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    Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice

    Finlay Donovan and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero are in sore need of a girls’ weekend away. They plan a trip to Atlantic City, but odds are?seeing as it’s actually a cover story to negotiate a deal with a dangerous loan shark, save Vero’s childhood crush Javi, and hunt down a stolen car?it won’t be all fun and games. When Finlay’s ex-husband Steven and her mother insist on tagging along too, Finlay and Vero suddenly have a few too many meddlesome passengers along for the ride. If Finlay can juggle a jealous ex-husband, two precocious kids, her mother’s marital issues, a decomposing loan shark, and find Vero’s missing boyfriend, she might get…

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    Lovelight Farms

    In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a kid, Stella Bloom enters a contest with an instafamous influencer. With the added publicity and the $100,000 cash prize, she might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on the application and said she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only … there is no boyfriend. Enter best friend Luka Peters.

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    A Little Magic

    Ellie Klein fled Vermont after graduating high school, and she hasn’t been back since. Theo Fox has been winning collegiate hockey and NHL championships since Ellie disappeared, but all he really wants is a second chance with the woman he can’t stop loving. When Ellie’s travel site lands her back where it all began, her goal is to get in and out without seeing anyone from before. But life has other plans when she’s caught in a blizzard that leaves her seeking refuge in a cabin owned by none other than Theo. When she shows up unannounced in Vermont, he’s determined to find out why she left and never returned.…

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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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    Till There Was You

    When culinary student Lexi Berman meets Jake Taylor, a dive bar musician who charms her with show tunes and they have a steamy weekend together before Jake heads off to LA to record his demo, she never expects to see him again. She definitely doesn’t expect him to become an overnight celebrity, with a breakout single that’s almost certainly about her famous blueberry pancake recipe. But when a distraught Jake turns up on her doorstep late one night, her carefully-laid plans are thrown for a loop.

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    The Wishing Game

    In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now she is able to share her love of these stories with seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but without proper funds and stability, it feels hopeless until Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.

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    Inheritance

    Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish is stunned to learn that her late father had a twin he never knew about?and that her newly discovered uncle, Collin Poole, has left her almost everything he owned, including a majestic Victorian house on the Maine coast. Her engagement recently broken, she sets off to find out why the boys were separated at birth. Trey, the young lawyer who greets her at the sprawling clifftop manor, notes Sonya’s unease?and acknowledges that yes, the place is haunted…but just a little. Sure enough, Sonya finds objects moved and music playing out of nowhere. She sees a painting by her father inexplicably hanging in her deceased uncle’s office,…

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    The Fury

    Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island. We found ourselves trapped there overnight. Our old friendships concealed hatred and a desire for revenge. The night ended in violence and death, as one of us was found murdered.

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    Amazing Grace Adams

    Grace Adams gave birth, blinked and now suddenly she is forty-five, perimenopausal and stalled—the unhappiest age you can be, according to the Guardian. And today she’s really losing it. Stuck in traffic, she finally has had enough. To the astonishment of everyone, Grace gets out of her car and simply walks away.

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    Remarkably Bright Creatures

    After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.