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    Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak.

    From bad bridesmaid’s dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she’s wearing her little gray dress.

    When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon’s bar, things get more complicated. He’s gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn’t need or want Jack!

    Her favorite little gray dress has made an appearance at nearly every major event in Emi’s adult life. Will it make another grand appearance when she least expects it?


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    Excited to be in glitzy, glamorous Hollywood, English author, Jane Jones, is thrilled by the prospect of seeing a scene from her novel being filmed. And not just any scene. It’s a bedroom one, starring screen heartthrob, Scott Flynn.

    Too bad, she is accompanied by the cynical Jack Clancy, the screenwriter who has – in her opinion – ruined her story, and seems totally unrepentant.

    Dazzled by Scott’s film-star presence, Jane swoons at his feet. At least, that’s according to Scott, who immediately comes to her rescue. And so does Jack.

    But do they both have ulterior motives? Is Jane a mere pawn in a game between two fierce rivals?

    In the bubble of La La Land’s glittering parties, hovering paparazzi, and powerful movie tycoons, Jane begins to feel adrift. She must quickly learn who can be trusted…and who can’t.


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    Jacques Forêt, a former gendarme turned investigator, delves into the murky world of commercial sabotage – a place where people lie and misrepresent, and where information is traded and used as a threat.

    The Vaux organisation is losing contracts and money, and Jacques is asked to undertake an internal investigation. As he works through the complexity of all the evidence, he finds more than he bargained for, and his own life is threatened.

    When a body of a woman is found, it appears to be suicide. But as the investigation takes another turn, Jacques suspects there is more to it.

    Who is behind it all…and why? Will Jacques find the answer before another person ends up dead?

    Merle – #2 in a new French crime series featuring investigator, Jacques Forêt.

    Also in the series:
    Messandrierre (#1)


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    When Luke Salieri inherits a dilapidated English estate from a woman he’s never heard of— with quirky conditions attached—it’s a mystery he wants to see resolved immediately. But there’s a catch: he needs a woman to meet his needs, but just how far will he have to go to persuade her?

    The job of researching Greywood Hall and its fantastic contents is enticing, but can Rhia Ashton see herself living with gorgeous Luke Salieri for a whole year and then walk away? Rhia has her own ideas about what will make it worth her while.

    But neither expect love to enter the game.


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    Summer, 1969.

    It’s a night when anything seems possible, no dream out of reach.

    As Apollo 11 hurtles into space and Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon, South Londoners Carol-Anne, Terry and Mark join the celebrations at an all-night party in a holiday camp in Devon. But as the cheers go up, one of their group is missing: Carol-Anne’s teenage sister, Beverly.

    When Beverly is discovered in tears back at their caravan, she has a story to tell that knocks the moonwalk into second place. But can it really be true? The special night falls into chaos as loyalties are tested to the limit, with accusations hurled about like beach balls.

    With Beverly becoming more of a liability minute by minute, it seems best to head back to London. But back home, each of the group is forced to confront the troubles they thought they’d left behind.

    Has the holiday put an end to their friendship, or can they work out what happened and stay friends?

    Moonshine is the sequel to Dirty Weekend.


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    Your best friend dies.  All because of you.  How do you go on?

    Layla is struggling to come to terms with the death of her best friend, Danni, at a student party almost a year ago. Perhaps she never will – because only Layla knows the truth about what happened that night.

    Danni’s parents, Melody and Reece, invite Layla for weekend visits to their Sussex farmhouse home, and she’s happy to accept – until Melody’s increasing dependence on her sends out warning signals.  Although she knows it’s time to break away, for all their sakes, Layla’s guilt over Danni’s death has her returning, time and again.

    When Layla meets Morgan, the connection between them is unmistakable.  But until she confronts the past, she can’t face the future, let alone allow herself to fall in love.

    There is only one way out: Layla must confess her secret to Danni’s parents. But can she risk breaking their hearts all over again? And will Morgan still love her, once he discovers the kind of person she really is?

    It’s the hardest decision.  And time is running out…


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    Kate Clothier is leading a double life: a successful jet-setting businesswoman to the outside world, but behind closed doors, life with Daniel and his volcanic temper is anything but rosy.

    Some days – heck, make that EVERY day – cake is her only salvation.

    Slowly but surely, the cities she visits – and the men she meets – help her to realise there IS a better future.

    And the ley lines of Glastonbury are certainly doing their best to impart their mystical wisdom…

    But will she escape before it’s too late?


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    Hilarious, surprising and deeply moving. Out of Play explores themes of grief, loss and letting go.

