Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn

When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown L.A. he’s not sure where he’s going or what he’s looking for. Putting his acting career-and his finance-on hold, he’s searching for a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Bay where one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices.

Unlike the pretentious starlets back in Hollywood, Sylvie Cassick has had to work hard for everything she has. When Connor hears familiar music drifting out of her restaurant, he can’t escape a feeling of finally coming home. Sylvie isn’t sure what to think when this impossibly handsome stranger applies for a waiter’s job. Yet once he serenades her customers—and slowly works his way into her heart—she realizes there’s more to him than he’s letting on.  But as the world outside Miramar begins to threaten their fragile bond, Connor will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs for—and become the man Sylvie deserves.

The Words Between Us By Erin Bartels

Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous, incarcerated parents. She was living a peaceful new life running a used bookstore and thought she had put the past behind her. But simultaneously, her store begins experiencing financial difficulties, her father’s upcoming execution is all over the news bringing reporters to her door, and books inscribed with poems start arriving from a past flame. Robin is thrown into turmoil as she faces her past and struggles to work through the misunderstandings and rifts in the broken relationships in her life.

The Secret Slide Money Club Series By Art Rainer (Juvenile Fiction age 6-8)

When Jake, Sophia, and Brody slide down the tube slide at their local park, they are shocked to find themselves in an underground headquarters and transformed into Secret Slide Money Club agents. Soon the friends learn that they’re in an ongoing battle against Albatross, a selfish villain who uses bad money choices to turn other kids into Albies. The agents must help the Albies get free of Albatross’s reach and start to make good money choices—all while going on some ridiculous new adventures. 

In this first book in the series, the three friends must help a classmate raise money for their school. But when the Albies try to crash the agents’ lemonade stand, it’s time to launch some lemons while learning a lesson in giving.

In this second book in the series, Kate keeps spending her chore money, and it’s up to the Secret Slide Money Club agents to help their friend get out from under Albatross’s control. But will they avoid the mud trap long enough to convince Kate to save her money?

Dead Sea Squirrels Books 1&2 Review

From our Tween section (ages 8-12) checkout our 2 new titles from The Dead Sea Squirrels series – Squirreled Away bk 1 and Boy Meets Squirrels bk 2. from the co-creator of VeggieTales Mike Nawrocki.

In the first installment of this hilarious new chapter-book series, ten-year-old Michael and his friend Justin sneak into the Dead Sea caves near the archaeological dig where Michael’s dad is working. Michael finds two 2,000-year-old squirrels petrified in sea salt. Hijinks ensue as Michael tries to bring them back to the U. S.

The Dead Sea Squirrels are alive! In book 2 of Nawrocki’s hilarious new series, the two petrified squirrels Michael brought home from Israel are awake and ready to dive into the 21st century. Turns out, the squirrels lived during the time of Jesus and love sharing the lessons they learned from his teaching in their own quirky way. Missteps and misadventures abound as Merle and Pearl help Michael and his friends confront a bully, using lessons from the Sermon on the Mount.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Immerse yourself in this New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In 1939 Memphis, twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings are taken from their Mississippi River shantyboat and placed in an orphanage after their mother is hospitalized during childbirth. Facing cruelty and mistreatment, Rill tries to keep her siblings together and find a way back to her parents. In present day South Carolina, Avery Stafford, from a wealthy and privileged family, is being groomed to follow her father’s footsteps in the realm of politics. A chance meeting leads her on a path to discover the connection between her grandmother and the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, a secret that has been long kept and may threaten the family’s standing. This fictional story is based on a notorious real-life scandal, in which Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families from the 1920s to 1950.