Some of this new adult fiction at the library this month:
Big Girl Panties, by Stephanie Evanovich ~ A rollicking romantic comedy about a young widow who decides to get in shape. Also available through the library as an ebook.
First Sight, by Danielle Steel ~ Paris, L.A. and the world of ready-to-wear fashion provides a rich backdrop for this deeply involving story of a gifted designer whose talent and drive have brought her everything, except the ability to erase her past and trust relationships.
Hidden Order, by Brad Thor ~ When a string of high-profile kidnappings in Washington, D.C. escalate upon the discovery that the victims are being murdered, an eventual ransom demand triggers terror throughout the country and covert counter-terrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to put an end to the crisis.
Lemon Orchard, by Luanne Rice ~ Set in the sea and citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains, this is an affirming story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most.
Please Don’t Tell, by Elizabeth Adler ~ Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have had a car accident. Who is this man, really? This book will keep you guessing, right up to the end.
Protector, by Diana Palmer ~ Hayes Carson is a lawman. He has long been suspicious of Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. But he's convinced that she was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him.
Quarryman’s Bride, by Tracie Peterson ~ Emmalyne Knox has always loved Tavin MacLachlan. But when tragedy strikes her family, Emmalyne’s father declares she can no longer marry. Years later when Tavin and Emmalyne meet again, they cannot deny the feelings that still exist.
The Shadow Tracer, by Meg Gardiner ~ Chased by cops, federal agents, and the group responsible for a murder, Sarah Keller embarks on a desperate journey. Can her knowledge as a skip tracer help her stay off the grid, remain one step ahead of her pursuers, and find a way to prove that she is innocent?
Sisterland, by Curtis Sittenfield ~ Born with peculiar psychic abilities, Kate and her identical twin, Violet, knew from an early age that they were unlike everyone else. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Years later, their different paths are about to collide through a devastating premonition. Also available through the library as an ebook.
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Widow’s Strike, by Brad Taylor ~ Infused with authenticity from Brad Taylor’s decades of service as a Delta Force commander, this explosive novel ties together government-sanctioned terrorist activities, nefarious multinational conglomerates, and frighteningly plausible science.