New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Illusion Town

July 29, 2016
Castle, Jayne, author.
©2016
340 pages ; 18 cm
"Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle"--Cover.
"Hannah West isn't the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coopersmith, her new husband. All either of them can remember is that they were on the run... With Hannah's dubious background and shaky para-psych profile, she could have done much worse. The coolly competent mining heir arouses her curiosity--as well as other parts of her mind and body. And even her dust bunny likes him."--Back cover.

It's all fun and games

July 29, 2016
Barrett, Dave.
©2016
200 pages ; 21 cm
"When Allison's best friend, TJ, convinces her to come along for an epic game of LARP (live-action roleplaying), she reluctantly agrees despite her reservations about the geeky pastime. TJ's weekends are filled with powerful wizardry, mystical creatures, and intense battles with his LARP group. Each adventure is full of surprises, but the goal is always the same--to defeat the monsters and find the treasure. Not long after their quest begins, the friends discover that something has gone wrong. The fantasy world they've built has transformed, and the battle they're in the midst of is no longer make-believe. Now they must fight for survival against brigands, kobolds, and other deadly mythical creatures that come to life. Fortunately, the group's once-fictional magical powers have also become real--including Allison's newly acquired gifts as a healer. They'll need everything in their arsenal if they hope to make it home alive."--Page 4 of cover.

Deadly fate

July 28, 2016
Graham, Heather.|4aut
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2016]
313 pages ; 25 cm.
When Clara Avery, an entertainer working on the Fate, an Alaskan cruise ship, goes to nearby Bear Island, she comes across a scene of bloody mayhem. She also comes across Thor Erikson, who will soon be a member of the FBI's elite paranormal unit, the Krewe of Hunters. Thor's been sent from the Alaska field office to investigate several grotesque killings, with the dead posed to resemble the victims of notorious murderers. The prime suspect is a serial killer Thor once put behind bars. The man escaped from a prison in the Midwest, and all the evidence says he was headed to Alaska. Thor and Clara share an unusual skill: the ability to communicate with the dead. Their growing love - and their contact with the ghosts of the victims - brings them together to solve the case... and prevent a deadly fate of their own!

P.S. I like you

July 28, 2016
West, Kasie, author.
©2016
329 pages ; 22 cm
Every day in chemistry class, high school student and aspiring songwriter Lily Abbott is finding notes left to her by a mystery boy, love letters really, and she hopes they are from Lucas, a boy she is attracted to--so when she finds out they are really from, she is shocked and unsure about how to respond.

City of wolves

July 28, 2016
Palecek, Willow, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2016.
111 pages ; 21 cm
Alexander Drake, Investigator for Hire, doesn’t like working for the Nobility, and doesn’t prefer to take jobs from strange men who accost him in alleyways. A combination of hired muscle and ready silver have a way of changing a man’s mind. A lord has been killed, his body found covered in bite marks. Even worse, the late lord’s will is missing, and not everyone wants Drake to find it. Solving the case might plunge Drake into deeper danger.

Death at the Day Lily Cafe : a mystery

July 28, 2016
Eckel, Wendy Sand, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
274 pages ; 22 cm
Includes recipes.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"Rosalie Hart has finally opened the café of her dreams. Decked out with ochre-tinted walls and stuffed with delicious organic fare, the Day Lily Café is everything Rosalie could have hoped for. But not five minutes into the grand opening, Doris Bird, a dear and trusted friend, cashes in on a favor--to help clear her little sister Lori of a first degree murder charge. With the help of her best friend and head waiter Glenn, Rosalie is on the case. But it's not going to be easy. Unlikable and provocative, murder victim Carl James Fiddler seems to have insulted nearly everyone in town, and the suspect list grows daily. And when Rosalie's daughter Annie gets caught in the crossfire, the search for the killer becomes personal in this charming cozy perfect for fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't let go

July 28, 2016
Burton, Jaci, author.
New York, New York : Jove, 2016.
292 pages ; 18 cm
Brady Conners is hardly the settling type, but when tragedy strikes in his family, he has no choice but to return home to Hope, Oklahoma. Setting up shop to work on custom motorcycles and pass the time, Brady has no intention of letting anyone get close--until he meets Megan. Pastry shop owner Megan Lee is drawn to quiet, brooding Brady. Their connection is undeniable, and it quickly develops from physical attraction into something much stronger. But with Brady putting up barriers, Megan is afraid to truly open her heart--unless she can convince him to let go of the past...

