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Book: An English Custom by James Henry
Major Rupert Stonely came home after a dubious career selling surplus army equipment. Unfortunately, the army didn't know that. He had also expected to inherit his late mother's estate; she, it seemed, had other ideas. Rupert was about to be usurped by a glorified-waiter and he, quite literally, didn't have the balls to do anything about it. Timothy Montague however, did - he just didn't know how [...]
 
Book: The Sparrow Conundrum by Bill Kirton
Winner in the Humor and Satire category of Big Al's Books and Pals Readers' Choice Awards 2012. Winner of the Humor category in the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards. Chris Machin isn't his name, not to the bottom feeders in Aberdeen squabbling over North Sea oil and gas contracts. He has a code name - Sparrow - and when his garden explodes, he takes flight, plunging the power struggle into [...]
 
Book: Sharpe Shooter - A Cozy Mystery (Deena Sharpe Mystery Series Book 1) by Lisa B. Thomas
2019 READERS FAVORITE GOLD MEDAL WINNER FOR MYSTERY-SLEUTH GENRE SHE'S PUSHING 60, BUT SHE'S NOT READY FOR THE ROCKING CHAIR! Fed up after thirty years of teaching, Deena Sharpe doesn't know what to do with her life. Sure, she's ready for a new challenge, but an old family mystery is about to turn her life upside down and inside out. When a Texas sheriff's office finds a 50-year-old skeleton in [...]
 
Book: Dr. Tom's War by Lucia Viti
One fateful day, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box while cleaning the attic. The box was filled with Vietnam memorabilia the remnants of her father's tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia became obsessed with a need to reconnect with the memories of her father and spent four years traveling across America, gathering stories from the Marines of the [...]
 
Book: Bang and Burn: A Tom Stiles Spy Thriller (Tom Stiles Thrillers Book 1) by Arthur Bozikas
BANG AND BURN - Tom Stiles, a former black ops agent, faces the most personal and deadly appointment of his career. After the death of one of his lovers, Stiles returns to be with his partner and twin daughters. He finally has the chance at a normal life, as chair of a new fraud taskforce, until death wraps its claws around his life once more. The father of his former lover a member of the [...]
 
Book: Llywelyn by Michael Hill
Dyffryn bendithion daw: ... a beautiful valley in Wales, loved by Llywelyn, where he has lived and farmed all his life, but is now losing possession. It has been taken for a reservoir. He has fought all he can, but to no avail, and lost his wife and son in the process. He may also be losing his mind. Nerys, Llywelyn's daughter, feels alone and isolated, caring for her young son Davie, trying to [...]
 
Book: Tee for two by Sybil Powell
This is my eighth book and with the exception of the trilogy Evergreen they are all totally different yet all in some way reflect the experiences I have had in my life. Not too long ago I took up golf which stimulated this book and made me wonder about the private lives of professional golfers. They too must have ups and downs just like Gemma in this book perhaps not as strange or dramatic but [...]
 
Book: Age Should Never Be An Excuse For Not Succeeding by Chris Vaca
I originally wrote this book after I lost my mortgage business because of the great housing crash, losing just about everything I had at the age of 57. Even though things are much better these days, a book with such a topic will always be needed. Whether you have lost a job or a business, you need to know that there is a way back no matter what your situation might be. People need to know that [...]
 
Book: Dracula in Dior - The Ultimate A-Z Fashion Guide for the Undead and Those Who Wish To Be by Scarlett Stoker
Twilight. True Blood. Dracula. Vampires are hotter than the sun they don't walk in, and why? Because they have the only two things we humans all want. Eternal life. Eternal thinness. Yet when it comes to style, vampires might as well stake themselves. Sure, their books sell millions and their movies pack them in, but too many are still dressing like the Count from Sesame Street. That's why undead [...]
 
Book: Airship Nation by Tom DeMarco
The world has gone dark. Nothing works. Cars and trucks and airplanes and guns and bombs are nothing more than paperweights. A mysterious disturbance propagated onto the earth's magnetic field has the effect of inhibiting all explosions. It has repealed most of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, leaving the world as it was in your great great grandparents' time. The villain (or hero, [...]
 
Book: Murder Manhattan Style by Warren Bull
In this short story collection, Warren Bull takes his readers across the American landscape with stories of justice and injustice, truth and speculation, and humor and noir. The Manhattan in the title sometimes refers to the suave part of New York and sometimes to its prairie twin in Kansas. The stories are equally diverse. Bull writes tales of children outwitting their elders in the name of [...]
 
