October 2017 Book Catalogue - Chapter Book and Tea Shop

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BOOK CATALOGUE – OCTOBER 2017 Many apologies for the delay in producing this month’s catalogue, but we have discontinued our book loyalty card scheme (any existing book cards will be cashed up) and we have been busy repricing our books. But better late than never … and great reads this month include new releases from Charlaine Harris, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lynsay Sands, Jill Shalvis, Nalini Singh and Alexander McCall Smith, amongst others. Enjoy your reading! Top Books This Month Jackie Ashenden The Wicked Billionaire Charlaine Harris Sleep Like a Baby* Karen Hawkins Caught by the Scot Elizabeth Hoyt Duke of Desire Jayne Ann Krentz When All the Girls Have Gone# Susan Mallery Second Chance Girl Lynsay Sands Immortally Yours Jill Shalvis Chasing Christmas Eve Nalini Singh Archangel’s Viper A. McCall Smith The House of Unexpected Sisters* # Paperback Release * Hardcover/TPB & Anthology

Books Available Soon Mary Balogh Someone to Wed Grace Burrowes No Other Duke Will Do Janet Evanovich Hardcore Twenty-Four* Christine Feehan Leopard’s Blood Laura Griffin Touch of Red Anna Lee Huber This Side of Murder* Eloisa James Wilde in Love Emily King The Hundredth Queen Karen Marie Moning Feversong# Lori Wilde Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside Please contact us if you would like to reserve a book

Title: Duke of Desire Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Title: Immortally Yours Author: Lynsay Sands

Classification: Historical

Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $17 Annotation: Maiden Lane Series. Kind and intelligent, Lady Iris Jordan finds herself the unlikely target of a kidnapping. Her captors are the notoriously evil Lords of Chaos. When one of the masked – and nude! – lords spirits her away to his carriage, she shoots him ... only to find she may have been a trifle hasty … Scarred, and brooding, Raphael de Chartres, the Duke of Dyemore, has made it his mission to infiltrate the Lords of Chaos and destroy them. Rescuing Lady Jordan was never in his plans. But now with the lords out to kill them both, he has but one choice: marry the lady in order to keep her safe.

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: $17 Annotation: Argeneau Series. One hundred and twenty-five years is a long time to nurse a crush. That’s how long it’s been since Beth Argenis first met Cullen “Scotty” MacDonald and he instantly became the star of her most X-rated dreams. Back then, he was rescuing her from a Rogue Immortal. Now Beth’s a Rogue Hunter and she doesn’t need saving anymore, despite what Scotty thinks. What she does need is the desire that finally erupts between them. But Beth is in immortal danger and Scotty will have to rethink everything he once believed about love and destiny and confront an enemy who’s terrifyingly close. Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters

Title: Archangel’s Viper Author: Nalini Singh Classification: Fantasy & Paranormal

Book Type: Mass Market Paperback Price: USA $17 / International $23 Annotation: Guild Hunter Series. Holly Chang prowls the city’s underground for the angels. But it’s not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman – it’s the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite … Now, someone has put a bounty on her head... Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael’s private guard. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly’s. But even if Venom can protect Holly, he might not be able to save himself – because the power inside Holly is awakening.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith Classification: Crime & Mystery

Book Type: Trade Paperback Price: $32 (RRP $37.99) Annotation: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. Precious Ramotswe idolises her late father. She feels that she knows all about his life – but does she? Sometimes our parents surprise us, and we discover that things were not quite what we thought them to be. The same goes for Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe’s feisty assistant, who also makes surprising discoveries about her own past. Their life is further disturbed by the arrival in Gaborone of somebody whom Mma Ramotswe – and Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, for that matter – definitely do not want to see. However, calm eventually prevails, tea is served, and life continues.

