Wednesday, July 26, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading



A House Divided
A House Divided
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2013-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455526062 Check Our Catalog


The 10th Reverend Curtis Black novel! Life is close to perfect for Charlotte and Curtis Black--except that their son Matthew's girlfriend, Racquel, is eight months pregnant and Racquel's mother, Mona, and Charlotte can't stand each other. On the day of Racquel's baby shower, Charlotte and Mona have a major blow up and the stress sends Racquel into early labor.
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The Reverend's Wife
The Reverend's Wife
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2012-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446572477 Check Our Catalog


From bestselling author Roby comes the ninth installment in her award-winning Reverend Curtis Black series. Curtis is ready to move on from his wife after her two affairs and is being propositioned by a woman who desperately wants to become the next Mrs. Curtis Black.
HPL patron: Book 9 of the Reverend Curtis series. This book was interesting and …More


Sin of a Woman
Sin of a Woman
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2017-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455569694 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Raven is acting like she's a minister but in reality she is faking to get more members so she can have more money. Raven lies her way to manipulate people, lie on people, and hurt people until she loses everything at the end.
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Sin No More
Sin No More
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2008-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780060892500 Check Our Catalog


The Reverend Curtis Black is turning over a new leafor is he? From "New York Times"-bestselling author Kim Lawson Roby comes a novel featuring her beloved, rascally reverend. Will he be able to live a life without sin?
HPL patron: This is five in the Curtis Black series. The prominient minister is back and is attempting to change his cheating ways. There …More


A Sinful Calling
A Sinful Calling
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2016-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455559596 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Dillion has managed to get a megachurch just like his father, but he's just like his father so he doesn't get the end result of a megachurch because he has so much hatred in his heart that he loses everything in his life that means something to him.
HPL patron: Book 13 in the Reverend Curtis Black series. This book is …More


Too Much of a Good Thing
Too Much of a Good Thing
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2005-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780060568504 Check Our Catalog


In the sequel to the enormously successful "Casting the First Stone," Lawson Roby brings back a character readers love to hate.
HPL patron: Book 2 in the Reverend Curtis Black series. There's greed, lying, cheating. There were important issues: self-worth, rape, self-love.
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The Ultimate Betrayal
The Ultimate Betrayal
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2015-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455559565 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Book 12 of the Curtis Black series. The book is focused on his daughter Alicia. There is drama, never ending twists, selfish choices, and unforseen consequences.
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Every Dark Corner
Every Dark Corner
By Rose, Karen
2017-02 - Berkley Books
9780399583063 Check Our Catalog

In this nerve-shattering novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Alone in the Dark, special Agents Griffin Davenport and Kate Coppola are on the trail of a depraved criminal...
When FBI Special Agent Griffin "Decker" Davenport opens his eyes after several days in a coma, there is unfinished business still on his mind. Decker's on the cusp of discovering the …More


Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame
Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame
By Saul, John
1997-03 - Fawcett Books
9780449227862 Check Our Catalog

'Part Three' of the new six-part serial novel by a master of chilling terror ushers in the scariest and most suspenseful six months readers will ever spend! 'The Blackstone Chronicles' will be a major TV miniseries. …More


Asylum
Asylum
By Saul, John
1997-05 - Fawcett Books
9780449227947 Check Our Catalog

John Saul, master of psychological and supernatural suspense, has created a terrifying serial thriller set in the New England town of Blackstone. From the old Asylum, an insidious evil has descended upon unsuspecting souls who fall within its looming shadow. Seemingly harmless gifts have been appearing for months at the homes of Blackstone's residents.
Each object has a dark, horrifying …More


Darkness
Darkness
By Saul, John
Read by Dawe, Angela
2014-04 - Brilliance Audio
9781469292588 Check Our Catalog

Villejeune, Florida. A secluded little town at the edge of a vast, eerie swamp. Far from prying eyes. Far from the laws of civilization. Here folks live by their own rules -- dark rites of altars and infants, candles and blood.

