The best books to read are the ones that transport you to another world. From where we stand, books are an essential key to healthy living. Whether you’re just beginning your morning or you’re at the end of a long day, there’s nothing like pouring a cup of tea and curling up in a quiet spot with a good book. In as little as a half an hour, a great story can reset your mind and lift up your mood by taking you away from your to-do’s and into a universe of your own imagination. But if you’re short on good books to read, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These reading suggestions are all sure to break up your day-to-day routine by providing a mental rest. And if you need book club suggestions, this list is sure to fit the bill with options that everyone will love.
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Over the Fence by Mary Monroe
'Over the Fence' by Mary Monroe
New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe is known for her historical page-turners— and the second installment in her Neighbors series delivers! Set in Alabama during the Depression, this tale follows newlyweds and professional bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton. When the couple becomes friendly with their “perfect” neighbors Joyce and Odell Watson, a series of secrets, scandals and lies soon follows.
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Cartier’s Hope by M. J. Rose
'Cartiers Hope' Wife by M.J Rose
Filled with rich historical charm and decadent details, this novel begins in 1910 amid the glitter and grit of New York City, where Vera Garland is trying to make her mark in the male-dominated world of journalism. When news of the Hope Diamond arrives in the city, Vera is on its trail. As she investigates rumors about the jewel’s new owner, she is determined to expose the truth—even if it means losing everything she’s worked for.
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Killer Blonde by Laura Levine
'Killer Blonde' by Laura Levine
When quirky writer Jaine Austen is offered big bucks to ghostwrite a book of hostess tips for Beverly Hills socialite Sue Ellen Kingsley, Jaine takes the gig. But when Sue Ellen turns up dead in the bathtub and a mysterious blonde is seen fleeing the scene, all the clues point to three suspects: a masseuse, a nurse or a former game show host. One of them is hiding a murderous heart…and now, Jaine must uncover the killer!
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Hart’s Hollow Farm by Janet Dailey
'Harts Hollow' by Janet Dailey
The much-anticipated new release from the vault of the late iconic romance author Janet Dailey is as captivating as it is swoon-worthy. The moment Kristen Daniels arrives at Hart’s Hollow farm, the place speaks to her soul. So when the 73-year-old matriarch, Emmy Hart, asks Kristen to help restore her property, she accepts…which puts her in the path of Emmy’s rugged, handsome grandson, Mitch, and a chance at new love.
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Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
'Recipe for a Perfect' Wife by Karma Brown
This captivating novel alternates between the perspectives of Alice Hale, a modern-day woman who leaves her big-city career and moves to the suburbs with her husband, and her new home’s previous owner, a 1950s housewife named Nellie. After finding a cookbook with Nellie’s notes in the margins, Alice discovers astonishing parallels between their lives—including a sinister side to Nellie’s marriage. Clever, dark and empowering.
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Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden
'Inventing Victoria' by Tonya Bolden
As a young black woman in the 1880s Georgia, Essie finds herself longing for a more luxurious life. And after meeting a rich and cultured lady named Dorcas Vashon—who transforms her into “Victoria” with education, etiquette lessons and a beautiful new wardrobe— the life Essie desires is finally within reach. But as Victoria enters high society, she must decide how much of her true self she’s willing to give up.
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The Protective One by Shelley Shepard Gray
'The Protective One' by Shelley Shepard Gray
Filled with heartbreaking and uplifting moments, this love story stars Elizabeth Anne, or “E.A.,” as she reevaluates her life and breaks things off with her suitor, David. Unsure of how to navigate her future, E.A. turns to her friend Will for support…and the duo quickly realizes they have deep feelings for each other. Now, E.A. must go on a heart-opening journey that may lead her to everything she’s been searching for.
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Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
'Big Lies in a Small Town' by Diane Chamberlain
Author Diane Chamberlain is known for her heart-pounding whodunits—and her latest is no exception. After taking the fall for a crime she didn’t commit, artist Morgan Christopher faces three years in prison until a mysterious visitor offers to have her released if she’ll restore a small town mural from the 1940s. Morgan accepts and is swept up in the mystery of the mural’s creator…and finding out what really happened to her.
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Butterfly by Ashley Antoinette
'Butterfly' by Ashley Antoinette
Packed with drama, suspense, and passion, this novel takes readers on a wild ride. After losing her first love, Morgan Atkins is terrified to love again. But she finally settles for a comfortable life with a nice man. When a ghost from her past resurfaces, though, she finds herself entangled in lies. Now, she’s forced to choose between safety and a bad boy. From heartbreak to butterflies, will Morgan decide to listen to her head or her heart?
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The Innkeeper’s Bride by Kathleen Fuller
'The Innkeeper's Bride' by Kathleen Fuller
This charming tale full of sweet moments and likable, heartfelt characters begins when Selah Ropp returns to the Amish community of Birch Creek, hoping for a fresh start. She accepts a job at Levi Stoll’s newly restored family inn…where Levi’s grandma decides to play matchmaker. With new friends and a blossoming romance, Selah may finally learn to let go of the past and bask in the blessings that God has in store for her.
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Much Ado About Nutmeg by Sarah Fox
'Much Ado About Nutmeg' by Sarah Fox
Wedding bells are in the air— along with the aroma of maple syrup—at Marley McKinney’s pancake house, the Flip Side, as she whips up pancakes and plans out her big day. It’s all going as smooth as her batter, until reporter Yvonne Pritchard stirs up a batch of trouble. But when Yvonne turns up dead, Marley steps in to help catch the killer before she finds herself part of a short-stack of bodies! A laughout- loud and clever adventure.
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The Moments Between by Natalie Banks
'The Moments Between' by Natalie Banks
Known for her moving tales that touch the heart, bestselling author Natalie Banks returns with a unique love story. When Claire DuPont’s husband is killed in a train accident, she’s distraught. Then one morning, six months later, she awakes to find him alive again—but the date is three months before the accident. As time goes on, events unfold in the exact same way, and Claire vows to stop at nothing to save her soulmate.
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Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict
'Lady Clementine' by Marie Benedict
Packed with rich, sweeping detail, Marie Benedict’s newest historical saga stars Clementine, the strong, influential and supportive wife of Winston Churchill. Through the decades that her husband was on the frontlines of politics during WWI and WWII, Lady Clementine was Churchill’s pillar of strength. A powerful and inspiring fictional story based on the real-life events of an unsung yet heroic woman.
