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What is the soundtrack of your life? After living in twelve places in eight years, Calle Smith finds herself in Andreas Bay, California, at the start of ninth grade. Another new home, another new school…Calle knows better than to put down roots. Her song journal keeps her moving to her own soundtrack, bouncing through a world best kept at a distance. Yet before she knows it, friends creep in—as does an unlikely boy with a secret. Calle is torn over what may be her first chance at love. With all that she’s hiding and all that she wants, can she find something lasting beyond music? And will she ever discover why she and her mother have been running in the first place?
An original short story by Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Buried Secrets and Vanished. “Plan B” finds private spy Nick Heller in Barcelona, Spain on a rescue mission. The target: a walled compound with state-of-the art-security. The object: a teenage girl, held against her will. The plan: get in and rescue the girl and then get out — without tripping an alarm or alerting the army of guards. But even the best designed plans can go wrong. Which is why Nick Heller always has a Plan B.
Death is sad, love is agony. Max was her next job. She got his name just before he died and it was for her to lead his soul to heaven. She was a Bringer. Bringers do not have emotions. Yet the arrival of James, Max’s son, at his father’s death bed shook her whole existence because she was soon to fall in love against all the laws of nature. For a Bringer, that is a terrifying fall.
Marlena & John have never been so close, and yet so far apart… Marlena’s love, John, has been paralyzed for two years, and she is becoming desperate. Although her love for him has never waned, she must find a cure before they drift too far apart as man and wife. But John’s illness may not be all that it seems, and the truth could tear them apart forever. On the winding roads leading to Monte Carlo… Charlotte Gaines, daughter of one of the world’s richest men and one of the hottest fashion designers, discovers a hidden truth about her family that she never suspected. It sets her on a quest that will uncover long-buried secrets, hidden passions, and dangerous mysteries…all leading to a city called Salem, and a revelation that will change all of their lives forever.
When Scottish-born Elizabeth Wallace returns to Australia to become managing director of a major new government organization she could not have imagined the difficulties she will face. She has left a long-term lover in Scotland as well as a successful corporate career. With unfinished personal troubles haunting her and increased media scrutiny she wonders whether she has made the right decision.
Amber Borden is clever, ambitious, and tired of being seen as a nobody by the popular crowd at her high school. She’s convinced that her ticket to success is to be an A-list talent agent, and her first big break is in convincing Trinidad Sylvenski to let Amber manage her. Unfortunately for Amber, her life literally spins out of control. After discovering what the most popular girls really think of her, she has a near-death experience when she is hit by a mail truck. In the “heavens,” she meets her loving grandmother and loyal dog who give her words of encouragement, the promise of better things to come, and instructions on how to return to her body. Amber is so excited with this encounter that she takes a wrong turn and winds up in the body of beautiful, wealthy, and popular Leah Montgomery. It doesn’t take long for Amber to realize that Leah’s life and family are in major turmoil. All she wants is her old life back, and she will do whatever it takes to make this happen. What she learns along the way are the experiences of a lifetime. This page-turner has wit, love, courage, adventure, and remarkable insight. Amber is truly a teen heroine whom readers will identify with and learn from, who brings new meaning to the word “dead.” A must-have purchase for fans of the supernatural and the occult.—
Jericho “J.T.” Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas’s new dressmaker. He’s all too familiar with her kind–shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected. Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff
manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man? When Hannah decides to help Jericho’s sister catch a beau–leading to uproarious consequences for the whole town–will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?
Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds. Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people. The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure. This third volume in the Psalm 23 Mysteries series finds Jeremiah and Cindy matching wits with an unscrupulous land developer. In a fast-paced story set around St. Patrick’s Day, murder invades an idyllic landscape, challenging them to save hundreds of teens even as they try to discover the source of their unexpected danger.
When a Mexican drug lord sets his sights on celebrity money manager, Peter Hansen, a quiet terror is unleashed across suburban New Jersey. As Peter’s investment business morphs into a money laundering center for drug lord Julio Viola, friends, family and clients get caught in the wake. Once the money laundering outfit begins to unravel, the murder toll rises and Peter must act swiftly and harshly.
