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Coming in November

A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT
A Minute to Midnight, by David Baldacci
FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped–and likely killed–thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee’s unresolved anger finally gets the better of her on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum head back to Atlee’s rural hometown in Georgia to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed.

KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRY
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark
(Originally published in January BSC Blog)
When talented journalist Penelope “Casey” Harrison starts to research a piece about the #MeToo movement that includes an incident in her own life which she has been trying to put out of her mind for years, she does not realize that the young man who drugged and assaulted her at a fraternity house party in college is now a wealthy, powerful industrialist on the eve of a merger which will make him a billionaire–and who will do anything, even murder, to cover his tracks.

FINAL OPTION
Final Option, by Clive Cussler
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in the Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.

TWISTED TWENTY-SIX
Twisted Twenty-Six, by Janet Evanovich
Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again – this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn’t have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, “I do.” Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. What these guys didn’t count on was the widow’s bounty hunter granddaughter, who’ll do anything to save her.

NOEL STREET
Noel Street, by Richard Paul Evans
The year is 1975. Elle Sheen–a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-America son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner–isn’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, may have the answer to her own secret pain–a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.

CRISS CROSS
Criss Cross, by James Patterson
In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed “M” rests on the corpse. “You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.” Was an innocent man just put to death? Alex soon realizes he may have much to answer for, as “M” lures the detective out of the capital to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details.

A CHRISTMAS GATHERING
A Christmas Gathering, by Anne Perry
As beautiful as it may be, their friends’ country house is not where Lady Vespasia wishes to spend Christmas with her new husband, Victor Narraway. She’d have preferred a relaxing holiday at home with him–especially as Victor, former head of the London Special Branch, seems to be hiding undercover dealings with the other guests who have gathered at the spacious estate.

THE RISE OF MAGICKS
The Rise of Magicks, by Nora Roberts
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters, elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal–and rediscover the light and faith within themselves.

SPY
Spy, by Danielle Steel
In 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alexandra Wickham makes her way to London as a volunteer in nursing. Being fluent in French and German, her skills draw the attention of another branch of the service — she would make the perfect secret agent.  Spy follows Alex’s extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.

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Coming September, 2019

Titanic secretThe Titanic Secret, by Clive Cussler
When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world.

 

 

 

MET HER MATCHMet Her Match, by Jude Deveraux
Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation she doesn’t deserve, but having grown up in small town Virginia, she knows how things work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it, so she keeps to herself as she runs the resort on Lake Kissel. When she returns home from a trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, but Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits.  Met Her Match examines the tensions between the wealthy townspeople, the summer vacationers and the working-class people who keep the town and resort running.

SINS OF THE FATHERSSins of the Fathers, by J.A. Jance
Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy retirement. But when a long ago acquaintance shows up with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging his past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his present. It turns out that, even in retirement, murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumont’s game.

THE INSTITUTEThe Institute, by Stephen King
In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents–telekinesis and telepathy–who got to this place the same way Luke did. Mrs. Sigsby and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. Luke becomes desperate to get out and get help, but no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

THIS TENDER LANDThis Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
1932, Minnesota – Orphan Odie O’Banion, his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a little girl named Emmy flee the Lincoln School. They steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.  Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. 

THE TIMEPIECEThe Timepiece, by Beverly Lewis
As the only daughter, Sylvia Miller has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers’ farm. It isn’t that Adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household. Can God make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline’s arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community?

SPIRIT OF THE SEASONSpirit of the Season, by Fern Michaels
When Joy Preston learns the terms of her late Nana’s will, she’s more than a little irked. Joy moved to Colorado years ago and is now CEO of a successful company. How can Nana have expected her to give up her life in Denver to take over a bed and breakfast in North Carolina for six months? Yet there’s no denying Heart and Soul’s charm, especially at holiday time. A special homecoming and the glow of new beginnings will combine to make the holiday magical . . .

