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Author: Tirrell, Kayla
Clean & Wholesome Romance
I never thought I’d return to River Valley. But after my mom’s death, everyone thought a change of scenery might help. Now I’m busy rebuilding my relationship with my dad and working at a local diner. I was even happy to hear my childhood best friend works there as a cook. Too bad he’s cold and distant. He acts like he doesn’t know who I am. So why can’t I stop thinking about him and wondering what happened while I was away?
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Author: Hauck, Rachel , Padgett, Carrie
Contemporary Christian Romance

All she wants is a fresh start…

Chloe Beason LaRue left Hearts Bend after high school, determined to never look back. She shed her unrequited crush on Sam Hardy, moved to Paris, went to pastry school, found a good job, fell in love, and got married. She was happy in France. Then her husband tragically died. Now, Chloe just wants to move forward…but when her mom’s health is in jeopardy, Chloe heads right back to Hearts Bend where she’s hired as head baker for Haven’s, the premier bakery in town. She has no idea that moving home will push her right into the arms of the man who broke her heart.

He’s not looking to fall in love…

Tennessee Titans quarterback Sam Hardy has too many broken memories in Hearts Bend to Return. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he desperately needs to invest in something to safeguard his future. Haven’s Bakery is up for sale—and his business partner believes the deal is too good to pass up. He has no idea that the owners have hired the one girl he can’t seem to forget…and the last thing he expects is to be her boss.

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Author: Davis, Cindy
Cozy Culinary Mystery

There has been a murder on Lake Winnipesaukee.The fishing charter boat carried seven people—six people and the murdered boat captain.
Angie Deacon was the last to see Nolan Little alive. Which makes her a prime suspect in his death. Sure, he was gruff and insensitive. Treated his wife like dirt. But besides Valerie, why would any of the five strangers on board want him dead? None of them knew him before today.

Or did they?

Police detective Colby Jarvis storms the boat determined to unveil the killer before they get back to shore. What a feather in the widower’s cap that would be. He falls hook, line, and sinker at his first sight of Angie, but she is married and off limits.

He sets to work piecing together the information from the afternoon spent fishing on the lake.

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Author: Chase, Samantha
Small Town Second-Chance Romance

It all started with one little dare…
With her older brother’s best friend.
A small town, second-chance romance from NY Times Best Selling Author Samantha Chase

One year ago, Arianna Donovan and Will Jameson met on a dare and spent a perfect 24 together before going their separate ways. She thought they would stay in touch, but he disappeared without a word.

Arianna thought she’d moved on. But when Will shows up at a family dinner with her older—and very protective—brother, she’s angry and confused. How could he possibly forget to mention that he was friends with her brother? No one knows about their past and Arianna wants to keep things that way. No matter how tempting Will is.

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Author: Martin, Chrissy Q
Sweet Young Adult Romance

Five teenagers, four grandmothers, and three weeks in a retirement community. Anything can happen.

My grandma conspired with three of her friends to bring their grandchildren to visit Florida at the same time the summer before our senior year. We’re expected to eat donuts together every morning and help each other break a habit. I’m a strict rule follower and must break a rule a day.

Spending time with four other teenagers I’d never hang out with in school is either going to make me stronger or break me. It’s even harder when I know the boy staying next door and he doesn’t remember me. Would I be breaking a rule if we have a summer fling, and I don’t tell him who I am?

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Author: Monson, Becky
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Opposites Attract Romantic Comedy

Holly has a plan for everything. But she never could have planned for this.

Holly Murphy’s perfectly planned life is not going so well. Her fiancé recently dumped her, the team she supervises at work secretly hates her, and now the promotion she’s worked so hard for is in jeopardy.

Thinking that maybe Holly is too tightly wound and needs a break from everything, Holly’s boss demands she take a vacation. Holly’s best friend Quinn comes up with a wild idea for Holly to do a nationwide search for a man with the same name as her ex-fiancé to go with her on her honeymoon trip. That idea is a no-go for play-it-safe Holly, until her boss finds out and loves the idea.

Resigned, Holly gives in and starts the nationwide search, and when handsome Nate Jones from Newport Beach gets picked to go with her, she wonders if this whole thing won’t be so bad after all.

Will Holly learn that sometimes even the best laid plans need to be thrown out the window once in a while? Or will it send her running and screaming back to her safety net?

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Author: Hougan, Jim
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Corruption & Misconduct in Politics

Ten years after the infamous Watergate scandal that brought down the Nixon presidency, Jim Hougan—then the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine—set out to write a profile of Lou Russell, a boozy private-eye who plied his trade in the vice-driven underbelly of the nation’s capital. Hougan soon discovered that Russell was “the sixth man, the one who got away” when his boss, veteran CIA officer Jim McCord, led a break-in team into a trap at the Watergate.

