New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 25, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

14th deadly sin

April 24, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
349, 15 pages ; 24 cm.
"With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city--and each other" -- provided by publisher.

Gathering prey

April 24, 2015
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
407 pages ; 24 cm
"The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Sandford. They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes-they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life"-- Provided by publisher.

Taken

April 24, 2015
Henderson, Dee.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
424 pages ; 22 cm
"Years after being abducted as a teenager and being forced to assist a crime family, Shannon contacts private investigator Matthew Dane for help, desperate for resolution to the mysteries and pain of her past and hoping for the freedom to begin a new life"-- Provided by publisher.

A rule worth breaking

April 24, 2015
Cox, Maggie, author.
©2014
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Harlequin."
Jake Sorenson is an infamous playboy and a world-class music producer, but when it comes to work, he never gives in to temptation, even when it takes the alluring shape of his newest client, Caitlin Ryan. Stunning, talented and vulnerable, she's an irresistible force, and the ultimate test of Jake's golden rule. Caitlin's determined to focus on her music, but she's never met a man quite like Jake, and their craving for one another soon builds to a crescendo. Now that they've tasted rebellion, it seems that the strictest rules might just be there to be broken.

What the Greek wants most

April 24, 2015
Blake, Maya, author.
©2014
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Harlequin."
Theo came to Brazil with one desire, to destroy the man who once ruined his life. And when the proud Greek sets eyes on his enemy's stunning daughter, he knows victory will taste even sweeter with her in his bed! Inez longs to escape her father's shadow and follow her own dreams, not be blackmailed into becoming someone's mistress! But it's a thin line between love and hate, and soon Theo unlocks a desire virginal Inez never could have anticipated. Now Theo and Inez will have to reconsider what it is they both want most of all.

Meet me under the mistletoe

April 24, 2015
Colter, Cara, author.
©2014
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Harlequin."
Back at the Christmas tree farm Hanna Merrifield's childhood family home was once where everyone came to buy their Christmas trees on snowy evenings. Now Hanna has returned to save the farm. Standing in her way is blast-from-the-past Sam Chisholm. Hanna's first crush might have swapped his leathers for a well-cut suit, but he's as irresistible as ever--and he wants to buy her farm! Sparks still fly between the rebel and the good girl, but as they work together to turn the business around, something magical happens under the mistletoe.

Taken over by the billionaire

April 24, 2015
Lee, Miranda, author.
©2014
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Harlequin."
Hotshot entrepreneur Benjamin Da Silva is used to being in the driver's seat, but when he finds himself in need of a chauffeur, beautiful, straight-talking Jess Murphy proves that sometimes taking his foot off the pedal can be equally pleasurable! Jess isn't impressed by his wealth, but each glimpse in the rearview mirror has her aching to climb into the backseat and submit to Benjamin's every command. His recent takeover cost her her job, and she knows she should steer clear, so why can't she get off the collision course leading right toward Benjamin?

His for revenge

April 24, 2015
Crews, Caitlin, author.
©2014
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Harlequin."
Walking down the aisle toward striking but cold CEO Chase Whitaker was never meant to be Zara Elliot's fate. But to safeguard the family business, she'll have to play along. Chase is only interested in one thing, his own dark game of revenge against Zara's father. The one thing he hadn't counted on? Zara's charm and natural beauty unsettling his rock-hard defenses. But their wedding night proves to be a game changer, and they both realize they're in over their heads. Losing is never an option for Chase, but winning suddenly takes on a very different meaning!

Kiss the earl

April 24, 2015
Lamm, Gina, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, ©2015.
374 pages ; 18 cm.
"A regency time travel romance"--Cover.
When Ella Briley asked her lucky-in-love friends to set her up for an office party, she was expecting a blind date. Instead, she's pulled through a magic mirror and into the past... straight into the arms of her very own Mr. Darcy. Patrick Meadowfair, earl of Fairhaven, is too noble for his own good. To save a female friend from what is sure to be a loveless marriage, he's agreed to whisk her off to wed the man she truly wants. But all goes awry when Patrick mistakes Ella for the would-be bride and kidnaps her instead. Centuries away from everything she knows, Ella's finally found a man who heats her blood and leaves her breathless. Too bad he's such a perfect gentleman. Yet the reluctant rake may just find this modern girl far too tempting for even the noblest of men to resist...

