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October's must-reads: a bookish harvest you won't want to miss!

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They can�t trust each other. But they don�t have a choice. And if anyone finds out they�re working together�they�re both dead.

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The Wedding Date�meets�The Birdcage�in this laugh-out-loud gay romantic comedy

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Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her dashing husband, Darcy, are awaiting a bundle of joy, but an unexpected trip to Paris will thrust them straight into a tangled web of international intrigue

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Double the trouble, double the love: a holiday matchmaking caper starring Snowball the cat at Weber Haus Inn.

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Under a rising Blood Moon, two young heroes journey across the globe to unlock ancient secrets and save humanity.

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When tragedy strikes, a young mother and a high-rolling consultant unite in a desperate manhunt to rewrite their futures.


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Sally Brady's Italian Adventure
by Christina Lynch
"An unforgettable adventure"
Posted September 27, 2023

What kind of parents would send their eleven-year-old daughter to make her own way in the world?  In 1931, this is exactly what her parents did and by sheer chance and luck, she was taken in and adopted by Patsy Chen, a Hollywood movie star, who Read more...

Star Crossed
by Heather Dune Macadam, Simon Worrall
"Remember the victims"
Posted September 15, 2023

In 1940, Annette Zelman, a young Jewish woman, was thrilled to have been accepted to the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  She embraced the café society of the times and immersed herself in the arts.  She fell in love with Jean Jausion, a young Read more...

The Enemy at Home
by Kevin O'Brien
"What if the truth is impossible to face?"
Posted September 8, 2023

When Nora Kinney's husband enlists in the service in 1943, her life becomes complicated.  Suddenly, she is the single parent of their two children.  Wanting to do something for war effort, Nora gets a job as a riveter at a B-17 plant, which turns out Read more...

The Child Without a Home
by Ann Bennett
"Impossible to put down... a powerful and moving WWII historical novel."
Posted August 31, 2023

THE CHILD WITHOUT A HOME by Ann Bennett brings to light yet another aspect of the horrors of WWII. In 1944, Agnes and her younger brother Dieter lived in a Prussian village with their parents.  Their good life was Read more...

The Book of Silver Linings
by Nan Fischer
"Sometimes the past tells us all that we need to know"
Posted August 30, 2023

When we first meet Constance Sparks she has agreed to accompany her best friend to a yoga speed dating event.  Who knew such things took place?  Of course, Constance agrees to go.  She spends much of her time doing what others want.  Her self-esteem Read more...

Regrets Only
by Kieran Scott
"A school fundraiser goes awry... and everyone is a suspect"
Posted August 29, 2023

Perhaps it really was unintentional... Maybe Paige Lancaster didn't mean to hit him with a tire iron or to lose it when she was passed over for a promotion. Regardless, she and her young daughter have returned to her hometown to live with her mother. She has to Read more...

Sun Damage
by Sabine Durrant
"Holds your attention from the captivating start to the unique conclusion... "
Posted August 28, 2023

They are a likeable couple.  He is actually more attractive than she is, which is what he wants.  He doesn't want people to remember her.  They have an unusual profession. They are grifters currently operating in France. They are very good at what they do Read more...

The One That Got Away
by Charlotte Rixon
"An exquisitely told love story that embraces possibilities"
Posted August 28, 2023

They came from very different places; perhaps that was why they viewed the world differently.  Even so, once they met at university and became a couple they were certain their love was so strong they would always be together.  Sadly, that's not exactly how it worked Read more...

The War Pianist
by Mandy Robotham
"How much would you do to save a stranger?"
Posted August 23, 2023

Many words have more than one meaning and "Pianist" is one of them: NOUN. Informal. A person who operates or controls a radio transmitter-often in code.  THE WAR PIANIST by Mandy Robotham begins in London in July of Read more...

