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Book: In the Heat of the Night (Bindarra Creek A Town Reborn Book 2) by Susanne Bellamy
Fire Captain, Kel Jones, suspects an arsonist is active in his town of Bindarra Creek. But he's distracted by his newest recruit, petite Greek goddess, Thalia of the divine-baklava. When a callout to an accident gives him his first break in the case, he's shocked when the investigation throws up an unexpected suspect. Sparks fly as the search for truth pits him against his newest recruit.
 
Book: Sustainable Community - Learning from the Cohousing Model by Graham Meltzer
Sustainable Community: Learning from the Cohousing Model is an in-depth review and analysis of the cohousing phenomenon currently sweeping North America. Cohousing projects are purpose built housing developments for communities of up to 40 or 50 households. They combine entirely self-contained dwellings with a range of shared community facilities such as kitchen/dining room, social space, [...]
 
Book: Living Space - The First Year of the Foxwood Community by Jan Marsh
Maggie strives to realise her vision of a shared community of friends living out their years in companionship and harmony on the Welsh Borders. But as the saying goes, life happens when you're busy making other plans and she hasn't reckoned on the dark secrets, the rivalries, the exes and the wayward offspring that her housemates have accumulated over the decades. A funny and thoughtful story [...]
 
Book: Riotous Retirement by Brian Robertson & Ron Smallwood
"A laugh a minute fun read, as an outburst of chaotic humor abounds when newly retired over 50's adapt to a new lifestyle and different friends when downsizing to Burnside Retirement Village, all under the eagle eye of Manager Helga. Hilarious cartoons, eye-catching cover and end of chapter limericks bring the stories to life. The authors deserve a courage medal for this pearl". Independent [...]
 
Book: Columbus State Community College - An Informal History by David Meyers & Elise Meyers Walker
For half a century, the mission of Columbus State Community College has remained essentially unchanged - to provide skilled men and women to meet the workforce needs of Central Ohio employers. What has changed, however, is the way it goes about fulfilling that mission. Columbus State Community College: An Informal History is the story of how this remarkable institution grew from a handful of [...]
 
Book: The God that Says I Am by J.A.V. Simson
A collection of meditations aimed at understanding the nature of spiritual experience. Dr. Simson is a scientist who has explored the history and content of most major world religions, has been a lifetime "truth-seeker," and takes a sympathetic view of the God-quest. In these essays, words commonly used in religious discourse are carefully defined in an effort to clarify meanings of religious [...]
 
Book: The Only Best Place (Holmes Crossing) by Carolyne Aarsen
Forced to move back to her husband's country hometown, she'll need family, forgiveness, and faith to save their marriage. As a loving mother and wife, Leslie VandeKeere has overcome most of her own troubled childhood. But when her husband Dan loses his business and starts receiving flirtatious texts from a co-worker, their dream home fund and their marriage fall on hard times. To keep the family [...]
 
Book: Precinct by Michael Grant
Captain Richard Leland is a rising star in the NYPD. Young, bright, and super ambitious, his goal is to be the police commissioner by the time he's forty. He's right on track, but then department politics rears its ugly head. All his carefully laid plans are suddenly thrown into jeopardy when his boss, Chief of Department Charles Drum, decides his young protege needs more patrol experience [...]
 
Book: A SUMMER TO BE TREASURED by James H. Barrett Jr.
For forty-five-year-old Josh "Rusty" O'Brien, it seems only a few years ago he was a young boy growing up in Oakwood Acres, Pennsylvania, a quiet suburb where everyone knew everyone. That thought takes him back to the summer of 1973, when he and his buddies were fifteen years old. Josh, Jake Thompson, Joey Flynn, and Walt McDonald were virtually inseparable; it was a summer to be treasured. Their [...]
 
Book: Beneath Outback Skies by Alissa Callen
A captivating rural romance featuring an indomitable young woman determined to save her family farm, and the city-boy who is not all he seems... Paige Quinn will let nothing and no one distract her from caring for her wheelchair-bound father, Connor, and fighting for her remote, drought-stricken property, Banora Downs. Least of all a surprise farm-stay guest named Tait Cavanaugh, whose smooth [...]
 
Book: Escaping the Smoke and Rain - Moving Through and Beyond the Jehovah's Witness Community by Shauna May
Breaking free from the Jehovah's Witness community would be the test that would become my testimony. There I was climbing the ice-clad rungs of a rickety old ladder, anchored in a bed of snow, hanging Christmas lights for the very first time. I was convinced no other symbol would illumine my debut as brightly or as swiftly as this. It felt exhilarating yet terrifying all at once like standing on [...]
 