Twice a Texas bride

April 24, 2015
Broday, Linda.
©2015
411 pages ; 18 cm.
Left with emotional scars from his time in an orphanage, Rand Sinclair has vowed never to marry. But when he discovers Callie Quinn and a small orphan boy hiding on his ranch, he can't help but open his home to the desperate runaways. Callie has been betrayed by every man she's ever known. While she's grateful for Rand's incredible kindness, she knows it's only a matter of time before he shows his true colors. But she needs this safe haven-maybe the outlaw on her trail won't find them here. Yet as Rand slowly uncovers her secret fears, they each come to realize that the only way to keep her safe is for Rand to risk everything to offer her the protection of his name...and his heart.

Craving her enemy's touch

April 24, 2015
Thomas, Rachael (Romance fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Charlotte Warrington wants to learn the truth about her brother's death from racing driver Sandro Roselli, but their mutual attraction may prove too much to overcome.

The fall : a novel

April 23, 2015
Lescroart, John T.
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
308 pages ; 24 cm
San Francisco lawyers Dismas Hardy and his associate and only daughter Rebecca find themselves in the middle of a difficult murder case involving a teenage African American foster child.

Lavina

April 23, 2015
Marcus, Mary, author.
Stamford, Connecticut : The Story Plant, 2015.
357 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Lavina traverses the near present, in the 1990's and the segregated South of the 1960's. It is the story of Mary Jacob, a children's book author who has virtually no memory of her early life. Billy Ray, Lavina's son and a musical genius, remembers all too well what happened to them on a hot August day in 1963 when their lives changed forever. When the two of them meet again in their hometown, it propels them back to their childhoods. In the second part of the novel, Lavina herself speaks. She is uneducated, but a woman of great mind and heart, who put her life on the line, not because she was so brave, not because she had political aspirations, but for the simple reason that she believed in God and wanted the world to be better for her son. She wanted to do the right thing.

Liar's bench

April 23, 2015
Richardson, Kim Michele, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
261 pages ; 21 cm
Includes recipes and a reading group guide (pages [254]-261).
"In 1972, on Mudas Summers' seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella's no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions. But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy's almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Adorning the town square is a seat built from Frannie's gallows. A tribute, a relic--and a caution--it's known as Liar's Bench. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years--and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last. Kim Michele Richardson's lush, beautifully written debut is set against a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar's Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won't be denied"--Inside flap of cover.

Alchemist's daughter

April 23, 2015
Lawrence, Mary, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
290 pages ; 21 cm
"In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII's turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder...Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London's squalid Southwark slum. But when her friend Jolyn comes to her complaining of severe stomach pains, Bianca's prescription seems to kill her on the spot. Recovering from her shock, Bianca suspects Jolyn may have been poisoned before coming to her--but the local constable is not so easily convinced. To clear her name and keep her neck free of the gallows, Bianca must apply her knowledge of the healing arts to deduce exactly how her friend was murdered and by whom--before she herself falls victim to a similar fate"--Page [4] of cover.

Musseled out

April 23, 2015
Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
313 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes traditional Maine clambake recipes (pages 298-309).
"The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing--the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants--is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles...When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman's boat, the police quickly finger Julia's brother-in-law Sonny as the one who cooked up the crime. Sure, everyone knows Sonny despised the Mussel King...but Julia believes he's innocent. Proving it won't be easy, though. It seems there's a lot more than murder on the menu, and Julia needs to act fast"--Page [4] of cover.

Let's stay together

April 23, 2015
Murray, J. J. (John Jeffrey), author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
506 pages ; 17 cm
"Lauren Short dumped her cheating mega-star fiancé amid major viral media fallout. That was the easy part. Restarting her stalled career as a thirty-something actress...not as much. What she needs is advice from someone non-Hollywood. Someone like her surprising new online pen pal. He's a Brooklyn handyman who's understanding, honest--and daring Lauren to do one risky, sizzling reboot of her glamorous life...Lauren is the one woman Patrick Esposito has crushed on forever. He never dreamed they'd meet--much less that she could use his help. Or that she would be even more down-to-earth in person. But now their offline romance is making the hot new celebrity couple. And between the secrets they didn't expect and the trouble they didn't see coming, Patrick and Lauren will need all the right moves to stay real, keep it together, and script their own happily-ever-after"--Page [4] of cover.

