Thursday, June 7, 2012

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for July! It's another great month for summer reading! Here are some of the great books we are looking forward to next month. Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones? If not, which books are on your list?



The Great Escape
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lucy Jorik is a champ at never embarrassing the family she adores—not surprising since her mother is one of the most famous women in the world. But now Lucy has done just that. And on her wedding day, no less, to the most perfect man she's ever known.

Instead of saying "I do" to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy flees the church in an ill-fitting blue choir robe and hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle plastered with offensive bumper stickers. She's flying into the unknown with a rough-looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn't be more foreign to her privileged existence.

While the world searches for her, Lucy must search for herself, and she quickly realizes that her customary good manners are no defense against a man who's raised rudeness to an art form. Lucy needs to toughen up—and fast.

Her great escape takes her to his rambling beach house on a Great Lakes island. Here, she hopes to find a new direction . . . and unlock the secrets of this man who knows so much about her but reveals nothing about himself. As the hot summer days unfold amid scented breezes and sudden storms, she'll also encounter a beautiful, troubled beekeeper; a frightened young boy; a modern-day evil queen; and a passion that could change her life forever.

(William Morrow)


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Thief of Shadows
By Elizabeth Hoyt

A MASKED MAN . . .
Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he's the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.

A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . .

Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she's asked to tutor the Home's dour manager in the ways of society-flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons-Isabel can't help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar-and his lips so tempting.

A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENY

During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed... But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel...and his life.

(Grand Central)


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At Last
By Jill Shalvis

HER LOVE HAS COME ALONG . . .

Amy Michaels loves her new life in Lucky Harbor. A waitress in the local diner, she's looking forward to her first weekend hike through the mountains. But when a wrong turn takes her off the trail, she finds herself up close and personal with forest ranger Matt Bowers. And even though she's tempted to kiss that sexy smile right off his face, she won't make the mistake of getting involved with the town heartthrob.

A former cop whose life went south, Matt doesn't let anyone get too close. But something about the feisty beauty caught his eye the moment he first saw her in the diner. After a hot night under a starry sky, Matt can't deny their attraction-or the fact that for the first time in a long time, he feels the stirrings of something more. Now it's up to Matt to help Amy see that, no matter what is in their past, together they can build a future in Lucky Harbor.

(Forever)


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Scandal Wears Satin
By Loretta Chase

From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature . . . and empty his purse.

A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders. Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can't keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy's clothes.

But when Longmore's sister, Noirot's wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can't let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly...

(Avon)


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Carolina Home
By Virginia Kantra

Home to the Fletcher family for generations, Dare Island is a fishing village rocked by changing times--its traditions slipping away like sands of the North Carolina coast. Single dad and fishing boat captain Matt Fletcher deferred his own dreams to support his innkeeper parents and build a future for his sixteen-year-old son. Matt has learned to weather life's storms by steering a steady emotional course...and keeping a commitment-free approach to love.

Newcomer Allison Carter came to Dare Island to escape the emotional demands of her wealthy family. The young teacher aims to build a life here, to make a lasting place for herself. She doesn't want to be another Woman Who Once Dated Matt Fletcher. It's both tempting and dangerous to believe she can be something more.

Then Matt's brother Luke makes a sudden return home, with a child of his own--and a request that will change all their lives. With a child's welfare at stake, Matt must turn to Allison to teach him to let go of the past, open his eyes...and follow his heart.

(Berkley)


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Starlight
By Carrie Lofty

An esteemed astronomer, Alex Christie, the eldest and most steadfast of the Christie siblings, has never possessed his late father’s ruthless business drive. But to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father-in-law’s bid for custody, the young widower must undertake Sir William Christie’s posthumous million-dollar challenge: to make a Glasgow cotton mill profitable. At sea in an industrial world of sabotage and union agitation, Alex meets Polly Gowan, daughter of a famed union leader, who hopes to seize a mysterious saboteur without involving the police.

Because a sympathetic mill master would aid her cause, Polly becomes Alex’s guide to urban Scotland. From soccer games to pub brawls, Alex sees another side of life, and feels free for the first time to reveal the man—vital and strong—behind his intellectual exterior. Polly is utterly seduced. Their ambitions, however, remain at odds: Alex vows to earn the mill bonus to save his child, while Polly fights for the needs of her people. Is there strength enough in their sparkling passion to bind them together in their quests— and in a lasting love that conquers all?

