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July's Best Reads: Dive into Summer's Hottest Page-Turners!

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Movie costumer Joey Jessop discovers a Hollywood diva's deadly secrets.

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Intelligent. Kind. Must like children. Passable looks. A man of means. Must make us laugh . . .

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She won�t quit until she gets justice.
He won�t stop until she�s safe.

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Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission.

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Every romance needs a bit of mischief. . .

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Passion has its own demands...and love, its wondrous possibilities...


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Crow Talk
by Eileen Garvin
"A profound and beautiful story"
Posted July 17, 2024

Perhaps it was fate or destiny that brought Frankie O'Neill and Anne Ryan to Beauty Bay, a community of summer homes set in the foothills of Mt. Adams.  Whatever the reason, they were there for different reasons.  Frankie, an ornithologist, felt she had no other place Read more...

The Safekeep
by Yael van der Wouden
"Sometimes a house is not just a house"
Posted July 17, 2024

There aren't many houses big enough for two opposites to live in. This seemed to be true of Isabel's home in the Dutch countryside.  THE SAFEKEEP, by Yael van der Wouden, opens in 1961.  The house was purchased by Isabel's uncle during the war Read more...

The Goddess of Warsaw
by Lisa Barr
"What would be her final scene?"
Posted July 9, 2024

In 2005 the legendary movie actress Lena Browning was in her late eighties and had been given a diagnosis of cancer.  Even so, she was still stunning and mentally sharp.  She was also a woman who had kept the secrets of her life to herself.  But Read more...

The Act of Disappearing
by Nathan Gower
"Sometimes a picture is a story unto itself"
Posted July 5, 2024

It was an odd proposal, but Julia White, a Brooklynite, didn't have much else going on.  Her book only sold a few hundred copies and her bartending job doesn't pay much. So, when world-famous photographer Johnathan Aster offers her a paying job, of sorts, she Read more...

Long Time Gone
by Charlie Donlea
"What really happened thirty years ago?"
Posted June 30, 2024



Thirty years ago, a prominent young couple and their infant daughter disappeared.  Just before the vanishing, a man associated with the family dies Read more...

The Main Character
by Jaclyn Goldis
"Expect the unexpected"
Posted June 26, 2024

It was a generous gift, to say the least.  Traveling in style on the Orient Express!  Who wouldn't be thrilled? 
Author Ginevra Ex is a bit of a mystery, but she is well known for how she develops the characters for her best-selling Read more...

When We Were Silent
by Fiona McPhillips
"What really happened on the night of Monday, December 8, 1986?"
Posted June 19, 2024

Something happened thirty years ago at Highfield Manor, Dublin's exclusive private school, that impacted the lives of several of the students, but none more than that of Louise Manson.  Lou, as she was called, was not a child of privilege as many as her schoolmates were, but Read more...

The Widow's Unexpected Suitor
by Lenora Worth
"Sometimes we do get second chances"
Posted June 16, 2024

Lilah Mehl, an Amish widow, daughter's wish for a gazebo to be built in her mother's yard in time for her upcoming wedding was a surprise.  Another surprise was when Noah Lanz, the good-looking, widowed carpenter showed up to build it. Even though Lilah's Read more...

One Perfect Couple
by Ruth Ware
"What happened on the island stayed on the island"
Posted June 11, 2024

Lyla and Nico have been together for over two years, but Lyla is beginning to have doubts about their relationship.  Her career seems to be stalled and since she is supporting them this is another point of contention. Nico receives an opportunity to be on a new reality Read more...

Tomorrow Is for the Brave
by Kelly Bowen
"She was one of a kind"
Posted June 4, 2024

TOMORROW IS FOR THE BRAVE by Kelly Bowen is a work of WW II historical fiction whose protagonist Violet St. Croix is inspired by Susan Travers who was the only female member of the French Foreign Legion.  In 1939 Violet, a child of privilege, lived in France with Read more...

She Left
by Stacie Grey
"Who wanted them dead?"
Posted June 1, 2024

It's true that twenty years ago she left.  Amy Brewer had been with five "friends" at a party when she became fed up with the way she was being treated, so she left. Shortly afterward, all five friends were dead.  Now, twenty years later the case Read more...

Long Island
by Colm Toibin
"Can we really go home again?"
Posted May 26, 2024

Eilis Lacey Fiorello, an Irish woman,  was first introduced to readers in Colm Toibin's novel titled BROOKLYN.  LONG ISLAND, by Colm Read more...

Darling Girls
by Sally Hepworth
"Be afraid. Very afraid."
Posted May 19, 2024

They were three young girls who certainly didn't deserve what happened to them.  At a young age, they met when they had been placed into foster care with a foster mother who seemed to be too good to be true.  Very quickly it was Read more...

Your Presence Is Mandatory
by Sasha Vasilyuk
"Can a secret shape a life?"
Posted May 5, 2024

In 1941 Yefim Shulman, a seventeen-year-old Ukrainian Jew, was in the army.  He was more than willing to fight for the Soviet Union in order to stop Read more...

One by One
by Freida McFadden
"Sometimes the best laid plans just go awry"
Posted May 3, 2024

ONE BY ONE, by Freida McFadden, is the story of a trip that went wrong.  Very wrong.  Told primarily in the voice of Claire Matchett, she makes it clear that she hates her husband and that the feeling is probably mutual. She Read more...

Dating an Amish Flirt
by Rachel J. Good
"Some things are worth waiting for"
Posted April 30, 2024

Rachel Glick has not had an easy life.  First, her father died, and then her brother as the result of a fire. She has been supporting her bedridden mother by selling her quilting since she was fourteen.  As a child, she and Read more...

The Rush
by Michelle Prak
"Not all monsters are imaginary"
Posted April 28, 2024

Hayley hoped this trip would bring her and her boyfriend Scott closer together. Set in the Australian Read more...

A Better World
by Sarah Langan
"All that glitters is not gold"
Posted April 28, 2024

A BETTER WORLD by Sarah Langan is set in a dystopian future. The world is on the verge of collapse andRead more...

The Wartime Book Club
by Kate Thompson
"The power of friendship and that of books is undeniable"
Posted April 21, 2024

There are countless numbers of reasons to read. This was especially true for the citizens of the Isle of Jersey during the years of the Nazi occupation. As life became more and more difficult, sometimes the only respite came from the escape that only a book could offer. The Read more...

The Hungry Dark
by Jen Williams
"Who is taking the children?"
Posted April 17, 2024

Sometimes Ashley Whitelam wonders if perhaps things were better when she and her family lived in a small London flat when she was a child. The happenings of one night changed all that. Now as an adult, her father has turned her into the sole source of income for Read more...

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