New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 28, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The devil takes half : a Greek islands mystery

July 28, 2014
Serafim, Leta, author.
©2014
245 pages ; 23 cm
Includes "Greek vocabulary" (pages [243]-245).
"At an archeological dig on the idyllic Greek Island of Chios, a severed hand is found lying in a blood-filled trench. Could it belong to Eleni Argentis, a beautiful archeologist who is also the wealthy daughter of a local ship owner? She and her young assistant, Petros, are both missing. The chief officer of the local police force, Yiannis Patronas, suspects that Eleni and Petros happened upon something of real value. However, his search turns up nothing but handfuls of broken clay, and then, another body--that of Petros, whose throat has been brutally cut. More body parts belonging to Eleni are left behind on a remote beach, confirming her demise. Then an old priest with a fondness for TV detective shows is attacked and left for dead. The dig site is located near the monastery where he was the only resident. Patronas interviews Petros' longsuffering grandmother, his flighty mother and her money-grubbing boyfriend, as well as Eleni's greedy stepmother and her charming son. He also confronts two archeologists, one British and one American... If Eleni's find is, as they insist, worthless, what are these men doing on Chios? Although Patronas has little experience with homicide, he is determined to conquer the evil that threatens this formerly peaceful island."--Page 4 of cover.

Confessions of a thug

December 21, 2014
Taylor, Meadows, 1808-1876.
London : Folio Society, 1974.
372 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

Step back in time

July 28, 2014
McNamara, Ali.
London : Sphere/Little, Brown, 2013.
vii, 436 p. ; 20 cm.
When single career girl Jo-Jo steps onto a zebra crossing and gets hit by a car, she awakes to find herself in 1963. The fashion, the music, her job, even her romantic life: everything is different. And then it happens three more times, and Jo-Jo finds herself living a completely new life in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. The only people she can rely on are Harry and Ellie, two companions from 2013, and George, the owner of a second-hand record store. If she's ever to return from her travels, Jo-Jo must work out why she's jumping through time like this. And if she does make it back, will her old life ever be the same again?

Point of knives : a novella of Astreiant

July 28, 2014
Scott, Melissa.
Maple Shade, NJ : Lethe Press, 2012.
111 p. ; 23 cm.

The crossing

July 28, 2014
Kienzle, Barry, author.
©2014.
176 pages ; 22 cm.

Discovery of an eagle

July 28, 2014
Mattioli, Grace, 1965-
[United States? : G. Mattioli], c2014.
316 p. ; 18 cm.
"Second book in the Greco family trilogy"--P. [4] of cover.
This story is told through 28 year old Cosmo Greco. After his job lays him off, he takes his sister, Silvia, up on her offer to drive to Portland. At the beginning of the trip, a Mack truck wipes them off the road, nearly killing them. This near-death experience is a wake-up call for Cosmo, and he begins to question the life he's been leading. He realizes that he's not happy with his current life and wants to make a change. A number of encounters along the way reinforce this desire, but he's afraid to leave the familiarity of his humdrum existence for the unknown. Their journey is set against the backdrop of the American road with vivid and soulful descriptions and a cast of colorful characters.-- Author's website.

Kronos rising : a novel

July 28, 2014
Hawthorne, Max.
[U.S] : Far From the Tree Press, [2013]
551 pages ; 23 cm.

Fairs' point : a novel of Astreiant

July 28, 2014
Scott, Melissa.
Maple Shade, NJ : Lethe Press, 2014.
239 pages ; 23 cm

Sweet as cane, salty as tears : a novel

July 25, 2014
Wheaton, Ken, author.
New York, NY : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
229 pages ; 22 cm
There is nothing more dangerous than a spooked rhinoceros. It is just before lunchtime when Huey, the prized black rhino of Broussard, Louisiana, erupts from his enclosure, trampling a zoo employee on his way to a rampage in the Cajun countryside. The incident makes the rounds online as News of the Weird, and Katherine Fontenot is laughing along with the rest of her New York office when she notices the name of the hurt zookeeper: Karen-Anne Castille—her sister. Fifty years old, lonely, and in danger of being laid off, Katherine has spent decades trying to ignore her Louisiana roots. Forced home by Karen-Anne’s accident, she remembers everything about the bayou that she wanted to escape: the heat, the mosquitoes, and the constant, crushing embrace of family. But when forced to confront the ghosts of her past, she discovers that escape might never have been necessary.

