New Releases - September 2022

The Winners by Fredrik Backman
Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there's something about this place that prevents it. A storm reignites the rivalry between Beartown and Hed. Tension turnS into acts of intimidation and then violence. All the while, a fourteen-year-old boy grows alienated from his community and is determined to take revenge on the people he holds responsible for his sister's death. He has a pistol and a plan that will leave Beartown with a loss that is almost more that it can stand.

Treasure State by C.J. Box
Private Investigator Cassie Dewell's business is thriving, and her latest case puts her on the hunt for a man who's disappeared somewhere in the "treasure state"- Montana. As the case develops, Cassie begins to wonder if her client is telling her everything.
On top of that, Cassie is also working another one of her strangest assignments ever. A poem that promises buried treasure has led to five deaths among treasure-hunters. But Cassie's client doesn't want the treasure. Instead, he claims to be the one who wrote the poem. And he's hired Cassie to try to find him. Between the two cases, Cassie has her hands full.

Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory
Margot Noble needs some relief from running the family winery. Enter Luke: sexy, charming, and best of all, a stranger. Margot lucked into the perfect one-night stand. That is, until the winery's newest hire walks in the next morning. Margot is determined to keep things professional, but it proves to be much more challenging than she expects.
Luke Williams had it all, but when he quits his tech job in Silicon Valley in a blaze of burnout and moves back to Napa, he realizes he doesn't want to tell the world why he's now working at a winery. He wants more from the woman he hooked up with--even after he learns she's his new boss. But even if they can find a way to be together, would such a successful woman really want a tech-world dropout?

Captive by Iris Johansen
Jane is enjoying a period of bliss and her partner Seth is an agent for the MI6 intelligence service.  But when Seth crosses crime lord Hugh Bohdan, one of the world's most powerful criminal empires, Jane’s in trouble too.  
Jane is on the run, struggling to stay one step ahead of Bohdan. But with that peril comes a discovery: a secret on the brink of becoming lost to history.
Jane and Seth must unlock a puzzle, but before their adventure is over, Jane and Seth will encounter their biggest shock of all...and realize nothing can be the same for them ever again.

Fairy Tale by Stephen King
Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in an accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse with a locked shed in the backyard. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

The Orchard by Beverly Lewis
For generations, Ellie Hostetler's family has tended their orchard, a tradition her brother, Evan, will someday continue. Yet when Evan's draft number is called for the Vietnam War, the family is shocked to learn he has not sought conscientious objector status, despite their Old Order Amish beliefs. As Evan departs for boot camp, Ellie confides her disappointment to Sol Bontrager, the brother of her best friend and cousin of her new beau. Suddenly, it feels as if everything in Ellie's world is shifting, and the plans she held so dear seem uncertain.

Falling Stars by Fern Michaels
Emily Ammerman has always felt at home in her family’s Colorado ski resort. She doesn't hesitate when a new client asks her to train him to ski one of the most treacherous runs.
Zach Ryder is famous for starring as a CIA officer. In real life, he's just as handsome and charming as his alter ego, though not everyone is impressed. 
As for Emily--she's got a secret: she's his biggest fan. But she's also a professional. She'll train him till he's ready to tackle any slope, but she won't fall in love with him.

Blowback by James Patterson
US President Keegan Barrett has swept into office on his success as Director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with deadly consequences.
Barrett personally orders CIA agents to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. The CIA serves at the pleasure of the president, yet they've sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that's where the blowback begins

A Truth to Lie For: An Elena Standish Novel by Anne Perry
It is 1934, and Hitler is nearing the summit of power. When MI6 gets word that German scientists have made breakthroughs in germ warfare, they send Elena Standish to get them out.
But they soon learn that the head of Germany's germ warfare division is an enemy of Elena's grandfather. And he's bent on avenging his defeat from twenty years before.
What starts as saving Europe from the devastation of disease soon becomes a personal fight. Elena finds her every decision challenged in this compelling thriller that takes a searing look at what it means to do what's right in a world rife with so much evil.

The Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards  
On an April day in 1937, fire rains down upon the Spanish town of Guernica. Seventeen-year-old Sibi and her family are caught up in the horror. Griff, an American military attaché, pulls Sibi from the wreckage. When Germany claims no involvement in the attack, Griff guides Sibi to lie to Nazi officials.
As war begins to rage across Europe, Sibi joins the resistance, exchanging information with Griff. But as the scope of Germany's ambitions becomes clear, maintaining the facade of a Nazi sympathizer becomes difficult. And as Sibi is drawn deeper into secrets, she must find a way to outwit an enemy that threatens to decimate her family once and for all.  

Desperation in Death by J.D. Robb
New York, 2061: The Pleasure Academy is a nightmare where girls are trained for a life of service while their souls are destroyed. Dorian, a runaway, might never have made it out if not for Mina.
Unfortunately, they didn't get away fast enough. Now Dorian is wandering the streets of New York, and Mina lies dead while Lt. Eve Dallas looks over the scene.
Dallas knows that Mina was being groomed for sex trafficking--and that whoever is investing in this operation expects profits. Her billionaire husband, Roarke, may be able to help. But Roarke is worried about the effect this is having on Dallas. No matter what, she must keep her head clear--because above all, she is desperate for justice.

Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks
Colby once felt destined for a musical career. Now the head of a farm, he takes a gig playing at a bar, seeking a break from his duties at home.
But when he meets Morgan, his world is turned upside-down. Morgan graduated from a prestigious music program with the ambition to become a star. Romantically and musically, she and Colby complete each other.
While they are falling in love, Beverly is on a journey of another kind. Fleeing an abusive husband with her son, she is trying to piece together a life. With money running out and danger around every corner, she makes a decision that will rewrite everything she knows.