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“Intense, steamy, suspenseful, emotional and romantic.” 5-STAR Goodreads review.

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“A fresh rom-com with small-town charm and sparkling main characters.” -Kirkus

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Growing up on Aphrodite Lane taught these sisters some life lessons: Revenge is best served with redemption on top.

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Will love be on their Christmas Lists?

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The blockbuster conclusion to the bestselling Sunshine Vicram trilogy

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She isn’t the only one looking for a fresh start…


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A Colorful Scheme
by Krista Davis
"A Wedding With a Side of Murder!"
Posted September 17, 2022

It’s an exciting week for the friends and family of Color Me Read’s owner, John Maxwell. He is remarrying his wife Jacquie, a best-selling romance author, after a tragic loss that tore them apart years before. Florrie Fox, manager of Color Me Read and Read more...

The People's Princess
by Flora Harding
"A Must-Read for Fans of Royal History!"
Posted September 17, 2022

It is 1981 and Lady Diana Spencer is impatiently waiting to marry Prince Charles. Bored and alone, Lady Diana is trying to find her way within the demands of the royal family, but she always seems to come up a bit short. Prince Charles is busy with royal engagements Read more...

Peg and Rose Solve a Murder
by Laurien Berenson
"My New Favorite Senior Sleuths!"
Posted August 26, 2022

Peg Turnbull is a widow who is a master of her craft. Peg is a dog show judge and breeder of prize-winning standard poodles. Her sister-in-law Rose Donovan, sister of Peg's dearly departed husband, has been her nemesis from the day they met. Peg and Read more...

A Poisonous Page
by Kitt Crowe
"Welcome Back to Confection, Oregon and the Sweet Fiction Bookshop!"
Posted August 5, 2022

In Confection, Oregon summertime means tourists, and tourists mean sales. The manager of Sweet Fiction Bookshop, Lexi, is basking in the glow of a successful summer season. Things hit a snag when a real estate agent and Chamber of Commerce member, Marilyn, is found dead. Her death is ruled Read more...

Under Lock & Skeleton Key
by Gigi Pandian
"The Illusion of the Year!"
Posted July 3, 2022

Tempest Raj’s career as a master illusionist came to a disastrous end on stage in Las Vegas. With threats of lawsuits and rumors rapidly compounding, Tempest heads to her childhood home in California. There she finds the comforts of her grandfather’s famous cooking, her grandmother Read more...

Clause of Death
by Lorna Barrett
"This Series Just Keeps Getting Better!"
Posted May 31, 2022

As co-presidents of the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, Tricia and Angelica must take the good with the bad. The good news is that they are getting some traction on various businesses wanting to come to Booktown. The bad news is that not all the chamber members are thrilled Read more...

The Diva Says Cheesecake!
by Krista Davis
"Krista Davis Does It Again!"
Posted May 31, 2022

Bobbie Sue Bodoin, the Queen of Cheesecake, has hired Sophie Winston to organize a dinner party for her employees. Bobbie Sue has taken her home-based cheesecake business and turned it into a very profitable endeavor, and a night treating her employees is a well-deserved treat for all Read more...

Smile Beach Murder
by Alicia Bessette
"The Perfect Mystery to Kickstart Your Summer Reading!"
Posted May 23, 2022

Callie Padget has landed back in her hometown on the Outer Banks, more specifically Cattail Island. For some going home again is a heartwarming adventure, for Callie, it’s heartbreaking. She was recently laid off from her job as a reporter and coming home was her only option Read more...

Strawberried Alive
by Jenn McKinlay
"Welcome Back to Fairy Tale Cupcakes!"
Posted May 4, 2022

Refreshed from honeymoon bliss, Mel is relishing in that newlywedded glow while Angie is taking to motherhood with her daughter like, well a cupcake to icing. It doesn’t last long when a bride is causing all sorts of havoc on everyone around her, including the gang at Read more...