The hidden letters of Velta B.

July 28, 2016
Ochsner, Gina, 1970- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, 2016.
301 pages : 24 cm
"The story of a boy with extraordinary ears who -- with the help of a cache of his great-grandmother's letters -- brings healing to a town burdened by the sins of its past."--Provided by publisher.

Indomitable

July 28, 2016
Bauers, W. C., author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
366 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Promise Paen, captain of Victor Company's mechanized armored infantry, is back for another adventure protecting the Republic of Aligned Worlds. Lieutenant Paen barely survived her last encounter with the Lusitanian Empire. She's returned home to heal. But the nightmares won't stop. And she's got a newly reconstituted unit of green marines to whip into shape before they deploy. If the enemies of the RAW don't kill them first, she just might do the job herself. Light-years away, on the edge of the Verge, a massive vein of rare ore is discovered on the mining planet of Sheol, which ignites an arms race and a proxy war between the Republic and the Lusitanians. Paen and Victor Company are ordered to Sheol, to reinforce the planet and hold it at all costs. On the eve of their deployment, a friendly fire incident occurs, putting Paen's career in jeopardy and stripping her of her command. When the Lusitanians send mercenaries to raid Sheol and destabilize its mining operations, matters reach crisis levels. Disgraced and angry, Promise is offered one shot to get back into her mechsuit. But she'll have to jump across the galaxy and possibly storm the gates of hell itself.

Red right hand

July 28, 2016
Black, Levi, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
302 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"--Title page verso.
Charlie isn't a hero--she's a survivor, always wrestling with the demons from her past. Arriving home one night, she finds herself attacked by three monstrous skinhounds straight out of a nightmare. Just when she's about to give up hope, she is saved by a sinister Man in Black, dressed in a dark coat that seems to have a life of its own and wielding a black-bladed sword in his red right hand. In exchange for her rescue, the Man in Black, a diabolical elder god, demands her service as his Acolyte and her involvement in a dark magick she never knew she possessed. To ensure her obedience, he takes her best friend Daniel hostage. As Acolyte, Charlie must help track down and destroy the other elder gods, which the Man in Black says will save humanity from being devoured. But is the Man in Black truly the lesser of two evils? Or is he a menace more treacherous than the eldritch horrors she's battling in his name?

Darkwar

July 28, 2016
Cook, Glen.
San Francisco : Night Shade Books, c2010.
570 pages ; 23 cm
Previously published separately, 1985-1986.
Doomstalker -- Warlock -- Ceremony.
As Marika's power grows, she begins to change her world, embracing new technologies and ever darker magics, gathering the packsteads together under her command. But the world grows ever colder. Will Marika save her dying sphere, or will she be the one to destroy it utterly?

Dark carousel

July 27, 2016
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York, New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
385 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
"The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard's blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn't know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait--to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte's brother and mentor. Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he's also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike.."--Provided by publisher.

Sweet tomorrows

July 27, 2016
Macomber, Debbie, author.
©2016
337 pages ; 25 cm.
"The much-anticipated conclusion to Debbie Macomber's beloved Rose Harbor series, set in the picturesque town of Cedar Cove, Sweet Tomorrows is a vibrant and poignant novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future--come what may. Nine months ago, Mark Taylor abruptly left Cedar Cove on a perilous mission to right a wrong from his past. Though Mark finally confessed his love for her, innkeeper Jo Marie Rose is unsure if he's ever coming back. The Rose Harbor Inn barely seems the same without Mark, but Jo Marie can't bear to lose herself in grief once more. Determined to move forward, she begins dating again, and finds companionship when she takes on a boarder who is starting a new chapter herself. Recovering from a twice-broken heart, Emily Gaffney, a young teacher, is staying at the inn while she looks for a home of her own. Having given up on marriage, Emily dreams of adopting children someday. She has her eye on one house in particular--with room for kids. Although Emily's inquiries about the house are rudely rebuffed, her rocky start with the owner eventually blossoms into a friendship. But when the relationship verges on something more, Emily will have to rethink what she truly wants and the chances she's willing to take."--Provided by publisher.

