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Caught Dead Handed

by Carol J. Perry

She's not a psychic--she just plays one on TV.Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown--where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives--to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming. Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch--especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer--or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .

Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses

by Mary Mchugh

First In A New Series--With Recipes!There's no pussy-footing around murder . . .It's never too late to kick up your heels. Just ask Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini--aka the Happy Hoofers. After posting a video of their tap-dancing routine on the Internet, the leggy ladies find themselves booked to perform on a Russian river cruise up the Volga from Moscow to St. Petersburg. But when murder cuts in, the five fabulous friends find it's not so easy to tap their troubles away. A crew member has been killed, and a passenger is missing. With a killer on board, the Hoofers need to watch their step. But with a little fancy footwork, these soft-shoe sleuths may get a leg up on a killer who's cruising for a bruising. . .Includes Travel Tips And Tasty Recipes"A fun book! Travel tips, mystery, and recipes (and oh, are they good). What could be more delicious?" --Carole Bugge, author of Who Killed Blanche DuBois?

Someone Bad And Something Blue

by Miranda Parker

"Parker has readers engrossed in the world of shady characters, secrets, romance and lies." --APOOO BookClub Beautiful, brainy, and tough-as-nails, single mom and bail recovery agent turned sleuth Angel Crawford has a lot on her plate. But between crime-solving and kindergarten carpool, it's all in a day's work. . .Ordered to take a vacation, Angel gives in--and sets out to solve the mystery that's got her living on the edge: a disturbing delivery and haunting message that transports her back to the tragic day her fiancé, Gabriel Hwang, was murdered. Convinced the trail to the killer is no longer cold after six long years, Angel embarks on a hunt for the truth that propels her into Atlanta's secretive speakeasy society and a romp around a swamp with a handsome U.S. Marshal that may ruin her future with Pastor Justus Too-Hot-To-Be-Holy Morgan. That is, providing she has a future. . . . Praise for the novels of Miranda Parker"By far one of the most captivating books to read this summer, a page turner with super juicy plot twists." --Fiction Addict on Can't Keep a Bad Bride Down"Parker combines murder, romance, and church scandals amid plenty of suggestive sexuality." --Publishers Weekly on A Good Excuse to Be Bad

Get Some

by Pam Ward

"An exhilarating novel that won't let readers down." --Books To MentionHow do you rob the bank where you work as a teller, plus get revenge on your shady ex, escape South Central L.A.--and get away with it all? If you're Trudy, aka "Trudy with the Booty," it's simple. . .Having recruited a posse of hustlers, car-jackers, and homewreckers who hang out at the seedy club where she sings after hours, Trudy is ready to launch the heist that will make them rich. That is, she's ready to play dumb behind the counter while her ex, Lil Steve, does the work--and then her home-girl robs him! It's a fool-proof plan--until greed, nerves, lust, and jealousy threaten to blow it. Soon Trudy is trapped in a fight for her life. And a scheme that was supposed to be easy becomes a pistol-whipping bout of wills, where only the strongest survive. "A great story unfolds in this wild and at times frightening read. . .An exhilarating novel that won't let readers down." --Books To Mention"One firecracker of a novel. . .plenty of action and suspense." --APOOO BookClub

Secret of a Thousand Beauties

by Mingmei Yip

Set against the vibrant and intrigue-laden backdrop of 1930s China, Mingmei Yip's enthralling novel explores one woman's defiant pursuit of independence.Spring Swallow was promised in marriage while still in her mother's belly. When the groom dies before a wedding can take place, seventeen-year-old Spring Swallow is ordered to become a ghost bride to appease his spirit. Under her in-laws' protection, she will be little more than a servant, unable to know real love or bear children. Refusing to accept her fate as a "bad-luck woman," Spring Swallow flees on her wedding day. In the city of Soochow, Spring Swallow joins a community of renowned embroiderers. The women work for Aunty Peony, whose exquisite stitching once earned her the Emperor's love. But when Aunty Peony agrees to replicate a famous painting--a lucrative assignment that will take a year to complete--betrayal and jealousy emerges within the group. Spring Swallow becomes entangled in each woman's story of heartbreak, even while she embarks on a dangerous affair with a young revolutionary. On a journey that leads from the remote hillsides around Soochow to cosmopolitan Peking, Spring Swallow draws on the secret techniques learned from Aunty Peony and her own indomitable strength, determined to forge a life that is truly her own. Praise For The Novels Of Mingmei Yip"A unique and enthralling style...flawless." -Baltimore Books Examiner on The Nine Fold Heaven"Surprising and often funny....Part epic, part coming-of-age story, part modern fairy tale." --Publishers Weekly on Song of the Silk Road"A serious, engaging story of faith, devotion, and the commingling of cultures." -Booklist on Petals From the Sky

