How the Penguins Saved VeronicaHow the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

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A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it’s never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker.

Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she’s coming to visit—and won’t take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica’s closed heart starts to open.

Her grandson, Patrick, comes to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about.

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Dead Fall: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 22) Over 8,000 5-Star Reviews!

Lethal operative Scot Harvath is dispatched to avenge the killing of American citizens abroad in #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor’s new pulse-pounding thriller.

In the war-ravaged borderlands of Ukraine, a Russian mercenary unit has gone rogue. Its members, conscripted from the worst prisons and mental asylums across Russia, are the most criminally violent, psychologically dangerous combatants to ever set foot upon the modern battlefield.

With all attention focused on the frontlines, they have pushed deeper into the interior to wage a campaign of unspeakable barbarity. As they move from village to village, committing horrific war crimes, they meet little resistance as all able-bodied men are off fighting the war.

Simultaneously, a team of Russian soldiers has been dispatched by the Kremlin to loot truckloads of art and priceless cultural treasures hidden away in a host of churches, museums, and private homes.

When multiple American aid workers are killed, America’s top spy, Scot Harvath, is sent in to settle the score. But in a country so vast, will Harvath be able to find the men in question and, more importantly, will he be able to stop them before they can kill again?

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Counterfeit: A Reese's Book Club Pick Over 3,500 5-Star Reviews!

For fans of Hustlers and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, the story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise—an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship from the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners.

Money can’t buy happiness… but it can buy a decent fake.

Ava Wong has always played it safe. As a strait-laced, rule-abiding Chinese American lawyer with a successful surgeon as a husband, a young son, and a beautiful home—she’s built the perfect life. But beneath this façade, Ava’s world is crumbling: her marriage is falling apart, her expensive law degree hasn’t been used in years, and her toddler’s tantrums are pushing her to the breaking point.

Enter Winnie Fang, Ava’s enigmatic college roommate from Mainland China, who abruptly dropped out under mysterious circumstances. Now, twenty years later, Winnie is looking to reconnect with her old friend. But the shy, awkward girl Ava once knew has been replaced with a confident woman of the world, dripping in luxury goods, including a coveted Birkin in classic orange. The secret to her success? Winnie has developed an ingenious counterfeit scheme that involves importing near-exact replicas of luxury handbags and now she needs someone with a U.S. passport to help manage her business—someone who’d never be suspected of wrongdoing, someone like Ava.

But when their spectacular success is threatened and Winnie vanishes once again, Ava is left to face the consequences…

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The Widow Over 10,000 5-Star Reviews!

For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…

But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.

There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.

The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…

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The Bookstore Sisters: A Short Story (The Once Upon a Time Bookshop Stories) Over 25,000 5-Star Reviews!

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes a heartfelt short story about family, independence, and finding your place in the world.

Isabel Gibson has all but perfected the art of forgetting. She’s a New Yorker now, with nothing left to tie her to Brinkley’s Island, Maine. Her parents are gone, the family bookstore is all but bankrupt, and her sister, Sophie, will probably never speak to her again.

But when a mysterious letter arrives in her mailbox, Isabel feels herself drawn to the past. After years of fighting for her independence, she dreads the thought of going back to the island. What she finds there may forever alter her path—and change everything she thought she knew about her family, her home, and herself.

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Vanilla Bean Vengeance: A cozy murder mystery packed with twists (Claire's Candles Cozy Mystery Book 1) Over 1,700 5-Star Reviews!

Claire Harris loves nothing more than crafting homemade candles. She has always dreamed of one day opening a quaint candle shop in her home village of Northash, but at thirty-five, she still can’t afford to take the risk. Stuck in a dead-end job at the local candle factory, and back living with her parents, Claire knows her life needs a shakeup.

The last place she expected change to come from was the factory itself, but when the owner is shockingly pushed to her death, Claire’s life is flipped upside down. She isn’t the only person in the village depending on the factory, so when the murder plunges the business’s future into uncertainty, Claire feels compelled to solve the crime.

With the help of her retired-detective father and closest friends, Claire uncovers a tangled web of conspiracies, cover-ups, secrets, and lies, but can she uncover the truth before her candle shop dream slips through her fingers forever?

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The Sister Under The Stairs: A totally addictive psychological thriller with a shocking twist (Gripping Psychological Thrillers) Over 5,000 5-Star Reviews!

My twin sister disappeared twelve years ago.

Jess went missing on our way home from school. We were sixteen. Dad’s golden rule was Never walk home alone. But I was in a hurry and she was flirting with boys. She just vanished. No word. No sightings. Nothing. My family destroyed.

I blame myself. And I won’t ever give up looking for her.

Each year, on the anniversary of Jess’s disappearance, a bunch of flowers is delivered to our home, along with a note. Two words: I’m sorry.

It’s the only clue we’ve ever had as to what happened. Until the day I get a text: I found her.

And in my desperation to know the truth, I’m walking into a carefully-laid trap. The truth about what happened to my twin is even worse than I could ever have imagined…

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Where Waters Meet Over 2,700 5-Star Reviews!

A daughter discovers the dramatic history that shaped her mother’s secret life in an emotional and immersive novel by Zhang Ling, the bestselling author of A Single Swallow.

There was rarely a time when Phoenix Yuan-Whyller’s mother, Rain, didn’t live with her. Even when Phoenix got married, Rain, who followed her from China to Toronto, came to share Phoenix’s life. Now at the age of eighty-three, Rain’s unexpected death ushers in a heartrending separation.

