New Fiction – September 2008

The Beach House Jane Green – When she learns she may lose her beloved house, Nantucket resident Nan takes out an ad — rooms to rent for the summer.

The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear – An alternate story of the life of Jesus, with notes and a bibliography.

Breath Tim Winton – On the wild coast of western Australia, two boys fall into the thrall of Sando, a big-wave surfer.

The Condition Jennifer Haigh – The McKotch family is devastated upon learning about the medical condition of their only daughter.

The Court of the Air Stephen Hunt – Fantasy and adventure merge in this tale of two orphans, Molly Templar and Oliver Brooks, as they battle to save civilization.

Death Angel Linda Howard – Drea Rousseau flees from crime boss boyfriend, Rafael Salinas, but after taking part of his fortune with her, can she hide?

December Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop – This emotional portrait of a family in crisis, features 11-year-old Isabelle who inexplicably stopped speaking nine months earlier.

Enlightenment Maureen Freely – Social and political complexities along with murder and espionage are featured in this tale of modern Turkey.

Exiles Ron Hansen – In December 1875 the steamship Deutschland ran aground in the Thames estuary. This shipwreck greatly affected the poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Fearless Diana Palmer – Trouble and temptation clash in the Texas town of Jacobsville.

The Franchise Babe Dan Jenkins – Jack Brannon, golf writer, is bored with the men’s professional golf tour, and so he begins covering the LPGA and young Ginger Clayton, the franchise babe.

Gossip of the Starlings Nina de Gramont – As one reviewer writes: “You want a story about prep school? This is a story about prep school.”

House Rules Mike Lawson – Joe DeMarco, secret troubleshooter for the Speaker of the House, is sent on a quest for the truth after two foiled terrorist attacks and a new law is passed targeting Muslims.

The Island of Eternal Love Daina Chaviano – Alone in Miami, Cecilia yearns for the island she left behind. A story of Cuba.

The Law of Second ChancesJames Sheehan – Convict Henry Wilson has eight weeks to live, but will Jack Tobin, a Florida trial lawyer, decide to work on his case?

Mistress of the Sun Sandra Gulland – A fascinating look at the life of Louise de la Valliere as she becomes the mistress of Louis XIV.

Morality Tale Sylvia Brownrigg – The perils and pleasures of a second marriage are portrayed in this comic novel.

My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike Joyce Carol Oates –The prolific author tells the story of a family that is quite similar to a recent infamous case.

No Choice but Seduction Johanna LindseyDanger and intrigue await Katey Tyler on her grand tour of Europe written by a “master of historical romance.”

No One You Know Michelle Richmond – A family drama that focuses on the search for a sister’s killer that leads to secrets, revelations, and damaged lives.

Palace Council Stephen Carter – A political thriller set during the era of Watergate and the Vietnam War written by a highly regarded author.

Promise of the Wolves Dorothy Hearst – Many generations ago, wolves and still-evolving humans communicated and hunted together. Then everything changed and war began.

The Richest Season Maryann McFadden – After more than a dozen moves in 25 years of marriage, Joanna Harrison is lonely and tired of being a corporate wife. Faced with another move, she runs away to Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Say Goodbye Lisa Gardner – Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, is searching for a serial killer who may not even exist.

Secrets of a Shoe Addict Beth Harbison – Four friends are in need of thousands of dollars, and fast. The secret that kept Sandra’s shoe addiction alive may be the perfect plan.

Silent Thunder Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen – An American maritime museum has acquired a former Soviet submarine. Is it a trap? Marine architect Hannah Bryson investigates.

The Sister Poppy Adams – Two sisters, reclusive Ginny and her younger sister Vivien meet again after nearly fifty years.

Sweet Love Sarah Strohmeyer – A novel about the power of love … and desert.

This Charming Man Marian Keyes – Four women explore how their love for one man, the debonair Paddy de Courcy, has shaped their lives.

Valfierno: The Man Who Stole the Mona LisaMartin Caparrós – On August 22, 1911, the world was shocked to learn that the Mona Lisa had been stolen from the Louvre. A fictional version of the real life crime.