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The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard

Book title The Woman Left Behind by Linda HowardJina Modell definitely doesn't feel like a "Babe," especially when she's working with the gruff, no-nonsense Levi Butcher, team leader for the GO-Team. When the base where she's stationed is attacked, Jina manages to escape. Levi would never willingly leave a soldier behind, especially a brave woman whose sweet voice haunts his every thought. Once he discovers Jina is alive, the tenacious warrior will walk into fire to save this intriguing woman who has captured his heart. (Janna C.)


While you're waiting try one of these similar reads …

Book title  Defender by Diana Palmer. Book title Echoes in Death by J D Robb Book title Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz Book title  Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker Book title Wired by Julie Garwood

Twenty-One Days by Anne Perry

Book title Twenty One Days by Anne PerryThe year is 1910 and Daniel Pitt, son of Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, is a twenty-five year old lawyer arguing his first case and it’s not going well. In the middle of the trial he receives an urgent summons to the Old Bailey to assist Toby Kitteridge at the trial of Russell Graves, a famed biographer. Graves is standing trial for the brutal murder of his wife, Ebony. With no other viable suspects and Graves unable to prove his whereabouts at the time of the murder, they cannot prove reasonable doubt. Graves is found guilty and sentenced to hang. The head of the firm, convinced of Graves’ innocence, charges Daniel and Toby to use the twenty-one days until the date of execution to find proof of Graves’ innocence. It will be no easy task, taking all of their considerable legal skills to try to save their client.
With Twenty-One Days, Anne Perry begins a fresh new series which combines best of both previous series:  inspired detection and stirring courtroom scenes.  It features familiar characters that long-time fans will recognize and introduces some new ones that are sure to become favourites.  If you love Anne Perry or are looking for a great new historical mystery series, don’t miss this one.  (Ann N.)

While you’re waiting try one of these similar reads …

Book title A Devious Death by Alyssa Maxwell Book title Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson. Book title Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn Book title The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen Book title The Testimony of the Hanged Man by Ann Granger

Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Book title  Bellweather by Susanna Kearsley.

When I read a book I like to travel with the characters into a time and place that I’ve never been before. One of my favourite authors who does this is Susanna Kearsley. Ms. Kearsley is a Canadian author who writes historical fiction and mystery. Her most recent title is called Bellewether which received a starred review in Booklist. In Bellewether, it’s 1759 and the North American colonies of Britain and France are at war. When two captured French officers are brought to Long Island to be billeted in a private home, it upends the lives of the Wilde family – who are already divided by war. Lydia Wilde, struggling to keep the peace in her fracturing family following her mother’s death, has little time or kindness to spare for her unwanted guests. And Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran has little desire to be there. But by the war’s end they’ll both learn love, honour, and duty can form tangled bonds that are not broken easily.  (Shannon B.)

If you are waiting for your turn to read Bellewether, I suggest you try any of the following titles, also available in our library’s collections:

Book title: A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley Book title: Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati.  Book title: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Book title Sleepers Castle by Barbara Erskine Book title The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 

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