Ever since her business partner, Shauna, fell for a wealthy landowner in town, Cat has been working double time to keep her writers' retreat running. And with the January session almost underway, that spells trouble. As if scheduling mishaps aren't disastrous enough, Shauna skips out on kitchen duties one morning, forcing Cat to serve unsuspecting guests store-bought muffins.... But best-laid plans really go awry when Shauna discovers her beau missing from their bed. When his body later turns up in the horse barn, they quickly find out the victim's scandalous lifestyle left many dying for revenge. While balancing an eccentric group of aspiring writers and a suspect list for the record books, Cat soon finds herself on the heels of a killer - and authoring her most deadly conclusion yet....
©2017 Lynn Cahoon (P)2017 Tantor
Using energy therapy and emotional healing techniques, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can shows you how to achieve complete and permanent healing by loving, accepting, and being yourself no matter what. Energy therapist Amy B. Scher presents an easy-to-understand three-part approach to using energy healing for removing blockages, changing your relationship with stress, and coming into alignment with who you truly are. After overcoming a life-threatening illness, Amy had an epiphany that healing is more than just physical. Her dramatic story serves as a powerful example of how beneficial it is to address our emotional energies, particularly when nothing else works. Discover areas of imbalance and easy ways to address them on your healing journey. Whether you are experiencing physical symptoms and chronic illness or are just feeling lost, sad, full of anxiety, or emotionally unbalanced, this book will show you how to use intuitive self-healing to change your life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Amy B. Scher (P)2016 Tantor
Cat Latimer and her writer's retreat group go on a hiking trip - but a murderer has been lurking off the beaten path.... Cat's sweetheart, Seth, is going all out on an outing into the local mountains - for the benefit of the writing group Cat's hosting at her Colorado B&B. But when they try to identify some plant and animal life, they find death instead. The body belongs to a man with a gold claim a few miles away. Instead of striking it rich, he's been struck down. To his surprise, Seth recognizes the victim from his military days - and up to now believed he'd already died during his last tour of duty. Now, Cat has to solve this mystery before the killer takes a hike....
©2020 Lynn Cahoon (P)2020 Tantor
Former English professor Cat Latimer is back in Colorado, hosting writers' retreats in the big blue Victorian she's inherited, much to her surprise, from none other than her carousing ex-husband. Now it's an authors' getaway, but Cat won't let anyone get away with murder. The bed-and-breakfast is open for business, and best-selling author Tom Cook is among its first guests. Cat doesn't know why he came all the way from New York, but she's glad to have him among the quirkier - and far less famous - attendees. Cat's high school sweetheart, Seth, who's fixing up the weathered home, brings on mixed emotions for Cat, some of them a little overpowering. But it's her uncle, the local police chief, whom she'll call for help when there's a surprise ending for Tom Cook in his cozy guest room. Will a killer have the last word on the new life Cat has barely begun?
©2016 Lynn Cahoon (P)2016 Tantor
The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we're in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
©2012 Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone (P)2017 Tantor
This new and expanded edition of one of the most influential self-help books of the 20th century makes Florence Scovel Shinn's principles relevant to 21st-century audiences. Now included are study questions, meditations, and action items that will ensure that this will become the essential edition of this classic text. Shinn begins with the following statement: "Most people consider life a battle. It's not a battle.... It's a game. And, like most games, it can't be played successfully without understanding the rules." In a clear and accessible manner, Shinn then sets forth and explores the six key rules for the game of life, providing to listeners the user's manual for making informed decisions and fully embracing a life of success and happiness.
©2014 Chris Gentry (P)2015 Tantor
A difficult marriage has left the Helmuths' widowed great-granddaughter, Beth, finished with wedlock. She's content to live with her great-grandparents and make a life for herself and her toddler son. But once she turns down handsome Tyler Yoder's proposal, it seems only fair to encourage him to find a suitable wife. Trouble is his gentleness and generous ways are showing her how joyous a real meeting of hearts can be.... After a failed courtship, Tyler thought the best he could hope for in a wife was mere companionship. But spirited Beth is the one he longs to protect and hold close. Earning her trust is the hardest thing he's ever had to do. And soon both will discover that forgiveness and understanding are gifts that only rekindled faith - along with the happiest of holidays - can bring.
©2014 Jennifer Beckstrand (P)2015 Tantor
Mattie Fisher's three daughters know that she's been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they've discovered a new clue about their mother's past. But there's a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she's not sure she's ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie's story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache - and it's past time to share it.
©2017 Amy Clipston (P)2017 Tantor
Cautious to a fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards. She's certainly not the kind of Amish girl who would make time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden - even if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how wonderful following her heart can be.... Recklessly doing the right thing got Aden into big trouble. A fresh start at his grandparents' is just what he needs. And shy, pretty Lily is turning his world upside down and making him want to prove he can do good within the rules. But now both must find enough faith and understanding to risk pursuing their dreams together.
©2014 Jennifer Beckstrand (P)2015 Tantor
As a child, Emma Malloy left isolated Coal River, Pennsylvania, vowing never to return. Now, orphaned and penniless at 19, she accepts a train ticket from her aunt and uncle and travels back to the rough-hewn community. Treated like a servant by her relatives, Emma works for free in the company store. There, miners and their impoverished families must pay inflated prices for food, clothing, and tools while those who owe money are turned away to starve. Most heartrending of all are the breaker boys Emma sees around the village - young children who toil all day sorting coal amid treacherous machinery. Their soot-stained faces remind Emma of the little brother she lost long ago, and she begins leaving stolen food on families' doorsteps and marking the miners' bills as paid. Though Emma's actions draw ire from the mine owner and police captain, they lead to an alliance with a charismatic miner who offers to help her expose the truth. As the lines blur between what is legal and what is just, Emma must risk everything to follow her conscience.
