New Arrivals · All Fiction

August 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The photograph

August 26, 2015
Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
314 pages ; 23 cm
"In a 1980s Amish community, three sisters face a time of transition in their family, and each searches for a way to define her own future"-- Provided by publisher.

Long fire

August 26, 2015
Tifft, Meghan, author.
Los Angeles, CA : The Unnamed Press, [2015].
283 pages ; 22 cm
Natalie is propelled through life by pica, a disorder that has her eating a wide variety of inedibles from pencil shavings to foam peanuts to plastic doll parts. A lowly staff worker for the local news, she follows the inane demands of the stations senile weatherman and comes home to an empty apartment, unless of course her father uses the spare key. But Natalie's past stalks her at every turn. With her mother recently killed in a tragic house fire, and her runaway brother, Eliot, missing for years, Natalie and her father Boris only have each other. When a cryptic voicemail implicates her mothers gypsy roots in her untimely death, Natalie begins to consider the demons that consumed her mother, and drove her brother away. With increasing suspicion, she traces her mother's mysterious family legacy back to the gypsy neighborhood she left behind. As a wary Gypsy community tracks her every move, Natalie resolves to confront the dysfunctional and tragic figure at the heart of the mystery: the dead matriarch herself. Smart, elegiac writing, and a page-turning drive, make this a wonderful literary thriller with a hero as intriguing as the mystery.

The ghost of Karl Marx

August 26, 2015
Calan, Ronan de, narrator.
Zurich-Berlin : diaphanes, [2015]
"Plato & Co."
"French edition ; Ronan de Calan & Donatien Mary : Le fantôme de Karl Marx ; Les petits Platons, Paris 2012" --verso.
"In The Ghost of Karl Marx, the philosopher is saddened when the town weavers must sell their cloth cheaply to compete with machines. The farmers too cannot sell their crops and have no money to buy new seeds. Forced to leave their work, the townspeople form an angry crowd in front of the factories, but what is to be done when there are so many hungry people and so few jobs to pay for food to eat? Concealed in one of the weavers’ sheets, the philosopher makes a solemn vow to give this story a happy ending by finding the Market, that infernal magician, and ridding the town of him once and for all."--Provided by publisher.

House of thieves : a novel

August 26, 2015
Belfoure, Charles, 1954-
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
412 pages ; 24 cm
When his son racks up an impossible gambling debt to a notorious gang in nineteenth-century New York, John Cross uses his inside knowledge of high-society mansions and museums to craft a perfect heist.

Love love : a novel

August 26, 2015
Woo, Sung J.
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, [2015]
306 pages ; 23 cm

The real Justine

August 26, 2015
Amidon, Stephen, author.
New York : Pegasus Books 2015.
242 pages ; 24 cm
"A brief love affair turns into an overwhelming obsession in a new novel that brings the talents of a superb literary stylist to a work of suspense, with thrilling results. The beautiful younger woman who appeared so unexpectedly, so gloriously, in Michael Coolidge's life one night--a seemingly chance pick-up at a quiet neighborhood bar--vanished just as suddenly a few days later, leaving him dazed and bewildered. Months later he chances upon Justine on a village street, locked in a violent quarrel with a menacing stranger--a day later, that man is found dead in a seedy motel and Justine has disappeared again, leaving behind only a hasty plea for help. Michael's efforts to locate her, or to find out something more about her elusive past, yield only further mystery, a confusing web of lies, manipulations and false leads. Who is the real Justine? Downtown art world sophisticate, or small town innocent? Victim or predator? Someone he can trust, or someone he should actually fear? This spellbinding psychological thriller confounds the reader at every turn, constantly causing us to revise our assumptions. It's a fascinating study in character and a relentless, ingeniously head-spinning story?all deliciously unresolved until the very last page"--Jacket.

The girl who wrote loneliness

August 26, 2015
Sin, Kyŏng-suk, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
369 pages ; 24 cm

The storms of war

August 26, 2015
Williams, Kate, 1974- author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2015.
514 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their eldest son, Arthur, is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the de Witt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world. But the onslaught of war changes everything and soon the de Witts find themselves sidelined and in danger of losing everything they hold dear. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she lies about her age to join the war effort and finds herself embroiled in a complex plot that puts not only herself but those she loves in danger. With gripping detail and brilliant empathy, Kate Williams tells the story of Celia and her family as they are shunned by a society that previously embraced them, torn apart by sorrow, and buffeted and changed by the storms of war.

