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Historical

Titans by Leila Meacham

Titans - Family drama and historical fiction in one. Titans is a family drama/historical fiction novel set in Texas in the early 1900s.  At the heart of the story are Samantha and Nathan, twins who were separated at birth. Samantha resides with her adoptive parents...

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Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

Beneath A Scarlet Sky - Riveting World War II Fiction. Beneath A Scarlet Sky is a riveting World War II tale based on a true story. Pino Lella, is an Italian teenager at the height of the war who cares more about cars and girls than the state of his country. That all...

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The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

The Stars Are Fire - How a massive fire changed one woman's life. The Stars Are Fire is part historical fiction, part women's fiction as it tells the story of how a raging fire in Maine changed one woman's life.  Grace is pregnant and living on the coast of Maine with...

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The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Alice Network - Tale of women spies during the World Wars. The Alice Network is a gripping historical fiction novel about women spies during both World Wars.  Eve Gardiner joined the spy network during World War I.  After completing an intense training program,...

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The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

The Hamilton Affair - Fascinating portrayal of Alexander Hamilton. The Hamilton Affair is a fascinating portrayal of Alexander Hamilton as a soldier, statesman, husband, father and man.  The story begins in St. Croix where Alexander is a young boy being raised by his...

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Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner

Mademoiselle Chanel - Fascinating portrayal of Coco Chanel. Mademoiselle Chanel is a historical fiction novel about the renowned designer, Coco Chanel.  The story begins with the death of Coco's mother when she was a young girl.  Left with five children to care for,...

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The Song of Hartgrove Hall

The Song of Hartgrove Hall - A tale of family, love and music. The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons is a story of a family in England from post WWII through modern times.  At the center of the story are three brothers: Jack, Harry and George who live in a...

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Romance

Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

Dirty Little Secret - A steamy contemporary romance. Dirty Little Secret is a steamy contemporary romance novel featuring Emma, a librarian, and two brothers, Gavin and Cooper. For months, Emma has admired Gavin at a local coffee shop and although she's never spoken...

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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato - Charming Young Adult Romance. Love & Gelato is a charming young adult romance novel set in Florence, Italy. After her mom dies of cancer, sixteen-year-old Lina, is sent to Italy to stay with the father she never knew. If that isn't bad enough, her...

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Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Hard As You Can - Edgy romantic suspense. Hard As You Can is book 2 of the Hard Ink Series.  This is an edgy romantic suspense story involving Shane, an ex-Special Forces medic, and Crystal, a waitress at a strip club who's trying to escape her rough life. Shane and...

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Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

Egomaniac - A sexy office romance. Egomaniac is a sexy office romance between two unlikely people. Emerie is a marriage counselor who shares office space with Drew, a divorce attorney for men. Emerie and Drew meet under unique circumstances when she rents office space...

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Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren

Dating You Hating You - Humorous office romance. Dating You Hating You is a humorous office romance between two people competing for the same job. Evie and Carter meet at a friend's party and immediately hit it off.  They're both Hollywood agents but they work for...

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Bossman by Vi Keeland

Bossman - Contemporary romance with humor, steam and heart. Bossman is a contemporary romance novel that combines humor, steam and heart.  Reese first meets Chase at a restaurant when she's on a miserable date.  He swoops in to rescue her by making up a story about...

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The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Protector - Angst-filled contemporary romance. The Protector is an angst-filled romance novel by the author of the popular series, This Man.  In this story, Camille Logan is being threatened, and her rich father orders a body guard to protect her.  Enter Jake...

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Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner

Dirtiest Secret - Edgy romantic suspense. Dirtiest Secret is book 1 in The Dirtiest Trilogy--an edgy romantic suspense series. Dallas and Jane were raised together and have the same last name, although they don't share a drop of the same blood. Dallas was adopted by...

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After We Fall by Melanie Harlow

After We Fall - Sexy romance between a city girl and a country boy. After We Fall is a contemporary romance between a city girl from Detroit and a country boy who owns a farm in Michigan's thumb.  Margot, a rich girl from the Detroit suburbs, meets Jack, a farmer,...

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Kiss Me If You Can by Carly Phillips

Kiss Me If You Can - Light romantic read. Kiss Me If You Can is a contemporary romance novel featuring Lexie, a web-designer, and Sam (Coop), a crime reporter.  Sam becomes a hero when he stops some real-life criminals from robbing a jewelry store.  His reward is an...

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General

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things - Powerful realistic fiction. Small Great Things is a powerful realistic fiction novel about race, family, and friendship. Ruth is an African American woman who works as a labor and delivery nurse in a predominantly white community in Connecticut....

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If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

If You Only Knew - Emotional women's fiction novel. If You Only Knew is an emotional women's fiction novel with multiple story lines. Jenny Tate is a successful wedding gown designer, however, her love life has taken a recent hit. Jenny's ex-husband, Owen, remarried...

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How To Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

How To Find Love in a Bookshop - Charming tale of new beginnings. How To Find Love in a Bookshop is a charming tale of new beginnings. After the death of her father, Emilia Nightingale inherits his bookshop in the quaint English town where she was born and raised. The...

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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors - Engaging psychological thriller! Behind Closed Doors is a terrifying tale of a marriage gone horribly wrong. When Grace first meets Jack she's taken in by his good looks, intelligence, and charming personality. Responsible for her mentally...

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Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis

Lost and Found Sisters - Sweet story of new beginnings. Lost and Found Sisters is a women's fiction novel that tells the story of Quinn Weller, a chef in L.A. who suddenly discovers that she's not who she thinks she is.  Quinn upends her life to move to a small town...

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Come Sundown by Nora Roberts

Come Sundown - Another engaging romantic suspense novel from Roberts. Come Sundown is an engaging romantic suspense novel from the master, Nora Roberts. This is the story of the Longbow family who own a ranch/resort in rural Montana.  At the center is Bodine, an...

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The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals - Engaging family drama. The Identicals is Hilderbrand's latest family drama set on the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. This story centers around identical twins, Tabitha and Harper Frost, who couldn't be more different. After their parents...

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My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

My Not So Perfect Life - Country girl takes London (or tries to). My Not So Perfect Life is a humorous story of a country girl who tries to make it in corporate London. Katie Brenner escapes her life as a farm girl from the English countryside to take a marketing job...

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Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Confessions of a Shopaholic - Laugh-out-loud women's fiction! Confessions of a Shopaholic is a humorous story of a young British woman's antics at work and at play. Becky Bloomwood loves to shop--her job, not so much.  She's a financial journalist for a magazine but...

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The Vacationers by Emma Straub

The Vacationers - Realistic family fiction. The Vacationers is the story of one family's vacation in the midst of each family member's private turmoil.  Jim Post has just lost his job due to an indiscretion with a much younger woman.  He and his wife, Franny, take...

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