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Hello, Summer

Though not your typical beach read, this latest from Andrews (Sunset Beach) crafts a suspenseful small-town story that keeps the pages turning. It has a bit of everything: mystery, dodgy characters, a little romance, and family drama. Recommended for most collections. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]
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Anthropocene Rag

Irvine (A Scattering of Jades) has created an interesting yet horrifying world where nanotechnology meets a destroyed Earth. Though tagged as a sf Western, it will also please fans of future apocalyptic novels.
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Benediction

As a Western, there are a few notable missteps here: errors about horse coat coloring, a much-too-long description of cooking gnocchi, and not enough time devoted to actual cow punching or horse breaking. This is best for readers interested in a visceral take on a cowboy reinventing himself.
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Westering Women

Though the dialog can be stilted at times, Dallas (The Bride’s House) has written an engaging historical fiction about the strength of women in times of adversity. Though the women were all intended to be brides, we see each as much more than her connection to a man
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The Lights Go Out in Lychford

Another entertaining and imaginative entry in Cornell’s “Witches of Lychford” series. A quick read with an interesting town full of characters, but readers may want to start at the beginning of the series to fully understand the story.
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Akin

Donoghue (Room) nestles a quiet mystery in the growing relationship between two different family members as Noah sees through Michael’s tough kid act and Michael (and readers) learn what the French in Nazi-occupied Nice had to endure. Readers interested in World War II or family drama will find this a fascinating read
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Life and Other Inconveniences

Slowly revealing secrets from the past and adding a mysterious disappearance and people who need love but can’t express it properly, Higgins (Good Luck with That) hits it out of the park with her trademark depth, emotion, and dash of humor. Her fans will love this book, which will attract a wide new readership of family fiction. 

The Rosie Result

Simsion's intriguing look into the mind of a person with autism follows Don as he moves through a changing life. As always, his lighthearted humor and wonderful group of friends add a great touch, and the story will give readers a lot to think about when regarding autism in their communities. Highly recommended.
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Grave Destiny

Alex Craft admirers won't be disappointed by this great addition to a popular series in which fantasy meets mystery. There's enough backstory for new readers and an ending that will have fans clamoring for the next installment.

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