Monthly Archives: July 2019

BSC Books for October

THE HEALING JARThe Healing Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming August, 2019.
Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties still living at home with her parents and grandparents.  Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the note contained inside?

CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILLChristmas in Winter Hill, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2019.
Krista Galloway is not a fan of Christmas, but when she accepts a job as a city manager in Winter Hill, Washington, Christmas is part of the deal. The small town is famous for its Christmasville celebration, and she has to manage it. As she tries to make her apartment feel like home, Krista begins to wonder if this move was a mistake. Can a friendly stranger help restore Krista’s Christmas spirit before the big day?

THE CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUEThe Christmas Boutique, by Jennifer Chiaverini
Just weeks before Christmas, severe weather damages the church hall hosting the Christmas Boutique. Determined to save the fundraiser, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson offers to hold the event at Elm Creek Manor, her family estate and summertime home to Elm Creek Quilt Camp. While the Elm Creek Quilters work to make sure the Christmas Boutique happens, it may take a holiday miracle to make it the success they want it to be.

BLUE MOONBlue Moon, by Lee Child
An elderly couple have made a few mistakes, and now they owe big money to some bad people. One move leads to another, and Jack Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. He teams up with a waitress who knows more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot, but Reacher believes in the kind of justice that comes along once in a blue moon.

THE NIGHT FIREThe Night Fire, by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch’s mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead. After his funeral, his widow gives Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before — the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renée Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago. They soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?

QUANTUM : A ThrillerQuantum, by Patricia Cornwell
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. She knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences. The danger is worse than she thought, and a series of clues point to Calli’s twin sister, Carme, who’s been MIA for days. Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name, Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twin’s erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe—not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT : a novelThe Shape of Night, by Tess Gerritsen
After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, she finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who has haunted the house for more than a century. Then she learns that the house she loves comes with a another secret: Every woman who has ever lived there has also died there.  Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-                                                    and-blood killer at work?

THE GUARDIANS.The Guardians, by John Grisham
In a small north Florida town, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead as he worked late one night. There were no witnesses, no suspects, no one with a motive. A young black man who was once a client was framed, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For 22 years he was in prison with no lawyer or advocate on the outside. Then he wrote to Guardian Ministries, a small innocence group founded by a lawyer/minister Cullen Post. Post  travels the South fighting wrongful convictions and taking cases no one else will touch. But powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want to be found. They killed one lawyer, and they will kill another one without a second thought.

WHAT HAPPENS IN PARADISEWhat Happens in Paradise, by Elin Hilderbrand
A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life when her loving husband was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn’t the only shattering news: he’d also been leading a double life on the island of St. John, where another woman loved him, too. Now Irene and her sons are on St. John, determined to learn the truth about the mysterious life 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.

A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMASA Mrs. Miracle Christmas, by Debbie Macomber
As the holiday season begins, Laurel McCullough could use some good news. She and husband, Zach, have been praying for a baby that seems more and more like an impossible dream, and they’ve had to move in with her grandmother, Helen, who’s having trouble taking care of herself. But when Laurel contacts a local home-care organization for help, there are no caregivers available. Then Mrs. Miracle appears at the door. Nothing short of a godsend, Helen is convinced she’s an angel! With Mrs. Miracle’s companionship, Helen is noticeably happier and more engaged. In the meantime, Laurel and Zach encounter curious signs, all pointing toward the arrival of a special baby. There’s more to Mrs. Miracle than meets the eye.

MEANT TO BE YOURSMeant to be Yours, by Susan Mallery
Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing–a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake…and eat it, too. Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

THE 19TH CHRISTMASThe 19th Christmas, by James Patterson
As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The ME’s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. 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. Then a criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines, and he’s planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning.

WHAT COMES MY WAYWhat Comes My Way, by Tracie Peterson
Ella Fleming is on the run from her past and secrets that could tear her family apart. Only while performing as a trick rider can she forget that she is the daughter of a murderer. Phillip DeShazer blames himself for his father’s death and has done his best to bury his guilt in work and drink. He finds support and kindness from Ella, however, the more she comes to his rescue, the more his guilt grows. They must learn to trust God when the road they travel takes them different                                                               directions. Only then can love be a part of their journey.

BLOODY GENIUSBloody Genius, by John Sandford
At the local state university, two feuding departments have faced off on the battleground of science and medicine. Each carries their views to extremes, but highly educated people of sound mind and good intentions can reasonably disagree, right? Then a renowned scholar winds up dead, and Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. As he probes the recent unrest, he soon comes to realize he’s dealing with people who are functionally crazy. Among this group of wildly impassioned, diametrically opposed zealots lurks a killer, and it will be up to Virgil to sort the murderer from the mere maniacs.

CHILD'S PLAYChild’s Play, by Danielle Steel
A senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm, Kate Morgan couldn’t 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 after the death of her husband, Kate keeps a tight rein on her family, her career, and her emotions, never once asking herself if she truly knows her children . . . or if her hopes for them are what they want. She is about to find                                                out. More often than not, parenting is about letting go                                                  of our dreams and embracing theirs.

STEALTHStealth, by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington is trying to enjoy some downtime at his English retreat when he’s sent off to the remote reaches of the UK and into a deadly snare. This is only the first volley by a rival power, one that has its eyes set on disrupting the peace of the nation. With the help of two brilliant women, Stone must leverage a new position of power to capture a villain. The closer he comes to nabbing the culprit, the more he realizes there’s a mastermind who’s a force to be reckoned with.