New February Books of Interest

Are you looking for a new book to carry you through the dreary month of February?  Several long-popular authors such as James Patterson, Danielle Steel, and Isabel Allende have new releases in February.  They will likely have long wait lists, but there are lots of other authors with new books for February. Below are a few popular genres and some new books worth a look.  Remember, if any book is currently checked out, you can place a hold and the Library will notify you when a copy becomes available!

Looking for a thriller? 

 -Erica Spindler’s The Look Alike – 

“From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Girl and Justice for Sara comes a thrilling psychological drama about a woman who believes she escaped a brutal murder years ago-but does anyone else believe her? Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she’s returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life. In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head -that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear-that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake-he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother? As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone?”– (Provided by publisher)

-C.J. Tudor’s The Other People – 

“Gabe is sitting in traffic when he notices the rusty car ahead. Suddenly a young girl who looks just like his daughter pops up from the backseat and mouths the word daddy. Gabe knows it couldn’t possibly be his daughter Izzy, who is home with her mum. The car speeds off and Gabe weaves in and out of traffic in pursuit to no avail. Arriving home he discovers that his daughter and wife have been brutally murdered. Irrationally, Gabe is convinced that the girl in the car was Izzy, so he devotes his life to roaming the motorway searching for her and the car with the help of a mysterious man, the Samaritan. Meanwhile, Fran and her seven-year-old daughter Alice are running for their lives, trying to stay undercover, but how do you keep a child safe who sees visions of a mysterious girl in every mirror—visions that lead to mirrors shattering, near-drownings, and narcolepsy. VERDICT The latest page-turner from Tudor (The Hiding Place) contains elements of the supernatural within a thriller, but the true mystery lies in dark secrets kept and the lengths that some will go for justice and revenge. Plot twists and revelations will keep readers guessing to the last page.” [See Prepub Alert, 7/8/19.]—Susan Santa, Shelter Rock P. L., Albertson, NY.  Copyright 2019 LJExpress.

-Joseph Finder’s House On Fire – 

“Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who once saved Nick’s life and had struggled with opioid addiction since returning wounded from war, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Kimball family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a whistleblower, exposing evidence that Kimball Pharmaceutical knew its biggest money-maker drug, Oxydone, was dangerously addictive and led directly to the overdoses and deaths of people like Sean. Nick agrees instantly, eager to avenge Sean’s death, but he quickly finds himself entangled in the complicated family dynamics of the Kimball dynasty. The other Kimball siblings view Nick as the enemy, and at least one will do anything to keep him from exposing the patriarch’s guilt. And Nick discovers he is not the only private investigator employed by a Kimball scion. His old lover Maggie has also been hired, reuniting the two after a conflict when they both worked at the Pentagon years ago. Nick and Maggie soon realize the sins of the Kimball patriarch are just the beginning. Beneath the surface are the barely concealed cabals and conspiracies: a twisting story of family intrigue and lethal corporate machinations.” (Provided by publisher)

Do you like historical fiction?

-MJ Rose’s Cartier’s Hope – 

“In 1910, Vera Garland is trying to carve out a life for herself as a journalist, which is a pretty steep challenge in a field that is almost entirely dominated by men. But Vera is determined, and when she finds herself a big story—the new owner of the famed Hope Diamond, Pierre Cartier, appears to be playing some suspicious financial games—she won’t let prejudice or sexual stereotypes stand in her way. Of course, Vera didn’t expect that she would wind up embroiled in something even darker and, perhaps, deadlier. Matters are further complicated when she turns to a Russian jeweler for help and begins to fall in love with him, only to find that he has his own agenda. Rose has a string of popular novels to her credit, and this one is sure to appeal not only to her fans, but also to readers who enjoy a solidly plotted, engagingly written thriller set against a vibrant historical backdrop.” Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

