David and Helene shared the adventure, the sights, the laughs …and even the tears
For some people, retirement dreams consist of comfy slippers and gardening. Not so David and Helene, whose dream was of adventure.
They presented Audley Travel, specialists in creating tailor-made journeys to all corners of the globe, with the challenge of exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food in fifteen countries over ten months.
Fortunately, they were up to the task so David and Helene traded their slippers and gardening gloves for 53 flights, 30 trains, 8 boats, 3 cruise ships, 1 light aircraft, 1 hot air balloon, a motorbike and sidecar, countless speedboats, taxis, tuk-tuks, cyclos, and bicycles. And a disobedient horse.
Turning Left Around the World is an entertaining account of their adventure, often intriguing, frequently funny and occasionally tragic. Share their adventure, enjoy the surprises and meet some fascinating people with some unusual customs.
Tithing has been around for centuries. In the book, KLEPTOMANIAC: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway, you will be taken on a journey into the annuals of biblical history concerning what the Bible teaches about tithing and giving. The subtitle of the book is, The Untwisted Truth About the Centuries Old Tithes and Offering Deception. Anybody who pays ten percent of their income to a church or a 501c3 will want to know if God considers people who do not pay a tenth of their income as God robbers and kleptomaniacs. This book will show you how to give and not become a victim of a weekly Sunday morning stickup in church. The information this book reveals about tithing is like taking a proverbial archeological trek back in time to uncover the true meaning of biblical words that deal with money. When confusion exists about what certain words mean in the Bible, such as tithe, tithing, tenth or ten percent, this book will examine the Hebrew and Greek language to bring to life what these words actually mean in context. Many common beliefs about tithing will be upended based on the history of the original people of the Bible and how they related to money. You will lean about the history of the tithe, and the culprits who managed to change the Scripture so that all people would think a tithe of money is required by God.
Every page of Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway? has information that will make you become an analyst in getting to the bottom line of what tithing is in the Old and New Testament. It takes you on a journey to first define the word tithe and then breaks down the differences between giving and tithing as the Bible instructs. The author attempts to expose what most people believe as fact to bring them to what the Bible actually teaches when it comes to true giving. Are the arguments put forth today about tithing fact or fiction? This book tackles tough questions like, did God ever require a tithe of money? Was the contents of the tithe always money in the Bible? Who is really robbing God today? Did God change the tithe at some point in biblical history? Are first fruits money? Is the tithe food, money or both? Is the church the storehouse? Did Jesus, Paul and the Disciples tithe? Did the early church honor a money tithe system? Are Christians really cursed for not tithing ten percent of their income? These questions will be answered based on scholarship, the land, the language and the literature of the original Biblical people. Not only will questions be answered for those confused about whether or not they are required to pay ten percent of their income to religious institutions, they will learn what the Bible really teaches about money and stewardship. The author meticulously examines the word tithe in both the Hebrew and Greek language to help reader know how to interpret the word tithe.
A story about a young girl and her family wrestling with the ever-persistent alligators of Cystic Fibrosis. How each person handled the situation with grace and dignity. Learning how to always get back on the horse even though you’ve been knocked down so many times. If you want to be inspired by how our family stuck together with a positive outlook, physical resilience, and inner strength, you must read this book. Hopefully, my daughter’s life course will inspire others who are dealing with their own challenges to never give up!
The women in the Fat Fridays group continue to come together for their Friday lunches—no calories counted—and to help each other deal with life’s complications. With her unexpected pregnancy and the support of the women in the group, Carol Ann breaks free from her dismal life with her parents. Left on her own with no support from the father of her child, she decides to start an interior decorating business on the side. She begins by secretly helping Ed Pritchard, her boss at MacTel, decorate his condo for Christmas.
One Secret Sunday leads to others. Carol Ann and Ed are planning a future together when Lee, a tall, thin, beautiful young woman sent from MacTel’s California headquarters to “fix” their office, disrupts their world. Then, when Ed is diagnosed with a serious illness, he decides it’s only fair to break off his engagement to Carol Ann. Devastated, Carol Ann wonders how she can continue. But all their Secret Sundays bring about a new beginning when he joins her for the birth of the baby he wants to help raise. The women in the Fat Fridays group celebrate in style as they welcome another little one into their midst.
