Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Fiction 12/30/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780525953999    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250047335    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345543851    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399171130

The Silence that Speaks by Andrea Kane
Robert Parker's The Bridge by Robert Knott
No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor
Saving Grace by Jane Green
Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
Rain On the Dead by Jack Higgins
Deadly Assets by W.E.B. Griffin

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Green Rider by Kristen Britain

Karigan G'ladheon life changes the day she bested a wealthy aristocrat classmate. Knowing that she would be expelled for such an action, Karigan decides to run away, an action that put her on a new path.

On her way home she finds a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king with two black arrows protruding from his back. As he lay dying, the rider makes Karigan promise to fulfill his mission of getting the letter he holds to the king.

But everything is not it seems on her journey. Karigan will face forces that she had never dreamed existed and some she had thought to be a myth. She does not travel on this journey alone, as she has her traveling companion, a horse called horse, and The Green Rider F'ryan Coblebay, the green rider who died. The ever-present arrows protruding from his back are a reminder of what is at stake. She meets many different people on her journey, some friends and some foes.

I don’t want go into too much detail as I do not want to spoil anything. This is the first book in the Green Rider series by Kristen Britain. The author is detailed in making the world that Karigan lives in. I would recommend reading the rest of the Green Rider book series.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill

Darcy Archer loves books. So much in fact she works at a bookstore in New York. Her love of books might be why she is still single. She believes in true love and the fairy tale. On the way to work one morning, she literally runs into a man. Unfortunately, she knocks him out. When the ambulance arrives she realizes he was walking a dog. Feeling responsible, Darcy takes the dog. Not sure what to do, Darcy leaves her contact information at the hospital so his family can claim the dog. But by the next day Darcy hasn't heard from anyone.

When Darcy is finally contacted it is by the doctor. It turns out the mystery man has amnesia. Darcy comes to the hospital and is soon pulled into the mystery of Aiden Harris. She goes to his house and starts to piece together his life. But not is all it seems. Will Darcy find true love?

I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me of the movie While You Were Sleeping. It's a great story for a little winter reading!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

In Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan shares her personal experiences after college when she traveled with her best friend to Australia, which doubles as nice break from her know-it-all mother. Kelly has grand notions that she is going to explore the world, but of course, things never go as planned.

Soon the money runs short, and she is forced to find employment if she intends to continue traveling. Kelly secures the job of a nanny for John, a widower who works for an airlines and often travels and who has two young children that need tending to. What is meant as a short stint to collect a paycheck becomes much more.

Kelly learns what it takes to be a mother, or the glue, to a family who is without one. There is also a budding romance between Kelly and John's stepson who sometimes lives in room above the garage. Now an adult with her own kids, Kelly, who has been diagnosed with cancer, reflects on her summer nannying and comes to have a stronger appreciation for her own mother.

In this breezy and heartfelt memoir, Kelly Corrigan (LiftThe Middle Place) drives home that in her family, her dad was always the glitter, or the person who could make you laugh and was easy to get along with. Her mom, however, was the glue, and even though their relationship could be rocky, it was her mom that held everything together. This book will have readers questioning who the glitter and glue are in their own families.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

Twelve years ago, the small town of Coventry in New England was hit by a blizzard that no one can forget. Still haunted by the memories of that terrible storm, the town prepares for yet another one.

As ghosts from the past come out of the storm to warn them, the community must come to grips with the fact that the coming storm will be even deadlier than the last one - unless they can work together to stop it.

I loved this book! It's fast paced, just the right amount of scary, and definitely a page turner. The characters are easy to connect with, and that combined with great storytelling make this a book that's really hard to put down.

The structure and tone are very reminiscent of Stephen King, so if you like his books, you'll love this one! Mr. Golden, I'll be keeping my eye on you!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

Susan Dempsey was in college when she was murdered. Now twenty years later, she has become the focus of the new TV show, Under Suspicion. Laurie Moran created this show and the pilot episode was a huge success. It has been a year since the first and only episode and Laurie really wants to tell Susan's story. Now finally getting the cooperation of Susan's mom, roommates, boyfriend and a famous director, filming has been green-lighted.

