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Out of Time

ISBN: 
Out of Time
  • Authors: Monica McCarty
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-31
  • Google ID: TfcCtgEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0399587748
  • EAN: 9780399587740
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Description: A hunt for dangerous secrets leads to explosive chemistry in this exhilarating romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Off the Grid.

    A team of Navy SEALs go on a mission and disappear without a trace--they are The Lost Platoon.

    With his men scattered to all corners of the globe after a disastrous secret op in Russia, Lieutenant Commander Scott Taylor is trying to find out who was responsible for leaking the information that killed half his platoon. Were it not for Natalie Andersson, the woman he'd been secretly dating in the Pentagon who'd warned him of the danger, he knows they'd all be dead. Scott is devastated when he hears that the woman he loved and hoped to marry has been killed for helping him--until he learns that Natalie was the spy who betrayed them. But when his search to clear his name brings him face-to-face with a very much alive Natalie, Scott realizes that justice and vengeance might not be as clear-cut as he thought.

    Natalie Andersson, or as she was born Natalya Petrova, has put the memories of her early childhood in Russia behind her. She never dreamed that she would be at the center of an elaborate "sleeper" espionage program. Even when she learns the truth, she refuses to spy for the country of her birth, until the Russians threaten the lives of the only family she's ever known. But Natalie is the worst spy in the history of spying, falling for her target. When her attempt at misdirection leads to irreversible consequences, she's forced to run for her life, with her lover hot on her tail.

				

Not the Duke's Darling

ISBN: 
Not the Duke's Darling Includes a bonus novella
  • Authors: Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-18
  • Google ID: UmOXtQEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1538763524
  • EAN: 9781538763520
  • Publisher: Forever
  • Description: New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt brings us the first book in her sexy and sensual Greycourt Series! Freya de Moray is many things: a member of the secret order of Wise Women, the daughter of disgraced nobility, and a chaperone living under an assumed name. What she is not is forgiving. So when the Duke of Harlowe, the man who destroyed her brother and led to the downfall of her family, appears at the country house party she's attending, she does what any Wise Woman would do: she starts planning her revenge. Christopher Renshaw, the Duke of Harlowe, is being blackmailed. Intent on keeping his secrets safe, he agrees to attend a house party where he will put an end to this coercion once and for all. Until he recognizes Freya, masquerading among the party revelers, and realizes his troubles have just begun. Freya knows all about his sins-sins he'd much rather forget. But she's also fiery, bold, and sensuous-a temptation he can't resist. When it becomes clear Freya is in grave danger, he'll risk everything to keep her safe. But first, he will have to earn Freya's trust...by whatever means necessary. Features a bonus novella from New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes!
				

Trying

ISBN: 
Trying
  • Authors: Emily Phillips
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-18
  • Google ID: QnfvAQAACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1473663806
  • EAN: 9781473663800
  • Publisher: Hodder
  • Description:

    From the 'Marian Keyes of the social media age' comes Trying, a hilarious novel about what to expect when you're not expecting


    'Brilliant' Stylist
    'Funny, bittersweet and touching . . . I couldn't put it down!' Marian Keyes

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    Olivia and Felix are trying for a baby. They even moved to the suburbs in anticipation of their future family. But despite approaching her cycle and their sex life with military precision, there's still no sign of what felt like the sure next step, whilst friends' broods seem to be growing by the week. Meanwhile, vying for a promotion at work under the (very attentive) watch of a new boss sends Olivia down a dangerous road of risking it all. Does a happy ever after, she starts to question, even have to include a baby?

    A hugely funny, searingly honest comedy for fans of Sharon Horgan's Catastrophe, Dawn O'Porter's The Cows and Mhairi McFarlane's It's Not Me, It's You.

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    More praise for Trying:
    'A tender and funny story' Prima
    'Warm and brilliant' Lucy Vine, author of Hot Mess
    'A deeply moving and raw story, told with great humour' Louise O'Neill, author of Asking for It

				

Hunting Annabelle

ISBN: 
Hunting Annabelle
  • Authors: Wendy Heard
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-18
  • Google ID: ijjmtAEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 077836934X
  • EAN: 9780778369349
  • Publisher: Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
  • Description: "Her scream echoes in my memory. I know what happened. Whether anyone believes me or not, I know."