Years ago the Andersons left town with a dream. Now they are back. To live out a nightmare. Something has been waiting for them. Something unspeakably evil. It
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Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope
Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope
By Saul, John
1997-04 - Fawcett Books
9780449227893 Check Our Catalog

When attorney Ed Becker spots the carved antique dresser in a dusty attic, he takes it to restore. Then his young daughter, Amy, makes a curious discovery--inside one of the drawers she finds a set of old pictures and a stereoscope, an old-fashioned device that allows one to see images in 3-D. Oddly, one of the photos resembles their house, where Ed's grandmother lived long ago. But the scenes …More


Eye for an Eye: The Doll
Eye for an Eye: The Doll
By Saul, John
1997-03 - Fawcett Books
9780449227817 Check Our Catalog

Starting this month, John Saul offers readers his ultimate tale of terror--one piece at a time. Beginning with "An Eye for an Eye: The Doll", the "Blackstone Chronicles" brings to eerie life the small New England town of Blackstone--and the dark secrets and sins that lay buried there. …More


Look Again
Look Again
By Scottoline, Lisa
2009-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312380724 Check Our Catalog


Bestselling author Scottoline's writing is sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip. . . she gives fans of thrillers a good, twisty plot, lively characters, andan all-around fun read ("USA Today").
HPL patron: I'd give this 3 stars out of 4.
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Lost and Found Sisters
Lost and Found Sisters
By Shalvis, Jill
2017-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062675644 Check Our Catalog


From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel--an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood--perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.
They say life can change in an instant...

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally
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Her Sweetest Revenge
Her Sweetest Revenge
By Saundra
2015-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617739774 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Mya, a poor girl from the projects, is forced to take care of her siblings when her mother turns to drugs after Mya's dad goes to prison for life. Mya seeks revenge on everyone who brought harm to her family.
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Her Sweetest Revenge 2
Her Sweetest Revenge 2
By Saundra
2015-10 - Dafina Books
9781617739811 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The second of a 3 part series. Mya continues to be loyal and close to her family. There was suspense and some editing issues. It will be a good read if you like urban books.
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Her Sweetest Revenge 3
Her Sweetest Revenge 3
By Saundra
2016-02 - Dafina Books
9781617739859 Check Our Catalog

Mya Bedford's hopes for a normal life, free from the hustle, seem more distant than ever when her best friend's fiance is shot, Mya's husband is thrown back into the game, and a ruthless new crew hits the streets of Detroit. But there's one bright spot: Mya's father, Lester, has suddenly been released from prison. It seem like love is even blossoming again between Mya's parents...

Mya
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Heist 2
Heist 2
By Swinson, Kiki
2015-09 - Dafina Books
9780758280312 Check Our Catalog

The Last Heist Kiki Swinson

Shannon Mitchell gambled that betraying her husband's biggest heist ever was her way out of the game for good. Losing that bet put her in lockdown--and at the top of Todd Mitchell's revenge-fueled hit list. Now she'll work every seductive move and lethal play to survive. 'Cause when it comes to wreaking her own vengeance, this devious beauty isn't
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The Score
The Score
By Swinson, Kiki
2016-01 - Dafina Books
9781617739682 Check Our Catalog

Going once

Identity theft mastermind Lauren Kelly has always had a taste for the finer things including Matt Connors, her lover and accomplice. But she's not the only one

Going twice

When their partner, Yancy, stumbles onto a tycoon's multi-million dollar bank account, Lauren expects everything will go smoothly until she discovers Yancy and Matt are planning the
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Heist 2
Heist 2
By Swinson, Kiki
2015-09 - Dafina Books
9780758280312 Check Our Catalog

The Last Heist Kiki Swinson

Shannon Mitchell gambled that betraying her husband's biggest heist ever was her way out of the game for good. Losing that bet put her in lockdown--and at the top of Todd Mitchell's revenge-fueled hit list. Now she'll work every seductive move and lethal play to survive. 'Cause when it comes to wreaking her own vengeance, this devious beauty isn't
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Wife Extraordinaire Reloaded Part 3
Wife Extraordinaire Reloaded Part 3
By Swinson, Kiki
2014-11 - KS Publications
9780985349523 Check Our Catalog

Trice and Charlene find themselves in a war to see who'll become Wife Extraordinaire. …More


Wifey's Next Deadly Hustle
Wifey's Next Deadly Hustle
By Swinson, Kiki
2014-12 - KS Publications
9780986203718 Check Our Catalog

