A Wedding at the Paragraph Ranch: The Paragraph Ranch #2

The Book: A Wedding at the Paragraph Ranch, by Kay Ellington and Barbara Brannon The Blurb: As new owner of the falling-apart family homestead in West Texas, Dee Bennett is wrangling ways to earn a living, mend fences with farm and family, and manifest her dreams as a writer—all while nurturing the budding relationship with her beau,…

Hiding Places

The Book: Hiding Places, by Erin Healy The Blurb: Eleven-year-old Kate Whitby leads an invisible life, the youngest member of her odd family. They live in their historic small-town hotel, where she is an expert at keeping everyone’s secrets: her sister’s a thief, her great-grandmother isn’t as crazy as people think, her mother lives in…

Come Rain or Come Shine: Mitford Years #11

The Book: Come Rain or Come Shine, by Jan Karon The Blurb: Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls. Now, Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet…

Yonder: A Southern Haunting #1

The Book: Yonder, by LeeAnn Hansen The Blurb: Summoned by the news of her dying father, Isabel Delilah Jones escapes from New York City, broken hearted and disillusioned, back to her small Mississippi town. She is welcomed smack dab into a bizarre inheritance, a complex war for her affection between two former best friends, a…

We Never Asked for Wings

The Book: We Never Asked for Wings, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Blurb: For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now fifteen, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents…

Bream Gives Me Hiccups

The Book: Bream Gives Me Hiccups, by Jesse Eisenberg The Blurb: Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history,…

Hyacinth Girls

The Book: Hyacinth Girls, by Lauren Frankel The Blurb: Thirteen year old Callie is accused of bullying at school, but Rebecca knows the gentle girl she’s raised must be innocent. After Callie is exonerated, she begins to receive threatening notes from the girl who accused her, and as these notes become desperate, Rebecca feels compelled…

Murder at Malenfer

The Book: Murder at Malenfer, by Iain McChesney The Blurb: Those in line to the Malenfer estate are succumbing to terrible ends – but is it a supernatural legacy at work, or something entirely more human and evil? Young Irish mercenary Dermot Ward headed to Paris at the close of World War I, where he…