Murder on the Mediterranean

by Alexander Campion

Escaping the demands of Paris police work, Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier embarks on a well-deserved Mediterranean cruise. But wherever the renowned inspector goes, murder is sure to be close on the horizon. . .On the azure waters off the coasts of Corsica and Sardinia, what could be more relaxing and rewarding than traipsing around the Mediterranean enjoying the local culinary delights. Among the invited bon vivants are Capucine, her husband, the celebrated restaurant critic, her special agent cousin Jacques, a famed bar owner, and even her boss. To all appearances, the table is set for an affair to remember. In the midst of this pleasure cruise, Natalie, the yacht's cook, is lost overboard. A sudden squall is the assumed cause. But once a bullet hole is discovered in her jacket, suspicions quickly shift and the onboard bonhomie suffers accordingly. When a shell casing is uncovered that matches the gun Capucine is authorized to carry, for the first time in her stellar career, the hardworking detective finds herself the prime suspect. For Capucine, these are clearly not the deep waters she envisioned as part of her holiday. As the motives become murkier, the gifted Commissaire will need to harness all her powers of deduction to get to the bottom of the mystery--before she ends up at the bottom of the sea. Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Francophiles love this series for its Parisian setting and police detective Capucine's culinary cases." --Library Journal"Delectable. . ..sure to please the most discriminating palates." --Publishers Weekly on Killer Critique"This intelligent series. . .will appeal to a diversity of readers. Devotees of G.M. Malliet and Charles Todd will especially enjoy this different and delicious series." --Booklist on Killer Critique"A feast of crime with a soupçon of gourmet delight." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars, on Crime Fraiche"Full of amusing characters. . ..Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet"This new series offers a uniquely blended mix of 'hooks' that will appeal to a wide variety of mystery lovers." --Booklist on he Grave Gourmet"Features lively dialogue, much discussion of culinary delights, a peek into the French criminal justice system, and a pleasing mystery." --Library Journal on The Grave Gourmet

Maneater

by Noire Mary B. Morrison

"Two of the best urban erotica authors out there today." --Urban ReviewsNew York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison pairs with Queen of Urban Erotica Noire to deliver two tantalizing novellas about sex, revenge--and getting what you deserve. . .Character of a Man Mary B. MorrisonSeven Stephens seems to have it all--money, mansion, and a man--but is taken by surprise when her fiancé tells her the wedding is off if she can't lose twenty-five pounds in six weeks. In no time, she's out the door and headed for Punany Paradise for a sensual workout that's both sweet revenge and sweet surrender. . .Sugar-Honey-Ice TeeNoireBlow, Nap, and Tomere are three grimy playahs from the hood. Nicknamed Dirty, Dastardly, and Depraved, these three NFL stars have no problem living up to their names on and off the field. But when they scheme to take out their biggest competition, a promising quarterback, they finally meet their match. Not in a vengeful ball player, but in three wicked and sexy sistahs. And it won't take Sugar, Honey, or Ice Tee long to wreck everything in their path. Because vicious hotties always take whatever they want and ruin whatever they please. . .

Green Living Can Be Deadly

by Staci Mclaughlin

Thinking green comes with the territory at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa in Blossom Valley, CA. But could a festival be taking things too far, especially when it leads to a fresh case of murder? When Dana Lewis organizes her Green Living Festival, complete with free range fauna and tempting delicacies of tofu and tempeh, she hopes to inspire Blossom Valley into reducing their carbon footprint. But for some participants, saving the planet should have come second to saving their skin, like green energy guru Wendy Stevens, just found dead in her Invisible Prints booth. Now Dana needs to work fast to stop a killer from turning her big event into the next great environmental disaster. . .Praise for Going Organic Can Kill You"A sprightly mix of humor and homicide, featuring an engaging heroine and a fast-paced plot that zips along to an exciting climax. 100% organic fun!" --Laura Levine"A fun, light read." --Library Journal

