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Susan Mallery, author of Barefoot Season: A Blackberry Island Novel

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Week of March 26, 2012

Daisy Goodwin's THE AMERICAN HEIRESS tells the story of the beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts'. When she travels abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, Cora suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham and married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.

In Alice LaPlante's TURN OF MIND, a former surgeon suffering from dementia becomes the primary suspect in the murder of her best friend and neighbor.