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Every mother faces impossible choices. Vaccination is one of the hardest. For single mom Kate O’Hara, there was no decision to make. Her daughter, Rosie, is one of a small percentage of children who can’t be vaccinated against measles. All Kate can do is hope that her little girl is safe.
For mommy blogger Madeleine Cooper, vaccination was a leap of faith she wasn’t prepared to take. She and her husband declined controversial measles shots for their daughter Clara. All she can do is pray that it’s the right decision.
But when classmates Clara and Rosie both become sick will Kate pay for Madeleine’s choice?
A stunning, addictive and powerful new book club read that explores every mother’s worst fear and hardest decision from beloved Irish bestselling author Melissa Hill.
MARKED FOR REVENGE…TRAINED FOR DEATH
International bestselling author Emelie Schepp features the enigmatic Jana Berzelius in this suspenseful second novel.
When a young Thai girl overdoses smuggling drugs, all signs point to the one criminal MMA-trained public prosecutor Jana Berzelius most wants to destroy—Danillo. Eager to erase any evidence of her sordid childhood, Berzelius must secretly hunt down this deadly nemesis with whom she shared a horrific past.
Meanwhile, the police are zeroing in on the elusive head of the long-entrenched Swedish narcotics trade, who goes by the name The Old Man. No one has ever met this shadowy mastermind. Berzelius craves to know his identity, even as she clandestinely tracks down Danillo, who threatens to out her. She must kill him first, before he can reveal her secrets. As she prepares for the fight of her life, Berzelius discovers an even more insidious betrayal—one that will entangle her inextricably in this deeply entrenched network of crime.
A murder in a quiet English village, long-buried secrets and a man's search for answers about his traumatic past entangle FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan in the latest edge-of-your-seat Sharpe & Donovan novel
As a young boy, Oliver York witnessed the murder of his wealthy parents in their London apartment. The killers kidnapped him and held him in an isolated Scottish ruin, but he escaped, thwarting their plans for ransom. Now, after thirty years on the run, one of the two men Oliver identified as his tormentors may have surfaced.
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are enjoying the final day of their Irish honeymoon when a break-in at the home of Emma's grandfather, private art detective Wendell Sharpe, points to Oliver. The Sharpes have a complicated relationship with the likable, reclusive Englishman, an expert in Celtic mythology and international art thief who taunted Wendell for years. Emma and Colin postpone meetings in London with their elite FBI team and head straight to Oliver. But when they arrive at York's country home, a man is dead and Oliver has vanished.
As the danger mounts, new questions arise about Oliver's account of his boyhood trauma. Do Emma and Colin dare trust him? With the trail leading beyond Oliver's small village to Ireland, Scotland and their own turf in the United States, the stakes are high, and Emma and Colin must unravel the decades-old tangle of secrets and lies before a killer strikes again.
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers delivers the gripping, suspense-filled tale readers have been waiting for.
The brand-new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr that Kirkus calls "a blissful beach read." The Summer That Made Us is an unforgettable story about a family learning to accept the past, to forgive and to love each other again.
That was then…
For the Hempsteads, summers were idyllic. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything.
This is now…
After an accident turned the lake house into a site of tragedy and grief, it was closed up. None of the Hempstead women speak of what happened, and relationships between them are uneasy at best to hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.
Robyn Carr has crafted another beautifully woven story about the complexities of family dynamics and the value of strong female relationships.
changes lead to fresh starts and new connections in these two emotional tales
The Goodbye QuiltSusan Wiggs
Linda Davis is driving her daughter, Molly, across the country to start college. As her only child readies for this big change, Linda is torn between excitement for Molly and heartache for herself. Who will she be when she is no longer needed in her role as mom? On the trip, Linda pieces together the scraps that make up Molly's young lifethe hem of a christening gown, a snippet from a costume. In the stitching of each bit of fabric, Linda discovers that the memories of a shared journey can come together in a way that will keep them both warm in the years to come.
First Time in ForeverSarah Morgan
It's been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. New to Puffin Island, and newly a parent to her niece, Lizzy, she finds her life virtually unrecognizable. Between safeguarding Lizzy, keeping their secrets, and her own overwhelming fear of the oceanwhich surrounds her!Emily has lost count of the number of "just breathe" pep talks she's given herself. And that's before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her Can the island work its magic and get Emily to take the biggest leap of trust of allputting her heart in someone else's hands?
Return to Grace Valley, California, with the complete trilogy of this fan-favorite series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr.
Welcome to Grace Valley, California— where blood runs thicker…ties are stronger…and love is all the more sweet. Visitors to the town often remark about the valley’s peace and beauty—both of which are plentiful. Unlocked doors, front porches, pies cooling in the windows—this is country life at its finest. But visitors don’t always see what lies at the heart of a community. Or just beyond…
Deep in the Valley
The daughter of the town doctor, June Hudson left only to get her medical training, then returned home and followed in her father’s footsteps. Some might say she chose the easy, comfortable route…but June knows better. Her emergency room is wherever she’s needed—or wherever a patient finds her. She is always on call, her work is her life, and these people are her extended family. Which is a good thing, since this is a town where you should have picked your husband in the ninth grade. It’s not exactly the place to meet eligible men—until an undercover DEA agent suddenly starts appearing at all sorts of strange hours. Everybody has secrets down in the valley. Now June has one of her own.