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Head Games by Mary B. Morrison
'Head Games' by Mary B. Morrison
Known for her drama-filled series The Crystal, Mary B. Morrison returns with the third installment following the life of sisters Mercedes and Devereaux Crystal. When Mercedes’ husband has an affair just before Devereaux’s wedding, Mercedes convinces Devereaux to do a background check on her own fiancé. The secrets they uncover are devastating—and now the Crystal family’s bond will be put to the ultimate test.
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The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin
'The Little Bookshop on the Seine' by Rebecca Raisin
Charming settings and sweet moments abound after bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the chance at a job exchange with her Parisian friend, Sophie. With her boyfriend, Ridge, away, Sarah agrees to go. But she soon realizes the opportunity isn’t as dreamy as she hoped. What follows are new friendships, challenges and the chance for an unexpected happily ever after.
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Bound for Murder by Victoria Gilbert
'Bound for Murder' by Victoria Gilbert
This quirky whodunit follows Blue Ridge library director Amy Webber after she vows to help her friend Sunny win the local mayoral election. But when a skeleton tumbles out of Sunny’s closet and a body from the 1960s is found on her grandparents’ farm, Sunny’s hopes of getting elected are squashed. Now, Amy must stand by her promise and help clear Sunny’s name quickly—before someone makes a skeleton out of her!
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The Way Back to You by Sharon Sala
'The Way Back to You' by Sharon Sala
Filled with heartfelt charm and lovable characters, this sweet novel follows Sully Raines, a retired fireman, who sets out to find his birth mother in Blessings, Georgia. When he arrives, he rescues a woman from an accident, only to later realize she’s his childhood sweetheart, Melissa. Soon, sparks fly between them again and Sully’s search for answers about his past might just become the key to his future. A truly delightful read.
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The Safe House by Kiki Swinson
'The Safe House' by Kiki Swinson
Suspense, adventure and a race against time…this thrilling action-packed story has it all. When a get-rich-quick scheme goes wrong, Misty Heiress finds herself mistakenly tangled up with a drug cartel and the FBI. Her life continues to unravel as the police name her a suspect in her boyfriend’s disappearance, and a cruel cartel boss remains hot on her trail. Now, Misty must risk everything to save what little she has left.
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Cut and Run by Fern Michaels
'Cut and Run' by Fern Michaels
Beloved author Fern Michaels, known for her suspenseful stories laced with romance, has penned the much-anticipated 30th book in her The Sisterhood series. When Countess Annie de Silva, founder of the justice group The Sisterhood, slips away leaving only a cryptic note, her friends are desperate to find her. Turns out, Annie returned to a monastery to face her painful past and soon rallies her fearless “sisters” to help set things right.
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Hems and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney
'Hems and Homicide' by Elizabeth Penney
This quirky-meets-fun tale unfolds in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, where Iris Buckley and her grandmother, Anne, open a new sewing shop, Ruffles & Bows. Things take a turn when a dead body—that Anne recognizes—shows up in the shop. As Anne becomes the prime suspect, Iris must solve the puzzle to clear her name and find the killer…all before their business is scrapped and they’re measured for murder!
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'Saving You' by Charlotte Nash
Fans of Jojo Moyes and Jane Green will rejoice over this heartwarming saga. When Mallory Cook’s ex-husband, Duncan, fails to return her 5-year-old son, Harry, after a visit, she boards a plane to find him. During her trip, she meets Zadie, Ernie and Jock, three retirees who escaped from their assisted living home. Soon, the friends take risks to help each other find what they need most. A tale of compassion and hope.
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'The Wicked Readhead' by Beatriz Williams
This enchanting story first whisks readers back to 1924, where Ginger “Gin” Kelly, a redheaded flapper, is seeking refuge in Cocoa Beach with disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall. Flash-forward to 1998, as Ella Dommerich is settling into her Greenwich Village apartment where Gin once lived. After finding rare photographs, Ella starts piecing together Gin’s dazzling history. Mysterious and magical until the very last page!
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'Would Like to Meet You' by Rachel Winters
Full of humor and charm, this swoon-worthy novel follows Evie Summers, an assistant at a screenwriting agency, who finds out her job is in jeopardy. To save it, she must convince her firm’s biggest client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing his new script. But first, arrogant Ezra wants proof that people can fall in love like they do in movies. Evie agrees to reenact iconic rom-com scenes in public, but stumbles upon true love in an unexpected place.
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'A Madness of Sunshine' by Nalini Singh
Bestselling author Nalini Singh is known for penning intriguing, heart-pounding tales—and her newest novel is no exception. Anahera, a pianist, has returned to her hometown of Golden Cove on the sunny coast of New Zealand, where she meets Will, the only police officer in town. One day, a woman vanishes and Will asks Anahera for her help in finding the evil culprit. What follows is a series of twists, turns and hair-raising secrets.
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'Regretting You' by Colleen Hoover
For fans of P.S. I Love You and One Day, Colleen Hoover’s new novel delivers moments that are heartbreaking and heartfelt. The plot follows Morgan Grant and her 16-year-old daughter, Clara, who struggle to get along. Chris, Morgan’s husband and Clara’s father, is the anchor who brings peace to their family. So when Chris is in a tragic accident, their lives are forever changed. A stirring mother-daughter story full of hope, loss and great love.
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'Meet Me on Love Lane' by Nina Bocci
Filled with small-town charm and a sweet cast of characters, this story stars Charlotte Bishop as she returns home to Hope Lake after being fired from her city job. She’s surprised to find the area so lively—and she’s even more surprised to find her dream job. Soon, she sparks a connection with a handsome doctor anda charming teacher. Two men, two cities…which “lane” will Charlotte choose to take?
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'A Trace of Deceit' by Karen Odden
Victorian-era London comes to life in this mysterious, richly-detailed saga. Annabel Rowe is convinced her brother, Edwin, was murdered. And when a valuable French painting goes missing from his studio, Annabel believes the theft is somehow tied to his death. Determined to uncover the truth at all costs, she soon finds herself tangled in an eerie world of politics, corruption and secrets someone will kill to keep.
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'In The Time We Lost' by Carrie Hope Fletcher
This sweet fantasy follows the life of Luna Lark as she embarks on a journey to mend her broken heart by moving to the most remote place she can find: the magical island of Ondingside. During her first night there, a freak July snowfall closes the town, and Luna seeks refuge in the only coffee shop open… where she meets Beau. What follows is an eerie connection and bizarre events that may help Luna learn how to love again.
