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Secret sabotage [large print]
Reed, Terri, author.
With no memory of the crash that landed him in a hospital, Ian Delaney is determined to uncover who sabotaged his helicopter--without the protection of his family-appointed bodyguard. But Simone Walker's used to stubborn clients and won't let Ian leave her sight. To catch an unknown traitor, they must rely on each other...or the next attack could prove lethal.....View in Catalog
Tacos for two
St. Amant, Betsy, author.
Rory Perez, a food truck owner who can't cook, is struggling to keep the business she inherited from her aunt out of the red--and an upcoming contest during Modest's annual food truck festival seems the best way to do it. The prize money could finally give her a solid financial footing and keep her cousin with special needs paid up at her beloved assisted living home. Then maybe Rory will have enough time to meet the man she's been talking to via an anonymous online dating site. Jude Strong is tired of being a puppet at his manipulative father's law firm, and the food truck festival seems like the perfect opportunity to dive into his passion for cooking and finally call his life his own. But if he loses the contest, he's back at the law firm for good. Failure is not an option.Complications arise when Rory's chef gets mono and she realizes she has to cook after all. Then Jude discovers that his stiffest competition is the same woman he's been falling for online the past month.Will these unlikely chefs sacrifice it all for the sake of love? Or will there only ever be tacos for one?....View in Catalog
Finding her way back [large print]
Carter, Lisa (Lisa Cox), 1964- author.
Healing his daughter is worth risking his heart. After a tragic event leaves Rob Melbourne's little girl traumatised, he'll do anything to help her recover -- even enlist his first love, Juliet Newkirk, and her therapy pup, Moose. Working with Juliet stirs up old feelings for Rob, a distraction he doesn't need. But with the dog's help, the road to healing his daughter might just give Rob and Juliet a second chance at happiness.....View in Catalog
Mistaken for his Amish bride [large print]
Davids, Patricia, author.
Falling for a fiancé she doesnt remember...Traveling to Maine in search of family, Mari Kemp is injured in an accident--and ends up with amnesia. Mistakenly believing she's the fiancé he's been exchanging letters with, wheelwright Asher Fisher will do anything to help Mari recover her memories. He's kind, caring--maybe even her perfect match. But she'll need to remember the past before she can see their future.....View in Catalog
The one you're with [large print]
Denton, Lauren K., author.
"Mac and Edie Swan lead a picture-perfect life in Oak Hill, Alabama. Edie is a respected interior designer, Mac is a pediatrician, and they have two kids and a historic home on Linden Avenue. Life is good--mostly. Until a young woman walks into Mac's office one day. A young woman whose very existence threatens all Mac and Edie have built and all they think they know about each other. Nineteen years after a summer apart, the past that Mac and Edie thought they left behind has come back to greet them. As they wade through the upheaval in both their family and professional lives, they must each examine choices they made long ago and chart a new course for their future."--Back cover.....View in Catalog
Clark and Division [large print]
Hirahara, Naomi, 1962- author.
Chicago, 1944: Twenty-year-old Aki Ito and her parents have just been released from Manzanar, where they have been detained by the US government since the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, together with thousands of other Japanese Americans. The life in California the Itos were forced to leave behind is gone; instead, they are being resettled two thousand miles away in Chicago, where Aki's older sister, Rose, was sent months earlier and moved to the new Japanese American neighborhood near Clark and Division streets. But on the eve of the Ito family's reunion, Rose is killed by a subway train. Aki, who worshipped her sister, is stunned. Officials are ruling Rose's death a suicide. Aki cannot believe her perfect, polished, and optimistic sister would end her life. Her instinct tells her there is much more to the story, and she knows she is the only person who could ever learn the truth. Inspired by historical events, Clark and Division infuses an atmospheric and heartbreakingly real crime fiction plot with rich period details and delicately wrought personal stories Naomi Hirahara has gleaned from thirty years of research and archival work in Japanese American history.....View in Catalog
Damnation spring [large print] : a novel
Davidson, Ash, author.
