Weekend Reads – What Made the List?

What it Means to BE a Woman

by Jacqueline Pirtle


Women, are you ready to BE and live your YOU?

In this practical and exciting book, Jacqueline Pirtle – a female powerhouse – presents unique and easy ways for women to align with their powerful purpose, truth, and their natural zest for life. 

Jacqueline believes that you already have it all in you; wisdom, strength, power, and so much more––and that through realizing the monumental female-force that you ARE, you will lead a life that is precisely custom made to fit what you came here to BE and experience. 

This book touches you in your heart––a space where your guards and hair are down; the dress or pants, high heels or tennies, and make-up is off; where rawness, honesty, and vulnerability open the gate for every woman to be her “everyday woman” with an “everyday girl” inside, and where you are not afraid to shed a tear. Where, instead, you are ready to feel, heal, and shift to your female power. 

Jacqueline wrote these words in her purest rawness and honesty, and invites you to meet and connect with her in that truthfulness of femininity. So, in her words, “Let us learn how to fly together and bathe in the delight of being free women and the real ‘hotness’ that we all are.” 

Jacqueline Pirtle, aka FreakyHealer, is a holistic practitioner, speaker, and the bestselling author of 365 Days of Happiness andParenting Through the Eyes of Lollipops. Her passion for mindful happiness shines through in all areas of her life and work, helping clients to shift into a high-for-life frequency––a unique experience that calls people into their highest potential in their NOW! Jacqueline has appeared on Women Inspired TV, been featured in online and print magazines, and interviewed on podcasts and radio shows. Her professional background is in holistic living and red wine and dark chocolate tasting.

The Essence of Darkness

by Tom Clearlake


Five unexplained child disappearances have plagued the small town of St. Marys in the space of four months. All the elements indicate that these are abductions. FBI Special Agent Eliott Cooper is sent to investigate.  

Little by little, he uncovers facts that he can’t rationally explain. Soon, he discovers that a dark and very ancient evil seems to have taken over the forests around the city. This is only the beginning of his investigation… 

You Let Me In

by Camilla Bruce


You Let Me In delivers a stunning tale from debut author Camilla Bruce, combining the sinister domestic atmosphere of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects with the otherwordly thrills of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Cassandra Tipp is dead…or is she? After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy—everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie’s infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far). Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body—just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript. Then again, there are enough bodies in her past—her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowelment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother. Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story—but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods—and who has Cassie been protecting all along? Read on, if you dare…

Pretty Things 
by Janelle Brown

An heiress and a con artist find their lives intertwined in this buzzy thriller. Nina learned everything she knows about crafting the perfect scam from her mother. Now Nina and her boyfriend Lachlan use those tricks to steal from rich kids in L.A. But when her mother’s diagnosed with cancer, Nina decides to go all in on one big payout to help her. The plan seems simple: Nina and Lachlan will travel to her ex Benny’s Lake Tahoe mansion to swipe the $1 million she knows is kept in a safe there. But when they arrive, they discover that Vanessa, Benny’s Instagram-influencer sister, has taken up residence and isn’t leaving any time soon.

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