New Titles Fiction March 2015 (arrived in February 2015)


The assassin, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.
As private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin kills Bell's best witness.
Robert Ludlum's The Geneva Strategy : a Covert-One novel, Jamie Freveletti ; series created by Robert Ludlum.
On one evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy.
The catalyst, Boyd Morrison.
When Doctor Michael Ward dies in a suspicious fire, his student Kevin Hamilton is convinced it was no accident.
The hunted, James Phelan.
Jed Walker, ex-CIA, is an outsider back in the game. He's been chasing down a sinister group code-named Zodiac that the big guns M15, CIA, the Pentagon have failed to eradicate. But as he follows the trail of bodies, uncovering secrets and making connections he's not supposed to make, he finds the answers are closer to home.
Blood infernal, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries.
Silent kill, Chris Ryan.
Northern Ireland, 1993. For high-flying MI5 officer Avery Chance the real war has only just begun. When Chance is abducted by the IRA's notorious Nutting Squad, her hopes lie in the hands of a young SAS recruit who must risk everything to bring her home.
Beneath the ice, Patrick Woodhead.
Two kilometres beneath the frozen icecaps of Antarctica lies a lake, unfrozen and perfectly preserved for twenty million years. Luca Matthews has been tasked by MI6 officer, Kieran Bates, to lead a team of scientists to the site to discover what secrets lie trapped below. But Bates has a secret of his own, and his actions are not going unnoticed.

American Fiction

First frost, Sarah Addison Allen.
From the bestselling author of "Garden spells." It's ten years later and Claire is married and adjusting to the retun of her father.
Treat us like dogs and we will become wolves, Carolyn Chute.
When journalist Ivy Morelli sets out to investigate the mysterious leader of the nearby homeschool, known as "The Prophet," she is drawn into the life of his self-sufficient countercultural community called the Settlement.
The Amish clockmaker, Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner.
A property dispute sends Matthew Zook on a mission to find the previous owner in order to solve the boundary issue. But the previous owner was a suspect in the murder of his own wife.
Holy cow, David Duchovny
Wisecracking comedy novel that could appeal to those who like the zany comedies of Jasper Fforde.
A small indiscretion, Jan Ellison.
Gripping debut about a woman whose past catches up with her.
My father's wives, Mike Greenberg.
Touching story of one man’s search to understand himself, his marriage, and his father.
We are pirates, Daniel Handler.
Teenage girl and friend visit grandfather in a home and plot to kidnap him. Droll, dark and clever tale.
Euphoria, Lily King.
Fictionalised account of Margaret Mead's brief period of field work along New Guinea’s Sepik River in 1933.
Lillian on life, Alison Jean Lester.
Woman of a certain age wakes up next to her lover and looks back on life in this likeable debut featuring a sharp and witty narrator.
Goodhouse, Peyton Marshall.
Impressive first novel that is set in America at the end of the 21st century in a corrective school for boys with criminal genes.
The rocks, Peter Nichols.
Major American author Richard Russo calls this novel "wondrous." It's a darkly funny bittersweet tale, a double love story told in reverse.
A spool of blue thread, Anne Tyler.
From the much liked author now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. Anne Tyler has said this may well be her last book.
Aquarium, David Vann.
Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother - a docker at the local container port - in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamoured of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret

Australian fiction

Lost & found, Brooke Davis.
Quirky heartwarming debut. Advance buzz likened it to "The Rosie project," "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry" and "The Hundred year old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared".
Yes, chef!, Lisa Joy.
Foodie works as P.A. to celebrity chef where she begins to realise all in this enclosed world is not that great. A romantic comedy inspired by real life work in the restaurant industry.
Fly in fly out, Georgina Penney.
After months working on an oil rig in the Atlantic Ocean, engineer Jo Blaine can't wait to get home. Her job is tough, and she is desperate for some long- overdue girl time. When she walks through her front door to find an unexpected man in her house, she's tempted to head straight back out to sea.
The torch, Peter Twohig.
Sequel to "The cartographer." Set in 1960s Melbourne where a twelve year old boy suspected of arson runs away. An interesting madcap comedy about loss, discovery and family.
Isobel on the way to the corner shop, Amy Witting
Isobel Callaghan is struggling to make a career as a writer in Sydney. She is isolated, poor and hungry, and fears she's going mad. Leaving her room in a boarding house in search of food, she has a breakdown on the way to the corner shop. Waking in hospital, Isobel learns that she will be confined to a sanatorium in the Blue Mountains.

