Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-01-13

Wine in my Sippy Cup

By Deborah Dove / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (218 reviews)

Wine in my Sippy Cup

A sophisticated, put together career woman prior to having kids, now Liz Cartwright is lucky to go to the bathroom by herself, much less get out of the house wearing matching shoes and a clean shirt. While she is preoccupied with the sometimes mind-numbing responsibilities of motherhood, her husband is becoming increasingly distant and preoccupied with work, giving Liz the distinct impression that she is losing her husband along with her sense of identity. Armed with a book on spicing up her sex life purchased at a sex toy party and the help of her three best girlfriends, Liz embarks on an all-out attempt to rejuvenate her marriage and find personal fulfillment.

However, things in Liz’s life have a tendency to fail with hilarious results, and her attempts to woo her husband are no exceptions. Despite numerous setbacks—a pantiless tennis court seduction gone awry, a stolen vibrator and an unfortunate incident involving a thong—Liz is determined to reclaim her romantic mojo, until a chance encounter with her first love and a hobby that inadvertently turns into a job opportunity make Liz reevaluate what love inside marriage means and the price she is willing to pay to reclaim her sense of self-worth.

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Against the Tide

By Elizabeth Camden / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (177 reviews)

Against the Tide

Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden’s Latest Offering

As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she’s finally carved out a perfect life for herself–a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

However, it is her talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander Banebridge, or “Bane,” a man who equally attracts and aggravates her. When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to discover she is in over her head.

Just as Bane’s charm begins to win her over, Lydia learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia’s part, but when the criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.

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Chick Flick

By Deryn Warren / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

Chick Flick

Sometimes a single sentence can change your life. “There’s been an accident.” “We need to talk.” Or, in the case of Sara, a mother of four getting ready for a dinner party she’s hosting for her husband’s boss, the almost offhand admission from her husband that he’s having an affair.

Sara, a film director (when she can get the work), is plunged into the chaotic world of single motherhood. But soon her awkward, awful and often hilarious attempts to patch up her marriage make her real life feel like something out of a movie – hiring a detective to find out who her rival is, dealing with her snobby in-laws, and resisting her friend’s advice to date and display what Sara thinks of as her “used” body. (Candles illuminate flaws like a searchlight!).
Sara’s friends, Landa, a brilliant film star, Rikki, whose ambition is to have an ambition, and Turley, the teen with too many piercings and hair that sticks up eight inches off her head, help Sara cope with her new life. When Sara discovers that her husband and his girlfriend are producing a film, the women plot to take the project down. Revenge has never been so cinematic.
Will Sara’s life be a full-out drama or the romantic comedy she deserves?

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Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)

By Patrick W. Carr / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (113 reviews)

Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)

An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.

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Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

By Ann H. Gabhart / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they’ve finished the book.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-31-13

Entanglement (YA Dystopian Romance)

By Dan Rix / Genre: Young Adult, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (62 reviews)

Entanglement (YA Dystopian Romance)

In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared to the birth times of other newborns around the globe. There will be one identical match—his half. They will meet on their eighteenth birthday and they will spend their lives together. Except this time, there is no match.

Hotheaded heartthrob Aaron Harper is scheduled to meet his half in twenty-nine days, and he doesn’t buy a word of that entanglement crap. So what if he and his half were born the same day and share a spooky psychic connection? Big deal. After breaking one too many teenage girls’ hearts, he’ll stick to brawling with the douchebag rugby players any day.

Until the day a new girl arrives at school and threatens everything he takes for granted.

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Carved In Stone (Art of Love Series)

By Donna McDonald / Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (100 reviews)

Carved In Stone (Contemporary Romance, Humor, Family and Relationships) (Art of Love Series)

Even though his sons tease him about not dating, and his ex-wife thinks he is still hung up on her, 53 yr old retired principal and stone sculptor, William Everett Larson, is glad he waited to date until he found 47 yr old high school art teacher, Jessica Anderson. He admires Jessica for her courageous art and for how she has dealt with her life. As far as Will can tell, the only part of Jessica damaged by her past is her heart. Jessica assures Will she is incapable of lasting love, but Will refuses to believe it’s true.

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Headaches can be Murder (The Can Be Murder Series)

By Marilyn Rausch / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (95 reviews)

Headaches can be Murder (The Can Be Murder Series)

Serendipity leads Chip Collingsworth into mystery writing and to the small community of Turners Bend, Iowa, where he intertwines his new life and local events into Brain Freeze, his second novel with hero and alter ego Dr. John Goodman and FBI Agent Jo Schwann. Two crimes are solved and two romances emerge.