Book: Dark Harbor House by Tom DeMarco
Bring together a wonderfully varied mix of characters in a once-grand Maine island summer cottage, leave them to their own devices over the course of a long, idyllic summer in the late 1940s, and you have all the ingredients for a fine comedy of manners. Author Tom DeMarco starts with a simple little love story, weaves in tantalizing details of the old mansion's not totally respectable history, [...]
 
Book: Style, Chic, Trendy, Cheap - How to Get an Expensive Wardrobe to Fit Any Paycheck by Elle Campbell
A past graduate of Parsons School of Design, Elle Campbell held internships with companies such as BCBG Max Azria and MTV and had worked in merchandising and buying for contemporary fashion companies like True Religion and Juicy Couture. Now a fashion and lifestyle writer, Elle Campbell really knows what she is talking about when she is using her years of expertise to inform readers how to have [...]
 
Book: The Bad Wife by Madelene Martin
Hannah is a 20-something, hard working woman trapped in a boring, sexless marriage. As she grows increasingly dissatisfied, her sex drive demands more, and Hannah longs to experience new things. The problem is, her husband isn't passionate about anything, and that includes sex. Frustrated with her lacklustre love-life, she turns to her male co-workers for fun and flirtation, longing to feel sexy [...]
 
Book: When the Siren Calls by Tom Barry
A story of seduction, deception and betrayal... When restless and neglected Isobel is invited to an idyllic Tuscan retreat, owned by the enigmatic Jay, she imagines a life of excitement outside her stagnant marriage. Despite fear and guilt, she abandons herself in a passionate love affair, but is soon trapped in a web of feminine manipulation, business intrigue, and ruthless ambition, while [...]
 
Book: The heart of a lion! - E-Hare by Serge and Kristina Lapytski
This is an interesting book about a very smart and energetic little hare, and his adventures. When E-Hare, like any other child, goes to school or plays with his friends, he has to meet certain challenges such as bullying at school and tough homework, while learning invaluable lessons like how to study hard, have fun and so on. This book is written in a fiction rhyme style. The idea is to help [...]
 
Book: The Beaten Zone by Tom Mykytiuk
Beaten Zone (noun) : the elliptical ground area struck by the fire of automatic weapons or by artillery projectiles http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beaten zone - A promise to a dying spy... An old vendetta......... A priceless treasure... In May of 1943, German paratroops attack the small Bosnian town of Drvar, hunting the Yugoslav general, Josep Brez Tito. But, as leutnant Willie [...]
 
Book: Tom - A Life Saved ~ Lives Lost! by Goffinet McLaren
In the middle of the night you bail out of your stricken plane over Nazi occupied Europe during WWII. You don't know if you've landed in Germany, or somewhere else. A local farmer comes along. He doesn't know if you are a Nazi, posing as an Allied airman; You don't know if he is a member of the Resistance who might help you. Later, hiding in a Resistor's safe-house, imagine your fear at the sound [...]
 
Book: Backseat by Tom Wascoe
Michael's freshman year of college has not gone well either socially or academically. In 1969, failure from college or dropping out of school means the draft and possibly Vietnam. Michael desperately wants success, acceptance and popularity. He believes that pledging a campus fraternity can help put him on the right path. As the final hurdle to get into the fraternity, he must hitchhike 1,500 [...]
 
Book: Czech Mate by Tom William Immins
The quiet village of Glidon awoke one morning to the shock of a double murder. Two seemingly unrelated deaths. The only witness was a Czech au-pair, who was convinced that she was the intended target. She befriends Sam Lucas who agrees to help her. Before Sam can do any real good, the girl disappears. This takes him on a journey to Prague and France to find the girl and uncover the identity of [...]
 
Book: Short and Sweet - 19 New Zealand Romances by Kris Pearson
Romance novelist Kris Pearson has gathered together her three current collections of short stories, added four new tales, and republished them as this bumper collection of nineteen. Some have appeared in mass-market magazines, some have been produced for radio. Most have been contest winners or finalists. They're all tender uplifting stories guaranteed to make your heart beat a little faster and [...]
 
Book: On the Other Side of Goodbye - Will our last goodbye be forever? by Mable Dotson
On the Side of Goodbye, a Christian romance, is about a teenage girl growing up in the coal mining camps in Eastern Kentucky of the Appalachian Mountains. She is bullied at school because of the way her mother made her dress and it causes her to be a loner. Her father gets killed in a mining accident and leaves her to take care of her ailing mother. While trying to take care of her mother, she [...]
 
Book: Abandon All Hope by M.J. Schiller
* This is a COLLECTION not a SERIES, so there is no need to read them in order. Different characters, different settings. All involve rock star main characters. It was one of those mornings for newspaper-writer/photographer Hope Creswell. The alarm clock didn't go off and she cut her finger on broken glass. Not one to let such things get her down, Hope headed into her assignment meeting with [...]
 
