All the Lovely Pieces by J.M. Winchester

Motherly love can drive her to the absolute edge…

For nine years, Drew Baker has been running from her brutal husband and the dark deeds of the night she left him. Focused on protecting her ten-year-old son, Drew reluctantly settles into a small town, eager to find proof of her husband’s true nature so she can stop looking over her shoulder.

But Drew is also on the run from her own terrible crimes—ones that mean prison and separation from her son should the police catch up to her before her husband does. If only she could remember that night and what really transpired…

Without warning, the unthinkable happens, and Drew is plunged into the most nightmarish situation a woman and mother could imagine. Desperate to save her child, Drew takes matters into her own hands, proving that anyone is capable of darkness, and nowhere is safe for those who fear themselves.

How to Lead in a World of Distraction by Clay Scroggins

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 advanced reader copies of How to Lead in a World of Distraction: Four Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise by author Clay Scroggins.

Our world is filled with more distractions than ever before. And while many leaders have learned how to tune-out distractions that keep them from being productive, they remain deaf to the inner desires and emotions churning beneath the surface that can keep them from reaching their full leadership potential.

Through four simple habits, Clay Scroggins helps leaders create space for emotional evaluation and exploration. Utilizing the timeless practices in these pages, How to Lead in a World of Distraction empowers all leaders to replace the chaos in their increasingly busy days with an emotional competence and awareness that leads to a calmer, less stressed, more fulfilling life.

Postcards for a Songbird by Rebekah Crane

Everyone eventually leaves Wren Plumley. First it was her mother, then her best friend, and then her sister. Now living with only her cop father and her upended dreams, Wren feels stranded, like a songbird falling in a storm.

When Wilder, a sickly housebound teen, moves in next door, Wren finally finds what she’s always wanted—a person who can’t leave. But a chance meeting with Luca, the talkative, crush-worthy boy in her driver’s ed class, has Wren wondering if maybe she’s too quick to push people away. Soon, Wren finds herself caught between the safety of a friendship and a love worth fighting for.

Wren starts to dream again. But when postcards begin arriving from her sister, Wren must ultimately confront why her mother left fourteen years before and why her sister followed in her footsteps. For her new life to take flight, Wren will have to reconcile the heartbreaking beauty of lost dreams and the beautiful heartbreak of her new reality.

Super Thinking by Gabriel Weinberg

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 20 signed, first edition paperback copies of Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models.

The world's greatest problem-solvers, forecasters, and decision-makers all rely on a set of frameworks and shortcuts that help them cut through complexity and separate good ideas from bad ones. They're called mental models, and you can find them in dense textbooks on psychology, physics, economics, and more.

Or, you can just read Super Thinking, a fun, illustrated guide to every mental model you could possibly need. How can mental models help you? Well, here are just a few examples...

• If you've ever been overwhelmed by a to-do list that's grown too long, maybe you need the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to help you prioritize.

• Use the 5 Whys model to better understand people's motivations or get to the root cause of a problem.

• Before concluding that your colleague who messes up your projects is out to sabotage you, consider Hanlon's Razor for an alternative explanation.

• Ever sat through a bad movie just because you paid a lot for the ticket? You might be falling prey to Sunk Cost Fallacy.

• Set up Forcing Functions, like standing meeting or deadlines, to help grease the wheels for changes you want to occur.

So, the next time you find yourself faced with a difficult decision or just trying to understand a complex situation, let Super Thinking upgrade your brain with mental models.

The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton

“One fateful decision. Two unexpected endings. A perfect summer read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before

Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.

Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.

Simply Dead by Eleanor Kuhns

# 7 in the continuing saga of Will Rees, traveling weaver and part-time detective.
It is winter in Maine. During a blizzard, the constable arrives to ask Rees to help search for his niece. She is found wandering half-naked and barefoot in the woods. And some one is searching for her. Hiding her among the Shakers results in the murder of one of the Sisters.
And then Rees's daughter Jerusha is kidnapped.
The search for the murderer - and the kidnappers - leads Rees to the lumbering community in the mountains.

Convict by A. Zavarelli

Enter for a chance to win one of ten signed paperback copies of CONVICT!

This is the second book in the Sin City Series and can be read as a standalone. Please note this book contains dark themes.

Synopsis:

From USA Today bestselling author A. Zavarelli comes an enemies to lovers story full of blackmail, twists, and deception.

From the shadows, I’ve tracked her every move.

I was just supposed to watch her. But now, I can’t stop.

She’s my obsession. My addiction. My poison.

Watching her isn’t enough.

The savage in me won’t be satisfied until I take her and make her mine.

One taste and I’m hooked. Too bad for her… I’m never letting her go.

**

Stalked. Hunted. Captured.

He took me from my life and locked me away in his compound.

The ex-con. The big bad biker. Inked,
bearded, and inhumanely sized.

And yet, every time he looks at me, I melt.

This broken beast hides demons behind those brutal eyes. I hate him… and I crave him. His touch, his words, his lips.

When my enemies come for me, he vows to protect me as long as I do what he says. I’ll be secure in this prison he created for me.

But who will protect me from him?

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Enter to win one of 10 copies of the movie tie-in edition of The Art of Racing in the Rain - In theaters August 9th!

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.

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