Not One of Us by Debbie Herbert

Not One of Us by Debbie HerbertFrom the bestselling author of Cold Waters comes a brooding thriller about a woman who must decide if safeguarding her family is worth burying a truth that will haunt her forever.

Thirteen years ago, Jori Trahan’s boyfriend vanished without a trace. Now, after moving back home to Alabama to care for her ailing grandmother and autistic brother, she comes face-to-face with the deadly mystery behind his disappearance.

Jori has a rare form of synesthesia, meaning she can “hear” colors; to her, tones of voice are as unique as fingerprints. With the help of this ability and a sympathetic cop, Jori comes dangerously close to uncovering the truth. But those responsible will go to any length—including murder—to keep their dark secrets buried.

Soon, it seems that no one in the sleepy bayou town is safe, and after Jori’s brother is kidnapped, she knows she must drop the investigation or risk losing her family. But when protecting them means letting an evil deed go unpunished, putting family first may be the last thing she’ll ever do.

The Wedding Game by Meghan Quinn

The Wedding Game by Meghan QuinnUSA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s latest bauble is the charming story of a crafting queen battling a jaded divorce lawyer on a wedding reality show.

Luna Rossi is a veritable crafting genius—she can bedazzle and bead so hard her Etsy site is one of the hottest in the world. So it’s only natural that Luna would convince her brother and his husband-to-be to compete on The Wedding Game, a “do-it-yourself” TV show, for the title of Top DIY Wedding Expert.

As a jaded divorce lawyer, Alec Baxter scoffs at weddings and romance. But when his recently engaged brother begs him to participate in The Wedding Game, Alec grudgingly picks up a glue gun and prepares for some family bonding.

Both fierce competitors, Luna and Alec clash on national TV as harsh words and glitter fly with abandon. But as they bicker over color swatches and mood boards, they find themselves fighting something else: their growing mutual attraction. While Luna is torn between family loyalty and her own feelings, Alec wonders if he might have been wrong about love and marriage all along…

The Psychopath by Mary Turner Thomson

The Psychopath by Mary Turner ThomsonIn 2006, Mary Turner Thomson’s world shattered when she discovered her husband Will was a bigamist, con man and convicted sex offender. Unbeknownst to her, this would be the start of a bold new chapter in her life, fighting to protect other women from his heartless gaslighting campaigns—and putting a stop to his endless deception.

Mary thought her story would end with the revelation that Will in fact had several families—and numerous children. But when she discovered that he had continued to prey on new victims, she vowed to turn his betrayal into a force for good. On her mission to protect these women and others, Mary also learned more about the psychopathy behind Will’s duplicitous behaviour.

Teaming up with his newest fiancée in the US, Mary attempts to put an end to Will’s devastating activities. But will she and her fellow victims succeed in their ultimate goal: to bring down Will Jordan forever?

Gerta by Kateřina Tučková

Gerta by Kateřina TučkováThe award-winning novel by Czech author Kateřina Tučková—her first to be translated into English—about the fate of one woman and the pursuit of forgiveness in a divided postwar world.

1945. Allied forces liberate Nazi-occupied Brno, Moravia. For Gerta Schnirch, daughter of a Czech mother and a German father aligned with Hitler, it’s not deliverance; it’s a sentence. She has been branded an enemy of the state. Caught in the changing tides of a war that shattered her family—and her innocence—Gerta must obey the official order: she, along with all ethnic Germans, is to be expelled from Czechoslovakia. With nothing but the clothes on her back and an infant daughter, she’s herded among thousands, driven from the only home she’s ever known. But the injustice only makes Gerta stronger, more empowered, and more resolved to seek justice. Her journey is a relentless quest for a seemingly impossible forgiveness. And one day, she will return.

Spanning decades and generations, Kateřina Tučková’s breathtaking novel illuminates a long-neglected episode in Czech history. One of exclusion and prejudice, of collective shame versus personal guilt, all through the eyes of a charismatic woman whose courage will affect all the lives she’s touched. Especially that of the daughter she loved, fought for, shielded, and would come to inspire.

Ladies Get Paid by Claire Wasserman

Ladies Get Paid by Claire Wasserman*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this shipment may be delayed.*

From career coach and founder of the startup Ladies Get Paid—the eponymous organization leading the fight for equality in the workplace—comes an empowering guide to provide you with the tools to strategically navigate the workplace, achieve success, and become a true leader.

“Beyond-practical and much-needed how-to-get-ahead road map for women… The way Wasserman structures her book makes for clear directions for every point of the career journey... a ‘gotta-read’ playbook.”—Booklist

“Women have been talked over, ignored, or downright dismissed for too long. LADIES GET PAID is about saying no more. This book will inspire you to take action and challenge you to ask for what you deserve. Money is power and Claire Wasserman teaches us how to claim it.”—Arlan Hamilton, Founder of Backstage Capitol and author of It's About Damn Time

“Claire Wasserman is a fearless and effective advocate for women in the workplace with an impressive record of teaching women how to advocate for themselves and change the trajectory of their careers. Her book is a must read for any woman looking to succeed in her career – and for any man or woman looking to create a fair and equitable workplace.”—David Cohen, Senior Counselor to the CEO and former Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation

“[A] beacon to women navigating the choppy waters of workplace patriarchy.”
—Publishers Weekly

Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyad

Black Boy Out of Time by Hari ZiyadAn eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way.

