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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.

 

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Coming this fall…


The Hope Jar, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming September 2018.
The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?


A Christmas by the Sea, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2018
When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. She and her 12-year-old son Jackson move in–temporarily, she reminds him–in order to renovate it prior to selling it. Wendy knows that the most responsible thing to do is to sell the cottage and return to Ohio, but the lure of the sea is hard to resist.


Dark Sacred Night, by Michael Connelly. Coming October, 2018.
Renée Ballard is working the night beat again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find retired detective Harry Bosch rifling through old file cabinets. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was murdered and left in a dumpster. Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice


The Reckoning, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2018.
One morning in 1946 Pete Banning rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church, and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell. Pete’s only statement about it–to the sheriff, to his defense attorney, to the judge, to his family and friends, and to the people of Clanton–was “I have nothing to say.” And so the murder of the esteemed Reverend Bell became the most mysterious and unforgettable crime Ford County had ever known.


An Easy Death, by Charlaine Harris. Coming October, 2018.
Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. She takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. Lizbeth Rose is a gunnie who has never failed a client, but her oath will test all of her skills and resolve to get them all out alive.


Vendetta, by Iris Johansen. Coming October, 2018.
With his dying breath, Carl Venable, head of the CIA task force on terrorism and Jude Brandon’s final link to terrorist ringleader Max Huber, gives Brandon a mandate: to keep his daughter, Rachel, safe at any cost. As Rachel and Brandon race against the clock to bring Huber down before he can orchestrate a nuclear explosion that will lay waste to the west coast, they also fight a growing attraction to each other – an attraction that could prove just as dangerous as Huber himself.


Elevation, by Stephen King. Coming October, 2018.
Scott Carey has inexplicably been steadily losing weight. He doesn’t want to be poked and prodded, he mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Ellis. Scott is engaged in a low grade–but escalating–battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. They are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face-including his own–he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.


The Forbidden Door, By Dean Koontz. Coming October, 2018.
She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive, a happily married woman before becoming a devastated widow. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives–against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door


Alaskan Holiday, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2018.
Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer job cooking at a lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community–including the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon. Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.


Not Quite Over You, by Susan Mallery. Coming October, 2018.
Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, she’s kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity–he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Inc’s wedding industry and win back her trust. Silver finds herself falling even harder than when they were high school sweethearts, which means that she’ll have to come clean about the secret she’s been hiding from him for years–and risk losing him forever.


Shell Game, by Sara Paretsky. Coming October, 2018.
Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski returns to the Windy City to save an old friend’s nephew from a murder arrest. The case involves a stolen artifact that could implicate a shadowy network of international criminals. As V.I. investigates, the detective soon finds herself tangling with the Russian mob, ISIS backers, and a shady network of stock scams and stolen art that stretches from Chicago to the East Indies and the Middle East.


Ambush, by James Patterson. Coming October, 2018.
An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a setup. An officer is taken down–and, despite the attackers’ efforts, it’s not Michael Bennett. New York’s top cop is not the only one at risk. Michael Bennett can’t tell what’s driving the assassin, but he can tell it’s personal, and that it’s part of something huge. Through twist after twist, he fights to understand exactly how he fits into the killer’s plan, before he becomes the ultimate victim.


In times Gone By, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2018.
After getting left at the altar, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco to start her life over. She’s made new friends and has a good job. The only thorn in her side is Dr. Micah Fisher, who insists on pursuing her despite her constant rejection. Then the Great 1906 Earthquake strikes the city, and everything changes. The devastation makes Kenzie reevaluate her outlook on life–and possibly even her feelings for Micah. Her world is rocked again when her ex-fiance appears, full of apologies and determined to win her back. Does she dare trust him again? The sudden arrival of a hidden danger will expose the motivations of all involved, but it could cost Kenzie her life–as well as her heart.


A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2018.
The day starts like any other at the Center–a women’s reproductive health services clinic–its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, hostage negotiator Hugh McElroy sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. His phone vibrates and he glances at it, finding out that his fifteen-year-old daughter is inside the clinic. She will share the tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters, including the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.


Blood Communion, by Anne Rice. Coming October, 2018.
This is the saga of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.