A Bakery in Paris
by Aimie K. Runyan
"Never underestimate the power of French pastries"
Posted August 21, 2023

In 1870, Lisette Vigneau, a daughter of privilege in Paris, lives a comfortable life.  She is basically a prisoner in her own home as her parents feel it is dangerous for her to be out alone.  The Prussians have surrounded the city and there are shortages of Read more...

The Only Purple House in Town
by Ann Aguirre
"Guess who is living next door!"
Posted August 14, 2023

Iris Collins was not in a good place: broke, in debt, and basically unsuccessful.  She came from a family of "psychic vampires" who were high achievers.  Somehow, she just didn't fit in.  It seems like her life changes for the better when she unexpectedly inherits Read more...

The Traitor Beside Her
by Mary Anna Evans
"A WWII story about espionage, trust, the strength of friendship, and a bit of romance"
Posted August 9, 2023

THE TRAITOR BESIDE HER, a novel by Mary Anna Evans, is a sequel to THE PHYSICISTS'S DAUGHTER where readers are introduced to Justine Byrne who worked as a welder in a factory.  Raised to be a logical thinker Read more...

Central Park West
by James Comey
"Who killed the former governor? And, why?"
Posted August 9, 2023

When the death of a former governor of New York is ruled a murder, the chief suspect is his soon-to-be ex-wife.  After all, his doorman has identified her as being the woman entering the building at the time he was killed.  She is arrested Read more...

The Collected Regrets of Clover
by Mikki Brammer
"What can the dying teach about living?"
Posted August 2, 2023

Clover Brooks understands loneliness.  At age six, her parents died in an accident and she was then raised by her grandfather.  There could not have been a stronger bond than the one that grew between them. Her attempts at friendship and romance failed and left her scarred Read more...

Beware the Woman
by Megan Abbott
"Evil personified"
Posted July 28, 2023

It was supposed to be a special road trip for newly pregnant Jacy and her husband Jed. Their destination was the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where Jed's father had a cottage in the woods.  Upon arrival, Jacy felt comfortable, Her father-in-law, Dr. Ash, was charming Read more...

The Chateau
by Jaclyn Goldis
"If you can't trust your sisters, who can you trust?"
Posted July 26, 2023

It was supposed to be a dream vacation and reunion at a chateau in Provence.  Sadly, it turned into a nightmare.  Seraphine Demargelasse had summoned her granddaughter Darcy and her three friends for a reason.  Now in her nineties, she wanted to reveal the secrets she Read more...

The Old Lion
by Jeff Shaara
"A remarkable novel about a remarkable man"
Posted July 20, 2023

In this work of historical fiction, THE OLD LION by Jeff Shaara, Theodore Roosevelt is vividly brought to life. From childhood to adulthood, he evolved and grew just as his beloved country did. Told in a conversational manner, Roosevelt speaks Read more...

The Tiffany Girls
by Shelley Noble
"A fascinating story that brings to life a piece of history"
Posted July 19, 2023

In 1899 in New York City, Louis Comfort Tiffany was working on a special stained glass installation to be shown at the Paris World's Fair. Tiffany was a famous man, but his stunning works of art came to fruition, in part, as a result of the talents of Read more...

The Best Summer of Our Lives
by Rachel Hauck
"Embraces themes of family, faith, love, friendship, and the gift of second chances."
Posted July 12, 2023

They were known as the Seasons. Four teenage girls, Summer, Spring, Autumn, and Snow--each named for a different season--were supposed to spend their summer before college in Europe. They would have if they hadn't been arrested for dumping soap into the university's pool. Instead of Read more...

The Senator's Wife
by Liv Constantine
"A multifaceted, fast-moving psychological thriller about people with political power..."
Posted July 9, 2023

Tragedy struck the lives of Washington philanthropist Sloane Chase and Senator Whit Montgomery.  Both widowed, they come together two years later and marry. On the surface, they appear to be blissfully happy, but once Sloane is scheduled for surgery and Athena is hired as a  home health Read more...

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