Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Summerhill Secrets by Beverly Lewis: Merry Hanson, living amongst the Amish in rural, Pennsylvania, relies on her Christian faith to guide her through such challenging situations as the childhood death of her twin sister, the disappearance of a friend's mother, boy troubles, a skating accident, and her Amish friend's newfound interest in the modern world.
Dear to Me by Wanda E. Brunstetter: Melinda Andrews loves two things deeply her Amish friend Gabe Swartz and the wild animals she helps to heal. When an Englishman tells Melinda she has a special gift with "critters," she dreams of becoming a vet.
Summer Lovin' by Carly Phillips: Zoe Costos is a security specialist with an eccentric family who runs a spa. The family is about to adopt Sam and then Ryan, who claims to be a relative shows up. Ryan is determined to protect Sam and find out the truth about his missing sister. Zoe is the perfect one to help him.
First Murder in Advent by Sharon Wildwind: Three stateside veterans of Vietnam take refuge at a convent and are caught in a curious battle with Catholic nuns on one side and a military think tank on the other. Will they manage to protect each other, find the killer, and save themselves from their guilty consciences?
Relentless by Dean Koontz: Cubby Greenwich is a novelist and is a lucky man. When his novel gets one bad review from a critic, he knows he should ignore it, but doesn't. After he meets the critic who doesn't take criticism, Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a sociopath.
Trouble by Jesse Kellerman: Jonah Stem stumbles across a murder in progress and rushes to protect the young woman being stabbed, inadvertently killing her attacker in the process and placing himself in the midst of a media frenzy that teaches him heroism isn't all it's cracked up to be.
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella: Lawyer Samantha Sweeting stumbles into a new way of life when a costly error at work has her fleeing to the countryside where she is mistakenly hired as a housekeeper--despite a complete lack of domestic skills--and finds love with the handsome gardener.
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy: Cooking school colleagues Tom Feather and Cathy Scarlet open their catering company, Scarlet Feather, to rave reviews, and are determined to make a success of the business despite the disapproval and interference of certain family members and friends.
Medusa by Clive Cussler: An undersea lab disappears, a bathysphere is attacked by an underwater vehicle and left helpless and only Austin's heroic measures save them. Austin suspects a connection and puts the NUMA team on the case and doesn't know what he's gotten them into. They are not only trying to save their own lives, but millions of others.
The Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader: Jason Bourne takes on a new identity after he survives an assassination attempt, which causes him to wonder what his life could become without any attachment to the name Bourne.
The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman: Three sisters deal with tragedy after the oldest, Elv, who was sexually abused by a stranger as a child, succumbs to drug addiction and a mental breakdown, the middle sister, Meg, falls ill, and the youngest, Claire, tries to cope with her feelings of guilt over what happened to Elv.
Skeleton Justice by Dr. Michael Baden: Dr. Jake Rosen, deputy chief medical examiner, and Manny Manfreda, lawyer, take on the case of a bizarre serial killer who extracts a vial of blood from his victims. The attacks become more vicious and deadly as they look for a connection between the victims.
The German Woman by Paul Griner: Claus Murphy, an exiled American with German roots who makes propaganda films by day and spies for England at night, meets Kate, the English widow of a German surgeon; but as their relationship deepens, Claus must decide where his loyalties lie.
The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro: When a vampiric virus infecting New York begins to spread, Eph Goodweather--with help from Setrakian and a motley group of fighters--tries to find a way to stop the contagion, rescue the city, and save his wife and son.