If you look around the internet long enough, you can find the answer you want. Not necessarily the right answer, but the one you want to hear. I had searched Google for how long it takes a monarch butterfly egg to hatch. My first result said 3 to 4 days. Now that we are on day 6, I needed a different answer so I could make myself feel like I didn’t kill them. I found the answer I wanted, so now I still have two days to wait. Good to know I am not a murderer…. yet.

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Artifact (Saturn’s Legacy Book 1)
by Joshua James
4.4 Stars (800 Reviews)
Genre: Science Fiction

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Lowell Carpenter is a disgraced Marine assigned to a remote US research station on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, where scientists have made an extraordinary discovery in the ocean below.

A special forces team, led by Lowell’s murderous former commanding officer, shows up to investigate. Almost immediately, everything begins to unravel.

Something beneath the surface has been activated.

Soon every space force on Earth — American, Chinese, Russian, and more — is converging on the tiny moon, ready to start a war.

But when a young archeologist with a knack for dead languages makes an amazing discovery of his own, Lowell realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could’ve imagined.

He soon has no choice but to disobey orders and fight soldiers he helped train as he races to stop an unimaginable chain reaction that threatens the entire solar system.

The countdown has begun…

Artifact, the first book in the Saturn’s Legacy series, is a sci-fi thriller full of mystery, intrigue, and epic action from the depths of the ocean to the edge of outer space.

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Stepping Up: Humorous and Heartwarming Sister Saga (Sisters in a Small Town Book 3)
by Holly Kerr
4.5 Stars (62 Reviews)
Genre: Women’s Fiction

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Loving your sisters is easy. Getting them to accept your help can be impossible.
“… a heartwarming read that you’ll find hard to put down.”
Until now, Kayleigh’s been content to live in the shadow of her sisters, always putting them first, and happy to blend into the background of their lives. When Cat, the baby of the family, can’t get pregnant and Kayleigh offers to become a surrogate, she discovers that stepping up for her sister also means stepping back from her dreams. Will she ever have a family of her own?

And when middle sister Dory returns home, she stirs up old grudges that Kayleigh doesn’t know if she can ever forgive.

Dory has never put her sisters first but a lifetime of being the bad sister has taken it’s toll. After beating cancer not once, but twice, Dory wants her sisters to realize she’s changed, but with a reputation for trouble, trust isn’t easy to earn. And when Dory meets handsome ex-cop Drew Conlin, her past threatens to ruin everything she’s worked for.

The two sisters are complete opposites, but sometimes opposites make the best allies. Can these Kayleigh and Dory resolve their differences in time to help each other step up and make their dreams come true?

Stepping Up is the third book in the heartwarming Sisters in a Small Town series about love and family and what sisters will do for each other.

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Cleaver Square: Sometimes the dead won’t stay buried. (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 2)
by Sean Campbell
4.2 Stars (1,856 Reviews)
Genre: Crime Fiction

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He should be dead. He’s not.

When the body of young Charlie Matthews is found buried in Hackney Marshes, the task of informing his mother falls to DCI David Morton.

But when he gets to Cleaver Square to give her the bad news, he finds Charlie Matthews alive and well.

So, who is the boy in the ice?

More importantly, who put him there?

And who will they kill next?

Cleaver Square is the second stand-alone crime novel in the DCI Morton series. Jump in with this one or search “Dead on Demand” to start with the first book in the award-winning series.

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Chocolate Centered Cozy Mysteries Books 1 – 4 (Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Series Boxed Sets)
by Cindy Bell
4.4 Stars (183 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery

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Start a fun cozy mystery series with two chocolate-making sleuths, an adorable pot-bellied pig and a cheeky cat, with the first four books in the bestselling Chocolate Centered Cozy Mystery Series in this box set.

When Ally Sweet’s marriage ends in a messy divorce, she returns to her hometown for a break with her cheeky cat, Peaches, in tow to visit her grandmother, Charlotte. The bond between her and her much-loved grandmother is as strong as ever and she loves spending time with her and her lovable pot-bellied pig, Arnold.

Along with chocolate making at her grandmother’s chocolate shop and a new romance with a hunky detective, her days are filled with helping solve more than a few baffling murder mysteries with her grandmother, their animal sidekicks and a few quirky, chocolate-shop regulars. Ally soon realizes that Blue River is home, and what started off as a few days break has turned into a new beginning.

This box set includes:

The Sweet Smell of Murder
A Deadly Delicious Delivery
A Bitter Sweet Murder
A Treacherous Tasty trail

If you like clean, page-turning cozy mysteries with strong female sleuths, lovable pets and a long list of suspicious characters, you’ll love these heartwarming and delicious whodunnits by USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell.

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Raising Great Girls: Help for Moms to Raise Confident, Capable Daughters (perfection not required)
by Darlene Brock
4.6 Stars (100 Reviews)
Genre: Parenting & Relationships

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So, you think that raising a strong girl in today’s world is impossible? This mother’s hindsight will tell you something different.

Darlene Brock states emphatically, of course, you can! Confidence that she gained after raising two daughters while working, traveling, and juggling life. Because she worked outside the home her entire adult life, taking what she learned and breaking up the role of mom into chapters outlining specific jobs seemed only natural. Discovering that each job had a season (you don’t do it all at once) made everything more doable. This relatable, honest book will pull from her hindsight to provide a simple how-to for every responsibility a mom faces. Each job outlined chapter encourages all moms that she can successfully manage the tasks ahead on her road to raising great girls.

• Coach: How to create the rules, strategies, and tactics, and assurance that you can do it!

• Creative Counselor: Discover and nurture the uniqueness and talents within your girl.

• Time Manager: Ways to determine the activities in your girl’s life while keeping your sanity.

• Media Director: Successfully manage entertainment and social media’s influence in your daughter’s life.

• Academic Advocate: Place her on the best road to education within the options available.

• Professor of Gender Studies: The must-have conversations on equality between sexes and the view of gender.

• Relationship Counselor: Practical advice to develop great relationships and avoid bad ones.

• Sex Ed Teacher: Facts and statistics, and the real-life sex talk all girls need to have.

• Financial Consultant: Provide tools to teach the traps and rewards of proper money management.

• Security Officer: Discerning when and how to provide protection as well as when not to.

• Communications Specialist: Tips on how we communicate, when to speak, and when to remain silent.

• In-Home Demonstrator: What we do will always be more effective than what we say.

• Military Strategist: The rules of engagement for your mother-daughter relationship.

There are also three bonus chapters for dads, crucial roles of a father that every mom can hand over to her man.

• Master Gemologist: Be the first man to treasure your girl, setting a standard for all men who follow.

• Stunt Coordinator: Teach risk, safety, and encourage self-confidence.

• Bodyguard: Protect your little girl and teach her how to protect herself.

Be inspired. Be encouraged.

Darlene’s reassurance will make you believe parenting is a job you can do, raising confident and capable girls with grit and grace. This book is for all the imperfect moms with imperfect daughters. Perfection is not required on the road to becoming great moms who are successfully raising great girls.

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