As Black Tuesday triggers financial despondency, three young couples in New York City must trade their lives of luxury for poverty, tragedy, and setbacks. When Jonathan Garrett's brokerage firm collapses on the day of the Stock Market Crash, he unites with his closest friends (and former business partners), Aryl and Caleb, to relocate, track down a low-paying job, and cultivate a new life. As the three men toil in their laborious jobs, their wives, Ava, Arianna, and Claire, slowly adapt to life in a shabby, rundown apartment, learning to sew, cook, and clean. With the help of their former, outspoken, Irish maid, Maura, and a new, equally Irish friend, Shannon, the wives become even closer than before.The couples' rocky path leads to more turmoil, however, when a business rival, Victor Drayton, creates one disaster after another. From petty tricks to outright violence, Victor's nefarious mind will stop at nothing to beat down Jonathan's last glimmer of hope. Despite everything, Jonathan and his friends are fixated on surviving. Emotional and financial destruction nip at their heels, until finally, with a lucky twist of fate, they escape city life and begin anew in their hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts. A story set in the past, 1929 is full of romance, drama, and humor. Vivid, expertly crafted characters make this novel more than memorable-1929 is unforgettable.
After the gloomy memorial, the formerly pampered 1929 characters mourn the loss of Aryl Sullivan. Claire, now a pregnant widow, is too devastated to cope and withdraws from the group, delving into a deep depression. Caleb drowns his own sorrow in a bottle of whiskey, and Jonathan becomes obsessed with finding the true cause for the boat's explosion. And Ava anxiously awaits the birth of their child. As the family and friends come to grips with Aryl's death, the struggle to survive both emotionally and financially strains everyone in different ways.So it's up to Maura to see them past the worst of it, but she faces setbacks of her own when complications arise in her pregnancy. The new sheriff, Marvin, is working both sides of the law and takes advantage of Caleb's state, getting him involved in bootlegging that threatens the business and his family. A concerned Patrick tries to help him, but stubborn as a mule, Caleb won't listen.But the gears of life slowly start to move again, and new friends are made and old enemies return. Claire finds refuge in Gordon, a widower, and the two find a common bond, finally allowing her to move on and accept her new life.Until she's met with a shocking surprise.
The saga of The 1929 Series continues as Aryl's battle with opiates forces Jonathan and Caleb to take drastic measures in an effort to save him. Claire clings desperately to the hope that the man she fell in love with, and lost, will reemerge from the depths of his addiction.Ava confronts a dark secret from her past that sends her spiraling deeper into her postpartum depression. And instead of reaching out to Jonathan, she withdraws from her friends and her life.While Arianna is expecting their third child, Caleb finds himself ensnared in Marvin's tangled web of deceit and blackmail. He struggles to keep his family safe as he maneuvers his way out of the nightmare.Bonds are renewed and further strengthened as the families band together. Will they have the tenacity to overcome their ordeals? Or will this forever destroy their friendships as they know it?
A Grueling Survival Story About a WWII Hero's Fight for Freedom
On January 11, 1945, Major Donald J. Humphrey had his B-29 Superfortress directed at Singapore Island. After navigating the 1900-mile trip from India through dangerous weather, they had just successfully bombed their target. And that's when Japanese Zeroes shot off the wing and sent the mighty aircraft death-spiraling into the Malayan jungle.
Jumping to safety, Humphrey and a few of his remaining crewmates found themselves lost in the middle of Japanese occupied territory. Enduring vicious crocodiles, deadly snakes, and crippling malaria, the Americans battled just to stay alive. And though they made contact with Malayan resistance fighters, they could never be sure their benefactors weren't pulling them even deeper into danger...
In this harrowing true account, Major Humphrey's son shares the extraordinary story of his father's grueling ordeal. Told in the first person, this highly personal narrative puts you inside the mind of a man fighting for his country while struggling to survive.
Eight Miraculous Months in the Malayan Jungle is a gripping memoir about overcoming unexpected peril. If you like World War II heroes, incredible stories of courage, and inspirational reads, then you'll love Donald "DJ" Humphrey II's captivating biography of his father.