Holy Ghost, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2018.
Pinion, Minnesota: nothing ever happened there and nothing ever would–until the mayor and a buddy come up with a scheme to put Pinion on the map. They’d heard of a place where a floating image of the Virgin Mary had turned the whole town into a shrine, attracting thousands of pilgrims. And all those pilgrims needed food, shelter, all kinds of crazy things, right? They’d all get rich! What could go wrong? When the dead body shows up, they find out, and that’s only the beginning of their troubles–and Virgil Flowers’–as they are all about to discover all too soon.


Every Breath, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2018.
Hope Anderson has been dating her boyfriend for six years with no wedding plans in sight, and her father was recently diagnosed with ALS. She decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a man claiming to be his father. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.


Desperate Measures, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2018.
Upon returning to the states from a European jaunt, Stone Barrington makes the acquaintance of a stunning woman who seems like she could be an ideal candidate to meet some of his professional–and personal–needs. Before long, though, Stone is put to the task of protecting his new hire when New York City is rocked by a series of crimes, and it looks as if she might be the next target. In the city that never sleeps there’s always a plot being hatched, and the only recourse is constant vigilance and a bit of luck. But if those defensive systems fail, Stone will have to go head-to-head against some of the most dastardly scum he’s ever faced . . .

What’s new?

The Christmas Blessing, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2017.
When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?

The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2017.
Three friends realize they’re being scammed by their for-profit law school and its owner, a hedge-fund operator who happens to own a bank specializing in student loans. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. To do so, they would first have to quit school a few months before graduation, which would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .

Out of the Ashes, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2018.
Collette and Jean-Michel Langelier go to Alaska from post-war France after the death of their father. Jean-Michel is reunited with an old girlfriend who is now widowed, but have the years changed them too deeply to rediscover what they had? And when Jean-Michel’s nightmares of the war return with terrifying consequences, will faith be enough to heal what’s been broken for so long?

Fall from Grace, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2018.
Sydney Wells’s perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew’s vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters’ warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution. Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity.

The Latest Holds for BSC Members

As Time Goes By, by Melody Carlson. Coming April, 2017.
The Mulligan women who are left stateside during WWII work to keep the family store and the family going as the world shifts under their feet and time goes by. 

The Late Show, by Michael Connelly. Coming July, 2017.
Detective Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. But one night she catches two cases she doesn’t want to part with: the beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn, and she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won’t give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.

Charlatans, by Robin Cook. Coming August, 2017.
Chief resident Noah Rothauser has to determine the cause of several anesthesia-related deaths, and he is forced to question all of the residents on his staff. One stands out – Ava, a social media junkie, has created multiple alternate personas for herself on the Internet. With his own job and credibility in jeopardy, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe–before any more lives are lost.

The Romanov Ransom, by Clive Cussler. Coming September, 2017.
Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo’s search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done–it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again.

The Broken Road, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming May, 2017. 
The Broken Road is the first book in a new trilogy, and it is an engrossing, contemplative story of redemption and grace and the power of second chances.

A Column of Fire, by Ken Follett. Coming September, 2017.
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts between Catholics and Protestants, high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald, but they are on opposing sides of the religious divide. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else–no matter what the cost.

I Know a Secret, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming August, 2017.
Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles return to investigate the gruesome staged murder of a horror film producer in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

Camino Island, by John Grisham. Coming June, 2017.
Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by a mysterious woman who makes her a generous offer of money to infiltrate a rare book dealer’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. Eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise.Not a Sound, by Heather Gudenkauf. Coming May, 2017.
Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him:  One can time-travel. One can raise the dead. One can tell the future. And one can possess another human. With no other family and a life spent in and out of institutions, Aden and the souls have become friends. Mary Ann Gray is his total opposite. While he attracts the paranormal, she repels it. For her sake, he should stay away. But it’s too late….

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins. Coming May, 2017.
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from–a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

The Boy, by Tami Hoag. Coming December, 2017.
Detectives Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard investigate the murder of seven-year-old P.J., whose mother Genevieve has inexplicably been left behind to tell the story. When the very next day P.J.’s sometimes babysitter is reported missing, the town is up in arms, fearing a maniac is preying on their children. Then fingerprints at the scene change everything when they come back to a convicted criminal: Genevieve herself. How far will Nick and Annie have to go to uncover the dark truth of the boy?

