Friday, March 2, 2012

HPL's New Books

Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2012.  To see new books from other years try:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
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The Only Best Place The Only Best Place
By Aarsen, Carolyne
2006-09 - Faithwords
9780446696814 Check Our Catalog

Leslie Vandekeere thought her big-city career made her life worthwhile, but a move to small-town Montana shows her how big the world really is. Leslie had a good life: a happy family, a great career (even if it did pull her away from her home), and all the energy of urban living. But she finds herself miles away from the city she knows and loves when her husband moves her and the children back to his boyhood home in Montana to help his mother work the struggling family farm. Being a farmer's wife was definitely not in Leslie's plan, and now she finds herself dealing with dirty cows, giant machinery, eccentric neighbors, and an extended family she doesn't quite fit into. When her husband hints that the move might be permanent, Leslie must decide--can she really handle this much fresh air? …More

Speak to My Heart Speak to My Heart
By Adams, Stacy Hawkins
2004-10 - Revell
9780800759704 Check Our Catalog

Serena is successful, sassy, and saved. But can she come to terms with her mother's secret and past relationships before it's too late? …More

South of Superior South of Superior
By Airgood, Ellen
2011-06 - Riverhead Books
9781594487934 Check Our Catalog

A heartwarming debut novel, "South of Superior" explores the deep reward in caring for others, and shows how one who is poor in pocket can be rich in so many other ways, and how little it often takes to make someone happy. …More

The Peach Keeper The Peach Keeper
By Allen, Sarah Addison
2012-01 - Bantam
9780553385601 Check Our Catalog

The Blue Ridge Madam was built by Willa Jackson's great-great-grandfather and was once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina. Willa learns that an old classmate--socialite Paxton Osgood--has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a topflight inn. But after a skeleton is found buried beneath a peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light. …More

Crusade: Destroyermen, Book II Crusade: Destroyermen, Book II
By Anderson, Taylor
2008-10 - Roc
9781440640674 Check Our Catalog

The ?gripping and riveting?( S.M. Stirling, author of "The Scourge of God") Destroyermen saga continues.
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS "Walker," have chosen sides in a war not of their making. Swept from the World War II Pacific into an alternate world, they have allied with the Lemurians?a mammalian race threatened by the warlike reptilian Grik.
The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle. Luckily they are not alone?Reddy finally finds "Mahan," the other destroyer that passed through the rift. Together, the two American ships will teach the Lemurians to make a stand. Or so they think.
For the massive Japanese battleship "Amagi," the very ship that "Walker" was fleeing from when the rift took them, has followed them through. And now the "Amagi" is in the hands of the Grik.

Distant Thunders Distant Thunders
By Anderson, Taylor
2011-02 - Roc
9780451463708 Check Our Catalog

After a terrible battle against the Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy must contend with the arrival of a ship captained by Commodore Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy-an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before. But the British bring a new and different kind of threat along with them... …More

Into the Storm Into the Storm
By Anderson, Taylor
2009-02 - Roc
9780451462374 Check Our Catalog

An imaginative alternate history saga begins. Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS "Walker" retreats from Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, heads "Walker" into a squall for cover. But the ship emerges somewhere else. …More

Maelstrom Maelstrom
By Anderson, Taylor
2010-04 - Roc
9780451462824 Check Our Catalog

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy and his crew are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come. …More

A Slaying in Savannah A Slaying in Savannah
By Fletcher, Jessica
Author Bain, Donald
2008-09 - New American Library
9780451225054 Check Our Catalog

Jessica Fletcher digs up a home-grown murder mystery down South in this brand-new installment in the "USA Today" bestselling series.
Jessica is saddened when her eccentric old friend Tillie Mortelaine passes awayaand surprised to learn that Tillie has left her a million dollars. But there are strings attached. Jessica must use the money to help the literacy fund she and Tillie established years ago in Savannah, Georgia. And she will receive the money only if she can solve a mystery within the month: the murder of Tillieas fiancA(c), Wanamaker Jones.
As Jessica settles into Tillieas Savannah mansion and meets Tillieas boarders, she also discovers that the spirit of Wanamaker Jones haunts the grounds. And that there are those in Savannah who are looking to cash in on Tillieas demiseaand Jessicaas failure...

The Judging Eye The Judging Eye
By Bakker, R. Scott
2010-03 - Overlook Press
9781590202920 Check Our Catalog

Exquisitely intelligent and beautifully written . . . this is fantasy with muscle and brains, rife with intrigue and admirable depth of character, set in a world laden with history and detail.--Steven Erikson, author of "Gardens of the Moon." …More

La Perla Secreta = The Secret Pearl La Perla Secreta = The Secret Pearl
By Balogh, Mary
Translator Herrera, Raquel
2008-01 - Spanish Publishers
9788496711273 Check Our Catalog SPA

< b>A New York Times Bestseller< /b>< P>A true classic and fan favorite, < I>The Secret Pearl< /I> is one of Mary Balogh's finest novels - a tale of guarded hearts and raw emotion, and of a love so powerful it will take your breath away. To the woman known simply as Fleur, the well-dressed gentleman with the mesmerizing eyes is an unlikely savior. Forced to barter her body for survival, she never expects to see him again. Until she is offered a position as a governess . . . and is stunned to discover that her midnight lover is a powerful nobleman. …More

