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The wicked city / Beatriz Williams.

The wicked city /  Beatriz Williams.
Moving into the building that once hid a speakeasy, Ella Hawthorne uncovers the Jazz Age story of a scandalous love triangle involving redheaded flapper Gin Kelly, a rugged Prohibition agent, and a wealthy debonair Princetonian.


The wicked city / Beatriz Williams.

The wicked city /  Beatriz Williams.
Moving into the building that once hid a speakeasy, Ella Hawthorne uncovers the Jazz Age story of a scandalous love triangle involving redheaded flapper Gin Kelly, a rugged Prohibition agent, and a wealthy debonair Princetonian.


A word for love / Emily Robbins.

A word for love /  Emily Robbins.
A mesmerizing debut set in Syria on the cusp of the unrest, [This book] is the spare and exquisitely told story of a young American woman transformed by language, risk, war, and a startling new understanding of love. It is said there are ninety-nine Arabic words for love. Bea, an American exchange student, has learned them all: in search of deep feeling, she travels to a Middle Eastern country known to hold the The Astonishing Text, an ancient, original manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. But once in this foreign country, Bea finds that instead of intensely reading Arabic she is entwined in her host family's complicated lives-- as they lock the doors, and whisper anxiously about impending revolution. And suddenly, instead of the ancient love story she sought, it is her daily witness of a contemporary Romeo and Juliet-like romance-- between a housemaid and policeman of different cultural and political backgrounds-- that astonishes her, changes her, and makes her weep. But as the country drifts toward explosive unrest, Bea wonders how many secrets she can keep, and how long she can fight for a romance that does not belong to her. Ultimately, in a striking twist, Bea's own story begins to mirror that of The Astonishing Text that drew her there in the first place-- not in the role of one of the lovers, as she might once have imagined, but as the character who lives to tell the story long after the lovers have gone. With melodic meditation on culture, language, and familial devotion, [the author] delivers a powerful novel that questions what it means to love from afar, to be an outsider within a love story, and to take someone else's passion and cradle it until it becomes your own--


The winter in Anna : a novel / Reed Karaim.

The winter in Anna : a novel / Reed Karaim.
A young man, Eric, drops out of college and lucks into a job with a small-town newspaper where he meets Annaa woman whose story will both haunt and inspire him for the rest of his life. Set in a remote North Dakota community in the last days before the Internet, The Winter in Anna unfolds around a romance that almost was, and a meditation on what constitutes a life well lived. In wistful, moving reflections, Eric looks back on his days with Anna and struggles to reconcile his memories with what he has since learned of her.--Amazon.com.


A heart most certain / Melissa Jagears.

A heart most certain /  Melissa Jagears.
Lydia King knows what it's like to be in need, so when she joins the Teaville Moral Society, she genuinely hopes to help the town's poor. But with her father's debts increasing by the day and her mother growing sicker by the week, she wonders how long it will be until she ends up in the poor house herself. Her best chance at a financially secure future is to impress the politician courting her, and it certainly doesn't hurt that the moral society's president is her suitor's mother. Her first task as a moral society member?to obtain a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town?should be easy . . . except he flat-out refuses. Despite appearances, Nicholas wants to help others but prefers to do it his own way, keeping his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, though Nicholas has a few surprises up his sleeve. Neither foresee the harrowing complications that will arise from working together. When town secrets are brought to light, this unlikely pair must decide where their beliefs?and hearts?truly align. --from back cover.


Mulberry moon / Catherine Anderson.

Mulberry moon /  Catherine Anderson.
After a career on the rodeo circuit, Ben Sterling just wants to settle down. The only woman to spark his interest, however, is the new owner of the cafe and she doesn't seem to be interested in him.


The perils of Paulie / Katie MacAlister.