Dragonmark

July 27, 2016
Kenyon, Sherrilyn, 1965- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
344 pages ; 25 cm.
"Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed- a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved. Now he has a chance to regain what's been lost-- to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn't the cost his happiness might incur, it's the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon's heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone- to see the entire world burn."--Provided by publisher.

The bourbon thief

July 27, 2016
Reisz, Tiffany, author.
©2016
379 pages ; 21 cm
Betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150-year-old mystery. When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen--a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows... no one except Paris. In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of the Maddox family and Tamara, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

And yet it moves

July 27, 2016
Stalcup, Erin, author.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
xii, 243 pages ; 21 cm
Gravity -- In the heart of the heart of the empire -- Keen -- With strangers -- Ghost writer -- Not long for this world -- Ochre is the color of deserts and dried blood -- Brightest corners -- Why things fall: i. Newton; ii. Einstein; iii. Tesla; iv. Galileo, Hawking, Rabinowitz -- All those stairs.
"The stories in this volume are original in concept and execution, clearly informed but not constrained by contemporary trends in fiction. The narrative sensibility is intelligent and highly personal, attuned to all that is askew in contemporary culture but nonetheless especially interested in acts of generosity and kindness. Stalcup is a writer who manages to suggest the possibility of goodness without sacrificing a tough-minded insistence on reporting foibles and follies, often of the comic variety. Beyond its interest in narrative innovation, And Yet It Moves is an important collection because of its successful exploration of the territory that exists in the intersections between scientific, cultural, and spiritual theory and philosophy. And Yet It Moves has a well-defined target audience of readers interested in innovative fiction, and is a likely candidate for adoption in graduate fiction workshops and courses in innovative fiction" -- Provided by publisher.

Chase : a Michael Bennett story

July 27, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : BookShots, Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
115, 11 pages ; 18 cm.
"Bookshots"--Cover.
A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide-except the victim has someone else's fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.

Treason in the secret city : a Libby Clark mystery

July 27, 2016
Fanning, Diane.
Surrey, Sutton, England : Severn House, 2016.
217 pages ; 23 cm.
"30th May, 1944. Libby Clark is roused from sleep by a colleague in distress. Marvin's cousin Frannie has been charged with treason, and he hopes that Libby can find a way to help prove her innocence. Libby, a chemist at a secret World War II facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, agrees to help her friend and pursue the truth. Libby's investigations soon uncover treachery. But the evil at Oak Ridge seems to run deeper, and in Libby's determination to uncover the truth, she not only finds herself up against the authorities, but also entangled with a deadly cabal of indoctrinated spies, greedy opportunists and unscrupulous collaborators. Can Libby survive the confluence of challenges? Or will one of them fashion a trap she cannot escape?"--Publisher

The women of the Souk : a Mamur Zapt mystery

July 27, 2016
Pearce, Michael, 1933- author.
Surrey : Severn House Publishers Ltd, 2016.
172 pages ; 23 cm.
Cairo, Egypt, 1913. When schoolgirl Marie Kewfik is kidnapped, snatched away as she strolled through the bustling bazaars of the Souk, the Khedive insists that the Mamur Zapt, Head of the Secret Police, takes charge of the negotiations for her safe return. The Kewfiks are one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Egypt but, as the Mamur Zapt discovers, not everyone thinks it's worth the trouble to secure the release of a mere girl. He also learns that there is more to Marie's kidnapping than meets the eye--and the subsequent fallout will shine a glaring light on the dangerous tensions running through Egyptian society.

Empire of dust

July 26, 2016
Herman, Eleanor, 1960- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2016]
372 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Includes questions for discussion.
After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands--but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt. The warrior, Jacob, determined to forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon's undoing. And in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome--and deadly--captor.

Gemini : a novel

July 26, 2016
Mukherjee, Sonya, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2016]
326 pages ; 22 cm
In a small town, as high school graduation approaches, two conjoined sisters must weigh the importance of their dreams as individuals against the risk inherent in the surgery that has the potential to separate them forever.

