New Books Available November 13, 2019



Finding Chika

Mitch Albom

 

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.” Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.


A Creed Country Christmas

Linda Lael Miller

 

HOLIDAY ON THE HOMESTEAD: Montana, Christmas 1910. For widowed rancher Lincoln Creed, the holiday serves as a harsh reminder of what a tough year it’s been – and who he’s lost. His ranch has fallen on hard times, and he must find his little daughter Gracie a governess, a lady who can teach and cook – yet won’t set her sights on him. For schoolteacher Juliana Mitchell, the holiday means finding a way to stretch her meager salary to provide food and firewood for the orphaned children in her care. Twenty-five-year-old Juliana has no desire to get married. Yet when she meets the handsome rancher, she can’t help but be drawn into his loving home. It’s the season for miracles, and fate might bring this family together for Christmas…

 

THE DOCTOR’S BLESSING: As a nurse and midwife in Amish country, Amber Bradley keeps butting heads with the new doctor in town. After meeting Amber, Dr. Phillip White almost forgets his stay in town is temporary. Perhaps he’s finally found the home – and heart – he’s always been looking for.

 

Also available as an eBook.

 

 


 

Kisses in the Snow

Debbie Macomber

 

THE CHRISTMAS BASKET: More than ten years ago, high-school sweethearts Noelle McDowell and Thomas Sutton planned to elope–but then he jilted her. This Christmas, Noelle is home to celebrate, and she and Thom discover they are still in love. Now only the decades-old rivalry between their mothers stands in the way of a second chance together.

 

LET IT SNOW: When Shelly Griffin’s plane is rerouted due to weather, she’s stuck sharing the last available rental car with Slade Garner. She’s not immediately convinced she likes him, but she sure is attracted to him! All those hours they spend together show her that this is a man who could change her life. Shelly’s special gift that she’s bringing her dad might turn out to be a son-in-law!

 


 

Christmas at White Pines

Sherryl Woods

 

A CHRISTMAS BLESSING: Widowed Jessie Adams was about to give birth, and she needed help–fast! Unfortunately, the closest ranch in her small Texas town belonged to her late husband’s brother, Luke, who didn’t know a thing about delivering babies. And though this charismatic rancher was her only hope, he was the last person Jessie wanted to be stranded with in her time of need.

 

NATURAL BORN DADDY: Jordan Adams proposed a marriage of convenience to single mom Kelly Flint because he thought it was time they each settled down with a perfectly compatible, always dependable partner. After all, they’d both learned the hard way that love only leads to heartache. But to his surprise, Kelly made it clear marriage would be anything but platonic, and her young daughter kindled fond feelings of fatherhood in his heart. Now he had to convince Kelly that he was not only a natural born daddy…but also the perfect husband she’d been waiting for all her life.

 

 


 

 

Have Brides, Will Travel

William W. Johnstone

 

Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are lifelong drifters who keep one eye on the horizon, one finger on the trigger, and one foot out the door. Roaming the West is what keeps them young, or so Scratch tells Bo. But when they save the life of Cyrus Keegan–the owner of a matrimonial agency–they receive an unexpected proposal that’s hard to resist. Keegan needs to deliver five mail order brides to a mining town in New Mexico Territory. All Scratch and Bo have to do is get these gals to the church on time–and alive, if possible . . .


Bullets Don’t Argue

William W. Johnstone

 

Once every year, Perley Gates and his brothers lead the Triple-G crew on its annual cattle drive. It’s a treacherous journey along the Great Western Trail, with a herd of two-thousand cows on one side and many opportunities for trouble on the other. This year, trouble shows up in the form of a beautiful young woman, her little baby, and her bizarre traveling companion–a colorful old cuss who goes by the name of Possom Smith. They’re heading to a settlement called Butcher Bottom, and risking their necks to get there. Perley–being the gentleman he is–offers to escort the trio to their destination. But there are a few minor details they “forgot” to tell Perley…


Opioid, Indiana

Brian Allen Carr

 

Seventeen-year-old Riggle is living in rural Indiana with his uncle and uncle’s girlfriend after the death of both of his parents. Now his uncle has gone missing, probably on a drug binge. It’s Monday, and $800 in rent is due Friday. Riggle, who’s been suspended from school, has to either find his uncle or get the money together himself. His mission exposes him to a motley group of Opioid locals–encounters by turns perplexing, harrowing, and heartening. Meanwhile, Riggle marks each day by remembering the mythology his late mother invented for him about how the days got their names.


Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers

Brian Kilmeade

 

In his now trademark fashion, Brian Kilmeade explores hidden aspects of Sam Houston, the first president of Texas, and brings the reader to the scenes of one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo.


Once More We Saw Stars

Jayson Greene

 

Two-year-old Greta Greene was sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when a brick crumbled from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious. She is immediately rushed to the hospital. Once More We Saw Stars begins with this event, leading the reader into the unimaginable. But although it begins with the anguish Jayson and his wife Stacy confront in the wake of their daughter’s trauma and the hours leading up to her death, it quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the very midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it–that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation – and a book that will change the way you look at the world.

 

Also available as an audio book.

 


 

The Girl Who Lived Twice

David Lagercrantz

 

Lisbeth Salander has disappeared. She’s sold her apartment in Stockholm and has gone silent electronically. Mikael Blomkvist needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets in Stockholm. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist’s phone number on it. Once again, Salander and Blomkvist will come to each other’s aid, moving in tandem toward the truths they each seek.

 

Also available as an eBook.

 


 

Twisted Twenty-Six

Janet Evanovich

 

Grandma Mazur is a widow…again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, Lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen…well, the waiting’s over. It’s a sad day, but if she can’t have Jimmy at least Grandma can have all the attention she wants as the dutiful widow. But some kinds of attention are not welcomed, particularly when Jimmy’s former “business partners” are convinced that his widow is keeping the keys to their financial success for herself. As someone who has spent an entire career finding bad guys, a set of missing keys should be no challenge for Stephanie Plum. Problem is, the facts are as twisted as a boardwalk pretzel with mustard.

 

Also available as an eBook and Overdrive audio book.

 


 

The Deserter

Nelson DeMille

 

A taut, psychologically suspenseful military thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille–writing with his son, screenwriter Alex DeMille–about two army investigators on the hunt in Venezuela for an army deserter who might know too much about a secret Pentagon operation.

 

Also available as an eBook.

 


 

Meant to Be Yours

Susan Mallery

 

In Happily Inc, love means never having to say “I do”… Wedding coordinator Renee Grothen isn’t meant for marriage. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, plan. But she never could have planned on gorgeous, talented thriller writer Jasper Dembenski proposing — a fling, that is. Fun without a future. And the attraction between them is too strong for Renee to resist. Now she can have her no-wedding cake… and eat it, too. After years in the military, Jasper is convinced he’s too damaged for relationships. So a flirtation — and more — with fiery, determined Renee is way too good to pass up… until his flame becomes his muse. Renee is an expert at averting every crisis. But is she finally ready to leap into the one thing that can never be controlled: love?

 

Also available as an eBook.

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