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Week of January 20, 2014

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Week of January 20, 2014

Releases for the week of January 20th include FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND, a continuation of Mary Jane Clark's Piper Donovan mystery series; THE VANISHING, a new Gothic thriller from Wendy Webb; and BIG GIRL PANTIES by Stephanie Evanovich, in which a young widow decides to get in shape...and winds up getting her groove back --- and a whole lot more.

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich - Women's Fiction/Humor

January 21, 2014


Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband’s illness and death. Now she is alone at age 32 and weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Can Holly and Logan go the distance as a couple even after she has met her goals --- and other men are noticing?

Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble - Historical Romance

January 21, 2014


Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has moved to Austin, Texas, and is working as a kitchen maid in a luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her sitting among the distinguished guests, though he does not acknowledge her aloud. Before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids.

Echoes of Mercy by Kim Vogel Sawyer - Historical Romance

January 21, 2014


When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event. At the same time, Oliver Dinsmore poses as a common worker to find out all he can about the family business before taking over for his father. Caroline and Oliver become fast friends, but tension mounts when the two find themselves at odds about the roles of child workers in the factory.

Eyes Wide Open by Ted Dekker - Thriller

January 21, 2014


My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die. I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking. Some will say that I'm not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don't even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

The First True Lie by Marina Mander - Fiction

January 21, 2014


Meet Luca, a curious young boy living with his mother, a taciturn woman who "every now and then tries out a new father." Luca keeps to himself, his cat, Blue, and his words --- his favorite toys. One February morning his mom doesn't wake up to bring him to school, so Luca --- with a father who's long gone and driven by a deep fear of being an orphan --- decides to pretend to the world that his mom is still alive.

Footprints in the Sand: A Piper Donovan Mystery by Mary Jane Clark - Mystery

January 21, 2014


Struggling actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan is spending the dead of winter in warm and sunny Sarasota, Florida, for her beloved cousin's wedding. But a cloud seems to be hovering over the whole affair. A bridesmaid mysteriously disappears, a neighbor's car is run off the road, and a body is found on the beach where the wedding will take place. With the nuptials threatened, it falls on Piper to unmask the killer.

Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew - Women's Fiction/Humor

January 8, 2013


When Robert John Brown, a churchgoing family man and respected community member, is caught hiding a barnful of migrant workers with no papers, he is arrested and sent to prison. Meanwhile, his 10-year-old grandson tries to help the sole escapee of the raid reunite with his family, and his granddaughter is struggling to raise her daughter alone after her husband, an illegal immigrant himself, has been deported.

The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber - Historical Fiction

January 21, 2014


On May 30, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his "death" was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy; that he was spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colorless man from Stratford --- one William Shakespeare.

Silencing Eve: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen - Thriller

January 21, 2014

 

In TAKING EVE, the game began. In HUNTING EVE, the chase was on. Now, in SILENCING EVE, the prey is cornered. Will Eve Duncan survive? Will those she loves take the fall with her? And will the secrets of Eve’s past ultimately become her undoing? All these questions will be answered in a shocking, you-never-saw-it-coming conclusion.

The Vanishing by Wendy Webb - Gothic Suspense

January 21, 2014


Just as Julia Bishop’s life is collapsing around her, a stranger appears on her doorstep with an intriguing job offer --- he asks Julia to be a companion for his elderly mother, the famous and rather eccentric horror novelist Amaris Sinclair, whom Julia has always admired...and who the whole world thinks is dead. Julia jumps at the chance for a fresh start. But when she arrives at Havenwood, the Sinclairs’ magnificent, centuries-old estate in the middle of the wilderness near Lake Superior, she begins to suspect her too-good-to-be-true job offer is exactly that.

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker - Romance

January 21, 2014


Almost 10 years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads. One day, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave her office without explanation. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life?

With Autumn's Return: Westward Winds, Book 3 by Amanda Cabot - Historical Romance

January 21, 2014


When Elizabeth Harding arrives in Cheyenne to open her medical practice, she soon discovers that the town may not welcome a new physician --- especially a lady doctor. Even Jason Nordling, the handsome young attorney next door, seems to disapprove of her chosen profession. When a web of deceit among Cheyenne's wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth's patients --- even if it means falling in love.