New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Sacred ends

April 27, 2015
Appignanesi, Lisa, author.
London, [England] : Arcadia Books, 2014.
352 pages ; 20 cm.
Sequel to: Paris requiem.
"Paris, 1990" on back cover should read: Paris, 1900.
Paris, 1900. Comte de Landois has ordered his wife Marguerite to travel from Paris, to join him in the Loire Valley. Her journey into the pastoral quiet is shattered by the appearance of a dead man on the railway tracks. Who is he? And why does Marguerite's young traveling companion pale when she sees him? When the Comte presents Marguerite with an adopted baby, and his sudden friendship with local clerics imposes new rules and regulations on her behavior, things start to take a sinister and troubling turn. The sister of her young companion goes missing and Marguerite calls in Chief Inspector Durand to help hunt her down. Together, they begin to unravel a tangled world of small-town secrets, disturbing obsessions and unholy loves.

The lynchpin

April 27, 2015
Burton, Jeffrey B. author.
Isle of Man, British Isles : MP Publishing, 2015.
277 pages ; 22 cm.
Special Agent Drew Cady is on the mend, both physically and emotionally, as he helps run his fiancee's resort in northern Minnesota while working part-time on the FBI's Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Minneapolis. Chasing white collar criminals is a far cry from hunting serial killers and Cady basks in the glow of his newer, more laid back lifestyle, that is, until a young woman's body possessing a most disturbing characteristic is pulled from Lake Superior outside of Duluth.

Deception's pawn

April 27, 2015
Friesner, Esther M., author.
New York : Random House, [2015]
321 pages : map ; 22 cm
"Princesses of myth"--Back cover.
Maeve begins her royal fosterage but her new companions are full of secrets and jealousy, her only friends are an elderly lady-in-waiting and Kian, the prince who rescued her kestrel, Ea, and her future promises only household management and childbearing until someone from her past brings a message about her true love.

Be not afraid

April 27, 2015
Galante, Cecilia.
New York : Random House, [2015]
340 pages ; 22 cm
Since her mother's suicide, high school junior Marin has been able to see others' pain as colors and shapes, but what she sees in the head of classmate Cassie, who forced her to participate in a weird conjoining rite, is much more frightening and deadly.

Hospice

April 27, 2015
Howard, Gregory, 1974-
Tuscaloosa, Alabama : FC2, is an imprint of The University of Alabama Press, [2015]
241 pages ; 22 cm

Lincoln's Billy

April 27, 2015
LeClair, Tom, 1944-
Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, [2015]
176 pages ; 22 cm

Haymaker

April 27, 2015
Schuitema, Adam.
DeKalb, Illinois. : Northern Illinois University Press, [2015]
307 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

A lover's vow

April 27, 2015
Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2015]
410 pages ; 17 cm
Business mogul Dalton Granger is as passionate as he is gorgeous, but private investigator Jules Bradford won't give him the time of day. She knows all about the youngest Granger brother--a charming bad boy whose only interest is playing the field. But Dalton is more complicated than that, and he's determined to show Jules that behind all the bravado is the honest heart of a devoted son, brother...and a man whose own life is in peril. Jules is the only person who can protect Dalton, and they embark on a mission to save his family and his legacy. But when their late nights in the office turn into early mornings in the bedroom, Jules and Dalton soon realize they have more at stake than they ever imagined.--Back cover.

Hold me

April 27, 2015
Mallery, Susan, author.
©2015
301 pages ; 25 cm.
"Destiny Mills believes passion has its place--like in the lyrics of the country songs that made her parents famous. After a childhood full of drama and heartache, she wants a life that's calm. Safe. Everything that Kipling Gilmore isn't. Her temporary assignment with the Fool's Gold search and rescue team puts her in delicious proximity to the former world-class skier every day. Part of her aches to let go for once--the rest is terrified what'll happen if she does."--Amazon.com.

Running fire

April 27, 2015
McKenna, Lindsay, 1946- author.
©2015
377 pages ; 17 cm.
"Temporarily assigned to the Shadow Squadron in a troubled region of Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer and pilot Leah Mackenzie is no stranger to conflict--even if most of her physical and emotional scars are courtesy of her vicious ex. Still, she's got a bad feeling about picking up a team of stranded SEALs. A feeling that's all too justified once enemy fire hits their helicopter and all hell breaks loose.... SEAL Kell Ballard's goal was to get the injured pilot out of harm's way and find shelter deep in the labyrinth of caves. It's a place of dark intimacy, where Leah finds unexpected safety in a man's arms. Where prohibited attraction burns brightly. And where they'll hide until the time comes to face the enemy outside...and the enemy within their ranks"--Page [4] of cover.