The forsaken

July 25, 2014
Atkins, Ace.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
368 pages ; 24 cm.
"The extraordinary new novel in New York Times-bestselling author Ace Atkins' acclaimed series about the real Deep South-"a joy ride into the heart of darkness" (The Washington Post). Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose-and they can play dirty themselves. Soon Colson will find himself accused of terrible crimes, and the worst part is, the accusations just might stick. As the two investigations come to a head, it is anybody's guess who will prevail-or even come out of it alive"-- Provided by publisher.

Tigerman : a novel

July 25, 2014
Harkaway, Nick, 1972-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
337 pages ; 25 cm
"Sergeant Lester Ferris is a good man in need of a rest. After a long career of being shot at, he's about to be retired. The mildly larcenous, backwater island of Mancreu is the ideal place to serve out his time, a former British colony in legal limbo, belching toxic clouds of waste and facing imminent destruction by an international community concerned for their own safety. The perfect place for Lester is also the perfect location for a multinational array of shady businesses. Hence the Black Fleet of illicit ships lurking in the bay: spy stations, arms dealers, offshore hospitals, money-laundering operations, drug factories and torture centers. None of which should be a problem, since Lester's brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye. Meanwhile, he befriends a brilliant, Internet-addled street kid with a comic-book fixation who will need a new home when the island dies. When Mancreu's fragile society erupts in violence, Lester must be more than just an observer: he has no choice but to rediscover the man of action he once was, and find out what kind of hero the island--and the boy--will need" -- from publisher's web site.

After the exhibition : a Jack Haldean mystery

July 25, 2014
Gordon-Smith, Dolores, author.
Sutton : Severn House, [2014].
215 pages ; 23 cm.
"Jack Haldean mysteries"--P. opposite t.p.
'Art, my dear boy,' said Mr Askern, 'especially sacred art, needs tradition. Tradition is the bedrock of our art . . .' He broke off, staring at the woman in front of him. Her face seemed to lose all definition and her skin turned an unnatural shade of putty-coloured grey. 'Art,' she said, her voice scarcely more than a whisper. 'Art! Oh my God, art!' She swayed dangerously. Jack leapt forward, catching her as she fell. Jack Haldean expected Lythewell and Askerns' exhibition of church art in Lyon House, London, to be a sedate affair. After all, Lythewell and Askern, Church Artists, were a respectable, old-fashioned firm, the last people to be associated with mystery, violence and sudden death. Or so it seemed--until after the exhibition.

Candle flame : being the thirteenth of the sorrowful mysteries of Brother Athelstan

July 25, 2014
Doherty, P. C., author.
Sutton : Crème de la Crime, [2014].
231 p. ; 23 cm.
February, 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city's poor. When the seething unrest boils over into a bloody massacre at a splendid Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, in which nine people, including Gaunt's tax collectors, their military escort and the prostitutes entertaining them, are brutally murdered, the furious Regent orders Brother Athelstan to get to the bottom of the matter. For not only has Gaunt's treasure trove been stolen, he has reason to believe a French spy is active along the Thames, carefully recording for his masters in the Louvre the state of English war cogs. And a professional assassin, Beowulf, who has sworn vengeance against Gaunt and his minions, also stalks the shadows.

Crime always pays

July 25, 2014
Burke, Declan, author.
©2014
275 pages ; 23 cm
Karen and Ray are on their way to the Greek islands to rendezvous with Madge and split the fat bag of cash they conned from her ex-husband Rossi when they kidnapped, well, Madge. But they've reckoned without Stephanie Doyle, the cop who can't decide if she wants to arrest Madge, shoot Rossi, or ride off into the sunset with Ray. And then there's Melody, the wannabe movie director, who's pinning all her hopes on Sleeps, the narcoleptic getaway driver who just wants to go back inside and do some soft time. A European road-trip screwball noir, Crime Always Pays features cops and robbers, losers and hopers, villains, saints - and a homicidal Siberian wolf called Anna. The Greek islands will never be the same again.

What strange creatures : [a novel]

July 25, 2014
Arsenault, Emily.
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2014]
366, 8 pages ; 21 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"After her brother is arrested for murder, Theresa's quiet life is turned upside down as she immerses herself in a world of political and legal scandal, white-collar crimes and controversial convictions in order to prove his innocence in the next gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault"-- Provided by publisher.

Charleston

July 25, 2014
Thornton, Margaret Bradham, author.
©2014
306 pages ; 24 cm
When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside. Already unnerved by the encounter, Eliza's carefully guarded equilibrium is shattered when she meets Henry again in Charleston, where she's come for her stepsister's debut. Set against a backdrop of stately homes, the seductive Lowcountry landscape, and the entangled lives of families who trace their ancestors back for generations, Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.

