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The Remarkable Woman

Unforgettable stories about remarkable women. Take a break from the stress of modern life. Escape into the past with these books of historical fiction by Karen Hasley. Each one is packed with adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, and love. Enjoy!

Gold Mountain (The Laramie Series Book 5)
by Karen J. Hasley
4.5 Stars (187 Reviews)
Genre: Romance

A Remarkable Woman.
An Unforgettable Love Story.

When Dinah Hudson leaves China in 1901, she hopes to leave behind dark memories of violence and sudden death, as well. Spending time with her sister in San Francisco will be just what she needs to help her forget China’s murderous Boxer Uprising. Dinah’s life in California takes an unexpected turn when renowned reformer Donaldina Cameron enlists her aid in rescuing young Chinese girls smuggled into the U.S. for slavery and prostitution. For Dinah, the venture soon becomes a passionate calling.
But every calling comes with a price, and for Dinah Hudson that price may prove very high indeed.
Because not everyone shares her zeal for freeing enslaved girls, especially not men that profit from human trafficking. Men that hide behind position and power. Faceless men that live in the shadows. Ruthless men that allow nothing and no one to get in their way. Truth is that every man in Dinah’s glittering but treacherous San Francisco world, whether a wealthy financier or a virile policeman or a brash entrepreneur with the face of a Greek god, is suspect. Dangerous. Even deadly. A determined woman must learn that when her heart gets in the way of her good sense she should ignore deceptive emotions and stay focused on the cause. It’s either that. Or die trying.

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Waiting for Hope (The Laramie Series Book 2)
by Karen J. Hasley
4.5 Stars (232 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction | Romance

It’s 1905 and the new century overflows with opportunities for the smart, the strong, the confident, and the determined. All words that describe Hope Birdwell to a T. Her first twenty years had their share of trouble and torment, but she’s certain the next twenty hold only promise.

Hope leaves a sordid past behind and heads for Wyoming to take up homesteading. Never mind that she’s alone in the world and has never known a real home in her whole life. Her name is Hope, after all, so what could possibly go wrong?

Well, maybe the long reach of perverted violence from a brute she would rather forget could get in the way of her dreams. Maybe the warmly distracting appeal of friends and community could compromise her independence. Maybe the loving attention of a handsome young man with the unnerving ability to change her opinions about true freedom could cause her to falter. Maybe.

Hope Birdwell knows she is poised at the edge of a bright future, if only she can protect herself and the people she’s grown to love from the dark and deadly menace of her past. Maybe that means she’ll have to risk everything she’s dreamed about and planned for and maybe she won’t succeed. Maybe she’s gone too long without the truth. Maybe.

Hope Birdwell will discover some surprising truths in the wilds of Wyoming. That there’s danger in deception, freedom in sacrifice, and a cost to love. Hard and painful lessons, every one of them, for a modern, single-minded girl. But she’s not one to give up on her dreams no matter what — and her name is Hope, after all.

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Circled Heart (The Laramie Series Book 4)
by Karen J. Hasley
4.6 Stars (136 Reviews)
Genre: Romance

Meet a remarkable woman. Read an unforgettable love story.

Johanna Swan is a survivor. She escaped death twice — as a child in China during the Boxer Uprising of 1900 and twelve years later as a young woman aboard the ocean liner Titanic. Now a forward-thinking suffragist and an heiress besides, Johanna intends to use her intelligence, energy, and fortune to help poor and immigrant women. Johanna manages life the way she manages her money. Invest sensibly. Never be obligated. Reduce risk. Keep control of your assets. But the emotional turmoil in her family and the growing confusion in her own heart when it comes to charismatic, sentimental and — she fears — deceitful Drew Gallagher are interfering with Johanna’s orderly existence. For all her logical decision making, it will be the shifting emotions of desire and despair that finally force Johanna to realize that love is more complex and life far less predictable than any business venture.

