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ENGLISH FICTION

1 STEP AWAY: A MODERN TWIST ON ONE OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST TALES
Author:   WILSON, ERIC (ERIC P.)
S/P/V: Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: BY THE NUMBERS    1

LB  07308
1 volume in 1 container

Bret and Sara Vreeland have been targeted by someone with a plot that
reaches into their past and threatens their future. When one of Sara's
patients dies, the mysterious old man leaves his fortune to her and
her family. They have no idea they are part of an experiment. Satan
has sought God's permission to test the Vreelands with a six million
dollar blessing. Now as the Vreelands' lives take a turn for the
better, will their souls take a turn for the worse? Contains violence.
2012.

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BLOOD SPORT
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  01606
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07327
1 volume in 1 container

Gene Hawkins decides to spend his three weeks vacation from the secret
security agency in helping Dave Teller, an old friend of his boss,
find the vanished Chrysalis, a stallion Dave and his colleagues had
paid over a million dollars for, and the third to disappear in the
States. 1968.

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BUCK PETERS, RANCHMAN
Author:   MULFORD, CLARENCE EDWARD
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPALONG CASSIDY WESTERN    5

LB  07339
1 volume in 1 container

When Buck Peters went to Montana to start a new ranch, he found his
partner dead, his cowhands being slaughtered like steers, himself
shot full of holes and a neighbor stealing his stock. It meant one
thing: range war. Only Hoppalong Cassidy could help Buck now - Hoppy,
who was in Texas with a newfound bride and a ranch to run. But Hoppy
had no choice. He was Buck's last hope. He had to come.

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME: A HARMONY NOVEL
Author:   THOMAS, JODI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HARMONY SERIES BY JODI THOMAS    5

LB  07324
1 volume in 1 container

Local librarian Emily Tomlinson must confront a long-hidden secret
when someone from her past appears in the Texas town, while new
lawyer Rick Matheson must protect himself from attempts on his life
while he contemplates a new-found, and maybe true, love. 2012.
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COTTAGE BY THE SEA
Author:   GUNN, ROBIN JONES
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07309
1 volume in 1 container

Erin's new business as a wedding planner is running at full speed and
her empty nest years are full of promise when she receives a call that
puts everything on hold. Her estranged father has had a stroke and his
odd second wife leaves, making it clear this is not what she signed
up for. So Erin's visit to her father's cottage by the sea is extended
indefinitely. At first the task before her is as daunting as the wild
Oregon coast that has become her unwanted second home. Yet Erin finds
the gift of healing in the many hours she spends beside her ailing
father. 2012.

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COURTING CATE: THE COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY
Author:   GOULD, LESLIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: COURTSHIPS OF LANCASTER COUNTY    1

LB  07323
1 volume in 1 container

Cate Miller has scared off every suitor. Pete Troyer has never
failed at anything. Could he be the one to finally tame the fiery
Cate? (This Amish romance is a take-off on Shakespeare's "Taming of
the Shrew.") 2012.

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DANGER RIDES THE RIVER
Author:   SAVAGE, LES
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07310
1 volume in 1 container

Just a few years before the War of 1812, Natchez-Under-the-Hill rang
with the cries of hawkers and harlots. It was a lusty and turbulent
time on the mighty Mississippi. Owen Naylor and Charlotte Dumaine are
united in their effort to put steam power on the river, an idea that
threatens the traditional reign of the keelboats. They must pit their
strength and will against the river's treachery and the men who are
willing to fight steam with fire, violence, and bloodshed. 1953.
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DEATH IN THE CLOUDS: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY     

LB  01168
1 volume in 1 container

In seat no 2. Madame Giselle's head lolled forward, just five
minutes before the Paris plane was due to land at Croydon. She
wasn't asleep; someone on the plane killed her. Luckily, in seat
no. 9 was Hercule Poirot.
Also published as "Death in the Air"  CX  00287    RD  18206.

