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Martha Hall Kelly Follows Up Her Bestselling LILAC GIRLS with a Long-Awaited New Novel

Inspired by true events, LOST ROSES follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

Award-Winning Author Lisa Scottoline Reaches New Heights with Her Latest Novel

A startling and page-turning thriller, SOMEONE KNOWS is a deeply emotional examination of family, marriage and the true nature of justice.

Three Women are Brought Together in a Story of Friendship, Heartbreak and Resilience

BEYOND THE POINT, Claire Gibson's amazing debut novel, is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies.

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LOST ROSES by Martha Hall Kelly

It is 1914, and Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming, she fears the worst for her best friend.

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BEYOND THE POINT by Claire Gibson

Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends. Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect. Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path. As Dani, Hannah and Avery are pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?

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In this riveting novel from the #1 bestselling author of SOMETHING BORROWED and FIRST COMES LOVE, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values.

Beloved heroine Maisie Dobbs investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

Three women are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak and resilience. Set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, this is an amazing debut novel.

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly - Historical Fiction

From Martha Hall Kelly, the New York Times bestselling author of LILAC GIRLS, comes LOST ROSES, a sweeping novel inspired by true events that follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman - Psychological Thriller

This latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author of THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES and THE OTHER MOTHER is a story of mistaken identities and missed chances, forgiveness and vengeance.

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY meets AMERICANAH in this disarmingly honest, boldly political and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline - Mystery/Thriller

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.