DEATH IN FOCUS : an Elena Standish novelDeath in Focus, by Anne Perry
In pre-World War II Europe, an intrepid young photographer carries her dead lover’s final, world-shattering message into the heart of Berlin as Hitler ascends to power. It seems the message Elena delivered has forced her into a dangerous predicament, and her grandfather’s old contacts from MI6 may be the only people who can get her out alive–if Elena can tell the difference between her allies and her enemies.

VENDETTA IN DEATHVendetta in Death, by J.D. Robb
She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.  Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled…

A SONG OF JOYA Song of Joy, by Lauraine Snelling (August, 2019)
In Minnesota in 1911, Nilda Carlson is torn between society life in the city of Blackduck and spending time with her family back home on the farm. Her employer gives her more and more experience and responsibility, including recommending new opportunities for her philanthropy. In the meantime, one of her greatest joys is her weekly piano lesson with the handsome schoolteacher, Fritz. Just as Nilda is beginning to realize she has feelings for him, a stylish, affluent young woman moves to Blackduck and monopolizes Fritz’s attention. With her humble background, how can Nilda compete with such a sophisticated beauty?

Here’s what’s coming in May!

New in May, with one a little sooner…

THE ORACLE
The Oracle, by Clive Cussler
The search for a sacred scroll is put on hold when Sam and Remi Fargo learn that a shipment of supplies intended for their charitable foundation’s school has been stolen, and they travel to Nigeria to deliver new supplies themselves. Their mission becomes more complicated when they run into a band of robbers who take Remi and several students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to the missing scroll. The Fargos need all their skills to save the lives of the young girls at the school before they uncover the hidden treasure. . . and lift the deadly curse.

THE NEVER GAME
The Never Game, by Jeffery Deaver
A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a “reward seeker,” traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America’s tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

THE ROAD HOME
The Road Home, by Richard Paul Evans
Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash, a flight he narrowly missed, and now he’s ready for a second chance at life and love. Escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the expensive cars; none of it brought him true joy or peace. The last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their relationship was destroyed by his ambition and greed. Charles is on a pilgrimage across Route 66, and he intends to finish his trek from Amarillo to Santa Monica, despite learning that his ex-wife is now engaged. With the initial reason for his trip in jeopardy, he still has lessons to learn along the way before he discovers–and arrives at–his true destination.

THE NIGHT WINDOW : A JANE HAWK NOVEL
The Night Window, by Dean Koontz
Jane Hawk is on a quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the “Arcadian” conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the “adjusted” people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the showdown that will decide America’s future, Jane will require all her resources as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.


Hot Shot, by Fern Michaels
When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo Cricket, is left critically injured after being shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head straight for Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie—and to uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin.

TIGHTROPE
Tightrope, by Amanda Quick
An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention before it’s too late.

HALF FINISHED : A NOVEL
Half Finished, by Lorraine Snelling. Coming March, 2019.
Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild-Unfinished Projects Anonymous-to keep each other on track and accountable. Three of the friends are tasked with the job of home visits for their guild. “The Cartel” snoops around craft rooms and knitting baskets to report on progress for the members. As life unexpectedly changes for one of the members, this ensemble of women discovers that much of life is half-finished-projects – and that may be perfectly fine.

BLESSING IN DISGUISE
Blessing in Disguise, by Danielle Steel
As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle’s relationship with Putnam is the stuff of dreams, but it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question. When Isabelle returns to New York, she enters a new relationship she hopes will be more stable and traditional. She soon realizes she has made a terrible mistake and again finds herself a single mother. With two young daughters and no husband, Isabelle finally finds happiness and a love that gives her a third child, a baby as happy as her beloved father. And yet, once again, life brings dramatic changes. The three girls grow up to be very different women, and Isabelle’s relationship with each of them is unique. One final turn of fate brings a past secret to light, bonds mother and daughters closer, and turns a challenge into a blessing.

What’s coming in March, 2019?

March is a big month for BSC releases! (There is a January and a February release thrown in as well.)

WOLF PACKWolf Pack, by C.J. Box.
Joe Pickett learns that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a rich mystery man whose son is dating Joe’s daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he’s asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, human bodies are piling up in and around Joe’s district. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who is associated with him.