Proof of Life, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2017.
Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what’s officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. While seeking justice for his frenemy and healing for a long fractured family, he comes face to face with an implacable enemy who has spent decades hiding in plain sight.

Crime Scene, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming August, 2017.
A former star athlete turned coroner’s investigator is drawn into a brutal, complicated murder.

Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King. Coming May, 2017.
Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King.

The Silent Corner, by Dean Koontz. Coming June, 2017.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her enemies are protecting a secret so important that they will exterminate anyone in their way. But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless–and who is driven by a rage they can never comprehend, because it is born of love.

Any Dream Will Do, by Debbie Macomber. Coming August, 2017.
Shay Benson, determined to make a fresh start, wanders into a church to escape from the cold. When Pastor Drew Douglas lost his wife, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew. It will take the utmost courage and faith if they hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

The Store, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2017.
Imagine a future of unparalleled convenience. A powerful retailer, The Store, can deliver anything to your door, anticipating the needs and desires you didn’t even know you had. Most people are fine with that, but not writers Jacob and Megan Brandeis. Jacob is going to write a book about The Store’s secrets. With nothing escaping The Store’s watchful eye, Jacob has to find a way to publish his expose–before the truth dies with him. 

Beloved Hope, by Tracie Peterson. Coming July, 2017.
Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. She was once surrounded by suitors, but has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms. As Hope struggles to free herself from the pain of her past, Lance Kenner, an Army lieutenant, brings an unexpected ray of light into her life. But what will Lance think of her if he learns the truth behind her anguish? And what secrets lie in his past?

Secrets in Death, by J.D. Robb. Coming September, 2017.
Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would patronize, and it’s not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that’s exactly what happens one cold February evening. The victim is Larinda Mars, a self-described “social information reporter,” or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. Eve didn’t like Larinda Mars, but she likes murder even less. To find justice for this victim, she’ll have to plunge into the dirty little secrets of all the people Larinda Mars victimized herself. Along the way, she may be exposed to some information she really didn’t want to know…

The Right Time, by Danielle Steel. Coming August, 2017.
Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow takes solace in the mysteries she reads with her devoted father–and soon she is writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, complex crime stories that reflect skill, imagination, and talent far beyond her years. She becomes a successful writer, publishing under the name Alexander Green, but once her double life and fame are established, the price of the truth is always too high.

Barely Legal, by Stuart Woods. Coming August, 2017.
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.

The Latest BSC Holds

stingSting, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2016.
Jordie Bennet is being hunted because her brother stole $30 million. Shaw Kinnard abducts her to try to get the money, and they both end up on the run from the FBI and the brother’s boss. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, and it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta?

night schoolNight School, by Lee Child. Coming November, 2016.
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom–an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Reacher and his two new friends are told to find an American who has ties to a Jihadist sleeper cell.

wrong sideThe Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly. Coming November, 2016.
Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller.

odessaOdessa Sea, by Clive Cussler. Coming November, 2016.
A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials. At the center of it all is Dirk Pitt and his team from NUMA. The action never stops as Pitt races to prevent the next global war.

curiousCurious Minds, by Janet Evanovich. Coming August, 2016.
The first in a new series of mysteries featuring the chemistry of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon.

turboTurbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2016.
Speed is the name of the game as Stephanie Plum returns in Turbo Twenty-Three.

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Secret, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2016.
Kelly Arrington is lonely and in mourning, and she copes by starting an anonymous blog, The Mistletoe Letters. Tyler Richards falls for this anonymous blogger, and follows a trail of clues to track her down.

caramelChristmas Caramel Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming September, 2016.
The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her pal Lisa have agreed to provide the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol . But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues.

whistlerThe Whistler, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2016.
John Grisham takes his blend of legal savvy and page-turning storytelling to a whole new level.

liarsAll the Little Liars, by Charlaine Harris. Coming October, 2016.
In this, the next installment in the Aurora Teagarden series, Aurora is basking in the news of her pregnancy when disaster strikes: four kids vanish from the school soccer field in an afternoon. Aurora’s 15-year-old brother Phillip is one of them.

