422 pages, 16 of 18 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Vida is only 19, but she knows a lot about dying. Her weak heart is about to give out, and her only friend, Esther, is the elderly Holocaust survivor who lives upstairs. Richard is 36 and has just lost his beloved wife in a car accident. When Richard is invited to the hospital to meet the young woman who received his wife’s donor heart, Vida takes one look at him and feels she’s loved him all her life. Richard thinks Vida is just a sheltered and confused young woman, but as Vida and Esther set out on a road trip to confront their pasts and Richard struggles to move forward without his wife, both Vida and Richard begin to wonder if there might be some truth behind the theory of cellular memory after all. Can a heart remember, at least for a time, on its own?
An unusual and surprising love story, SECOND HAND HEART is an engaging page-turner that will appeal to fans of Jodi Picoult and Nicholas Sparks, and to anyone who has ever been curious about the limits of love and death.
436 pages, 20 of 21 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
The Fourth Law centers on the invention of the world’s first antigravity machine. The book explores the Grand Unified Theorem of astrophysics and the fourth fundamental law of the Universe—Gravity. But the new antigravity technology is stolen by a wealthy and ruthless industrialist who plans to use the antigravity machine to break into Fort Knox, Kentucky. The theft is blamed on the inventor’s estranged cousin, Ryan Marshall, who must embark on a nationwide search for the real criminals, hoping to clear his name and reunite his family. This is a fast paced white-knuckle thriller leading law enforcement officials on weeklong chase that begins at Stanford University and ends at Fort Knox. Readers who enjoy a genre mixing corporate espionage, mystery, and science fiction should enjoy this book. There is also a strong psychological element as longtime, bitterly estranged family members must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to fight the darkest most sinister evil. It’s a classic good versus evil winner-takes-all thriller. This theme should appeal to both genders in an age group from thirty years old to seniors.
306 pages, 28 of 28 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
When two of the Twin Cities’ “Lost Boys” — young Somali men drafted to fight for terrorists back in the homeland — kill a pair of cops on his home turf, detective Ray Bleeker is left devastated. One of the dead cops was his girlfriend.
The investigation grinds to a halt when he discovers that the young murderers have fled to Somalia to fight in the rebel army. He’s at his wits’ end when the father of one of the boys, an ex-gang leader named Mustafa, comes looking for answers, wanting to clear his son’s name and refusing to take no for an answer.
Bleeker and Mustafa form an uneasy alliance, teaming up to help bring the boys back home to stand trial. But little do they know what Somalia has in store for them.
Murder, warfare, piracy, love, betrayal and revenge. ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS is an epic thriller that will have you white-knuckling your eReader all through the night.
266 pages, 13 of 14 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Young widow Elisabeth Buckley sleepwalks through life until her best friend’s murder changes everything. To avenge his death and salve her own conscience, Elisabeth plunges into the high-stakes world of a Boston biotech firm where a ruthless killer stalks his prey. Along with her makeup maven pal Candace, Elisabeth confronts a host of suspects including a randy cardiologist, a cash-strapped scientist and a gorgeous Frenchman who makes her dizzy. Can she find the murderer and reclaim her own life, or is Elisabeth the next victim?
395 pages, 36 of 43 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
IN A NUTSHELL: “While You Were Sleeping” meets “Memento.”
Sure, Claire Beau thought about sleeping with her doctor. With his moss green eyes and sexy petulance, neurologist Brendan Charmant is definitely worth fantasizing about. But she didn’t actually do it…did she?
Claire should be able to answer this simple question, but she has no idea. The only thing she knows for sure is that she met him in a sleep lab for an appointment one day, and woke up at home seven weeks later to find that he’s suddenly her loving boyfriend instead of her cold and remote doctor. According to Brendan, her brother and all their friends, Claire is in the middle of a whirlwind love affair with him, a claim bolstered by the weeks of steamy emails and text messages the two of them have exchanged. But to Claire, he’s just the arrogant doctor with only a passing interest in finding a diagnosis for her debilitating symptoms.
