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Love Beyond Time

By Bethany Claire

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

How do Scotland and, to a much lesser extent, Austin, Texas, become the geographies of loss and love and meet over the course of four centuries? Through the mind of an architect-mother, the skills of a spell-casting 17th century relative, and the drama of a regal land-owning “laird-dom.”

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The Buck Pass

By T. R. Whittier

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

An ordinary dollar bill becomes extraordinary in its powers to positively transform the lives of those people who handle it.

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The Harlow Hoyden

By Lynn Messina

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

A lively young woman tries to break up her twin sister’s unsuitable engagement, and ends up falling in love with a duke.

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Penelope: A Novel Of New Amsterdam

By Jim McFarlane

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

The concept behind Jim McFarlane’s PENELOPE: A NOVEL OF NEW AMSTERDAM is a good one: a noir set in Colonial-era America. Its protagonist is Penelope Kent , an English woman living in Holland and who has just married an Anabaptist, though she is of Separatist upbringing.

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Just Jane: Wicked Wild West

By P.T. Koi

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Jane is a woman doing a man’s job, and, by her own admission, isn’t particularly adept at her chosen profession of bounty hunting. When her town is subject to a vampire attack and the sheriff killed, she has to join forces with fellow bounty hunter Jasper – who she’d rather kill than work with.

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The Girl And The Raven

By Pauline Gruber

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

When Lucy’s heroin-addict mother died, she came into her true inheritance – strange powers, stranger friends, and some very dangerous enemies.

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The Cards Of Life And Death

By Colleen Gleason

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

A malpractice lawyer finds love and deadly secrets in a small town in Maine after her psychic great-aunt’s death.

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The Shop Of Shades And Secrets

By Colleen Gleason

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Fiona Murphy is a slightly scatterbrained, flighty, woman who is bequeathed an antique shop after a one-off, chance meeting with the owner who dies shortly their meeting. Enter one H. Gideon Nath III, straight-laced, uptight lawyer in charge of reading Nevio Valente’s will.

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Autumn For Dragonflies

By Theresa Sweet

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

A quiet, everyday romance about a somewhat-naïve freshman co-ed who’s being courted by two men – her tutor and her choir director.

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Saving Chase

By M. Lee Lederhos

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Cornflower-eyed Kate is under tremendous pressure to marry one-dimensional sadistic Manning Hayes in order to advance her father’s political career. Hayes stands to access Kate’s millions. The problem is Chase, a biracial Native American/Caucasian man who is passionately in love with Kate.

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The Thirsty Hills

By Marona Posey

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

A decades-spanning family saga, spins various tales of tragedy, woe, and occasionally triumph. The main action focuses around Daphne, a woman from rural Alabama, who has a child through rape, and later moves to the city of Decatur and raises a family.

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That Autumn in Edinburgh

By Ciji Ware

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Dateline: 250 years later…a contemporary, stand-alone sequel to Ware’s historical novel Island of the Swans.