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'Wrapped up in Christmas' by Janice Lynn
Filled with heartfelt charm, this novel follows Sarah Smith, who knits a quilt and donates it to a wounded warrior program. When Bodie Lewis, an injured Army Ranger, receives Sarah’s quilt, he sets out to thank her. Bodie is surprised to find the quilt’s maker is a young woman, and when she mistakes him for a handyman, he doesn’t correct her…at first. A delightful tale of mistaken identities and mended hearts.
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'Mrs. Miracle' by Debbie Macomber
Fans of Mary Poppins and Nanny McPhee will rejoice over this sweet story about beloved nanny Mrs. Merkle. After Seth Webster loses his wife, he’s left to raise twin boys. Just when he needs a miracle to keep his family together, Mrs. Merkle, who the kids soon call “Mrs. Miracle,” appears on his doorstep. Her sassy spirit, patience and loving encouragement may just give Seth the courage to learn to love again.
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'Royal Holiday' by Jasmine Guillory
Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date, is back with another romantic tale—and this one features a holiday twist! When Vivian Forest tags along on her daughter’s work trip to England, she’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights. But what she doesn’t expect is to have an instant attraction to Malcolm Hudson, the queen’s private secretary. Sparks fly in this festive and fun love story.
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'7 Days of Christmas' by Jen Hatmaker
Planning, prepping, wrapping…the holidays can be exhausting! To the rescue: Christian author Jen Hatmaker’s candid and delightful new book addresses seven everyday areas of life—food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste, stress—and turns them each into ways we can open our hearts and capture the true spirit of Christmas. With her “less is more” approach and humor, she offers actionable tips to help us feel more peace and joy all season.
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'Clobbered to Death' by Rosemarie Ross
This quirky whodunit stars Courtney Archer, host of the show Cooking with the Farmer’s Daughter, who’s just been cast on a reality baking show. Drama heats up when Mick, another contestant, finds out Courtney is actually a pediatrician’sdaughter. But when Mick is found dead, and Courtney’s cast-iron pan is believed to be the murder weapon, the heat is on to find the real killer faster than you can say “cherry pie!”
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'The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude' Sarah Ban Breathnach
When life gets stressful and chaotic, it’s all too easy to overlook our blessings. That’s why Sarah Ban Breathnach has updated and expanded her life-changing #1 New York Times bestselling book that has revolutionized the way women have found joy for the past 25 years. With daily inspirational reflections, practical tips and new advice on gratitude journaling, this guide is a tried, true—and improved!— way for women to find balance and bliss during life’s busiest moments.
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'Spy' by Danielle Steel
In her latest beautifully written saga, beloved author Danielle Steel whisks readers back to 1939 London. At the start of WWII, Alexandra Wickham leaves her affluent family to volunteer as a nurse. But when Alex’s superiors discover she’s fluent in French and German, she’s recruited to become a secret agent. What follows is an adventure full of secrets, espionage, life-and-death missions and how women can truly change history.
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'Duty or Desire' by Brenda Jackson
Fans of classic swoon-worthy love stories will rejoice over this dreamy saga filled with sweet moments and fiery chemistry. Pete Higgins is an honorable man and always keeps his word. After taking in his orphaned niece, he hires a temporary nanny, Myra Hollister, and he is immediately enchanted by Myra’s beauty and charm. But she also has dangerous secrets that make Pete question if love is worth the risk.
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'The Princess Plan' by Julia London
Secrets, scandals and steamy chemistry—this paperback escape has it all! When the secretary of Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all London society can talk about… including Eliza Tricklebank. Her gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater interest in the beautiful Eliza. Delightful and delicious!
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'The Queen of Nothing' by Holly Black
This jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy might be the most enthralling of them all. As the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless after a betrayal from the wicked king, Cardan. She plots revenge with her twin sister, Taryn, and risks everything to venture back into the Faerie court to confront Cardan and get back all he took from her. But as war brews and a powerful curse is unleashed, danger lurks at every turn!
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'Memories and Murder' by Lynn Cahoon
Set in a quaint resort in South Cove, California, the quirky 10th whodunit in the beloved Tourist Trap Mystery series brings readers back into the life of Jill Gardner. When Jill hosts a talk on protecting seniors in the community, she finds out her elderly Aunt Jackie has been getting mysterious calls. Jill is certain the caller is a con artist, and when a volunteer from the Senior Project is murdered, it becomes clear no one is safe!
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'The Confession Club' by Elizabeth Berg
Bestselling author of nearly 30 inspiring novels, Berg fills her latest charmer with heart. A group of women start a monthly supper club expecting talks, laughs and dinner. But when one woman confesses something intimate, the group begins sharing misdeeds, insecurities and long-held regrets— turning the meeting into “The Confession Club.” An uplifting story of friendship, love and surprising revelations.
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'Twisted Twenty-Six' by Janet Evanovich
Bestselling author Janet Evanovich, best known for her hilarious tales of adventure, is back with another novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie has doubts about Grandma Mazur’s upcoming marriage to local gangster Jimmy Rosolli. But when he drops dead 45 minutes after saying, “I do,” his “business partners” come for his wealth. Now Stephanie must jump in to protect Grandma—at all costs!
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'Queen of The Conquered' by Kacen Callender
Dynamic characters and rich, spellbinding action come to life in this epic story. Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. Years earlier, colonizers killed her family—and now she’s ready to get her revenge. Sigourney’s mind-reading powers help her gain access to the royal court, but she soon becomes the target of a darker magic. It’s a thrilling supernatural adventure.
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'The Bromance Book Club' by Lyssa Kay Adams
Fans of rom-coms will flip for this fun, swoon-worthy tale! When second baseman for the Nashville Legends, Gavin Scott, finds out his wife, Thea, has been unhappy in their marriage and wants a divorce, he’s totally crushed. Desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. Will tips from the guys andsteamy reads help Gavin win back the love of his life?
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'Not My Daughter' by Kate Hewitt
This deeply emotional and heartfelt novel follows Milly, who’s always dreamed of having a child of her own. But when she and her husband, Matt, discover they can’t have kids, Milly’s best friend and Matt’s brother offer to help them through IVF. Miraculously, the procedure works and Milly gives birth to baby Alice, but just when all seems right, the family is faced with a new tragedy. A journey of sorrow, forgiveness and hope.
