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ENGLISH FICTION

BUNGALOW
Author:   JIO, SARAH
S/P/V: Some sex; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

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LB  07556
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In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, about to be married, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. She is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry and their friendship blossoms into something more. Then they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly sent to Europe, and their idyll vanishes into the winds of war. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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FAMILY AFFAIR
Author:   MACOMBER, DEBBIE
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07560
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Lacey is still smarting over her cheating ex, she's tired of her demanding boss and she's had enough of friends pushing her to date again, which is why she has zero patience for Jack Walker, the hunk next door who keeps flirting with her even though she knows he already has a girlfriend. It's no wonder that when Jack's alley cat gets her Abyssinian pregnant, Lacey is furious. Jack promises to pay all vet fees, and his kindness - plus a litter of adorable kittens - help soften Lacey's heart. It looks like this could be a true family affair and Laceky thinks she might have been wrong about Jack...but does she have the heart to trust again? Unrated. 1994.

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HONEYSUCKLE SUMMER: THE SWEET MAGNOLIAS
Author:   WOODS, SHERRYL
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: SWEET MAGNOLIAS    7

LB  07557
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After escaping an abusive marriage, Raylene Hammond moves to Sara Price's home in Serenity--and becomes agoraphobic. Raylene meets sheriff's deputy Carter Rollins when one of Sara's children runs away. Carter, who is raising two younger sisters, falls for Raylene. Bestseller. Commercial audiobook. 2010.

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LOST HUSBAND
Author:   CENTER, KATHERINE
S/P/V: Some profanity;
Reading level: Adult

LB  07548
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After the sudden death of her husband, Libby Moran and her two young children went to stay with her hypercritical mother. Now her "crazy" Aunt Jean has offered Libby an escape: a job and a place to live on her farm in the Texas Hill Country. Libby packs the minivan, grabs the kids, and hits the road. Eventually, despite everything she's lost, Libby realizes that she may actually have found the place to bring her little family - and herself - back to life. Some strong language. 2013

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LOVE FINDS YOU IN SNOWBALL, ARKANSAS
Author:   BRICKER, SANDRA D., 1958-
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07563
1 volume in 1 container

Lucy Binoche is attractive and intelligent, and she has better-than-average hair. So why is she nearly 30 and still single? When stunningly gorgeous Justin Gerard joins the singles group at church, Lucy is convinced he's the answer to her prayers. And when he signs up fora camping trip in Snowball, Arkansas, Lucy is quick to write her name on the line beneath his. There's only one problem: Lucy's idea of "roughing it" is suffering through a long line at Starbucks. She assumes she can rely on the grace of God and the assistance of her best friend, Matt, to thrive in the great outdoors. Will Lucy pretend to be someone she's not just to snag a boyfriend? Or, will she discover that she can be loved just as she is? Unrated. 2008.

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LUCKY PENNY
Author:   ANDERSON, CATHERINE (ADELINE CATHERINE)
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: KEEGAN PAXTON    4

LB  07564
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1891. Learning Briana O'Keefe has claimed that he is her husband, Colorado sheriff David Paxton tracks her down. But Brianna, who is raising her niece Daphne, says he is the wrong David. Companion to Early Dawn (DB 70270). Some violence, some strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

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MAN FROM BAR-20
Author:   MULFORD, CLARENCE EDWARD
S/P/V: Some profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: HOPALONG CASSIDY WESTERN    7

LB  07549
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A stranger has come to the little cow town of Hastings. The store-keeper sends him to CL Ranch for work, remarking that he looks like the ranch foreman, Logan. When Logan asks for his story, the stranger admits he is Johnny Nelson, aka the Kid, originally from the BAR-20. Upset when Hopalong and the others married, Johnny left his domesticated friends for adventure. Logan gives it to him--tracking rustlers. Some strong language and some violence.

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ONE WAS A SOLDIER
Author:   SPENCER-FLEMING, JULIA
S/P/V: Some sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult
Series: REVEREND CLARE FERGUSSON    7

LB  07550
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The Reverend Clare Fergusson returns from Iraq. She plans to resume her duties and marry Russ Van Alstyne, but she must also learn to manage her post-traumatic stress disorder. A veterans' help group offers healing--until one member is killed. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. 2011.

