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Fiction: An Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan

An Accomplished Woman book coverAs a young woman, clever, self-reliant Lydia Templeton scandalized Regency society by rejecting the county’s most eligible bachelor. Ten years later, she is the rare lady who values knowledge and accomplishment over marriage. When asked to accompany a relative to Bath in pursuit of a marriage match, she is outspoken about the young suitors’ failings, but then she herself is confronted with the man she declined so long ago. Is her heart the closed book she thinks it is? In An Accomplished Woman, a light comedy of manners, author Jude Morgan captures the tone and style of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer with a heroine who is fun, independent, and who says what is on her mind.

By Readers' Advisor on July 28, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, Romance

New: Historical Fiction and Romance

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

New: Historical Fiction Books

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– The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg

The Pelican Bride by Beth White

– Glorious by Jeff Guinn

– China Dolls by Lisa See

– The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor

– Dark Aemilia by Sally O’Reilly

– The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

– A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable

New: Romance Books

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The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller

The Heart’s Pursuit by Robin Lee Hatcher

The Best Medicine by Tracy Brogan

– The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer

– A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander

– Uncommon Romance by Jove Belle

– Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

– Flirting with Forever by Molly Cannon

By MPPL on July 4, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, New Arrivals, Romance

Fiction: Addition by Toni Jordan

Addition book coverGrace suffers from OCD, which breeds her love of inventor Nikola Tesla and causes her to fixate on numbers, attaching symbolic significance to things as seemingly mundane as the number of steps to her local coffee shop. But it’s at this coffee shop that she meets Seamus, a cute Irishman who disrupts her routine and shakes up her life of self-isolation. As romance blossoms, so does Grace’s uneasiness about making herself vulnerable to another person. Australian author Toni Jordan explores her heroine’s psychology with depth, revealing surprising hidden traumas from Grace’s past which are always threatening to bubble to the surface. Addition is no cookie-cutter romance—it’s like chick lit with a twist of grit.

By MPPL on July 3, 2014 Categories: Books, Romance

New: Historical Fiction and Romance

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

New: Historical Fiction Books

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Edwin: High King of Britain by Edoardo Albert

The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

The Boy in His Winter by Norman Lock

History of the Rain by Niall Williams

Night in Shanghai by Nicole Mones

Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck

The Whiskey Baron by Jon Sealy

New: Romance Books

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How to Handle a Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy

Sister Betty Says I Do by Pat G’Orge-Walker

Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas

Dreams of Lilacs by Lynn Kurland

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren

Letting Go by Maya Banks

By MPPL on June 6, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, New Arrivals, Romance

Fiction: The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss

Thorn and the Blossom book coverWhat a beautiful book! Physically, The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss is a gorgeous volume. It comes in a flowered slipcase and when you pull the book out – how unusual it is. It has an accordion-fold binding. If you read the novel from one direction, it is Evelyn’s story. If you read it from the other direction, it is Brendan’s story. Evelyn went into a bookstore while on vacation and came out of it with Brendan, a new friend. But both Brendan and Evelyn feel as if their burgeoning friendship is deeper than normal. Perhaps it could be that they’ve known each other in another life…

By Readers' Advisor on May 12, 2014 Categories: Books, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Romance

New: Historical Fiction and Romance

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

New: Historical Fiction Books

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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose

Girl on the Golden Coin by Marci Jefferson

Hyde by Daniel Levine

The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot

Wake by Anna Hope

Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

Long Man by Amy Greene

Vienna Nocturne by Vivien Shotwell

My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner

New: Romance Books

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Bad Boy Seduction by Zuri Day

Half Moon Harbor by Donna Kauffman

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell

Dancing with Fireflies by Denise Hunter

Reaper’s Legacy: Reaper’s Motorcycle Club by Joanna Wylde

The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand

Kiss the Bride by Lucy Kevin

By MPPL on May 9, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, New Arrivals, Romance

New: Historical Fiction and Romance

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

Get your reading glasses on, because here we go!

New: Historical Fiction Books

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•   The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit

•   The Winter King by Alys Clare

•   Somerset by Leila Meacham

•   The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

•   Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble

•   Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

•   A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

•   Motherland by Maria Hummel

•   The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn

New: Romance Books

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•  Betting the Rainbow by Jodi Thomas

•   Melting the Ice by Jaci Burton

•   The MacGregor’s Lady by Grace Burrowes

•   Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

•   Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

•   True Love by Jude Deveraux

•   The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell by Paula Quinn

•   Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis

By Readers' Advisor on March 28, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, New Arrivals, Romance

Staff Pick: In the Mood for Love

John staff picks photoMr. Chow and Mrs. Chan are neighbors – his wife is having an affair with her husband. Frequently left alone by their unfaithful spouses, the two develop a bond that hovers agonizingly close to courtship. In the Mood for Love is an abstracted romance played out in the tiniest of gestures.

By Readers' Advisor on March 18, 2014 Categories: Movies and TV, Picks by John, Romance, Staff Picks

Fiction: Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

Scarlett book coverYou may know that there is an authorized sequel to Gone with the Wind, but did you know that part of it takes place in Ireland? Not even quintessential Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara can resist the lure of the Emerald Isle. Leaving the Civil War and Reconstruction behind, Scarlett decides to explore her father’s working-class Irish roots in Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. Historical romance author Alexandra Ripley was hand-picked by Mitchell’s heirs to continue the epic story of Scarlett and her determination to embrace tomorrow. That journey leads her across the Atlantic to a very different life among the O’Haras of County Meath, but even the lush landscapes can’t fully distract her from the man who walked away.

By Readers' Advisor on March 17, 2014 Categories: Books, Historical Fiction, Romance

Fiction: The 2014 Reading List Awards

Every Friday the Library will bring you short lists of buzz-worthy books in a rotating series of popular genres.

For these and other fresh reads, stop by the second floor Fiction/AV/Teen desk. While there, talk to a Readers’ Advisor about new and old titles tailored to your taste.

Get your reading glasses on, because here we go!

This week we invite you to check out The Reading List, which honors outstanding titles in the most popular categories. Here are the featured winners, and you can follow the link for the other finalists and readalikes.

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     -  AdrenalineRed Sparrow by Jason Matthews
     -  FantasyVicious by V.E. Schwab
     -  Historical FictionThe Outcasts by Kathleen Kent

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     -  Horror Last Days by Adam Nevill
     -  MysteryMurder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
     -  RomanceAny Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

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     -  Science FictionLove Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh
     -  Women’s FictionMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

By Readers' Advisor on March 14, 2014 Categories: Awards, Books, Fantasy & Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, Horror, Lists, Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense, Romance