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'City of Scoundrels' by Victoria Thompson
Drama, suspense and secrets… this captivating WWI saga has it all! Elizabeth Miles is an ex-con turned Lady, whose husband, Gideon, prepares wills for drafted soldiers. Soon, Gideon meets Tom Preston, who requests a new will to give his estate to his secret wife. But when Tom is killed, his greedy family comes after his fortune, so Elizabeth and Gideon must secure Tom’s riches for his wife and their child—legal or not.
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'Thanksgiving in Paradise' by Kathi Daley
Bestselling author of more than 75 novels, Daley is known for her delightfully fun cozy mysteries—and her latest in the Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series is no exception. When an explosion at the town hall on Halloween trapped Tj under a pile of rubble, she was lucky to make it out alive. Now, Tj must help the council members crack the case and find the killing culprit just in time for Thanksgiving dinner!
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'Get A Life, Chloe Brown' by Talia Hibbert
This spicy-sweet rom-com kicks off as Chloe Brown, a chronically ill computer geek, makes a to-do list in hopes of helping herself “get a life.” One item on her list: Do something “bad.” She enlists Redford Morgan, a rugged handyman with tattoos, to help, but as he teaches Chloe how to rebel, the pair surprisingly begins falling for each other. An “opposites attract” romance filled with sexy banter, humor and charm.
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'The Family Upstairs' by Lisa Jewell
Full of nail-biting twists and turns, this story is a rollercoaster ride from page one. On her 25th birthday, Libby, who was adopted, is informed that she’s inherited a mansion. When she visits the home, she learns of a murder that took place there 25 years ago—and that she does in fact have family still living. As her story eerily intertwines with her long-lost siblings, this tale keeps readers on the edge of their seats!
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'The Bright Unknown' by Elizabeth Byler Younts
This poignant, luminous novel shines a light on the realities of a 1940s psychiatric hospital in rural Pennsylvania, where Brighton Friedrich was born. Her mother is a patient in the asylum, and all she knows of the world is what she reads. Brighton grows up with a male patient she calls Angel, and over time, the duo make a plan to escape. A compelling tale about the search for answers, family, and a safe place to call home.
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'How To Knit A Murder' by Sally Goldenbaum
Sally Goldenbaum, author of the bestselling Seaside Knitters Mystery series, spins another quirky and colorful “yarn” in her newest whodunit. Rose Chopra becomes the Seaside Knitters hero after she saves a shipment of their yarn from water damage. So when Rose is blamed for a local murder, the knitters come to her defense. But as Rose’s secret past comes to light, the knitting crew must unravel the real culprit—fast!
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'All About Evie' by Cathy Lamb
Haunted by eerie premonitions as a child, Evie Lindsay has since come to accept these visions as part of who she is. Until a DNA test reveals that she isn’t the girl she thought she was. Soon Evie begins questioning everything she once believed about her free-spirited family and her life on San Orcanita island. But her new discovery pushes her to dive deep into secrets of the past and come to terms with her “curse” that might actually be a gift.
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'The Curious Heat of Alilsa Rae' by Stephanie Butland
Beautifully written and filled with endearing charm, this uplifting novel follows Ailsa Rae as she recovers from a recent heart transplant that saves her life. The narrative unfolds through blog entries and emails that Ailsa writes about her new life, her problems with her mother and the loss of her love, Lennox. Raw and powerful, she searches for courage to finally live the life she’s always wanted.
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'Beside Herself' by Elizabeth LaBan
Hannah Bent has the life she always dreamed of: a husband, a family, happiness. But when her husband’s misstep puts their marriage on the line, Hannah is devastated. Determined to make their relationship work, Hannah attempts to settle the score with a wild scheme of her own. Until she comes to find exactly what she’s looking for…where she leastexpects it. A gripping story of betrayal, hope and the messy detours to everlasting love.
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'The House of Brides' by Jane Cockram
Brimming with haunting detail and eerie mystery, this debut novel is compelling from the first page. When Miranda ventures to England to visit the family she’s never met, she goes with only the knowledge from her late mother’s book, The House of Brides—a chronicle of all the women who married into their family. But when her strange uncle’s “bride” goes missing, secrets of her family’s dark past soon come to light.
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'Fudge Bites' by Nancy Coco
It’s all fun and games at the annual Halloween zombie walk charity event until fudge shop owner Allie McMurphy stumbles upon a real murder. Following the bloody tracks of her cat, Carmella, Allie finds a body in the alley behind the Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. With the help of handsome officer Rex Manning, the duo must use every trick in their treat bag to unmask the killer!
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'Secrets of the Chocolate House' by Paula Brackston
Bestselling author Paula Brackston blends the past and present in the second novel of the fan-favorite Found Things series. After her time-traveling to the 17th century—where she met Samuel and learned she can speak to inanimate objects— Xanthe settles back into daily life at her antiques shop. But when she’s alerted that Samuel is in danger, she must journey back into the past to save him.
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'The Dollmaker' by Nina Allan
Brimming with wonder and unique detail, this whimsical story unfolds when dollmaker Andrew Garvie answers an ad in a magazine from a woman named Bramber Winters, who’s lived in a remote institution since she was a child. With each letter they write, they grow closer, and Andrew soon sets out on a dangerous trek to free her. Full of twists and turns, this multilayered magical tale is about a truly one-of-a-kind love.
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'Crypt Suzette' by Maya Corrigan
This feisty, quirky whodunit begins as Val Deniston gears up for the Halloween party she’s catering for the new bookshop in town. But after the bash, she finds her granddad’s roommate, Suzette Cripps, mowed down by a hit-and-run driver. At first, Val thinks this fright-night debacle was just an accident, but as she digs for the truth, she finds that Suzette was a target. Now Val is determined to rip the mask off the culprit before it’s too late!
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'The Art of Theft' by Sherry Thomas
Readers are transported back to the Victorian era in this witty mystery following Lady Sherlock, Charlotte Holmes. Lady Sherlock’s friend, Mrs. Watson, is desperate to recover a priceless painting that’s holding hidden secrets, so she enlists her to help steal back the artwork before it’s sold. Little does the duo know, nothing about the heist is what is seems. This tale puts a delightful female-power twist on classic characters!
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'The Institute' by Stephen King
Iconic author Stephen King has penned 52 novels—and sold 350 million copies—and his latest hair-raising tale promises thrills and chills. Luke Ellis wakes up in a room that looks like his own, only there’s no way out. Outside his door is an institute full of other kids like him with special “talents” of telekinesis and telepathy. As the sinister staff plots to extract their abilities, Luke must escape. An eerie story of good versus evil.