Book: Home to Chapel Springs by Ane Mulligan
2017 Selah Awards Nominee Chapel Springs: where anything can happen, and usually does. "Claire and her best friend Patsy are as lovable as ever; even with all the new problems they face, they keep their sense of humor. The storyline is believable, and readers will identify with issues that are mentioned in the book. Mulligan writes with humor and wit. This book does not disappoint." - Romantic [...]
 
Book: Sharing Lives - Part 3 of the Foxwood Trilogy by Jan Marsh
Getting by with a little help from your friends has been very important to the residents of Foxwood during the three years of its existence as an 'intentional community' on the Welsh border. But when glamorous Tricia Anstey moves in, the dynamic of the community changes. Old friendships are threatened and the harmony of the house is shattered by the secrets of her colourful past. And in the wider [...]
 
Book: Foxwood - Another Year by Jan Marsh
It's a year since the Foxwood house was set up and the 'community' has grown. It's still home to Maggie, Julia, Ann, Jeff, Josh, Viv and Lewis, but there are also new residents, leading to shifts in allegiance and fallings out, as well as more cosy and intimate times. Add to the mix online dating, a Murder Mystery and the joys of bread making and this second book in the Foxwood trilogy proves [...]
 
Book: Mrs. Tedesco's Missing Cookbook (A Hannah and Tamar Mystery 2) by Christa Nardi & Cassidy Salem
A simple request opens up a savory mystery. Hannah never imagined her high school service project with the elderly would draw her into another mystery. Mrs. Tedesco, a lonely widow who loves to bake, has just one request - that the teen retrieve her cookbook from her old house. Easier said than done. The house has been ransacked and the coveted cookbook is nowhere to be found. Eager to help the [...]
 
Book: Threshold - A Memoir by Faith Ann Colburn
A family memoir made up of award-winning collection of creative essays about how our families and communities serve as the threshold we cross into our lives. Whether it's a metaphorical threshold or the actual physical threshold that marks our front door, the crossing informs who we choose to become. This memoir is a series of twenty stories about one ordinary American family's struggle to thrive [...]
 
Book: Let's Have Lunch by Stephen P. McCutchan
Let's Have Lunch celebrates the twenty-year journey that a group of clergy and their churches took in order to confront the toxic presence of racism in the community of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is a story of hope that begins with three people having lunch in the face of some debilitating tensions within their community in 1992. It is the story of the power of community to overcome [...]
 
Book: Undressing The N-word by H. Lewis Smith
Undressing the N-word depicts the state of sociological views regarding questions that have been on people's minds for years but have been considered too sensitive to talk about openly. Among these types of taboo-type discussions is one that analyzes the systemicpsychological warfare and psychosocial treatment of one group over another. The systemic subjects the oppressed group to seeing, through [...]
 
Book: Spirit Wind (Tempe Crabtree Mysteries) by Marilyn Meredith
This is number 17 in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. Like all the books, you don't need to read the earlier ones to enjoy it, the main plot/mystery is complete. Contacted by a ghost hunger to help discover the identity of a ghost in a house in Tehachapi, Tempe and her husband put off their vacation to the coast. A murder victim is found near the supposedly haunted house and Tempe is [...]
 
Book: Tangled Web by Julie Eberhart Painter
Wilkes-Barre's cohesive Welsh community is a haven of Protestant values and mutual support. It is also a hornet's nest of gossip. Neither a canary's death nor a girl's fall from grace escapes the locals' chatter so when unwed Catherine Jones becomes pregnant, she is quietly sent to a shelter for unwed mothers and her baby put up for adoption. Years later, she and her sister start their lives [...]
 
Book: Seldom Traveled - Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series by Marilyn Meredith
Deputy Tempe Crabtree is called upon to find a missing person--who turns out to be a murder victim. Before she can finish helping with the investigation, a wild fire breaks out and she's given the job of alerting those in the mountains to evacuate. While doing so, she encounters a missing fugitive. Right after the book was published we actually had a bit fire in the mountains where I live--was an [...]
 
Book: In Too Deep (Due South Book 1) by Tracey Alvarez
What if the man you loved played a part in your father's death? As an elite police diver tormented by her father's fatal drowning accident, Piper Harland is forced back to the one place she'd sworn never to return. Her tiny hometown on New Zealand's isolated Stewart Island hasn't much changed in the nine years she's been gone. But she soon comes face to face with everything she ran from grief, [...]
 
Book: Melting Into You (Due South Book 2) by Tracey Alvarez
Big, sexy men who don't relate well to kids need not apply... Ben Harland is, by his own admission, a bit of a grouch. He doesn't do soppy chick-flicks or cosy home and family. He sure doesn't need any more drama in his world. But life has a way of biting him in the ass. Cue insta-daddyhood to an eight-year-old girl who lands on his doorstep, and an out-of-control attraction to Stewart Island's [...]
 
