New Releases 6.10.14
Gripping historical fiction, a page-turning mystery and a bittersweet but touching love story make up our picks of the best new books of the week.
The title and cover of this book were enough to add it to our must read list! It’s 1913 and Malka, a little girl from Russia, arrives in NYC with big dreams that are quickly shattered when she finds herself crippled and alone on the rough streets of the Lower East Side. With the help of an Italian ice peddler, Malka survives those early days and begins to take charge of her future. She falls in love, starts a cross country journey in an ice cream truck, and reinvents herself as Lillian, the ice cream queen. As Lillian, she’s more successful than she ever imagined, while living through some of the most tumultuous times of the 20th century. But who is she really? The sweet, motherly Lillian the world has come to love or the conniving Malka who will stop at nothing to get ahead?
When Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, the police can’t agree on what happened. Detective Colin Taggert thinks it’s a suicide but his partner, Detective Elouise “Lou” Norton, has an entirely different theory. When she discovers the site is owned by Napoleon Crase, the millionaire she believes killed her sister Tori 30 years ago, she is sure there is a link. And the more Lou digs, the more she puts her own life on the line. How far will she go in pursuit of justice?
Dabney Beech is the ultimate matchmaker, with dozens of happy couples and counting. Her husband and daughter may think she’s just a busybody but Dabney knows she has the gift. Her confidence in the romance department is shaken when Clendenin Hughes, the boy who stole her heart when she was a young girl, returns home after 27 years—leaving Dabney a mess of emotions. But when a tragic diagnosis leaves Dabney with precious little time, she turns to what she does best—finding the perfect matches for those closest to her.
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