Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch

Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn ScotchPolitics is a test of wills in a sharp, funny, and emotional novel about truth and consequences by the New York Times bestselling author.

Cleo McDougal is a born politician. From congresswoman to senator, the magnetic, ambitious single mother now has her eye on the White House—always looking forward, never back. Until an estranged childhood friend shreds her in an op-ed hit piece gone viral.

With seven words—“Cleo McDougal is not a good person”—the presidential hopeful has gone from in control to damage control, and not just in Washington but in life.

Enter Cleo’s “regrets list” of 233 and counting. Her chief of staff has a brilliant idea: pick the top ten, make amends during a media blitz, and repair her reputation. But there are regrets, and there are regrets: like her broken relationship with her sister, her affair with a law school professor…and the regret too big to even say out loud.

But with risk comes reward, and as Cleo makes both peace and amends with her past, she becomes more empowered than ever to tackle her career, confront the hypocrites out to destroy her, and open her heart to what matters most—one regret at a time.

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Categories: israel

The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

The Year of the Witching by Alexis HendersonA young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.

In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet's word is law, Immanuelle Moore's very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.

But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.

Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

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Categories: angola

Millicent Glenn's Last Wish by Tori Whitaker

Millicent Glenn's Last Wish by Tori WhitakerADVANCE PRAISE:
NYT Bestselling author Karen White:
"A heartwarming and affecting novel centered around the love between mothers and daughters."

Bestselling author Susan Meissner:
"A moving and emotionally charged debut by a writer to watch."

NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson:
"Tori Whitaker moves deftly forward and back in time in a lyrical exploration of motherhood and longing ... with great insight into both history and the female heart."

NYT Bestselling author Tara Conklin:
"...a book that explores how one long-held secret can shape a family. Tori Whitaker's characters sparkle with warmth and humanity."

NYT Bestselling author Jenna Blum:
"A novel about the legacies women pass to their daughters--and the price of the secrets they keep ... You'll miss Millicent long after the book's cover is closed."

Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley:
"With rich settings and fully realized characters that you'll root for, this book broke my heart--and then stitched it back together again."

Nationally Bestselling author Lynda Cohen Loigman:
"...a deeply satisfying story that hooked me from the first page."

NYT Bestselling author Sarah McCoy:
"I dare you to read without shedding a tear."

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF FIVE PAPERBACK ADVANCE READER COPIES!

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Categories: ethnic-studies

Say Yes to What’s Next by Lori Allen

Say Yes to What’s Next by Lori       AllenEnter for a chance to win one of 100 eBook copies of "Say Yes to What's Next", the debut book from "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" star, breast cancer survivor, and business owner, Lori Allen!

In “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Lori shares her life experiences with confidence, wisdom, and her signature humor to model how today’s women—especially those of us approaching age fifty and beyond—can live out the coming years as the best of our lives.

Whether you’re feeling invisible, ignored, or like your voice doesn’t matter, Lori offers advice on what to do, what not do, and how to see your way through the unexpected.

In “Say Yes to What’s Next”, Lori addresses crucial issues such as:

•how to pivot, embrace the unexpected, and live out your passion
•how to practice essential self-care that enriches your mind, body, and spirit
•how to make space for yourself and your priorities while still being a caring partner, parent, and friend
•how to maintain a close circle of girlfriends at every age
•how to attain financial freedom and security, and more.

“Say Yes to What’s Next” is a life makeover and therapy session all in one. This is your opportunity to get real with yourself, to give yourself the truest form of self-care by putting yourself first. Discover your potential by saying yes to what’s next.

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Categories: couture

The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler

The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka AdlerAn extraordinary historical novel of hope and heartbreak, this is a story about a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other.

Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 50 advance copies before it goes on sale 9/1.

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Categories: railway-history

Tomboyland by Melissa Faliveno

Tomboyland by Melissa FalivenoA fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.

Flyover country, the middle of nowhere, the space between the coasts. The American Midwest is a place beyond definition, whose very boundaries are a question. It’s a place of rolling prairies and towering pines, where guns in bars and trucks on blocks are as much a part of the landscape as rivers and lakes and farms. Where girls are girls and boys are boys, where women are mothers and wives, where one is taught to work hard and live between the lines. But what happens when those lines become increasingly unclear? When a girl, like the land that raised her, finds herself neither here nor there?

In this intrepid collection of essays, Melissa Faliveno traverses the liminal spaces of her childhood in working-class Wisconsin and the paths she’s traveled since, compelled by questions of girlhood and womanhood, queerness and class, and how the lands of our upbringing both define and complicate us even long after we’ve left. Part personal narrative, part cultural reportage, Tomboyland navigates midwestern traditions, mythologies, landscapes, and lives to explore the intersections of identity and place. From F5 tornadoes and fast-pitch softball to gun culture, strange glacial terrains, kink party potlucks, and the question of motherhood, Faliveno asks curious, honest, and often darkly funny questions about

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Categories: young-readers

The Descent by Matt Brolly

The Descent by Matt BrollyWere they pushed to the edge—or over it?

In the quiet coastal town of Weston-super-Mare, a body is discovered at the foot of a cliff just months after a near-identical tragedy—and Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell can’t believe it could be a coincidence.

Next to the body, she discovers a note that echoes one found beside the first: Death is not the end. Louise is certain that behind these desperate acts someone is pulling the strings, but how many more will plunge to their demise before she can find out who—and why?

Struggling to stay focused under the strain of her troubled brother’s disappearance with his young daughter, Louise hits a much-needed breakthrough when a third tragedy points to the involvement of a charismatic cult leader. The suspect is within her sights, but he knows she’s on to him…

Short on proof and with the body count rising, can Louise intercept his deadly mission—or has she taken on an unbeatable foe?

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Categories: zambia

Miss Janie's Girls by Carolyn Brown

Miss Janie's Girls by Carolyn BrownA bittersweet reunion becomes a time for looking back and starting over in a heartwarming new novel from New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown.

Miss Janie is at the end of a long and full life, but she has no intention of crossing that finish line until she’s found her girls…

It’s been ten years since Teresa and Kayla shook off the dust of Birthright, Texas, went their separate ways, and never looked back. Apart from their foster mom, Miss Janie, they don’t have many fond memories of their hometown. Or of each other. Still, neither can forget the kind woman who opened her home and heart to two teenagers in need.

When a private investigator—who just happens to be Miss Janie’s handsome nephew—tracks them both down and tells them Miss Janie is dying, Teresa and Kayla know deep down that they’ve got to be there for her as she had been there for them.

With Teresa and Kayla together again under the same roof, old tensions may flare, but with Miss Janie’s help, they might rediscover that home is the perfect place for new beginnings.

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Categories: steampunk-romance