“Actually—” Oh, dear, this was most embarrassing. It sounded so—so aggressive. But she must be exact. “Actually I was a little angry—at his rudeness, you know—so I poked him in the back…”
When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer?
Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she’s fated to be a sitting duck . . . for murder most foul!
Meet Miss Emily D. Seeton: retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.
What people are saying about Miss Seeton:
“Miss Seeton is a hoot! I was torn between laughter and eye rolling with each page turn. The characters are loveable and thoroughly British. This is a perfect specimen of classic British mystery.“
“What a joy Miss Seeton is. Why did I wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny.”
“I’ve become a Miss Ess addict. Great characters that get better with each book. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch.”
“What a great series. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries.”
“All of the Miss Seeton books are a delight. Just fun reading.”
“LOVED this – the writing style is clever and unfolds much like a wonderful farce or a comedy of errors. You’ll just fall in love with Miss Seeton – she’s now my favorite British maiden aunt, and the supporting cast is a lot of fun too.”
“Very entertaining. Better than Miss Marple. Can’t wait to read more.”
“Heron Carvic’s inspired gentle satire of such elderly lady detectives as Miss Marple and Miss Silver is simply hilarious. Miss Seeton floats blithely through life, oblivious to the fact that she and her trusty umbrella are foiling bad guys at every turn.”
“Miss Seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can.”
“I fell in love with the character of Miss Seeton. It was a breath of fresh air compared to what is being written today.”
“How could you not love Miss Seeton?? So innocent, and kind. But, don’t mess with her and her trusty umbrella!!”
“She drove me crazy then and she drives me crazy now, and yet, I will probably read the whole series again on my Kindle. There is something absolutely mesmerizing about this delightful lady . . . Will she ever wake up to the world? “
“A most beguiling protagonist! ” New York Times
“Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting.” San Francisco Chronicle
“This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can’t stop reading. Or laughing.” The Sun
“Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life.” Publishers Weekly
“Fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers. . . and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton.” Kirkus Reviews
“Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple.” Ogden Nash
“I think, on the whole, Miss Seeton is the most loveable and entertaining of any of today’s fiction detectives. May she live forever.”
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He slowly eased back on the throttle and brought the boat to a stop on the desolate river. They zipped the large canvas bag shut and then hoisted the body over the side of the boat and watched as it slipped beneath the dark surface. Looking to the west, they could see fiery storm clouds were brewing… an eery sign of the fire storm of brutal killings and ruthless revenge to come.
Intense. Dangerous. Addictive.
Detective Mac McRyan returns home to Minnesota to find the dead body of a retired police detective in the scraggly trees along the rough shores of an island in the Mississippi River. His nearly unrecognizable body was beaten and tortured. Mac and Detectives Lich, Riles and Rock are assigned to investigate the murder but the case is about far more than a dead ex-cop. As the detectives dig deeper and pull back the layers on the murder they get far more than they’ve bargained for. Their investigation unleashes a mysterious, ruthless and fearless opponent who will stop at nothing and will kill anyone.
A heart stopping killer thriller that fans of John Sandford, Lee Child and Michael Connelly will be hooked on by one of the best new authors in crime fiction.
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ELECTING TO MURDER – Book 4
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MYSTERIES, THRILLERS AND KILLERS – Books 4-6 Boxset – New release
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What people are saying about books in the McRyan Mystery Series:
“Wow!! Just wow! This has to be the best McRyan book I’ve read…I really enjoyed the twist and turns this book had to offer.”
“This book takes the reader on one action-packed wild ride, with the suspense not letting up until the very end. Mac is one part Lucas Davenport and one part Mitch Rapp – and it just does not get any better than that!”
“Sex, power, money, and murder keep you wanting to keep reading until you finish it and then wishing there were still more to read! Great story with all the elements of a fantastic read.”
“Two thumbs up, way up for this one!” Five stars and then some.
“Couldn’t put it down! Everything else I had to do just sat until I finished this book. Compelling, thrilling, good tale, all ends wrapped up, with a thoughtful ending.”
“Roger Stelljes is exceptional. His plots twist, turn and keep you glued to the book. Minnesota has produced two mystery writers of extreme talent, Vince Flynn and Roger Stelljes. Keep ’em coming Roger!”