Take another look

April 23, 2015
Noonan, Rosalind, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
340 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide (pages [339]-340).
"When Jane Ryan discovers she's pregnant with twin girls, she faces a heart wrenching decision. On her own and unable to afford to care for both babies, she sees no choice but to keep one and give up the other for adoption. But fourteen years later, Jane's decision comes full circle. "Family is everything." It's one of the first things Isabel, the twin Jane gave up, says when they unexpectedly meet. Without warning, she and her adoptive mother have moved to the town where Jane and her daughter, Harper, live. But are they really family? In the throes of a willful adolescence, Harper is as sullen as Isabel is eager to please. Still, the sisters appear to bond quickly--until unsettling things begin to happen. Disturbing pranks, questionable accidents, strange ailments. Are the girls allies, or enemies? Is Harper acting out, or is Isabel not all she seems? Soon, Jane is convinced there is something darker at work than sibling rivalry. But who is to blame, and is this only the beginning? In a novel that is both suspenseful and deeply emotional, Rosalind Noonan explores the complex challenges of motherhood, and of truly knowing what lies in another's heart--even those we love best"--Page [4] of cover.

At her boss's pleasure

April 23, 2015
Williams, Cathy.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2015.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
Raised by a mother who traded on her looks, buttoned-up accountant Kate Watson is determined to be respected for her brains and not her beauty! But working side by side with notorious billionaire boss Alessandro Preda leaves Kate rattled! Alessandro is intrigued by virginal Kate. He's used to women flaunting their curves in front of him, not trying to hide them! He will relish the fresh challange of unleashing the valcano of sensuality he senses within her. Yet neither is prepared for what happens when one pleasurable night is nowhere near enough.

Captive of Kadar

April 23, 2015
Morey, Trish, author.
©2015
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Kadar Soheil Amirmoez couldn't keep his eyes off the blond-haired beauty strolling through Istanbul's ancient marketplace. So when he sees her in trouble, Kadar is only too willing to act. Amber Jones has never met such an intensely commanding man as Kadar. Her reactions to him both scare and excite her-maybe that's because he is at first her hero, then her captor! This wasn't the journey of exploration Amber came to Istanbul for, but as the exotic atmosphere seduces her, she soon becomes his willing captive and he a very attentive keeper!

Greek's last redemption

April 23, 2015
Crews, Caitlin, author.
©2015
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Waiting outside her estranged husband's lavish office, ready to demand a divorce, Holly Tsoukatos can't remember ever being so scared. Not even when she told Theo the words that destroyed their union. Seeing Holly again, Theo hates how much he still desires her. If she wants to talk, he'll choose the venue: The Chatsfield, Barcelona, where they spent their honeymoon! Being so close again is delicious torture. Holly might have fled their all-consuming chemistry once before, but this time, Theo won't let her run away so easily.

The Greek's pregnant bride

April 23, 2015
Smart, Michelle.
©2015
186 pages ; 17 cm.
"Society weddings"--Cover.

The Marakaios marriage

April 23, 2015
Hewitt, Kate, author.
©2015
185 pages ; 17 cm.
One magical week was all it took for shy Lindsay Douglas to fall for charismatic Antonios Marakaios. After a whirlwind marriage, the pressure and loneliness of life as the proud Greek's wife proved too much for Lindsay. Her only option was to leave. Now her determined husband returns with one last demand: attend a family gathering in exchange for a final severing of ties. But Antonios's voice still sends shivers down her spine and reminds her how devastating their desire is. Could one week be enough to fall back in love?

The Sheikh's secret babies

April 23, 2015
Graham, Lynne, 1956-
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2015.
185 p. ; 17 cm.
Prince Jaul of Marwan's royal duty is to marry a suitable bride. But first he must divorce the woman who betrayed him. Locating his estranged wife? Easy. The intense passion still burning between them? Manageable. Discovering he has two roay heirs? Impossible! Devasted when her handsome prince deserted her, Chrissie Whitaker's beautiful twin babies were the only balm to her broken heart. Now Jaul will stop at nothing to claim his legitimate heirs, but can Chrissie forget their painful past and recognize him as her husband in every sense of the word?

