Tuesday’s Mystery eBooks

Sweet Expectations
by Mary Ellen Taylor
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Daisy McCrae knows that change can be sudden—and devastating. And while it doesn’t have to be a bad thing, change has the power to turn your whole world upside down….

Running the family bakery and living in the store’s attic might not be Daisy’s dream life, but she’s beginning to understand what being content feels like. And then she gets some unexpected news. In one moment, Daisy’s calm existence turns into chaos. Now she’s struggling to keep it together, especially with renovations at the bakery spiraling out of control.

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Murder Through the Looking-Glass
by Cathy A. Corn
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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NIGHT TERRORS. A VISITING GHOST. And a crystal clear vision of her past life self’s tragic end in the 1940’s. When Suzanne Westin and puppy Princess move into her dream home—a stately Victorian with secrets—the happily-ever-after she expects turns nightmarish and chilling instead.

DID SHE LIVE BEFORE in this same house as a Big Band singer? Are disturbing visions from her crystal ball true? Suzanne, a psychotherapist, learns that history will repeat itself—soon—unless she discovers who her murderer was back in time.

SUDDENLY, MEN MATERIALIZE OUT OF NOWHERE, seemingly attracted to her, including a dead ringer for the 1940’s boyfriend. The men’s attentions confuse her, for although she’d welcome romance, how can she trust anyone? The haunting visions and her knowing convince her that love’s a dangerous business just now.


The Last Time I Lied
by Riley Sager
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Two Truths and a Lie. The girls played it all the time in their cabin at Camp Nightingale. Vivian, Natalie, Allison, and first-time camper Emma Davis, the youngest of the group. But the games ended the night Emma sleepily watched the others sneak out of the cabin into the darkness. The last she–or anyone–saw of them was Vivian closing the cabin door behind her, hushing Emma with a finger pressed to her lips.

Now a rising star in the New York art scene, Emma turns her past into paintings–massive canvases filled with dark leaves and gnarled branches that cover ghostly shapes in white dresses.


Hidden Thrones
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Angels, demons and the power of prayer.

Author and prayer warrior Jack Bennett can see evil. His unusual gift catapults him into a spiritual world of angels and demons that threatens not only his own life, but the soul of the entire human race. Jack becomes the FBI’s newest hire serving as a consultant for their new Paranormal Division. Together with Special Agent Frank Lederman they investigate the improbable and the unexplainable.

“What a suspenseful Christian novel this is. It is very much in the category of Frank Peretti’s “This Present Darkness” novel.” Verified purchase.

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(Hidden Thrones Series)


Never Dead
by M.L. Bullock
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Ex-burlesque dancer and aspiring author Tamara Garvey just had her world turned upside down.

Her best friend died and leaves her as guardian to a teenager. Now, not only is Tamara struggling with her new role but she is also charged with caring for the family home, the Ridaught Plantation known by the locals as the Dead House.

To her surprise, the place is already occupied by an angsty ghost named Joey who has a penchant for wearing her clothes and a fascination for paranormal movies and television shows. Tamara and Joey develop an unexpected friendship but questions remain about how and when he got there.

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(Welcome To Dead House Mysteries)


Close to Home
by Robert Dugoni
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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While investigating the hit-and-run death of a young boy, Seattle homicide detective Tracy Crosswhite makes a startling discovery: the suspect is an active-duty serviceman at a local naval base. After a key piece of case evidence goes missing, he is cleared of charges in a military court. But Tracy knows she can’t turn her back on this kind of injustice.

When she uncovers the driver’s ties to a rash of recent heroin overdoses in the city, she realizes that this isn’t just a case of the military protecting its own. It runs much deeper than that, and the accused wasn’t acting alone. For Tracy, it’s all hitting very close to home.

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Murder in Hindsight
by Anne Cleeland
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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The victims are all criminals who eluded justice—until they ran afoul of an avenger whose modus operandi is a bullet to the back of the head. The key to the vigilante’s identity lies in connecting the cold cases to an event that may have triggered retribution after all these years.

Meanwhile, Doyle finds herself shadowed by a mysterious figure. After the man steps forward to rescue her from harm, she wonders why he is invested in protecting her. But when she learns he’s in contact with Acton’s nemesis, she fears she’s being used in a plot against her husband.

