Juliet Hall has the perfect life. She lives in a gorgeous little cottage with her sister, Cassie, whom she adores, she's a principal ballerina with a small but prestigious dance company in Seattle, and the beach is only blocks away. Then a madman takes away that perfect life, her career, and her sister. When the man comes after her she bolts, trying to get as far away from Seattle and the scene of her sister's murder as she can. It's just an average day for Sheriff Grant Donovan as he patrols the long, mostly deserted roads around Evergreen Springs, Montana. Until he comes across a stranded motorist, a motorist with the most beautiful blue-green eyes he's ever seen. He finds himself losing his heart to the newcomer, and discovers there is someone else who also wants her heart. Someone who is willing to kill her to get it.
Combining the social commentary of The Handmaid’s Tale with the white-knuckled thrills of Red Rising, this epic space opera filled with “lush prose” (Publishers Weekly) follows a comfort woman as she claims her agency, a soldier questioning his allegiances, and a non-binary hero out to save the solar system. First Sister has no name and no voice. As a priestess of the Sisterhood, she travels the stars alongside the soldiers of Earth and Mars—the same ones who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former captain abandons her, First Sister’s hopes for freedom are dashed when she is forced to stay on her ship with no friends, no power, and a new captain—Saito Ren—whom she knows nothing about. She is commanded to spy on Captain Ren by the Sisterhood, but soon discovers that working for the war effort is much harder when you’re falling in love. Lito val Lucius climbed his way out of the slums to become an elite soldier of Venus but was defeated in combat by none other than Saito Ren, resulting in the disappearance of his partner, Hiro. When Lito learns that Hiro is both alive and a traitor to the cause, he now has a shot at redemption: track down and kill his former partner. But when he discovers recordings that Hiro secretly made, Lito’s own allegiances are put to the test. Ultimately, he must decide between following orders and following his heart. With “a layered, action-filled plot and diverse characters” (Library Journal), The First Sister explores the power of technology, colonization, race, and gender and is perfect for fans of James S.A. Corey, Chuck Wendig, and Jay Posey.
Sometimes, your heart knows the truth even before you do. The new page-turning family drama from one of Australia's most popular storytellers. As she approaches thirty, dedicated nurse Ellen Sutton's life is how she wants it - well, almost. Her younger sister, Carrie, seems to have it all sorted though: a successful hair business, a devoted new boyfriend and a rosy future together. Even Ellen's brother, Bodhi, is settled with his petite, super-chill chef girlfriend, Ingrid. So why does Ellen suddenly give up her career and family for the red dust and toil of an outback cattle station? She's never run from anything before - it's new territory in more ways than one. But Ellen can't run forever. And a family camping trip to Western Australia's beautiful Karijini country brings the three women together once again. This trip won't be the dream camping holiday for any of them. But one way or another, it will show them the truth. The Wrong Sister is a heartfelt story about dreams, the importance of family and finding your true self. Praise for the bestselling novels of Fiona Palmer: 'Delves deep into themes of secret affairs, hidden identities and untold truths' Who Weekly 'The Long Weekend delivers to readers the perfect chance to escape from their own lives, if just for a few hours' Books+Publishing 'Fiona Palmer is a writer who demonstrates great facility for storytelling, for swiftly moving a plot along. She writes relatable characters' Living Arts Canberra
The second novel in a brilliant fantasy trilogy from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns. Behind its walls, the Convent of Sweet Mercy has trained young girls to hone their skills for centuries. In Mystic Class, Novice Nona Grey has begun to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the convent, Nona must choose which order to dedicate herself to—and whether her path will lead to a life of prayer and service or one of the blade and the fist. All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the designs of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a knife, and the vengeance of the empire's richest lord. As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she is sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pulls of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty. And in all this only one thing is certain: there will be blood.
"Mallery beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for one's dreams."—Publishers Weekly Beloved bestselling author Susan Mallery brings readers an emotional, witty, and heartfelt story that explores the nuances of a broken family’s complex emotions as they strive to become whole in this uplifting story of human frailty and resilience. Finley McGowan is determined that the niece she’s raising will always feel loved and wanted. Unlike how she felt after her mom left to pursue a dream of stardom, and when the grandfather who was left to raise them abandoned her and her sister, Sloane, when they needed him most. Finley reacted to her chaotic childhood by walking the straight and narrow—nose down, work hard, follow the rules. Sloane went the other way. Now Sloane is back, as beautiful and as damaged as ever…and she wants a relationship with her daughter. She says she’s changed, but Finley’s heart has been burned once too often for her to trust easily. But is her reluctance to forgive really about Sloane or worry over losing what she loves the most? With the help of a man who knows all too well how messy families can be, Finley will learn there’s joy in surrendering and peace in letting go. Don't miss The Happiness Plan, a new novel coming from #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery where three women experience hope, heartache, and the power of friendship as they search for true happiness!
