New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for April 13, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE KING, by J. R. Ward. (New American Library.) Book 12 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKINby Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) The producer of a true-crime show must contend with participants with secrets as well as her husband’s murderer.

THE FIXED TRILOGY, by Laurelin Paige. (Laurelin Paige.) Collects “Fixed on You,” “Found in You” and “Forever With You,” the story of Alayna Wither and Hudson Pierce.

SHADOW SPELLby Nora Roberts. (Berkley.) In County Mayo, a falconer with an unresolved past falls for his sister’s best friend; Book 2 of the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy.

MISSING YOU, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) Kat Donovan, an N.Y.P.D. detective, searches for the ex-fiancé who left her years before; her father’s murderer; and the reason the users of an online dating site are disappearing.

 NYPD RED 2by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. (Little, Brown.) Detective Zach Jordan and his partner are called when the body of a wealthy woman is discovered on the Central Park carousel; the second book in a new series.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

LITTLE GIRL LOSTby Brian McGilloway. (Witness Impulse/HarperCollins.) A Northern Ireland police officer finds a little girl in the woods, her hands covered in blood.

 

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

FLASH BOYS, by Michael Lewis. (Norton.) The world of high-frequency computer-driven trading, from the author of “Liar’s Poker.”

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

UPSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSEby J. B. West with Mary Lynn Kotz. (Open Road.) Reminiscences of five presidents and their families by a former White House major-domo. First published in 1974.

10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris. (It Books.) A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

THRIVEby Arianna Huffington. (Harmony.) Personal well-being as the indispensable third measure — with money and power — of success.

DON’T HURT PEOPLE AND DON’T TAKE THEIR STUFFby Matt Kibbe. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A libertarian manifesto by the president and C.E.O. of FreedomWorks.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

THE WOMEN OF DUCK COMMANDERby Kay Robertson and others with Beth Clark. (Howard Books.) The “Duck Dynasty” wives discuss their marriages, families and faith.

LETTERS FROM BERLINby Margarete Dos and Kerstin Lieff. (Lyons/Globe Pequot.) A daughter traces her German mother’s harrowing experiences in World War II and after.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

 

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for April 6, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

MISSING YOU, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) Kat Donovan, an N.Y.P.D. detective, searches for the ex-fiancé who left her years before; her father’s murderer; and the reason the users of an online dating site are disappearing.

THE FIXED TRILOGY, by Laurelin Paige. (Laurelin Paige.) Collects “Fixed on You,” “Found in You” and “Forever With You,” the story of Alayna Wither and Hudson Pierce.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

MAYBE SOMEDAY, by Colleen Hoover. (Atria.) Sydney, a college student, is fascinated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Ridge.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess Walter. (Harper Perennial.) Ruins both emotional and architectural, in Italy, Hollywood and elsewhere, figure in this sweeping novel.

THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking.) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

POWER PLAY, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) Two C.E.O.s — one a man, the other a woman — face very different challenges.

RAISING STEAM, by Terry Pratchett. (Doubleday.) In this Discworld fantasy set in Ankh-Morpork, Moist van Lipwig is put in charge of a powerful new machine.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris. (It Books.) A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

UGANDA BE KIDDING ME, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central.) Humorous travel stories.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

NOT COOL, by Greg Gutfeld. (Crown Forum.) The Fox News Channel host, author of “The Joy of Hate,” denounces the hipster elite and their pop cultural dominance.

THE NAZI OFFICER’S WIFE, by Edith H. Beer. (HarperCollins.) The story of a Jewish woman who hid her identity and married a Nazi Party member, thus saving her life.

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for March 30, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

MISSING YOU, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton.) Kat Donovan, an N.Y.P.D. detective, searches for the ex-fiancé who left her years before; her father’s murderer; and the reason the users of an online dating site are disappearing.

THE FIXED TRILOGY, by Laurelin Paige. (Laurelin Paige.) Collects “Fixed on You,” “Found in You” and “Forever With You,” the story of Alayna Wither and Hudson Pierce.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

MAYBE SOMEDAY, by Colleen Hoover. (Atria.) Sydney, a college student, is fascinated by her mysterious next-door neighbor, Ridge.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess Walter. (Harper Perennial.) Ruins both emotional and architectural, in Italy, Hollywood and elsewhere, figure in this sweeping novel.

THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking.) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

POWER PLAY, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) Two C.E.O.s — one a man, the other a woman — face very different challenges.

RAISING STEAM, by Terry Pratchett. (Doubleday.) In this Discworld fantasy set in Ankh-Morpork, Moist van Lipwig is put in charge of a powerful new machine.

