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Book Cover ArtWin a Copy of THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs 

We're giving 20 readers the opportunity to win up a copy of THE APPLE ORCHARD, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs' story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like a spell around us. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 5th at noon ET.

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Book Cover ArtWin 10 Copies of THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE by Dorothea Benton Frank for Your Group

We're giving 10 groups the opportunity to win 10 copies of New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank's THE LAST ORIGINAL WIFE, the poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 5th at noon ET.

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Book Cover ArtWin a Copy of ARCADIA by Lauren Groff

We're giving 20 readers the opportunity to win a copy of ARCADIA by Lauren Groff, a new novel of ideals, idylls and the impact when utopia clashes with free will. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 5th at noon ET.

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Book Cover ArtWin a Copy of SAFE KEEPING by Barbara Taylor Sissel

We're giving 10 readers the opportunity to win a copy of SAFE KEEPING by Barbara Taylor Sissel, an emotionally charged mystery about a mother who must confront the unfathomable when her son is accused of murder. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 5th at noon ET.

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Win a Copy of SOBER MERCIES by Heather Kopp

We are celebrating the May 7th paperback release of SOBER MERCIES: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk --- in which author Heather Kopp shares her remarkable journey into darkness...and back to the light again --- by giving 12 groups the chance to win up to 12 copies of the book and the opportunity to chat with the author. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, May 22nd at noon ET.

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Book Cover ArtMRS. POE
by Lynn Cullen

Set in New York City in 1845, it’s the story of aspiring poet Frances Osgood, whose life becomes complicated when she meets her literary hero, Edgar Allan Poe. What follows is a flirtation, then a seduction, then an illicit affair. But when Edgar’s frail wife insists on befriending Frances as well, the relationship becomes as dark and twisted as one of Poe’s tales. 

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Book Cover ArtLOVE ANTHONY
by Lisa Genova

The subject of LOVE ANTHONY is autism, but that implacable disorder is only part of the story. Blending neuroscience and emotional insight, Lisa Geonva --- best known for 2008’s STILL ALICE --- delivers a heartfelt tale of two women who emerge from tragedy and betrayal to make a fresh start. 

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FAR GONE
by Laura Griffin

When police detective Andrea Finch gets an urgent call from her younger brother, her search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case. 

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Book Cover ArtTHE QUAKER CAFE
by Brenda Bevan Remmes

When Liz Hoole, a free-spirited liberal from the Midwest, marries into a conservative Quaker family in a small rural town in North Carolina, she knew it would be a delicate task to negotiate the raising of her four boys in compliance with Quaker values. To further complicate matters, when the politically powerful father of her best friend dies, Liz stumbles upon secrets from the past that threaten to unravel the delicate fabric of racial harmony in an easily-divided town. 

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New Guides

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs brings readers into the lush abundance of Sonoma County, in a story of sisters, friendship and the invisible bonds of history that are woven like a spell around us.

Arcadia by Lauren Groff - Fiction

From the remarkable author of THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON comes a new novel of ideals, idylls and the impact when utopia clashes with free will.

Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers - Historical Fiction

In this riveting and highly anticipated tale of temptation, grace and unconditional love, New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.

From the author of BALANCING ACTS and SAVING RUTH comes the funny, heartwarming and utterly relatable story of three women, each facing her own transitional moment, and all grappling with the idea of motherhood…

Far Gone by Laura Griffin - Romantic Suspense

To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series.

For Such a Time by Kate Breslin - Historical Romance

In 1944, blond-haired and blue-eyed Jewess Hadassah Benjamin will do all she can to save her people --- even if she cannot save herself.

Winsome, wise and delightfully imagined, Menna van Praag’s debut novel promises to captivate and enchant readers looking for a little bit of magic in their lives.

Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, THE IDEA OF HIM is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue and intense passion --- and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.

Experience the sultry Southern atmosphere of Atlanta and the magic of the Carolina Lowcountry in this funny and poignant tale of one audacious woman’s quest to find the love she deserves, from New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank.

A signature blend of keen emotional insight and Southern sensibility in a richly-drawn story that will delight fans old and new.

From award-winning New York Times bestselling author Lisa Genova comes a heartfelt novel in the vein of Jodi Picoult, about an accidental friendship that helps a grieving mother understand the thoughts of her autistic son.

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen - Historical Fiction

The compelling national bestseller in the tradition of THE PARIS WIFE, about a woman who becomes entangled in an affair with Edgar Allan Poe, played out against the atmospheric backdrop of 1840s New York City.

From the acclaimed author of BLAME comes a daring novel of romantic crossroads --- and the high price of impossible love.

A feisty young Frenchwoman gets more than she bargained for when she flees to the New World as a mail-order bride.

A debut novel brimming with Southern heart about a small town where, regardless of what happens behind closed doors, the neighbors awake each morning and meet at the Quaker Café. 

Outlandish, honest, and ultimately uplifting, RUN, DON'T WALK chronicles Adele’s work rehabilitating soldiers for their lives outside the historic walls of Walter Reed, and how her work helped Adele find her place within them. 

In this chilling and emotionally charged mystery from highly acclaimed author Barbara Taylor Sissel, a mother must confront the unfathomable when her son is accused of murder, and while his life hangs in the balance, what she discovers will prove far more shocking than her darkest fears.

Drawing from her experience as a Christian who became a secret alcoholic, Heather Kopp explores the unique challenges and spiritual dilemmas Christians face as they wrestle with addiction and recovery.