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The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Kindle Edition by Kelly Harms

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“A laugh-out-loud funny, pitch-perfect novel that will have readers rooting for this unlikely, relatable, and totally lovable heroine, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is the ultimate escape—and will leave moms everywhere questioning whether it isn’t time for a #momspringa of their own.” —New York Journal of Books Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City. Usually grounded and mild-mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps. She discovers a life filled with culture, sophistication, and—with a little encouragement from her friends—a few blind dates. When one man, in particular, makes quick work of Amy’s heart, she risks losing herself completely in the unexpected escape, and as the summer comes to an end, Amy realizes too late that she mu…

Midnight: Tales of a Blackened Soul Kindle Edition by Deidra D. S. Green

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"London was on the hunt. Her intention was to kill.

London De La Motte is not a believer in religion or religiosity. She never found a use for it, considering her troubled past and no place for it in her life as a private investigator. An encounter with a statue in a historic Catholic Church sets London on a path of psychic vision and vigilante justice; righting injustices from the past and present. What she didn’t know is that her brush with Saint Cecilia’s graven image was far from accidental. It was destiny; conjured by Mama Bah, a voodoo high priestess some twenty-five years before. London’s world is rocked by this newfound giftedness. The question is, what will she do when the past and present come crashing down around her."

**If you are sensitive about race-related issues, this may not be the book for you.
**This book does end in a cliffhanger. 
**This is the first book in the Tales of the Blackened Soul Series.

Title:  Midnight: Tales of a Blackened Soul  Au…

GIRL WATCHING YOU Kindle Edition by J.A. Schneider

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"A young woman, obsessed by a man she considers a predator, climbs a fire escape and thinks she sees a murder.

Out of work actress Ava Beck, reduced to working in a West Village flower shop, starts to watch handsome, womanizing hedge funder Peter Greer, who lives near. He likes to romance his girlfriends with flowers.

Ava notices bruises on his troubled-looking date named Chloe. Concerned, she follows them after work to Chloe's studio, second floor in the rear of a brownstone. She hears them arguing, and climbs up the fire escape just as Greer angrily sees her. Panicked, she runs back down, figuring it's just a break-up fight. 

Next day, she hears with horror that Chloe has been murdered. Her guilt - I could have saved her. I should have banged on the window - deepens upon hearing there's been no arrest; Greer has an alibi. Ava feels revenge-obsessed; her sister was killed by a powerful man who got away with it. 

She goes after Greer: ignores p…

We Are One by Muriel Gladney

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"God declared in the beginning that the woman is an essential part of His plan to rule and reign over the earth. The 20th-century spiritual redemption of author Muriel Gladney proves beyond doubt that mankind’s fall from grace did not nullify God's plan or the woman’s vital role in the government of Jesus Christ.
Faith is the final frontier for the body of Christ. The mission of We Are One is to serve as a spiritual mode of transportation that will encourage women to explore a whole new world of complete trust in Jesus.  Those who embark upon this journey will boldly go where only a few have ever gone before. Upon arrival at God’s envisioned destination, women will see for themselves what thus saith the Lord about their Declared, Appointed, and Unchanged Purpose, in His plan. Each generation of women has been searching for one answer for years. For the first time, in We Are One, women will understand why they have been pursued like prey. Lives will be changed f…

Fleishman Is in Trouble A Novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner July 18

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"A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today

Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost fifteen years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now, this.

As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole…

One Last Hit Kindle Edition by Roy Glenn

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"For the first time in his life, Pierce Manning is in love. His life changed the moment that he met Yvette Bridges, a professor of Mathematics. She is a brilliant conversationalist, easy going, and understanding, and it blows his mind. Her love of travel, passion for life, and knowledge rival his own and she quickly becomes his world. Pierce was truly happy and wants to marry her. But, before he can do that, some things had to change in his life. 
For the past twenty-five years, Pierce Manning has been living a double life. Maintaining a delicate balance as a sought-after and award-winning architect and an assassin, employed by a clandestine organization operating inside the Central Intelligence Agency. But, getting out is never as easy as it is to get in. When the unthinkable happens, Pierce is forced to do one last hit or all that he loves will have to suffer the consequences."

Title:  One Last Hit Author:  Roy Glenn Publisher:  Escapism Entertainment  Reviewed B…

The 4Mula Kindle Edition by Perri Forrest

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"The only formula for worldwide success is the one that has to do with selling your soul.” ~Unknown~
The Frazier brothers were born into a fraternal secret society. It was a brotherhood that both their father and grandfather, belonged to. For years, they subscribed to the teachings handed down. However, as they got older, the brothers realized that they didn’t share the same beliefs. For that reason, they walked away from everything they had been taught, forming their own pact. Their pact, and what motivates their movement, has always been the same: to Reclaim . . . the mind, the soul . . . Their game plan is to start where they feel the influence is strongest—the entertainment industry. Together, they come up with a strategy. A formula that they think will work . . . Her name is Eve Evangeline Adams. Single mother, Eve Adams, has just committed the ultimate sin. With the deed done, she takes her one-year-old son, Jaxson, to Atlanta to be with her mother while she …

The American Au Pair (Filthy Rich Royals) Kindle Edition by M. S. Parker

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"What is hotter than a handsome Prince of Monaco? A steamy romance between the Prince and an American au pair. When Aeric Nicolai, the Prince of Monaco, gets the devastating news that his sister and brother-in-law have been killed, he rushes to their home in Germany to make sure his niece and nephew are okay. Thankfully, he finds them in the safe hands of the young, beautiful American au pair, Kitt Bocho.

