Swimming Home (The Swimming Upstream Series Book 2) by Ruth Mancini

Lizzie’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Eighteen years ago, she made the difficult decision to leave London for Paris to escape her best friend’s fiancé, the man who’d attacked her and turned her world upside down. Secure in the belief that she and her daughter, Helena, are now safe from harm, Lizzie contemplates her future. But is the nightmare really over?

When the captivating Sky Donoghue comes along, pulling Helena into dangerous waters, Lizzie’s strength and judgement are put to the test. Just how far should she go to save her daughter? How far will she go to save herself?

Author: Ruth Mancini

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
97 reviews

Lamb to the Slaughter (Serenity’s Plain Secrets Book 1) by Karen Ann Hopkins

The sequels to Lamb to the Slaughter, WHISPERS FROM THE DEAD and SECRETS IN THE GRAVE, are available NOW! If you loved Lamb to the Slaughter, please check out book 2 & 3 of Serenity’s Plain Secret series and follow my author page to receive updates. Thanks for reading!

“A well-crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompatible worlds.” -Kirkus Reviews

Some Amish communities aren’t so cozy.

The death of a teenage Amish girl in a cornfield looks like an accident, but sheriff Serenity Adams suspects foul play. To solve the murder, she must investigate the nearby Amish community with the help of a man who was shunned years ago.

At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl’s parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting.

Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel Bachman, but may even take her life in the end.

*Some language & romantic sexual content.

Author: Karen Ann Hopkins

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
118 reviews

Finding Gavin (Southern Boys Book 2) by C.A. Harms

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.Gavin was a broken hearted cowboy from Savannah…The one she fell for even though he tried to warn her away.Maria’s entire life had been one rejection after another, always going after things that were just out of reach.Gavin was no exception.She wanted him, so desperately…But life had a way of making things unattainable, at least for her anyway.Just when things began to change, once again the darkness glooms, and Maria finds that her happy ending is again…Unreachable.

Author: C.A. Harms

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
115 reviews

100 Healthy Smoothie Recipes: 100+ Delicious Smoothie Recipes That are Quick, Easy To Make, Taste Great and Help… by Kirk Castle

Green smoothies are quickly taking the health world by storm. The basis of healthy green smoothies is surprisingly simple. A mixture of leafy greens such as kale or spinach, maybe a dash of green herbs, along with fruits and water or almond milk makes up a typical healthy green smoothie. Regardless of their simplicity, green smoothies are highly beneficial and tote many properties that lend to a healthier life.

There are a number of benefits that drinking healthy smoothies offer. These benefits range from weight-loss to reduction in cravings. Healthy smoothies are a powerful dietary supplement.

Healthy green smoothies offer an attractive way for us to receive the nutrients our bodies need without drastically changing our daily lives. If you dislike salads or have a problem consuming leafy greens you won’t be forced to suffer through eating something you don’t like to boost your health.

Healthy smoothies taste delicious and many people quickly desire the taste. Even if you find the taste a bit disagreeable at first, you can still enjoy your smoothies. Simply mix in some fruit, flavored protein power or even cocoa powder in your smoothie. This will mask the taste without affecting the nutrients you are receiving.

You can enjoy smoothies any time of the day. They are extremely quick to make and taste great. Recipes are not mandatory, and you can easily create your own recipes based on your own taste and creativity.

The benefits mentioned above only hit the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of healthy green smoothies. Not only can green smoothies drastically boost your health, but also reduce unhealthy cravings as well as improve your skin, hair and energy levels.

Read this book and make healthy green smoothies a daily part of your diet and you will be pleased with the results.

Author: Kirk Castle

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
101 reviews

Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox by Robert M. Tanner III

In Fallujah, during a particularly difficult time in the Iraq War, a group of Marines are deployed on a tour that will bring them closer together, while threatening to tear them apart. The Delta Company Outlaws are a group of Light Armored Reconnaissance Marines deployed in 2004 to one of the most hostile war zones in the world. Through the memoirs of one Marine, this touching story encapsulates the drama surrounding everyday life during the Iraq War. With a bond formed through blood, sweat, and tears, a group of unfamiliar Marines will come together stronger than family.Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox is a dramatic new take on the Iraq War that focuses more on the personal aspects of war rather than exclusively on combat. With a touching approach to the camaraderie, daily life, and devastating losses, this enlightening memoir by Robert M. Tanner delves into the brotherhood that’s formed throughout a deployment while documenting the combat experiences and daily life of a Marine. Using personal experiences, this engaging story hooks readers with drama, action, and honesty while painting an illuminating picture of both the funny and tragic sides of war.Inspired by a bond that’s stronger than blood, Memoirs of an Outlaw began as a therapeutic way to document wartime experiences and eventually led to a full-fledged memoir. Deciding to focus on the daily life and camaraderie of war, the story captures the tension, drama, and bonding that comes with combat and living in a hostile environment far away from home. By focusing on the humanistic side of the armed forces, Memoirs of an Outlaw perfectly captures a unique moment in time during an extraordinarily challenging part of the war.

