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A bachelor, his left hand now sports a gold wedding ring.


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Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?


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True love is even better the second time around.


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The renegade cowboy returns


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Do they have the recipe for true love?


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sweeping WWII thriller set at an English country house, described by Lee Child as "like binge watching a great British drama on Masterpiece Theater.


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No Cats Allowed
by Miranda James
"A clever murder mystery with plenty of southern charm"
Posted February 6, 2017

Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel are about fed up with the new head of the library. Oscar Reilly acts like he's on a mission to make enemies. That creates a long list of suspects when Oscar turns up dead. When Charlie moves into the office, to fill in Read more...


Cat With a Clue
by Laurie Cass
"A cozy-with-a-cat mystery that offers as many smiles as it does chills."
Posted January 5, 2017

What's a librarian to do when she finds a murdered woman's body in the stacks? Minnie Hamilton doesn't set out to get involved in the investigation, but she does have to protect her library's reputation. She's also dealing with the board's search for a Read more...


Wolf's Empire: Gladiator
by Claudia Christian, Morgan Grant Buchanan
"Edge-of-your-seat action wrapped in an epic tale of Roman glory and intrigue."
Posted January 5, 2017

WOLF'S EMPIRE: GLADIATOR imagines a distant future where the Roman Empire never fell. Women are still second-class citizens, military skills are prized, and slavery is thriving. In that world, 19-year-old Accala Viridius Camilla is driven by a desire to avenge the loss of her mother and Read more...


When a Marquis Chooses a Bride
by Ella Quinn
"Expect tears of joy and compassion from Ella Quinn's stunning new romance."
Posted January 5, 2017

Ella Quinn's new novel, WHEN A MARQUIS CHOOSES A BRIDE, is an enchanting story about two very different people whose hearts are drawn together. Dominic's domineering uncle taught him that tradition and duty are everything. It's not until he and Dotty get caught in another woman's Read more...


Chasing the Heiress
by Rachael Miles
"An agent for the crown and a former battlefield nurse on a desperate journey to save an infant heir."
Posted August 26, 2016

I'm adding a new author to my must-read list: Rachael Miles. CHASING THE HEIRESS is a perfect historical romance. The era isn't just a setting; it's integral to the story. The hero and heroine are flawed but also strong and intelligent. The plotting is intricate and Read more...


The Lure of the Moonflower
by Lauren Willig
"A high-born spy and a determined mercenary are forced to team up to save a queen."
Posted August 26, 2016

THE LURE OF THE MOONFLOWER is one of those novels that wraps its historical-thriller plot with a framework set in the present. The modern day scenes are scattered throughout, and though they contain a bit of mystery of their own, they are almost an annoying distraction to the fascinating Read more...


The Age of Treachery
by Gavin Scott
"A history professor and former spy must untangle a web of lies and spies to save his friend's life."
Posted August 26, 2016

World War II is over and Duncan Forrester is a history professor -- no longer a spy. When death follows him to Oxford and a close friend is accused of murder, he must use his knowledge of the past and his skills as an operative to uncover the motive and the Read more...


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
by Kim Barker
"An enlightening memoir about Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and the lure of a war zone."
Posted August 6, 2016

I'd seen the trailers for the film of WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT before I read the book. The movie stars Tina Fey and is marketed like a comedy. The book -- a memoir by American newspaper reporter Kim Barker -- has plenty of humorous moments, but it's definitely not a comedy Read more...


As Rich As A Rogue
by Jade Lee
"A battle of wits and wills between a wayward miss and a determined lord."
Posted August 6, 2016

Miss Mari Powel can't stand Peter, Lord Whitly. He called her "wayward" six years ago at a ball, and she's been fuming over it -- and trying to live it down -- ever since. Peter hasn't gotten her out of his mind since, either. Of course, their first encounter Read more...


Vicky Peterwald: Rebel
by Mike Shepherd
"Sharp military action in space, when a royal heiress takes up arms against an Empress"
Posted August 6, 2016

If you like military science fiction with detailed ship-to-ship battles, Mike Shepherd has written the book for you. VICKY PETERWALD: REBEL is filled with strategy and precision warfare. Vicky is Lieutenant Commander Grand Duchess Victoria, daughter of the emperor, and a seasoned naval officer. She's a reluctant Read more...


