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The heir / by Kiera Cass.
Twenty years ago America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story ... but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.


American wife : a memoir of love, service, faith, and renewal / by Taya Kyle, with Jim DeFelice.
The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle shares their private journey, a moving and universal chronicle of love and family, service and patriotism, grief and sacrifice, faith and purpose.


Day shift / Charlaine Harris.
There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she's beautiful and dangerous. Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred's regular and very wealthy clients dies during a reading. Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight.


Clinton cash : the untold story of how and why foreign governments and businesses made Bill and Hillary rich / by Peter Schweizer.
In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, they've earned over $130 million. Where did the money come from? Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their wealth through lucrative book deals and high-six figure fees for speaking gigs. Now, Peter Schweizer shows who is really behind those enormous payments.


The edge of the shadows / Elizabeth George.
The edge of the shadows /  Elizabeth George.
Someone is setting fires on Whidbey Island and Becca King and her friends may know who the arsonist is.


The three heavens : angels, demons, and what lies ahead / John Hagee.
The three heavens : angels, demons, and what lies ahead / John Hagee.
Would it surprise you to know that the Bible talks about three different heavens, not just one? And as the end draws nearer, maybe it's time you started to think about the amazing things that lie ahead.


Theodore Boone : the fugitive / John Grisham.
Theodore Boone : the fugitive / John Grisham.
Kid Lawyer Theo thought the danger had passed, but he's about to face off against an old adversary: accused murderer and fugitive Pete Duffy. On a field trip to Washington, DC, Theo spots a familiar face on the Metro: Duffy, who jumped bail and was never seen again. Theo's quick thinking helps bring Duffy back to Strattenburg to stand trial. But now that Duffy knows who he is, Theo is in greater danger than he's ever been in before. Even when everything is on the line, Theodore Boone will stop at nothing to make sure a killer is brought to justice.


Out of orange : my real life / Cleary Wolters.
The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time: a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond.


A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope / Tom Brokaw.
A moving personal memoir of the year Tom Brokaw spent battling multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer, with reflections on the medical quest, the life lessons learned, and news events he covered for NBC.


The enemy inside : [a Paul Madriani novel] / Steve Martini.
The enemy inside : [a Paul Madriani novel] / Steve Martini.
Defending an innocent young man, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of corruption and greed that leads to the highest levels of political power.


The forgotten room / Lincoln Child.
The forgotten room /  Lincoln Child.
Jeremy Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Lux, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organization. One of its most distinguished doctors began acting erratically, violently attacking an assistant in the mansion's library and, moments later, killing himself in a truly shocking fashion.


Robert B. Parker's Kickback / Ace Atkins.
Robert B. Parker's Kickback /  Ace Atkins.
After setting up a prank twitter account for his vice principal, Dillon Yates is facing criminal charges, Judge Scali is notorious for handing out tough sentences for minor infractions and Dillon's mother is determined to find out why so she hires P.I. Spenser.


The astronaut wives club : a true story / by Lily Koppel.
As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was the envy of the other wives; platinum-blonde Rene Carpenter was proclaimed JFK's favorite; and licensed pilot Trudy Cooper arrived on base with a secret. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. Many became next-door neighbors and helped to raise each other's children by day, while going to glam parties at night as the country raced to land a man on the Moon. As their celebrity rose--and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives--they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years. The Astronaut Wives Club tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history.


And sometimes I wonder about you / Walter Mosley.
And sometimes I wonder about you /  Walter Mosley.
Leonid is approached by an unemployed office manager named Hiram Stent to track down the whereabouts of his cousin, Celia, who is about to inherit millions of dollars from her father's side of the family. Leonid declines the case, but after his office is broken into and Hiram is found dead, he gets reeled into the underbelly of Celia's wealthy old-money family.


Trauma : a novel / Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer.
Trauma : a novel / Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer.
Dr. Carrie Bryant's four years as a neurosurgical resident at White Memorial Hospital have earned her the respect and admiration from peers and staff alike. When given the chance of performing her first unsupervised brain surgery, Carrie jumps at the opportunity. What should have been a routine, hours long operation, turns horribly wrong and jeopardizes her patient's life. Emotionally and physically drained, Carrie is rushed back to the OR to assist in a second surgery. There, she makes a careless and tragic mental error resulting in irreparable brain damage to her second patient. With her confidence shattered, Carrie quits her residency and moves back home where her younger brother, Adam, a combat vet suffering from debilitating PTSD, also lives. When Carrie learns about an experimental program at the VA Medical Center exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) that could forever cure the emotional and memory trauma of PTSD, it seems like a way back into medicine. Carrie is apprehensive, but a chance meeting with David Hoffman, a reporter for the Lowell Observer writing a story on PTSD, helps her overcome any hesitation. Her first surgery appears to be a success until her patient mysteriously vanishes. When a second patient also goes missing, Carrie employs the investigative skills of David, and together they descend into a labyrinth of murder and corruption. And the price Carrie might pay for asking the wrong questions could be her life. --


Eighth grave after dark / Darynda Jones.
Eighth grave after dark /  Darynda Jones.
With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can't get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon.