“Another Mac McRyan excellent read!!! I wish Mr. Stelljes could write faster because I love his books and can’t wait till the next one. He never disappoints.”
“A thriller that drew me right in. A well written story – and you just have to like Mac!! I’ll read more of Mr. Stelljes’ books. Loved this one!!!”
“an edge of your seat, chills all over your body, peeking through your fingers type of book.” Audrey Gibson
An unmissable new serial killer thriller from the author of The Mechanic Trilogy.
After surviving a vicious knife attack, which left her husband dead, DI Rosalind Kray returns to work and is handed a serial killer investigation.
This killer is different, he doesn’t just want to take the lives of his victims, he wants to obliterate their very existence. The murders appear random but the killer selects his quarry with meticulous care.
While fighting her superiors Kray must conquer her own demons, which are tearing her apart.
Kray has the ability to think like a killer and her skills lead to a series of horrifying revelations that turn the case on its head. She believes she is getting close, then her world comes crashing down with devastating consequences.
Will Kray find the murderer and escape with her own life intact?
The truth is closer than she could have ever imagined…
What Everyone is saying about Faceless:
“Five stars from me, would have been six if Amazon and Goodreads went up that high!!” Donna Maguire – Donnas Book Blog
“Faceless is fast paced, it’s twisted and it packs one hell of a punch into every page!” Sharon Bairden – Chapter In My Life
“The story is very fast paced with lots happening and lots of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat, sometimes quite literally!” Joanna Park – Over The Rainbow Book Blog
“Faceless is a fantastic, jaw-dropping journey as I was introduced to DI Roz Kray.” Yvonne Bastian – Me And My Books
“It is jam-packed with tension and OMG moments, in fact, there is nothing not to like and is the best book I have read this year so far….” Shell Baker – Chelle’s Book Reviews
“This is a seriously addictive read. There were so many shocking twists and revelations…” Lorna Cassidy – On The Shelf Reviews
“Dark, nauseating, intense, destructive, yet incredibly written…” Kaisha Holloway – The Writing Garnet
“If you want a seriously twisted and deranged serial killer thriller, then look no further!” Jessica Robins – Jessicamap Reviews
“His writing is so slick that you cannot help but be drawn into this fascinating novel.” Kate Eveleigh – Portable Magic
“A brilliant start to a brand new upcoming series that is bound to blow us all away!” Gemma Myers – Between The Pages Book Club
“My jaw is on the floor, but I loved every single second of this fabulously sadistic read.” Katie Jones – Katie’s Book Cave
“a gritty, compelling and thrilling serial killer thriller that kept me utterly engrossed…” Eva Merckx – Novel Deelights
“The story itself is exciting and addictive in the way a good thriller should be.” Susan Corcoran – Booksaremycwtches
“A super unique and thrilling storyline that had me feel uncomfortable even in a room full of people.” Susan Hampson – Books From Dusk Till Dawn
“Faceless is a rollercoaster of a ride with twists and turns at every corner.” Caroline Vincent – Bits About Books
“I love Ashman’s books and recommend anyone that loves a good, bloody, and gory thriller to check them out.” Jessica Bronder – JBronder Book Reviews
Rob Ashman is the best-selling and critically acclaimed author of The Mechanic Trilogy of books. His fast-paced crime thrillers will appeal to fans of authors like Charlie Gallgher, Mark Edwards and Angela Marsons.
Rainy Day is headed to greener pastures.
Divorced, and with kids out on their own, she uses a recent inheritance to make big changes to her life. She quits her job and, on a whim, buys a hobby farm in rural Virginia, a hundred miles from her long-time home near Washington, DC. Despite the fact that she has no idea what she’s doing, she’s buoyed by the prospect of living in a small town and adjusting to country life.
Until she finds a body in her bungalow.
A handsome neighbor, a charming pastor, a grumpy bartender, and a bumbling sheriff all manage to complicate the situation, especially when Rainy herself becomes a suspect in the crime.
When things take a turn for the worse, Rainy has to wonder – did she make a mistake buying the farm?
Ever been asked to give a toast, or say a grace? Don’t know where to start?
This book is here to help you. In these pages you’ll find great toasts, blessings, graces, quotes and a simple guide that shows you how to put them together. No matter if you are toasting at a birthday, a wedding, a promotion or your nephew’s graduation, the words you are looking for are almost certainly in this book waiting for you to find them…
As if that wasn’t enough, there are also chapters on how to prepare your toast, how to give your toast, toasting guidelines, toasting folklore and explanations of old toasts.