Claire Beau is afflicted with “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome,” a mysterious disorder that causes her to sleep for days at a time, and black out for entire weeks. Dr. Brendan Charmant might have given her the best night (or two, or three) of her life, but she has no memory of ever seeing him out of his white coat. Still, she can’t help finding herself more than willing to fall for him (again). After all, doesn’t every girl deserve a Prince Charming?
But when Brendan’s arrested, and she discovers that she’s the alleged victim of a heinous crime that she can’t recall, she realizes that sometimes the best way to make your dreams come true is to just stay asleep. So why is she risking everything to save both of them from this hellish, waking nightmare?
86 Avenue du Goulet (A Samantha Jamison Mystery) by Peggy Edelheit (Book 3 in a series)
255 pages, 16 of 17 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
AND NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY…
When it came time to do Vol. 3 in my mystery series, I decided to take it to the French Riviera because we had a house there and it lent itself to make an intriguing mystery. It was an old estate property built in 1954 by a married couple. It was all stone, with stone arches and courtyard, and with extensive gardens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Our neighbors really were Martine, Jean, and their dog, Sonia, as in the book. Jean passed away in the last year, and so I dedicated the book in memory of him with a special thanks to Martine. All the rest of the names and characters in the book are fictitious. I did spend time working in the gardens with our French gardener and the location of all the other properties that surrounded us and their exact locations played right into the mystery, including the house with the red light across the way. The mysterious cat lady who came and went at dusk, slipping cat food under our garden gate really did exist.
All our neighbors were from Paris with second homes on the Riviera. They were always gracious and hospitable to us on every occasion and the complete opposite from which I described the neighbors in the book, then again, you never know. I mean, after all, this was fiction, right? Since then, we have sold the property and I explain in the beginning of Vol. 4, A Lethal Time, which comes out this spring, what really happened (which was true) to the old villa and it’s property after Samantha and her ‘crew’ left.
264 pages, 47 of 50 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Jovis McIntire’s quiet life in the suburbs is turned upside down the day his mother-in-law wins $234 million in a multi-state lottery. She quickly makes an identical offer to all her children and their families: a large, custom-built home, and two million dollars cash.
But there’s a catch, a nasty hook hidden inside the bait. If the deal is accepted, they will be required to live together on a newly-created cul-de-sac in southern California, for the remainder of the matriarch’s life — a woman Jovis sarcastically calls Sunshine.
Not a chance!
And that would only be the beginning of it, he knows. The rest of his wife’s family is no prize, either. Nancy the bohemian earth child with organic, free-range armpits, Kevin the pompous scarf-wearing intellectual, Sue the 400-pound attention junkie who throws herself down flights of stairs for sympathy… Jovis sees them all as kooks, in one way or another, and they want him to live amongst them? Not for a million bucks! Or two million, even.
But his defiance begins to fade when Jovis returns to his job, and realizes he’s now there by choice.
Crossroads Road is the first novel by Jeff Kay, proprietor of the popular humor site The West Virginia Surf Report! It is a rollicking comedy, perfect for fans of National Lampoon’s Vacation, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
460 pages, 22 of 23 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Dawn never meant to hurt anyone. She never meant to live a lie; she never meant to fall in love. Sometimes things just happen.
As the mysteries and excitement of Thoroughbred racing unfold, so do the details of Dawn Fioritto’s life and past. While covering a story for the local newspaper, Dawn becomes captivated by an enchanting old man and with life behind the scenes at Nottingham Downs. She returns under the guise of writing a novel. For two years, she comes and goes, employed as a groom in relative obscurity. No one knows who she is, or where she’s been. She is an enigma, harmless and protected, in a racing world where one lives only for the moment, where yesterday is gone, and where there may be no tomorrow. Until the day, some starts asking questions….
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