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The Peacock Summer: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062899347
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - July 2nd, 2019

I really loved this family story about Lillian Oberon and her granddaughter Maggie who must navigate through a mixture of duty, rebellion, secrets, and betrayals as they try to find happiness and fulfillment in their lives, but often end up disillusioned. The story is set at the once lavish English estate Cloudesley that is now a crumbling mess and Maggie must find a way to preserve it and her family's legacy. (Sue)


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Cilka's Journey: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250265708
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 2019

When I finished "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" I wondered what happened to Cilka, a young girl whose beauty condemned her to being charged with collaboration with the Nazis. This book continues Cilka's story as she is sent to a Russian Gulag in Siberia for a sentence of fifteen years. "Cilka's Journey" is an amazing testament to resilience and courage in the face of unspeakable brutality and horror. The bravery and selflessness Cilka showed throughout her life was inspiring and wondrous. Heather Morris does a brilliant job of bringing Cilka and her brutal environment to life. I highly recommend this extraordinary book! (Lisa)


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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

Tara's upbringing is not one for the faint of heart. The story of her life up in the Idaho mountains with her survivalist parents and siblings was absolutely unbelievable. This was my first biography and an absolute page turner! (Bonnie)


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Conviction Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316528504
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Published: Mulholland Books - June 18th, 2019

Anna is a suburban housewife who loves to listen to podcasts. On the morning her life falls apart, she tunes into her favorite crime show and finds that not only is her present life crumbling, but her secret past also now needs to be dealt with. A road trip with her ex-best friend's now ex-husband to get things straightened out leads them both on a dark, dangerous yet often hysterically funny journey to solve an old crime and free Anna from her past. I could not put this "Tartan Noir " mystery down. (Candie)


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Beach House Reunion (The Beach House) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501193309
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Published: Gallery Books - March 26th, 2019

Cara Rutledge is facing a difficult time in her life. She has lost both her mother and her husband in recent years and is now a 1st time mom to an adopted 1 year old daughter. So Cara decides to go to her happy and safe place, her beach cottage on Isles of Palms off the coast of South Carolina, which has been in her mother's family for years, but she now owns. There she is surrounded by family, friends, and the ocean all of which help her move forward and forge a new path in life. Helping the sea turtles nest and hatch their eggs is just 1 facet of this wonderful story, plus add a little romance and salt air and I couldn't put it down. (Sue)


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Hurricane Season: New from the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Hideaway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780718084257
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Published: Thomas Nelson - April 3rd, 2018

A sweet story set on an Alabama dairy farm during one sweltering summer. Betsy & Ty Franklin have yearned to be parents, but have not been able to fulfill that dream. When Betsy's sister leaves her 2 kids with them for the summer, they realize what the phrase "be careful what you wish for" really means. A feel good story with great characters and setting. (Sue)


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Women of the Dunes: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501189593
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Published: Atria Books - July 24th, 2018

Another wonderfully atmospheric & intriguing tale from Maine. Set on the western Scottish coast, the story revolves around a centuries old legend that has had lasting effects for generation to come. Libby Snow, an archaeologist, but also entangled by family in the legend, is sent to excavate the dunes where bodies are rumored to be buried. She butts heads with land owner Rodri Sturrock, but eventually they join forces to preserve the legend and the land. Rife with family drama, romance, and tragedy that repeats itself through the years, this is a tale worth reading. (Sue)


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The Fifth Column: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250180001
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 10th, 2019

It's February 1939 in New York City and Charles Mossman is trying to drown his sorrows over the mess he's made of his life. After a split second decision ends in tragedy, he officially hits rock bottom. When Charlie tries to rebuild his relationship with his daughter after a two year absence , he becomes suspicious of his estranged wife's kindly, old neighbors. Vividly painting the picture of pre-World War II America, the story starts slowly gradually building to the exciting, frantic ending. Prepare for a late night because you'll want to keep reading until you finish! (Lisa)


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Old Bones Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538747223
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 20th, 2019

Nora Kelly, a museum curator, begins an expedition for the "Lost Camp" of the Donner Party in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. What begins as an unremarkable dig begins to descend into chaos as fear and anxiety begin to mount. Adding to the mix, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson, who is investigating a possible connection to her case of murder, grave robbing and kidnapping. Riveting, fast paced thriller with two intelligent, strong women in the lead! I was intrigued by the vivid descriptions of conditions in the mountains the Donner Party suffered through and the excavation of the site. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's new series will surely be as engaging and compelling as their other collaborations, they certainly have me hooked! (Lisa)


