Little Beauties By Kim Addonizio

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Little Beauties By Kim Addonizio
Diana McBride, a thirty-four-year-old former child pageant contender, now works in a baby store in Long Beach. Between dealing with a catastrophic haircut, the failure of her marriage, and phone calls from her alcoholic mother, Diana has gone off her OCD medication and is trying to cope via washing and cleaning rituals. When pregnant teenager Jamie Ramirez enters the store, Diana's already chaotic world is sent spinning. Jamie can't stand being pregnant. She can't wait to get on with her normal life and give the baby up for adoption. But her yet-to-be-born daughter, Stella, has a fierce will and a destiny to fulfill. And as the magical plot of Little Beauties unfolds, these three characters' lives become linked in ever more surprising ways

The Jazz Bird By Craig Holden

The Jazz Bird By Craig Holden
The Jazz Bird By Craig Holden

October 6, 1927 - On a quiet afternoon in Eden Park, Cincinnati, Imogene, a beautiful society lady, is shot and killed by her husband, the notorious bootlegger George Remus. After spending a quiet moment over the body, Remus returns to his car and directs his driver to the police station, where he turns himself in. Shocked and fascinated by this horrible m

Urder, the country gears up for a sensational trial. The man known as 'the king of the bootleggers' against Chief Prosecutor Charlie Taft, the youngest son of the former president. The facts are clear, the truth less so. What happened to Remus' $80 million fortune, which disappeared while he was imprisoned on a minor charge? Why did George Remus murder his wife, the blue-blooded beauty once known as the Jazz Bird, who had struggled to free him from prison? And what of Charles Dodge, the federal agent who pursued Remus with such zeal, only to become desperately entangled with his wife? Was the Jazz Bird at the centre of this complicated love triangle or an innocent victim of circumstances beyond her control?


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