The perils of Paulie /  Katie MacAlister.
Sheltered by a strict father, Paulina Rostakova spends her time working for the family business and yearning for some grand adventure. So when contestants are needed for a reality show reenacting an historic 1908 car race across the US, Asia, Russia, and Europe, Paulie jumps at the chance to get behind the wheel of a vintage car. Dixon Ainslie has nothing to lose by entering the race, except the rut hes been in since the death of his girlfriend years ago. But as other racers begin to drop out, the producers want Dixon to join forces with Paulieon one condition: they have to pretend to fall in love and get married. And as their scripted courtship takes off, Dixon and Paulie will have to take a detour into reality to turn the sparks flying between them into a passion with staying power... -- Page 4 of cover.


Ready set rogue / Manda Collins.

Ready set rogue /  Manda Collins.


It happened in Scotland / Patience Griffin.

It happened in Scotland /  Patience Griffin.
Returning to the Scottish Highland village of Gandiegow to visit with her late husbands grandfather, widow and single mother Rachel runs into an old flame who offers her something she never thought shed havea second chance at love.


A spiced apple winter / Emma Cane.

A spiced apple winter /  Emma Cane.
Actor Tyler Fairfield is back in his hometown of Spencer Hollow, Virginia to help co-star Gabrielle rehabilitate her image. While there, Tyler reunites with Brianna MacDougall, an old friend with whom he had a one-night stand. They both agreed it was a mistake, but after being together again, they're not so sure.


Insert groom here / K.M. Jackson.

Insert groom here /  K.M. Jackson.
Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation's hottest morning show and can't wait to kick off her happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiance backs out on-air-- and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new find-a-groom reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in two months means ignoring her handsome new producer-- none other than Aidan himself-- and getting their instant, exasperation attraction out of her system... Eva soon finds there's a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can't make up for off-camera politics, Aidan's own secrets-- or Eva's fear that they're too different to ever trust each other. So it's time for her to flip the script, write twists no one will see coming -- and risk her heart to get the real thing... --


In your arms / Shannyn Schroeder.

In your arms /  Shannyn Schroeder.


The newcomer / Suzanne Woods Fisher.

The newcomer /  Suzanne Woods Fisher.
As Anna and her fellow church members seek out a new beginning in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, she expresses an interest in ship carpenter Bairn, who has yet to commit to the strict expectations of the Amish community.


The Hawaiian quilt / by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter.

The Hawaiian quilt /  by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter.
Mandy Frey and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home? Will time away from her community-- and from Gideon-- change Mandy's faith, and her love? Does a Hawaiian quilt have the power to bring two hearts together?~Join Mandy Frey as she and three friends leave their Amish community in Indiana for the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii. But when Mandy and one of her friends miss the cruise ship after a port of call on Kauai, how will they adjust and get back home?


My valentine / Tracie Peterson.

My valentine /  Tracie Peterson.
When Pierce and Darlene meet in her father's tailor shop, their lives are on very different paths. But neither can forget the other.


The mistletoe secret / Richard Paul Evans.

The mistletoe secret /  Richard Paul Evans.
Two people brave loneliness and loss to find love when Alex travels from Daytona Beach, Florida, to the small town of Midway, Utah, to find a blogger who calls herself LBH whose feelings mirror his own--


In the shadow of Denali / Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse.

In the shadow of Denali /  Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse.
Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook's assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad. Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father's death climbing Mt. McKinley, he's worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father's partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.


A portrait of Emily Price / Katherine Reay.

A portrait of Emily Price /  Katherine Reay.
Emily Price, art restorer and would-be artist, finds herself in Atlanta, restoring objects recovered from a house fire. As she strives to make all the pieces of her life fit, secure a gallery opening for her own art, and care for her sister and mother, she finds herself enthralled by Chef Benito Hillam, who is in town from Italy visiting his brother Joseph, Emily's boss. Ben spends all his time cooking and repeatedly proposing marriage to Emily. When she calls his bluff and accepts, Emily follows Ben home to Italy--


Amish weddings / Leslie Gould.

Amish weddings /  Leslie Gould.


 

 

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