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris. (It Books.) A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

UGANDA BE KIDDING ME, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central.) Humorous travel stories.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

NOT COOL, by Greg Gutfeld. (Crown Forum.) The Fox News Channel host, author of “The Joy of Hate,” denounces the hipster elite and their pop cultural dominance.

THE NAZI OFFICER’S WIFE, by Edith H. Beer. (HarperCollins.) The story of a Jewish woman who hid her identity and married a Nazi Party member, thus saving her life.

 

 

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for March 23, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

NIGHT BROKEN, by Patricia Briggs. (Ace.) The ex-wife of Adam, mate of the shape shifter Mercy Thompson, wants him back.

AFTERSHOCK, by Sylvia Day. (Harlequin.) Gianna Rossi and Jackson Rutledge navigate a cutthroat business world and its inner circle of glamour, sex and privilege.

POWER PLAY, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte.) Two C.E.O.s — one a man, the other a woman — face very different challenges.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s.) The Clifton Chronicles reach the 1960s in the fourth volume of the series.

STONE COLD, by C. J. Box. (Putnam.) Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden and special assistant to the governor, investigates a mysterious wealthy rancher.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking.) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

ORPHAN TRAIN, by Christina Baker Kline. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) A historical novel about orphans swept off the streets of New York and sent to the Midwest in the 1920s.

SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.)  A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

10% HAPPIER, by Dan Harris. (It Books.) A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

UGANDA BE KIDDING ME, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central.) Humorous travel stories.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. (Thomas Nelson.) A father recounts his 3-year-old son’s encounter with Jesus during an appendectomy.

THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

 

Fired up by Mary Connealy

firedup  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  Fired up

Author:  Mary Connealy

Collection:  Adult Fiction

Book two in the Trouble in Texas series starts off fast. Glynna and her two children are smack dab in the middle of moving from the ranch that her ex-husband had stolen from Luke Stone. As she and Luke’s Regulator friends travel through the narrow cut, boulders avalanche down from the hill, narrowly missing them but Doc Dare Riker suffers from a deep gash to his back. When they finally arrive in town, Glynna decides to open a diner in one of the empty storefronts and surprising does an amazing business, even if she can’t cook and burns everything she makes. Dare in the meantime has healed from the rockslide incident but encounters more things that threaten his life – his home is torched while he’s sleeping and Dare is leery of Glynna’s cooking although it sends many men with upset stomachs to his doctoring business. The tension is strong between Glynna and Dare, as she and her children do not want another man in their life that could possibly hurt them again but she can’t help being drawn to the honest, heroic doctor.

Themes are forgiveness, faith in what God has called you to do, honesty, and loyalty. You’ll giggle at some of the antics including Glynna’s cooking skills. The third book in the series will involve Regulator/lawyer, Vince Yates and new-to-town Tina Cahill, Jonas’s sister.

The tutor’s daughter by Julie Klassen

tutorsdaughter  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  The tutor’s daughter

Author:  Julie Klassen

Collection:  Adult Fiction

Emma Smallwood enjoys assisting her father with his small boarding school. But, things have fallen away since the death of his wife and Emma’s mother two years before. Attendance has dropped and finances are becoming tight. Emma has written to former graduates Phillip and Henry Weston’s father, a baronet in Cornwall, to inquire of the two younger sons. Mr. Weston is more interested in the Smallwoods joining him at his estate on the coast and teaching the boys onsite. When Emma and her father arrive in the nearby village, no one is there to meet them so a young boy and cart are hired to take them to Ebbington Manor, where unfortunately not only had their arrival slipped Sir Giles mind but his wife, Lady Weston had not even been informed of the teaching position being filled. The rude beginning gets worse, when the younger sons, twins, do not like being taught and mystery and suspicion surround the Manor – especially at night, when howling can be heard.

Written along the lines of Jane Eyre, readers of historical and Regency romance will enjoy this novel.

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for March 9, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

THE CHANCE, by Robyn Carr. (Harlequin Mira.) There’s an obvious attraction between two newcomers to Thunder Point, Ore., but their differences may run too deep.

THE CHASE, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam.) Nicolas Fox (a handsome con man) and Kate O’Hare (an F.B.I. agent) team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian.

FRIENDS — AND THEN SOME, by Debbie Macomber. (Debbie Macomber Books.) The tender story of two people daring to be more than “just friends”; first published in 1986.

THE UNDEAD POOL, by Kim Harrison. (HarperVoyager.) The witch Rachel Morgan must prevent all-out supernatural war; the 12th book in the Hollows series.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

PRIVATE L. A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown.) Jack Morgan and Justine Smith search for a high-powered celebrity couple who have disappeared.