Backyard

by Norman Draper

Livia is a nice little suburb in the upper Midwest--but behind the manicured lawns and pristine hedges seethes a ruthless desire to be the greatest green thumb of all...George and Nan Fremont have created a paradise in their backyard, complete with semi-hallucinogenic exotics and a comfy spot for drinking their favorite merlot. Marta Poppendauber's garden is as pleasantly haphazard as she is. And Dr. Phyllis Sproot, Livia's self-styled and cantankerous gardening expert, has determined the exact formula for the only correct garden possible. But once Burdick's Plant World announces the garden contest to end them all, none of the gardeners of Livia can afford to live and let live. The Fremonts have almost gardened themselves into bankruptcy. Marta is the victim of black tea blackmail. And Dr. Sproot is turning into a horticultural megalomaniac of the worst kind. The gardeners of Livia are digging up trouble with every turn of the spade, but if they can make it through the summer, who knows what might bloom? "Draper has bottled the spirits of competitive gardeners, added sugar and fizz and let them go, leaving the reader with many hilarious madcap adventures." --Suzy Bales, author of Garden Bouquets and Beyond"Fast-paced, fun and full of flowers." --Amanda Thomsen, author of Kiss My Aster

Honey Pie

by Donna Kauffman

"One incredibly sweet read!" -Mariah Stewart New York Times bestselling authorMocha Chocolate Chip. . . Caramel Fudge. . .Strawberry Lemonade. . .Butter Rum. . .There's no such thing as guilt when it's another delicious bitch and bake session with the women of the Cupcake Club. . .When Honey D'Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island, she's prepared to start a whole new life. Her plan is simple--make a home, open a shop, and maybe, finally, find a place to belong. But the building she now owns is leased to none other than the owner of Babycakes, which means her spot is already occupied. Honey isn't sure how to put down roots when she has nowhere to plant them. Yet sexy, softhearted mechanic Dylan Ross seems determined to help. He's everything she never imagined she would find in a man, and each kiss is more persuasive than the last. Will Dylan convince her that what she craves most is his love?... "Expanding her Sugarberry series. . .Kauffman dishes sweet desserts." --Kirkus Reviews"A fun, romantic, passionate tale, sure to be a favorite of contemporary romance lovers." --Affaire de Coeur, 4 1/2 stars

The Dead and the Beautiful

by Cheryl Crane

Top realtor to the stars, Nikki Harper is often privy to the kind of celebrity secrets the tabloids would kill to hear. It's a position that helps her shed light on the darker, deadlier side of Tinsel Town. Her mother, Victoria Bordeaux, is the star of the TV series Casa Capri, the same one rocked by the murder of Ryan Melton, the arm-candy husband of the show's co-star, Diara Elliott.The prime suspect is the last person to see Ryan alive: his dog walker Alison Sahira, coincidentally the sister of Nikki's own boyfriend. Nikki is sure Alison is innocent, but Alison is also harboring a dirty little secret that could derail the careers of a lot of A-listers. Sorting through a tangled web of lies and innuendo, Nikki is racing to find the truth--before she becomes the next target on Hollywood's deadliest new hit list. . ."Fun. . .Nikki shows her usual crime-solving flare." --Publishers Weekly

Gone With the Woof

by Laurien Berenson

"If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling authorDespite a toddler and a house full of Standard Poodles, Melanie Travis can't pass up an opportunity to help legendary dog breeder Edward March pen his life story. But her enthusiasm flags when the breeder's angry son Andrew demands she stop working on the book. Why becomes imperative once Andrew is killed by a seemingly intentional hit-and-run and Melanie becomes Suspect #1. To get herself out of the dog house, Melanie sniffs out every possible clue, only to run into dead ends as fast as she's running out of time. And the longer the killer stays unleashed, the sooner she may end up in the dog house for good. "Berenson devises another story that will appeal to dog aficionados and cozy lovers alike." --Kirkus Reviews"A wonderful reason to celebrate--Melanie Travis is back on the job in this always charming and clever series." --Earlene Fowler

Pretty Boy Problems

by Michele Grant

"Grant entices, captivates, and mesmerizes." --RT Book ReviewsAvery Beauregard Montgomery has breezed through life on his dazzling looks, six-pack abs, and sparkling personality. But this pretty boy's luck has run out. Fed up with his freeloading and philandering ways, his brother and sister-in-law are turning on the tough love and turning him out of their house. For Beau, that just means moving on--to his sister's Dallas condo. . . Suitcase in hand, he stumbles in to find not his sister, but her new business partner, Belle--a gorgeous woman with attitude and no time for trifling charmers. Belle has already claimed the guest room and Beau's imagination. All it takes is one look for Beau to want to do some claiming of his own. Now that he finally knows who and what he wants, what will it take to get Belle on the same page? "Readers who like romance novels full of glitz and glamour will find Beau and Belle's hot relationship entertaining." --Booklist "Spark, humor, and sassy dialogue bring pizzazz to this flirty fast-paced romance. . .terrific fun." --Publishers Weekly