The sins of Sebastian Rey-Defoe

April 23, 2015
Lawrence, Kim.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2015.
187 p. ; 17 cm.
Standing at the altar, Sebastian Rey-Defoe has resigned himself to a marriage of convenience, until a flame-haired siren interrupts the ceremony! Worse, he recognizes her, and this must be her idea of revenge ... Mari Jones is determined to put a dent in Sebastian's insurmountable pride--and to make him pay for his sins. But she hasn't bargained on the sparks that fly the instant she and the arrogant tycoon meet again. Nor did she ever imagine that the consequences of her plan would see her walking down the aisle ... toward Sebastian!

An Amish man of Ice Mountain

April 22, 2015
Long, Kelly, author.
©2015
345 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes preview of: The Amish heart of Ice Mountain (pages [337]-345).
Joseph King admits homeless waitress Priscilla Allen and her four-year-old daughter into his home, but wonders what will happen as their lives begin to intertwine.

Fifth born II : the hundredth turtle : a novel

April 22, 2015
Lockhart, Zelda.
Hillsborough, North Carolina : LaVenson Press, 2010.
227 pages ; 23 cm
After her brother Lamont Blackburn dies of complications associated with AIDS, Odessa Lacey's quest to fulfill Lamont's wish for a connection with their siblings finds her navigating through a family history filled with incest, homophobia, and abuse.

In a world just right

April 22, 2015
Brooks, Jen, 1971- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2015]
419 pages ; 22 cm
Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Aubrey, a scarred loner, escapes at will into other worlds of his making, but suddenly the world in which a popular girl is his long-term girlfriend is intersecting reality in startling ways.

People and peppers : a romance

April 22, 2015
James, Kelvin Christopher, author.
New York : Harvard Square Editions, 2015.
xii, 214 pages : maps ; 21 cm
"Gossipy, intimate, and provocative, and set in Trinidad and New York City, People and peppers, a romance gives a diverting peek into the nuances of a Caribbean island's callaloo of inter-racial and multicultural social mores"--Back cover.

Morning sea

April 22, 2015
Mazzantini, Margaret, author.
©2015
143 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Italian as Mare al mattino by Einaudi, 2011"--Title page verso.
A tale about the fate of those exiled from their houses, relatives, and roots; about the violence of nature and war; and about the strength of women compelled by injustice to defend their children's futures.

The silver witch

April 22, 2015
Brackston, Paula, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
308 pages ; 25 cm
"Thomas Dunne Books."
"A novel"--Cover.
A "tale of love and magic"-- Provided by publisher.

The blondes

April 22, 2015
Schultz, Emily, 1974- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
384 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Canada by Doubleday Canada, a division of Random House Canada Limited, [in 2012]"--Title page verso.
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Hazel Hayes is a grad student living in New York City. As the novel opens, she learns she is pregnant (from an affair with her married professor) at an apocalyptically bad time: random but deadly attacks on passersby, all by blonde women, are terrorizing New Yorkers. Soon it becomes clear that the attacks are symptoms of a strange illness that is transforming blondes--whether CEOs, flight attendants, students, or accountants--into rabid killers"-- Provided by publisher.

This is how it really sounds

April 22, 2015
Cohen, Stuart, 1958- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 356 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Small-town Alaskan 'Harry' Harrington is a legend in a small circle, once the world's greatest extreme skier, racing avalanches and knocking back-flips off of cliffs. Peter Harrington is a world-famous financier, hated across the globe for making hundreds of millions of dollars on his hedge fund, and fleeing New York to begin a new venture in Shanghai. Finally, there is Pete Harrington, a middle-aged rock star, now touring third-tier venues and fleeing bankruptcy, but hoping that one great new song can rescue him. All are seeking something that has slipped away: youth, power, purpose, magic"-- Provided by publisher.

Wishful thinking : a novel

April 22, 2015
Wicoff, Kamy, author.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2015.
359 pages ; 22 cm
Includes reading group guide.