Just Over the Mountain
In this peaceful community, it’s hard to keep a secret—but Dr. June Hudson has managed to keep one heck of a humdinger. Though visits from undercover DEA agent Jim Post are as clandestine as they are passionate, somehow it fits with her demanding schedule. But how can a secret lover compete with a flesh-and-blood heartthrob from her past? June’s old flame has just returned after twenty years—and he’s divorced. June is seriously rattled. So when the town’s most devoted wife takes buckshot to her husband and some human bones turn up in her aunt Myrna’s backyard, June is almost happy for the distraction. Sooner or later, love will have its way in Grace Valley. It always does.
Down by the River
People in town are beginning to notice the bloom in Dr. June Hudson’s cheeks—and the swell of her belly. Happily, DEA agent Jim Post is back in June’s arms for good, newly retired from undercover work and ready for new beginnings. And the community is overflowing with gossip right now. Who is the secret paramour June’s aunt Myrna is hiding? Does the town’s poker-playing pastor have too many aces up his sleeve? But when dangers, from man and nature, rise up with a vengeance to threaten June and the town, this community pulls together and shows what it’s made of. And Jim discovers the true meaning of happiness here in Grace Valley: there really is no place like home.
Rediscover this classic Western romance, the second story in the Heart of Texas series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
After her father’s death, Ellie Frasier takes over the feed store in Promise, Texas. Still in mourning, she relies on her friends for comfort. She was always close with her childhood buddy Glen Patterson, but they never shared "those" feelings for each other. However, the folks around town know a good match when they see one, and Ellie and Glen suddenly find themselves being pushed together more and more often. And now her long-standing friendship feels like it’s turning into something else…
Originally published in 1998
Return again and again to Promise, Texas, in the third book in this classic romance series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.
Who’s the father of Caroline’s child? Everyone in Promise wants to know, but no one’s ever asked? or ever will. Little Maggie is five now, and Caroline Daniels has kept her silence all these years. It doesn’t change how the people in this Texas Hill Country community feel about Caroline. They’re protective of her and Maggie; they care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who’s beginning to realize he cares even more than most…
Originally published in 1998
Rediscover this fan-favorite series by acclaimed author Laura Anne Gilman and her magic world of the Cosa Nostradamus, in book 2 of Paranormal Scene Investigations.
My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I’m an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right?
The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn’t quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it’s in their best interests. So we’ve been busting our tails, perfecting our forensic skills, working to gain acceptance. The team’s tight…but we have our quirks, too. And our Big Dog, Benjamin Venec…well, he’s a special case, all right.
We can’t give up. We’re needed, especially when a case comes along that threatens to pit human against fatae. One wrong move could cost us everything we’ve worked for…
Originally published in 2011.
Come home to the South with #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods in this collection of unforgettable tales from her beloved Chesapeake Shores series.
The Inn at Eagle Point
It’s been years since Abby O’Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. But when a panicked phone call from her youngest sister sends her racing home to save Jess’s dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point, Abby finds herself face-to-face with Trace Riley, the man she left behind ten years ago.
Flowers on Main
When Bree O’Brien’s screenwriting career falls apart, she flees Chicago and heads home to Chesapeake Showers. Opening Flowers on Main promises to bring her a new kind of fulfillment, but not all is peaceful and serene when Jake Collins, Bree’s ex-lover, is there waiting for her.
Former army medic Kevin O’Brien has come home to Chesapeake Shores, in search of a haven for himself and his toddler son and a future that’s nothing like his past. But Kevin is suddenly facing a risk he hadn’t anticipated?in the form of Main Street bookseller Shanna Carlyle.
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas
After years apart, Mick and Megan O’Brien are finally ready to make it official...again. But when an unexpected delivery causes chaos, it seems only a miracle can reunite this family.
Rediscover the incomparable Lieutenant Taylor Jackson in this gripping psychological thriller series by New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison, now available in a four-book box set, containing stories 1-4.
Field of Graves
A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Lt. Taylor Jackson, alongside medical examiner Samantha Owens and troubled FBI profiler Dr. Baldwin, work to find the killer before he can claim another victim.
All the Pretty Girls
Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson is tracking the Southern Strangler, a sadistic killer terrorizing the southeast. Working with her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, she’ll have to battle an old injury and her own demons to stop the murders from spiraling out of control.
Four victims are found marked with the fatal signature of a serial killer who terrorized Nashville decades ago—throats slit, red lipstick on their lips. Lt. Taylor Jackson believes it’s a copycat who is even more terrifying, honing his craft by mimicking the murders.
The horrific murder of a pregnant woman creates a media frenzy that unearths shocking secrets. When Taylor Jackson’s reputation is threatened by some implicating footage, she’ll have to sort through which evidence is real in order solve a case of obsessive vengeance.
Rediscover the incomparable Lieutenant Taylor Jackson in this gripping psychological thriller series by New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison, now available in a four-book box set, contain stories 5-8.
The Cold Room
A perverse killer is using the corpses of his victims to reenact scenes from famous paintings. Strangely, similar macabre works are being displayed in Europe. Has the killer gone international? Or are there dueling evil artists, competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?
Eight Nashville teenagers are found dead on Hallowe’en, with occult symbols carved into their bodies. Lt. Jackson must immerse herself in the baffling culture of mysticism and dark witchcraft to battle the danger that has the public outraged and terrified.
So Close the Hand of Death
The Pretender is back—murders are being committed across America in sick homages to famous serial killers of the past. Taylor must face the brilliant psychopath who both adores and despises her…alone.
Where All the Dead Lie
Effectively mute due to a brain injury, Taylor retreats to the Scottish highlands to heal. But there’s a menacing presence lurking in the romantic castle, and Taylor doesn’t know if she’s being haunted by the past, or hunted by the living.