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A sidesplitting, enemies-to-lovers 101 Dalmatians-inspired romantic comedy


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Cowboys live by their word, their wits, and their loyalty.


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How much will she risk to keep her perfect life?


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Garrett will use every tender weapon to seduce her—and prove she’s worthy of true love.


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The Albertini family has no intention of letting a possible romance fizzle out


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Lady Mary's traveling companion has disappeared and only one man believes she ever existed.


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We Are the Brennans
by Tracey Lange
"An engrossing story about family loyalty..."
Posted September 16, 2021

Despite the secrets, bad choices, and transgressions, the Brennans fully embody the definition of the word family.  When readers meet them, the four children are adults, their father is alive and their mother is dead.  A childhood friend has also become part of their clan.  After Read more...


The Ocean in Winter
by Elizabeth de Veer
"An absorbing and gripping story"
Posted September 9, 2021

Three women are still haunted by their mother's suicide twenty-five years ago. It fell on the two oldest girls to raise their young sister when their father just couldn't cope.  Alex, the oldest, is a nurse who finally found the time to do something for Read more...


The Night She Disappeared
by Lisa Jewell
"Riveting! Filled with secrets, tension and a surprise ending!"
Posted September 4, 2021

They were a family: Tallulah, the teenage mother of baby Noah, her baby's father Zach and Tallulah's mother, Kim. They lived together in Kim's house until the night Tallulah and Zach went missing.  Fourteen months later Shaun and Sophie move to this community and Sophie Read more...


The Widows of Champagne
by Renee Ryan
"A remarkable work of historical fiction"
Posted August 27, 2021

Located in the Champagne region of France, Chateau Fouche-Leblanc has produced a highly coveted champagne for two hundred years.  In 1939, France declares war on Germany and in anticipation of a Nazi occupation, Gabrielle has hidden bottles of their premium blend. She will do whatever it takes Read more...


The Therapist
by B.A. Paris
"A Gripping Thriller!"
Posted August 27, 2021

All Alice wanted was to make friends when she and Leo moved into their new neighborhood.  The Circle, gated and with a few homes,  gave the semblance of safety. Alice soon finds out the house holds a dark secret that she becomes obsessed with.  When she Read more...


The Paper Palace
by Miranda Cowley Heller
"A beautifully told story"
Posted August 19, 2021

Sometimes a place takes on a life of its own.  Elle Bishop's family compound named the Paper Palace is such a place.  For most of her fifty years, she has vacationed there and she has a powerful relationship with both the structures and the land it Read more...


Forgive Me
by Susan Lewis
"Emotionally stirring story!"
Posted August 5, 2021

In the prologue of FORGIVE ME by Susan Lewis, readers learn that Archie is in jail writing a letter he never imagined writing through the Restorative Justice program. He is writing to the victim of a crime he committed. A Read more...


The Preacher's Son
by Patricia Johns
"A Moving Amish Story"
Posted August 5, 2021

Isaiah Yoder has hit a low point in his life.  His father is in prison for fraud and his sister has left their Amish community.  The family farm was seized by the government and their name is tarnished.  He and a younger sister are forced to Read more...


Together We Will Go
by J. Michael Straczynski
"A well-written and profound story!"
Posted July 22, 2021

TOGETHER WE WILL GO by J. Michael Straczynski is not a run-of-the-mill book, with a unique and startling premise. Mark is offering a one-way, cross-country bus trip that would end with the bus and its Read more...


The Words We Whisper
by Mary Ellen Taylor
"Memorable story filled with past secrets resonating today!"
Posted July 12, 2021

The year is 1943 and readers are transported to Rome where we meet Isabella, an atelier, and Mia.  They dealt with the war in their own ways.  Mia by partying with the Nazis and Isabella by helping the priest at her church.  The story moves to Read more...


The Forest of Vanishing Stars
by Kristin Harmel
"Amazing story that will stay with you for a long time!"
Posted July 3, 2021

She was named Inge by her German parents, but her name was changed to Yona by the woman who kidnapped her when she was two years old in 1922.  They lived in a forest in Poland for the next twenty years.  Her upbringing was anything but conventional Read more...


Muzzled
by David Rosenfelt
"Great mystery read and perfect for a summer day!"
Posted June 23, 2021

Criminal defense attorney Andy Carpenter doesn't need to work anymore and considers himself to be retired-sort of.   He still maintains a firm with an office that he appears to avoid for various reasons that include his staff.  Read more...


Never an Amish Bride
by Ophelia London
"Moving story filled with second chances"
Posted June 11, 2021

Esther Miller and Lucas Brenneman have one big thing in common.  They had both loved Lucas's brother, Jacob, who had been engaged to Esther before he died two years ago.  Now, after a ten-year absence from the Amish community of Honey Brook, Pennsylvania Lucas has Read more...


A Sister's Song
by Molly Green
"A moving story filled with strong women"
Posted June 11, 2021

Opening in Downe, England in 1943 readers meet eighteen-year-old Suzanne Linfoot.  Her domineering mother has plans for her musically talented daughter, but Suzanne has other plans and she must stay strong in order to establish her independence. She auditions with a troupe that travels to provide Read more...


Second Sight
by Meg Napier
"An epic love story well worth reading!"
Posted June 11, 2021

In 1774 there were valid reasons why Katrina, a colonist, and Stephen, a major loyal to King George,  should not enter into a relationship.  As they got to know each other they found a love they could not evade.  Against all odds, they married and had Read more...


Housewife Chronicles
by Jennifer Snow
"A clever story filled with quirky characters!"
Posted June 11, 2021

It wasn't in Beth's life plan for her husband, Howard, to have an affair with Gina who is Beth's yoga instructor who lives next door.  Nor was it part of her plan for him to move in with Gina and to die shortly afterward.  Read more...


The Beach House
by Rochelle Alers
"A time for second chances"
Posted June 6, 2021

Eighteen year old Leah Berkley and thirty-five year old Alan Kent's chance encounter led to a thirty year marriage.  This was not a marriage made in heaven.  Except for their twin sons and her teaching career, Leah had little joy in her life. Her mother Read more...


The Hunting Wives
by May Cobb
"A skillfully told, haunting, and memorable tale!"
Posted May 27, 2021

Sophie had all she wanted: a loving husband, a beautiful son, and a lovely home in a town she chose.  But, she is bored and feels like something is missing. That changed when she met Margot, a local socialite. Sophie found everything about Margot alluring and she became Read more...


The Woman with the Blue Star
by Pam Jenoff
"Memorable and Haunting Story"
Posted May 27, 2021

Life was difficult enough in 1942 for eighteen-year-old Sadie Gault who, with her family, was living in the Krakow Ghetto. One day it got worse and her parents revealed an escape plan. They escaped from the ghetto and went to the sewers. This was to be their Read more...


Trapped with the Undercover Prince
by Julie Rowe
"A very good story and highly recommended!"
Posted May 17, 2021

Anna Brown, a trauma surgeon, had traveled to the European country of Lerasia with a mission.  Her now-deceased grandmother had told her stories about her part in the Resistance as well as other secrets she had kept until just before her death.  But that mission would Read more...


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