A Catered Fourth of July

by Isis Crawford

High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it's got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek--and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople . . .After a few cheery exchanges of "Moveth" and "Thou speakest treason," the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over. But the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real. Is it possible that Jack has had his last tryst? When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Bernie's beau Marvin as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they've got to get cooking on the case. But the former Casanova has burned half the town--including the hot-headed politician and his occasionally faithful wife. And what about re-enactor Elise Montague, who is training to be an EMT yet almost fainted at the sight of blood on the deceased? Bernie and Libby have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin's name. The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre-meditation. . .their goose may be cooked! Includes Original Recipes for You to Try!Delicious Praise For Isis Crawford And Her Mouth-Watering Mysteries! A Catered St. Patrick's Day "Cozy fans will appreciate the zany characters, witty dialogue and puzzling plot." --Publishers WeeklyA Catered Thanksgiving"This will please Crawford's old fans and bring in new ones." --RT Book ReviewsA Catered Birthday Party"Fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke will enjoy the investigative and culinary antics of the nosey sisters." --Library JournalA Catered Halloween"Fun. . .well-plotted." --Publishers WeeklyA Catered Christmas"Comical minor arguments, bitchy asides, cookie dependencies, and useful recipes keep this moving." --Library JournalA Catered Murder"Fans who love culinary mysteries are going to gain pounds after reading this delicious who-done-it." --I Love a Mystery

Murder In Thrall

by Anne Cleeland

Can London's most elusive killer elude the keen minds of Scotland Yard's most unlikely pair of detectives?An Irish redhead of humble beginnings and modest means, Kathleen Doyle is the antithesis of Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, the brilliant but enigmatic lord with a knack for solving London's most high profile homicides. When a horse trainer is found dead at a racetrack, the duo's investigation does little to deter the killer at large. Jeopardizing the case are their colleagues at CID headquarters, whose nosing into the nature of Doyle and Acton's after hours relationship threatens to lay bare the most classified information of all. As the murders pile up, Doyle and Acton uncover something far more sinisiter than they could have imagined. Now that they know too much, their partnership could be very brief indeed. . ."It's been a long time since I encountered two characters this charming and engaging. I look forward to more of their adventures." --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author"[T]his entertaining pair will linger in readers' imaginations, making them want more." --Booklist

Ignited

by Corrine Jackson

Nobody hides forever.Ever since Remy O'Malley discovered her dual identity as a Healer and a Protector, she's kept alive by staying one step ahead of both sides in this centuries-old war. Now someone's trying to draw her out of hiding, using her kidnapped father as bait. To save him, Remy will need every friend she's got. But as new alliances form, old bonds fray. Her boyfriend Asher is losing his powers, becoming more mortal every time she touches him. Meanwhile, Remy finds herself growing closer to Asher's brother Gabe, even as a family tragedy drives her sister Lucy farther away. On a rescue mission to London, Remy decides she's tired of being the hunted. It's time to end this war once and for all, as Protectors and Healers alike hurtle towards a final, violent confrontation that not everyone will survive. Praise for Corrine Jackson's Touched"A taut page-turner. . .Teens will thrill to the romantic tension of an attraction so destructive the couple can barely touch." --VOYA"The characters are so realistic; you can't help but imagine yourself as one of them. Thrilling and chilling!" --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Evening Bags and Executions

by Dorothy Howell

Fashionista and part-time sleuth Haley Randolph has landed her ticket to ride: a job planning events for big-deal Hollywood clients. But her nasty new boss sets her up for disaster by assigning her a hugely complicated Beatles-themed bash. On her way to check out the party's custom yellow submarine cake, Haley finds the baker lying in a pool of blood--here, there and everywhere! And of course the police are eyeing her as the murderer. . .With a suspect list that leads down a very long and winding road, Haley will be working at least eight days a week to keep herself out of those awful blue prison outfits--while tracking down the season's hottest bag: the Enchantress. But a cunning killer may be much closer than she thinks! "Enjoyable." -Publishers Weekly"Appealing, full of light and breezy writing, a lovable cast of characters and touches of humor." -RT Book Reviews