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Bodies In Library
'The Bodies in the Library' by Marty Wingate
After landing her dream job as the curator of The First Edition Society’s library in England, Hayley Burke is ecstatic and makes plans to modernize the library. Her new ideas are backed and funded by a local Agatha Christie writers group, but when someone from the group is found dead behind a pile of books, Hayley sets out to catch the culprit…and she must do so quickly to save the Society and her new job!
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Giver Of Stars
'The Giver of Stars' by Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of the beloved novel Me Before You, returns with a new heartfelt tale set in Depression-era America. Alice Wright marries American Bennett Van Cleve to escape her life in England, but she soon discovers Kentucky isn’t much better. So when an opportunity arises, she joins Eleanor Roosevelt’s traveling library to deliver books by horseback. Based on a true story, this is a tale of friendship, loss, and love.
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'Rebel' by Marie Lu
Adventure, suspense, cinematic detail…this sci-fi tale has it all. Bestselling author Marie Lu’s fourth book in her fan-favorite Legend series is set a decade after Daniel saved the Republic of America. But he’s not the hero he once was. All that matters is keeping his brother Eden safe—even if it means leaving June, the love of his life. When evil lures Eden into darkness, Daniel must find a way to save him. A riveting, visionary read.
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Life On Loan
'Life on Loan' by Ashley Farley
Filled with warmth and hope, this novel about second chances follows old college friends Lena Browder and Olivia Westcoat, who unexpectedly meet again in an airport lounge. Both of their lives are falling apart, so they decide to trade houses for one month of rest and rediscovery. Lena stays in Olivia’s Charleston condo and Olivia in Lena’s Virginia river cottage. With new starts, will the women have the lives of their dreams after all?
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Mumbo Gumbo Murder
'Mumbo Gumbo Murder' by Laura Child
New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs spices things up in the 16th book of her fan-favorite New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery series. Scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand and her friend Ava are excited to attend Jazz Fest, but they are horrified when Devon, the local antique shop owner, is murdered — with an ice pick! Determined to solve the case, the sleuthing duo vow to find the killer before they’re put on ice!
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Secret Wife Aaron Burr
'The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr' by Susan Holloway Scott
Power, passion, secrets… the new saga from bestselling historical author Susan Holloway Scott has it all. This novel follows notorious politician and Revolutionary War hero Aaron Burr and Mary Emmons, the intelligent and strong handmaid to Burr’s wife, Theodosia. But when Theodosia passes away, Mary and Aaron can’t deny their connection. Part fact, part fiction, this tale captivates.
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'The Sisters Café' by Carolyn Brown
Fans of beloved Southern films, like Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes, will flip for this charming small-town tale. Cathy Andrews wants it all: the husband, the baby and a house in Texas. But when she meets a reliable man and they get engaged, she questions if he really does love her…or if she’s just arm candy for his political career. With advice from her gal pals and her sister, Marty, will Cathy get her happily ever after?
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Where She Went
'Where She Went' by Kelly Simmons
Kelly Simmons, best known for her bone-chilling thrillers, returns with an eerie tale of a parent’s worst nightmare. When Maggie O’Farrell’s daughter, Emma, goes away to college, Maggie can’t shake the feeling that something bad is about to happen — then it does: Emma goes missing. As Maggie desperately hunts for any signs of Emma, she finds clues that send her on a darker journey than she could have ever imagined.
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'Wildflower Hope' by Grace Greene
The second novel in the stunning Wildflower House series, stars Kara Hart, who is determined to give her deep pain and loss a purpose by turning her late father’s rural Virginia Victorian mansion into a creative retreat for artists and writers. As she tackles the renovations, she builds new friendships, mends old relationships, and slowly puts the house, and her heart, back together. A rich tale of love, healing, and forgiveness.
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'No Judgments' by Meg Cabot
Set on Florida’s beautiful Little Bridge Island, this sweet novel follows newly single animal lover Sabrina “Bree” Beckham, who’s heartsick over the pets left behind by residents evacuating for a hurricane. When the handsome Drew Hartwell offers to help her save the animals, she tries to ignore their intense chemistry, and just as the power is restored, her ex shows up. Now Bree must decide between her past and hope of the future.
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'Word to the Wise' by Jenn McKinlay
This quirky new whodunit in the Library Lover’s Mystery series is full of sass, charm and page-turning suspense. Briar Creek’s library director Lindsey Norris is puzzled by newcomer Aaron Grady’s inappropriate stares and late-night visits — and his odd behavior has her fiancé, Sully, on edge. So when Grady is found dead, all clues point to Sully. Now, Lindsey must clear his name and find the culprit before she becomes a footnote!
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'The World That We Knew' by Alice Hoffman
In 1941 Berlin, Jewish mother Hanni Kohn is determined to protect her 12-year-old daughter, Lea, from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a rabbi, but it’s actually his daughter, Ettie, who provides safety by bringing a mysterious creature — a golem named Ava—to life. Ava is sworn to protect Lea, but danger lurks at every turn. Together, Lea, Ava, and Ettie embark on a magical journey of intertwined fates, loss, and tremendous love.
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'The Ten Thousand Doors of January' by Alix E. Harrow
A magical, spellbinding saga unfolds when January Scaller, ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, finds a mysterious book in the mansion where they live. The book is filled with tales of secret doors, adventures and peril. January soon comes to realize that each page tells a story that is uniquely entwined with her very own life. A fantastical journey of self-discovery that reveals the true power of our imaginations.
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'A Single Thread' by Tracy Chevalier
Bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, known for her beloved novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back with another immersive tale. It’s 1932 and Violet Speedwell has lost her fiancé in the war. Facing spinsterhood, Violet moves to Winchester, where she takes a job embroidering the church kneelers for one of England’s grandest cathedrals. There, she discovers new friendships, romance and life-changing hope.
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'Remembering the Dead' by Elizabeth J. Duncan
History, mystery, danger… this quirky tale has it all! Artist, spa owner and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan is enjoying herself at a charming country estate party. After dinner, guests are invited into the library for a private exhibition of the Black Chair, a precious piece of 1917 Welsh history. But to everyone’s horror, the chair is missing, and Penny discovers the body of a waiter. Now she must find the chair and unseat the killer!