Forgiving Jar #2 - By: Wanda E. Brunstetter The Forgiving Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2019.
When Sara Murray first meets her Amish grandparents, she is shocked to learn someone else has been living with them and pretending to be her. Sara can’t understand how quickly her grandparents are willing to forgive the imposter. Secrets and deceit seem to follow Sara, and she is tired of it. Soon she meets Brad Fuller who is visiting her grandparents for Christmas. She likes him a lot, but he seems to pull away from her, not being totally honest. Struggling, Sara finds an old canning jar hidden in the barn that is full of encouraging prayers. Can Sara find a way to forgive the past and move on to building new relationships?

COURTING MR. EMERSONCourting Mr. Emerson, by Melody Carlson.
When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight, but she does find him intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause–and finds herself falling for him in the process.

 

RUN AWAYRun Away, by Harlan Coben.
You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. She’s living on the edge, and clearly in trouble. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs, and you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. In order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on.

CELTIC EMPIRECeltic Empire, by Clive Cussler.
During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows–most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together on the isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind.

MURDER, MY LOVEMurder, My Love, by Max Allan Collins.
Hammer is summoned to a meeting with Jamie Winters, United States Senator from New York, and Jamie’s lovely, very smart wife, Nicole, considered by many to be the power behind the throne. Winters is being blackmailed, and Hammer is given a list of suspects who may be behind the threats to the Senator’s career. But when the suspects begin to drop like flies, Hammer realizes there is more to this case than just a salacious tape.

THE LAST SECONDThe Last Second, by Catherine Coulter.
Galactus, France’s answer to SpaceX, has just launched a communications satellite into orbit, but the payload harbors a frightening weapon: a nuclear-triggered electromagnetic pulse. When the satellite is in position, Galactus’s second-in-command, Dr. Nevaeh Patel, will have the power to lay waste to the world with an EMP that will wreak havoc on communication and electronic systems on earth. A former astronaut, Patel believes she is following the directions of the Numen, aliens who saved her life when she space-walked outside the International Space Station. She is convinced that with the Holy Grail, just discovered by the owner of Galactus, she can be reunited with the Numen, change the world’s destiny, and become immortal with them.

THE MARKThe Big Kahuna, by Janet Evanovich.
Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O’Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They’re working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can’t touch. Next on the docket: The disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. They’ve been assigned to find him but no one seems keen on helping. The only lead they have is the Kahuna’s drop-out son, who’s living the dream in Hawaii. Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn’t exactly in Kate’s wheelhouse, and if they don’t catch a break soon, waves aren’t the only thing she’s going to be shredding.

CEMETERY ROADCemetery Road, by Greg Iles.
When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation’s capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol–and perhaps even to Washington.

DARK TRIBUTEDark Tribute, by Iris Johansen.
Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. But the carefully constructed world Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man trying to settle a score against her family, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Now, Cara will have to use every instinct she has to stay one step ahead, or else she’ll pay the deadly tribute of her family’s dark past.

THE PERFECT ALIBIThe Perfect Alibi, by Phillip Margolin.
Robin Lockwood is a young lawyer with a prestigious small law firm and she is representing a young woman in a civil suit against a prominent local college athlete who is accused of her rape. At the same time, another client is up on a murder charge–one that should be dismissed as self-defense–but the D.A. trying the case is determined to bring it to trial. Now she has to mastermind two impossible cases, trying to find the hidden truth that links the two of them.

DEEP HARBORDeep Harbor, by Fern Michaels.
When Carol Ann “CJ” Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure-yet needing a purpose. Fearing her life may be in jeopardy due to a corrupt boss, she moves to a small New England town for her own protection. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home . . .

THE CHEFThe Chef, by James Patterson.
In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty–as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department. Has his sideline at the Killer Chef food truck given him a taste for murder? While fighting the charges against him, Rooney makes a pair of unthinkable discoveries. His beloved city is under threat of attack. And these would-be terrorists may be local.

