Monday, August 29, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 8 - Monday





Bachelor Unleashed
Bachelor Unleashed
By Jackson, Brenda
2010-11 - Kimani Press
9780373861880 Check Our Catalog


Farrah Holloway has never forgotten the hot, fleeting affair she had with Xavier Kane. Getting together with him again is a fantasy come true. She certainly doesn't expect the footloose bachelor to change his ways. But this time around, Xavier wants more. Original.
HPL patron: Never say you're not going to fall in love again.
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Clawback
Clawback
By Jance, J. A.
2016-03 - Touchstone Books
9781501110726 Check Our Catalog

In "New York Times" bestselling author J.A. Jance's latest thriller, Ali Reynolds faces her most controversial mystery yet, solving the murder of a man whose Ponzi scheme bankrupted hundreds of people, and left them seeking justice or revenge.

When Ali's parents lose their life savings to a Ponzi scheme, her father goes to confront his long-time friend and financial advisor, only to
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Dark Rival
Dark Rival
By Joyce, Brenda
2007-10 - Harlequin Books
9780373772193 Check Our Catalog

In this second book of Joyces paranormal romance series, Black Royce is a battle-hardened soldier of the gods. Hes sent to New York City to protect a Healer. The moment Royce sees beautiful Allie Monroe, he knows she will be his only weakness. Original. …More


Hide Away
Hide Away
By Johansen, Iris
2016-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250075826 Check Our Catalog


DARK SECRETS

World-famous forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has landed in a well-guarded hospital room in Carmel, California. But hidden danger looms for Eve, her beloved Joe Quinn, and Cara Delaney, the young girl they've both sworn to protect. With Cara's enemies on the move, Eve has no choice but to flee the hospital no matter what the doctors say. Her protective instincts in full
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Midnight Kisses
Midnight Kisses
By Jordan, Wayne
2010-09 - Kimani Press
9780373861828 Check Our Catalog

His faith shattered by loss, Daniel Buchanan has built a cocoon around his heart, spending his days counseling troubled teens. But his life changes the night he meets Renee Walker. The dedicated social worker reawakens something in him, her kisses igniting a firestorm of desire that takes the widowed minister by surprise.
After being left at the altar, Renee isn't ready to love and lose again. …More


Saved by Her Embrace
Saved by Her Embrace
By Jordan, Wayne
2011-06 - Kimani Press
9780373862191 Check Our Catalog


After dumping her cheating boyfriend, Sandra Walters doesn't trust men--especially men in white coats. So when Tory Whitehall turns up in Barbados, she vows to steer clear of the handsome surgeon. Can Troy change her mind? Original.
HPL patron: Love waits for no one.
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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
By Junger, Sebastian
2009-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393337013 Check Our Catalog

The incredible true story of a tempest born from so rare a combination of factors it was deemed "perfect" and of the doomed Boston boat with her crew of six fishermen that was helpless in the midst of a force beyond comprehension. …More


Summer's Crossing
Summer's Crossing
By Kagawa, Julie
2011-06 - Harlequin Teen
9781459206403 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: As an Iron Fey Novella, I was intrigued by the story containing fairies of different seasons. Interestingly enough, I plan to check out the rest of the Iron Fey series.
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Summer
Summer
By Kingsbury, Karen
2007-08 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842387484 Check Our Catalog


A New Beginning

Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart are married and living in Bloomington, Indiana, where Dayne has found a solution to his on-camera love scenes-he wants Katy to star in his next film. Katy wins the part and is cast opposite her superstar husband. The story of a small-town girl's dream come true is too much for the press to resist, and in an effort to
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Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad
By Kirkpatrick, Melanie
2012-09 - Encounter Books
9781594036330 Check Our Catalog


From the world's most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They …More


Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
By Kiyosaki, Robert T.
2011-06 - Plata Publishing
9781612680002 Check Our Catalog


Taking to heart the message that the poor and middle class work for money, but the rich have money work for them, the authors lay out a financial philosophy based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results.
HPL patron: Interesting book about a young man who was able to know a rich man and his father who had completely …More


Secret Sisters
Secret Sisters
By Krentz, Jayne Ann
2015-12 - Berkley Books
9780399174483 Check Our Catalog

No one does romantic suspense better than Jayne Ann Krentz. Now, the New York Times bestselling author of "Trust No One" and "River Road" delivers a novel that twists and turns into a read that will leave you breathless.

