New Releases – March 2015
The Book Seller by Cynthia Swanson – March 3, 2015. This debut novel is reminiscent of the Gwyneth Paltrow movie, Sliding Doors. Kitty Miller owns a bookstore with her best friend, Frieda. She lives an unconventional life for a single woman in 1962. Although she once was in love with a man, the dashing Kevin, Kitty has made peace with the fact that the relationship didn’t work. Then she starts having dreams, very realistic ones. In her dream world, Kitty is Katharyn Anderson – married with children and living in a swanky house in Denver. More and more, the dreams feel real and Kitty starts to question which world is her reality – and just where she belongs.
Recipe for Disaster by Stacey Ballis – March 3, 2015. Anneke Stroud is what some would consider a hot mess. She doesn’t worry much about her appearance and says what comes to her mind – minus the filter. But she’s a happy woman. Then one day, it all falls apart when she loses her job and her fiancé. With nothing left to lose, Anneke moves into the home she and her fiancé were restoring, even though it’s far from finished. She discovers a hidden book that’s filled with recipes and life advice that was written by Emma, the woman who cooked for the home’s original owners. Anneke dabbles in some cooking and soon finds herself taking Emma’s advice to heart.
Dog Crazy by Meg Donohue – March 10, 2015. Maggie Brennan is a pet bereavement counselor whose life is turned upside down when a woman shows up at her office claiming that her dog was kidnapped. Believe it or not, Maggie’s decision to help this woman leads her to the streets of San Francisco and into the middle of a wild mystery. Maggie’s always been able to help others, yet falls short when it comes to her own troubles. Finding herself involved in a mystery forces her to finally face her fears, which may possibly, finally open her heart to a love of her own – and not the four legged variety!
Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore – March 24, 2015. Ellen Trawton has the perfect life as a respected member of society and she’s engaged to an aristocrat – and no one is happier about it than her mother. Yet Ellen feels empty and unsatisfied, and one day decides to run away from it all. She escapes to her Aunt’s cottage in a coastal town of Ireland. It’s there that she begins to relax and see possibilities of a new life. However, Caitlin, the ghost of a young wife who was tragically killed in a lighthouse fire, may interfere with Ellen’s chances for love. Caitlin has been watching over her family, and she’s uncertain about the possibility of her husband and children moving on with her replacement.