For generations, Rich Gundersen's family has chopped a livelihood out of the redwood forest along California's rugged coast. Now Rich and his wife, Colleen, are raising their own young son near Damnation Grove, a swath of ancient redwoods on which Rich's employer, Sanderson Timber Co., plans to make a killing. In 1977, with most of the forest cleared or protected, a grove like Damnation--and beyond it 24-7 Ridge--is a logger's dream. It's dangerous work. Rich has already lived decades longer than his father, killed on the job. Rich wants better for his son, Chub, so when the opportunity arises to buy 24-7 Ridge--costing them all the savings they've squirreled away for their growing family--he grabs it, unbeknownst to Colleen. Because the reality is their family isn't growing; Colleen has lost several pregnancies. And she isn't alone. As a midwife, Colleen has seen it with her own eyes. For decades, the herbicides the logging company uses were considered harmless. But Colleen is no longer so sure. What if these miscarriages aren't isolated strokes of bad luck? As mudslides take out clear-cut hillsides and salmon vanish from creeks, her search for answers threatens to unravel not just Rich's plans for the 24-7, but their marriage too, dividing a town that lives and dies on timber along the way. Told from the perspectives of Rich, Colleen, and Chub, in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, this intimate, compassionate portrait of a community clinging to a vanishing way of life amid the perils of environmental degradation makes Damnation Spring an essential novel for our time.....View in Catalog
A safe house [large print]
Woods, Stuart, author.
Stone Barrington is looking forward to some quiet time in New York City, until he is asked to transport precious, top-secret cargo across the Atlantic. Taking on the challenge, Stone flies off unaware of what-or who-he is bringing with him. But his plans to lie low are quickly spoiled when a dangerous dispatcher tracks down Stone and his tantalizing mystery guest, intent on payback-and silencing anyone who poses a threat. From the English countryside to the balmy beaches of Key West, Stone is on an international mission to hide and protect those closest to him.....View in Catalog
The Russian [large print]
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
When a serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett's wedding, he and his new partner uncover a gruesome string of cold-case homicides across the country. Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. ....View in Catalog
The Amish twins next door [larger print]
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
Falling for a pretend suitor could cause real complications… Amish single mom Deborah Mast is determined to raise her seven-year-old twin sons her way. But when neighbor Nicholas Stoltzfus takes the rambunctious boys on as apprentices on his farm, she’ll learn the value of his help with more than just the children. And when the two little matchmakers hatch a plan of their own, Deborah could also discover how to reopen her heart…....View in Catalog
The rancher's Wyoming twins [larger print]
McCullough, Virginia, author.
Her worst enemy could bring her heart home. Heather Stanhope wants to despise the man who now owns the ranch her family lost. But Matt Burton is raising his late sister's adorable twins, loves horses, and is known for his loyalty and honesty. Sneaking into Adelaide Creek for her friend's wedding, Heather hopes to avoid Matt, but fate and family have them crossing paths. Heather knows falling for Matt means risking her heart, but it's a risk she can't resist.....View in Catalog
The cowboy's unlikely match [large print]
Childs, Lisa, author.
This cowboy keeps his distance until home beckons... Cowboy mayor Ben Haven decided long ago to never fall in love. Unfortunately, his tough-as-boots matchmaking grandmother isn't getting the message. Ben returns to Ranch Haven for his orphaned nephews only--not for their lovely teacher, Emily Trent. Especially since Emily's convinced that Ben's just another charming, no-good heartbreaker. But love has its own lessons to teach...especially when it comes to stubborn cowboys.....View in Catalog
The constant man [large print]
Steiner, Peter, 1940- author.
Former Munich police detective Willi Geismeier is drawn out of hiding to find a deranged serial killer. Former Munch detective Willi Geimeiser is a wanted man. He sacrificed his career and put his life on the line by exposing a high-ranking Nazi official as a murderer, and is now in hiding in a cabin deep in the Bavarian forest. But when his friend, Lola, is savagely attacked, Willi returns to Munich in disguise and under a new identity - Karl Juncker - determined to find the perpetrator. Meanwhile, the discovery of the body of a woman in the River Isar leads Willi's old colleague and friend, Detective Hans Bergemann, to uncover similar disturbing murders stretching back years. A serial killer who preys on young women is running loose on Munich's streets. Could they be responsible for the attack on Lola, and can Willi catch a deranged murderer before the Gestapo catches him?....View in Catalog
Their together promise [large print]
Stelmack, M. K., author.
