We are delighted to present our book selections in partnership with the Bedside Reading® program.

On the download offers an array of 6 to 8 curated downloadable complimentary DIGITAL eBooks and audiobooks. Genres (fiction, non-fiction, business, wellness, children’s and classics) from both major and indie publishers and authors are available.

You can download the digital books here.

When staying at Acqualina, paperback and hardcover books are also available by contacting the Housekeeping Department so they may deliver your chosen books to your room. You are encouraged to take the books home as they are meant to be shared. This month's digital selections include:

The Birth Mother:

On a business trip, a high-powered 56-year-old American entrepreneur visits his partners in China. After their meeting, his Asian mentor invites him to an orphanage, a trip that will change the course of his family's life forever. Without hesitation, he and his wife fall in love with Anglo/Asian twin girls and become their adoptive parents. The children grow up in a world of twists and turns with multiple coincidences and synchronicity. Their journey takes them from China to Europe to America and back to China, where their unusual birth mother enters their lives. This powerful story is filled with drama at every turn as the daughters face internal and external challenges. The Birth Mother is a story filled with love, pathos, tragedy, and triumph. Read, laugh, cry, and learn. It's a tale you will never forget.

The Change Maker:

What is a changemaker? Leadership is never easy. Almost all leaders deal with both triumph and tragedy, oftentimes in equal measure. The fact of the matter is that leadership insists on constant rejection of the status quo. True leaders demand continuous reflection and improvement of those around them, and, even more importantly, of themselves. True leaders are “Changemakers”. In Deke Copenhaver’s The Changemaker: The Art of Building Better Leaders, you will learn to become unafraid of doing something different in the service of a good cause and how to spark a movement that others can’t help but rally around. The Changemaker is a roadmap of sorts, designed to deliver comprehensive, common sense leadership strategies to people from all walks of life. Through personal and professional anecdotes, case studies, and the wisdom from Changemakers gone by, The Changemaker will inspire and empower you to embrace adversity, rely on creativity and character, and sometimes take the road less traveled in order to unlock your ultimate potential.

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Sylvie McSlipper:

When you're the town cobbler's daughter, you have more shoes than you can ever count! But one day, at her dad's cozy workshop, Sylvie learned something new about kids in her very own town. Sylvie McSlipper is the charmingly illustrated story of a child's awakening to the idea of giving back.

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The Last Lumenian:

The Last Lumenian is a coming-of-age story of a 19-year-old princess, Lilla, who is a rebel-in-disguise, fighting for the refugee's freedom. The arrival of the mysterious and ruggedly handsome Callum brings news of a bigger battle, the Era War between the two ruling archgods, that threatens not only Lilla's home world, but everyone else's in the Seven Galaxies. Lilla must learn to control her magic and defeat the dark god before He finds her—the last Lumenian.

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It Takes a Village by Kevin Pereau:

Our smartphones are changing the way we manage our health, democratizing healthcare and better connecting us to everything we need to get and stay healthy. But what happens when we are all connected and how do we plug in? It Takes a Villages checks in with healthcare's top thought leaders to capture and share their insights on who is doing what and how you can benefit. Innovation never rests. From devices, to artificial intelligence, providers to innovators and everything in between. Learn how to leverage healthcare innovation from a pop culture take that anyone can relate to. All you need is your smartphone. Plug in and get connected. To your health!
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Firework Humans: Spark A Growth Mindset. Ignite 9 Entrepreneurial Instincts. Fuel Courage, Curiosity, Confidence, & Conviction by Jessica Mead:

Firework Humans teaches readers how they can live an extraordinary life full of fireworks and steadily control their own orbit.  Founder, CEO, Investor, and Homeschool Mom, Jessica Mead has spent two decades focused on how to spark entrepreneurial instincts in her employees and children. In Firework Humans, she offers a powerful and hopeful perspective on parenting, running a business, and amplifying one’s life. She introduces the Nine Entrepreneurial Instincts that she believes every human possesses and guides readers through the process of developing these instincts into behavioral traits. 

