Adult New Arrivals – Paperback

June Arrivals


    • F-PB A
      Ashley, Jennifer
      Death in Kew Gardens
      Summary:“In return for a random act of kindness, scholar Li Bai Chang presents young cook Kat Holloway with a rare and precious gift–a box of tea. Kat thinks no more of her unusual visitor until two days later when the kitchen erupts with the news that Lady Cynthia’s next-door neighbor has been murdered. Known about London as an “Old China Hand,” the victim claimed to be an expert in the language and customs of China, acting as intermediary for merchants and government officials. But Sir Jacob’s dealings were not what they seemed, and when the authorities accuse Mr. Li of the crime, Kat and Daniel find themselves embroiled in a world of deadly secrets that reach from the gilded homes of Mayfair to the beautiful wonder of Kew Gardens”–
      ISBN:“039958790X (paperback)”, 9780399587900(paperback)



    • F-PB B
      Barton, Fiona
      The widow
      ISBN:“0451491327 : PAP”, “9780451491329 : PAP”





    • F-PB D
      Duffy, Lisa
      This is home
      Summary:An teenage girl is trying to find her voice and the military wife who moves in downstairs, Quinn Ellis, are united in their search for the true meaning of home. Sixteen-year-old Libby Winters lives in Paradise, a seaside town north of Boston that rarely lives up to its name. After the death of her mother, she lives with her father, Bent, in the middle apartment of their triple decker home, Bent’s two sisters, Lucy and Desiree, live on the top floor. A former soldier turned policeman, Bent often works nights, leaving Libby under her aunts’ care. Shuffling back and forth between apartments, and the wildly different natures of her family, has Libby wishing for nothing more than a home of her very own. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom, when Libby and Quinn stretch and redefine their definition of family and home.
      ISBN:“1982115750 (library hardcover)”, “9781982115753 (library hardcover)”, “1501189255 (pbk.)”, “9781501189258 (pbk.)”



    • F-PB D
      Dykes, Amanda
      Whose waves these are
      ISBN:“9781493418787 (e-book)”, “0764232665 : PAP”, “9780764232664 : PAP”



    • F-PB F
      Foster, Lori
      Sisters of Summer’s End
      Summary:“When single mom Joy Lee abandoned her old life to take a job at a lakeside resort, she found something that her family’s wealth and influence could never buy: peace of mind. Not easy to come by for the once-burned divorcée who keeps everyone at a distance. But when her new friend Maris dares her to take a chance with the drive-in’s charismatic new owner, everything changes … A difficult childhood has left Maris Kennedy with definite priorities. Her job running Summer’s End, the camp store and caf,ÌŒ comes first … But the more she encourages Joy to open herself up to new experiences, the more Maris begins to wonder what she, too, might be missing”–
      ISBN:1335468323, 9781335468321





    • F-PB G
      Grey, Amelia
      It’s all about the duke
      Summary:Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal–but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise… Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desires. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?
      ISBN:1250102537, 9781250102539



    • F-PB G
      Grey, Amelia
      The earl next door
      Summary:Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, is all on her own after her husbands sudden death. The good news? Losing him allowed her to find herself. Finally, Adeline is free to do, go, and be as she pleases. She cherishes her newfound independence and is not looking for another man to wed. But seeking out a new lover? Well, that is a whole nother story. . . Lord Lyon, son of the two-timing Earl of Marksworth, wishes to have a respectable, loving wife someday. When he meets the beautiful and self-reliant Adeline, Lyon is instantly smitten. But Adeline would rather have the handsome suitor in her bed than to take his hand in marriage. Its a scandalous proposaland one thats hard for Lyon to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adelines resolve. . .and he can find a way to be the Wickedly Wonderful Widows lover for all time?
      ISBN:1250214300, 9781250214300



    • F-PB G
      Persson Giolito, Malin
      Beyond all reasonable doubt : a novel
      Summary:“I’m giving you a chance to achieve every lawyer’s dream, said Sophia Weber’s old professor. Freeing an innocent man. Thirteen years ago, a fifteen-year-old girl was murdered. Doctor Stig Ahlin was sentenced to life in prison. But no one has forgotten the brutal crime. Ahlin is known as one of the most ruthless criminals. When Sophia Weber discovers critical flaws in the murder investigation, she decides to help Ahlin. But Sophia’s doing her utmost to get her client exonerated arouses many people’s disgust. And the more she learns, the more difficult her job becomes. What kind of man is her client really? What has he done? And will she ever know the truth?”–
      ISBN:1590519191, 9781590519196