British Fiction

Wish you were here, Catherine Alliott.
When Flora, James and their two teenage daughters are offered the holiday of a lifetime in a chateaux in the South of France in return for one simple good deed, they jump at the chance to escape the confines of Clapham, the weight of the mortgage and anxieties over their future for a blissful break.
The beautifull Cassandra, Jane Austen.
This book takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe.
Redemption road, Lisa Ballantyne.
2014, London. Trapped inside a car about to explode, Margaret is rescued by a scarred stranger who then disappears. Margaret remembers little, but she's spent her life remembering little her childhood is full of holes and forgotten memories. And now, for the first time, she has a burning desire to discover who she is.
The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman.
Professional spy Irene and her assistant Kai are dispatched to an alternative London to locate a book for their employer, The Invisible Library, a storehouse of fiction from different realities, and find themselves face-to-face with secret societies, supernatural creatures and magic.
While we're apart, Ellie Dean.
Family story set around a seaside boarding house during World War II.
I do not sleep, Judy Finnigan.
Woman whose son is presumed drowned at sea can't let go of hope and wants to discover what happened. Author is the Judy of the famous Richard & Judy Book Club.
The book of lost & found, Lucy Foley.
Beginning in 1928 Britain and moving to 1939 Paris, a love story between a couple, Tom and Alice.
A Paris apartment, Michelle Gable.
When April Vogt's boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit ninth arrondissement apartment, the Sotheby's continental furniture specialist does not hear the words "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for seventy years." She hears Paris. She hears escape.
Trigger warning : short fictions & disturbances, Neil Gaiman.
Third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.
Both your houses, Sarah Harrison.
The Blakes and the Armitages enjoy the kind of friendship that endures: a civilised relationship based on mutual hospitality and shared parental experience. Both couples take comfort in the knowledge that they're not the only ones whose offspring are a headache.
The ship, Antonia Honeywell.
Futuuristic dystopian fable set in a destroyed London. Described as "Hunger games" meets "The handmaid's tale."
Not quite nice, Celia Imrie.
Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. Comedy by the well known English actress.
Losing it, Helen Lederer.
First novel by comedy actress tells the tale of a down on her luck celebrity who is asked to be the face of a new diet pill. It sounds good but this job may not be the answer she's looking for.
Amherst, William Nicholson.
Two love affairs in Amherst - one in the present and one in the past - both linked to Emily Dickinson.
Alice and the fly, James Rice.
Story of families, friendship, secrets and phobias. Impressive first novel by Liverpool author about a boy with severe arachnophobia.
The girl in the photograph, Kate Riordan.
It's the summer of 1933 and Alice Eveleigh has arrived at Fiercombe Manor in disgrace. Hiding her shame in this isolated house concealed within a Gloucestershire valley in the care of housekeeper, Mrs Jelphs, Alice soon begins to sense that something isn't quite right within the walls of this beautiful manor: for one thing, she is being watched.
Off the record, Alison Rose.
Romantic comedy about a journalist interviewing a pop singer whose big hit was about breaking up.
A time for friends, Patricia Scanlan.
When are the boundaries of friendship pushed too far, and when is it time to stop flying over oceans for someone who wouldn't jump over a puddle for you? There comes a time when Hilary Hammond has to make that call.
Scorper, Rob Magnuson Smith.
Black comedy about an eccentric American visiting a Sussex town where his grandfather loved and finding strange things in the process. The publisher calls this "Cold comfort farm" meets "The wicker man."
How to make a friend, Fleur Smithwick.
A lonely child invents an imaginary friend who eventually disappears. Her life improves as she goes into adulthood but an accident occurs and she goes back.
The Parisian's return, Julia Stagg.
Summertime in the French Pyrenees and a mountain community is en fete. Romance, local politics and a heatwave in a "Chocolat" style novel.
Lurid & cute, Adam Thirlwell.
Described as "an extravaganza of suburban noir" complete with one one orgy, one brothel and a series of fire-arm disputes.
Weathering, Lucy Wood.
Story of mother and daughter in a riverside house. Fascinating tale of mothers, daughters and memories.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The prince, Vito Bruschini
A big bestseller in Italy, telling the story of Prince Ferdinando Licata, the fictional founding father of the Sicilian mafia.
If I fall, if I die, Michael Christie.
Canadian novel" a debut about family, fear and skateboarding and an agoraphobe who finally ventures outside.
The listener, Tove Jansson
Her first ever short story collection.
She will build him a city, Raj Kamal Jha.
Love, viiolence, poverty, new money and new cities in a fascinating tale of modern India.
The broken mirrors ; Sinalcol, Elias Khoury
Why did Karim leave his wife and children and the life he had built in France to return to Beirut, a homeland still reeling from war? It was to find a man, or the ghost of a man, a man known only as Sinalcol, legendary hero of the civil war, and a broken mirror of himself.
The fishermen, Chigozie Obioma.
Four brothers encounter a madman whose prophecy of violence threatns their family. Impressive first novel set in 1990s Nigeria.
When the doves disappeared, Sofi Oksanen
From the Finnish/Estonian author of "Purge." A look at a little known time and place" the occupation, resistance anmd collaboration in Estonia during after World War II.
Hotel Savoy, Joseph Roth
After the end of the First World War, Gabriel Dan is released from a POW camp in Russia and begins making his way home to Austria. He comes to an industrial town in Poland, and checks in the ramshackle Hotel Savoy while awaiting financial aid from his family. Here he meets a kaleidoscope of characters.
Skylight, Jose Saramago
Recently found early work the author wanted published after hisa death. An intriguing story set in a late 1940s Lisbon apartment block.
The tower, Uwe Tellkamp
A middle class Dresden family does all it can to cope as East Germany moves towards unification. This novel was a significant prizewinner.
All my puny sorrows, Miriam Toews.
Based on the author's own experience, about a woman whose sister has battled depression and is now in a psychiatric ward.

