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Fifty Shades Of Grey

by E.L. James

Paperback, 528 pages, Vintage, $15.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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Growing out of a piece of fan fiction that recast Twilight's Bella and Edward in sexier scenarios, Fifty Shades of Grey tells the steamy affair of a student journalist and an intriguing young entrepreneur.NPR Bestseller

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The Fortunes of Love

The Fortunes of Love

by Caroline Courtney

Paperback, 236pp, Warner Books, , published February 1 1985 | purchase
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  • Caroline Courtney

The rich and handsome Duke of Strathavon has come to Bath to reside and seek a bride. He has the ladies of Bath all agog — but not the beautiful and spirited Davinia Sinclair, who is neither charmed nor overawed by the impressive Duke.

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I Own the Dawn

I Own The Dawn

by M. L. Buchman

Paperback, 404 pages, Sourcebooks Casablanca, $6.99, published August 1 2012 | purchase
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  • M. L. Buchman

Determined to prove herself to the members of SOAR, sharpshooter Kee faces an unexpected dilemma when she develops an attraction to the navigation officer, lieutenant Archibald Jeffrey Stevenson II.

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A Royal Pain

A Royal Pain

by Megan Mulry

Paperback, 338 pages, Sourcebooks Landmark, $14.99, published November 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Megan Mulry

While despairing of her romantic prospects in the wake of a bad breakup, Bronte Talbott engages in what she believes will be a rebound fling with a man who is subsequently revealed to have royal ties.

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Riveted

Riveted

by Meljean Brook

Paperback, 404 pages, Berkley Trade, $16, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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Serving on an airship one hundred years after a volcanic eruption decimated Iceland, Annika holds the secrets about her community's survival while her sister, Kalla, lives in exile.

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A Lady Never Lies

A Lady Never Lies

by Juliana Gray

Paperback, 311 pages, Berkley, $7.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • Juliana Gray

Desperate to reverse her fortunes, Lady Alexandra Morley, a beautiful widow, finds fate taking a strange turn when she ends up in the arms of Phineas "Finn" Burke, a brilliant inventor with a shocking past who is intent only on perfecting his "horseless carriage" engine. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

by Erica Jong

Paperback, 451 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published November 1 2003 | purchase
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  • Erica Jong

This ground-breaking novel of self-discovery, freedom, and womanhood records the erotic fantasies and outrageous adventures of Isadora Wing who travels constantly in spite of her phobia of flight, accompanied by a new introduction by the author. Reprint

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Rebecca

Rebecca

by Daphne, Dame Du Maurier

Paperback, 448 pages, Gardners Books, $15.10, published January 30 2003 | purchase
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  • Daphne, Dame Du Maurier

The tale of the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter, who enters the home of her mysterious and enigmatic new husband and learns the story of the house's first mistress, to whom the sinister housekeeper is unnaturally devoted, is accompanied by selections from "The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories"

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The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

by William Goldman

Paperback, 456 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $8.95, published October 8 2007 | purchase
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  • S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
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This tale of a handsome farm boy who, aided by a drunken swordsman and a gentle giant, rescues a beautiful princess named Buttercup comes with a slyly humorous, metafictional edge: Goldman claims to have merely abridged an earlier text by one "S. Morgenstern" (actually a pseudonym) and peppers his text with clever commentary.

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The Chocolate Thief

The Chocolate Thief

by Laura Florand

Paperback, 0 pages, Kensington, $14, published July 31 2012 | purchase
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  • Laura Florand

The Parisian sorcerer of artisan chocolate, handsome Frenchman Sylvain Marquis, and the American empress of chocolate bars, Cade Corey, play a decadent game of seduction and subterfuge that causes them both to melt with desire.

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Overseas

Overseas

by Beatriz Williams

Hardcover, 456 pages, Putnam Adult, $25.95, published May 10 2012 | purchase
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  • Beatriz Williams

A cynical Wall Street analyst falls uncharacteristically in love with a billionaire with a mysterious past, in a romance with mystical ties to a relationship between a World War I British officer and a beautiful young American who held vital information about a fateful reconnaissance mission.

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The Garden Intrigue

The Garden Intrigue

by Lauren Willig

Hardcover, 388 pages, Dutton Adult, $25.95, published February 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Lauren Willig

Hiding intelligence clues in deliberately bad poetry that he writes from his vantage point in France, undercover agent Augustus Whittlesby is scathingly mocked by an American envoy's niece, Emma, whose favor he is forced to gain in order to collect information about a top-secret device being shown at a local house party.

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A Night Like This

A Night Like This

by Julia Quinn

Paperback, 373 pages, Avon, $7.99, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Julia Quinn

Anne Wynter, a governess with some dark secrets in her past, is tempted by the dangerously handsome Daniel Smith-Smythe, Earl of Winstead, who relentlessly pursues her despite her social station.

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Somebody to Love

Somebody to Love

by Kristan Higgins

Paperback, 425 pages, HQN Books, $7.99, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • Kristan Higgins

Parker Welles, a single mother whose family has just lost everything, finds love in an unexpected place when she travels to Maine to sell her lone possession, a decrepit house in need of repair.

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