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Coming September, 2019

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 . . .

New titles for April and May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

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.

Early spring and beyond

last mileThe Last Mile, by David Baldacci. Coming April, 2016.
This is the next thriller featuring detective Amos Decker.

boar islandBoar Island, by Nevada Barr. Coming May, 2016.
Anna Pigeon tries to help a friend’s daughter outrun a cyber-bullying stalker by taking her out east to her new post in Maine. Will their new start on Boar Island solve the problem? And what will Anna do when a brutal murder is committed shortly after her arrival?

cavendonThe Cavendon Luck, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Coming June, 2016.
The Cavendon Luck picks up nine years after Cavendon Women, in July of 1938. The family and the estate have come back from the brink of disaster, but with the arrival of World War II, Cavendon Hall will face its biggest challenge yet.

restorationThe Restoration, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming February, 2016.
In the third book of the Prairie State Friends series, Priscilla finds herself pursued by Elam, a childhood friend from her community, and David, an outsider raised in the modern world.

your heart's desireYour Heart’s Desire, by Melody Carlson. Coming January, 2016.
It’s almost New Year’s 1946, a perfect time for Caroline Marshall to start a new chapter in her life. Widowed three years ago, she has decided to move with her nine-year-old son to California. As she goes about starting her new adventure, she keeps running into a handsome stranger–at the diner, at church, even at work. With a New Year, a new home, and a new job, is Caroline ready to find new love?

better deadBetter Dead, by Max Allan Collins. Coming May, 2016.
It’s the early 1950’s. Senator Joe McCarthy is campaigning to rid America of the Red Menace and Chicago detective Nate Heller is doing legwork for him. When McCarthy asks Heller to find out what the CIA has on him, Heller reluctantly agrees. His main lead is an army scientist who admits he’s been having misgivings about the work he’s doing – and then the scientist goes missing.

preachers ladyThe Preacher’s Lady, by Lori Copeland. Coming March, 2016.
It’s 1855, and Elly Sullivan works on her family cranberry farm in Wisconsin. She has pledged her love to Bo Garrett, but he rides off for a month to see the world before he settles down with Elly, and comes back eight years later. Can Bo convince Elly they were meant to be together despite all the bumps in their path?

emperorThe Emperor’s Revenge, by Clive Cussler. Coming May, 2016.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix which decimates the Corporation’s accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend, but only after the hunt begins does the enormity of the plan come into focus: the bank theft is the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill.

girlThe Girl From Summer Hill, by Jude Deveraux. Coming May, 2016.
Chef Casey Reddick  leaves behind a demanding boss and a jealous ex-boyfriend to move to the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia.  Hollywood heartthrob Tate Landers mistakes her for a reporter and tries to run her out of her own house. Sparks fly when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

wedding cake murderWedding Cake Murder, by Joanne Fluke. Coming February, 2016.
Hannah is marrying Ross Barton, and she’s entering the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge so the producers bring all the contestants to her home town of Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. Judge Alain Duquesne turns up stabbed to death in Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler, and now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake.

night shiftNight Shift, by Charlaine Harris. Coming May, 2016.
At the local pawnshop in Midnight, Texas, weapons are flying off the shelves–only to be used in suicides right at the main crossroads in town. A vampire, witches and werewolves, killers and psychics, have been drawn to this place, and now they must come together to stop the bloodshed in the heart of Midnight. If all hell breaks loose it will put the secretive town on the map, where no one wants it to be…

hide awayHide Away, by Iris Johansen. Coming April, 2016.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan is back, and now the stakes are higher than ever. Faced with the task of protecting Cara Delaney, Eve takes her away to the remote Scottish Highlands where they join Jane MacGuire in search of a hidden treasure. But nowhere is far enough away to protect Cara from danger.

end of watchEnd of Watch, by Stephen King. Coming June, 2016.
The “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.

brushBrush of Wings, by Karen Kingsbury. Coming March, 2016.
Mary Catherine has little time left, but hasn’t told anyone. She goes to Uganda to spend that time helping children. Marcus, the man she never meant to fall in love with, is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately, his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out.

atonementThe Atonement, by Beverly Lewis. Coming March, 2016.
Lucy Flaud is twenty-five, past the age of Amish courtship, and has given up any hope of marriage. Dale Wyeth befriends her father and learns more about the Old Order Amish by staying at the family farm. Lucy begins to question what Dale’s being there might mean for her. Can two people from very different walks of life somehow find a new beginning?

violentViolent Crimes, by Phillip Margolin. Coming February, 2016.
When Dale Masterson, a wealthy lawyer, is found beaten to death in his home, his son Brandon is spotted fleeing the scene. He confesses, but when attorney Amanda Jaffe is hired to represent him, what seems like an open-and-shut case begins to unravel. Amanda suspects Brandon may not be telling the truth, but if he didn’t kill his father, who did?

blood flagBlood Flag, by Steve Martini. Coming May, 2016.
Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds need to find out why several members of a World War II Army Unit have recently died under suspicious circumstances. Are the deaths related to a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”?