razorRazor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen. Coming September, 2016.
This hilarious and entertaining novel starts with a car accident in the Florida Keys and heads on a wild ride from there.

frostFrost Line, by Linda Howard. Coming August, 2016.
Lenna is Strength, a human manifestation of the Tarot card from a long lost deck that made travel between worlds possible. Caine is a Hunter for magical beings, tasked with returning Lenna.  Instead, he’s drawn into her dangerous rescue mission.

downfallDownfall, by J.A. Jance. Coming September, 2016.
With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County, Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department.

wishThe Wish, by Beverly Lewis. Coming September, 2016.
Leona Speicher got the “sister” she’d always dreamed of when Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be. Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. When Gloria contacts Leona after several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

twelveTwelve Days of Christmas, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2016.
Julia Padden likes nearly everyone, but her neighbor, Cain Maddox, is a challenge. To get through to Cain, she’s going to kill him with kindness, and she decides to blog about her progress. She starts to get through the rough exterior, but will she tell him about the blog and risk their chance at love?

crashCrash and Burn, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2016.
Sisterhood member Nikki Quinn has agreed to represent Livinia Lambert as she files for divorce from her Speaker of the House husband, Wilson “Buzz” Lambert. Buzz fears the scandal will hurt his presidential plans, and intends to make life difficult for Livinia—with the help of ruthless law firm, The Chessmen. The Sisterhood has other ideas.

bullseyeBullseye, by James Patterson. Coming August, 2016.
The president of the United States is in New York for a summit at the United Nations with his Russian counterpart, and so is a team of lethal assassins, hunting their prey. Detective Michael Bennett must trace the source of a threat that could rip the country apart. With allegiances in doubt and no one above suspicion, only Bennett can save the president–and the country–before the assassins’ deadly kill shot hits its mark.

crossCross the Line, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2016.
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Alex Cross steps in to crack the case.

messageThe Christmas Message, by Anne Perry. Coming November, 2016.
The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present–a trip to Jerusalem for the holiday. When a fellow traveler is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish his mission and deliver the document to its home.

revengeRevenge in a Cold River, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2016.
When Commander Monk of the Thames River Police is called to investigate the drowning of an escaped prisoner, he’s forced to contend with customs officer McNab, who clearly bears a grudge against him and appears intent on ruining Monk’s future as an officer of the law.

loveA Love Transformed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming September, 2016.
Clara Vesper, widowed and penniless, with two small children, goes to her aunt and uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. A dangerous secret in her late husband’s life comes to light, and it is threatening everyone she loves.

smallSmall Great Things, by Jodi Picoult. Coming October, 2016.
Ruth Jefferson, an African American labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience, is told by white supremacist parents not to touch their child. The next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

bayBay of Sighs, by Nora Roberts. Coming July, 2016.
The new Guardians Trilogy novel — To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces…

escapeEscape Clause, by John Sandford. Coming October, 2016.
Two Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get what they need. Some are more extreme than others — as Virgil Flowers is about to find out. Then there’s the homefront. Virgil’s relationship with his girlfriend Frankie gets a lot more complicated when Frankie’s sister moves in for the summer.

twoTwo by Two, by Nicholas Sparks. Coming October, 2016.
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. Then things get turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality.

awardThe Award, by Danielle Steel. Coming November, 2016.
Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The Award follows her life as a member of the Resistance and beyond.

 

 

 

 

More titles for fall

guiltyThe Guilty, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2015.
Lethal government assassin Will Robie returns!

aeroThe Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher. Coming September, 2015.
Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Captain Grimm is loyal to Spire Albion, and he has taken their side in the cold war with Spire Aurora. He soon learns that the conflict between the Spires is merely a premonition of things to come.

christmas
Christmas Joy Ride, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2015.
When eighty-five-year-old Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in Phoenix, Miranda decides a crazy trip with Joy would be more interesting than another Christmas home alone. But Joy has a hidden agenda for their Christmas joyride–and a hidden problem that could derail the whole venture.

promProm Date, by Melody Carlson. Coming July, 2015.
The girls of the Dating Games club have learned a lot this year, and now the biggest date of all looms on the horizon: prom. Everyone wants the perfect dress, the perfect date, the perfect dance. But what happens when things don’t go according to plan?

