Get a sneak peek at future bestsellers with these exciting new additions to our collection.
The Dream Daughter
When Carly Sears, a young woman widowed by the Vietnam War, receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970, and she is told that nothing can be done to save her child. But her brother-in-law, a physicist with a mysterious past, tells her that perhaps there is a way to save her baby. What he suggests is something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. And all for the love of her unborn child. A thrilling, mind-bending novel from the author of The Stolen Marriage (2017).
Glitter Bomb: A New Orleans Scrapbooking Mystery
It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand is excited to be attending the Pluvius Parade along with her best friend Ava. Carmela's ex-husband Shamus rides by the duo on his float at the head of the parade, when suddenly his float crashes and explodes. Although Shamus escapes unhurt, a member of his krewe is killed. Carmela and Ava plunge into an investigation of the krewe member's death, but as they dig deeper, Shamus seems less like a victim, and more like a suspect. Another entertaining scrapbooking mystery from Childs (Crepe Factor, 2016).
The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
1838: Northumberland, England. Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands has been Grace Darling's home for all of her 22 years. When she and her father rescue shipwreck survivors in a furious storm, Grace becomes celebrated throughout England. 1938: Newport, Rhode Island. 19-years-old and pregnant, Matilda Emmerson has been sent to stay with Harriet, a reclusive relative and lighthouse keeper, until her baby is born. As a deadly hurricane approaches, two women, living a century apart, will be linked forever by their instinctive acts of courage and love. Absorbing historical fiction from the author of The Cottingley Secret (2017).
Operation Columba--The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story of World War II Resistance in Europe
During World War II, British intelligence dropped 16,000 homing pigeons carrying thin sheets of paper, a pencil, and a tube for storing messages across Nazi-occupied Europe from Bordeaux, France to Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of a spy operation code-named "Columba." The birds returned to England with messages from ordinary men and women, including a small group of Belgian villagers led by a Catholic priest named Joseph Raskin, reporting details of German troop movements and new Nazi weapons. Author Gordon Corera, a security correspondent for BBC News, pens a powerful tale of espionage.
The World of Lore: Dreadful Places
As the creator, producer, and host of the podcost Lore, Aaron Mahnke knows that you can walk into a room, a building, or a town and something can leave you oddly unsettled. In his latest book, he explores some of these dreadful places and the history that haunts them, including Colorado’s 142-room Stanley Hotel, Stephen King’s inspiration for The Shining, and other frightful sites as he travels from New Orleans to England's ancient castles. A perfect pre-Halloween read.