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(A New Scotland Yard Mysteries)


Dead Man’s Song
by Jonathan Maberry
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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“Maberry’s vampire novels are unique and masterful.”Richard Matheson

Something evil has awakened in the town of Pine Deep. While a local newsman tries to piece together the gruesome events of a long-buried crime, others are preparing for the return of an unstoppable scourge. Bodies mutilated beyond description, innocents driven to acts of vicious madness—a monstrous legacy is preying on the living and the dead. There are those in Pine Deep who are not what they seem. Who are driven by a thirst for blood and revenge. And who are quietly building an army of the undead . . .

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(A Pine Deep Mysteries)

Monday’s Mystery eBooks

The Inn at Holiday Bay
by Kathi Daley
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

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(Baker Street Cozy Mysteries)


Camouflage
by Ivy Keating, Scott Spotson
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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A missing man, a new police chief and an unexpected New England town mystery.

When Sean Dermott, the newly appointed police chief, sees the report that a popular local high school coach is missing, his growing fascination with the alluring Vanessa Strauss, who reported the disappearance, makes him determined to solve the case.

The investigation leads him and his team deep into Quarry Head Park, a local scenic preserve with nature trails and expansive views. There is no sign of the missing man, but what he does find terrifies him to the core.


V is for Vengeance
by Sue Grafton
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Private detective Kinsey Millhone feels a bit out of place in any department store’s lingerie section, but she’s entirely in her element when she puts a stop to a brazen shoplifting spree. For her trouble she nearly gets run over in the parking lot by one of the fleeing thieves—and later learns that the one who didn’t get away has been found dead in an apparent suicide. But Audrey Vance’s grieving fiance suspects murder and hires Kinsey to investigate a case that will reveal a big story behind a small crime and lead her into a web that connects a shadowy “private banker,” an angry trophy wife, a spoiled kid with a spiraling addiction, and a brutal killer without a conscience…

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(Kinsey Millhone Mysteries)


It Takes a Witch
by Heather Blake
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Until three weeks ago, Darcy and her sister, Harper, were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their Aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: they’re actually Wishcrafters – witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt’s magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills.

But their magic fails them when a wanna-be witch turns up dead—strangled with Aunt Ve’s scarf – and Ve’s sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body.

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(A Wishcraft Mysteries)


Monstrosity
by Tim Curran
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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The Food. It seeped from the ground, a living, gushing, teratogenic nightmare. It contaminated anything that ate it, causing nature to run wild with horrible mutations, creating massive monstrosities that roam the land destroying towns and cities, feeding on livestock and human beings and one another.

Now Frank Bowman, an ordinary farmer with no military skills, must get his children to safety. And that will mean a trip through the contaminated zone of monsters, madmen, and The Food itself. Only a fool would attempt it. Or a man with a mission.


Expose
by Danielle Girard
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Examining the dead will help her solve present crimes and uncover past secrets in this page-turner thriller for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Rizzoli and Isles.

With her vindictive ex-husband out of prison, San Francisco medical examiner Annabelle Schwartzman is trying harder than ever to move on with her life—by focusing on her job to speak for the victims who can’t. Summoned to a homicide in Golden Gate Park, she realizes that she’d seen the victim just hours before, alive and well in a parked Jeep with a small boy. Now, the woman has been stabbed to death and stripped of her burka, and the child is nowhere to be found.

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(Dr. Schwartzman Mysteries)


Naked in Death
by J.D. Robb
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she’s seen it all – and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she’s going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire – and a suspect in Eve’s murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it’s up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about – except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

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(In Death Mysteries)


Beyond the Surface
by Trisha McKee
Rating: 4.5 #ad

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Ella is a middle-aged woman with a stagnant career, an exasperated teenage daughter, and a husband that has left to make a new life with another woman. Her first attempt at dating is a disaster, and in an attempt to refocus her life and rediscover her joy, Ella goes fishing. It is here that she meets Dennis, the older, captivating man that ends up saving her life and stealing her heart. But Dennis has a history, and Ella might just be in for the biggest heartbreak of her life if she can not get her emotions under control and face the demons from her own past.


Unforgettable Surrender
by Multiple Authors
Rating: 5.0 #ad

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At times, we are deceived by desires that can override our common sense. If we’re lucky, a hero comes along who saves us not only from ourselves but from those who would hurt us or take away our freedom. These special folks should be honored…and written about. In this collection, we have done just that. Immerse yourself in the love and passion in these stories put together by eight NY Times and USA Today Bestsellers who’ve penned these EIGHT incredible romances about surrendering to our heroes.

