New Books!! – 04/14/2015

It’s spring and we’re celebrating the season of new beginnings with some new books hitting the shelves just for you! 🙂 Here is a list of our latest titles, for your reading enjoyment:

Rose in Harbor Bloom by Debbie Macomber Since moving to Cedar Cove and opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Joe Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home. Now it’s springtime, and with the help of local handyman Mark Taylor, she is eager to finish the inn’s new rose garden, planted in memory of her late husband, Paul. At the same time, she welcomes her latest guests: Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration, but struggles to move on from a broken engagement. Then there is high-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, whose serious illness compels her to return to Cedar Cove and find her true love. Both challenges and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.

Lucky Penny by Catherine Anderson To support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that there is no real David Paxton who can expose her.

When Colorado marshal David Paxton gets a letter from a stranger claiming to be his wife and pleading with him to come for her and his daughter, he dutifully sets out to find this woman and the child he may have sired. What stuns Brianna is that David is convinced the young girl is, in fact, his. As David and Brianna’s wary attraction blossoms into deeper desire, David warms to the idea of a ready-made family. But can his dream survive Brianna’s lingering distrust – and his own secrets?

Home in Seattle by Debbie Macomber She’s a widow, practical and down-to-earth, living in Seattle with her two kids. He’s a wealthy man who’s always been attractive to women . . .

Diana Collins is put off by Cliff Howard’s playboy reputation – but finds herself falling for him. More surprising, perhaps, is the fact that her daughters are crazy about him. And most surprising of all, Cliff Howard is changing his views about the kind of woman he could love. Ready-made family and all!

Amy Johnson is firmly anchored in Seattle, working as an executive for her father’s oil company. Josh Powell is a self-described drifter, a man who’s never called any place home. A man who’s rejected the world of money and power . . .

When they meet, Amy begins to question her own future. Does she really want to give up her long-standing – and long-hidden – desire to be part of a family, to love a man and raise a family with him? Josh, too, questions his life. Maybe it’s time to stop running from his past – and to share his future with Amy.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . .

Sixteen-year-old Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past and is reviled by her step-mother. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future. Because there is something unusual about Cinder, something that others would kill for.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She is trying to break out of prison – even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. 

Fairest by Marissa Meyer Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty by Michéle Fitoussi Helena Rubinstein revolutionized the beauty industry. Her mission was to teach women the importance of skincare and the empowering effect of looking your best. Rubinstein’s company was the first to use science in the development of cosmetics, and with her unerriing instinct for what customers wanted, she built a beauty empire that spanned the world. A legend in her own lifetime, this is her amazing story.

The Reaper by Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek Groundbreaking, thrilling, and revealing, The Reaper is the astonishing memoir of Special Operations Direct Action Sniper Nicholas Irving, the 3rd Ranger Battalion’s deadliest sniper, with thirty-three confirmed kills, though his remarkable career total, including probables, is unknown.

through tales of combat and brotherhood, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him “The Reaper,” and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

Irving’s astonishing first-person account of his development into an expert assassin offers a fascinating and extremely rare view of special operations combat missions through the eyes of a Ranger sniper during the Global War on Terror. From the brotherhood and sacrifice of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking a life to protect another, no other book dives so deep inside the life of a sniper on point.

A Christmas Far from Home by Stanley Weintraub

The day after Thanksgiving, five months into the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur flew to American positions in the north and grandly announced an end-the-war-by-Christmas offensive, despite recent evidence of intervention by Mao’s Chinese troops. Marching north in plunging temperatures, General Edward Almond’s X Corps, which included a Marine division under the able leadership of General Oliver Smith, encountered little resistance. But thousands of Chinese, who had infiltrated across the frozen Yalu River, were lying in wait and would soon trap tens of thousands of US troops.

Led by the Marines, an overwhelmed X Corps evacuated the frigid, mountainous Chosin Reservoir vastness and fought a swarming enemy and treacherous snow and ice to reach the coast. Weather, terrain, Chinese firepower, and a 4,000-foot chasm made escape seem impossible in the face of a vanishing Christmas. But endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troopships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve.

In the tradition of his Silent Night and Pearl Harbor Christmas, Stanley Weintraub presents another gripping narrative of a wartime Christmas season.

The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward E. Baptist Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution- the nation’s original sin, perhaps, but isolated in time and divorced from America’s later success. But to do so robs the millions who suffered in bondage of their full legacy.

As historian Edward Baptist reveals in The Half Has Never Been Told, the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. In the span of a single lifetime, the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War, Baptist explains, the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence.

Told through intimate slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers, and the words of politicians, entrepreneurs, and escaped slaves, The Half Has Never Been Told offers a radical new interpretations of American history. It forces readers to reckon with the violence at the root of American supremacy, but also with the survival and resistance that brought about slavery’s end – and created a culture that sustains America’s deepest dreams of freedom.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Every day the same. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day, she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She looks forward to it. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason,she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

Until today. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lieves of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? 

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut. 

Burned by Karen Marie Moning MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s arleady fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh – an ancient book of terrible evil – yet its hold on her has never been stronger.

When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protege and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKellar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal. 

It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil blurs, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media. She – with her billionaire husband – is getting accustomed to being an object of attention, of gossip, of speculation. 

But now Eve has become the object of one person’s obsession. Someone who finds her extraordinary, and thinks about her every hour of every day. Who believes the two of them have a special relationship. Who would kill for her again and again. An aggressive defense attorney who’s sparred with Eve in the courtroom is the first victim, but she isn’t the last. The messages left for Eve at the crime scenes chill her and turn her stomach. It doesn’t get much more personal than this – and Eve refuses to hand the investigation over to anyone else. With a murderer reading meaning into her every move, handling this case will be a delicate – and dangerous – psychological dance. 

And Eve knows that underneath the worship and admiration, a terrible threat lies in wait. Because the beautiful lieutenant is not at all grateful for these bloody offerings from her “true and loyal friend.” And in time, idols always fall . . .

We’ll see you soon!!

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