Laurie and the crew travel to California. Along for the ride is Laurie's son, Timmy, and her dad, retired cop Leo. Leo wanted to come to keep an eye on things.  A woman indirectly connected to the project was murder and Leo is suspicion. As they start the interviewing, it soon becomes clear that this case might be harder to solve then they thought. Everyone is a suspect and then one of the producers is attacked. Will they make it through this episode and catch a killer or will this be the end of the show?

This is the start of a new series by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke. We first met the characters in Mary Higgins Clark's I've Got You Under My Skin. This was a good start and a good mystery. Can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Delicious! by Ruth Reichl

Running away from a family tragedy, Billie Breslin has dropped out of college to pursue a food writing career in New York City, where she lands a job as an assistant Delicious! This century-old Pickwick Publication magazine runs it's office out of a federal mansion.

During her first year she becomes close with the staff, including Sammy, the eccentric travel editor, the cooks and even a smoothie eating canine. But one of the most important relationships she forms is with Sal Fontanari, the owner of a family run Italian cheese shop where she takes on a second job.

When Pickwick unexpectedly shuts down the magazine, Billie is asked to stay on to maintain the magazine's promise of "The Guarantee," where readers can get a refund for any recipe that isn't spectacular. It is a message from one of the readers that leads Billie to dig up a recipe in the second floor library, which has been locked up for years. In the library Billie discovers a letter from a precocious 12-year old girl to the renowned chef James Beard during WWII rationing and is sent on a search for information on the young girl, Lulu, that has been hidden for decades.

This is the type of story that pulls you in early on and keeps you entertained until the end and is peppered with quirky and endearing characters. Just be warned that the detailed and delightful food descriptions will make you hungry. This is escapist fiction at its best.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Fiction 12/9/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781439199350    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345545879    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780765337351    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250047069

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
Saint Odd by Dean R. Koontz
The Iris Fan by Laura Joh Rowland
Perfect Sins by Jo Bannister
You Know Who Killed Me by Loren Estleman

Saturday, December 6, 2014

No Limits by Lori Foster

Cannon Coulter has made a name for himself in the mixed martial arts world. After his last fight, Cannon has returned home to Ohio to get some rest and deal with the death of a man from his past. Upon returning, Cannon is told that he has inherited half of the man's business and his house. The other half goes to his granddaughter, Yvette Sweeny. Three years ago Cannon walked away from Yvette because he thought she was to young. He doesn't think that anymore.

After a traumatic incident three years ago, Yvette moved away to California. Now she finds herself back in Ohio and having to dealing with her past. And Cannon. She had such a crush on him and finds herself still crushing on him.

Now they are both living in the house they inherited and they can't resist each other. But then someone starts vandalising the property at the house and the business. Is it someone from their past or is there a new threat to Cannon and Yvette?

Another great start to a new series from Lori Foster! Cannon and Yvette are first mentioned in Dash of Peril from the Love Undercover series. I recommend them all! Start with When You Dare and don't look back!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Whatever It Takes by JM Stewart

A house fire leaves Washington dojo owner Becca Morgan and daughter Allie at the mercy of her ex-husband, Jackson Kade, for a place to stay until she can get back on her feet. Always putting his work first before his wife and daughter, Jackson wasn’t the man she thought she married so Becca had no choice but to leave him a little over a year ago, and he had willingly signed the divorce papers without protest.

Although never able to say the words, Jackson has not stopped loving her and now that she is back in their house, he will do whatever it takes to convince her to stay. Unfortunately, he was brought up by distant parents that never showed affection, and this is all he knows.

But Becca will need Jackson to prove to her that he can open up, that he can give her those three little words, and that he will put his family first. Jackson is up to the task if it means making his family whole once again.

The enjoyment of Stewart’s (Risking It All) story about second chances lies in the sensuality of her characters’ desires, but clunky writing weakens the execution. The lengthy descriptions in the middle of conversations forces readers to go back and read what the original question was, creating too much distraction for this to be recommended. This is Bk. 2 in the Morgan Family Romance series.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, January 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New Fiction 12/2/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476736914    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476766584    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780802123091http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=978161695408

Collision by Mercedes Lackey
Hush by Karen Robards
Enter Pale Death by Barbara Cleverly
The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid
Scorched Eggs by Laura Childs
Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle
Woman With a Gun by Phillip Margolin
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
The Big Finish by James W. Hall

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Second Chance Hero by Jeannie Moon

On the same day military nurse Kim Torres lost her fiance in Afghanistan, she also learned that he had been cheating on her. Now back to Long Island, Kim has withdrawn herself from family and friends, unable to destroy everyone’s image of Tom as their decorated hero. In fact, she has left nursing all together and is now nannying for Reliance executive Harper Poole.