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'Met Her Match' by Jude Deveraux
A master of swoon-worthy love stories, Jude Deveraux has sold more than 50 million steamy novels full of humor and heart, and her latest is no exception. Terri Rayburn is used to ignoring the vicious small-town gossip that’s tarnished her reputation. But when she strikes up a friendship with — and intense attraction to — handsome Nate Taggert, he’s determined to discover the source of the rumors… but can he handle the truth?
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Strands Of Truth
'Strands of Truth' by Colleen Coble
Growing up in foster care, Harper Taylor longed to know her true family. So when a DNA test reveals she has a half-sister, Annabelle, Harper is both hopeful and nervous. But as they get to know each other, the sisters discover that both of their mothers died tragically. Determined to know the truth, Harper begins to uncover secrets that put them in great danger. Suspense, drama, and romance: You’re hooked by page one.
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Fatal Caj Festival
'Fatal Cajun Festival' by Ellen Byron
Best-selling author Ellen Byron cranks up the heat in the fifth book of her fan-favorite Cajun Country series. Louisiana B&B owner Maggie Crozat is getting ready for the local jazz festival, where she’ll be cheering on her friend’s band, Gaynell and the Gator Girls. But when a member of devilish diva Tammy Barker’s crew is murdered, Tammy tries to blame Maggie’s friend. Now Maggie must hit the right notes to clear her gal pal’s name!
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'Well Met' by Jen DeLuca
Rom-com fans will adore this novel full of wit, hilarious banter and swoon-worthy moments. Emily has just relocated to Willow Creek for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but she didn’t expect to be roped into volunteering at the local renaissance faire too. Soon Emily is butting heads with Simon, the bristly schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers. All is fair in love and war in this fun enemies turn lovers tale.
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Starlet And Spy
'The Starlet and the Spy' by Ji-min Lee
The year is 1954 in Seoul, South Korea, when Alice J. Kim, a Korean war survivor and translator for the American forces, is chosen to be Marilyn Monroe’s translator during her USO tour. The duo strike up an unlikely friendship as Marilyn surprises Alice with her kindness, which leads Alice to face her own painful past. A moving portrayal of an unexpected kinship and how compassion and connection can truly change lives.
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'Bringing Down the Duke' by Evie Dunmore
Full of witty banter and swoon-worthy moments, this love story begins in 1879 England as commoner Annabelle Archer is accepted into Oxford University. Her scholarship requires her to recruit men of influence to champion the women’s suffrage movement — and she’s set her sights on the cold yet handsome Sebastian Devereux, Duke of Montgomery. Despite their stark differences, sparks fly. A deliciously delightful romance.
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'The Harp of Kings' by Juliet Marillier
Return to the enchanting world of the beloved Sevenwaters novels in a new historical fantasy starring 18-year-old Liobhan, a singer and whistle player, and her brother Dau, a talented harp player. As the siblings begin training to join a band of elite warriors, they are recruited to act as undercover minstrels on a dangerous mission to retrieve a precious harp. Their riveting journey is full of espionage, action and sheer wonder.
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'A Night’s Tail' by Sofie Kelly
Claws come out when Ethan, brother of Mayville Heights librarian Kathleen Paulson, comes to town on tour with his band, and his bandmate gets into a bar fight with abrasive businessman Lewis Wallace. And when Lewis turns up dead, Ethan and his bandmates become the prime suspects. To save her brother, Kathleen and her feline sidekicks, Owen and Hercules, must pounce on the clues to catch the real killer!
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'A Girl Named Anna' by Lizzy Barber
This nail-biting page-turner introduces Anna, who grew up in Florida under the thumb of her strict mother, and a Londoner, Rosie, who lives in the shadow of her sister’s abduction from a theme park 15 years earlier. When Anna visits an oddly familiar theme park on her 18th birthday and receives a letter addressing her by a different name, she questions everything she knows…and begins to search for the shocking truth.
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Handle With Care Book
'Handle with Care' by Helena Hunting
When wilderness-guy Lincoln Moorehead is named CEO of his family’s media company after his father’s death, no-nonsense Wren Sterling is recruited to turn the scruffy bachelor into a suave businessman. Wren only accepts the job in hopes to propel her own career, but soon, steamy sparks fly between the duo and shocking secrets come to light. What follows is a true battle of wills… and a surrendering of hearts.
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Better Man Book
'A Better Man' by Louise Penny
New York Times best-selling author Louise Penny, well-known for her eerily suspenseful tales, returns with her 15th novel following Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. On his first day back as head of the homicide department, Gamache faces the fallout from a catastrophic flood. But as the waters continue to rise, a body is found — and it sends him on a dark and deadly hunt. A heart-pounding page-turner that you can’t put down.
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Jealousy Donuts Book
'Jealousy Filled Donuts' by Ginger Bolton
The Deputy Donut Café, owned by detective’s widow Emily Westhill and her father-in- law, a retired police chief, is beloved in the small town of Fallingbrook. But when a firecracker hidden in a stack of raspberry-filled donuts becomes a murder weapon at the annual picnic, Emily becomes the prime suspect. To preserve her reputation, she must find the felon before there’s another death by explosive donut!
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Lost Daughter Book
'The Lost Daughter' by Gill Paul
Bursting with dynamic characters and intense drama, this captivating novel opens in 1918 during the Russian revolution, right before the royal family is executed. Grand Duchess Maria Romanov is believed to have died with them, but that fateful night is shrouded in mystery. Flash-forward to 1973, when Val Doyle hears her father’s end-oflife confession: “I didn’t want to kill her.” His last words lead Val to uncover a long-held secret.
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Into The Hourglass Book
'Into the Hourglass' by Emily R. King
Dynamic characters and spell-binding action come to life in the second installment of The Evermore Chronicles. Everley Donovan has made it her mission to dethrone the wicked Prince Killian, who slayed her family and left her for dead. In a thrilling race against time and space, Everley must journey through a sea of horrors and battle evil pirates to retrieve the sacred sword that can save her world — before time runs out!
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Corner Of Love And Hate Book
'On the Corner of Love and Hate' by Nina Bocci
Fans of Hallmark Channel rom-coms will flip over this sassy love story. Emmanuelle Peroni’s father — and mayor of their tiny town — asks her to help boost his successor’s image. The one problem? It’s Cooper Endicott — with whom she has a messy past. But for her dad’s sake, Emmanuelle reluctantly agrees. What follows is a rediscovered spark, steamy banter and the art of finding love in unlikely places.
