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White Lady--a ghost not only seeking bloody revenge but demanding assistance to get it.


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Alliances with the dead could be all that keeps her alive.


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Moving on has never been harder—or so perfectly unpredictable…


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Can they end the feud between the MacInnes and Glendenning Clans that has persisted since the Battle of Culloden?


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Romance about enemies-to-lovers who fall for each other in a small Massachusetts coastal town.


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Feuding families, a legacy to prove and redemption...


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What do you do when you are forgotten by the man you’ve loved for twenty years? What do you do if you are the one who is remembered?


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The Library of the Unwritten
by A.J. Hackwith
"What happens when the forces of Heaven and Hell collide?"
Posted October 10, 2019

Libraries are everywhere--even Hell has one. Claire is the current librarian and she takes her tasks very seriously, keeping a close eye on the unwritten works that populate the Library’s Unwritten Wing. Unfortunately, a recent escape of a character into the mortal world puts Claire in Read more...


Christmas Cow Bells
by Mollie Cox Bryan
"Pursuing a dream can be dangerous...."
Posted October 3, 2019

Brynn MacAlister is pursuing her dream. She now lives in Shenandoah Springs and makes organic cheese while running a micro-dairy farm. Her next door neighbor, Nancy, is one of her closest friends in her new hometown, despite their age difference. Unfortunately, a fire destroys Nancy’s home Read more...


Renia's Diary
by Renia Spiegel
"A necessary read..."
Posted October 3, 2019

The Holocaust is one of the most horrifying, arguably THE most horrifying, event in history. Stories of survivors resonate with readers to this day, such as NIGHT by Elie Wiesel, which details his experiences in concentration camps. Many others didn’t survive the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis Read more...


Late Checkout
by Carol J. Perry
"Perfect paranormal cozy mystery to curl up with this Halloween"
Posted October 3, 2019

October in Salem, Massachusetts, is a busy time of year with all the festivities for the season, attracting tourists aplenty. Unfortunately, this year, it’s also a slow season for Lee Barrett as her hours as a field reporter at WICH-TV have been drastically cut due to Read more...


The Bookshop on the Shore
by Jenny Colgan
"Can Zoe find happiness in Scotland?"
Posted September 26, 2019

Zoe O’Connell’s life hasn’t turned out how she’s expected. She works a menial job that barely supports her living in a cramped apartment, her son Hari doesn’t speak a word yet the doctors have continued to be unhelpful, and Read more...


Murder in the First Edition
by Lauren Elliott
"Did someone commit murder over a Charles Dickens novel?"
Posted September 26, 2019

The hospital’s charity auction for the new pediatric wing is coming up, and Addison “Addie” Greyborne has donated a Charles Dickens book worth quite a bit of money. Addie should be excited, as she’s also celebrating that her bookstore, Beyond the Page, has Read more...


The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson
"Historical fiction that teaches even as it touches the reader"
Posted September 24, 2019

Cussy “Bluet” Carter enjoys her work as a book woman for the Pack Horse Library Project. The year is 1936, and the project is part of Roosevelt’s WPA (Works Progress Administration) effort to increase employment and education in rural areas. Cussy travels a tough route Read more...


Sword and Pen
by Rachel Caine
"Phenomenal conclusion to a must-read series for all steampunk fans!"
Posted September 17, 2019

SWORD AND PEN is the fifth and concluding book in The Great Library series. Rachel Caine picks up the story line right after the startling and quite emotional events of SMOKE AND IRONRead more...


Before She Was Found
by Heather Gudenkauf
"What happened to Cora in the train yard?"
Posted September 1, 2019

Three twelve-year-old girls went to a train yard late one night. Unfortunately, one girl, Cora Landry, emerges on a stretcher with numerous injuries. Violet Crow is covered in Cora’s blood and keeps insisting that an urban legend caused Cora’s injuries, while Jordyn Petit Read more...