Iron wolf

August 25, 2015
Brown, Dale, 1956- author.
©2015
xxiv, 480 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested: Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Troops, disguised as pro-Russian activists, into Ukraine and Moldova. Though NATO is outraged, its response is tepid. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former U.S. president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID): manned robots. Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched -- without the knowledge of the Americans or its NATO partners.

Working for Bigfoot : stories from the Dresden files

August 25, 2015
Butcher, Jim, 1971- author.
©2015
131 pages : black and white illustrations ; 21 centimeters
Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He's a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble. In the three novellas that make up ''Working For Bigfoot,'' collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin's life. As a middle-schooler, in ''B is For Bigfoot,'' Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in ''I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,'' Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it's not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up's typical problems as a freshman in college in ''Bigfoot on Campus,'' or would have if typical included vampires.

The billionaire's bridal bargain

August 25, 2015
Graham, Lynne, 1956- author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, an imprint of Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015.
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Cesare Sabatino has never intended to marry. And if his thoughts did ever stray in the direction of a proposal the lucky woman's answer would have to be a resounding 'yes'. Imagine his surprise when Lizzie Whitaker turns him down on the spot! To get his hands on her Mediterranean Island inheritance Cesare must wed innocent Lizzie and ensure she's carrying his heir! Luckily the formidable Italian is legendary for his powers of persuasion. And, with Lizzie desperate to save her family's farm, it's only a matter of time before she gives in... and discovers the many pleasurable benefits of wearing this tycoon's ring.

The millionaire and the maid

August 25, 2015
Douglas, Michelle, author.
Richmond : Mills & Boon, an imprint of Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2015.
288 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
The woman who made him smile again... Housekeeper Jo Anderson gets the shock of her life when she meets her new boss! Six months ago millionaire Mac MacCallum was a charismatic celebrity chef -- now he's scarred and reclusive... The last thing Mac wants is a woman determined to make him confront his demons -- especially when Jo clearly has her own! Why else would someone so full of beauty and zest for life feel like the plainest woman in Austrialia? Maybe it's time Mac helped her realise just how special she really is...

The solomon curse

August 25, 2015
Cussler, Clive, author.
©2015
392 pages ; 24 cm.
The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times⁰?????³bestselling author. There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous⁰?????⁴and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Dark ghost : a Carpathian novel

August 25, 2015
Feehan, Christine, author.
New York : Berkley Books, 2015.
352 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
"He wasn't civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it. Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track--his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre's only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope. She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood. In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior--wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can't possibly comprehend. Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?"-- Provided by publisher.

Undercover : a novel

August 25, 2015
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2015
320 pages ; 25 cm
Marshall Everett has traveled a twisting, perilous road from the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris. As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall penetrated a powerful cartel and became the trusted right-hand man of a ruthless drug lord. The price he paid was devastating, costing him everything--and everyone--he loved. Back in the U.S., on temporary assignment to the Secret Service, on the presidential detail, Marshall performs an act of heroism that changes his course forever. Arian Gregory has her whole future ahead of her, with an exciting life in Manhattan and a coveted job at an online fashion magazine. But when her father, recently widowed, is appointed U.S. ambassador to Argentina, she reluctantly agrees to accompany him to Buenos Aires. Then an unthinkable act of violence shatters her world.