Her carefully controlled solitude...Is about to go to the dogs! Mara Montgomery insists she does not need a guide dog despite her vision loss. But charming dog trainer Connor Flanagan's plan is one that even Mara can't resist, though it means she'll be around Connor more. It would be too easy for Mara to fall for both him and his dogs. But will Connor still want her when he realizes she can't--or won't--give him all that he deserves?....View in Catalog
Murder by numbers [large print] : a Langham and Dupré mystery
Brown, Eric, 1960- author.
December, 1956. Donald Langham's wife Maria Dupre receives a chilling invitation to attend a death at the home of Maxwell Falwell Fenton in Essex. The once-prominent artist has a number of enemies, and has faded into obscurity since the war ended. Is the invitation to his own death or someone else's? Arriving at Winterfield on a cold winter evening, Donald and Maria meet five strangers who have also received numbered invitations. They all had a reason to hate or fear Maxwell - including Maria, who reveals a secret from her own past. But is she telling the whole truth? The soiree produces a gruesome and dramatic twist, but it's about to get much worse when someone starts picking off the six, one by one. Can Donald untangle lies, betrayal, and incredible revelations to identify the killer before Maria becomes the next victim?....View in Catalog
Call us what we carry [large print] : poems
Gorman, Amanda, 1998- author.
Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, her poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become a messenger from the past, our voice for the future. The final poem in the book is The hill we climb, which was read at President Joseph Biden's 2021 inauguration. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book....View in Catalog
The sacred bridge [large print]
Hillerman, Anne, 1949- author.
Sergeant Jim Chee, after visiting the sacred Rainbow Bridge, investigates the death of a Navajo artist, putting his own life at risk, while Officer Bernadette Manuelito searches for the killer of a hitchhiker connected to a Navajo Nation cannabis enterprise.....View in Catalog
Antiques carry on [large print]
Allan, Barbara, author.
Vivian Borne - true-crime author, antiques dealer and ex-sheriff of Serenity, Iowa - is looking forward to meeting her new editor in London. Flying first class, rooms at the Savoy . . . Her long-suffering co-author, daughter Brandy, worries the trip will bankrupt them both, but the alternative - Mother travelling alone - is unthinkable. Brandy's almost tempted to make her fiance, Tony - Serenity's Chief of Police - call Scotland Yard and warn them Vivian's coming. But even Brandy doesn't predict their vacation will end in murder . . . or that she and Mother will be unceremoniously ejected from the country, with an order to leave things well alone. Vivian and Brandy need a case to write about, and Mother doesn't care which one. But as the intrepid sleuths - ably supported by doggy detective Sushi - investigate a promising local prospect, they're plunged into a complex mystery that stretches right back to London . . . with no choice but to carry on. ....View in Catalog
The Amish animal doctor [larger print]
Lewis, Patrice, author.
Forced to return home to care for her ailing mother, veterinarian Abigail Mast must make an impossible choice--between her career and her Amish community. And handsome neighbor Benjamin Troyer isn't making the decision any easier for her. When an opportunity to stay in Montana presents itself, can Abigail come to a decision that will yield the greatest rewards?....View in Catalog
Pignon Scorbion & the barbershop detectives [large print]
Bleiweiss, Rick, author.
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The cowboy SEAL's challenge [large print]
Morris, Julianna, author.
"Would you do the right thing...If it meant risking your heart? The Soaring Hawk Ranch holds few good memories for former Navy SEAL Jordan Maxwell, but when his estranged grandfather offers him a chance to claim a part of it, Jordan takes it. Jordan's homecoming is supposed to focus on restoring the ranch and adjusting to life out of the military. Yet finding sweet Paige Bannerman and her little girl next door is a distraction he can't and doesn't want to avoid."....View in Catalog
Murder at Beaulieu Abbey [large print]
Clark, Cassandra, author.
