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One night changes everything...

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How many rules can they break before trouble catches up?

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Can a human make room in her heart for the wild?

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Seeking sanctuary among the peaceful Amish, she finds an unlikely hero.

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An earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman...

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Fear becomes a woman’s greatest weapon in this heart-pounding suspense.

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A powerful novel of addiction, hope, and renewal from Sarah Price


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by Christina Dalcher
"An intriguing read for fans of The Handmaid's Tale..."
Posted August 8, 2018

Set in the near future, VOX by Christina Dalcher is a provocative thriller, exploring the power of language, and what happens when women's voices are literally silenced. After the election of a conservative president, heavily supported and influenced by the religious right Read more...

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses)
by Terri-Lynne DeFino
"Even retired authors can change lives, when inspired..."
Posted August 8, 2018

Beleaguered orderly at a retirement home for elderly authors and publishing professionals, Cecibel Bringer is beside herself when her favorite author, and formerly notorious lothario, Alphonse Carducci moves into the home to spend his final days among his peers. While he's not as strong as he was in his Read more...

Lady Be Good
by Amber Brock
"The glitz and glamour of the 1950s come fabulously to life!"
Posted August 4, 2018

Daughter of self-made hotelier, Kitty Tessler wants nothing more than to be accepted into New York's high society set. Fashionable, witty, and vivacious, Kitty's considered "new money," and knows the only way she'll ever be a true socialite is by marrying into a family with old Read more...

Second Time Around
by Nancy Herkness
"An enjoyable second chance romance!"
Posted July 23, 2018

Kyra Dixon remembers Will Chase as the handsome rich guy from college, dating her roommate who never treated him well, and honestly, the one who got away. They bonded over their love for classic literature, quoting poetry to one another in quick passing. While Will has gone on to become Read more...

All the Ever Afters
by Danielle Teller
"A beguiling retelling of Cinderella..."
Posted July 16, 2018

In this interesting retelling of Cinderella, Danielle Teller's ALL THE EVER AFTERS gives readers the backstory of Cinderella's evil stepmother. But was she really evil? Or did circumstance simply frame her that way? Beginning in her youth, Agnes is sent to Read more...

How I Resist
by Maureen Johnson
"Inspiring and engaging... a wonderful resource for young activists!"
Posted July 7, 2018

In HOW I RESIST, edited by Maureen Johnson, thirty diverse authors, actors, activists, and leaders (among other interesting professions) come together to offer advice and insight to young people looking for ways to get involved with their communities during this difficult political climate Read more...

The Intermission
by Elyssa Friedland
"A fascinating, multifaceted look at marriage..."
Posted July 5, 2018

After five years of marriage, Cass and Jonathan Coyne have reached a plateau in their marriage. Neither is particularly enthused, the cute quirks from early in their relationship are now full-blown pet-peeves, and they both can't help but start to dissect every single event that has brought Read more...

What Happens in Summer
by Caridad Pineiro
"A cute, quick, and steamy summer read!"
Posted July 3, 2018

The last person Connie Reyes ever expects to spend time with is her ex, Jonathan Pierce. Years ago they shared an unforgettable summer that ended in regret when she returned to college, and he decided to pursue his dreams. Since then, Connie has become a successful lawyer, working her way Read more...

Scandal Above Stairs
by Jennifer Ashley
"A dazzling and intriguing historical mystery!"
Posted July 2, 2018

Skilled cook for a noble family in London, Kat Holloway never seems to be far from scandal. When her employer, Lady Cynthia, asks Kat to help her dear friend from a devious plot involving stolen antiques, Kat is hesitant but knows Cynthia would only come to her if she were Read more...

The Summer Wives
by Beatriz Williams
"Heartfelt and harrowing.. a thoughtful and mysterious summer read."
Posted June 26, 2018

Set on the fictional Winthrop Island, where the who's who of New England high society spend their summers, THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams is an atmospheric and deeply emotional novel, taking place in the years after WWII. Miranda Schuyler is fresh Read more...

The Summer List
by Amy Mason Doan
"A thought-provoking look at friendship and forgiveness..."
Posted June 26, 2018

Laura has lived a sheltered life growing up in a small California lakeside town; her parents are loving-yet-strict, her mother very religious, and her father very protective. A new family moves in across the lake, and Laura is tasked with introducing herself to the daughter of a single Read more...

By the Book
by Julia Sonneborn
"A cheeky and charming tribute to Jane Austen's Persuasion!"
Posted June 16, 2018

Anne Corey, an English professor at Fairfax College in Southern California, is blindsided when she learns her ex-fiance, Adam Martinez, is the new college president. She already has a tough year ahead of her, with a grueling class schedule and a serious attempt to get her book, an academic Read more...

Too Wilde to Wed
by Eloisa James
"Humorous, heartwarming, and hot! Wildly enjoyable."
Posted May 22, 2018

Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde, known as North to his friends, has recently come back to England after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. Two years ago he was set to marry Diana, the most eligible and celebrated debutante that season, but she suddenly ran away, leaving without a word. Embarrassed Read more...

Regrets Only
by Erin Duffy
"Funny and compelling!"
Posted May 3, 2018

Claire Mackenzie thinks her husband Owen has planned her the perfect spa weekend to give her a break. A stay-at-home mom to an eight- month-old and recently moved to Connecticut from Chicago, Claire is looking forward to her solo getaway. Part way into her drive, she realizes Read more...

Court of Lions
by Jane Johnson
"History, intrigue, and mystery in breathtaking Spain..."
Posted April 20, 2018

The gorgeous city of Granada is the backdrop of COURT OF LIONS, a new dual storyline novel by Jane Johnson. Kate Fordham has come to Granada under an assumed name to escape a painful past in England and has found some sense of normalcy and peace working in a restaurant Read more...

Disturbing His Peace
by Tessa Bailey
"HOT, HOT, HOT... a super steamy contemporary romance!"
Posted April 13, 2018

Danika Silva is the person everyone turns to when they need help; be it her mother needing a leaky sink fixed or her cousin in danger from a couple of thugs. She's one of the top recruits at the NYPD Academy, and she's always up for a challenge Read more...

A Princess in Theory
by Alyssa Cole
"Royally romantic!"
Posted April 12, 2018

Smart, responsible, and aggressively reserved, Naledi Smith has spent her life making ends meet. The last thing she needs to deal with is an email scammer claiming she's betrothed to the prince of an African country who wants to claim her as his bride. And while she keeps deleting Read more...

The Affliction
by Beth Gutcheon
"An entertaining and quick mystery... reminiscent of Murder She Wrote!"
Posted April 5, 2018

Former headmaster of an elite upstate New York boarding school, Maggie Detweiler has been called to evaluate the wavering Rye Manor School for Girls in Connecticut. The new headmaster seems uncannily inexperienced to bring Rye out of it's wallowing, and the quaint small town it's in would be Read more...

A Match Made in Bed
by Cathy Maxwell
"Witty and delightful!"
Posted April 4, 2018

Tall, bookish, and far too smart, Miss Cassandra Holwell has become known as one of the "spinster heiresses," a trio of wealthy heiresses who are all on the market to marry into the aristocracy to bring a title into their families, but who are all on the verge of being Read more...

The Baby Plan
by Kate Rorick
"A fun and fresh novel exploring the highs and lows of pregnancy!"
Posted April 4, 2018

Pregnancy is different for everyone, especially three women living in L.A. whose lives all intersect when each of them is expecting! Nathalie Kneller has a great life: fulfilling job as a high school teacher, supportive husband, and now, after years of trying, she is pregnant. She has the perfect Read more...

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