I take you : a novel

April 27, 2015
Kennedy, Eliza, 1974-
New York : Crown Publishers [2015]
308 pages ; 25 cm
Enjoying a dream job, close friendships, a loving family, and a gorgeous fiancé, Lily Wilder evaluates her history of partying and dating lots of men to consider whether getting married is the right choice for her.

A god in ruins : a novel

April 27, 2015
Atkinson, Kate, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
468 pages ; 24 cm
"Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A GOD IN RUINS tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have" -- provided by publisher.

Once burned : a Jack McMorrow mystery

April 27, 2015
Boyle, Gerry, 1956- author.
Yarmouth, Maine : Islandport Press, 2015.
409 pages ; 24 cm.

Behind closed doors : a novel

April 27, 2015
Haynes, Elizabeth, 1971- author.
©2015
484 pages ; 21 cm.
"First published in a slightly different format in Great Britain in 2015 by Little Brown"--Title page verso.
Ten years ago, Scarlett Rainsford vanished while on a family holiday in Greece. Was she abducted, or did she run away from her severely dysfunctional family? Lou Smith worked the case as a police constable, and failing to find Scarlett has been one of the biggest regrets of her career. No one is more shocked than Lou to learn that Scarlett has unexpectedly been found during a Special Branch raid of a brothel in Briarstone. What happened to her? Where has she been until now? And why is her family less than enthusiastic about her return?

Land of enchantment

April 27, 2015
Wieland, Liza.
Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2015.
ix, 280 pages ; 24 cm

Aftershock : a Donovan Nash novel

April 27, 2015
Donlay, Philip S., author.
©2015
303 pages ; 24 cm
The flames of Donovan Nash's worst nightmare are fanned to life when Stephanie VanGelder, one of those closest to him, is kidnapped in the volcanic powder keg of a lawless Guatemala. With help from his inner circle that includes his estranged wife, Dr. Lauren McKenna, Donovan races headlong into the world of corruption and deception. Battling the kidnappers, as well as the deadly gas and lava from the impending eruption of a volcano, Donovan only has one chance to save Stephanie. Amid earthquakes, volcanic ash, and lava from the eruption, the rescue goes horribly wrong, and Donovan is forced to find a way for everyone, including a mysterious woman who holds the secrets to his past, to escape one of the most powerful forces on earth. Aftershock is the story of Donovan Nash, a man battling his torturous past, while struggling to survive the volcano along with those who matter most to him. In the face of impending death, Donovan must garner the courage to endure a shocking revelation he's sought for decades--a truth that will change him forever.

You will never find me

April 27, 2015
Wilson, Robert, 1957-
©2015
433 pages ; 21 cm
Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work took him places no man can come back from unscarred. Trying to rebuild a relationship with Amy, his teenage daughter, hasn't been easy. But Charlie only realises just how wrong things have gone when he finds her empty room and a note: You will never find me. Having spent years working to track down kidnap victims, Charlie knows that sometimes, the missing don't want to be found. And he knows the hell it brings for families - the vanished are neither dead or alive, but simply gone. Worse still, Charlie Boxer knows how quickly a life can fall apart once you're living under the radar. For Charlie, danger has finally come to his front door and to crack the hardest case he's ever worked, it's time to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the father.

The bridal chair : a novel

April 27, 2015
Goldreich, Gloria.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2015]
491 pages ; 21 cm
Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze. But her newfound independence is short-lived. In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. When Ida falls in love and Chagall angrily paints an empty wedding chair (The Bridal Chair) in response, she faces an impossible choice: Does she fight to forge her own path outside her father's shadow, or abandon her ambitions to save Chagall from his enemies and himself?