Riverkeep : a novel

July 26, 2016
Stewart, Martin J., author.
New York, New York : Viking 2016.
403 pages : map ; 22 cm
When 15-year-old Wulliam's father is possessed by a dark spirit, Wull must care for him and take on his family's mantle of Riverkeep, tending the Danék. Wull finds out there is a cure for his father's illness, and embarks on an epic journey to kill the great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach.--Provided by publisher.

Age of consent : a novel

July 26, 2016
Leimbach, Marti, 1963- author.
New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2016.
320 pages ; 25 cm
"Thirty years ago, June was a young widow with a hopeless crush on a Craig Kirtz, a disc jockey at a local rock station. To her surprise, the two struck up a friendship that seemed headed for something more. But it was June's thirteen-year-old daughter, Bobbie, whom Craig had wanted all along. Bobbie thought her secret life--the sex, the drugs, the illicit relationship itself--could remain safely buried in the past. But when she discovers that Craig had similarly pursued any number of other young girls, Bobbie returns home after a long absence with one purpose in mind: to bring Craig to trial. Her decision is greeted with mixed feelings. Some people think that bringing charges against someone for a crime committed so many years ago is unjustified. She's called a "middle-aged woman with a vendetta." She's accused of waging war against her own family. June remembers things differently from the way Bobbie does. Craig insists he has done nothing wrong. But the past has a way of revealing itself, and some relationships lay dormant through the years, ready to stir to life at the slightest provocation. While their traumatic history is relived in the courtroom, Bobbie and June must face the choices they made and try to make sense of the pain they endured while seeking justice at long last."-- Provided by publisher.

Cheaper to keep her 4

July 26, 2016
Swinson, Kiki, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2016.
268 pages ; 18 cm
A gunshot wound... witness protection... a stint in a safe house... this isn't what Lynise Washington planned for herself when she went to Jersey with Bishop, a money-making gangsta. She thought he'd take care of her for life, until too much drama turned the tables. Now Bishop wants Lynise dead and he'll use every resource he has. Too bad for him she's back in Virginia, primed for revenge-- and this time she's playing on team FBI. But when she and Agent Sean Foster start feeling each other, they incite suspicion-- not to mention jealousy from Agent Zachary, the safe house's queen bee. Lynise isn't sweating it though. With the explosive information she's packing, the agents need her at least as much as she needs them. And Lynise isn't planning to take one for the team, much less cave in to Bishop's wrath-- even if she has to take matters into her own deadly hands...

Cold silence

July 26, 2016
Abel, James, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2016.
322 pages ; 24 cm
"While trying to alleviate the suffering of thousands in drought-stricken, war-torn Africa, ex-Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush receives a plea for help from a member of his old military unit, currently working as a geologist in a chaotic region of Somalia. Joe arrives on the scene to find an entire group showing horrific symptoms of an ancient sickness once thought to be sent as punishment from heaven. But before Joe can get hard evidence identifying the illness, a local warlord takes matters into his own hands--and the proof is gone just as the illness breaks out back in the United States."--provided by the publisher.

Dead joker : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel

July 26, 2016
Holt, Anne, 1958- author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
325 pages ; 24 cm
"Chief Public Prosecutor Sigurd Halvorsrud's wife is found dead in front of the fireplace in the family living room. The cause of death: she has been brutally decapitated. Her husband, who witnessed the grisly murder and is himself covered in blood, immediately falls under suspicion, though he claims his wife's killer was Ståle Salvesen, a man he'd prosecuted years before. Detective Inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen is called in to lead the investigation with her old colleague, Billy T. Despite the circumstantial evidence, Hanne is unconvinced of Sigurd Halvorsrud's guilt--that is, until a witness says he saw Ståle Salvesen commit suicide by jumping off a bridge days before the murder took place. Then a journalist at one of Oslo's largest newspapers is found beheaded. What links these two horrifically violent crimes? The demanding investigation soon clashes with a terrible crisis in Hanne's personal life. Cecilie, the woman she has lived with for almost twenty years, has fallen seriously ill and doesn't have much time to live. With a savage killer on the loose, Hanne must ask herself: Is the truth worth chasing at all costs?"-- Provided by publisher

Eden Hill : a novel

July 26, 2016
Higgs, Bill (Christian writer), author.
©2016
392 pages ; 21 cm
In unchanging Eden Hill Kentucky, Virgil T. Osgood's simple life as the owner of the only service station in town is complicated by a new station opening up across the road.

