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Giacomo's Daughter

by Eileen Gonzalez

The first in a trilogy, Giacomo’s Daughter is a satisfying mystery with plenty of conflict and a killer final line. The brutalized wife of a ruthless gangster takes matters into her own hands in Rosanna and Diana Savone’s historical... Read More

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A Peculiar Peace

by Karen Rigby

"A Peculiar Peace" is an adventure-filled historical romance set on a marriage of like minds. In Lori Hart Beninger’s historical novel, A Peculiar Peace, rising abolitionism and romance are set against a volatile antebellum backdrop.... Read More

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Gretel and Zita

by Mari Carlson

"Gretel and Zita" is an eye-opening political saga concerned with the fates of bears and humans, too. A mountain bear upends a mayor’s burgeoning career in Jiannina Camillo’s novel "Gretel and Zita", which was inspired by true... Read More

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The Spa at Lavender Lane

by Karen Rigby

"The Spa at Lavender Lane" is a charming novel about women at a crossroads and the desires that they hide under their beautiful surfaces. In Phyllis Melhado’s entertaining ensemble novel, The Spa at Lavender Lane, women bond during a... Read More

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The Musician

by Delia Stanley

"The Musician" is an intimate novel that takes place in the spaces where art and madness overlap. In Douglas Gardham’s novel "The Musician", a gifted performer attempts to outrun his past, only to find it catching up with him when he... Read More

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Beeble's Story

by Delia Stanley

Beeble’s Story is a sweet animal tale narrated by a sentimental and beloved horse. Jill Cawsey’s Beeble’s Story is a love letter to equine culture and to the relationships developed between horses and humans. Beeble and Praze are... Read More

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The Spinster Diaries

by Mari Carlson

In Gina Fattore’s (un)romantic comedy, "The Spinster Diaries", a Hollywood writer who shares the author’s name discovers that she’s ill. The novel’s Gina is an unemployed television producer when a cyst that’s pressing on her... Read More

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You've Got Something Coming

by Karen Rigby

One winter, Trucks, a damaged boxer in his forties, takes his deaf daughter, Claudia, out of a children’s home in Wisconsin. In Jonathan Starke’s You’ve Got Something Coming, they hitchhike west for a fresh start. This bittersweet... Read More

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