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Flawless (Love, California Book 1)

by Jan Moran


A handsome celebrity chef. A treacherous ex. Can Verena Valent survive the biggest break of her career, or will it break her?A fun, circle-of-friends series from a USA Today bestselling author.

After a chance meeting with celebrity chef Lance Martel in Beverly Hills, Verena Valent realizes there's more to life than business. A trip to Paris and a surprise meeting with Lance ignites a romance Verena hadn't expected, though after a failed relationship, Verena has learned to protect her heart against those who seem too good to be true. As heiress to a skincare empire, Verena Valent must navigate a dazzling yet treacherous world. Despite an international business tycoon and ex-fiancé who threatens her family business, Verena discovers that family, friends, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance with the chef who's stolen her heart?

Flawless is the first book in the Love California series of linked, stand-alone books that can be ready in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulence of dating and family life. The perfect beach reads.

Tasteful Women's Fiction. Also available in audiobook. Visit JanMoran.com.

"Flawless is an astute, intelligent, gripping romance for the modern woman… a heroine you can't fail to care for and understand." - Hannah Fielding, Author of The Echoes of Love

"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster

THE LOVE, CALIFORNIA SERIES
FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)
BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)
RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)
ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)
STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)
SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)

 

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Tom Clancy Firing Point (A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel Book 7)

by Mike Maden


Jack Ryan, Jr. is out to avenge the murder of an old friend, but the vein of evil he's tapped into may run too deep for him to handle in the latest electric entry in the #1 
New York Times bestselling series.

While on vacation in Barcelona, Jack Ryan, Jr. is surprised to run into an old friend at a small café. A first, Renee Moore seems surprised to see Jack, but then she just seems irritated and distracted. After making plans to meet later, Jack leaves, only to miss the opportunity to ever speak to Renee again, as the café is destroyed minutes later by a suicide bomber. A desperate Jack plunges back into the ruins to save his friend, but it's too late. As she dies in his arms, she utters one word, "Sammler."
    
When the police show up they are initially suspicious of Jack until they are called off by a member of the Spanish Intelligence Service. This mysterious sequence of events sends the young Campus operative on an unrelenting search to find out the reason behind Renee's death. Along the way, he discovers that his old friend had secrets of her own—and some of them may have gotten her killed.
    
Jack has never backed down from a challenge, but some prey may be too big for one man.

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Caleb (Must Love Danger Book 4)

by Emily Jane Trent


SECOND CHANCE LOVE CAN BE DANGEROUS!

Navy SEAL Caleb Rowe has a second chance with his first love. Livi stole his heart long ago, but Caleb lost her and is filled with regret. Just as they find each other again, foreign enemies close in and Livi faces a personal reign of terror.

Livi Cameron fell for Caleb the day she met him, yet she has a secret that keeps them apart. As a former ballerina, her passion is to wipe out oppression and abuses of dancers. One day she is a dancer committed to reform, and the next day she’s the target of terrorists. She might not live to make her dreams come true, or to have a second chance with Caleb.

 

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The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War

by Phyllis Edgerly Ring


Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.

Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna's journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.

 
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A Trick Of Light: Stan Lee's Alliances

by Kat Rosenfield


From Stan Lee, the pop culture legend behind Marvel’s The Avengers™, Black Panther™, X-Men™, Spider-Man™, The Fantastic Four™, and Iron Man™, comes a major literary event featuring two heroic teenagers—one born with extraordinary gifts, one unwillingly transformed. Together they can change the world . . . or put it in the destructive hands of a danger beyond imagination.
 

Set in Stan Lee’s Alliances Universe, co-created by Lee, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert, and along with Edgar Award–nominated co-writer Kat Rosenfield, Stan Lee delivers a novel packed with the pulse-pounding, breakneck adventure and the sheer exuberant invention that have defined his career as the creative mastermind behind Marvel’s spectacular universe.
 
“Leave it to Stan Lee to save his very best for last. 
A Trick of Light is as heartfelt and emotional as it is original and exciting. What a movie this one will make.”—James Patterson
 
“For lovers of Stan Lee this is nothing short of a publishing event! (And, honestly, who the hell doesn’t love Stan Lee?) Beguiling, cinematic, operatic, 
A Trick of Light is a bracing espresso first thing in the morning and the thrum of a familiar love deep at night.”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and Lake Success

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A Girl Named Blue: The Adventure Begins (The Adventures of Blue Faust Book 1)

by Cecilia Randell


Seventeen-year-old Blue Faust is no stranger to starting over. Her family tends to uproot her quite often. This time, Blue vows to make the move count, vying to make friends and change her life as she knows it

But when an earthquake hits, Blue's life is shaken up more than she could ever imagine.