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PERIL AT END HOUSE: A HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY
Author:   CHRISTIE, AGATHA, 1890-1976
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: HERCULE POIROT MYSTERY    8

LB  07551
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Though Poirot has plenty of suspects for three near-fatal attempts on the life of Miss Nick Buckley, none of them seems to have a motive. Poirot must find a motive quickly if he is to foil the would-be killer.  1932.  [Also available in "Five Complete Novels of Murder and Detection" RC 60232 with "Murder at Hazelmoor," "Easy to Kill," "Ten Little Indians," and "Evil Under the Sun."]

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PROMISE OF SAFEKEEPING
Author:   DALE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07559
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Nine years ago, Lauren Matthews prosecuted the case of a lifetime. But her error in judgment sent an innocent man to prison for many years. Now Arlen Fieldstone has finally been released, and Lauren has only one thing on her mind: asking forgiveness. Unrated. 2012.

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SCOOP
Author:   MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07561
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Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of living, not to mention eight much-loved husbands, into her varied and rewarding life. Newly single, Toots is ready to taste life again, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity. The owner of the gossip rag where Toots's daughter works is about to lose the paper to his gambling debts. Eager to find a way to keep her daughter employed among the movers and shakers of Hollywood, Toots calls on her three trusted friends to help her pull some strings. Unrated. 2009.

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SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
Author:   CLARK, MARY HIGGINS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  06316
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LB  07565
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On her deathbed eighty-two-year-old Olivia Morrow considers disclosing a family secret involving her late cousin Catherine, a nun being considered for beatification. At seventeen Catherine gave up her illegitimate son for adoption. Now Catherine's granddaughter, the last of the family line, is targeted by an assassin. Bestseller. 2010.

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STILLNESS OF CHIMES
Author:   MOSELEY, MEG
S/P/V: Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07552
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What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything? When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother's household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago - that he has reportedly been seen around town. Life-long friend and former beau Sean Halloran wants nothing more than to protect Laura from the far-fetched stories of her father's resurrection. Working together, Laura and Sean begin to uncover the truth. Some violence. 2014.

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SUSANNA'S DREAM
Author:   PERRY, MARTA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: LOST SISTERS OF PLEASANT VALLEY    2

LB  07553
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As young girls, three Amish sisters were separated and told nothing about one another. When the long-held secret of their parentage came to light many years later, two of the grown women reconnected. Now they reach out to the third. Susanna Bitler's life is in complete turmoil. Still reeling from the death of her mother, she is further disheartened when her business partner hints that she is going to quit the gift shop they run together in a town near Pleasant Valley. unrated. 2014

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TO HAVE AND TO KILL
Author:   CLARK, MARY JANE BEHRENDS
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult
Series: WEDDING CAKE MYSTERY    1

LB  07558
1 volume in 1 container

When out-of-work actress Piper Donovan returns to her parents' home and begins helping out at the family bakery, her mother Terri tries to hide the fact that she has macular degeneration. Meanwhile, the wedding engagement of Piper's friend is soured first by a threatening note--and then by a murder. 2011.

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VEIL OF NIGHT
Author:   HOWARD, LINDA, 1950-
S/P/V: Heavy sex; Heavy profanity; Some violence
Reading level: Adult

LB  07555
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The day after meeting and recklessly jumping into bed with detective Eric Wilder, wedding planner Jaclyn Wilde becomes a suspect in an obnoxious client's murder. Cleared but still angry, Jaclyn must put up with Eric guarding her against the killer. Strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2010.

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Author:   MICHAELS, FERN
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07562
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If her abusive husband hadn't tried to kill her and her beloved dog Lucy, Helen Ward might never have left her million-dollar home and run far away. Now Helen's changed her identity and moved across the country, hopeful that she can be safe, happy, maybe even loved. And when she meets college professor Sam Tolliver, she begins to believe fairy tales do come true. But even with love blossoming and her new online business venture taking off, Helen knows that the past is catching up with her, and her fear is growing. Wanting to flee,
desperate to get away for good, she'll soon face the biggest decision of her life, a decision that will determine her future and her very identity. Unrated. 2000.

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WILDWOOD CREEK
Author:   WINGATE, LISA
S/P/V: None
Reading level: Adult

LB  07554
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While working as a costuming assistant on a docudrama, Allie Kirkland has discovered strange connections between herself and a teacher who disappeared a century ago in the legendary frontier settlement of Wildwood. Is history about to repeat itself? unrated. 2014.

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