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January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013

The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of January 21st and January 28th that we think will be of interest to readers.

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On Sale the Week of January 21st in Hardcover

January 21st

PRIVATE BERLIN by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany's headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. When Chris suddenly disappears, Mattie Engel, another one of Private Berlin's top agents and Chris's ex, throws herself into finding him. She follows three potential suspects, any one of whom would surely want Chris gone --- and one of them is evil enough to want him dead.
Little, Brown and Company * 9780316211178

January 22nd

FRANCONA: The Red Sox Years by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy
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.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * 9780547928173

GRAND CENTRAL: How a Train Station Transformed America by Sam Roberts
In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the 100-year-old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters.
Grand Central Publishing * 9781455525966

When newly unemployed Midwestern couple Patrick and Barbara McDougal decide a vacation in Florida is just what they need, awful accommodations, a robbery, and a not-so-helpful police department make them rethink their decision to drown their troubles in paradise. Luckily, charismatic (and crazy!) tour guide Serge Storms and his sidekick, Coleman, are up for another action-packed adventure.
William Morrow * 9780062092786

SATURDAY NIGHT WIDOWS: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives by Becky Aikman
In her 40s, widow Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world. In this memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas. Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity.
Crown * 9780307590435

SUSPECT by Robert Crais
After a shocking assault killed his partner and nearly killed him, LAPD cop Scott James is an angry emotional wreck. Maggie is a German shepherd who survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives, but when she lost her handler to an IED, she developed PTSD similar to Scott's. They are each other's last chance, and their case takes them through the darkest moments of their personal hells. Can the two survive together?
Putnam Adult * 9780399161483

Finbar Dolan has carved out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency. But when he has to cancel a wedding and a long-awaited vacation --- and finds out his father is terminally ill and none of his siblings are willing to visit --- Fin has to examine his life and reevaluate his choices.
Touchstone * 9781451675542

January 24th

For Rebecca Dana, Truman Capote and Nora Ephron were her gods and New York City was her Jerusalem. After graduating from college, she moves to New York and all of her dreams come true. However, when they come crashing down around her, she finds herself living in Brooklyn's Lubavitch community with Cosmo, a 30-year-old Russian rabbi who practices jujitsu on the side. Both disenchanted with their religions, they go searching for meaning.
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam * 9780399158773

THE LOST ART OF MIXING by Erica Bauermeister
Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. Among the cast of characters are Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect.
Putnam Adult * 9780399162114

MAY I BE HAPPY: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind by Cyndi Lee
Cyndi Lee, the founder of New York's OM Yoga Center, was in a lifelong cycle of harsh judgment about her body. Despite her success in many physically demanding professions, she still could not be happy with her physique. MAY I BE HAPPY is a memoir that tells the story of Cyndi's journey to self-acceptance.
Dutton Adult * 9780525953845
On Sale the Week of January 21st in Paperback

January 21st

THE LIVES OF MARGARET FULLER: A Biography by John Matteson
Writer and social critic Margaret Fuller was the leading female figure in the transcendentalist movement, wrote a celebrated column for Horace Greeley’s newspaper, and served as the first foreign correspondent for an American newspaper. Despite her brilliance, however, Fuller suffered from self-doubt and was plagued by ill health. John Matteson captures Fuller’s longing to become ever better, reflected by the changing lives she led.
W.W. Norton & Company * 9780393343595

January 22nd

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Beginning in 1984 in Tokyo, Haruki Murakami’s newest saga follows the lives of Aomame and Tengo, a pair of estranged childhood friends. As Aomame begins to realize that she has entered a mysterious parallel world, Tengo has become deeply absorbed in a suspect ghostwriting project. Through a series of bizarre connections and dreamlike events, the two are gradually brought together.
Vintage * 9780307476463

AGENT 6 by Tom Rob Smith
Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife and daughters are invited on a "Peace Tour" to New York, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel, Leo watches helplessly as his family is pulled into a web of conspiracy and betrayal that will end in tragedy.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446583084