    Sean Suh is done with killing. After serving three years in a psychiatric prison, he's determined to stay away from temptation. But he can't resist Annabelle--beautiful, confident, incandescent Annabelle--who alone can see past the monster to the man inside. The man he's desperately trying to be.

    Then Annabelle disappears.

    Sean is sure she's been kidnapped--he witnessed her being taken firsthand--but the police are convinced that Sean himself is at the center of this crime. And he must admit, his illness has caused him to "lose time" before. What if there's more to what happened than he's able to remember?

    Though haunted by the fear that it might be better for Annabelle if he never finds her, Sean can't bring himself to let go of her without a fight. To save her, he'll have to do more than confront his own demons... He'll have to let them loose.

    A chilling, deeply suspenseful page-turner set in the 1980s, Hunting Annabelle is a stunning debut that will leave you breathless to the very end.
				

Clean Plate

ISBN: 
The Clean Plate Eat, Reset, Heal
  • Authors: Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Publishing date: 2019-01-08
  • Google ID: 7ei8tQEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1538730464
  • EAN: 9781538730461
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Description: Delicious food can heal the body. Reset and rebalance with clean recipes that are flexible and easy for busy weeknight meals or lunches on the go, and healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses.

    Gwyneth Paltrow gets the power of simple, quality food. Her recipes focus on delicious flavors and clean ingredients--pillars that have launched her cookbooks to bestseller status. Now she's back with her most ambitious cookbook to date: a collection of 100-plus recipes and customizable meal plans that offer taste, simplicity, and targeted health benefits.

    This food-lover's cookbook brings everything to the table--from smoothies and soups to bowls, entrées, snacks, and desserts--with the ease and flavor that we have come to expect from Paltrow and her team at GOOP. Highlights include instant staples like Turkey Meatball Pho, Sheet Pan Chicken Broccolini, and Butternut Squash Tacos, and sweet treats like Cashew Turmeric Iced Lattes and Chocolate Chia Pudding.

    Beyond the appealing recipes, THE CLEAN PLATE has meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses to address the reader's specific needs and desired results. Supported by Paltrow's team of nutrition experts and doctors, the book offers specific eating plans focused on:
    • Adrenal Support (with Dr. Alejandro Junger)
    • Heart Health (with Dr. Steven Gundry)
    • Candida (with Dr. Amy Myers)
    • Heavy Metal Detox (with Dr. James Novak)
    • Fat Flush (with Dr. Taz Bhatia)
    • Veg-Friendly Ayurveda (with Dr. Aruna Viswanathan)
    Full of go-to recipes and revitalizing health tips, THE CLEAN PLATE is exactly the standout cookbook we have been waiting for, from the biggest name in clean eating.
				

Flavors of Africa

ISBN: 
Flavors of Africa Discover Authentic Family Recipes from All Over the Continent
  • Authors: Evi Aki
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-11
  • Google ID: 0eOVtAEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 1624146740
  • EAN: 9781624146749
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing
  • Description:

    Explore Africa's Spices, Tastes and Time-Honored Traditions

    In Flavors of Africa, Evi Aki shares the traditional Nigerian dishes she grew up enjoying, as well as typical eats from all across the continent. She introduces customary recipes from each of Africa’s different regions, including meals from Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, Angola and more, all of which she collected with the help of relatives and family friends.

    Sample tried-and-true staples that have survived generations, like Nigerian Red Stew, Jollof Rice, Moroccan Spiced Lamb and Eritrean Red Lentils with Berbere Spice Mix. Enjoy Evi’s unique spin on classics like West African Egusi Soup and Ewa Oloyin (a vegetarian bean dish), in addition to her lighter and healthier take on traditional African street foods like Zanzibar Pizza.

    Whether you’re a foodie, a spicy food aficionado or simply looking for a colorful new cuisine to try, Flavors of Africa is an excellent map for your culinary journey.

				

Museum of Mistakes

ISBN: 
Museum of Mistakes The Official Fart Party Collection 2004-2010
  • Authors: Julia Wertz
  • Publishing date: 2014
  • Google ID: rHe6oQEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0978656962
  • EAN: 9780978656966
  • Publisher: Atomic Book Company
  • Description: In 2004, Julia Wertz began a series of funny, irreverent autobiographical comics she called "The Fart Party." After posting these comics online to acclaim and controversy, she eventually started collecting these comics as self-published minis which found their way to Atomic Books in Baltimore, who thought they ought to be collected into a proper book so as to garner Julia more laughs and hate mail.