Accidentally traveling through time and space, ordinary Blue and her new friends find themselves in an extraordinary world full of adventure, surprises, and danger they never realized existed. Suddenly, Blue doesn't know who she can trust. After all, earthlings are being killed by an enemy with an unknown agenda. And little by little, as emotions heighten, she realizes some of her friends are not who she thought they were. As her heart gets pulled in different directions, can Blue battle her way home, or is she fated to stay in this new world--whether she wants to or not?

 

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X WAR: Infiltration

by John Triptych


A series of events begins a shocking revelation that will change everything. Strange lights in the night sky, the disappearance of scientists on the verge of a breakthrough -a growing threat emerges from an unknown enemy- and the chosen few who will decide the fate of humanity...


Piper never wanted this, but now she's hearing voices- the pleas of her dead brother, telling her to run. Elsner, already down and out, risks destruction investigating a UFO cult. Perry once envisioned a doomsday emergency no one expected, but actually comes true. Thorne, a treacherous spymaster, plays both sides in his quest to survive the coming onslaught.

For Earth's inhabitants there remain many possibilities, yet one devastating reality: we are not alone.

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Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder

by Sandra Baublitz


It's murder at the dog show!

When amateur sleuth Clarissa Hayes and her trusty Saint Bernard, Paw, enter a dog show, they expect to find dogs, blue ribbons, and trophies. Not dead bodies.

Clarissa's boyfriend is tracking a suspect in the death of a dog fancier. It's up to Clarissa and Paw to provide him cover as they compete in the show.

But the competition turns deadly when another dog owner is murdered. Are the deaths connected? Clarissa and Paw must sniff out the clues to solve the crime before the killer collars them.

Will Best in Show become Best in Death?


Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder is the first novel in the A Dog Detective Series. If you love a furry sleuth and a barking good cozy mystery, then this entertaining whodunnit is for you.

Scroll up and buy Mastiffs, Mystery, and Murder and solve the mystery with Paw.

 
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The Road to Farringale: Modern Magick, 1

by Charlotte E. English


Can British magick be saved? Hell yes.


Imagine modern Britain without magick.

No fae enclaves. No flying chairs. No magick wands. Giddy gods, no 
unicorns.

Who wants to live in that world?

Me neither. But with magick on the decline, that's the world we're ending up with.

Meet the Society for Magickal Heritage. Our boss is a disembodied voice. Our headquarters is a sentient house. You could say we've a vested interest in keeping magick alive.

Can a ragtag bunch of magicians, necromancers and fae prevail against inevitable ruin and decline?

Hell yes. Try and stop us.

First mission? Find the source of a magickal disease that’s decimating Britain’s troll enclaves — and fix it. Simple.

Or... maybe not. For the only place that might hold the information we need is the ancient and inconveniently lost enclave of Farringale...


Join Cordelia “Ves” Vesper and the enigmatic Society in the fight to save modern magick! Urban fantasy with attitude — and fantastic hair.

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Accidentally Matched (An Alaska Matchmakers Romance Book 1)

by Cathryn Brown


Rachel needs to fly to a small town in Alaska. Handsome pilot Noah is going that direction. If only a matchmaker didn’t try to help.

Rachel’s never chosen her own path in life. She’s in Alaska to bring her brother back to manage the family business. The business she wants to run.

But she does what she’s asked.

Noah’s an Alaska pilot who’s more interested in his airplane than romance. His brothers and parents are important to him, though. And his matchmaking mother is at it again.

A short airplane ride turns into an adventure. Rachel and Noah will have to protect their hearts.

Matchmakers don’t always win. Or do they?

If you enjoy Hallmark movies and sweet romance with a dash of fun, Accidentally Matched and the Alaska Matchmakers series may be right for you.

Buy Accidentally Matched now to find out if the match worked!

 

You may have met Noah’s brother, Adam, in Crazy About Alaska. Adam has four brothers and each will find love in the Alaska Matchmakers Romances.

