New Releases - July 2021

The Women’s March, by Jennifer Chiaverini
Alice Paul returns to her native New Jersey after several years on the front lines of the suffrage movement in Great Britain. To inspire support for the campaign in the U.S., Alice organizes a procession down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, the day before the inauguration of President-elect Woodrow Wilson, a firm antisuffragist.
She is joined by Maud Malone, librarian and advocate for women's and workers' rights, and civil rights activist and journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who resolves that women of color must also be included in the march--and the proposed amendment.
Inspired by actual events, The Women's March offers a fascinating account of a crucial but little-remembered moment in American history, a turning point in the struggle for women's rights.

Choose Me, by Tess Gerritsen
Detective Frankie Loomis arrives on the scene to investigate a girl's fatal plunge from her apartment balcony, and she knows in her gut there's more to the story. Her instincts are confirmed when surprise information is revealed that could have been reason enough for Taryn's suicide--or a motive for her murder.
To English Professor Jack Dorian, Taryn was the ultimate fantasy: intelligent, adoring, and completely off limits. But there was also a dark side to Taryn, a dangerous streak that threatened those she turned her affections to--including Jack. And now that she's dead, his problems are just beginning.
After Frankie uncovers a trove of sordid secrets, it becomes clear that Jack may know the truth. He is guilty of deception, but is he capable of cold-blooded murder?

While we were dating, by Jasmine Guillory
Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships, but when he lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star Anna Gardiner, it's hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she's also down-to-earth and considerate.
Anna is on a mission to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she's booked her next movie. However, she didn't expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna's life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending?

It’s Better This Way, by Debbie Macomber
It's been nearly six years since Julia Jones’ husband became involved with another woman. Distraught after selling the family home, Julia moves into a condominium complex that offers a fresh start. Now she's embraced a fulfilling new life that doesn't need a man in it. Her father's trusty saying is ringing truer than ever: It's better this way.
Then she meets a handsome new resident in the building's exercise room, and as they begin to grow close, their friendship blossoms into an unexpected love. They soon realize that combining families proves to be a challenge, even though their four children are adults.
When a dramatic revelation threatens their happiness, they must reconcile their love for their children with their love for each other. If they can't, their bright future together may be nothing but a dream.

The Therapist, by B. A. Paris
When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they've dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive. As Alice is getting to know her neighbors, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before them. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years ago, but no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem...

The Shadow, by James Patterson
Only two people know Lamont Cranston's secret identity as the Shadow, a vigilante of justice: his greatest love, Margo Lane -- and his fiercest enemy, Shiwan Khan. Then Khan ambushes the couple, who have the slimmest chance of survival ... in the uncertain future.
A century and a half later, Lamont awakens in a world both unknown and disturbingly familiar. Most disturbing, Khan's power continues to be felt over the city and its people. No one in this new world understands the dangers of stopping him better than Lamont Cranston. He also knows he's the only one who stands a chance. The Shadow must prove that he's not only a super crime-fighter, but an icon.

Forever my Own, by Tracie Peterson
While caring for her grandmother, Kristin encounters the brother she long thought dead. In shock, she volunteers to care for her brother's injured friend, Ilian. As Ilian recovers, an attraction sparks between them, but both are dealing with problems that have no easy answers. With no clear way forward, can love ever thrive and the past be forgiven?

The Bone Code, by Kathy Reichs
Tempe receives a call from the Charleston coroner. A hurricane has exposed two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic sheeting and bound with electrical wire. Tempe recognizes many of the details as identical to those of an unsolved case she handled in Quebec years earlier. She travels to Montreal to gather evidence.
Meanwhile, health authorities in South Carolina become increasingly alarmed as a human flesh-eating contagion spreads. Focused on identifying the bodies, initially Tempe doesn't register how their murders and the pestilence may be related. But she does recognize one unsettling fact. Someone is protecting a dark secret--and willing to do anything to keep it hidden.

The Cellist, by Daniel Silva
The fatal poisoning of a Russian billionaire sends Gabriel Allon on a dangerous journey across Europe and into the orbit of a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth about his friend's death. The plot Allon uncovers leads to secret channels of money and influence that go to the very heart of Western democracy and threaten the stability of the global order.

False Witness, by Karin Slaughter
Leigh Collier has worked hard to build what looks like a normal life.  She's an up-and-coming defense attorney at a prestigious law firm in Atlanta. But Leigh's ordinary life masks a tarnished childhood. On a Sunday night she gets a call from one of the firm's partners who wants Leigh to come on board to defend a wealthy man accused of multiple counts of rape. When she meets the man face-to-face, she realizes that it's no coincidence that he's specifically asked for her to represent him.  She knows him.  And he knows her.  More to the point, he may know what happened over twenty years ago, and why Leigh has spent two decades avoiding her past.  

Nine Lives, by Danielle Steel
Mary Margaret Kelly listened to her mother and chose to marry a dependable, kind man who was a reliable husband and successful accountant. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life. Until tragedy struck.
Now on her own and feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie sets off on a whirlwind trip from San Francisco to Rome, Paris, and Monaco. Her travels reconnect her with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she knew thirty years ago. Ultimately, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love.