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New Titles for Summer!

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Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke, coming July 2014
Sixteen-year-old Weldon Holland has a chance encounter with outlaws Bonnie & Clyde during the Great Depression that sets the stage for dramatic events a decade down the road. From the trenches of WWII to the Texas-Louisiana oil fields, Burke takes readers on a wild ride.

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Blind Date by Melody Carlson, coming June 2014
The girls of the dating game are at it again, trying to find blind dates for the masquerade ball. But is it all a hoax? And will their friendships survive?

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For All Time by Jude Deveraux, coming July 2014
Deveraux returns to Nantucket for the next generation of weddings in this epic romance involving noble twins and the search for true love.

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Fast Track by Julie Garwood, coming July 2014
Raised by her father from a young age, Cordelia Kane is shocked to learn her mother is alive. When she asks a good friend and longtime crush to help her search for answers, Kane gets pulled into a sizzling romance and a dangerous liaison with a corrupt congressman.

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Cold, Cold Heart by Tami Hoag, coming August 2014
Kidnapped by a notorious serial killer, Dana Nolan escaped and is trying to move on with her life but symptoms of PTSD are wreaking havoc with her personal life and career. A return to her hometown provides more questions than answers – was anything she believed real?

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Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance, coming July 2014
Sheriff Joanna has two cases in two areas of the country that may just be connected. How can she tie together a dying hoarder in Massachusetts and a man found dead in a limestone pit in the Southwest.

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Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen, coming July 2014
A controversial surgery gave Kendra Michaels sight after she had developed her other senses to amazing capacities. Now, she’s the only one to realize that an apparent traffic accident is really a murder. As she works to solve the mystery, the body count increases and her detective work attracts an unwanted following.

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Raina’s Choice by Gilbert Morris, coming June 2014
Raina Vernay is trying to escape an abusive situation and thinks the stranger in town, Ty Kinkaid may be the answer. Morris takes his characters on a rollicking Western adventure in the latest book in the Western Justice series.

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Eden in Winter by Richard North Patterson, coming July 2014
The final installment in a trilogy, Eden in Winter concludes the story from Fall from Grace and Loss of Innocence. Two months after his father’s suspicious death on Martha’s Vineyard, Adam Blaine is trying to stitch his life back together and protect his family. Patterson’s latest novel brings a complex family drama to life.

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Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson, coming June 2014
Alice Chesterfield has survived a vicious attack, but the memories and fear still haunt her. Alice thinks Texas may be her peaceful sanctuary, but long buried family secrets force her to turn to God for comfort.

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Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons, coming July 2014
They met every August for years, renting a different beach house each time, but one of the four “girls” died tragically, they drift apart. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they head back to the beach for a revealing and emotional vacation.

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Perfect Life by Danielle Steel, coming July 2014
Blaise McCarthy is an icon in television news, a strict disciplinarian who seems to have the perfect life. A perfect life, that is, until her blind daughter comes home after her boarding school closed. Now everything is upside down, can Blaise and her daughter reestablish a relationship?

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Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods, coming July 2014
Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat world of politics in the newest thriller from bestselling author Stuart Woods. At the biggest political convention of the year can Barrington find a desirable outcome?

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Newest Bestseller Club Titles

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The Target, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2014.

The President has the opportunity to take down a global menace, so he turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Their talents as assassins are unmatched, but are they trustworthy? Will they follow orders? Will they live through the assignment?

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Destroyer Angel, by Nevada Barr. Coming April, 2014.
Anna Pigeon, a ranger for the U.S. Park Services, sets off on a canoe trip with four companions in upstate Minnesota. She goes off on her own for an evening float and when she comes back, she finds that four thugs have taken her friends captive. Will Anna be able to save them?

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Once Upon a Winter’s Heart, by Melody Carlson. On shelves now.
Emma has suffered over a decade of dating disasters. When her grandfather Poppi suddenly passes, Emma helps out by working in the family bookstore. She learns to enjoy the task with the help of family friend Lane Forester. Just as her heart begins to lift, Emma learns her sister has already staked a claim on Lane. Does Lane see Emma as a future sister-in-law, or could it be something more?

inherit the dead
Inherit the Dead, large print, with an introduction by Lee Child.
On shelves now.

This classic PI story is set on New York’s mean streets and along Hamptons’ back roads. Twenty favorite authors bring distinctive voices to each chapter as the tension builds to a shocking, explosive finale.

i've got you under my skin
I’ve Got You Under My Skin, by Mary Higgins Clark.
Coming April, 2014.

