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The blossoming universe of Violet Diamond by Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.), author.

The blossoming universe of Violet Diamond

Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blonds. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She attends a mostly white school where she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. She's tired of people asking if she's adopted. Now that Violet's eleven, she decides it's time to learn about her African American heritage. And despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad's side of the family, she can feel her confi

May 22, 2015
The bone tree - a novel by Iles, Greg.

The bone tree - a novel

A follow-up to Natchez Burning finds Southern lawyer Penn Cage desperately struggling to protect his father from false charges and corrupt officers by confronting the puppet master behind the Double Eagles terrorist group.

May 22, 2015
The Bronze Bow by Speare, Elizabeth George.

The Bronze Bow

In this Newbery Medal-winning novel, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by only one passion: to avenge his father's death by crucifixion by driving the Roman legions from his land of Israel. He joins an outlaw band and leads a dangerous life of spying, plotting, and impatiently waiting to seek revenge. Headstrong Daniel is devoid of tenderness and forgiveness, heading down a destructive path toward disaster until he hears the lessons taught by Jesus of Nazareth. With a brand new cover, young readers won'

May 21, 2015
The children's crusade - a novel by Packer, Ann, 1959- author.

The children's crusade - a novel

"Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the co

May 22, 2015
The Duke and the Lady in Red by Heath, Lorraine.

The Duke and the Lady in Red

Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she's torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her.However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with

May 21, 2015
The Enemy Inside A Paul Madriani Novel by Martini, Steve.

The Enemy Inside A Paul Madriani Novel

In this riveting new novel in the New York Times bestselling series, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of double-dealing and murder that leads him to the very highest levels of American political powerWhen a friend, Alex Ives, is implicated in a deadly motor collision on a deserted Southern California highway, Paul Madriani joins a case as tangled as any he's ever taken. Alex swears he had only one drink the night of the crash, but he also can't remember the events of the evening

May 21, 2015
The Fall A Novel by Lescroart, John.

The Fall A Novel

From -- The Fall puts Dismas Hardy and his only daughter in the middle of one of John Lescroart's most complex and thrilling cases yet.

May 21, 2015
The fellowship for alien detection by Emerson, Kevin.

The fellowship for alien detection

Author Kevin Emerson channels Frank Cottrell Boyce in this tween sci-fi adventure about two kids from opposite sides of the country who find themselves on a road trip to save the world from an impending alien attack. Haley and Dodger have nothing in common. But that was before they learned about the strange, unexplainable phenomena in Juliette, Arizona. Before they both received summer research grants from a mysterious foundation and discovered their theories about extraterrestrial life were cor

May 22, 2015
The Ghost Fields by Griffiths, Elly.

The Ghost Fields

"The macabre discovery of a downed WWII plane with the pilot's skeleton still inside leads Ruth and DCI Nelson to uncover a wealthy family's secrets in the seventh Ruth Galloway mystery" --

May 28, 2015
The Girl at Midnight by Grey, Melissa.

The Girl at Midnight

( -- City of Bones   Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.    Echo is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war

May 21, 2015
The girl from Felony Bay by Thompson, John.

The girl from Felony Bay

"When Abbey's father falls into a coma and is accused of a crime he didn't commit, Abbey sets out to prove his innocence--and repay a century-old debt"--

May 22, 2015
The girl who heard colors by Harris, Marie.

The girl who heard colors

"Because she has a special extra sense called synesthesia, Jillian sees colors whenever she hears sounds"--

May 22, 2015
The Great Good Summer by Scanlon, Liz Garton.

The Great Good Summer

Ivy and Paul hatch a secret plan to find Ivy's missing mom and say good-bye to the space shuttle in this evocative, heartfelt novel reminiscent of -- think Paul Dobbs, one of Ivy's schoolmates, is also having a crummy summer. Paul has always wanted to be an astronaut, and now that NASA's space shuttle program has been scrapped, it looks like his dream will never get off the ground. Although Ivy and Paul are an unlikely pair, it turns out they are the perfect allies for a runaway road trip to F

May 21, 2015
The Great Greene Heist by Johnson, Varian.

The Great Greene Heist

Saving the school -- one con at a time. -- -- *"The lively (and racially diverse) cast of characters and the intricate plot will make this a story to read again for the sheer fun of it all"- Horn Book, starred review

May 21, 2015
The Great Trouble - a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel by Hopkinson, Deborah, author.

The Great Trouble - a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel

Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.

May 22, 2015
The Great War of Our Time The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS by Morell, Michael.

The Great War of Our Time The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS

-- See No Evil Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed t

May 21, 2015
The Guest Cottage by Thayer, Nancy.

The Guest Cottage

-- — --   "Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats with her dramatic story spanning the girls' childhood to adulthood. This wonderful beach read packs a punch." --   -- —Susan Wiggs -- -- -- —Wichita Falls Times Record News From the Hardcover edition.

May 21, 2015
The heartbreak messenger by Vance, Alexander P. (Alexander Phillip), 1978- author.

The heartbreak messenger

"Quentin never asked to be the Heartbreak Messenger. It just kind of happened, and he can't let a golden opportunity pass him by. The valuable communication service he offers is simple: He delivers breakup messages. For a small fee, he will deliver that message to your soon-to-be ex. ... At first Quentin's entrepreneurial brain-child is surprisingly successful, which is great, because he suspects his mom, who works as a car mechanic, is worried about money. But as he interacts with clients, mess

May 22, 2015
The hidden summer by Phillips, Gin.

The hidden summer

After a falling out between their mothers, 13-year-old best friends Nell and Lydia are forbidden from seeing each other for the whole summer. Nell struggles with the thought of not only losing her best friend, but also losing the only person in whom Nell finds refuge from the difficulties she faces at home. Determined to find a place of their own, Nell and Lydia spend the summer hiding out in an abandoned golf course where Nell and Lydia?find mysterious symbols scattered?throughout the grounds.

May 22, 2015
The Highland Guard Series 9-Book Bundle The Chief, The Hawk, The Ranger, The Viper, The Saint, The Recruit, The Hunter, The Raider, The Arrow by McCarty, Monica.

The Highland Guard Series 9-Book Bundle The Chief, The Hawk, The Ranger, The Viper, The Saint, The Recruit, The Hunter, The Raider, The Arrow

-- Praise for Monica McCarty and her Highland Guard novels -- — -- -- --

May 21, 2015