Fiction Selector's Recommendation

See how small, Scott Blackwood.
Strong story - much praised in New York Times Book Review - about the aftermath of the murder of three teenage girls, telling their story and those of the small town survivors.
The ghost shift, John Gapper.
Inside modern China where a young woman has to choose between duty to the government and needing to uncover crime and corruption.
Not forgetting the whale, John Ironmonger.
Man washes up on Cornwall beach and is rescued by villagers who don't know that he is a financier whose computer programme that analyses the stock market has crashed.
In real life, Chris Killen.
Three friends from university days find, ten years later, that the real world isn't quite as they'd envisaged. Likeable and honest debut.
Curtain call, Anthony Quinn.
London's theatre-land in the 1930s with a critic based on the real life James Agate and a murderer on the loose. Great feeling for time and place.
The Churchill secret : KBO, Jonathan Smith.
Nineteen-fifty-three is synonymous in the British memory with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June. But less well known is what happened in 10 Downing Street on 23 June. With Anthony Eden vying for power, the elderly Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, must maintain the confidence of his government, the press and the public.

Graphic Novel

The mammoth book of cult comics, Ilya.
Supergirl. Volume 5, Red daughter of Krypton, Tony Bedard
Uncanny X-men. [4], vs. S.H.I.E.L.D, Brian Michael Bendis
Lucifer. Book five, Mike Carey
Brass sun : the wheel of worlds, Ian Edginton
Love and rockets : new stories. No. 7, The Hernandez Brothers.
Batman : the Jiro Kuwata Batmanga. Volume 1, Jiro Kuwata
Weapons of mass diplomacy, Lanzac & Blain
Percy's escape, Fez McLeod
Zenith. Phase 1, Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell.
Leaving Megalopolis. Volume 1, Gail Simone & J. Calafiore
American vampire. Volume seven, Scott Snyder,
Monster. Volume 3, Naoki Urasawa
The park, Oscar Zarate.