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Other Books Available This Month

Contemporary Romance & Romantic Suspense The Wicked Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden (Paperback – $17). Tate Brothers Series. The Tate Brothers were once orphans and they have been raised to do one thing only: protect what is theirs … As a trained sniper and Navy SEAL, Lucas Tate found the courage to distance himself from the wealthy, wicked patriarch who adopted him. Instead, he’s devoted his life to the elite band of brothers from his unit. So when the widow of one of his former comrades finds herself in apparent danger, Lucas makes it his job to protect her against all enemies … and not let her out of his sights … Grace Riley feels overwhelmed by Lucas’s presence, but the cold-eyed marksman will do anything to keep her safe. Soon the special attention he pays her becomes a wild romantic distraction – one that troubles Grace, since Lucas was so close to her deceased husband. Still, how can she resist Lucas’s intense, ice-blue stare? All she knows is that a life without strong, passionate Lucas is one not worth living. Can Lucas can find a way to honor his former brother-in-arms by saving Grace … and loving her, too? Under Fire by Scarlett Cole (Paperback – $17). Love Over Duty Series. Hot, hard-bodied Sixton Rapp is a former SEAL who’s raring to begin his brand-new civilian life. He and his Navy “brothers” start a security firm that offers the kind of services only a team of military-trained professionals can provide. But nothing prepared Six for his new client: an innocent woman on a mission to improve thousands of lives … unless someone takes hers first … Dr. Louisa North knows time is against her as she tries to create a “miracle” medical treatment for a disease with no known cure, until she creates a sample so powerful that the wrong people want to use it as a chemical weapon. At first, Six is unwilling to accept Louisa as his client. But soon he realizes that the danger is real and that there’s much more to this plain-Jane scientist ... including a burning passion between them that neither of them can resist. And now that an enemy is on Louisa’s trail, Six will do whatever it takes to protect her – or die trying. Blind Date by Bella Jewel (Paperback – $17). After the death of her husband four years ago, Hartley Watson is finally ready to meet someone – and maybe even have a second chance at love. But then, just as her dating life seems to be getting started, Hartley is struck with a horrifying realization: Someone is watching her. Entering her home. Even knows the intimate details of her life. How else to explain the strange deliveries, or the sudden appearance of mementos from her dead spouse – ones that she had kept for so long in storage? … If only Hartley could know for sure whether what is happening to her is real or if her grief is making her lose touch with reality. Those around her aren’t convinced that she’s being stalked, nor is the wonderful, supportive man Hartley’s started dating. The exciting new life she has created for herself is slowly becoming a nightmare ... How can Hartley seek protection when nobody believes that she’s at risk – and the only one she can trust is herself?

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No Easy Target by Iris Johansen (Paperback Release – $20). Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the ability to understand animals and to communicate with them. Now, Margaret wants nothing more than to live a quiet life, close to the animals and under the radar. But her abilities have not gone unnoticed ... and there are those who would use them for their own purposes. Determined not to be a pawn in anyone’s game, every time someone gets too close, Margaret uproots her life and outruns them … When CIA operative John Lassiter breaks into Margaret’s apartment, she vanishes again. Still, Lassiter has good reason to be persistent: one of his men is being held captive by an unrelenting enemy – someone who has set his sights on Margaret. Which means that Lassiter must control her to use her as bait ... With danger in hot pursuit, Margaret finds herself matching wits with a man who refuses to stop or be stopped. Turning from the hunted to the hunter, Margaret must use everything she has ever learned to not only survive, but to defeat a great evil. And to prove once and for all that she’s no easy target … When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz (Paperback Release – $17). When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished … Beautiful, brilliant and reckless, Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames – literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job … After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends – women in a Seattle-based online investment club – for answers. But what they find is chilling ... When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her – and anyone else who gets in their way ... Last One Home by Debbie Macomber (Paperback – $17). New Beginnings Series. Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close – until one fateful event drove them apart … After high school, Cassie ran away from home to marry the wrong man, throwing away a college scholarship and breaking her parents’ hearts. To make matters worse, Cassie had always been their father’s favorite – a sentiment that weighed heavily on her sisters and made Cassie’s actions even harder to bear … Now thirty-one, Cassie is back in Washington, living in Seattle with her daughter and hoping to leave her past behind. After ending a difficult marriage, Cassie is back on her own two feet, the pieces of her life slowly but surely coming together. Despite the strides Cassie’s made, she hasn’t been able to make peace with her