Author: Robert M. Tanner III

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
137 reviews

Ice on the Grapevine (A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery, Book 2) by R.E. Donald

A 2012 Global Ebook Awards finalist … Ice on the Grapevine: A Hunter Rayne Highway Mystery is a tense murder mystery featuring tough-minded ex-homicide detective turned eighteen-wheel truck driver Hunter Rayne. … [It] is a riveting mystery that will keep the reader guessing to the very end. – Midwest Book ReviewThis is a well spun yarn, full of plot detail and credible human response. Whodunit addicts will not be disappointed. – The Kindle Book ReviewOn a warm July morning in L.A. County, a frozen corpse turns up at a highway brake check just south of the Grapevine Pass. Ex-homicide detective Hunter Rayne, who now drives an eighteen wheeler, is persuaded by his irascible dispatcher, Elspeth Watson, to help clear two fellow truck drivers who are arrested for the murder. His job is made more difficult by the fact that the suspects, a newlywed couple, won’t speak up in their own defense. The circumstantial evidence is strong, and a rookie detective from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is eager to score a win. The investigation crosses the Canada-U.S. border when the victim is identified as a second rate musician from Vancouver, and it turns out there were more than a few desperate people happy to see him dead, including the accused couple. Hunter has to use all his investigative skills to uncover the truth. Hunter’s ex-wife maintains that by taking to the highway Hunter is running away from his past, but he believes that the solitude of days on the road is helping him to heal from guilt over the failure of his marriage and the suicide of his best friend. Tangled relationships and multiple suspects emerge throughout the novel, as Hunter butts heads with more than one officer of the law to solve the crime.What readers are saying:“Those were the best mysteries I’ve read in a long time!! As soon as I finished the first one I bought the second and felt empty when I finished it! The characters were awesome and so there that I somehow think they are in my life!” “… this book caught my attention from the very first pages and it only got better. …I recommend this book to anyone who has a love for a good mystery.” “Great trucking detail, hardboiled characters, no-nonsense dialogue, and a surprise ending.”Ice on the Grapevine was a finalist for the 2012 Global Ebook Award in Mystery Fiction.

Author: R.E. Donald

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
212 reviews

Piano Scales, Chords & Arpeggios Lessons with Elements of Basic Music Theory: Fun, Step-By-Step Guide for Beginner… by Damon Ferrante

This book and video course is all that you will ever need for learning piano chords, scales, arpeggios, and basic music theory! Piano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through 140 step-by-step lessons (for beginner to advanced levels) and 30 streaming videos that are designed to be interactive, engaging and fun. The lessons will greatly improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!Ask yourself this: 1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play piano scales, chords, and arpeggios, but did not know where to start?2. Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency? 4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the piano through an affordable, step-by-step book and video course?If your answer to any of the these questions is yes, then this piano book and video course is definitely for you!This step-by-step method, used by thousands of pianists, has been proven to reduce the effort, time, and expense of piano learning–to make you play better than ever! You will now have everything that you need to know about chords, scales, arpeggios, and basic music theory. The course is designed for all levels.

Author: Damon Ferrante

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
234 reviews

Fire Country (The Country Saga Book 1) by David Estes

“Exciting Post-Apocalyptic Tale…world building is rich, detailed, and believable. Readers who enjoyed Blood Red Road by Moira Young will absolutely love this book!”- Mike Mullin, bestselling author of ASHFALL

“Fire Country is a fast, fierce read. You will root for the protagonist, Siena, and her story will rake you across the coals. I will be keeping an eye on David Estes. You should too!” -Emmy Laybourne, bestselling author of MONUMENT 14

“Strong world building and vivid characters make Fire Country stand out from other post-apocalyptic YA novels. Young Siena is spunky and believable, and readers will pull for her to escape the clutches of her father and the dystopian society in which she lives.”- Rysa Walker, bestselling author of TIMEBOUND

In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer’s even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.

Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.

As the desert sands run out on her life’s hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.

Author: David Estes

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
443 reviews

Out In The Country by Kate Hewitt

Widowed a year ago, Lynne Marshall believes she’s ready to start a new chapter in life. She plans to exchange the bright lights of Manhattan for her home country of Scotland and open a country hotel with her childhood friend Jess and her fiancé Rob. Her daughter Molly will manage the home front as she starts her first year of teaching in one of the city’s toughest schools. When those plans are suddenly and tragically ruined, both Lynne and Jess are left shaken–and unsure what the future holds for either of them.

A weekend trip to Lynne’s husband’s home town in rural Vermont brings new opportunities, decisions, and a second chance at love for both Lynne and Jess… if they dare to risk their hearts again. Meanwhile Molly faces difficult choices of her own, and must decide where her heart truly lies.

Previously published as a magazine serial, Out in the Country is a heartwarming novel celebrating the strength of family, friends, and second chances of all kinds. Written by USAToday bestselling author Kate Hewitt.

Author: Kate Hewitt

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
202 reviews

The Christmas Catch (Holiday Brides Series Book 1) by Ginny Baird

#1 Hot New Release in Bargain Books at Amazon first week! #1 Best Seller in Bargain Books for 30+ days! In “Top 20” books in Humor for 30+ days! #1 Bestselling Romance Book tagged “Christmas Novella”!

A struggling single mom meets a handsome bachelor in Vermont, after running him off the road during a snowstorm. A new Christmas novella by bestselling author Ginny Baird.

Since the death of her military husband two years ago, single mom Christine White has struggled to get by. By throwing herself into her work as a Chicago copywriter, she’s managed to keep food on the table but has gradually lost sight of what really matters, like building a bond with her four-year-old son. When Christine’s best friend insists she spend Christmas in Vermont so she can get her life in order, Christine initially resists. Little does she know she’s in for a memorable holiday that will reignite her faith and reawaken her heart.

Bachelor professor John Steadman has given up on finding the right one. Spending time with his friends while keeping up with his job seems satisfying enough. Then one day close to Christmas, a beautiful woman from Chicago nearly runs him off the road during a snowstorm. What’s more, she’s got a kid in her car. It’s only natural that John and his trusty golden retriever want to help drag them out of a ditch and steer them toward their destination. What John doesn’t expect is that soon he’ll be hoping Christine and her son will be staying in Vermont – for more than just a little while.

Author: Ginny Baird

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
214 reviews