Magnolia Drive

July 25, 2014
Alers, Rochelle.
©2014
384 pages ; 18 cm.
Love is the sweetest way home . . . After a taste of Broadway stardom and a failed marriage, Francine Tanner is rebuilding her life back home on Cavanaugh Island. She's done with acting--and anyone who isn't genuine about real life and true feelings. But the mysterious newcomer who's bought land outside her hometown of Sanctuary Cove is as down-to-earth as he is handsome . . . and he may be her second chance for the real thing. Keaton Grace has had a crush on glamour-girl Francine Tanner for years. He can't believe his luck that she lives in the same small town where he's developing his new film studio. He just has to convince his favorite star to return to the spotlight. Yet the more time they spend together, the more he realizes the smart, funny, sexy woman she is in real life is far better than any role he envisioned. Now what he wants most is to heal her pain--and prove their attraction could be more powerful than anything they ever imagined.--From back cover.

Tantric coconuts : a novel

July 25, 2014
Kincaid, Gregory D., 1957-
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
292 pages ; 22 cm
"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Life of Pi meets On the Road meets Travels with Charley in this quirky spiritual journey across the wild highways and byways of America"-- Provided by publisher.

Snatched

July 25, 2014
James, Bill, 1929- author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, [2014].
203 pages ; 23 cm
George Lepage, the new Director of the Hulliborn Regional Museum and Gallery, has great hopes that his tenure in the post will be short and profitable. He has visions of early retirement, and perhaps, like his predecessor, and his predecessor's predecessor, a knighthood. But circumstances do their best to snatch his happy dreams away from him. First a deranged former staff member causes a riot in the Folk Department, and then three recently purchased, ruinously expensive paintings of dubious authenticity are stolen, putting the museum's security, and judgement, into question. The fate of the upcoming Japanese Ancient Surgical Skills exhibition, and its astonishing collection of tonsil excision implements, hangs dangerously in the balance. And over everything hangs the grim specter of the former Director, "Flounce" Butler Minton, whose body may be most definitely dead but whose legacy lives on. And with every day that passes, the rumours of what Flounce did behind the Iron Curtain, and how the haversack straps, the whippet and the legendary Mrs. Cray were involved, grow, threatening to erupt into a scandal that may cost the museum, and Lepage himself, everything.

Troublemaker

July 25, 2014
Hickman, Trice, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
vi, 293 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
"An unexpected love novel"--Cover.
When her daughter becomes engaged to the son of her former lover, devoted wife and loving mother Victoria Thornton finds her past mistake threatening her ordered life as both families are reunited for the upcoming wedding.

The cottage on the corner

July 25, 2014
McCoy, Shirlee, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
347 pages ; 18 cm.
"An Apple Valley novel"--Cover.
While helping town deputy Max Stanford care for his 3-year-old daughter, who was left on his doorstep, Charlotte Garrison--who has arrived in Apple Valley, Washington, to open a bakery--finally finds a place to call home in his arms, if only she can come to terms with her past.

The madmen of Benghazi

July 25, 2014
Villiers, Gérard de, 1929-2013.
New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014.
261 pages ; 21 cm.
"A Malko Linge novel"--Cover.
"To counter the Islamists ready to seize control of post-Qaddafi Libya, the Americans try to establish a constitutional monarchy with Ibrahim al-Senussi on the throne. When a missile narrowly misses al-Senussi's plane during his descent into Egypt, it becomes clear that someone wants him dead. The CIA sends Malko Linge to Cairo to learn more about al-Senussi's plans--by seducing his companion, a ravishing British model"-- Provided by publisher.

The case of the black pearl : a Patrick de Courvoisier mystery

July 25, 2014
Anderson, Lin, author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House Publishers, Ltd., [2014].
185 pages ; 23 cm.
Keen to leave his controversial past behind him and enjoy a more relaxed, hedonistic lifestyle on a converted houseboat in the glamorous French resort of Cannes, enigmatic Englishman Patrick de Courvoisier is known as 'Le Limier' or 'Fixer'. People come to him with their problems - and he fixes them. However, when Camille Ager asks Patrick to find her sister, Angele Valette, star of the new movie The Black Pearl, Patrick's laidback lifestyle is dealt a terminal blow. Last seen at the film's lavish launch party on board the luxurious black yacht owned by Russian oligarch Vasily Chapayev, the funds behind the movie and owner of the famous black pearl, Angele seems to have vanished into thin air - and so has the pearl. As Patrick questions all those involved with the movie, he discovers that this is a case where nothing is as it seems. And when a dead body turns up on his boat, the investigation takes a deeply disturbing new twist.