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The Dangerous Thaw of Etta Capstone
by Karen J. Hasley
4.5 Stars (295 Reviews)
Genre: Romance | Westerns

“Revenge is very good eaten cold”
For most people food serves a purpose and the purpose isn’t complicated. You eat it. But for Etta Capstone it’s not that simple. An excellent cook and the owner of a successful restaurant on the Texas frontier, she’s had years to perfect other uses for food besides the obvious. Food as shield. As wall. As love letter. As peace offering. Food as life — well, half a life, anyway.
Etta’s not like other women. She’s been frozen in the past, frozen heart and soul for a long time, captive to memories of unbearable violence. Until suddenly, with the sighting of the man she holds responsible for her painful history, Etta begins to consider the possibility of a more satisfying future. She knows that with a good cooking fire and the steady heat of a patient man’s love, a lot of things are possible — even change, even happiness — and to her way of thinking, all that stands in the way of a bright future is one wicked man, one necessary execution, and lessons in good penmanship. So as a woman used to creating dishes from diverse and rare ingredients, Etta concocts a deadly recipe using just those elements. She knows better than most that life offers few guarantees, and if all it takes to free her from the past is one wicked man, one necessary execution, and lessons in good penmanship, she’ll take the risk and make the effort, no matter who gets burned. Because after years of keeping the fires of love and the warmth of hope at a distance, Etta Capstone is finally ready to thaw.

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Journey of the Heart: A Collection of Western Romance Short Stories
by Multiple Authors
4.8 Stars (13 Reviews)
Genre: Women’s Fiction | Romance | Anthologies & Literature Collections | Historical Fiction | Action & Adventure | Westerns | United States | Short Stories

From the Texas plains to the Oregon wilderness, up Missouri’s Big Muddy to Montana Territory, and from the California mountains to Colorado’s cattle country… JOURNEY OF THE HEART is a collection of eight sigh-worthy romances, all revolving around modes of transportation in the Old West.

Award-winning and best-selling authors Melissa Lynne Blue, Anne Carrole, Stacey Coverstone, Debora Dennis, Tanya Hanson, Karen J. Hasley, Linda LaRoque, and Jacqui Nelson invite you to travel along on romantic adventures that will have you falling in love with the gamblers, marshals, ranchers, doctors, riverboat captains, rangers, preachermen, and warriors of the Wild West.

Whether on a paddleboat or train, stagecoach or horse, buggy or bicycle, the journey to love for these rugged men and their feisty, independent ladies will delight fans of historical western romance.

All stories are rated Sweet.

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Learn Your Lesson

So far I have learned a lot about guinea pigs in the last two weeks. One lesson includes what a guinea pigs face looks like right before he is about to pee. The other lesson I learned is that when he makes that face it’s too late to do anything and I shouldn’t have worn my favorite fuzzy robe and favorite fuzzy pants without at least a big fat towel on my lap for protection. Now I am stuck in my scratchy robe. I am not a fan of this robe.

ANOM: Awakening (The ANOM Series Book 1)
by Jason R. James
4.2 Stars (54 Reviews)
Genre: Action & Adventure

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Jeremy Cross always thought of his life as being normal, but in the wake of a recent tragedy, he’s discovered that his idea of “normal” couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Jeremy is a genetic anomaly — one of only a handful on the planet — with a new ability that no one thought possible.

Thrown into a world of clandestine government agencies, international terrorism, and assassins-for-hire, Jeremy’s new idea of “normal” is fighting for his life.

His only hope of survival depends on reconciling the person he thought he was with the hero he needs to be.

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My Name Is Tiarra (Tiarra Series Book 1)
by Mimi Marten
4.1 Stars (11 Reviews)
Genre: Women’s Fiction | Humor & Satire | Sagas | Contemporary Fiction

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Tiarra Simon comes from an impressive international family of diplomats. She now lives a comfortable and somewhat routine life as a soccer mom on the island of Maui. But that changes when she, and Reese Martinez, youth soccer coach, arrive to London for a meeting with Alexei Ibramovich, the powerful, intimidating, and rich owner of the Chelsea United Football Club.

Coming to secure an endowment and coaching assistance for soccer youth on Maui, she quickly realizes that much more is at play. Alexei is as mysterious and dark as his past seems to suggest. From the moment they meet, there is electricity in the air and they both feel the magnetism. Alexei is overwhelmed by Tiarra, but he doesn’t know what to do with his feelings for her or even with the woman herself.

