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ENGLISH FICTION

ADORING ADDIE
Author:   GOULD, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY    2

LB  07405
1 volume in 1 container

When Addie Cramer's mutter and daed decide Phillip Eicher is the man
for her to marry, they claim she must honor them by obeying their
wishes. But then she falls in love with Jonathan Mosier - a member
of the family with whom the Cramers have a long-held grudge. With
the help of others in her community who long to see the quarrel
healed, Jonathan and Addie struggle to continue their relationship
against both sets of parents' wishes. 2013.

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BEST MAN
Author:   HIGGINS, KRISTAN
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07411
1 volume in 1 container

Faith, an epileptic, returns home to her wine-making family in upstate
New York three years after she was stood up at the altar. She makes
peace with her gay ex-fiance but finds it hard to forgive former best
man Levi--who is now the police chief. Some descriptions of sex.
2013.

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BIG GUNDOWN: THE LONER
Author:   JOHNSTONE, J.A
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONER     

LB  07422
1 volume in 1 container

The Loner intends to see justice served - until he realizes the line
between good and evil is often blurred. Using an old cannon that once
belonged to Napoleon's army, an outlaw gang has been bringing trains
to a screeching halt and then robbing them. Now Edward Sheffield, one
of the owners of the railroad, wants to hire Kid Morgan, the man known
as The Loner, to wipe the gang off the map. Morgan isn't interested -
even when Sheffield's hot-blooded wife tries to seduce him into going
after the gang's leader, Gideon Black, a renegade ex-colonel-turned-
outlaw. But when the gang turns their big gun on a town, killing
several innocent people, Morgan is left with no choice. And the best
way to take them out is to become one of them. But in the process,
Morgan will uncover some unsavory secrets and find himself caught in
the middle of two ruthless forces. 2010.
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BLOOD FOR BROTHER
Author:   MURDOCK, MACKEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07412
1 volume in 1 container

Following his discharge from the Confederate Army, Rawls Slaton
slowly made his way on foot from North Carolina to the Texas ranch
his father earned as a land grant from Sam Houston after the battle of
San Jacinto. Rawls's return home was anything but triumphant. As he
approached the house, he heard screams - and learned they were coming
from Bess, the woman he loved and who was now his sister-in-law, as
she gave birth, frightened and alone. Rawls learns that his brother
Marcus left eight days ago to take some cattle to market in San
Antonio and should have already returned. Rawls knew something was
wrong and knew what he had to do, but wasn't sure he was in any
condition to do it. The war may be over, but the battle to save the
ranch is just beginning. 2005.
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BURGESS BOYS
Author:   STROUT, ELIZABETH
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07395
1 volume in 1 container

Brothers Jim and Bob both left their Maine hometown for New York law
careers--Jim in the corporate world, Bob at Legal Aid. When Bob's twin
sister calls them back home to help her teenage son fight a hate-crime
charge, family history--including the accidental death of their
father--colors their interactions. Bestseller.  2013.

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CALLING THE WIND: A LEWIS AND CLARK STORY
Author:   CLEARY, RITA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07403
1 volume in 1 container

The expedition to cross the North American continent led by Lewis
and Clark was an epic mission that included incredible deprivation.
In "Calling the Wind," the explorers have spent the long, wet winter
on the Pacific Coast and are eager to head home. They have listened
to Indian accounts, however, and formed their own opinions which do
not always agree with the dictates of their officers.2005.
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CONGREGATION OF JACKALS
Author:   ZAHLER, S. CRAIG
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07416
1 volume in 1 container

Montana Territory, 1888. The Tall Boxer Gang--Oswell and Godfrey
Danford, Dicky Sterling, and James Lingham--disbanded and cast off
their outlaw ways decades ago after double-crossing sociopath Quinlan.
Now Lingham is getting married and Quinlan plans to exact his revenge.
Violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
2010.