CANADA by Richard Ford
When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' mother and father rob a bank, his sense of a happy, knowable life is forever shattered. Undone by the calamity of his parents' criminal actions and arrest, Dell struggles under the vast prairie sky to remake himself and define the adults he thought he knew.
Ecco * 9780061692031

THE EXPATS by Chris Pavone
Kate Moore is a working mother struggling to make ends meet and maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life and to start anew. But then another American couple arrives, and Kate becomes terrified that her own past is catching up to her.
Broadway * 9780770435721

THE FACE THIEF by Eli Gottlieb
Margot is a promising journalist who morphs from a high-achieving affluent twentysomething into a grifter, making her living preying on the weaknesses of men. Having studied the ancient Chinese art of face reading, she becomes an expert at reading people and is also able to rearrange her look and persona to fit any social situation. She is an avenging angel, shattering marriages and draining bank accounts.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780061735042

Adventurous and precocious, Jess Hall is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to --- an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's.
William Morrow Paperbacks * 9780062088239

Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious closeness he has always felt with English writer Graham Greene. He investigates all he has in common with Greene, and the deeper he delves, the more he begins to wonder if the man within his head is not Greene but his own father --- or even himself.
Vintage * 9780307387561

MONDAY MORNINGS by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.
Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. MONDAY MORNINGS follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings.
Grand Central Publishing * 9780446583848

MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Penny Vincenzi
Eliza has a dazzling career in the magazine world of the 1960s. But then she falls deeply in love with Matt, an edgy working-class boy, and gives up her ritzy, fast-paced lifestyle to get married. By the end of the decade, their marriage has suffered a harrowing breakdown, culminating in divorce and a dramatic courtroom custody battle over their little girl.
Anchor * 9780767930864

THAT’S HOW I ROLL by Andrew Vachss
Esau Till’s race is almost run. After pleading guilty to a series of homicides, he sits on death row, awaiting lethal injection. And writing his life story. But his memoir is no case study in tragedy --- it’s his one last chance to protect his brother Tory after he’s gone.
Vintage * 9780307948670

Roger Morgan, the mastermind behind the Seattle World’s Fair, is now 70 and running for mayor in hopes of restoring all of the city’s former glory. Reporter Helen Gulanos sees her assignment to investigate the events of 1962 become front-page news with Morgan's candidacy, and resolves to find out who he really is and where his power comes from.
Vintage * 9780307949349

WISH YOU WERE HERE by Graham Swift
On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton receives the news that his brother, not seen for years, has been killed in combat in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have unexpected, far-reaching effects. For Jack in particular, it means a crucial journey: to receive his brother’s remains and to confront his most secret, troubling memories.
Vintage * 9780307744395
On Sale the Week of January 28th in Hardcover

January 29th

THE HOUR OF PERIL: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower
In February 1861, just days before he assumed the presidency, Abraham Lincoln faced a “clear and fully-matured” threat of assassination as he traveled by train from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration. Over a period of 13 days, the legendary detective Allan Pinkerton worked feverishly to detect and thwart the plot, assisted by a captivating young widow named Kate Warne, America’s first female private eye.
Minotaur Books * 9780312600228

Lily Azerov arrives in post-WWII Montreal as a mail-order bride for Sol Kramer. But upon seeing her at the train station, Sol turns her down. Out of pity, his brother Nathan decides to marry her instead, and pity turns into a deep but doomed love. When it becomes clear that Lily is not who she claims to be, she disappears, leaving her new husband and baby daughter behind with only a diary, a large uncut diamond, and a need to find the truth.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250010063

INSANE CITY by Dave Barry
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league, so it’s astonishing that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. In the next several hours, he and his friends will become embroiled with rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, a pimp as big as the Death Star, a very desperate Haitian refugee on the run with her two children from some very bad men, and an 11-foot albino Burmese python named Blossom.
Putnam Adult * 9780399158681