"February, 1390. The Church seethes with rebellion. Newly elected Pope Boniface faces a challenger: the anti-pope Clement, who sows discord from his power base in France.The quarrel threatens the very survival of the Cistercian Order. So when suspicions grow that distant Beaulieu Abbey may turn traitor, Hildegard's prioress summons her with a mission she can't refuse: travel to the isolated royal abbey and spy out their true allegiance.The public reason for Hildegard's trip is more prosaic. A young Cornish heiress, promised in marriage to the son of local aristocrat Sir William, needs escorting to her new home. It's not often Hildegard joins a betrothal party, and she's looking forward to meeting the girl. But little does Hildegard know, death and danger wait at Beaulieu - and even the protection of her travelling companions, the monks militant Brother Gregory and Brother Egbert, may not be enough to keep her safe from harm . . ."--Publisher.....View in Catalog
A deadly deletion [large print]
Barrett, Lorna, author.
Tricia Miles has just received a second marriage proposal within fifteen minutes. The first was from her friend with benefits, Marshall Chambers, and the second from her ex-lover, police chief Grant Baker. Tricia's got some serious thinking to do. She's still weighing her options when she hears the sound of an engine roaring down Main Street. It's a big white pickup truck that aims for and hits Marshall as he's walking back to his apartment. Tragically, he's killed, leaving Tricia feeling bereft and guilty. She retreats to her sister, Angelica's, apartment to wait for Baker to update her on what happened. While there, Tricia takes Angelica's dog out for a comfort call behind the building, and the same white pickup roars up the alley and just misses hitting Tricia. Still shaken by that news, Tricia returns to Haven't Got a Clue and is met by federal marshal Kirby, who tells her that Marshall had been in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Everything Marshall told Tricia was a lie--in particular, that he was a widower. Was his death an act of revenge? Tricia's on the hunt for a killer, and it seems like she might be next on the list.....View in Catalog
Overboard [large print] : a V. I. Warshawski novel
Paretsky, Sara, author.
Publisher's description.....View in Catalog
Forest of secrets [large print]
Buckley, Fiona, author.
"May, 1586. Ursula and her retinue return home from a lengthy trip to discover she has an unexpected visitor. Etheldreda Hope is a simple countrywoman who has come to Ursula with disturbing tales of strange goings-on in her rural village. Fearing that Etheldreda's reports of mysterious forest rites indicate a possible conspiracy to overthrow Queen Elizabeth in favour of her cousin, Mary Stuart, the queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, orders Ursula to travel to Etheldreda's home to find out what's really going on. On reaching Chenston village, deep in the New Forest, Ursula discovers an isolated, suspicious community; the locals deeply in thrall to the old pagan traditions and beliefs. But are these ancient customs harmless - or are they part of a genuine conspiracy against the queen? And, if so, who is behind it? It's not until the night of Halloween that Ursula will discover the shocking truth."-- Back cover.....View in Catalog
The matchmaker's lonely heart [large print]
Allen, Nancy Campbell, 1969- author.
London, 1885 Amelie Hampton is a hopeless romantic, which makes her the perfect columnist to answer lonely heart letters in The Marriage Gazette. When Amelie plays matchmaker with two anonymous lonely hearts, she also decides to secretly observe the couple's blind date. To her surprise, the man who appears for the rendezvous is Harold Radcliffe--a grieving widower and a member of Amelie's book club. Police detective Michael Baker has been struggling ever since his best friend and brother-in-law died in the line of fire. Because he knows the dangers of his job, he has vowed never to marry and subject a wife and family to the uncertainty of his profession. But when he meets Miss Hampton, he is captured by her innocence, beauty, and her quick mind. When a woman's body is pulled from the river, Michael suspects the woman's husband--Harold Radcliffe--of foul play. Amelie refuses to believe that Harold is capable of such violence but agrees to help, imagining it will be like one of her favorite mystery novels. Her social connections and clever observations prove an asset to the case, and Amelie is determined to prove Mr. Radcliffe's innocence. But the more time Amelie and Michael spend together, the more they trust each other, and the more they realize they are a good team, maybe the perfect match. They also realize that Mr. Radcliffe is hiding more than one secret, and when his attention turns toward Amelie, Michael knows he must put an end to this case before the woman he loves comes to harm.....View in Catalog
Beautiful little fools [large print] : a novel
Cantor, Jillian, author.
