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Author: LeClair, Laurie
Humorous Romance

This modern day Cinderella doesn’t want the glass slipper or Prince Charming… Love? Seriously?

Charlotte (Charlie) King has more important things to do, like saving her late father’s beloved King’s Department Store. However, she’s been going toe-to-toe with her stepmother—who holds the purse strings—for years now. And guess what the cockamamie idea she’s come up with this time? Find grooms for her sheltered stepsisters! As if that’s doable anytime soon!

Arriving for dinner to meet the all-female King family, billionaire bachelor Alexander (Alex) Royale, dubbed by society newspapers as Prince Charming, doesn’t hold out any hope in finding his future bride—the marriage of convenience and the baby carriage to soon follow that his ailing grandparents long for—among the King sisters. That’s until Charlie crashes into him…

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Author: Trygg, Jordan
Romantic Comedy

It was just a routine traffic stop.
That turned into a lifesaving maneuver.
That went viral.
Now we’re on a social media hamster wheel and I can’t figure out how to get off.
Because this rebel girl is getting under my skin and the longer we’re together, the harder it is to remember it’s just pretend.

We make the perfect odd couple.
The rock’n’roll chick and the straight-laced cop.
Too bad none of it is real.
Officer Petty is not my type.
I’m only part of the PR circus because they twisted my arm.
And not because Petty is smoking hot.
Or because he’s surprisingly sweet.
I’m definitely not falling for the guy.
Its all just part of the act.
Now all I have to do is convince myself that’s true.

Seven Beaux for Two Sisters (affiliate link)

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Author: McQueen, Caylen
Regency Historical Romance

Jane and Rachel Fairbanks are as close as two sisters could be, and yet they couldn’t be more different. Rachel Fairbanks is a celebrated beauty, while plain Jane Fairbanks is a wallflower. One sister has countless suitors, while the other has none.

However, a twist of fate changes everything. Rachel Fairbanks is ruined, discarded by her beau, and sent to live with an aunt she’s never met. Meanwhile, Jane is suddenly surrounded by suitors… but for what reason?

With over a half-dozen possible heroes, this sweet and unpredictable Regency romp will keep you guessing until the end.

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Author: Sams, Rosie
Cozy Animal Mystery

Who would murder a Bridal Shop Owner? Will a body amongst the silks and satins stop the wedding, or will French Bulldog Smudge sniff out the clues and solve this dastardly crime?
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The town’s top baker, Melody, is about to marry the town’s handsome Sherrif, Alvin. Smudge, the cheeky Frenchie will be accompanying them as they tie the knot. Only now the wedding is on hold. Melody’s dress is ready, but disaster strikes when the proprietor of Wedding Sweets is found dead amongst her dresses.

Can the intrepid team of sleuths hunt down the killer and get the wedding back on track?

Relative Malice (Detective Kendall Halsrud Series Book 1) (affiliate link)

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Author: Madison, Marla
Romantic Suspense

When a home invasion takes place in an upscale neighborhood, Detective Kendall Halsrud takes over the case. In the murder house, she discovers an empty crib with blood drops next to it on the wood floor. The rest of the family has been fatally shot . . . but where is baby Philly?

Kendall’s desperate search to find the child derails when a man is arrested for murdering the family and claims that he killed the baby. Suspecting he had an accomplice, she isn’t convinced. Unable to give up on the baby, Kendall puts her career and her own life at risk, unearthing deadly family secrets in pursuit of the truth.

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Author: Thomas, Cheril
Amateur Sleuth Mysteries
There’s a grave behind the oldest house in town.
The crumbling Delaney estate hides a family’s tragic secret and a 60-year-old murder. Grace Reagan never wanted to meet her mother’s relatives, or buy her family home, but she does want the truth about her own past. Will she uncover the answers she wants in the little town on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay? Or, will a killer find her first?

Valentine’s Rose (affiliate link)

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Author: Wyatt, Dani

It only took Tanner Valentine one look at her to know this rare Rose was his one and only. Growing the world’s rarest and most coveted roses is this mountain man’s obsession until he walks into her flower shop and his new obsession takes over. There’s just one thing holding him back from staking his claim that ring on her finger.

Rose Everhart spends her days arranging flowers. On this Valentine’s Day, she lets it slip that although she’s send out thousands of arrangements to other lucky recipients, she’s never been the receiver of flowers herself. What she doesn’t know, is wearing her grandmother’s scratched and worn rose gold wedding band has kept the hulky flannel wearing rose grower that’s filled her fantasies for months at a distance for too long.

Will these two unlucky at love introverts finally discover what it’s like to discover your one and only? Only, will someone from Rose’s past force her to retreat back into her solitary world just as she’s beginning to understand the power of true love?

The Songs of Distant Earth (affiliate link)

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Author: Clarke, Arthur C.
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Colonization Science Fiction

More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa—sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction.

Thalassa’s resources are vast—and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world—carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet.

Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke’s favorite novel, The Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time—including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft—and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light.

A Soldier of the Great War (affiliate link)

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Author: Helprin, Mark
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Military Historical Fiction
For Alessandro Giullani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, golden trees shimmer in the sun beneath a sky of perfect blue. At night, the moon is amber and the city of Rome seethes with light. He races horses across the country to the sea, and in the Alps, he practices the precise and sublime art of mountain climbing. At the ancient university in Bologna he is a student of painting and the science of beauty. And he falls in love. His is a world of adventure and dreams, of music, storm, and the spirit. Then the Great War intervenes.
Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, still tall and proud, finds himself unexpectedly on the road with an illiterate young factory worker. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers distant, the old man tells the story of his life. How he became a soldier. A hero. A prisoner. A deserter. A wanderer in the hell that claimed Europe. And how he tragically lost one family and gained another.
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Author: Nichols, John
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Historical Literary Fiction
Joe Mondragon, a feisty hustler with a talent for trouble, slammed his battered pickup to a stop, tugged on his gumboots, and marched into the arid patch of ground. Carefully (and also illegally), he tapped into the main irrigation channel. And so began-though few knew it at the time-the Milagro beanfield war. But like everything else in the dirt-poor town of Milagro, it would be a patchwork war, fought more by tactical retreats than by battlefield victories. Gradually, the small farmers and sheepmen begin to rally to Joe’s beanfield as the symbol of their lost rights and their lost lands. And downstate in the capital, the Anglo water barons and power brokers huddle in urgent conference, intent on destroying that symbol before it destroys their multimillion-dollar land-development schemes.
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Author: Gray, Lisa
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Police Procedurals

Private investigator Jessica Shaw is used to getting anonymous tips. But after receiving a photo of a three-year-old kidnapped from Los Angeles twenty-five years ago, Jessica is stunned to recognize the little girl as herself.

Eager for answers, Jessica heads to LA’s dark underbelly. When she learns that her biological mother was killed the night she was abducted, Jessica’s determined to solve a case the police have forgotten. Meanwhile, veteran LAPD detective Jason Pryce is in the midst of a gruesome investigation into a murdered college student moonlighting as a prostitute. A chance encounter leads to them crossing paths, but Jessica soon realizes that Pryce is hiding something about her father’s checkered history and her mother’s death.

To solve her mother’s murder and her own disappearance, Jessica must dig into the past and find the secrets buried there. But the air gets thinner as she crawls closer to the truth, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.

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