The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis

The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara  DavisA novel of secrets, memory, family, and forgiveness by the bestselling author of When Never Comes.

Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave.

Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her—a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother’s name.

But to do so, she’ll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.

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Categories: johannesburg

Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt

Let Them Be Kids by Jessica SmarttEnter for a chance to win one of 100 free eBook copies of my new book, "Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need"!

Bullying. Social media. Anxiety and depression. Graphic video games. Elite sports teams. Whatever happened to just being a kid? We all feel the weight of wanting to ensure that we prepare our kids for age-appropriate realities, and we especially hope to raise them to be vigilant when faced with pressures and influences of the world. But how do we balance the two?

"Let Them Be Kids" is Jessica Smartt's offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving them practical ideas to meet these challenges, and her well-researched, tested methods deliver wisdom on tough topics such as:

- Balancing family time vs. outside activities,
- The gift of being awkward and uncool,
- Managing technology,
- Protecting purity,
- Showing grace when kids disobey, and more.

Part story, part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey, and helps moms like you feel confident and equipped with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered childhood for your children. "Let Them Be Kids" can help you conquer fear and find truth that transforms entire families as it reminds you to enjoy special moments of building family values together.

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Categories: slash-fiction

White Out by Danielle Girard

White Out by Danielle GirardFrom the bestselling author of the Annabelle Schwartzman series comes a chilling story of a woman with a forgotten past and a town with dark secrets.

After surviving a car accident on an icy road in Hagen, North Dakota, Lily Baker regains consciousness with no idea where or who she is. Scattered Bible verses and the image of a man lying in a pool of blood haunt her memory.

The same night of the accident, a young woman is murdered and tossed in a dumpster. Kylie Milliard, Hagen’s only detective, doesn’t immediately recognize the victim, but Kylie soon discovers that Lily and the dead woman share a dark past…if only Lily could remember what it was.

Lily and Kylie both want answers. But Kylie has to play by the book. Lily has to play it safe. And the more Lily learns about her identity, the more she fears the truth.

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Categories: international

The Gentleman Thief by Kate Gragg

The Gentleman Thief by Kate GraggEnter for a chance to win one of 100 digital copies of The Gentleman Thief by Kate Gragg!

Joe Thorne, an overgrown chimneysweep with thievish ambitions, has got himself in trouble. After his bothersome magical cough turns his hard-earned/stolen treasure to literal potatoes, he is unwillingly swept up into an adventure on the mystical Isle of Teems. Joe wades through a tide of curses, murder, and the disgusting countryside to unravel the mystery of the missing knights with an old friend, frog-man, and a sentient handkerchief by his side.

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Categories: law

The Son and Heir by Alexander Münninghoff

The Son and Heir by Alexander MünninghoffA prize-winning Dutch journalist’s unsparing memoir of growing up amid the excesses, triumphs, and devastation of post–World War II Europe.

What can a son say upon discovering that his father wore a Nazi uniform? Reporter Alexander Münninghoff was only four when he found this mortifying relic from his father’s recent past in his attic. This shameful memento came to symbolize not only his father’s tragically misguided allegiance but also a shattered marriage and ultimately the unconscionable separation of a mother and son.

In this revelatory memoir, the author confronts his parents’ complex past as he reconstructs the fortunes and disillusions of an entire family upheaved during the changes of twentieth-century Europe. The Münninghoffs were driven by greed, rebellion, and rage. An embattled dynasty, they were torn between the right and the wrong side of history. Their saga haunted Alexander’s life for the next seventy years.

Only in reconciling with them can this man find the courage to move forward as son and heir to the startling legacy of a flawed yet grand tradition.

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Categories: food-preservation

Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg

Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae DimbergEnter for your chance to win a paperback copy of THE GIRL IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR by by Kelsey Rae Dimberg!

“An exciting, intoxicating debut, it will hold you until its startling final pages.”
—Megan Abbott

I never meant to lie. That is, I never wanted to.

They are Phoenix’s First Family: handsome Philip Martin, son of the sitting Senator, who appears destined to step into his father’s seat when the time is right; his wife Marina, the elegant director of Phoenix’s fine arts museum; and their four-year-old daughter Amabel, beautiful and precocious and beloved.

Finn Hunt is working a dull office job to pay off her college debt when she meets Philip and charms Amabel. She eagerly agrees to nanny, thinking she’s lucked into the job of a lifetime. Though the glamour of the Martins’ lifestyle undeniably dazzles Finn, her real pleasure comes from being part of the family: sharing quick jokes with Philip in the kitchen before he leaves for work; staying late when Marina needs a last-minute sitter; and spending long days with Amabel, who is often treated more like a photo op than a child.

But behind every façade lurks a less attractive truth. When a young woman approaches Finn, claiming a connection with Philip and asking Finn to pass on a message, Finn becomes caught up in a web of deceit with the senate seat at its center. And Finn isn’t exactly innocent herself: she too has a background she has kept hidden, and under the hot Phoenix sun, everything is about to be laid bare. . .

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Categories: atheism

The Secret Jesus by Sue Stephenson

The Secret Jesus by Sue StephensonIn this mainstream page-turner, Christ’s DNA is discovered in an ancient relic—and used to create a clone. This is the story of Jesus’ human twin, and his quest for identity in Twenty-first Century America. Who will this young man be exactly?

This thought-provoking novel has been a great selection for book club discussions all over the country.

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Categories: world-war-i