Below the Brilliant Stars by C. Elyana Brooke

TWO STARS, TWO MEN, TWO LOVES...

Lily Randolph, troubled by her familial past, is reckless, restless, and a beauty. She escapes her small town life in East Monmouth, outside Boston, to seek adventure and excitement in the Big Apple, New York City. There she meets the dashing unconventional young conductor of the New York City Symphony Orchestra, Sterling Granville, and her life changes irrevocably.

Will Frank DiSanto, a sweet and considerate divorce lawyer at Lily's law firm, heal her heart during the Christmas season? Or perhaps, her boss, the enigmatic Jib McCally, who thinks that she has the perfection of a goddess, will win her for himself? When is the timing right for love? Letters from the past speak to Lily, but do these hold the clue to her future happiness?

THREE STARS, THREE MEN, AND LOVE...

Who will Lily choose?

A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE THAT IS GREAT READING FOR ANY TIME OF YEAR!

Another atypical, deeply psychological, and emotional love story, written as a memoir, from the pen of C. Elyana Brooke, author of To Find Polaris!

Little Gods by Meng Jin

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Combining the emotional resonance of Home Fire with the ambition and innovation of Asymmetry, LITTLE GODS is explores the complex web of grief, memory, time, physics, history, and selfhood in the immigrant experience, and the complicated bond between daughters and mothers.

On the night of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind’s arrow of time.

When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother’s ashes to China—to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya’s memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya’s own sense of displacement.

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.

Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath by Todd Tarpley

After crossing raging rivers and tromping through the jungle, Naughty Ninja returns to his secret ninja training camp for lunch. But when he gets inside, his parents tell him he needs a bath. Before Naughty Ninja gets in the tub, he notices poisonous flies and an angry alligator circling his dad, who doesn’t even seem to know he’s in trouble. Good thing Naughty Ninja is around to save the day!

Amid sudsy fun, a boy’s imaginary ninja life and his everyday world collide in the ultimate bath time adventure.

A Beginner's Guide to Free Fall by Andy Abramowitz

Husbands and wives. Brothers and sisters. Mothers and daughters. Okay, everybody. Hold on tight.

Davis Winger has it all. A respected engineer who designs roller coasters in theme parks across the country, he is deeply in love with his wife and has a beautiful young daughter and a happy home. Until an accident strikes on one of his rides. Nothing fatal—except to his career. And to his marriage, when a betrayal from his past inadvertently comes to light. In one cosmically bad day, Davis loses it all.

His sister, Molly, is at a crossroads herself. She’s coasting through a dire relationship with an incompatible man-child. And she’s a journalist whose deeply personal columns about mothers and daughters are forcing her to confront the truth about her own mother, who abandoned Molly and Davis years ago and disappeared.

For these two siblings, it’s just a matter of bracing themselves for one turbulent summer in this redemptive and painfully funny family drama about making the best of the sharp turns in life—those we choose to take and those beyond our control.

Kidnapped on Safari by Peter Riva

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"Kidnapped on Safari is a richly-detailed Pero Baltazar thriller set in Africa that quickly seduces the reader with authentic touches that could’ve been ripped from today’s headlines. … This is a whip-smart page-turner impossible to put down once you begin reading." - Robert Morgan Fisher, Winner of the 2018 Chester B. Himes Fiction Prize and Finalist for the 2019 John Steinbeck Award

"This captivating story, involving Russian efforts to destabilize East-Africa with the help of Boko Haram extremists, is in itself enough to chain you to your seat. Add to this Peter Riva’s soulful rendering of the African spirit, and you have an outstanding reading experience that will linger for a long time." – Bob van Laerhoven, author of international bestselling and award-winning Baudelaire’s Revenge and twelve other novels.

"Riva delivers rat-a-tat action, rarely letting up, building to a nail-biter conclusion. Move over Jason Bourne. Baltazar is here." -- Mary Glickman, bestselling author and a National Jewish Book Award Finalist.

"A clever and entertaining novel in an exotic setting...Few books set in Africa give such a detailed description of settings and language as this one... this book betrays a writer very well at home in his craft." -- Guido Eekhaut, Hercule Poirot Award winner.