    Gillian is stuck in a humdrum marriage and is at a loss on how to fix it. Her husband regularly ditches her for weekend adventures participating in Live Action Role-Play, otherwise known as Larp.

    With tensions running high, Gillian seeks professional advice. She is surprised when her therapist encourages her to try larp. “Who knows? It may make you smile. It may make you laugh. It may even improve your sex life. How terrible could it be?”

    Gillian is skeptical, yet decides to give it a go. If larp doesn’t work a marital miracle, Gillian can walk away knowing she tried everything before giving up on her dysfunctional marriage.

    Will going on a role-play adventure heal Gillian’s marriage, or will the game shed light on everything that is wrong?


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    Spring 1803

    Jane Charlesworth, daughter of England’s foremost code breaker, is the only person thought capable of deciphering a vital government document. But when a naval frigate is sent to enlist her services and transport her to Malta, Jane is horrified. Haunted with terrible memories of an earlier voyage, she has no intention of putting herself under the protection of the Admiralty ever again.

    Anxious to be at the forefront of the action as the peace with France crumbles, Adam Marston is livid when his ship is diverted to collect a reluctant blue-stocking whose accusing eyes and insolent manner hold nothing but contempt for him and his orders. Sparks fly when captain and code breaker find they have different ideas on how to handle a French attack, a malicious chaplain, and boisterous midshipmen.

    Duty and desire collide as they approach Malta, but Jane is determined that her judgment will not be clouded by Adam who, once he has despatched his Rebellious Cargo, will sail out of her life again. But, as the ship docks, Jane’s life becomes a nightmare and she is forced to gamble that Adam is the only person she can trust.

    As passion battles with duty, will future orders throw them together or tear them apart?


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    A gothic ocean mystery.

    In a world of monsters, sharks, castles and corpses it is up to Eden to keep the ocean’s beasts at bay.

    Eden Hollow is being hunted. A dark secret from her past has followed her to the remote island of Cantillon, where she is due to start college.

    Before long, a corpse dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, is found floating in the ocean. Together with her friends Niamh, Amira, Riley and the handsome but mysterious Dylan, Eden must confront her dark past in order to find the predator. In doing so, the teenagers stumble into a sinister world that stretches the realms of reality, as they discover just what is causing the uncanny ripples on the ocean’s surface.

    A grotesquely beautiful tale of love, friendship and transformation.


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December 1st

Bethel Manor.  This inspirational romance takes place during the Victorian era with engaging characters such as the wealthy Fredrick Shaw and his feisty daughter, Clare. Enjoy the rugged countryside as James Winthrop Blackwell travels across England. Revel in the setting, Bethel Manor, a place of magnificence and style where servants know secrets and the owner is a man of propriety and integrity.

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Our thanks to the author, Beatrice Fishback

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December 2nd

Independent Jenny. I slept with someone else. Those five words changed everything. After her husband Ross drops a bombshell, her emotions go hay-wire. Things are made even more complex when his brother Aiden makes a confession of his own…

 

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Crooked Cat will donate to MK Cat Rescue today
Our thanks to the author, Sarah Louise Smith

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December 3rd

The Book of Lismore.  While visiting the beautiful Hebridean island of Lismore, Cas and Sam stumble upon a new chapter of the island’s past. Once again, they are confronted by the ghosts of the distant past, and ancient tragedy combines with present danger as each is faced with a fresh challenge.

 

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Crooked Cat will donate to War Child today
Our thanks to the author, Yvonne Marjot

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December 4th

Rebellious Cargo. Spring 1803. Jane Charlesworth, daughter of a code breaker, is the only person deemed capable of deciphering a vital government document. But when a naval frigate is sent to enlist her services, Jane is horrified. Haunted with terrible memories of an earlier voyage, she has no intention of putting herself under the protection of the Admiralty ever again.

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Crooked Cat will donate to NSPCC today
Our thanks to the author, Susan Lodge

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December 5th

Pill Wars. The government has rushed through drug trials to release Pacifex, a powerful anti-depressant. Inventor Torin Oakwood is a hero! Jessica Fleming is thrilled to start her new job at Oakwood Industries. Yet, as she arrives, Torin Oakwood flees from the army sent to arrest him. Chased by government agents and anti-government activists, she must find Oakwood. Can her first day at work get any worse?

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Crooked Cat will donate to World Villages today
Our thanks to the author, Vanessa Knipe

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December 6th

Trace Your Roots. Discover your ancestors. Grow your family tree. Trace your Roots is an invaluable, easy-to-use guide for every budding genealogist. Full of effective tips and advice on tracing your family history, from gathering background information and deciphering old documents, to discovering and consulting less well-known records and reading between the lines when tackling civil resources.

