Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Who's On Top: Fiction

Top 5 Fiction:
Hardcover:
1. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith
2. MISTRESS, by James Patterson and David Ellis
3. ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM, by Debbie Macomber
4. INFERNO, by Dan Brown
5. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, by Khaled Hosseini

Spotlight: 
ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM
By Debbie Macomber 


Hailed as “the reigning queen of women’s fiction” (The Sacramento Bee), #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is renowned for her novels of love, friendship, and the promise of fresh starts. Now Macomber returns to the charming Rose Harbor Inn, where each guest finds a second chance and every room comes with an inspiring new view.

Since moving to Cedar Cove, Jo Marie Rose has truly started to feel at home, and her neighbors have become her closest friends. Now it’s springtime, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden for the property and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye—and at times he seems far removed—yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys.

Annie Newton arrives in town to orchestrate her grandparents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. While Annie is excited for the festivities, she’s struggling to move on from her broken engagement, and her grandparents themselves seem to be having trouble getting along. Worse, Annie is forced to see Oliver Sutton, with whom she grew up and who has always mercilessly teased her. But the best parties end with a surprise, and Annie is in for the biggest one of all.

High-powered businesswoman Mary Smith, another Rose Harbor Inn guest, has achieved incredible success in her field, yet serious illness has led her to face her sole, lingering regret. Almost nineteen years ago, she ended her relationship with her true love, George Hudson, and now she’s returned to Cedar Cove to make amends.

Compassion and joy await Jo Marie, Annie, and Mary as they make peace with their pasts and look boldly toward their futures. Rose Harbor in Bloom is Debbie Macomber at her heartwarming best.


Paperback Trade:
1. THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling
2. THE SILENT WIFE, by A. S. A. Harrison
3. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James
4. JOYLAND, by Stephen King
5. THE ALCHEMIST, by Paulo Coelho 

Spotlight: 
THE SILENT WIFE
By A. S. A. Harrison 

A chilling psychological thriller about a marriage, a way of life, and how far one woman will go to keep what is rightfully hers

Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

Paperback Mass-Market:
1. ENDER'S GAME, by Orson Scott Card
2. THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR, by Debbie Macomber
3. A GAME OF THRONES, by George R. R. Martin
4. THE TOMBS, by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry
5. LOW PRESSURE, by Sandra Brown

Spotlight: 
THE TOMBS 
By Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry 

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine.

The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder . . . a bounty that has never been found.

As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan—a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five—the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself . . . and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs’ riches as his own.

E-Book:
1. ROSE HARBOR IN BLOOM, by Debbie Macomber
2. THE CUCKOO'S CALLING, by Robert Galbraith
3. THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, by Liane Moriarty
4. HIGH HEAT, by Lee Child
5. THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, by Lene Kaaberbol

Spotlight: 
THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
By Liane Moriarty

To be opened in the event of my death

With one swift, vicious movement, she sliced the envelope open, and pulled out a handwritten letter.

love you and the girls...
so sorry to leave you with this...
cannot bear

The Husband's Secret is a funny, heartbreaking novel of marriage, grief, love and secrets. When her husband announces he's in love with her best friend, painfully shy Tess picks up her young son and returns to her mother's house. There she begins an unexpected affair with an old flame. Rachel is a woman in her sixties consumed by grief and anger at the loss of her daughter twenty years earlier. When her son announces he is taking her beloved grandson overseas, Rachel begins a descent into deeper bitterness and pain. Cecilia is the quintessential "I don't know how she does it" woman. A devoted mother to three daughters, she runs her household like clockwork, is President of the P&C, owns an extremely successful Tupperware business and is happy in her fifteen-year marriage. Until she discovers a letter in their attic labelled: "To my wife Cecilia, to be opened in the event of my death"... Her husband's secret is a bombshell beyond all imagining with repercussions across the lives of all three women.

Disclaimer: All blurbs come from Goodreads.com, all list come from NYTimes.com

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