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.
St. Martin's Press * 9781250017178

PROOF OF GUILT: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery by Charles Todd
In the summer of 1920, an unidentified body appears to have been run down by a motorcar. When signs point to murder, one small clue leads Inspector Ian Rutledge to a firm built by two families famous for producing and selling the world's best Madeira wine. Lewis French, the head of the English enterprise, is missing, but is he the dead man? And is Matthew Traynor, French's cousin who heads the Madeira office, somehow involved?
William Morrow * 9780062015686

THE REAL JANE AUSTEN: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne
Paula Byrne’s book offers a startlingly original look at Jane Austen through a variety of key moments, scenes, and objects in her life and work. Going beyond previous traditional biographies that have traced Austen’s daily life from Steventon to Bath to Chawton to Winchester, this portrait explores the lives of Austen’s extended family, friends and acquaintances.
Harper * 9780061999093

by Alan Bradley
When the tomb of St. Tancred is opened at a village church in Bishop's Lacey, its shocking contents lead to another case for Flavia de Luce. Greed, pride and murder result in old secrets coming to light --- along with a forgotten flower that hasn't been seen for half a thousand years.
Delacorte Press * 9780385344036

UNTIL THE END OF TIME by Danielle Steel
Jenny and Bill’s happy life together is suddenly cut short when tragedy strikes. Thirty-eight years later, Bob, a hardened New York City publisher, will meet his match in Lillibet, a shy Amish girl who is a talented writer. Though these two couldn't be less alike, they immediately sense a deep connection that spans their differences. And there's the unshakable sense that they've known each other for a long time...possibly in another life.
Delacorte Press * 9780345530882

THE WINTER WITCH by Paula Brackston
Morgana is a sharp-minded girl who possesses a strange magic that allows household objects to move at her command and brings bad luck to those who do her ill. Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills, takes Morgana as his wife, and she soon falls in love with him and his farm. But Morgana's strangeness is soon noticed by the people of her new village, and one person will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against her.
Thomas Dunne Books * 9781250001313

January 31st

Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, 11-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. When her mother and sister disappear, Saba is certain that they have moved there without her. As she grows up, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold.
Riverhead Hardcover * 9781594487040

February 1st

In this insightful devotional, Jane Kirkpatrick provides comfort and inspiration for those in the midst of life's challenges. PROMISES OF HOPE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES is a personal yet universal journey to find new beginnings in the face of loss or unwelcome change. Kirkpatrick offers a needed reminder that God longs to show compassion and care, rest and refuge to those who hurt.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736949941
On Sale the Week of January 28th in Paperback

January 28th

Prize-winning novelist Pam Houston writes about travel with magnificent wit, detailing the adventures of an eccentric writer and teacher whose wanderlust takes her around the world a few dozen times. A single career woman with exquisite and terrible taste in men ponders questions on life and love while trekking with lovers and the occasional group of girlfriends.
W. W. Norton & Company * 9780393343489

January 29th

ABDICATION by Juliet Nicolson
Historical events are traditionally identified with those who set them in motion, but headlined names are only the public layer of the story. In ABDICATION, Juliet Nicolson creates an absorbing fictional backdrop to the infamous abdication of Edward VIII through the lives of several not-so-common commoners as they plot their own paths through the tumultuous year of 1936.
Washington Square Press * 9781451664799

THE AFFAIR by Colette Freedman
After 18 years of marriage, Kathy Walker has settled into a pattern of comfortable routines. Then one day, she discovers a suspicious number on her husband’s phone. Now Kathy must decide whether to follow her suspicions at the risk of losing everything, or trust the man with whom she’s entwined her past, present and future.
Kensington * 9780758281005

In 1919, Margot Rosenthal is brought to Paris by her father, a German diplomat. Resenting a city where she is viewed as the enemy, Margot realizes that life back in Berlin with her wounded fiance to whom she can hardly relate anymore may not be so much better. Torn between duty and a desire to be free, Margot must make alliances and decide where her loyalties truly lie.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778315094