15th15th Affair, by James Patterson. Coming May, 2016.
Detective Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a blonde with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a murder, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel. A plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay’s husband Joe vanishes. Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde, and she turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth.

beyondBeyond the Silence, by Tracie Peterson. Coming January, 2016.
Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. Lillian’s six-year-old charge, Jimmy, was there when his mother died, and he hasn’t spoken a word since. Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he’ll one day feel safe enough to tell her the truth about what happened.

treasureA Treasure Concealed, by Tracie Peterson. Coming March, 2016.
Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Then geologist Caeden Thibault catches her eye.

til death‘Til Death Do Us Part, by Amanda Quick. Coming April, 2016.
Calista Langley operates an exclusive “introduction” agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone. But now, an obsessed individual has begun sending her things suitable only for those in deepest mourning. It soon becomes clear that the danger may be coming from Calista’s secret past, and only her death will satisfy the stalker…

obsessionThe Obsession, by Nora Roberts. Coming April, 2016.
Naomi Carson, a successful photographer, has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles from the sins of her infamous father. She wants to embrace the solitude, but the residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up–especially the determined Xander Keaton.  Naomi can feel her defenses failing, but she knows her past is never more than a nightmare away.

extremeExtreme Prey, by John Sandford. Coming April, 2016.
Lucas Davenport finds himself in an unusual situation–no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part of his campaign staff. “Should be fun!” he says, and it kind of is–until they find they have a shadow: an armed man intent on killing the governor . . . and anyone who gets in the way.

propertyProperty of a Noble Woman, by Danielle Steel. Coming March, 2016.
Two people, drawn together by chance, begin to unravel the mystery of a long abandoned safe deposit box in a New York City bank. Jane Willoughby is a law clerk and Phillip Lawton a fine arts expert , and they are simply doing their jobs when they come to the bank to inspect the contents of the box. They slowly reveal the truth about the owner.

beholdBehold the Man, by Bodie Thoene. Coming March, 2016.
In this culmination of the Jerusalem Chronicles, Jesus’s last days are explored through three people who interacted with him: Governor Pilate, Pilate’s wife, and Centurion Marcus Longinus. After encountering Jesus, none of them will ever be the same.

deep blueDeep Blue, by Randy Wayne White. Coming March, 2016.
On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion “Doc” Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it’ll be Ford’s job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure he never kills anybody else again.

family jewelsFamily Jewels, by Stuart Woods. Coming April, 2016.
Stone Barrington’s newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton, and it will take all of Stone’s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly.

 

 

New Bestseller Club Holds

frictionFriction, by Sandra Brown. Coming August, 2015.
Crawford Hunt, a Texas Ranger, wants his daughter back. A masked gunman shows up at the custody hearing and Crawford saves the judge from taking a bullet. He has to convince Judge Holly Spencer that he’s not reckless, while attempting to ignore the attraction between them.

lopsidedThe Lopsided Christmas Cake, by Wanda Brunstetter. Coming September, 2015.
The Hochstetler twins are baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. Not only are they entertaining, they attract the admiration of two bachelors from a neighboring Amish community. Will a romance or two blossom?

houseHouse of the Rising Sun, by James Lee Burke. Coming Dec., 2015.
In the most recent entry in the Holland family  saga, Texas Ranger Hackberry Holland is on a journey to reunite with his estranged son, Ishmael.

scamThe Scam, by Janet Evanovich. Coming September, 2015.
Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O’Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O’Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can’t touch. What could possibly go wrong?