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FIREFLY ISLAND
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MOSES LAKE    3

LB  07325
1 volume in 1 container

Congressional staffer Mallory Hale's life veers off course when she
falls hopelessly in love with Daniel Everson and his little boy,
Nick. After a whirlwind romance and a leap of faith, Mallory becomes
a mother and a rancher's wife in small-town Texas. 2013.
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HER AMISH MAN
Author:   BATES, ERIN
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07326
1 volume in 1 container

Because Leah McKenzie's mother was 'shunned' for marrying an outsider,
Leah has never known her Amish relatives. Then she is framed for a
murder she didn't commit, and she needs somewhere to hide until she
can clear her name. Confident no one would search for her in an Amish
community, she heads for her grandmother's home in Illinois. A safe
haven is all Leah is looking for, but she soon finds herself entranced
by the simplicity of the lifestyle. What she doesn't expect to find
is a man who stirs her heart. Some violence. 2013.

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KNOCKDOWN
Author:   FRANCIS, DICK
S/P/V: Heavy profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07328
1 volume in 1 container

Mrs. Sander commissions Jonah Dereham, ex-prize-winning jockey, now
a horse buyer, to buy a steeplechaser for a young friend. What begins
as an ordinary business transaction becomes a violent situation
involving death, arson, and thievery. Strong language. 1974.

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MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT
Author:   BEMELMANS, LUDWIG
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades K - 3

LB  03151
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07319
1 volume in 1 container

The Spanish ambassador moves in next door to Madeline's Paris
boarding school. Instead of being a good playmate to the twelve
girls, the ambassador's prankish son, Pepito, is what Madeline
calls a "bad hat." Companion to "Madeline" (RC 44292).

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MATERIAL WITNESS: A SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY
Author:   CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY    3

LB  07317
1 volume in 1 container

When a woman is killed on the opening night of a craft fair outside
of Daisy's Quilt Shop, detective Shane Black becomes convinced that
Callie Harper, the shop owner, was the intended victim, as Callie and
her friend Deborah begin their own investigation. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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MISS DIMPLE SUSPECTS
Author:   BALLARD, MIGNON
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: MISS DIMPLE KILPATRICK    3

LB  07340
1 volume in 1 container

With the country in the midst of World War II, you can be sure the
small town of Elderberry, Georgia, will pull together to find a
missing child. When Miss Dimple is the one to find the missing child,
she comes upon the home of an elderly artist, Mae Martha, and
her young companion, Suzy, who help ensure that Miss Dimple and Peggy
return home safe and sound. A few days later, Miss Dimple receives a
frantic call from Suzy -- Mae Martha has been murdered, and Suzy is
seen as the most likely suspect because her family is Japanese. Miss
Dimple and her friends set out to prove Suzy's innocence, only to
find danger where they least expect it. Some violence. 2013.

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NAOMI'S CHRISTMAS: A PEASANT VALLEY NOVEL
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: PLEASANT VALLEY    7

LB  07311
1 volume in 1 container

When a new life beckons, a dutiful Amish woman must decide what she
owes her family and what she owes herself. Naomi Esch is content
remaining a spinster and caring for her father and sisters following
her mother's death. And she looks forward to expanding her beekeeping
business. But when her father announces his plans to remarry and
declares that he and his new wife will want the house to themselves,
Naomi's expectations are turned upside down. 2012.

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PERFECT SQUARE: A SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY
Author:   CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: SHIPSHEWANA AMISH MYSTERY    2

LB  07341
1 volume in 1 container

There's more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than
handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and
close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local
pond, murder is also afoot. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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POSTCARDS FROM CEDAR KEY
Author:   DULONG, TERRI
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07316
1 volume in 1 container

Berkley Whitmore, forty-six and never married, runs Berkley's
Chocolates & Gems in Salem, Massachusetts. Also an avid knitter, she
owns two alpacas whose wool she turns into yarn. You'd think such an
accomplished woman would also be a confident woman, but Berkley
doubts her ability to have a meaningful relationship. After her
mother passes away, Berkley discovers a box of postcards and letters
that lead her to Cedar Key...2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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REDHEAD FROM SUN DOG
Author:   TUTTLE, W.C
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07312
1 volume in 1 container

