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The backstabbers

The backstabbers

Johnstone, William W., author
2020


Bad apple : a novel of the Alamo

Bad apple : a novel of the Alamo

Hill, Lancaster, 1951- author
2020

"John Apple is a simple man. A gardener and preacher who lives a quiet life in Ohio. Then a broken heart sends him south. A chance encounter with a very drunk Jim Bowie leads him to join the Texian Army. And the struggle for independence from the brutalities of Mexican President Santa Ana teaches Apple a valuable new skill: Killing. Working with Bowie, Sam Houston, Stephen Austin and their ragtag army, Apple becomes a secret courier and bloody advocate for the cause. As a calling card, he plants apple seeds in the chests of every soldier he slays--and sparks fear in the hearts of Santa Ana's men. But nothing could prepare him for the fate that awaited them at the Alamo Mission. Nothing could save his brothers in arms from the devastating slaughter that would go down in history. And now, for John Apple, nothing would be sweeter than revenge..."--Amazon.com.

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Cowboy courage

Cowboy courage

Brown, Carolyn, 1948- author
2020

"After spending years traveling the world with the military, Rose O'Malley is ready for a change. Heading back to Texas to hold down the fort at her aunt's bed-and-breakfast will give Rose just the break she needs. But while she may speak seven languages, she can't repair a leaky sink to save her life. When Hudson Baker strides in like a hero and effortlessly figures out the fix, Rose can't help wondering if the boy she once crushed on as a kid could now be her saving grace. Hud has always been rock-solid and dependable-a quintessential cowboy to his core. But the moment Rose steps back into his life, his world is turned upside down by meddling family, a rescued baby, and one highly mischievous cat. Now he'll have to decide if it's time to throw caution to the wind and do whatever it takes to convince Rose that by her side is exactly where he wants to stay."--Publisher.

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A cowboy to remember

A cowboy to remember

Weatherspoon, Rebekah.
2020

A fall lands chef Evie Buchanan in the hospital--with no memory of who she is. Scrambling to help, Evie's assistant contacts the only family Evie has left, close friends who run the ranch in California where Evie grew up. When former rodeo champion Zach Pleasant walks into her hospital room, and she realizes his handsome face has been haunting her dreams. Zach hasn't seen Evie in years--not since their families conducted a campaign to make sure their childhood friendship never turned into anything more. Now he refuses to make the same mistake twice. Starting fresh is a risk when they have a history she can't recall, but Zach can't bear to let go of her now. Can he awaken the sleeping beauty inside her who might still love him?

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From Alaska with love

From Alaska with love

James, Ally, author
2020

Sara's letters were the only bright spot during Gabe's devastating tour in Iraq. With each new correspondence he fell harder, needed her more, wanted to be with her. Now, after initially rejecting his offer to meet, she's shown up at the door of his isolated cabin in Alaska looking for...what? Gabe's not sure what made Sara change her mind, but he knows he never wants to let her go. Major Gabe Randall is everything Sara Ryan wants but nothing she feels she deserves. A modern-day spinster, Sara hides behind family obligations and the safe, quiet life she's resigned herself to living. But secretly, even though she may have stretched the truth about who she is in her letters to him, she wants Gabe. Will he still want her when he discovers the real woman behind the pen?

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The inheritance

The inheritance

Alers, Rochelle, author.
2020

Corporate attorney Hannah DuPont-Lowell always pictured herself returning to New Orleans to retire-just not yet. But after her Manhattan company abruptly lays off its staff, there's no better place to figure out a next move than the porch of her plantation-style home.

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The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America

The kidnap years : the astonishing true history of the forgotten kidnapping epidemic that shook Depression-era America

Stout, David, 1942- author
2020

The Great Depression was a time of incomparable financial desperation in America. In a time of panic, legal lethargy, corruption, and incompetence, there was one sure-fire means to make money, best of all, one likely to go unpunished: kidnapping.

