For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog‘s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.
Officer Carter stumbles upon a crawling man in need of help in the forest. A trip to the desolate and nearly closed hospital kicks off the beginning of the end for several hospital patrons. Carter’s estranged wife Allison is the head nurse along with Dr. Powell when Carter brings in the drifter. The father and son tracking the drifter burst onto the scene to demand that the man be handed over.
|The Great Wall
European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
|The Case of the Stinky Stench, Josh Funk
Inspector Croissant seeks the help of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to investigate a terrible odor coming from the refrigerator.
|Dinosaur Pirates!, Penny Dale
A group of prehistoric pirates navigate their way to a desert island in search of a buried treasure, encountering a fearsome band of gold-snatching marauders.
|Ellie in Concert, Mike Wu
“Since Ellie the elephant saved her home with her wonderful paintings, the zoo is back in business and the animals are more energetic than ever. All except for Lucy the giraffe, who hasn’t been able to sleep with all the noise. Determined to help her friend, Ellie tries to tone down the ruckus and organize the animals into an orchestra”– Provided by publisher.
|The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Amanda Quick
Amanda Quick, the bestselling author of ‘Til Death Do Us Part, transports readers to 1930s California, where glamour and seduction spawn a multitude of sins… When Hollywood moguls and stars want privacy, they head to an idyllic small town on the coast, where the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel caters to their every need. It’s where reporter Irene Glasson finds herself staring down at a beautiful actress at the bottom of a pool… The dead woman had a red-hot secret about up-and-coming leading man Nick Tremayne, a scoop that Irene couldn’t resist—especially since she’s just a rookie at a third-rate gossip rag. But now Irene’s investigation into thedrowning threatens to tear down the wall of illusion that is so deftly built around the famous actor, and there are powerful men willing to do anything to protect their investment. Seeking the truth, Irene finds herself drawn to a master of deception. Oliver Ward was once a world-famous magician—until he was mysteriously injured during his last performance. Now the owner of the Burning Cove Hotel, he can’t let scandal threaten his livelihood, even if it means trusting Irene, a woman who seems to have appeared in Los Angeles out of nowhere four months ago… With Oliver’s help, Irene soon learns that the glamorous paradise of Burning Cove hides dark and dangerous secrets. And that the past—always just out of sight—could drag them both under…From the Hardcover edition.
|Against All Odds, Irene Hannon
RITA Award winner Irene Hannon has also won the Holt Medallion for her romantic suspense. In this pulse-pounding thriller, the White House orders elite FBI operator Evan Cooper to secure Monica Callahan from a terrorist threat. But since Monica refuses all calls from her senior diplomat father, she sees no need for his round-the- clock protection-until a chilling “message” leaves no doubt. “Brava! . a not-to-be-missed reading experience.”-Romantic Times Book Reviews
|Any Day Now, Robyn Carr
For Sierra Jones, Sullivan’s Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She’s put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn’t yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she’s always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it’s a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan’s Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.