When spunky Marguerite Westing discovers that her family will summer at Lake Manawa in 1895, she couldn’t be more thrilled. It is the perfect way to escape her agonizingly boring suitor, Roger Gordon. It’s also where she stumbles upon two new loves: sailing, and sailing instructor Trip Andrews. But this summer of fun turns to turmoil as her father’s gambling problems threaten to ruin the family forever. Will free-spirited Marguerite marry Roger to save her father’s name and fortune? Or will she follow her heart–even if it means abandoning the family she loves?
Team Secrets of the Navy SEALs is written especially for business professionals who want to make it in today’s extremely aggressive business environment. No force or unit has ever had more success than the SEALs. Author Robert Needham uses the lessons he’s learned as a Navy SEAL to guide the reader through the role of being or becoming a leader. “To some, leadership is exemplified by the blind obedience to orders. It is a misconception that to coerce another person to do your bidding makes you a ‘leader.'”Navy SEALs are recognized around the world as being the best. From their start as Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) in WWII to the founding of the SEALs in 1962, only 8,000 men have been allowed to join this top-notch unit. Needham is still on active duty as a SEAL and knows how to achieve results. “The ruthless effectiveness and efficiency of the SEAL Teams stems from the fact that we always start from, perfect, and practice the basics. The Team is a dynamic that works toward success, not hindered by pride, preservation, and self-interest.”Needham’s principles define and illustrate the word “team,” and they will motivate business people working toward that common goal.
Angelina Morgan is a beautiful consultant who practices an ancient art form called Feng Shui. Will Scott is an all-business CEO who doesn’t believe anything he can’t see and touch. With the help of a meddling ex-wife, a well-meaning best friend, and a matchmaking mother, Angelina and Will are about to find out what happens when opposites attract…and sparks fly.
The Grace in Africa series is a sweeping three-part historical saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada. All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been sheltered from the truth about the family business–the capture and trade of slaves. Set in 1787 in West Africa, The Call of Zulina opens as the scorching harmattan winds blow. Desperate to avoid marriage to an odious suitor, Grace escapes the family compound only to be caught up in a slave revolt at the fortress of Zulina. Soon, she begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality and comes to sympathize with the plight of the captives. She admires their strength and courage and is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.
Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Robert’s Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story—from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his life—including his successes, tragedies, struggles with thoughts of suicide—to show how his faith and his family pulled him through.
Privacy is dead, and the killer is Hathor—a surveillance database that offers the public convenience and pleasure, as well as a drastic reduction in crime. Hathor’s all-seeing eye quickly finds those who dare to break the law and hands them over to the authorities, watching them every step of the way. But there are “ghosts” in the system, rare individuals who walk the world unseen by Hathor. Most of society doesn’t even know these ghosts exist, but their presence threatens the entire system. The ghosts use their secrecy to scheme, steal, and even kill and only a talented few can track them down and bring them to justice. These special agents are the Ghost Targets division of the FBI. Katie Pratt just joined this elite squad and though she doesn’t realize it, she is in for the case of her life.
Navy SEAL Jax Graham knows how to handle any situation except dealing with his four-year-old-son, Tyler. With his on-the-go job, Jax has not been a constant in his son’s daily life. He expected to leave Tyler with his mother-in-law as legal guardian but must now make a final decision about custody or the job he loves. While staying at his mother-in-law’s beach house in North Carolina, Jax’s frustration level is going into overload until therapist Pickett Sessoms steps in. Jax is impressed with Pickett’s communication skills, so when a hurricane threatens, he cajoles her into letting him and his son stay at her inland home so he can get parenting tips. What he does not bargain for is the attraction he feels toward this high-maintenance woman. Daughtridge delivers a well-written romance that is simultaneously tender and sensuous.
As the Jaegal Empire moves to war against the city-state of Apsia, an unknown player begins to manipulate events, and long-hidden secrets come to light that threaten not only the outcome of the war, but also the fabric of reality itself.