Weekly Book List: Week 28 (Blue Covers)

Everyone Brave is Forgiven / Chris Cleave

When war is declared Mary North signs up at the War Office, where she is made a teacher. Tom Shaw and his roommate Alistair enlist. When Mary and Alistair meet love and war tests them in ways they could never imagine. (FIC CLEAVE)

 

The Meaning of Night: A Confession / Michael Cox

Convinced that he is destined for great wealth, power, and influence, Edward Glyver will do anything to reclaim a prize that is rightfully his, including a showdown with his rival, poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt. (FIC COX)

 

Evening’s Empire / Bill Flanagan

The tale of a mythical British rock band that rises, falls and returns over the course of four historically relevant and drug-addled decades. (FIC FLANAGAN)

 

The Ideal Man / Julie Garwood

Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby she witnesses the fatal shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals. She is targeted by a shadowy criminal couple called the Landrys, and, as the only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation. After Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case he pledges to protect Ellie until she takes the witness stand. The two of them find their close quarters leading to passionate feelings. He’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain. (FIC GARWOOD)

Fates and Furies / Lauren Groff

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. (FIC GROFF)

 

Salvation of a Saint / Keigo Higashimo

Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect -except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. (FIC HIGASHIMO)

Blue-Eyed Devil / Lisa Kleypas

Returning to town two years after marrying a man of whom her family disapproves, rebellious heiress Haven Travis is determined to never again fall for the wrong man, until she meets Hardy Cates, a sexy Texan who is an enemy of her family. (FIC KLEYPAS)

 

Flight of Dreams / Ariel Lawhon

On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent position; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. (FIC LAWHON)

The Guilty One / Sophie Littlefield

Shattered by her daughter’s murder at the hands of a boyfriend, Maris walks away from her pampered Bay Area life when she receives a call from the killer’s father, who informs her that he will commit suicide at her command. (FIC LITTLEFIELD)

 

The Invisible Bridge / Julie Orringer

An unforgettable story of three brothers, of history and love, of marriage tested by disaster, of a Jewish family’s struggle against annihilation, and of the dangerous power of art in a time of war. (FIC ORRINGER)

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