This is a standalone book which is part of a series. It’s clean and wholesome with no sex or swearing. The author is from Alaska, so she knows the real Alaska.

Alaska Dream Romances
Falling for Alaska - Jemma & Nathaniel
Loving Alaska - Bree & Michael
Merrying in Alaska - Leah & Ben
Crazy About Alaska - Holly & Adam

Alaska Matchmakers Romances (Adam's Brothers)
Accidentally Matched - Noah & Rachel
Finally Matched - Mark & Maddie
Hopefully Matched - Jack & Aimee
Merrily Matched - Joe & Molly
Surprisingly Matched - Andy & Samantha

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A Beginning at the End: a novel

by Mike Chen


“The best kind of dystopian novel: one rooted deeply in the hearts of his characters and emphasizing hope and connection over fear.… Compelling, realistic, and impossible to put down.
”—Booklist

Four survivors come together as the country rebuilds in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic. With stunning foresight, this character-driven postapocalyptic suspense is an intimate, hopeful look at how people can move forward by creating something better.

How do you start over after the end of the world?

Six years after a virus wiped out most of the planet’s population, former pop star Moira is living under a new identity to escape her past—until her domineering father launches a sweeping public search to track her down. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world for those still too traumatized to go outside, but she never reaches out on her own behalf. Rob has tried to protect his daughter, Sunny, by keeping a heartbreaking secret, but when strict government rules threaten to separate parent and child, Rob needs to prove himself worthy in the city’s eyes by connecting with people again.

Krista, Moira, Rob and Sunny meet by circumstance and their lives begin to twine together. When reports of another outbreak throw the fragile society into panic, the friends are forced to finally face everything that came before—and everything they still stand to lose. Because sometimes having one person is enough to keep the world going.


“This postapocalyptic slice-of-life novel delivers big emotions by keeping the focus small… By foregrounding family, Chen manages to imbue his apocalypse with heart, hope, and humanity. Sci-fi fans will delight in this lovingly rendered tale.”—Publisher’s Weekly

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The Scent of Gardenias: A Strong Woman Overcoming Circumstances Novel

by Lorraine Haas


She had big dreams. But will war, tragedy, and naïveté ruin her aspirations?

America, the 1940s. Margaret Rose longs to escape her family’s poverty. So against her domineering father’s wishes, the determined young woman elopes with an older man. But shortly after the US enters WWII, her grand ambitions sink when her husband’s ship is torpedoed.

Training to become a nurse to give herself a future, Margaret’s despair deepens when she discovers she’s pregnant and must quit to have the baby. And now without income to support a child, the desperate widow marries a man who takes her far from home… and into disaster.

Will Margaret rise above catastrophic misfortune and create the life she deserves?

Poignant and heartfelt, The Scent of Gardenias chronicles the struggle of a Twentieth-Century woman carving a place in a society stacked against her odds for success. Inspired by her mother’s true story, Lorraine Haas lays bare a brave and challenging journey of grit and self-discovery you won’t soon forget.

The Scent of Gardenias is a beautifully crafted women’s fiction novel. If you like raw emotional battles, family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, then you’ll love Lorraine Haas’s tale of courage and tenacity.

Buy The Scent of Gardenias to unearth hope today!

 
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Troublemaker: A Novel

by Linda Howard


A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard.

For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.

The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.

The harder they fight the intense heat between them, the closer Morgan and Bo become, even though she knows he’s hiding from something. But discovering the truth could cost Bo more than she’s willing to give. And when Morgan’s cover is blown, it might just cost her life.

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Trust No One (Mac Davis Thrillers Book 1)

by L.J. Breedlove


WHEN YOU COME FOR THE WRONG MAN


Howard Parker wants to be Secretary of Homeland Security. And he isn't going to let a bunch of Marines who were in the wrong place at the wrong time stand in his way — even if one of them is now a reporter in Seattle, his home town. What are the odds?

Former Marine Mac Davis likes being a cop reporter. He gets a regular paycheck, and no one is shooting at him. What's not to like? He'd rather be writing sports, but he took the job anyway.

Then someone tries to kill him. Roughs up his aunt. Kidnaps an old Marine buddy. And Mac is going to find out why. And then? He'll put a stop to it. One way or another. If the tools of a reporter won't get the job done? Well then, he's got other tools to use.