Whispers in the Dark Whispers in the Dark
By Banks, Maya
2012-01 - Berkley
9780425246108 Check Our Catalog

Nathan is being held captive and is in agony. His saving grace is the voice of an angel who eases his pain and helps him regain enough strength to escape. When he does, she leaves him with a void that he can barely stand. After he escapes and returns to the KGI, he hears her again--now "she" needs "him." Original. …More

The Jefferson Key The Jefferson Key
By Berry, Steve
2011-12 - Ballantine Books
9780345505521 Check Our Catalog

Four presidents of the United States have been assassinated--in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963--each murder seemingly unrelated. But what if those presidents were all killed for the shocking same reason: a clause contained in the United States Constitution? This is the question faced by former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone. When President Danny Daniels is nearly killed in the heart of Manhattan, Malone risks his life to foil the murder--only to find himself at odds with the Commonwealth, a secret society of pirates first assembled during the American Revolution. Racing across the nation and taking to the high seas, Malone and Cassiopeia Vitt must break a secret cipher originally possessed by Thomas Jefferson, unravel a mystery concocted by Andrew Jackson, and unearth a document forged by the Founding Fathers themselves--one powerful enough to make the Commonwealth unstoppable.
Don't miss Steve Berry's short story "The Devil's Gold" and a sneak peek of his new novel, "The Columbus Affair, "in the back of the book.

Minding Frankie Minding Frankie
By Binchy, Maeve
2011-12 - Anchor Books
9780307475497 Check Our Catalog


An Irresistible Bachelor An Irresistible Bachelor
By Bird, Jessica
2004-03 - Ivy Books
9780345458964 Check Our Catalog

He was a confirmed bachelor--and a gorgeous work of art.
For struggling art conservationist Callie Burke, the chance to restore a world-famous painting is the opportunity of a lifetime--one that no one in her right mind would turn down. Call her crazy, but Callie has serious reservations about working with the painting's owner. Warm and sexy, Jack Walker makes no attempt to hide the strong attraction he feels for Callie--even as she tries to keep their relationship professional. Now, cocooned in his studio in Boston, she will either have to learn to ignore the man and concentrate on the masterpiece, or give in to the kind of passion that can never be captured on canvas.
Jack Walker is a practical man who runs his life, his empire, and his fortune effortlessly. Yet from the moment he met Callie Burke, he wanted her with all the intensity of a first crush. As he gets to know her, the desire blossoms into something more--and Jack finds that for the first time in his life he is leading with his heart instead of his head. . . .

Country of the Bad Wolfes Country of the Bad Wolfes
By Blake, James Carlos
2012-01 - Cinco Puntos Press
9781935955030 Check Our Catalog


Something about Emmaline Something about Emmaline
By Boyle, Elizabeth
2005-01 - Avon Books
9780060549312 Check Our Catalog

The "USA Today" bestselling author of "Stealing the Bride" delivers another delightful Regency romp, chock full of surprises, deceptions, and wonderful passion. Original. …More

Tempted by the Night Tempted by the Night
By Boyle, Elizabeth
2008-08 - Avon Books
9780061373220 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Lady Hermione Marlowe refuses to believe that the handsome gentleman she loves spends his nights in London's lustiest locales. If only she had a way to prove that Lord Rockhurst is a proper gentleman. Original. …More

Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess: Blotto, Twinks #2 Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess: Blotto, Twinks #2
By Brett, Simon
2012-01 - Felony & Mayhem
9781934609927 Check Our Catalog

Hurrah for the return of that intrepid duo: Blotto (handsome, honorable, not the sharpest knife in the drawer), and his sister Twinks (just a bit brainier than a girl should be)! As this is the 1920s, they are of course attending a weekend house party, where - how astonishing! - a murder is announced. One of the guests has the gall to accuse Corky, the siblings' family chauffeur, so Blotto and Twinks have no choice but to find the real murderer and clear Corky's good name. And also, you know, keep Corky from hanging and so on. Their sleuthing will take them to an opium den, a crumbling Scottish castle, and - most thrillingly - the headquarters of the evil League of the Crimson Hand …More

Vulture Peak Vulture Peak
By Burdett, John
2012-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307272676 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Police colonel Vikorn has given Royal Thai Police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep a little task: stop the trafficking in human organs. It seems that Vikorn is running for governor of Bangkok and needs to crack this case to look good. Soon, the morally upright Sonchai is traveling from Shanghai to Dubai to Monte Carlo as he chases down the Vultures, Chinese twins who dominate the illicit body-parts business. …More

The Harbinger The Harbinger
By Cahn, Jonathan
2012-01 - Frontline
9781616386108 Check Our Catalog


Shadows in Flight Shadows in Flight
By Card, Orson Scott
2012-01 - Tor Books
9780765332004 Check Our Catalog

Bean flees to the stars with three of his children-- the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth's scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten-- a fading signal speaking of events lost to Earth's history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity. …More

Sonoma Rose Sonoma Rose
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2012-02 - Dutton Books
9780525952640 Check Our Catalog

From "New York Times" bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a powerful and dramatic Prohibition-era story that follows the fortunes of Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman who plunges into the unknown for the safety of her children and the love of a good but flawed man. …More