2012 Reading List

HOTEL VENDOME
Danielle Steel
12/8/2012
After his wife leaves him for another man, Hugues Martin's life revolves solely around two things: the celebrated five-star hotel he owns and manages in New York City and his daughter Heloise. But their little world is transformed forever when Heloise moves to France for hotel school and Hugues meets his match in Natalie Peterson, a woman who understands him and his love for the Vendome.

THE PERFECT LOVE SONG
 Patti Callahan.Henry
12/8/2012
After a song he writes catapults him to country stardom, former drifter Jimmy Sullivan finds his thirst for wealth and fame overshadowing his devotion to his brother and love for his girlfriend, and it will take a Christmas miracle to get him to save what really matters.

MAN IN THE BLUE MOON
 Michael Morris
11/6/2012
"'He's a gambler at best. A con artist at worst,' her aunt had said of the handlebar-mustached man who snatched Ella Wallace from her dreams of studying art in France. Eighteen years later, he has disappeared, leaving Ella saddled with debt and struggling to support three sons. 

The Christmas Box
Richard Paul Evans
10/30/2012
Richard, a busy and preoccupied father, discovers a Christmas box full of love letters from an old woman to her dead daughter and, with the help of an angel, begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas - 

Courting Emma Howe 
Robinson, Margaret A.
10/19/2012
Emma Howe is a Vermont spinster, buck-toothed and plain, trapped in her family home caring for two elderly, cantankerous aunts. Arthur Smollett is a homesteader in Snohomish county, enduring the wet and the mud, slowly improving his claim. The two begin a correspondence when Arthur writes to Emma admiring a poem that she wrote for Nature’s Friend magazine. Finally, just after Christmas 1904, Arthur off-handedly proposes in a postscript. 

10/19/2012
The Road to Grace : the third journal of the walk series
by: Richard Paul Evans
Now nearly halfway through his trek, Alan Christoffersen walks from South Dakota to Memphis, Tennessee. He covers more than 800 miles on foot, but it's the people he meets along the way who give the journey its true meaning.

VISION IN WHITE
Nora Roberts
10/19/2012
Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother--an encounter that has them both seeing stars--and has Mac turning to her three best friends and business partners to see her way to her own happy ending.

How to Make an American Quilt
Whitney Otto
10/4/2012
An extraordinay and moving reading experience, HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT is an exploration of women of yesterday and today, who join together in a uniquely female experience. As they gather year after year, their stories, their wisdom, their lives, form the pattern from which all of us draw warmth and comfort for ourselves.

44 Charles Street 
 Danielle Steel
9/12/2012
Owner of a struggling art gallery and newly separated from her boyfriend, Francesca Thayer does the math and then the unimaginable. She puts out an advertisement for boarders, and soon her Greenwich Village house becomes a whole new world.

The Ulikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry 
Rachel Joyce
9/12/2012
Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance.

Moon Shell Beach
 Nancy Thayer
8/15/2012
Leaving behind a broken friendship with Clare Hart when she elopes at the age of nineteen, Lexi Laney returns to Nantucket after an eleven-year absence and a bitter divorce and struggles to rebuild a childhood friendship destroyed by deception and betrayal.

The Choice
Nicholas Sparks
8/15/2012
Resisting romantic commitments while enjoying a life of boating, swimming, and barbecues, Travis Parker is unable to deny his attraction to new neighbor Gabby Holland, a defensive woman whose long-time boyfriend further challenges Travis' growing feelings.

Summerland
Elin. Hilderbrand
8/15/2012
After a fatal car crash during a summer celebration on Nantucket island, four teenagers question if the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem; is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstance; and, can true friendship ever really die?

Safe Haven
Nicholas Sparks
7/26/2012
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. 

Handyman
Linda Nichols
7/26/2012
Sweet, struggling Maggie Ivey is a twenty-six-year-old single mom trying to keep it all together, burdened by a lecherous boss, a dead-end job, and a worried mother who just wants her to move back home to Georgia. Maggie's prospects look dim, until her friend Gina signs her up for the famous Dr. Jason Golding's 21-Day Overhaul.

Porch Lights
Dorothea Benton Frank
7/13/2012
When Jimmy McMullen, a fireman with the NYFD, is killed in the line of duty, his wife, Jackie, and ten-year-old son, Charlie, are devastated. Charlie idolized his dad, and now the outgoing, curious boy has become quiet and reserved. Trusting in the healing power of family, Jackie decides to return to her childhood home on Sullivans Island. 


Heart of the Matter
Giffin, Emily.
7/10/2012
Following a tragic accident, two women--Tessa Russo, a renowned pediatric surgeon, and Valerie Anderson, an attorney and single mother--living in the same Boston suburb but with relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children converge in ways no one could have imagined.

Summer House
Nancy Thayer
7/10/2012
At thirty, Charlotte Wheelwright remains the dreamer she's always been. But when she begins an organic garden on a portion of her grandmother's land, Charlotte learns to plant her feet in solid ground and begins to build a new life. More often than not, ninety-year-old Nona Wheelwright contentedly spends her time reminiscing about days gone by. But with her family's annual reunion and financial meeting looming, 

Chasing Fire
Nora Roberts
7/3/2012
Montana wildfire fighter Rowan has a strict rule: never get romantically involved with anyone she works with. But the moment she meets new recruit Gull Curry that rule is severely tested. And when it becomes clear that someone blames Rowan for her jump partner's death, and is determined to get revenge, Rowan finds that she needs Gull's help and support more than ever.

The Witness
Nora. Roberts
7/3/2012
Having had a traumatic experience 12 years prior, Abigail Lowery lives in a remote area, holed up on a house with high-tech security measures, a fierce guard dog and a cache of weapons, but this only serves to further inrtrigue police chief Brooks Gleason, who aims to protect Abigail from what she fears.

Love in a Nutshell
 Janet Evanovich
6/22/2012
"Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she's been fired from her position as a magazine editor, and the only place she wants to go is to her parents' summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene's Harbor, Michigan. Kate's plan is to turn The Nutshell into a Bed and Breakfast. Problem is, she needs cash, and the only job she can land is less than savory. Matt Culhane wants Kate to spy on his brewery employees. Someone has been sabotaging his company, and Kate is just new enough in town that she can insert herself into Culhane's business and snoop around for him. If Kate finds the culprit, Matt will pay her a $20,000 bonus.



Dear John
Sparks, Nicholas.
6/22/2012
John, a rebel who enlisted in the Army after high school, meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams, but their love is threatened by the events of September 11, John's decision to re-enlist, and Savannah's marriage to another man.

The Best of Me
Sparks, Nicholas.
6/15/2012
In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

The Wedding
Sparks, Nicholas.
6/6/2012
With the preparations for his daughter's wedding serving as a catalyst, Wilson Lewis realizes that his relationship with his wife of thirty years is threatened, and sets out to make his wife fall in love with him once again.

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards
Lilian Jackso Braun
4/26/2012
Jim Qwilleran is somewhat disgruntled when his assignment for the Daily Fluxion is to cover the art beat. For a hard-nosed crime reporter it's like being put out to pasture.
Little ddoes he suspect that this "fluff" assignment will lead down the path to murder.


The Search
Nora Roberts
7/12/2011
Fiona, a dog trainer who performs canine search-and-rescue missions, is devastated after her fiancé is murdered, but her emotions are rekindled when Simon, a newcomer to town, brings his puppy Jaws to her for obedience training.







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