Monday, September 19, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Week 10 - Monday





No Breaking My Heart
No Breaking My Heart
By Angell, Kate
2016-07 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496703668 Check Our Catalog

"Known for her charming beach reads." --"Kirkus Reviews"

Relationship Status: Complicated

Professional baseball player Halo Todd doesn't like failure, but he can never turn down a challenge. Especially when there's a pretty woman involved. How else would he end up dressed as a rooster, helping a complete stranger compete on a wacky game show? Even when they're eliminated
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At Peace
At Peace
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-01 - Kristen Ashley
9780692352854 Check Our Catalog

Violet Winters once had it all but lost it when her husband was murdered by a criminal madman. During a cold winter night Violet has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down. And that's when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan. She wants to deny it, but Violet can't beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again …More


Creed
Creed
By Ashley, Kristen
2013-04 - Kristen Ashley
9780615803876 Check Our Catalog

Way too young, eleven year old Tucker Creed and his six year old neighbor, Sylvie Bissenette, find they have something awful in common. Creed then decides he's going to do everything in his limited power to shield his Sylvie from her ordeal. So he does, and Creed and Sylvie form a bond that grows and blossoms with their ages. They plot to leave their lives behind. The town they live in that will …More


Deacon
Deacon
By Ashley, Kristen
2014-10 - Kristen Ashley
9780692280201 Check Our Catalog

Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is …More


Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel
Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-04 - Forever
9781455534180 Check Our Catalog

Lanie Heron isn't looking for love-no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club . . .
For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She's too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop the once-over with …More


For You
For You
By Ashley, Kristen
2014-12 - Kristen Ashley
9780692323663 Check Our Catalog

Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt's heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left …More


Games of the Heart
Games of the Heart
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-08 - Kristen Ashley
9780692467473 Check Our Catalog

From the balcony of his house, Mike Haines can see the quiet, commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm. But what he remembers is Dusty, the little sister of his high school girlfriend, who grew up there. As a teen, Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid, she was sweet, she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike. After high school, she took off and Mike never saw her again. …More


Golden Trail
Golden Trail
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-05 - Kristen Ashley
9780692410288 Check Our Catalog

Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick fell in love young, hard and fast and both of them knew a beautiful life they thought would be forever. Until Rocky left Layne, no explanation, no going back. Layne escapes The 'Burg only to come back years later because his ex-wife has hooked herself to the town jerk and Layne needs to make sure his sons get raised right. Layne manages to avoid Rocky but when Layne …More


Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel
Own the Wind: A Chaos Novel
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-04 - Forever
9781455534197 Check Our Catalog

Too hot to handle . . .

Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than
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The Promise
The Promise
By Ashley, Kristen
2014-04 - Kristen Ashley
9780692506127 Check Our Catalog

Since his brother's death, Benny Bianchi has been nursing his grudge against the woman he thinks led to his brother's downfall. He does this to bury the feelings he has for Francesca Concetti, his brother's girl. But when Frankie takes a bullet while on the run with Benny's cousin's woman, Benny has to face those feelings. The problem is Frankie has decided she's paid her penance. Penance she …More


Ride Steady
Ride Steady
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-06 - Forever
9781455533220 Check Our Catalog

The ride of her life . . .

Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy---until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa's pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

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Walk Through Fire
Walk Through Fire
By Ashley, Kristen
2015-10 - Forever
9781455533251 Check Our Catalog

The flame never dies . . .

Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn't be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie's chance run-in with her
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The Book of Esther
The Book of Esther
By Barton, Emily
2016-06 - Tim Duggan Books
9781101904091 Check Our Catalog

What if an empire of Jewish warriors that really existed in the Middle Ages had never fallen and was the only thing standing between Hitler and his conquest of Russia?