13 days of midnight

August 25, 2015
Hunt, Leo, author
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
327 pages ; 22 cm
When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance: a Host of eight unique, powerful, and restless spirits. Unfortunately, Luke has no clue how to manage them, which the ghosts figure out pretty quickly. Armed with only his father's indecipherable notes, and a locked copy of "The Book of Eight", Luke struggles to adapt to his new role as a necromancer. --From dust jacket flap

Legacy of kings

August 25, 2015
Herman, Eleanor, 1960- author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2015]
411 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Katerina, on a mission to kill the queen, falls in love with Alexander, Prince of Macedonia. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Come away with me

August 25, 2015
Brown, Karma, author.
©2015
350 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reader's guide.
"One minute, 26-year-old Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for, including an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident and Tegan's life is as shattered as the car they had to cut her out of. With the loss of her baby and her unbearable anger towards Gabe, who was driving that night, Tegan is drowning in grief. After a handful of sleeping pills land her in the hospital, lucky to be alive, her family's fear and Gabe's commitment to fix things prompts Tegan to make a change. At Gabe's suggestion, she agrees to travel to three destinations from their 'life experiences' wish list. From culture-rich Thailand, to the flavors of Italy, to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and to search for forgiveness. But Tegan soon learns grief follows you no matter how far away you go, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. When things take a shocking turn in Hawaii, Tegan is forced to face the truth -- and she must decide if the life she has is the one she wants"-- from author's web site.

If you only knew

August 25, 2015
Higgins, Kristan, author.
©2015
411 pages ; 20 cm
Letting go of her ex-husband is harder than wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate expected...especially since his new wife wants to be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this isn't exactly helping her achieve closure, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll start her own business and bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life...and maybe even find a little romance of her own with Leo, her downstairs neighbor, a guy who's utterly irresistible and annoyingly distant at the same time. Rachel's idyllic marriage, however, is imploding after she discovers her husband sexting with a colleague. She always thought she'd walk away in this situation, but her triplet daughters have her reconsidering her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' perfect marriage as a shining example of patience and forgiveness; but to protect her sister, Jenny may have to tarnish that memory-and their relationship--and reveal a family secret she's been keeping since childhood. Both Rachel and Jenny will have to come to terms with the past and the present and find a way to get what they want most of all.

Keeper's Reach

August 25, 2015
Neggers, Carla, author.
©2015
313 pages ; 24 cm.
"Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, two of the FBI's most valuable agents, are preparing for their next big assignment--their wedding--when Colin's brother Mike alerts them that onetime friends from his military past are on Sharpe and Donovan home turf on the Maine coast. Now private security contractors, they want to meet with Mike. One of them, an FBI agent named Kavanagh, is supposed to be on leave. What is he investigating--or does he have his own agenda? Mike zeroes in on Naomi MacBride, a freelance civilian intelligence analyst who, aside from a few hot nights, has never brought him anything but trouble. Newly returned from England, Naomi clearly isn't telling Mike everything about why she's snooping around his hometown, but he has no choice but to work with her if he wants to uncover what's really going on. But the case soon takes a drastic turn--Emma is targeted, and a connection surfaces between Naomi and Kavanagh and a recently solved international art theft case. Not every connection is a conspiracy, but as the tangled web of secrets unravels, Emma and Colin face their greatest danger yet. With everyone they know involved, they must decide who they can trust...or lose everything for good" -- provided by publisher.

Starlight on Willow Lake

August 25, 2015
Wiggs, Susan, author.
©2015
380 pages ; 24 cm
"When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future. But she faces a formidable challenge in the form of her stubborn and difficult new employer, Alice Bellamy. While Faith proves a worthy match for her sharp-tongued client, she often finds herself at a loss for words in the presence of Mason Bellamy-- Alice's charismatic son, who clearly longs to escape the family mansion and return to his fast-paced, exciting life in Manhattan...and his beautiful, jet-setting fiancée"-- provided by publisher.

The drowning ground : [a novel]

August 25, 2015
Marrison, James.
New York, N.Y. : Minotaur Books, 2015.
370 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"First published in Great Britain by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title-page verso.
"Chief Inspector Guillermo Downes is a long way from his native home of Argentina, heading up the police department in the English Cotswolds. But he isn't far enough to escape the memories of his past, or to lose the baggage he carries from the loss of someone close to him. So when a young girl, Gail, disappears--the second girl in the span of two weeks to go missing-- Downes makes a promise to the child's mother to find her no matter what it takes. Ten years later, that promise remains unfulfilled. And though the girls are never far from his thoughts, the job goes on. The body of a local man, Frank Hurst, has just been found dead, sprawled on a hill in town. Frank Hurst also had a past. His second wife drowned in their swimming pool and his daughter, Rebecca, left home soon after. Downes remembers the case well. And although many in the town think Frank murdered his wife, his alibi was confirmed. Still, it now seems that there might be a connection between Frank and the missing girls, which might give Chief Inspector Downes another chance to make good on the promise he made all those years ago. With the kind of insights into life in a seemingly peaceful village that made Broadchurch so powerful, James Marrison's The Vanishing Land introduces a terrific new voice in crime fiction"-- Provided by publisher.