Book 1 in the Mac Davis thrillers featuring a Marine turned cop reporter in Seattle.

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Something Blue: A Sweet Romance Anthology

by Susan Sands


Toss the bouquet and say "I do" to this collection of sweet wedding-themed romcoms from the team who brought you the 
USA Today Bestseller Christmas Actually! 18 all-new novellas by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

Four Royal Weddings and an (Almost) Funeral
By Teri Wilson


Someone posh, someone new, someone annoying, something...true? A pair of royal correspondents from rival news outlets in London can't seem to stop bumping heads at a succession of royal weddings, but when they band together to find one of the queen’s puppies while the dog is running amok in Westminster Abbey, things get even more royally complicated.


Petals & Playlists
By Lacey Baker


Short-staffed and not in the mood for wedding day excitement, Emory Bellson is forced to DJ a reception or risk bad publicity from one of the most notable brides in Miami. When she's somehow roped into standing in the line of single women and ends up catching the bouquet, she thinks the day couldn't possibly get any worse. Except it does, the moment she notices the groomsman who catches the garter, Hayden Rivers, is also a guy she'd dated and ghosted three years ago.


His Custom-made Bridesmaid
By Caro Carson


Bethany Shepherd is on the verge of opening her own bridal boutique, as soon as she finishes this final job as a seamstress for an over-the-top wedding with fifteen bridesmaids. At the last minute, Bethany is forced to fill in for a missing bridesmaid on top of the fifteen dress fittings she must complete as a seamstress. Worse, the groomsman she’s paired with is her old college flame, the wealthy and arrogant Jovian Taylor, who suddenly seems more than willing to stay by her side, for better or for worse.


Something Borrowed
By Cassidy Carter


When bridesmaid Catherine Katz tries on the bride's ring before her best friend's wedding, she doesn't count on Lennox Miller, her former fiancée, catching her in the act—or not being able to get the ring off. She doesn't want Len's help, but now she needs it. During their race together to try and free her before the ceremony begins, Catherine begins to see that her own old love story might potentially have a new ring to it.


Always You
By Melinda Curtis


Cassie Andrews and Jude Turner were inseparable in high school. But Cassie went away to college to become a doctor and Jude stayed in Beacon Bay to buy and run the family bait shop. Somewhere along the line they decided to go their separate ways. Now Cassie's back for a friend's wedding and sparks are rekindled. But is she home to stay?


Love By Accident
By Marianne Evans


Mix a rescue puppy and unguarded frittata, and wedding reception chaos is sure to ensue. While Emily Carpenter and Raylen Preston deal with frittata-ghedon, sparks fly. But can a magical second-chance wedding celebration lead these two wounded hearts to their own happy ending?


The Wedding Rivals
By Nicole Flockton


When high school rivals find themselves as maid of honor and best man at their best friends’ wedding, it’s game on as to who has the best pre-wedding events planned. Old rivalries are renewed along with the spark of romance that has always simmered below the surface.


And more...

Second Chance Sweetheart by Shirley Jump

Something Lost Something Found by Makenna Lee

Wedding at Winding Woods by Janice Lynn

A Wedding at the USO by Tif Marcelo

Her Purrfect Plus One by Robyn Neeley

A Wedding to Remember by Annie Rains

Then, And Now by Susan Sands

Always & Furever by Victoria Schade

Wedding Veils & Puppy Tails by Lizzie Shane

The Groom That Got Away by Sasha Summers

The Perfect Fit by Roe Valentine

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A Hand for the Duke (The Ladies' Wagering Whist Society Book 1)

by Meredith Bond


Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke?


Tina Rowan is beautiful, talented—and wants nothing more than to be free of her past.
The illegitimate daughter of a baroness, she is being blackmailed by her own foster father. She must rely on her flair for designing dresses to earn enough to pay him off. Starting a business dressing the ladies of Regency society isn’t easy for a nobody. But Tina has three aces up her sleeve—her own amazing talent, her well-connected biological mother, and the helpful (if meddlesome) support of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society.

The handsome, arrogant Duke of Warwick has grown up schooled in the “proper” way for a nobleman to behave. Rule number one: do not fraternize with people of the lower classes. But when he has to introduce his beloved sister to society, he finds himself completely reliant on the beguiling woman he’s hired as his sister’s modiste. To his astonishment, he finds himself opening up to her and enjoying her company far, far too much.

