A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

Every porcine wonder was once a piglet! Celebrate the joy of a new arrival with this endearing picture-book prequel to the New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series. Mr. Watson and Mrs. Watson live ordinary lives. Sometimes their lives feel a bit too ordinary. Sometimes they wish something different would happen. And one day it … Continue reading A PIGLET NAMED MERCY, by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, Candlewick Press

THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

Much has happened in idyllic Ivy Hill in recent months, and while several villagers have found new love and purpose, questions remain--and a few dearly held dreams have yet to be fulfilled. Jane Bell is torn. Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear. But Jane is reluctant to give up her inn … Continue reading THE BRIDE OF IVY GREEN, by Julie Klassen, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

SOMETHING READ SOMETHING DEAD, #5 Lighthouse Library Mysteries Series, by Eva Gates, Crooked Lane Books, PGC

National bestselling author Eva Gates’s fifth Lighthouse Library mystery will carry fans of Miranda James and Jenn McKinlay to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson’s soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early ‘til-death-do-us-part. Winter falls on North Carolina’s Outer Banks as Lucy Richardson and her … Continue reading SOMETHING READ SOMETHING DEAD, #5 Lighthouse Library Mysteries Series, by Eva Gates, Crooked Lane Books, PGC

MURDER ON THE ROCKS: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY, by Karen MacInerney, Midnight Ink

Natalie Barnes buys the Gray Whale Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, and publicly opposes Bernard Katz's proposed resort development, which threatens a colony of black-chinned terns, and when Katz is found dead, Natalie must find the true killer in order to clear her own name. approx. 281 pages Out 2008 MY THOUGHTS: I … Continue reading MURDER ON THE ROCKS: A GRAY WHALE INN MYSTERY, by Karen MacInerney, Midnight Ink

MURDERS AND METAPHORS, by Amanda Flower, Crooked Lane Books

USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower is back with the third in her more-charming-than-ever Magical Bookshop mystery. Fans of Sofie Kelly and Heather Blake, prepare your bookshelves! Niagara region booksellers Violet Waverly and Grandma Daisy sleuth the slaying of a sommelier whose book signing turned into her sayonara. January means ice wine season in the … Continue reading MURDERS AND METAPHORS, by Amanda Flower, Crooked Lane Books

BECOMING BELLE, by Nuala O’Connor, Penguin/PenguinRandomHouse

A witty and inherently feminist novel about passion and marriage, based on a true story of an unstoppable woman ahead of her time in Victorian London. In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of … Continue reading BECOMING BELLE, by Nuala O’Connor, Penguin/PenguinRandomHouse

A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, SEVEN KENNINGS, BOOK ONE, by Kevin Hearne, Del Rey/Penguin Random House

  In the start of a compelling new series, the New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Druid Chronicles creates an unforgettable fantasy world of warring giants and elemental magic. In the city of Pelemyn, Fintan the bard takes to the stage to tell what really happened the night the giants came . . … Continue reading A PLAGUE OF GIANTS, SEVEN KENNINGS, BOOK ONE, by Kevin Hearne, Del Rey/Penguin Random House