Tiarra’s family is at the heart of everything she does. Her husband Sergio, who himself comes from an international and political family from Argentina, and her two boys. Thus, as her integrity, her values, and her relationships get tested, she attempts the impossible in London.

Tiarra Simon is a force of nature. Love her or hate her, she will get to you. As Tiarra sweeps through their lives, no one is the same.

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Darkly Wood II: The woman who never wore shoes
by Max Power
4.9 Stars (13 Reviews)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Horror

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This chilling sequel to Darkly Wood brings us back to the mysterious wood perched above the sleepy village of Cranby. The mystery returns with love and terror walking hand and hand through the seemingly innocent paths of the place that has generated many fearful tales. This time however, there is an even more sinister presence. Much time has passed since Daisy escaped the terror of the wood and on the surface little has changed. But behind the tree line, a new danger lurks. Fans of the original will be taken to darker depths and first time readers will discover the true art of storytelling from the mind of the award winning author Max Power. Heart stopping, fast paced, unrelenting danger lies waiting for you between the pages. Sometimes love is all you have. Sometimes, love is not enough. Darkness is coming…

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Peaches and Cream Murder: A Donut Hole Cozy – Book 41 (Donut Hole Cozy Mystery)
by Susan Gillard
4.8 Stars (20 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery

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When Heather Shepherd starts work on a Monday in her beloved Donut Delights, she’s preparing for a murder-free week.

But another body turns up – the owner of the local Tourism Depot has been murdered and the evidence at the crime scene tampered with. Heather can’t let this one slide, especially since it appears that someone is out to sabotage the investigation. Armed with a box of her Peaches and Cream Donuts, a thirst to put another case to rest, and Amy, who’s finally qualified to investigate alongside her, Heather embarks on another sleuthin’ adventure. But the mixed up evidence, the lack of leads and the strange behavior from the victim’s family members stands in the way of truth and justice.

Heather must get to the bottom of this one or risk another negative report in the newspaper and a Hillside murderer on the loose.

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Pittsburgh to Cadiz – What’s the Difference? (Part One Book 1)
by Mitchell Phillips McCrady
4.9 Stars (17 Reviews)
Genre: Travel | Biographies & Memoirs

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The first book of a series, the adventure begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While painting for the summer, Mitch Phillips and his coworker Kevin make plans for Europe. Long days mean nothing when there’s a reason. Fall comes and they catch a ride to NYC. Buying one-way tickets from a cheap airfare voucher company, they wait a couple days for an available flight at Kevin’s buddy’s flat. After landing in Luxembourg, they get lost in Amsterdam and then wait for the final leg in Manchester, England.

A hard, cold place. A dark humor, with stark personalities, they are greeted with mumbling accents, black hash, and wild mushrooms. Drugs and searching minds. Losing time. Anything is better than there or here or wait…

Up the road a bit, after a brief yet dramatic stop in Bolton, on Mitch’s twenty-seventh birthday they are finally driven to the Highlands of Scotland for real purpose. Contracted to harvest Christmas trees, of all things, Mitch battles with his traveling partner, the weather, and his penchant for drugs and alcohol. He’s searching for the difference in life and the real meaning of art. He has a guitar, a camera, and a snowboard — nothing out of the ordinary. Everyone does this, right?

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Just A Pretty Turkey

There is no other word to describe how my sweet chickie Trudy looked today. Turkey. She looked like a huge male turkey. When I let the ladies out this morning, Trudy decided to hang back in the coop and sit on the eggs. Oh I hope she isn’t broody. She is one of my best layers. Well, when I went in to gather the eggs, she puffed up about three times her size and gurgled the oddest sound. Thankfully she wasn’t being aggressive as I grabbed egg after egg, but if I didn’t know her I certainly would have second guessed putting my hand near her.

