Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga – Effie Kammenou

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, ...

Waiting For Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga – Effie Kammenou

Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift… In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows. Evanthia’s Gift follows the life of Sophia Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga ...

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life – Héctor García

“If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post. Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the ...

The Arrangement – Jennifer Lewis

When Ashlyn Gray’s father passes, he leaves one shocking stipulation in his last will and testament. If she wants him to continue funding her university education, she will marry. At 23, Ashlyn does not want to date anyone, let alone marry. At 25, Deacon Cross is a self-made billionaire. He has no time for love. His search for a wife in name only has yielded little results. While the women he usually dates are generally after his money and not his heart, he does not ...

Harmony – Stephanie M. Allen

To 17-year-old Anne Robson, the world consists of two things – her love of horses and the threat of her abusive father. Even a move across the country isn’t enough to give her peace. Then she meets Brian West – the handsome, mysterious horse trainer – and she begins to feel safe. The closer their friendship grows, the safer she feels – until the day she decides not to heed his warning. Anne finds herself in Harmony, a land where dragons are real and people ...

The Final Enemy – Dan Petrosini

What’s the new normal when a death defying power arrives? A meteorite crashes into a small Iowan town bringing immortality, fear and chaos. Like all reporters, Jack longs for a breaking story but is stuck writing obituaries for a small-town rag. As his frustration mounts, it hits him that no one has died in over three days. Jack’s odd observation becomes something far stranger when he connects a meteorite to the bizarre phenomenon. Seizing the opportunity, Jack breaks the story and after a struggle to ...

Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions – Stephen Colbert

Forgive him, Father, for Stephen Colbert has sinned. He knew it was wrong at the time. But he went ahead and did it anyway. Now he’s begging for forgiveness. Based on his popular segment from TheLate Show, Stephen Colbert and his team of writers now reveal his most shameful secrets to millions (although, actually, he’d like you to not to tell anyone). Midnight Confessions is an illustrated collection of Stephen Colbert at his most brilliant and irreverent.

The Patriot Joe Morton – Michael DeVault

When the good people of Cranston, Texas learn a hometown boy has been killed in Iraq, they begin preparing a memorial for their fallen hero. But nobody thinks to ask the boy’s father, Joe Morton, if such a service is wanted, or welcome. Crippled by grief, Joe goes along with the plans of the townsfolk until he can bear no more. On the Fourth of July, he tells them just how he feels. Joe’s act of independence has unexpected consequences. The residents, and least of ...