Once and always

April 27, 2015
Harper, Julia, 1970- author.
New York : Forever, 2015.
345 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt from "Hot" and "For the love of Pete".
Once and Always is a brand-new contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt, writing as Julia Harper. Filled with laughs-a-minute, this sexy novel will appeal to fans of Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins, and Rachel Gibson. "Is there a problem, officer?" Small-town cop Sam West certainly doesn't mind a routine traffic stop--speeding ticket, stern warning, and "sayonara." And with a whopper of a blizzard closing in, that's all he has time for. But the lawbreaker he pulls over is anything but typical. From her mile-long legs to her razor-sharp wit, Maisa Bradley is like nothing Coot Lake, Minnesota, has ever seen...and she's about to take Sam on the ride of his life. Being bad has its benefits. Whoever said blood is thicker than water probably wasn't related to a former Russian mobster. But an innocent mix-up and rumors of stolen diamonds soon have the Russian mob taking an unusual interest in the sleepy little town--and Maisa facing heated scrutiny from a certain tall, dark, and handsome deputy. Sam's dazzling blue eyes beg her to reveal all her secrets, but how much should she tell? Getting snowed in with the sexiest lawman in the frozen north may not be the worst way to decide.

Human monsters

April 27, 2015
Lamberson, Gregory, 1964- author.
©2015
406 pages ; 21 cm
"The epic conclusion of The Jake Helman Files!"--Page 4 of cover.
"For two years, private investigator Jake Helman has battled powerful supernatural forces at great physical and emotional cost to himself. He's stopped a serial killer who collected the souls of his victims, destroyed a mutant octopus god, battled zonbies [sic] on a Caribbean island, and stood toe to toe with angels and demons. If Jake has learned one thing, it's that he can't run from his past. New York City lies in ruins in the wake of Jake's battle with Lilith, the storm demon. Jake wants nothing more than to lead a normal life with NYPD detective Maria Vasquez, but that is not yet possible: one of his closest allies has betrayed him, and he must locate her before she uses his secret files to unleash unholy hell on earth. In his most pulse-pounding life-or-death adventure yet, Jake tackles adversaries who have aligned to destroy him. He must solve a mystery, destroy a hive of monsters, and confront the most diabolical minds he has ever encountered--to save his own soul" -- provided by publisher.

The legacy : a novel

April 27, 2015
Walsh, Dan, 1957- author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
330 pages ; 22 cm.
A young man on his own for the first time faces temptations that test his faith and worry his family--and his decisions will cost him more than he thinks. Only the love of a good woman will be the key to his future happiness.

Play for me : a novel

April 27, 2015
Keating, Céline.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press 2015.
217 pages ; 22 cm.
Lily has a comfortable life--a job as a videographer, an Upper West Side apartment, a kind if distracted husband, and a son in college. But while attending a folk-rock concert, she becomes transfixed with the guitarist and his performance. Rashly, Lily offers to make a film about the band, and on tour with them she discovers a chasm of need she never realized existed.

The red notebook

April 27, 2015
Laurain, Antoine, author.
London : Gallic Books, 2015.
159 pages ; 20 cm

Broken Juliet

April 27, 2015
Rayven, Leisa.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
324 pages ; 21 cm

A scoundrel by moonlight

April 27, 2015
Campbell, Anna, author.
New York : Forever / Hachette Book Group, 2015.
398 pages ; 18 cm.
Anything can happen in the moonlight ...Justice. That's all Nell Trim wants--for her sister and for the countless other young women the Marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down ... as long as she can resist the scoundrel's temptations herself. From the moment Nell meets James Fairbrother, the air positively sizzles. Yet for all his size and power, there's something amazingly tender in his touch. Could he really be such a depraved rogue? The only way to find out is to beat the devil at his own game ... one tempting kiss at a time.

Within these walls : a novel

April 27, 2015
Ahlborn, Ania.
New York, N.Y. : Gallery Books, c2015.
447 p. ; 21 cm.
With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed up true crime writer lucas graham is desperate for a comeback, one more shot at the bestselling success he once enjoyed. His chance comes when he's promised exclusive access to death row inmate jeffrey halcomb, the notorious cult leader and mass murderer who's ready to break his silence after thirty years, and who contacted lucas personally from his maximum-security cell. With nothing less to lose, lucas leaves new york to live in and work from the scene of the crime: a split-level farmhouse on a gray sanded beach in washington state whose foundation is steeped in the blood of halcomb's diviners runaways who were drawn to his message of family, unity, and unconditional love.There, lucas sets out to capture the real story of the departed faithful. Except that he's not alone. For jeffrey halcomb promised his devout eternal life and within these walls, they're far from dead.