Cemetery girl, David Bell.
Psychological thriller about a couple whose daughter vanishes then is found four years later, leaving a mystery that needs to be unravelled.
The rest is silence : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery, James R. Benn.
When an unidentified corpse washes ashore at Slapton Sands on England's southern coast, US Army Captain Billy Boyle and his partner, Lieutenant Piotr 'Kaz' Kazimierz, are assigned to investigate.
The forgotten girls, Sara Blaedel
Four days later, Louise Rick still had no answers. The body of an unidentified woman was discovered in a local forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should have made the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Danish mystery firmly in the tradition of Scandinavian crime.
Dead girl walking, Christopher Brookmyre.
Life is dangerous when you have everything to lose. Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. A washed up journalist takes the case on.
The Cinderella murder, Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke.
Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.
Gun control, Peter Corris.
Is Sydney gun city? It certainly seems so when Cliff Hardy is hired by entrepreneur and one-time pistol-shooting champion Timothy Greenhall to investigate the violent death of his troubled son. Soon Hardy is pitched into a world of crooked cops former members of the Gun Control Unit outlaw bikies and honest police trying to quietly clean the stables.
The gentle art of murder, Jeanne M. Dams.
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department's drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant, sculptress Gillian Roberts Murder soon rears its head.
Tell no tales, Eva Dolan.
Second in impressive series featuring two cops from Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit working on the case of a hit and run that leaves two migrant workers dead.
Crash & burn, Lisa Gardner.
Nicole Frank, after surviving a car accident, enlists the help of Boston police officer Sergeant Wyatt Foster to find a missing girl. Who is Nicky Frank, and what happened the night her car sailed off the road?
Cane and Abe, James Grippando.
His first wife, Samantha, died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife Angelina has helped him through the loss, and he's managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office through his ups and downs. Then a woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation.
The big seven, Jim Harrison.
Sequel to his "The great leader" is another dark comedy mystery about a Michigan cop.
The girl on the train, Paula Hawkins.
Debut thriller with a "Rear window" feel where a woman sees a seemingly happy couple from the train.
Behind closed doors, Elizabeth Haynes.
Second in series featuring DCI Louisa Smith.
Descent, Tim Johnston.
Story of a family undone by the disappearance of a daughter who went out for a morning run and didn't come back, Very promising first novel.
Putting the boot in, Dan Kavanagh.
Things are hotting up in the Third Division and it seems someone's nobbling players. Reprint of the droll thriller about Duffy, the bisexual sleuth created by Julian Barnes under a pseudonym.
Motive, Jonathan Kellerman.
Pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mind.
The crooked house, Christobel Kent.
Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get: with no ties, no home, a backroom job, hers is a life lived under the radar. She's a nobody; she has no-one and that's how she wants it. But once Alison was someone else. Tense psychological thriller.
The final minute, Simon Kernick.
Gripping thriller about a traumatic car crash, a man with no memory and a race against time.
Satellite people, Hans Olav Lahlum
Oslo, 1969. When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen, known as K2, is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life.
The eight curious cases of Inspector Zhang, Stephen Leather.
Crimes are rare in Singapore, but when there's a crime that has the police baffled, it is Inspector Zhang that they turn to. From locked-room mysteries to murders disguised as suicide, Inspector Zhang is able to draw on his experience as a detective along with tricks he has learned from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.
Fear the darkness, Becky Masterman.
Second case for retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn.
Runaway, Peter May.
1965 and five Glasgow friends go to London to pursue music careers. Three return and now the two survivors return to London to learn the truth.
Gun street girl, Adrian McKinty.
Fourth in series featuring Detective Inspector Sean Duffy in 1985 Belfast, here investigating the murder of a rich couple shot dead while watching TV.
Serpents in the cold, Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy.
A serial killer stalks the streets of 1950s Boston and two friends work to take him down.
Unbecoming, Rebecca Scherm.
After a heist she planned lands two men she loves in prison, a woman flees Paris and assumes a new identity, furtively checking news from her hometown as her web of deception unravels.
The blue room, Georges Simenon
New translation of Simenon's gripping novel about lives transformed by deceit and the destructive power of lust.
The first wife, Erica Spindler.
As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is.
Spark, John Twelve Hawks.
Jacob Underwood is not like other people. He has Cotard's Syndrome. He believes he is dead. Which makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising 'problems' for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple.
The boy in the shadows, Carl-Johan Vallgren.
Swedish crime, A woman abducts a young boy and, years later, his brother, now an adult, goes missing.
A long hot unholy summer, Teresa Waugh.
Isabelle, a young girl on holiday with her family in France, disappears with a man she meets online unaware of his troubled past and twisted sexual nature. Not knowing what's become of her, we follow Etienne as he drives frantically across the country and share in the long anguish of the missing girl's family as the police fail to find her.
The liar's chair, Rebecca Whitney.
Psychological thriller debut about a successful couple wracked by guilty and criminal secrets.