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DANDELION SUMMER
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: Some descriptions of sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07402
1 volume in 1 container

J. Norman Alvord's daughter hires teenager Epiphany Salerno to stay
with him in the afternoons. Widowed and suffering from heart trouble,
Norman wants to be left alone. But in Epie's presence, Norman
discovers a mystery - memories of another life and a woman who saved
him. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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DONIPHAN'S THOUSAND: A WESTERN STORY
Author:   SAVAGE, LES
S/P/V: Some descriptions sex; Some strong language; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07418
1 volume in 1 container

Colonel Alexander Doniphan was an inexperienced battle commander who
managed to create a loyal, and formidable, fighting force out of a
thousand 1st Missouri Volunteers. His men fight mightily against the
Mexicans in New Mexico, but then Doniphan is called on to make peace
where enmity has been brewing for 200 years. Some strong language, some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2005.

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FAREWELL TO TEXAS
Author:   FOREMAN, L.L. (LEONARD LONDON), 1901-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07415
1 volume in 1 container

The end of the range war in Texas leaves Rogue Bishop, hired
troubleshooter, with little to do until he undertakes finding the
kidnapped daughter of a rich rancher and falls into a complicated
plot. 1964.

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FOUR GRAVES WEST
Author:   KANE, JAMES, 1913-1983
S/P/V: Some violence; Some strong language
Reading level: Adult

LB  07419
1 volume in 1 container

Since giving up the sergeant's stripes he had earned during the War
Between the States, Ben Rollins had pinned on the badge of lawman, and
set up housekeeping in Spanish Wells. Now, he was leaving town
to bring in a wanted man; the trip would be a short one. By the time he returned his wife Susan had been killed in the course of a bank hold-up.  And the killers were old friends – or enemies – who had been under Ben’s command during the war. Some violence and some strong language. 1971.

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FOX
Author:   HOFFMAN, LEE, 1932-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07397
1 volume in 1 container

Con man James Fox arrives in Stick City by stagecoach and begins the
most desperate swindle of his career. He must convince a small town
rancher that for $60,000 the mineral spring on his property can be
converted to a spa that will attract a railroad to the community.1976.

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IN THE BIG COUNTRY: THE BEST WESTERN STORIES OF JOHN JAKES
Author:   JAKES, JOHN, 1932-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07424
1 volume in 1 container

A collection of Western stories by John Jakes, presenting seven
selections written early in his career during the 1950s, and
featuring more recent works, including a novel excerpt, and a
unifying essay. 1993.
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MANKILLER, COLORADO
Author:   JOHNSTONE, WILLIAM W
S/P/V: Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SIDEWINDERS    5

LB  07409
1 volume in 1 container

Down to their last dime, Bo Creel and Scratch Morton accept the best
job they can get in a boomtown called Mankiller where their boss is
a drunken sheriff and where they have a real chance to become heroes
when they find themselves standing between a cunning clan of killers
and the town's terrified citizens. Violence and strong language. 2010.

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MESSAGE ON THE QUILT: THE QUILT CHRONICLES
Author:   WHITSON, STEPHANIE GRACE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07404
1 volume in 1 container

Emilie Rhodes was taught to think for herself, but doing so makes her
want to write the "real news." This offends her newspaper editor
father, who fires her. When Emilie begins writing anonymously for
her father's competition, she finds herself falling in love with
lecturer and dramatist Noah Shaw. Noah in turn seeks answers to
stories tied with his grandmother's quilts, even though the truth
may lead to brokenness - or hope and healing. 2013.
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MYSTERIOUS MR. QUIN
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07393
1 volume in 1 container

A lonely manor, a shot in the night, and a woman's screams are invi-
tations for Harley Quin to arrive on the scene. The trail of his
quarry leads through a maze of passion, blackmail, and murder. The
blue-blooded suspects include a young wife harboring a shocking
secret, an actress whose most difficult role is not played on the
stage, and a bridegroom whose wedding night becomes a wake. Also
published as "The Passing of Mr. Quin."

