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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!

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New BSC Holds Through Fall

Origin, by  Dan Brown. Coming October, 2017.
Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

The Amish Cooking Class The Blessing, by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Coming August, 2017.
Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi’s table. 

Don’t Let Go, by Harlan Coben. Coming September, 2017.
Thriller master Harlan Coben returns with his most provocative and gripping novel to date.

Enigma, by Catherine Coulter. Coming September, 2017.
Working with Agent Cam Wittier and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, Agents Savich and Sherlock must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. 

Y is for Yesterday, by Sue Grafton. Coming August, 2017.
Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate–and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. Now, it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents–until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. 

Sleep Like a Baby, by Charlaine Harris. Coming September, 2017.
Robin and Aurora Teagarden have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be a handful, Roe’s mother pays for Virginia, a partially trained nurse, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. They search the house and happen upon a body outside… but it isn’t Virginia’s. Who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? 

To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon. Coming September, 2017.
After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn’t need a steady job to prove himself. Then he’s given one–but what, exactly, does it prove? Meanwhile, newly married Dooley and Lace face a crisis that empties their bank account and turns their household upside down. Is the honeymoon over? Is this where real life begins? 

Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King. Coming September, 2017.
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… One woman, however, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? 

Merry and Bright, by Debbie Macomber. Coming October, 2017.
Merry’s mother and brother think she needs a break so they make her an online dating profile–and the matches start rolling in. She starts chatting with a charming stranger, and their exchanges soon become the brightest part of her day. But everything turns upside down when they finally meet in person. . . .

Need to Know, by Fern Michaels. Coming August, 2017.
The tightknit group of friends who make up the Sisterhood have learned one vital lesson: everybody has a weak spot. In the case of Yoko Wong’s dear friend Garland Lee, the multimillion-selling performer known as America’s beloved songbird, that weak spot was trusting her lawyer, Arthur Forrester. For years, he’s taken advantage of her faith in him to amass a secret fortune. And now, in the deepest betrayal yet, he’s dragged her into a lawsuit that could cost her home and everything she has left. All his years of underhanded dealings won’t prepare him for the type of creative payback that the Sisters have made their specialty . . .

Holly and Ivy, by Fern Michaels. Coming September, 2017.
This time of year is difficult for Ivy as she faces another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she’s been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy’s self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly’s father, Daniel, doesn’t allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why–just as he refuses to talk about Holly’s mother. Ivy is drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. Their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again . . . and toward a family who may need her as much as she needs them . . .

Haunted, by  James Patterson. Coming September, 2017.
Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic, small town in the beautiful Maine woods, a recommendation from a former colleague. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. 

Glass Houses, by Louise Penny. Coming August, 2017.
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. 

An Echo of Murder, by Anne Perry. Coming September, 2017.
In the course of his tenure with the Thames River Police, Commander Monk has yet to see a more gruesome crime scene: a Hungarian warehouse owner lies in the middle of his blood-sodden office, pierced through the chest with a bayonet and eerily surrounded by seventeen candles, their wicks dipped in blood. It’s the first in a series of identical brutal murders. With the able assistance of his wife, Monk must combat distrust, hostility, and threats from the very people he seeks to protect. 

House of Spies, by Daniel Silva. Coming July, 2017.
Legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge – determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin. 

The Promise of Dawn, by Lauraine Snelling. Coming August, 2017.
When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Fairytale, by Danielle Steel. Coming October, 2017.
Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards.  After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Chateau Joy, her lifetime goal. But the fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death from cancer. Her father falls prey to a mysterious Frenchwoman visiting the valley, and within weeks he intends to marry her. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at the mercy of her stepmother–and the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Fairytale is an example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

Holds Placed for New BSC Authors and More

hawaiianThe Hawaiian Quilt, by Wanda Brunstetter.
Coming September, 2016.

Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home?

chaosChaos, by Patricia Cornwell. Coming November, 2016.
Twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving bizarre poems from a cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. She begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and gets Pete Marino, Benton Wesley, and her niece, Lucy to track Tailend Charlie.

guiltyGuilty Minds, by Joseph Finder. Coming July, 2016.
When the chief justice of the Supreme Court is about to be defamed by a powerful gossip website, Nick Heller, a private spy, is called to Washington, DC, to help out in this delicate situation. Nick has forty-eight hours to disprove the story about the chief justice. When the call girl at the heart of the story is found murdered, Nick resolves to find the mastermind behind the conspiracy before anyone else falls victim to the scandal and ruined reputations predicated upon one long-buried secret.

nightNight Watch, by Iris Johansen. Coming October, 2016.
Kendra Michaels spent the first twenty years of her life living in the darkness. Then, thanks to a medical procedure developed by England’s Night Watch Project, she was given the gift of sight. Highly-developed senses, combined with her new found vision, have made her a remarkable investigator, and her newest case becomes personal as she uncovers the truth about the organization that has given her so much. Soon she must fight for survival as she tries to stop the killing…and unearth the shocking secret of Night Watch.

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Missing, by James Patterson. Coming October, 2016.
The CEO of a high-profile research company has gone missing, along with every trace of him. Private Sydney is on the hunt, as well as other powerful figures who want him to stay “lost,” while others just as ruthlessly want him found.

 

reckoningA Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny. Coming August, 2016.
An old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines. It leads Armand Gamache, the former Chief of Homicide, to places even he is afraid to go. There he finds four young cadets, and a dead professor, and, with the body, a copy of the old map. Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets is a protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime.

fromFrom This Day Forward, by Lauraine Snelling.
Coming October, 2016.

Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but although Toby cares for Deborah, he’s never felt he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Genddarm, comes to town, sparks fly between Deborah and Anton, and she finds herself in an even more complicated situation. Then Deborah receives an invitation to study at a hospital in Chicago, and she faces a hard choice. To leave or stay? Should she give up on the dream of Toby and accept the interest of Anton?

seducedSeduced, by Randy Wayne White. Coming October, 2016.
Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the whole industry is in trouble. The trees are dying at the root, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be to find samples of the original root stock. Hannah Smith, fishing guide and part-time investigator, is looking for those samples, but once word leaks of her quest, the trouble begins. “There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds,” a biologist warns her—and it looks like his words may be all too prophetic.