Bathtime Stories: Adventures in a bathroom by Tamara Gilfanova

Children’s book consisting of 3 short stories about 2 brothers taking bath and imagining themselves helping sea animals (and creating a mess in the process). The first story is about them flooding the house while saving a blue whale. The second story is about a giant squid releasing ink into the bathtub. In the third story the boys imagined themselves being walruses competing for space on an ice floe.

Author: Tamara Gilfanova

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Full of Holes by Melissa Miles

Laura Shuman had never once noticed all of the holes that exist in the world around her. At least not until she gave birth to a son with health issues that required his little body to be riddled with holes that might keep him alive until he could receive a transplant. As Laura is thrust into the role of full time caregiver for her sick child, she begins to lose herself-feeling isolated from old friends whose kids are healthy. Her marriage is in shambles, and she feels her hope waning. Advice that is meant to be helpful only seems to create a bigger sense of failure in her. Can a new friendship with someone who understands restore Laura’s hope and rediscover the woman she once was? Will Laura be able to do what it takes to rekindle the spark in her marriage? This short story offers a glance into the life of a mother struggling to love a small child with all of his holes. It also explores the existence of holes that cannot be seen to the outside world, but can still eat away at the very fabric of one’s spirit.

Author: Melissa Miles

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Love You, Always by Cristin Cooper and Book peddler editing

This is the first book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. No cliffhangers.

Caring for her three children had been Anna’s only priority in the aftermath of losing the man she’d loved since they were seventeen years old. Forced to move forward with her life, Anna was reeling as she enrolled in college. There she made a friend who had been there and done that, hired a sexy younger man to tutor her in math, who also taught her how to have fun again, and she met a man to love her, whether she wanted him to or not. The lessons in life Anna received over her first year of college gave her the strength to live again.

Author: Cristin Cooper and Book peddler editing

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
65 reviews

The Matchmaker — Free Preview — The First 5 Chapters: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her – before it’s too late. 48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others – like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man – call it meddlesome, but there’s no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance. Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive. But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it’s too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most. The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking story about losing and finding love, even as you’re running out of time.

Author: Elin Hilderbrand

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
114 reviews

Auld Acquaintance: Contemporary Family Saga Women’s Fiction (Prime Time Book 1) by Ruth Hay

First in a series of linked novels!
Auld Acquaintance is the story of a woman in her 60s who has lost her confidence through life events, including a divorce. Anna has a part-time job in a library, and a group of good friends, but her hopes for a brighter future are growing dim.

Unexpectedly, she receives a legal letter informing her that she has inherited a piece of property in Scotland. Her first instinct is to ignore this letter as she has no knowledge of the person named as the owner.

Anna’s friends persuade her to travel to Scotland and stay until she can decide how to dispose of the farm house near Oban. So begins an adventure which opens up prospects for Anna and introduces her to a new environment and new people who help her.

Coming soon…the rest of the Prime Time series in ebook format!

Author: Ruth Hay

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
319 reviews

So Much It Hurts: (So Much It Hurts Series, Book #1) by Melanie Dawn

(So Much It Hurts Series, Book #1)

Life is full of uncertainty, so what happens when a what-if from your past collides with your present?

Kaitlyn Thomas, a weary wife and mother, is taking a much needed getaway with her friends. All she wants to do is relax and rejuvenate on her weekend escape to the beach. Having a drink at the bar with the girls sounds like the perfect way to unwind. That is, until Kaitlyn hears a familiar voice from the stage that shakes her to her core. She grapples with her memory until Chris King, the lead singer of the band, walks up to her and eliminates the questions in her mind.

Chris King…the misunderstood bad boy who once saved her in ways that no one else could.

Kaitlyn’s friends beg to know the story behind this mystery man. Forced to revisit a painful past from which she has spent years trying to heal, Kaitlyn’s recollection of Chris awakens intense feelings that she has kept buried deep inside her heart. Has time changed him, or is he still the same person Kaitlyn fell in love with so many years ago?

Marriage vows are sacred, but temptation is a powerful thing.