22Tricky Twenty-Two, by Janet Evanovich. Coming November, 2015.
Stephanie Plum faces her toughest case yet!

mistletoeThe Mistletoe Inn, by Richard Paul Evans. Coming November, 2015.
Kimberly Rossetti dreams of being a published romance author and signs up for the Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Savannah, Georgia. She knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. In one of her breakout sessions she meets one of the few men at the conference, and he seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.

banquetA Banquet of Consequences, by Elizabeth George. Coming Oct., 2015.
Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers are drawn from Cambridge to London to the windswept town of Shaftesbury during one of their most complex cases yet.

bazaarThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams, by Stephen King. Coming Nov., 2015.
A collection of short stories from Stephen King, several of them brand-new, featuring comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each one.

secretSecret Sisters, by Jayne Ann Krentz. Coming December, 2015.
Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters–until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves. They knew the name of the man who tried to brutally attack twelve-year-old Madeline in her grandmother’s hotel, and they thought they knew his fate.

wishesWishes for Christmas, by Fern Michaels. Coming July, 2015.
This Christmas, all Maggie Spritzer wants is to bring a little joy to a beloved teacher from her past. As the Sisterhood unites to find her, they learn that no holiday treat is as fulfilling as giving to others…Meanwhile, with a little help from the other Godmothers, Toots Loudenberry is preparing for Charleston’s annual holiday showcase of historic homes. When Sisters and Godmothers unite, the result is a wonderful holiday—with a special touch of magic…

crossCross Justice, by James Patterson. Coming November, 2015.
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin’s innocence, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he’s ever known.

preciousPrecious Gifts, by Danielle Steel. Coming December, 2015.
The story of a man’s last wish to make a difference–and of the loved ones he leaves behind fulfilling their destinies at last.

 

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.

Newest Bestseller Club Holds

woman of courage
Woman of Courage, by Wanda E. Brunstetter, coming April 2014.
This historical romance adventure follows the three-thousand mile journey of Amanda Pearson as she leaves a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, but love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future. 

skin game
Skin Game, by Jim Butcher, coming May 2014.
Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. He must help a group of supernatural villains break into the highest-security vault in town. Dresden’s always been tricky, but he’s going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive, assuming his own allies don’t end up killing him before his enemies get the chance.

savage planet
Saucer: Savage Planet, by Stephen Coonts, coming April 2014.
Aliens, flying saucers, big pharma, futuristic technology, and unforgettable characters. This is classic storytelling at its best . . . and pure, unadulterated fun.

rainy day dreams
Rainy Day Dreams, by Lori Copeland, coming April 2014.
This is the second volume of the Seattle Brides series. When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life – until she meets Jason. Kathryn and Jason’s plans for a happy future become entwined with Seattle’s struggle to survive.

christmas in cowboy country
Christmas in Cowboy Country, by Janet Dailey, coming June 2014.
Ski instructor Annie Bennett is disappointed she has to miss Christmas parties in Aspen and Vail so she can help her parents with their Colorado ranch. It’s not easy, but Annie does her best. Marshall Stone, a surveyor on their neighbor’s land, makes it easier. 

top secret twenty-one
Top Secret Twenty-One, by Janet Evanovich, coming June 2014.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back, and she’s looking to bring in Trenton’s favorite used-car dealer. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, Ranger has been the target of an assassination plot, Stark Street is being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas, and Grandma Mazur is working on a wild bucket list. All in a day’s work.

shiver of light
A Shiver of Light, by Laurell, K. Hamilton, coming June 2014.
Merry Gentry, private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own. War ensues, and they try to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

mr. mercedes
Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King, coming June 2014.
In the pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Brady Hartfield  loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes. He was never caught, and he wants that rush again. When retired cop Bill Hodges gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, he wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, bent on preventing another tragedy.

child of mine
Child of Mine, by David & Beverly Lewis, coming June 2014.
Kelly Maines’ baby was kidnapped, the apparent victim of a black market adoption ring, and for eight years, Kelly pursued every lead to its bitter end. Now, there’s one last lead: Just a few miles away lives a girl who matches the profile. Jack Livingston has been raising his nine-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents’ lives. Desperately, Kelly initiates a “chance” meeting with Jack. It goes so well that Jack asks her out. One date leads to another, and what was supposed to be so simple is anything but…

stormy persuasion
Stormy Persuasion, by Johanna Lindsey, coming June 2014.
Judith and Jacqueline Malory are not simply cousins; they are inseparable best friends. Refusing to miss Jacqueline’s come-out in Connecticut, Judith convinces her parents to let her delay her London debut by a few weeks so she can accompany her cousin. Neither girl intends to fall in love during her first Season. But Judith’s plans are overturned when aboard ship she comes face-to-face with the ghost who has been haunting her dreams.  

bourne ascendancy
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Ascendancy, by Eric Lustbader, coming June 2014.
Jason Bourne is faced with an impossible mission. He has been hired to impersonate a high-level government minister at a political summit meeting in Qatar. Bourne is kidnapped by a terrorist and transported to an underground bunker, where he finds “El Ghadan” wants him to kill the president. Bourne must make a choice: save his friend Soraya and her daughter, who are being held hostage, or save the President… 

invisible
Invisible, by James Patterson, coming June 2014.
Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy Dockery has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. With newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire, not even Emmy’s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of crimes are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can’t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they’re all inexplicable. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes? 

