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Fiction; 173 pages. Bookstore owner, Karri Taylor, needed to get away from her former boyfriend in California. She couldn't think of a better time than now to visit the Kentucky farm she inherited from her great-aunt. She desperately wanted to see it once more before selling it to finalize the estate. When she arrives, she didn't expect the hospitality of the handsome neighbor or how hard it would be to leave him to go back to California.
Nathan Perry Mystery series, book 1. Military veteran Nathan Perry moves back to his hometown of Mystic, Massachusetts when he is hired as their new police detective. Reacquainting himself with a few old friends, he finds that his high school sweetheart, Dana Tyler, is now the lead reporter for the local newspaper.Before his new job is made permanent, he must find who is breaking into homes on Mano Island, an affluent community in Mystic, including the murderer of one of the homeowners.With a killer loose on the streets, the Mayor Robert Newcomb and Police Chief Paul Cabot expect Nathan to solve the murder fast. He doesn't like politics, but soon discovers he may have to play the game to earn his job permanently. Homecoming to Murder is the first Nathan Perry Mystery!
Nathan Perry Mystery series, book 2. When a coin convention comes to Mystic, Massachusetts, the town has another murder on its hands. Returning from a month-long paternity leave, Detective Nathan Perry plunges into an investigation of the mysterious death of coin collector Chuck Blanton after determining he was killed over a rare coin. His task becomes more complicated when a nationally known journalist, Robin Fisher, wants the same answers as him. As the leads and suspects mount, and finding no one that has actually seen the coin, Nathan is not sure whether she will be a help or a hindrance. Time begins running short, but Nathan is determined to entangle the mystery surrounding the rare coin in order to bring justice to the coin collector's killer.
Special edition, now with a recipe at the end of each chapter.When culinary student Jenny Marshall struggles to pay her tuition, she decides to become a Personal Chef to make ends meet. The most eligible bachelor in town, Derek James, happens to also be a millionaire and he has a crisis. Two days before his Thanksgiving dinner party, his cook has to quit due to a family emergency. Desperate, he hires Jenny to cook for his party and there's chemistry from the start. He likes her, she likes him, but a manager at his company has set her sights on Derek and does everything she can to sabotage the relationship. Everyone thinks Colleen is the perfect match for Derek; everyone that is, except Derek. He desperately wants Jenny in his life. However, Colleen has other plans to keep that from happening. What lengths will she go to in order to keep Derek and Jenny apart?
Previously released as "Love, Lies & Deceit." Julie McBride wanted to do more for her country and decided to leave her job as an interpreter at the State Department to become a Field Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA officer, Josh Cooper's world was turned upside down after his partner left the agency to marry his future wife. Now, Josh needs a new partner and reluctantly accepts an assignment from his supervisor to be a training officer for a recent graduate from the academy, not realizing it would be a woman. During their first field assignment, Julie and Josh realize they've have fallen in love. In addition to being against agency regulations, their lives become even more complicated when Josh is arrested for selling secrets to the wrong side. Julie is now faced with deciding whether she believes in Josh enough to risk her own career and life to help him find who set him up.
Tessa Cooper, having taken a year long sabbatical from teaching English at a university in order to write a mystery novel, winds up living in the mountains of Tennessee. The last thing on her mind is falling in love. Then she meets the man building the garage behind her cabin. Sexy Silas Newberry is a man with many secrets, and Tessa is determined to find out what they are. But when things start going in the wrong direction, can Silas keep her safe without revealing his biggest secret of all?
New York City writer, Jaime Wilson wants the Assistant Editor job at Real Mystery Magazine. In order to get it, she has to write a kick-ass story, and what could be better than a 30-year old unsolved murder in a small town.When Jaime visits Royal, Indiana to investigate, she soon finds that someone in the town doesn't want the mystery solved and she becomes a target. After an arrest for trespassing and an attempt on her life, Sheriff Ben Hunter lets her stay at his place where he can keep an eye on her while she continues to work on her story. She didn't count on falling in love with the sheriff and he didn't think he would have to work so hard to keep her safe. Finally, when she finishes her story, she has to make her choice whether to stay with Ben or go back to New York.
The last person Grace Taylor wanted to see was her old boyfriend, Andy Granger, but that's exactly who was standing in front of her on the porch of the ranch. To make matters worse, he was her trail guide. When an unexpected spring storm strands them in a secluded mountain cabin, memories and old feelings emerge. Can Grace keep the secret she'd kept for eight years while at the same time keep Andy at a distance?
Cally Hunt wants to be a network news anchor and when she accidentally overhears the sale of government secrets, she thinks she has her big break. However, she didn't count on her life being in danger and federal agents coming to protect her. For CIA officer, Ethan Young, what was supposed to be a routine assignment of protecting a journalist, turns out to be the most challenging of his career when he discovers the reporter is his former fiancée.Things get complicated when personal feelings and their past relationship interferes with Ethan's responsibility of protecting Cally, especially when she discovers who he really works for.
