Up to No Gouda
by Linda Reilly
Rating: 4.6 #ad
Back in Balsam Dell to heal after the death of her husband, Carly Hale is finally pursuing her lifelong dream – opening Carly’s Grilled Cheese Eatery. After only five months, business is booming as Vermont vacationers and townspeople alike flock to lunch on her Party Havartis and other grilled cheese concoctions. All but Lyle Bagley, Carly’s one-time high school boyfriend and now town bully who just bought the building that houses her eatery and wants Carly out. After a muenster of a fight, Carly’s forced to put her nose to the rind and find a solution to keep her business afloat.
Red-Line: The Shift
by J. T. Bishop
Rating: 4.6 #ad
After a difficult year, Sarah Randolph is living a solitary life. But after meeting a handsome stranger, she’s hopeful her luck is about to change. When their first date turns dangerous though, she’ll discover that she’s the one about to change…in more ways than she can imagine.
After that frightening encounter, John Ramsey will be forced to remove Sarah from her quiet existence. He’ll risk everything, including himself and the lives of the group he’s assembled, to keep her alive and prevent an unexpected rival from using her for his own cruel desires.
Strawberry Shortcake Murder
by Joanne Fluke
Rating: 4.6 #ad
When the president of Hartland Flour chooses cozy Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the spot for their first annual Dessert Bake-Off, bakery owner Hannah Swensen is thrilled to serve as the head judge. But when a fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson, is found stone-cold dead, facedown in Hannah’s celebrated strawberry shortcake, Lake Eden’s sweet ride to fame turns very sour indeed.
While perfecting her Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie and Chocolate Crunchies, Hannah’s also snooping into the coach’s private life, which yields plenty of suspects.
(Hannah Swensen Mysteries)
In Blood and Duty Bound
by Erin S. Bales
Rating: 5.0 #ad
When there are several paths before you, which one will you choose? Princess Renn, the youngest of six and fourth in line for the throne, is a lost young woman searching for direction. Palace Guard Getha is on the road to joining the most elite fighting force in the country, but she must battle for every step.
Lady Helenia was forced to leave her homeland in disgrace, so she travels through the shadows in the hopes of emerging back into the light.
For four hundred years, the Fallen of Ombratos have lived in safety, secure behind the wall they call the Gift. However, there are few things in the world more fragile than peace. A single bloody event will shake a nation to its core and set these women on the paths leading to their destinies.
by Melanie Golding
Rating: 4.1 #ad
One dark December night, in a small seaside town, a little girl is found abandoned. When her mother finally arrives, authorities release the pair, believing it to be an innocent case of a toddler running off.
Gregor, a seemingly single man, is found bludgeoned and left for dead in his apartment, but the discovery of children’s toys raises more questions than answers.
Every night, Ruby gazes into Gregor’s apartment, leading to the discovery of his secret family: his unusually silent daughter and his mentally unstable wife, Constance, who insists that she is descended from the mythological Selkies. She begs Ruby to aid in finding the sealskin that Gregor has hidden from her, making it impossible to return to her people.
Not My Mother
by Miranda Smith
Rating: 4.3 #ad
What if the person you trust most in the world is lying to you?
I’d heard of the Baby Caroline case, of course. When a baby is snatched from her mother’s arms, the whole country knows about it. I knew about the parents left lying by the swimming pool, the open window in the nursery. But I never dreamed it had anything to do with me.
Today, my beautiful daughter turned one. We were unwrapping gifts and blowing out candles when the knock came at the door, and they took my mother away.
Return to Redemption
by Jack R. Stanley
Rating: 5.0 #ad
A brand new Western adventure from Jack R. Stanley!
A Confederate officer returned to his home and ranch in Texas. He discovered his whole world was in ruin. His ranch was falling down and his young bride had become a whore. Everyone he knew has been damaged by the war and he has scars from the conflict himself. He must find a way to survive – and if he can, help those around him who have been forever altered. Is that possible?
by Patricia Briggs
Rating: 4.8 #ad
When her mate’s ex-wife storms back into their lives, Mercy knows something isn’t right. Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions—she wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning the pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. As the bodies start piling up, she must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
(Mercy Thompson Mysteries)