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Empty Nesters Book
'The Empty Nesters' by Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown has penned more than 85 heartfelt novels, and her new saga follows army wives Diana, Carmen, and Joanie, who have been through heartache, war, motherhood, and joy. But when their daughters enlist in the army, they face their biggest challenge yet: being empty nesters. To keep busy, the trio join their spunky, elderly neighbor, Tootsie, on a soul-searching road trip. A delightful journey of hope and healing.
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Chocolate Makers Wife Book
'The Chocolate Maker’s Wife' by Karen Brooks
Set in 17th-century London, this richly detailed novel tells the story of Rosamund Tomkins, whose impoverished parents sell her into an arranged marriage to Sir Everard Blithman. When Rosamund takes a position at her new husband’s luxurious chocolate house, she soon learns the lies and secrets associated with the Blithman name. Full of passion, revenge and redemption, it’s a decadent page-turner.
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Oysterville Sewing Circle Book
'The Oysterville Sewing' Circle by Susan Wiggs
New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs is known for her heartwarming stories and complex characters, and her new novel is no exception. Caroline Shelby has left New York for her small hometown of Oysterville, Washington. When she starts a sewing circle, she learns the deep secrets kept by the local women. What follows is a run-in with an old flame and the healing power of love, friendship… and sewing.
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Things To Save Fire Book
'Things You Save in a Fire' by Katherine Center
Cassie Hanwell is an expert at keeping her cool in heated situations, so her job as one of the only female firefighters in a Texas firehouse suits her well. But when she has to move to Boston to care for her ailing mother, Cassie must adjust to a new job at a tough, old-school firehouse and navigate the feelings sparked by fellow firefighter Owen Callahan. A love story full of courage, forgiveness, and steamy chemistry.
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Downstairs Girl Book
'The Downstairs Girl' by Stacey Lee
By day, 17-year-old Jo Kuan is a lady’s maid for the daughter of the wealthiest man in Atlanta. By night, she’s the anonymous author of a popular newspaper column that addresses issues about race and gender — taboo topics for women in the 1890s. But when Jo receives a mysterious letter that could lead to the parents who abandoned her, she must decide if learning the truth is worth revealing her secret identity. An apt, powerful read.
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Killer Edition Book
'A Killer Edition' by Lorna Barrett
Mystery bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Tricia Miles has more free time lately thanks to her A+ assistant, Pixie. To keep busy, Tricia joins a bake-off and visits Joyce Whitman’s romance bookshop in search of a steamy new read. In the shop, she hears an argument erupt between Joyce and her neighbor, Vera Olson. When Vera turns up dead hours later, Tricia must crack the spine open on the case before the killer strikes again!
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Love Death Among Cheetahs Book
'Love and Death Among the Cheetahs' by Rhys Bowen
Lions and cheetahs and murder …oh my! Georgie and Darcy set off for their honeymoon in the latest installment of Rhys Bowen’s bestselling Royal Spyness series. The couple is enjoying their time in Kenya’s Happy Valley until the British Lord Cheriton is found dead. Happy Valley pins the murder on a lion, but Georgie smells foul play. Now the dynamic duo must hunt down the real killer!
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Careful What You Wish For Book
'Careful What You Wish For' by Hallie Ephron
Emily Harlow is a pro organizer, yet she’s married to a man who constantly “collects” yard sale finds — and they’re taking over their home. So when she meets a new client named Quinn, who is also married to a “collector,” the women bond over their frustrations with their husbands and imagine how tidy life would be without them. The conversation leads to a dangerous mess that’s too big for Emily to clean up!
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Life Other Inconveniences Book
'Life and Other Inconveniences' by Kristan Higgins
Bestselling author Kristan Higgins has penned 18 richly endearing novels. Her latest stars Emma London, who was raised by her strict grandmother, Genevieve. After Emma got pregnant as a teen, her grandmother kicked her out, but now, nearly two decades later, Genevieve asks Emma to come visit her for the summer. What follows is a rich testament to the power of second chances.
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Summer Moonlight Bay Book
'Summer on Moonlight Bay' by Hope Ramsay
An Officer and a Gentleman meets Nicholas Sparks’ Dear John in the second captivating installment of the Moonlight Bayseries. When veterinarian Noah Cuthbert returns to Magnolia Harbor to care for his ill mother, he takes a job at the local animal clinic and meets beautiful Navy veteran, Lia, who’s the clinic’s manager. Sparks fly, but a crisis threatens the pair’s chance at love. A witty, charming escape.
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Window On The Bay Book
'Window on the Bay' by Debbie Macomber
With more than 200 million books in print worldwide, Debbie Macomber is known for her charming characters and heartstring-tugging plot lines — and her latest is no exception. Single mom Jenna Boltz is struggling with being an empty nester when she meets orthopedist Dr. Rowan Lancaster. Rowan is smitten with Jenna, but she’s afraid to risk more heartbreak. Sweet, relatable, and easily one of Macomber’s best.
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The Pawful Truth Book
'The Pawful Truth' by Miranda James
Book 11 of the beloved Cat in the Stacks Mystery series written by Dean James — better known by his famous pen name, Miranda James — follows librarian Charlie and his feline friend, Diesel, as they enroll in a college class. With classmates half his age, Charlie feels out of place, until he meets an older student named Dixie Belle. But when Dixie turns up dead, Charlie and Diesel must find the killer before the claws come out!
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Lady In The Lake Book
'Lady in the Lake' by Laura Lippman
Set in 1966 Baltimore, pampered housewife Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz decides to uproot her life and pursue her dream of becoming a reporter. She soon lands a job at the local newspaper and takes on a story of a missing woman whose body was discovered in a nearby lake. As Maddie delves deeper and begins to unravel secrets, she soon discovers that the truth may cost her a dangerous price. A richly detailed page-turner!
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The Floating Feldmans Book
'The Floating Feldmans' by Elyssa Friedland
The Feldman family heads for choppy waters in this witty, laugh-out-loud novel that picks up just as the crew reunites for the first time in more than a decade. With the whole family aboard the same cruise ship to celebrate their mother Annette’s 70th birthday, tensions rise when old sibling rivalries and family secrets bubble to the surface. But adrift in the open seas, they have nowhere to turn to stay afloat… except to one another.
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Midnight Blackbird Cafe Book
'Midnight at the Blackbird Café' by Heather Webber
Full of romance, enchantment and small-town charm, this delicious tale whisks readers to the tiny town of Wicklow, Alabama, where Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. It was meant to be a quick trip, but Anna Kate finds herself drawn to the town and the mysterious blackbird pie everyone keeps talking about. A sweet story of broken wings — and mending hearts.
