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    The Berry Pickers

    July 1962. A Mi’kmaq family from Nova Scotia arrives in Maine to pick blueberries for the summer. Weeks later, four-year-old Ruthie, the family’s youngest child, vanishes. She is last seen by her six-year-old brother, Joe, who will remain distraught by his sister’s disappearance for years to come. In Maine, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Her father is emotionally distant, her mother frustratingly overprotective. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren’t telling her. Unwilling to abandon her…

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    The House of Eve

    1950s teen Ruby is on track to be the first in her family to attend college but is caught up in a taboo love affair that threatens that dream. College studen Eleanor falls in love with on of D.C.'s elite and feels isolated and hopes a child can bridge the gap between her and her new family. Their stories collide in unexpected ways.

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    Ill-Fated Fortune

    Felicity Jin grew up literally hanging onto Mom’s apron strings in their magical bakery in the quaint town of Pixie, California. After many failed attempts, a takeout meal gone wrong inspires her to craft some handmade fortune cookies. But when one customer’s ill-fated fortune results in his murder, Felicity’s suspiciously specific fortune has the police focusing on her as the main culprit.

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    Maame

    Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she’s ready to experience some important “firsts”: She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But it's not long before tragedy strikes, forcing Maddie to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils––and rewards––of putting her heart on the line. Smart, funny, and deeply affecting, Jessica George's Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and…

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    Finding Me

    In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever. Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

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    The Heart Principle

    To be honest, I had doubts going into this one because The Kiss Quotient was just okay for me.... after reading a few reviews from people saying that they didn't care for TKQ but that they really liked this one, I said okay, let's go.

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    When We Left Cuba

    This is the second book in The Perez Family series by Chanel Cleeton. I'm happy to report that, in my opinion, this book is just as good as the first one! In fact, I think I liked it better.

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    Blackwater Falls

    I really wanted to like this book, but ultimately, it fell short of the mark for me. The author did a few things very well. However, this book was just not for me.