Book: Saving Jay - Prequel (Siren Series) by Tom Barry
Everyone wants a piece of hot-shot Jay Brooke. That's how you know you've made it in the shark eat shark world of the City. And today is the day Jay will enter the hallowed hall of Partnership in a top management consultancy. The outsider will finally be on the inside. The only complication is his new boss, American ball-breaker Sara Golding, who is looking for a trophy for her cabinet. "Saving [...]
 
Book: Slack - Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency by Tom DeMarco
To most companies, efficiency means profits and growth. But what if your "efficient" company the one with the reduced headcount and the "stretch" goals is actually slowing down and losing money? What if your employees are burning out doing the work of two or more people, leaving them no time for planning, prioritizing, or even lunch? What if you're losing employees faster than you can hire them? [...]
 
Book: Of Foreign Build - From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman by Jackie Parry
After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement and against her counsellor's advice, Jackie ran away. Suddenly within a new culture, with a new husband, and no friends, she was living in the obscure world of cruising with zero knowledge of boats. Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realised life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with [...]
 
Book: Operation Werwolf by Tom Kane
April 1945 and the final battles of World War 2 are playing out in Europe, yet Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party cling to the belief that Germany will emerge victorious. In a last ditch attempt to push back the invading Allies, the SS create a defence group, called the Werwolf, to harass the Allied advance. Formed from Hitler Youth and old men, the group set up lairs in the Austrian Mountains. [...]
 
Book: A New Place, Another Murder (A Sheridan Hendley Mystery Book 1) by Christa Nardi
Sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for. Pretty much settled into her new home in Appomattox with Brett and his daughter, Sheridan longs for something to keep her busy. That is, until Maddie and her new friend are framed for theft and murder. Not quite the distraction she had hoped for, but she'll turn over every rock to prove their innocence. In the process, she learns about the [...]
 
Book: The One-Way Time Traveler by Tom DeMarco
A Handmaid's Tale in reverse: a 1970s man dropped into an aggressively matriarchal future . . . American astronaut John Donegal has cheated death when his damaged re-entry vehicle veered away from the earth into deep space. He has flooded the cabin with liquid nitrogen from the reserve air supply to freeze himself in the hopes of eventual rescue when his orbit next brings him within reach, [...]
 
Book: Tom's Lost Ball by A.L. Anderson
Tom has a ball. He would like to play with his ball, but he cannot find his ball. Will you help Tom find his ball? Tom's lost ball is for children ages 6 thru 8 who are learning how to read. This book is also a good book for first time readers. Tom's lost ball uses easy everyday words. This book will help your child build confidence and read better. Many words used in Tom's lost ball is from the [...]
 
Book: Inspired by Paris - Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French by Jordan Phillips
Part travel narrative and part lifestyle guide, Inspired by Paris: Why Borrowing from the French Is Better Than Being French is a must-read for anyone who's ever dreamed about traveling to or living in France. Author Jordan Phillips is a bona fide Francophile. Just show her a wedge of oozy French cheese or a slightly dilapidated Mansard roof, and she'll swoon every time. Before moving to New [...]
 
Book: Peopleware - Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister
Few books in computing have had as profound an influence on software management as Peopleware . The unique insight of this longtime best seller is that the major issues of software development are human, not technical. They're not easy issues; but solve them, and you'll maximize your chances of success. "Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying [...]
 
Book: A Ruby Beam of Light (Dark World Chronicles Book 1) by Tom DeMarco
The world has gone dark. Nothing works. Cars and trucks and airplanes and guns and bombs are nothing more than paperweights. A mysterious disturbance propagated onto the earth's magnetic field has the effect of inhibiting all explosions. It has repealed most of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, leaving the world as it was in your great great grandparents' time. The villain (or hero, [...]
 
Book: When the Siren Calls - Prequel by Tom Barry
Restless and neglected Isobel is suffocating in a stagnant marriage. Suave and charismatic Jay is fighting for survival. When Jay rescues Isobel from a Marrakech mob, both sense opportunity, and an invitation from Jay to visit his resort in the hills of Tuscany sparks Isobel to imagine a life of freedom and excitement.This "Prequel" version is a stand alone short story, but also a trailer and [...]
 
Book: Hometown Girl Forever (Hometown Series Book 3) by Kirsten Fullmer
Lizzie gave up her stressful job in Boston to embrace her love of all things country in Smithville PA. Her farm, a new job at the spa, and her pet alpacas are a dream come true, if only her meddling, matchmaking, socialite mother would back off. Elliot, a successful architect from Washington, DC, designed the new spa, but he certainly hadn't envisioned the exotic bohemian style manager or her [...]
 


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