It is so hard not to think it is Spring right now with the sunny warm weather we have been having. I should really enjoy such beautiful weather, but all I can think is we are in for another drought. I have been ignoring the signs. There are literally signs all over town saying we are in a drought and to save water. It is hard to take them too seriously though when it rained so hard a guy in your neighborhood floated by in his canoe while the streets were flooded.  But that was a few months ago and it hasn’t rained since. Usually I joke that I have a hard time resisting buying new plants, but this time it might not be up to me. Thankfully most of the plants I have are pretty well established and can handle getting less water. So for now I am not going to worry too much, but instead enjoy watching the little early Spring bulbs I see starting to poke their heads out.

Noble Traitor: A Historical Novel of Scotland (Son of Scotland Book 1)
by J R Tomlin
4.3 Stars (414 Reviews)
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Scotland, 1306: Young Thomas Randolph joins Robert the Bruce in the fight for Scotland’s freedom.

After a disastrous loss in battle, Thomas is a prisoner, and Robert the Bruce has fled. One of many ordered to be executed under the dragon banner, his life is saved by a friend. Now, caught in the dangerous tide of shifting allegiances, Thomas is forced to make a life-altering decision.

This is the story of a young man’s tumultuous journey from naive squire to battle-weary knight to, finally, the closest companion of the King of the Scots.

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Missing Amanda: A Lou Fleener Mystery (Lou Fleener Mysteries Book 1)
by Duane Lindsay
4.4 Stars (725 Reviews)
Genre: Crime Fiction | Literature & Fiction | Thrillers

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P.I. Lou Fleener’s got a great disguise — he’s kind of short, slightly pudgy, and a little nondescript. But whatever you do, don’t get in a fight with him, even if you’ve brought a couple of buddies. Because you’re gonna lose every time. Some people just have a gift.

One of Lou’s is that nobody ever sees him coming, and he’s pretty much the Bruce Lee of street fighting. Who they see — especially if they’re female — is his tall, handsome friend Monk, and that brings us to Lou’s second superpower. He’s got a little something for the ladies too — he can dance like an Arthur Murray instructor.

Not your average 1950s Chicago P.I.

Duane Lindsay’s fresh take on the tough-guy detective is nicely buttressed by humor, graceful writing, and big, fun plots that sometimes evolve into intricate capers. Like this one.

It starts out nice and easy. Lou — an expert in Chicago gangster lore — is hired against his better judgment to find the adorable missing daughter of a wise guy. Only Amanda’s not really missing. In fact, there is no Amanda. The gangster’s got a devious agenda of his own.

But by the time Lou’s found that out, he’s got four crime bosses gunning for him, and he’s plenty pissed off. Not only should you never fight with Lou Fleener, you should also never piss him off. He quickly enlists Monk to outplot the plotters — because Monk’s super power is working out intricate and diabolical revenge plans. Next thing you know, Lou, Monk, a ragtag bunch of other P.I.s, and blonde, intrepid Cassidy, Lou’s new squeeze, are conducting a dizzying array of heists that whisk the reader around glorious 1950’s Chicago.

If it all works, they get to live. And they might get rich. And for sure, somebody gets the girl.

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Rooty the Rutabaga : A Story About Vegetables, Inclusion and Seeing the Sunny Side of Life
by Steven Megson
4.9 Stars (13 Reviews)
Genre: Children’s eBooks

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Meet Rooty the rutabaga!

“A roota-what?”

Don’t worry, the other vegetables in the garden had never heard of one either.

This first book in the series, Rooty the Rutabaga is a fun tale of a lonely root vegetable who lives in the dark part of the garden away from the “popular” vegetables. With the help of a couple friendly peppers, Rooty learns lessons about, inclusion, trying new things, and about how making new friends and kindness can open your eyes to seeing the sunny side of life.

In this book packed with cute and colourful illustrations, children will also find an activity section with fun facts about some of the vegetables in the book, an engaging spot the difference game, and a vegetable themed quiz.

Perfect for ages 3-8, children will love Rooty the Rutabaga, as it helps to teach positive life lessons while being fun and entertaining. It’s great for a bedtime story, group reading, or a one-on-one reading with a loved one.

Looking for cute books for kids?

Kids books about vegetables?

And positive messages?

Come meet Rooty the rutabaga!

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Love Off-Limits: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (Some Kind of Love)
by Jenny Proctor
4.5 Stars (310 Reviews)
Genre: Humor & Satire | Humor & Entertainment | Foreign Languages

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Tyler is hard enough to resist. Put a baby goat in his arms? I’m done for.

When I meet Tyler Marino at a wedding, romance is the last thing on my mind.

Yes, he’s gorgeous. Yes, we have instant chemistry.

But this summer is all about convincing my skeptical parents I’m ready to run our family farm. I can’t afford to give Tyler’s smoldering smile a passing glance.

Fine. I glance. And possibly… kiss.

But then I go home all the way to a different state. Crisis averted.

Until Tyler shows up in North Carolina looking for a job. Of course, I give him one. We’ve already established I’m terrible at resisting his charm.

It’s a disaster waiting to happen. Tyler doing manual labor within easy sight of my office window. Me trying NOT to randomly tumble into his arms. But no matter how cute he looks holding a baby goat, he’s off-limits until I earn my dad’s trust.

But what if pushing him away for now means losing him forever?

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Flak: An Urban Fantasy Adventure (Tribe Book 2)
by Jobie Baldwin
4.5 Stars (33 Reviews)
Genre: Teen & Young Adult | Fantasy

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He might have a mean streak. But a supernatural transformation could make him a hero… or not.

Ben has no trouble bending the truth to get what he wants. But when he’s rejected by his bestie’s superhero group, the mouthy teen has no one to turn to after being attacked and mortally stabbed. Though fate has the last laugh when he takes his final breath, and he’s claimed by Ta’xet, Haida god of violent death.

As the wrathful deity sends him on a murderous rampage, Ben is forced to accept an outsider’s high-stakes offer to help boot out the savage force. But with an enemy from the past closing in and demons attempting a power grab, the cunning teenager is running out of time to stop the lethal threat.

Can Ben control the monster inside before everything blows up in his face?

Flak is the second book in the electrifying Tribe YA urban fantasy series. If you like nonstop action, irresistible anti-heroes, and off-the-wall antics, then you’ll love Jobie Baldwin’s imaginative thrill-ride.

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