Dec. 24-25 - All libraries closed for Christmas.
New Arrivals - Romance
When Jonathon Westruther, Earl of Davenport, unexpectedly falls in love with Hilary deVere, a straitlaced former schoolteacher, he resolves to seduce her by any means, only to become her heroic protector from forces in his past.
Lord Kirk, who was terribly scarred by the accident that killed his wife, tries to tranform himself into someone who could catch the eye of his lovely neighbor, Dahlia Balfour, but worries that she pities rather than loves him.
Don Tillman, a profesor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.
Desperate to retrieve a letter that could destroy her betrothal, Lady Cecily Westruther gains entrance to her enemy's house in disguise, only to be unmasked by the powerful Rand, Duke of Ashburn, who wants her for himself.
"When Chantel's sister falls in love with a sworn enemy in the their 1890s iron-mining community, will Chantel's attempts to aid the couple result in a romance of her own?"--Provided by publisher.
For Evan Kincaid, the best thing about his dusty hometown was watching it fade into the distance. Jessica Bly was the only one who did not treat him like an outsider, and their friendship ended with one mind-blowing night of young passion. Now they've both got the lives they planned--Evan in New York, Jess with her beloved horses in Caribou Crossing. But business has brought Evan back to Jess's crazy horse ranch on a mission that could destroy whatever's left of her trust.
Ethan Grey's life was shattered. Estranged from his family, widowed after an unhappy marriage, and weary from fighting his troubled past, Ethan Grey now has a chance for redemption. His son's beautiful and remarkable governess might help him battle his ghosts, but it's been a long time since he let himself get close to anyone. Alice Portman has more in common with Ethan than she can comfortably admit. For now, she's satisfied with helping him rebuild his life and family. But the dangerous past is about to catch up with them both.
Sharing a seemingly tranquil relationship with his brilliant bohemian wife only to find himself on trial for her murder, liberal arts college professor Samuel Madison struggles with a hostile town while reevaluating his marriage.
"After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield, Viscount Reston, has promised his ailing father he'll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds. Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough and Lean can't understand why Nick remains so distant."--Back cover.
"Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white. Philippa Gregory presents the latest Cousins' War novel, the remarkable story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen. When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house-Elizabeth of York-to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III-and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York. Henry's greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last."--Jacket.
Lesbian debutante Maxie Mainwaring is given an ultimatum by her parents: move back home or support herself. Maxie chooses the latter and embarks on a series of comical escapades as she looks for a job and finds romance.
Widow Miranda Talbot, who is enjoying her independence after years as a dutiful wife, avoids the attentions of numerous suitors before falling for Castor Worthington, who, unbeknownst to her, has a twin who is also courting her.
Undead, and unable to shake her penchant for shoes, Betsy Taylor, the new Queen of the Vampires, gets a job selling designer footwear at Macy's while trying to catch a vicious vampire slayer with the help of a gorgeous ally.
Lydia Wyse is drawn back to her childhood Amish community through her mother's "promise box," and seeks to leave behind her secular life as a book editor when she meets bachelor Gideon Hooley.
"Stop! Or I'll shoot your hat off." Maggie Tucker has just gone through hell. Outlaws murdered her husband, looted their camp, and terrorized Maggie before leaving her lost and alone in the wilds of Wyoming. She isn't about to let another strange man get close enough to harm her. Sage Lightfoot, owner of Paradise Valley ranch, is hunting for the men who killed his best ranch hand. But what he finds is a beautiful, bedraggled woman digging a grave. And pointing a pistol at his heart. From that moment on, Sage will do anything to protect the strong-yet-vulnerable Maggie. Together, they'll embark on a life-changing journey along the dangerous Outlaw Trail, risking their lives...and their love.
Shiloh Griffin has no identity outside of her roles as pastor's wife and mom. Some days that is enough. But not always. Particularly when she is partnered with the always confident, always gracious Jade Smith on a church ministry project. Rather than shying away from God in her nervousness, Shiloh clings to Him, seeking every day to redeem herself. When an opportunity arises for her to teach music at a local high school, she thinks maybe it's just the thing to give her more significance. Then Shiloh begins mentoring Monica, a fifteen-year-old student. When Monica learns she is pregnant, Shiloh must confront her own darkest secret in the desperate decision facing the teen. If she turns away, this teen's life---and her soul---could be in jeopardy. If she decides to stand up and help, she knows she's the one who risks losing everything.
"Set in Lancaster County, Addie and Jonathan struggle to continue their relationship against both sets of parents' wishes. Will love finally mend the feud between their two families, or will their forbidden courtship drive everyone further apart?"--Provided by publisher.
When Ella's sister decides to reunite with their estranged mother on Sanctuary Island, Ella goes along, finding that the tiny refuge for wild horses is more inviting than she ever imagined. Grady Wilkes, a local handyman, shows Ella the simple beauties of the island and tries to convince a woman who never intended to stay that on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible, even falling in love.
Despite being in love with her since the moment he first saw her, Nick feels that Abby still treats him like a stranger and devises a way to subtly crack open her stoic facade so that she will let him be there for her and her unborn child.
Adelaide Davies returns to Whiskey Creek to care for her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. She is not happy to be back as it is a reminder of what happened fifteen years ago. Ever since she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible-- men now-- are punished. Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.--from publisher's description.
On a mission for Professor Lovecraft with Miss America Jones, Phaeton Black is shanghaied in China and, convinced that the Scotland Yard detective has abandoned her, Miss Jones sets out to find him.
Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A confirmed pregnancy. A last-minute trip to South Bend, Indiana. A drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?
After her husband left her for another man, Isabel Beebe returns home to run the family bridal shop. Also back in town is Isabel's teenage crush, Ford Hendrix. Seeing her all grown up hits bodyguard trainer Ford a sucker punch and the man who once gave up on love tries to convince Isable to stay with him in Fool's Gold forever.