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Week of March 31, 2014

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Week of March 31, 2014

Releases for the week of March 31st include STARTING NOW by Debbie Macomber, a return to Seattle’s beloved Blossom Street in a heartfelt tale of friendship, renewal, and discovering what’s truly important in life; THE WHITE PRINCESS, a Cousins’ War novel from Philippa Gregory that tells the remarkable story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen; Elizabeth Silver's THE EXECUTION OF NOA P. SINGLETON, an unpredictable debut novel of guilt, punishment, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive; and TAYLOR'S GIFT by Todd and Tara Storch, whose decision to donate their 13-year-old daughter's organs following a tragic skiing accident would help save the lives of five desperate people who were anxiously awaiting a miracle.

The Amish Groom: The Men of Lancaster County, Book 1 by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner - Romance

April 1, 2014


New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, THE AMISH GROOM (Book 1 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek - Social Sciences

April 1, 2014


Temple Grandin may be the most famous person with autism, a condition that affects 1 in 88 children. Since her birth in 1947, our understanding of it has undergone a great transformation, leading to more hope than ever before that we may finally learn the causes of and treatments for autism. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces the advances in neuroimaging and genetic research that link brain science to behavior.

A Bat in the Belfry: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves - Mystery

April 1, 2014


A horrific storm bears down on Eastport, but one local teen will not live long enough to experience it. When Karen Hansen is found murdered in a local church bell tower, Sam Tiptree's good friend is implicated…which means that his mom, Jake, is on the hunt to discover the truth, even as the wind howls and rain buckets down.

A Beauty So Rare: A Belmont Mansion Novel by Tamera Alexander - Historical Romance

April 1, 2014


Plain, practical Eleanor Braddock and Archduke Marcus Gottfried come from different worlds, but they are both driven by the desire to choose their own path in life. When love springs between them, can they find a way to join their two futures into one?

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - Historical Thriller

April 1, 2014


Charged with the brutal murder of her former master, Agnes is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard.

Caught in the Middle by Regina Jennings - Historical Romance

April 1, 2014


The train to Garber, Texas, is supposed to bring life's next victory to Nicholas Lovelace. Instead, it gets held up by robbers who are thwarted by the last person Nick ever expected --- Anne Tillerton from back home in Prairie Lea. Anne has been hiding away as a buffalo hunter. She's only in town to find their runaway cook, but the woman flees --- leaving Anne with her infant son. With Nick the only person Anne knows in town, the two form an unlikely team as they try to figure out what to do with the child.

Childless by Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner - Dystopian Fiction

April 1, 2014


In FATHERLESS, Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner depicted a time in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. This eagerly awaited follow-up transports readers to a not-too-distant future when the young and healthy strain under the burden of a rapidly aging population. What happens when the abiding joys of parenthood are exchanged for the gradual deterioration of a CHILDLESS world?

A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour - Thriller

April 1, 2014


Gerald Seymour takes readers inside a secretive op to assassinate a man in Iran responsible for rigging many of the roadside bombs used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the eyes of our hero, a talented surveillance operative suddenly plucked from home country duty, saddled with a partner he can’t stand, and dropped into the steaming marshland outside the bad guy’s house, Seymour shows us what it’s actually like to be a modern spy and soldier.

Doing Hard Time: A Stone Barrington Novel by Stuart Woods - Mystery/Thriller

April 1, 2014


When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force --- with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally: a gentleman of unique abilities who can fly below the radar and above the law.

Etched...Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget by Jill Kelly - Memoir

April 1, 2014


In ETCHED...UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly shares some of the unforgettable moments in her life --- some sorrowful, others filled with joy --- as a "living epistle" to her daughters. Kelly's raw and honest reflections provide encouragement and inspiration for women and mothers who long to pass on hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children.