When Jay Gatsby is shot dead in his West Egg swimming pool, it appears to be an open-and-shut case of murder/suicide when the body of George Wilson is found in the woods nearby. Then a diamond hairpin is found in the bushes by the pool, and three women fall under suspicion. Each holds a key that can unlock the truth to the mysterious life and death of the millionaire. Daisy Buchanan once thought she might marry Gatsby, before her family was torn apart by a tragedy that sent her into the arms of Tom Buchanan. Jordan Baker, Daisy's best friend, guards a secret that threatens to ruin her friendship with Daisy. Catherine McCoy fights for women's freedom, especially for her sister, Myrtle Wilson, who is trapped in a terrible marriage. Their stories unfold in the years leading up to that fateful summer of 1922, when all three of their lives are on the brink of unraveling. Each woman is pulled deeper into Jay Gatsby's romantic obsession, with devastating consequences for all of them.....View in Catalog
Beautiful [large print] : a novel
Steel, Danielle, author.
Veronique Vincent is a star. At age twenty-two, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. Yet, despite being the consummate professional, Veronique wants little of the glamorous life that modeling affords her. The beloved daughter of a hardworking single mother, she has always preferred spending time at home or with her kindhearted boyfriend to attending lavish parties. When a quick getaway presents a welcome break on the heels of Paris Fashion Week, and before a Vogue cover shoot in Tokyo, Veronique is thrilled, eager to escape the mayhem of her busy schedule. Then, out of nowhere, a tragic explosion at Zaventem Airport in Brussels changes her life forever. The ruthless terrorist attack has the entire world on edge. Veronique finds herself hospitalized and alone, devastated to learn that the blast has killed both of the people she loved most. She is also forced to confront the harsh reality that she has been severely injured, her famous appearance forever altered. As she plunges into seclusion, the industry that once adored her believes her to have fallen off the map. In truth, she is struggling to find herself again after losing everything, and to discover what truly matters in life. But her mother’s will, accompanied by a letter Veronique never knew existed, reveals long-held secrets, introducing her to a world she hadn’t even known was possible. As Veronique forges bonds old and new, she begins to see a light beyond the darkness she has come to inhabit, finding peace in opportunities to help others, and redefining for herself what beauty is, and what it truly means to be beautiful. Danielle Steel presents a story of one woman’s breathtaking perseverance in moving beyond tragedy to a life more meaningful than she could ever have imagined.....View in Catalog
The Amish matchmaker's choice [large print]
Johns, Patricia, author.
Widow Adel Draschel refuses to marry again, but that won't stop her from playing matchmaker for her old schoolmate Jake Knussli. After a decade with the English, Jake's six-month time limit to marry so he can inherit his uncle's farm is quickly running out. Finding him the perfect wife won't be easy...especially when Adel might just be his perfect match.....View in Catalog
The other Emily [large print]
Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
"A decade ago, Emily Carlino vanished after her car broke down on a California highway. Writer David Thorne still hasn't recovered from losing the love of his life, or from the guilt of not being there to save her. Then David meets Maddison Sutton, beguiling, playful and keenly aware of all David has lost. But what really takes his breath away is that everything about Maddison is just like Emily. Is she Emily? Or an irresistible dead ringer? What game is she playing? Whatever the risk in finding out, David's willing to take it for this precious second chance. It's been ten years since he's felt this inspired, this hopeful, this much in love--and he's afraid"--Page 4 of cover.....View in Catalog