Staff Picks: Romances

The following Romances have been selected by the staff because they are interesting, enjoyable and generally good choices for reading material.

The Witness

The daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that follow change her life forever.



First Grave on the Right

Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light. But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.



A Good Woman

Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the "Titanic" shattered her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris--now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten...until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind.



Sleeping with the Fishes

A "New York Times" bestselling author offers the first in a brand-new paranormal series featuring a mermaid named Fred. While volunteering at an aquarium, Fred learns that there are weird levels of toxins in the local seawater. A gorgeous marine biologist wants her help investigating, as does her ruler, the High Prince of the Black Sea.



Breaking News

Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry is extending her stay in Charleston to help care for her ailing housekeeper, Bernice. Here in her beloved hometown, the air is rich with the scent of azaleas and honeysuckle and there's always a pitcher of sweet tea (or something a little stronger) close to hand. Not that the ladies have much time for relaxing. Ida's new line of cosmetics, "Seasoned," is about to launch, and Toots, Mavis, and Sophia are relishing their new careers as models. Most exciting of all, Toots's daughter, Abby, is getting married. Toots has her hands full, especially when Abby's criminal ex-boss resurfaces and the bride-to-be jeopardizes her big day in order to catch him. Toots is so busy taking care of the upcoming nuptials that she's blindsided by her own unexpected romance. After eight husbands, she's sworn never to get involved again. But every godmother, fairy or otherwise, loves a story that ends with happily-ever-after...



Courageous

When Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange returns home to Texas, he must employ all of his training to help a former associate from South America while trying to avoid Peg Larson, the daughter of his ranch foreman who is a distraction he cannot afford.



Bannon Brothers: Honor

When two of her friends, thousands of miles apart, are suddenly struck down, combat dog trainer Kenzie joins intelligence agent Linc Brannon to track down a killer ... as a hidden conspiracy threatens to explode with devastating consequences.



Sweet Talk

When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression. The beautiful, tough, young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and has reduced it to chaos. But after she asks questions of the wrong people, her life is suddenly endangered.