    • F-PB H
      Healey, Jane
      The beantown girls
      Summary:Fiona Denning has her entire future planned out. She’ll work in city hall, marry her fiance when he returns from the war, and settle down in the Boston suburbs. But when her fiance is reported missing after being shot down in Germany, Fiona’s long-held plans are shattered. Determined to learn her fiance’s fate, Fiona leaves Boston to volunteer overseas as a Red Cross Clubmobile girl, recruiting her two best friends to come along. There’s the outspoken Viviana, who is more than happy to quit her secretarial job for a taste of adventure. Then there’s Dottie, a shy music teacher whose melodious talents are sure to bring heart and hope to the boys on the front lines. Chosen for their inner strength and outer charm, the trio isn’t prepared for the daunting challenges of war. But through it all come new friendships and romances, unforeseen dangers, and unexpected dreams. As the three friends begin to understand the real reasons they all came to the front, their courage and camaraderie will see them through some of the best and worst times of their lives.
      ISBN:“1542044529 (pbk.) :”, “9781542044523 (pbk.) :”



    • F-PB H
      Henry, Christina
      The girl in red
      Summary:It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that served as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She was just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that didn’t look anything like the one she’d grown up in, the one that had been perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago. There are worse threats in the woods than the things that stalk their prey at night. Sometimes, there are men. Men with dark desires, weak wills, and evil intents. Men in uniform with classified information, deadly secrets, and unforgiving orders. And sometimes, just sometimes, there’s something worse than all of the horrible people and vicious beasts combined. Red didn’t like to think of herself as a killer, but she wasn’t about to let herself get eaten up just because she was a woman alone in the woods…
      ISBN:“0451492285 (pbk.)”, “9780451492289 (pbk.)”



    • F-PB H
      Henry, Christina
      The mermaid
      ISBN:“9780399584053 (ebook)”, 9780399584046



    • F-PB H
      Hunter, Madeline
      Never deny a duke
      Summary:He is the last duke standing . . . the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum’s reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, especially when Davina intends to put it to good use. Brentworth, however, is as difficult to persuade as he is to resist. The Duke of Brentworth’s discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends. Women especially find him inscrutable and unapproachable—but also compellingly magnetic. So when Davina MacCallum shows no signs of being even mildly impressed by him, he is intrigued. Until he learns that her mission in London involves claims against his estate. Soon the two of them are engaged in a contest that allows no compromise. When duty and desire collide, the best laid plans are about to take a scandalous turn—into the very heart of passion
      ISBN:1420143948, 9781420143942



    • F-PB H
      Hutchison, Dot
      The summer children
      Summary:“This FBI agent has come to expect almost anything–just not this..When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe. His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter–a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice and she’s far from through. One by one, more children arrive at Mercedes’s door with the same horror story. Each one a traumatized survivor of an abusive home. Each one chafing at Mercedes’s own scars from the past. And each one taking its toll on her life and career. Now, as the investigation draws her deeper into the dark, Mercedes is beginning to fear that if this case doesn’t destroy her, her memories might.” —
      ISBN:1542049881, 9781542049887



    • F-PB H
      Hutchison, Dot
      Vanishing season
      Summary:A recent abduction becomes an unexpected link to a decades-long spree of unspeakable crimes. Eight-year-old Brooklyn Mercer has gone missing. And as accustomed as FBI agents Eliza Sterling and Brandon Eddison are to such harrowing cases, this one has struck a nerve. It marks the anniversary of the disappearance of Eddison’s own little sister. Disturbing, too, is the girl’s resemblance to Eliza – so uncanny they could be mother and daughter. With Eddison’s unsettled past rising again with rage and pain, Eliza is determined to solve this case at any cost. But the closer she looks, the more reluctant she is to divulge to her increasingly shaken partner what she finds. Brooklyn isn’t the only girl of her exact description to go missing. She’s just the latest in a frightening pattern going back decades in cities throughout the entire country. In a race against time, Eliza’s determined to bring Brooklyn home and somehow find the link to the cold case that has haunted Eddison – and the entire Crimes Against Children team – since its inception.
      ISBN:1542040221, 9781542040228



    • F-PB J
      James, E. L.
      The mister
      Summary:London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face. But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
      ISBN:1984898329, 9781984898326



    • F-PB J
      James, Eloisa
      Say no to the duke
      Summary:Lady Betsy Wilde longs for one more adventure in breeches before settling down in society. Lord Jeremy Roden says he’ll provide the pants if she wins a billiards game. After their wild night together, he wants to spend more than one night with her.
      ISBN:0062877828, 9780062877826



    • F-PB J
      Jeffries, Sabrina
      Project Duchess
      Summary:A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, Fifth Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth and the undeserved reputation of a rogue, but when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he has trouble keeping her at arm’s length.
      ISBN:1420148559, 9781420148558



    • F-PB J
      Jeffries, Sabrina
      The secret of flirting
      Summary:The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Anne of Chanay, he’s positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she’s actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own secrets…and ruin the woman he’s rapidly coming to love.
      ISBN:1501144480, 9781501144486





