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The Ex-Husband by Karen Hamilton (Excerpt)

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The Ex-Husband  Author: Karen Hamilton ISBN: 9781525811609 Publication Date: January 18, 2022 Publisher: Graydon House I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin/Graydon House book blog tour for Karen Hamilton's upcoming book The Ex-Husband, which releases on January 18, 2022. Book Summary It’s an offer she can’t refuse…and can’t escape. True: Charlotte has an unsavory past. She married the wrong man, got caught up in his con artist games, took what wasn’t hers. She got out, though: divorced Sam, started fresh. False: She left him before things went too far. Nothing bad happened. True: Sam is missing, and before he disappeared, he left cryptic messages about someone threatening him—someone who has been threatening Charlotte, too. True: She’s on the straight and narrow, has accepted a job as a personal assistant for an engagement party on board a private luxury cruise ship, the  Cleobella . False: No one on board knows about her past, and she’s far away from anyone who means her

Thread and Dead (The Apron Shop Series, 2) by Elizabeth Penney

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Title: Thread and Dead Author: Elizabeth Penney Series: The Apron Shop Genre: Mystery Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 269 Date of Publication: August 25, 2020 Description:  Iris Buckley is busier than ever this July, with the town’s annual Lobster Festival fast approaching. In just a matter of days her apron shop Ruffles & Bows, will be jam-packed with tourists eager to lay eyes on its world-class collection of aprons and linens—and Iris’s inventory is running low. Then, just when all hope seems lost, Iris gets a call from Eleanor Brady, a wealthy, reclusive spinster who just happens to have trunks full of vintage fabrics. Would Iris like to come down to Eleanor’s cottage estate Shorehaven and have a look? Before long Iris is on the scene—and on the case. Turns out that Eleanor has rented Shorehaven to the handsome, charismatic environmentalist Dr. Lukas de Wilde and his flock of students. What begins as an apron-scouting endeavor soon morphs into a full-blown murder investigation

The Meat-Free Kitchen: Super Healthy and Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Meals for All Day, Every Day by Jenn Sebestyen, Kelli Foster, and Joni Marie Newman

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Title:  The Meat-Free Kitchen: Super Healthy and Incredibly Delicious Vegetarian Meals for All Day, Every Day Author:  Jenn Sebestyen, Kelli Foster, and Joni Marie Newman Genre: Cookbook Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 307 Date of Publication: February 15, 2021 Description:  Improve the health of your family  and  the planet with more than 125 delicious, plant-based, easy-to-prepare recipes for every meal of the day. The Meat-Free Kitchen  has all the recipes you need for busy weeknights, packed weekends, or whenever you feel like trying out a meat-free meal. From many different breakfast options to many different kinds of vegetarian burgers, these meatless meals will satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Chapters cover all meals throughout the day,  from yummy breakfasts to satisfying salads, hearty soups, handheld snacks, perfect pastas, and one-pot wonders. Many of these recipes can also be made in  30 minutes or less . Preparing meatless meals has never been simpler! Find something fo

Bodies and Bows (The Apron Shop Series, 3) By Elizabeth Penney

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Title: Bodies and Bows Author: Elizabeth Penney Series: The Apron Shop Series Genre: Mystery Format: Paperback No. of Pages: 288 Date of Publication: March 30, 2021 Description:  Bodies & Bows  is the third in the charming cozy Iris Buckley mystery series set in an apron shop in Maine―Elizabeth Penney will have you on pins and needles … Iris Buckley is hoping for a bit of rest and relaxation now that the summertime rush is winding down in Blueberry Cove, Maine. Her apron shop Ruffles & Bows has been a huge success, her friendships are stronger than ever, and now she’s ready for all of the end of summer cookouts on the beach that she can handle. But before Iris can even turn on the grill, Bella’s latest fling, former Olympian sailor and gorgeous bad boy Lance Pederson is killed in a hit and run while jogging at dawn―and all the evidence points to Bella herself. Suddenly the month of August isn’t looking so restful, since now Iris has been roped into the Lighthouse Rehabilitation

The Therapist by B.A. Paris Narrated by Olivia Dowd &Thomas Judd

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Title: The Therapist Author: B.A. Paris Narrator's: Olivia Dowd & Thomas Judd   Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 10 hours and 2 minutes Date of Publication: July 13, 2021 Description:  When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive… As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem… My  Thoughts: The book starts off pretty slow and it picks up its pace a little bit but not by much. I felt like Alice, the main character, was relatable and you can really understand why she is so obsessed wit