Inheritance of power : the House of Medici : a novel

April 27, 2015
Charles, Edward, 1941- author.
©2013
213 pages ; 24 cm
First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Pen & Sword Fiction, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd.

Ri yue dang kong

April 27, 2015
|6880-01 Huang, Yi, 1952-
|6880-04 Taibei Shi : Shi bao wen hua chu ban qi ye gu fen you xian gong si, 2012-
v ; 21 cm.
Fiction.
Vols. 01-10 AKA 0163-0172 -- v. 12-15 AKA 0174-0177 -- v.17-20 AKA 0179-0181.

14th deadly sin

April 24, 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
349, 15 pages ; 24 cm.
"With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women's Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city--and each other" -- provided by publisher.

Gathering prey

April 24, 2015
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
407 pages ; 24 cm
"The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Sandford. They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes-they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing. She's hiding out in North Dakota, and she doesn't know what to do. Letty tells Lucas she's going to get her, and, though he suspects Letty's getting played, he volunteers to go with her. When he hears the woman's story, though, he begins to think there's something in it. Little does he know. In the days to come, he will embark upon an odyssey through a subculture unlike any he has ever seen, a trip that will not only put the two of them in danger-but just may change the course of his life"-- Provided by publisher.

Taken

April 24, 2015
Henderson, Dee.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, A division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]
424 pages ; 22 cm
"Years after being abducted as a teenager and being forced to assist a crime family, Shannon contacts private investigator Matthew Dane for help, desperate for resolution to the mysteries and pain of her past and hoping for the freedom to begin a new life"-- Provided by publisher.

A rule worth breaking

April 24, 2015
Cox, Maggie, author.
©2014
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Harlequin."
Jake Sorenson is an infamous playboy and a world-class music producer, but when it comes to work, he never gives in to temptation, even when it takes the alluring shape of his newest client, Caitlin Ryan. Stunning, talented and vulnerable, she's an irresistible force, and the ultimate test of Jake's golden rule. Caitlin's determined to focus on her music, but she's never met a man quite like Jake, and their craving for one another soon builds to a crescendo. Now that they've tasted rebellion, it seems that the strictest rules might just be there to be broken.

What the Greek wants most

April 24, 2015
Blake, Maya, author.
©2014
286 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Harlequin."
Theo came to Brazil with one desire, to destroy the man who once ruined his life. And when the proud Greek sets eyes on his enemy's stunning daughter, he knows victory will taste even sweeter with her in his bed! Inez longs to escape her father's shadow and follow her own dreams, not be blackmailed into becoming someone's mistress! But it's a thin line between love and hate, and soon Theo unlocks a desire virginal Inez never could have anticipated. Now Theo and Inez will have to reconsider what it is they both want most of all.

Meet me under the mistletoe

April 24, 2015
Colter, Cara, author.
©2014
283 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Harlequin."
Back at the Christmas tree farm Hanna Merrifield's childhood family home was once where everyone came to buy their Christmas trees on snowy evenings. Now Hanna has returned to save the farm. Standing in her way is blast-from-the-past Sam Chisholm. Hanna's first crush might have swapped his leathers for a well-cut suit, but he's as irresistible as ever--and he wants to buy her farm! Sparks still fly between the rebel and the good girl, but as they work together to turn the business around, something magical happens under the mistletoe.

Taken over by the billionaire

April 24, 2015
Lee, Miranda, author.
©2014
287 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
"Harlequin."
Hotshot entrepreneur Benjamin Da Silva is used to being in the driver's seat, but when he finds himself in need of a chauffeur, beautiful, straight-talking Jess Murphy proves that sometimes taking his foot off the pedal can be equally pleasurable! Jess isn't impressed by his wealth, but each glimpse in the rearview mirror has her aching to climb into the backseat and submit to Benjamin's every command. His recent takeover cost her her job, and she knows she should steer clear, so why can't she get off the collision course leading right toward Benjamin?