    As these things go, the first volume was so successful, there was a second volume. Both are now out of print, but Museum of Mistakes collects them into one book, plus numerous pages of Julia's early comic work, unpublished and/or previously uncollected comics, short stories, illustrations, process pages, hate mail, sketchbook pages, tear stains and more.
				

You Are a Badass Everyday

ISBN: 
You are a Badass Every Day How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable
  • Authors: Jen Sincero
  • Publishing date: 2018
  • Google ID: hCn7tQEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0525561641
  • EAN: 9780525561644
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, pocket-size inspiration and guidance to keep your transformation on track--the perfect gift for the holiday season

    For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will show you how to keep the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero's iconic books You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money going. Owning your power to ascend to badassery is just the first step in creating the life you deserve--You Are A Badass Every Day is the accountability buddy you can keep in your back pocket to power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back from greatness, and keep the fires of determination roaring while you reach your goals.

				

Girls

ISBN: 
The Girls A Novel
  • Authors: Emma Cline
  • Publishing date: 2016
  • Google ID: uWgqDAAAQBAJ
  • ISBN: 081299860X
  • EAN: 9780812998603
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong--this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides's The Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad.

    Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged--a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

    Emma Cline's remarkable debut novel is gorgeously written and spellbinding, with razor-sharp precision and startling psychological insight. The Girls is a brilliant work of fiction.

    Praise for The Girls

    "Spellbinding . . . A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson, told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry . . . [Emma] Cline gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart. She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension, in a Summer of Longing and Loss."--The New York Times Book Review

    "[The Girls reimagines] the American novel . . . Like Mary Gaitskill's Veronica or Lorrie Moore's Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, The Girls captures a defining friendship in its full humanity with a touch of rock-memoir, tell-it-like-it-really-was attitude."--Vogue

    "Debut novels like this are rare, indeed. . . . The most remarkable quality of this novel is Cline's ability to articulate the anxieties of adolescence in language that's gorgeously poetic without mangling the authenticity of a teenager's consciousness. The adult's melancholy reflection and the girl's swelling impetuousness are flawlessly braided together. . . . For a story that traffics in the lurid notoriety of the Manson murders, The Girls is an extraordinary act of restraint. With the maturity of a writer twice her age, Cline has written a wise novel that's never showy: a quiet, seething confession of yearning and terror."--The Washington Post

    "Emma Cline has an unparalleled eye for the intricacies of girlhood, turning the stuff of myth into something altogether more intimate. She reminds us that behind so many of our culture's fables exists a girl: unseen, unheard, angry. This book will break your heart and blow your mind."--Lena Dunham

    "Emma Cline's first novel positively hums with fresh, startling, luminous prose. The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction."--Jennifer Egan

    "I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline's understanding of human beings or her mastery of language."--Mark Haddon, New York Times bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
				

Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox

ISBN: 
The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox The Essential DIY Guide to a Healthier, Cleaner, All-Natural Life
  • Authors: Katie Wells
  • Publishing date: 2018-12-11
  • Google ID: RPnxtwEACAAJ
  • ISBN: 0451496930
  • EAN: 9780451496935
  • Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony/Rodale
  • Description: Katie Wells, author of The Wellness Mama Cookbook and founder of wellnessmama.com, finally shares the secret of how she manages six kids, a company, and a career without sacrificing a healthy lifestyle with this step-by-step, comprehensive guide to clean, natural living.

    By following her simple detox plan, you'll be able to implement a system for better living by reducing toxic exposure, transforming your diet, and regaining control over your health. Katie provides practical tips for slowly incorporating this rewarding lifestyle into an already busy schedule, giving you the option to choose what area of life you'd like to work on first. You can detox your body with whole foods and natural medicines; clean up your beauty regime with all-natural moisturizers, cleansers, hair products, and makeup; get rid of toxic household products that include bleach, ammonia, and acids; try a digital detox for you and your family; or learn how to de-stress by adopting healthier sleeping habits and finding time for yourself.
    The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox is the natural answer to matters of home, nutrition, and motherhood with over 150 homemade versions of essential household and personal products like:
    -Citrus Fresh All-Purpose Cleaner
    -Unscented Liquid Laundry Detergent
    -Lavender and Honey Face Wash
    - Mineral Foundation
    -Lemon Cinnamon Cough Syrup
    -Chamomile Calming Balm