A June of ordinary murders

April 22, 2015
Brady, Conor, author.
©2012
x, 381 pages : map ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by New Island Books"--Title page verso.
"A mystery"--Jacket.
"In the 1880s the Dublin Metropolitan Police classified crime in two distinct classes. Political crimes were classed as 'special,' whereas theft, robbery and even murder ... were known as 'ordinary.' [In] June 1887, the city swelters in a long summer heatwave, the criminal underworld simmers, and with it, the threat of nationalist violence is growing ... Then the mutilated bodies of a man and a child are discovered in Phoenix Park and Detective Sergeant Joe Swallow steps up to investigate ... With the Land War at its height, the priority is to contain special crime, and these murders appear to be ordinary--thus of lesser priority. But when the evidence suggests high-level involvement, and the body count increases, Swallow must navigate the treacherous waters of foolish superiors, political directives, and frayed tempers to solve the case"-- Provided by publisher.

The machine awakes

April 22, 2015
Christopher, Adam, 1978-
©2015
416 pages ; 22 cm
"Adam Christopher's The Machine Awakes is a far future space opera set in the universe of Burning Dark. In the decades since the human race first made contact with the Spiders--a machine race capable of tearing planets apart--the two groups have fought over interstellar territory. But the war has not been going well for humankind, and with the failure of the Fleet Admiral's secret plan in the Shadow system, the commander is overthrown by a group of hardliners determined to get the war back on track. When the deposed Fleet Admiral is assassinated, Special Agent Von Kodiak suspects the new guard is eliminating the old. But when the Admiral's replacement is likewise murdered, all bets are off as Kodiak discovers the prime suspect is one of the Fleet's own, a psi-marine and decorated hero--a hero killed in action, months ago, at the same time his twin sister vanished from the Fleet Academy, where she was training to join her brother on the front. As Kodiak investigates, he uncovers a conspiracy that stretches from the slums of Salt City to the floating gas mines of Jupiter. There, deep in the roiling clouds of the planet, the Jovian Mining Corporation is hiding something, a secret that will tear the Fleet apart and that the Morning Star, a group of militarized pilgrims searching for their lost god, is determined to uncover. But there is something else hiding in Jovian system. Something insidious and intelligent, machine-like and hungry. The Spiders are near" -- provided by publisher.

The architect of aeons

April 22, 2015
Wright, John C. (John Charles), 1961-
New York, NY : a Tor Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, [2015]
396 pages ; 25 cm
"The epic and mind-blowing finale to this visionary space opera series surpasses all expectation: Menelaus Montrose, having forged an uneasy alliance with his immortal adversary, Ximen del Azarchel, maps a future on a scale beyond anything previously imagined. No longer concerned with the course of history across mere millennia, Montrose and del Azarchel have become the architects of aeons, bringing forth minds the size of planets as they steer the bizarre intellectual descendants of an extinct humanity. Ever driving their labors and their enmity is the hope of reunion with their shared lost love, the posthuman Rania, whose eventual return is by no means assured, but who may unravel everything these eternal rivals have sought to achieve."-- Publisher's web site.

The postman always purls twice

April 22, 2015
Canadeo, Anne, 1955- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
272 pages ; 21 cm.
"In the seventh installment in the "entertaining" (Kirkus Reviews) Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series, the knitters see the darker side of Hollywood when Maggie's shop is used as a set for a big budget, star-studded movie. When the cast and crew of a Hollywood movie arrive to film on location in quiet Plum Harbor, the village is aflutter at the A-list actresses. The Knitters are dazzled by the glamour and since Maggie's shop is an important set, they are privy to the backstage excitement and inside gossip. But from the first day of filming, accidents and menacing coincidences abound. The show must go on, but no sooner have the lights, action, and stitching begun when the killer strikes again--this time, cutting one character from the script for good. The Black Sheep, an attentive audience to this tangled drama, are determined to unmask the real villain of this story before they can eliminate another member of this deadly cast"-- Provided by publisher.

Oh say can you fudge

April 22, 2015
Coco, Nancy.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
311 pages ; 18 cm.
It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats--and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately, Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it arson or is it murder? Allie and her bichonpoo, Mal, must sift through the suspects until the killer is caught and the island can enjoy a star-spangled celebration.

No one like you

April 22, 2015
Angell, Kate, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
293 pages ; 21 cm
Includes an excerpt from: No, no ... yes! (pages [291]-293).
"No one expects a curveball. For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step--and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter. Beth is still looking for her place in the world, and a couple months caring for Rylan's two dachshunds, his golden retriever, and a Great Dane named Atlas should shore up her finances before she moves on. Except it's Atlas who won't budge, pushing her toward tanned, scruffy, sexy Rylan every chance he gets. One more strike and she's calling the dog out--unless she and Rylan admit that the attraction they're feeling is a game-winning grand slam"--Page [4] of cover.

