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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br />A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick<br /><br />"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />"Painfully beautiful."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br />For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.<br /><br />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, <i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i> is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
The Dressmaker's Gift
by Fiona Valpy

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Beekeeper鈥檚 Promise</i> comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history 鈥?and their families 鈥?judge them?</b></p><p>Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne鈥檚 involvement is something she can鈥檛 reveal to either of them.</p><p>Two generations later, Claire鈥檚 English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother 鈥?and herself 鈥?and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.</p><p>In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history鈥檚 darkest era without being torn apart?</p>
The 19th Christmas (Women's Murder Club)
by , Maxine Paetro

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 07, 2019

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<b>If the Women's Murder Club can't be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. </b><b><br /></b>As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. <br />Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman's greed -- for riches, for bloodshed, for attention -- is limitless. <br />Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.
Quantum: A Thriller (Captain Chase Book 1)
by Patricia Cornwell

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>USA Today</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>Washington Post</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in the first book in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.</b></p><p>On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences.</p><p>As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A spatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide鈥攁 series of disturbing clues point to Calli鈥檚 twin sister, Carme, who鈥檚 been MIA for days.</p><p>Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister鈥檚 name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twin鈥檚 erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe鈥攏ot just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.</p><p>Brilliantly crafted, gripping, and smart, Patricia Cornwell鈥檚 cliffhanger ending will keep readers wondering what鈥檚 next for Captain Calli Chase.</p>
The Giver of Stars: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes

Language

English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>鈥淲ith characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn鈥檛 want it to end!鈥澛犅?<br /> 鈥擫iane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of <i>Big Little Lies</i><br /> 聽<br />鈥淎 <b>captivating tale</b> of love, friendship, and self-actualization.鈥?lt;br /><b><i>鈥擯eople</i></b><br /><br />Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of <i>Me Before You </i></b><br /><br />Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.聽 But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt鈥檚 new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.<br /><br />The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky.聽<br /><br />What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they鈥檙e committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.<br /><br />Based on a true story rooted in America鈥檚 past, <i>The Giver of Stars</i> is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women鈥檚 friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.聽<br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!</b>
What Happens in Paradise
by Elin Hilderbrand

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<strong>Secret lives and new loves emerge in the bright Caribbean sunlight, in the follow-up to national bestseller</strong> <i><strong>Winter in Paradise</strong></i><i><strong><br /></strong> </i>A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a helicopter crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. <br /><br />Now Irene and her sons are back on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life -and death - of a man they thought they knew. Along the way, they're about to learn some surprising truths about their own lives, and their futures. <br /><br />Lush with the tropical details, romance, and drama that made <em>Winter in Paradise</em> a national bestseller, <i>What Happens in Paradise</i> is another immensely satisfying page-turner from one of American's most beloved and engaging storytellers.
Child's Play: A Novel
by Danielle Steel

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>The lessons our children teach us are the hardest ones. What do we do when our children don鈥檛 pursue our hopes for them? In this riveting new novel, Danielle Steel explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways.</b><br /><br /> A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn鈥檛 be prouder of her three grown children. Tamara, Anthony, and Claire all went to great schools, chose wonderful career paths, and would have made their father proud. A single mother for years after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and even her own emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children . . . or if her hopes for them are the right ones, and what<i> they</i> want. She is about to find out.<br /><br /> During one hectic summer in Manhattan, Kate鈥檚 world turns upside down. One child has been keeping an astonishing secret while another confesses to an equally shocking truth. A wonderful match and picture-book wedding are traded for a relationship that shakes Kate to her core. A totally inappropriate love affair and an out-of-wedlock baby complete the chaos. Challenged as a mother and as a successful independent woman herself, Kate struggles to keep up with a dizzying and escalating chain of events, and begins to realize that she has a part to play in the chaos. Because Kate too has kept secrets from her children.<br /><br /> Sometimes the surprising choices our children make are the right ones . . . better than what we wanted for them. More often than not, parenting is about letting go of our dreams and embracing theirs.
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical n...
by Suzanne Goldring