AVAILABLE DARK by Elizabeth Hand
Photographer Cass Neary is sent to Helsinki, where an iconic fashion photographer shows her gorgeous photos of ritual killings. After escaping death, Cass flees to Iceland, where she finds a former lover and a legendary, exiled musician. Soon, unsolved murders are rapidly multiplying.
Minotaur Books * 9781250013231

Anne Tyler's latest novel deals with the uninspiring marriage of Aaron and Dorothy, and the freakish accident that causes Dorothy's death. Aaron is grief-stricken and seems unable to recover from his loss. Then his late wife begins appearing by his side without explanation. In THE BEGINNER’S GOODBYE, Tyler examines their marriage as Aaron struggles with what might have been as well as what actually was.
Ballantine Books * 9780345533357

BETRAYAL by Danielle Steel
Tallie Jones is at the top of her career as a hugely successful, renowned movie director; she's in a relationship with a handsome producer; and her personal assistant is also her devoted best friend. But Tallie's perfect life begins to crumble when she discovers a series of betrayals that can only have been perpetrated by someone within her closest circles --- and she will need to play a dangerous game to find the predator stalking her in plain sight.
Dell * 9780440245223

CLOSE YOUR EYES by Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
The FBI doesn’t usually consult with music therapists, but Kendra Michael has perfected the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory and tactile cues from the world around her. Former FBI agent Adam Kyle is a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handing criminals and colleagues alike. But now he needs Kendra’s help to find her ex, who may have run directly into the path of a serial killer.
St. Martin's Paperbacks * 9781250010414

THE CLOUD by Matt Richtel
Disoriented and bloodied after a near-deadly fall onto the subway tracks, freelance journalist Nat Idle is positive that the man who had barreled into him did not do so accidentally. On a quest to find out why this was done to him, Nat uncovers a slew of mysterious deaths and a bizarre neurological disorder that is affecting the minds of Bay Area children. Can Nat solve the mystery without being able to trust his own mind?
Harper * 9780061999703

CRIMINAL by Karin Slaughter
Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, has finally gotten his personal life in order. For the first time, he is starting to gain a life outside of solving the hardest --- and often darkest --- cases. But GBI’s newest investigation and its long-buried crimes threaten his new life and change everything he thought he knew about his past.
Dell * 9780345528520

THE DARK ROSE by Erin Kelly
Paul and Louisa, two scarred and solitary teenagers who are embroiled in crime and hiding in the shadows of unspeakable events, begin a secret affair. Louisa starts believing that she can again find the happiness she had given up on. But neither of them can outrun Paul’s violent past.
Penguin Books * 9780143122746

A woman brutally murdered. A detective pregnant with twins. Lost boys, parents both cruel and caring, a complex plot that ranges from the mean streets of Glasgow to its ritzier enclaves. Gritty and sensitive at the same time, THE END OF THE WASP SEASON is first-class crime fiction.
Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books * 9780316069342

Sibyl Allston is a woman looking for answers, completely unaware that her method could possibly be her --- and her family’s --- downfall. With a mother and sister dead and brother on a path of self-destruction, Sibyl looks to the past and the future for comfort but finds it doesn’t exist in either place. Set in Boston’s Back Bay in 1915, THE HOUSE OF VELVET AND GLASS traps the reader in a family story full of sadness, guilt and redemption.
Hyperion * 9781401342005

IN ONE PERSON by John Irving
IN ONE PERSON is a story of unfulfilled love and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the book’s bisexual narrator and main character, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.
Simon & Schuster * 9781451664133

THE INQUISITOR'S KEY: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass
When Miranda Lovelady, Dr. Bill Brockton’s protégé, uncovers a stone chest during an excavation beneath the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France, she is shocked to find an inscription claiming the chest holds the bones of none other than Jesus of Nazarus. Though she and Dr. Brockton are skeptical, evidence for authenticity appears to be strong.
Harper * 9780061807060