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sisters. Karen, the oldest, is a busy wife and mother, balancing her career with raising her two children. And Nichole, the youngest, is a stay-athome mom whose husband indulges her every whim. Then one day, Cassie receives a letter from Karen, offering what Cassie thinks may be a chance to reconcile. And as Cassie opens herself up to new possibilities – making amends with her sisters, finding love once more – she realizes the power of compassion, and the promise of a fresh start. Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery (Paperback – $18). Happily Inc. Series. Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moved to Happily Inc, California. The wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle, yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes … Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising – and his determined seduction, even more so. Although she’ll welcome him into her bed, he’ll have to work harder to win her trust. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart? The Librarian and the Spy by Susan Mann (Paperback – $10). Librarian/Spy Escapade Series. Adventure-hungry Quinn Ellington solves mundane mysteries for library patrons while indulging her taste for intrigue with her favorite spy novels. But her latest research project entangles her in a mission to decode the whereabouts of a weapons cache from a priceless work of art before arms dealers beat her to it. Her adventure is filled with fast cars, stolen treasures, international intrigue, and a budding romance with suave, handsome “insurance” agent James Lockwood. Stealing Mr. Right by Tamara Morgan (Paperback – $15). Penelope Blue Series. She’s a famous jewel thief. He’s FBI. What’s that saying? Keep your friends close ... and your husband closer … Being married to a federal agent certainly has its perks. 1. Who doesn’t love the way a G-man looks in his suit? 2. This way a savvy jewel thief always knows what the enemy is up to … Spending her days lifting jewels and her nights tracking the Bureau should have been a genius plan. But the closer Penelope get to Grant Emerson, the more dangerous this feels. With two million dollars’ worth of diamonds on the line, she can’t afford to fall for her own husband … It turns out that the only thing worse than having a mortal enemy is being married to one. Because in their game of theft and seduction, only one of them will come out on top … Good thing a cat burglar always lands on her feet. Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis (Paperback – $17). Heartbreaker Bay Series. Run for the hills – temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward

to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long … Spence’s commitment to hiding from the ghosts of relationships past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful – okay, crazy hot – chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener just because she ‘‘gets’’ Spence immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it? … Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: two weeks to cut loose, to fall hard and to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime. Tangled Up in Tinsel by Candis Terry (Paperback – $17). Sunshine Creek Vineyard Series. Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll go to any lengths to protect their legacy – but what happens when love gets in the way? … As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, Parker Kincade has a restaurant to open. The fact that his Groomzilla brother wants the place for his perfect Christmas wedding doesn’t help. Then there’s the stunning woman who appoints herself his new chef before he’s ready to hire one. But one look at Gabriella Montani has Parker reassessing needs vs. wants. And that’s before he tastes what she has to offer ... Gabriella doesn’t need to get tangled up with a sexy man. What she needs is a job and a chance to prove herself. A place in Parker’s kitchen could give her the opportunity she’s been waiting for. The heat between them is sizzling, but a place in his bed could be downright dangerous. Neither Christmas nor men have ever lived up to her expectations, but Parker has soulmate written all over him. Should Gabi let herself be swept up in his holiday magic, or will it disappear before Christmas Day? Hot Pursuit by Julie Ann Walker (Paperback – $17). Black Knights Inc. Series. What appears to be a tricked-out motorcycle shop on the South Side of Chicago is actually headquarters for the world’s most elite covert operatives. Deadly, dangerous, and determined, they’ll steal your breath and your heart … Fighting for his life is pretty much standard operating procedure for Christian Watson, former SAS Officer. Doing it with bossy, beautiful BKI office manager Emily Scott in tow is another matter.