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

September 11, 2019

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<b>You can pay a terrible price for keeping a promise鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly. Because Evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything. She can never forget the promise she made to the love of her life, to discover the truth about the mission that led to his death, no matter what it cost her鈥?lt;br /><br />When Evelyn鈥檚 niece Pat opens an old biscuit tin to find a photo of a small girl with a red ball entitled 鈥楲iese, 1951鈥?and a passport in another name, she has some questions for her aunt. And Evelyn is transported back to a place in Germany known as 鈥楾he Forbidden Village,鈥?where a <b> </b>woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, amongst shivering prisoners, to find the man who gambled with her husband鈥檚 life鈥?lt;br /><br /><b>A gripping, haunting and compelling read about love, courage and betrayal set in the war-battered landscape of Germany. Fans of <i>The Letter,</i> <i>The Alice Network</i> and <i>The Nightingale</i> will be hooked. </b><br /><br /><b>Readers are hooked on <i>My Name is Eva: </i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥楥ould not put this book down, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!鈥 absolutely loved this book !鈥 laughed, I cried, I cheered , I sympathized</b> all because of Evelyn鈥 could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, I thought you go girl !!<b>...</b>I don't want to say anything else <b>but what a fantastic read鈥?I can't recommend </b><b>this book enough !!鈥?</b>Goodreads Reviewer,<b> 5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥榃hat a magnificent read! </b>Eva is amazing. <b>One of the best characters in a book EVER!</b> What a <b>fantastic, beautiful, heart-wrenching tale, incredibly told</b>. I <b>absolutely</b> <b>loved every single page</b>. I sat for the last 20% of the book in tears, sad but happy tears. An absolutely beautiful book.鈥? <i>Kim the Bookworm, </i><b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楢 poignant</b><b> and evocative story of love, betrayal and bravery that kept me page turning and completely engrossed from start to finish. Loved it and would definitely recommend.鈥?</b>NetGalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b><br /><br /><b> 鈥楢 phenomenal story</b> of courage, love, murder and all the atrocities that go with war. <b>Eva is an extraordinary character</b>, strong, loyal, smart, funny, loving, and brave.<b>A phenomenal read!!鈥? </b>Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楾his</b><b> may be my new favorite book!!!!</b> I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of (and possible involvement in) questionable activities centering around WWII events. The tempo of this novel was perfect--<b>kept me wondering until the very last page!</b>鈥?Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楢bsolutely loved this book and its riveting plot!</b>... The author has successfully penned <b>a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation</b>. <b>An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work</b> .鈥? Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/b>This book was <b>excellent! Totally kept my attention</b> and I wanted to find out what would become of the main characters. <b>Highly recommended</b>.鈥? Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/b><b>Everything about this book is amazing</b>. I love the main character Eva, the way the author integrates the past with the present, and the emotional plot that kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. I鈥檝e read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and <b>this one is definitely in my top 10.鈥? </b>Netgalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b>
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
by Barbara O'Neal

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<p><b>From the author of <i>The Art of Inheriting Secrets</i> comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.</b></p><p><i>Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news鈥?lt;/i></p><p>Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It鈥檚 what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit鈥檚 world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions鈥攇rief, loss, and anger鈥攖hat Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who鈥檚 been living a lie.</p><p>After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who鈥檇 become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.</p><p>Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.</p>
Vendetta in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 49)
by J. D. Robb

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><b>Lieutenant Eve Dallas must keep the predator from becoming the prey in<i> Vendetta in Death</i>, the newest thriller from the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author J.D. Robb. </b> </p><p>She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.</p><p>The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company鈥檚 human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims鈥攂ut they don鈥檛 know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.</p><p>Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy鈥檚 secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It鈥檚 a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy鈥檚 widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice鈥檚 criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can鈥檛 stop this vigilante, there鈥檚 no telling how much blood may be spilled鈥?lt;/p>

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