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  • No Place for a Dame

    No Place for a Dame

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Connie Brockway
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Montlake Romance (2013, Nov 5th).
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    Beautiful, bold, and brilliant Avery dreams of becoming a member of the Royal Astronomical Society—and the only way she can join the all-male society is to disguise herself as a boy. After helping Giles, Lord Strand, escape a disastrous engagement, she is certain he will assist in her daring masquerade. No lady would ever come up with such a preposterous scheme, and no gentleman would accept…but fortunately for Avery, Giles is no gentleman. A bargain is struck between the stargazing adventuress and society's most sophisticated lord. He will sponsor her as his prodigy and she will cover for him as he hunts London's darkest warrens for a missing colleague from his shadowy past. But time and again, Giles finds his quest compromised by his fierce and unwise attraction to the lovely girl who, though no lady, may well be the one dame to finally unlock the secrets of his heart. more

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  • A Star for Mrs. Blake: A novel

    A Star for Mrs. Blake: A novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   April Smith
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Knopf (2014, Jan 14th).
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    The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons’ graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In this emotionally charged, brilliantly realized novel, April Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women.They are strangers at the start, but their lives will become inextricably intertwined, altered in indelible ways. These very different Gold Star Mothers travel to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery to say final good-byes to their sons and come together along the way to face the unexpected: a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed. None of these pilgrims will be as affected as Cora Blake, who has lived almost her entire life in a small fishing village off the coast of Maine, caring for her late sister’s three daughters, hoping to fill the void left by the death of her son, Sammy, who was killed on a scouting mission during the final days of the war. more

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  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

    The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jan-Philipp Sendker
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Other Press; Translation 2006 edition (2012, Jan 31st).
    Pages:   336

    When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be--until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father's past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener's belief in the power of love to move mountains.  Read more... more

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  • Must Love Dukes

    Must Love Dukes

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Michels
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca (2014, Feb 4th).
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    The Mad Duke leaned in closer, his lips gently brushing her ear, and whispered, "I dare you." She Can't Resist the Dare Lillian Phillips could not imagine how her quiet, simple life had come to this. Blackmailed by the Mad Duke of Thornwood into accepting one wild dare after another...all because of a pocket watch. Desperate to recover her beloved father's pawned timepiece, Lily did something reckless and dangerous and delicious—something that led to a night she'd never forget. He has a Reputation for Scandal When Devon Grey, Duke of Thornwood, runs into a mesmerizing, intoxicating, thieving woman who literally stole from his bedchamber—with his new pocket watch—Devon plots his revenge. If the daring wench likes to play games, he's happy to oblige. more

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  • Hard As You Can: A Hard Ink Novel

    Hard As You Can: A Hard Ink Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Laura Kaye
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Avon (2014, Feb 25th).
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    A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he's shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister's sake, Crystal can't get too close. Until her job and Shane's mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He's exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can--and never let go. more

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  • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

    The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jenny Colgan
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Landmark (2014, Feb 4th).
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    Inside Paris's premiere chocolate shop, sometimes dreams really can come true. It's true that Anna Trent is a supervisor in a chocolate factory...but that doesn't necessarily mean she knows how to make chocolate. And when a fateful accident gives her the opportunity to work at Paris's elite chocolatier Le Chapeau Chocolat, Anna expects to be outed as a fraud. After all, there is a world of difference between chalky, mass-produced English chocolate and the gourmet confections Anna's new boss creates. But with a bit of luck and a lot of patience, Anna might learn that the sweetest things in life are always worth working for. Hopeful, laugh-out-loud funny, and irresistibly addictive, The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris is a novel worth savoring. Praise for Jenny Colgan: "Heartwarming. more

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  • Happily Ever After: A Novel

    Happily Ever After: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Elizabeth Maxwell
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Touchstone (2014, Mar 18th).
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    In this witty, sexy tale, an erotic novelist meets the fictional hero of her most recent book in real life, and must decide whether she wants to get him back between the pages--or between her sheets.At forty-six, Sadie Fuller's life isn't exactly romantic. A divorced, overweight, somewhat sexually frustrated mother of an eleven-year-old, she lives in the suburbs, shops the big box stores, makes small talk with her small-minded neighbors, and generally leads a quiet life. But while her daughter is at school, or when Sadie is up late at night, she writes erotic fiction under the name KT Briggs. Then, during a routine shopping trip, Sadie runs into someone familiar...too familiar, in fact. She encounters an incredibly handsome man exactly like the one in her imagination--and her latest novel. more

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  • Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

    Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Pam Houston
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   W. W. Norton & Company (2005, Jan 17th).
    Pages:   192

    "Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars."—Washington Post Book WorldIn Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey,” says the narrator in the collection’s title story. “But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West.” Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part – and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. more

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  • The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride

    The Cowboy's Mail Order Bride

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Carolyn Brown
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Sourcebooks Casablanca (2014, Feb 4th).
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    Praise for One Hot Cowboy Wedding: "Sizzling hot and absolutely delectable."—Romance Junkies She's Got Sass... Emily Cooper promised her dying grandfather that she'd deliver a long-lost letter to a woman he once planned to wed. Little does adventurous Emily know that this simple task will propel her to places she never could have imagined...with a cowboy who's straight out of her dreams... He's Got Mail... When sexy rancher Greg Adams discovers his grandmother Clarice has installed Emily on their ranch as her assistant, he decides to humor the two ladies. He figures Emily will move on soon enough. In the meantime, he intends to keep a close eye on her—he doesn't quite buy her story of his grandmother as a mail-order bride. A lost letter meant a lost love for Clarice, but two generations later, maybe it's not too late for that letter to work its magic. more

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  • The Cottage on Juniper Ridge

    The Cottage on Juniper Ridge

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Sheila Roberts
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Harlequin MIRA (2014, Feb 25th).
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    www.SheilasPlace.comHow to Change Your Life… Can a book change your life? Yes, when it's Simplicity, Muriel Sterling's guide to plain living. In fact, it inspires Jen Heath to leave her stressful, overcommitted life in Seattle and move to Icicle Falls, where she rents a lovely little cottage on Juniper Ridge. And where she can enjoy simple pleasures—like joining the local book club—and complicated ones, like falling in love with her sexy landlord, Garrett Armstrong. Her sister Toni is ready for a change, too. She has a teenage daughter who's constantly texting her friends, a husband who's more involved with his computer than he is with her, and a son who's consumed by video games. Toni wants her family to grow closer—to return to a simpler way of life. more

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