Book: Dreaming of a Father's Love - A Tale From the Ohio Valley by Sharon A. Lavy
Dysfunctional Families? Family Secrets? Not in Our Church! How many times do we think it can't happen to us? Whatever "it" is. We often go into deep denial. And truthfully, i n the rich backdrop of the farming cradle in the Ohio Valley, a peaceful lifestyle seems possible. Highly likely even. At least on the surface. It's 1973, and you can feel the tension of the women's liberation movement, that [...]
 
Book: Calling the Dead (Tempe Crabtree Mystery) by Marilyn Meredith
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. In Calling the Dead, Deputy Tempe Crabtree investigates a murder that looks like death from natural causes, and a suicide that looks like murder. Putting her job on the [...]
 
Book: The Fishers of Paradise by Rachael Preston
"unputdownable!" Susie Moloney, author of The Thirteen As Egypt Fisher learns, there's a power to be mined in keeping secrets, and lies quickly take on a life of their own. 1930. The boathouse community of Cootes Paradise is under siege. The squatters' shacks that line the shores of Dundas Marsh stand in the way of an ambitious politician's "City Beautiful" plans. When a handsome drifter settles [...]
 
Book: Community Gardens by Karin Boutall
After tragedy struck, she moved back to familiar ground. She built her dream; a garden shop. But Joan Louen soon discovers digging in the garden can reveal more than dirt. COMMUNITY GARDENS is a cozy novella that takes a witty and insightful look into friendships and compassion. A high-definition read.
 
Book: Bewbush Playbus by Sue Wickstead
The story of the Bewbush Playbus, a Community Project started in 1980 by the Girl Guides Association using money raised for Her Majesty The Queens Silver Jubilee Celebrations. The photographs and memories contained in this book were used on public display to publicise and promote the work of the project with the aim of generating much needed support and funding. The project operated for many [...]
 
Book: Committed (Oaktown Girls Book 2) by Suzanne Falter
From the author of Driven: "This is a fun read! Lizzy is totally adorable..." Curve Magazine - Is it wise to propose marriage to your undocumented girlfriend if she just moved in ... and she's already thinking of moving out? That's the question on auto mechanic Lizzy's mind as she wrestles with what to do in Book Two of the Oaktown Girls series. Commitment is definitely in the air for this [...]
 
Book: Hand-Me-Down Bride by Juliet Vandiver Waldron
To help her impoverished family, Sophie agrees to marry a wealthy older in far off America. Less than twenty-four hours after she arrives in German's Mill, Pennsylvania, events have taken a far stranger turn than anything she could have imagined. Set in Post-Civil-War Pennsylvania, this tale of an arranged marriage is as much family saga as romance. Sophie is a sensitive young woman struggling to [...]
 
Book: The Misplaced Dog (Hannah & Tamar Mystery Series Book 3) by Christa Nardi & Cassidy Salem
A gorgeous addition places Playful Paws and its staff at the center of a mystery. It's love at first sight when Tamar meets Rusty - the newest resident at the local shelter where she volunteers. However, the arrival of the well-trained and affectionate dog coincides with the onset of suspicious and dangerous incidents involving the shelter and its staff. Is it a coincidence or is the dog the key [...]
 
Book: The Healer's Mantle (Wrak-Ayya - The Age of Shadows Book 2) by Leigh Roberts
What if ...recovering from the Leader's punishment for her defiance, the Healer moves forward raising the Outsider child as best she can. When unforseen consequences of Khon'Tor's wrath materialize, Adia turns to the People's High Council for help. But instead of receiving mercy and wisdom, she is forced to make a terrible choice one no woman should ever have to make. Struggling under the cruelty [...]
 
Book: Raging Water by Marilyn Meredith
A rash of burglaries and the murder of two women shock the mountain community of Bear Creek. Add a fast-moving thunderstorm that brings torrential rains and Tempe Crabtree, the resident deputy sheriff, can forget about her days off. Who would murder two harmless women? Did a drug addict simply want their medications or did they share a secret someone was willing to kill for? When a massive mud [...]
 
Book: Final Respects (Rocky Bluff Police Department Book 1) by F. M. Meredith
Mortician Stuart Honich dreams about sinking his teeth into the flesh of his tormentors - his boss's daughters. Being a cop was something Doug Milligan wanted since childhood, but his wife hates his profession and Doug will soon have to make a difficult choice. Publicity hound, Rick Strickland, will do anything to further his career, and is having a secret affair with Liz Phelan, a divorcee with [...]
 
Book: Boudicca - A Play in Three Acts (The Legendary Women of World History) by Laurel A. Rockefeller
As the western world fell to Rome's mighty legions, one woman dared fight for English liberty. Adapted from the creative non-fiction biography "Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni," Boudicca tells the story of ancient Britain's greatest and most legendary ruler in a format accessible to readers of all ages and productions of all budgets. Production notes include detailed historical information [...]
 


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