Book List - Lulu's Dec/Jan Cold TBR

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Lulu's Dec/Jan Cold TBR
List created by Lulu E. (hostalover) on Dec 3, 2019
List Votes: 1 Books: 60 Contributors: 1 Watchers: 0 List Type: Open
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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Willa Knox has always prided herself on being the embodiment of responsibility for her family. Which is why it’s so unnerving that she’s arrived at middle age with nothing to show for her hard work and dedication but a stack of unpaid bills and an inherited brick home in Vineland,...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Mr. Dickens and His Carol: A Novel of Christmas Past by Samantha Silva
?A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. It?s as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it?s all heart, and I read it in a couple of ebullient, Christmassy gulps.? ?Anthony Doerr, #1 New York Times bestselling...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib
Yara Zgheib?s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting portrait of a young woman?s struggle with anorexia on an intimate journey to reclaim her life. The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Night Tiger: A Novel by Yangsze Choo
A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother?s Mahjong...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
A librarian's discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur PepperLibrarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall
In this charming, witty, and weird fantasy novel, Alexis Hall pays homage to Sherlock Holmes with a new twist on those renowned characters. Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence
A librarian's laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life. If you love to read, and presumably you do since you’ve picked up this book (!), you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
Hilarious, wry, and charming, Shaun Bythell's tales of bookselling in remotest Scotland are sure to delight readers of all stripes. The funny and fascinating memoir of Shaun Bythell's experiences at the helm of The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second hand bookstore -- and the...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Christmas Sweets by Joanne Fluke & Laura Levine & Leslie Meier
Gathered in one volume for the very first time, here are three yuletide tales of mystery, murder, and romance, featuring your favorite sleuths . . . THE TWELVE DESSERTS OF CHRISTMAS by JOANNE FLUKE It?s the perfect mix of naughty and nice when two lovestruck boarding school teachers watch...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey
From the author of Suitors and Sabotage comes a swoonworthy Christmas adventure, perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.1817. The happy chaos of the Yuletide season has descended upon the country estate of Shackleford Park in full force, but lady's maid Kate Darby barely has the time...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
Keep your enemies close and your sister closer. Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be the one in charge. She was the honor roll student with big dreams and an even bigger work ethic. Nicky—always restless and more than a little...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Darwin Affair: A Novel by Tim Mason
?Intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting, The Darwin Affair is breathtaking from start to stop.? ?The Wall Street Journal Get ready for one of the most inventive and entertaining novels of 2019?an edge-of-your-seat Victorian-era thriller, where the controversial publication On the...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
A Killer Carol (An Amish Mystery) by Laura Bradford
Heavenly, PA has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland, and Claire is delighted to celebrate the season...but a fiendish killer has other plans in this all-new installment in the national bestselling series. As the owner of Heavenly Treasures, the local gift shop, Claire is busier than...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Christmas at the Chalet by Anita Hughes
A delicious love story about a bridal designer showing her new collection in the Alps during the magical week of Christmas where hijinx of the heart ensue. It's the day after Christmas, and Felicity Grant is at a gorgeous ski chalet in St. Moritz for the biggest fashion show of her career....  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Address: A Novel by Fiona Davis
Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota, New York City's most famous residence. When a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Another Kingdom by Andrew Klavan
?What was this place? Was I crazy? Or was I crazy before, back in L.A.? Was my real life some sort of dream? Was this hell reality?? Austin Lively is a struggling, disillusioned screenwriter whose life is suddenly changed forever when he opens a door and is unwittingly transported to a...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Novel by Louis Bayard
?A miracle; an exquisite story exquisitely told . . . If you love Jane Austen, or Hamilton, or fiction?of any era?that transports and transforms in equal measure, look no further.? ?A.J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Lost for Words Bookshop: A Novel by Stephanie Butland
The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland is a compelling, irresistible, and heart-rending novel, perfect for all book lovers. "In The Lost for Words Bookshop, Stephanie Butland has created a bibliophile's delight. Witty and irreverent, funny and sad, this is a charming tribute to...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Murder Fir Christmas (Christmas Tree Valley Mysteries) (Volume 1) by Joyce Lavene
Down the mountain from Sweet Pepper, Tennessee is Christmas Tree Valley, a place filled with hundreds of Christmas tree farms where generations of growers have made people?s lives brighter. Yet even here in this quiet, postcard-perfect corner of the world, darkness and murder can still stalk the...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Murder for Christmas (Mordecai Tremaine, Bk 2) by Francis Duncan
When Mordecai Tremaine arrives at the country retreat of one Benedict Grame on Christmas Eve, he discovers that the revelries are in full swing in the sleepy village of Sherbroome -- •but so too are tensions amongst the assortment of guests. When midnight strikes, the partygoers discover...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Murder on Cape Cod by Maddie Day
A Cape Cod shop owner and her book club must find a crafty killer in this charming new series from the Agatha-nominated author of the Country Store Mystery series. 1st book of a Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery series.

