Minor in Possession (J.P. Beaumont #8) by J.A. Jance

Synopsis "All manner of sinners and sufferers come to the rehab ranch in Arizona when they hit rock bottom. For Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont, there is a deeper level of Hell there: being forced to room with teenage drug dealer Joey Rothman. An all-around punk, Joey deserves neither pity nor tears - until he is … Continue reading Minor in Possession (J.P. Beaumont #8) by J.A. Jance

My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

Synopsis "Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul's editor, Gloria, encourages him to finish his latest cookbook on-site in Tuscany, hoping that a change of scenery (plus the occasional truffled pasta and glass of red wine) … Continue reading My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

The Secret Therapy of Trees by Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri

Synopsis "Our connection to nature is deeply rooted in the history of our evolution. And yet, we have less contact with green space now than ever, and our stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high. The Secret Therapy of Trees helps us rediscover the restorative value of our natural environment and presents the … Continue reading The Secret Therapy of Trees by Marco Mencagli and Marco Nieri

Going, Going, Ganache (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay

Synopsis "After a cupcake-flinging fiasco at a photo shoot for a local magazine, Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura agree to make amends by hosting a weeklong corporate boot camp at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. The idea is the brainchild of Ian Hannigan, new owner of Southwest Style, a lifestyle magazine that chronicles the lives of Scottsdale's … Continue reading Going, Going, Ganache (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #5) by Jenn McKinlay

The Bookshop on the Corner (Scottish Bookshop #1) by Jenny Colgan

Synopsis "Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion... and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a … Continue reading The Bookshop on the Corner (Scottish Bookshop #1) by Jenny Colgan

The Witching Tree (Natalie Lockhart #3) by Alice Blanchard

Synopsis "Natalie Lockhart gained unwanted notoriety when she and her family became front and center of not one but two sensational murder cases. Now she's lost her way. Burned-out and always looking over her shoulder, Natalie desperately thinks that quitting the police force is her only option left. All that changes when a beloved resident … Continue reading The Witching Tree (Natalie Lockhart #3) by Alice Blanchard

Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Synopsis "Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward, with ways to reenvision everything - from relationships with friends and family to the way you see yourself. As Alice Hoffman says, "In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to remind myself of the beauty of life, something … Continue reading Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman

Red Velvet Revenge (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #4) by Jenn McKinlay

Synopsis "It may be summertime, but sales at Fairy Tale Cupcakes are below zero--and owners Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are willing to try anything to heat things up. So when local legend Slim Hazard offers them the chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they're determined to rope in a pretty … Continue reading Red Velvet Revenge (Cupcake Bakery Mystery #4) by Jenn McKinlay

Stealing Home (The Sweet Magnolias #1) by Sherryl Woods

Synopsis "Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there's been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control sixteen-year-old son, a talkative fourteen-year-old who's suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend … Continue reading Stealing Home (The Sweet Magnolias #1) by Sherryl Woods