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All fiction new titles

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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Crazy rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

eBook

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One,...

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Where angels go by Debbie Macomber

Where angels go

Debbie Macomber

eBook

Christmas is a time for angel. Shirley, Goodness and Mercy are back! These three irresistible angels love their assignments on Earth. They especially love helping people who send prayer requests to Heaven (even though the Archangel Gabriel, their boss,...

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Valerie by Debbie Macomber

Valerie

Debbie Macomber

Book

Valerie rushes home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father suffers a heart attack. She and her two younger sisters gather at his side, praying he'll live, fearing he'll die. The last thing Valerie expects at a time like this is to fall in love--and...

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Betrayed by love by Diana Palmer

Betrayed by love

Diana Palmer

eBook

Cattle rancher Jacob Cade rarely denied himself anything—except for Kate Walker. Kate was his younger sister's best friend, and therefore off-limits. But when Kate returns to Jacob's ranch for his sister's wedding, he sees Kate with new eyes. She is older...

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Twenty wishes by Debbie Macomber

Twenty wishes

Debbie Macomber

eBook

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Chasing the sun with Henry by Gary Brockwell

Chasing the sun with Henry

Gary Brockwell

eBook

"In this debut novel Eddie Dungiven, children's entertainer and close hand magician, is bored with his life and of his wife Sally's preoccupation with cleaning and taking part in flawed 'get rich quick' schemes. His only respite from this marital ent...

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This matter of marriage by Debbie Macomber

This matter of marriage

Debbie Macomber

Book

The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing. She's hitting the big three-O and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight. Hallie, an organized, goal-setting kind of person, gives herself a year to meet Mr. Knight?In Shining Armor. But all...

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Beside myself by Ann (Ann Beatrice) Morgan

Beside myself

Ann (Ann Beatrice) Morgan

eBook

Helen and Ellie are identical twins - like two peas in a pod, everyone says. The girls know this isn't true, though: Helen is the leader and Ellie the follower. Until they decide to swap places: just for fun, and just for one day. But Ellie refuses to...

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Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Summer on Blossom Street

Debbie Macomber

eBook

Upbeat cancer survivor Lydia Goetz and her sister, Margaret, start a "Knit to Quit" group in their Blossom Street yarn store in Seattle, bringing in an assortment of customers for weekly self-help sessions. It's for people who want to quit something...

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Stephanie by Debbie Macomber

Stephanie

Debbie Macomber

Book

Stephanie Bloomfield returns home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father, David, suffers a heart attack. She and her two sisters, Valerie and Norah, are gathering at his side, praying he'll live, fearing he'll die ... But Stephanie has other worr...

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Golfing with God by Roland Merullo

Golfing with God

Roland Merullo

eBook

Herman "Hank" Fins-Winston was a pro golfer destined for greatness. Now he lives in a condominium on the thirteenth fairway of one of heaven's glorious courses – a fact he finds surprising and amusing, since for one reason or another, a fair pe...

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Falling for him by Debbie Macomber

Falling for him

Debbie Macomber

eBook

Christian O'Halloran--The youngest O'Halloran brother. Charming, handsome, clever. He loves the company of women--but please keep him away from Mariah Douglas! She's the secretary at Midnight Sons and she drives him crazy. She loses his messages, misplaces...

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Ending in marriage by Debbie Macomber

Ending in marriage

Debbie Macomber

eBook

Hard Luck, Alaska--a Town that Needs Women! Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)--but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to...

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BAMF by SJD Peterson

BAMF

SJD Peterson

Book

With his fauxhawk, sleeve tattoos, and visible piercings, Ridley Corbin has the whole badass vibe going on in spades. The image serves him well as the self-proclaimed protector of the underdog, and he wants nothing more than to be Alex Firestone's hero....

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Brides for brothers by Debbie Macomber

Brides for brothers

Debbie Macomber

eBook

Hard Luck, Alaska--a Town that Needs Women! Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)--but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to...