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Thirteen: The Serial Killer Isn't on Trial. He's on the Jury. (Eddie Flynn #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250297600
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 13th, 2019

A brutal double murder has been committed and a Hollywood star with a dream legal team is in the hot seat. He may be innocent but unfortunately for him a serial killer is not only on the loose, he's on the jury. The reader's eye view into one of the most ruthless, psychopaths ever written was a perplexing puzzle of serpentine twists layered with tense, gripping courtroom drama. Prepare for a all-nighter because you will not want to put this book down! One of the best thrillers I've read all year! (Lisa)


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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

After much praise of this book I finally decided to pick it up and I definitely could not put it down. Abandoned at a very young age by her whole family Kya Clark survives on her own out in the marsh. With no schooling and really no social skills she is a mystery to the town. When the local football star is found dead the locals immediately blame “Marsh girl” as she’s known. The twists and turns kept me turning the pages of this novel! It is definitely a must read! (Bonnie)


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Anna of Kleve, The Princess in the Portrait: A Novel (Six Tudor Queens) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101966570
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 14th, 2019

Anna Princess of Kleve is engaged to the enigmatic King Henry VIII. While she is afraid from all the rumors she has heard she is also interested to learn about the man he truly is. While, as history tells we know the marriage does not last, Anna does not lose her head but becomes the sister to the queen and lives an independent life. This headstrong woman's life was both interesting and a joy to read. (Bonnie)


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American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062748331
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 26th, 2019

Consuelo Vanderbilt, American heiress, was forced into a loveless marriage to the 9th Duke of Marlboro by her mother Alva Vanderbilt. After producing "An heir and a spare" Consuelo's marriage falls apart. She scandalously separates and forges and path of her own. Her fight for women's suffrage and medical care of children give her meaning in a world she had to make her own. This was a great story and a great character. Her story was very inspiring! (Bonnie)


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Evvie Drake Starts Over: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525619246
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 25th, 2019

Charming is the first word that comes to mind about Evvie Drake Starts Over. Characters are what draw me in to a novel and the characters in this novel are richly developed. I was cheering Evvie on during the entire novel. Set in Maine, Evvie is a small town girl who is supposed to be grieving the death of her husband. No one knows she was literally in the car leaving him when she learns of his death. Her best friend, Andy, encourages her to rent her spare apartment to his other friend , Dean, a former Yankee pitcher who has been forced to retire due to a case of the "yips" and is looking to escape the public. A witty, warm romance ensues as the two emotionally battered characters try to find themselves so they can find each other. (Candie)


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Warlight: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525521198
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Published: Knopf - May 8th, 2018

Warlight is a thriller that reads like a fairy tale. It's 1945, Nathaniel and Rachel have been "abandoned" by their parents. They are left in the care of a motley crew of seemingly nefarious characters. Years later Nathaniel tried to figure out what really happened to his parents and his childhood. Beautiful writing and a captivating mystery make this a great read. (Candie)


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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524731656
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Published: Knopf - May 21st, 2018

Nonfiction is not my usual genre. It is definitely not the usual for my book club. We could not put this down. It is the story of how Elizabeth Holmes scammed some of America's greatest minds into investing in her fake technology, putting the lives of consumers at stake. This compulsive true story reads like a thriller. (Candie)


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Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541762381
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 4th, 2019

It's the true story of the hacker group that's as old as the internet. The term "hacker" has mostly negative connotations now, but this group of ethical hackers was formed to free up information and still to this day works to protect individual privacy, and keep us safe from electronic surveillance, and other unethical business and government practices. A compelling book that is both interesting and fun. (Bob)


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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062275646
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Published: Harper - April 30th, 2019

It is difficult for me to accept that it has been 18 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001 as that day is still so vivid for me and, I imagine, millions of others. I feel this book serves an important purpose as a history of that day and the days beyond not only for everyone who lived through that time but for the generation without any historical knowledge of the attacks. Although, it is painful to read this book, I ultimately came away from it amazed at the many acts of individual heroism, as ordinary people fought to save others who were injured or trapped in the towers & the Pentagon, the passengers on flight United 93 who stormed the cockpit to prevent the plane hitting its target, and the many final calls from the passengers on flights American Airlines 11 and United 175 expressing their love for their family and friends in the direst of circumstances. A heartbreaking, compelling, necessary read. (Kim)


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