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December brings fabulous reads!

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Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance


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The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.


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The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...


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This holiday season, love is on the menu.


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A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.


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There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...


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The Dark Enquiry
by Deanna Raybourn
"Another thoroughly enjoyable historical mystery featuring Lady Julia Grey."
Posted June 7, 2011

After an eventful honeymoon, Lady Julia Grey and her enigmatic husband Nicholas Brisbane return to London. Lady Julia has no interest in social life and she pokes and prods Brisbane to allow her into his private enquiry business. When Julia's older brother, the ultra- conservative Lord Bellmont, engages Brisbane Read more...


Breaking Silence
by Linda Castillo
"A heartbreaking tragedy on an Amish farm turns out to be something much more sinister."
Posted March 31, 2011

A chilling phone call interrupts Police Chief Kate Burkholder's insomnia caused by dark memories that haunt her through the nights. An Amish family has drowned in a manure pit. When she arrives on the scene, Kate finds three bodies, a man, his wife and his brother dead and four Read more...


Running on Empty
by Sandra Balzo
"This group of eccentric characters living in a small town environment will elicit laughter and tears."
Posted March 28, 2011

Wisconsin journalist AnnaLise Griggs receives a phone call from a flustered friend in North Carolina informing that her mother made an almost tragic mistake at the local blood drive. She nonchalantly drained three pints of blood from a society matron. AnnaLise hurries home to find her mother, Daisy, rational but Read more...


Deadly Vows
by Brenda Joyce
"The exciting Deadly series continues with high-drama relationships and a well-plotted mystery."
Posted January 6, 2011

Just hours before her wedding to the notorious Calder Hart, Francesca Cahill receives a blackmail note that could destroy her family. Calder commissioned a portrait in which she posed nude. The portrait is missing. As an amateur sleuth, Francesca has been successful in numerous investigations. Brimming with confidence, she believes Read more...


Dangerous To Know
by Tasha Alexander
"Revealing storyline of how much power the past can hold over the present."
Posted October 18, 2010

Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves, an agent to the Crown, retreat from Constantinople to his mother's estate in the Norman countryside, to soothe the open wounds left from their previous case. Emily's pursuit of the villain left her injured and she lost her unborn child. Emily Read more...


Whistlin' Dixie In A Nor'easter
by Lisa Patton
"A funny debut novel with loads of Southern attitude and humor."
Posted September 21, 2010

Leelee Satterfield's life in Memphis, Tennessee, is perfect! She can't understand her husband's sudden restlessness and his desire to uproot their family to Vermont of all places. Leelee always bows to her husband's wishes and has never defied him. Against her better judgment and her friends Read more...


Dark Road To Darjeeling
by Deanna Raybourn
"This riveting historical mystery series is enhanced by compelling characters and insightful plotting."
Posted September 9, 2010

Nicholas Brisbane and Lady Julia's honeymoon ends abruptly with the arrival of her brother and sister in Egypt. Portia entreats Brisbane and Julia to forgo the rest of their honeymoon and go to India where close friend Jane Cavendish resides on a tea plantation. Jane recently has become a Read more...


A Cup of Jo
by Sandra Balzo
"Unique characters, witty narrative and a solid mystery make this 6th book in the series a sure-winner."
Posted September 9, 2010

Uncommon Grounds gourmet coffee shop reopens in its quaint new location at a century-and-half-old train depot. Maggy Thorsen, half owner, rents a magnificent 5'-high, 15'- diameter balloon in the shape of a coffee cup and saucer to commemorate the event, along with a mime and dignitaries Read more...


Pray for Silence
by Linda Castillo
"A riveting psychological thriller that is not for the faint of heart."
Posted May 18, 2010

In Painters Mill, Ohio, an entire Amish family is brutally tortured and murder. A shocked community cannot come to terms that one of their own is capable of such evil. As Police Chief Kate Burkholder investigates, she discovers the key to the killings is Mary, the oldest daughter, who was Read more...


Seducing An Angel
by Mary Balogh
"A powerful and gripping read that engages readers."
Posted April 27, 2010

Desperation and poverty have driven Cassandra to London in search of a protector. With her tattered reputation preceding her, she's forced to crash a ball where she looks to seduce a wealthy man. The whispers follow her as they murmur the gossip: There is Lady Paget, who took Read more...


Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
by Sarah MacLean
"An entertaining tale of two mismatched lovers who find happiness despite their many differences."
Posted March 13, 2010

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell, one of society's invisible wallflowers, tosses her lace spinster cap into the fire and begins searching for excitement and adventure. She starts a list of experiences she desperately wants to try. Kiss someone passionately, smoke a cheroot, gamble at a men's club, the possibilities are Read more...


Our Lady of Immaculate Deception
by Nancy Martin
"Savvy start to a new mystery series with a quirky cast of characters - and a sexy heroine."
Posted February 13, 2010

Roxy Abruzzo carries an abundance of baggage. Among her problems, she is the grandniece of a Pittsburg Mafia boss who continually tries to lure Roxy into the family business. She struggles keeping her architectural-salvage company afloat in order to support herself and teenage daughter. In order to survive in Read more...


An Impossible Attraction
by Brenda Joyce
"This latest de Warenne novel is vividly dramatic with an outstanding storyline and characters."
Posted February 13, 2010

With her family on the brink of bankruptcy, Alexandra Bolton concedes to her drunken father to welcome the courtship of a local squire. Alexandra resigns herself to sacrifice herself to a loveless marriage to an older man in order to provide for her younger sisters. At a ball, Alexandra catches Read more...


Most Eagerly Yours
by Allison Chase
"A perfect balance of history, mystery and romance that promises further adventures in this series."
Posted February 13, 2010

When Laurel Sutherland and her sisters were young and residing with their uncle on their country estate, Princess Victoria was a frequent playmate. Their ties with Victoria end when she begins preparation to become queen. When their uncle dies, Laurel and her siblings inherit a bookstore and live a quiet Read more...


Revenge Wears Rubies
by Renee Bernard
"The journey is long for an emotionally crippled man to finally discover the ability to love."
Posted February 13, 2010

Miss Haley Moreland dreads her upcoming nuptials with rich industrialist Herbert Trumble. Her practical nature demands she accept his suit to prevent the creditors from swooping down on her family. Her resolve weakens, however, when she meets the sinfully handsome Galen Hawke. There is a possibility of true passion and Read more...


In Bed with the Duke
by Christina Dodd
"A winning combination of passionate romance and suspenseful adventure."
Posted February 13, 2010

Since working as a companion/slave to the tyrant Lady Lettice, Emma Chegwidden has lost her self-respect. She quivers at Lady Lettice's threats of dismissal when Emma's task proves unsatisfactory. Emma cannot conceive her future tossed out in a foreign country with no money. This is the Read more...


From the Grounds Up
by Sandra Balzo
"Hilarious one-liners, quirky characters and a lively mystery will have readers begging for more."
Posted February 13, 2010

After a fire burns her coffee shop to the ground, Maggy Thorsen begins rebuilding her business. Her current partner wants out, leaving Maggy desperate for a partner with a full pocket of money. Good luck arrives in the guise of her mercurial mood realtor, Sarah. Sarah offers her space in Read more...


The Dead Travel Fast
by Deanna Raybourn
"This newest tale by Ms. Raybourn is an eerie world where the impossible becomes probable."
Posted February 13, 2010

Theodora Lestrange rejects the role Victorian society deems proper for women. She takes her small inheritance and travels to Transylvania to visit her friend Cosmina. Transylvania, the land of legends, is the perfect place to give Theodora inspiration for her first novel. Her first impressions of Transylvania prove Cosmina's Read more...


The Golden Season
by Connie Brockway
"When the truth of their situations is revealed, will love be enough to keep them together?"
Posted January 16, 2010

Lady Lydia Eastlake grew up surrounded by the rich and famous with her globetrotting parents. At their unexpected death, Lydia's world collapses and she is sent to live quietly with an elderly guardian. When she obtains her fortune, Lydia re-emerges into the opulent and extravagant society that she Read more...


Taming the Highland Bride
by Lynsay Sands
"A thoroughly entertaining addition to Ms. Sands Highland trilogy."
Posted January 16, 2010

Merry Stewart waits and waits for her betrothed. He left for the Crusades years ago and Merry has heard not a word. She manages her father's castle, from training his men to running the household, while her father and brothers remain in a constant state of inebriation. When her Read more...


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