His for revenge

April 24, 2015
Crews, Caitlin, author.
©2014
284 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
"Harlequin."
Walking down the aisle toward striking but cold CEO Chase Whitaker was never meant to be Zara Elliot's fate. But to safeguard the family business, she'll have to play along. Chase is only interested in one thing, his own dark game of revenge against Zara's father. The one thing he hadn't counted on? Zara's charm and natural beauty unsettling his rock-hard defenses. But their wedding night proves to be a game changer, and they both realize they're in over their heads. Losing is never an option for Chase, but winning suddenly takes on a very different meaning!

Kiss the earl

April 24, 2015
Lamm, Gina, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, ©2015.
374 pages ; 18 cm.
"A regency time travel romance"--Cover.
When Ella Briley asked her lucky-in-love friends to set her up for an office party, she was expecting a blind date. Instead, she's pulled through a magic mirror and into the past... straight into the arms of her very own Mr. Darcy. Patrick Meadowfair, earl of Fairhaven, is too noble for his own good. To save a female friend from what is sure to be a loveless marriage, he's agreed to whisk her off to wed the man she truly wants. But all goes awry when Patrick mistakes Ella for the would-be bride and kidnaps her instead. Centuries away from everything she knows, Ella's finally found a man who heats her blood and leaves her breathless. Too bad he's such a perfect gentleman. Yet the reluctant rake may just find this modern girl far too tempting for even the noblest of men to resist...

Twice a Texas bride

April 24, 2015
Broday, Linda.
©2015
411 pages ; 18 cm.
Left with emotional scars from his time in an orphanage, Rand Sinclair has vowed never to marry. But when he discovers Callie Quinn and a small orphan boy hiding on his ranch, he can't help but open his home to the desperate runaways. Callie has been betrayed by every man she's ever known. While she's grateful for Rand's incredible kindness, she knows it's only a matter of time before he shows his true colors. But she needs this safe haven-maybe the outlaw on her trail won't find them here. Yet as Rand slowly uncovers her secret fears, they each come to realize that the only way to keep her safe is for Rand to risk everything to offer her the protection of his name...and his heart.

Craving her enemy's touch

April 24, 2015
Thomas, Rachael (Romance fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2015.
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Charlotte Warrington wants to learn the truth about her brother's death from racing driver Sandro Roselli, but their mutual attraction may prove too much to overcome.

The fall : a novel

April 23, 2015
Lescroart, John T.
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
308 pages ; 24 cm
San Francisco lawyers Dismas Hardy and his associate and only daughter Rebecca find themselves in the middle of a difficult murder case involving a teenage African American foster child.

Lavina

April 23, 2015
Marcus, Mary, author.
Stamford, Connecticut : The Story Plant, 2015.
357 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Lavina traverses the near present, in the 1990's and the segregated South of the 1960's. It is the story of Mary Jacob, a children's book author who has virtually no memory of her early life. Billy Ray, Lavina's son and a musical genius, remembers all too well what happened to them on a hot August day in 1963 when their lives changed forever. When the two of them meet again in their hometown, it propels them back to their childhoods. In the second part of the novel, Lavina herself speaks. She is uneducated, but a woman of great mind and heart, who put her life on the line, not because she was so brave, not because she had political aspirations, but for the simple reason that she believed in God and wanted the world to be better for her son. She wanted to do the right thing.

Liar's bench

April 23, 2015
Richardson, Kim Michele, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
261 pages ; 21 cm
Includes recipes and a reading group guide (pages [254]-261).
"In 1972, on Mudas Summers' seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella's no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions. But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy's almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Adorning the town square is a seat built from Frannie's gallows. A tribute, a relic--and a caution--it's known as Liar's Bench. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years--and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last. Kim Michele Richardson's lush, beautifully written debut is set against a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar's Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won't be denied"--Inside flap of cover.

Alchemist's daughter

April 23, 2015
Lawrence, Mary, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
290 pages ; 21 cm
"In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII's turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder...Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London's squalid Southwark slum. But when her friend Jolyn comes to her complaining of severe stomach pains, Bianca's prescription seems to kill her on the spot. Recovering from her shock, Bianca suspects Jolyn may have been poisoned before coming to her--but the local constable is not so easily convinced. To clear her name and keep her neck free of the gallows, Bianca must apply her knowledge of the healing arts to deduce exactly how her friend was murdered and by whom--before she herself falls victim to a similar fate"--Page [4] of cover.