Street Divas

by De'Nesha Diamond

"Gritty, down and dirty, and raw." --Urban ReviewsIn De'nesha Diamond's explosive series, the fiercest ride-or-die chicks in Memphis are battling alongside--and against--their ruthless men to be the last diva standing. . .On these Dirty South streets, revenge is sweet opportunity. Now the women who help rule the hood are out to take ultimate control. Merciless lieutenant Lucifer drops as many bodies as she can to avenge a devastating shooting and consolidate her new power. Loyal gang member Essence discovers friendship has lethal limits when she falls for her best friend's man. Ever-ambitious Yolanda is angling hard to go from a king hustler's baby mama to his one and only. But Queen G LeShelle will betray any trust and take out any obstacle to make the game hers alone. And when these four women push their vendettas past the point of no return, it's a war only the most deadly diva will survive. . ."The raw prose will burn itself in readers' minds, leaving them screaming for the next installment." --Library Journal "These women will have readers turning pages. . .a suspenseful and entertaining book full of deceit and revenge." --APOOO BookClub

Death of a Chef

by Alexander Campion

"Devotees of G.M. Malliet and Charles Todd will enjoy this different and delicious series." --BooklistCommissaire Capucine Le Tellier and her husband, a renowned restaurant critic, are frequent and privileged guests of Paris's cultured society. Unfortunately, a more refined milieu doesn't keep unsavory behavior like murder off the menu. . .When the body of acclaimed Chef Jean-Louis Brault and a shotgun are discovered in an antique Louis Vuitton portemanteau, the general consensus is suicide. Brault had been understandably distraught, if not quite unhinged, amidst rumors that his restaurant La Mère Denis might lose its rare third Michelin star. But when Capucine investigates the scene of the crime, she doesn't think it's only the boulliabaisse that smells fishy. And when Le Monde suggests that Capucine's investigation is a cover up for the lethal consequences of food critics everywhere--a profession in which her husband takes great pride--she will stop at nothing to solve the case. Praise for Alexander Campion and the Capucine Culinary Mysteries"Riveting gastronomic mystery. . . Readers will want a second helping." --Publishers Weekly on The Grave Gourmet"Steeped in Parisian culture and class structure. . .this mystery makes for a fine getaway read." --Library Journal on Killer Critique

I'll Be Your Everything

by J. J. Murray

"A sexy story of love, romance and getting even." -Upscale magazine Meet executive assistant Shari Nance: She's smart, sexy, talented--and excitingly fed up. . .Shari is past done with letting her uber-incompetent boss, Corinne, steal her ideas and get the big bucks and promotions. So, why not pose as Corinne, work a major ad account, and prove who's the real talent? And if that means competing with a rival agency's top executive, well, Shari can't wait to take him on. But when the man turns out to be Tom Sexton, her boss' ruggedly-sexy boyfriend, his agenda has the kind of sizzling moves Shari can't trust or resist . . ."Fast moving, laugh-out loud funny and smart." --RT Book Reviews

A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die

by Edith Maxwell

"Absorbing. . . Builds to an exciting climax." --Publishers Weekly It's harvest time in Westbury, Massachusetts. Unfortunately Cameron Flaherty's first foray into the world of organic farming is yielding a bumper crop of locally sourced murder. . .Just when Cam's CSA is beginning to flourish, thanks to a colorful group of subscribers led by Lucinda DaSilva, an enthusiastic volunteer who's vowed to eat nothing but locally produced food for one year, murder threatens to spoil her success. Especially since the victim is the man she just fired, handyman Mike Montgomery, stabbed to death by a pitchfork. To clear her name, Cam will have to weed out some suspects and dig up secrets buried deep beneath the soil of Produce Plus Plus Farm. And she'll have to catch a murderer whose motto seems to be "Eat local. Kill local." "Maxwell serves up a tasty plot and a bumper crop of colorful characters. Fans of Sheila Connolly and Dorothy St. James will be happy to discover a smart, new sleuth who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty." --Rosemary Harris

Ray of Hope

by Vanessa Davis Griggs

"Vanessa is a superb storyteller." --ReShonda Tate Billingsley"I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind." --Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling authorTeen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who takes charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around--and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for. And when they learn of their grandmother's former rebel antics, which were wild enough to rival their own, they begin to appreciate her present-day passion for leading a more productive life--via family, love, and faith. . ."There are enough tears, hugs, and lessons learned to appease readers, young and adult, who like a good dose of faith with their fiction." --Publishers Weekly

