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A La Mode: 120 Recipes in 60 Pairings: Pies, Tarts, Cakes, Crisps, and More Topped with Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Custard, and More

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Cookbook writers Weinstein and Scarbrough pair up once again to celebrate ice cream and its many combinations in this decadent collection. 60 ice cream recipes are matched with 60 delicious desserts to accompany them, including gingersnap ice cream with chocolate whiskey Bundt cake; cherry cheesecake ice cream with almond bear claws; and hazelnut gelato atop coffee-poached pears. Simpler classics are included, too, like vanilla birthday cake with confetti ice cream and chocolate sheet cake with salt caramel custard. The authors also offer expert tips on making ice cream, pie crust, and much more.

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At the Edge of Summer

Jessica Brockmole

Luc Crepet and Clare Ross first meet when his mother brings the young girl, grieving over her parents' fate, to their chateau in the French countryside. They become friends, and then Clare is gone--whisked away by her grandfather to the farthest reaches of the globe. They keep in touch but do not meet again until years later, in the wake of World War I. Artist Clare has returned to France to help create facial prostheses for wounded soldiers. Luc, now made bitter by battle and betrayal, is one of the soldiers sent to her studio. Can Clare and Luc recapture how they felt at the edge of that long-ago summer? A lushly atmospheric romance from the author of Letters from Skye (2013).

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Don't You Cry

Mary Kubica

In downtown Chicago, a young woman named Esther Vaughan disappears from her apartment. A haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her roommate Quinn Collins to wonder whether or not Esther is the person she thought she knew. Meanwhile, in a small Michigan harbor town, a mysterious woman appears in the coffee shop where Alex Gallo works. He is drawn to her, but his innocent crush quickly spirals into something more sinister. As Quinn searches for answers about Esther and Alex is drawn further under the stranger's spell, master of suspense Kubica (Pretty Baby, 2015) takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion.

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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

Natalie Livingstone

Downton Abbey fans will want to check out this historical nonfiction debut about a lavish English manor and the dynasty of five rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries. Five miles from Windsor Castle sits the Cliveden estate, built in the 17th century by the Duke of Buckingham to conduct his affair with Anna Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury. The four other noteworthy women include Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney (and mistress of William III); the best friend of Queen Victoria; a German royal who almost became the Queen of England; and the first woman member of Parliament. Author Natalie Livingstone (who currently resides at Cliveden) opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do all the talking.

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The Weekenders

Mary Kay Andrews

Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Can she save her home and find her husband on her own? Another Southern charmer from Andrews (Beach Town, 2015).

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