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent. Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Tide and Punishment (Seaside Cafe, Bk 3) by Bree Baker
No one dreams of a killer Christmas... It's Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers by Unknown Author
Foreword by Peter Lovesey Eighteen delightful holiday stories by a colorful lineup of your favorite Soho Crime authors! This captivating collection, which features bestselling and award-winning authors, contains laughs aplenty, the most hardboiled of holiday noir, and heartwarming reminders of...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers by Nancy ...
Nancy Pearl sells books: hers and those of the authors she recommends. Book Lust To Go is 120 places to read about before you go. Consider the entry ?Indicative of Indonesia,? in which Nancy Pearl urges travelers to read V.S. Naipaul?s Among the Believers and Christopher J. Koch?s The Year of...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt by Karen Harper
Before Meghan and Harry, another American ?princess? captured the hand of an English aristocrat. Now, Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her ?The Wedding of the Century? to the Duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind ?the glitter and the gold.?On a cold...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
"A slow-burn, skin-crawling haunted house novel that had me on the edge of my seat until the last page. This debut establishes Scott Thomas as a force to be reckoned with on the horror scene. " ?Shane D. Keene, HorrorTalk At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
99 Red Balloons: A chillingly clever psychological thriller with a stomach-flipping t...
Two girls go missing, decades apart. What would you do if one was your daughter?Eight-year-old Grace is last seen in a sweetshop. Her mother Emma is living a nightmare. But as her loved ones rally around her, cracks begin to emerge. What are the emails sent between her husband and her sister?...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Bitterroots by C J Box
Former sheriff's investigator Cassie Dewell is trying to start her life over in private practice. She's her own boss and answers to no one, and that's just the way she likes it after the past few tumultuous years. All that certainty changes when old friend calls in a favor: She wants Cassie to...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Art of Theft (The Lady Sherlock Series) by Sherry Thomas
Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of The Hollow of Fear. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Bookshop on the Shore: A Novel by Jenny Colgan
A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan. Desperate to escape from London, single mother Lottie wants to build a new...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder (Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder, Bk 1) by Victoria Ham...
Scandal and slayings among Regency London's elite The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight's death she held a...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Death Comes to Bath (Kurland St. Mary, Bk 6) by Catherine Lloyd
On a visit to Bath, Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lady Lucy Kurland discover that the English spa town is not beneficial to everyone's health . . . After Sir Robert's injury from the battle of Waterloo begins troubling him again, his wife Lucy insists they relocate from the village of...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Dog Dish of Doom (Agent to the Paws, Bk 1) by E. J. Copperman
Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she’s found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day. Kay is the Agent to the Paws, representing showbiz clients who aren't exactly people. In fact: they're dogs....  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Christmas Tails: 2-in-1 Collection by Melody Carlson
Christmas miracles can come from unlikely sources, including a stray dog and a bereaved cat. Humorous and heartwarming, this 2-in-1 Christmas collection from bestselling author Melody Carlson is the perfect gift for pet lovers and anyone in whose heart Christmas holds a special place. The...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Bearskin: A Novel by James A McLaughlin
?Bearskin is visceral, raw, and compelling?filled with sights, smells, and sounds truly observed. It?s a powerful debut and an absolute showcase of exceptional prose. There are very few first novels when I feel compelled to circle brilliant passages, but James McLaughlin?s writing had me doing...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents?artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs?Lisa Brennan-Jobs?s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa?s father was a...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
A powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire. When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Daughter of Moloka'i (Moloka'i, Bk 2) by Alan Brennert
Rachel Kalama was quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa-- and forced to give up her daughter at birth. Ruth is taken to the Kapi'olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, and adopted by a Japanese couple who raise her on a farm in California. During World...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Reader's Digest Ultimate Christmas Puzzles: Stay Sharp and Focused All Season Long! b...
Wrap up hours of fun and fascinating ways to improve your mind as well as your mood, and make your holidays memorable! Christmas is everyone?s favorite time and Reader?s Digest Ultimate Christmas Puzzlesis the perfect gift. Take an hour, take a minute, or just crack open this copious...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus
