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Summer Favorites: Romance

For many, the approach of Labor Day (or as some parents put it, "Independence Day") signals the end of summer.  The end of August is bittersweet; on one hand, it's sad to start packing away the beach gear, but on the other, the start of the school year means that some of you will soon have a lot more free time to read.  With that in mind, I thought I'd wrap up the summer by sharing my own favorite romance reads from the past few months.

I've encountered more than the usual number of spectacular titles this summer.  My personal tastes in romance lean towards historicals (mainly regencies) and the occasional urban fantasy, but I've been pushing myself this year to read out of my comfort zone and try a wider variety of romance's subgenres.  Regencies are still my favorites, but my wider reading has definitely unearthed a few gems that will keep me reading outside my usual categories.  (I have yet to warm to western romance, but if anyone has recommendations, I'd be happy to hear them.) 

New Large Print for September 2013

Fiction

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani

Death Angel by Linda Fairstein

The Night is Alive by Heather Graham

The White Princess by Phillipa Gregory

The Last Witness by W.E.B. Griffin

The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer

Hunting Eve by Iris Johansen

Coming in December

Fiction

Connelly, Michael. The Gods of Guilt.

Franck, Julia. Back to Back.

Gabaldon, Diana. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.

Griffin, W.E.B. & William E. Butterworth IV. Hazardous Duty.

Jackson, Joshilyn. Someone Else’s Love Story.

Kenyon, Sherrilyn. Kiss of the Night.

Perry, Anne. A Christmas Hope.

Reich, Christopher. The Prince of Risk.

Robards, Karen. Hunted.

Trigiani, Adriana. The Supreme Macaroni Company.

Non-Fiction

Leon, Donna. My Venice and Other Essays.

Coming in November

Fiction

Cornwell, Patricia. Dust.

Cussler, Clive with Jack Du Brul. Mirage.

Evanovich, Janet. Untitled Plum #20.

Faulks, Sebastian. Jeeves and the Wedding Bells.

Flagg, Fannie. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion.

Lamb, Wally. We Are Water.

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Setterfield, Diane. Bellman & Black.

Shreve, Anita. Stella Bain.

Stone, Robert. Death of the Black-Haired Girl.

Tan, Amy. The Valley of Amazement.

Non-Fiction

Ephron, Nora. The Most of Nora Ephron.

Lethbridge, Lucy. Servants: A Downstairs of Britain from the Nineteenth-Century to Modern Times.

Patchett, Ann. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

Family Movie Today: Duma

Family Movie

A charming story of friendship between a boy and his adopted animal friend.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 3PM

NEW DVD RELEASES

We have 5 new Releases on Tues. 8/27/13

Grey's Anatomy Complete Ninth Season

Kon-Yiki

Pain & Gain

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Biography: Koch

New DVD Releases for August 20th

We have nine new titles for Tuesday, August 20th.  They are:

Amour (Foreign Film - France)

Boardwalk Empire: Complete Season Three

The Borgias: The Final Season

House of Cards: Season One

A Month By the Lake (1995 - Uma Thurman)

Revenge: Season Two

Scary Movie 5

Shadow Dancer (Clive Owen)

Smash: Season Two

Better Than Google

 

 

Have you been wondering where the Journal News has gone?  It is no longer on our list of databases, but we still have it.  It is now found under the database entry Gannett Newstand Complete.

New Romance Fiction for August 2013

In paperback:

Can't Help Falling in Love (Gabe & Megan) by Bella Andre (3, The Sullivans) C
Paradise Valley by Rosanne Bittner H, W, M, O
And Then Comes Marriage by Celeste Bradley (2, The Wicked Worthingtons) H, M
London's Last True Scoundrel by Christina Brooke (1, Ministry of Marriage: The Westruthers) H, A
Hot Summer Nights by Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips, Jessica Clare, and Erin McCarthy (0.5, Hope;
      1.5, Serendipity's Finest; 2.5, Bluebonnet, TX) C (Pbk-Romance Hot)
      (contains Hope Smoulders, Perfect Strangers, The Legend of Jane, and Ice Princess)

New Speculative Fiction for August 2013

New to our shelves:

Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks (3, Shannara: Dark Legacy of Shannara) F, H, M
MacRieve by Kresley Cole (13, Immortals after Dark) F, H, R
The Year's Best Science Fiction 30 by Gardner Dozois, ed. (30, Year's Best Science Fiction) SF (SF Year's)
On the Razor's Edge by Michael Flynn (4, January Dancer) SF
The Glass God by Kate Griffin (2, Magicals Anonymous) F, H, M
After the End: Recent Apocalypses by Paula Guran, ed. (6, Recent Monster Anthologies) SF (SF After)
The Humans by Matt Haig SF, R
Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton (22, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) H, R, M

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