Lost canyon : a novel

August 25, 2015
Revoyr, Nina, 1969- author.
©2015
319 pages : map ; 22 cm
Four hikers from Los Angeles journey to the Sierra Neveda and discover an untraversed trail which leads them into unexpected territory.

Last chance llama ranch

August 25, 2015
Fields, Hilary.
New York, NY : Redhook, 2015.
488 pages ; 21 cm
"From Olympic skier to llama farmer? Now that is a serious jump. When a close encounter with an eighty-foot spruce steals Merry's dreams of Olympic gold, the former ski champ finds herself falling into a career she never expected -- the life of a travel writer. Picturing glamorous trips to exotic places, Merry is speechless when her boss assigns her to the blog, "Don't Do What I Did," and sends her to, place of all places, a llama ranch. Soon she's eyeball-deep in alpacas, llamas, goats and more. But when Last Chance Llama Ranch starts to grow on her, Merry finds that ranch life, while still just as gross, might be just what she's been missing. You know what they say... When life gives you llamas."-- Provided by publisher.

Woman of the dead : a novel

August 25, 2015
Aichner, Bernhard, 1972- author.
New York, NY : Scribner, 2015.
279 pages ; 24 cm.
A grieving widow and professional mortician discovers there was more to the hit-and-run accident that took her husband's life than she originally thought, and vows to find out and get revenge on those responsible.

The book of lost and found : a novel

August 25, 2015
Foley, Lucy, author.
Boston : Back Bay Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
420 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
"Originally published in the Great Britain by Harper Collins Publishers, January 2015"--Title page verso.
"Kate Darling's enigmatic mother-- a once famous ballerina-- has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew"--From publisher description.

Ally Hughes has sex sometimes : a novel

August 25, 2015
Moulin, Jules, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2015]
278 pages ; 22 cm
Life isn't easy for single mother Ally Hughes. Teaching at Brown, her class load is huge and her boss is a menace. At home, she contends with a critical mother, a falling-down house, and a daughter who never misses a beat. Between taking care of the people she loves, teaching full time, and making ends meet, Ally doesn't have time for a man. She doesn't date. She's not into flings. But then she meets Jake, an eager student, young in years but old in soul, who challenges his favorite professor to open up her life, and her heart, to love. It doesn't work. In fact, his urging backfires. Ten years later, Ally's still single. Jake reappears and surprises her in a brand-new role: He's dating Ally's now-grown daughter. In this hilarious, heartrending tale, Ally is finally forced to concede (not only to herself) that an independent, "liberated" woman can still make room in her life for love.

Godless country : [a mystery]

August 25, 2015
Hunt, Alaric, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
294 pages ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from jacket.
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
"Clayton Guthrie is a private fixer for the aristocracy of New York City. His latest job is to protect a Manhattan heiress from a dangerous stalker. He hires retired bodyguard Abraham Swabe to protect her while he runs a trap operation assisted by his young operative, Rachel Vasquez, who juggles her new responsibilities while suffering from the shaky after-effects of a shootout"--Amazon.com.

Running wild

August 25, 2015
Andersen, Susan, 1950- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin HQN, [2015]
346 pages ; 17 cm
"Magdalene Deluca isn't the damsel-in-distress type. But if she has to involve a stranger in a dangerous chase through South America, she's glad Finn Kavanagh's the guy she sucked into her problems. Very glad. The man oozes sex and magnetic confidence. And since their connection is steamier than the sultry rain forest, why waste time resisting him? Finn's peaceful vacation is blown to bits the second Mags strides into view. For years he's ignored his family's pleas to settle down. Now he's falling hard for a blonde force of nature who's allergic to commitment. First he has to keep Mags safe as they search for her missing parents. Then they can determine if it's time to stop running--and take a chance on the wildest thrill he's ever known" -- provided by publisher.

