The Portugal Sapphire (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)
After months of unemployment, her bank account dwindling, Ainsley Walker is starting to wonder if her career as a gemstone detective will ever take off.
Her life changes when she accepts an offer from a handsome importer to travel to the country of Portugal—the gorgeous but overlooked jewel of Western Europe—to search for a sapphire azulejo that has been stolen from an historic chapel.
On her fast-paced adventure, Ainsley explores thieves’ fairs, antique trams, ancient Roman ruins, and the dangerous roads of rural wine valleys. She finds joy, pain, friendship, duplicity, and murder—and, most importantly, a renewed sense of purpose in life.
From an author who worked on the foreign desk of The Washington Post…
…who explored North and South America for nearly twelve months…

The Blade (A Mafia Thriller Book Two)
The safe house where Darwin and Rosina live is attacked. Five FBI agents are dead. Darwin Kostas has nowhere to turn, no one he can trust. Darwin’s phobias cause him great stress and now the media are calling him The Blade, even though he can’t stand the sight of knives.
The FBI is hunting him. The Gambino Family, violent mobsters associated with Italy’s La Cosa Nostra, want to know who he works for before they execute him. Darwin just wants to be left alone with his new wife so they can begin a domestic life, but that won’t happen with so many people wanting him dead.
As evidence piles up against him, a half-blind FBI agent is on his tail, and a relentless mobster plans Darwin’s violent end, the only thing he has left to lose is his life. Meanwhile, the Russian Mafia are moving into new territory in Toronto. They want to know who this Darwin guy is and why he is still breathing. When they show up to take possession of his body, Darwin has one surprise left for the mobsters before he dies.

Never Noelle
When small-town pastor’s prodigal son Joey Allen returns to his Nebraska hometown for Christmas, he reunites with church secretary Noelle Warner, the love he left behind. Will they get the Christmas gift they need to have a future together?

The Academy – Introductions (Year One, Book One) (The Academy Series)
With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone.
When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends.
Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they’ve sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she’s forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she’s traded one house of secrets for another?

Amazing Casseroles (Quick And Easy Casseroles)
If I had my way, I would eat casseroles every night for dinner. I absolutely love the simplicity of having every ingredient in one dish. In my Scrumptious Dinner Casserole cookbook I have a wide range of casseroles. For example, Super Chicken Casserole one of my families all time favorites. I also included, Pot Roast Casserole a recipe my mother-in-law gave me years ago which is one of my favorites. If you want recipes for easy last minute dinners or a scrumptious Sunday family dinner this book is for you.

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