One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them.

Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, radical and reflective, Hari Ziyad’s vital memoir is for the outcast, the unheard, the unborn, and the dead. It offers us a new way to think about survival and the necessary disruption of social norms. It looks back in tenderness as well as justified rage, forces us to address where we are now, and, born out of hope, illuminates the possibilities for the future.

Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost

Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost“Sexy-hot and a thrill-ride on every page. I’m officially addicted to the series.”
— Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author on At Grave's End

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In Bad Company by Viveca Sten

In Bad Company by Viveca StenSandhamn Island’s archipelago is a beautiful place to visit. For a mother on the run, it’s the only place to hide in a novel of escalating suspense by Viveca Sten, bestselling author of Still Waters.

Building a case against Andreis Kovač is a risky strategy for prosecutor Nora Linde. A violent key player in Stockholm’s drug trade and untouchable when it comes to financial crimes, he has the best defense money can buy. To topple Andreis’s empire, Nora’s working a different angle. It’s personal. Nora’s critical witness is Andreis’s wife, Mina—if she’ll testify.

Mina has suffered her husband’s rage too long. It’s nearly cost her her life. Still carrying the traumas of the Bosnian War, Andreis can be triggered like an explosive. He must be taken down. And as the trial looms, Mina and her infant son must disappear. The police have found her a safe place to hide on Runmarö Island in Sandhamn’s archipelago. But there’s no shelter from a man as powerful and merciless as Andreis. Especially when he’s being crossed.

His campaign of terror has just begun. He’s prepared to crush anyone who stands in his way: Mina, Nora, and everyone they know and love. Andreis is coming for them. This time, Nora is on the defense.

The Keepsake Sisters by Lori Wilde

The Keepsake Sisters by Lori WildeJill Shalvis says "Lori Wilde's novels are always a delight!" and RaeAnne Thayne says she "writes characters who always speak to my heart.” Add The Keepsake Sisters to your keeper shelf, by entering now for a chance to win an early finished copy!

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The Children's Train by Viola Ardone

The Children's Train by Viola ArdoneEnter for a chance to win one of 25 copies of The Children's Train by Viola Ardone!

"Ardone’s beautifully crafted story explores the meaning of identity and belonging... recommended to fans of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels." - Library Journal

Based on true events, a heartbreaking story of love, family, hope, and survival set in post-World War II Italy, about poor children from the south sent to live with families in the north to survive deprivation and the harsh winters.

“The innocence of childhood collides with the stark aftermath of war in this wrenching and ultimately redemptive tale of family, seemingly impossible choices, and the winding paths to destiny, which sometimes take us to places far beyond our imaginings.” – Lisa Wingate

The Green Beach File by K.A. Perry

The Green Beach File by K.A. PerryNew Year’s Giveaway! A book for all those who loved "Where the Crawdads Sing." You will love this unique book as well! Nature is the catalyst that keeps the plot moving and drives the main character's pursuit towards solving some disturbing murders in an otherwise peaceful, beachfront community.

During this time in 2020 of uncertainty and fear, folks went to the woods, to the parks, to the beaches, and out into all aspects of nature to find respite, stability, normalcy and calm. More folks than ever were outdoors, taking time to re-center themselves, recharge their spirits, and get some fresh air. This environmental thriller embraces this underlying need we have to spend time in the great outdoors.

Don't miss this fun and suspenseful ride with the main character Jenn! She is an environmental attorney with some quirky habits, and she is more comfortable in the woods, than in the courtroom. (less)

The Conjurer by Luanne G. Smith

The Conjurer by Luanne G. SmithA beguiling novel of revenge, deliverance, and a powerful sisterhood of magic by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Vine Witch and The Glamourist.

Sidra didn’t murder her husband. Yet even a jinni can’t wish away a wrongful imprisonment. Determined to prove her innocence, she returns to her adopted home—a French village renowned for its perfume witches—with her friends Elena and Yvette by her side. Here is where Sidra’s true destiny awaits, but danger also lurks in the village’s narrow lanes.

On her trail is Jamra, another jinni, who’s after more than revenge for the murder of his brother. He also seeks vengeance for the indignities inflicted on jinn by mortals over the centuries. When he learns of an ancient relic capable of unleashing chaos on the world, and that the weapon is in the hands of his murderous sister-in-law, he vows to destroy Sidra to get it.

Relying on a sisterhood of magic, a mysteriously faithful dog, and a second-rate sorcerer, Sidra defends herself using the village’s greatest asset: its perfume. It’s as beguiling a lure as it is a formidable shield. But is it enough for Sidra to protect herself and those she loves from powers yet to be released?

False Hope by Lynne Lee

False Hope by Lynne LeeShe made a big promise. Did she also make a big mistake?

Ten years ago, Grace made her dying sister a promise—that she would look after Hope’s baby son as her own. Now, the man whose son she is raising has turned up on Grace’s operating table, fighting for his life.

When an accusation of negligence follows, Grace is forced to confront not just the man who abandoned her sister, but also his mother, Norma—who blames Grace for taking everything she loves.

Based on what her sister told her, Grace is sure she did the right thing to keep that promise. But what if Hope didn’t tell her everything? Norma’s vicious attacks push Grace to investigate further and what she finds makes her question everything she thinks she knows, pointing to a very different past – and a devastating betrayal.

As Grace uncovers the truth, can she protect her family from the consequences of what her sister did?