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The baby of their dreams by Carol Marinelli

The baby of their dreams

Carol Marinelli

eBook

Barcelona, baby...bride? Seven years ago, A and E doctor Cat Hayes was left heart-broken after losing her baby boy. Now she's focused on her career, but then she meets gorgeous Dr Dominic Edwards at a Spanish conference resisting his scorching touch ...

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An author bites the dust by Arthur W. (Arthur William) Upfield

An author bites the dust

Arthur W. (Arthur William) Upfield

eBook

A cat... a ping-pong ball... a drunken gardener... With these slight clues to go on Detective-Inspector Bonaparte investigates the mysterious death of famous author, Mervyn Blake, who dies an agonising death late one night in his writing room. But how...

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Because of the baby by Debbie Macomber

Because of the baby

Debbie Macomber

eBook

Hard Luck, Alaska–a Town that Needs Women! Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150 (mostly men)–but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush–plane charter service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to ...

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A turn in the road by Debbie Macomber

A turn in the road

Debbie Macomber

eBook

From Seattle's Blossom Street to the other end of the country, this is a trip that could change three women's lives. In the middle of the year, in the middle of her life, Bethanne Hamlin embarks on a road trip with her daughter, Annie, and her former...

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What she wants by Lynsay Sands

What she wants

Lynsay Sands

eBook

According to his uncle's will, Earl Hugh Dulonget must marry, but he has just insulted his would-be bride by calling her a peasant! How can he win back her love?

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Blood rubies   by Jane K. Cleland

Blood rubies

Jane K. Cleland

eAudiobook

"Ana Yartsin is on the verge of becoming a celebrity chef. Her custom Faberge egg-shaped cakes have brought her national attention, as has the story behind the cakes: Her family owns the spectacular Faberge Spring Egg snow globe, a magnificent example...

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The switch by Lynsay Sands

The switch

Lynsay Sands

eBook

Lord Radcliff finds himself confused and intrigued by a brother and sister he finds escaping their uncle's governance. But things are not always what they seem.

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God speed the night by Dorothy Salisbury Davis

God speed the night

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

eBook

Hailed by the New York Times as "a book you will not readily forget," this World War II adventure tale of a nun who risks her life to help a Jewish couple escape Nazi-occupied France is the collaborative creative effort of Grand Master of crime fiction...

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The rogue hunter by Lynsay Sands

The rogue hunter

Lynsay Sands

eBook

Samantha Willan is a workaholic lawyer. She's grateful for some rest and relaxation in cottage country, and after a recent breakup she wants to stay as far away from romance as possible. Then she meets her irresistible new neighbor. There's something...

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The renegade hunter by Lynsay Sands

The renegade hunter

Lynsay Sands

eBook

Nicholas Argeneau went rogue after the death of his life mate fifty years ago, but he's never stopped hunting for the evil vampires that torment mortals. He's tracked one of them to the enforcer house, and when he finds a woman in danger, all of Nich...

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The reluctant reformer by Lynsay Sands

The reluctant reformer

Lynsay Sands

eBook

Everyone knew Lady X or, at least, everyone knew of her. The masked courtesan was reputedly a noblewoman fallen on hard times. What Lord James had not known was that she was Lady Margaret Wentworth, the feisty sister of his best friend. Gerald claimed...

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Ashblane's lady by Sophia (Sophia Annie) James

Ashblane's lady

Sophia (Sophia Annie) James

eBook

Indulge your fantasies of delicious Regency Rakes, fierce Viking warriors and rugged Highlanders. Be swept away into a world of intense passion, lavish settings and romance that burns brightly through the centuriesLady Madeleine Randwick was his hostage,...

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The runaway princess by Christina Dodd

The runaway princess

Christina Dodd

Book

English orphan Miss Evangeline Scoffield has spent her life contenting herself with dreams. But with an unforeseen inheritance, she can afford one perfect summer--a summer she will spend the rest of her life remembering. She buys herself expensive cl...

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An April shroud by Reginald Hill

An April shroud

Reginald Hill

eBook

Superintendent Dalziel falls for the recently bereaved Mrs Fielding's ample charms, and has to be rescued from a litter of fresh corpses by Inspector Pascoe. Superintendent Andy Dalziel's holiday runs into trouble when he gets marooned by flood water....

