The Noel Letters by Richard Paul Evans

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans returns this holiday season with a tale of love, belonging, and family, following a trail of letters that leads to a Christmas revelation about the healing miracle of hope and forgiveness.

“The Noel Letters is a cozy yet poignant portrait of personal awakening amidst the complexity of grief in estrangement. Evans’ seasoned finesse with his characters’ emotional growth makes Noel a relatable protagonist... A lovely read that beautifully contrasts the mistruths of memory and the redemptive power of new beginnings.” —Booklist

“Chock-full of holiday spirit… This enjoyable Yuletide tale deserves a place under many a Christmas tree.” —Kirkus

Shallow Ground by Andy Maslen

Detective Ford has a cold-blooded killer to catch. But can he escape his own dark secrets?

Barely a month since his promotion to Inspector, DI Ford is called in to investigate the murder of a young nurse and her son in a small flat in Salisbury. There are few clues, and no apparent motive, but Ford can sense that there’s a serial killer at work. After all, he knows from brutal personal experience how killers cover their tracks…

It’s been six years since Ford lost his wife in a climbing accident—an accident he caused. He is desperate to keep the truth hidden, especially from his son, Sam. But Ford’s new partner, Dr Hannah Fellowes, is a crime scene investigator with a ruthlessly analytical mind, and as they work together to track down the killer, his crippling guilt is compounded by fear of exposure.

When instinct leads him towards a high-profile suspect, his superiors’ warnings just make him more determined to connect impulse and fact. But can Ford hold it all together—the case, his life—long enough to stop the killer?

The Forever Girl by Jill Shalvis

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 100 galleys of Jill Shalvis' next heartwarming, feel-good novel of family, forgiveness, and secrets...

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When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery.

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

On the Wings of Hope by Ella Zeiss

As World War II draws to a close, can two young people find love, hope—and freedom?

February 1942: Terrifying reports of the Wehrmacht’s advance across the Soviet Union spread like wildfire, striking new fear into the already oppressed German families living there.

Harri Pfeiffer, now sixteen, is summoned to the forced labour camp in Chelyabinsk. With men around him dying by the hundreds, every day is a fight for survival in a world plagued with despair.

Three years later, with the war finally over, Yvo Scholz arrives in Chelyabinsk, desperate for news of her brother, who was also last seen being dispatched to the labour camp. Still uncertain of the fate of her father, it takes all Yvo’s unshakeable courage to build a new life for herself while she waits for hope to return.

When their paths intersect, Harri and Yvo find a connection they never thought possible. But faced with hostility and discrimination, do they dare to dream they will one day be free—together?

Black Canary by Alexandra Monir

Enter for a chance to win one of 3 signed advance copies of the highly-anticipated new DC ICONS standalone novel, BLACK CANARY: BREAKING SILENCE, by bestselling author Alexandra Monir. In this thrilling YA origin story, Dinah Lance's voice is her weapon--and in a near-future Gotham City where women are forbidden to sing, she must use everything she has, including her song, to fight back. A page-turner that Kirkus Reviews calls 'a refreshing spin on the feminist dystopia'.

Dinah Lance was eight years old when she overheard the impossible: the sound of a girl singing. It was something she was never meant to hear--not in her lifetime and not in Gotham City, taken over by the vicious, patriarchal Court of Owls. The sinister organization rules Gotham City as a dictatorship and has stripped women of most of their rights--including the right to make music.

Now 17, Dinah can't forget that haunting sound, and she's beginning to discover that her own voice is just as powerful. But singing is forbidden, a one-way ticket to Arkham Asylum. Fighting to balance her father's desire to keep her safe, a blossoming romance with mysterious new student Oliver Queen, and her own need to help other women and girls rise up, Dinah wonders if her song will finally be heard.

Winners will each receive a signed, bound manuscript 2 months before the book's release, followed by the finished hardcover after the 12/29 publication date.

Find Me in Havana by Serena Burdick

Enter to win 1 of 20 Advanced Reader Copies of Find Me in havana by Serena Burdick!

The dazzling true story of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated Hispanic actresses and her daughter’s search for answers.

Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration—from Havana to New York’s Copacabana and then Hollywood—becomes the one true accomplishment no one can take from her. Not the 1933 Cuban Revolution that drove her family into poverty. Not the revolving door of husbands and the fickle world of film. Not even the tragic devastation of Castro’s revolution that rained down on her loved ones.

Thirty years later, her young adult daughter, Nina Rodriguez, is blindsided by her mother’s mysterious, untimely death. Seeking answers no one else wants to hear, the grieving Nina navigates the troubling, opulent memories of their life together and discovers how much Estelita sacrificed to live the American dream on her own terms.

Based on true events and exclusive interviews with the real Nina Rodriguez, Find Me in Havana weaves two unforgettable voices into one extraordinary journey that explores the unbreakable bond between mother and child, and the ever-changing landscape of self-discovery.

Categories
Cultural Heritage, Family Life Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

author website: serenaburdick.com
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Rise of the Fall by Kaga Chan

Enter in to win an e-book copy of Rise of the Fall: Bloodlust by Kaga Chan! This is only one side of the tale, for there is a sister book to this one, but here is a chance to get one side of the story on me.

Summary: When Emilia Brothwell was summoned to fight for Aldor, she had no idea what to expect. Discriminated as a knight, mage, and woman, she was always stationed on the sidelines and told to stand down. At first, the call to arms seemed like a golden opportunity… but when she realized the truth?

It was too late.

After losing someone she loved after their first bloody battle, Emilia’s world was forever changed. In this emotionally suspenseful fantasy, follow Emilia as she does her best to make things right, only to find that sometimes doing your best isn’t enough...

Sometimes, the only way forward is through bloodshed.