Eastern Europe, August 1942. The Khazar kaganate, an isolated nation of Turkic warrior Jews, lies between the Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea) and the Khazar Sea (the Caspian). It also happens to lie between a belligerent
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The Widow
The Widow
By Barton, Fiona
2016-02 - New American Library
9781101990261 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Chilling-considering I have small granddaughters I almost had to stop reading it.
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And After the Fire
And After the Fire
By Belfer, Lauren
2016-05 - Harper
9780062428516 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Excellent book. Belfer seemlessly blends Jewish history and current history, music both past and present, and the difficult ownership history of a rare document/music and all of the red tape dead ends that come with it. Great book! Will be looking forward to the 2 other books written by this author.
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What We Keep
What We Keep
By Berg, Elizabeth
1998-11 - Compass Press
9781568956619 Check Our Catalog

Do you ever really know your mother, your daughter, the people in your family? In this rich and rewarding new novel by the beloved bestselling author of

Talk Before Sleep and The Pull of the Moon, a reunion between two sisters and their mother reveals how the secrets and complexities of the past have shaped the lives of the women in a family.

Ginny Young is on a plane, en
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June
June
By Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
2016-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780553447682 Check Our Catalog

From the"New York Times"bestselling author of"Bittersweet"comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever.

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family's crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her her grandmother, June. But a knock on the
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Murder in the Marais
Murder in the Marais
By Black, Cara
2003-11 - Soho Crime
9781569471593 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Anthony Awards (2000), Macavity Award (2000)

Aimee Leduc, the intrepid young French-American detective, is hired to investigate the grisly murder of an old Jewish woman in the Marais district of Paris. Her undercover search leads to a neo-Nazi group and requires that she play a dangerous game involving current politics and old war crimes. …More


Murder on the Quai
Murder on the Quai
By Black, Cara
2016-06 - Soho Crime
9781616956783 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Do not recommend as a good summer read. Book chose archaic bits of history, language and women's rights issues-more apt to have happened in 1889 not 1989. Author needs to decide to use a novel set in modern times or Victorian. Difficult book to read.
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Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Wine
By Bradbury, Ray
Read by Hoye, Stephen
2010-12 - Tantor Media Inc
9781400168231 Check Our Catalog


An endearing classic of childhood fancies and memories of an idyllic Midwestern summer from America's most beloved storyteller.
HPL patron: I expected to hear the classic book, but it was recorded in theater fashion. It didn't have the notalgic delight, didn't draw me in, wasn't enjoyable. I much prefer the book.
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Inferno
Inferno
By Brown, Dan
2013-05 - Doubleday Books
9780385537858 Check Our Catalog

In his international blockbusters "The Da Vinci Code," "Angels & Demons," and "The Lost Symbol," Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, he returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date, featuring the Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon. …More


Devil's Rim
Devil's Rim
By Brown, Sam
2010-12 - Center Point
9781602859333 Check Our Catalog

Concho Smith was riding through Devil's Rim with a thunderstorm close at his heels when he stopped to help a ranchwoman hang a tall pole gate. In return, Judith Van let him and his horse use the barn for the night.
The next day she offered him a job. The Van Ranch was in poor shape because Judith's husband was crippled by a horse accident a year ago. Concho accepted and quickly ran afoul of the …More


The Alibi
The Alibi
By Brown, Sandra
1999-08 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446519809 Check Our Catalog

A Saturday night encounter with a mysterious woman is the start of a living nightmare for would-be D.A. Hammond Cross, especially when she turns out to be the prime suspect in a high-profile murder case. Cross now faces a moral dilemma--and a haunting question: Is she innocent of the crime, or was he set up as the perfect alibi? …More



Chill Factor
Chill Factor
By Brown, Sandra
2005-08 - Simon & Schuster
9780743245548 Check Our Catalog

Cleary, North Carolina, is a sleepy mountain town--the kind of place where criminal activity is usually limited to parking violations. Not so lately. Chief Dutch Burton and his small police force have been frantically searching for a killer dubbed Blue, so called for his habit of leaving a blue ribbon near the spot where each of four young women was last seen. …More