THE CORNWALLS ARE GONEThe Cornwalls are Gone, by James Patterson.
In her career as an Army intelligence officer, Captain Amy Cornwall has seen haunting sights half a world away. None compare to the chilling scene at her Virginia home. It is empty. A phone rings with a terrifying ultimatum: locate and liberate an unnamed captive in forty-eight hours, or her kidnapped husband and ten-year-old daughter are dead. Now, and in open defiance of Army Command, Amy must employ every lethal tactic she has to save them. To succeed, she must discover not only who dispatched her on this mission, but why. Without her family, she’s dead anyway.

THE FIRST LADYThe First Lady, by James Patterson.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn’t have predicted that she’d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady’s absence comes in the wake of the public revelation of the president’s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady’s finger.

Under the midnight sunUnder the Midnight Sun, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2019.
Tayler Hale, one of the first women naturalists, has always loved adventure and the great outdoors, and her remote job location also helps keep her away from the clutches of the man to whom she once made a foolish promise. It seems she must keep running, however, and in secret, her boss from Yellowstone arranges for a new job . . . in Alaska. The popular Curry Hotel continues to thrive in 1929 as more visitors come to Alaska and venture into the massive national park surrounding Denali. Recent graduate Thomas Smith has returned to the hotel and the people he considers family. When Tayler comes to fill the open position and he must work with her, everything becomes complicated. The summer brings unexpected guests and trouble to Curry. With his reputation at stake, will Thomas be able to protect Tayler from the danger that follows?

WHEN YOU ARE NEARWhen You Are Near, by Tracie Peterson.
After her father’s death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, takes over management of the traveling show. In her new role, she has to work with both Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke her heart, and Jason Adler, her financial partner. Soon, she finds herself torn between the two men. As her life and the lives of two other troubled women become intertwined,  Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?

THE FIFTH DOCTRINEThe Fifth Doctrine, by Karen Robards.
It took one hell of an effort for the authorities to finally get the jump on master manipulator Bianca, but now that they have, it’s far from the capture she expected. Instead of taking her in, there’s an offer on the table that would allow Bianca to walk away scot-free. All she has to do is run one last mission–the kind she might never return from. If she wants to go back to her normal life in Savannah, it’s not like she has a choice. An intelligence operation is already under way in North Korea, one that’s poised to end the country’s existing tyrannical regime for good. But first, the US need one of their own to go undercover as the hacker who recently stole intel from NORAD. Enter Bianca. After everything she’s seen, Bianca knows feeding fake information directly into the belly of the beast is about as dangerous as it gets. If Bianca has to go down, she’s gonna go down swinging…

THE PERSIAN GAMBLEThe Persian Gamble, by Joel C. Rosenberg.
Shot out of the air in enemy territory in the middle of the greatest international crisis since the end of the Cold War, former U.S. Secret Service agent Marcus Ryker finds himself facing an impossible task. Not only does he have to elude detection and capture by Russian special forces, but he must convince his own government to grant safe harbor to the one man responsible for the global mayhem–Russian double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. Can they find a way to stop world destruction?

SILENT NIGHTSilent Night, by Danielle Steel.
Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self–without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again–and changing the lives of everyone around her.

 

WILD CARDWild Card, by Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who’d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it’s soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. With the country’s future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

More books for fall!

Long Road to Mercy, by David Baldacci. November, 2018.
FBI agent Atlee Pine has been called in to investigate a dead mule – and missing rider – at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Just as she begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she’s called off the case. If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it…

Master of His Fate, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. November, 2018.
Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer, who works at his father’s market stall, is determined to become a merchant prince. He quickly rises through the ranks, proving himself both hardworking and trustworthy, and catching the eye of the head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. But when threats against his reputation – and his life – begin to emerge, James will have to prove that he truly is the master of his fate.

The Christmas Prayer, by Wanda Brunstetter. September, 2018.
Cynthia Cooper is traveling cross-country by wagon with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry Walter Prentice. When a widowed father and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams for marriage alongside her responsibility to care for her mother. Can love win over her timid heart?

Past Tense, by Lee Child. November, 2018.
Jack Reacher plans to go on an epic trip across America, but he doesn’t get far. On a country road in the New England woods, he sees a sign to the town where his father was born and he takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down with two young Canadians on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.