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Money Is The Motive

By Arabia / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Money Is The Motive

Gionnie is a young girl, that got tired of being broke. Her tale isn’t your average broken home, with a crack head for a mother tale either. She grew up in a two-parent household, with blue-collar working parents. However, living paycheck to paycheck wasn’t getting the job done. They were still just as poor as everyone else in the hood. Once, Gionnie meets a chick named Mecca, that’s tired of living under similar circumstances; they devise a plan to get money. In their quest for the American Dream, they have to hustle hard. There isn’t anything they wouldn’t do; if the price were right. But, when one mission goes horribly wrong the price is now their lives. Together, they devise a plan that will get them more money than they have ever seen……If they can stay alive long enough to get it.

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The Eve Tree: A Novel

By Rachel Devenish Ford / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

The Eve Tree: A Novel

When Molly’s ranch is threatened by a nearby forest fire, she realizes she will do whatever she can to save it, even at the cost of her fragile mental stability.

Jack, Molly’s husband, will do whatever he can to save Molly. He alone knows the real toll of the breakdown she had, sixteen years ago.

Catherine, Molly’s elderly mother, is caught between regrets of the past and the present fiery threat. She returns to the ranch and begins a project that she hopes will somehow bring Molly back to wholeness, a project that has nothing to do with fighting fires.

As the whole family waits out the four days that the fire continues toward them, they dig deeply into the past to find the healing that they need and reclaim their place on the earth.

The Eve Tree is a haunting, lyrical novel about the desperation of family, the difficulty of love, and the strength of forgiveness.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-30-13

Bridegroom Wore Plaid

By Grace Burrowes / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (53 reviews)

Bridegroom Wore Plaid

His Family or His Heart — One of Them Will Be Betrayed…

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who’s wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.

But in his intended’s penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he’s ever wanted in a wife.

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Asylum: The Complete Series (All 8 Books)

By Amy Cross / Genre: Ghosts, Horror / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (153 reviews)

Asylum: The Complete Series (All 8 Books)

No-one ever leaves Lakehurst. The patients, the staff, the ghosts… Once you’re here, you’re cursed for life…

After shooting her little brother dead, Annie Radford is sent to a Lakehurst for treatment. Hearing voices in her head, Annie is forced to undergo experimental new treatments devised by a mysterious old man who lives in the hospital’s attic. It soon becomes clear that Lakehurst’s staff, led by the vicious Nurse Winter, are involved in some dark and horrific plans.

As Annie struggles to survive the hospital, she learns more about her tormentor’s own story. Once a promising young medical student, Nurse Winter also heard voices in her head. What kind of signals are being transmitted from the basement of the hospital? Who is the old man in the attic? Who killed all those nuns? Why are living human brains kept in jars, and what is the dark secret that lurks at the flickering heart of the hospital?

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Doug and Carlie’s Love Conspiracy (Doug and Carlie Series)

By Lisa Smartt / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Doug and Carlie's Love Conspiracy (#2 in the Doug and Carlie Series)

Clara Louise Johnson is 32, single, and lonely. The problem? She just got a cat. And when a shy lonely woman gets a cat, everybody knows the universe begins to work against her. Within a year, she could own twenty cats and start operating a failed recycling business out of her backyard. So newlyweds, Doug and Carlie, happily intervene. What happens when a rural-dwelling famous writer becomes a full-time matchmaker for beautiful Clara? A humorous and healing journey toward love begins.

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WHUPPED

By Jim Stevens / Genre: Humor / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

WHUPPED

Alyssa Walworth is young, polished, wealthy and drop dead gorgeous; and Jake Dombrowski couldn’t be more in love with her. So much in love, she’s got him going every-which–way in her quest to have the Beverly Hills wedding of the year.
Jake’s best friends, Gideon and Conrad, see the marriage as nothing more than the first step toward divorce. They try to convince Jake in the conventional manner, but Jake won’t listen, he’s too much in love. Stronger methods are needed, so Conrad and Gideon kidnap Jake on the night of his bachelor party, and leave him chained to the radiator in the apartment of adult film star, Jailbait Jordan. There they do all in their power to convince Jake that Alyssa, the woman of his dreams, will be nothing less than a nightmare.
It all doesn’t work out in any way anybody ever expected.

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Gilded Destiny (Vesper)

By Nola Sarina / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Gilded Destiny (Vesper)

A woman’s memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.

Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty. But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves her in the arms of her unlikely savior: Nycholas, a predatory, serpentine Vesper on the run from his brutal master.

Nycholas’ clandestine world holds the secrets to mankind’s origin and survival… but he only wants one thing before his time is up: a few colorful nights with Calli, the fragile, tattooed, human woman he pursued and saved.

