New Fiction

new bookwormThe Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen: Molly Murphy Sullivan’s husband Daniel is chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common nothing except for notes sent to Daniel. When Molly starts having strange dreams, it may help Daniel catch the taunting killer.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton: Overseeing her baby, a family wedding and her own 40th birthday celebration amid rumors that a developer has unwanted plans for Finch village, Lori bonds with a warmhearted inventor only to discover his true intentions.

The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg: In a major departure, Elizabeth Berg has created a gorgeous novel about the life of George Sand, written in luminous prose, with exquisite insight into the heart and mind of a woman who was considered the most passionate and gifted genius of her time.

The Stranger by Harlan Coben: When Adam Price learns a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne, he confronts her, and their mirage of perfection disappears as if it never existed at all. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception.

Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury: Growing up in a comfortable home, Mary Catherine pursues meaning through charity work. Despite intentions to stay single, she finds herself drawing close to Marcus, and their budding romance offers an exciting life she never dreamed of.

Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding: Deeply shaken after a brutal attack, Bailey Carpenter struggles to reclaim control over her life, unable to face her job, her friends, or even the world outside her apartment, and even then, the enemy may be much closer than she realizes.

The Wedding Circle by Ashton Lee: Maura Beth Mayhew, Cherico’s librarian, finds a local politician trying to divert library funds, while Maura Beth’s socialite parents insist on a lavish New Orleans wedding, which she desperately wants to avoid.

The Dead Lands by Percy Benjamin: In the post-apocalypse, folks getting by in the Sanctuary (the remains of St. Louis) are surprised when a woman rushes in to report that in the West, civilization flourishes and crops grow. Unfortunately, there’s also an army on the march that enslaves everyone it encounters.

Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo: This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” whose unexpected capacity for love is as far-reaching as his talent for murder. But it’s becoming clear that the more you know about your boss, the more your boss might want you fixed, especially if you’ve fallen in love with his wife…

New Fiction

new bookwormMightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer: In the aftermath of an IRA bombing, Harry uses his new literary station to raise awareness for his POW friend while Giles works to secure a political career and Sebastian’s past threatens his engagement.

Dead Water by Ann Cleeves: When the body of a journalist is found, Willow Reeves is drafted from outside to head up the investigation and discovers the journalist was chasing a story that many Shetlanders didn’t want to come to the surface.

The Assassin by Clive Cussler: As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn when sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil.

Dog Crazy by Meg Donahue: As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan spends her days helping patients come to terms with losing their four-legged friends, but she’s struggling with major problems of her own and can’t seem to take her own advice.

Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke: With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery–let alone the town’s most recent murder. . . Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic accident.

Dead but not Forgotten by Charlaine Harris: Though Sookie’s story has come to an end, these tales of her and the characters who populated her world will give you a different perspective on the series you thought you knew in short stories by various authors.

The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery: Three very different women find family through friendship–including Nicole, who faces a difficult choice involving her dependent husband; Shannon, who must choose between love and career; and Pam, whose marriage is tested by an unexpected change.

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid: In this modern retelling of Austen’s classic, bookish minister’s daughter Cat Morland joins her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets

Motherhood Unexpected by Deanna Smith: All Claire wants to be is a Mother, but her perfectly planned birth ends with a surprise. Forced to question everything that she has ever believed, she struggles through new motherhood.

 

New Nonfiction

new bookwormYou Can, You Will by Joel Osteen: Shares eight qualities of winners that can help readers reach their potential and achieve new levels of success in life.

The Blue Cotton Gown by Patricia Harman: The author describes her life as a nurse and midwife in West Virginia, sharing stories of her own personal and professional challenges as well as the lives and problems of those in her care.

Lusitania by Greg King: Resurrects a lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania’s passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats

The Fall of the Ottomans by Eugene Rogan: Evaluates the impact of World War I on the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East as a whole, explaining the region’s less-understood but essential contributions to the war and the establishment of present-day conflicts.

The Russian Army in the Great War by David Stone: Corrects widespread misperceptions of the Russian Army and the war in the east even as it deepens and extends our understanding of the broader conflict.

Dead Wake by Erik Larson: Chronicles the last and fatal voyage of the Lusitania, moving between events on the luxury ocean liner as it returned to its home port of Liverpool from New York City to those on the German submarine U-20.

War Bonds by Cindy Hval: Highlights stories of couples who met or married during World War II, beginning with a WWII-era song title and concluding with a look at wartime couples in their twilight, as well as when they were so hopeful and young and determined to save the world

Fortune‚Äôs Children by Arthur Vanderbilt: Describes the members of the Vanderbilt family, once hailed as American “royalty” and explores how they have managed to dissipate his vast fortune in under a century, to the point where some of them have died bankrupt.

Born to be King by Catherine Mayer: Draws on interviews with members of Prince Charles’ inner circle and on rare access to the prince himself to examine court life, Charles’ struggles, his achievements as a philanthropist and activist, and his popular marriage to Princess Diana.