Monday, March 17, 2014

New Fiction

Avalon by Mindee Arnett
Seventeen-year-old Jeth Seagrave, the leader of a ragtag team of teenage mercenaries, skirts the line between honor and the law in an attempt to win freedom for his sister and himself in the form of their parents' old spaceship, Avalon –Summary.

The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton
After being raised in 1980s Chicago by a promiscuous mother, Bettina Ballentyne, the daughter of a chocolate heiress struggles to walk the line between self-preservation and self-destruction at an East Coast prep school –Summary.

Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham
Roxanne, Maggie and Candice, three women, smart and successful, working in the fast and furious world of magazines, meet for cocktails and gossip once a month. A chance encounter in the cocktail bar sets in train an extraordinary set of events which upsets all their lives and almost destroys their friendship –Summary.

The Gatecrasher by Madeline Wickham
Stunning forty-year-old Fleur crashes funerals in pursuit of wealthy widowers to swindle. When she meets Richard, she finds herself enveloped by his closeknit family--they even welcome her forlorn teenage daughter into the fold. But someone else is also after Richard's fortune –Summary.

Lily-Josephine by Kate Saunders
Lily-Josephine has a talent for love. Willful, enchanting and passionate, she was the centre of a charmed universe -- until her foolish, indulgent father married again. One idyllic summer evening, in 1941, Lily ran from her jealous stepmother. She escaped to find sanctuary, but instead discovered a love far greater than she had ever known –Summary.

Perfect Proposal by Katie Ford
Sophie Apperly has spent her whole life pleasing others and she has had enough. Eagerly swapping Little England for the Big Apple, Sophie heads off to New York to spend some time with a friend. From the moment she hits the bright lights of Manhattan Sophie is determined to enjoy every minute of her adventure. When fate throws her together with Matilda, a New York socialite, Sophie clashes with her grandson; an arrogant young man who later follows Sophie back to England with an unconventional proposal –Summary.

Project Cain by Geoffrey Girard
"Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson learns that not only was he cloned from infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's blood as part of a top-secret government experiment, but there are other clones like him and he is the only one who can track them down before it is too late" –Publisher.

Summer With My Sister by Lucy Diamond
“Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous city lifestyle to match. Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms. But then Polly’s fortunes change unexpectedly and her world comes crashing down. Left penniless and with nowhere to go, she’s forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?” –Back cover.

Summer’s Child by Diane Chamberlain
Early on the morning of her eleventh birthday, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea--an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant's identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria's loving family. But her silent secrets continue to haunt Daria. Now, twenty years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal young woman whom Daria continues to protect. But when Rory Taylor, a friend from Daria's childhood and now a television producer, returns at Shelly's request to do a story about the circumstances surrounding her birth, something precarious shifts in the small town of Kill Devil Hills..." –Back cover.