You Don’t Own Me, by Mary Higgins Clark. November, 2018. 
Television producer Laurie Moran will stop at nothing to solve the murder of a celebrity doctor–even as she finds herself in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots his next move.

Sea of Greed, by Clive Cussler. November, 2018.
After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, the NUMA Team is tapped by POTUS to find out what’s gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field, and her goal is the end of the oil age. The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth–a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean. Can the biological terror that’s been unleashed be stopped?

Look Alive Twenty-Five, by Janet Evanovich. November, 2018.
There’s nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced it’s a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they’d better figure out what’s going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.

The Noel Stranger, by Richard Paul Evans. November, 2018.
Maggie Walther feels publicly humiliated after her husband is arrested for bigamy, and she has isolated herself from the world. When her friend insists she embrace the season to get her out of her funk, Maggie decides to put up a Christmas tree. She is taken by Andrew, the man who owns the Christmas tree lot and delivers her tree. Maggie begins to trust again, but just when she thinks she has finally found happiness, she discovers a dark secret from Andrew’s past. Is there more to this stranger’s truth than meets the eye?

When We Were Young, by Karen Kingsbury. October, 2018.
Noah’s obsession with social media has meant he and Emily’s fairytale life was well documented, but it has also ruined everything. Emily reaches out to a friend and tells her that they’re calling it quits and Noah is leaving in the morning. When Noah wakes the next day, he’s like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Emily is gone, the kids are older, and bizarre and strange events continue throughout the night so that Noah is certain he’s twenty years older, and he is desperate for a second chance. Now it would take a miracle to return to yesterday. 

Nine Perfect Strangers, by Liane Moriarty. November, 2018.
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Target, by James Patterson. November, 2018.
A leader has fallen, and Alex Cross joins the procession of mourners from Capitol Hill to the White House. Then a sniper’s bullet strikes a target in the heart of DC. Alex Cross’s wife, newly elevated chief of DC detectives must solve the case or lose her position, and Alex is to lead an investigation unprecedented in scale and scope. But is the sniper’s strike only the beginning of a larger attack on the nation?

Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise Penny. November, 2018.
When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, he discovers that a complete stranger has named him and two others the executors of her will. The will is so odd they suspect the woman must have been delusional. When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

A Christmas Revelation, by Anne Perry. November, 2018.
Formerly a river urchin living on the banks of the Thames, nine-year-old Worm has never experienced a family Christmas. But he’s found a makeshift family in kindly Miss Claudine Burroughs and curmudgeonly Squeaky Robinson. When Worm witnesses the abduction of a woman just days before Christmas, he turns to Squeaky for help. The aid of Squeaky and Worm just might make the difference between a triumph over evil and a yuletide tragedy.

Beauchamp Hall, by Danielle Steel. November, 2018.
Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small hometown to care for her sick mother. Years later, she is passed over for a promotion, and betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional life–which changes everything. Beauchamp Hall reminds us to follow our dreams. . . You never know what magic will happen!

Here’s what’s coming in September

Shadow Tyrants, by Clive Cussler.
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind.

A Willing Murder, by Jude Deveraux.
Retired romance writer Sara Medlar has been staying busy remodeling a mansion in her hometown when her niece comes to town and moves in. Jackson Wyatt already has a room at the home, and he’s clearly got Sara wrapped around his finger. When two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, the trio is thrust together by the common goal of solving a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

Christmas Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke.
With her dream of opening The Cookie Jar taking shape, Hannah’s life matches the hectic December hustle and bustle in Lake Eden–especially when she agrees to help recreate a Christmas Ball from the past in honor of Essie Granger, an elderly local in hospice care. But instead of poring over recipes for the festivities, she becomes enthralled by Essie’s old notebooks and the tale of a woman escaping danger on the streets of New York. Hannah’s surprised when the story turns real. As Hannah prepares to run a bakery, it’ll be a true miracle if she can prevent another Yuletide disaster by solving a mystery as dense as a Christmas fruitcake .