Kira is getting pulled in more murders. It seems like everywhere she turns someone else comes up dead. Now that she's aware that harm is lurking around the next corner she starts equipping herself with an arsenal of manpower. But will that manpower help keep her alive? …More


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process
By Taylor, Corey
2013-07 - Da Capo Press
9780306821646 Check Our Catalog

Lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour's follow-up to the "New York Times" bestseller "Seven Deadly Sins." …More



I Wrote This for You
I Wrote This for You
By Pleasefindthis
Author Thomas, Iain S.
Photographer Ellis, Jon
2011-12 - Central Avenue Publishing
9781926760681 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This book grew tiresome. By the end I was just wishing I could read faster to finish it sooner. Maybe if I took my time something would have resonated but overall, I was not a fan. The photos/images don't really add to the entries like I thought they would/should.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading




A Good Day to Buy
A Good Day to Buy
By Harris, Sherry
2017-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496707512 Check Our Catalog
HER BROTHER IS NO BARGAIN

When Sarah Winston's estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he's in town--especially her ex, the chief of police--the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah's latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife--her
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The Witch with No Name
The Witch with No Name
By Harrison, Kim
2014-09 - Voyager
9780061957956 Check Our Catalog

It's Rachel Morgan's ultimate adventure . . . and anything can happen in this final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series.
Rachel Morgan has come a long way from her early days as an inexperienced bounty hunter. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a …More


Say It Ain't So
Say It Ain't So
By Hunt, La Jill
2009-11 - Urban Books
9781601622549 Check Our Catalog
"Essence"-bestselling author Hunt returns with a drama-filled tale in which the truth remains hidden, lives become threatened, and all hell breaks loose. …More


Expecting to Die
Expecting to Die
By Jackson, Lisa
2016-12 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496705006 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This is a good summer mystery "read." The plot takes place in Montana in a small town. Town members are caught up in a supposed sighting of "Big Foot." Couple this with several deaths which may or may not be attributed to "Big Foot," a group of uncooperative teenagers who are a big part of the criminal investigation leading the two investigating …More


Snowblind: A Thriller
Snowblind: A Thriller
By Jonasson, Ragnar
2017-01 - Minotaur Books
9781250096074 Check Our Catalog

Where: A quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors. It is accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.
Who: Ari Thor is a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik. He has a past that he's unable to leave behind.
What: A young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed …More


Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2017-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345541437 Check Our Catalog
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman.
At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware …More


Above the Paw
Above the Paw
By Kelly, Diane
2016-12 - St. Martin's Press
9781250094841 Check Our Catalog

The crime-fighting duo of Megan Luz and her K-9 is back--and on the prowl. . .
WILL THEY DIG UP THE TRUTH?

When a rash of college students falls seriously ill after ingesting Molly, a "club drug" also known as ecstasy, Officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit are tasked with tracking down the dealers. Going undercover at the university leads Megan closer and
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Somewhere I'll Find You
Somewhere I'll Find You
By Kleypas, Lisa
1996-10 - Avon Books
9780380781430 Check Our Catalog

A classic tale of sensuous secrets and unanticipated passion, from the extraordinary New York Times bestselling author
The toast of the town ...
All London is at Julia Wentworth's feet--and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention ... and cannot love.
For years Damon …More


The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense
The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense
By Koontz, Dean
2017-06 - Bantam
9780345545992 Check Our Catalog
A dazzling new series, a pure adrenaline rush, debuts with Jane Hawk, a remarkable heroine certain to become an icon of suspense
"I very much need to be dead."
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, …More


The Most to Lose
The Most to Lose
By Landon, Laura
2012-10 - Montlake Romance
9781612184784 Check Our Catalog

A High-Stakes Courtship
When Jonah Armstrong, the Earl of Haywood, returns to London after a three year absence, his plan is simple: reenter society, find a wealthy bride, and save the Haywood name from ruin. He has no time for distractions. Yet when he encounters Lady Cecelia Randolph, Jonah can't resist a flirtation. After all, his feud with her brother, the Duke of Hadleigh, …More


Silent Revenge
Silent Revenge
By Landon, Laura
2012-10 - Montlake Romance
9781612184777 Check Our Catalog
A Marriage of Convenience Such is the agreement forged between Lady Jessica Stanton and Simon Warland, Earl of Northcote. Jessica needs a husband strong enough to protect her inheritance from her avaricious stepbrother. Simon needs money to restore the family legacy his father squandered. United by necessity, emotional attachment isn't part of the deal. An Unexpected Passion Yet once the reluctant …More


