All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams: In France, 1914, an heiress, a resistance fighter, and a widow are all joined by one legendary hotel: the Ritz in Paris.
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate: Unravels the dramatic story of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. Author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away.
Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston: After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. Then Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past. This time she’ll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny.
The Better Liar by Tanen Jones: Robin Voigt is dead. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: she and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them together–or not at all. When she meets a charismatic young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin, the two make a reckless bargain: Mary will impersonate Robin for a week in exchange for Robin’s half of the cash. But neither realizes how high the stakes will be when Mary takes a dead woman’s name.
A Reasonable Doubt by Phillip Margolin: A magician linked to three murders and suspicious deaths years ago disappears in the middle of his new act in Phillip Margolin’s latest thriller featuring Robin Lockwood. As a young criminal defense attorney, a former MMA fighter, and Yale law graduate, she must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together.
The Last Odyssey by James Rollins: For eons, the city of Troy–whose legendary fall was detailed in Homer’s Iliad–was believed to be myth, until archaeologists in the nineteenth century uncovered its ancient walls buried beneath the sands a map and to the a hidden realm of Tartarus. When word of Tartarus spreads–and of the cache of miraculous weapons said to be hidden there–tensions explode in this volatile region where Turks battle Kurds, terrorists wage war, and civilians suffer untold horrors.
Cleaning the Gold by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child: Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox to investigate a twenty-two-year-old murder. His suspect’s name: Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. But there’s a bigger conspiracy at play–one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated. And the only option is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to team up and play nicely. If the can.
The Jetsetters by Amanda Ward: When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins wins a cruise vacation, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome and wifeless venture capitalist; and Regan, a harried mother who took it wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the Perkins family is forced to confront the defining choices in their lives.
One Minute Out by Mark Greaney: I was on a simple mission in Bosnia. A bad guy needed to be put down; in and out, no problem. But then I stumbled across a nightmare–a room full of women and children who were being trafficked to rich scum. Since then, I’ve been tracking their smuggling ring around the globe, and I’m finally near the top. Now I’ve got to make a decision: duty or honor. They all think they have me boxed in, but there’s one thing they’re forgetting: I am the Gray Man
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks: Shay Miller is intrigued by a group of women who seem to have it all together, and they invite her with the promise: ‘You are not alone.’ Why not align herself with the glamorous and seductive Moore sisters, Cassandra and Jane? They are everything Shay aspires to be, and they seem to have the keys to getting exactly what they want. But what price does she have to pay? What do Cassandra and Jane want from her? You are not alone: Is it a promise? Or a threat?
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley: Everybody lies about their lives. What would happen if you shared the truth?’ This is the question that Julian Jessop, an eccentric, seventy-nine-year-old artist, poses within a pale green exercise book that he labels The Authenticity Project, before leaving it behind in Monica’s Cafe. When Monica discovers Julian’s abandoned notebook, not only does she add her own story to the book, she is determined to find a way to help Julian feel less lonely. And so it goes with the others who find the green notebook that will soon contain their deepest selves.
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