January 2023 New Items
The brighter the light
Taylor, Mary Ellen, 1961- author
When a shipwreck surfaces, old secrets are sure to follow. Or so goes the lore in Ivy Neale's hometown of Nags Head, North Carolina. When Ivy inherits her family's beachfront cottage upon her grandmother's death, she knows returning to Nags Head means facing the best friend and the boyfriend who betrayed her years ago. But then a winter gale uncovers the shipwreck of local legend--and Ivy soon begins to stumble across more skeletons in the closet than just her own. Amid the cottage's clutter are clues from her grandmother's past at the enchanting seaside resort her family once owned. One fateful summer in 1950, the arrival of a dazzling singer shook the staff and guests alike, and not everyone made it to fall. As Ivy contends with broken relationships and a burgeoning romance in the present, the past threatens to sweep her away. But as she uncovers the strength of her grandmother and the women who came before her, she realizes she is like the legendary shipwreck: the sands may shift around her, but she has found her home here by the sea.
Bobby is a struggling podcast host who hates commitement. That all changes when he meets Aaron, a detached lawyer who likes to play the field. Repeatedly drawn to each other, both men begin to show their vulnerable sides as their undeniable attraction turns into something resembling a commitment.
Emily the criminal
Desperate for income, Emily takes a shady gig buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a charismatic middleman named Youcef. Seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills, they hatch a plan to take their business to the next level.
A family affair
Carr, Robyn, author
Anna McNichol knows how to take charge. Raised by a single mother, she's worked to ensure her three children have every advantage she didn't. And while her marriage has its problems, she values commitment and believes in "till death do us part." Now an empty nester, she's at the peak of her career and ready to seize the opportunity to focus on her future. But life can change in an instant, and when her husband dies suddenly, Anna's carefully constructed world falls apart. The mysterious young woman at the memorial service confirms her husband had been keeping secrets, and Anna is determined to get to the truth. For once, she doesn't have the answers.
Father of the bride
The story of a father coming to grips with his daughter's upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family.
The good house
Hillary Good is a realtor in an idyllic New England town, whose wickedly funny tongue and seeming success mask her life's one dark truth: She enjoys her wine a bit too much. But Hildy's good a keeping it together--until, that is, a rekindled romance with high school flame Frank Getchell sets in motion a chain of events that forces a decades-in-the-making confrontation with Hildy's buried past....The Good House is a multifaceted portrait of a proud, resilient woman who wouldn't think of asking for help...and whose life won't change until she does.
House of the dragon. 1
Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series finds the Targaryens ruling over the Seven Kingdoms -- and on the brink of civil war within their own house. Prior to the birth of a son, King Viserys sent shockwaves through the kingdom and declared his daughter, Rhaenyra, his heir. Once a healthy boy entered the picture, plans were afoot to make sure she would never sit on the Iron Throne. Now, with schemes hatched on both sides -- and the kingdom in the balance -- viewers will see the house that dragons built and learn how they tore it all down.
Lyle, Lyle, crocodile
It's hard enough to adjust to a big move -- even harder when it's to New York City -- and harder still when there's a singing crocodile living in your attic! Josh Primm isn't making friends easily, so he's glad that Lyle is willing, but their menacing neighbor is determined to rid the neighborhood of the reptile.
Ryan, Anthony, author
"Times have changed for Alwyn Scribe. Once an outlaw, he's now a spymaster and sworn protector of Lady Evadine Courlain, whose visions of a demonic apocalypse have earned her the fanatical devotion of the faithful. Yet Evadine's growing fame has put her at odds with both Crown and Covenant. As trouble brews in the kingdom, both seek to exploit her position for their own ends. Sent to the Duchy of Alundia to put down a rebellion, Alwyn must rely on old instincts to fight for his new cause. Deadly feuds and ancient secrets are laid bare as war erupts, a war that will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Albermaine and, perhaps, prevent the coming of the prophesied Second Scourge"-- Provided by publisher.