When Kim’s car breaks down, Harper sends her friend and boss, Owen Kent, to give her a lift. Owen was Tom’s commanding officer and is also just back from his recent tour. He knew Kim from that day in the hospital when she collapsed from grief and he was the one there to catch her. She must not have memories of him from the traumatic day, but he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since.

There is no question that Owen is hot, smart and charming, but Kim doesn’t feel like she can trust another man after Tom’s betrayal. Owen is not easy to stay away from and just when their lust is about to cross into love territory, a secret from their time at war rears it’s ugly head and might shatter any chance these two who were destined for each other might have.

Hitting on a timely topic, Moon’s (The Wedding Secret) accomplished latest contains just the right amount of sugar and spice. The plot has plenty of grit and the romance is sexy without being salacious. This is a bona fide winner with broad appeal.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, December 4, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech

For generations, the Lenore women have kept the secret of the unique flower and the intoxicating powerful perfume it creates – alluring enough to ensure the wearer unlimited success.  As long as it’s used correctly.

Lucia Lenore, hiding from a failed marriage and lackluster acting career, returns home to Quartz Hollow, a small town set in the quiet beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Instead of peace, she finds chaos – her mother, Willow, facing a client threatening to expose their secret while her sister Mya (eager to takeover Lenore Incorporated and wary of her sister’s return) insisting she can fix the situation by breaking the family’s cardinal rule – changing the perfume’s formula.

Since I really enjoy Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen, I had high hopes for The Season of the Dragonflies.  The “magical realism” elements of the book drew me in – swarms of blue dragonflies, an intriguingly alive flower, and a perfume with the power to affect fate.  I had hoped for a bit more “practical magic,” but those elements were more lightly hinted as the story went on. 

The real story is relationships between the Lenore women.  Though not always sympathetic (particularly Mya), the unique personalities and family dynamic added interesting layers to the book.  If anything, my only complaint was that the three story lines did not get the kind of in-depth development I was craving, with everything tied up very neatly at the end.  All in all, still a good read and interesting debut novel.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Fiction 11/25/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780316218993    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780804139489    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250027702    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780316210959

Symbiont by Mira Grant
The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones
Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline
Hope to Die by James Patterson

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Lucy Dane just finished her junior year of high school in the Ozarks. She got a job at her Uncle Crete's store. So far the summer is going well. And it doesn't hurt that Daniel, the boy she is crushing on, works there too. Her uncle assigns Daniel to clean out a trailer on his property and Lucy finagles her way into helping. As they are cleaning, Lucy finds a necklace that belongs to her friend Cheri. Except Cheri was murdered and this is the first real clue.

Lucy doesn't know what to do with this evidence. It also brings up questions about her own mom, Lila, who disappeared when Lucy was a baby. Lucy finally confides in Daniel and her best friend Bess. Daniel is all for helping her and together they try and get answers. But there are people in this small community who don't want the truth to be revealed.

I don't want to tell to much because it will spoil the book! I really enjoyed trying to figure out what happened to Cheri and Lila. Each chapter was told from a different character's point of view, which made for an interesting read. I can't wait to read her next book!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

In 1922, before her face was an icon of the silent film era silver screen, Louise Brooks was 15 years old and straining to break out of her predictable Midwestern life.  Offered the opportunity to study at the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York for the summer, Louise leaves Wichita accompanied by a chaperone, the course of her life starting to take shape.

Thirty-six year old Cora Carlisle, a virtual stranger to Louise, is seeking something too.  As an orphan in New York City, she was sent on a train to Kansas in the hopes of finding adoptive parents.  Though quietly content with her life and family, she hopes to find answers to her past in the city.