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The reckless bride by Stephanie Laurens

The reckless bride

Stephanie Laurens

eBook

He races to complete their mission against escalating odds--his task made more perilous when he loses his heart. She's determined to defy convention and live a solitary life--until she tastes the reckless pleasure found only in his arms. Drawn together...

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Anything for you by Kristan Higgins

Anything for you

Kristan Higgins

eBook

When Connor O'Rourke proposes to his long-time on-again, off-again secret girlfriend, Jessica Dunn, and she says no, he gives her an ultimatum--marry him or their relationship is over.

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The prince kidnaps a bride by Christina Dodd

The prince kidnaps a bride

Christina Dodd

eBook

Betrothed in the cradle, Princess Sorcha and Prince Rainger were destined to rule their countries together. Then revolution sent Sorcha to a remote Scottish convent—and Rainger into a dungeon so deep rumor claimed he was dead. Now danger threatens, and...

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Awakened beauty by Amy Sumida

Awakened beauty

Amy Sumida

eBook

Princess Seraphine lives in a world full of magic. Witches, dragons, and fairies are commonplace. Still, she finds it difficult to believe that she slept for twenty years without aging, thanks to a witch's curse. Even more shocking; she has been wedded...

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The one that got away by Victoria Alexander

The one that got away

Victoria Alexander

eBook

He was the first ... he was the best ... He was the one that got away! Now he's back ... but do you still want him? Every woman remembers that one special man who slipped through her fingers, leaving her not only asking the question "What happened?" but...

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The perfect wife by Lynsay Sands

The perfect wife

Lynsay Sands

eBook

Paen Gerville longed for a lively, well-rounded woman, one whose plump breast would cushion his head after the lonely, harsh life of a knight. At first his wife-to-be, Avelyn, promised no such delights, but one split bridal gown later, her assets wer...

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The key by Lynsay Sands

The key

Lynsay Sands

eBook

Return to the wild beauty of Scotland in The Key, a classic historical romance novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands. Married to a barbaric laird in order to escape a worse fate, Iliana Wildwood is determined to remain a chaste wife...

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The ancestor game by Alex Miller

The ancestor game

Alex Miller

eBook

Steven Muir, August Spiess and his daughter Gertrude, and Lang Tzu all acknowledge a restless sense of cultural displacement, an ambivalence in their relations with the culture of European Australia. Steven left England for Australia as a young man and...

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The immortal hunter by Lynsay Sands

The immortal hunter

Lynsay Sands

eBook

When vampire Decker Argeneau saves the life of Danielle McGill, who is the target of a group of rogue vampires, he must convince the beautiful doctor that he is her immortal soulmate and destined to love her forever.

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The greatest lover in all England by Christina Dodd

The greatest lover in all England

Christina Dodd

eBook

Since childhood, Rosie's life has been the stage?passing herself off as a boy playing women's roles in the somewhat disreputable theatrical troupe of actor Danny Plympton, Rosie's adoptive father. But when unanticipated danger confronts them, they must...

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The allure of innocence by Jennie Lucas

The allure of innocence

Jennie Lucas

eBook

Virgin mistress, scandalous love-child: In the seductive heat of Rio during its Carnaval, Ellie succumbs to her dangerously charismatic boss, Diogo Serrador. But, having taken her virginity, the Brazilian billionaire wants nothing more to do with her-until...

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An Irish country village by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country village

Patrick Taylor

eAudiobook

Delighted to be offered a permanent position with crusty Dr. O'Reilly, Dr. Barry Lavery confronts a crisis when his reputation is threatened by the unexpected death of one of his patients.

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The duke diaries by Sophia Nash

The duke diaries

Sophia Nash

eBook

When Lady Verity Fitzroy wakes up to find her brother's archenemy Rory Lennox, the Duke of Abshire, in her bed, she is less concerned about the danger to her reputation than about being unmasked as the author of the infamous Duke Diaries.