Wildest dreams

August 25, 2015
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2015
315 pages ; 25 cm.
Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes. Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks's house as Lin Su nurses Winnie through the realities of ALS. A single mother, Lin Su is proud of taking charge and never showing weakness. But she has her hands full coping with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues. And Charlie is asking questions about his family history--questions she doesn't want to answer. When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents the interference in her life. But Blake is certain he can break through her barriers and be the man she and Charlie need. When faced with a terrible situation, Blake comes to the rescue, and Lin Su realizes he just might be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be.

It's a wonderful wife

August 25, 2015
Chapman, Janet, author.
New York : Jove Books, 2015.
326 pages ; 18 cm
Jesse Sinclair and his two brothers spent years dodging the women his grandfather threw in their path. But then the matchmaking old wolf died, and his brothers did the unthinkable: they ran off to Maine to get married. Now Jesse wants to join them. Convinced the Pine Tree State must have another eligible woman to spare, he buys a small island just off Castle Cove to build a home for his future family. But as he discovers, finding the woman of your dreams isn't as easy as his brothers made it seem. First of all, the only woman capable of filling those wedding shoes is Cadi Glace -- and unfortunately, she's already engaged.

Sustained

August 25, 2015
Chase, Emma.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
xi, 267 pages ; 21 cm.

Tough love

August 25, 2015
Foster, Lori, 1958-
©2015
538 pages ; 17 cm.
"Bonus Buckhorn novella included!"--Cover.
Vanity Baker knows the best way to keep the famously commitment-phobic Stack "The Wolf" Hannigan around is to keep things casual between them. But when Stack's troublemaking family arrives on the scene, threatening everything he cares about, Stack realizes they are much more than friends with benefits.

Ransom Canyon

August 25, 2015
Thomas, Jodi, author.
©2015
268 pages ; 25 cm
"Rancher Staten Kirkland, the last descendant of Ransom Canyon's founding father, is rugged and practical to the last. No one knows that when his troubling memories threaten to overwhelm him, he runs to lovely, reclusive Quinn O'Grady, or that she has her own secret that no one living knows. Young Lucas Reyes has his eye on the prize--college, and the chance to become something more than a ranch hand's son. But one night, one wrong decision, will set his life on a course even he hadn't imagined. Yancy Grey is running hard from his troubled past. He doesn't plan to stick around Ransom Canyon, just long enough to learn the town's weaknesses and how to use them for personal gain. Only Yancy, a common criminal since he was old enough to reach a car's pedals, isn't prepared for what he encounters" -- provided by publisher.

What to do with a duke

August 25, 2015
MacKenzie, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
343 pages ; 17 cm.
"Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing--or fall unexpectedly, madly in love ... Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town's infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart--the most handsome man she's ever seen, and the only man who's ever impressed her in the least ... With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can't help but be stirred by Cat. It's terribly unfortunate he's not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir's birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken--in true fairy-tale fashion--by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin"-- provided by publisher.

Threads of evidence

August 25, 2015
Wait, Lea, author.
©2015
310 pages ; 18 cm.
"It's hard to imagine anything bad ever happening in picturesque Haven Harbor, Maine--until a famous face rolls into town and unthreads some very dark secrets. Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are all too familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as "Aurora," has been sitting vacant for nearly twenty-five years--and some say it's haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances. Harbor Haven is abuzz with excitement when Hollywood actress Skye West decides to buy Aurora and sell off its furnishings. And Angie is intrigued when Skye asks her to appraise the estate's sizable collection of needlepoint pictures. But the more she examines the pieces, the more they seem to point toward Jasmine's murder--and the murderer--and it's up to her to stitch the clues together." -- from publisher's web site.

Slaughter

August 25, 2015
Lutz, John, 1939- author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
402 pages ; 19 cm.

