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Spring Preview 2013

Spring Preview

Spring Preview 2013

Spring has sprung! We’ve caught the fever --- and it's been fueled by a list of great upcoming books! Here are some picks that we know people will be talking about over the next few months.

 

 

This year's featured titles are:

- To see this year's Spring Preview contest winners, click here.

Broken Harbor by Tana French - Psychological Thriller

 

Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy plays by the book and plays hard, which is what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned “luxury” developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. But Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher, and working this case could resurrect something he thought he had tightly under control.

Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown - Action Adventure

 

The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. But Mabbot is hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship. Can Wedgwood rely on the bizarre crew members he once feared to defend their captain?

The Conditions of Love by Dale M. Kushner - Fiction

 

This story traces love in the life of young Eunice. In the first part, Eunice must reckon with familial love --- from an eccentric mother and an absent father. The second leg of Eunice’s journey introduces her to the steadiness of a nurturing love through her relationship with a mysterious stranger named Rose. Finally, in the third act, Eunice is initiated into the world of passionate love.

Grave Consequences: The Grand Tour Series, Book 2 by Lisa T. Bergren - Historical Romance

 

For Cora Kensington, the journey of a lifetime takes unexpected twists. And her future --- her very life --- depends on the decisions she’ll make at each crossroad. As her European tour with her newfound family takes her through Austria, France and Italy, an unseen enemy trails close behind. Meanwhile, a forbidden love continues to claim her heart, putting everyone’s plans in danger.

Life After Life by Jill McCorkle - Fiction

 

Jill McCorkle’s first novel in 17 years is alive with the daily triumphs and challenges of the residents and staff of Pine Haven Estates, a retirement facility now home to a good many of Fulton, North Carolina’s older citizens. As she connects their lives through their present circumstances, their pasts, and, in some cases, their deaths, McCorkle celebrates the blessings and wisdom of later life and infuses this remarkable novel with hope and laughter.

Pale Horses by Jassy Mackenzie - Mystery/Thriller


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.

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf - Historical Fiction

 

In 1751, Tristan Hart is a brilliant young man of means...who also happens to be a psychopath. When he leaves London to pursue a career in medicine, his obsession with the nature of pain and his obsession with causing it become blatantly clear. Desperate to understand his own deviant desires, Tristan sifts through his childhood memories, memories that are informed by dark superstitions about faeries and goblins and shape-shifting gypsies.

Virus Thirteen by Joshua Alan Parry - Thriller

 

Scientists James Logan and his wife, Linda, have their dream careers at the world’s leading biotech company, GeneFirm, Inc. However their happiness is interrupted by a devastating bioterrorist attack: a deadly superflu that quickly becomes a global pandemic. The GeneFirm complex goes into lockdown and Linda’s research team is sent to develop a vaccine. Above ground, James learns that GeneFirm security has been breached and Linda is in danger. To save her he must confront a desperate terrorist, armed government agents, and an invisible killer: Virus Thirteen.

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler - Historical Fiction


Before F. Scott Fitzgerald was a literary darling, he was a young WWI army lieutenant who fell hard for a spirited Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. The life he and Zelda would lead together in New York, Long Island, Paris, Hollywood, and on the French Riviera made them legends even in their own time. Set amidst the glamour of the Jazz Age and The Lost Generation’s vivid world abroad, Z brings Zelda and Scott’s romantic, tumultuous, extraordinary journey to life.