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Little, Big

Little, Big

by John Crowley

Paperback, 538 pages, HarperCollins, $16.99, published October 11 2006 | purchase
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  • John Crowley

Little, Big is the story of Smoky Barnable, an anonymous young man who travels by foot from the City to a place called Edgewood—not found on any map—to marry Daily Alice Drinkwater, as was prophesied. It is the story of four generations of a singular family, living in a house that is many houses on the magical border of an otherworld.

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The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds

by Colleen McCullough

Paperback, 673 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published September 1 2005 | purchase
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  • Colleen McCullough

A saga of three generations of the indomitable Cleary family begins in the early 1900s when Paddy Cleary, a poor New Zealand farm laborer, moves his wife and children to the Australian sheep station owned by his wealthy sister.

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Young Romance 2

Young Romance 2

by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon

Hardcover, 200 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $29.99, published March 19 2014 | purchase
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  • Jack Kirby and Joe Simon

Jack Kirby may be best known for co-creating Captain America (and any number of X-Men), but he also had a popular sideline in romance comics, along with his Captain America partner Joe Simon. This second volume follows on from 2012's Young Romance.

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When Beauty Tamed the Beast

When Beauty Tamed the Beast

by Eloisa James

Paperback, 374 pages, HarperCollins, $7.99, published January 25 2011 | purchase
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  • Eloisa James

Linnet Berry Thynne thinks that she will easily be able to make her fiancâe, Piers Yelverton, the Earl of Marchant, who is rumored to be immune to the womanly charms, fall in love with her, but she loses her heart to him instead.

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Dangerous Refuge

Dangerous Refuge

by Elizabeth Lowell

Paperback, 403 pages, HarperCollins, $7.99, published December 31 2013 | purchase
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  • Elizabeth Lowell

When two opposing sides - environmentalist Shaye and big city cop Tanner - are forced to work together to investigate a suspicious death on the track of land Shaye wants to preserve, passion explodes between them as a killer closes in.

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Destiny's Surrender

Destiny's Surrender

by Beverly Jenkins

Paperback, 370 pages, HarperCollins, $7.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • Beverly Jenkins

Just when playboy Andrew Yates is ready to settle down, old flame Whilemina "Billie" Wells comes knocking on his door with a toddler in tow that she says is his, but even after a quick marriage, both Andrew and Billie wonder if they can ever truly find love.

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The Luckiest Lady in London

The Luckiest Lady in London

by Sherry Thomas

Paperback, 294 pages, Berkley Pub Group, $7.99, published November 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Sherry Thomas

Louisa Cantwell, who must marry a wealthy man in order to support her sisters, is drawn to Felix Rivendale, the mysterious Marquess of Wrenworth, but resists because she knows that he cannot be trusted.

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The Best Man

The Best Man

by Kristan Higgins

Paperback, 426 pages, Harlequin Books, $7.99, published February 26 2013 | purchase
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  • Kristan Higgins

Finally ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, and face her past, Faith Holland is drawn to Levi Cooper, the local police chief and best friend of her former fiance, but has a hard time forgetting his role in ruining her wedding years ago.

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One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

by Sarah MacLean

Paperback, 376 pages, HarperCollins, $7.99, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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  • Sarah MacLean

Lady Philippa Marbury, known as Pippa, is a bit ... odd. More interested in books and plants than men, she's about to be married but knows little of the marriage bed. So she enlists a scoundrel, the well-known rake Mr. Cross, to help her do some research.

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Crazy Thing Called Love

Crazy Thing Called Love

by Molly O'Keefe

Paperback, 357 pages, Random House, $7.99, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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  • Molly O'Keefe

Forced to work with sexy hockey superstar Billy Wilkins, who is also her ex-husband, Dallas TV morning show host Madelyn Cornish finds herself skating on thin ice when he asks for one more shot at making things right.

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A Duke Never Yields

A Duke Never Yields

by Juliana Gray

Paperback, 312 pages, Berkley Pub Group, $7.99, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Juliana Gray

Miss Abigail Harewood, who is determined to reject stifling convention and take a lover, sets her sights on the Duke of Wallingford, who is dissatisfied with his life of debauchery and has resolved to remain chaste for a year.

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Dream Eyes

Dream Eyes

by Jayne Ann Krentz

Paperback, 416 pages, Berkley Pub Group, $7.99, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Jayne Ann Krentz

Psychic counselor Gwen Frazier returns to the small town of Wilby, where she teams with psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith to get to the bottom of her mentor's mysterious death. Judson is haunted by dreams — but perhaps even more dangerously, his primal attraction to Gwen haunts them both.

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The Autumn Bride

The Autumn Bride

by Anne Gracie

Paperback, 310 pages, Berkley Pub Group, $7.99, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Anne Gracie

When governess Abigail Chantry, along with her sister and two friends, comes to the aid of Lady Beatrice Davenham, they are saved from destitution until Lady Beatrice's nephew Max returns to question their position in his aunt's household.

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The Apple Orchard

The Apple Orchard

by Susan Wiggs

Hardcover, 426 pages, Harlequin Books, $24.95, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Susan Wiggs

Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a one hundred-acre apple orchard in a town called Archangel, along with a half-sister she's never heard of, Tess Delaney, who makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners, discovers a world filledwith the simple pleasures of food and family.

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The Infatuations

The Infatuations

by Javier Marias and Margaret Jull Costa

Hardcover, 337 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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  • Javier Marias and Margaret Jull Costa

Maria Dolz breakfasts daily at a Madrid cafe where she fantasizes about her fellow patrons' idyllic marriage. But when she offers condolences to a widow whose husband has been shockingly murdered, she finds herself in a new relationship and with disturbing insights into the crime.NPR Bestseller

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Farewell, Dorothy Parker

Farewell, Dorothy Parker

by Ellen Meister

Paperback, 356 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published December 3 2013 | purchase
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  • Ellen Meister

Violet Epps, a movie critic as influential as she is insecure, discovers that being a fan isn't the same as being a roommate when Dorothy Parker's spirit materializes from an ancient guestbook — and then follows her home. Parker, it turns out, wants help moving on to the afterlife; in exchange, she offers advice on how Violet can find the courage to speak out. The two women — flesh and spirit — come to depend on each other, as Violet uses Parker's words to become more confident, and the literary spirit learns to deal with her own (literal) ghosts.

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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

by Graeme Simsion

Hardcover, 295 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24, published October 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Graeme Simsion

A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

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Rose Harbor in Bloom

Rose Harbor in Bloom

by Debbie Macomber

Hardcover, 322 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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  • Debbie Macomber

Jo Marie Rose welcomes a new set of guests to the Rose Harbor Inn, including a cancer survivor who regrets ending a relationship with the one man she truly loved and a woman who remembers her own broken engagement while planning an anniversary celebration for her grandparents.

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The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

by Emily Croy Barker

Hardcover, 563 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published August 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Emily Croy Barker

Wandering through a portal into a different world where she is transformed into a stunning beauty, Nora pursues a romance with the masterful Raclin only to see her elegant fantasy world shattering, forcing her to learn magical skills to survive.

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