Breathless

30166205Author: Beverly Jenkins
Genre: Fiction/Romance
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“As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.

Duchess. That’s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she’s a stunning, intelligent woman—and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he’s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia’s arms he’s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he’s known—and one he intends to win…” Continue reading

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The Doll House

35482074Author: Phoebe Morgan
Genre: Fiction/Thriller
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“You never know who’s watching…

Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign.

But as more pieces begin to turn up, Corinne realises that they are far too familiar. Someone knows about the miniature rocking horse and the little doll with its red velvet dress. Someone has been inside her house…

How does the stranger know so much about her life? How long have they been watching? And what are they waiting for…?”

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The Summer Bride

27269187Author: Anne Gracie
Genre: Fiction/Romance
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“Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream—and it doesn’t involve marriage or babies (or being under any man’s thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion—and a talent—for making beautiful clothes. Daisy aims to become the finest dressmaker in London.
 
Dashing Irishman Patrick Flynn is wealthy and ambitious, and has entered society to find an aristocratic bride. Instead, he finds himself growing increasingly attracted to the headstrong, clever and outspoken Daisy. She’s wrong in every way—except the way she sets his heart racing.
 
However, when Flynn proposes marriage, Daisy refuses. She won’t give up her hard-won independence. Besides, she doesn’t want to join the fine ladies of society—she wants to dress them. She might, however, consider becoming Flynn’s secret mistress. . .
 
But Flynn wants a wife, not a mistress, and when Flynn sets his heart on something, nothing can stand in his way. . .”

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They Both Die at the End

33385229Author: Adam Silvera
Genre: Fiction
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“On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.” Continue reading

Often I am Happy

51a-2b-d9cl-_sx337_bo1204203200_Author: Jens Christian Grøndahl
Genre: Fiction
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“Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg’s first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother’s heartbreaking pride; Ellinor’s courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples’ lives.”

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The Mandarins

528763Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Genre: Fiction
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“In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II. In fictionally relating the stories of those around her — Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koestler, Nelson Algren — de Beauvoir dissects the emotional and philosophical currents of her time. At once an engrossing drama and an intriguing political tale, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desires and her public life.”

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Remember Me?

1358844Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction
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When 25-year-old Lexi Smart gets a hard knock in the head after a night with her friends, she expects to wake up hungover and sore in her Fi’s apartment. Instead, she’s in a private room in a London hospital, has perfect teeth, a Louis Vuitton bag, and picture perfect husband. Not to mention, she’s suddenly 28 years old! A car accident had taken away three years of her memory, making her forget how she ended up with a Cinderella storybook ending. However, all that glitters is not gold. As Lexi tries to retrace her steps and regain her memory, she realizes that maybe 28-year-old Lexi Smart and 25-year-old Lexi Smart aren’t even the same people.

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Angry White Men

51d0pocnt3l-_sx327_bo1204203200_Author: Michael Kimmey
Genre: Non-fiction
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“Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers on men and masculinity in the world today, has spent hundreds of hours in the company of America’s angry white men from white supremacists to men’s rights activists to young students in pursuit of an answer. Angry White Men presents a comprehensive diagnosis of their fears, anxieties, and rage.”
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Hidden Figures

y450-293Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Non-fiction
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Hidden Figures recounts the untold stories of the black women who helped put a man on the moon, formerly known as the West Computers of the NACA. Overcoming the double jeopardy of being both black and female, the black women of the NACA used their wits, tenacity, and determination to help change the history. Continue reading