Laurie Moran is an award-winning TV producer. Haunted by her husband’s murder 5 years ago, she has just received the green light to produce a new “cold case” series. Find out what happens when victims’ friends and family get paid to reenact unsolved murders. 

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The Skin Collector, by Jeffery Deaver. Coming May 2014.
The next exciting Lincoln Rhyme thriller.

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Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles. Coming April 2014.
The first installment in a new trilogy. Penn Cage is determined to protect his father and see justice done after Tom Cage is accused of murder. Set in Natchez, Mississippi, this story stretches back 40 years, into the heart of a conspiracy of greed and murder involving a vicious KKK crew headed by one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the state. 

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The Last Bride, by Beverly Lewis. Coming April 2014.
Of her Old Order parents’ five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Marcus King, but her father opposes the match. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?

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A Family Affair, by Fern Michaels. Coming April, 2014.
Dancer Trisha Holiday makes her living moving like a dream. But out of her dancer’s costume, she’s as down-to-earth as they come. When she catches the eye of a wealthy foreign prince, Trish strives to stay true to what matters most—love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years.

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Unlucky 13, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2014.
The Women’s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose, and they must find her–before she finds them first.

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A Sensible Arrangement, by Tracie Peterson. Coming April, 2014.
Marty Dandridge Olson is a widow looking for a way out of Texas. Widower Jake Wythe is a bank manager in Denver, who discovers the bank board wants him to be married. They agree to a marriage of convenience, but as the couple grows closer and love begins to bloom, Marty realizes she needs to be truthful with Jake. Can she come to terms with the past and her anger toward God in order to make room for love?

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Otherwise Engaged, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2014.
Miss Amity Doncaster, world traveler, is accustomed to adventure and risk. Benedict Stanbridge, a man of science and a spy for the Crown, has faced danger in the darker corners of foreign lands. But they are about to face a threat that is shockingly close to home . . . 

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The Collector, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2014.
A novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together, and could tear them apart. 

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Carnal Curiosity, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2014.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come.

New Bestseller Club Titles

cavendon hallCavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford [April 2014]
Set over a period of sixteen years (from 1913 to 1929), this is the story of the two families who live in Cavendon Hall – the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. With World War I looming, these two families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible and they will never be the same.

dating, dining, and desperationDating, Dining, and Desperation by Melody Carlson [March 2014]
Daphne Ballinger has learned to accept her deceased, eccentric aunt’s strange request that she marry in order to inherit her estate, along with taking over her aunt’s hometown paper’s advice column. When Daphne takes in a young girl left parentless and in the care of her dying grandmother, she soon discovers the girl has a very handsome and single uncle. 

live to see tomorrowLive to See Tomorrow by Iris Johansen [April 2014]
Catherine Ling has been a CIA Operative since she was fourteen years old. Now, years later, Catherine is as lethal as she is beautiful. Catherine has been called to a new task: rescue an imprisoned journalist in Tibet–a woman who has been subjected to unspeakable horrors. Will either of them live to see tomorrow?

blossom street bridesBlossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber [March 2014]
As three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways, Lydia, Lauren, and Bethanne realize that love heals every heart, and the best surprises still lay ahead.

bridge to havenBridge to Haven by Francine Rivers [April 2014]
Found under a bridge as an infant, Abra has changed her name to Lena Scott and headed to Hollywood. Few know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home. 

take this cupTake This Cup by Bodie & Brock Thoene [March 2014]
30 years after the birth of Jesus, Nehemiah must travel the long caravan road to Jerusalem, and he is charged with an unusual mission—to carry a mysterious object back to the holy city. Only Nehemiah understands the true sacrifice that is to come as he makes the cup worthy of his Savior.

Latest Bestseller Club Holds

first dateFirst Date by Melody Carlson [Oct 2013]
Five high school friends start a secret club they call the DG (Dating Game), to get dates for Homecoming. The things they learn about boys and dating will stick with them throughout high school.

command authorityCommand Authority by Tom Clancy [Dec 2013]
There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden in the past. The clue to the mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

cellCell by Robin Cook [Jan 2014]
The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating. It is called iDoc, and beta tests are resulting in dead patients. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up?

mirageMirage by Clive Cussler [Nov 2013]
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax–but now there is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Are his notes in the hands of enemies?

hazardous dutyHazardous Duty by W.E.B. Griffin [Dec 2013]
Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has a bright idea–put Colonel Charley Castillo and his men on the case. It’s sure to be hazardous duty.