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver - Psychological Suspense

April 1, 2014


Noa P. Singleton was found guilty of first-degree murder 10 years ago. Now, just six months away from her execution date, Noa is visited by Marlene Dixon, an attorney who is also the heartbroken mother of the woman Noa was imprisoned for killing. She tells Noa that she has had a change of heart and will do everything in her power to convince the governor to commute the sentence to life in prison --- if Noa will finally reveal what led her to commit her crime.

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin - Historical Romance

April 1, 2014


In 1944, Hadassah Benjamin feels abandoned by God when she is saved from a firing squad only to be handed over to a new enemy. She is able to hide behind the false identity of Stella Muller, but in order to survive, she is forced to stand by as her own people are sent to Auschwitz. Stella pours herself into her efforts to keep even some of the camp's prisoners safe, but she risks the revelation of her true identity with every attempt.

Francona: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy - Memoir

April 1, 2014


From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, one of the most talked-about and scrutinized teams in all of sports. In FRANCONA, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history.

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach - Science/Humor

April 1, 2014


Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In GULP, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of --- or has the courage to ask.

The Homecoming by Carsten Stroud - Supernatural Thriller/Mystery

April 1, 2014


When two plane crashes set off a spellbinding chain reaction of murder, inadvertent kidnapping, corporate corruption, and financial double-dealing, it’s not enough that Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh (ex–Special Forces) has to investigate. He and his wife, family lawyer Kate, have also just taken in brutally orphaned Rainey Teague. Something bothers Nick about Rainey --- and it isn’t just that the woman in charge of attendance at Rainey’s prep school has disappeared.

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams - Historical Fiction

April 1, 2014


Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from New York socialite Lily Dane’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene. The ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.

The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson - Fiction

April 1, 2014


Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of. But when she finds her husband locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade, but with the idea of him.

The Last Bride: Home to Hickory Hollow, Book 5 by Beverly Lewis - Romance

April 1, 2014


Of her Old Order parents' five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie's father opposes the match. Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they'll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People.

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank - Fiction

June 11, 2013


Unable to endure another moment with her insensitive husband and infuriating adult children, Atlanta wife Leslie Carter heads to the Carolina Lowcountry to reassess her life and ends up reconnecting with her first love, a man who awakens a realization in her that life is too short to settle for anything less than the best.

Lexicon by Max Barry - Thriller

April 1, 2014


At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students are taught to persuade. They harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as “poets”: adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age by Allen Barra - Sports Biography

April 1, 2014


Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they came to New York at the same time. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. These two men shared a close personal friendship, and each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience.

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - Historical Fiction

April 1, 2014

 

Frances Osgood’s life is already complicated when she meets Edgar Allan Poe. Admiration, quickly followed by deep attraction, sends the two on a strange journey. Knowing they can’t have what their hearts both want, they deny their love and yet find themselves in a very complicated relationship that neither knows how to get out of --- or if they even want out.

Odds Against Tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich - Literary Thriller

April 1, 2014


Mitchell Zukor is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most intricate detail, and his schemes are sold to corporations to indemnify them against any future disasters. As Mitchell immerses himself in the mathematics of catastrophe, he loses touch with his last connection to reality: Elsa Bruner, a friend with her own apocalyptic secret. Just as Mitchell’s predictions reach a nightmarish crescendo, an actual worst-case scenario overtakes Manhattan. Mitchell is uniquely prepared to profit. But at what cost?

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell - Historical Fiction

April 1, 2014


Rose Baker is a typist in a New York City Police Department precinct. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room, she is once again the weaker sex. When glamorous Odalie joins the typing pool, Rose is drawn fully into Odalie’s high-stakes world. And soon her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.

Pale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie - Mystery/Thriller

April 1, 2014


Johannesburg, South Africa: At first, the case appears to be one of simple misadventure. Sonet Meintjies, a base jumper, falls to her death while attempting to parachute off a newly built 65-story skyscraper. But Sonet’s jumping partner insists that this was no accident, and he hires private investigator Jade de Jong to uncover the truth.

Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd - Historical Fiction

April 1, 2014


In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art and intrigue, Edward Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.

