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Being naughty was nice, but now these friends-turned-lovers are in for an unforgettable Christmas...

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Surviving the holidays will take a Christmas miracle...

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Cozy animal mystery

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She disappeared without a trace seven years ago, now he’s about to discover the secrets she’s guarded with her life…

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Her holidays have never looked so promising...

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A feel good romance that'll get you in the holiday spirit...


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Silent Knit, Deadly Knit
by Peggy Ehrhart
"Perfect cozy mystery to curl up with by the fire"
Posted November 10, 2019

Pamela Paterson’s daughter, Penny, is home for the Christmas holiday but her trip is off to a disturbing start when Penny discovers a dead body. Worse yet, the dead body is Millicent Farthingdale, the owner of a local craft shop and a friend of Pamela and her Read more...

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
by K. Eason
"Likely to be a cult classic"
Posted November 9, 2019

Rory Thorne wasn’t supposed to be a princess. Her parents were expecting a prince but, despite a history of two hundred years of male heirs, Rory is born female. Her naming ceremony even has the fairies (who were believed to be mythical till then) appearing. Twelve fairies Read more...

Opioid, Indiana
by Brian Allen Carr
"A very necessary read"
Posted November 9, 2019

Riggle hasn’t had an easy life. He’s only seventeen years old but has lost both of his parents and had to leave behind his home of Texas to move to Indiana. Indiana is very different, particularly in the current political climate, and Riggle ends up Read more...

The Last Seance
by Agatha Christie
"A timeless classic anthology"
Posted November 8, 2019

THE LAST SÉANCE features twenty haunting and memorable tales, all centered around the occult. Agatha Christie had a knack for creating the perfect ambience for any tale, and THE LAST SÉANCE gathers together in one collection many of her more eerie tales. There is much Read more...

Dachshund Through the Snow
by David Rosenfelt
"Perfect mystery to cuddle up with this holiday season!"
Posted November 7, 2019

Fourteen years ago, Kristen McNeil was killed and the murderer was never located despite DNA evidence left behind. All that has changed this Christmas. However, the accused murderer, Noah Traynor, has luck on his side despite his arrest. His son, Danny, made a Christmas wish for only three items Read more...

Shield of the People
by Marshall Ryan Maresca
"What conspiracy is lurking in Maradaine?"
Posted November 6, 2019

SHIELD OF THE PEOPLE begins shortly after the events of THE WAY OF THE SHIELD, where Taurian Candidates Dayne Heldrin and Jerinne Fendall helped capture the culprits behind a deadly attack. Both are devoted to the Taurian Order and want to reach Read more...

Last Pen Standing
by Vivian Conroy
"Can Delta and the Paper Posse catch a killer?"
Posted October 19, 2019

Delta Douglas is pursuing her dream. She’s left her job and moved to Tundish, Montana, to co-own a stationery shop with Hazel, her best friend from college. Delta can’t wait to begin incorporating her own designs into the store, as her sketchbook is filled Read more...

by Kathleen Kaufman
"Spine-chilling tale of ancient rituals and restless spirits"
Posted October 19, 2019

It’s the 1980s and in a quiet neighborhood in Venice Beach, a matriarchal cult called The Society, lives by their own rules. Ceit Robertson, a 10-year-old, member watches as her mother is attacked by evil spirits called Sluagh while her dad, Boyd, stands by helplessly Read more...

Sharpest Sting
by Jennifer Estep
"The odds are stacked against the Spider..."
Posted October 19, 2019

The wedding of Mallory Parker and Stuart Mosley is approaching, and the festivities and preparations for the event have their friends busy. Gin Blanco, also known as the assassin Spider, sneaks out after the rehearsal dinner, hoping to uncover new clues about the mysterious and shadowy group known as Read more...