-Rita Woods’ Remembrance – 

 “Remembrance…It’s a rumor, a whisper passed in the fields and veiled behind sheets of laundry. A hidden stop on the underground road to freedom, a safe haven protected by more than secrecy…if you can make it there. Ohio, present day. A refugee struggling to rebuild her life in America after the devastating Haitian earthquake is suddenly inexplicably bound to a mysterious old woman who is not at all what she seems. Haiti, 1791, on the brink of revolution. When the slave Abigail is forced from her children to take her mistress to safety, she discovers New Orleans has its own powers. 1857 New Orleans-a city of unrest: Following tragedy, house girl Margot is sold just before her 18th birthday and her promised freedom. Desperate, she escapes and chases a whisper…. Remembrance”– (Provided by publisher)

-Benjamin Black’s The Secret Guests

“Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in “neutral” Ireland. A female English secret agent, Miss Celia Nashe, and a young Irish detective, Garda Strafford, are assigned to watch over “Ellen” and “Mary” at Clonmillis Hall. But the Irish stable hand, the housemaid, the formidable housekeeper, the Duke himself, and other Irish townspeople, some of whom lost family to English gunshots during the War of Independence, go freely about their business in and around the great house. Soon suspicions about the guests’ true identities percolate, a dangerous boredom sets in for the princesses, and, within and without Clonmillis acreage, passions as well as stakes rise.” (from the publisher)

Or maybe, since February is the month of love, you are in the mood for a romance?

-Linda Lael Miller’s Country Strong – 

“Cord Hollister is a true cowboy at heart. As a man who has devoted his life to training horses under the big skies of Montana, he thrives on the stability of ranch life. But when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek with a shocking secret, Cord’s orderly life is upended. She’s the spitting image of the first woman who broke his heart:a woman he hasn’t seen in years and he’ll do whatever he can to help her. He just can’t do it alone.

Shallie Fletcher left heartbreak where it belongs in the past. And she’s done everything she can to reinvent herself and move on. But when an opportunity arises to partner with a therapeutic riding program for kids, Shallie can’t resist seeking out Cord for lessons. Back in school, he was the crush she couldn’t forget, even though he had eyes only for her best friend. Seeing him now floods her with memories and fills her with hope. Could the one who got away be the one who stays?” (from the publisher)

-Robyn Carr’s The Country Guesthouse – 

“A summer rental, a new beginning.

Hannah Russell’s carefully crafted plans for her life have been upended without warning. When her best friend died suddenly, Hannah became guardian to a five-year-old named Noah. With no experience at motherhood, she’s terrified she’s not up to the challenge. She and Noah need time to get to know each other, so she decides to rent a country house with stunning views on a lake in rural Colorado.

When they arrive at the house, they are greeted by the owner, a handsome man who promises to stay out of their way. But his clumsy Great Dane, Romeo, has other ideas and Noah immediately bonds with the lovable dog. As Hannah learns to become a mother, Owen Abrams, who is recovering from his own grief, can’t help but be drawn out of his solitude by his guests.

But life throws more challenges at this unlikely trio and they are tested in ways they never thought possible. All three will discover their strengths and, despite their differences, they will fight to become a family. And the people of Sullivan’s Crossing will rally around them to offer all of the support they need.” (from the publisher)

 -Catherine Anderson’s Huckleberry Lake – 

“Love blooms once more in the quaint town of Mystic Creek, Oregon. Erin De Laney came to Mystic Creek hoping that the slower pace might rekindle her enthusiasm for law enforcement. Instead she feels as frustrated as she did in the city, and when her disillusionment with the job increases, she takes a position at her uncle’s ranch. Erin’s life has enough complications without her attraction to handsome, deaf cowboy Wyatt Fitzgerald, the foreman on the ranch. Wyatt has sworn off dating, and Erin fears that nothing she does will ever change his mind. Yet while working with an abused horse under Wyatt’s guidance, Erin comes to better understand herself. She also learns that love can heal almost anything. Wyatt yearns to take Erin into his arms, but he’s hesitant to pursue a romantic relationship. When their work sends them out alone together into a wilderness area, Wyatt is even more determined to hold Erin at arm’s length. But a chance for a once-in-a-lifetime love could blossom out of their time on the mountain, if only he’s willing to give her his heart and make her his.”– (Provided by publisher)

If you still don’t know what to read next, stop by and chat with a Librarian.  We are always happy to talk about books and can help you find some choices that match your reading style.  

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