The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers,Working as a cleaner in the famed medieval cathedral of Chartres for more than 20 years, Agnes Morel profoundly transforms local lives by performing small tasks and using her subtle influence until an accidental encounter reveals tragic incidents from her youth, causing her to be targeted by mean-spirited gossips.
Katie Opens Her Heart (Emma Raber's Daughter) by Jerry S. Eicher, Since her father died, Katie Raber's mother has tried to keep Katie close at hand, but the young Amish woman wants to break free from her mother's shadow, hoping to gain independence by attending nearby Mennonite youth gatherings.
Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda,When a late night adventure on the bay takes a tragic turn, Val, who was washed ashore semi-conscious, is left to deal with the aftermath in her blue-collar neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Oak and Dagger by Dorothy St. James,Despite cooler fall temperatures in Washington, D.C., tempers flare at the White House when historical documents go missing from the curator's office and the gardeners are blamed. As if that isn't bad enough, Casey Calhoun has started receiving death threats, and the president's pooch is digging unsightly holes all over the South Lawn. Then the curator is found dead, with all evidence pointing to Gordon Sims, the chief gardener.
Against the Edge by Kat Martin, When Claire Chastain seeks him out to tell him that the son he never knew he had has been kidnapped, former Navy SEAL Ben Slocum works with Claire to locate and rescue his son and finds himself falling in love with her.
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is.....
Somewhere Between Luck and Trust by Emilie Richards,Christy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she's free again, but what does that mean? Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth. Does she want to follow the clues?
Heart of Palm by Laura Lee Smith, Utina, Florida, is a small, down-at-heels southern town. Once enlivened by the trade in Palm Sunday palms and moonshine, Utina hasn’t seen economic growth in decades, and no family is more emblematic of the local reality than the Bravos. Little do any of them know that Utina is about to meet the tide of development that has already engulfed the rest of Northeast Florida.
A Plain Love Song (New Hope Amish) by Kelly Irvin Adah Knepp wants nothing more than to make music. It's all she's ever desired - to sing and play the guitar and write her own songs. That's a dream that will never come true in the confines of her strict Amish community. But then she meets Jackson Hart, and all of a sudden she finds the chance for a different kind of life.