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MISTRESS OF THE RITZ   by Melissa Benjamin
This page-turner is a captivating novel based on true characters who find themselves in Paris during the German occupation.  

 

THE RENT COLLECTOR   by Camron Wright
Following real people, this compelling novel is set in Cambodia during the time of the Vietnam War.

 

THE FLOATING FELDMANS  by Elisa Friedland

Annette Feldman takes three generations of her family for a cruise to celebrate her 70th birthday. Follow this family as their many secrets are revealed. Very enjoyable read!

 

THIS TENDER LAND  by William Kent Krueger
I loved this tale of life on the river - an adventure reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.  Escape and enjoy!


LOVE AND OTHER CONSOLATION PRIZES   by Jamie Ford  
A young man’s interesting story about growing up in a brothel after being raffled off at the 1909 Seattle World’s Fair. Written by the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet . Both books are meticulously researched and well written.


THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON  by Meg Waite Clayton  
I loved this book about the system of carrying thousands of Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Europe and safely to London.  It was a story I wasn’t familiar with and I’m glad I read.


THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE  by Amy Reichert
What a fun, if not obvious, book. If you like cooking and baking, you’ll enjoy every delicious page of this romance.


CITY OF GIRLS  by Elizabeth Gilbert  
This is a theater full of fun with interesting and unique misfits. Definitely “R” rated but what do you expect from the author of “Eat, Pray, Love”?  It’s a real “keeper.”

 

NEWS OF THE WORLD  by Paulette Jiles
A charming, heartwarming novel about an aging news reader and her travels with a 10-year-old girl through post-Civil War Texas while bringing audiences world news.


THE EXPATRIATES   by Janice Y.K. Lee
A poignant novel of motherhood and the relationships between three very different American women living in a small expat community in Hong Kong.

 

THE GOWN  by Jenifer Robson
Fascinating story about one of the most famous dresses of the 20 th  Century -- the wedding gown of Queen Elizabeth ll – and the embroidery women working in the background.

 

THE RACE TO SAVE THE ROMANOVS  by Helen Rappaport
This best-seller investigates the murder of the Russian Imperial Family and uncovers various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.

 

OUTLANDER  by Diana Gabaldon
The first book in a collection of eight immerses the reader in a whirlwind of time travel, romance, war, politics and mysticism in 18 th  century Scotland and introduces them to unforgettable and charismatic characters. If you have not read this book – or gotten hooked on the smash television series -- you don’t know what you’re missing!  

 

THE BULLET by Mary Louise Kelley
Fast-paced thriller about a young woman’s stunning discovery of a decades-old bullet lodged at the base of her neck.  How did it get there?  Why didn’t her parents tell her about it?  How deep should she delve into this mystery – before it becomes too dangerous?