Cliff Hanger
by Mary Feliz
"Did someone purposely kill the ultralight pilot?"
Posted September 1, 2019

It seemed like the perfect mix of vacation and work for Maggie McDonald. Maggie’s best friend, Tess Olmos, recommended Maggie’s professional organizer services to Tess’ cousin, Renée Alvarez, for help with organizing a property management company on the beautiful coast of the Read more...


And Then They Were Doomed
by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
"Will Zoe survive a gathering of Agatha Christie experts?"
Posted August 29, 2019

Black edged envelopes always signal death in Zoe Zola’s world. Zoe doesn’t want to open it and remember the past. However, her neighbor, Jenny Weston opens it and instead of a death notice, there’s an invitation to a gathering of experts on Agatha Read more...


Total Control
by Laura Griffin
"A terrorist is on American soil... can he be found and stopped?"
Posted August 29, 2019

Navy SEAL Jake Heath is not used to failure. He’s interested in FBI Agent Alexa “Lexie” Mays but she’s ignored all of his calls until he walks into O’Malley’s after an op and sees her waiting on him. Lexie Read more...


Vendetta in Death
by J.D. Robb
"Can Eve stop Lady Justice before more men die?"
Posted August 29, 2019

A serial killer calling herself Lady Justice is on a mission. She’s targeting men she’s identified as abusers or betrayers, bringing vicious ends to their lives. Lieutenant Eve Dallas always stands for the victims of homicide as she delivers her own sense of justice by Read more...


Jealousy Filled Donuts
by Ginger Bolton
"Donuts can be deadly...."
Posted August 26, 2019

The Fallingbrook Fabulous Fourth Festivities have a rocky start when the queen for the royal court in the parade doesn’t make a timely appearance, and once she arrives immediately berates and belittles others. Taylor Wishbard may be crowned a queen but her behavior towards others is rude Read more...


Death by Jack-o'-Lantern
by Alexis Morgan
"Nobody liked the pumpkin farmer... but who hated him enough to kill him?"
Posted August 26, 2019

Abby McCree has been the committee queen since moving to Snowberry Creek a few months ago. She’s trying to downsize her involvement, but her neighbor, Tripp Blackston, has volunteered her for yet another one, this time as a fundraiser for a veterans’ group. Meanwhile, Abby has Read more...


Haunted House Murder
by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, Barbara Ross
"Haunted Houses can be murder..."
Posted August 26, 2019

Anthologies are great to get a taste of different authors, and what better topic for one than haunted houses? Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis, and Barbara Ross offer up samplings from their various series to entice readers, each offering their own spin on the haunted house theme. I’ve Read more...


A Bias for Murder
by Sally Goldenbaum
"The Crestwood Quilters are out to catch another murderer...."
Posted August 22, 2019

The town of Crestwood is reeling over the death of Oliver “Ollie” Harrington. Unfortunately, Ollie’s death also leaves quite a few people claiming he had made promises to them over the years regarding the disbursement of his estate and wealth. Meanwhile, Ollie’s twin Read more...


Murder at the PTA
by Lee Hollis
"Sharing Dirty Laundry can be deadly...."
Posted August 22, 2019

PTA President Sandra Wallage is delivering her first major speech to the South Portland High School PTA when the local gossip website, Dirty Laundry, posts a new scandalous headline. This headline makes allegations about Sandra’s husband, a current United States Senator. Meanwhile, private investigator, Maya Kendrick, tracks Read more...


Sapphire Flames
by Ilona Andrews
"Can House Baylor survive when the moratorium runs out?"
Posted August 22, 2019

Time is running out on the moratorium against attacking the newly formed House Baylor. As Head of Household and Prime, Catalina Baylor has her hands full just trying to keep their investigation agency financially afloat. However, she’s not about to turn down Prime Augustine Montgomery’s Read more...


The Passengers
by John Marrs
"It all starts with a car ride...."
Posted August 15, 2019

Driverless vehicles sound like a dream come true. They cut down on traffic and accidents while allowing drivers to be passengers, where they can focus on other tasks rather than driving. However, one morning everything changes when eight cars no longer follow the dictates of their passengers. Someone has Read more...


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