A Ripple in the Water, a romance by Donna Small: Kate Penner, a lovely young widow raising her seven year old daughter, has managed to put her life back together with the help of good friends and a year to recover from her husband’s accidental death. Fate isn’t through dealing surprises to Kate, however. A much younger man, irresistible and charming, has come back into Kate’s life, bringing with him a highly charged secret that will change many lives and relationships permanently. At a point in her life when she thought maintaining was the best she could do, Kate must decide if she can laugh, trust and love once again.
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Shakazhan, science fiction by Dellani Oakes: Beginning where Lone Wolf left off, we join Wil VanLipsig and Matilda Dulac as they continue their epic sci-fi adventure. John Riley is gone. He disappeared with the help of an ancient transportation device. They hope he’s dead, but can’t count on it. He’s far too dangerous. With the help of some new friends, they trek across the galaxy, venturing further into deep space. They arrive at a long forgotten planet – Shakazhan, heart of a legendary warrior race, The Timokuan.
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Deadly Adagio, a mystery by Carole Howard: Emily Radly chafes at being a tag-along spouse while her husband tries out a Foreign Service career in Dakar, Senegal. When Margaret, her closest friend and fellow violinist in an amateur expat-orchestra, is garroted with a violin string, Emily delves into her friend’s private life for clues. She discovers Margaret was involved in a campaign against the traditional practice of female genital mutilation. She risks a visit to the village where Margaret’s anti-cutting activities were centered. When the Peace Corps volunteer in that village is also murdered, Emily is certain her own life is in danger.
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