December 5th, 2023
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December's Must-Reads: Top Books to Close Out the Year with a Bang

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Reporter Emma Cross confronts high society and murder at a 1900s Newport yacht gathering.

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Unraveling a secret aboard the missing Goliath, where history collides with present danger.

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Undercover agents at a holiday party face unexpected danger and a budding romance.

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Lord Julian unravels a dangerous mystery to reveal a child's heritage as well as his own birthright.

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Uncovering the truth: A determined mother, a torn DA, and a dark mystery.

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A Ukrainian medic and a Marine sniper's perilous mission ignites unexpected passion amid danger.


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Next-Door Nemesis
by Alexa Martin
"Don't Pick a Fight You Can't Win"
Posted November 14, 2023

After a video of Collins went viral – in a bad way. She had to leave L.A. and move back into her parents’ house. She’s not proud of living back at home, but it’s soothing her soul. That is until her ex-best Read more...

Emergency Contact
by Lauren Layne, Anthony LeDonne
"Worst Travel Day Ever Leads to a Charming Holiday Second Chance"
Posted October 24, 2023

Katherine hates the Christmas season. Her father died on Christmas. She has yet to achieve his final wish that she make partner at the law firm. Each year, she thinks this is the year that she’ll receive the phone call. But it hasn’t happened yet Read more...

Christmas at Spruce Hill Farm
by Kathryn Springer
"Perfect for Hallmark Christmas movie enthusiasts!"
Posted October 24, 2023

Lucy is spending her holiday season helping her boss, romance writer Brynn Dixon, complete her small book tour. Brynn hasn’t been feeling like herself for the past month or two, so Lucy created a small book tour hosted in small towns.

The first stop hasn

The Twelve Dogs of Christmas
by Susan Wiggs
"Finding home during the holidays"
Posted October 17, 2023

Brenda doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas, especially after the two worst moments of her life happened during the holidays. But this year, she’s stuck helping the organization she works for deliver dogs to their forever homes.

On the way north, Brenda

Friends Don't Fall in Love
by Erin Hahn
"Perfect for fans of Taylor Swift"
Posted October 17, 2023

Lorelai has had a rough couple of years. As a rising star in the country music world, she seemingly had it all. One night, she sang a protest song against gun violence. In the moment it was great, but then things spiraled out of control and she was canceled Read more...

Sugar Plum Poisoned
by Jenn McKinlay
"A Holiday Treat"
Posted October 10, 2023

The holidays are fast approaching and the bakery is busy with orders. When Angie’s friend Shelby comes to town to give a holiday concert, she begs Angie and Mel to bake cupcakes for the VIP room. Angie can’t turn her friend down, even if Mel Read more...

To Have and to Heist
by Sara Desai
"Pure Fun!"
Posted July 18, 2023

Simi’s having a tough moment – she loses her job and her apartment. But she doesn’t hesitate when her best friend Chloe calls her and needs her help and Simi races to a museum. Before she can help her friend, a mysterious stranger pulls her Read more...

Second Shot
by Cindy Dees
"Start of a thrilling new series"
Posted July 12, 2023

Helen Warwick, age 55, recently retired from her CIA job. She’s looking forward to spending more time with her family. While babysitting a new puppy for her son, armed men arrive at the house. She eliminates them and then calls the police. She plays innocent with them Read more...

Bookshop Cinderella
by Laura Lee Guhrke
"If you’re a fan of She’s All That or My Fair Lady, you won’t want to miss this book."
Posted June 20, 2023

Evie took over her father’s bookshop when he died. She lives a small life, but it’s on her terms. When the Duke of Westbourne enters her shop, everything changes. He appears with a group of younger men, who ridicule the shop and later Evie. The Read more...

The Sweetheart List
by Jill Shalvis
"Perfect for Summer: witty banter, friendship, a loveable dog, and sexy times!"
Posted June 13, 2023

Harper needed to change everything about her life. She made plans, packed up her car and her giant dog Ham, and headed to the last place she felt happy. She’s opening a bakery in Lake Tahoe. There she meets three people who will change her life: 1 Read more...

