Here is a list of some of the new releases for the week of April 2nd, 2017. Since there were so very many books this week, I am going to divide them between four days. Here is the first day of the list. Hope you find some selections for your weekly reading. Enjoy and happy reading.
In the latest installment of Ann B. Ross’s New York Times bestselling series, Miss Julia takes a trip to the beach, only to confront a hurricane roiling off the coast–and all the trouble it washes ashore
Miss Julia’s sweet and generous husband, Sam, has decided to take a big group trip to the beach, inviting family and friends. While Miss Julia prepares for the big trip, her longtime friend LuAnne comes to her with a horrifying discovery–her husband may be cheating on her. Julia invites LuAnne along to the beach to get away and clear her head–and to keep from doing anything rash.
Everyone settles into the rental house and six-year-old Latisha, their beloved housekeeper Lillian’s great-grandaughter, is having a blast searching for seashells when she discovers some much more valuable treasures that have washed up from a strong storm off the coast. As the storm nears, the crew packs up to head back to Abbotsville, and it appears that the three strangers they met on the beach–who seemed a bit too interested in little Latisha’s treasures–have followed them back to their sleepy town.
In Miss Julia Weathers the Storm, another highly entertaining and delightful installment in the series by Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia must rely on her quick wit and strong will to protect Latisha, get to the bottom of LuAnne’s predicament, and once again save the day. (Goodreads)
Spirited wedding planner Kelsey McKenna juggles a sabotaged wedding and a cold-blooded killer in beautiful California wine country in this hilarious follow-up to Terror in Taffeta.
Wedding planner Kelsey McKenna just signed on to a dream gig. She’s going to be the “day-of” coordinator at the beautiful Higgens Estate in California wine country. There’s only one problem: the wedding was originally planned by Babs Norton, the self-proclaimed Queen of Wine Country Weddings, who the father of the bride has fired.
Kelsey decides to clear the air with Babs and make sure there are no hard feelings, but before she can throw herself into executing the perfect wedding, she discovers Babs dead on the floor of his office. David, Babs’ assistant is quick to point the finger very publicly at Kelsey. Even worse, Kelsey learns that with the big day only weeks away, the bitter little man has sabotaged her new clients’ wedding by canceling all the vendor contracts.
With the help of her friend Brody and assistant Laurel, Kelsey must scramble to salvage the wedding while dodging gossipy wedding planners, grumpy winemakers, and a cold-blooded killer in this smart, funny cozy perfect for fans of Carolyn Haines. (Goodreads)
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“Bill Levy,” he said, taking Bill by the arms and putting on some handcuffs. “You are under arrest for the murder of Sean Harpo. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for you. Do you have any questions about these rights as I have explained them to you?”
“No sir,” Detective Barclay turned Bill around and started to walk him out of the room. He stopped and gave Daniel a wink and a wicked smile. “You have a nice day now,” he said before leaving the hotel room.
“Don’t worry, and don’t say anything Bill,” Daniel called after him. “I’ll find out where they are taking you and be there quickly.”
Daniel told Lindsay to stay put. “Everything said in the room stays between us, got it? There is something fishy going on here.”
Daniel Swift – Attorney at Law. Honest. Dedicated. Brilliant. Together with his investigator friend, Jason Hunter, and his loyal clerk and assistant Kristie Starr, they make sure that justice is served in the Florida Keys. When Daniel gets a visit from Lindsay Gill, asking for help in getting her fiancé released from a Sanitarium, it triggers a chain of events which culminate in murder!!
Lindsay’s fiancé and Daniel’s client – Bill Levy, is seen leaving a hotel room where a man’s body was found – a man who was blackmailing him. Nothing is what is seems and Daniel must use all of his legal knowledge to not only protect his client but to find out what really happened. In doing so he must do battle with a steely judge, a vindictive District Attorney and a legal system where innocence is not always presumed.
A determined lawyer. A client with all the evidence stacking up against him. Murder in the Hotel: A Daniel Swift Mystery is part of a new series of books by author Penelope Sotheby.
If you are a fan of whodunits that will keep you guessing until the very end, then you will love this Daniel Swift adventure. (Amazon)
Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of Huntsville Prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict—set a trap with himself as bait.China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. But McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs.When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns the owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza’s nephew is contesting the will.
While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid’s plan backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming. Now McQuaid’s life is not the only one at stake—and this time may really be his last chance… (Goodreads)
Dawn Conners’s parents are famous for finding historic treasures, but she has a knack for losing things—her job, her boyfriend, and now, her reputation. Thanks to a mud-slinging exposé, Dawn’s late great-grandfather is assumed guilty of stealing silver from a century-old shipwreck. Hoping to clear his name, Dawn returns to Starlight Cove, her idyllic hometown on Lake Michigan, where the doomed vessel sleeps beneath the beam of a ramshackle lighthouse.
Her plan: remodel and sell the lighthouse while untangling the perplexing family mystery. Neither task is easy, especially once her well-meaning parents and the quirky locals—including nautical researcher and Starlight Cove’s most eligible bachelor, Kip Whittaker—get involved. Despite their attraction, Dawn is reluctant to trust Kip, or any of the close-knit townsfolk. But as she pieces together the truth, Dawn’s once-shuttered heart opens up. And if she’s willing, the lighthouse might guide her to a place she never expected to find, where the past entwines with a bright new beginning. (Amazon)
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Pop superstar, Jessica, has announced a last minute trip to the Isle de Losierres, home of all things fabulous and exclusive. But relaxation may not be the only thing on our pop-star’s agenda. Here’s my dish: sources indicate that someone is very close to discovering her true identity, and this trip is a last ditch effort to keep her secret hidden. She’s even hired notorious bounty hunter, H Prowler, to find out who’s out to reveal her closet skeletons.
Is it an innocent prank or a scandalous encounter? Anything’s possible on the Isle.
Moreover, H Prowler has hired himself some help on this case, a mysterious silver-clad vixen named Zed. Not much is known about her, but you know I’ll find the scoop.
Want to find out more? Crack open this issue for my latest Celebrity Dish! (Amazon)
When a breakup via cupcake threatens to crumble their friend’s life for good, Mel and Angie race to solve the murder as this New York Times bestselling series continues…
Love is in the air at Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but co-owner, Mel, is preparing for a breakup. Her old friend, Diane Earnest, is dumping her fiancé after discovering he’s only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction.
When Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn’t the reaction she was expecting: he’s dead. After the police arrive and see the incriminating cupcakes, Diane becomes their prime suspect. If she hopes to taste freedom again, Mel and Angie must make sure the real killer gets their just desserts… (Goodreads)