I found this story to be an interesting blend of fictional biography and period piece.  The story is told from Cora’s point of view as she struggles to manage not only Louise’s headstrong personality, but also her own opinions in a world at a crossroads.  Definitely a good read for fans of the 1920’s and historical fiction in general.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Fiction 11/18/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476763125    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345543127    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476728209    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781455521197

The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark
The Job by Janet Evanovich
The Escape by David Baldacci
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin

This Christmas is a big year for Ivy Cottage Bed & Breakfast owner Miranda Hamilton, who will be overseeing the annual holiday cotillion, which is the pride and joy of the Bloom Bitches, a group of stodgy women who have high expectations of the new chair.

Much to her chagrin, Magnolia Bay’s mayor has assigned Logan Mauldin, the sexy bachelor who she has known since childhood, as her co-chair. Pammy Anderson, who will do whatever it takes to get what she wants, suggests the committee host a bachelor auction as a way to raise money for the event’s charity. Spending time together as co-chairs, Logan hopes to win over Miranda both professionally and romantically, but she is firm in her notion that they aren't compatible.

But despite her misgivings and to drive up donations, Miranda enters in a bidding war for Logan. Everything seems to be falling in place for her favorite holiday, but Logan has a secret that when revealed, may drive Miranda away permanently.

Boykin’s (Sweet Home Carolina) predictable novella attempts to manufacture drama out of a minor incident that makes Miranda appear histrionic. The romance is slightly sexier than her previous works but is still relatively mild and will only attract readers who want a holiday story without any grit.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, December 19, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

For Judd Foxman, life lately has been a series of one body blow after another.  His wife Jen has left him for his boss.  His father has passed away.  Jen is pregnant.  And now Judd’s mother has informed him of his father’s dying wish: that the family sit shivah, spending seven days after the funeral together, living under the same roof for the first time in years.  As days go by, with old grudges surfacing and more than enough tension to go around, Judd tries to deal with (and avoid) the life he’s lost and the family he’s lost touch with.

As hilarious as it is raw, Thisis Where I Leave You is a near perfect combination of humor, dysfunction, emotion, and love.  The Foxman’s are richly idiosyncratic, both loving and infuriating in a way only families can be.  At times hysterically funny (I laughed out loud more than once), cringe-worthy, and even a little bit hopeful, this book was excellent – I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining and emotional read (so long as you don’t mind a little graphic humor now and again).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Fiction 11/11/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476770383    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780062325341    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781250051301    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780765330161

Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston
Revival by Stephen King
Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell
Fear City by F. Paul Wilson
The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

Sophie Diehl is a criminal lawyer in a New England firm. She is asked to step in and help in a divorce case, which she has no experience. She is just supposed to do the initial interview with the client, Maria "Mia" Durkheim. Mia's dad is a big client for the firm and they will bend over backwards for her. It then comes as a shock when Mia requests Sophie to stay on as her lawyer. Sophie warns her that this is her first divorce case and maybe she wants another lawyer from the firm. But Mia is adamant about having Sophie.

Mia was served divorce papers by her husband of 17 years at a popular restaurant while having lunch. Mia is furious and will do anything to destroy him. She also wants custody of their daughter, Jane. It is up to Sophie to handle it and her own personal life, which includes dating and her dysfunctional family.

This book is told through emails, legal papers, handwritten letters, memos and articles. I really enjoyed this book and the characters. You find yourself rooting for Mia and feeling for Sophie. This is one to read by this debut author.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Redeployment by Phil Klay

Emotional but not overly sentimental, this timely debut short story collection from Klay, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served as a Public Affairs Officer in Iraq, touches upon the issues most paramount to our current war: PTSD, suicide rates attempts among vets, children in the crossfires, war crimes, the Islam religion and more.

Here is a sampling of what readers can expect from this heartrending collection: In “Redeployment” a veteran returns to the dog who has aged significantly during his tour of duty, so instead of taking him to the veterinarian to be euthanized, he takes the responsibility in his own hands to show his dog a kindness in death. A Mortuary Affairs marine, who collects human remains returns home to the only stability he remembers, his former girlfriend, who has grown distant, is chronicled in “Bodies.”