INTO THE DARK by Alison Gaylin
When Brenna Spector first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle, Lula's deepest, darkest secrets are stories that to Brenna are chillingly familiar --- stories only Brenna and her sister, Clea, would know. Clea went missing when they were children, and Brenna is convinced the missing Internet performer has ties to her sister. Brenna takes the case --- and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt and murder.
Harper * 9780061878251

THE NIGHTMARE written by Lars Kepler, translated by Laura A. Wideburg
On a summer night, police recover the body of a young woman from an abandoned boat. The next day, a man turns up dead, hanging from a lamp hook. The obvious explanation for both would be suicides, but the circumstances in each case make that impossible. Detective Inspector Joona Linna begins to piece the two mysteries together, but the logistics are a mere prelude to a dizzying and dangerous course of events.
Picador * 9781250024107

THE SHADOW PATROL by Alex Berenson
In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead blew himself up, taking the station's most senior officers with him. More than two years later, the station is still floundering, agents are dying, and the CIA's chiefs wonder if it somehow has been infiltrated by the Taliban.
Jove * 9780515151305

SHADOWKILLER by Wendy Corsi Staub
Nestled in the warm, domestic cocoon of a loving husband and family, Allison finally feels safe --- unaware that a stranger's brutal murder on a Caribbean island is the first step in an intricate plan to destroy everything in her life. For seasoned NYPD Detective Rocky Manzillo, the signs are clear that something terrible has emerged from the shadows: a murder victim left without a face and a faded photograph that yields a startling connection.
Harper * 9780062070326

SONOMA ROSE: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
With the nation in the throes of Prohibition, Rosa Diaz Barclay unwittingly discovers that her husband has given over the duties of their Southern California rye farm in favor of armed bootlegging. Fearing for the safety of her family, Rosa flees with Lars, the father of two of her four children. Under assumed names, they hire on at a Sonoma County vineyard, seeking not only refuge from danger, but convalescence for two of the children, who suffer from a mysterious wasting disease.
Plume * 9780452298996

THE STARBOARD SEA by Amber Dermont
When his best friend commits suicide during their junior year at Kensington Prep, Jason Prosper is devastated by the loss and transfers to Bellingham Academy. There, he meets Aidan, a fellow student with her own troubled past. When a major hurricane hits the New England coast, the destruction it causes brings with it another upheaval in Jason’s life, forcing him to make sense of a terrible secret that has been buried by the boys he considers his friends.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250023438

A TEENY BIT OF TROUBLE by Michael Lee West
In this follow-up to GONE WITH A HANDSOMER MAN, Charleston pastry chef Teeny Templeton witnesses a murder and discovers that her lawyer-boyfriend, Coop O’Malley, has been keeping secrets: the victim’s 10-year-old daughter may be his child.
St. Martin’s Griffin * 9781250023476

THAT NIGHT ON THISTLE LANE: A Swift River Valley Novel by Carla Neggers
Carla Neggers returns with the second book in her Swift River Valley series, following SECRETS OF THE LOST SUMMER. Librarian Phoebe O’Dunn deals in stories, but her passion for history has taught her that happy endings are rare. Her life in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, is safe and uneventful…until she discovers the hidden room.
Harlequin MIRA * 9780778314202

WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS: Essays by Marilynne Robinson
In 10 erudite essays, novelist Marilynne Robinson explores a variety of political, religious and personal subjects, offering a liberal humanist perspective grounded in her Congregationalist faith on some of the dilemmas facing American society.
Picador * 9781250024053

THE WOLF GIFT by Anne Rice
Returning to her horror roots, Anne Rice begins a new saga with werewolves as the central characters. When young Reuben is bitten by a werewolf, he begins to undergo a startling change. Will he be able to use his newfound powers for good, or is his future already predestined by centuries of lycan lore?
Anchor * 9780307742100