Order your copy of 8 Miraculous Months in the Malayan Jungle and join his fight for freedom today
About the Author Humphrey, Donald J. Dj, II: - Donald J. DJ Humphrey II is the son of Lt. Col. Donald J. Humphrey, a United States Army Air Force B-29 bomber pilot in World War IIDJ enjoyed writing in college, which likely helped him graduate as valedictorian of his class with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies. His education and experiences prepared him for this unique opportunity to write his father's fascinating true story of survival, faith, and salvation. Now retired after a 30-year career as a real estate broker, DJ had the time to write his father's book. He hopes his father is looking down from heaven with a proud and pleased smile, knowing that his son finally wrote the book he had always wanted to be written and published.
"I swear. Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it."
Ex-escort Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. And the third time is the charm. He meets an art therapist named Steffen Finch and what starts as casual deepens into a passionate relationship-everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing.
Stef's business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful nature have made him into a talented therapist, the one to call for tough cases. His professional success can't conceal a deep need to connect with someone, but Javier Landes is the last person Stef expected.
Geronimo "Geno" Caan is Stef's most challenging case. To cope with his ordeal, he's allowed an alter-ego called Mos to make decisions, and now lives a double life within a web of lies. Under Stef's navigation, Geno uses art to express what Mos forbids to be spoken aloud. But as Geno's attachment to Stef gradually extends to Jav, the boundaries between professional and personal begin to blur.
Over the course of a year, Jav, Stef and Geno form an unexpected and unconventional triangle, revealing how men make love in times of war and how love is a great wisdom made up of small understandings. The long-awaited second book of the Venery series, A Charm of Finches is an epic tale of survival and secrets guaranteed to make you think and feel and remember.
About the Author Laqueur, Suanne: - A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Becoming an avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010 and published her debut novel, The Man I Love, in 2014. Her fourth novel An Exaltation of Larks was the grand prize winner in the 2017 Writer's Digest Book Awards and took first place in the 2019 North Street Book Prize. Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years, while working as a business analyst for Verizon. She now works in publishing and lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.
A Child Lost: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel
"Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries ""A Child Lost is undoubtedly a novel that should not be missed--the story is genius, flawlessly written, and wildly entertaining A thrilling five stars " -- The Red Headed Book Lover"Once again, Cox delivers the passion and intrigue of Henrietta and Clive with a story that leaps right off the page. A Child Lost is a true thrill . . . " -- Paperback Paris "The characters' depth and complexity is beautifully written...this is a truly enjoyable and addicting series." -- Nurse Bookie A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . . When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta--much to Clive's dismay--begins to believe the spiritualist's strange ramblings. Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn't believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.
Award: Benjamin Franklin Award - Gold Medal Winner
About the Author Cox, Michelle: - Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as Novel Notes of Local Lore, a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago's forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. (Her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and many others, so she might be on to something.) Unbeknownst to most, Cox hoards board games she doesn't have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also, marmalade.
Miss Emma Arlen's position as a companion never included distracting her mistress's suitors, but when a handsome Italian ambassador arrives determined to find an English bride, Emma happily takes up the cause.
Emma Arlen has spent a decade as a member of the duke's family, in the position of companion to his daughter and ward to the duke himself. She would do anything to show her support to the ducal family for their love and kindness. When Lady Josephine begs Emma to distract a most determined Sicilian suitor, she agrees at once. How hard can it be to keep one man entertained for a few weeks?
Luca, the Conte di Atella, left his home in the newly formed Kingdom of the Two Sicilies under the direct orders of King Ferdinand I. Luca's duty as ambassador to England includes everything from negotiating better trade agreements to strengthening the bonds between the two nations. If possible, by marrying a lady of high birth. When he optimistically sets his sights on Lady Josephine, Miss Arlen consistently disrupts his plans. The more time that passes, the more he realizes he does not mind at all.
Continually in the conte's company, Emma recognizes in him a spirit of adventure and nobility like she has never witnessed before. When the time comes for him to go, will she be able to part with him and keep her heart intact?
As the second stand-alone novel in a new series by author Sally Britton, this story continues the Clairvoir Castle romances. This is a light-hearted, romantic series set in the Regency period.
First in Series: Mr. Gardiner and the Governess
Sally Britton's other works include:
The Inglewood Romances:
Rescuing Lord Inglewood
Saving Miss Everly
Engaging Sir Isaac
Reforming Lord Neil
and her seven novels in the Branches of Love Series.
