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There wasn't much money to be made as a Trailblazer, searching out new worlds for possible development. Still, it was safer than the bounty hunter career that had cost Gregory Roarke his left arm six years ago. And thanks to his Kadolian partner Selene's ultrasensitive sense of smell, they occasionally discovered a medically promising seed or spore they could sell under the table. It was a quiet life, uneventful and mostly legal.
Until Roarke was approached by two men with a proposal: track down a mysterious woman named Tera and, through her, locate a secret project called Icarus.
The challenge was intriguing. The unlimited budget was tempting. But Roarke had a more personal reason to accept the job.
The chance for long-delayed payback.
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is a marvel, beautifully written and tragic. Duchess is a great Narrator. Tough and Thorny - Full of Rough edges. She had me rooting for her from the start. She never wavered in her outlaw status or the defense of her family.
Reading through layers of this book to its heart wrenching finale, leaves me with the feeling that this book needs to become a classic that is read by everyone. I highly recommend. - Christine J.
Van Praagh's newest book is concise, easy to follow reminder of all we have read over the years about our spirituality and God. Fans of "Course In Miracles" and "Course In Love" will find it says the same thing in a much simpler way. I loved it ...very helpful!
The Readers of Broken Wheel
by Katarina Bivald
I picked up this book intending to read just a few pages. It's description intrigued me! A correspondence between two book lovers, a small town setting, quirky characters and a dilemma of epic proportions. Well, nearly 400 pages and four hours later I had read every word of it. I never put the book down, even to drag my sleeve over the tears sliding down my face. this gem is full of heart and humor, wit and some really good good recommendations. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with Sara, Amy and all the residents of Broken Wheel. I identified with, sympathized with, was entertained by, and loved them all. This book would be my recommendation for readers who loved Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by beth Hoffman, A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman, A redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. p.s. Have your tissues ready for this one. I mean this in the best way! Christine
Finnegan has a style of writing that is very readable. He captures the essence of surf stoke in a way that is very true to the experience.
The Good Girl
by: Mary Kubica
Intriguing with a plot twist. The ending was definitely the cherry on top, and goes to show that you can never truly judge a book by it's cover. You don't really know a family until disaster hits and you don't always know a person like you thought. Veronica
A Man Called Oveby Fredrik BackmanI don't know how to describe this book featuring a fisty curmudgeon called Ove without using the word charming. I certainly didn't set out thinking that this person, so ridgid and set in his state of grumpy old-man-ness, would resonate with me like it did. Watching this thorny guy thaw throughout the book (entirely without his intent or permission) was sweet and perfect. I So recommend this debut novel by Swedish author Backman, and look forward to his next book "My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry". Christine
The Martianby Andy Weir
Andy Weir's "Real" science fiction novel The Martian skips readable and amps to devourable in light seconds. Stranded on Mars with limited food and water, Mark Watney could easily throw in the towel and O.D. on the morphine. Someone as intelligent, resourceful and downright MacGyver-ish as he couldn't call it quits that easily though. Hey! a major life-threatening upset crops up, solve it with ingenuity, recycled poopie and duct tape, just like you would (mostly) on Earth. I don't usually like to use the term "Nail Biting" Suspense ( I thought I broke the habit years ago), but nails got bitten as the story roared along to a spectacular end.Weir opened my eyes to a genre that was previously unfamiliar to me: He could "Fly me to the Moon" any time, just let me download some not so Disco music first. - Christine's Pick
For the last 25 years, I have been reading a Course In Miracles in an attempt to understand and practice CIM. A Course of Love continues CIM and it answers the questions I had about CIM immediately. It opens the door wider for me. I have just started it and I love it! Debby's Pick
OK, I admit it. I like my books like some people like their food, spicy enough to cause a little bit of discomfort! Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is hot with a side of jalapenos. If you like a book that you have figured out in three chapter .. Don't Read this one. This darkly compelling, twisty as hell book will keep you guessing to the very end. It turns everything you think you know about dysfunctional characters on it's ear. And if you are as intrigued by Gone Girl as much as I was, be sure to check out Flynn's other books; Dark Places and Sharp Objects. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy the Burn ...
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Read this for a bird's-eye view of one of the most unreliable narrators in recent fiction. How do you trust a character when what you see is the bleary eyes of a black-out drunk? Is she obsessively stalking or voyeuristically imagining what she is seeing? Told from alternating viewpoints, the suspenseful story draws you in, unfolding very quickly to a satisfying conclusion you just may not have seen coming.
STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY (BOOK 3 : Lesser Evil) !!
The fate of the Chiss Ascendancy hangs in the balance in the epic finale of the Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.
For thousands of years the Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm, a center of power, and a beacon of integrity. It is led by the Nine Ruling Families, whose leadership stands as a bulwark of stability against the Chaos of the Unknown Regions.
But that stability has been eroded by a cunning foe who winnows away trust and loyalty in equal measure. Bonds of fidelity have given way to lines of division among the families. Despite the efforts of the Expansionary Defense Fleet, the Ascendancy slips closer and closer to civil war.
The Chiss are no strangers to war. Their mythic status in the Chaos was earned through conflict and terrible deeds, some long buried. Until now. To ensure the Ascendancy's future, Thrawn will delve deep into its past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the ascension of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family's legacy is only as strong as the legend that supports it. Even if that legend turns out to be a lie.
To secure the salvation of the Ascendancy, is Thrawn willing to sacrifice everything? Including the only home he has ever known?
TIMOTHY ZAHN'S STAR WARS: THRAWN ASCENDANCY (BOOK 2 : Greater Good) !!
Thrawn and his allies race to save the Chiss Ascendancy from an unseen enemy in the second book in the epic Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.
Thrawn's latest triumph still rests newly on his shoulders. He has led the Chiss to victory and brought glory to the House of Mitth, but the true threat to the Ascendancy has not yet been extinguished. Their foes do not send threats or ultimatums, do not mass ships on the edge of the Chaos. Their weapons come cloaked in smiles and generosity: Gifts offered freely. Services granted unconditionally.
Across the Ascendancy, seemingly inconsequential events could herald the doom of the Chiss. As Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet rally to uncover the plot, they discover a chilling truth: Rather than invade Chiss capitals or pillage resources, their enemy strikes at the very foundation of the Ascendancy, seeking to widen the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and the Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most to them: the security of their family or the survival of the Ascendancy itself.