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All the ways to ruin a rogue by Sophie Jordan

All the ways to ruin a rogue

Sophie Jordan

eBook

First friends, then enemies ... Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention- sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her...

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An Irish country girl by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country girl

Patrick Taylor

eAudiobook

Presents the story of the early life of Kinky Kincaid, once known as Maureen O'Hanlon, a farmer's daughter growing up in the hills and glens of 1920s County Cork, Ireland, who had a gift for seeing faries, spirits, and the dreaded banshee.

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The All Saints' Day lovers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The All Saints' Day lovers

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

eBook

Achingly sad and beautifully crafted, The All Saints' Day Lovers is a remarkable and intense exploration of relationships, loneliness and cruelty. Set mainly in the starkly beautiful landscape of Belgium's Ardennes, these stories have been compared t...

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Agent bride by Beverly Long

Agent bride

Beverly Long

eBook

Navy SEAL Cal Hollister is stunned when the white flag he sees flapping in a snowstorm turns out to be a veil attached to a beautiful woman. Unconscious and dressed only in a bridal gown, Cal calls her Stormy and carries her to safety. But it isn't long...

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After Z-hour by Elizabeth Knox

After Z-hour

Elizabeth Knox

eBook

Stranded by a South Island storm, six people usurp the stillness of an old house. As they tell the fragments of their story, a seventh voice responds: a young New Zealand serviceman who died in 1920, soon after his return from France. As the storm deepens,...

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An advancement of learning by Reginald Hill

An advancement of learning

Reginald Hill

eBook

All is not well at Holm Coultram College: lecturers having affairs with students, witches' sabbaths, a body buried under a statue. Detective Superintendent Dalziel, despite his cynical view of academics, doesn't feel murder fits in here - let alone a...

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An Irish country doctor by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country doctor

Patrick Taylor

eAudiobook

Barry Laverty, a recent medical school graduate, jumps at the chance to join a rural practice in Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland, until he meets his boss Dr. O'Reilly, a difficult older physician with his own way of doing things.

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The 3rd woman by Jonathan Freedland

The 3rd woman

Jonathan Freedland

eBook

The first two murders went unnoticed. The third will change everything. ... She can't save her sister. Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she'd be investigating her own sister's murder. She can't...

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An Irish country courtship by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country courtship

Patrick Taylor

eAudiobook

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An Irish country Christmas by Patrick Taylor

An Irish country Christmas

Patrick Taylor

eAudiobook

Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat,...

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War by Roald Dahl

War

Roald Dahl

eAudiobook

"Penguin presents the audiobook edition of War by Roald Dahl, read by Dan Stevens, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Okonedo, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Stephen Mangan. In war, are we at our heroic best or our cowardly worst? Featuring the autobiographical stories from...

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The best science fiction & fantasy of the year. Volume 12

The best science fiction & fantasy of the year. Volume 12

eBook

"Science fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine. Fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder. For more than a decade award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has sifted through tens of thousands of stories...

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Happiness by Aminatta Forna

Happiness

Aminatta Forna

eAudiobook

Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American. From this chance encounter in the rush of a great city, moments of connections span out and interweave, bringing disparate lives together. Attila ...

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The night swim by Megan Goldin

The night swim

Megan Goldin

eAudiobook

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name - and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she's used to being recognised for her voice,...

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Four seasons at Angelino's  by Caroline McBride

Four seasons at Angelino's

Caroline McBride

Book

"Culinary chaos and toxic liaisons can't stop Charlotte's fearless quest to find love before it's too late. Charlotte's vow to replace her devious boyfriend with Mr. Right should be easy for the ambitious restaurant publicist with access to men all over...

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Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey  by Kathleen Rooney

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Kathleen Rooney

Book

"From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey,...

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Before you go  by Tommy Butler

Before you go

Tommy Butler

Book

"In the Before, humankind is created with a hole in its heart, the designers not realizing their mistake - if it was a mistake - until too late.Elliot Chance is just a boy, and knows nothing of this. All he knows is that he doesn’t feel at home in this...

