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Along the Rio Grande

Along the Rio Grande

Peterson, Tracie, author
2022

When bankruptcy forces widow Susanna Jenkins to follow her family to New Mexico, what they see as a failure she sees as a fresh start. Owen Turner is immediately attracted to Susanna, but he's afraid of opening up his heart again, especially as painful memories are stirred up. But if Owen can't face the past, he'll miss out on his greatest chance at love.

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The Baxters : a prequel

The Baxters : a prequel

Kingsbury, Karen, author
2022

Karen Kingsbury takes us back to the beginning of the Baxter family saga in this much-anticipated stand-alone prequel. Even when a dark night precedes the bright light of redemption, the Baxters find a reason to believe.

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Beautiful : a novel

Beautiful : a novel

Steel, Danielle, author.
2022

A famous, young model has her appearance forever altered and loses the people she loves most in a terrorist attack and changes the course and purpose of her life after reading a revealing letter that accompanied her mother's will.

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Book lovers

Book lovers

Henry, Emily, author
2022

When her little sister, Libby, begs for a sisters' trip, Nora Stpehens agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August. Instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor. If Nora knows she's not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he's nobody's hero, but as they are thrown together again and again, what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they've written about themselves.

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City on fire

City on fire

Winslow, Don, 1953-, author
2022

Two criminal empires together control all of New England. Until a beautiful modern-day Helen of Troy comes between the Irish and the Italians, launching a war that will see them kill each other, destroy an alliance, and set a city on fire. Danny Ryan yearns for a more "legit" life and a place in the sun. But as the bloody conflict stacks body on body and brother turns against brother, Danny has to rise above himself. To save the friends he loves like family and the family he has sworn to protect, he becomes a leader, a ruthless strategist, and a master of a treacherous game in which the winners live and the losers die. From the gritty streets of Providence to the glittering screens of Hollywood to the golden casinos of Las Vegas, Danny Ryan will forge a dynasty.

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Death of the black widow

Death of the black widow

Patterson, James, 1947- author.
2022

On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O'Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O'Brien's veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve, and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter's promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he's not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn't begin in his home city, but he's going to make sure it ends there.

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Dream town

Dream town

Baldacci, David, author.
2022

Private investigator and World War II veteran Aloysius Archer heads to Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made and shattered, and is ensnared in a lethal case.

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The hitman's daughter

The hitman's daughter

Topdjian, Carolyne, author.
2022

The Chateau du Ciel was once the destination for the rich and famous, but has fallen into disrepair. During the hotel's last hurrah New Year's Eve party, a blizzrd descends, trapping the guests inside. Hotel employee Mave Michael is on the run from her past as the daughter of a notorious hitman. When hotel security finds her with the body of the hotel's artist in residence, Mave must rely on the lessons her father taught her and the "sixth sense" she has for finding lost objects to save herself. Mave not only has to stop running from her past, but also must unearth the buried secrets of the hotel.

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Kingdom of Bones : a thriller

Kingdom of Bones : a thriller

Rollins, James, 1961- author
2022

When an insidious phenomenon spreads from a cursed sight in the African jungle called the Kingdom of Bones, scientific warriors Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force must head off a global catastrophe and uncover the shattering secret at the heart of the African continent.

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Marrying the ketchups : a novel

Marrying the ketchups : a novel

Close, Jennifer, author
2022

Here are the three things the Sullivan family knows to be true: the Chicago Cubs will always be the underdogs; historical progress is inevitable; and their grandfather, Bud, founder of JP Sullivan's, will always make the best burgers in Oak Park. But when, over the course of three strange months, the Cubs win the World Series, Trump is elected president, and Bud drops dead, everyone in the family finds themselves suddenly doubting all they hold dear.

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Outlander

Outlander

Gabaldon, Diana, author
2014


The wrong victim

The wrong victim

Brennan, Allison, author
2022

A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel that caused a massive fish kill, the West End Charter company may itself have been the target. But as special agent Matt Costa, detective Kara Quinn and the rest of the FBI team begin their investigation, they discover that plenty of people might have wanted someone dead on that yacht. Now they must track down who is responsible and stop them before they strike again.

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