A woman fleeing her past finds more than she bargains for in a new suspense series by New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank.A woman on the run with no one to trust.With the ink barely dry on her new identity, Cary Moore just wants to disappear...but fate has other plans. Broken down car, next to nothing in her bank account, Carly is stuck in a Smoky Mountain town that time has forgotten. Drum is riddled with secrets and outsiders are eyed with trust. Still, it isn't until she witnesses a cold-blooded murder in a darkened parking lot, that she realizes she's escaped one nightmare, only to land in another.As the clock ticks down and more bodies pile up, Carly doesn't know who to trust. If she doesn't stop the killers, they just might stop her/i>...permanently. What readers are saying about A Cry in the Dark "Wow What an incredibly amazing start of new series " BookBub review, 5 stars"Story line with so many twists and turns makes you not to trust anyone, and yes, there were moments I suspected almost everyone " Goodreads review, 5 stars"This was hands down one of my favorite books by Denise Grover Swank. The mystery. The suspense. The romance. The open-ended ending leaving room for a whole slew of more books for this series." Goodreads review, 5 stars
When Rose Beckingham receives a threatening message from a shadowy figure of the criminal underworld, she's forced to face her greatest fear--the exposure of all her secrets.
Forced to do the bidding of the man who calls himself the Chess Master, Rose accompanies Lord and Lady Ashton to their country estate and tries to thwart a murder before it happens.
With the Chess Master watching her every move and the brilliant French detective, Achilles Prideaux, dragging the deeds of her past out of the shadows, can Rose capture a killer in time to protect everyone she loves? Or will a weekend at Ridgewick Hall end the same way it began - with bloodshed?
An old case spills new blood As an investigator with the CIA's Inspector General's office, Dennis loves policing the agency's network of spies for liars and thieves. But each time he plows into a case, it's harder for him to keep alive his relationship with Judy, an Aussie cop and the only woman who understands his passions and quirks. When Dennis and Judy meet in London to rekindle their relationship, they are sucked into the city's dark underworld. To save Judy's life Dennis must solve two cases simultaneously. If you like non-stop action, dark humor and complicated heroes, then you'll love A Dark Place.
About the Author Keith Yocum was born in Ridgecrest, California, the civilian town supporting the China Lake Naval Weapons Center in the Mojave Desert. His father, an electrician and former WWII submariner, married an Australian Army nurse he met in a military hospital during the war. After WWII the family lived near China Lake for several years until they moved to the Panama Canal Zone in the mid-1950s. Keith attended school in the Canal Zone and experienced both the easy-going colonial lifestyle of that period, along with the darker side of the Cold War, including being accidentally tear gassed during leftist anti-government riots. In the early 1960s his family moved to Northern Virginia where his father worked as a civilian for the military. In 1967 the family moved to an obscure Naval submarine communications station in Western Australia to be close to his mother's family. Keith attended a Christian Brothers boarding school near Perth, Western Australia and took up several sports including rugby, where he was chosen to represent the state in the junior rugby squad championships in Tasmania. During his two years at the boarding school he wrote a diary, and has never been able to kick the habit of writing. He graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA with a degree in philosophy. After college he decided that journalism was the only profession that actually paid someone to write, and he received a Master's Degree in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. He moved to the Boston area in the late 1970s and worked for several local weekly newspapers, including a chain weeklies that he founded in the 1984. After the chain was sold, he worked for The Boston Globe in a variety of roles over 11 years. Later her worked at The New England Journal of Medicine for 13 years as a director in the advertising department. He has published three novels. For a complete bio visit www.keithyocum.com.
When a local journalist is found dead in an isolated spot on Roydon Common, lying beneath a hangman's noose on the anniversary of a teenager's suicide, DI Tom Janssen is asked to take on the investigation as a favour to local colleagues and must unpick the deceased man's life to discover how he came to be there. The dead man was working on something, a story he was keeping close to his chest and even those closest to him, loved ones and colleagues, were kept in the dark. He had his own secrets, a side to his character that he rarely showed to others unless they were unlucky. But what did he know that was so damaging as to be worth killing for? As the team delve into his life, past and present, the investigation pulls in successful business people, grieving family members, and a local celebrity with fascinating stories to tell. As the investigation develops it becomes clear that more than one person is harbouring a secret... but are they secrets that are worth a man's life? As past sins threaten to be exposed, will someone be forced into killing again?
Set within the mysterious beauty of coastal Norfolk, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end when the final shocking twist is revealed.
About the Author Dalgliesh, J. M.: - Jason Dalgliesh was born on the south coast of England and grew up in Hampshire, UK. He has worked in the power transmission industry, the retail sector, call centres and as a night-owl in a bakery. His greatest challenge of all is ongoing, as a stay at home parent. Having spent time abroad, Jason has lived and worked in various parts of England as well as the Scottish Highlands. He currently resides in Norfolk with his wife and two young children.
