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  Title: Murder in a Cape Cottage Author: Maddie Day Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: A Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery #4 Format: Ebook Pages: 271 Publisher: Kensington Publication Date: September 27, 2022 CAWPILE Rating: 3.5/10 Book Description on Goodreads ʼTis the week before Christmas, a wicked-busy time of year for Mac’s bike shop. It’s just as well her Cozy Capers Book Group’s new pick is a nerve-soothing coloring book mystery, especially when she has last-minute wedding planning to do. But all pre-wedding jitters fade into the background when Mac’s fiancé, Tim, begins a cottage renovation project and opens up a wall to find a skeleton—sitting on a stool, dressed in an old-fashioned bridal gown . . . As Mac delves into the decades-old mystery with the help of librarian Flo and her book group, she discovers a story of star-crossed lovers and feuding families worthy of the bard himself. Yet this tale has a modern-day villain still lurking in Mac’s quaint seaside town, ready to make this
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  Title: Vanessa Jared's Got a Man Author: LaQuette Genre: Romance Format: Ebook ARC Pages: 262 Publication Date: September 20, 2022 5 Stars Book Description on Goodreads LaQuette's debut sexy romantic comedy  Vanessa Jared's Got a Man  tells the story of a woman getting her groove back and getting a second chance at love. Vanessa Jared, a 40-something divorcee, decided that the best way to pull herself out of their post-divorce slump was to form The Savvy, Sexy, Singles Club and start the "Do Me" portion of her and her friends' lives. But on the two year anniversary, a sexy sheriff shows up on Vanessa's doorstep wanting her to help him keep his little sister from marrying her no-good ex. Vanessa is not down for this at all. She wants nothing to do with her ex...until she spots a photo of her ex's new fiancee wearing her grandmother's ring--which he clearly stole from her. So now it's on. Vanessa is ready to take this trifling (fill-in-the-blan

My Name is Ona Judge by Suzette D. Harrison

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  Title: My Name Is Ona Judge Author: Suzette D. Harrison Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle ARC Pages: 310 Publication Date: September 6, 2022 5 Stars Book Description on Goodreads New Hampshire, 1796. “My name is Ona Judge,and I escaped from the household of the President of the United States. I was the favored maid of George and Martha Washington, but they deemed me a slave and thought me property, and I hear ten dollars is offered as reward for my capture. Now I must write the truth that I have lived, and tell my story…” Chincoteague, Virginia, present day. Rain soaks Tessa Scott as she runs from her car to the old, vine-covered property she has been called to survey. She’s too busy to accept a new job, but doing this favor for the grandmother of her childhood sweetheart delays a painful decision she must make about a future with her controlling boyfriend. But when Tessa finds a tattered journal carefully hidden inside the house’s ancient fireplace, the tragic story of how

The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela

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Title: The Neapolitan Sisters Author: Margo Candela Genre: Women's Fiction Format: Audiobook Listening Time: 9 hours 45 minutes Publication: August 9, 2022 4 Stars   Description Three sisters. Three vastly different lives. A maelstrom of family secrets. For fans of María Amparo Escandón and Laurie Frankel, Margo Candela pens a riotous, provocative tale of family and sisterhood. Growing up with a kind but alcoholic father and a suspicious, passive aggressive mother, the Bernal sisters each developed their own way of coping: Dulcina had her art and drugs and alcohol, Claudia plunged into her studies and fled to Princeton, and Maritza watched one Disney movie after another in between devouring romance novels. Now all grown up, the sisters are reunited at last for Maritza’s dream wedding. But they are no less different than they were growing up: Maritza is a princess bridezilla, Claudia is the family “fixer,” and Dulcina “Dooley” is finally sober. With all three Bernal sisters back in

The Family Compund by Liz Parker

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Title: The Family Compund Author: Liz Parker Genre: Adult Fiction Format: Ebook Page Count: 286 Publication Date: august 23, 2022 3 Stars Description A compassionate and insightful novel about family, broken dreams, and holding on to everything in life that matters. Five cousins must band together to decide the future of their shared inheritance—the family’s sprawling property in Stowe, Vermont—but with each at a different place in life, reaching a unanimous decision seems unlikely. Penny struggles with depression and craves stability in an unstable world. Halsey is divorced, raising her child, and contending with an unexpected realization about herself. Irresponsible William can be counted on only to fall in love as capriciously as he falls out of it. And both Laurie and Chris are floundering after betrayals—hers professional, his personal. With little in common except childhood memories, the five face impossible choices. It’s going to take sacrifice, compromise, and a plan for moving

Island Secrets: A Queens of Kiawah Story by Nina Foxx

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  Title: Island Secrets Author: Nina Foxx Genre: Romantic Suspense Format: Ebook Page Count: 302 Publication Date: July 9, 2022 4 Stars Book Description His boat came in, but Denise Martine's husband, Charles, wasn't on it. Almost a year later, with his death still a mystery, Denise retreats to their vacation home on Kiawah Island to begin to sort out his affairs and her feelings amongst a group of her friends, only to be confronted with the mystery he left behind. Although she must go on, Denise feels as if something is not quite right with her husband's mysterious disappearance. Her suspicions are compounded as an old flame from college, Trent, shows up and begins to poke around in what Denise considers to be a very private matter. Thoughts Canopy tree-lined roads, fresh country air, the marina and the comfort of slow living are the things that keep Charles and Denise Martine returning to Kiawah Island, South Carolina. When tourist season is over, the close-knit residents
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