Decoy Training by Caridad Piñeiro

Decoy Training by Caridad Piñeiro

Former marine Shane Adler’s used to perilous situations. But he’s stunned to find danger in the peaceful Idaho mountains—especially swirling around his beautiful dog trainer. After tragically losing her hero husband, Piper Lambert’s rebuilt her life. Now it’s up to Shane—and his loyal K-9 in training, Decoy—to make sure a mysterious enemy won’t derail her new beginning…or his.  

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Chronic injury sustained from a car bomb
  • Death of a husband recounted
  • Military service
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When You Look Like Us by Pamela Harris

When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris

When you look like us—brown skin, brown eyes, black braids or fades—people think you’re trouble. No one looks twice at a missing black girl from the projects because she must’ve brought whatever happened to her upon herself. I, Jay Murphy, can admit that, for a minute, I thought my sister, Nicole, got too caught up with her boyfriend—a drug dealer—and his friends. But she’s been gone too long now. If I hadn’t hung up on her that night, she’d be spending time with our grandma. If I was a better brother, she’d be finishing senior year instead of being another name on a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Substance addiction
  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Death of a husband recounted
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
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The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

The Angel of Waterloo by Jackie French

The soldiers she saved called her the Angel of Waterloo. The husband she loved and lost called her Hen. The patients she treated in secret called her Auntie Love. She was Henrietta Bartlett, a surgeon’s daughter, a survivor of the Napoleonic Wars. But now the battlefield is just a blood-soaked memory, and Hen dreams of peace, a home, and a society that allows women to practise medicine. On the other side of the world, the newly founded colony of New South Wales seems like a paradise. But Europe’s wars cast long shadows …

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Attempted murder
  • Medical treatment & procedures
  • Amputation mentioned
  • Death of a husband in an explosion
  • Napoleonic War
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A Lord for the Lass by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan

A Lord for the Lass by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan

Lady Makenna Maclaren Brodie is on the run from her clan for the death of her husband and laird. Even though she is innocent, she and her maid run to the only safe place she knows…and right into the arms of the handsome French lord she’d met a year ago. But another man in her life is the last thing she wants or needs. An unapologetic rake, Lord Julien Leclerc is focused on one thing—expanding his empire and increasing his fortune. Everything else is a distraction, including women. However, when the widowed Makenna arrives on his doorstep in the Highlands… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a husband recounted
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A Family Affair by Robyn Carr

A Family Affair by Robyn Carr

Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she’s worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn’t. And while her marriage has its problems, she values commitment and believes in “till death do us part”. Now an empty nester, she’s at the peak of her career and ready to seize the opportunity to focus on her future. But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna’s carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memor…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a husband
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You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again. It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now—an artist with her own studio, and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Racism
  • Slut-shaming
  • Nightmares
  • Suicidal ideation recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug use
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a child from cancer mentioned (leukemia)
  • Death of a wife from drowning mentioned
  • Death of a husband in a car accident recounted, on-page (theme)
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The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and there seems to be little that can be done. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter appeared in their lives just a few years before—and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Pregnancy
  • Terminal heart condition*
  • Death of a husband during deployment in the Vietnam War

*Context : The unborn child is known to have a life-threatening heart condition.

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The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Baby is Mine by Oyinkan Braithwaite

When his girlfriend throws him out during the pandemic, Bambi has to go to his Uncle’s house in lock-down Lagos. He arrives during a blackout and is surprised to find his Aunty Bidemi sitting in a candlelit room with another woman. They both claim to be the mother of the baby boy, fast asleep in his crib. At night Bambi is kept awake by the baby’s cries, and during the days he is disturbed by a cockerel that stalks the garden. There is sand in the rice. A blood stain appears on the wall. Someone scores tribal markings into the baby’s cheeks. Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Child neglect
  • Cheating
  • Alcohol consumption, on-page
  • Recreational drug use, on-page
  • COVID-19 (theme)
  • Emesis
  • Physical illness & tribal marking disfigurement of a baby
  • Blood depiction
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of an uncle & husband recounted
  • Animal slaughter, on-page
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You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart 

You Were Always Mine by Nicole Baart

Jessica Chamberlain, newly separated and living with her two sons in a small Iowa town, can’t believe that a tragedy in another state could have anything to do with her. But when her phone rings one quiet morning, her world is shattered. As she tries to pick up the pieces and make sense of what went wrong, Jess begins to realize that a tragic death is just the beginning. Soon she is caught in a web of lies and half-truths—and she’s horrified to learn that everything leads back to her seven-year-old adopted son, Gabriel… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death of a husband in a hunting accident
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The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple’s house and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes.

The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the deathbed of a poisoned man which read ‘heap of fish’; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that ‘Blue Geranium’ meant death… Now pit your wits against the powers of deduction of the ‘Tuesday Night Club’.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Sexism
  • Fatmisia
  • Infidelity
  • Domestic abuse, implied
  • Suicidal ideation mentioned
  • Suicide
  • Dieting mentioned
  • Death of a husband
  • Death of a granddaughter from pneumonia
  • Death of a son mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Drowning
  • Poisoning
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