whiteAll Dressed in White, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming November, 2015.
Television producer Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative series, Under Suspicion. She and her team set out to recreate the night of the disappearance at the Florida resort with the bride’s friends and family in attendance, hoping to shed new light on the mystery. One thing is certain: whoever was behind Amanda’s disappearance plans to keep the truth hidden “until death do they part…”

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Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2015.
Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. He works out of a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment, and a heavily armed driver. He defends people other lawyers won’t go near, because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial, even if he has to cheat to secure one. And he hates injustice, doesn’t like insurance companies, banks, or big corporations; he distrusts all levels of government and laughs at the justice system’s notions of ethical behavior.

love
Love Everlasting, by Tracie Peterson. Coming October, 2015.
Abrianna has always viewed Wade as a brother. Lately, however, she’s begun to see him differently. Wade, on the other hand, has loved Abrianna for some time and asks her to marry him. Then there’s Priam. Will his underhanded tactics succeed in luring Abrianna into marriage with him?

streamsStreams of Mercy, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming October, 2015.
Anji Baard Moen, a recent widow, returns from Norway with her children. She steps in to run a newspaper and finds a kindred spirit in the widower who owns the printing press, but Anji is also intrigued by the new carpenter in town. Where will her choice take her?

 

 

 

Additional Titles Coming This Fall

christmas catThe Christmas Cat, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2014.
After Garrison Brown’s grandmother passes away, Garrison goes to her house to sort out her belongings, including six cats who need new homes. She has left some challenging requirements for the future homes of her furry friends.

cinderella murderThe Cinderella Murder, by Mary Higgins Clark. Coming Nov., 2014.
The first in a new series from Mary Higgins Clark and Alafari Burke: Television producer Laurie Moran has the ideal case to feature in the next episode of her cold case TV show, Under Suspicion. A UCLA student was found dead, and she was missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered. With the help of lawyer and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley, find out what happens when Cinderella’s murderer gets his close-up.

die againDie Again, by Tess Gerritsen. Coming December, 2014.
Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles are back–and they’re going into the wild to find a killer. Die Again is the latest in Tess Gerritsen’s New York Times bestselling series.

gray mountainGray Mountain, by John Grisham. Coming October, 2014.
New York law firm associate Samantha Kofer was downsized two weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, and a week later she was working as an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic in small town Appalachia. There she was confronted with real clients with real problems, and she stumbled across secrets that should have remained buried deep in the mountains forever.

rain on the deadRain on the Dead, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2014.
Two Chechen mercenaries emerge from the waters off Nantucket to kill the former POTUS. Black ops specialist Sean Dillon and his colleague, Afghan war hero Captain Sara Gideon happen to be there, and they make sure the former president is okay and the Chechens do not survive the night. A name from Dillon’s past appears to be working with the terrorists now, and the assassination attempt is only the beginning.

revivalRevival, by Stephen King. Coming November, 2014.
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written.

eyes onlyEyes Only, by Fern Michaels. Coming September, 2014.
The Sisterhood sets out to help the adoptive parents of twins. A loving but poor couple, they stand little chance against the mother. She’s the daughter of a billionaire who gave the twins up as babies, but now, years later, wants them back. The case is far more twisted than it first appeared, and the Sisterhood will be tested as never before.

private indiaPrivate India, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2014.
Private India is the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency, with their work cut out for them. Someone is killing women – murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes. As the team races to find the killer, they discover an even greater danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.

matter of heartA Matter of Heart, by Tracie Peterson. Coming October, 2014.
In the conclusion of the Lone Star Brides Series, Jessica Atherton is a wealthy young woman with a broken heart. Then, two men come into her life and both manage to stir feelings within her. Will Jessica choose financial security or follow her heart?

to everything a seasonTo Everything a Season, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming Oct., 2014.
The first in a new series from Lauraine Snelling, set in Blessing, North Dakota. Trygve Knutson is devoted to the land and his family, but sometimes dreams of other horizons. Miriam Francini is getting nursing experience in rural Blessing in preparation for a job in New York. They meet, and Miriam’s plans are suddenly in a jumble, as she realizes she doesn’t want to live without Trygve.