Thursday, April 9, 2015

Reading Ahead: May 2015, part 3

Need a break from thrillers and suspense novels? How about a cozy mystery? Or a romance novel? Whatever your genre of choice, I promise that we can help you out. Here are a few titles to look forward to next month!

The Body in the Birches, by Katherine Hall Page. Page returns with a new Faith Fairchild mystery (twenty-third in this long-running series, a favorite among fans). The Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can’t seem to cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of the folks on Sanpere Island. But the fireworks are just beginning. After the celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century “cottage.” It's up to caterer (and amateur sleuth) Faith to uncover the killer before he strikes again, and possibly too close to home. New to the series? Start at the beginning with book one, The Body in the Belfry.

Ming Tea Murder, by Laura Childs. Sixteenth in Childs's much beloved Tea Shop Mysteries series, Ming Tea Murder begins as a black tie event to celebrate the reconstruction of an antique Chinese teahouse suddenly spirals into murder. Who is this killer with a taste for blood and impeccable taste in Chinese art? Can Theodosia find him before she becomes a target, too?

Texas Tough, by Janet Dailey. He's the quiet horse whisperer whose touch still haunts her dreams—and is everything wealthy Lauren Prescott is not. She can think of a million reasons why she should never ever fall into Sky Fletcher's sure embrace again. Until she clashes head-on with the dangerous complications of her privileged life and needs his protection. She's the heiress Sky can't get out of his heart, no matter how much he tries. And being the secret third Tyler son doesn't change a thing. All he wants from his two brothers is help uncovering a dangerous conspiracy threatening his land, their ranch, and the spirited beauty he never should have touched.

The Marriage Season, by Linda Lael Miller. Third in the Brides of Bliss County series (following The Marriage Pact and The Marriage Charm), The Marriage Season rejoins best friends Hadleigh, Melody and Bex after the three of them entered into a marriage pact, and two of them have found (and married) the men of their hearts. But Bex doesn't think she'll be as fortunate as the others. Her own first love died years ago in a faraway war, and Bex has lost hope for a happy marriage of her own. She concentrates on her business, a successful chain of fitness clubs, instead. Then, when single father Tate Calder comes to Mustang Creek with his two sons in tow, who befriend Bex's eight-year-old nephew, she and the handsome, aloof newcomer are constantly thrown together. But is the marriage season over? Or can a man with doubts about love be the right husband for a woman who wants it all?

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