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The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

By Graham Joyce

(Adult Fiction)

David is a college student and decides to spend his summer vacation in Skegness, a small English beach community where his father passed away. His mother and stepfather are not keen on this arrangement. The run-down seaside town boasts an old-fashioned “family resort”, where David gets a job and is immediately part of a strange mix of individuals. There are mysterious occurrences, including an apparition of a man in a blue suit. There are torrid affairs, political rants, magic shows, and a plague of ladybugs. David becomes more nervous and jumpy. Has he placed himself in danger? Or was he meant to be in this place that seems vaguely familiar? This is a mesmerizing tale. (Formats: Print; e-audiobook)

 

 

 

Caretaker

By A.X. Ahmad

(Adult Fiction)

Disgraced former Indian Army Captain Ranjit Singh is a caretaker to wealthy clients on Martha’s Vineyard. When his furnace dies during a brutal winter, he decides to shelter his family in a wealthy senator’s house, where he foils what he believes to be a robbery. Soon after, the supposed thieves kidnap his family and force him to learn the secret of the doll his daughter accidentally kept when they fled the senator’s house. 1st in a series. (Formats: Print; Large Print)

 

 

 

 

The Visitors

By Sally Beauman

(Adult Fiction)

This is a coming-of-age story set amidst the excitement of the search for treasure in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.  Lucy is sent abroad in the hopes that she will recover from the typhoid that killed her mother. She is swept up in the search for Tutankhamun’s tomb and is a first-hand witness to the events surrounding the dig. She befriends Frances, the daughter of an American archaeologist, and finds a sustaining friendship. The novel moves from the 1920’s to the present day and offers us strong characters involved in extraordinary times. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

 Red Rising

By Pierce Brown

(Adult/Teen Fiction)

Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky. Then he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.  Book 1 in the Red Rising trilogy. (Formats: Print; Large Print; Book-on-CD; e-Audiobook)

 

 

 

Landline

By Rainbow Powell

(Adult Fiction)

This is a novel about a marriage in trouble. Georgie has a great career, two daughters that she seldom sees, and a stay-at-home husband who has put his dreams on hold so that his wife can have it all.  But what, exactly does she have? She and Neal love each other but so what? Two days before they’re to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, opportunity strikes at work and Georgie can’t go. As her family leave, Georgie wonders if her marriage is finished. Depressed and confused, Georgie retreats to her mother’s house and finds a way to connect with Neal in the past. Is it too little, too late or can she salvage their life together? (Formats: Print; Large Print)

 

 

 

The Good Girl

By Mary Kubica

(Adult Fiction)

The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett, is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.  (Formats: Print; Large Print; e-book)

 

 

 

Pastor Needs a Boo

By Michele Andrea Bowen

(Adult Fiction)

Pastor Denzelle Flowers is trying to forget about his “playah” past and concentrate on the Lord. He has successfully avoided any real relationship with a woman until he meets parishioner Marsha Metcalf. On one miserable day, Marsha and her two friends lose their jobs, and the pastor tries to help. The Rev. Flowers has more on his plate, however, than trying to find a boo (girlfriend). He’s considering running for bishop in the church but there are forces working against him. This novel has it all: spicy romance, high fashion, corruption, and soap opera-worthy antics among the church folks. Author Bowen is the queen of African-American Christian fiction. (Format: Print)

 

 

 

Red Sparrow

By Jason Matthews

(Adult Fiction)

After an undercover meeting with his Russian insider is nearly blown, Nathaniel Nash is transferred to Finland.  There, he meets Dominika Egorova, a Russian “sparrow” who is supposed to seduce and compromise him.  Instead, they fall in love, thereby compromising their missions and forcing them to scramble their way out of a suddenly more precarious situation.(Format: Print; Large Print; Book-on-CD)

 

  

 

The Lodge on Holly Road

By Sheila Roberts

(Adult Fiction)

It’s the perfect book for the holiday season! There’s a struggling single mother of two, a lonely old man, a lonely old widow, a guy who thinks his hot girlfriend will actually marry him, an oh so many other delightful characters in Icicle Falls. They’re all meeting up at the Lodge for the holidays. Romance is in the air and the mistletoe will see a lot of action. The characters are enjoyable, the plot clichéd, but there are happy endings all around. (Format: Print)

 

  

 

One Plus One

By Jojo Moyes

(Adult Fiction)

Jess, abandoned by her husband and barely able to make ends meet as a house cleaner enlists the help of a rich client to drive her math-whiz daughter Tanzie and the rest of the family to a competition. Obstacles and an unexpected romance follows this lopsided cast of characters every step of the way. (Formats: Print; Large Print; e-book; Book-on-CD)

 

 

 

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