death tradeThe Death Trade by Jack Higgins [Dec 2013]
An eminent Iranian scientist has made a breakthrough in nuclear weapons research, but he can’t stand the thought of his regime owning the bomb. He would run if he could, but if he does, his family dies. Sean Dillon and Sara Gideon think there might be a way to pull off an escape.

bull riverRobert B. Parker’s Bull River by Robert Knott [Jan 2014]
Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle. When a robbery suspect is found severely beaten it’s a murderer they’ve hunted down who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of Saint Louis’s most prominent millionaire in a story that brings revenge to a whole new level.

innocenceInnocence by Dean Koontz [Dec 2013]
Something more than chance brings together an exile from society and a fugitive in a world whose hour of reckoning is approaching.

river roadRiver Road by Jayne Ann Krentz [Jan 2014]
It’s been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. Lucy now works for a private investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while her old friend Mason has quit the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother. Mason saved Lucy once and he’ll save her again, but this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue . . .

bourne retributionRobert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution by Eric Lustbader [Dec 2013]
Jason Bourne is after the man who ordered the murder of Rebeka. As he plans on avenging the woman he loved, he also moves ever closer to his own death . . .

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Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin [Jan 2014]
Phillip Margolin explores intriguing new territory in Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.

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Forget Me Not by Fern Michaels [Dec 2013]
With a popular comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon to her name, Lucy Brighton should be in a happy place. But the ache of a cold, lonely childhood lingers on. Then Lucy receives a call that her parents have been killed in a car crash and she realizes how little she actually knew about their lives.

secret santaSecret Santa by Fern Michaels [Oct 2013]
A compilation of Christmas stories, by Fern Michaels and three others.

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Sabrina’s Man by Gilbert Morris [Dec 2013]
Sabrina’s pampered life comes to a screeching halt when a vile conman steals away her younger sister. When her daddy’s money can’t buy justice, Sabrina takes matters into her own hands on a wild west adventure.

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Private L.A. by James Patterson [Feb 2014]
Private Jack Morgan investigates the disappearance of the biggest superstar couple in Hollywood. Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. But as Jack uncovers clues, the Golden Couple starts to look a little tarnished.

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All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson [Jan 2014]
Gwyn Hillerman acts as a nurse at her father’s medical practice in 1935 rural Alaska. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after he loses an affluent patient. As the two families intertwine, more and more secrets are revealed.

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Hunted by Karen Robards [Dec 2013]
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans PD’s top hostage negotiators, but this time, the hostages include her boss and the mayor. And the hostage taker is an extremely dangerous former co-worker.

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Dark Witch by Nora Roberts [Nov 2013]
With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. She finds solace in the land of Ireland, but an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope alive.

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Standup Guy by Stuart Woods [Jan 2014]
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case.

Coming Soon to the Scott County Library System

 wonderland Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland by Ace Atkins (May 2013)Spenser’s long-time friend Henry Cimoli is asking for a favor. A developer is trying to buy the boxing trainer’s condo on the beach, but not everything is as it seems. (Note to SCLS patrons – Parker passed away in 2008 but his legacy continues with guest writers. They are all shelved under Parker).
 homeattrail's end  Home at Trail’s End by Melody Carlson (June 2013) – Elizabeth Martin and her two children have finally reach the Oregon Country, but the wagon scout who captured her heart has chosen to stay on the trail. Can Elizabeth settle into the new community without Eli?
 piratealley  Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts (May 2013) – Grafton and Carmellini are back with the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas – this time a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates.
 zerohour  Zero Hour by Clive Cussler (May 2013) – No one has ever found a way to tap into the state of energy called “zero point” until one scientists discovers a way. The breakthrough, however, comes with a high cost. Can NUMA find the dangerous machines before it’s too late?
 stepoffaith  Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans (May 2013) – Following the Road to Grace, Alan Christoffersen faces a life-changing crisis that leaves him a broken man. But now his healing journey is in jeopardy.
 flyaway  Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (April 2013) – 30 years ago Tully and Kate met in Firefly Lane – now the story continues.
 takingeve  Taking Eve by Iris Johansen (April 2013) – Eve Duncan is trying to provide answers for Jim Doane, a man whose 25-year-old soon is missing. But Doane has a dark past, so he bypasses the police, putting Duncan in danger.
 deeplyodd  Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (May 2013) – How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet doesn’t happen? Is Odd Thomas up to the challenge?
 blossomsisters  Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels (April 2013) – One man loses everything, only to find the freedom to find a whole new life. But can he find forgiveness with his family?
 midnightatmarblearch  Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry (April 2013) – A new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure beneath the surface of wealthy Victorian society into a world of fear and intimidation.
 quarrymansbride  Quarryman’s Bride by Tracie Peterson (June 2013) – Emmalyne Knox and Tavin MacLachlan were destined to be together, until the tragic deaths of Emmalyne’s younger sisters. Since family tradition mandates that the youngest sister stay single to take care of the parents, Emmalyne and Tavin are separated. But years later, they meet again. Can God heal a wound so old?
 silkenprey  Silken Prey by John Sandford (May 2013) – A Minnesota political fixer has been hired to take down the incumbent U.S. Senator with a smear campaign, but when he tries to blackmail his employers for more money, he runs into Lucas Davenport.