Struggling with the loss, Phoenix comes across her mother’s suitcase—a memory box Rain had brought from home. Inside, Phoenix finds two old photographs and a decorative bottle holding a crystallized powder. Her auntie Mei tells her these missing pieces of her mother’s early life can only be explained when they meet, and so, clutching her mother’s ashes, Phoenix boards a plane for China. What at first seems like a daughter’s quest to uncover a mother’s secrets becomes a startling journey of self-discovery.

Told across decades and continents, Zhang Ling’s exquisite novel is a tale of extraordinary courage and survival. It illuminates the resilience of humanity, the brutalities of life, the secrets we keep and those we share, and the driving forces it takes to survive.

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The Trouble with a Small Town Cowboy (Texas Matchmakers At It Again Book 1) Love happens at its own pace and for Izzy and Luc, they’ve got singing angels helping the Matchmakin’ Posse—it’s literally a match made from heaven…

It’s been eight years since hairstylist Lacy Brown drove into town in her ancient pink Cadillac and set the town on the map. Now, she’s hired a new stylist, Izzy Cranberry, who is happy to be in the town that’s made history with its everlasting “Wives Wanted Campaign” that is still running even now.

Styling is all she’s here for…and maybe a laugh or two from the legendary matchmakers who sit in her styling chair and think they have her on their target board.

Horse trainer Luc Asher has taken a job in the town he’s heard a lot about but has no plan to be one of the “matches”. He’s a loner, with good reason, and as far from looking for love as a man can get.

Making him the perfect target…at least that’s what Esther Mae, Norma Sue, and Adela, the town matchmakers, believe the moment he strides into Sam’s Diner looking as handsome and alone as a man shouldn’t be.

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RedHanded: An Exploration of Criminals, Cannibals, Cults, and What Makes a Killer Tick Over 600 5-Star Reviews!

What is it about killers, cult leaders, cannibals, cults, and criminals that capture our imaginations even as they terrify and disturb us?

How do we responsibly consume these kinds of stories as entertainment, and more importantly, what can we learn from them? RedHanded rejects the narrative of killers as monsters and that a victim "was in the wrong place at the wrong time," and instead tells the stories we want to hear in a way that challenges perceptions and asks the hard questions about society, gender, poverty, culture, and even our politics.

After meeting at a party in London where they both discovered they listened to the same murder podcasts, Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala drunkenly promised to one day start their own true crime podcast together and the rest is history.

With candor, humor, interviews with experts, research on real-life cases, and an unflinching dissection of what makes a killer tick, Bala and Maguire take us through the societal, behavioral, and cultural phenomena that make victims — and their murderers — our collective responsibility and to find out once and for all: what makes a killer tick?

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The King's Weapon: A Slow-burn Romantic Fantasy (Of Fire and Lies Book 1) Kallie’s next assignment from her father, the king of Ardentol: Choose a suitor, capture his heart, then take his throne…

Although the Great War that split Vaneria into seven kingdoms ended one hundred years ago, its shadow looms over the people. Due to her unique gift from the gods, Kallie has become her father’s errand girl and his key to uniting the kingdoms once again.

For years, she has trained her body, her mind, and her ability to manipulate people, but she wishes to be more. To have more control over her life and more power. The success of this assignment will finally prove that she is capable of just that.

However, the mission quickly goes awry when an enemy kingdom captures Kallie on her way to her chosen suitor’s palace. As her captors drag her across Vaneria, she must face the truth that there might be more to her story than she once thought. And while she may be a master of manipulation, she is not immune to it.

Now Kallie must decide: is she the one doing the manipulating or is someone else manipulating her?

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Music Man: A Rock Star/Curvy Girl Romantic Comedy (Romance in Rehoboth Book 1) Love and fame can come at any age. But be careful what you wish for…

Even at 40, plus-size writer Claire is infatuated with her own personal rock star. Is it the beard? The flannel? The guitar? Claire isn’t sure, but Jack is simply irresistible. It’s no wonder she pushes him to audition for a local singing contest. You’re never too old to chase your dreams, right?

Music was Jack’s first love. When life got in the way of him making it big as a singer/songwriter, he settled for teaching music–including giving piano lessons to a stunning curvy redhead named Claire. He’s fallen head over heels for her–just in time for his big break to finally arrive. But do you ever really give up on your first love?

Music Man is part of the Romance in Rehoboth series. If you like your romcoms sweet, funny, and semi-clean, if you enjoy a small town setting, and you have a penchant for strong, curvy, and somewhat snarky heroines, you’re gonna want to move to Rehoboth Beach by the time you’re done reading. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, that is. It’s a real place, and Delaware has great beaches. Who knew? Trust me, I’m just as surprised as you are!

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The Housekeeper's Daughter (The Woodicombe House Sagas Book 1) Over 600 5-Star Reviews!

A story of family, secrets and love set in the beautiful Devonshire countryside at Woodicombe House.

Kate Bratton dreams of more. It’s 1914, and her life is mapped out ahead of her: continue working as a maid in the beautiful Woodicombe House, settle down with Luke the gardener and, of course, start a family.

Desperate to run away in search of adventure, Kate’s plans are curtailed by the arrival of the Russell family at Woodicombe House. Tasked with becoming a ladies-maid for their daughter, Naomi, Kate gets a glimpse of the other side of life. Little does she know that all families have secrets, no matter their standing.

Will Kate return to the safety of her life before the Russell’s departure? Or will the handsome Ned Russell turn her head?

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Pretty ThingsPretty Things by Janelle Brown

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Two wildly different women—one a grifter, the other an heiress—are brought together by the scam of a lifetime.

Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet.

Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer—traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina.

Nina’s, Vanessa’s, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge.

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