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Twisted Tea Christmas“Twisted Tea Christmas”
by Laura Childs

An attack on the host of a fancy tea party sends Theodosia Browning looking for answers in the latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series. Tea maven Theodosia and her tea sommelier, Drayton Conneley, are catering a Victorian Christmas party at a swanky mansion in downtown Charleston. Drucilla Heyward, the hostess, is one of the wealthiest women in town.

As the champagne flows and the tea steeps, Drucilla secretly reveals to Theodosia that she is planning to give her wealth away to various charitable organizations. However, before she can make the announcement, Theodosia finds her crumpled unconscious in the hallway with a syringe sticking out of her neck. On a lighter note, this book also includes delicious recipes and teatime tips! Purchase at

Red Deception“Red Deception”
by Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman

Blending career insight with first-hand knowledge of global politics, authors Fuller and Grossman have once again drawn a chilling portrait of the fragile fault lines in Europe and the players poised to seize power. Former intelligence officer Dan Reilly predicted terrorist attacks in a report years earlier. It was supposed to be top secret. And it was, until it was somehow exposed to unsavory characters who put it in the hands of foreign operatives. Now it’s the basis of plans for destruction.

Packed with action scenes and brimming with spies, sexpionage, counterspies and unlikely heroes, this riveting geopolitical thriller will have you guessing until the very last page and you will be continuously surprised by every turn of events. Purchase at Now also available as an audiobook at

The Burning Light of Two Stars“The Burning Light of Two Stars”
by Laura Davis

This riveting memoir that reads like a novel is a gut-wrenching story of a mother and daughter who had every reason to never speak again yet were determined to find their way back into each other’s lives.

A vivid examination of the endurance of mother-daughter love, written by the author of the classic bestseller, The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis’ new memoir begs the reader to consider: Can you caretake a parent who betrayed you in the past? How do you open a heart that’s been closed for good reason? What happens when a dramatic, narcissistic, elderly mother moves across the country to entrust her formerly-estranged daughter with the rest of her life? Fireworks fly, but can the two reconcile? Visit

If Not You, Then Who?: The Young Inventor's Bundle “If Not You, Then Who?: The Young Inventor’s Bundle “
by David & Emberli Pridham

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? If you like fun, informative and factual kid’s books like “The Magic School Bus,” then you’ll love the new STEM series, “If Not You, Then Who?,” a recent Amazon bestseller, which is now available as a special four-book set in a beautiful magnetic box for children ages 4 to 8.

 The books each offer different inventor themes: “The Girl in Pink Pajamas,” “Noah’s Treehouse,” “Let the Games Begin” and “Going Green,” along with a new “Inventor’s Journal.” The series aims to teach children about the inventions and patents in everyday life, inspiring them to create their own. The books are fun to read for both adults and children. Purchase at

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