A Family Affair
When dancer Trisha Holiday receives an admiring note and a $1000 bill backstage after one of her performances, she ignores it. But the sender is a wealthy foreign prince named Malik, and the woman he wants is Trisha. A visit to Malik’s kingdom results in a marriage proposal and plans for a lavish wedding, but Trisha finds it difficult adjusting to the new culture and an opulent lifestyle. When her sister Emma’s marriage ends in a bitter breakup, she vows to help her across the miles and stay true to what matters most. From the author of Kiss and Tell (2014).
Live to See Tomorrow
Johansen returns to her Catherine Ling series after What Doesn’t Kill You (2012). Ling was living on the streets of Hong Kong until she was recruited into the CIA at age 14. Now her assignment is to rescue American journalist Erin Sullivan, who is being held captive in a Tibetan monastery. While Ling longs for the protection of her mentor, Hu Chang, and the love of her son, Luke, she must team up with the enigmatic Richard Cameron to defeat Kadmus, Sullivan’s sadistic kidnapper.
In this first suspenseful installment in a trilogy set in the rural hamlet of Natchez, Mississippi, Iles brings back former lawyer-turned-town mayor, Penn Cage. When his father, Dr. Tom Cage, is accused of murdering Violet Turner, the beautiful nurse he worked with in the early 1960’s, his father refuses to discuss the case. Penn must dig into the past to uncover the long-buried truth about his community and his family. “It’s been a half decade since Iles’ last Penn Cage novel (The Devil’s Punchbowl, 2009), but, oh boy, it was worth the wait!” (Booklist Reviews)
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