Cookbook. "Masters & Disasters of Cooking is a collection of stories and recipes of some of my best and worst cooking experiences. From Breakfasts to Desserts, this book is full of comical anecdotes of my personal cooking mistakes and perfect masterpieces, all accompanied by my best recipes." --Barnes & Noble
A young man loses his job and is forced to relocate. No one is hiring in such bleak economic times. America finds itself threatened by a world superpower firmly in control of global trade. Money is scarce, businesses fail, and the Bank of the United States closes its doors. The country will soon be embroiled in another war. This is not present day--the year is 1811. Craig Ridgeway, a 21-year old gunsmith from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, rides a flatboat down the Ohio River and settles in Breckinridge County, Kentucky to try his hand at farming. Through an accidental association with a notorious widow (the past proprietor of a liquor vault and prostitution den), he inherits a patch of rich bottomland, embraces a nearby family, and falls in love with the abandoned wife of a violent outlaw. Overcoming inexperience and hardships. Craig builds a promising new life, learning how to raise corn, tobacco and hemp. Inspired by the "Widder's" recipe, he and his wife Mary manufacture bourbon whiskey which he markets profitably in New Orleans. Nature bedazzles in a spectacular show of events--a total solar eclipse, blazing comet, violent earthquakes, and sky-blackening passenger pigeon flights. A new steamboat embarks on its first journey down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, ushering in a new economic era.However, good fortune comes at a high price. The looming war with Great Britain disrupts the economy and overshadows Craig's life. He must make choices that affect others in time of conflict. After twice refusing to fight on the northern frontier, he has one last chance to join his fellow Kentuckians in the heroic defense of New Orleans. The epic battle on the sugarcane plantations below the city provides redemption for the young American nation and for Craig who prays to survive, to return home to continue his adventure in life with Mary. Widder's Landing is a story of life, love, and survival set against the rugged Kentucky frontier.
Historical fiction thriller set in western Kentucky, New Orleans and Brazil. A scheming banker seeks to lay his hands on the properties of undocumented persons with negro blood. After co-opting a rogue doctor, a weak judge and using "scientific racism" to "prove" his victims' lineage, the banker makes his move against the wealthiest citizens in New Orleans, casting his web north into Kentucky, disrupting the lives of folks trying to survive the "Year Without a Summer." Set against worldwide natural phenomena, new technology and a wave of nationalism, "One Drop--A Slave!" captures the conflict of slavery and the "Era of Good Feelings" after the War of 1812
Little Miss Grubby Toes' mother warns her to never go near the edge of the pool, but her friend Tommy Sims tells her it is OK. The children enter the pool area on their own and see a toy sailboat floating near the edge. Tommy urges Little Miss Grubby Toes to lean out and reach it. What do you think will happen?
Little Miss Grubby Toes goes to a birthday party and is fascinated by the matches and lit candles. She wants to strike matches, but Mother tells her she must wait until her birthday. Mother hides the matches, but Little Miss Grubby Toes finds out where they are. She climbs up on the kitchen cabinet and takes out the matches. She strikes one! What do you think will happen?
"Little Miss Grubby Toes tries to be a good girl, but when she doesn't obey her parents, she gets herself in trouble! One day, her mother warns her to keep her shoes on outside, because the bees are out collecting nectar. But Little Miss Grubby Toes loves to run around barefoot! She starts playing and ignores her mother's warning. What do you think will happen?"--Page 4 of cover.
Little Miss Grubby Toes is back with a big splash! After picnicking in the park, Tommy Sims convinces Little Miss Grubby Toes to head to the pool on their own. Their mothers warned them to wait, but they're both very eager! What kind of waves will Little Miss Grubby Toes make this time?
Little Miss Grubby Toes climbs a very tall tree to see some baby birds--even though her parents told her not to do it. She tries to climb down and becomes frightened. Firefighters must bring a big firetruck and ladder to get her safely down. Little Miss Grubby Toes learns the valuable lesson that she should always choose her parents' rules, rather than give into peer pressure.
Friends Kerry and Zack can't get enough of their favorite superhero, a bow-and-arrow-toting character named Brave Bowie. His magic arrows always save the day. But when the friends sign up for archery lessons, they soon learn that practice and hard work make real-life archers great in the sport, not cartoon tricks.
Encyclopedia Brown for a new generation! Two junior high detectives,Dallas Cash and Inez Carrie, are on the case! Cash's tech savyiness paired with Carrie's sensible approach makes them the perfect mystery-solving duo. Together,they investigate a missing mascot, make a few ghost friends and expose an undercover Voodoo cult. Baddies beware, these gumshoes won't easily scare.
Cash & Carrie return in all-new adventures! It's all fun and games at Summer Camp Sobol until strange things start happening. Campers go missing, Bigfoot might exist, and does anyone know what's really in the coleslaw? With no Wi-Fi and the mosquito repellent not cutting it, our detective duo will have to stick together to solve these mysteries on their own. Will Cash & Carrie survive this spooky summer camp of supreme superstition? And who will win the Camp Sobol Summer Games? You'll have to read Book Two: Summer Sleuths to find out!