From award-winning author, Ann Bennett, comes a captivating story of love and loss in World War 2.
A daughter's promise to her dying father, uncovers wartime secrets that cast dark shadows over three generations of one family.
In 2015, 90-year old Grace Summers receives some old sketches - the work of her deceased husband, Jack. One sketch is of a beautiful Indian woman in a street in Kuala Lumpur. This brings back bitter-sweet memories of the 1940s, when Grace met and married Jack, whose world had been torn apart by his time as a prisoner of war in Burma.
In 1988, Grace's daughter, Louise, embarks on a journey to Burma to fulfil a promise she made to Jack on his death-bed. She meets a young Burmese man, Zeya, an activist, and gets caught up in pro-democracy demonstrations, with tragic consequences.
In 2015, Louise and her daughter Eve, retrace Louise's steps to Myanmar, to research Jack's wartime experiences and to search for the girl in his sketch. But they are unprepared for the long-buried secrets their journey will unearth...
37 HOURS... TO STOP A MADMAN... HELLBENT ON TEARING NOBLE DOWN.
L.T. Ryan's Jack is back in the second epic page-turning novel in the USA Today bestselling Jack Noble Thriller Series.
Washington, D.C. Midday. A man waits at a bus stop, his intentions unknown. Two government operatives have been stalking him for days, waiting for him to make his move. Unexpectedly, the man takes off running and heads for a deserted warehouse. Jack Noble and his partner, Frank Skinner, believe the man to be part of a terrorist organization that is involved in smuggling drugs and guns and men into the country. But it turns out their plan involves far more export than import, and hits a lot closer to home. As the case unfolds, the man behind it all reaches out to Jack with a simple message... 37 hours. This fast-paced crime thriller with over 1000 5-star reviews by USA Today bestselling author L.T. Ryan will have you burning through the pages as Jack Noble races to stop a madman before he claims Noble's life. Fans of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp, and Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne will enjoy the Jack Noble Thriller Series. ______________________________________ Readers are saying... ★★★★★ "JASON BOURNE, JACK RYAN, JACK REACHER. AND NOW JACK NOBLE..." ★★★★★ "I totally agree with the reviewer who said if you like Jack Reacher, you'll love Jack Noble."
★★★★★ "I enjoy the Jack Noble character as much as Mitch Rapp, Scott Horvath, or Jack Ryan." ______________________________________ Other Books in the Jack Noble Series of Political and Action Thrillers A Deadly Distance is the second of thirteen Jack Noble espionage thriller books. In addition, a recently released prequel, and five series spin-offs are available. The series has earned thousands of five-star reviews, and has been downloaded over two-million times to Kindles around the world. If you enjoy gripping thrillers loaded with suspense, action, twists & turns, Jack Noble is for you Noble beginnings was a top 100 book on Amazon from June 2018 through August 2018 L.T. Ryan spent 15 consecutive months in Amazon's top 100 authors list from June 2018 through September 2019 USA Today Bestseller L.T. Ryan: 3/27/2014, 3/5/2015, 7/7/2016, 12/15/2016, 5/25/2017
A Family of Strangers: A Misfits and Heroes Adventure
When a corrupt chief dies, the ancestors refuse to welcome him into their ranks. Instead, they send him back to try it again. With his short temper and confused memories, he faces a hard road to redemption. But he gets some help from spirits and friends, both living and dead.
About the Author Kathleen Flanagan Rollins writes the award-winning Misfits and Heroes prehistoric adventure series about early explorers who reached the Americas. Her short stories have appeared in The Foliate Oak, The Sunlight Press, and Shark Reef Literary Journal.
When Rose Beckingham's pursuit of an international spy leads to the uncovering of an assassination plot, she'll have to race against time to prevent a crime before it occurs. The dangerous investigation will threaten her relationship with Achilles Prideaux, while leading her from the dusty streets of Morocco to the deep jungles of India.
With the roots of the mystery leading back to the deaths of the real Rose and her parents, the case is personal. Rose is drawn to the site of last summer's explosion, where a ruthless murderer strikes again. Can she discover the terrible secrets behind the fate of the Beckinghams before it's too late? Or will a mercenary killer escape and carry the truth away with him?