New Zealand Fiction

A woman's sphere, Audrey Adams.
Story of Florence Pettigrew's marriage to Charles Spurway, the son of a transported convict and known as 'Cornstalk' - a name commonly given to children who grew taller and stronger than their convict parents. Florence a free woman and talented artist, works in her father's store in Hobart Town, Tasmania. One day, with the jingle of the shop door bell, Charles appears, wanting to buy a gift for his grandfather, a remittance man.
The best in Blountmere Street, Barbara Arnold.
Sequel to "He called me son."
His father's will, Suzanne Clark.
In 1896 young Will is his father's constant companion as the family struggles to make a living on a stubborn pioneer farm in Golden Bay. Then fate strikes an unkind blow and life changes in ways that the Tyrrell family, could not have imagined.
Roskill, Neil Coleman.
When James' father becomes involved in the world of the drug 'P' everyone in his close knit family is affected. James drifts away and his sister Lucy, finds solace in the online chatrooms. As they watch their dad sink deeper into his hellish world, their mum seeks help.
The Paris inheritance, Merryn Corcoran.
Sixteen year old Mary Hampton is tall, stunningly beautiful but damaged. Born and raised on an isolated farm in rural New Zealand, she is forced to harbour a horrific secret. Devastated, because she will leave behind her first love and her adored mother, but driven to protect herself, Mary runs away from home. Armed only with determination and the contents of a letter, she travels to France to search for her Parisian birth father.
Final retribution : a West Coast murder mystery, Nettie Cox.
It's 1987. After dealing with a surfeit of murders in Auckland, Detective Inspector Clyde Landen is commanded to take two weeks leave in some quiet haven, far away from big city villains and their senseless villainies. Murder mystery set in Buller.
Hold my teeth while I teach you to dance, Mike Johnson.
Investigative journalist Jason Argonaut is not content to rest on his laurels and dream of past glories. No, he has to take too great an interest in his fascinating new neighbours, play the Grandfather Detective, and find himself in possession of the world best kept secret.
The green feather, Jack Roberts.
In a remote forest location near the family farm in New Zealand's West Coast region, James McLean discovers a population of critically endangered Kakapo, the world's only flightless parrot.
Attachment, Terry Swanson.
When their mother is committed to a psychiatric hospital by their father, Vera and her twin sister, Violet, are sent to live with their father's mother in a poor suburb of Christchurch. When this arrangement doesn't work out they are placed in St Saviour's Orphanage.
Adriatic blue : a collection of short fiction, Barbara Unkovic.
An anthology of 30 short stories from New Zealand to Croatia with some unexpected detours along the way such as the horrifying reality of the Balkan War.


The country practice, Meredith Appleyard.
Nine month countdown, Leah Ashton
Secrets of Whitewater Creek, Sarah Barrie.
Beneath outback skies, Alissa Callen.
Meet me under the mistletoe, Cara Colter.
A rule worth breaking, Maggie Cox.
Runaway lies, Shannon Curtis.
Snowbound surprise for the billionaire, Michelle Douglas.
Falling for Dr December, Susanne Hampton.
Heiress's defiance, Lynn Raye Harris.
The house at the bottom of the hill, Jennie Jones.
Taken over by the billionaire, Miranda Lee.
Christmas where they belong, Marion Lennox.
Midwife's Christmas proposal, Fiona McArthur.
Midwife's mistletoe baby, Fiona McArthur.
Bridesmaid with attitude, Christy McKellen.
Breaking the boss's rules, Nina Milne