Blake Easton loves playing wiffle ball with his friends, so when they encourage him to try out for the local traveling baseball team, he decides to give it a shot. Blake has never played organized sports before, and the tryouts are tough, but he makes the team as a second-string player. When a key player on the team gets hurt during their first game of the season, the coach calls on Blake to step in. Can Blake perform under pressure? Will he be able to step up now that he has a chance to play when it counts?
Donovan wants to be in his school's free throw contest, but there's a problem. He struggles to sink his shots! With the help of his mother, he learns how to make free throws and enters the competition. But kids make fun of him because he shoots the ball differently from everyone else. Will Donovan discover that it's okay to be different?
"Kentucky Kaiju is the ultimate field guide to the kaiju of the bluegrass state. From 29 foot beavers roaming the forests of Black Gold, KY, to thunderous trees walking Thousandsticks, to a gigantic robot that fell from another galaxy to Future City, KY, this book has it all. Though photographic evidence of kaiju is rare, each one presented in this guide has been artistically rendered by Justin Stewart and Tressina Bowling, with descriptions of their creation, location, and proclivity to violence penned by Shawn Pryor. Kentucky Kaiju lets you travel deep into the hills of Kentucky and uncover all of its monsters without ever leaving the safety of your home." --Amazon
Eager to follow in his father's footsteps, Ramon Hill wants nothing more than to be a starting attacker on his lacrosse team. But his dreams don't go as planned, and he's moved to a different position. Playing as a midfielder lets Ramon put his skills and talent to best use, but he can't help but feel disappointed. Will his new position lead to bigger and better things for him and his team?
Marlon knows he's not the best player on his T-ball team, but he can't understand why he's striking out at the sport, especially when he tries so hard. Teammate Anna offers to practice with him and soon sees why Marlon can't focus.
Nat Turner, an enslaved black man, believed he was chosen by God to battle against the evils of slavery. Driven by visions, Turner banded with six others, and on August 22, 1831, his rebellion began with attacks at plantations in Southampton, Virginia. As he and his group moved from plantation to plantation, dozens of enslaved men joined them. Finally, the local militia put an end to their movement, arresting and hanging many of the men involved. Nat Turner's rebellion deepened the divide between Americans who wanted to abolish slavery and those who wanted to protect it, setting the groundwork for the American Civil War. Ages 8-11.
Tanisha Carter can't believe her luck when she finds out her favorite extreme obstacle course challenge is coming to her town. She needs a partner to compete, so her video game pal, Derek, agrees to team up with her. Derek is big for his age, but strong, and Tanisha is sure their combination of speed and strength will make for a winning team. But when training reveals Tanisha's fear of heights, the pair realizes they have more than one obstacle to overcome in this extreme challenge.
Wanting to be a striker like her grandpa was, Keisha jumps into soccer practice with both feet and, unfortunately, both hands. She's afraid her habit of catching the ball will end her sports dream, but Coach has a new game plan.
On a summer vacation with his family, Marlon Keys is about to hike the Appalachian Trail. He isn't exactly thrilled about the trip, he'd rather play on his smartphone and connect with his friends back home. But when Marlon accidentally gets separated from the group on the hike, his "boring" vacation becomes an exercise in survival. Can Marlon find his way back to his family and camp safely, or will he remain lost on the trail?
Texas Library Association's Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, 2019. Amazon Book Review's Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2018. NPR's Best Books of 2018. Newsweek's Best Comic Books of 2018. The Advocate's Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2018. Book Riot's Best Comics of 2018. Autostraddle's 50 of the Best LGBT Books of 2018. When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families.Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. This Jackpot Edition contains over sixty pages of bonus material.
Aaron Kingston loves doing BMX stunts, until he wrecks his bike! The repairs will be expensive, and he doesn't have enough money to cover the costs. The bike shop owner tells Aaron that he'll make the fixes for free if Aaron represents the shop at a local race. But as the gates open and the BMX racers take off, they're transported to a dimension of nightmares! Does the bike shop owner have something to do with this terror, and will Aaron and his friends survive this deadly race? In this Scary Graphics tale, easy-to-read text and eerie, full-color art combine to deliver just-right scares for kids who crave chills and thrills.
FORCE, book 1. Quarterback Terrance Wright is about to play in the biggest game of his life, Supreme Bowl XXVII. However, events leading up to the game could alter his fate. Will Terrance's health, finances, his scheming agent, a beloved rookie backup quarterback, and his personal relationship with the franchise operations manager take him to his breaking point before the game begins? Sometimes the battle off the field can be as tough as the battle on it. Welcome to the world of F.O.R.C.E. (Football Operations Rated Championship Elite), collecting issues 1-3 of the breakout sports drama.
SiRiS Agents Sol and Jelani, trained in the supernatural arts and mystic bounty hunting take rookie agent Khu on her first mission to bring in a manical menace. Action, comedy, mystic powers and Water-Wolves come in the debut Motherless Creatures comic!