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“Dudley, There Is No Tomorrow!” “Then How About This Afternoon?”
Shepherd Mead
One 5 star rating

 With a Great Gatsby atmosphere and Goonish pace, this book tells of a crumbling Long Island Railway station beside the glittering North Shore, where no train stops, or ever will again. Once the station was worthless: now (some say) it is beyond price.

Here is a wide variety of rare fauna: on the one hand a corpse, on the other a very alive ex-wife, to say nothing of two members of an entirely new species of aunt, who will not remind you of any of your relations. Finally, there is a blonde priestess of erotic balneal rites, an ex-long-distance swimming star believed to hold a valuable clue to what’s going on, whatever that is.

And through it all—for just six days!—wanders DUDLEY, bringing with him the priceless gift of catastrophe.

Girl Unmoored – YA Award Winner – FREE


Girl Unmoored
Jennifer Gooch Hummer
5 star YA literary fiction

Middle school is purgatory for Apron Bramhall. Her mother is dead. Her best friend Rennie has fallen under the spell of the local Queen Bee. Margie (aka “M”), the Brazilian nurse who cared for her late parent, has literally moved in on her depressed Latin professor father, all the while trying to dispose of Apron’s beloved pet guinea pig. It’s a classic case of things can’t get worse, but they do quickly in this fast-paced bildungsroman set in 1980s coastal Maine. When Dad announces his plans to marry the devious M–a prospect that excites no one–the 7th-grader has to grow up quickly. But the ruckus she inadvertently causes at their hastily arranged church wedding propels her literally headlong into the lives of Mike and Chad, a gay couple who run a local flower shop and are coming to terms with their own struggles. The bittersweet story of their friendship and the young adolescent’s gradual understanding and acceptance of their doomed relationship is infused with love and punctuated with wry good humor. The rapid fire dialogue helps along an ambitious first novel… Apron may be adrift, but Hummer’s debut is on track. – Publishers Weekly

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In the Company of Angels: A Novel
Thomas E. Kennedy
4+ star contemporary/literary fiction

Imprisoned and tortured for months by Pinochet’s henchmen for teaching political poetry to his students, Bernardo Greene is visited by two angels, who promise him that he will survive to experience beauty and love once again. Months later, at the Torture Rehabilitation Center in Copenhagen, the Chilean exile befriends Michela Ibsen, herself a survivor of domestic abuse. In the long nights of summer, the two of them struggle to heal, to forgive those who have left them damaged, and to trust themselves to love.
Dense with wisdom and humanity, possessed of a timeless, fable-like quality, In the Company of Angels is a riveting read and a testament to the resilience and complexity of the human heart.
The novel marks the first large-scale US publication of a major American author, known internationally but only within literary circles in his homeland.

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Dancing Naked in Dixie
by Lauren Clark
4+ star romantic comedy/chick lit

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Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.

With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she’s offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia’s story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage?

“… a delightful, heartwarming read full of Southern secrets, sweet tea, and a touch of Dixie romance.” Juliette Sobanet, author, Sleeping with Paris and Kissed in Paris

Lauren Clark is the author of Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie. She writes contemporary novels set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets.
A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends. Check out her website at http://www.laurenclarkbooks.com.

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The Bear in a Muddy Tutu
Cole Alpaugh
5 star contemporary fiction
Lennon Bagg’s daughter has been stolen away by his ex-wife, and he’s just learned the newspaper he reports for is bankrupt. While on his final assignment, Bagg knocks a policeman unconscious to save the life of a runaway circus bear, and suddenly finds himself responsible for a band of stranded roustabouts who’ve pitched their tents on a small island along the New Jersey shore.


Under a Klondike Sky
Ava Wilson
New release historical fiction
Portland bookseller, Rosalie Evans, finds letters in an antique sewing box which describe Abigail Parker’s journey to the Klondike gold fields in 1898. The long trip by stagecoach and railway from central Oregon to Seattle is just the beginning of a story rich in detail with harrowing adventures and poignant love.


Letters To My Wife
Terry Dean
5 star contemporary fiction
Kevin is angry with God, with the world – with the unfairness of life. He has lost the one thing he loved most – his wife. But he has found a way to talk to his love. As he talks to her, in intimate conversations via the Internet, the world starts to eavesdrop. Soon the aging widower is reluctantly offering life lessons for the world (and his children) to hear.