Field of Bones, by J.A. Jance.
This time Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

The First Love, by Beverly Lewis.
In the summer of 1951, eighteen-year-old Maggie Esh is in need of some hope. Sweet-spirited and uncommonly pretty despite struggling with a debilitating illness, she is accustomed to being treated kindly by the young men of her Old Order Amish church district. Yet no one but Jimmy Beiler ever asks her out. When tent revival meetings come to the area, Maggie attends out of curiosity, but the words of the evangelist begin to stir something deep inside her. Dare she hope for a brighter future?

Why Not Tonight, by Susan Mallery.
Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top.

Juror #3, by James Patterson.
Ruby Bozarth is fresh to the Mississippi Bar when she is tapped as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town’s oldest families has Rosedale’s upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby’s inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. As news breaks of a second murder, Ruby’s ex-fiancé shows up on her doorstep–a Southern gentleman in need of a savior. As intertwining investigations unfold, no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women impaneled on the jury.

Dark Tide Rising, by Anne Perry.
When a ransom exchange turns deadly, Commander William Monk faces an unthinkable possibility: betrayal by his own men. Jacob’s Island is a broken-down waterside slum, and kidnappers have chosen this warren of tunnels and alleys as the site of a ransom exchange for Kate Exeter, the wife of a wealthy real estate developer. Harry asks the Thames River Police to secretly accompany him to the spot and ensure that no harm comes to anyone, but on arrival, Monk and five of his best men are attacked from all sides. Monk is left wondering who could have given away their plans.

Leverage in Death, by J.D. Robb.
For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter–but what was the motive of the masked men?

In His Father’s Footsteps, by Danielle Steel.
This is the story of two World War II concentration camp survivors, the life they build together, and the son who faces struggles of his own as a first generation American determined to be his own person and achieve success.

New titles for April and May

The Gray Ghost, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2018. In 1906, a Rolls-Royce prototype known as the Gray Ghost vanishes from the streets of England, and it is only the  intervention of an American detective named Isaac Bell that prevents it from being lost forever. Not even he can save the good name of Marcus Peyton, however, the man wrongly blamed for the theft. More than a hundred years later, it is Peyton’s grandson who turns to Sam and Remi Fargo to help prove his grandfather’s innocence. Now the car has vanished again, and in it is an object so rare that it has the capacity to change lives. Men with everything to gain and a great deal to lose have a desperate plan to find it–and if anybody gets in their way? They have a plan for that, too.

The Forgotten Road, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming May, 2018. Chicago celebrity and motivational speaker Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate he’s very much alive and well, and ready for a second chance. Will he use this opportunity to right some wrongs from his old life and start over the right way this time?

The Outsider, by Stephen King. Coming May, 2018.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Evidence points to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens – Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the DA soon add DNA to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad. Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face?

To the Moon and Back, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming May, 2018. Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. A decade ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her.

The Crooked Staircase, by Dean Koontz. Coming May, 2018. Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the conspiracy that threatens the freedom–and free will–of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane’s husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot.

The Other Lady Vanishes, by Amanda Quick. Coming May, 2018. After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always in need of hangover cures and tonics. One such customer is Jake Truett, a recently widowed businessman in town for a therapeutic rest. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem, and neither Adelaide nor Jake can predict that in the shadowy underground they’ll find connections to the woman Adelaide used to be–and uncover the specter of a killer who’s been real all along…

Shelter in Place, by Nora Roberts. Coming May, 2018. It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived… As the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait–and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

A Breath of Hope, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming April, 2018. Nilda and her brother Ivar Carlson has been travel to America to join their brother Rune and his family in the northern forests of Minnesota. But life on the farm is a struggle because they are isolated by the land owner Einer Strand.  What dark secret must lie in his past to have caused him to isolate himself–and anyone living under his roof–in this way? When a tragedy bares the truth, the Carlsons and Strands will have to come together like never before and become a true family.

The Cast, by Danielle Steel. Coming May, 2018.
Kait Whittier goes from magazine columnist to television series writer, but in the midst of it all she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know. The strength of women takes center stage in this irresistible novel, as all-too-real people find the courage to persevere in life’s drama of heartbreak and joy.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway, by Ruth Ware. Coming May, 2018.  Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person–but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her there is something very wrong about this situation and the inheritance at the center of it.