Both being grief-stricken and reeling from the shock, they seek comfort in each other. But their romance is cut short when the police inform the Prince, that his sister and her husband were not killed in a burglary gone wrong. They now believe it was a targeted killing and the au pair could be involved. They think she was having an affair with his brother-in-law.

How will the Prince of Monaco react? Find out now."

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Title:  The American Au Pu Pair [Filthy Rich Royals] Author:  M.S. Parker Publisher:  Belmonte Publishi…

Promise Me Moore (All That & Moore Book 6) Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger

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"Physical therapist, Aubrey Moore, is growing her private practice, heavily courted by coaches from every major sport as she continues to become a household name. Focusing exclusively on her business, Aubrey has made little time for matters of the heart until retail store mogul and multimillionaire, Brett Quinn catches her eye during a charity basketball game. No one woman has captivated Brett’s heart but that fleeting encounter ignited a spark, and when they meet again, the seed of attraction that captivated them before blooms, leaving them both to wonder if their reunion could be their second chance.

The All That and Moore series follows each sister in the Moore family as they navigate through the entanglements romance brings. Each book can be enjoyed if read as a standalone or if it’s read in the order of the series."

Title:  Promise Me Moore Author:  Celeste Granger Publisher:  C.G. Series:  All That & More Book 6                  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean R…

Lady Guardians: Sharpe Turns Kindle Edition by Heather Rae

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"-You've lost your mind! - That was the general reaction when Kayson Rush announced his career plans. Perhaps he had. Exchanging world travel and working with wealthy clients, the former private investment banker transitioned to the slower and less demanding pace in a retail bank. Kayson left NYC behind and headed west to Abbey Springs. He was more than ready for the quiet life… until the day Kayson insulted Paxton Sharpe. 
Having lived her entire life in Abbey Springs, Paxton Sharpe was known by everyone. As well as her reputation. What that entailed was dependent on who you spoke to. Gorgeous. Best barber. Hothead and hell-raiser. Good heart. The tongue is just as sharp as her knife. All of it, true. One thing she had zero tolerance for was disrespect on any level. But coming from an arrogant sexist infuriated Paxton further. Seldom would one recover, earn a second chance or worse, be given a pass. Kayson Rush managed to have her reconsidering.

While Paxton a…

Everybody Lies Kindle Edition by B.M. Hardin

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"“Liar Liar! She’s on Fire...Literally!”

A night of fun turns deadly when the bride-to-be is found dead and in flames...and no one saw a thing.

Twenty. Twenty-one. Twenty-two.
What really happened? No one has a clue.
Twenty-two people are questioned, but nothing is found. So one by one, Pepper narrows the suspects down.

It becomes clear that everybody has something to hide. The closer Pepper gets to the truth, the more everyone lies.

Somebody saw something.
Someone knows the truth.
Someone is a murderer.
The question is…who?"

Title:  Everybody Lies Author:  B.M. Hardin Publisher:  Hardin Book Co.                 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five  Review:
"Everybody Lies" by B.M. Hardin
My Rationalization:
All I can say is this was one of the best novels I have ever read from this author.  This was quite a mystery, thriller and let's not leave out a suspenseful novel that will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat to see what was coming ne…

Her Naughty Suitor (Falling For A Rose Book 10) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"For Eden Alexandria Rose, being under the microscope, as a triplet in one of the wealthiest families in Chicago—didn’t compare to falling in love with the city’s most notorious bachelor. While one came with the invasiveness of a celebrity’s lifestyle, the other was a receipt for a possible disaster, right down to the destruction of her heart. But knowing him from their close upbringing drives a wedge between appearances and the truth. Now all Eden had to decide is if she was willing to risk it all for love and the thought of being naive stirred her gut and kept her running. 

As Chicago’s top real estate mogul, Derek James Clark has lived up to his public persona as The Don Juan with his no strings attached lifestyle. He’s never been unsatisfied with his reality until Eden Alexandria Rose eased into the groove of his soul—ruling not only his thoughts but the intimate rhythm of his heartbeat. What was once a mere physical attraction, has spawned into a desirous crav…

Ayesha At Last By: Uzma Jalaluddin June 4

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"A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love.

Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.

When a surprise engagement is announced between Khalid and Hafsa, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the tr…