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Mcavoy Sisters Book
'The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets' by Molly Fader
It’s been 17 years since the McAvoy sisters’ relationship fell apart. Lindy, the wild child, left home, and reliable Delia stayed behind to run the family shop in their Ohio hometown. But when the sisters get word of their mom’s failing health, they’re forced to reunite and face the past they’ve avoided for so long. Full of affection and wry wit, this is a surprising page-turner with a super-satisfying twist.
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Heart Keeper Book
'The Heart Keeper' by Alex Dahl
This eerie, engaging and tragic suspense begins a year after Alison Miller-Juul’s 6-year-old daughter, Amalie, passed away. Consumed with guilt and grief, Alison learns that the girl who received her daughter’s heart lives down the street. Soon a twisted idea comes to Alison’s mind, and she starts to unravel, prompting the reader to ask one chilling question: How far will Alison go to get her daughter back?
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Cliff Hanger Book
'Cliff Hanger' by Mary Feliz
Adventure, danger and humor abound in the fifth book of Mary Feliz’s feisty Maggie McDonald Mystery series. Maggie, a professional organizer and amateur sleuth, is working on a project overlooking Monterey Bay, when a hang-gliding stranger is found injured on the cliffs. Her sons try to rescue him, but it’s too late — and they become murder suspects. Maggie must find the real killer before they’re all left hanging!
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Diva Sweetens Pie Book
'The Diva Sweetens the Pie' by Krista Davis
Delicious chaos ensues in New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis’ newest installment of her Domestic Diva series. After a celebrity judge is murdered at the annual pie festival, sometime-sleuth Sophie Winston’s friends are the lead suspects. So it’s up to Sophie to cobble together clues and stop the villain from serving up more deadly desserts. A fun read that even comes with real recipes!
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'Dragonfly' by Leila Meacham
Set in German-occupied Paris during World War II, this captivating novel stars five young Americans who received mysterious letters asking them to “serve their country.” They agree, creating a secret group — code-named Dragonfly — that goes undercover to infiltrate Nazi ranks. But when one of them is captured, they begin to question if things are what they seem. With drama and danger, it’s impossible to put down.
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The Starter Wife Book
'The Starter Wife' by Nina Laurin
Claire feels like she’s living in the shadow of her husband’s first wife, Colleen, who was presumed dead after her car was found abandoned by a river. But Claire is convinced there’s more to the woman’s disappearance. So when Claire receives a mysterious phone call from an unknown number, she dangerously takes the case into her own hands. This addicting thriller ratchets up the suspense until the very last page.
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Bookish Life Of Nina Hill Book
'The Bookish Life of Nina Hill' by Abbi Waxman
This quirky, sweet story picks up just as introverted bookworm Nina Hill finds out two things: Her father, whom she never knew, has passed away, and she has a slew of new siblings, nieces and nephews who are all thrilled to meet her. Super-shy Nina doesn’t share their enthusiasm, but her boisterous new family may be what she needs to break out of her shell and start a courageous new chapter.
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Evvie Drake Starts Over Book
'Evvie Drake Starts Over' by Linda Holmes
This hilarious, hope-filled debut novel follows Evvie Drake, who rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house for nearly a year after losing her husband in a car crash. But when former baseball player Dean Tenney moves into the apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s failed career. But what follows is a sweet story of second chances.
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False Step Book
'False Step' by Victoria Helen Stone
Filled with heart-pounding suspense, this thriller follows avid hiker Johnny Bradley, who finds a missing 3-year-old, Tanner Holcomb, along a trail in Colorado. He becomes the local hero, but his wife, Veronica, despises the fame. Afraid her own secrets may come to light because of the attention, she stays under the radar. But when a much darker side to Tanner’s disappearance is exposed, Veronica realizes no one is safe.
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The Flight Girls Book
'The Flight Girls' by Noelle Salazar
Rich historical detail, drama and dynamic characters…this saga has it all. Audrey Coltrane has wanted to be a pilot ever since her dad taught her to fly at the airfield near her Texas town. Now it’s 1941, and Audrey is training pilots in Hawaii when she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor as the bombs fall. Wanting to join the fight, she enlists with the Women Airforce Service Pilots Program, and it puts all her courage to the test.
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Booking the Crook Book
'Booking the Crook' by Laurie Cass
It’s all paws on deck as librarian Minnie Hamilton and her cat, Eddie, are out driving around Chilson, Michigan, delivering books in their bookmobile. While on their regular route, one of their customers doesn’t turn up to collect her delivery. At Eddie’s prodding, Minnie checks on the woman and finds her lying dead in the driveway. Now it’s up to Minnie and her feline friend to find the killer and make them pay their dues!
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'Project Duchess' by Sabrina Jeffries
After penning more than 50 swoon-worthy stories, Sabrina Jeffries is touted as a master of romance—and the first novel in her new Duke Dynasty series is as steamy as they come. When Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, the Duke of Greycourt, meets Beatrice Wolf, the outspoken manager of Grey’s stepfather’s funeral, Grey is captivated by her fiery spirit. Both have sworn off love, but they may be powerless to stop it. A witty, scintillating read.
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Toxic Toffee Book
'Toxic Toffee' by Amanda Flower
This quirky whodunit — book four in the beloved Amish Candy Shop Mystery series — comes to life as confectioner Bailey King is recruited to make a giant toffee rabbit for the weeklong springtime festival…that also showcases live bunnies. But when the farmer supplying the bunnies is poisoned by a lethal piece of toffee, Bailey and her policemen beau, Aiden, work together to find the killer who has a sweet tooth for murder.
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A Beach Wish
'A Beach Wish' by Shelley Noble
Filled with compelling drama and complex, relatable characters, this novel follows Zoe Bascombe as she honors her late mother’s wish to spread her ashes in a town called Wind Chime Beach — a town Zoe has never heard of. During her visit, Zoe discovers a shocking secret: She has a whole other family! What follows is Zoe’s journey to bridge her old life with the new and find the courage to take a stand and open her heart.
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The Last Collection
'The Last Collection' by Jeanne Mackin
This rich page-turner whisks readers to 1938 Paris as the legendary rivalry between fashion designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli is unfolding. When budding American artist Lily Sutter is offered a job in one of Schiaparelli’s stores, she finds herself in the middle of the designers’ personal war… just as the Nazis bear down on Paris. Wrought with equal parts danger and glamour, it’s a fresh, fascinating look into the past.
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