Seeing Chris again has caused a war between her head and her heart. In the end, which one will win the battle? Facing a difficult decision, Kaitlyn just wants to be sure of one thing when she walks away from this weekend—no regrets.

***This book is intended for readers 17+ due to some language and mature themes.
***Trigger Warning: Dating Violence and Sexual Assault

***Also look for: Then There Was You (So Much It Hurts Series, Book #2)

Author: Melanie Dawn

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
190 reviews

Set Free: A Second Chance Novel (Second Chance Series Book 1) by Kelly Collins

She may be out of jail, but she’s far from being free. ​When twenty-four-year-old Mickey Mercer walks out of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she has two things on her mind: the friends she left behind and the rough road ahead. All she has in the outside world are a vengeful ex, a run-down ranch, a pickup truck … and an unlikely ally—the cop who gives her a ride home. Kerrick is bossy and irritating. He’s also a big, sexy hunk of distraction. She’s torn between sending him on his way and giving in to the desire sizzling between them.Detective Kerrick McKinley’s job is to protect and serve. The job consumes his life, until he gives a pretty, prickly ex-con a ride on a dusty road. But when they discover something is wrong out on Mickey’s ranch, Kerrick must either steer clear, or stand between her and the danger that prowls her range. She may be out of prison, but she’s still in trouble … too bad there’s nothing sexier than trouble in tight blue jeans.This unlikely couple must look deeper to learn that sometimes people aren’t what they seem. Sometimes they’re better.

Author: Kelly Collins

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
126 reviews

Juliette and the Monday ManDates: The Gustafson Girls Book 1 by Becky Doughty

Juliette Gustafson is heart-broken after waiting nearly ten years for a proposal from her boyfriend that never came. Determined she isn’t “getting over Mike” quickly enough, her three sisters devise The Monday ManDates; an intervention plan requiring Juliette to endure what turns out to be a series of remarkably disastrous blind dates: TheraPaul, Frisky Frank, TAZ the rock star, and the stoic Tim Larsen, among others. Then there’s Victor Jarrett, the police officer with an affinity for pulling Juliette over when she’s at her very worst. But no one is more surprised than Juliette when she meets the one man who can right the wrongs in her past and change her future, if she will only let herself fall in love with him.

MEET THE GUSTAFSON GIRLS

When Paul and Simone Gustafson are killed by a drunk driver, the lives of their daughters change irrevocably. Although raised by loving grandparents, it’s the G-FOURce—the Gustafson Four Sisters Club—that binds them together when their differences would tear them apart. All grown up now, Juliette has become the quintessential doormat, Renata, the self-appointed matriarchal figure. Phoebe is, at least according to Renata, borderline narcissistic, and Gia is on the verge of a major identity crisis.

Then there’s Angela Clinton, the senior class darling who drove her cherry black 1970 el Camino into the side of their parents’ car on the night of Juliette’s high school graduation. Angela’s prison sentence is winding down; soon she’ll be eligible for parole and moving back to town. Will the G-FOURce be strong enough to hold them together as they step into the eye of the storm that’s been brewing for the last fifteen years? Will they finally be able to let go of the past and embrace the future, no matter what it holds?

Author: Becky Doughty

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
429 reviews

Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

After 40 years of marriage, Olivia Glass thought she could handle the unexpected death of her husband, but when Ben’s will reveals a long-held, life-altering secret, she suffers a blow no widow should ever experience.Olivia learns that she gave birth to a baby who later died in the nursery. Instead of telling his wife what happened, Ben switched the child with another. And as if that’s not enough, Ben’s will doesn’t reveal which of their five sons is truly not hers.While an attorney searches for the answers, Olivia visits each of her sons to share a final connection before facing the truth that will change the dynamics of an already grief-stricken family. During the visits, Olivia learns that each of her sons has been harboring a painful secret, just like his father. Olivia challenges herself to re-assemble and save their relationships. But will the secrets destroy their family beyond repair?

Author: James J. Cudney

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
136 reviews