A Fate Worse Than Death: A Hollywood Mystery Prequel
As a homicide detective, Rosemaria Baker is known for her street smarts, her feisty personality and her ability to nail the bad guys.
Being the daughter of a cop and an actress gave little Rosemaria a dichotomous view of life. Her mother was inclined to get lost in her fantasies while her father had to face the harsh realities of a world filled with murder and mayhem. Nine-year-old Rosemaria loved both her parents and admired her mother's talent but even at a young age she felt drawn to her father's work as a detective, constantly begging him to share with her every detailed description of the dangerous criminals and close calls he survived while chasing the bad guys.
Whatever Rosemaria did she did it well; be it hitting baseballs, shooting baskets, writing school papers, she put her all into every endeavor. When tragedy invaded her world at the tender age of ten, she survived because of her innate ability to compartmentalize her feelings and move forward.
While still in college she was faced with a terrifying situation where she had to use all of her mental and physical capabilities in an effort to save her father's life. Ignoring what would have been safe and expected of her and asking no one's advice, she risked everything to find him and bring him home alive.
On her return to London, Rose Beckingham's reunion with her relatives is marred by shadows from the past. When a family wedding moves the party to the English countryside, it isn't long before old resentments resurface and dark suspicions are awakened.
With a sudden death throwing everyone into turmoil, can Rose unmask the killer stalking the corridors of Ridgewick Hall? And what of Rose's own secrets? Has the time come for a final reveal?
Mercy Marcotte doesn't deserve a second chance at love. At least, that's what she's believed since jilting Solomon Kennett, the man she loved, when his fortunes took a turn for the worse. But Solomon is back from the West Indies, rich, aloof, and about to offer for Mercy's best friend. Mercy resolves to stay out of it-until her friend runs off with another man. She can't stand by while Solomon is humiliated yet again.
Whatever the past, Solomon Kennett is taking control of the future. He is certain he will get what he wants now that he has proven himself worthy of consideration by even the most fastidious of fathers. When the woman he is supposed to propose to is kidnapped by another man, he feels honor-bound to go after them-only to be followed by Mercy, the woman who spurned him years ago. With end goals, loyalties, and history at odds for all involved, nothing is as it seems. The last thing anyone needs is a love potion to further entangle things. Skeptical in the highest degree and determined not to surrender control to his heart, Solomon finds himself wondering if there isn't perhaps something to the potion after all.
A Foolish Heart is a sweet Regency retelling of Shakespeare's timeless classic A Midsummer Night's Dream.
A Friend Like That: A Gripping Psychological Thriller
I should wonder why I feel so comfortable with Taylor. Why I'm so enamored with a stranger I met at a bar.I should, but I don't. Alice Brewster is at a low point. After being let go from her job at the ritzy Grant Hotel, she's taken to hiding out at a dingy Manhattan pub just so that she won't have to tell anyone the shameful truth.
So when blonde, beautiful Taylor waltzes in one sunny afternoon, Alice is ready for the distraction of an unpredictable new friend.
As Alice and Taylor get closer, Alice confesses the real reason she lost her job - a hotel guest, the wealthy real estate mogul Weston Chambers, assaulted her.
But while Alice wants sympathy, Taylor's rage is white hot. We could kill him, she says.
Alice thinks she's joking. Of course she's joking.
But then Weston Chambers turns up dead.
And Taylor is nowhere to be found. Now Alice is the prime suspect in the murder. But can she track down Taylor - and unravel the truth about her new friend's real motives - before it's too late?
A Friendly Little Murder: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery
August 1925 After a slew of cases for Jack, a new book, and a series of business meetings for Vi, and an excess of Violet's stepmother for them both, Vi and Jack determine to flee to a lodge in the woods. A little fresh air, a ramble or two, afternoon naps, lingering mornings over a cup of Turkish coffee and perhaps all will be aright again. Only one morning walk ends with a body and yet again, Violet, Jack, and their friends find themselves involved in a mysterious death. The main suspects for the killer are none other than the victim's long-time friends. Just why do you turn on an old friend? And if you've done it once, will you do it again? Book THIRTEEN in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You'll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.The Violet Carlyle Mysteries1- Murder & The Heir2- Kennington House Murder3- Murder at the Folly 4- A Merry Little Murder*5- Murder Among the Roses6- Murder in the Shallows 7- Gin & Murder 8- Obsidian Murder 9- Murder at the Ladies Club 10- Wedding Vows & Murder11- A Jazzy Little Murder12- Murder by Chocolate*13- A Friendly Little Murder 14- Murder by the Sea15- Murder on All Hallows16- Murder in the Shadows17 A Jolly Little Murer*There are two short stories that fall between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses. They are: New Year's Madness and Valentine's Madness. There is a short story that falls between Murder by Chocolate and A Friendly Little Murder found in Candlelit Madness.
"Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries " "Henrietta and Clive are a sexy, endearing, and downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming." ―Library Journal, starred review"Fans of spunky, historical heroines will love Henrietta Von Harmon." ―Booklist, starred review "Henrietta and Inspector Howard are the best pair of sleuths I've come across in ages. A fantastic start to what is sure to be a long running series." ―Tasha Alexander, New York Times bestselling author Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago's northwest side. It's 1935, but things still aren't looking up since the big crash and her father's subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance hall―and just when she's beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron turns up dead. When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene, Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him―and is plunged into Chicago's grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she's still busy playing mother hen to her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safe―even from the Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant for messing up the Inspector's investigation, the lovely Henrietta and the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most unsuitable ways.
About the Author Cox, Michelle: - Michelle Cox is the author of the multiple award-winning Henrietta and Inspector Howard series as well as "Novel Notes of Local Lore," a weekly blog dedicated to Chicago's forgotten residents. She suspects she may have once lived in the 1930s and, having yet to discover a handy time machine lying around, has resorted to writing about the era as a way of getting herself back there. Coincidentally, her books have been praised by Kirkus, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and many others, so she might be on to something. Unbeknownst to most, Michelle hoards board games she doesn't have time to play and is, not surprisingly, addicted to period dramas and big band music. Also marmalade.
This companion guide for the beloved book, Glasses for Margie, allows your early reader more fun and an opportunity to learn with familiar animal friends
Author Virginia K. White has been a classroom teacher for 40 years. Her love of students, and an appreciation for unique personalities and learning styles, inspired Virginia to individualize lessons to reach all students. Because all students do not learn in the same way, she believes it is important to recognize those differences early.
In this book, she has attempted to do just that. There are several activities for young learners because finding what works is important It is the hope of the author that there will be activities that will meet the needs of a variety of learners.
When Rose Beckingham disembarks the ship from Bombay, she expects England and her distant relations to welcome her home with open arms. Instead, she walks straight into the embrace of danger.
After witnessing a murder on the docks, Rose is plunged into an investigation that will lead her from the luxury and glamour of high society to the noise and glare of London's glitziest jazz clubs.
With the French detective, Achilles Prideaux, trying to uncover Rose's secrets, can she conceal her past, while tracking down a cold-blooded killer? Or will the murderer strike again, this time closer to home?
When Rose Beckingham is hired to investigate a baffling museum robbery, the case leads her into a trap set by her nemesis, the Chess Master. While working to ensnare the mysterious villain once and for all, Rose must finally confront the lies of her own past.
Drawn into a dangerous game by the most elusive criminal in London, Rose risks everything to track down her enemy before time runs out. But with her quarry about to escape, taking all the answers with him, will Rose and Achilles unravel the final truth before it slips out of reach forever?
Now that the Inn at Willa Bay is well on its way to becoming a premier wedding destination in the Pacific Northwest, chef Meg Briggs hopes it's finally time for her to realize her own dream—converting the old barn on the property into a first class restaurant. However, the barn has been a dumping ground for resort castoffs for years and renovations seem a far off prospect. Can a mysterious journal she finds while cleaning out the barn help her find contentment and happiness in unexpected places?
Taylor loves his job as the head chef at a local lodge, but after Meg and the others quit their jobs there, it's not quite the same. He misses his family in Southern California and maybe it's time to consider a big move.
Tia's found her groove as an event coordinator at the Inn, and things are looking up—until tragedy strikes. Her parents don't think she can make it on her own in Willa Bay, and maybe she can't.
Samantha's made a life-changing decision, but as she tries to move on, life keeps handing her lemons. Improving her future is going to take a brand new outlook and willingness to try new things.
Debbie wants nothing more than to spend quality time with her grandkids and immerse herself in her crafting projects. But, the needs of her family always come first—until some devastating news changes her perspective.