Done to death

July 25, 2014
Atkins, Charles, author.
Sutton, England : Severn House, [2014].
220 pages ; 23 cm.
Ada Strauss is delighted to be asked to host a new TV show about antiques, produced by Lenore Parks Productions. But after Lenore is murdered, Ada and her partner Lilian get sucked into the affairs of Leonor's children, and there are twisted secrets at the heart of the Parks family that will prove dangerous for all involved.

Out of peel tree

July 25, 2014
Long, Laura (Professor of English)
Morgantown : Vandalia Press, 2014.
148 pages ; 22 cm
"Moving through time and space, Out of Peel Tree unfolds the patterns of an Appalachian sensibility that reverberate everywhere: a fatalism balanced by humor and flinty, hard-won hope, an appreciation for the surprises of the everyday, and a search for love and home amid strange and familiar places and people. This innovative debut novel reveals the lives of a far-flung contemporary Appalachian family through a web of delicate turning points. A child discovers a grandmother she never knew has died. A runaway teen faces abandonment by a boyfriend. A man on parole falls hopelessly in love with a shoplifter. A woman receives a letter about her husband's other wife. An old woman confronts a burglar with the help of her ghost-husband. United by a connection to their matriarch, these characters search at home and beyond to make a fresh sense of their changing lives. As a novel in stories, Out of Peel Tree brings a new lyricism to the page and a new voice to American and Appalachian literature-a voice deeply inflected by the beauty of the natural world and by working-class grit"-- Provided by publisher.

The magician's land : a novel

July 25, 2014
Grossman, Lev, author.
New York : Viking, 2014.
401 pages : map ; 25 cm
Maps on beginning and end pages.
"Magicians trilogy"--Jacket flap.
"Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can't hide from his past, and it's not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory--but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything"-- Provided by publisher.

Behind the scenes

July 25, 2014
Adler, Dahlia, author.
Contoocook, NH : Spencer Hill Contemporary, 2014.
319 pages ; 21 cm
High school senior Ally Duncan's best friend may be the Vanessa Park - star of TV's hottest new teen drama - but Ally's not interested in following in her BFF's Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally's ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father's mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van's on-set assistant to get the cash she needs. Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors' publicist arranges for Van and Liam to date for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she's capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can't play by Hollywood's rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.

Deadly intent

July 25, 2014
Sweeney, Anna
Surrey, England, Severn House Publishers LTD, [2014].
250 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Irish as "Buille Marfach" by Cló Iar-Chonnacht in 2010 unter the name Anne Heussaff" -- title page verso.
Maureen lies unconscious on a lonely track. Her husband blames a fellow holidaymaker at Nessa McDermott's country house on Ireland's enchanting Beara peninsula. Two days later, a man's body is found, strangled and dumped. Amid a frenzy of police, media and family pressures, former journalist Nessa has to find her own answers. Meanwhile, ambitious young policeman Redmond Joyce is also hell-bent on identifying the murderer, and conflict between them grows as they close in on the horrifying truth.

Under the final moon

July 25, 2014
Jayne, Hannah, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
316 pages ; 18 cm.
Armed with a strong immunity to magic, Sophie Lawson, who works for the Underworld Detection Agency, must stop the Apocalypse with the help of Alex Grace, her favorite fallen angel, before all Hell literally breaks loose.

Craving temptation

July 25, 2014
Mello, Deborah Fletcher, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
310 pages ; 18 cm.
"Just Desserts"--Cover.
While running for Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, attorney and co-owner of the Just Desserts bakery Troy Elliot puts everything on the line when he falls in love with his rival's beautiful campaign manager and daughter, fellow attorney Amina Salman.

When day breaks

July 25, 2014
Banks, Maya.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
296 pages ; 18 cm.
Swanson or "Swanny" as his teammates call him is always up for the next mission. He came back from Afghanistan wounded and scarred. Hardly the kind of man who even belongs in the same room with Eden. And yet there's something about the quiet beauty that stirs his blood and makes him dream of the impossible. Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever. Because Beauty loving the Beast only happens in fairy tales and KGI doesn't deal in fairy tales. Ever.