Outline for Murder: A Michael Bishop Mystery
by Anthony J. Pucci
4.2 Stars (59 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery | Crime Fiction

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In his long career as an English teacher at Holy Trinity High School, Michael Bishop felt that he was as good at reading people as he was at reading books. That all changes when he discovers the body of the school’s highly successful but universally disliked football coach, Albert Zappala. Even more disturbing is the news that the coach, whose net worth was in the millions, was murdered. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect, including students, colleagues, and even the Sisters who run the school. Bishop’s skill in reading people is put to the ultimate test. Like Captain Ahab searching for the answers in his pursuit of the white whale, Bishop searches into the dark past for the key that will unlock the mystery. Will the truth destroy his belief in the basic goodness of man?

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Burning September
by Melissa Simonson
4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)
Genre: Romance | Literary Fiction

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Kat’s life is going exactly the way her sister has planned it, until a detective shows up at their front door early one morning and arrests Caroline for murder.
Suddenly and utterly alone, Kat doesn’t know how to navigate a world without Caroline, the woman who raised her. During the aftermath of the crime, Kat tries to figure out who she is without her sister, but unlocking those doors only leads to more troubling questions.
Kat realizes the one person she thought would never lie to her had, and quite frequently. Sorting through the skeletons and secrets might be more than she can handle, but it’s a necessary evil if she ever wants to see her sister acquitted.

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The Last of the Freemen
by Carl Trotz
4.6 Stars (10 Reviews)
Genre: Thrillers | Science Fiction

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As the American Regime grows ever more brutal and corrupt, Erin Gordon is targeted by authorities for reasons beyond her control. Help comes to her from an unlikely source, as her neighbors – the secretive, clannish descendants of suppressed medieval freemen – prove willing and able to intervene. Accepting their protection, she witnesses a people – unbeknownst to the world – who hold stubbornly to their old ways, their eternal truths, and their undying defiance of tyranny.

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Dancing To The Pizzica
by Richard Walmsley
5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Mystery

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A TALE OF ROMANCE, INTRIGUE, VENDETTA AND THE INSIDUOUS HOLD OF THE MAFIA IN SOUTHERN ITALY AND ABROAD.
Adam, a maverick Englishman approaching middle age, is captivated by his new life in southern Italy. He is seduced by the beautiful Rosaria and by the hypnotic local dance known as the Pizzica. Finding himself falling deeply in love, he is drawn unwittingly into danger when he agrees to help Rosaria investigate the mysterious disappearance of her cousin and closest friend, Diletta. Adam is blissfullly unaware that he will be up against the sinister ‘ndrangheta – the Calabrian Mafia. This tale is set against the evocative backdrop of the Salento region of Puglia.

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Legionary (Legionary 1)
by Gordon Doherty
4.0 Stars (131 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction | Action & Adventure

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The Roman Empire is crumbling, and a shadow looms in the east…

376 AD: the Eastern Roman Empire is alone against the tide of barbarians swelling on her borders. Emperor Valens juggles the paltry border defences to stave off invasion from the Goths north of the Danube. Meanwhile, in Constantinople, a pact between faith and politics spawns a lethal plot that will bring the dark and massive hordes from the east crashing down on these struggling borders.

The fates conspire to see Numerius Vitellius Pavo, enslaved as a boy after the death of his legionary father, thrust into the limitanei, the border legions, just before they are sent to recapture the long-lost eastern Kingdom of Bosporus. He is cast into the jaws of this plot, so twisted that the survival of the entire Roman world hangs in the balance…

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The World She Knows

Pink by J.B. Cantwell is a well written story of a young girl that escapes an abusive home life to enter the service. The story tells of her escape and passage through the many channels to be approved by the service. Cantwell calls the San Francisco Bay Area home. In...

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Deeper Than It Looks

I am pretty sure I got red carded by the mom referee last night. I was making dinner last night while the boys were on the other side of the counter chatting it up with me. The horror began when I sliced through what appeared to not be a bell pepper. Nope..not the...

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A Walk In Your Claws

Today we are off to the San Fransisco Academy of Science, or as my baby bassets like to call it, the Academy of Scientists. I haven't corrected them yet on that one.. maybe when they are 30. The place is fantastic with the T-rex, sea horses, and simulated earthquakes,...

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