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Mindfulness and Mysticism by Ora Nadrich:

Mindfulness and Mysticism brings together the practice of present moment awareness with a spiritual understanding of becoming one with a higher consciousness, which can be called God, Source, or the Absolute. Author, Ora Nadrich,  takes the reader into a non-religious experience of mysticism by giving them what she calls “sacred truths”, which are Universal Principles, or Divine Laws every human being can live by if they choose to be present with the mystery of life. Mindfulness and Mysticism is a beautiful road map to assist one’s soul on the journey of awakening, self-discovery, and mystical illumination.
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Vibrant: A Groundbreaking Program to Get Energized, Own Your Health, and Glow by Dr. Stacie Stephenson:

Today's view of wellness is far too often fragmented, focusing on specific symptoms rather than the whole person. In Vibrant, Dr. Stacie Stephenson introduces readers to a new and empowering way of looking at health. A recognized leader in functional and integrative medicine, Stephenson has helped thousands by focusing not on treating disease, but on creating health-by giving individuals the knowledge, confidence, and inspiration they need to do so for themselves.

By the end of this life-changing book, readers will have the tools to transform their energy, weight, fitness, and general wellness, tackling everything from enhancing sleep quality to building an iron-clad immune system. Beginning with basics such as the truth about the best diet, the critical role of exercise in vitality and longevity, and the importance of human connection, Vibrant also dives deeper to give a holistic picture of health and how to achieve it. With helpful breakdowns on supplements, detoxification, and how to think about disease, this is much more than just another wellness book.

It's also packed with practical, useful features, including:

Self-assessment tools to aid you in listening to your body
A foolproof two-week meal plan
40 delicious, healthful chef-created recipes
30 days of baby steps to start building the habit of health

With Stephenson's candid and conversational voice, Vibrant is like having a friend who also happens to be a leading health authority take you under her wing. Along with practical advice, she shares powerful insights that will change the way you think about everything from exercise to relationships, and sends readers off with an inspirational chapter on how health has a ripple effect that can change your family, your community, and help to create a more vibrant world.

With a step-by-step program for making foundational lifestyle shifts, Vibrant shows you how to reclaim your health and energy, reverse aging, and glow-not just on the outside, but from deep within yourself.
 

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Eleanor Amplified and the Trouble with Mind Control by John Sheehan:

Join world-renowned investigative reporter Eleanor Amplified as she goes undercover to help a student reporter and fan, Miku Tangeroa, expose the corruption at her middle school. Together they discover that the new organic lunch program and tech-based learning systems are doing more harm than good and might actually be part of an evil plot that might put all of Union City in danger. Can Eleanor, Miku, and their friends get to the bottom of these suspicious events in time? Just who is behind SmartFüdz and the Mesmerosin Extractor? Will Eleanor survive the hallways—and students—of Brighton Middle School? Find out in the latest adventure of Eleanor Amplified!

With radio-drama like action, outrageous villains, and a tough, intelligent female protagonist to boot, readers follow Eleanor and Miku as they foil devious plots and outwit crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story. Written by John Sheehan, the creator of the popular podcast Eleanor Amplified, this entertaining and informative book, like the podcast, is intended to spark laughter and conversation, while preparing kids to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices in the future. With the help of Eleanor and Miku, readers can use this novel as inspiration to go out and find the next big scoop for themselves!
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:

Louisa May Alcott's classic tale of four sisters in a deluxe hardcover edition, with beautiful cover illustrations by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.

Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with their father away at war, and their mother working to support the family, they have to rely on one another. Whether they're putting on a play, forming a secret society, or celebrating Christmas, there's one thing they can't help wondering: Will Father return home safely?
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Ruby Falls by Deborah Royce:

Like the chilling psychological thriller The Silent Patient, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Ruby Falls is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own.

On a brilliantly sunny July day, six-year-old Ruby is abandoned by her father in the suffocating dark of a Tennessee cave. Twenty years later, transformed into soap-opera star Eleanor Russell, she is fired under dubious circumstances. Fleeing to Europe, she marries a glamorous stranger named Orlando Montague and keeps her past closely hidden.

Together, Eleanor and Orlando start afresh in LA. Setting up house in a storybook cottage in the Hollywood Hills, Eleanor is cast in a dream role - the lead in a remake of Rebecca. As she immerses herself in that eerie Gothic tale, Orlando’s personality changes, ghosts of her past reemerge, and Eleanor fears she is not the only person in her marriage with a secret.

In this thrilling and twisty homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the story ricochets through the streets of Los Angeles, a dangerous marriage to an exotic stranger, and the mind of a young woman whose past may not release her.

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Vengeance by Deborah Hawkins:

Andy Owens is a rich  party boy with more than a drinking problem. He’s flunked the bar twice, and although he sincerely believes he didn’t kill his best friend, no one else does, including his defense attorneys. With only his bottom-of-the-class legal kills to rely on, he searches for the killer alone. But he isn’t prepared for what he finds. 
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