Thats all the toasting knowledge you’ll need, in one handy place.
They are among us. Hidden in plain sight: witches, lycans, and vampires…
Zoelle Baudelaire couldn’t have predicted one late night run in the woods would change the course of her life forever. Now, thrust into the world of the paranormal, she must navigate a world she’d only ever read about in fairytales. All the while learning how to control her newfound magical powers, the soulmark etched upon her skin, and the volatile Alpha who bore its match.
Xander—Alpha of the Adolphus Pack—will do anything to protect his pack, but when Zoelle enters into his life under unusual circumstances he knows only one thing: he must have her. No matter the cost. Too bad Zoelle has other ideas.
Trapped in a carnal game of cat and mouse, Zoelle must tread unfamiliar ground, steeped in supernatural politics that could cost her, her life. Can Zoelle outrun a wolf bound and determined to mark her as his? Or will this new world swallow her whole?
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This book contains explicit love scenes, strong langue, and the hottest, domineering alphas!
**Fans of Jasmine Walt, Hailey Edwards, Dannika Dark, Vivienne Savage, and Linsey Hall will love this paranormal romance!
Sarah Avery had spent years carefully re-constructing her broken life back together, after her husband Thomas, the love of her life, drowned 14 years earlier. When suddenly she comes face to face with a man named Collin, who is Thomas’ exact look-alike, on the streets of Wilmington, NC. She convinces herself that he is somehow, actually Thomas, come back to her. Yet in response, he has no recognition of her or their life together. However, the attraction between the two of them is powerful and immediate. But, even as Sarah finds herself falling in love with Collin, she is still haunted by questions about his true identity and the secret guilt she carries over Thomas’ death. And little does she know, Collin himself, holds some secrets of his own, that threaten to destroy everything they have together.
A psychic with a shady past. A detective with a missing sister. Together, sparks fly.
Psychic Mia Reeves is still trying to let go of the past, but when a gruesome vision keep haunting her thoughts, she can’t ignore the truth. But getting the sexy, smoldering detective to believe her story is going to be harder than she imagined.
Detective Roman Mancini will do anything to find his younger sister. Ten years is a long time — and he and his family want answers. When Mia arrives at the police station with his sister’s bracelet, Roman’s suspicions kick in. As doubtful as he is, the red-haired beauty piques his interest, while giving him another lead. After all, he’s hell-bent on uncovering the truth.
As Roman and Mia team up together, one thing is certain: their chemistry is undeniable. Putting their desire on hold may be more difficult than they expected. When Roman’s biggest fears are finally realized, a new danger erupts. This enemy is one Mia never saw coming. Can the detective save the psychic before there’s “no time for goodbye?”
If you love gripping, face-paced romantic suspense, No Time for Goodbye is your perfect next read.
Family has to take you in, no matter how many mistakes you’ve made.
At least that’s what Joanna Rutledge Reed thought. At eighteen, she left her family’s ancestral home in Charleston, South Carolina, despite promising to stay. For years, she did whatever she wanted, barely giving her family back home a second thought. But a string of bad decisions results in heartbreak, forcing her to return, her life in tatters.
While her wayward sister traveled the world, Marcy remained in Charleston, caring for her aging grandmother and managing the family business. She’s got problems of her own that no one seems to notice or care about. When Joanna arrives unexpectedly, Marcy bristles at the intrusion, suspicious of her sister’s motives.
As Joanna picks up the threads of her old life, she discovers things are not what they appear to be. Painful memories and hidden secrets resurface, leading Joanna to question everything she thought she knew about her family. When her life begins to crash around her again, she needs her sister more than ever.
Set against the rich tapestry of Charleston, South Carolina, three generations of strong Southern women share a history and not-quite-forgotten secrets. Will the bonds they forged years ago be strong enough to give them a second chance at being a family?
The price of survival…
Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.
There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.
A forbidden auction…
Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.
Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.
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THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It’s the first book in the captivating ENDGAME trilogy.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool’s Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale
Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks—mainly the venue’s captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won’t let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he’s all in.
Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but to cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family’s bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn’t belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he’s right—where she really belongs is in his arms.