Listen, Sister is a hilarious collection of personal stories that turn awkward memories into much needed encouragement. Each tale of real-life shenanigans points out glimpses of God in the everyday and directs women to the source of true joy in their stress-filled lives. Listen, Sister is real and authentic assuring women that they are not alone; they are part of a sisterhood. The sisterhood of laundry on the couch, cereal for dinner and mismatched socks; the sisterhood of black sheep chosen by the Shepherd for extraordinary lives.
The Inferno of a Gem Framed for the murder of her brother-in-law, Jewel Thompson a recovering alcoholic finds herself in the center of a nefarious plot conspired by her sister, Jade Thompson. Jade is loved by the town, a grieving widow and an active philanthropist she remains steadfast in seeing her sister pay for this heinous crime. However, when Alan Rose, a boisterous defense attorney from New York City is asked to represent Jewel he immediately takes a liking to her. Together they uncover the truth and unmask a murder. To Be Bee Twelve years after the slaughtering of The Baxter’s: an affluent, renowned family consisting of a husband, a wife, and three beautiful children, the culprit is up for parole. Big Red, the detective responsible for solving this crime and putting their fifteen-year-old killer behind bars acts as he is determined to prevent the young murderess, Beatrice Baxter from ever walking the streets again. Enlisting the assistance of top dog lead prosecutor Whitney Peterbrook, Big Red is confident he will succeed in his demands. But when the tables turn and identities are revealed can Big Red stand a chance against his new adversaries? Oxygen Based on true events Kara and Kayla are first-year law students looking to begin their journey and make their mother proud. But when Kara and Kayla find themselves absorbed with two men who are neither single nor emotionally available they become warped with lies and misconceptions. Determined to make a change, Kayla is telling the story of her pain in hopes of overcoming her trauma. Kara’s odyssey is nothing short of thrilling as both sisters join forces and make decisions capable of destroying both of their lives. A story of truth, pain and eye-opening revelations Oxygen will have you gasping for air.
“The build of the story is a slow burn, like a fuse curling through an empty storehouse ONLY to find out that the fuse is attached to ten tons of fireworks. Holy Climax, Batman!” ~ Shannon Mayer, author of Priceless and The Nevermore Trilogy Think high school sucks? Try being an empath who has to experience everyone else’s suckage on top of your own. (Literally.) In the months since her family life imploded and her psychic gifts began to arise, Cady has struggled to figure out how she can fit into her normal life without going crazy from the constant presence of emotional energy. Her grades have tanked. Her best friend is afraid of her. And she begins to have doubts about why her boyfriend, Bryan, is really keeping her around. But a chance meeting with another gifted girl online opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Unfortunately, this new world comes at an awful price.
“I never have to remember this pain again - he’s dead!” I said smiling secretly to myself as I walked lightly from the living room to the dining room. At age ten I felt my life had just begun. With him out of the picture I could laugh and play like any other child.
We must never underestimate the power of our story. If youre finding yourself in a place where you cant seem to catch your breath, youll find hope and help on these pages. - Jill Savage, Founder of Hearts at Home, author of No More Perfect Moms Just Breathe is the inspirational account of the Waterworth family as they experience shocking diagnoses, learn a new normal as two of their children manage a life-threatening disease, and later, how Leanne and her son survive a horrific van accident during a family vacation in Montana. Through their faith in God and the support of a strong, loving, community, youll be moved to hear how they overcome extreme obstacles and continue to be thankful, choosing joy, even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances.
Empath Kayla John Reed's rebel forces, the War Minstrels, had struck a crucial blow at the heart of Yates Keller's empire, conquering the Alliance capital, Vardalia. It should have been Kayla's moment of triumph. But Vardalia was a shambles, and not only had Yates himself escaped, he claimed to have her friends and shipmates in his clutches. Kayla had no choice but to agree to the terms he'd left in a holographic message. Meet him on their home world, the mining colony Styx, surrender the fabled Mindstone to him, and Keller would release her friends. Yet even as she set off for the rendezvous point, trouble was brewing among the War Minstrels - trouble that could transform their successful revolution into the deadliest kind of anarchy if she didn't make it back in time. And what Kayla had no way of know foreseeing was that Styx itself hid a peril far greater than any trap Keller had planned for her...