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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 . . .

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What’s coming now through July?

The Hawaiian Discovery, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming June, 2018.
Ellen has received the Amish church’s permission to go to Hawaii and help her friend Mandy through challenging times. Rob works at an organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love?

We’ll Meet Again, by Melody Carlson. Coming soon.
Now in its third year, World War II still rages, taking its toll on the Mulligan sisters. The war will eventually end, but will the Mulligan family remain intact when it does?

Double Blind, by Iris Johansen. Coming July, 2018.
Kendra Michaels is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they’ve brought her. But then she hears the body was found just blocks away from her condo and the hunt is on for a killer whose nightmarish plan is slowly becoming clear. Kendra joins forces with private investigator Jessie Mercado and agent-for-hire Adam Lynch to stop the plot as it grows ever closer to its terrifying conclusion.

A Measure of Darkness, by Jonathan Kellerman. Coming July, 2018.
It’s been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner’s Deputy Clay Edison. He’s solved a decades-old crime, things are getting serious with his girlfriend, and his brother’s fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy. Then the call comes in the middle of the night about chaos and death at a party in West Oakland, leaving a dead Jane Doe. Clay’s journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre–a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle; where right and wrong begin to blur.

Marry Me by Sundown, by Johanna Lindsey. Coming July, 2018.
Johanna Lindsey takes you on an adventure in 1880s Montana where passions and gold fever run high as an American heiress turns to a rugged mountain man to help her locate her father’s fortune.

Cottage by the Sea, by Debbie Macomber. Coming July, 2018.
A seaside town and its eclectic community help one young woman reclaim the light after darkness. In this heartwarming tale, Annie finds that the surest way to fix what is damaged within is to help others rise above their pain and find a way to heal.

When We Found Home, by Susan Mallery. Coming July, 2018.
Callie Smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister–Malcolm, who grew up with affection, wealth and privilege, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old. She moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life. This story explores the definition of a modern family–blended by surprise, not by choice–and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life.

In Dreams Forgotten, by Tracie Peterson. Coming July, 2018.
Judith Gladstone came to San Francisco after her parents died to find her last living relative, an aunt she has never met. The truths she learns about her past and her parents are shocking and overwhelming, and the more she gets to know her new family, the more danger she uncovers. Someone does not want Judith in the picture, and they will do whatever it takes to get rid of her.

The Other Woman, by Daniel Silva. Coming July, 2018.
Espionage…Love…Betrayal… Nothing is what it seems.

The Good Fight, by Danielle Steel. Coming July, 2018.
The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles, the perfect marriage. While her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, fighting for civil rights and an end to the Vietnam War. When the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions in light of the times.

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.

Think Summer!

mishapThe Farmer’s Market Mishap, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming June, 2017.
Elma and her twin sister Thelma share the running of a general store, but more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him, but he lives 50 miles away! Can Elma learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?

underUnder a Summer Sky, by Melody Carlson. Coming June, 2017.
High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. It isn’t long before it all turns into more than she bargained for: a gallery employee who’s determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole’s close childhood friends–who also happen to be brothers–vying for her attention. With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen.

switchThe Switch, by Joseph Finder. Coming June, 2017.
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line, but he doesn’t notice until it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files. Suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.

lookLook Behind You, by Iris Johansen. Coming July, 2017.
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Kendra Michaels realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own “dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose plan was years in the making.

beautyBeautiful Tempest, by Johanna Lindsey. Coming July, 2017.
James and Georgina Malory’s daughter Jack was kidnapped from her American debutante party and it’s payback time. James is leading a fleet of ships to the West Indies to deliver some Malory-style retribution, but Jack doesn’t get to go. While left behind in England, Jack finds that maybe her captor was no ordinary pirate after all.

nightsTwo Nights, by Kathy Reichs. Coming July, 2017.
Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . .  A girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons–because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

indecentIndecent Exposure, by Stuart Woods. Coming June, 2017.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but with his debonair charm, unflappable composure, and cunning foresight, he always gets his man (and his lady….).

