Here's a look at the titles we love that hit shelves this week.
"McCarty’s latest Highland Guard novel is a deeply moving and delightful read...this tale is fraught with danger and surprises, once again proving that McCarty is a master storyteller."
"Scott’s last of the Lairds of the Loch trilogy ranks as the finest of the series. Exquisite writing, a fast-moving, highly intriguing plot and constantly rising levels of emotional tension make this a page-turner."
"There’s signature Heath wit, but also poignancy as Heath tackles several serious themes and raises the emotional intensity of a beautiful love story."
"Readers will enjoy Honor’s antics and her roguish hero’s attempts to tame her indomitable spirit. It’s always fun to watch an arrogant man fall head over heels."
"Readers will be moved by the charming, compassionate hero and the inclusion of characters from the previous novels. This is a thoughtful and lovingly crafted romance."
"The result is a fully realized world of high-stakes intrigue and private connections, as well as a sizzling, smart relationship that evolves beautifully to capture readers’ hearts as well as their imaginations."
"How Maxwell allows Tara to change into a woman who makes better choices and learns to love is a testament to her talents. Readers may wish that the story does not rush to its end so they can savor this charming romance."
"The appealing characters, the emotional growth of the hero and the lively dialogue turn what could have been a predictable tale into a delightful non-stop read. This is a fine start to a new trilogy."
"Alcott is a splendid storyteller who knows exactly how to capture reader attention with a perfect combination of history and romance."
"With the wondrous, exotic backdrop, fascinating details and fine storytelling readers will be enchanted..."
"The believable characters, backdrop and accurate historical depiction of the home front and front lines are sure to win over readers fascinated by WW II."
"Andre is simply a wonder. With each entry in the fantastic Sullivans series, her writing is kicked up a notch."
" This complex, engrossing novel tells of a man with no memories and a wife determined to start over — without him. This could be a trite story of mistaken identity, but it has so much more to offer."
"In fact, this fully fleshed-out cast of characters is a mainstay of Carr’s writing, along with this book’s compelling plots and compassionately explored issues of forgiveness, family responsibility and, of course, love."
"Bernard explores beneath her characters’ facades to the vulnerable hearts that beat within them and engages readers in every steamy, heartfelt step of their surprising journey."
"Through her beautiful storytelling, Pappano deftly expresses the emotions that come with love and loss. The women of the local widows’ club are authentic and relatable as they cope with their grief."
"She creates an excellent villain to go against a traditional alpha hero and traps the heroine in the middle. Excellent secondary characters balance this fast-moving story."
"Kennedy is a snarky, slightly neurotic and completely gutter-brained protagonist, but her antics and unreasonable attraction to Griffin are just too much fun!"
"The common thread and theme of making changes in your life for the better serve as inspiration and make this novel a real page-turner."
"There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!"
"Dees blends action and intrigue in this character-driven romance with deft skill, keeping readers enthralled until the final secret is unveiled and the last chase winds down."
"Daniels’ latest grabs the reader from page one. With her crisp storytelling, she gives us well-defined, genuine characters within a solidly crafted plot filled with mystery."
"A well-crafted plot and strong tension lie at the heart of this story. Add to that quick pacing, edgy suspense and a few unexpected twists, and Brady’s latest is a page-turner."
"This is the fifth entry in Robinson’s Agent Ex series, a string of James Bond-spoof action spy thrillers. As such, it appeals to fans of the genre, and, if you are one, it will be like getting a box of chocolates."
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
"This fabulous third outing in the Hidden series provides additional complexity and depth to Rush’s unique world...Packed with ominous treachery and dark magic, this is edge-of-your-seat entertainment!"
"Third in Evans’ Mystwalker series, this is the book where everything comes together, with a spectacular bang! Everyone is in jeopardy and the stakes could not be any higher."
"With steady plotting, a clever, inventive storyline wrapped in a contemporary feel and the sizzling passion between Nick and Penelope, Pamfiloff gives readers another delightfully amusing tale that doesn’t disappoint."
"For the finale of her epic and incredibly intricate Hunter Kiss series, award-winning Liu forces Maxine into the position of making impossible choices — ones that could save or doom the world."
"For those who have followed this series from the beginning, the arc of Rachel’s life and of her relationships has been riveting and trouble-laden, but that ride has been well worth it..."
"A strong and even pace will keep readers racing to the end. The chemistry between Kit and Dredmore continues to build with delicious tension, especially with the increased presence of Inspector Doyle."
"Fighting a war can have grave costs and many of Roy’s protagonists have paid dearly, which adds a melancholy edge to this enthralling thriller. A most promising debut!"
"Ellison excels at imaginative and terrifying plots, and this thriller is a fine example that sucks readers in at the beginning and spits them out at the end, emotionally drained."
"In this new outing, Hannah solves a murder case, and a few good twists and turns keep the mystery rolling until it all ends in a harrowing but humorous showdown. Recipes are included!"
"The latest offering in the Alex Morrow series takes readers on a journey from past to present through events that shaped the characters...Overall, a compelling crime procedural that keeps readers thinking long after the last page is turned."
"Book two in Bach’s Paradox trilogy doesn’t suffer from a sophomore slump — quite the opposite, actually. With so much going on, Honor’s Knight has no trouble holding readers’ attention and is loaded with action"
"Almasi has successfully blended dystopia with an alternate reality, thrown in some crazy bionic and medical thrills and a dash of romance and attraction to create a very fun and exhilarating read."
"Mallery’s immensely entertaining, intensely emotional novel is a vividly descriptive, locale-perfect, stand-out story, starring an eclectic cast of unforgettable characters..."
"This is a book that you’ll be unable to put down once you start, so carve out some time...Littlefield exposes this family, warts and all, and makes them so authentic that the story is, too."
"The engaging characters, captivating plot and rich setting work together to make this a novel that readers can’t put down. The story flows perfectly..."
"Once again, Warren is masterful in creating characters who tug at our hearts and make us mad as heck while remaining grounded in the tenets of faith."
"The author does an amazing job of achieving balance with the main characters, giving neither the husband nor the wife sole blame for the problems they face."
"The fresh and unique storyline takes many coincidental twists and turns throughout; however, it’s the explosive ending that may blindside and grip readers the most."
"For believers of fate and second chances, or for anyone who’s willing to wade through a lot of heartbreak for some hope, this book will grip your heart and squeeze..."
"Filled with more action, romance and adventure than ever before, this is officially my favorite in the series. With twists and turns, this fantastic read will keep fans guessing till the very last page."
"Armentrout’s first full-length Dark Elements title starts with a bang. She pairs a fast-moving plot with a colorful cast and a strong-willed heroine. Fans and newbies alike will definitely love this."
"The Diamond sisters are so different that at least one sibling will be completely relatable to readers, making the novel even more fun. Get ready for one crazy and fabulous ride."
"Both characters are truly lost souls brought together by Jesus’ act of mercy. Their discovery, through Him, that mercy is the true power that leads to peace is a reassurance Christian readers can appreciate."
"Life Support is a fast-moving novel that explores the dynamics of family and faith. Believable and endearing characters alongside family disputes and critical medical crises make this book hard to put down."
"...when marrying into royalty, life as you know it will change forever. Hauck brings readers a fresh outlook on an old trope that will be appreciated by fans."