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Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Overview From the author of The Other Einstein comes the mesmerizing story of love, power, and the woman who inspired an American dynasty In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds herself … Continue reading

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The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey

Overview The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty … Continue reading

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By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

Lulu loves this cover! Overview An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion. Anne Corey is about to … Continue reading

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The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Overview A moving novel about three people who find their way back from loss and loneliness to a different kind of happiness. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is avoiding school by hiding out at the … Continue reading

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Forks, Knives and Spoons by Leah DeCesare

Overview There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil … Continue reading

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Touch of Red by Laura Griffin #XOXPERTS

Overview When crime scene investigator Brooke Porter arrives at the home of a murdered woman, the only thing more shocking than the carnage is the evidence that someone escaped the scene. But where is this witness now? A thorough search … Continue reading

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Poison by Galt Niederhoffer

Overview Poison is a literary psychological thriller about a marriage that follows minor betrayal into a bubbling stew of lies, cruelty, manipulation, and danger. Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and … Continue reading

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