“Money as Weapons System” tells the story of a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) foreign service officer who attempts to rebuild a failed water system, but violence, the enemy and a mattress salesman with a political agenda who insists that baseball uniforms will change culture and change war all stand in the way, making the pursuit futile. “Prayer in the Furnace” offers the perspective of a military chaplain dealing with helping those who have hinted at war crimes and the emotional aftermath of killing civilians.

A PsyOps vet at Amherst College offends a girl on campus who is a recently converted Muslim, but the two share their stories in hopes of a coming to an understanding. They both learn about being treated as they are are seen and the unfortunate result of perception becoming reality in “Psychological Operations.”

A 2014 National Book Award finalist, Redeployment is at turns grim and harrowing, but also shares a singular message that offers a small sense of hope in the bedlam that is war: we are united as a family, as brothers in combat and as a country. We are never alone. This book is highly recommended to vets, civilians, and those with loved ones in the military, as it provides the truth of the unspoken events suffered in the fight for freedom.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Fiction 11/04/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476736877    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476784328    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781455526048    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780345548467

Christmas on Chestnut Street by Nancy Thayer
1636:  The Viennese Waltz by Eric Flint
The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell
A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby
The Future Falls by Tanya Huff
The Chocolate Clown Corpse by Joanna Carl
Proxima by Stephen Baxter
All Is Bright by Thomas Kinkade
The Siege by Arturo Perez-Reverte
A Map of Betrayal by Ha Jin
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Rita Mae Brown
A New York Christmas by Anne Perry
Lowball by George R.R. Martin

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Fireman who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard

Melissa McGuire has been tricked by her grandma. She was supposed to meet her for lunch but it turned out to be a Fireman Bachelor auction! Melissa is mortified but even more so when her grandma bids on one of the firemen. Grandma Nelly wins the bid. But of course it is all a part of her master plan.

Fire Captain Harry Brody is part of the San Gabriel fire department, which is known for being a bachelor fire house. In fact, some say that fire house is cursed. The guys agree to do the Bachelor auction to stop the rumors of the curse. Brody never expects an older woman to bid on him and win. And he won't hear the end of it from his fellow firemen.

When Brody shows up for his "date", Nelly is conveniently sick and suggests Melissa go in her place. Melissa reluctantly agrees and ends up having a good time. But the end of the date doesn't end well and Melissa is convinced they should not see each other again. Brody has different feelings and gets Melissa to go out again. But as they continuing dating many obstacles are thrown their way and they need to decide if dating each other is worth the hassle.

I really enjoyed this light romance. It is the first book in the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series. I will be reading the rest of the series and hoping they are as good.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

She's the One by Kim Boykin

Melissa Bliss has built her real estate and property management company in the idyllic community of Isle of the Palms, SC where she works with sexy contractor Shane Carver. Her newest client is socialite Savannah Sinclair, who is renting a townhome out in Mermaid Cove. 

Melissa has inherited the matchmaking skills handed down from her grandmother and sets out to pair Savannah with Shane in hopes of helping Savannah get over her ex-husband, who she still desperately loves. Shane, however, has had his eyes set on Melissa for some time and won’t settle for less. 

With both Shane’s ex-fiance back on the Island and a blues rocker who shows an interest in Melissa, Shane has his work cut out for him. But the biggest hurdle may just be Melissa’s matchmaking legacy, which dictates that the matchmaker must not make a match for herself or she will lose her abilities.

Boykin (Flirting With Forever) paints a picturesque tropical locale that will draw readers into her characters just as much as the Lowcountry scenery. Romance is limited to kisses; there is nothing gratuitously sexy here, so readers of Sherryl Woods’ Ocean Breeze series would find Boykin to be an excellent match. 

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, November 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Fiction 10/28/2014

Here is a sampling of new fiction released this week. If you see something you like, simply click on the title to place a copy on hold through the Library's catalog.

http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780756410438     http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780399172922    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9780307911544    http://pinnacle.polarislibrary.com/polaris/view.aspx?isbn=9781476703183

Wyoming Strong by Diana Palmer
By Winter's Light by Stephanie Laurens
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
Havana Storm by Clive Cussler
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith
A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker
The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Pegasus by Danielle Steel
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron
The Wolf In Winter by John Connolly