Overruled : the legal briefs series

April 22, 2015
Chase, Emma.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
x, 259 pages ; 21 cm.
"Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled series, returns with the first installment of the Legal Briefs series! A Washington, DC, defense attorney, Stanton Shaw keeps his head cool, his questions sharp, and his arguments irrefutable. They don't call him the Jury Charmer for nothing with his southern drawl, disarming smile, and captivating green eyes, he's a hard man to say no to. Men want to be him, and women want to be thoroughly cross examined by him. Stanton's a man with a plan. And for a while, life was going according to that plan. Until the day he receives an invitation to the wedding of his high school sweetheart, the mother of his beloved ten-year-old daughter. Jenny is getting married to someone who isn't him. That's definitely not part of the plan. Sofia Santos is a city-raised, no-nonsense litigator who plans to become the most revered criminal defense attorney in the country. She doesn't have time for relationships or distractions. But when Stanton, her "friend with mind-blowing benefits," begs her for help, she finds herself out of her element, out of her depth, and obviously out of her mind. Because she agrees to go with him to The-Middle-Of-Nowhere, Mississippi, to do all she can to help Stanton win back the woman he loves. Her head tells her she's crazy and her heart says something else entirely. What happens when you mix a one-stop-light town, two professional arguers, a homecoming queen, four big brothers, some Jimmy Dean sausage, and a gun-toting Nana? The Bourbon flows, passions rise, and even the best-laid plans get overruled by the desires of the heart"-- Provided by publisher.

Rumor has it

April 22, 2015
Hodges, Cheris F., author.
©2015
345 pages ; 18 cm
Liza Palmer couldn't be happier when her best friend and sorority sister, Chante Britt, and her closest guy friend, Robert Montgomery, hit it off. And she's beyond thrilled when they announce their engagement. Robert is an up-and-comer running for the North Carolina senate. Chante is a partner at a prestigious law firm. They're a power couple made in heaven--until Liza discovers Robert in a compromising position with another woman. Liza can't possibly continue to support Robert's campaign, much less let him marry Chante. But when she tries to reveal the truth, Robert pulls out every corrupt trick in the book--including turning Chante against her. Her only choice is to seek out his opponent, Jackson Franklin, and help him take Robert down. But to Liza's great surprise, Jackson won't play dirty--and Liza finds him irresistible. As sparks fly, personally and politically, Liza and Jackson may become a winning team in more ways than one.

Daring exploits of a runaway heiress

April 22, 2015
Alexander, Victoria.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
378 p. ; 18 cm
When she inherits a fortune as well as her aunt's list of scandalous unfulfilled wishes, American Lucy Merryweather tries to fulfill as many of her aunt's wishes as possible while eluding prying reporter Cameron Effington.

All that's left

April 22, 2015
Anderson, Ward, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
247 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a conversation with Ward Anderson (pages [229]-232) and an excerpt from: I'll be here all week (pages [235]-247).
"How do you tell identical twins Steven and Scotty apart? Hint: One of them is dead. Steven is the sensible twin with a sensible job, sensible clothes, sensible haircut, and sensible girlfriend. He works as a sommelier and has annoyingly good taste. Scotty is the wild one, a free spirit who travels the world, gets drunk, gets laid, then gets in trouble. They haven't spoken in three years. And now Scotty is dead. Upon hearing the news of his brother's fatal aneurism, Steven hops on a plane to Singapore to retrieve the body. He discovers that his twin had a hot local girlfriend, which isn't surprising. With Scotty, there was always a girl--usually young and pretty, but not the kind of woman to die for. Dania is another story. She's sexy, smart, sings in a cocktail bar, and notices a striking similarity between Steven and his twin: "You look like trouble, too." She must be right because, over the next few days, Steven finds himself shirking his staid life back home, talking to Scotty's ashes--and becoming dangerously involved with the one woman who might know the truth about his brother's death"--Page [4] of cover.

