Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.Look for Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling new novel, Sea of Tranquility!
“Downton Abbey meets Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries!”
“A Child Lost is undoubtedly a novel that should not be missed—the story is genius, flawlessly written, and wildly entertaining! A thrilling five stars!” — The Red Headed Book Lover
“Once again, Cox delivers the passion and intrigue of Henrietta and Clive with a story that leaps right off the page. A Child Lost is a true thrill . . . ” — Paperback Paris
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A spiritualist, an insane asylum, a lost little girl . . .
When Clive, anxious to distract a depressed Henrietta, begs Sergeant Frank Davis for a case, he is assigned to investigating a seemingly boring affair: a spiritualist woman operating in an abandoned schoolhouse on the edge of town who is suspected of robbing people of their valuables. What begins as an open and shut case becomes more complicated, however, when Henrietta—much to Clive’s dismay—begins to believe the spiritualist’s strange ramblings.
Meanwhile, Elsie begs Clive and Henrietta to help her and the object of her budding love, Gunther, locate the whereabouts of one Liesel Klinkhammer, the German woman Gunther has traveled to America to find and the mother of the little girl, Anna, whom he has brought along with him. The search leads them to Dunning Asylum, where they discover some terrible truths about Liesel. When the child, Anna, is herself mistakenly admitted to the asylum after an epileptic fit, Clive and Henrietta return to Dunning to retrieve her. This time, however, Henrietta begins to suspect that something darker may be happening. When Clive doesn’t believe her, she decides to take matters into her own hands . . . with horrifying results.
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There’s a fine line between wine and crime…
Aspiring business owner Trixie Pristine is ready to make all of her dreams come true. She’s fulfilling every girl’s fantasy by surrounding herself in coffee, wine, treats, and books. What more could she want? Teaming up with her closest friends, Cora Taylor and Sally Greeves, the three women are about to embark upon an opportunity of a lifetime, opening the quaint bookstore, Read Wine.
But suddenly, this new endeavor isn’t all that Trixie hoped it would be. As strange things begin to happen, the women realize someone is out to sabotage their new business venture. Refusing to put down the coffee or relinquish the wine, the three friends meddle in police affairs to get to the bottom of the mysterious events.
Grab your favorite bottle of red, curl up, and get ready to uncover how Read Wine all started.
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Life should be like that, she thought … fading into the blue water horizon.
She had an understanding with the Vegas mob. Get out of Vegas, now. She took the advice.
Fleeing her encounter with an organized crime boss and his henchmen, Alice Trent is searching for that place…home. She may have found it in this paradise by the sea. That is her great hope, and it seems that her wandering has come to an end.
But then events require her to use her special skills once again and force her to continue her journeys…alone.
From Bestselling author, Glenn Trust, this suspense thriller with a touch of romance takes you into the life and heart of the woman on whom the Blue Eyes Series is based.
Make no mistake. Despite her stunning blue eyes, Alice is no frail shrinking violet. She is a woman in control of her destiny, in search of the one thing she has never known … home.
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YA Book of The Day:
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
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A New York Times bestselling author (The True Meaning of Smekday) and illustrator (Last Stop on Market Street) team bring you a fresh look at the first day of school, this time from the school’s perspective.
It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him?
The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he’s not the only one going through first-day jitters.
Thriller of The Day
Winning an election was one thing. Finding work after moving to Washington was another. McGill decided to be his own boss and took out a private investigator’s license. That wasn’t a politically correct occupation, but then McGill refused to allow himself to be addressed as the First Gentleman.
He nicknamed himself The President’s Henchman.
McGill’s first case is to find out who is stalking a woman in the White House press corps. Then his wife asks him to be a shadow advisor to a young Air Force investigator looking into a he-said-she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon. Both cases have the potential to become politically explosive.
Welcome to Washington, DC.
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Krystina offered me her heart, and I’d given her mine freely and without reservation.
She was the angel who guided me to salvation, lighting up all the places inside me that had been dark for most of my life.
There was no denying the connection we shared.
But now, she was the one who had fallen into darkness.
I could control a great many things, but I couldn’t free her from the black abyss.
As hard as I tried, I had no way to save her—especially after she changed all the rules.
My husband was as beautiful as he was possessive. I needed him like I needed the air I breathed.
So why did I feel like I was suffocating?
I supposed every honeymoon period had an expiration date, and it seemed as if Alexander and I had reached the end of our bliss.
Now I was shrouded in loneliness and a cold chill of uncertainty.
So when destiny shifted in the most unexpected way, I found myself daring to hope again.
My only problem was Alexander.
He didn’t see things like I did.
It didn’t matter how much I craved him. I had to break free of the ties that bind.
Either Alexander would be with me, or he would be against me.
Breaking Stone is the stunning conclusion to the International Bestselling series, where Alexander & Krystina’s devotion to each other will be tested like never before. Will they finally get what their hearts desire, or will the Fates give them a challenge that will break them?
TRIGGER WARNING: This book discusses pregnancy loss and infertility, and may be difficult for some readers.
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Renaissance Italy, 1465. The first hint of trouble comes from Nico Argenti’s sister, who tells him that boys are going missing from the orphanage. She prevails upon Nico to look into the matter, but before the young lawyer can do so, he is dispatched to Bologna on an official mission to investigate rogue mercenaries in a neighboring province near the Florentine border.
While in Bologna, Nico unearths a connection between the missing boys, the mercenaries, and a renegade with a vendetta against the rulers of Florence. His challenge is to stop the rogues before they wreak havoc on his beloved city.
As a lawyer, Nico attempts to thwart the mercenaries and their sponsor through legal means. Will his approach work or must he draw on other skills?
Conspiracy in Bologna is the fourth book in the best-selling Nico Argenti historical mystery series. It may be read standalone.
Buy Conspiracy in Bologna today and take a stand against lawless rogues!