Good as gone

July 26, 2016
Gentry, Amy, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
273 pages ; 24 cm
"Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic--but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter."-- Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of the dragon king

July 26, 2016
Ford, J. Keller (Jenny Keller), author.
©2015
384 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby. Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte. Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he's some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He's supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who's too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone. With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn. -- Page 4 of cover.

Four roads cross

July 26, 2016
Gladstone, Max, author.
New York : Tor, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2016.
414 pages ; 22 cm.
"A novel of the craft sequence" --Cover.
The great city of Alt Coulumb is in crisis. The moon goddess Seril, long thought dead, is back--and the people of Alt Coulumb aren't happy. Protests rock the city, and Kos Everburning's creditors attempt a hostile takeover of the fire god's church. Tara Abernathy, the god's in-house Craftswoman, must defend the church against the world's fiercest necromantic firm--and against her old classmate, a rising star in the Craftwork world.

A grave prediction

July 26, 2016
Laurie, Victoria, author.
New York, New York : An Obsidian Mystery, [2016]
viii, 306 pages ; 22 cm.
"Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when she's sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues. Abby's sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land recently cleared for development. But instead of finding clues to the cash, Abby gets a vision of four buried bodies. A site search turns up some bones and pottery from an American Indian tribe, but that's still enough to delay construction for years. With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back, Abby is losing credibility fast. But unlike the best laid plans, Abby's talent rarely leads her astray. And if the bodies aren't there yet, that means that four deaths can still be stopped. She'll just have to dig a little deeper"-- Provided by publisher.

Heroes of the frontier : a novel

July 26, 2016
Eggers, Dave, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
385 pages ; 23 cm
Josie and her husband have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.

Kilt at the highland games

July 26, 2016
Dunnett, Kaitlyn, author.
©2016
279 pages ; 22 cm.
It's July in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Scottish Emporium proprietress Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is prepping her wares for the annual Celtic heritage festival. But as a sinister crime wave washes over the quiet town, this year's celebration might prove a wee bit more eventful - and deadly - than tartan and bagpipes.

Leaving Lucy Pear

July 26, 2016
Solomon, Anna, author.
©2016
319 pages : map ; 24 cm
Inadvertently reunited with the daughter she secretly abandoned and the girl's Irish Catholic adoptive mother during the height of the Prohibition era, the adult daughter of a Jewish industrialist finds her life turned upside down by her daughter's bold and unconventional personality.

My name is Leon : a novel

July 26, 2016
De Waal, Kit, author.
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2016.
292 pages ; 22 cm
Set in the 1970s, a young black boy's quest to reunite with his beloved white half-brother after they are separated in foster care.

Night parade

July 26, 2016
Malfi, Ronald Damien, author.
New York, New York : Kensington Pub Corp, [2016]
395 pages ; 21 cm
"They call it Wanderer's Folly, a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race. After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he's bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he's on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daugther, who may be the key to a cure" . -- Amazon.com.

Night talk

July 26, 2016
Noory, George, author.
New York : Forge, 2016.
333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
A late-night talk-show host fascinated by paranormal phenomena becomes entangled in a deadly conspiracy after being accused by government agents of having dealings with a hacker who has died after stealing dangerous secrets.

No breaking my heart

July 26, 2016
Angell, Kate, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corporation, [2016]
292 pages ; 21 cm
Professional baseball player Halo Todd doesn't like failure, but he can never turn down a challenge. Especially when there's a pretty woman involved. How else would he end up dressed as a rooster, helping a complete stranger compete on a wacky game show? Even when they're eliminated after the first round, Halo isn't about to lose the girl. Alyn is stunned when gorgeous, generous Halo whisks her off for a dream vacation to the beach--where she can't help falling for his charm. Later, he offers to lend a hand getting her vintage shop up and running. But she's used to being the one friends and family count on, not the other way around. How can she convince the stubborn man that she doesn't need his help--not when all she wants is his heart?

