July is half over. People are already talking Fall. (Personally I would take these temps all year round) I am here to make sure your TBP does not get to small. I have taken to calling my a TBT – to be read tower. It might even be leaning a bit, but I keep adding to it, just to see how big I can make it. 🙂
The House at Saltwater Point – Colleen Coble – #2 Lavender Tides – Ellie Blackmore is making a name for herself as a house flipper. But when her sister Mackenzie disappears, Ellie can’t focus on anything but uncovering what happened. Her only clue is the bloodstain on the deck of Mackenzie’s boat. Ellie knows her sister isn’t on the best of terms with her ex-husband, Jason, but he wouldn’t kill her—would he? Coast Guard intelligence officer Grayson Bradshaw believes Mackenzie faked her own death after stealing a seized cocaine shipment. The problem is convincing Ellie, who seems to view him as the true enemy. Both Ellie and Grayson want truth, but truth—and family—is often more complex than it first appears.
In Dreams Forgotten – Tracie Peterson – #2 Golden Gate Secrets – Judith Gladstone came to San Francisco after her parents died to find her last living relative, an aunt she never knew she had. Instead she has fallen head over heels in love with Caleb Coulter, her friend’s brother. Caleb has promised to help Judith find her aunt, but she can tell he thinks of her only as a friend, and she struggles to hide her feelings whenever she is with him. When Caleb traces Judith’s aunt to the wealthy Whitley family, Judith is united with her long-lost relatives. The truths she learns about her past and her parents are shocking and overwhelming, however, and the more she gets to know her new family, the more danger she uncovers. Someone feels threatened by Judith’s appearance in the Whitleys’ lives, and they will do whatever it takes to get rid of her. Large Print available
The Best of Intentions – Susan Anne Mason – #1 Canadian Crossings – In the aftermath of WWI, Grace Abernathy is determined to reunite her family, crossing an ocean to convince her widowed sister to return home to England. Yet, in Toronto she discovers more tragedy–her nephew Christian in the custody of his paternal relatives, the formidable Easton family, who rejected Grace’s sister because of her low social status. Unconvinced the Eastons can be fitting caretakers, Grace uses an assumed name to secure the position of Christian’s nanny and moves into the Easton estate. There she can observe the family up close, while ensuring Christian’s well-being. In the course of her new role, she is shocked to find herself falling in love with Andrew Easton, the boy’s guardian. Unfortunately, Andrew is promised to a spoiled socialite who is sure to make a terrible stepmother for Christian. Will Grace be able to protect her nephew . . . and her heart?
The Hope of Azure Springs – Rachel Fordham – Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em finally arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the Western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won’t be able to do it alone. For Azure Springs Sheriff Caleb Reynolds, securing justice for the waifish and injured Em is just part of his job. He’s determined to solve every case put before him in order to impress his parents and make a name for himself. Caleb expects to succeed. What he doesn’t expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.
The Edge of Over There – Shawn Smucker – Sequel to the Day the Angels Fell – Before the Tree of Life, everything in Abra Miller’s life had been predictable. Safe. Normal. But after the Tree, everything has felt fragile . . . like holding a soap bubble in the palm of her hand. After years of fruitless searching for the next Tree, she begins to wonder if it was nothing more than a vivid dream. Now sixteen, Abra finds a clue to the whereabouts of the next Tree of Life when an ominous woman–who looks exactly like a ghost from her past–compels her to travel to New Orleans where she’ll find one of seven gateways between this world and Over There. But she’s not the only one interested in finding the gateway. There’s also a young man searching for his father and sister, who escaped through it years before. As Abra enters the Edge of Over There and begins her pursuit of the Tree once more, she doesn’t know whom to fear or whom to trust.
What Blooms from Dust – James Market – Jeremiah Goodbye finally gets a break. Scheduled for execution, he escapes when a tornado destroys the prison. Now he’s on his way to his hometown of Nowhere, Oklahoma, to settle a score with his twin brother. As Dust Bowl storms rage, Jeremiah tries to save the townspeople. Will he succeed and free himself from guilt?