Saga & Historical

The anchoress, Robyn Cadwallader.
England, 1255: Sarah is only seventeen when she chooses to become an anchoress, a holy woman shut away in a small cell, measuring seven paces by nine, at the side of the village church.
Lonely girl, Josephine Cox.
One fateful night changes the course of a child's life forever. Rosie's mother is a cruel woman and has Rosie's kind and loving father wrapped around her finger. Though John Tanner does his best to protect her, Rosie often bears the brunt of her mother's rage. And his protection can't last forever.
Welcome home, Margaret Dickinson.
Neighbours Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for over twenty years, sharing the joys and sorrows of a tough life as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby.
Christmas on the Mersey, Annie Groves.
The phoney war is over and Hitler's bombs are raining down on the city of Liverpool. Rita Kennedy is forced to face some unpalatable truths about her husband, Charlie. But she must still play the part of dutiful wife, while her childhood sweetheart, Jack Callaghan, has shown her nothing but kindness.
Neverhome, Laird Hunt.
I was strong and he was not so it was me went to war to defend the Republic. I stepped across the border out of Indiana into Ohio. Twenty dollars, two salt-pork sandwiches, and I took jerky, biscuits, six old apples, fresh underthings and a blanket too. There was a conflagration to come; I wanted to lend it my spark. This title tells her story.
A time to remember, Anna Jacobs.
1945 the war in Europe is over. Most women can't wait for their men to return, but in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house.
Four sisters, all queens, Sherry Jones.
Chronicles the lives of four sisters, all daughters of Beatrice of Provence all of whom became queens in medieval Europe.
Tracking north, Kerry McGinnis.
Kelly Roberts finds refuge in the rugged and remote cattle country of northern Australia, but when tragedy strikes she is forced to find a new life for herself and her children outside of Rainsford Station.
Where trust lies, Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan.
After teaching in a 1920s mining town in western Canada, Beth Thatcher no longer feels at home among her wealthy family in the East, and her heart is torn between two very different worlds.
The past is ever present : a series of significant events in the life of Thomas Puckle, P.J. Panckhurst.
Set in 18th century England, this novel tells of the life of Thomas Puckle, who at 12 years of age is left an orphan after the death of his parents.
Pegasus, Danielle Steel.
This is the evocative story of two families who were never meant to stay apart and the powerful bond that will unite them forever.
Thornfield Hall, Jane Stubbs.
A retelling of "Jane Eyre" told from the viewpoints of the servants.
My name is resolute, Nancy E. Turner.
1729 and Resolute and her siblings are captured by pirates and sold into slavery in New England where they learn weaving and spinning.
The iron necklace, Giles Waterfield.
Wedding of a German architect and an English artist combines two great families but World War I then intervenes.
The intangible web, Franki Wood.
Millie Sanderson is a young woman who does not want to be constrained by the mores of her day, or her mother's attempts to make her into "the perfect young lady". Instead she thrives in the mentally stimulating atmosphere of her father's law office.
The doorstep girls, Val Wood.
Ruby and Grace have grown up in the poorest slums of Hull. Friends since early childhood, they have supported each other in bad times and good. But their families are bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threaten to make their lives even more difficult.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Impulse, Dave Bara.
Launches a series of intergalactic adventures.
Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear.
Steampunk novel set in Seattle in the late 19th century an era when the town was called Rapid City, when the parts we now call Seattle Underground were the whole town.
Binding the shadows, Jenn Bennett.
Renegade mage and bartender Arcadia Bell has had a rough year, but now the door to her already unstable world is becoming completely unhinged and a citywide crime wave erupts.
The deep, Nick Cutter.
A strange plague called the 'Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget small things at first, like where they left their keys then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily and there is no cure.
Castaway planet, Eric Flint, Ryk E. Spoor.
Stranded humans must adapt alien technology to survive on a dangerous planet.
The last American vampire, Seth Grahame-Smith.
Sequel to "Abraham Lincoln: vampire slayer" - recentlly filmed - has a vampire friend of Lincoln on an epic road trip that takes him up to the Kennedy assassination.
Saint Odd : an Odd Thomas novel, Dean Koontz.
Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd Thomas, the intrepid fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, has traveled full circle, back to his beloved home town of Pico Mundo and the people he loves.
The new annotated H. P. Lovecraft, H. P. Lovecraft, edited with a foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger ; introduction by Alan Moore.
An extensively annotated anthology of twenty-two of the horror master's best writings also examines Lovecraft's rise and accomplishments against a backdrop of the pulp fiction era while evaluating his influence on literature.
The autumn republic, Brian McClellan.
Third book in the The Powder Mage fantasy trilogy.
Heritage of Cyador, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Latest in the Recluce series.
The country of Ice Cream Star, Sandra Newman.
Fearless young heroine embarks on a journey to save the world in this clever debut dystopian thriller.
Edgar Pangborn SF gateway omnibus., Edgar Pangborn
Another in the excellent Gollancz series of major science fiction authors of the past.
Fall, Rod Rees.
For thousands of years the Grigori have lain hidden, dreaming of the day when they will emerge from the darkness. Now that day draws close.
The turning season, Sharon Shinn.
Third book in the Shifting Circ le fantasy series.
Guns of the dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Denland and Lascanne have been allies for generations, but now the Denlanders have assassinated their king, overthrown the monarchy and marched on their northern neighbour.
Love in the age of mechanical reproduction, Judd Trichter.
Set in the near future Los Angeles where a man falls for a beautiful android who is then kidnapped and sold piecemeal on the black market. He now has to track down her parts! Beat that for a romance, E.L. Simmons!
Shadow bound, Rachel Vincent.
Shadow-walker Kori, able to travel from one human shadow to another, keeps her powers hidden from the world. Until supernatural crime lord Tower imprisons her and suppresses her magic.
Immortal, J.R. Ward.
13th in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.