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Lost hills

Lost hills

Goldberg, Lee, 1962- author
2020

"A video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes Eve the youngest female homicide detective in the department's history. Now Eve, with a lot to learn and resented by her colleagues, has to justify her new badge. Her chance comes when she and her burned-out, soon-to-retire partner are called to the blood-splattered home of a missing single mother and her two kids. The horrific carnage screams multiple murder--but there are no corpses. Eve has to rely on her instincts and tenacity to find the bodies and capture the vicious killer, all while battling her own insecurities and mounting pressure from the media, her bosses, and the bereaved family. It's a deadly ordeal that will either prove her skills...or totally destroy her."--Provided by publisher.

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Menno moto : a journey across the Americas in search of my Mennonite identity

Menno moto : a journey across the Americas in search of my Mennonite identity

Dueck, Cameron, author
2020

In the 1920s, the most radical Mennonites - fearing a loss of autonomy - moved from Canada to Latin America, where they built colonies, keeping their doors and minds closed for nearly a century against the rest of the sinful world. They live as if time has stood still, with their clothes, farms and their outlook unchanged for centuries, and this isolation bears dark social consequences. Seeking answers in an eight-month, 45,000 km solo motorcycle journey across the Americas, Cameron Dueck finds reasons to both love and loathe the identity he searched for.

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My autobiography of Carson McCullers

My autobiography of Carson McCullers

Shapland, Jenn, 1987- author
2020

While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie-letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language-but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she stays at McCullers's childhood home, where she lounges in her bathtub and eats delivery pizza; she relives McCullers's days at her beloved Yaddo. As Shapland reckons with the expanding and collapsing distance between her and McCullers, she sees the way McCullers's story has become a way to articulate something about herself. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories.

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New waves : a novel

New waves : a novel

Nguyen, Kevin, author
2020

Margo is a brilliant programmer tired of being talked over as the company's sole black employee. While Lucas is one of many Asians at the firm, he's nearly invisible as a low-paid customer service rep. Together, they decide to steal their tech start-up's user database. The heist takes a sudden turn when Margo dies in a car accident, and Lucas is left reeling, wondering what to do with their secret. When Lucas hacks into Margo's computer looking for answers, he is drawn into her secret online life and realizes just how little he knew about his best friend.

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Rocky Mountain heat

Rocky Mountain heat

Wilde, Lori, author
2019

Attorney Jillian Samuels doesn't believe in true love and never, ever wished for happily ever after. But when a searing betrayal leaves her jobless and heartbroken, a newly inherited cottage in Salvation, Colorado, seems to offer a fresh start. What she finds when she arrives shocks her: the most gorgeous and infuriating man she's ever met is living in her home ...

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Rope burn

Rope burn

Johnstone, William W., author
2020

"Those Jensen boys, Ace and Chance, find themselves on the wrong side of the law--and the raw end of justice--inside the meanest, dirtiest prison in the Arizona territory" --back cover.

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Starting over at Blueberry Creek

Starting over at Blueberry Creek

Rains, Annie, author
2020

Firefighter Luke Marini moved to the small town of Sweetwater Springs - new town, new job, and new neighbors who know nothing of his past. But it's nearly impossible to stay a stranger when the lady next door decides to be the neighborhood welcome wagon. Brenna McConnell put college on hold to raise her little sister. Now that Eve is grown, Brenna is ready to finish what she started. Then her gruff new neighbor gives Eve a dangerous firefighting job. Even as Brenna is telling him off for putting her sister in harm's way, she can't deny the sizzling chemistry between them. Is she willing to make that sacrifice again for a chance at forever?

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Stop at nothing

Stop at nothing

Ledwidge, Michael, author
2020

When a Gulf Stream jet goes down in the Bahamas carrying a fortune in cash and ill-gotten diamonds, expat diving instructor Michael Gannon is the only person on the scene. Assuming himself the beneficiary of a drug deal gone bad, Gannon thinks he's home free with the sudden windfall. Gannon is thrust into an increasingly complex and deadly game of cat and mouse with a group of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who will stop at nothing to catch him

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Straw boss

Straw boss

Halleran, E. E. (Eugene E.), 1905-1994, author
2020

"Everybody called Johnny Moran "Stupe" until he gunned down a band of rustlers. The local paper made him out to be a hero and Rance Whitaker sent word he wanted to hire Johnny to track down the rustlers in his area. Johnny accepts the job knowing this will be his chance to change the way people look at him-if he can just quit making careless mistakes"--Provided by publisher.