Crime & Mystery & Thriller The Poet by Michael Connelly (Paperback Reissue – $20). Jack McEvoy Series. Jack McEvoy specializes in death. As a crime reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, he has seen every kind of murder. But his professional bravado doesn’t lessen the brutal shock of learning that his only brother is dead, a suicide … Jack’s brother was a homicide detective, and he had been depressed about a recent murder case, a hideously grisly one, that he’d been unable to solve … McEvoy decides that the best way to exorcise his grief is by writing a feature on police suicides. But when he begins his research, he quickly arrives at a stunning revelation. Following his leads, protecting his sources, muscling his way inside a federal investigation, Jack grabs hold of what is clearly the story of a lifetime. He also knows that in taking on the story, he’s making himself the most visible target for a murderer who has eluded the greatest investigators alive.

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The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver (Paperback Reissue – $20). Lincoln Rhyme Series. Lincoln Rhyme, ex-head of NYPD forensics, was the nation’s foremost criminalist, the man who could work a crime scene and come away with a perfect profile of the killer, frozen in time. Now, Lincoln is frozen in place – permanently. An accident on the job left him a quadriplegic who can move just one finger, a great mind strapped to his bed, mulish and sarcastic, hiding from a life he no longer wants to live … Until he sees the crime-scene report about a corpse found buried on a deserted West Side railroad track, its bloody hand rising from the dirt. It belonged to a man who got into a cab at the airport and never got out. Reluctantly, Lincoln Rhyme abandons retirement to track down a killer whose ingenious clues hold the secret to saving his victims – if Rhyme can decipher them in time. The search leads him to the Bone Collector, whose obsession with old New York colors every scrap of evidence he leaves for Rhyme and his new partner, Amelia Sachs, whom he drafts as his arms and legs. But she’s never worked a crime scene in her life – and he can only whisper in her ear as she does the exacting work he loved more than anything else. Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris (Trade Paperback – $23). Aurora Teagarden Series. Robin and Aurora’s newborn Sophie is proving to be quite a handful. They hire a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come and help the new parents for a few weeks when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu … One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Searching for her reveals a body outside … but it isn’t Virginia’s. Now, not only does Roe have a baby to care for but a new puzzle to contend with – who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia?

souls in the palm of his hand. He commands the respect of the most dangerous of demons and the most powerful of angels. He can seduce and dominate any female he wants with a mere look. But for all Azagoth’s power, he’s bound by shackles of his own making, and only an angel with a secret holds the key to his release … She’s an angel with the extraordinary ability to travel through time and space. An angel with a tormented past she can’t escape. And when Lilliana is sent to Azagoth’s underworld realm, she finds that her past isn’t all she can’t escape. For the irresistibly sexy fallen angel known as Azagoth is also known as the Grim Reaper, and when he claims a soul, it’s forever … Belador Cosaint by Dianna Love (Print-on-Demand Paperback – $32). Belador Series. Cosaint: An ancient rule that may damn the Beladors … Belador Maistir, Vladimir Quinn, has yet to locate his daughter and now his worst fears have come to fruition. A vicious enemy hot on her trail plans to turn his child into an apocalyptic weapon. Quinn doesn’t even know what the young girl looks like or where her deceased mother hid her. He knows of only one woman – a remote viewer – who might be able to help, but Reese O Rinn has vanished into thin air, literally. He has even less chance of finding that fiery female and no time to search for her. A powerful entity is determined to push the Belador dragon king, Daegan, and the entire preternatural world into the open, starting with the city of Atlanta. Chaos sends Quinn and all the Beladors running hard around the clock. When their innocent families come under attack and the VIPER coalition refuses to send aid, Daegan invokes the ancient rule of cosaint to protect his people, but will that backfire on him and the Beladors? Alliances are tested. Secrets are exposed. Battle lines are drawn in blood. It all comes down to who lives and who dies as Quinn faces an unimaginable sacrifice to save his child.