Once upon a wine

July 26, 2016
Kendrick, Beth, author.
©2016
324 pages ; 21 cm
"Cammie Breyer needs a big glass of Cabernet--her restaurant failed and her chef boyfriend left for a hotter kitchen. Just when she thinks she's hit rock bottom, her aunt Ginger calls with a surprise. She has bought a vineyard--in Delaware. At Ginger's command, Cammie returns to Black Dog Bay, the seaside town where she spent her childhood summers with her aunt and her cousin Kat. The three women reunite, determined to succeed. There is only one little problem: None of them knows the first thing about wine making. And it turns out that owning a vineyard isn't all wine and roses. It's dirt, sweat, and desperation. Every day brings financial pitfalls, unruly tourists, romantic dilemmas, and second thoughts. But even as they struggle, they cultivate hidden talents and new passions. While the grapes ripen under the summer sun, Cammie discovers that love, like wine, is layered, complex, delicious, and worth waiting for..."-- Provided by publisher.

The secret ways of perfume

July 26, 2016
Caboni, Cristina, author.
New York : Berkley, 2016.
392 pages ; 21 cm
"Scents evoke the memories that linger in our minds and our hearts in this evocative, romantic, international bestselling novel. "Remember Elena, perfume is the truth. The only thing that really counts. Perfume never lies, perfume is what we are, it's our true essence." Elena Rossini has a rare gift: She has the ability to decipher the ingredients of a perfume from its scent alone. Passed down through generations of her family, Elena's ability delights as easily as it overwhelms, especially when she catches a scent in the air that evokes painful memories of her mother. For so long, Elena has avoided the world that was her past. But when a betrayal destroys her dreams for the future, her best friend lures her from Florence to Paris. There, Elena finds that when she is wrapped in the essences of flowers, herbs, and spices, she doesn't feel quite so alone. Once again immersed in the ancient craft of perfumery, Elena searches for a celebrated family recipe that no perfumer has been able to replicate. And as she opens herself up to secret scents and distant memories, Elena discovers the very essence of the woman she could become."--Provided by publisher.

Shots in the dark

July 26, 2016
Abbott, Allyson K., author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
viii, 374 pages ; 18 cm.
"Determined to find out who murdered her bouncer, Milwaukee bar owner Mackenzie "Mack" Dalton and her barstool detectives must pour over the clues to outsmart a crafty killer who is not done brewing up trouble."--Provided by publisher.

To have and to hold

July 26, 2016
Layne, Lauren.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
362 pages ; 18 cm.
"The Wedding Belles, volume 1" --Cover.
Discovering her fiance is an international con man just moments before they exchange vows devastates celebrity wedding planner Brooke Baldwin's business - and breaks her heart. Brooke thinks she's found a fresh start in NYC with the Belles and her first bridal client, a sweet hotel heiress. Then she meets the uptight businessman who's holding the purse strings...

An untimely frost

July 26, 2016
Richards, Penny.
New York, NY : Kensington Pub Corp, 2016. ©2016
273 pages ; 21 cm
"In 1881 Chicago, the idea of a female detective is virtually unheard of. But when famed crime buster Allan Pinkerton opens his agency's doors to a handful of women, one intrepid actress with her own troubled past is driven to defy convention and take on a new and dangerous role.... Since the age of eleven, when her mother was murdered, the life of the theater is all Lilly Long has known. Now twenty-two, she has blossomed into an accomplished Shakespearean actress. But after her innocence--and her savings--are taken from her by a seductive scoundrel, Lilly vows to leave the stage, enter the real world, and save others from a similar fate. Following in the footsteps of the country's first female detective, Lilly persuades Allan Pinkerton to take her on. Lilly's acting skills are a perfect fit for her real-life role as a Pinkerton operative. But her first case is a baptism by fire as she is sent to the small town of Vandalia to solve the mystery of a pastor who disappeared with his family--and the church's funds. When Lilly arrives, she finds the mere mention of the reverend's name provokes enmity or suspicious silence. Shadowed by a second Pinkerton agent with an agenda of his own, Lilly begins to uncover Vandalia's sordid secrets. But she'll have to deliver the performance of a lifetime to survive the final act of this drama" -- Amazon.com.