Along Came a Rogue
by Anna Harrington
"A steamy romance wrapped in a life-and-death mystery. Can the scoundrel save his love from a killer."
Posted June 29, 2016

Major Nathaniel Grey is a hardened war veteran and an inveterate rake. Worse, he's a self-made man and only friendships forged in battle allow him to skirt the edges of the ton. He may be a womanizer, but he is loyal to a fault to his friends, which Read more...


Only Beloved
by Mary Balogh
"A delightful story of second chances and love later in life."
Posted April 19, 2016

In ONLY BELOVED, author Mary Balogh gives us a middle-aged couple who both believe any grand passion is behind them. Little do they know. Dora Debbins is a spinster music teacher and quite satisfied with her life (apart from one tone-deaf student whose parents see her as a Read more...


Power Surge
by Ben Bova
"An exciting novel, part science fiction and part political thriller, with a dash of romance."
Posted April 18, 2016

If you think it's past time for the United States to have a comprehensive energy plan that reduces dependence on fossil fuels, you will be alternately delighted and frustrated by the events in POWER SURGE. Award-winning author Ben Bova sends an idealistic scientist to Washington, D.C. with Read more...


The Last Dream Keeper
by Amber Benson
"A supernatural thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat."
Posted March 11, 2016

Author Amber Benson has a knack for a cliffhanger. THE LAST DREAM KEEPER, second novel in the Echo Park Coven series, is filled with them, right up to the end. For most of her life, Lyse MacAllister had no idea she was born with witchly powers or that Read more...


Heir To The Duke
by Jane Ashford
"An always-proper bride and groom cut loose on their honeymoon -- until a terrible secret threatens th"
Posted March 11, 2016

Nathaniel Gresham, heir to a duke, chose Lady Violet Devere as his bride precisely because she is unexceptional. She dresses modestly and never stands out. She'll make a quiet, well-behaved, ever-so-proper duchess. Little does he know, Violet is yearning for freedom after suffering under the thumb Read more...


Beatrice And Benedick
by Marina Fiorato
"A delight for any Shakespeare aficionado"
Posted February 17, 2016

BEATRICE AND BENEDICK is not a retelling of William Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing. What author Marina Fiorato has done is imagine a sixteenth century world where a man and woman with those names could have inspired the Bard to write his famous comedy. This, you Read more...


Year of Yes
by Shonda Rhimes
"An amazing, fun and inspiring memoir about fear, strength and change."
Posted February 14, 2016

I must admit, I don't watch Shonda Rhimes' TV shows. She is the creator and showrunner for "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder." They're all very popular, but the subjects just never interested me. I do like television, in general, and I Read more...


The Lady's Command
by Stephanie Laurens
"A new bride who knows what she wants—and a new husband who doesn't know what he's in for."
Posted February 10, 2016

Lady Edwina is a duke's daughter—beautiful, intelligent, and accustomed to getting what she wants. Her new husband, Declan Frobisher, is a ship's captain and sometime-spy for the English government. Edwina wants to see the world with Declan. He wants to leave her safe at home Read more...


Nebula Awards Showcase 2015
by Greg Bear
"Visions of future, past, and beyond in the best science fiction stories of the year"
Posted February 10, 2016

Science fiction writers are readers, too. Each year, members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America will— as they read each short story, novelette, novella or novel in the genre—nominate the works that touch them, move them, or inspire them for a Nebula Award. The Read more...


No Cats Allowed
by Miranda James
"A clever murder mystery with plenty of southern charm."
Posted February 10, 2016

Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel are about fed up with the new head of the library. Oscar Reilly acts like he's on a mission to make enemies. That creates a long list of suspects when Oscar turns up dead. When Charlie moves into the office, to fill in Read more...


Auriette Lindsey


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Auriette is a 20-year marriage veteran and mother of cats. In her real life, she is a TV news producer and an active volunteer with several non-profit theatre groups. In her fantasy world, she is thin, beautiful, and deadly.

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