Happy hour choir

April 22, 2015
Kilpatrick, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
310 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide and recipes (pages [305]-310).
"Life has dealt Beulah Land a tough hand to play, least of all being named after a hymn. A teenage pregnancy estranged her from her family, and a tragedy caused her to lose what little faith remained. The wayward daughter of a Baptist deacon, she spends her nights playing the piano at The Fountain, a honky-tonk located just across the road from County Line Methodist. But when she learns that a dear friend's dying wish is for her to take over as the church's piano player, she realizes it may be time to face the music...Beulah butts heads with Luke Daniels, the new pastor at County Line, who is determined to cling to tradition even though he needs to attract more congregants to the aging church. But the choir also isn't enthusiastic about Beulah's contemporary take on the old songs and refuses to perform. Undaunted, Beulah assembles a ragtag group of patrons from The Fountain to form the Happy Hour Choir. And as the unexpected gig helps her let go of her painful past--and accept the love she didn't think she deserved--she may be able to prove to Luke that she can toe the line between sinner and saint"--Page [4] of cover.

Be afraid

April 22, 2015
Burton, Mary (Mary T.)
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
375 p. ; 17 cm
Determined to find closure, forensic artist Jenna Thompson, haunted by the brutal murder of her family, returns to Nashville where she is faced with a new horror when she helps Detective Rick Morgan identify the remains of a young child that is linked to a recent spate of killings - and her past.

Madam President : a novel

April 22, 2015
Wallace, Nicolle, author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2015.
342 pages ; 24 cm
"Charlotte Kramer, the forty-fifth president of the United States, has done the unprecedented in allowing a network news team to document a day in her life--and that of her most senior staff. But while twenty news cameras are embedded with the president, the unthinkable happens: five major attacks are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of defense, Melanie, and her press secretary, Dale, must instantly jump to action in supporting the president and reassuring the country that the safety they treasure is in capable hands. But secrets have always thrived in President Kramer's White House"--Amazon.com.

The Rocheforts : a novel

April 22, 2015
Laborie, Christian, 1948- author.
©2012
475 pages ; 21 cm
Anselme Rochefort has built an empire manufacturing serge de Nîmes, or denim. His biggest client? Levi Strauss. As the craze for blue jeans begins to sweep the globe, Rochefort Industries seems poised for untold success. But Anselme can be as cruel and ruthless with his family as he is in business. The Rocheforts' neighbor Donatien Rouvière has one of the region's most prosperous farms and is desperate for a son to carry on his legacy. After the births of three daughters, the Rouvières adopt an orphan from the Sisters of Charity convent and raise him as their own. When Anselme suggests uniting the two families by arranging for their children to marry, it seems like the perfect match. But as the lives of the two clans grow increasingly intertwined, dark secrets come to light, including the mysterious circumstances of the death of Anselme's eldest daughter. With The Rocheforts, Christian Laborie weaves a captivating tale of deceit, intrigue, and the dynamic tension between industrialization and a way of life rooted in the land.

The wonder garden

April 22, 2015
Acampora, Lauren.
New York : Grove Press, c2015.
354 p. ; 22 cm.
John likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It's one of those overhauled ranches so common to Old Cranbury these days, swollen and dressed to resemble a colonial. White, of course, with ornamental shutters and latches pretending to hold them open. A close echo of its renovated sisters on Whistle Hill Road, garnished with hostas and glitzed with azaleas. He has seen too many of these to count. A man strikes an under-the-table deal with a surgeon to spend a few quiet seconds closer to his wife than he's ever been; a young soon-to-be mother looks on in paralyzing astonishment as her husband walks away from a twenty-year career in advertising at the urging of his spirit animal; an elderly artist risks more than he knows when he's commissioned by his newly-arrived neighbors to produce the work of a lifetime.

Vanishing

April 22, 2015
Woodward, Gerard, 1961- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
496 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Towards the end of the Second World War a young British artist called Kenneth Brill is arrested for painting landscapes near the old village of Heathrow. The authorities suspect his paintings contain coded information about the new military airfield that is to be built there. Brill protests that he is merely recording a landscape that will soon disappear. Under interrogation a more complicated picture emerges as Brill tells the story of his life. So who is the real Kenneth Brill? The hero of El Alamein who, as a camouflage officer, helped pull off one of the greatest acts of military deception in the history of warfare, or the lover of Italian futurist painter and fascist sympathiser Arturo Somarco? Why was he expelled from the Slade? And what was he doing at Hillmead, the rural community run by Rufus Quayle, friend of Hitler himself?

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