Maximum Ride forever / by James Patterson.
Maximum Ride forever /  by James Patterson.
Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride--a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the nonstop action, twists, and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page turner!


Radiant Angel / Nelson Demille.
Radiant Angel /  Nelson Demille.
After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG is thought to be 'a quiet end,' he's happy to be out of the FBI. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia.


I take you : a novel / Eliza Kennedy.
I take you : a novel / Eliza Kennedy.
Meet Lily Wilder, New Yorker, lawyer and bride-to-be. She has a dream job, great friends, a family full of charismatic and loving women, and a total catch of a fiancés. Also? She has no business getting married. Lily's fiancés Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and completely incapable of being faithful to just one man. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he really know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily's nights and mornings, and afternoons ... of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.


Before he finds her / Michael Kardos.
Before he finds her /  Michael Kardos.
Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his wife and three-year-old daughter. But everyone is wrong: the daughter got away. Now she is nearly eighteen and tired of living in secrecy, the last fifteen years in the Witness Protection Program. Precautions must be taken at every turn, because Ramsey Miller was never caught and might still be looking for his daughter. Taking matters into her own hands, she returns to her hometown in hopes of finding her father before he finds her.


The Wright brothers / David McCullough.
On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world.


Iron kissed / Patricia Briggs.
When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.


A god in ruins : a novel / by Kate Atkinson.
A god in ruins : a novel / by Kate Atkinson.
Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life after Life explored the possibility of infinite chances and the power of choices, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the turbulent events of the last century over and over again. A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the twentieth century through Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy--would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather--as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.


The guest cottage : a novel / Nancy Thayer.
The guest cottage : a novel / Nancy Thayer.
Wendy Anderson is 35, the mother of two children, and happily married-until she discovers her husband Zack has cheated on her. Confused, angry, and lost, she rents a house on Nantucket for two summer months. When she and her children arrive at Isle Stay, she discovers that Trevor Black, 30, recently widowed, and his son Dylan, 5, have also rented the house. Neither one is willing to give up their much-needed vacations, so Wendy and Trevor devise a plan to share the house for the summer.


Solitude Creek / Jeffery Deaver.
Solitude Creek /  Jeffery Deaver.
A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of 'fire' are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it's the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.


The Book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation / Melissa Rivers.
The Book of Joan : tales of mirth, mischief, and manipulation / Melissa Rivers.
Joan Rivers was known all over the world--from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa.


When the balls drop : how I learned to get real and embrace life's second half / Brad Garrett.
When the balls drop : how I learned to get real and embrace life's second half / Brad Garrett.
Brad Garrett's honest look at life's second half and making peace with middle age.


It's a long story : my life / by Willie Nelson, with David Ritz.
It's a long story : my life / by Willie Nelson, with David Ritz.
This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having recently turned eighty, Nelson is ready to shine a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs--from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid. An American icon who still tours the country and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning ten Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life--from the man himself.


I, Ripper / Stephen Hunter.
I, Ripper /  Stephen Hunter.
Takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper. In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London's seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill-he ripped with a butcher's glee-and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer.


How successful people win : turn every setback into a step forward / by John C. Maxwell.
How successful people win : turn every setback into a step forward / by John C. Maxwell.
No one wins at everything they try. But any setback, whether professional or personal, can become a step forward with the right tools and mindset to turn loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Maxwell provides a road map for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of people who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. Learning is not easy during down times. It takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out, experience itself isn't the best teacher; evaluating, understanding, and growing from your experience is. By examining how that process works, you can learn how to take risks and tackle challenges with a successful person's outlook.


And the good news is ... : lessons and advice from the bright side / by Dana Perino.
And the good news is ... : lessons and advice from the bright side / by Dana Perino.
From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring, and often surprising, And the Good News Is ... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She has an uncanny ability for knowing what to say and how best to say it. A recurring theme in And the Good News Is ... is that planning has never worked for Dana; every time she has made a plan, something unexpected--and often better--has happened.


Don't go home / Carolyn Hart.
Don't go home /  Carolyn Hart.
Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon--and former Broward's Rock resident--Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don't Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review. As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It's a fight Annie won't soon forget--especially after the author turns up dead. Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith's cast of characters--and a promise to her husband, Max, to steer clear of sleuthing--Annie's not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large..--


14th deadly sin / by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.
With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women's Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn's birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone--and now all of Lindsay's coworkers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grows, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice--before it's too late.


Wild rover no more / L.A. Meyer.
Jacky Faber is framed as passing confidential U.S. information to the British. Forced to flee Boston, she goes undercover as a governess for a prominent Puritan family. When outed by a nosy postmaster, she deserts the respectability of her position, dons a leotard and slippers, and poses as a Russian tightrope walker in a traveling circus. But the law soon catches up with her, and prospects do not look good.


Tom Clancy's Op-Center. written by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi.
Tom Clancy's Op-Center.  written by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi.
When a team of assassins murder a high ranking North Korean general and hisfamily in their sleep, making it look like a robbery, events are set in motion thatcould shake the balance of world powers.


The terror of history. mystics, heretics, and witches in the western tradition / Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz.
The Terror of History, a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.


The terror of history. mystics, heretics, and witches in the western tradition / Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz.


 

 

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