A Jazzy Little Murder: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Mystery
June 1925. Violet and Jack have returned home from their honeymoon and are back to their old lives. Jack is taking cases again. Violet is writing books with her twin, managing her business interests, and decorating her house.When their crew of friends gather for a night on the town, they intend to enjoy cocktails, jazz, and maybe a very late dinner. What they don't expect is one of the band to fall dead while they dance. The celebration comes to a stumbling halt, and the group turns their attention-once again-to why someone would kill a member of the band.Book ELEVEN in The Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? For a spunky young woman determined to craft her own life? If so, you'll love Vi, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. You might even find your imagination caught by the detective Jack Wakefield. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, Leighann Dobbs, and Lee Strauss.A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.The Violet Carlyle Mysteries1- Murder & The Heir2- Kennington House Murder3- Murder at the Folly 4- A Merry Little Murder*5- Murder Among the Roses6- Murder in the Shallows 7- Gin & Murder 8- Obsidian Murder 9- Murder at the Ladies Club 10- Wedding Vows & Murder11- A Jazzy Little Murder12- Murder by Chocolate 13- A Friendly Little Murder14- Murder by the Sea15- Murder on All Hallows*There are two short stories that fall between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses. They are: New Year's Madness and Valentine's Madness.
A Jolly Little Murder: A Violet Carlyle Cozy Historical Christmas Mystery
December 1925 Violet Wakefield is determined to dive into the holiday and enjoy every occasion. She's going to see the live nativity, listen to Handel's Messiah, and attend the Nutcracker ballet. She'll cover her house in all the holly and lights. In fact, Vi wants nothing more than to put up the largest Christmas tree she can locate and stuff it with gifts. She little expects, however, to stumble across a crime in action. When she gets pulled into the madness, her biggest concern isn't the crime, it's keeping Jack from committing a holiday homicide.Book SEVENTEEN in the Violet Carlyle Mysteries. Are you ready for the roaring twenties? You'll love Vi, her patient husband Jack, her indulgent twin Vic, and their friends. For fans of Carola Dunn, Jacqueline Winspear, Georgette Heyer, and Lee Strauss. A light, cozy mystery with a fun peek into life in the life of a bright young thing. No swearing, graphic scenes, or cliffhangers.The Violet Carlyle Mysteries1- Murder & The Heir2- Kennington House Murder3- Murder at the Folly 4- A Merry Little Murder*5- Murder Among the Roses6- Murder in the Shallows 7- Gin & Murder 8- Obsidian Murder 9- Murder at the Ladies Club 10- Wedding Vows & Murder11- A Jazzy Little Murder12- Murder by Chocolate 13- A Friendly Little Murder 14- Murder by the Sea15- Murder on All Hallows16- Murder in the Shadows17- A Jolly Little Murder*There are two short stories that fall between A Merry Little Murder and Murder Among the Roses. They are: New Year's Madness and Valentine's Madness. There is also a short story that falls between Murder by Chocolate and A Friendly Little Murder found in Candlelit Madness.
A Life Cycle, Nicole Asherah's debut book, follows the introspective process of transformation after emotional hardship through poetic language. Asherah serves as a guide through the sections of her book while also allowing the readers to see the words as their own. A Life Cycle is broken into sections after a traumatic event that represents the final tipping point. What follows is The Shattering: a deep dive into the suffering of fully losing one's sense of self and safety, The Healing: a journey through processing layers of trauma to reach the root hurts of childhood, Light Shines Through: an exploration of reigniting hope and learning to find joy, and The Loving: a discovery of what love is and how the act of loving has much more to do with one's self than the person receiving the love.
This book transcends the genre of poetry because of its ability to universally help people process and name feelings that often elude words. This book is for anyone developing, hurting, healing, or becoming new versions of themselves. She knows this because that is exactly what she was doing when she wrote it: healing childhood trauma, processing a sexual assault, and learning how to experience joy.
“A Lion in the Grass has strong historical hints, a story with realistic characters, and elements of style that deepen the suspense and the overall entertaining quality of the story.” —Readers' Favorite
Set over the course of six decades, A Lion in the Grass documents the despair and hope of a spy who suffers the murder of friends and enjoys the success of mentoring protégés.
The story is told through alternative viewpoints of Raymond, his protégés, and the French villain. The novel digs deeply into questions of love, self-doubt and hatred, all foisted upon Raymond during a career from which, he discovers, it is impossible to retire.
An octogenarian at the end, Raymond learns that the Frenchman is planning to kill again. To thwart the Frenchman's plot, the old spy and his protégés must engage in one last mission.
Mark Zvonkovic is a novelist and recovering lawyer who lives in Baja, California with his wife Nancy and their two dogs, Finn and Cooper.