Mimi Barbour – NEW! Special Agent Sophia by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. She can go to Greece and rescue the governor’s twins, but can she save a young girl from dangerous traffickers?

Sunday’s Mystery eBooks

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.1 #ad

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When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery—not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that’s practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love, a group of bodyguards following her every move, and a murder victim in her bedroom. Now, swapping the crime scene in her condo for her mother Delores’s penthouse, Hannah and an old flame team up to solve a case that’s messier than an upended chocolate cream pie…

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(A Hannah Swensen Mysteries)


The Last Wish
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.

But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good…and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.

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(The Witcher Saga)


Catch Your Death
by Mark Edwards, Louise Voss
Rating: 4.0 #ad

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A terrifying enigma – with the power to destroy…

Twenty years ago, Kate Maddox was a volunteer at a research centre where scientists hunted for a cure for the common cold virus. That summer, Kate fell in love with a handsome young doctor, Stephen, but her stay ended in his tragic death and Kate fled to a new life in the US.

Now Kate is back in England and on the run with her young son, this time from her vile husband. But a chance encounter sets her on a terrifying path of discovery. What really happened at the Cold Research Unit two decades ago?


Marly in Pieces
by Cathrina Constantine
Rating: 4.7 #ad

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Marly refuses to believe her friend, Rae, committed suicide. Even though her wrists were slit, Marly knows her beautiful, vibrant bestie would never do that. Even though the two had drifted apart, Marly and Rae made a blood promise long ago. Even in death, Marly intends to honor that vow.

Determined to find Rae’s killer, Marly faces a long list of potential suspects. It seems everyone has secrets or lies that they are covering up… including the boy she loves. Can Marly uncover the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next victim?


Waco: A Survivor’s Story
by David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Twenty-five years ago, the FBI staged a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. Texas. David Thibodeau survived to tell the story.

When he first met the man who called himself David Koresh, David Thibodeau was a drummer in a local a rock band. Though he had never been religious in the slightest, Thibodeau gradually became a follower and moved to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. He remained there until April 19, 1993, when the compound was stormed and burned to the ground after a 51-day standoff with government authorities.


Killing Eve: No Tomorrow
by Luke Jennings
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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“If you want us to remain silent — if you want to retain your freedom, your job, and your reputation — you need to tell us everything, and I mean everything. . .”

We last saw Eve and Villanelle in a spy vs. spy race around the world, crossing powerful criminal organizations and dangerous governments, each trying to come out on top. But they aren’t finished yet.
In this sequel to Killing Eve: Codename Villanelle, former M16 operativeEve reveals a new side to her strengths, while coming ever closer to a confrontation with Villanelle, the evasive and skilled assassin


Good Behavior
by Blake Crouch
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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Fresh out of prison and fighting to keep afloat, Letty Dobesh returns to her old tricks burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel. While on the job, she overhears a man hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Letty may not be winning any morality awards, but even she has limits. Unable to go to the police, Letty sets out to derail the job, putting herself on a collision course with the killer that entangles the two of them in a dangerous, seductive relationship.


Absolute Power
by David Baldacci
Rating: 4.6 #ad

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In a heavily guarded mansion in the Virginia countryside, professional burglar and break-in artist Luther Whitney is trapped behind a two-way mirror. What he witnesses destroys his faith not only in justice, but in all he holds dear.

What follows is an unthinkable abuse of power and criminal conspiracy, as a breathtaking cover-up is set in motion by those appointed to work for one of the most important people in the world — the President of the United States.


Promised Land
by Robert B. Parker
Rating: 4.2 #ad

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Cape Cod businessman Harvey Shepard is in over his head. He lost a quarter million on a shady real estate deal, the loan shark is circling, and now he needs a private investigator to find out where his wife, Pam, disappeared to. Spencer takes the case, but finding Pam isn’t the hard part—the hard part is finding out she’s suspected of a bank robbery that led to murder.

Robert B. Parker’s Spencer novels featuring the former boxer turned Boston PI are “one of the great series in the history of the American detective story.

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(The Spenser Mysteries)

Saturday’s Mystery eBooks

The Inn at Holiday Bay
by Kathi Daley
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.

After suffering a personal tragedy Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was, an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn’t seem to convince to leave, and a new family she’d never be able to live without.