 

Lose Yourself in the World of the Amish with Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Amish fiction genre has greatly increased in popularity in the past few years, but Wanda E. Brunstetter was one of the founders.

Her fascination with Amish culture began when she met her husband, Richard Brunstetter, who grew up in a Mennonite church. According to her website, when researching family history she also discovered that her grandparents were Anabaptists, who led a simpler way of life.

Her primary attraction to the Amish is, “their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties.”

Currently, Brunstetter is working on a serialized saga of Lancaster County – one book is coming out every month until the series is finished. The next installments are coming in April, May & June of 2013.

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In addition to her research and writing, Brunstetter is a professional puppeteer and ventriloquist.

Her favorite Amish communities to visit in the U.S. are:

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Holmes County, Ohio

Northeastern Indiana

Sarasota, Florida

Christian County, Kentucky

Webster County, Missouri

Her favorite “Englisher” vacation spot is Hawaii.

Books from Your Favorite Authors – Coming Soon!

 NO IMAGE AVAILABLE  the Hit by David Baldacci – Will Robie is the man the government calls when they need someone eliminated. No one except the talented hit-woman Jessica Reel can match his skills – and she’s gone rogue. Can Robie catch her in time? Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 inferno  Inferno by Dan Brown – Harvard professor Robert Langdon is back, looking into the mysteries of Dante’s Inferno. Join Dan Brown in a landscape of classic art, symbols and futuristic science in his latest thriller. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 hopeofspring  Hope of Spring by Wanda Brunstetter – Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives in the latest from Brunstetter’s Lancaster County saga. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 pieces of summer  Pieces of Summer by Wandra Brunstetter – Continue following the story of Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus in Brunstetter’s latest Amish release. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 revelationinautumn  Revelation in Autumn by Wanda Brunstetter – Brunstetter is publishing one story of Meredith and Luke Stotlzfus a month – together they form the Lancaster County saga. Coming to the Scott County Library System June 2013.
 daddysgoneahunting  Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark – A dark secret from a family’s past threatens the lives of two sisters. When the family business literally explodes, one of them will become a suspect. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 untitled Untitled by Vince Flynn – A collaboration from Vince Flynn and Brian Haig about a New York City anti-terror operation. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 deadeverafter  Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris – the final Sookie Stackhouse novel will reveal secrets from the town of Bon Temps – secrets that just may destroy a girl’s heart. Coming to the Scott County Library System May 2013.
 startingnow  Starting Now by Debbie Macomber -Libby Morgan has spent her whole life dedicated to her career at the expense of family, friends and everything else. So when her boss calls her in and tells her she’s fired – she has to start completely from scratch. Can the yarn shop on Blossom Street help Libby turn her life around? Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 12thofnever  12th of Never by James Patterson – Detective Lindsey Boxer had her baby just one week ago and she’s already back on the job – trying to solve the two biggest cases of her career. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
mysterywoman  Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick – Beatrice Lockwood’s past has come back to haunt her as she is now the suspect in a blackmail case, but as the investigator looks into it he enlists her help to catch the real culprit and sparks fly between them. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 whiskeybeach  Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts – For more than 300 years Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach guarding its shores – and its secrets. But when Eli Landon is accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife, the house becomes his sanctuary. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 unintendedconsequences  Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods – Stone Barrington travels to Europe and finds intrigue and mystery in a new puzzle involving billionaires and spies. Coming to the Scott County Library System April 2013.
 striker  Striker by Clive Cussler (Large Print) – the 6th Isaac Bell adventure is coming March 2013 in Large Print!
 Calculated in Death  Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb (Large Print) – the 37th Eve Dallas thriller is coming March 2013 in Large Print!