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Everything here is under control  by Emily Adrian

Everything here is under control

Emily Adrian

Book

"Amanda is a new mother, and she is breaking. After a fight with her partner, she puts the baby in the car and drives from Queens to her hometown in rural Ohio, where she shows up unannounced on the doorstep of her estranged childhood best friend. Am...

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Via negativa  by Daniel Hornsby

Via negativa

Daniel Hornsby

Book

"Father Dan is homeless. Dismissed by the church for eccentricity and insubordination, he's tried to transform his exile into a kind of pilgrimage, to make his Toyota Camry into a mobile monk's cell. But even this master of self-denial - and straight-up...

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The wedding thief  by Mary Simses

The wedding thief

Mary Simses

Book

"Two sisters in love with the same man - one engaged to him and the other about to sabotage the wedding - struggle to reconcile in this delicious novel from the bestselling author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. The Harrington sisters have...

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Twenty after midnight  by Daniel Galera

Twenty after midnight

Daniel Galera

Book

"Three friends, Aurora, a scientist and researcher, Antero, an avant-garde artist turned publicist, and Emiliano, a journalist, once worked together on a digital fanzine that became worshiped all over Brazil. Now, nearly two decades later, the death of...

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Self care  by Leigh Stein

Self care

Leigh Stein

Book

"Two female cofounders of a wellness start-up struggle to find balance between being good people and doing good business, while trying to maintain their best friendship. Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and seen countless influencers who seem...

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Fragments of light  by Michèle Phoenix

Fragments of light

Michèle Phoenix

Book

"Ceelie was only able to endure cancer, and the losses that came afterward, with the support of her elderly friend Darlene. When Darlene's prognosis turns dire, Ceelie can't refuse her seemingly impossible request: to find her long-lost father, WWII....

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The orphan collector  by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The orphan collector

Ellen Marie Wiseman

Book

"In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia's overcrowded slums and the anti-immigrant sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army. But as her city celebrates the end of war,...

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Inheritors  by Asako Serizawa

Inheritors

Asako Serizawa

Book

"Spanning more than 150 years, and set in multiple locations in colonial and postcolonial Asia and the United States, these interconnected stories contest assumptions and illuminate the complicated ways we experience, interpret, and pass on our personal...

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Empire of wild  by Cherie Dimaline

Empire of wild

Cherie Dimaline

Book

Joan has been searching for her missing husband, Victor, for nearly a year - ever since that terrible night they’d had their first serious argument. Still grieving and severely hungover, Joan hears Victor's unmistakable voice coming from inside a revival...

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Sea glass castle  by T. I. (Tonya) Lowe

Sea glass castle

T. I. (Tonya) Lowe

Book

"Sophia Prescott is still mending from the embarrassment of a highly publicized divorce from a pro football player, and the now-single mother is back in Sunset Cove, surrounded by the supporting love of her family and the Sand Queens. Sophia doesn't ...

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Paris is always a good idea  by Jenn McKinlay

Paris is always a good idea

Jenn McKinlay

Book

"It's been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong post-college European adventure. Since then, she's lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea's thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most t...

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Alice Knott  by Blake Butler

Alice Knott

Blake Butler

Book

"Alice Knott lives alone, a reclusive heiress haunted by memories of her deceased parents and mysterious near-identical brother. Much of her family's fortune has been spent on a world-class collection of artwork, which she stores in a vault in her lo...

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The shame  by Makenna Goodman

The shame

Makenna Goodman

Book

"Alma and her family live close to the land: they raise chickens and sheep, they make maple syrup. Every day Alma's husband leaves for his job at a nearby college while she stays home with their young children, cleans, searches for secondhand goods online,...

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The nesting dolls  by Alina Adams

The nesting dolls

Alina Adams

Book

"Odessa, 1931. Marrying the handsome, wealthy Edward Gordon, Daria - born Dvora Kaganovitch - has fulfilled her mother's dreams. But a woman's plans are no match for the crushing power of Stalin's repressive Soviet state. To survive, Daria is forced to...

