Return to Shandalee by J.F. Krizan

Return to Shandalee by J.F.  KrizanI am grateful to Goodreads to promote my latest fiction novel in a giveaway of 100 Kindle copies of "Return to Shandalee: 1969 and The Summer of Love." It's been fifty years but that famous summer still lives on! A must read for anyone who graduated from high school in the sixties, went to summer camp, or fell in love for the first time.

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Categories: new-testament

Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott

Happy Trail by Daisy PrescottEnter for the chance to win a signed paperback of Happy Trail, the first book in the all new Park Rangers series by Daisy Prescott for Smartypants Romance
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A man of few words, Ranger Jay Daniels values the calm, quiet solitude of the Great Smokey Mountains. Never quite fitting in with either side of his family, he prefers the company of birds and trees to people.

Yeah, he’d most definitely prefer a bird—any bird, any bird at all, take a vulture for instance—to the human-tornado hybrid that just blew onto his peaceful stretch of the Appalachian Trail.

The path of true love never has run smooth for Olive Perry. After getting dumped and promptly abandoned in the middle of her multi-month hike, Olive swears off men. Determined to finish the long trek by herself, she doesn’t need a prince—or broody and taciturn ranger—to save her.

Yet, when an early snowstorm threatens the mountains, and Ranger Daniels is charged with getting hikers to safety, that includes hot-tempered Olive Perry. Snowed in and forced to share an abandoned cabin, can Olive’s heated intensity melt Jay’s cool reserve?

And if so, will this happy trail lead to true love? Or will their time together be just another bump in the road?

'Happy Trail' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone

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Categories: art

Optimisfits by Ben Courson

Optimisfits by Ben  CoursonEnter to win a FREE copy of "Optimisfits" by pastor and author Ben Courson. This is a book of passion, purpose and wonder that guides you through a fierce rebellion against hopelessness as Ben encourages you to find optimism in each day.

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Categories: amish

Raven Lane by Amber Cowie

Raven Lane by Amber CowieThe truth can bring out the worst in the best of friends.

Esme and Benedict Werner have an idyllic life in a tight-knit community until an accident in their cul-de-sac ends in the tragic sudden death of one of their dearest neighbors. After vindicating eyewitness accounts morph into contradictory memories, suspicion, and unaccountable accusations, Benedict is arrested. Esme’s life, too, is changed forever.

As the neighborhood largely turns against her and her family, Esme has time to think about her past and what to do next. Then her fellow residents start looking deeper, questioning one another, and themselves, about hidden lies and betrayals.

Esme has more than her share of secrets. And the consequences of what happened on that fateful late-summer evening on Raven Lane are far from over. When the mask of civility slips, can friends and neighbors recover from seeing the monstrous truths beneath?

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Categories: world-war-ii

Malaya by Cinelle Barnes

Malaya by Cinelle BarnesFrom Cinelle Barnes, author of the memoir Monsoon Mansion, comes a moving and reflective essay collection about finding freedom in America.

Out of a harrowing childhood in the Philippines, Cinelle Barnes emerged triumphant. But as an undocumented teenager living in New York, her journey of self-discovery was just beginning.

Because she couldn’t get a driver’s license or file taxes, Cinelle worked as a cleaning lady and a nanny and took other odd jobs—and learned to look over her shoulder, hoping she wouldn’t get caught. When she falls in love and marries a white man from the South, Cinelle finds herself trying to adjust to the thorny underbelly of “southern hospitality” while dealing with being a new mother, an immigrant affected by PTSD, and a woman with a brown body in a profoundly white world. From her immigration to the United States, to navigating a broken legal system, to balancing assimilation and a sense of self, Cinelle comes to rely on her resilience and her faith in the human spirit to survive and come of age all over again.

Lyrical, emotionally driven, and told through stories both lived and overheard, Cinelle’s intensely personal, yet universal, exploration of race, class, and identity redefines what it means to be a woman—and an American—in a divided country.

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Categories: nordic-noir

Zeus the Mighty by Crispin Boyer

Zeus the Mighty by Crispin BoyerEnter to win a copy of Zeus The Mighty: Quest for the Golden Fleas - Greek mythology meets The Secret Life of Pets in this first adventure in a hilarious new middle grade fiction series, starring Zeus the mighty ... king of the gods ... ruler of minions ... HAMSTER, and the crazy crew of critters of the Mount Olympus Pet Center.

Welcome to the Mount Olympus Pet Center, which sits high on a hill in Athens ... Georgia. The owner, Artie, has a soft spot for animals that need a forever home, and she has rescued a menagerie of creatures, each named after a powerful god or goddess. But these animals aren't just pets with cool names ...

Meet Zeus, a tiny hamster with a mighty appetite for power. His cage sits atop a high shelf so he can watch the other pets from above. But being king of the gods is a tough job: You've got to issue orders and decrees, make sure to stay in tip-top shape by running on your exercise wheel, and most importantly, lead your minions on epic journeys. And Zeus the Mighty has one giant task in front of him: Find the "Golden Fleas" and solidify his position before the other gods rebel.

Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with this adorable and quirky cast of characters in their unforgettable first adventure -- a reimagining of the tale of the Golden Fleece.

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Categories: young-readers

The Twin Towers by Richard Todd

The Twin Towers by Richard   ToddEnter to win one of 100 Kindle editions of the time travel thriller, “Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers” by Richard Todd.

"Todd grippingly conjures a what-if time-travel scenario that’s unusually believable.” — Kirkus

"★★★★★ Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers is a wonderful piece of work with great actions scenes and a fantastic storyline that would be enjoyed by a wide audience."— Manhattan Book Review

"★★★★★ The integration of the time travel storyline with the real events that happened on that day are seamless. If I didn’t know better, I would think this could have really happened."— Manhattan Book Review

"★★★★★ (4.5) The Twin Towers is a compelling, fascinating read that ends with the reader anxious for the sequel.” — San Francisco Book Review

“★★★★★ (4.5)...the reader is kept hooked to the very end where there’s a great cliffhanger." — San Francisco Book Review

"★★★★★ Richard Todd does a great job of hooking the reader and making them commiserate with the characters who are very well developed and multidimensional. If you like time travel, then Richard Todd's Time Tunnel series is definitely the book for you." — Seattle Book Review

The first book in the Time Tunnel series, “Time Tunnel: The Twin Towers,” re-imagines 9/11 as a critical inflection point in time, the outcome of which the government determines must be altered in order to reverse the course of the American empire.

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Categories: world-war-i

Kiki and the Sneaky Chameleon by Fleurie Leclercq

Kiki and the Sneaky Chameleon by Fleurie LeclercqEnter for a chance to win 1 of 100 copies of my children's picture book, Kiki and the Sneaky Chameleon. This is an ebook giveaway. If you would like to know more you can follow my Goodreads page and also find us on instagram @snowflowerbooks. Good luck to all who enter!

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Categories: burundi