Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg: When a new family moves in next door and tragedy strikes, Lucille begins to look out for Lincoln, their son. Lincoln’s parents aren’t the only ones in town facing hard choices and uncertain futures. In these difficult times, the residents of Mason come together and find the true power of community–just when they need it the most.
Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin: The first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of “A Game of Thrones” and answers key questions about the dynasty’s origins, conflicts and relationships with dragons.
Hope Beckons by Beth Trennepohl: After a strange encounter with a little man, a Hope’s life was never the same. This journey stirred up musty old memories and forgotten moments but it was no match for Hope. The pages of her blue journal chronicled the mysterious transformation and held the model she would eventually share with the world.
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, he discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane? When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts: They look like an everyday family living an ordinary life. But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, unimaginable forces of light and dark have been unleashed. And when the time is right, Fallon Swift will take up the sword, and fight. For until she grows into the woman she was born to be, the world outside will never be whole again.
The Winner Maker by Jeff Bond: Bob Fiske – who’s taught Honors English and coached varsity football for five decades – is missing. Four of his brightest former stars reunite to find him, putting high-octane careers on hold, slipping police barricades, racing into the wilds of Northern Michigan for clues about the fate of their legendary mentor. And each Winner must decide how far they’ll go for Fiske.
Target Alex Cross by James Patterson: A leader has fallen, and the procession route from Capitol Hill to the White House is lined with hundreds of thousands of mourners. Alex is tasked by the new President to take a personal role with the FBI, leading an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. Alex has a horrible premonition: is the sniper’s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel: Beauchamp Hall is perfect for the holidays, a delightful novel about a young American woman who finds love and fulfillment in the course of her involvement with a Downton Abbey-style TV show in England.
The Comforts of Home by Susan Hill: Investigating a cold case while recovering from a near-fatal injury, Simon Serrailler finds his personal and professional lives intertwining in unexpected ways when his constable brother-in-law suffers a setback at the same time an arsonist begins a deadly rampage.