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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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The Paris Showroom
by Juliet Blackwell
"Extraordinary story!"
Posted October 14, 2022

In 1944 Capucine Benoit's freedom ended when she was arrested by the Nazis during the occupation of Paris.  She was saved from deportation to a camp because she convinced the Nazis she had artistic talents.  She and hundreds of others were imprisoned in Levitan which was Read more...


Forced Perspective
by Alyssa Richards
"Will she ever be safe?"
Posted September 16, 2022

Harper Brown has survived a great deal of tragedy and she bears the scars of this.  Living in Savannah now and trying to establish herself as an art appraiser, she tries to be optimistic even though she has been running from what happened twenty-years ago.  Armed Read more...


The Means
by Amy Fusselman
"A unique and funny story!"
Posted September 13, 2022

Shelly Means is many things and has many jobs of the non-paying sort, but what matters most to her after her family is getting a beach house in the Hamptons.  So, this is what she sets out to do.  She is not poor, but a waterfront Read more...


The Lost and Found Girl
by Maisey Yates
"Where did she come from?"
Posted August 21, 2022

Pear Blossom, Oregon is a close-knit small town.  Its history is interesting for a number of reasons, but one happening, in particular, remains notable. Over twenty years ago the three McKee sisters found an infant girl who had been left on a bridge. No one claimed her Read more...


The War Librarian
by Addison Armstrong
"A Heartfelt Story"
Posted August 5, 2022

Two women living at two different times in two different places come together in this beautifully told story. We meet Emmaline Balakin in 1918.  Living alone in Washington, DC, she was working in the Dead Letter Office when a life-changing letter lands on her desk.  Shy Read more...


Bloomsbury Girls
by Natalie Jenner
"Welcome to the world of book selling in London 1950"
Posted August 4, 2022

Bloomsbury Books has been in business for one hundred years when the story opens in London in 1950.  The world is changing, but things at the store are pretty much the same as always.  It is run by men, one of whom has set up fifty-one Read more...


With Neighbors Like This
by Tracy Goodwin
"Gnome or no gnome?"
Posted August 4, 2022

It all began with a gnome placed carefully and lovingly in the front yard of Amelia Marsh and her children's new home.  Ooops!  By-law violation!!  Carla, the property management representative, makes this and much more clear to Amelia.  However, this is not just Read more...


The Lies I Told
by Mary Burton
"Does everyone lie?"
Posted July 31, 2022

Marisa Stockton's twin sister Clare was murdered fourteen years ago.  She was sixteen and the murderer was never found.  Marisa is now thirty years old and trying to stay sober.  She can't put the past aside and she is determined to uncover who the Read more...


The Night They Vanished
by Vanessa Savage
"I couldn't put this book down!"
Posted July 6, 2022

Hannah has left her family and her troubled past behind.  She has worked hard and has accomplished a great deal, but one blind date changes all that.  Her family might be in danger and she can't find them.  At the same time, her fourteen-year Read more...


A Slow Fire Burning
by Paula Hawkins
"A Haunting Story!"
Posted June 20, 2022

All we know for certain is that a young man has been murdered and there is no shortage of suspects.  Three of them have connections to the victim and all are victims themselves, not all of their own doing.

This suspenseful story oozes with tension in Read more...


The Clients
by Bonny Fawn
"A chance to reinvent has consequences years later!"
Posted June 13, 2022

Maybe she should have stayed dead. Well, not actually dead but dead to those she cared about.

Twenty years ago, on 9/11/2000, Mel walked away from her husband, young step-daughter and her life as a con artist.  Unable to stay away any longer Read more...


Vacationland
by Meg Mitchell Moore
"A summer like no other!"
Posted June 10, 2022

Louisa and Kristie, strangers to each other, have come to Maine for reasons of their own.  Louisa came with her three children to spend the summer at the family's summer home.  She has a book to write, marital issues to resolve and a father with Alzheimer Read more...


The School for German Brides
by Aimie K. Runyan
"Mesmerizing story!"
Posted April 23, 2022

In Nazi Germany in 1939 the lives of two young women, from very different backgrounds intersect. After Hanna Rombauer's mother was killed, her father sent her to Berlin to live with relatives who were well off and Nazi party members.  Suddenly, she was thrown into an unaccustomed Read more...


Until We Meet
by Camille Di Maio
"A story of friendship and unexpected love during a war"
Posted April 3, 2022

It all began in 1943 when Margaret Beck and her two closest friends, Dottie and Gladys, sent knitted wool socks to Margaret's brother John and his two friends, William and Tom, who were in the service.  At her brother's request, Margaret wrote letters to William because Read more...


With Love from Rose Bend
by Naima Simone
"Love is in the air in Rose Bend"
Posted April 3, 2022

Leontyne "Leo" Dennison is on a mission.  She needs to convince Owen, the town recluse, to act as a judge at the town's festival.  But there is a problem-a big one.  Said recluse is none other than the famous athlete who has retired after Read more...


The Long Weekend
by Gilly Macmillan
"Who can be trusted?"
Posted March 21, 2022

Booked into a barn at a remote location, it was supposed to be weekend of bonding and fun. Jayne, Ruth and Emily arrived one day before their husbands were expected.  Oddly, each had a reason for not being able to come with their wives as originally planned.  Read more...


The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
by Eva Jurczyk
"All is not what it seems in the library"
Posted March 21, 2022

There are those who might not find Liesl Weiss's career choice to be an exciting one, but she is content to be working for the man in charge of a university's rare books department.  When he has a stroke, she is temporarily put in place as Read more...


Must Love Books
by Shauna Robinson
"Welcome to the world of publishing"
Posted March 21, 2022

Nora knows she is in a dead end job with a publishing company. She can barely support herself and then she suffers a pay cut.  Out of desperation, she accepts a freelance position with another publisher.  This is something she shouldn\'t have done. Pressure begins to Read more...


Nine Lives
by Peter Swanson
"No one wants to be on this list"
Posted March 21, 2022

Nine people, with no obvious connection, receive a letter listing nine names, including their own.  No return address and no message, just the list.  Their group includes a nurse, an FBI agent, a college professor, and a businessman amongst others. The list starts out as being puzzling Read more...


The Lying Club
by Annie Ward
"A complex and fast-moving thriller!"
Posted March 21, 2022

All the components for trouble were in place: An elite school, Brooke, a serial cheating heiress with an out of control teenage daughter, Asha, the troubled mother of a teenager, Nick, an attractive, creepy assistant athletic director and Natalie, an office assistant with her own troubles, all come together Read more...


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