(Pocket)

38 comments:

  1. I've been waiting so long for Sophy and Longmore's book.

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    1. Jane, one of these days I'm going to read a Loretta Chase book. I have Lord of Scoundrels in my TBR pile and plan to read it this year! :)

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  2. I'm so looking forward to Thief of Shadows and Scandal Wears Satin. Joining those at the top of the list for next month is Katharine Ashe's How to be a Proper Lady. Can't wait! :)

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    1. Beebs, I just finished reading THIEF OF SHADOWS. Such a good book! One of Hoyt's best in my opinion.

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    2. I'm with you, Beebs! I've been looking forward to Winter's story since the moment we met him!

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  3. Oh yes, Loretta Chase, Scandal Wears Satin, I just know that is going to be a winner. I have already gotten Trish Milburn's Bane, stayed up way too late reading that last night and paying dearly this morning. Sigh:::::: Most definitely worth it though.

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    1. Dianna, I love those books that keep my up way past my bedtime though,like you, I do pay for it the next morning. ;-)

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    2. It's been a long time since I've stayed up super late to read. I guess it's because I'm a morning person and can't hold my eyes open! Lol

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  4. Looking forward to Susan Elizabeth Phillps new book I lover her books!!!


    Donna

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    1. I've been hearing good things about this one!

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    2. SEP is another author I've yet to read. I need to rectify that!

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  5. Defiant by Pamela Clare (July 3) and The Recruit by Monica McCarty (Oct) and in November, The Warrior by Margaret Mallory.

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  6. Love the company you have me keeping! I want ALL these books. Just finished Jill Shalvis's Lucky in Love, and it was great. I'm also looking forward to JoAnn Ross's Moonshell Beach.

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    1. You're pretty good company yourself,Virginia!

      I'm looking forward to Moonshell Beach too. I've really enjoyed this series!

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    2. Virginia, I really enjoyed Lucky in Love, too!

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  7. I've read Scandal Wears Satin and Thief of Shadows along with Sherry Thomas's Ravishing the Heiress and Molly O'Keefe's Can't Buy Me Love, also July releases, and loved all of them. The SEP, Shalvis, Kantra, and Lofty are all on my TBB list. I'm also looking forward to Christina Brooke's A Duchess to Remember, Toni Blake's new Destiny novel, and the new Sheler Bay novel from JoAnn Ross.

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    1. I've read A Duchess to Remember and it's wonderful!

      The Thomas and O'Keefe books are on my list too!

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    2. Y'all are adding more to my list. Bring it on! :)

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  8. Great list of books as usual, Andrea! :) I read the first book in Carrie Lofty's Christies series so will definitely have to check that out. And since you got me hooked on the Lucky Harbor series, will have to add At Last to my TBR pile. Also can't wait for the next book in Katharine Ashe's Falcon Club series though I think it's technically a July release! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm glad I was able to get you to visit Lucky Harbor! :)

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  9. All of these books sound fantastic! I'm way behind on my reading. I'm taking time off this summer to read and relax.

    Jill Shalvis, Elizabeth Hoyt and SEP are auto buys for me. Carrie Lofty and Virginia Kantra are new authors for me. I too have LC's Lord of Scoundrels on my TBR pile.

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    1. I'm behind, too, Laurie. Or at least I feel that way when I take a glance at my huge TBR pile. Lol

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  10. i cant wait to read Thief of shadow :)

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  11. Besides looking forward to them, they all have such gorgeous covers.

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    1. I couldn't agree more, catslady. :)

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  12. I'm looking forward to At Last by Jill Shalvis. :)

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  13. can not wait for the new books by Hoyt & Chase. I want, I want, I want ;)

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    1. I am dying for the Hoyt book, too!

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  14. What a great line-up. I want to read every one of them. There are all authors I like.

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    1. It is a great line-up, isn't it? :)

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  15. So many good books...I cannot read fast enough!

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  16. Got a couple of those on my Amazon list. I'm still trying to catch up with May and June releases! Ugh! So many books, so little time. :)

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    1. I am, too, Annie. I'm not sure I'll ever catch up! LOL

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