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Lake life  by David James Poissant

Lake life

David James Poissant

Book

"The Starling family is scattered across the country. Parents Richard and Lisa live in Ithaca, New York, and work at Cornell University. Their son Michael, a shoe salesman, resides with his elementary school teacher wife, Diane, in Dallas. His brother,...

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Dear Emmie Blue  by Lia Louis

Dear Emmie Blue

Lia Louis

Book

"A novel about teenager Emmie Blue, who releases a balloon with her email address and a big secret into the sky, only to fall head-over-heels for the boy who finds it; now, fourteen years later, the one thing Emmie has been counting on is gone for good,...

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You again  by Debra Jo Immergut

You again

Debra Jo Immergut

Book

"Abigail Willard first spots her from the back of a New York cab: the spitting image of Abby herself at age twenty-two--right down to the silver platforms and raspberry coat she wore as a young artist with a taste for wildness. But the real Abby is n...

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The party upstairs  by Lee Conell

The party upstairs

Lee Conell

Book

Ruby grew up the super's daughter in the basement of an Upper West Side co-op that gets more gentrified with each passing year. Her friendship with Caroline, the daughter of affluent tenants, and the neighborhood's location brought certain advantages....

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Brontë's mistress  by Finola Austin

Brontë's mistress

Finola Austin

Book

"Yorkshire, 1843: Lydia Robinson - mistress of Thorp Green Hall - has lost her precious young daughter and her mother within the same year. She returns to her bleak home, grief-stricken and unmoored. With her teenage daughters rebelling, her testy...

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Musical chairs  by Amy Poeppel

Musical chairs

Amy Poeppel

Book

Bridget and Will have the kind of relationship that people envy: they're loving, compatible, and completely devoted to each other. The fact that they're strictly friends seems to get lost on nearly everyone; after all, they're as good as married in (...

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Louisiana lucky  by Julie Pennell

Louisiana lucky

Julie Pennell

Book

"Lexi, Callie, and Hanna Breaux grew up in small-town Louisiana, and have always struggled to make ends meet. For years, they’ve been playing the lottery, fantasizing about how much better life would be if they had the money. For Lexi, it means the p...

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Love and a little white lie  by Tammy L. Gray

Love and a little white lie

Tammy L. Gray

Book

"January Sanders grew up believing karma was more reliable than an imaginary higher power, but after suffering her worst heartbreak in 29 years, she's open to just about anything, including taking a temporary position at her aunt's church. Keeping her...

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Nine shiny objects  by Brian Castleberry

Nine shiny objects

Brian Castleberry

Book

June 26, 1947. Headlines across America report the sighting of nine pulsating lights flying over the Cascade Mountains at speeds surpassing any aircraft. In Chicago Oliver Danville, a failed actor now a pool hustler, hitchhikes west in a fever-dream quest...

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Set the stars alight  by Amanda Dykes

Set the stars alight

Amanda Dykes

Book

"Reeling from her parents' deaths, Lucy Claremont discovers an artifact in their London flat, leading her to a seaside estate. Aided by her childhood friend Dashel, a forensic astronomer, they start to unravel a history of heartbreak, sacrifice, and love...

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Sensation machines  by Adam (Adam Zachary) Wilson

Sensation machines

Adam (Adam Zachary) Wilson

Book

"Michael and Wendy Mixner are a Brooklyn-based couple whose marriage is failing in the wake of their daughter's stillbirth. Michael, a Wall Street trader, has secretly lost the couple's life savings. Wendy, a digital marketing strategist, has been hired...

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Scorpionfish  by Natalie Bakopoulos

Scorpionfish

Natalie Bakopoulos

Book

"A captivating and transporting travel novel, Scorpionfish reveals how what we leave behind may be exactly what we've been looking for all along. After the unexpected deaths of her parents, young academic Mira returns to her childhood home in Athens....

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A springtime heart  by Marta Perry

A springtime heart

Marta Perry

Book

"Dorcas Beiler's reckless teenage years are far behind her. She's serious and responsible now, and the good people of Promise Glen trust her with the education of their children. But when her first love returns after years of exile from the community,...

