A Wing & A Prayer by Andrea Laurence

More Than Words: Bestselling authors and real-life heroinesMaking a difference…transforming lives… This year, the recipients of Harlequin’s More Than Words Award are three women whose selfless deeds and far-reaching goals are helping to build stronger, safer communities. Now three bestselling Harlequin authors honor these remarkable women with stories inspired by their extraordinary contributions.In A Wing & A Prayer, Atlanta businessman Dylan Alexander is committed to getting children the medical attention they need. And he has to admit, he enjoys flying single mom Jo Nichols and her son, Zack, from St. Simon’s Island to Baltimore on his private jet. Now if he could just stop fantasizing about the three of them as a family…Jo owes everything to Miracle Flights for Kids…and the six-foot CEO who volunteers his time and compassion. But past experience has taught her that acting on their growing attraction would be a mistake. All bets are off when Dylan and her son start seriously bonding. Are blue skies up ahead? Only if she and the once-burned businessman have the courage to go for it.Look for A Wing & A Prayer by Andrea Laurence, along with two more free ebooks inspired by real-life heroines: A Place in Her Heart by Trish Milburn and Never Too Late by Christi Barth. Visit the Harlequin More Than Words website at www.harlequinmorethanwords.com, or your favorite ebook retailer, to download these free novellas today.

Author: Andrea Laurence

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
75 reviews

Atonement for Emily Adams by Susan Lawrence

Grace Awards Winner for Faith Based Fiction

When Emily Adams hits and kills ten-year-old Isaiah Nelson with her car, she is overwhelmed with remorse. Knowing she cannot undo this tragedy, Emily hopes to atone for Isaiah’s death by good deeds and community service. However, the more she does, the more her life falls apart. With her job on the line, her volunteer efforts fruitless, and her marriage in jeopardy, the final blow comes when Isaiah’s grieving parents file a wrongful death suit. For them, this will be justice and closure, but for Emily this is final proof she will never be forgiven. Not by Isaiah’s parents—not by God. Where do you turn when “I’m sorry” isn’t enough?

Author: Susan Lawrence

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
58 reviews

A History of Murder: An Old Maids of Mercer Island Mystery by Lynn Bohart

The history of the St. Claire Inn and the property it sits on dates back to the early 1900s. When a strange, hidden room is found in the barn, Julia and the girls decide it deserves investigating and hope to write a book with what they learn. Bad idea. Their journey will take them down a dark path, revealing a sordid history that includes the sex trafficking of underage girls, multiple murders, and the tragic death of a baby. In the end, the four Old Maids will be pitted against a diabolical killer. But don’t despair. All your favorite characters are back to help them out, including the ghosts, Mickey & Minnie, Ahab, and two good-looking detectives. So be prepared for another romp down mystery lane.

Author: Lynn Bohart

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
63 reviews

The Other Side of the Bay by Sean Dietrich

Small towns have a way of burying things, and small-town people have a way of keeping things that way.

With reminiscence and narration, a local sheriff must comb through his own humid world to unravel the truth behind the death of a local boy. But it’s not as easy as it seems, because no one is talking.

The Other Side of the Bay is a remarkable portrait of the unique people in the Panhandle of Florida. The story weaves itself into the tall longleaf forests, and along the crests of the uneasy bay, telling a tale of the human spirit. This is a novel of how things aren’t always as black and white as they ought to be, and how right and wrong aren’t always easy to tell apart.

It’s an evocative tale that delivers its reader to the apricot sun rises and sepulchral storm clouds of their own bittersweet memories.

Author: Sean Dietrich

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
74 reviews

I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs (Lisbon’s Misadventures Book 1) by Rachel Branton and Tim Petersen

Bugs are for the birds!Lisbon is hungry and it’s hard to wait for dinner. When her animal friends try to help her find something tasty to eat, the real the problems begin! Join Lisbon on her funny misadventures.Each beautiful illustration is designed to inspire the imaginations of children. An activity page at the end of the book allows for more fun as they search for special items in the illustrations.This version of I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs has been designed specifically for ebook with a fixed layout and larger text for easy reading. While this is a great read-aloud book for parents, teachers, and other adults to share with children, we have chosen fonts that are similar to the way children form letters for easy recognition as they begin to read on their own. The print book is also available in 8.5” x 11” format.Author’s Note:I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs was written for my daughter, who was two when I wrote this story and didn’t like salad, but now she’s four and a half and loves it—if I give her plenty of salad dressing! (But don’t worry—this isn’t a book about eating salad.) Of course birds, cats, and dogs have a very different idea of what’s good to eat, but through this fun adventure, Lisbon learns there is also food meant just for her—and it’s good, especially compared with all the offerings from her animal friends.My daughter and I privately call this book the “Ice Cream Story” (she LOVES ice cream so there had to be ice cream involved), and now whenever something funny happens, she says, “We should write a new ice cream story about that.”And we have! I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs is the first book in a planned series called Lisbon’s Misadventures. I’ve written the next three books in the series, and Tim Petersen is hard at work creating the illustrations. Tim is obviously a fabulous artist, and I’m excited to be working with him. You can sign up on my website to learn when the next book comes out (http://teylarachelbranton.com/). Thank you and enjoy!

Author: Rachel Branton and Tim Petersen

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
103 reviews

Ben the Dragonborn (The Six Worlds Book 1) by Dianne Astle

There are very few people on earth who know the location of a mysterious school where heroes of the past train those who belong to the future. Ben Taylor only learns of the school’s true purpose when he is called into the Principal’s office. Miss Templeton gives him a simple test to see if he is a Chosen of the Guardian. That very day Ben is sent through a portal to a watery world of mermaids and monsters. “Has a mistake been made?” This is the question on everyone’s mind, including Ben’s. Ben’s only chance of success depends on discovering the secret of his own true self in a terrifying world where nightmares come to life.

Author: Dianne Astle

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
104 reviews