Uptown thief

July 26, 2016
De León, Aya, author.
©2016
391 pages ; 22 cm
"Marisol Rivera uses her escort service business as a cover to rob New York City's rich and powerful."--Provided by publisher.

Valley of the moon : a novel

July 26, 2016
Gideon, Melanie, 1963- author.
©2016
394 pages ; 25 cm
"Lux is a single mom struggling to make her way in the world when she stumbles across an idyllic town in the Sonoma valley where she feels instantly at home. It seems like a place from another time--until she realizes it actually is. One night in 1906, an earthquake left Greengage stuck in the past. Lux must keep one foot in her world, raising her son as well as she can with the odds stacked against her, but every day she is more strongly drawn in by the sweet simplicity of life in Greengage, and by the irresistible connection she feels with a man born decades before her time. Soon she finds herself torn between her ties to the modern world-- her adored son--and the first place she has ever felt truly at home."--Provided by publisher.

We are all made of stars : a novel

July 26, 2016
Coleman, Rowan, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
342 pages ; 25 cm.
"Hospice nurse Stella prefers the night shift after Afghanistan left her veteran husband a changed man, haunted at night by memories he can't bring himself to share. Writing final letters for her hospice patients to their loved ones gives Stella the chance to help others communicate as she cannot. She only has one rule: she mails the letter only once her patient is no longer alive. When she meets a patient with a chance at redemption, she finds herself torn between respecting a dying woman's wishes and reuniting her with the son she abandoned years ago"-- Provided by publisher.

Where the wild things bite

July 26, 2016
Harper, Molly, author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2016.
278 pages ; 18 cm.
"A Half-moon Hollow novel"--Cover.
Delivering a rare book to a valued customer is definitely part of mild-mannered archivist Anna Whitfield's job description. You know what isn't? Protecting her precious cargo from mid-flight theft by the very pilot who is flying her to Half-Moon Hollow... while trying to appear as unappetizing as possible to the only other passenger, a vampire. Undead bookstore owner Jane Jameson could be waiting a very long time for her book. Possibly forever. Fortunately, Anna's dashing fanged companion Finn Palmeroy helps her fend off the attack, but not before their plane crash lands in the forest hundreds of miles from civilization. Great, now she's stranded with a priceless tome and a rakish vampire whose bedtime is fast approaching. Why does everyone want this book so badly, anyway? Anna just wants to get it to Jane before Finn decides to turn her into dinner--or sweep her off her feet. Okay, the second option is really tempting. But they're not out of the woods yet...

Whitefern

July 26, 2016
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.), author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
"The sequel to My sweet Audrina" --Cover
Audrina remembers a better time, when her husband, Arden, was a young man with a heart filled with devotion for her. He didn't used to be this ambitious, expansive...this cruel. But then, the death of Aurdina's father changed a great many things. When the reading of her father's will reveals that Audrina herself will control fifty-one percent of the family brokerage--the halls of Whitefern again don't feel safe.

Beauty and the clockwork beast

July 26, 2016
Allen, Nancy Campbell, 1969- author.
©2016
335 pages ; 23 cm
A retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. When Lucy, a botanist famous for her research on ways to counter vampires, arrives at Blackwell Manor to tend to her sick cousin, she finds that mysteries abound. A restless ghost roams the hallways, and Lord Miles is clearly hiding a secret. Working together, Miles and Lucy attempt to restore peace to Blackwell Manor.

Death at the Boston Tea Party : a John Rawlings mystery

July 26, 2016
Lake, Deryn.
Surrey, Sutton, England : Severn House, 2016.
216 pages ; 23 cm.
"Following a long and perilous journey, Apothecary John Rawlings has arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue a new business venture. He finds the place riven with tension and unrest. There are many who feel it's time the colonies sought freedom from British rule, and the seething resentment erupts into outright rebellion during the notorious Boston Tea Party. But has someone taken advantage of the chaos to commit cold-blooded murder? Called in to examine a body fished out of Boston harbour, Rawlings recognizes one of his fellow travellers from England. If he could unearth the truth about the victim's past and the reason why they'd come to Boston, he would be one step closer to catching the killer. But has Rawlings become a pawn in an altogether bigger game?"--Publisher

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