Nan’s Story
Paige Farmer
5 star contemporary fiction
Nancy Elaine Bower (Nan to those who know her well) weathers a childhood overshadowed by her father’s alcoholism and mother’s martyrdom only to be thrust into an adulthood littered with landmines of self destruction. Each erratic decision she makes twists and contorts her life in unthinkable ways, until finally she’s left in a crumpled heap on her mother’s doorstep.


Golden State
Cynthia Hamilton
5 star contemporary fiction
After first dismissing the notion as absurd, Roxanne boldly takes the plunge into the character-ridden world of real estate, disregarding all cautioning about the state of the economy and the record foreclosures. What she discovers as she wades into shark-infested waters is a talent for negotiating and problem-solving, and an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed. Armed with an acerbic wit and the willpower to make a better life for herself and her son, Roxanne forges ahead despite all the obstacles and pitfalls, continually getting herself into one predicament after another. The more desperate her situation gets, the more determined she becomes, and the more she realizes her future lies solely in her own hands.

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Don’t Let Me Go
Catherine Ryan Hyde
5 star contemporary fiction
The U.K. bestseller is now available in the U.S. for the first time!
Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors—beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and 9-year-old Grace and her former addict mother Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building’s front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy’s patio.


Sugar Crash
Elena Aitken
5 star contemporary fiction
Darci Thompson has spent the last six years trying to hold everything together. Between raising 12-year-old Taylor and managing the local health food store, Darci’s done it all on her own. But when Taylor ends up in the hospital, her diagnosis of Type I Diabetes sends their carefully constructed life into a tailspin. ~Inspired by real life events!~


The Secrets of Married Women
Carol Mason
4 star contemporary romance
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is harder.
Jill and Rob are happily married and still very much in love. Then everything changes when they discover that Rob is infertile. Having children has never been the be all and end all for Jill. Yet, admittedly, a tiny part of her now wants what she can’t have. But more than craving the impossible, Jill just wants her marriage back to the way it was.


Cherry On Top
Kathleen Long
4 star contemporary romance
Life… When Cherry Harte wins the lottery, she sets out to reinvent her life. New villa. New wardrobe. New personal history. The only thing that can stop her now is her wacky family and the hunky mechanic who kicks her libido from zero to sixty in no time flat.


Seducing an Heiress (Cinderella Heiresses)
Judy Teel
4+ star contemporary romance
An heiress changes her identity and starts a new life away from her father’s ruthless, self-serving world, only to find herself falling in love with the slick, corporate player her father sends to bring her back.

Peaches with Bonus Material by Jodi Lynn Anderson – FREE


Peaches with Bonus Material
Jodi Lynn Anderson
4+ star contemporary fiction with bonus material

For a limited time, bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson’s endearing coming-of-age story Peaches is available with a special sneak peek of Tiger Lily, the author’s upcoming dark and romantic reimagining of the Peter Pan fairy tale. Three Georgia peaches are in for one juicy summer . . . but Birdie would rather eat Thin Mints and sulk in the AC. Leeda would prefer to sneak off with her boyfriend, Rex. And Murphy just wants to cause a little mischief. Together these three very different girls will discover the secret to finding the right boy, making the truest friends, and picking the perfect Georgia peach.

7 Summer FREEBIES

Light, fun, and romantic titles to kick back with and relax!


Olivia
Donna Sturgeon
5 star contemporary fiction


Goodbye To All That
Judith Arnold
5 star contemporary fiction


Whole Latte Life
Joanne DeMaio
4+ star contemporary fiction


Loving Lucy
Kay Keppler
4 star contemporary romance


Bound to Remember, a Paranormal Romance (Book 1 of the Spellbound Series)
Lola James
4 star paranormal romance


Valley Of Fire
Janelle Taylor
4 star contemporary romance


Falling to Earth
Deirdre Palmer
Recent release, romantic comedy

The Castaways: A Novel – 2.99


The Castaways: A Novel
Elin Hilderbrand
3+ star contemporary fiction
This price is good today only as Amazon has matched BN on the price for the Nook Daily Find!

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy’s closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

FREE Bonus Story from Emily Giffin!


The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone
Emily Giffin
New release contemporary fiction from bestselling author!

In anticipation of her new novel, Where We Belong, bestselling author Emily Giffin is releasing, as an all-new bonus, The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone. Filled with high school adventures of the beloved Darcy and Rachel from Something Borrowed and Something Blue, it gives readers a window into their lives before college, law school, and Dex.

Also in this e-exclusive is a sneak peek into the most anticipated novel of the summer, Where We Belong—an unforgettable story of one powerful secret, its effect on two families, and the life-altering journey that follows.

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