BSC holds placed for fall and beyond

no man's landNo Man’s Land, by David Baldacci. Coming November, 2016
David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring military investigator John Puller.

christmas secretThe Christmas Secret, by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Coming October, 2016.
Elizabeth Canning discovers a secret in a diary, and because of that leaves her fiancé a letter and flees town. David Stinner is confused by her letter and desperate to find her. Can he root out the truth about the past and bring back his bride? Or is the truth destined to bring an end to their romance?

christmas angelThe Christmas Angel Project, by Melody Carlson. Coming September, 2016.
Five women have become close friends through their book club, so when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. When they gather “one last time” to open a bag Abby’s husband gives them, they find Abby had made each of them an angel ornament for Christmas. Inspired by their friend, the four decide to commit themselves to becoming Christmas Angels to others in need.

curtainCurtain of Death, by W.E.B. Griffin. Coming December, 2016.
This is the third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency–and a new breed of warrior.

midnightThe Midnight Bell, by Jack Higgins. Coming December, 2016.
In Washington, D.C., a woman is killed by a hit-and-run driver–and she is the assistant to the head of the secret White House department known as the Basement. In the Virgin Islands, former president Jake Cazalet receives a warning. He is on a diving trip after helping the “Prime Minister’s private army” defeat an Al Qaeda operation in London. Soon the ripples from these two events will spread and overlap, and everyone involved will find themselves in the most desperate battle of their lives–and the midnight bell will toll.

baxterA Baxter Family Christmas, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming October, 2016.
Two years have passed since the car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband, and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner–the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.

girls.jpgWhen All the Girls Have Gone, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming November, 2016.
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Charlotte is searching for answers, but the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her–and anyone else who gets in her way..

mistressThe Mistress, by Danielle Steel. Coming January, 2017.
Natasha is the mistress of a dangerous Russian billionaire who wants to buy the artwork of a deceased famous artist, but the art is not for sale. Theo is son of that brilliant artist, and he becomes obsessed with Natasha. The Mistress is a tale of fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.

lies.jpgSex, Lies, & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods. Coming October, 2016.
Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but it’s never more than he can handle.

Heading Into Summer

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The Amish Millionaire Series, by Wanda Brunstetter.

In this 6-part serial novel, businessman Joel Byler is in a financial bind and his  wealthy Amish father is done bailing him out. When will Joel learn he must pay for his own mistakes–and at what cost to his business, his fiancée, and his Amish siblings?

jealousThe Jealous Kind, by James Lee Burke.
Coming August, 2016.

Houston, Texas, 1952. Aaron Broussard spots Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, and he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. As Aaron undergoes an evolution from boy to man, we recall the power of first love and how far we would go to protect it.

allAll Summer Long, by Melody Carlson.
Coming June, 2016.

Tia D’Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform a yacht into a floating restaurant. When her old crush Leo Parker turns out to be the yacht’s captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down?

willA Will, a Way, and a Wedding, by Melody Carlson.
Coming April, 2016.

As Daphne begins making plans to let Aunt Dee’s house and life go and pick up the pieces of her fractured life, her dream guy begins to change his tune. Meanwhile, she continues writing the advice column, learning more about love and commitment than she ever thought possible. But will she cinch the deal in time?

crimsonCrimson Death, by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Coming June, 2016.

When Anita Blake, vampire hunter, finds out Damian–her sometimes lover, servant, and friend–is kidnapped, Anita heads to Ireland. There she must face off against the vampire who created him, and she brings her own weapon to the party: Edward, the man known as Death itself…

nightNight and Day, by Iris Johansen.
Coming July, 2016.

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. When Cara is taken, Eve must hunt down the people who want to kill her in order to save the young girl.

make meMake Me Love You, by Johanna Lindsey.
Coming July, 2016.

This is the story of an earl’s daughter who must convince a mysterious viscount to marry her and end his vendetta against her brother. There’s no room in her heart for fear; this man is her means of escape. She will make him love her!

sweetSweet Tomorrows, by Debbie Macomber.
Coming August, 2016.

The conclusion to the Rose Harbor series, Sweet Tomorrows is a novel of letting go of fear, following your heart, and embracing the future–come what may.


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The House of Secrets, by Brad Meltzer.
Coming June, 2016.

A priceless book, hidden in a corpse. A family secret, handed down through generations. And a woman with no memory of her past.

beautyA Beauty Refined, by Tracie Peterson.
Coming July, 2016.

Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father when he travels from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

secondThe Second Half, by Lauraine Snelling.
Coming July, 2016.

The heartfelt story of a couple who put their plans for a peaceful retirement on hold to assume guardianship of their young grandchildren.

magicMagic, by Danielle Steel.
Coming July, 2016.

Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark–the White Dinner. Follow three couple’s paths through a trans-formative year of successes and heartbreaks until the next White Dinner.

dishonorableDishonorable Intentions, by Stuart Woods.
Coming June, 2016.

Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. She has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is in the way of his goals. He is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting . . . and may soon reach the boiling point.

smoothSmooth Operator, by Stuart Woods.
Coming August, 2016.

When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington, it’s soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide. Stone calls Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.