All the Children Are Home by Patry Francis

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A sweeping saga in the vein of Ask Again, Yes following a foster family through almost a decade of dazzling triumph and wrenching heartbreak—from the author of The Orphans at Race Point.

Set in the late 1950s through 1960s in a small town in Massachusetts, All the Children Are Home follows the Moscatelli family—Dahlia and Louie, foster parents, and their long-term foster children Jimmy, Zaidie, and Jon—and the irrevocable changes in their lives when a six-year-old indigenous girl, Agnes, comes to live with them.

When Dahlia decided to become a foster mother, she had a few caveats: no howling newborns, no delinquents, and above all, no girls. A harrowing incident years before left her a virtual prisoner in her own home, forever wary of the heartbreak and limitation of a girl’s life.

Eleven years after they began fostering, Dahlia and Louie consider their family complete, but when the social worker begs them to take a young girl who has been horrifically abused and neglected, they can’t say no.

Six-year-old Agnes Juniper arrives with no knowledge of her Native American heritage or herself beyond a box of trinkets given to her by her mother and dreamlike memories of her sister. As the years pass and outside forces threaten to tear them apart, the children, now young adults, must find the courage and resilience to save themselves and each other.

The Vines by Shelley Nolden

The Vines by Shelley NoldenEnter for a chance to win a galley of THE VINES--the ultimate story of isolation and survival.

In the shadows of New York City lies the abandoned, forbidden North Brother Island, where the remains of a shuttered hospital hide the haunting memories of century-old quarantines and human experiments. The ruins conceal the scarred and beautiful Cora, imprisoned there by contagions and the doctors who torment her. When Finn, a young urban explorer, arrives on the island and glimpses this enigmatic woman through the foliage, intrigue turns to obsession as he seeks to uncover her past--and his own family's dark secrets.

By unraveling these mysteries, will he be able to save Cora? Or will she meet the same tragic ending as the thousands who’ve already perished on the island?

THE VINES intertwines North Brother Island's horrific and elusive history with a captivating tale of love, betrayal, survival, and loss.

"THE VINES weaves beautiful writing around an unsettling mystery: Who is the strange, scarred woman living on a seemingly uninhabitable island? Shelley Nolden's debut seems not just prescient - given the world's current focus on virology and immunizations - but also timeless, as it illustrates in painful detail how mankind seems destined to repeat our cruelest mistakes. Luckily for us readers, there's a bright thread of hope running through this book - as well as the promise of a sequel."

— Sarah Pekkanen, #1 NYT bestselling co-author of YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal MaldonadoEnter for a chance to win a galley of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega!

Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one—especially her mom. Charlies wants a good relationship with her body, but it’s hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight-loss shakes on her dressers doesn’t help.

The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter. So when Charlie starts her first relationship with a cute boy, everything is perfect until she learns one thing—he asked her straight-sized BFF out first. Is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her?
Because it’s time people did.

“This book feels like your best friend giving you a hug—it’s warm and sweet and healing.”
—Mason Deaver, bestselling author of I Wish You All the Best

“Rom-com energy and a whole lot of awkward, goofy, chubby-girl-with-a-crush-on-a-boy vibes.”
—Gabby Rivera, author of Juliet Takes a Breath and Marvel’s America

Crimson Lake Road by Victor Methos

Crimson Lake Road by Victor MethosBestselling author Victor Methos’s acclaimed series continues as prosecutor Jessica Yardley races to catch an art-obsessed serial killer before she becomes his next masterpiece.

Retiring prosecutor Jessica Yardley can’t turn down one last investigation. This time, it’s a set of murders inspired by a series of grisly paintings called The Night Things. She’s the only one who can catch the killer, who’s left a trail of bodies in a rural community outside of Las Vegas.

But the more Jessica finds out, the less clear her case becomes. Out of options, she’s forced to consult her serial killer ex-husband—to gain additional insight into the crimes and the killer’s motivations.

By the time Jessica realizes that pursuing this case is a deadly mistake, it’s too late to turn back. Can she catch the killer, or will she be the final addition to a killer’s masterpiece?

False Hope by Lynne Lee

False Hope by Lynne LeeShe made a big promise. Did she also make a big mistake?

