New Overdrive Ebooks Fiction

devicesBoar Island by Nevada Barr: Anna Pigeon handles a case of cyber-bullying and stalking when Elizabeth, the adopted teenage daughter of her friend Heath Jarrod. The three sequester themselves on Boar Island, but the stalker has followed them east.

Mercy by Daniel Palmer: Dr. Julie Devereux is an outspoken advocate for the right to die—until a motorcycle accident leaves her fiancé, Sam Talbot, a quadriplegic. Sam begs to end his life, but Julie sees hope in a life together.

The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton: Five years into a 25 year prison sentence, Nick Mason receives an offer that will grant his release. He accepts, but the deal comes with a terrible price. Nick will ultimately have to risk everything—his family, his sanity, and even his life—to finally break free.

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews: When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon on Belle Isle, North Carolina, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found.

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis: Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum—but it is in the darkness that she finds a new lease on life when a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace’s brilliant mind beneath her rage and recruits her as his assistant.

 Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo: The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist’s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it’s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life.

Fire Bound by Christine Freehan: Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers, her skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa’s real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave: From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Bee, a spellbinding novel about three unforgettable individuals thrown together by war, love, and their search for belonging in the ever-changing landscape of WWII London.

Treasured by Sheryl Woods: Wealthy Ben Carlton stays hidden away in rural Virginia with only his artistic talent and his troubled memories for company. But when he met beautiful gallery owner Kathleen Dugan at the urging of his matchmaking aunt Destiny, his wounded heart began to open.

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Book to Movie

Inspired by the characters in Lewis Carrol’s classic stories, Tim Burton’s new film will be in theatres in a few short weeks. While he has departed wildly from the plot, it promises to be visually stunning. In the meantime, why not enjoy the original tales, which are wonderful stories that certainly leave no room for improvement. Both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass are available in our collection at JF CAR.

New Fiction

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Blood Orange by Susan Wittig Albert: China is renting her guest cottage to hospice nurse, Kelly Kaufman, who needs a place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce. Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices at the hospice and she suspects a patient was murdered.

The Other Side of Silence by Phillip Kerr: It is 1956 and Bernie is the man you turn to for touring tips or if you need a fourth for bridge. As it happens, a local writer needs someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game that is the usual evening diversion at the Villa Mauresque. Not just any writer, but W. Somerset Maugham. And it turns out it he needs professional advice because he is being blackmailed.

One With You by Sylvia Day: he finale to the crossfire saga finds Gideon and Eva fighting for their marriage, trying to keep their vows even when ugly secrets have been revealed.

Time of Fog and Fire by Bowen Rhys: When Molly Sullivan’s husband Daniel takes an undercover job she receives a strange and cryptic letter from him, leading her to conclude that something must have gone terribly wrong, and she knows it might be dangerous and put all of their lives at risk.

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield: A prodigal daughter returns to her hometown in Montana to make amends. Mayhem and hilarity ensue.

War Hawk by James Rollins: While helping a former army colleague, who’s on the run from assassins, Tucker Wayne and his military dog, Kane, must stop a psycho trying to commandeer all the resources of modern warfare.

The Beast by J.R. Ward: Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will  bring her and Rhage closer together or cause a split they neither will recover from.

Family Jewels by Stuart Woods: Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes.

Private Paris by James Patterson: When Jack Morgan stops by Private’s, he is asked to track down his young granddaughter who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France’s cultural elite are found dead–murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag

High Country Bride by Linda Lael Miller: Tired of waiting for his sons to settle down, Arizona-territory rancher Angus McKettrick announces a competitions: the first son to marry and produce grandchildren will inherit Triple M ranch. Now, three distinctly different, equally determined cowboys are searching high and low for brides.

The 14th Colony by Steve Barry: What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain–in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos.

What We Find by Robyn Carr: A Denver neurosurgeon relocates to the small rural town named after her ancestor in the aftermath of a wrongful malpractice suit to recover and reconnect with her estranged father.

‘Til Death Do Us Part by Robyn Carr: Calista Langley, a Madame in Victorian London, begins receiving gifts from a dangerously obsessed individual. It soon becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s own secret past–and that only her death will satisfy the stalker.

As Close to Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner: Enjoying summertime at a popular beach with their children, beautiful Ada thrives away from her strict husband, while chef Vivie develops diplomatic skills, and unmarried Bec is forced to choose between family beliefs and her passion for a married man.

Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear: The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie–who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter–to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich

Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline: A woman and husband use a sperm donor to become pregnant, and a shocking revelation occurs when the donor is arrested for a series of brutal murders. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth.

Flawless by Heather Graham: Kieran Finnegan, a criminal psychologist with a less-than-lawful teenage past, meets FBI agent Craig Frasier at the scene of a crime when she “unsteals” a flawless stone taken by her light-fingered youngest brother as an act of vengeance.

No Safe Secret by Fern Michaels: Molly’s life is gleaming and beautiful, at least on the surface. No one in her exclusive neighborhood knows what living with her demanding husband Tanner is really like. They know even less about the life she left behind in Florida almost two decades ago.

Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly: Through Ravensbruck concentration camp – and the horrific atrocities taking place there told in part by an infamous German surgeon, Herta Oberheuser – two women’s lives will converge in unprecedented ways and a novel of redemption and hope emerges that is breathtaking in scope and depth.