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Crooked Cat will donate to Alzheimers today
Our thanks to the author, Maureen Vincent-Northam

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December 7th

The Secret of Lakeham Abbey. 1948. When Percy Sullivan’s family take over Lakeham Abbey for the summer, it was a chance to get away from battered post-war London and be cossetted by the capable and pretty housekeeper, Anne Pargeter. They soon learn that the Abbey conceals a dark secret; one that someone was willing to kill to hide. When Anne is convicted of murder, Percy is determined to do all he can to save his friend.

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Crooked Cat will donate to Weston Park Cancer today
Our thanks to the author, Sally Quilford

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December 8th

Topaz Eyes. A peculiar invitation to Heidelberg embroils Keira Drummond in the search for a mysterious collection of extraordinary jewels once owned by a Mughal Emperor; a hoard that was last known to be in the possession of Amsterdam resident, Geertje Hoogeveen, in 1910. Greed, suspicion and murder are balanced by growing family loyalty, trust, and love.

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Crooked Cat will donate to The Archie Foundation today
Our thanks to the author, Nancy Jardine

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December 9th

Returning Eden. A gothic ocean mystery. In a world of monsters, sharks, castles and corpses it is up to Eden to keep the ocean\’s beasts at bay. Eden Hollow is being hunted. A dark secret from her past has followed her to the remote island of Cantillon, where she is due to start college.

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Crooked Cat will donate to Shooting Stars Children\’s Hospice today
Our thanks to the author, Maria Mellins

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December 10th

Messandrierre. Sacrificing his job, Jacques Forêt has only a matter of weeks to solve a series of mysterious disappearances as a Gendarme in the rural French village of Messandrierre. But, as the number of missing persons rises, his difficult boss puts obstacles in his way. When a new Investigating Magistrate is appointed, he becomes the go-to local policeman for the case. Will he find the perpetrators in time?

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Crooked Cat will donate to The Salvation Army today
Our thanks to the author, Angela Wren

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December 11th

Five Guns Blazing. Never had she imagined she would be brought so low, and all for the love of a very bad man. 1710. Convict’s daughter, Laetitia Beedham, is set on an epic journey from the streets of London, through transportation to Barbados and plantation life, into the clutches of notorious pirates John ‘Calico Jack’ Rackham, Mary Read and the treacherous Anne Bonny. Who will win her loyalty and her heart?

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Crooked Cat will donate to The National Autistic Society today
Our thanks to the author, Emma Rose Millar

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December 12th

The Ghostly Father. Romeo & Juliet – was this what really happened? When Juliet Roberts is asked to make sense of an ancient Italian manuscript, she little suspects that she will find herself propelled into the midst of one of the greatest love stories of all time. But this is only the beginning. As more hidden secrets come to light, Juliet discovers more about her famous namesake.

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Crooked Cat will donate to The Stroke Society today
Our thanks to the author, Sue Barnard

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December 13th

What the Clocks Know. Twenty-six-year-old Margot sets out on a journey of self-discovery – she dumps her New York boyfriend, and crashes at her friend’s flat in London. Rather than find herself, though, she only feels more lost. An unsettling energy affects her from the moment she enters the old Victorian residence, and she spirals into depression. She suspects her dark emotions belong to Charlotte. But who is she?

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Crooked Cat will donate to Lurie Children Hospital today
Our thanks to the author, Rumer Haven

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December 14th

Kindred Spirits – Tower of London. A King, three Queens, a handful of nobles and a host of former courtiers… In the Tower of London, the dead outnumber the living, with Tudor Queens Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard rubbing shoulders with one man who has made his way back from his place of death to discover the truth about the disappearance of his famous nephews. Amidst the chaos of daily life, King Richard III takes control.

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Crooked Cat will donate to RNLI today
Our thanks to the author, Jennifer C Wilson

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December 15th

Breath of Africa. Thirty years of Kenya\’s recent history unfold through the lives of Caroline, a privileged woman from the highlands, and Charles Ondiek, a farm labourer with dreams of an Oxford education.
Charles’s love for Teresa, daughter of a hated farmer, leads to a drama of terror fuelled by Mau Mau oath administrator, Mwangi. Against the backdrop of Kenya’s beautiful desert, the curse is finally broken.

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Crooked Cat will donate to St. Peter Lifeline today
Our thanks to the author, Jane Bwye