The Lady Chosen
The Lady Chosen
By Laurens, Stephanie
2014-08 - HarperLuxe
9780062353986 Check Our Catalog

Tristan Wemyss, Earl of Trentham, has a most unexpected challenge: like all men of his class he must find a suitable wife, but within a year, and if he fails, he must forfeit his inheritance. Despite the many alluring young women paraded before him, he picks his neighbor, Miss Leonora Carling. Spirited, educated, and no man's fool, Leonora meets his requirements perfectly. Unfortunately, she …More


The Taste of Innocence: A Cynster Novel
The Taste of Innocence: A Cynster Novel
By Laurens, Stephanie
2007-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780060840860 Check Our Catalog
A beloved "New York Times" bestselling author pens a scintillating new tale that returns to the territory of one of her most enduring Cynster novels. …More


The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty: (Humorous Fantasy and Science Fiction for Young Adults)
The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty: (Humorous Fantasy and Science Fiction for Young Adults)
By Lebel, Steve
2014-07 - Argon Press
9780991055401 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This is a fantastic book by a local Michigan author that leaves you wanting more. The characters are well developed and you easily form attachments to them. The story is unique--scifi and fantasy lovers will embrace this book. This story brings out all your emotions and you don't want it to end! Your mind is challenged and your heart will melt.
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French Fried
French Fried
By Logan, Kylie
2017-06 - Berkley Books
9780425274897 Check Our Catalog
Poison's on the menu in the second book in the national bestselling Ethnic Eats series featuring Laurel Inwood and the quirky residents of Hubbard, Ohio.


The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in.
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The White Road
The White Road
By Lotz, Sarah
2017-05 - Mulholland Books
9780316396608 Check Our Catalog
A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world.
Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic
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Alaska Home: A Romance Novel Falling for Him
Alaska Home: A Romance Novel Falling for Him
By Macomber, Debbie
2017-02 - Mira Books
9780778330196 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: It was very predictable. Had some dry areas, but held interest enough to keep reading.
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The Road to Love: Love by Degree\The Rain Sparrow
The Road to Love: Love by Degree\The Rain Sparrow
By Goodnight, Linda
Author Goodnight, Linda
2017-03 - Harlequin Books
9780373799299 Check Our Catalog

Fall for these two beloved stories about life, love and second chances
Love by Degree by Debbie Macomber
When Ellen Cunningham decides to go back to school as a mature student, she knows that money is going to be tight. She also knows she's lucky to find inexpensive lodging in a house near the campus, but she didn't count on having to live with three college-aged …More


16th Seduction
16th Seduction
By Patterson, James
2017-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316274036 Check Our Catalog


The Instant #1 New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the most explosive case of her career.
Lindsay Boxer is learning to love again. After the picture-perfect world she shared with her husband, Joe, and their beautiful young daughter shattered under the weight of Joe's double life, Lindsay is determined to put …More


Murder Games
Murder Games
By Patterson, James
2017-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316273961 Check Our Catalog


The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own

Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes.
Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong …More


Hope Blooms
Hope Blooms
By Pope, Jamie
2017-03 - Dafina Books
9781496708687 Check Our Catalog
"Beautifully written...a story you won't forget. --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
When tragedy destroys everything you've built, how do you find the strength to go on? In Jamie Pope's powerful novel, one woman must come to terms with grief--and a passionate but uncertain chance at remaking her future.
In one shattering instant, schoolteacher …More


The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
By Quinn, Julia
2017-05 - Avon Books
9780062674777 Check Our Catalog

While you were sleeping...
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not …More


Black Rose
Black Rose
By Roberts, Nora
2014-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425269558 Check Our Catalog
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author presents the second novel of her In the Garden trilogy, as three women discover secrets from the past contained within their historic home. Original. …More



Red Lily
Red Lily
By Roberts, Nora
2014-03 - Berkley Books
9780425269770 Check Our Catalog
In the final installment of her In the Garden trilogy, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts concludes the story of three women who learn that the heart of their historic home holds a mystery of years gone by. Unabridged. 9 CDs. …More