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Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

In March, we're reading Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, a young adult fantasy.

We'll discuss the first half on March 13th and the second half on March 27th.

 

 

Of Fire and Stars Cover Image
By Audrey Coulthurst, Jordan Saia (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062433268
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 6th, 2018

The highly acclaimed, gorgeously written debut YA fantasy about a girl betrothed to a handsome prince...only to fall in love with the prince’s sister. Now in paperback!

 

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

 

Now Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

 

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

 

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

 

“Murder, mayhem, magic, romance-and horses…a romantic fantasy that will appeal to those who appreciate character-driven novels.” -Kirkus Reviews

 

“A powerful and exquisite love story” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“Reminiscent of the kinds of fantasy books I loved when I was a young teenager, tales of princess angst, horses, and the blossoming of reluctant love. This book is bold enough to create a world that moves beyond the prejudices we are still fighting in our real world.” -Caitlyn Paxson, NPR


Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

In March, we're reading Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, a young adult fantasy.

We'll discuss the first half on March 13th and the second half on March 27th.

 

Of Fire and Stars Cover Image
By Audrey Coulthurst, Jordan Saia (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062433268
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 6th, 2018

The highly acclaimed, gorgeously written debut YA fantasy about a girl betrothed to a handsome prince...only to fall in love with the prince’s sister. Now in paperback!

 

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

 

Now Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

 

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

 

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

 

“Murder, mayhem, magic, romance-and horses…a romantic fantasy that will appeal to those who appreciate character-driven novels.” -Kirkus Reviews

 

“A powerful and exquisite love story” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

“Reminiscent of the kinds of fantasy books I loved when I was a young teenager, tales of princess angst, horses, and the blossoming of reluctant love. This book is bold enough to create a world that moves beyond the prejudices we are still fighting in our real world.” -Caitlyn Paxson, NPR


Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

The Devil's Star: A Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series #5) Cover Image
$15.80
ISBN: 9780061133985
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 3rd, 2017

Detective Harry Hole is on the trail of a diabolical serial killer terrorizing Oslo in another electrifying thriller in the Harry Hole series from the author of The Snowman—now a major motion picture, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and J. K. Simmons

 

“It’s fascinating to watch this Norwegian author adapt our homegrown monster [the serial killer] to a foreign culture.... When things go wrong, Harry goes on a bender, but when he’s on his game, no one is better than this obsessive detective. He systematically works his way through the intricacies of a plot that speeds along like a bullet train.”—New York Times Book Review

 

In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work.

But Hole’s determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler’s crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.


The Devil's Star Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062193964
Availability: Available Now
Published: Harper - January 2nd, 2012

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower.

We request that those participating in our book clubs purchase the book from KBB.

Assaulted Caramel (An Amish Candy Shop Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781496706393
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Published: Kensington - August 29th, 2017

Sometimes you need a sweet tooth to take a bite out of crime…

Bailey King is living the sweet life as assistant chocolatier at world-famous JP Chocolates in New York City. But just when Bailey’s up for a life-changing promotion, her grandmother calls with news that her grandfather’s heart condition has worsened. Bailey rushes to Harvest, Ohio, where her grandparents still run Swissmen Sweets, the Amish candy shop where she was first introduced to delicious fudge, truffles, and other assorted delights.

She finds her grandfather is doing better than she feared. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for a local Englisch developer, whom Bailey finds dead in the candy shop kitchen—with Jebediah King’s chocolate knife buried in his chest. Now the police are sweet on her grandfather as the prime suspect. Despite the sincere efforts of a yummy deputy with chocolate-brown eyes, Bailey takes it on herself to clear Jebediah. But as a cunning killer tries to fudge the truth, Bailey may be headed straight into a whole batch of trouble…

Recipe Included!


Assaulted Caramel Cover Image
$7.59
ISBN: 9781496706409
Availability: Available Now
Published: Kensington Books - August 31st, 2017

Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Murder in an Irish Village (An Irish Village Mystery #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781617738463
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Published: Kensington - January 31st, 2017

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors and share a cup o’ tea. But murder has a way of killing business…

Nowadays Siobhán O’Sullivan, along with her five siblings, runs the family bistro named for their mother. It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned, it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.

“If Janet Evanovich and Maeve Binchy wrote a book together, Murder in an Irish Village would be the result. This one is delicious fun.”—Laurien Berenson, author of Live and Let Growl

“A smart whodunnit in an idyllic locale. I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhán and her siblings, the O’Sullivan Six.”—Barbara Ross, author of Fogged Inn


Mystery Matters Book Club

FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

*Breaking Creed by Alex Kava.

Breaking Creed (A Ryder Creed Novel #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425277942
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 7th, 2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie O’Dell novels comes a thrilling new series featuring an ex-marine turned K9 rescue dog trainer…

Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention.

When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel off the coast of Pensacola Beach, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartel’s latest shipment isn’t drugs. It’s human…

Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders she suspects to be the work of a brutal assassin. By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late to help him. For someone is already on the way…


Mystery Matters Book Club

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The Undertaker's Widow: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553580884
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Published: Bantam - March 2nd, 1999

At the center of The Undertaker's Widow is the beleaguered figure of Richard Quinn - a judge so ethical that he is willing to risk his own life to see that justice prevails in his courtroom. But as Quinn discovers when he presides over the trial of tough-talking state senator Ellen Crease, there is not always a clear path to justice. A former police officer, Crease is a flamboyant public figure who stands accused of conspiring to murder her husband, a wealthy tycoon who got his start in the funeral parlor business. Things, however, are not as they seem, and Quinn soon begins to suspect that Crease may well have been set up. As he zeros in on the deadly secret at the heart of this trial, Judge Richard Quinn finds that his efforts to do the right thing lead him ever deeper into an insidious maze of murder and deceit.


Brunch Book Club

Join our traditional book club for pastries, coffee, and a discussion of This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel.

This Is How It Always Is: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250088567
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 23rd, 2018

This is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.
This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.
This is how children change…and then change the world.

 

When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it’s another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect.
 

But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.
 

Rosie and Penn aren’t panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes.

 

This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.


Brunch Book Club

Join our traditional book club for pastries, coffee, and a discussion of The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler.

Hearts of Men went into three printings and charted on indie and regional bestseller lists in the first two months after on-sale and was widely lauded: “A multi-layered, multi-generational mini-epic” (USA Today);

The Hearts of Men: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062469694
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Published: Ecco - December 26th, 2017

Now in paperback, the acclaimed novel from bestselling author Nickolas Butler: a story about loyalty, families, and fathers and sons returning over the years to a beloved Boy Scout summer camp in the Northwoods of Wisconsin

 

A sweeping, panoramic story spanning a half century, from the Vietnam War to the modern day, The Hearts of Men begins at Camp Chippewa during the summer of 1962: Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan, who, in scrambling to protect Nelson against the merciless bullying of the other boys, finds he has much to learn about the extent of his own courage and empathy. Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from Vietnam, becomes scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father’s business into a highly profitable company. When something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as scoutmaster and Jonathan’s teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths—and the limits—of Nelson’s selflessness and bravery.


Mommy Book Club

Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don't have to worry about bringing your kids, because we all will!

In February, we're reading Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker, a romantic suspense.

Keep Her Safe: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133404
Availability: In Stock at Our Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - January 23rd, 2018

Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that's been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family's life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn't born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it's all she knows anymore. At least here people don't care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive...until a man who clearly doesn't belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department's dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker's reputation as one of today's most talented new voices in romantic suspense.


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