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PATH OF FREEDOM
Author:   TAYLOR, JENNIFER HUDSON
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07423
1 volume in 1 container

With only a quilt to guide them, Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce
Millikan reluctantly agree to put their differences aside to safely
transport a pregnant slave couple on the Underground Railroad. 2013/
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PERFECT GHOST
Author:   BARNES, LINDA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07399
1 volume in 1 container

When agoraphobic Em Moore's writing partner Teddy Blake dies in a car
crash, Em surprises everyone by insisting that she can finish their
current project--a biography of elusive director Garrett Malcolm. At
Malcolm's estate, Em investigates Blake's last moves. Strong language,
some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2013.

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RIDERS OF PARADISE
Author:   HORTON, ROBERT J., 1881-1934
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07400
1 volume in 1 container

Gunman Blunt Rodgers mistakes cattle baron Andrew French's son Dick
for Dick's identical twin Clint and starts a fistfight. When someone
shoots Rodgers, the brothers are the main suspects, and Rodgers's
boss, outlaw Jake Burness, targets them. First published in 1931;
includes restored material. 1931.

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SAVAGE BREED
Author:   DENMON, RANDY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07417
1 volume in 1 container

Travis Ross and Chase McAlister were infamous Indian hunters, scouts,
and Texas Rangers-turned-ranchers. In a war of independence, they
fought against desperate odds. Travis lost a woman, the daughter of a
proud Mexican rancher, and both made the kind of enemies that never go
away. Now, a new war is brewing and the friends are looking across the
Rio Grande, knowing what they left behind, facing a chance to settle
scores and recapture what they've lost - if they live. A decade after
they fought for Texas, Travis and Chase plunge into the brutal madness
of the Mexican American War. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2009.

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SAVANNAH; OR, A GIFT FOR MR. LINCOLN
Author:   JAKES, JOHN, 1932-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07425
1 volume in 1 container

Georgia; November 1864. As General Sherman marches toward Savannah,
widowed Sara Lester and her twelve-year-old daughter Hattie are forced
from their rice plantation. They find refuge in Savannah with Aunt
Vee. There they endure the dangers of wartime, including the invasion
of their house, yet they also find romance. 2004.

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SEVEN DAYS TO DIE: THE LONER
Author:   JOHNSTONE, J.A
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: LONER     

LB  07421
1 volume in 1 container

Once he was a young, happily married businessman. Then his wife was
murdered and that young man was gone forever - replaced by a man they
call the Loner. Now the wandering son of legendary gunfighter Frank
Morgan is a current occupant of a cell in Hell Gate prison. The
Loner's crime? He had the bad fortune of looking too much like an
outlaw who escaped from this very prison. The Loner has a plan: he'll
team up with a fellow inmate and escape. He has only one mission in
mind: to hunt down that look-alike killer who is still on the loose.
But in or out of prison, Frank Morgan's boy knows better than to trust
anyone. And with Hell gate behind him, any day could be his last. So
every bullet must be his best. 2010.
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SPARKLING CYANIDE
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07394
1 volume in 1 container

It all began when somebody gave Rosemary Barton a cyanide cocktail at
her birthday party. It was no way to celebrate her birthday, and every
guest at the party had a motive for her murder. 1945.

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SPRING OF VALOR
Author:   GROVE, FRED
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07408
1 volume in 1 container

As Daniel Wade struggles to avoid the militia gestures in Missouri in
1860, his decision to join the Union militia estranges him from his
father and the family of his sweetheart. But when he returns home
wounded, hoping to rebuild his relationships, he finds his town
terrorized by a gang of renegades and his love, Laurel, missing. 2003.
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STORMY RANGE
Author:   NEWTON, D.B. (DWIGHT BENNETT), 1916-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07414
1 volume in 1 container

Two shots from Nat Brophy's gun brought down the Hardin brothers. They
died as they had lived - by bloody violence. Their young half-brother,
Clem, was left alone to try to restore peace to the range they had
turned into a smoking ruin. Clem saw clearly that the only way to do
that was to make his own kind of war. 1951.
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TEXAN'S HONOR
Author:   GRAY, SHELLEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07407
1 volume in 1 container

Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to
his captain, Clayton Profitt. Now he's waging another war undercover
pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang. But when a
hostage situation goes awry, and an innocent woman is in the middle
of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens.
2012.
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TEXAN'S PROMISE
Author:   GRAY, SHELLEY
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HEART OF A HERO    1

LB  07406
1 volume in 1 container

Clayton Profitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch, determines to help
Vanessa Grant escape her abusive stepfather, his employer, and as
they head west to Colorado and safety, a deep bond develops between
them. 2011.
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THIRD GIRL: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  07401
1 volume in 1 container

A young girl who can't remember committing a murder finds herself
with a compelling motive and blood-stained knife. She approaches
Poirot, but decides he is too old to be of any help to her. His
pride at stake, Poirot is challenged to his utmost. 1966.