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Wicked Abyss by Kresley Cole (Paperback Release – $17). Immortals After Dark Series. As a boy, Abyssian “Sian” Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into a demonic monster – just as she’s been reincarnated. Sian captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell … Princess Calliope “Lila” Barbot’s people have hated and feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle, vowing revenge for betrayals she can’t remember, Lila makes her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good … As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In turn Lila reluctantly responds to the beast’s cleverness and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war? Azagoth by Larissa Ione (Print-on-Demand Paperback – $22). Demonica Series. Even in the fathomless depths of the underworld and the bleak chambers of a damaged heart, the bonds of love can heal … or destroy … He holds the ability to annihilate

The Duke by Katharine Ashe (Paperback – $17). Devil’s Duke Series. Years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met … and played with fire. Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs. But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret … So begins a game of wits that proves seduction is more satisfying – and much more wicked – the second time around … The Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne (Paperback – $17). Victorian Rebel Series. Gavin St. James, Earl of Thorne, is a notorious Highlander and an unrelenting Lothario who uses his slightly menacing charm to get what he wants – including too many women married to other men. But now, Gavin wants to put his shady past behind him ... more or less. When a fiery lass who is the heiress to the land he wishes to possess drops into his lap, he sees a perfectly delicious opportunity ... Samantha Masters has come back to Scotland, in a pair of trousers, and with a whole world of dangerous secrets from her time spent in the Wild West trailing behind her. Her

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only hope of protection is to marry – and to do so quickly. Gavin is only too willing to provide that service for someone he finds so disturbingly irresistible. But even as danger approaches, what begins as a scandalous proposition slowly turns into an all-consuming passion. And Gavin discovers that he will do whatever is necessary to keep the woman he has claimed as his own ... Caught by the Scot by Karen Hawkins (Paperback – $17). Made to Marry Series. Dashing Scottish privateer Conner Douglas must marry a respectable, well-born woman – and soon, if he wants to secure his rightful inheritance. Determined to still explore the high seas as well as his mistresses’ beds, he aims to find a pliable wife who’ll turn a blind eye to his antics. And he knows just the woman – childhood friend and mousy spinster Miss Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe … Unbeknownst to Conner, meek and plain Theodora has been hopelessly in love with him for years. But unwilling to wait forever for what will never happen, Theodora plans to wed a kind – if unexciting – local landowner, leaving behind the wild Highlander of her dreams … Yet Conner refuses to let his perfect wife get away. He chases her to Gretna Green and is shocked to discover the real Theodora is an ardent and sensual woman. Soon he realizes his passion to win her has nothing to do with securing his inheritance and everything to do with earning the love of the unforgettable woman who has vowed to leave him in her past forever. But have his wandering ways chased the woman he loves away for good? Or can Conner convince Theodora to give him one last chance before she marries the wrong man? Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer (Trade Paperback – $26). Anthology. The Queen of Regency Romance shines in this sparkling collection of fourteen short stories brimming with romance, intrigue, villainy, gallant heroes, compelling heroines and, of course, the dazzling world of the Regency period. This gorgeous collection includes the wonderful stories from Pistols for Two, along with three recently unearthed stories, originally published in the 1930s, as well as a foreword by Heyer’s official biographer, Jennifer Kloester. The Scotsman Who Saved Me by Hannah Howell (Paperback – $17). Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen Series. The MacEnroys are a family of seven strong, seductive Scottish brothers who have come to America with nerves of steel – and who will take no prisoners when it comes to love ... A brutal attack on Emily Stanton’s family has left her for dead … until she is found in the woods by a handsome stranger with a thick brogue who vows to protect her. There’s only one problem: As a woman with a noble English background, she has no business keeping company with such a man … For Scotsman Iain MacEnroy, Emily’s high-tone accent is a bitter reminder of the oppressive regime he left behind. The last thing he needs is to be burdened by the needs of a beautiful, blue-eyed Englishwoman. But taking care of elegant, educated Emily begins to transform Iain in ways he never imagined. Could it be that the deep divisions from the old world no longer apply in the new – and that Iain and Emily can share a passion as lush and wild as the Scottish highlands themselves?