©2015 Ellen Marie Wiseman (P)2015 Tantor
Gift shop owner Stormy Day is settling into her new life until she comes across a frozen body hidden inside a well-dressed snowman. When her own father is implicated in the murder, Stormy must chase down clues and uncover the town's secrets herself. As she draws closer to identifying the killer, Stormy's own life may be in danger - that is, unless Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian blue cat who led her to the icy body in the first place, can flick his sleek gray tail at the final piece in the puzzle.
©2014 Angela Pepper (P)2016 Tantor
Though Cassie Coblenz left her Amish community to go to college, her mother and father's farm will always feel like home. It's the ideal place for an extended study break - at least until her grandmother's handsome Englisch doctor becomes a regular distraction. Zach Reynolds is the kind of heartbreaker Cassie has learned to avoid, no matter how charming he may be. Unlike every woman Zach has met in recent years, Cassie doesn't fall at his feet. Strong, generous, beautiful within and without - she's everything he could want. Yet the gulf between them deepens when a tragedy shakes his faith. Now the good doctor has one goal - to become a man who could be worthy of Cassie's love.
©2015 Jennifer Beckstrand (P)2015 Tantor
After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls. When she lets a mysterious fortune-teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. Then a body shows up, and more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation. Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the death of the Crafty Knitter. As Stormy races to find the killer, the danger escalates, bringing the amateur sleuth and the cold-blooded killer face to face for a startling climax.
©2015 Angela Pepper (P)2016 Tantor
For the first time collected all together, C. S. E. Cooney releases fiction including the novella "The Witch in the Almond Tree," her erotic fairy tale "Witch, Beast, Saint," and the haunting "Braiding the Ghosts." In "Witch in the Almond Tree," Mar, a newly minted Witch of Doornwald, returns to the country to find a haunted grove, a mysterious young man, and a mother possessed by an ancient demon. In "Witch, Beast, Saint," a witch rescues an enchanted beast in the woods, tames and loves him, only to have him taken away by a beautiful young saint. In "Braiding the Ghosts," a young woman must defy her powerful grandmother to free herself and her beloved ghost from captivity. Sexy, ribald, dark, and delicate, these tales will leave you with that "Halloween feeling" all year long.
©2020 Claire S. E. Cooney (P)2020 Claire S. E. Cooney
After losing her job as a TV psychic, Lee Barrett has decided to volunteer her talents as an instructor at the Tabitha Trumbull Academy of the Arts - known as "The Tabby" - in her hometown of Salem, Massachusetts. But when the school's handyman turns up dead under seemingly inexplicable circumstances on Christmas night, Lee's clairvoyant capabilities begin bubbling to the surface once again. The Tabby is housed in the long-vacant Trumbull's Department Store. As Lee and her intrepid students begin work on a documentary charting the store's history, they unravel a century of family secrets, deathbed whispers, and a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels hidden right below the streets of Salem. Even the witches in town are spooked, and when Lee begins seeing visions in the large black patent leather pump in her classroom, she's certain that something evil is afoot. But ghosts in the store's attic are the least of her worries with a killer on the loose....
©2015 Carol J. Perry (P)2015 Tantor
To Spell and Back: A Lexi Balefire Matchmaking Witch Mystery Wicked is in the eye of the beholder.... Lexi Balefire thought she was finished unearthing new and outrageous information about her heritage - turns out, she was dead wrong. Still reeling from the pain of ultimate betrayal, and the near-loss of her soul mate, Kin Clark, Lexi embarks on a journey through time, uncovering pieces of the Balefire family's sordid past. Her mother's witch blood combined with the divine essence of her father, Cupid, makes Lexi the most powerful Fate Weaver on the planet - but she'll need to repair the pieces of Cupid's Bow of Destiny in order to finally claim her birthright. Will Lexi succeed in keeping her loved ones safe, or will she get lost on her way to spell and back?
©2017 ReGina Welling and Erin Lynn (P)2018 Tantor
Lexi Balefire, matchmaking witch extraordinaire, can find just about anyone's perfect match - except her own. If Lexi Balefire's matchmaking skills seem like magic, it's for a good reason - being witchy runs in her family. Too bad the family magic has passed her by. Without access to enough power, Lexi might never control the Balefire legacy. Even worse, power might turn her into a wicked witch like her mother and grandmother before her. Lexi can only hope her dedication to bringing soul mates together is enough to counteract her family's sordid past. Musician Kin Clark wants to prove he's the one to break her cycle of bad dating luck, but a gaggle of female groupies vying for his attention has Lexi worried he'll break her heart instead. When a formerly happy client gets dumped unexpectedly, Lexi will need to uncover the secrets of her past in order to put the pieces back together again - all while dealing with four fighting faerie godmothers, an obnoxious archnemesis, and a man who might just change her fate.
©2016 ReGina Welling and Erin Lynn (P)2018 Tantor
When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal's mind.... As the new proprietor of Webb's Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father's shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah's former mentor. But when Megan doesn't show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman's dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far....
©2016 Cheryl Hollon (P)2018 Tantor