Eden

August 25, 2015
Fox, Candice, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., [2015]
343 pages ; 21 cm
"Most homicide detective teams run on trust, loyalty, and the shared desire to put killers behind bars. Frank Bennett's partner, Eden Archer, thrives on darkness and danger. She has a rare talent for catching killers - but her idea of justice has little to do with courtrooms. Now three girls are missing, and Eden is going undercover to a remote farm where the troubled go to hide and blood falls more often than rain. Frank’s job is to keep an eye on his partner while she's there - but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect others from her?"--Provided by publisher.

Cold hearts

August 25, 2015
Sala, Sharon, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : MIRA Books, [2015]
329 pages ; 17 cm
"Secrets and lies"--Cover.
"If only it had been something else that brought Lissa Sherman and Mack Jackson back in touch after so many years. Something--anything--other than the murder of Mack's father. Even worse, Lissa's car had been used as the murder weapon. Thirty-five years ago, four friends went out joyriding and ended up in a terrible accident that left one dead and the others with no memory of that awful night. Now two more people, including Mack's father, have been murdered, and if the lone survivor knows why they're being targeted, she's not talking. Even as Lissa and Mack find themselves drawn together in the midst of tragedy, the mystery deepens when someone comes after Lissa, too. Is the danger to her tied to the other deaths, or are two killers at work in town? Now Mack has to fight an unknown attacker as well as his feelings for Lissa, but it may be that he can't win either battle" -- provided by publisher.

When Kacey left

August 25, 2015
Green, Dawn, author.
Markham, ON : Red Deer Press, [2015]
227 pages ; 20 cm

Hide and seek

August 25, 2015
Casey, Jane (Jane E.)
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"A Jess Tennant novel"--Cover.
Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.

Femme

August 25, 2015
Bach, Mette, 1976-, author.
©2015
175 pages ; 19 cm.
"RL 3.0/Teen fiction"--Back cover.
Academics have never been Sofie's strong point; she's too busy spending all of her free time with her boyfriend, Paul, the captain of her Surrey high school's soccer team. When her English teacher implements a new program that pairs her with straight-A student Clea, Sofie worries about how Paul will react to her hanging out with the only out lesbian at school. Sofie is as surprised as Paul at how close she and Clea quickly become. When Sofie discovers that Clea is planning a road trip to check out some American colleges over the winter break, she invites herself along, causing more issues with Paul. But it's only after a college student asks if Sofie identifies as a "femme" lesbian that she starts to question her own sexuality and her relationship with both Clea and Paul.

Friends in high places : a Liberty Lane mystery

August 25, 2015
Peacock, Caro, author.
Sutton, [England] Severn House Publishers Ltd., 2015.
220 pages ; 23 cm.
Featuring private investigator Liberty Lane September, 1840. Novelist and patron of the arts Lady Blessington has hired Liberty Lane to escort a French gentleman to The Hague. For he has in his possession important papers that will assist in the forthcoming trial of Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the late emperor's nephew who has failed in an attempt to seize power in France. Plans for the undercover expedition are disrupted however when a body is found hanging in the attic at Gore House, Lady Blessington's Kensington mansion. Uncovering evidence that the murder was meticulously prepared for and planned well in advance, Liberty determines to track down the killer. But she is about to find herself plunged into a highly dangerous game involving blackmail, treachery, espionage - and cold-blooded murder.

End time

August 25, 2015
Korman, Keith.
New York : Tor, 2015.
524 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A novel"--Cover.
"What is happening to the country--and the planet? A government bio-lab experiment goes hideously wrong, infecting people with scientifically-programmed madness. Random kidnappings of women and girls proliferate throughout the land. Some people suddenly succumb to horrifically virulent viruses while others become able to read minds. Mysteriously summoned to confront these frightening questions, three people are thrown together on a bizarre cross-country quest: Cheryl Gibson, an LA cop; Billy Howahkan, a Lakota Sioux with seeming supernatural gifts; and Bhakti Singh, a distinguished space scientist. This unlikely group must track down a pair of children with extraordinary powers, children who will determine humanity's fate--obliteration or salvation. As the three set out across America, a blood-dimmed tide is unleashed. Anarchy, terror, and death stalk the land in Keith Korman's End Time"-- Provided by publisher.