Apart at the Seams

by Marie Bostwick

New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes readers back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut--a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living. . .Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian--a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their twenty-six year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair and suggests an amicable divorce. Devastated, Gayla flees to New Bern. Though Brian insists he's since recommitted to his family, Gayla's feelings of betrayal may go too deep for forgiveness. Besides, her solo sabbatical is a chance to explore the creative impulses she sidelined long ago--quilting, gardening, and striking up new friendships with the women of the Cobbled Court circle--particularly Ivy, a single mother confronting fresh starts and past hurts of her own. With all of their support, Gayla just might find the courage to look ahead, decide which fragments of her old life she wants to keep, which are beyond repair--and how to knot the fraying ends until a bold new design reveals itself. . .Praise for Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven And Texas"Brilliant. . .the characters thunder with life right off the page and into your heart in this quintessential story of family, forgiveness, and nobility. I just adored every single page!" --Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author"This book wrapped around my heart with all the love, warmth, and beauty of a favorite family quilt. I can't stop thinking about it!" --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author"A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author"With Texas-sized helpings of humor, charm, and sass, this tale will put you in a Lone Star state of mind!" --Lauren Lipton, author of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP "Between Heaven and Texas should be the book every contemporary women's fiction reader wants to savor. . .It's a story that touches women on many levels and yet is filled with humor and a bit of pathos." Kirkus"Bostwick's latest is so full of heart, it's amazing it all fits on the pages. Her characters feel genuine, and their wisdom in the face of intense difficulty is profound. A prequel to the Cobbled Court Quilts series, this can stand on its own, satisfying longtime fans and inspiring new ones." RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK

Makin' Miracles

by Lin Stepp

"A charming portrait of the Smokies, their people, and a wonderful way of life." --Deborah Smith, New York Times bestselling authorSet in Tennessee's postcard-perfect Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp's Makin' Miracles is an inspiring tale that reveals why love and forgiveness are most important just when they seem most impossible. . . Zola Devon has always been a little different. Half Tahitian, with long black hair and dark eyes, she's especially distinctive in the mountain town of Gatlinburg. She even stocks her gift shop, Nature's Corner, with items that reflect her island heritage and tantalize tourists. But it's her spot-on intuition that truly sets Zola apart. When she gets a hunch about a person, she's almost always right. And when the surly photographer who owns the gallery next door starts meddling in her business, she can only hope that, for once, her instincts are wrong. The one thing Spencer Jackson loves more than his camera is the majestic scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Reeling from his painful past, he's settled in a cabin in the woods to train his lens on the breathtaking landscape. A woman as uniquely beguiling as Zola could only throw his simple, uncomplicated days into chaos--and force him to lay bare his darkest secrets. But as their lives become unavoidably intertwined, they both may discover the beauty of the truth, and the joy of the unexpected. Praise for Lin Stepp and her Smoky Mountain Novels"I've finally come across someone that believes in all the things that I do. . .love, family, faith, intrigue, mystery, loyalty, romance, and a great love for our beloved Smoky Mountains." -Dolly Parton"A wonderful, new Southern voice." --Joan Medlicott, author of the bestselling The Ladies of Covington series

Down by the River

by Lin Stepp

"A charming portrait of the Smokies, their people, and a wonderful way of life." --Deborah Smith, New York Times bestselling authorSet against the backdrop of Tennessee's breathtaking Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp's Down By the River is a warm-hearted novel that proves it's never too late--or too early--for a fresh start. . .While on a visit to the Smokies, Grace Conley makes a stunning decision: she's going to walk away from her busy life in Nashville to move to tiny Townsend and open a bed and breakfast. There's a beautiful old inn for sale along the Little River that will do perfectly. Of course, Grace's family is scandalized. After all, she's a middle-aged widow! And as a career homemaker, she's always been available for babysitting, chauffeuring, and generally being the peacemaker among her grown children. Has Grace lost her mind? She begins to wonder the same thing once she finds herself attracted to the local ladies' man. But the surprises don't stop there. . .To further complicate her move, Grace's daughter, Margaret, has grudgingly come to live with her. Having just graduated from college, remote Townsend is not where she envisions her future. Yet the handsome young minister next door is convinced he and Margaret are meant for each other. As life choices abound, soon both women will discover that the biggest decisions require confidence, a sense of humor--and a deep, abiding faith. Praise for Lin Stepp and her Smoky Mountain Novels"I've finally come across someone that believes in all the things that I do. . .love, family, faith, intrigue, mystery, loyalty, romance, and a great love for our beloved Smoky Mountains." -Dolly Parton"A wonderful, new Southern voice." --Joan Medlicott, author of the bestselling The Ladies of Covington series

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  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.