New Fiction Titles

Once a Rebel by Mary Jo Putney: Lord George Gordon Audley had been Callista Brooke’s best friend. His gallant attempt to save her from an arranged marriage ended with Callie in Jamaica, and Gordon in the penal colony of Australia. Reunited after many years, the innocent childhood friendship has become a passion that will save or destroy them when they challenge the aristocracy that exiled them both.

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith: When Mma Ramotswe learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she runs for City Council. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers.

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston: Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. While Xanthe is examining a chatelaine she’s transported back to the seventeenth century where she must put right the injustice in its story to save an innocent girl’s life, or else it’ll cost her Flora’s.

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom: Fifteen years ago Eddie, an amusement park mechanic, died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. As a young woman Annie reconnects with her childhood love. When their wedding night ends in an unimaginable accident, Annie finds herself on her own heavenly journey — and an inevitable reunion with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she could not have fathomed.

Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle: Kat Jenkin’s only son goes missing on a class field trip, while Stefanie Huntington’s son is being threatened. But is the culprit an anonymous stranger or someone the women trust?

The Witch Elm by Tana French: Toby surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.

Elevation by Stephen King: Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know. He soon finds unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of his affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

Dark Signal by Shannon Baker: Who would want to kill Chad Mills? Kate finds that he made a few enemies as president of the railroad workers union. She may not have the experience, but she’s lived in the Sandhills her whole life, and knows the land and the people. Something doesn’t add up–and Kate must find the real killer before he can strike again.

Silver Anniversary Murder by Leslie Meier: As Tinker’s Cove, Maine, buzzes over a town-wide silver wedding anniversary bash, Lucy is reminded of her. When she reaches out to an old friend, Beth, Lucy realizes that a reunion will happen sooner than later—at Beth’s funeral. The more Lucy learns about Beth’s rumored plot to scandalize her former husbands in an act of revenge, the more she suspects one of them committed murder.

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