New Fiction Titles

The Inheritance by Laura Costea: Musician Peter Bailey is the reluctant son of a cattle rancher living in Orion, Nebraska who leaves for the West Coast. He soon returns and to help run the ranch with his new wife, Hope, by his side. Hope can’t help but fall in love with her new community, and tries to set aside memories of how she failed her own family. But as they join in efforts to help rebuild the small town destroyed by fire, Hope and Peter both find themselves sifting through the broken pieces of the past.

The Reading List by Sara Adams: Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life and worries about his bookworm granddaughter, Priya. Aleisha is a bright but teenager working at the local when she discovers a list of novels that she’s never heard of before and decides to read each one. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home. When Mukesh arrives at the library, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too.

The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison: Its 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Then she meets Archie Carmichael who is the only man she’s ever met who seems to accept her modern ways – her independent nature and passion for success. But once she accepts his proposal he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves

Furmidable Foes by Rita Mae Brown: Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen and her pet sleuths uncover a scam to dupe consumers when they discover that substandard produce is being passed off for organic, upmarket groceries. As always, Harry’s crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and Tee Tucker the Corgi share her determination to sniff out the foes among friends, the spoiled among the fresh.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia Manansala: Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup. When a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block.

The Husbands by Chandler Baker: Nora Spangler is a successful attorney and her husband works hard, too … but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder? When she agrees to help with a wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women of Dynasty Ranch, all high-power and successful with endlessly supportive husbands. But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that’s worth killing for.

Cherry by Nico Walker: Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. He flunks out of school and joins the army, and they marry before he ships out to Iraq. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn; and they die. When he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily.

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz: Emily is having the time of her life in Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual backpacking trip. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to a horrific scene. Kristen says the cute backpacker she brought to their room attacked her, and she had to kill him in self-defense. The scene is horrifyingly similar to last year’s trip, when another backpacker wound up dead. Emily can’t believe it’s happened again–can lightning really strike twice?

Complications by Danielle Steel: After four years of renovations and the death of its legendary and beloved manager, the luxurious Hotel Louis XVI in Paris is set to reopen its doors. The new manager, Olivier, and his assistant, Yvonne, quickly realize that anything can happen at any moment, and on one cool September evening, everything does. Rocked by the events of this one fateful night, guests and staff alike brace themselves for the aftershock and the apparent dramas and misfortunes still to come.

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