A Plain Man by Mary Ellis - Romance

April 1, 2014


When Caleb Beachy decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he moves back home and goes to work for his father. Soon these two strong-willed men find themselves at odds. Josie Yoder gives Caleb hope for the future. She soothes his frayed temper and is determined to remind him that, while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. Caleb is tempted to return Josie’s feelings, but the choices he made while away are a heavy burden on his conscience.

Rainy Day Dreams: Seattle Brides, Book 2 by Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith - Romance

April 1, 2014


When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can’t help catching his vision. But the future they hope for is anything but secure.

The Road to Testament by Eva Marie Everson - Fiction

April 1, 2014


Ashlynne Rothschild is sent to Testament, North Carolina, to earn her chops as a reporter and unearths a story that could turn its people against her. Beneath the picturesque setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains, secrets are buried --- one secret in particular. Keeping it hidden would go against Ashlynne’s journalistic integrity, but publishing the story would hurt those she’s learned to love --- even her gruff, unapproachable boss, who harbors mysteries of his own.

Saucer: Savage Planet by Stephen Coonts - Science Fiction

April 1, 2014


In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Young engineering student Rip Cantrell and ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe?

A Sensible Arrangement: Lone Star Brides, Book One by Tracie Peterson - Historical Romance

April 1, 2014


Marty Dandridge Olson answers an advertisement for a "Lone Star bride." She and her husband-to-be, Jake Wythe, agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake's yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty's dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, further complicating matters.

Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection by Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Ann Shorey - Historical Romance

April 1, 2014


In this collection of brand-new historical novellas, four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path toward a changed life --- and perhaps lifelong love. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver's workshop to a remote and controversial hospital, readers will love being swept into the lives of four young women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.

Starting Now: A Blossom Street Novel by Debbie Macomber - Romance

April 1, 2014


Libby Morgan, who gave up everything for her legal career, has been laid off. With no prospects of a new job, she volunteers at a hospital, where she meets a handsome doctor who is a bit of a workaholic himself. At the yarn store on Blossom Street, Libby rediscovers the art of knitting. But just when everything is coming together, Libby is offered her old job back, forcing her to choose between what she thought she always wanted and what she knows matters most.

Stranded: A Maggie O'Dell Novel by Alex Kava - Thriller

April 1, 2014


When FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell and her partner, Tully, discover the remains of a young woman in a highway ditch, the one clue left behind is a map that will send Maggie and Tully on a frantic hunt crisscrossing the country to stop a madman before he kills again. As the body count rises, she turns to a former foe for help. As she gets closer to finding the killer, it becomes eerily clear that Maggie is the ultimate target.

Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope by Todd and Tara Storch, with Jennifer Schuchmann - Memoir

April 1, 2014


In March 2010, 13-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer - Fiction

April 1, 2014


From a debut author already praised by Colum McCann as a "profound and necessary new voice" comes a novel about two women adrift in New York --- an Iraqi Jewish widow and the latchkey daughter of a chef --- who find each other and a new kind of family through their shared love of cooking.

Unwritten by Charles Martin - Fiction

April 1, 2014


Father Steady Capri knows quite a bit about helping others. But he is afraid Katie Quinn's problems may be beyond his abilities. Katie is a world-famous actress with an all-too-familiar story. Fame seems to have driven her to self-destruct. Steady knows that the true cause of her desire to end her life is buried too deeply for him to reach. However, there is one person who still may be able to save her from herself.

What Follows After by Dan Walsh - Psychological Thriller

April 1, 2014


In October 1962, Colt Harrison and his little brother, Timmy, hatched a plan. They would run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Savannah, Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents got back together. But things go terribly, terribly wrong. Colt's mother and father must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their broken marriage.

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory - Historical Fiction

April 1, 2014


Henry Tudor must marry the princess of the enemy house, Elizabeth of York, to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III --- and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. When a young man who would be king invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother.