Biscuits and Gravy by William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone.
"A hot meal, a hard drink, and maybe a friendly hand of poker-that's all Mac Mackenzie wants when he drifts into the small town of Harcourt City, Montana. What he gets is a fistful of trouble. When he defends a saloon girl from the unwanted advances of some local toughs, he earns the wrath of the town's powerful namesake, Oscar Harcourt. Harcourt rules this place with an iron fist-and a steely eyed gang of thugs. Now he has his eyes on a ranch belonging to the saloon girl and her brother. A ranch they won't give up-without a fight. To raise funds, the brother and sister arrange a cattle drive to Rattlesnake Creek, and they want Mac to join them. As an experienced cattle pusher and chuckwagon cook, he's sure to be an asset. But as a secret gunslinger with a price on his head, he might end up getting them all killed. Now the cattle are ready to go. Mac is ready for anything. But with so many devils riding on their tails, Mac is ready to turn up the heat-and send them back to hell." -- Provided by publisher.
Relentless by Mark Greaney.
Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent re-appears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in, but a team of assassins has other ideas. Court escapes with his life and a vital piece of intelligence. Meanwhile, CIA agent Zoya Zakharova is in Berlin. Her mission: to infiltrate a private intelligence firm with some alarming connections. The closer she gets to answers, the less likely she is to get out alive. Court and Zoya are just two pieces on this international chessboard, and they're about to discover one undeniable truth--sometimes capturing a king requires sacrificing some pawns.
The German Heiress by Anika Scott.
Clara Falkenberg, once Germany's most eligible and lauded heiress, earned the nickname "the Iron Fräulein" during World War II for her role operating her family's ironworks empire. It's been nearly two years since the war ended and she's left with nothing but a false identification card and a series of burning questions about her family's past. With nowhere else to run to, she decides to return home and take refuge with her dear friend, Elisa. Narrowly escaping a near-disastrous interrogation by a British officer who's hell-bent on arresting her for war crimes, she arrives home to discover the city in ruins, and Elisa missing. As Clara begins tracking down Elisa, she encounters Jakob, a charismatic young man working on the black market, who, for his own reasons, is also searching for Elisa. Clara and Jakob soon discover how they might help each other--if only they can stay ahead of the officer determined to make Clara answer for her actions during the war.
West Virginia Civil War Almanac, Volume 1 by Tim McKinney.
“Tim McKinney’s Civil War Almanac, an outgrowth of his research into the nation’s most tragic war, will place historians, genealogists, Civil War enthusiasts, and other informed readers still more deeply in debt to him. Major sources for identifying Civil War veterans, and making up a large part of the book, are the 1890 Civil War Veteran Census and the 1890 Confederate Index. Good detail for genealogy and history research.” – Amazon.com
Three Wise Women by Dandi Daley Mackall.
Spend the 40 Days of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany in the company of Mary the mother of Jesus, Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist, and Anna the prophetess at the temple in Jerusalem. Scriptures from the Old and New Testament, studies in biblical culture, and an open heart that asks “what if” allow you to experience new revelations for the holy season, encouraging and strengthening you on your journey to become a wise woman of God.
Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. J
This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil. The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed--Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?
This Book is Perfect! by Ron Keres. E
Finn is not like most frogs. Finn likes things clean- perfectly clean. His book is immaculate. It's amazing. It's PERFECT. (Well, according to him.) When an oopy, goopy mess starts creeping its way onto his pages, Finn is determined to fix it. But not all messes can be fixed. And not all messes should be fixed. Can Finn learn to live with the fact that his book will never be the same?
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