Ever after

August 25, 2015
Lacey, Rachel.
New York : Forever, 2015.
x, 366 pages ; 18 cm.
"CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Olivia Bennett is not having a happy birthday. Instead of blowing out her twenty-nine candles, she's stuck in jail, caught red-handed in a graffiti incident that (perhaps) involved one too many strawberry margaritas. Worst idea ever. The only bright side is that she ended up in the strong arms of the most gorgeous lawman she's ever seen. Pete Sampson (aka Deputy Hot Stuff) faces intense pressure from the sheriff to find out who's behind a string of vandalisms. And after her spray-painting spree, Olivia is suspect number one. Still, Pete can't stop thinking about her. Wanting her. Now he's torn between his duty and his overpowering desire for the vivacious waitress. But he may have to bend the rules because true love is more important than the letter of the law"-- Provided by publisher.

Down in the valley

August 25, 2015
Shoup, Jane.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, 2015.
378 pages ; 17 cm
"Miss Emeline Wright risked everything to escape the monster who stole her innocence, her dignity, her pride. Now no one in her little home town nestled in the West Virginia hills must ever know what she was forced to do while a captive in the city. Her only chance is to make a go of her uncle's failing farm, but how can a woman alone, in rough country, survive? With unfailing courage and an open heart, Em wins over the townspeople who've judged her so harshly, taking in a motley crew of misfits who show up, one by one, to lend a hand. But it's the quiet strength and unfailing love of a single man that will show her how to trust again as they build a home to last forever."--Back cover.

You're the Earl that I want

August 25, 2015
Bowen, Kelly, author.
New York, NY : Forever, 2015.
365 pages ; 18 cm.
"The Lords of Worth"--P. [4] of cover.
For businessman Heath Hextall, inheriting an earldom has been a damnable nuisance. The answer: find a well-bred, biddable woman to keep his life in order and observe the required social niceties. But it's always been clear that Lady Josephine Somerhall is not that woman. Once a shy slip of a girl, Joss is now brilliant, beautiful chaos in a ball gown.

Luck be a lady

August 25, 2015
Duran, Meredith, author.
New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2015.
351 pages ; 18 cm
"Pocket books romance"--Spine.
"They call her the 'Ice Queen.' Catherine Everleigh is London’s loveliest heiress, but a bitter lesson in heartbreak has taught her to keep to herself. All she wants is her birthright--the auction house that was stolen from her. To win this war, she’ll need a powerful ally. Who better than infamous and merciless crime lord Nicholas O’Shea? A marriage of convenience will no doubt serve them both. Having conquered the city’s underworld, Nick seeks a new challenge. Marrying Catherine will give him the appearance of legitimacy--and access to her world of the law-abiding elite. No one needs to know he’s coveted Catherine for a year now--their arrangement is strictly business, free from the troubling weaknesses of love. Seduction, however, is a different matter--an enticing game he means to ensure she enjoys, whether she wishes to or note."--Provided by publisher.

A taste of Sugar

August 25, 2015
Adair, Marina, author.
New York : Forever, 2015.
385 pages ; 18 cm.
"Charlotte Holden, Sugar's favorite pediatrician, knows better than anyone that love only leads to heartbreak. Instead, she's focused on creating the Grow Clinic, an outpatient center for children. All she has to do now is to host the best Founder's Day Parade in the history of Sugar, Georgia, to win over a big-city donor. Easy as peach pie. Then sexy Jace McGraw blows back into town and utters those three words every woman dreads: we're still married. Jace McGraw was making an offer on his dream business in Atlanta when he was told that his wife had some credit issues. Wait, his wife? The annulment went through years ago-or so he thought. He'd walked away only to keep his troublemaker reputation from ruining her dreams. But now that they have a second chance, Jace offers Charlotte a deal: he'll grant a discreet divorce in exchange for 30 days and nights of marriage. Because this time he isn't going to let her go without a fight" -- provided by publisher.

Awake

August 25, 2015
Preston, Natasha.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2015]
328 pages ; 21 cm
"A car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past. When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett's past, and he's determined to shield her from it...because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents. And they want her back"-- Provided by publisher.

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