Gold Digger

July 25, 2014
Fyfield, Frances.
New York, NY : HarperCollins ; [2014]
309 p. ; 21 cm.
An old man is dying and his young wife, his sole heir, knows her in-laws will soon arrive claiming an inheritance. As they scheme to get a share they begin to realize the wife is much more resourceful and merciless than the family ever suspected.

Jane Austen's first love

July 25, 2014
James, Syrie.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
391 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Fifteen-year-old Jane Austen dreams of three things: doing something useful, writing something worthy, and falling madly in love. When she visits her brother in Kent to celebrate his engagement, she meets wealthy, devilishly handsome Edward Taylor-a fascinating young man who is truly worthy of her affections. Jane knows a match between her and Edward is unlikely, but every moment she spends with him makes her heart race-and he seems to return her interest. Much to her displeasure, however, there is another seeking his attention Unsure of her budding relationship, Jane seeks distraction by attempting to correct the pairings of three other prospective couples. But when her matchmaking aspirations do not all turn out as anticipated, Jane discovers the danger of relying on first impressions. The human heart cannot be easily deciphered, nor can it be directed or managed. And if others must be left to their own devices in matters of love and matrimony, can Jane even hope to satisfy her own heart? "-- Provided by publisher.

Spring tide

July 25, 2014
Börjlind, Cecilia, 1961- author.
London : Hesperus Press, 2014.
The spring tides are the highest of the year in Nordkoster; the beach will be covered in particularly deep water tonight. Three men on the beach are digging a hole, covertly watched by a young boy. His intrigue turns to horror as he makes out the fourth figure of the woman for whom the hole is intended. Buried up to her neck in the sand, the high tide is rapidly approaching. Still screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth--in her stomach, she feels her baby kick. And her waters break. The abhorrent crime remains unsolved 24 years later; but gruesome violence is still prevalent. A gang has been killing homeless people in parks, filming their attacks, and broadcasting them on the internet. The police have their work cut out trying to keep abreast of the crime wave. Olivia Rönning hopes to follow in her father's footsteps and join their ranks in the next few months as she completes her training; she has only one last hurdle to overcome over the summer break, a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it. Should be simple, she thinks. Little does she know the world she is getting involved in, the danger she faces, and the ugly truths she risks uncovering.

Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic murder : a Capital crimes novel

July 25, 2014
Bain, Donald, 1935-
New York : Forge, 2014.
384 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A capital crimes novel."
"Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington. Against his better judgment, he decides to stick around and take a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter Janet for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerful senator's son"-- Provided by publisher.

Death on a high floor : a legal thriller

July 25, 2014
Rosenberg, Charles B., author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2013]
556 pages ; 21 cm

Scorpion deception

July 25, 2014
Kaplan, Andrew, 1941- author.
New York : HarperCollins, [2013].
401 pages ; 19 cm.
In Switzerland, a brutally efficient hit squad storms the U.S. embassy, stealing classified files and leaving no witnesses alive. Under intense political pressure to find those behind the attack--with Congressional leaders demanding military action--the CIA turns to the deadliest agent they know: Scorpion. But Scorpion is unwilling to get involved... until he learns his name is at the top of one of the stolen lists. What Scorpion uncovers sends the CIA scrambling: evidence linking the attack to an unknown Iranian power broker known as "the Gardener." Scorpion follows the trail to Zurich and Barcelona, where he meets his match in Scale, an agent as lethal as the viper that is his namesake. A deadly dance of deception ensues, bringing Scorpion into Tehran's inner circle, but not even the political elite know who the Gardener is--or what his next move might be.

A triple knot

July 25, 2014
Campion, Emma.
New York : Broadway Books, [2014]
x, 465 pages ; 21 cm
"The critically acclaimed author of The King's Mistress brings another fascinating woman from history to life in an enthralling story of political intrigue, personal tragedy, and illicit love. Joan of Kent, the renowned beauty and niece of King Edward III, seems blessed with a life of royal privilege until her father is executed for treason and she becomes a ward of the king, living amongst those who deem her the daughter of a traitor. Joan begins to understand the brutal constraints and dangers inherent in being of royal blood. There is one at court who loves her, but his love proves the greatest threat of all. As an impetuous teenager, she escapes into a clandestine marriage in a bid for freedom, then must hide it for nearly a decade, as her guardians marry her off to another man. After her first husband's death, Joan--now a mother of four--enters into another scandalous relationship, this time with the heir to the British throne, Prince Edward, hero of Crecy and Poitiers, who has loved her all along. But his devotion comes at a terrible price. Haunted by nightmares of her father's execution and the ruthlessness of her royal kin, Joan must reconcile her passion for the crown prince with the potentially tragic costs of a royal life"-- Provided by publisher.