The Library of the Unwritten
by A.J. Hackwith
"What happens when the forces of Heaven and Hell collide?"
Posted October 10, 2019

Libraries are everywhere--even Hell has one. Claire is the current librarian and she takes her tasks very seriously, keeping a close eye on the unwritten works that populate the Library’s Unwritten Wing. Unfortunately, a recent escape of a character into the mortal world puts Claire in Read more...

Christmas Cow Bells
by Mollie Cox Bryan
"Pursuing a dream can be dangerous...."
Posted October 3, 2019

Brynn MacAlister is pursuing her dream. She now lives in Shenandoah Springs and makes organic cheese while running a micro-dairy farm. Her next door neighbor, Nancy, is one of her closest friends in her new hometown, despite their age difference. Unfortunately, a fire destroys Nancy’s home Read more...

Renia's Diary
by Renia Spiegel
"A necessary read..."
Posted October 3, 2019

The Holocaust is one of the most horrifying, arguably THE most horrifying, event in history. Stories of survivors resonate with readers to this day, such as NIGHT by Elie Wiesel, which details his experiences in concentration camps. Many others didn’t survive the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis Read more...

Late Checkout
by Carol J. Perry
"Perfect paranormal cozy mystery to curl up with this Halloween"
Posted October 3, 2019

October in Salem, Massachusetts, is a busy time of year with all the festivities for the season, attracting tourists aplenty. Unfortunately, this year, it’s also a slow season for Lee Barrett as her hours as a field reporter at WICH-TV have been drastically cut due to Read more...

The Bookshop on the Shore
by Jenny Colgan
"Can Zoe find happiness in Scotland?"
Posted September 26, 2019

Zoe O’Connell’s life hasn’t turned out how she’s expected. She works a menial job that barely supports her living in a cramped apartment, her son Hari doesn’t speak a word yet the doctors have continued to be unhelpful, and Read more...

Murder in the First Edition
by Lauren Elliott
"Did someone commit murder over a Charles Dickens novel?"
Posted September 26, 2019

The hospital’s charity auction for the new pediatric wing is coming up, and Addison “Addie” Greyborne has donated a Charles Dickens book worth quite a bit of money. Addie should be excited, as she’s also celebrating that her bookstore, Beyond the Page, has Read more...

The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson
"Historical fiction that teaches even as it touches the reader"
Posted September 24, 2019

Cussy “Bluet” Carter enjoys her work as a book woman for the Pack Horse Library Project. The year is 1936, and the project is part of Roosevelt’s WPA (Works Progress Administration) effort to increase employment and education in rural areas. Cussy travels a tough route Read more...

Sword and Pen
by Rachel Caine
"Phenomenal conclusion to a must-read series for all steampunk fans!"
Posted September 17, 2019

SWORD AND PEN is the fifth and concluding book in The Great Library series. Rachel Caine picks up the story line right after the startling and quite emotional events of SMOKE AND IRONRead more...

Before She Was Found
by Heather Gudenkauf
"What happened to Cora in the train yard?"
Posted September 1, 2019

Three twelve-year-old girls went to a train yard late one night. Unfortunately, one girl, Cora Landry, emerges on a stretcher with numerous injuries. Violet Crow is covered in Cora’s blood and keeps insisting that an urban legend caused Cora’s injuries, while Jordyn Petit Read more...

Cliff Hanger
by Mary Feliz
"Did someone purposely kill the ultralight pilot?"
Posted September 1, 2019

It seemed like the perfect mix of vacation and work for Maggie McDonald. Maggie’s best friend, Tess Olmos, recommended Maggie’s professional organizer services to Tess’ cousin, Renée Alvarez, for help with organizing a property management company on the beautiful coast of the Read more...

And Then They Were Doomed
by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
"Will Zoe survive a gathering of Agatha Christie experts?"
Posted August 29, 2019

Black edged envelopes always signal death in Zoe Zola’s world. Zoe doesn’t want to open it and remember the past. However, her neighbor, Jenny Weston opens it and instead of a death notice, there’s an invitation to a gathering of experts on Agatha Read more...

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