A Little Ray of Sunshine
by Kristan Higgins
"Kristan Higgins does it again"
Posted June 6, 2023

Harlow isn’t prepared for the surprise of her life when her son walks into her Cape Cod bookstore. She hasn’t seen him since he was born, just before she gave him to Monica and Sanjay to adopt when she was just seventeen. She faints.


The Island Villa
by Sarah Morgan
"A charming book to read this summer!"
Posted May 31, 2023

Bestselling romance author Catherine Swift is getting married again, for the fourth time. It’s a very small intimate wedding. She’s invited her two daughters, Adeline and Cassie. But she hasn’t told them the name of the groom. After three failed marriages, she&rsquo Read more...

Summer Reading
by Jenn McKinlay
"Summer on the Vineyard"
Posted May 16, 2023

Samantha Gale is heading back home, to Martha’s Vineyard. She hasn’t been back to the island in years. After she didn’t get a promotion, she quit her job as a chef.  With free time on her hands, she agrees to watch her Read more...

Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl
by Renee Rosen
"The Beginning of a Legend"
Posted April 17, 2023

An author tracks down Gloria Downing, hoping to interview her for a book about her friend Estée Lauder. It throws Gloria into reminiscing about the past where she and Estée were young women learning about life together.

Gloria’s family scandal catapulted

The Quarantine Princess Diaries
by Meg Cabot
"Princess Mia is Back!"
Posted April 3, 2023

One moment, everything is normal in the life of Princess Mia, and the next moment, everything changes. Her husband, Michael, has been exposed to Covid and now must quarantine. Princess Mia shuts down Genovia--from the borders to the beaches and the nightclubs. Her grandmother is extremely displeased as Read more...

The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre
by Natasha Lester
"Page-Turning Historical Fiction"
Posted February 27, 2023

Alix hasn’t had an easy life; her parents died when she was young. She’s left with her best friend Lily. They go to finishing school together, where Alix’s language skills put her on the US Government’s radar. When World War II Read more...

Artfully Yours
by Joanna Lowell
"So much to love about this witty historical romance!"
Posted February 21, 2023

Nina’s working undercover as a maid when she meets the art critic Alan De’Ath. He just happens to be at his brother’s house, gleefully telling him the painting he just bought is a fake. Nina knows it’s a fake; she&rsquo Read more...

The House Guest
by Hank Phillippi Ryan
"Page Turning Thriller"
Posted February 8, 2023

Alyssa doesn’t know who she is anymore – not since her husband left her. They are headed straight for divorce.  He took her friends, her money, and now he’s going after her sanity. Alyssa’s convinced he’s gaslighting her. She doesn Read more...

Peril in Paris
by Rhys Bowen
"Paris Fashion can be Dangerous"
Posted January 23, 2023

Lady Georgiana has recently discovered she is with child. When her husband needs to go to Paris for his job, she leaps at the chance to accompany him. She can visit Belinda, who is in Paris working for Coco Chanel. Chanel is finishing up a collection that she will Read more...

A Colorful Scheme
by Krista Davis
"A Wedding to Die For"
Posted January 19, 2023

Florrie Fox’s boss and friend is getting married. She couldn’t be more delighted that the owner of the bookstore is remarrying Jacquie, the romance novelist. They’ve recently reconnected despite their devastating past.  

Unfortunately, the wedding does not go off without

Jennifer Rummel

After spending 11 years as a Young Adult Librarian, I moved libraries and became a Children's and YA Librarian. I love love love books and talking about reading. My favorite types of books include mysteries, romance, thrillers, and spy books. I adore crafty books, regency romances, and cozy mysteries. When I'm not reading or talking about books, I love baking, crafting, watching the Celtics, or snuggling with my two dogs.

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