 

 

Latest Bestseller Club Titles

damned if you do
Robert B. Parker’s Damned If You Do
by Michael Brandman (Sept. 2013)

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone finds a body in a seedy beachfront motel and ends up caught up in a turf war between two ruthless pimps. More blood will spill before it’s over.

broken places
The Broken Places: A Quinn Colson Novel by Ace Atkins (June 2013)
Sheriff Quinn Colson is faced with the prison release of an infamous murderer. Trouble starts when the murderer’s ex-partners show up, and Sheriff Colson’s job gets even harder when a tornado causes havoc just as events come to a head.

deadline
Deadline by Sandra Brown (Sept. 2013)

Journalist Dawson Scott learns of a new development in a 40 year old story. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself becoming a suspect in a murder and takes up the chase for two notorious outlaws.

tattered quilt
The Tattered Quilt: The Return of the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda Brunstetter (Aug. 2013)
Join Emma Yoder Miller as she leads another quilting class with a new group of students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending.

never go back
Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child (Sept. 2013)
Never go back–but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. When threatened, you can run or fight, and Reacher fights.

ask not
Ask Not by Max Allan Collins (Oct. 2013)
Fifty years after JFK’s tragic death, Collins’s rigorous research raises new questions about the most controversial assassination of our time.

final cut
The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter (Sept. 2013)
The first book in a series featuring the new hero: American-born, UK-raised Nicholas Drummond. The Crown Jewels are at risk at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drummond and his partner lay it on the line to retrieve a diamond that has been stolen from the Queen Mother’s crown.

simple christmas wish
A Simple Christmas Wish by Melody Carlson (Sept 2103)
Rachel Milligan is caring for her seven-year-old niece, Holly, when the young girl’s parents are killed in a plane crash. Custody is awarded to a distant aunt who happens to be Amish. This newest Christmas story from Melody Carlson is sure to please.

grace unplugged
Grace Unplugged by Melody Carlson (Sept 2013)
Grace Trey is an eighteen-year-old singer as passionate about her Christian faith as she is her musical talent. Her break into the music industry puts her beliefs to the test. Grace Unplugged is based on the motion picture of the same name starring AJ Michalka (Super 8) and Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men).

mayan secrets
The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (Sept 2013)
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery–the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book. Sam and Remi may die protecting it.

whole enchilada
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson (Aug 2013)
Caterer and sleuth Goldy Schulz tries to solve a murder that is too close to home. When a friend dies after eating her food and she’s attacked outside her house, Goldy knows she needs to find a devious murderer.

october list
The October List by Jeffery Deaver (Oct 2013)
A race-against-the-clock mystery, told in reverse. Gabriela’s six year old daughter is abducted and held for ransom. Read to the end to find out the surprising beginning.

hotshot
Hotshot by Julie Garwood (Aug 2013)
Peyton Lockhart and her sisters have inherited Bishops Cove, a small oceanfront resort. It’s soon apparent to Peyton that their efforts at running the resort are being sabotaged, and after she’s nearly killed she calls in an old friend to help out.

just one evil act
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George (Oct 2013)
Barbara is at a loss: The daughter of a friend has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help because he has no legal claim. As both Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, discover, the case is far more complex than a typical kidnapping.

w is for wasted
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Sept 2013)
Kinsey Millhone looks into two seemingly unrelated deaths, and finds them strangely linked. W is for . . . wanderer . . . worthless . . . wronged . . .

last witness
The Last Witness by W.E.B. Griffin (Aug 2013)
A connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob sends homicide detective Matt Payne searching for a witness. She has gone into hiding and is the only one left who can help solve the murder of several police department sources, and he needs to find her before anyone else does.

sycamore row
Sycamore Row by John Grisham (Oct 2013)
Almost a quarter of a century after A Time to Kill, this sequel is a thrilling  story of the search for justice in a small Southern town.

second watch
Second Watch by J.A. Jance (Sept 2013)
Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont takes some time off to get knee replacement surgery, and finds one of the most perplexing mysteries he’s ever faced. The story explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and the cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today.

silencing eve
Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen (Oct 2013)
In the last book of the Eve Duncan trilogy, the prey is cornered. In Silencing Eve, all the questions will be answered in a ‘you never saw it coming’ conclusion.

beast
The Beast by Faye Kellerman (Aug 2013)
LAPD detective Peter Decker handles the case of an elderly, reclusive billionaire found dead in his apartment. They initially think his pet tiger attacked him, but the clues lead elsewhere.

doctor sleep
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Sept 2013)
The characters and territory of The Shining return, and  the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining ) becomes Doctor Sleep. He meets a twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

secret keeper
The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis (Sept 2013)
Jennifer Burns sets aside her life as an x-ray technician in favor of the Old Order Amish world.  Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her. Will Jenny’s secrets keep her from the peace she longs for, or will they lead the way home?