The more Calli learns about Nycholas, the more her own darkened memories return to her. Despite her haunted past, she loses herself to passion and desire with her immortal captor.

Now, Calli must overcome the demons of her past, or allow Nycholas to kiss her memories away and spare her the trauma of loving a doomed immortal. But each choice comes with dire consequences – some that endanger not only herself, but her family as well.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-13

Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE)

By Violet Duke / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE)

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery–and repel the drama–Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.

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True Colours; Can you ever forget your first love?

By Vanessa Fox / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

True Colours; Can you ever forget your first love?

Can you ever forget your first love?

Successful interior designer Alex Ryan knows going back to Dublin will be difficult, but she has no idea of the hidden dangers that await her.
With her father in hospital after a mysterious accident and a new design client demanding her attention, when Alex finds herself in the offices of Venture Capital Ireland the last person she expects to meet is Sebastian Wingfield, heir to the Wingfield fortune – the one man in Ireland she is desperate to avoid.

And the last thing on Sebastian’s mind is interior decoration.

But Sebastian is to marry his best friend’s sister, Caroline, in eight weeks time. And as the wedding plans unfold, unknown to any of them, someone is set on ruining him – whatever it takes.
There is no escaping the past, and the night Alex meets Sebastian at Kilfenora House, more than just their TRUE COLOURS are finally revealed.

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Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Book 1)

By Edie Claire / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (424 reviews)

Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Book 1)

Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.

Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?

The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!

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The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

By David Bishop / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (109 reviews)

The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?”
She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s ex is filing a motion to obtain permanent custody of their son, citing the risks attendant to Maddie’s police work endanger the boy.
If that were not enough, the brother-in-law of the chief of police is using his position as an administrative assistant to sexually harass Maddie. She could file a formal complaint, but the good-old-boys network in the department is watching how she handles the situation.

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Replacing Gentry

By Julie N. Ford / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Replacing Gentry

When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she does not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee state senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step-sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, REPLACING GENTRY follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-28-13

Broken Promises (Broken Series)

By Dawn Pendleton / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Broken Promises (Broken Series)

After three years in Boston attending college, Mallory Wells has come home to Casper, Maine to care for her father, who is dying from cancer. She left Casper without looking back, leaving her small-town life and everyone in it, behind. Including her sexy high school sweetheart.
Luke Bates was devastated when Mallory left him for the city life. He managed to pull himself together and move on, even if only just barely. When Mallory shows up in town, Luke vows to stay away from her at all costs. So why does he want to spend as much time with her as he can? He knows she’s going back to Boston eventually, but he just can’t resist the lure of Mallory. Even if it means he’s heartbroken again when she leaves.

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Camelot’s Cousin: An Espionage Thriller

By David R. Stokes / Genre: Political, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Camelot's Cousin: An Espionage Thriller (Spies and Intrigue/Kennedy Assassination)

When a Dad tries to dig a hole in his Northern Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase. Its contents include a journal with cryptic writing. He turns to his friend, and boss, Templeton Davis, a Rhodes scholar, popular national radio talk show host, and best-selling author of spy novels and history books, for help figuring out what he’s found. They soon realize that they possess materials concealed more than 60 years earlier before by Soviet intelligence and espionage agent, Kim Philby–and also clues to the last great secret of the Cold War. There was another highly placed spy. Someone never discovered–until now. This traitor had unique access to the White House, and was perfectly positioned to influence President John F. Kennedy as he faced challenge after challenge in the era now remembered as Camelot.

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It’s Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery)

By Lauren Carr / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (81 reviews)

It's Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery)

What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret, which would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

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Blood Bound (A Gallows Novel)

By Sharon Stevenson / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (17 reviews)

Blood Bound (A Gallows Novel)

19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.
When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…

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Shelly’s Second Chance (The Wish Granters, Book One)

By L B Gschwandtner / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

Shelly's Second Chance (The Wish Granters, Book One)

Shelly Wagner is in trouble but her fiancé, Ben, doesn’t know it. Broke and ready to gamble her last dollar on a Super Lotto ticket, she really needs some help.

It arrives in the form of Joe and Alanna—Wish Granters from another world. One problem: it’s their very first assignment and they’re fairly clueless about their new wish granting powers and how to best use them. Plus they have a few things to work out in their own lives—if only they were still among the living. They want to return to earth, but can only get back by helping Shelly first.

After Joe and Alanna show up, Shelly’s life takes a drastic turn. So drastic that Shelly sees she may have been wishing for the wrong thing all along.

Is Shelly doomed or will Joe and Alanna help her squeak through? And, once they grant her wish, will she truly be able to turn her life around?

The Wish Granters: They’ll grant your wish, but the rest is up to you.

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