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THREE ACT TRAGEDY: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  02011
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07398
1 volume in 1 container

The theater and its people inspire this rehearsal for murder, but
with illumination by Hercule Poirot.  A good chance that even Poirot
might have been killed.
[Also published as "Murder in Three Acts"  RC 11655]

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TO KILL A COPPER KING: A MERLIN FANSHAW WESTERN MYSTERY
Author:   LYNDE, STAN, 1931-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07420
1 volume in 1 container

Butte City, Montana Territory, 1888. The chance discovery of a virtual
mountain of copper brings incredible wealth and power to two men:
Irish immigrant and miner, Marcus Daly, and merchant, banker, and
investor, William Andrews Clark. The two men become bitter rivals,
employing armies of workers from every corner of the world as they
battle head-to-head for control of "The Richest Hill on Earth". And
then, in the spring of that year, the stakes increase dramatically.
Word reaches the U.S. Marshal's office at the Territorial Capitol in
Helena that a sinister assassin is stalking Marcus Daly. U.S. Deputy
Marshal Merlin Fanshaw is sent to Butte City to investigate the rumor.
His assignment leads him into the heart of life in the booming camp
and into a desperate race against time to save Daly's life - and
his own. 2010.
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VALLEY OF DRY BONES
Author:   GOODEN, ARTHUR HENRY, 1879-1971
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07413
1 volume in 1 container

Jim Chaine, owner of the Bar Chain Ranch, was murdered, and his young
boy, Ross, was banished to live with a faraway aunt. Shortly
afterwards, Buel Patchen, boss of the Flying A Ranch, built a huge dam
in the valley, choking off the water vital to any ranch in the area
and turning the nearby town of Alamos into a ghost town. Now a man,
Ross Chaine returns to Red Creek Valley to avenge his father's murder
and rebuild the Bar Chain. Ross knows his return will likely cause a
bloody chain reaction, but he's determined to set things right. 1945.
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WILD TEXAS ROSE
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Some sex;
Reading level: Adult
Series: WHISPERING MOUNTAIN    6

LB  07220
1 volume in 1 container

Fort Worth, Texas; 1876. Rose McMurray leaves the Whispering Mountain
ranch to help her friend Tori prepare to get married. Texas Ranger
Duncan McMurray--who, like Rose, was adopted into the family--visits
while attending a trial for an outlaw gang that puts everyone's life
in danger. Some descriptions of sex. 2012.

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WILD WAYMIRE: A WESTERN DUO
Author:   PATTEN, LEWIS B
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07410
1 volume in 1 container

In "Wild Waymire," the two things Matthew Waymire's father hates most
are women and the Hunnicuts and his son Ernie has gone and fallen in
love with Irene Hunnicut. Things don't work out as planned for the
young lovers and Ernie is framed for the murder of his father and
brother.---- In "They Called Him a Killer," Stuart Cannon has lived a
harsh life on his own ever since his father, Lloyd, was convicted of
murdering Stuart's mother. Now the elder Cannon has escaped from
prison in order to prove his innocence and go after the real killer.
2006.
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BEYOND BELIEF: MY SECRET LIFE INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY AND MY HARROWING
Author:   HILL, JENNA MISCAVIGE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07396
1 volume in 1 container

TITLE CONTINUES: "Escape"
Third-generation Scientologist's memoir of growing up in the church,
which was led by her uncle David. Describes her isolated childhood,
separation from her parents, and the abusive punishment for
disobedience. Highlights her rise in the organization and later
disenchantment and desire for a normal life. Some strong language.
2013.

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