Ten years ago, Grace made her dying sister a promise—that she would look after Hope’s baby son as her own. Now, the man whose son she is raising has turned up on Grace’s operating table, fighting for his life.

When an accusation of negligence follows, Grace is forced to confront not just the man who abandoned her sister, but also his mother, Norma—who blames Grace for taking everything she loves.

Based on what her sister told her, Grace is sure she did the right thing to keep that promise. But what if Hope didn’t tell her everything? Norma’s vicious attacks push Grace to investigate further and what she finds makes her question everything she thinks she knows, pointing to a very different past – and a devastating betrayal.

As Grace uncovers the truth, can she protect her family from the consequences of what her sister did?

Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Infinite Country by Patricia EngelEnter for a chance to win one of 50 early hardcover copies of Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality for the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family—for whom every triumph is stitched with regret and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred.

At the dawn of the new millennium, Colombia is a country devastated by half a century of violence. When Elena and Maura become parents, they leave Bogotá for the United States, where they attempt to put down roots while constantly having to look over their shoulders. As their family expands, their decision to stay beyond the expiration of their visas plunges the young family into the precariousness of undocumented status. When Mauro is deported, Elena, now tasked with caring for their three small children, makes a difficult choice that will ease her burdens but splinter the family even further.⁣

Internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself the daughter of Colombian immigrants and a dual citizen, gives voice to Mauro and Elena, as well as their children, Karina, Nando, and Talia—each one navigating a divided existence, weighing their allegiance to the past, the future, to one another, and to themselves.

A Recipe for Bad Lemons by Angie Hundley

A Recipe for Bad Lemons by Angie HundleyEnter for a chance to win one of 10 personalized signed copies of A Recipe for Bad Lemons: Ingredients for Success from Life’s Sour Moments by Angie Hundley.

Angie Hundley received one bad lemon after another. There have been many challenges in her life that could break her – like abandonment and abuse as a child resulting in years spent in the foster care system. Rather than wallowing with a sour taste of defeat and victimhood, Angie chose differently. She has made the choice to embrace the gifts each trial presents and use them as ingredients to create a truly successful life.
From being the kind of mother she always wished she’d had, to running a multi-million dollar per year company, Angie has defied the odds. You too are one choice away from choosing the same powerful drive that Angie taps into. A Recipe for Bad Lemons will move you and inspire you to sweeten your life and succeed.

Cold Cruel Kiss by Toni Anderson

Cold Cruel Kiss by Toni AndersonEnter for the chance to win one of three paperback copies of the upcoming release COLD CRUEL KISS by Toni Anderson.

A top FBI agent has to negotiate the release of the daughter of the US Ambassador before kidnappers sell her to the highest bidder. With rumors of a Russian spy operating in the area, it’s probably not the best time to fall for the ambassador’s timid, plain-Jane assistant, who definitely has something to hide.

Hadley & Grace by Suzanne Redfearn

Hadley & Grace by Suzanne RedfearnThe author of In an Instant delivers a heart-pounding and emotional roller-coaster ride of self-discovery in the tradition of Thelma and Louise.

Needing to escape her abusive marriage, Hadley flees with her two kids, knowing it might be her only chance. A woman who can’t even kill a spider, Hadley soon finds herself pushed to the limits as she fights to protect her family.

Grace, new mother of baby Miles, desperately wants to put her rough past behind her for good, but she finds it impossible when her path crosses with Hadley’s, and her quest for a new start quickly spirals out of control and turns into a terrifying flight for survival.

Stronger together than apart, the two find their fates inextricably entwined, and as the danger closes in, each must decide how much she is willing to risk for the other.

A powerful story of self-discovery, Hadley and Grace is the heart-racing tale of two women facing insurmountable odds, racing to stay one step ahead of the trouble that is chasing them, and discovering new kinds of love and family along the way.

Steal My Magnolia by Karla Sorensen

Steal My Magnolia by Karla SorensenAUTOGRAPHED COPY
Release date: FEBRUARY 9th, 2020!

-What: Win a print, autographed copy of ‘Steal My Magnolia' book #3 in the Love at First Sight Series by Karla Sorensen

-Who: Fans of swoony, small-town, forbidden romances

-Where: Here!

-When: From now until February 11th

-How: Enter through Goodreads

-Why: To read about swoony heroes and baked goods