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(Note in the Nutcracker Cozy Mysteries)


The Forever Stone
by Gloria Repp
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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The Dumont family, French Huguenots, settled in New Jersey during Colonial days. Certain Dumont women led adventurous lives, and they held in common the gifts of artistry, courage, and a growing faith in God. Madeleine Dumont Burke is one of them.

The paperweight – a summons to courage . . . A new home, new love, new fears . . . and a mystery. How will she face the challenge? And what does God have in mind?

Madeleine, a young widow, is determined to break free from her paralyzing memories and controlling family. Her father’s gift spurs her to declare independence, and she joins her aunt’s house-restoration project in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Two men enter her life, bringing joy, conflict, and danger. She’ll need courage to fight the treachery she discovers and faith to step into a new life of promise. Can she do it?

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(The Dumont Chronicles Series)


Genesis
by Robin Cook
Rating: 4.3 #ad

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New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of harnessing DNA from ancestry websites to catch a killer in this timely and explosive new medical thriller.

When the body of twenty-eight-year-old social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a tragic yet routine drug overdose. But for Laurie and her new pathology resident, the brilliant but enigmatic Dr. Aria Nichols, little things aren’t adding up. Kera’s family and friends swear she never touched drugs. Administrators from the hospital where Kera worked are insisting the case be shrouded in silence. And although Kera was ten weeks pregnant, nobody seems to know who the father was–or whether he holds the key to Kera’s final moments alive.


Five Years in Yemen
by Luana Ehrlich
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A CIA contractor goes missing in Iraq. Five years later, he turns up in Yemen. Now, it’s up to Titus to find out if he’s a traitor or a patriot.

After Titus accepts an assignment to bring rogue CIA contractor Jacob Levin back to the States, he learns the operation has been put on hold pending Presidential approval. That’s fine with him. He’s looking forward to spending time in Oklahoma with his fiancée, Nikki Saxon. But then, his boss needs a favor. After that, everything changes.

It begins in Springfield, Missouri . . . Where he interviews a former CIA employee about the missing Jacob Levin.

It continues in Detroit, Michigan . . . Where he and Nikki spend Thanksgiving with his relatives.

It leads to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia . . . Where he encounters a killer.

It ends in Somahi, Yemen . . .

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(A Titus Ray Series)


Gemini
by Randy Eberle
Rating: 4.4 #ad

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Justine Knox and her fiancé, Alex Van Huss, exit a dark movie theater and quickly find themselves in the midst of a torrential, Indiana thunderstorm. Trapped outside in the elements, Alex leads Justine on a shortcut through a rundown apartment complex and into their worst nightmare…

As the two of them rush through the woods behind the apartment buildings, they come across David Hawkins—a distraught, out-of-his-mind drug addict—burying the bodies of his wife and her lover. Unfortunately for the two young lovers, David Hawkins takes out all of his hate and anger on Justine and Alex. After murdering Alex, David rapes Justine and leaves her for dead…


The Listening Eye
by Patricia Wentworth
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A deaf woman learns some dangerous information – “Miss Silver has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot” (Manchester Evening News).

Paulina Paine was buried under her house during the Blitz. She spent twenty-four hours trapped underneath the rubble, where the silence was absolute as the grave, and only after she escaped did she realize that the bomb that spared her life had taken her hearing. With difficulty, she learned to read lips—an invaluable skill that may soon get her killed. She is at an art gallery when, quite by chance, she spies an interesting conversation across the room.

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(The Miss Silver Mysteries)


The Beast
by J.R. Ward
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Fan favorite couple Rhage and Mary return in this gripping novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…

For Rhage – the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart – life was supposed to be perfect.

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(Black Dagger Brotherhood Mysteries)


Coffee In Manila
by Patrick Higgins, A Concerned American
Rating: 4.8 #ad

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What started online for Ryan Tipton in the quest for Maricel Arcamo’s heart, deepened considerably after he traveled halfway around the world to meet her in the Philippines. After spending one perfect week together, marriage seemed all but certain for the love-struck couple…

Their relationship quickly crumbled one week later, after Ryan remorsefully confessed to his new girlfriend that he never went back to the States the day she saw him off at the airport with her family. Instead, he remained in the Philippines another week to meet with two other women. With her world completely shattered, Maricel refused to accept Ryan’s phone calls, emails, or text messages.

Desperate for a second chance with her, Tipton sought the counsel of a godly couple he and Maricel had met in Manila…