Madeline and Daphne were once as close as sisters until a secret tore them apart. Now it might take them to their graves.

They knew his name, the man who
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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
By Larson, Erik
2011-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408846 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Chautauqua Prize (2012), Washington State Book Award (2012)


The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. Written by the bestselling author of "Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts" lends a stunning, eyewitness …More


Before the Wind
Before the Wind
By Lynch, Jim
2016-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307958983 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Book was a little difficult for me to follow since I am not a sailor, so I wasn't familiar with the terminology. It had a good story to it about family.
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In the Cold Dark Ground
In the Cold Dark Ground
By MacBride, Stuart
2016-04 - HarperCollins
9780008144890 Check Our Catalog


THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER
The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD and A SONG FOR THE DYING.
Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble
His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, …More


A Girl's Guide to Moving on
A Girl's Guide to Moving on
By Macomber, Debbie
2016-02 - Ballantine Books
9780553391923 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER In this powerful and uplifting novel, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined.

When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the
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Losing Me
Losing Me
By Margolis, Sue
2015-07 - New American Library
9780451471840 Check Our Catalog

The compulsively readable (Susie Essman, actress, "Curb Your Enthusiasm") author of "Best Supporting Role" delivers a new novel of one woman who's stretched so thin, she almost disappears...

Knocking on sixty, Barbara Stirling is too busy to find herself, while caring for her mother, husband, children, and grandchildren. But when she loses her job, everything changes. Exhausted,
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Dangerous Behavior
Dangerous Behavior
By Marks, Walter
2002-11 - Carroll & Graf Publishers
9780786710430 Check Our Catalog

From an Emmy Award-winning author comes a high-voltage psychological thriller, whose film rights have already been sold to Paramount/Scott Rudin. Charged with suspense, this taut debut crime novel pits the rigorously trained mind of a promising young psychiatrist, David Rothberg, against the acute--if warped--wits of a convicted murderer in a maximum security prison. …More


Christmas Mourning
Christmas Mourning
By Maron, Margaret
2010-12 - Thorndike Press
9781410430014 Check Our Catalog

A community is devastated after a cheerleader dies in a car crash. Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant soon learns that her death was not a simple accident, and more lives may be lost unless he and Judge Deborah Knott can discover why she died. …More


High Country Fall
High Country Fall
By Maron, Margaret
2004-10 - Thorndike Press
9780786269365 Check Our Catalog

Judge Deborah Knott has agreed to "tie the knot" with childhood friend Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant, and her relatives believe it's the love match of the century. Deborah now wonders whether friendship, history, and good sex are enough to make a marriage. Her antidote for cold feet? Heading for the Blue Ridge Mountains to fill in for a vacationing judge in the beautiful - and deadly - town of …More


Home Fires
Home Fires
By Maron, Margaret
1998-12 - Mysterious Press
9780892966554 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Agatha Awards (1998), Macavity Award (1999)

One place the two Souths - black and white - meet is in Judge Deborah Knott's courtroom. Busy with her reelection campaign and building a new house on land that has been in her family for generations, Deborah has both deep roots and a professional stake in her community. She's shaken when her nephew A.K. is arrested with a group of vandalizing teens at a local cemetery. Torn between her duty as a …More


Slow Dollar
Slow Dollar
By Maron, Margaret
2002-08 - Mysterious Press
9780892967643 Check Our Catalog

For Judge Knott, the case before her seems to be an ordinary misdemeanor--except that the personal property that's been destroyed is an inflatable carnival ride. When the carnival comes to her own town a few weeks later, Deborah soon discovers there's nothing ordinary about this rag-tag collection of rides and games. …More


Tears of the Giraffe
Tears of the Giraffe
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2005-11 - Pantheon Books
9780375423888 Check Our Catalog


The continuing story of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency--starring Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's first lady detective--finds our wily heroine searching for a young man who disappeared into the African plains many years ago.
HPL patron: Part 2 in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series-not a suspenseful mystery but very entertaining and intellectually plot/character driven …More



Cress
Cress
By Meyer, Marissa
2014-02 - Feiwel & Friends
9780312642976 Check Our Catalog


The #1 "New York Times "Bestselling Series
In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.
Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only …More