This is the official announcement of the 2019 Somerset Book Awards for Contemporary and Literary books, a division of the CIBAs, First Place Category Winners, and the Somerset Grand Prize Winner. Congratulations to all! The 2019 Somerset Book Awards were presented by Michelle Rene, Overall Grand Prize Winner for Best Book of the Year.
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Traveling the Mother Road—Route 66—Charlie swaps his oppressive family for an offbeat cast of characters and learns about freedom, love, and how to stand up for himself in Elizabeth Barlo's Ruth 66.
Five run-away grannies prove that dreams are worth pursuing, life is worth celebrating, and you’re never too old for true love in Jessica H. Stone’s engagingly fun and poignant tale of women pursuing their hopes and dreams.
Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk: A Damon Lassard Dabblin Detective Mystery by Stephen Kaminski – Cozy Mystery/Amateur Sleuth
Who knew insect infestations could lead to murder? But they do - especially if you're Damon Lassard - amateur sleuth - with plenty of time on his hands to figure it all out. This cozy mystery will have you in stitches!
The Bad Vampires strike again, but this time our Good Vampires have a secret weapon to make Ghost Toasties the much anticipated and hilarious fourth book in Karl Larew’s Good Vampire trilogy.
Ways to soften the blow of moving back home: 19 million in your pocket, starting your own business... a knack for finding dead blondes wherever you turn? -- Not on the list!
Beauty takes a different a form in Lisa Souza's page-turning debut novel, Beauty and the Bridesmaid. Dorothy (Dot) Lindell tags herself as a "relationship black hole." An overweight software geek with a loser love life whose only wish is to not die a virgin. At her cousin's wedding, displayed in a tightly molded purple-ish taffeta gown, Dot feels she wins the award for the ugliest bridesmaid. To add injury to insult, Dot has lost hope of an amorous hookup since her escort, Kennedy J Kennedy is gay – and the life of the party. But when he offers to trade his image consulting services for her software know-how, Dot checks the box for a complete image overhaul. What she doesn't realize is that her extensive overhaul is bigger, financially and physically and emotionally, than she could ever have imagined. If facial acid applications through a dermatologist aren't enough, Dot's personal trainer works her to death. Although it only takes her three and a half months to lose the weight through rigorous exercise program and her spanking-new meal plan, it all pales in comparison to the painful aftermath of plastic surgery. As a result of her hard work and her surgeon’s skill, Dot is NOT the same person, anatomically speaking, than before. Changing her moniker to her middle name, Alana (Dot) enters a new world of attraction. Among her many admirers, the first person to ask her on a date is none other than her heart-throb who didn’t [...]
When murder comes to the sleepy hamlet of Mystic Notch, recently relocated crime journalist Wilhelmina Chance and her grandma’s crime-solving cat jump into the case with two feet and four paws.