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THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers."
Gabriel Allon may be a talented, world-renowned restorer of classic paintings, but he's willing to kneecap a Russian spy if necessary. Read full book review >
THE 51 DAY WAR by Max Blumenthal
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: June 30, 2015

"Explosive, pull-no-punches reporting that is certain to stir controversy."
An alarming report on Israel's devastating 2014 attack on Gaza. Read full book review >

THREE MORE WORDS by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 30, 2015

"Uneven but sometimes highly interesting, it serves as a window onto the foster-care system. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This memoir serves as a sequel to the author's Three Little Words (2008), which chronicled her experiences as a foster child in Florida. Now, she writes of her experiences as a foster parent.Read full book review >
Second Chronicles of Illumination by C. A. Pack
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"The stakes have never been higher in Pack's inventive epic."
Pack's encore batch of riveting adventures about an interdimensional library system. Read full book review >
MY BARNYARD! by Betty Schwartz
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 30, 2015

"Part book, part puzzle, all fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones are invited to piece together a farm. Read full book review >

GRENDEL'S GAME by Erik Mauritzson
THRILLERS
Released: June 30, 2015

"A tepid addition to the Scandinavian crime-fiction shelf."
A killer who professes to enjoy the taste of human flesh goes up against a Swedish cop in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE by Beth K. Vogt
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A touching inspirational romance that weaves faith and love together in a convincing and heartfelt way."
When Vanessa Hollister reluctantly heads back to the town where she spent her senior year of high school to plan her wedding, she runs headlong into the past she's spent a decade trying to forget—namely, her ex-husband, Logan. Read full book review >
These Boots Are Made for Butt-Kickin' by Kalan Chapman Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"With sparkling wit, Southern charm, and a steady pace, Miss Lilly has hit her stride."
Lloyd's (Home Is Where Your Boots Are, 2015) second book in the MisAdventures of Miss Lilly series finds small-town lawyer Lilly Atkins kicking herself after shooting her ex-boyfriend in the foot. Read full book review >
HARD TO LET GO by Laura Kaye
Released: June 30, 2015

"A supersexy, high-octane romantic suspense novel that concludes the popular Hard Ink series in a completely satisfying way."
Investigating the betrayal of his Special Forces A-Team, Beckett Murda knows he shouldn't give in to his sizzling attraction to Kat Rixey, his teammate's sister who's way too good for him, but tensions are high, sex is a good release, and risk is second nature. Read full book review >
A DUKE BUT NO GENTLEMAN by Alexandra Hawkins
ROMANCE
Released: June 30, 2015

"The book is full of tiresome inconsistencies and weak-willed characters, but readers who enjoy dark sex scenes may find it entertaining."
Two Georgian-era noblemen, a duke and a marquess, spur each other to ever greater depths of depravity, until the duke falls in love with one of their victims. Read full book review >
THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS by Jo Walton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 30, 2015

"There's still more talk than action, but enough happens that the end result is a satisfying conclusion, with room for more if desired."
Walton continues her tale of the goddess Athene's experiment to establish a city based on the principles of Plato's Republic, inhabited by stray scholars and former child-slaves harvested from various time periods.Read full book review >
The Giggling Boy by Ra Lynn Lonewalker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A fantastical, horrifying, and thought-provoking journey through one of America's darkest chapters.
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LoneWalker (On the Other Side of the Golden Gate, 2013, etc.) explores the horrors of Native American mission schools in a fictionalized blend of history and mythology.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >