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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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The Burnout
by Sophie Kinsella
"A light-hearted, hilarious rom-com that tackles mental health, work-life balance, and self-reliance."
Posted November 17, 2023

Sasha works for a travel app that makes her participate in the employee Joyful Mess program but she is so burned out from the emails, the lack of staff, and help from her manager that she can not find joy anywhere. One day she walks out and tries to Read more...

Things We Left Behind
by Lucy Score
"I'm in love with Suit Daddy"
Posted November 7, 2023

Are you looking for that book that you want to savour reading but at the same time want to just keep on reading to know what happens? Do you want your romcoms to have authentic characters with flaws that make them believable? Lucy Score has provided you with your Read more...

Fall of Ruin and Wrath
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Suspense and Fantasy Intertwined, OH MY!"
Posted October 5, 2023

A rich new fantasy world to fall in love with? Yes, please. Fans of romantasy will devour FALL OF RUIN AND WRATH by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Calista (Lis) is an orphan who, with her friend Grady, has had Read more...

At the Coffee Shop of Curiosities
by Heather Webber
"Dealing with life's tragedies..."
Posted August 21, 2023

AT THE COFFEE SHOP OF CURIOSITIES by Heather Webber is a beautifully written, magical realism novel about dealing with grief and loss, finding a way through, and embracing change. This novel is written from two viewpoints but in the same Read more...

The Summer of Songbirds
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
"Summer Camp Forever"
Posted August 2, 2023

Four women are at the heart of THE SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS by Kristy Woodsen Harvey: Lanier, Mary Stuart, Daphne, and her aunt, June, who owns the camp for girls. Three of the women forge a lifelong friendship while attending Camp Read more...

Flirting with Fire
by Jane Porter
"A beachside town, local theatre, and much more in this delightful novel"
Posted June 7, 2023

Margot enjoyed her quiet life in California. She has her dad close by, great friends, and a decent job. She's happy to live under the radar after being in theatre for twenty-five years. When she left her long-term boyfriend (who wouldn't commit) and New York Read more...

The Boyfriend Candidate
by Ashley Winstead
"Totally Swoon-Worthy!"
Posted May 31, 2023

Alexis is an assistant librarian who is introverted and happy in her standard life with two much older friends and her cat for company. That is until she is dumped by her boyfriend who tells her she is a prude who is bad in bed. This prompts her to Read more...

Simply Lies
by David Baldacci
"An extremely clever and suspenseful book."
Posted May 11, 2023

Mickey is a daughter of a retired police officer who also worked in different fields of police work. Now as a single mother of 2 young children, she works at home tracking stolen assets.  Her life took a turn for the worse when she took the call of Read more...

The Soulmate
by Sally Hepworth
"A heart-stopping page-turner!"
Posted May 10, 2023

Pippa didn't want a home on the side of a cliff. But Pippa did whatever Gabe asked of her so they bought the house. The cliffs were known in the small cozy season town as The Drop because people always went there to commit suicide. 


The Dressmaker’s Secret
by Lorna Cook
"Different From Your Typical Historical Fiction"
Posted December 30, 2022

Incredible. Page turning. Super engaging. Magnificently described and told, THE DRESSMAKER'S SECRET by Lorna Cook was unputdownable and different from the typical WWII novel. 

Chloe decides to spend a year in Paris after her marriage fails Read more...

The Manhattan Girls
by Gill Paul
"Jazz Age Women Supporting Each Other"
Posted August 16, 2022

Set in 1920s New York, this novel follows four women who play bridge together,  gossip together and most importantly, support one another. Dottie Parker is the life of the party and no one suspects her laugh a minute facade is fake. Jane Grant is the first female reporter Read more...

Flirting with Fifty
by Jane Porter
"Later in Life Dazzler"
Posted June 3, 2022

Paige's life is very predictable, with teaching her math classes at Orange University, spending time with her best friend Elaine, and being available for her three daughters who are all independent but still need her for advice. She has no prospects for romance on the horizon and definitely Read more...

The Magnolia Palace
by Fiona Davis
"ALL THE STARS - a mystery told in two times"
Posted April 19, 2022

With Historical Fiction, it can be so hard to come across a book with a timeline that hasn’t been oversaturated, but I thought Fiona Davis did a great job of bringing a fresh new story to life, with a storyline that swept me up right Read more...

The Diamond Eye
by Kate Quinn
"Historical fiction at its best"
Posted April 19, 2022

Oh my God!!! Kate Quinn never disappoints but this one was by far the best so far. A story of Russia in the time of Hitler and Stalin. A time of war but more than that a story of one woman Ludmyla who was fighting for her Read more...

I Must Betray You
by Ruta Sepetys
"Nail Biter with a touch of heartbreak"
Posted March 10, 2022

This is the book you've been waiting for. Ruth Sepetys always surprises me with her amazing storytelling and extensive research that is unlike any author I've read. This is the story of Romania under the dictatorship of Ceausescu's regime. There was no food, no help, and Read more...

While We Were Dating
by Jasmine Guillory
"A glitzy and glamorous Hollywood romance!"
Posted August 26, 2021

WHILE WE WERE DATING by Jasmine Guillory is book 6 in The Wedding Date series of interconnected stand-alone contemporary romance novels. I have read and enjoyed all of the books in this series. I absolutely love this Read more...

The Second Life of Mirielle West
by Amanda Skenandore
"Prepare to Lose Sleep"
Posted August 26, 2021

Warning: Be sure to allow for some late nights of reading if, like me, you are unable to stop reading this THE SECOND LIFE OF MIRIELLE WEST by Amanda Skenandore. I was pulled in from the beginning, and I absolutely Read more...

by Jamie Brenner
"The real question is, GLASS OF WHITE OR RED?"
Posted June 17, 2021

Jamie Brenner, where have you been all my life? Why have I not been reading you? You are a gem hiding out in the wide open space Read more...

The Newcomer
by Mary Kay Andrews
"Another Out Of The Park Hit"
Posted April 24, 2021

Mary Kay Andrews is one of those few authors who NEVER disappoints her readers. Her new book is another fantastic read for lovers of books about strong women, who are faced with huge obstacles to overcome.

Letty shows up in the parking lot of the Murmuring Surf Read more...

The Heiress
by Molly Greeley
"Hidden away from the world... a new Austen heroine prevails!"
Posted March 3, 2021

THE HEIRESS is a beautiful, engaging tale that brings a fresh take to a world that is often revisited--that of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Molly Greeley breathes new life into an overlooked character and gives her Read more...

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