    • F-PB J
      Jenkins, Beverly
      Rebel : women who dare
      Summary:Valinda Lacy’s mission is to help the newly emancipated survive and flourish in post-Civil War New Orleans. When thugs destroy her school and target her, she runs for her life–into the arms of Captain Drake LeVeq. An architect from an old New Orleans family, Drake admires Valinda’s determination but when her father demands she return home to marry another man, her daring rebellion draws Drake into an irresistible intrigue.
      ISBN:0062861689, 9780062861689



    • F-PB J
      Johnson, Daisy
      Everything under : a novel
      Summary:The dictionary doesn’t contain every word. Gretel, a lexicographer by trade, knows this better than most. She grew up on a houseboat with her mother, wandering the canals of Oxford and speaking a private language of their own invention. Her mother disappeared when Gretel was a teen, abandoning her to foster care, and Gretel has tried to move on, spending her days updating dictionary entries. One phone call from her mother is all it takes for the past to come rushing back. To find her, Gretel will have to recover buried memories of her final, fateful winter on the canals. A runaway boy had found community and shelter with them, and all three were haunted by their past and stalked by an ominous creature lurking in the canal: the bonak. Everything and nothing at once, the bonak was Gretel’s name for the thing she feared most. And now that she’s searching for her mother, she’ll have to face it.
      ISBN:1555978266, 9781555978266



    • F-PB J
      Johnston, Joan
      Sullivan’s promise : a Bitter Creek novel
      Summary:“Facing the unexpected consequences of a life-altering night of passion with a cowboy she met in a Jackson Hole bar, and with her life committed to protecting endangered species, Victoria Grayhawk does what she believes is the right thing. She hunts down the cowboy, seeking his agreement that their baby should be adopted by a loving family. Montana rancher Ryan Sullivan has no intention of grieving away his own flesh and blood, and takes their son to raise himself. When Vick realizes what a horrible mistake she’s made, and wants back into their child’s life, Rye remains inflexible–because once trust is lost there are no second changes–until an attack by one of the grizzlies Vick has spent her life protecting changes everything…and Rye learns that somethings love can heal all wounds.”– Back cover.
      ISBN:0399177787, 9780399177781



    • F-PB K
      Kemble, Gary
      Strange ink
      Summary:“Spine-chilling horror in the vein of Joe Hill. After moving into a new house, journalist Harry Hendrick wakes up with tattoos that aren’t his…When washed-up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes one morning with a hangover and a strange symbol tattooed on his neck, he shrugs it off as a bad night out. But soon more tattoos appear: grisly, violent images which come accompanied by horrific nightmares – so he begins to dig deeper. Harry’s search leads him to a sinister disappearance, torment from beyond the grave, and a web of corruption and violence tangled with his own past. One way or another, he has to right the wrongs”–FantasticFiction.com.
      ISBN:1785656430, 9781785656439, 9781785656446



    • F-PB M
      MacGregor, Janna
      The good, the bad, and the duke
      Summary:Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream–opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems? Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?
      ISBN:1250295971, 9781250295972



    • F-PB M
      Mawer, Simon
      Prague spring
      Summary:“In the summer of 1968–a year of love and hate, of Prague Spring and Cold War winter– Oxford students James Borthwick and Eleanor Pike set out to hitchhike across Europe, complicating a budding friendship that could be something more. Having reached Southern Germany, they decide on a whim to visit Czechoslovakia, where Alexander Dubc̆ek’s “socialism with a human face” is smiling on the world. Meanwhile, Sam Wareham, First Secretary at the British embassy in Prague, is observing developments in the country with both a diplomat’s cynicism and a young man’s passion. In the company of Czech student Lenka Koneckova, he finds a way into the world of Czechoslovak youth, its hopes and its ideas. For the first time, nothing seems off limits behind the Iron Curtain. Yet the wheels of politics are grinding in the background. The Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev is making demands of Dubc̆ek, and the Red Army is massed on the borders. How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasion?”–
      ISBN:“1590519663 (softcover)”, “9781590519660 (softcover)”





    • F-PB M
      Monge, Emiliano/ Wynne, Frank (TRN)
      Among the Lost
      ISBN:“1947534793 : PAP”, “9781947534797 : PAP”



    • F-PB R
      Roberts, Sheila
      The summer retreat
      Summary:Heartbroken after a breakup, Celeste Jones heads for Moonlight Harbor to spend the summer with her hotelier sister Jenna, and the two become determined to reinvigorate their love lives.
      ISBN:0778369404, 9780778369400