The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki (Paperback – $17). Highland Lords Series. As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father’s urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year’s holiday masquerade. It’s practically her civic duty! But when one such officer – whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask – sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can’t help herself. Her lips are his for the taking … Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie’s true identity – and learns that her father is accused of treason – will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart? Just Another Viscount In Love by Vivienne Lorret (Paperback – $10). Season’s Original Series. As the toast of the ton, Samuel Wortham, Viscount Ellery, should have no trouble finding a wife. Yet each lady he pursues ends up married to another. As a last hope, Sam plans a house party, intending to choose a bride from one of his guests. But when he encounters a raven-haired beauty by his estate’s pond, he’s captivated by her charm and desperate to see her again … A quiet trip to the country is just what Gemma Desmond needs to take her mind off marriage. After all, as the daughter of a notorious criminal, her prospects seem quite grim. The last thing she expects is a chance meeting with a handsome lord and an invitation to his lavish house party. Ellery is everything she hoped for in a husband. But can she ever escape the stigma of her father’s misdeeds? … When a pair of conniving debutantes frame her for theft, Gemma has her answer. Unwilling to let her scandalous reputation taint the kind, honorable man she adores, she flees. Yet Ellery isn’t about to give her up. He might be just another viscount in love, but he refuses to let this potential bride slip through his fingers. Highland Vixen by Mary Wine (Paperback – $17). Highland Weddings Series. Fierce Highland war chief seeks comely lass for fun, frolic and marriage … Marcus MacPherson is every inch the fearsome Highlander. He’s used to men averting their eyes and women cowering before him. He thinks he’ll eventually settle down with a nice, obedient bride. Instead, he gets Helen Grant … Stubborn as the day is long, fearless and dedicated to raising as much hell as possible, Helen is definitely going to challenge Marcus. And challenge him some more …

Mainstream & Chick Lit The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand (Trade Paperback – $30). Nantucket is only two and a half hours away from Martha’s Vineyard by ferry. But the two islands might as well be worlds apart for a set of identical twin sisters who have been at odds for years. Just because twins look the same doesn’t mean they’re anything alike – and Tabitha and Harper Frost have spent their lives trying to prove this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together – or at least appear to – the twins come to realize that the bond they share is more important than the resentments that have driven them apart.

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Summary of This Month’s Books Author

Title

Classification

Price

Katharine Ashe

The Duke

Historical

$17

Jackie Ashenden

The Wicked Billionaire

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Kerrigan Byrne

The Scot Beds His Wife

Historical

$17

Scarlett Cole

Under Fire

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Kresley Cole

Wicked Abyss#

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Michael Connelly

The Poet

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$20

Jeffery Deaver

The Bone Collector

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$20

Charlaine Harris

Sleep Like a Baby*

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$23

Karen Hawkins

Caught by the Scot

Historical

$17

Georgette Heyer

Snowdrift and Other Stories*

Historical

$26

Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals*

Mainstream

$30

Hannah Howell

The Scotsman Who Saved Me

Historical

$17

Elizabeth Hoyt

Duke of Desire

Historical

$17

Larissa Ione

Azagoth*

Fantasy & Paranormal

$22

Amy Jarecki

The Highlander Commander

Historical

$17

Bella Jewel

Blind Date

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Iris Johansen

No Easy Target#

Contemporary/Suspense

$20

Jayne Ann Krentz

When All the Girls Have Gone#

Contemporary/Suspense

$17

Vivienne Lorret

Just Another Viscount in Love

Historical

$10

Dianna Love

Belador Cosaint*

Fantasy & Paranormal

$32

Debbie Macomber

Last One Home

Contemporary

$17

Susan Mallery

Second Chance Girl

Contemporary

$18

Susan Mann

The Librarian and the Spy

Contemporary

$10

Tamara Morgan

Stealing Mr. Right

Contemporary

$15

Lynsay Sands

Immortally Yours

Fantasy & Paranormal

$17

Jill Shalvis

Chasing Christmas Eve

Contemporary

$17

Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Viper

Fantasy & Paranormal

USA $17

Nalini Singh

Archangel’s Viper*

Fantasy & Paranormal

Intl $23

Alexander McCall Smith

The House of Unexpected Sisters*

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

$32

Candis Terry

Tangled Up in Tinsel

Contemporary

$17

Julie Ann Walker

Hot Pursuit

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