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Title: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One (Women are Some Kind of Magic #2) by Amanda Lovelace Pages: 208 Genres: Poetry Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Mar. 6th, 2018) Summary 2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn’t burn in this one — the bold second book in her “women are some kind of magic” series. The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take… Read More

Title: The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson Pages: 167 Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Published by: Fleming H. Revell Company (Sept. 5, 2017) Summary When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the… Read More

Title: Intermission by Serena Chase Pages: 393 Genres: Contemporary, Christian, YA, Romance Published by: Candent Gate (Nov. 15, 2016) Summary We are starlight on snow. The reflection of something already beautiful—absorbed, reflected, and remade into something . . . more. And this kiss . . . This kiss is everything I’ve needed to say . . . and longed to hear. Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the… Read More

Title: All I Want for Christmas by Jenny Hale Pages: 233 Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit Published by: Bookouture (Oct. 6, 2016) Summary All I Want for Christmas is a big, cozy Christmas story about the importance of family, the strength of childhood friendships, and learning to trust your heart. Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery – and anyone who likes the glow of Christmas lights and the rustle of wrapping paper – will fall… Read More

Title: A Thousand Salt Kisses by Josie Demuth Pages: 443 Genres: YA, Romance, Fantasy Published by: Wise Ink (April 29th, 2016) Summary Seventeen-year-old Crystal White is the new girl on Starfish Island. Dragged to the remote community by her environmental activist father, she is eager to find fun that doesn’t involve touching fish guts or listening to local folklore. During a midnight swim with some new friends, Crystal is pulled out to sea by the waves…. Read More

Title: Within Reach by Jessica Stevens Pages: 258 Genres: YA, paranormal/supernatural, contemporary, romance Published by: Sparkpress (May 17th, 2016) Summary Dying wasn’t on seventeen-year-old Xander Hemlock’s summer to-do-list. Finding ways to spend more time with his girlfriend, Lila, was the most critical thinking he planned on doing. But that was before he found himself trapped in a realm of only darkness with thirty days to convince Lila he’s not actually dead—well, not completely, anyway. As Xan tries… Read More

Summary: Zoe thought the loss of her parents would be the most difficult thing she’d ever have to endure. When she began seeing things she couldn’t explain in her new home of Torchcreek, Virginia, she was sure the grief was driving her mad. Instead Zoe discovers she is part of an ancient bloodline, one destined to defeat the powers of darkness from condemning the world. But Zoe, the daughter of the three,… Read More