Readers who have begun the Jennifer Donnelly multi-generational series with the first book, “The Tea Rose,” will be happy to learn that the second book of the series has arrived. “The Winter Rose” picks up with turn-of-the-century London at the center of the story. You will be taken in with the historical drama and the novel’s heroine– her courage, a lost love and a tragic family. It’s entertaining to read and a brilliant story. The third and final book in the series, “The Wild Rose,” is already in the collection and will pick up again, in London, in 1914 as World War I looms on the horizon.
Stuart Wood’s, “Son of Stone” is the newest addition to the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series. After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his wealthy, sophisticated former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he’s looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone... including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.
There are two recent James Patterson books on the new shelf. Patterson partnered with Marshall Karp to produce “Kill Me If You Can.” This novel is also available on CD in the audio book section. Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New York City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his girlfriend Katherine are on his mind– until it becomes clear that he is being tracked, and until they have reclaimed the diamonds, it is not going to stop. Patterson partnered with Howard Roughan to produce “Don’t Blink.” New York’s Lombardo Steak House has become famous for more than its menu and clientele now that an infamous mob lawyer has been murdered on premise. Reporter Nick Daniels, seated at the next table interviewing a legendary baseball player inadvertently captures a key piece of evidence. Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels has a new release titled “Betrayal.” Kate and Alex Rocket are one of those couples who can’t have children and their friends Don and Deb Winter have generously included them in their family. One of the children accuses Alex of a terrible act. When Kate’s husband is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Kate plots her revenge on the people responsible.