorelei Sullivan longs for the home and family that was torn from her during the war. After the death of her mother, she follows her younger brother out west, hoping for a fresh start with her last living relative. Instead she finds a ruthless bounty hunter looking for the brother she knows she must protect at all costs. She doesn’t expect the price to be losing her heart to a man who promises her nothing but shared passion.

Christopher Braddock wants information more than the bounty of a bumbling kid who got mixed up with the outlaw Braddock has been searching for since the war. But when his prey’s sister tries to throw him off her brother’s trail, Braddock isn’t noble enough to not let her try. What he doesn’t expect is the spark that brings his body, and worse, his numbed emotions back to life. His unexpected feelings for Lorelei has Braddock crossing the line from bounty hunter to outlaw. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep Lorelei safe, including breaking her heart.

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The Stolen Kingdom

By Ross Rosenfeld / Genre: Action & Adventure, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

The Stolen Kingdom

A fantastic YA adventure! Fast-paced, fun, and great for all ages.

You’ll ride with Taylor James and Robert of Roth as they attempt to defeat the evil Dark Duke. Along the way, you’ll have to survive the dangers of Cheshire Woods, battle brutes and monsters, and overcome incredible odds.

This unique book will make you laugh and keep you on the edge of your seat. You’ll never have more fun reading. If you like stories such as “The Princess Bride,” King Arthur, or Lord of the Rings, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this engaging tale.

Recommended reading level: 5th grade and up. Great for teens!

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Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro

By Pat Sinclair / Genre: Baking, Cookbooks / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (69 reviews)

Baking Basics and Beyond: Learn These Simple Techniques and Bake Like a Pro

With the demise of home economics in the school system, many adults have no baking experience at all, relying on dreary store-bought baked goods and artificial mixes to satisfy their cravings. Baking Basics and Beyond allows even absolute novices to prepare a wide array of delicious, healthy breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and more. In a warm, reassuring manner, Pat Sinclair leads beginning bakers step-by-step through each recipe, thoroughly explaining each technique and direction. After learning a basic technique, additional recipes provide further practice and more elaborate results. This second edition contains more than 100 recipes, from old favorites like icebox cookies, cornbread, and brownies to updated classics, including Butterscotch Cashew Blondies, Chai Latte Custards, and Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding. Throughout, explanations and precise tips, based on Sinclair’s years of baking experience, make readers feel as though there is a friendly teacher in the kitchen, peering over their shoulders, and guiding them toward perfect results, every time.

This new edition of this basic, down-to-earth, reader-friendly baking guide is updated with beautiful full color photos throughout.

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