Posts in category: Contemporary
By Christie Ridgway
Bailey Sullivan cannot stand Christmas, even supposing her family's enterprise is a shop focusing on the suitable vacation. yet now her hometown's leader provider of rooftop Rudolphs and treetop angels is at risk of going under—it's as much as Bailey to save lots of the shop.
She has all of it deliberate: She'll arrive on December 1 and be passed by Christmas. Plus there is continuously spiked eggnog to ease the discomfort. yet ''Humbug'' Bailey's now not the single one domestic for the vacations. Finn Jacobson—legendary neighborhood undesirable boy-turned-Secret provider agent and Bailey's long-lost high-school sweetheart—is once more the boy round the corner. purely this time he is all grown up , and the sparks are flying speedier and warmer than ever!
Bailey believes in real love approximately up to she believes in Santa Claus. yet because the vacation attracts nearer, she's commencing to take into consideration something she'd prefer to locate below her tree . . .
By Tracie Ratiner
By Christy Reece
Honor Stone is a tender, idealistic FBI agent whilst her course collides with Seth Cavanaugh. for a woman who hasn't ever walked at the wild aspect, the darkish and hazardous Seth is a temptation she can’t refuse. yet then Seth walks out the door and out of her lifestyles. 5 years later, Honor is an operative with the elite final probability Rescue association and Seth is a determined ex-cop trying to find his lacking niece—one of many younger women who've mysteriously vanished from collage campuses. Going undercover, Honor will allure the maniacal cult chief at the back of the kidnappings and have the option to paintings with Seth—while steerage away from the eagerness and wish that’s only one contact clear of explosion. Seth understands he had all of the correct purposes for the incorrect he did 5 years in the past. And from the instant he sees her—and takes her in his fingers again—this former undercover guy will chance every little thing for another probability with Honor.
By Andre Norton
Basically Andre Norton can have created Ziantha, and the tale of ways her strong psychological abilities led her to the eerie stone of energy that drew her ona lethal quest, again throught old empires and alien reincarnations, looking the final talisman of a forgotten race. Forerunner foray is a vibrant window at the destiny that no technology fiction fan can come up with the money for to overlook!
By Philip Kerr
Germany, 1949: Amid the chaos of defeat, it is a position of soiled offers, rampant greed, fleeing Nazis, and the entire intrigue and deceit readers have come to count on from this immensely proficient mystery author. within the One from the opposite, Hitler's legacy lives on. For Bernie Gunther, Berlin has turn into too risky, and he now works as a personal detective in Munich. enterprise is gradual and his cash are dwindling whilst a girl hires him to enquire her husband's disappearance. No, she does not wish him back-he's a struggle legal. She basically wishes affirmation that he's useless. it is a easy task, yet in postwar Germany, not anything is simple-nothing is what it sounds as if to be. Accepting the case,Bernie takes on excess of he'd bargained for, and earlier than lengthy, he's at the run, dealing with enemies from each facet.
By Gaby Triana
She's named after a landform. She discovered to stroll at the purple carpet. And now she's enjoying hostess to the nation's most well liked pop megastar. desolate tract McGraw hasn't precisely had a regular upbringing. Her dad fronts the preferred rock band Crossfire, and her mother is the group's supervisor. continually on travel or sitting in on recording classes, wasteland leads a lifestyles that appears glamorous to most folk. yet now that she's 16 and dwelling in one more new city -- Miami, this time -- barren region is greater than able to name one position domestic. there is one challenge, even though: How are you aware whom to belief -- not to mention what man to connect to -- while all any-one desires is entry to the band? humorous, romantic, and jam-packed with crucial rock-star etiquette (the right dresses for cruising in a Jag convertible, how one can introduce new pals on your leather-wearing dad, etc.), behind the curtain move is a glance at what occurs while genuine existence meets each girl's dream.
By Jason Whitmarsh
Quantity thirteen within the Swenson Award sequence, Tomorrow's lounge deals a pleasantly disorienting verbal territory. the gathering is alternately wry and darkish, hopeful and bleak, packed with unforeseen mild and laugh-out-loud incongruities. we commence to work out that the form and the furnishings of Jason Whitmarsh's international replicate our personal (they could in truth be universal), yet we are contemplating them via thoroughly new phrases of engagement. chosen via, and with a foreword via, Billy Collins. the yearly Swenson festival, named for may well Swenson, honors her as one in all America’s such a lot provocative and important writers. In John Hollander’s phrases, she used to be “one of our few absolutely significant poets.”
By Debbie Macomber
She wanted only one evening with him . . . regardless of her ex-husband's bullheadedness, Carol Kyle knew he'd be the suitable guy to father the kid she so desperately sought after. but she additionally discovered that the robust, honorable guy could by no means let his baby to be raised with out a father. So Carol had to plot, to plot, to move, to seduce Steve into her mattress for one final time . . . after which once again. nonetheless, the eagerness after they have been jointly was once by no means the matter -- it was once the absences that tore them aside. Had they grown adequate to probability attempting back -- in particular while Carol's plan appeared approximately to paintings?
By William Lashner
Big apple instances bestselling writer William Lashner returns with a brilliantly twisty story that probes the darkish facet of the legislations -- and guy not like the remainder of you, I cheerfully admit to my very own utter selfishness. i'm self-made, self-absorbed, self-serving, self-referential, even self-deprecating, in an enthralling kind of approach. briefly, i'm all of the selfs other than selfless. but infrequently, I run throughout a strength of nature that shakes my chic self-centeredness to its very roots. whatever that tears during the panorama like a twister, leaving not anything yet wreck and reexamination in its wake. anything like Bob. --Victor Carl a gorgeous younger girl is lifeless, her husband convicted of the homicide. In looking a brand new trial for the husband, safety legal professional Victor Carl needs to confront not just a made up our minds prosecutor and a police detective who may have manage his patron, but in addition a wierd little busybody named Bob. Bob has the aspiration, you can even say compulsion, to aid these round him. And it always works out good for all involved, other than whilst it leads to blood. yet Victor does not be aware of that . . . but. due to Bob, Victor is unexpectedly dressing higher, relationship a beautiful lady, and either his financial clients and his enamel are glowing. It?’s all strong, till Victor reveals a troubling connection among Bob and the murdered spouse. Is Bob a type of saint or is that this obsessive solid Samaritan, actually, a assassin? choked with the prepared wit, deep poignancy, twisting suspense, and darkish realism that has entranced readers, inspired reviewers, and made William Lashner's past novels bestsellers, Falls the Shadow is a riveting novel certain to go away readers longing for extra.
By Debbie Macomber
Jo Marie first met Andrew, her dream guy, within the weigh down of a Mardi Gras parade. yet through Christmas, he was once brought to her as a person else's fiancé.
Yet Jo Marie spotted that Andrew and his meant did not consistently act like a loving couple. actually, within the whirl of Christmas events and festivities they consistently altering companions. in the course of one dance Jo Marie even stumbled on herself in Andrew's palms, sharing a young moment.
Had she long past loopy? within the harsh mild of fact, her dream guy was once going to marry one other lady. Or used to be he? The confusion needed to finish - it used to be a lonely online game that simply wasn't within the spirit of the Christmas season!