TAKE A CHANCE, by Abbi Glines. (Atria.) A woman’s half sister despises her, but the half sister’s hunky fling feels different emotions; a Rosemary Beach novel.

CONCEALED IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.) Lt. Eve Dallas is on the case when the demolition of a building that once sheltered troubled teenagers reveals skeletons hidden in the walls; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.)  A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

 

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, by Michio Kaku. (Doubleday.) A theoretical physicist looks to a possible future of telepathy, mind-controlled robots and the uploading of memories.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

PHILOMENA, by Martin Sixsmith. (Penguin.) Fifty years after nuns sent her baby to America to be adopted, an Irish woman attempts to track him down with a journalist’s help. The basis of the movie.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

THE STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SINGERS, by Maria Augusta Trapp. (Morrow.) The story that inspired “The Sound of Music.” First published in 1949.

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt.) The New Yorker writer examines the role of man-made influences in causing plant and animal loss.

 

 

The longest ride by Nicholas Sparks

longestride  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  The longest ride

Author:  Nicholas Sparks

Collection:  Adult Fiction

We can’t get enough stories on love and relationships from super writer Nicholas Sparks. In his latest novel, two couples’ courtships – one nearing its ending, one just beginning – are the love stories that Sparks explores. Ira, a widower, had one last mission to complete before joining Ruth, his beloved wife, forever, but fails when the car he is driving plunges over the side of a hill. Ira begins to see visions of Ruth, encouraging him to stay alive, and as he slips in and out of consciousness, Ira reviews their tender relationship over the previous decades. At the same time a young couple, Sophia, a college student and Luke, a bull rider and rancher, are being drawn into a relationship and suffer from expectations and immaturity. As the story nears its conclusion and both love stories unfold, the connection is finally revealed.

Written from different viewpoints, the characters’ vulnerability and passion show through across a span of over 90 years.

Soon to made into a movie….

New York Times Best Sellers at ACLS for March 2, 2014

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FICTION (Combined Print & E-Book)

CONCEALED IN DEATH, by J. D. Robb. (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated.) Lt. Eve Dallas is on the case when the demolition of a building that once sheltered troubled teenagers reveals skeletons hidden in the walls; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

PRIVATE L. A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown.) Jack Morgan and Justine Smith search for a high-powered celebrity couple who have disappeared.

THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown.) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.)  A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking.) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam.) A woman’s life is upended when she discovers a letter from her husband she was not meant to read.

KILLER, by Jonathan Kellerman. (Ballantine.) The psychologist and police consultant Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in a child custody dispute that escalates into murder.

VAMPIRE MOST WANTED, by Lynsay Sands. (Avon/HarperCollins.) Marcus Notte, an immortal, has been tasked with bringing Basha Argeneau back to the powerful clan.

ONCE IN A LIFETIME, by Jill Shalvis. (Grand Central.) In the little town of Lucky Harbor, an unlikely couple try to defy the odds: Ben, grieving over a wrenching loss; and Aubrey, determined to right the wrongs of her past.

STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, by Anna Quindlen. (Random House.) An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and discovers sparks of creativity and desire.

NONFICTION (Combined Print & E-Book) 

THE MONUMENTS MEN, by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. (Center Street.) The attempt to preserve, and later to locate, art works stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. (Little, Brown.) The only survivor of a Navy SEALs operation in northern Afghanistan describes the battle, his comrades and his courageous escape.

UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, by Solomon Northup. (Various publishers.) The narrative, first published in 1853, of a freeman who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and spent 12 years in bondage before escaping; the basis of the recently released movie.

KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) Jesus’ life and times, and the events leading up to his execution.

DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown.) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

DUTY, by Robert M. Gates. (Knopf.) The former defense secretary recounts his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt.) The New Yorker writer examines the role of man-made influences in causing plant and animal loss.

THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum.) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Knopf.) A woman’s account of a life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail during the summer of 1995.

 

 

Twice promised : a novel by Maggie Brendan

twicepromised  Regina  Review by:  Regina

Title:  Twice promised : a novel

Author:  Maggie Brendan

Collection:  Adult Fiction

Greta Olsen, a mail-order bride, arrives in Central City, Colorado – much to her surprise, finds herself in competition with another woman for shopkeeper, Jess Gifford’s hand in marriage. A bigger surprise awaits both of them for Jess has no idea that his younger brother Zach had arranged this entire debacle! Even though Jess’s shop really could use some organizational help, he certainly wasn’t looking for a life mate! As the two hardworking women compete for Jess’s attention, they inadvertently become fast friends and even Zach begins to think that, just maybe, he could use a wife as well.

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