When Tina discovers the true man behind the ducal title, her heart might very well be lost. But can the duke set aside his façade and allow himself to love the only woman who could possibly make him happy?


It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.

If you love a Cinderella story complete with a noble hero who will do anything to win the heart of the woman he loves, this book is for you!

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Flame and Crystal Thorns (Fae and Crystal Thorns Book 1)

by Kay L Moody


She vowed she’d never return to Faerie…
But vows were made to be broken.


As a human girl, Chloe is perfectly happy being back in the mortal realm where she belongs. She's even become the town apothecary. When a fae from her past shows up begging her to return to Faerie, she utterly refuses.

But then she finds out an angry group of mortals are using iron to hold an entire castle full of fae hostage. And of course, the hostages include Chloe's older sister and her sister's beloved.

Reluctantly, Chloe packs a bag for what is supposed to be a short trip to Faerie.

But the mortals are more powerful than she expected. To fuel them, they have weapons, flames, and revenge. They won't stop until they control every court in Faerie.

With the help of a new and mysterious magic and a too-handsome-for-his-own-good fae companion, Chloe has to save Faerie before her sister and the other fae are killed.

If you like the rich world building of Throne of Glass, the enemies to lovers romance of Once Upon a Broken Heart, and the mythical creatures and twisty plot of The Cruel Prince, then you’ll devour Kay L. Moody’s breathtaking new young adult epic fantasy series.

Flame and Crystal Thorns is the first book in a new YA fae romance series. This is a spin off of The Fae of Bitter Thorn series by Kay L. Moody. It features a few appearances and minor spoilers from The Fae of Bitter Thorn, but it also stands alone as its own series. It can be read without any prior knowledge or reading of The Fae of Bitter Thorn.

Buy Flame and Crystal Thorns to enter the magical world of Faerie!

 
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Wrong Place (DI Sally Parker Thriller Book 1)

by M A Comley


Danger lurks in tranquil surroundings...


The local church graveyard holds many secrets.

Dozens of people are searching for the truth.

With the body count rising, it's not long before DI Sally Parker's fears are realised... there is a serial killer on her patch.

Sally is a confident person but someone from her recent past threatens her new-found confidence with a harsh plan.

Can Sally overcome the obstacles fate has placed in her path to track down a brazen killer who is intent to derail the investigation at every opportunity?

You won't believe the twists and turns in this serial killer thriller. This one is addictive!

Get it now if you're a fan of Angela Marsons and Joy Ellis.

From M A Comley NY Times bestselling author of the Justice series

Other books available in this series are:
Wrong Place - #1 Women Sleuths reached Top #25 in the UK top100
No Hiding Place - #1 Women Sleuths
Cold Case - #1 Mystery, #1 Police Procedurals, #1 detectives
Deadly Encounter - new release
Web of Deceit - a novella co-written by Tara Lyons
DI Sally Parker also helps solve a mystery alongside DI Lorne Warner in Twisted Justice

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The Voyage of Freydis

by Tamara Goranson


The Vinland Viking Saga: Book 1

History set her fate in stone…

Murderer. Mercenary. Temptress.

Trickster. Traitor. Thief.

But under a hammer that falls like thunder, stone will always shatter.

So with her voice she lights the forge.

The Voyage of Freydis sings the silenced tale of Freydis Eiriksdottir, the first and only woman to lead a Viking voyage across the Atlantic in this tempestuous retelling of an ancient Icelandic saga set at the dawn of the 11th century.

Content notice: spousal abuse.

Praise for The Voyage of Freydis:

‘Anyone who loves Vikings and historical fiction definitely should pick up this book’ Emily, NetGalley reviewer

‘Very lyrically written, I felt as if I was reading a song’ Tiffany, NetGalley reviewer

‘As a lover of mythology and historical fiction I knew immediately I was going to like this book – and I’m pleased to say I not only liked it but I LOVED it!’ Libby, NetGalley reviewer

‘Tamara Goranson’s writing really shines here. I felt the cold, heard the wind, flinched with the blows – that takes a lot of skill’ Dawn, NetGalley reviewer

‘Took me on a rollercoaster of emotions’ Charlotte, NetGalley reviewer

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