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Some go home  by Odie Lindsey

Some go home

Odie Lindsey

Book

"Colleen is an Iraq-war-veteran-turned-Pitchlynn, Mississippi-homemaker, and she works hard to keep her deployment behind her -- until her pregnancy churns up trauma so acute it threatens her husband, her family, and herself. Magnifying her anxiety is...

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Unveiling the past  by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Unveiling the past

Kim Vogel Sawyer

Book

"Newlyweds and cold case detectives Sean and Meghan Eagle have been given the task of investigating the twenty-years-past disappearance of a husband and father, Anson Menke. A judge ruled that the missing man chose to leave the country and abandon his...

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Almond  by Wŏn-p'yŏng Son

Almond

Wŏn-p'yŏng Son

Book

Yunjae was born with a brain condition called Alexithymia that makes it hard for him to feel emotions like fear or anger. He lives with his mother and grandmother above their used bookstore, decorated with colorful post-it notes that remind him when...

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Sugar, smoke, song  by Reema Rajbanshi

Sugar, smoke, song

Reema Rajbanshi

Book

"Following the secrets and passions of young women, these stories and their narrators cross genres and rules to arrive at unforeseen lives. A subway rider remembers enacting the gods with her estranged twin, a concert usher discovers her tango-dancin...

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The woman before Wallis  by Bryn Turnbull

The woman before Wallis

Bryn Turnbull

Book

Summer, 1926. When Thelma Morgan marries Viscount Duke Furness after a whirlwind romance, she is immersed in a gilded world of extraordinary wealth and privilege. For Thelma, the daughter of an American diplomat, her new life as a member of the Briti...

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Rules for being dead  by Kim Powers

Rules for being dead

Kim Powers

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"It's the late 1960s in McKinney, Texas. At the downtown theater and the local drive-in, movies James Bond, My Fair Lady, Alfie, and Dr. Zhivago feed the dreams and obsessions of a ten-year-old Clarke who loves Audrey, Elvis, his family, and the handsome...

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The lives of Edie Pritchard  by Larry Watson

The lives of Edie Pritchard

Larry Watson

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"A woman whose looks have always defined her, who has spent a lifetime trying to prove that she is allowed to exist in her own sphere, tries to be herself even as multiple men try to categorize and own her"--

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With or without you  by Caroline Leavitt

With or without you

Caroline Leavitt

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"After almost twenty years together, Stella and Simon are starting to run into problems. An up-and-coming rock musician when they first met, Simon has been clinging to dreams of fame even as the possibility of it has grown dimmer, and now that his band...

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Last call on Decatur Street  by Iris Martin Cohen

Last call on Decatur Street

Iris Martin Cohen

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"Despite vowing to never return to New Orleans when she left for college, Rosemary quickly finds herself back in her hometown - kicked out of school, at odds with her best friend, and desperate to lose herself in a bright, kaleidoscopic nightlife of dive...

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Friend  by Nam-nyong Paek

Friend

Nam-nyong Paek

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"A tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. A woman in her thirties comes to a courthouse petitioning for a divorce. As the judge who hears her statement begins to investigate the case, the story unfolds into a broader consideration...

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I, John Kennedy Toole  by Kent Carroll

I, John Kennedy Toole

Kent Carroll

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The novel traces Toole's life in New Orleans through his adolescence, his stay at Columbia University in New York, his attempts to escape the burden of his demanding mother and his weak father, his retreat into a world of his own creation, and finally...

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Shield's lady  by Jayne Ann Krentz

Shield's lady

Jayne Ann Krentz

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"Sariana was a cool, confident business-woman, an outcast from the East determined to regain her rightful status. Gryph was an intense mercenary respected and feared throughout the opulent cities and savage frontiers of the West. But from the moment they...

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Mesa Verde victim  by Scott Graham

Mesa Verde victim

Scott Graham

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"Hounded by false accusations of murder, archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family risk their lives to track down an unknown killer on the loose in a rugged canyon on the remote western edge of Mesa Verde National Park, where ancient stone villages and...

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