Part of Your World
by Abby Jimenez
"Abby Jimenez Has Done It Again!"
Posted April 19, 2022

On a road trip back to Minneapolis from a family funeral in Iowa, Alexis Montgomery is forced off the road by a raccoon in the middle of nowhere. Local carpenter, Daniel Grant comes to her rescue and never expects to see her again. But here she is, walking into Read more...

Put Out to Pasture
by Amanda Flower
"Welcome Back to Bellamy Farms!"
Posted March 16, 2022

Shiloh Bellamy is determined to make her half of the family farm a success once again. So far it hasn’t been an easy feat to turn the rundown farm into an organic masterpiece, but it’s well on its way. Shiloh is hosting Farm Daze to Read more...

Caramel Pecan Roll Murder
by Joanne Fluke
"Welcome Back to Lake Eden!"
Posted March 3, 2022

Hannah Swenson, owner and baker extraordinaire of The Cookie Jar, is changing up her normal routine to help out a dear friend. A fishing tournament is happening on Lake Eden and Sally needs help with the baking for all the contestants at her inn. Getting a room at the Read more...

Honey Roasted
by Cleo Coyle
"Welcome Back to the Village Blend!"
Posted January 21, 2022

Clare Cosi understands life’s ups and downs better than most. On the upside, Clare has obtained a new honey for her coffee shop, the Village Blend. Her mentor and ex-mother-in-law, Madame, has been friends with Bea Hastings for years and Bea is an expert Read more...

Balloons, Allies & Dead Guys
by Jennifer Fischetto
"This is the Perfect Book to Get Snowed In With!"
Posted January 21, 2022

Gianna Mancini is looking forward to getting snowed in due to the impending Nor’easter that is about to hit her town. But first, an intimate gathering for her dad’s 60th birthday. Normally this would entail a huge party, but due to the storm that&rsquo Read more...

The Maid
by Nita Prose
"2022 Is Off To A Great Start With THE MAID!"
Posted January 6, 2022

Molly Gray has led a pretty simple life with the help and guidance of her dear Gran who raised her. Molly has trouble reading social cues and often misinterprets what people are saying and how they are acting. With Gran’s loving hand, Molly has found comfort in Read more...

Love at First Spite
by Anna E. Collins
"The Perfect RomCom To Kick Off The New Year!"
Posted January 3, 2022

Dani Porter has had it. Shortly before her wedding, Dani found out her fiancé was cheating on her with their realtor who they bought their dream house from. With nowhere to go, Dani rents a bedroom from an older lady with two ginormous dogs. While having a nice Read more...

The Housewives
by Brian Moylan
"A Must Read for the Real Housewives Fandom"
Posted December 19, 2021

The “Housewives” began in 2006 and cemented its place in the hearts of viewers across the globe. In this in-depth and behind the scenes look at how it all began, Brian Moylan interviews (some shall not be named if they want to keep their jobs) and Read more...

The Santa Suit
by Mary Kay Andrews
"The Perfect Book to Get You In the Holiday Spirit!"
Posted December 3, 2021

After her divorce, Ivy Perkins decided she wanted to move out of Atlanta and leave the memories behind. While looking online, she finds the perfect farmhouse by a small town in North Carolina. Throwing caution to the wind, Ivy buys The Four Roses farmhouse sight unseen. Upon arriving, she Read more...

Murder Outside the Lines
by Krista Davis
"Your Perfect First Fall Read!"
Posted October 24, 2021

Halloween is rapidly approaching in Georgetown. Florrie Fox, manager of Color Me Read bookstore and freelance coloring book artist, is embracing the season. Psychic and author Hilda Rattenhorst is set to do a reading at Color Me Read and the employees and locals alike are thrilled at the chance Read more...

2 Sisters Detective Agency
by James Patterson, Candice Fox
"If You Read Anything Of James Patterson's Books This Year, Let This One Be It!"
Posted October 15, 2021

Rhonda Bird is a court-appointed lawyer living in Colorado. Every aspect of her life is exactly where she wants it to be until she gets a phone call. Her father is dead, and she must return to California to meet with his attorney for reasons unknown. Reaching out Read more...

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