Musseled out

April 23, 2015
Ross, Barbara, 1953- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
313 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes traditional Maine clambake recipes (pages 298-309).
"The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing--the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants--is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles...When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman's boat, the police quickly finger Julia's brother-in-law Sonny as the one who cooked up the crime. Sure, everyone knows Sonny despised the Mussel King...but Julia believes he's innocent. Proving it won't be easy, though. It seems there's a lot more than murder on the menu, and Julia needs to act fast"--Page [4] of cover.

Let's stay together

April 23, 2015
Murray, J. J. (John Jeffrey), author.
New York, NY : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
506 pages ; 17 cm
"Lauren Short dumped her cheating mega-star fiancé amid major viral media fallout. That was the easy part. Restarting her stalled career as a thirty-something actress...not as much. What she needs is advice from someone non-Hollywood. Someone like her surprising new online pen pal. He's a Brooklyn handyman who's understanding, honest--and daring Lauren to do one risky, sizzling reboot of her glamorous life...Lauren is the one woman Patrick Esposito has crushed on forever. He never dreamed they'd meet--much less that she could use his help. Or that she would be even more down-to-earth in person. But now their offline romance is making the hot new celebrity couple. And between the secrets they didn't expect and the trouble they didn't see coming, Patrick and Lauren will need all the right moves to stay real, keep it together, and script their own happily-ever-after"--Page [4] of cover.

Take another look

April 23, 2015
Noonan, Rosalind, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
340 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reading group guide (pages [339]-340).
"When Jane Ryan discovers she's pregnant with twin girls, she faces a heart wrenching decision. On her own and unable to afford to care for both babies, she sees no choice but to keep one and give up the other for adoption. But fourteen years later, Jane's decision comes full circle. "Family is everything." It's one of the first things Isabel, the twin Jane gave up, says when they unexpectedly meet. Without warning, she and her adoptive mother have moved to the town where Jane and her daughter, Harper, live. But are they really family? In the throes of a willful adolescence, Harper is as sullen as Isabel is eager to please. Still, the sisters appear to bond quickly--until unsettling things begin to happen. Disturbing pranks, questionable accidents, strange ailments. Are the girls allies, or enemies? Is Harper acting out, or is Isabel not all she seems? Soon, Jane is convinced there is something darker at work than sibling rivalry. But who is to blame, and is this only the beginning? In a novel that is both suspenseful and deeply emotional, Rosalind Noonan explores the complex challenges of motherhood, and of truly knowing what lies in another's heart--even those we love best"--Page [4] of cover.

At her boss's pleasure

April 23, 2015
Williams, Cathy.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2015.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
Raised by a mother who traded on her looks, buttoned-up accountant Kate Watson is determined to be respected for her brains and not her beauty! But working side by side with notorious billionaire boss Alessandro Preda leaves Kate rattled! Alessandro is intrigued by virginal Kate. He's used to women flaunting their curves in front of him, not trying to hide them! He will relish the fresh challange of unleashing the valcano of sensuality he senses within her. Yet neither is prepared for what happens when one pleasurable night is nowhere near enough.

Captive of Kadar

April 23, 2015
Morey, Trish, author.
©2015
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Kadar Soheil Amirmoez couldn't keep his eyes off the blond-haired beauty strolling through Istanbul's ancient marketplace. So when he sees her in trouble, Kadar is only too willing to act. Amber Jones has never met such an intensely commanding man as Kadar. Her reactions to him both scare and excite her-maybe that's because he is at first her hero, then her captor! This wasn't the journey of exploration Amber came to Istanbul for, but as the exotic atmosphere seduces her, she soon becomes his willing captive and he a very attentive keeper!

Greek's last redemption

April 23, 2015
Crews, Caitlin, author.
©2015
185 pages ; 17 cm.
Waiting outside her estranged husband's lavish office, ready to demand a divorce, Holly Tsoukatos can't remember ever being so scared. Not even when she told Theo the words that destroyed their union. Seeing Holly again, Theo hates how much he still desires her. If she wants to talk, he'll choose the venue: The Chatsfield, Barcelona, where they spent their honeymoon! Being so close again is delicious torture. Holly might have fled their all-consuming chemistry once before, but this time, Theo won't let her run away so easily.

The Greek's pregnant bride

April 23, 2015
Smart, Michelle.
©2015
186 pages ; 17 cm.
"Society weddings"--Cover.

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