Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic

Dark Horses by Susan Mihalic*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

At the intersection of a commercial page-turner and urgent survivor story, DARK HORSES takes the searing themes of abuse and resilience in Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling and applies the compelling exploration of female strength in Room by Emma Donoghue. In much the same way that V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic transfixed a generation of readers, Susan Mihalic’s debut is set to a steady beat that will keep you turning the pages.

“This is a powerhouse.”​ —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“DARK HORSES is a pulse-pounding, unflinching tale of one teenaged girl's iron-willed determination to wrest control of her life from her abuser. Roan Montgomery's sweeping and raw story of courage, resilience and clear-eyed grace will never leave me.” —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants

"A searing examination of love and lust, power and control, as the narrator’s rising sense of self yearns to take the reins." —Kirkus (starred review)

“[A] heart-pounding, can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it debut novel.”—OprahMag.com, "Most Anticipated Books of 2021"

“Mihalic astutely builds her absorbing debut novel... a narrative that reaches shattering heights. Deftly sketching the relationships here (including the relationship between horse and rider), Mihalic gives a powerful and insightful account of Roan’s abuse and her path to freedom.” —Library Journal (starred review)

3

Categories: Print book

Wings Over Ghost Creek by A.W. Baldwin

Wings Over Ghost Creek by A.W. BaldwinEnter for a chance to win one of 20 copies of Wings Over Ghost Creek, recipient of the 2020 Grand Master Adventure Writer's Finalist Award. NYT bestselling author Dirk Cussler says it's "a return of the mysterious hermit Relic...a page-turning thriller." Reader's Favorite calls it "a beautifully written thriller [with] funny, zippy dialogue." Owen discovers a murdered corpse at a college run archaeological dig in the Utah outback but when he and a park service pilot try to reach the sheriff for help, their plane is shot from the sky. Owen must ditch the aircraft in the Colorado River, where he is saved by a gin-brewing recluse named Relic. The offbeat pair flee from the sniper and circle back to warn the students but not everyone there is who they seem... The two must trek through rugged canyon country, unravel a baffling mystery, and foil a remarkable form of thievery. Suzy, a student at the dig, helps spearhead their escape, but the unique team of crooks has a surprise for them... Can a moonshining hermit and a reluctant pilot uncover the truth and escape an archaeology field class that hides assassins and dealers in black-market treasure?

0

Categories: Kindle book

An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler by Vanessa Riley

An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler by Vanessa RileyEnter for your chance to win a copy of AN EARL, THE GIRL, AND A TODDLER by Vanessa Riley!

Masterminded by the ton's most clever countess, the secret society The Widow's Grace helps ill-treated widows regain their reputations, their families, and even find true love again-or perhaps for the very first time...

Surviving a shipwreck en route to London from Jamaica was just the start of personal maid Jemina St. Maur's nightmare. Suffering from amnesia, she was separated from her beloved toddler charge, Charlotte, imprisoned in Bedlam-and randomly assigned her employer's last name. She was freed only because barrister Daniel Thackery, Lord Ashbrook, mistakenly believes she is the sister-in-law he's never met. Desperate to unearth her true identity, Jemina's only option is to work outside the law-which means staying steps ahead of the formidable Daniel, no matter how strongly she is drawn to him...

Married only by proxy, now widowed by shipwreck, Daniel is determined to protect his little stepdaughter, Charlotte, and keep her in England. But to secure custody he must befriend the mysterious, alluring Jemina and discover who she really is. Yet the closer they become, the more Daniel is tempted to break the very rules to which he's dedicated his life. As ruthless adversaries close in, will the truth require him and Jemina to sacrifice their one chance at happiness?

0

Categories: Print book

Picnic in Someday Valley by Jodi Thomas

Picnic in Someday Valley by Jodi ThomasEnter for your chance to win a copy of PICNIC IN SOMEDAY VALLEY by Jodi Thomas!

Marcie Latimer longs to run away from Someday Valley--especially since her ex-boyfriend spun a web of lies that almost led to tragedy in neighboring Honey Creek. Little wonder so many locals have turned their backs on her. But not Brand Rodgers. The quiet cowboy comes to listen every time she sings at Bandit's Bar, offering a glimpse of safety and calm that Marcie's rarely known.

After Texas Ranger Colby McBride saved Honey Creek's mayor, Piper Mackenzie, from a fire, she claimed him with a kiss. That was five months ago, and Colby still isn't sure where they're headed. Piper loves her town--but does she love Colby? And is he even ready for what comes next?

Pecos Smith, Honey Creek's emergency dispatcher, is grateful to have a new bride he adores and a baby on the way--even if one vital piece of the puzzle is missing. But as trouble comes stalking through the valley, lives will cross surprising paths. And Marcie, who's always felt that a forever love was out of reach, might discover that Someday is the perfect place to find it...

3

Categories: Kindle book

The Light Through the Leaves by Glendy Vanderah

The Light Through the Leaves by Glendy VanderahGo on a powerful journey of forgiveness and healing with The Light Through the Leaves, a transcendent novel of love, loss, and self-discovery by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Where the Forest Meets the Stars.

One unbearable mistake at the edge of the forest.

In a moment of crisis, Ellis Abbey leaves her daughter, Viola, unattended—for just a few minutes. But when she returns, Viola is gone. A breaking point in an already fractured marriage, Viola’s abduction causes Ellis to disappear as well—into grief, guilt, and addiction. Convinced she can only do more harm to her family, Ellis leaves her husband and young sons, burying her desperate ache for her children deeper with every step into the mountain wildernesses she treks alone.

In a remote area of Washington, a young girl named Raven keeps secrets inside, too. She must never speak to outsiders about how her mother makes miracles spring from the earth, or about her father, whose mysterious presence sometimes frightens her. Raven spends her days learning how to use her rare gifts—and more important, how to hide them. With each lesson comes a warning of what dangers lie in the world beyond her isolated haven. But despite her mother’s cautions, Raven finds herself longing for something more.

As Ellis and Raven each confront their powerful longings, their journeys will converge in unexpected and hopeful ways, pulled together by the forces of nature, love, and family.

0

Categories: Kindle book

What They Taught Me by Kelsey Chapman

What They Taught Me by Kelsey ChapmanEnter for a chance to win a FREE copy of What They Taught Me by author and entrepreneur, Kelsey Chapman! This book takes a deep dive into how Kelsey's wonderful mentors stepped into her life to give her the wisdom, inspiration, and support she needed in each season of life. As she recognizes ten women who changed the course of her life, Kelsey passes on the expert guidance that enriched her perspective, helped her live out her passions, and kept her hopeful and optimistic about the process

7

Categories: Print book

Go West, Young Man by William W. Johnstone

Go West, Young Man by William W. JohnstoneEnter for your chance to win a copy of GO WEST, YOUNG MAN by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone!

Missouri, 1860. Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first--and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some--and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost...

Twenty-seven wagons. Twenty-seven different hopes and dreams. This sprawling epic novel from these master storytellers captures the beauty and danger of the American West--and the pioneer spirit of those who tamed it...

0

Categories: Kindle book