February 1st

ALL FOR A SONG by Allison Pittman
Dorothy Lynn Dunbar has everything she ever wanted, yet longs for something more. Spending a few days in St. Louis with her sister’s family, Dorothy Lynn discovers a whole new way of life and meets a dynamic charismatic evangelist...who just happens to be a woman. When offered a chance to join Aimee Semple McPherson’s crusade team, Dorothy Lynn finds herself confronted with temptations she never dreamed of.
Tyndale House Publishers * 9781414366807

CONGO DAWN by Jeanette Windle
While former Marine lieutenant Robin Duncan is no stranger to corruption or conspiracy, she has always been able to tell the good guys from the bad. At first the Congo jungle seems no different. But as her security team tries to track down an insurgent killer, Robin has to face a man who broke her trust years ago, and she discovers that the gray areas extend farther in this jungle wilderness than she anticipated.
Tyndale House Publishers * 9781414371580

A DREAM FOR TOMORROW: Homeward on the Oregon Trail, Book 2 by Melody Carlson
Elizabeth Martin and her two children have made it through the easy part of their journey, but now their wagon train faces high mountain passes, dangerous river crossings, and decreasing supplies. Desperate circumstances bring out the best and worst of the travelers, including Will Bramford, the wealthy widower who is pursuing Elizabeth, and Eli Kincade, the independent and solitary guide who has stolen Elizabeth's heart.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736948739

FIREFLY ISLAND by Lisa Wingate
Congressional staffer Mallory Hale can't imagine her future without Daniel Everson and his little boy, Nick. So she takes a leap of faith and enters into a marriage that at times reminds her of the mail-order-bride stories. But then she discovers secrets and questions beneath her rosy new life. Can she find answers on Firefly Island, a little chunk of property just off the lakeshore, where mysterious lights glisten at night?
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764208232

FLORA'S WISH: The Secret Lives of Will Tucker, Book 1 by Kathleen Y’Barbo
Flora Brimm, whose previous four fiancés died in untimely accidents, is desperate to marry, because producing an heir is the only way she can keep her family's estate. Pinkerton detective Lucas McMinn is hot on the trail of Will Tucker, the thief who broke his sister's heart. When he discovers the slippery fellow with Flora, he thinks they are in on the devious plot together. Will Flora be able to convince Lucas of her innocence?
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736952101

A HOME FOR LYDIA: The Pebble Creek Amish Series, Book 2 by Vannetta Chapman
A HOME FOR LYDIA, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736946148

KATIE OPENS HER HEART: Emma Raber's Daughter, Book 1 by Jerry S. Eicher
Emma has refused to remarry since her daughter Katie's daett died soon after she was born. When widower Jesse Mast calls for Mamm's hand in marriage, Katie hopes to move into a new phase of life and leave the old "Emma Raber's daughter" behind. But Emma is having none of it, and Katie must consider abandoning all hope of ever changing her mamm's bitterness or of ever having popular Ben Yoder notice her.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736952514

LOVE COMES TO PARADISE: The New Beginnings Series, Book 2 by Mary Ellis
When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora King follows soon after. But does she love the man, or the independence and freethinking he represents? Unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs --- a lifetime of unconditional love. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam's thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736938679

MY AMISH CHILDHOOD: A True Story of Faith, Family, and the Simple Life by Jerry S. Eicher
Jerry S. Eicher’s mother was 19 years old and nine months married when he was born. She had received Grandfather Stoll's permission for the wedding because she agreed to help out on the farm the following year. However, with Jerry on the way, those plans failed. Jerry recounts his first two years of school in the Amish community of Aylmer, Ontario and his parents' decision to move to Honduras.
Harvest House Publishers * 9780736950060

SHATTERED: Alaskan Courage, Book Two by Dani Pettrey
Piper McKenna’s prodigal brother, Reef, appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed --- but despite the evidence, Reef swears he's innocent. Piper is frustrated with Deputy Landon Grainger’s need for facts over faith. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth may mean risking Landon's career.
Bethany House Publishers * 9780764209833

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