This companion guide for the popular Little Honker series allows your early reader to learn with Little Honker and his animal friends in a fun and interactive way.
Virginia K. White, a classroom teacher for 40 years, followed her dream after retirement and began writing books for young readers. Not only have her books received honors, but so has Virginia. She was Wyoming Teacher of the Year, was selected as a teacher with the most positive influence shaping tomorrow's leaders, received the Principal's Award for Excellence in Instruction, served as the English coordinator in two high schools, was a reader of Advanced Placement Exams, and taught Advanced Placement Institutes.
Her love of students and appreciation for unique personalities and learning styles inspired Virginia to individualize lessons to reach all students. Because all students do not learn in the same way, she believes it is important to recognize those differences early. Therefore, she has created a wide variety of activities for young learners in this book. Finding what works with each learner is important It is the hope of the author that there will be activities that will not only meet the needs of a variety of learners, but that they will enjoy the adventures of Little Honker and his friends.
This companion guide for the sequel in the Glasses for Margie series, Margie Surprises Doc, allows your early reader more fun and an opportunity to learn with familiar animal friends Author Virginia K. White has been a classroom teacher for 40 years. Her love of students, and an appreciation for unique personalities and learning styles, inspired Virginia to individualize lessons to reach all students. Because all students do not learn in the same way, she believes it is important to recognize those differences early. In this book, she has attempted to do just that. There are several activities for young learners because finding what works is important It is the hope of the author that there will be activities that will meet the needs of a variety of learners.
About the Author White, Virginia K.: - Virginia K. White was born in South Dakota but grew up in Nebraska. She taught English in NE, Wy, and CO. Kids, teaching, writing, and animals are among the things she loves. After 40 years in the classroom, she was able to put those loves together and write for young readers, a long time goal. She reads and talks to young readers in elementary schools as well as volunteers in the classroom of one of her former students, now an art teacher. Her philosophy is If you write for young readers, you need to be around young readers!
In the marriage game, when is it time to throw in the towel?
Margot Simpson was raised to believe that you don't run for cover the moment it rains. You don't slide divorce papers across the kitchen island, especially when you have a teenage son. You roll up your sleeves, toss your hair in a bun, and dance in the downpour.
When Margot abandoned her singing career on Broadway to follow the man of her dreams to Burlington, Vermont, she never looked back. She embraced her new role as a wife, mother, and homemaker with an artist's passion.
For years, her husband was a dedicated partner and father, but his political aspirations are getting in the way of his family's happiness. With his eyes focused on a Senate seat, he's forgotten the people that matter most.
Lucky for him, the words "give up" aren't in Margot's vocabulary. She's convinced that if she loves her husband hard enough, he'll awaken from the daydream he's trapped in. But as Margot does everything she can to be the perfect wife, she realizes it's her own awakening-and even sanity-that are at stake.
A Marriage Well Done, the prequel to The Red Mountain Chronicles, is a quirky, off-the-wall tale of one woman's dysfunction while carrying out an unorthodox plan to get her husband back.
She slumped against the rock and hugged her arm close to her body. "Do I have a clan? I bear the marks of my clan, my history from the day I left childhood behind to the moment I was accepted as a fully initiated member, right here, written for all to see, yet I ran away from my clan before they could finish killing me."
Lured to the mysterious rock by prophetic dreams, Nulo the dwarf discovers what he always knew he would find: a sign that his South Pacific tribe is not alone in the new land.
But not everyone welcomes the news. Some, including Nulo's wife, want to ignore the strangers, but Nulo knows they must meet the people who left the message carved on the stone. He doesn't know that others also roam the wild country, men pushed out of their villages and left to survive any way they can.
The third entry in the Misfits and Heroes series, A Meeting of Clans follows a group from the north coast and one from the south coast as they push across the wild interior of what is now southern Mexico, 14,000 years ago.
About the Author
Kathleen Flanagan Rollins worked as a composition and literature professor at Mott College in Flint, Michigan. While there, she developed an interest in early explorers in the Americas.
This interest only grew when she traveled to ancient sites in Guatemala and Mexico. Inspired by her adventures, Rollins began her popular Misfits and Heroes series. This includes Misfits and Heroes: West from Africa, which was listed as one of Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011, and Past the Last Island. Both books received five-star reviews from Foreword Clarion Reviews.
The latest addition to the Misfits and Heroes series, A Meeting of Clans, is now available.