The award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper?s Lament attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe?in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West.The dark-eyed woman...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Clockmaker's Daughter: A Novel by Kate Morton
A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House--the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadows across generations, set in England from the 1860s until the present day. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. ...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Baffling Burglaries Of Bath (Lady Katherine Regency Mysteries) by Leighann Dobbs ...
The last thing Lady Katherine wants is to take the matchmaking job for Mrs. Burwick, whose daughter, Prudence, clearly does not want to be matched? until she realizes it provides her the perfect cover to investigate the string of robberies that have been taking place in the holiday town of Bath....  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (Crown Colony) by Ovidia Yu
'Great protagonist, great setting - this is a delightful book' Morning Star The second novel in Ovidia Yu's delightfully charming crime series set in 1930s Singapore, featuring amateur sleuth Su Lin.What we came to think of as the betel nut affair began in the middle of a tropical thunderstorm...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Blood Is Blood (Barker & Llewelyn, Bk 10) by Will Thomas
A bombing injures private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker, leaving it up to his soon-to-be-married junior partner Thomas Llewelyn to find the person trying to murder them both before it's too late.... In 19th century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) ...
A 50th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of the incomparable 20th-century masterpiece of satire and fantasy, in a newly revised version of the acclaimed Pevear and Volokhonsky translation Nothing in the whole of literature compares withThe Master and Margarita.One spring afternoon, the Devil,...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
A Killer Harvest: A Thriller by Paul Cleave
A new thriller from the Edgar-nominated author of Trust No One and Joe Victim about a blind teenager who receives new eyes through corneal donation and begins to see and feel memories that he believes belong to the previous owners?a detective and a serial killer. Joshua is convinced there is a...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Aftermath by Kelley Armstrong
Secrets don't remain hidden for long in this thrilling read from a #1 New York Times bestselling author that's perfect for fans of Kara Thomas's The Darkest Corners and Lynn Weingarten's Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
Time travel has existed for as long as humanity itself. Jumping into the past is simple, and scientists say that altering the timeline is almost impossible. But Eliza, an idealistic geology professor, believes in historical change. That's why she's gone back to the Columbian Exposition in 1893,...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Terra Incognita: Three Tales by Connie Willis
Three tales from Nebula and Hugo award-winning author of Blackout Connie Willis come together in one collection. Terra Incognita unites three previously published novellas by Connie Willis. This collection contains Uncharted Territory, where planetary surveyors battle hostile terrain,...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Silent Companions: A Novel by Laura Purcell
When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband?s crumbling country estate, The Bridge, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting . . . When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
From the author of the best-selling and beloved The End of Your Life Book Club--a wonderfully engaging new book: both a celebration of reading in general and an impassioned recommendation of specific books that can help guide us through our daily lives. "I've always believed that everything...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, Bk 1) by Becky Chambers
Somewhere within our crowded sky, a crew of wormhole builders hops from planet to planet, on their way to the job of a lifetime. To the galaxy at large, humanity is a minor species, and one patched-up construction vessel is a mere speck on the starchart. This is an everyday sort of ship, just...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
The Letter by Kathryn Hughes
Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One bestseller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Booking the Crook (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery) by Laurie Cass
It's all paws on deck as a librarian and her rescue cat track down a killer in the newest book in the national bestselling Bookmobile Cat mystery series. Minnie Hamilton and her rescue cat, Eddie, cruise around lovely Chilton, Michigan delivering happiness and good reads in their bookmobile....  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
Indulge in Joanne Flukes's criminally Delicious Hannah Swensen Mysteries

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Downright Dead (A B&B Spirits Mystery) by Pamela Kopfler
Holly Davis never imagined having a haunted bed and breakfast would be the secret to her success?or that a secret might leave her B&B DOA . . . After the syndicated TV show, Inquiring Minds, airs footage of their resident ghost at Holly Grove, a converted antebellum plantation house, it...  more

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Lulu E. (hostalover)
Death of a Neighborhood Scrooge (A Jaine Austen Mystery) by Laura Levine
?I?m crazy about Laura Levine?s mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny.? ?Joanne Fluke Freelance writer Jaine Austen is feeling festive about spending Christmas house-sitting at a posh Bel Air mansion, accompanied by her friend Lance and her cat, Prozac. But when a grumpy...  more

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