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Cassidy Lane by Maria Murnane

Ages 18+ 

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Best selling author Cassidy Lane walks confidently into her twentieth high school reunion, happy that she’s written several novels. However, her love life is nonexistent, and she wishes she could change that. Her chance to do so comes when she bumps into Brandon Forrester at the reunion and he asks her out. Just when she thinks things can’t go wrong, she hits a snag on her latest book, and things aren’t looking promising. Read about her impending (mis) adventures in Cassidy Lane by Maria Murnane.

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Katwalk by Maria Murnane

Ages 18+

 

Katwalk_9781477849934_FullCover.inddKatrina Linden landed the stable career that pleased her parents, but it ultimately resulted in her feeling unfulfilled and miserable. Then her BFF suggests they both quit their jobs and move clear across the country for two months to find new adventure in New York City. Katrina is hesitant to say the least, but agrees, and is excited for what lays ahead. However, her friend backs out at the last minute, and she’s faced with a difficult decision. Will she go on the trip of a lifetime or crawl back into her comfort zone?

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The Black Book by James Patterson

Ages 18+

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Billy Harney is the son of Chicago’s Chief of Detectives, and he followed in his father’s footsteps. His twin sister Patty is also a cop. Billy is involved in a shootout and left for dead, but amazingly survives. Now he’s charged with a double homicide and desperately wants to clear his good name. The problem is, he has no recollection of what went down in the hours preceding the events. He puts his detective work to good use, and finds a little black book that everyone in Chicago wants to get their hands on. He is happy he found the book because it will help him solve the case, but at the same time he is afraid that the truth might not set him free.

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Sugar and Spice by Debbie Macomber

Ages 18+

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Jayne is a 27-year-old virgin children’s librarian who’s looking for a date for her upcoming high school reunion. She is shy and reads all kinds of books including one called How to Get A Man Interested In You.  She’s still single and needs a date for the reunion so she isn’t made fun of just like she was in high school. 

She met a guy at an art gallery recently but isn’t quite sure she’ll recognize him the next time she sees him because she wasn’t wearing her glasses the first time they met. 

Now, being a glasses-wearing children’s librarian myself I can relate quite a bit to Jayne. However, this character makes me mad because she is ashamed of who she is! I love my job and I love the fact that I always have my nose in a book. Should I socialize more? Sure. But curling up with a book is just about my favorite thing to do. 

Sugar and Spice is so cliche it’s crazy and it just bothers me to no end. I love Debbie Macomber’s books but this one just infuriated me. I loved the story, it’s just that this character needs to get her stuff together and read a book on confidence. 

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The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice

Ages 18+

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Roo’s life is changed forever when she responds to a text while driving. She is in a bad car accident and ends up paralyzed in the hospital. To her family, she seems like she’s in a coma, but she has locked-in syndrome, which means that she can see, hear, and understand everything around her, but no one knows it. Roo’s sister Tilly is the one who sent that fateful text, and she now must deal with the guilt and consequences of her actions.