    • F-PB S
      Shupe, Joanna
      The rogue of Fifth Avenue
      Summary:In serving the wealthy power brokers of New York society, Frank Tripp has finally gained the respectability and security his own upbringing lacked. There’s no issue he cannot fix…except for one: the beautiful and reckless daughter of an important client who doesn’t seem to understand the word danger. Excitement lay just below Forty-Second Street and Mamie Greene is determined to explore all of it-while playing a modern-day Robin Hood along the way. What she doesn’t need is her father’s lawyer dogging her every step and threatening her efforts to help struggling families in the tenements. However, she doesn’t count on Frank’s persistence…or the sparks that fly between them.
      ISBN:006290681X, 9780062906816





    • F-PB W
      Ware, Ruth
      The death of Mrs. Westaway
      Summary:“From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Lying Game comes Ruth Ware’s highly anticipated fourth novel. On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person–but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money. Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the center of it. Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, this is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time”–
      ISBN:“150115625X (softcover)”, “9781501156250 (softcover)”, “1501156217 (hardcover)”, “9781501156212 (hardcover)”



    • F-PB W
      Wilk, Elvia
      Oval
      Summary:“In the near future, Berlin’s real estate is being flipped in the name of “sustainability,” only to make the city even more unaffordable; artists are employed by corporations as consultants; and the weather is acting strange. In search of affordable housing, young couple Anja and Louis move into a community on an artificial mountain, The Berg–yet another “eco-friendly” initiative run by a corporation called Finster. They’re offered a home rent-free in exchange for keeping quiet about the seriously malfunctioning infrastructure of the experimental house. But when Louis returns home from his mother’s funeral in America, Anja is convinced he has changed. He seems to be in denial of his grief and newly idealistic, consumed by a secret project at the NGO where he works as an artist-consultant. Anja is horrified when she discovers what Louis has invented: a pill called Oval that temporarily rewires the user’s brain to be more generous. Louis is convinced that if he can introduce the drug into the Berlin club scene, he can finally remedy the income disparity that has made Berlin so unlivable. Oval is a fascinating portrait of the unbalanced relationships that shape our world, as well as a prescient warning of what the future may hold”–
      ISBN:“1593764057 (pbk.)”, “9781593764050 (pbk.)”



    • F-PB W
      Wine, Mary
      Between a Highlander and a hard place
      Summary:Athena Trappes thinks she’s in love until she discovers the scoundrel only wanted her as his bit on the side. Enraged, she does what any spirited Englishwoman would do, set fire to his belongings, incur his dangerous wrath, and flee immediately. With nowhere else to turn, she seeks freedom in the wilds of Scotland. Highland Laird Symon Grant lost his wife years ago, and it’s his duty to find another. Athena is not exactly what the clan has in mind for him, but Symon’s heart burns with unexpected passion for the woman who would risk everything to be free.–
      ISBN:1492655546, 9781492655541





    • F-PB W
      Winfrey, Kerry
      Waiting for Tom Hanks
      Summary:“Romantic-comedy-obsessed Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing internet content, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks–a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat–her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight. When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet annoying, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he? Drew may not be what she imagined, but Annie soon learns that real life doesn’t always go according to script”–
      ISBN:“1984804022 (pbk.)”, “9781984804020 (pbk.)”



    • F-PB Y
      Yates, Maisey
      Cowboy to the core
      Summary:When horse trainer Jamie Dodge comes to work for him on his family’s ranch, champion saddle bronc rider Gabe Dalton hopes that she is the one woman who can soothe his restless soul but fears the consequences if he is mistaken.
      ISBN:“1335504974 (pbk.)”, “9781335504975 (pbk.)”



    • F-PB Y
      Yates, Maisey
      Good time cowboy
      Summary:When Lindy Parker lost her cheating husband, she gained a vineyard. She’ll do anything for Grassroots Winery, including teaming up with the hottest devil she knows, rancher Wyatt Dodge. Wyatt is her ex’s friend and has an ego as big as the bulls he rides. But in spite of that, disciplined Lindy has always wanted him. Lightning struck Wyatt Dodge the first time he saw Lindy Parker. But there were two problems with that: she was married to his friend, and Wyatt doesn’t do strings. But now Lindy is free, and the two of them can finally explore the heat that’s burned between them for so long. But can Lindy make this good time cowboy decide on forever?
      ISBN:1335474617, 9781335474612





    • F-PB Y
      Yates, Maisey
      Smooth-talking cowboy
      Summary:“Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract”–Page [4] of cover.
      ISBN:1335006982, 9781335006981



    • F-PB Y
      Yates, Maisey
      Want me, cowboy
      Summary:“Poppy Sinclair kept her feelings for Isaiah Grayson secret for a decade. When her infuriatingly gorgeous Stetson-wearing boss enlists her help in finding him a convenient wife, she threatens to quit. Until Isaiah counters with an interesting proposal: Why doesn’t she marry him? Can she say yes to sharing his life and his bed, but not his heart?”–page 4 of cover.
      ISBN:1335971831, 9781335971838