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Beloved Enemy
by Eric Lustbader (Sept 2013)
The fifth installment in the bestselling Jack McClure series. Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.

rose harbor in bloom
Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (Aug 2013)
Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view. Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures.

starry night
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel by Debbie Macomber (Oct 2013)
Carrie Slayton, a big-city society-page columnist, longs to write more serious news stories. If she can score an interview with reclusive author Finn Dalton, she can write about whatever she wants. Carrie finds him and soon she is torn between pursuing the story of a lifetime and following her heart.

blindsided
Blindsided by Fern Michaels (Sept 2013)
The Sisterhood embarks on a new mission against a duo of corrupt judges.  Their enemies are powerful and ruthless, but the Sisterhood have their own formidable allies. Once their scheme takes off, the guilty won’t know what hit them.

critical mass
Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky (Oct 2013)
Lotty Herschel’s friend, V.I. Warshawski helps out when the daughter of another friend finds her life is in danger. The daughter’s troubles lead to old secrets, and the people who guard them today will not let go of them without a fight.

gone
Gone by James Patterson (Sept 2013)
Crime lord Manuel Perrine doesn’t fear anyone or anything. Detective Michael Bennett once put him behind bars, and now that he is out he has sworn to find and kill Bennett and everyone dear to him. The FBI has no choice but to ask Detective Bennett to risk it all in Perrine’s war on America.

mistress
Mistress by James Patterson (Aug 2013)
Ben is obsessed with Diana Hotchkiss, a woman he knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben’s infatuation drives him to find out what happened, and someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana’s illicit affairs.

blind justice
Blind Justice: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry (Aug 2013)
There are questions about the finances of a London church whose member’s charitable gifts appear to have ended up in the pocket of preacher Abel Taft. Hester and William Monk race to save their friend from disgrace and prison.

miner's lady
The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson (Sept 2013)
The Panettas and Calarcos have been sworn enemies for decades, and the young love of Chantel and her sister cannot heal the wounds between the two iron-mining families. But when a tragedy occurs at the mine, is there any hope that the hatred between these two families might be resolved?

bones of the lost
Bones of the Lost: A Temperance Brennan Novel by Kathy Reichs (Aug 2013)
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is at the center of a conspiracy that extends from South America to Afghanistan to her hometown of Charlotte in this, the 16th installment of the series.

wolves of midwinter
The Wolves of Midwinter by Anne Rice (Oct 2013)
The tale of The Wolf Gift continues with the celebration of the Midwinter Yuletide festival in Nideck Forest. Secrets are revealed that tell of a strange netherworld, of spirits who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers . . .

last kiss goodby
The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards (Aug 2013)
Psychiatrist Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone has dedicated her career to studying serial killers. When a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac shows up at her door, Charlie tries to save her and finds herself the next intended victim of “the Gingerbread Man.”

thankless in death
Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (Sept 2013)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows the name of the man and his reasoning behind murdering his parents. Now Jerry seems to have taken a liking to brutality, and Eve needs to pinpoint where he is going to strike next.

untamed heart
An Untamed Heart by Lauraine Snelling (Oct 2013)
In this prequel to the Red River of the North Series, twenty-year-old Ingeborg Strand is certain she is destined to be an old maid. She wants to make a fresh start in America and meets a widower who has been planning to go to America for some time. Is he the answer to her prayers? Ingeborg has a heartrending decision to make…

wake the dawn
Wake the Dawn by Lauraine Snelling (Aug 2013)
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben James is making his last patrol run before a storm rolls in, and his canine partner finds an abandoned baby hidden in the woods. Ben rushes to the only clinic in the area, where he meets Esther Hanson. Brought together by the life of a child, Ben and Esther become each other’s reason to change.

longest ride
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks (Sept 2013)
The stories of two very different couples converge, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

deceived
Deceived by Randy Wayne White (Sept 2013)
Hannah Smith finds out a private museum being planned in her hometown of Sulfur Wells is a scam. She discovers the museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, and her entire village is in danger of being wiped out.

doing hard time
Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods (Oct 2013)
Stone Barrington expects a relaxing break when he goes to Bel-Air. Instead, a case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force.  From the poker tables of Las Vegas to California’s lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.