Brick Davidson, the redhead from Sun Dog, is a Montana sheriff. When
his good friend, Silent Slade, is convicted of the murder of Scotty
McKee, Brick is sure his friend was wrongly accused and allows Slade
to escape. He then tenders his resignation as sheriff and makes it
look as though he's heading for the Mexican border. In fact, his
mission is finding the real murderer so that Slade can be exonerated.
1930.
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RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
Author:   HAZEN, BARBARA SHOOK
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades Pre - 2; Grades K - 3

LB  03192
1 volume in 1 container

LB  07322
1 volume in 1 container

The classic Christmas story of the reindeer whose shiny red nose
leads Santa's sleigh on a foggy Christmas eve. 1958.

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STATIONMASTER'S FAREWELL
Author:   MARSTON, EDWARD
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07320
1 volume in 1 container

England, Guy Fawkes Night, 1857. Joel Heygate is the popular station
master at Exeter St. David's railway station. So when the charred
remains of a body are discovered in the embers of the town's annual
Bonfire, everyone is horrified when it becomes clear that they
belong to Heygate. Scotland Yard is called in and Railway Detective
Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant arrive in Exeter with all
due haste. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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SURPRISING GRACE
Author:   BAER, JUDY
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: FOREVER HILLTOP    2

LB  07313
1 volume in 1 container

Alex Armstrong is settling into his new role as pastor of Hilltop
Community Church, and he's even starting to understand the strange
ways of the people who populate this barren stretch of North Dakota
prairie. But he also finds that his flock needs more help and counsel
than he ever imagined. 2012.

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VERY BUSY SPIDER
Author:   CARLE, ERIC
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Grades Pre - 2

LB  07318
1 volume in 1 container

All the farm animals try to divert a busy little spider from
spinning her web. She persists and produces a thing of beauty and
usefulness.
[On BR 6131]: Raised line drawings of the web help the reader follow
the progress of the web to its completion.

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WALLED FLOWER: A VICTORIA SQUARE MYSTERY
Author:   BARTLETT, LORRAINE
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: VICTORIA SQUARE    2

LB  07342
1 volume in 1 container

When the bones belonging to Heather Winston, who went missing 22
years ago, are found in the walls of the Webster mansion, Katie
Bonner delves into this cold case at the behest of Heather's aunt, a
jewelry vendor at Artisans Alley. 2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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WAY OF THE OUTLAW
Author:   PAINE, LAURAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07314
1 volume in 1 container

Troy Warfield entered the New Mexico Territory on the run. Accused
of killing a deputy U.S. Marshal, he had been running for six hundred
miles while being pursued relentlessly by U.S. Marshal John Trent.
Fulton, New Mexico, is unique in that it's the only source of water
at the end of a desert, so anyone wanting to reach Mexico would need
to ride through Fulton - and Lem Bricker and his gang run the town
and charge mightily for its water....2012.
***S/P/V NOT YET DETERMINED***

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YOU DON'T KNOW ME: A DEEP HAVEN NOVEL
Author:   WARREN, SUSAN MAY, 1966-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: DEEP HAVEN    6

LB  07315
1 volume in 1 container

To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother.
She's a permanent member of the PTA, never misses her kids' sporting
events, and constantly campaigns for her husband's mayoral race. No
one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O'Reilly, a troubled young
woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated
through the Witness Security Program to the sleepy town of Deep Haven,
Deidre got a new identity and a fresh start. Twenty years later,
Annalise couldn't be more unprepared for her past to catch up with
her. 2012.
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ENGLISH NON-FICTION

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SUGAR GIRLS: TALES OF HARDSHIP, LOVE AND HAPPINESS IN
Author:   BARRETT, DUNCAN
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Heavy violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07321
1 volume in 1 container

[Subtitle reads: "Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate &
Lyles's East End"]
In the years leading up to and after the Second World War thousands
of women left school at fourteen to work in the bustling factories of
London's East End. Through the Blitz and on through the years of
rationing the 'Sugar Girls' kept Britain sweet. The work was
back-breaking hard, but Tate & Lyle was more that just a factory: it
was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an
uproarious, tribal part of the East End. 2012.
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