Using the Freedom of Information Act to win the release of the FBI’s Watergate investigation—some thirty-thousand pages of documents that neither the Washington Post nor the Senate had seen—Hougan refuted the orthodox narrative of the affair.

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Author: Rose, Kaci
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She’s his best friend. He’s her drunken one-night stand. Now there is no way to hide it…

Nick and I have been best friends since we were little kids.
We used to do everything together. Still do a lot of the time.
Like going to a friend’s wedding, turning it into a drinking game, having too much to drink, and accidentally sleeping together.
Since neither of us remembers it we can forget it.
Until above twenty pregnancy tests all tell me I’m pregnant.
How do I tell him now that he’s seeing someone?

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Author: Grey, Andrew
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LGBTQ+ Romance

Orphaned as a child, Jordan Kramer is a 28-year-old loner who lives for his work as a firefighter. It’s who he is. But his life changes when, on his way home from a fire, he finds Benny walking along the side of an isolated mountain road. With a storm coming, when Benny indicates that he’s alone in the world, Jordan follows his instincts and decides to help.

To child psychologist Duane Houser, Jordan was the one who got away when Duane got adopted as a teenager. So imagine his surprise when he’s called to help a traumatized child and crosses paths with Jordan again after all these years. Jordan is still as he remembers—stunning and strong, with a hero streak a mile wide.

Both Jordan and Duane understand a life without parents and swing into action to help Benny. The boy’s life is a bit of a mystery, and as they work together to help Benny, they rekindle feelings both had kept hidden.

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Author: Dylan, Kate
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Dystopian Science Fiction

Eighteen-year-old Sil Sarrah is determined to die a legend. But with only twelve months left before the supercomputer grafted to her brain kills her, Sil’s time is quickly running out.

In the ten years she’s been rescuing field agents for the Syntex corporation – by commandeering their minds from afar and leading them to safety – Sil hasn’t lost a single life. And she’s not about to start now.

But when a critical mission goes south, Sil is forced to flee the very company she once called home.

Desperate to prove she’s no traitor, Sil infiltrates the Analog Army, an activist faction working to bring Syntex down. Her plan: to win back her employer’s trust by destroying the group from within. Instead, she and the Army’s reckless leader, Ryder, uncover a horrifying truth that threatens to undo all the good she’s ever done.

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Author: Kampakis, Kari
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Healthy Living

What if taking care of yourself was the first step to helping your family thrive?

If you’ve parented long enough, then you’ve learned firsthand why your personal wellness matters. You’ve felt the pain (or consequences) of devaluing yourself. Whether your wake-up call came from a diagnosis, a breakdown, an issue with your child or spouse, anxiety, or simply feeling depleted and numb, it most likely unveiled this truth:

Mothers are humans too. We require love, compassion, rest, and renewal. Taking care of our needs strengthens us and equips us for the road ahead.

In More Than a Mom, bestselling author Kari Kampakis offers a practical, approachable, and attainable framework to stay on a healthy path. You can take your kids only as far as you’ve come–and since their strength builds on your strength, you must take time to focus on you.

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Author: Michaels, Fern
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Holiday Romance
Being dumped by your boyfriend on Christmas Eve is not the kind of surprise Morgan Ames was hoping to unwrap. Still, that’s exactly what she found under the tree two years ago. What was even more surprising was that she promised she’d wait two Christmases for his return—tonight—and she always keeps her promises. But a sudden snowstorm has other ideas, including a romantic turn Morgan never imagined . . .

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Author: Massey, Brandon
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African American Mystery, Thriller and Suspense


Twenty-five years ago, a jealous ex-boyfriend murdered Mallory Steele’s mother. With no close family to take in Mallory and her older sister, the girls became wards of the state–and were soon ripped apart, sent to live with different foster families.


Taken in by loving parents, Mallory went on to a successful career as an investigative reporter at an Atlanta newspaper. She hasn’t been able to find her sister despite her best efforts–until she discovers a promising connection on a genealogical website. Hoping for a reunion, Mallory sets off for the small town in rural Georgia where she believes her sister lives.


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Author: Alexander, Ellie
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Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

Spring has sprung in Ashland, Oregon, and everything at Torte seems to be coming up buttercream roses. But just when Juliet Capshaw seems to have found her sweet spot—with her staff set to handle the influx of tourists for this year’s Shakespeare festival while she moves back into her childhood home—things take a dramatic turn. Jules discovers a long-forgotten dossier in her deceased father’s belongings that details one of the most controversial cases in Ashland’s history: a hit-and-run accident from the 1980s. Or was it?

Now it’s up to Jules to parse through a whole new world of details from another era, from unraveling cassette tapes to recipes for Bundt cakes, before an old enemy brings the Capshaw “pastry case” to a modern-day dead end.

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