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Sweet talkin' lover

Sweet talkin' lover

Livesay, Tracey, author
2020

"Marketing manager Caila Harris knows that the road to success in the beauty industry doesn't allow for detours. She's forsaken any trace of a social life, working 24/7 to ensure her next promotion. When grief over her grandfather's death leads to several catastrophic decisions, Caila gets one final chance to prove herself: shut down an unprofitable factory in a small Southern town. But as soon as she arrives in Bradleton, she meets one outsized problem: the town's gorgeous mayor. Wyatt Bradley isn't thrilled about his nickname, Mayor McHottie. He's even less happy to learn that his town might be losing its biggest employer. If he has to, he'll use some sneaky tactics to get Caila on his side. Yet even as he's hoping she'll fall for Bradleton, he's falling too--right into a combustible affair that shakes them both with its intensity. Two stubborn people, torn between loyalty, ambition, and attraction. But when you're willing to give it your all, there's no limit to how far love can take you..."--Amazon.com.

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This lovely city

This lovely city

Hare, Louise, author
2020

London, 1950. With the war over and London still rebuilding, jazz musician Lawrie Matthews has answered England's call for labour. Arriving from Jamaica aboard the Empire Windrush, he's rented a tiny room in south London and fallen in love with the girl next door. Playing in Soho's jazz clubs by night and pacing the streets as a postman by day, Lawrie has poured his heart into his new home -- and it's alive with possibility. Until one morning, while crossing a misty common, he makes a terrible discovery. As the local community rallies, fingers of blame point at those who were recently welcomed with open arms. And before long, London's newest arrivals become the prime suspects in a tragedy that threatens to tear the city apart. Immersive, poignant, and utterly compelling, Louise Hare's debut examines the complexities of love and belonging, and teaches us that even in the face of anger and fear, there is always hope.

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The way back to you

The way back to you

Sala, Sharon, author
2020


What we carry : a memoir

What we carry : a memoir

Lang, Maya, author
2020

How much can you judge another woman's choices? What if that woman is your mother? Maya Lang grew up idolizing her brilliant mother, an accomplished psychologist who immigrated to the United States from India, completed her residency and earned an American medical degree--all while nurturing young children and keeping a traditional Indian home. Maya grew up with her mother's stories ringing in her ears, motivating her, encouraging her, offering solace when she needed it. But after Maya moves across the country and becomes a mother herself, everything changes. Their connection, which had once seemed so invulnerable, begins to fray. Maya's mother, once attentive and capable, becomes a grandmother who is cold and distant. As Maya herself confronts the challenges of motherhood, she realizes that the one person on whom she has always relied cannot be there for her. But she does not understand why. Maya begins to reexamine the stories of her childhood in search of answers to her questions about what is happening to her family. Who is her mother, really? Were the stories she told--about life in India, about what it means to be an immigrant in America, about what it means to be a mother--ever really true? Affecting, raw, and poetic, The Woman in the River is one woman's investigation into her mother's past, the myths she believed, the truths she learned, and her realization that being able to accept both myth and reality is what has finally brought her into adulthood. This is the story of a daughter and her mother, of lies and truths, of being cared by and caring for; it is the story of how we can never really grow up until we fully understand the people who raised us.

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Where have all the boys gone?

Where have all the boys gone?

Colgan, Jenny, author.
2020

With more women than men in London, Katie's dating prospects are at an all-time low. She decides to head for the hills-- the Scottish Highlands to be exact. Fairlish is in the middle of nowhere, but the tiny town does have one major draw: men. LOTS of them! Theres plenty of local eye-candy, including gorgeous newshound Iain. But he is at loggerheads with Katie's new boss, Harry, and she can't afford to get on Harry's bad side any more than she already has. -- adapted from back cover

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