Who has seen the wind

July 25, 2014
Mitchell, W. O. (William Ormond), 1914-1998.
Toronto : M & S, c2001.
331 p. ; 18 cm.
The story of young Brian, who learns about life and death, freedom and justice, as he comes of age in the Canadian prairies.

The Prada plan. 4, Love & war

July 24, 2014
Ashley, 1985- author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, 2014.
226 pages ; 21 cm.
Indie grows exasperated with trying to help his love, YaYa, overcome her failures, but when he receives a phone call stating that she is in trouble, Indie needs to figure out if he is truly done with YaYa after all.

The fire wish

July 24, 2014
Lough, Amber.
New York : Random House, [2014]
310 pages ; 22 cm
"The Jinni wars ; 1"--Title page.
"When a princess captures a jinn and makes a wish, she is transported to the fiery world of the jinn, while the jinn must take her place in the royal court of Baghdad"-- Provided by publisher.

A queen for the taking?

July 24, 2014
Hewitt, Kate, author.
©2014
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Spare to the throne, Alessandro Diomedi never expected to be dragged back to Maldinia and thrust beneath the crown. Upheaval has ravaged his country, but one thing has stayed the same: the woman he must now marry. Trained from birth to be the perfect queen, it's finally time for Liana Aterno to do her duty. But Sandro is not the man she remembers. Cynical and brooding King Sandro unexpectedly ignites a fire in her that sparks rebellion!"-- Page four of cover.

An exception to his rule

July 24, 2014
Armstrong, Lindsay, author.
©2014
285 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Mining millionaire Damien Wyatt lives by one rule: never more than one night. But when Harriet Livingstone appears across his interview table -- the same woman who totaled his sports car! -- He's tempted by her stunning beauty. So he steals a kiss...and she wipes the smile from his face with a well-delivered slap! Harriet Livingstone wouldn't take the job if she weren't desperate -- the last thing she wants is to get involved with the attractive yet arrogant Damien! But keeping their relationship out of the bedroom is becoming a battle... One neither of them really wants to win.

The bridge from me to you

July 24, 2014
Schroeder, Lisa.
New York : Point, [2014]
327 pages ; 22 cm
"Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible--something to truly believe in"-- Provided by publisher.

The Burnouts

July 24, 2014
Thomas, Lex, author.
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
266 pages ; 22 cm.
"In this final installment of the Quarantine trilogy, David and Will are alive, but on the outside of McKinley High, while Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside to deal with Hilary, who will exact revenge before taking over McKinley High"-- Provided by publisher.

Oceanborn

July 24, 2014
Howard, Amalie.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Teen, [2014]
372 pages ; 22 cm
Nerissa Marin, the ruler of Waterfell, winds up leaving her throne temporarily in order to help her consort, Lo, who has been poisoned, a situation that strengthens a rising tide against her rule.

The wolf : a novel

July 24, 2014
Carcaterra, Lorenzo.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
301 pages ; 25 cm.
"When the world's most powerful mob boss loses his wife and daughters in a terrorist attack funded by one of his rivals, he resolves to turn the tables. Rallying the heads of the globe's top criminal organizations, Vincent Marelli launches a war that may be his last. With the weight of the criminal world on his shoulders, he has only one desire in his heart: to know who ordered the hit that took out his girls"-- Provided by publisher.

The home place

July 24, 2014
La Seur, Carrie, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
"[A] successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family's life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister's death. The only Terrebonne who made it out, Alma thought she was done with Montana, with its bleak winters and stifling ways. But an unexpected call from the local police takes the successful lawyer back to her provincial hometown and pulls her into the family trouble she thought she'd left far behind: Her lying, party-loving sister, Vicky, is dead. Alma is told that a very drunk Vicky had wandered away from a party and died of exposure after a night in the brutal cold. But when Alma returns home to bury Vicky and see to her orphaned niece, she discovers that the death may not have been an accident" -- from publisher's web site.

Dear daughter

July 24, 2014
Little, Elizabeth, 1981-
New York : Viking, 2014.
365 pages ; 24 cm.
"Former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town's wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues--an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary--and begins to piece together her mother's seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie's own past surfaces, she's forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets--and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs" -- from publisher's web site.

Since you've been gone

July 24, 2014
Knight, Anouska.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin MIRA, 2014.
316 p. : 21 cm.

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