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“GOOD GIRLS LIE” by J.T. Ellison . . . A popular transfer student at an elite prep school races to protect a dangerous secret when a killer sets her up for a string of murders.
“CRISS CROSS” by James Patterson . . . In a Virginia penitentiary, Alex Cross and his partner, John Sampson, witness the execution of a killer they helped convict. Hours later, they are called to the scene of a copycat crime. A note signed "M" rests on the corpse. "You messed up big time, Dr. Cross." Was an innocent man just put to death?
“WESTERING WOMEN” by Sandra Dallas . . . Joining other mail-order brides on a dangerous wagon journey to the gold mines of 1852 California, a seamstress with painful secrets discovers strengths she did not know she possessed among a growing sisterhood of fellow women pioneers.
“THE WIVES” by Tarryn Fisher . . . A woman in a voluntarily bigamous marriage befriends one of her husband’s other wives by chance, only to discover that the gentle husband she knows may be abusing his other families.
“STITCHES IN TIME” by Suzanne Woods Fisher . . . A new teacher in Stoney Ridge takes on the challenge to help find homes for foster children in Lancaster County. Her effort brings hope to two young girls, but complicates her budding romance.
“DEAR EDWARD” by Ann Napolitano . . . A 12-year-old lone survivor of a plane crash investigates the stories of his less-fortunate fellow passengers before making a profound discovery about his life purpose in the face of transcendent losses.
“THE HIDDEN SIDE” by Heidi Chiavaroli . . . As her personal life falls apart, radio personality Natalie Abbott finds comfort in the Revolutionary War diaries of Mercy Howard, who sets out to avenge the death of her fiancâe Nathan Hale. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“JUSTICE DELIVERED” by Patricia Bradley . . . Carly Smith is working hard on building a new life, but the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to the police is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent. When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has.
“MEANT TO BE YOURS” by Susan Mallery . . . Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn't meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can't, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing - a fling, that is! Fun without a future.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE” by Ruta Sepetys . . . Drawn back to his mother’s homeland by the utopian promises of the Franco regime in 1957 Madrid, the photographer son of an oil tycoon bonds with a girl who raises his awareness about the lingering shadows of the Spanish Civil War.
“GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE BLUE TRUCK” . . . A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It's not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it's easy to be brave together. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE BOY AND THE BEAR” by Tracey Corderoy . . . When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, he is sure that he has finally found the friend he's been longing for, but Bear isn't quite the playmate the boy had imagined.