New eBooks @ NJWTPL

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:28 PM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 9:44 AM ]
Pack Up Your Troubles – Anne Bennett 
Maeve Brannigan arrives in Birmingham in 1930, having left Donegal, and can't believe her luck when she meets and falls in love with Brendan Hogan. But Brendan is not the man she thought he was. After a horrific spate of abuse, Maeve and her children return to Donegal where the Catholic community makes it clear Maeve must make the best of her marriage. How much longer can she endure the torments of a man she has grown to hate?

The Postcard – Fern Britton 
Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn’t always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, never telling anyone why she’s estranged from her mother and sister. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything.

Widowmaker Jones – Brett Cogburn 
With a bag full of gold dust, Newt "Widowmaker" Jones is set for life. Then he makes his first mistake, trusting a cheerful stranger. By dawn the stranger - Javier Cortina, the son of the famous Texas border bandit, Juan "Red" Cortina - is gone. So is the gold. So are Newt's horse and even his fearsome Colt .44. It's enough to make a man want vengeance. And vengeance will be Newt's.

The Railwayman’s Wife – Ashley Hay 
When Anikka Lachlan’s husband is killed in a railway accident; she is offered - and accepts - a job at the Railway Institute’s library; and searches there for some solace in her unexpectedly new life. But she’s not the only person trying to chase dreams through books. Roy McKinnon found poetry in the mess of WWII, but has now lost his words and his hope.  Frank Draper is trapped by the guilt of those his medical treatment and care failed on their first day of freedom. All three struggle to find their own peace, and their own new story.

Ollie’s Odyssey – William Joyce 
Of all the toys in Billy’s home, Oswald, the stuffed rabbit takes top rank: everywhere Billy goes, so goes Oz. But being a favorite is more than a privilege - it’s also fraught with danger.  Because Zozo, an amusement park prize who was never chosen, has grown so bitter that, when the amusement park closes, he seeks revenge on every toy lucky enough to be a favorite. He wants them all to become The Lost, and even better, Forgotten.

Mindwar / Hostage Run / Game Over – Andrew Klavan 
When a car accident left him crippled, Rick’s life as he knew it ended. He disavowed his triumphant quarterback past. He ignored his girlfriend. He disappeared into his bedroom—and into the glowing video screen. A seemingly ordinary teenager discovers a hidden gift - a gift that could make him a hero, or cost him everything.
MindWar - When Rick lost the ability to run, he came one step closer to becoming a hero.
Hostage Run - Rick is faced with an impossible choice: save the life of his best friend Molly . . . Or save the free world.
Game Over - Rick emerged victorious from The Realm twice. Is his luck about to run out?

Seven Wonders series – Peter Lerangis
Four friends…six months…Seven Wonders…one goal.  This complete collection includes all five books in the series, plus the three companion novellas of The Seven Wonders Journals!
Colossus Rises - Jack McKinley, an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die - unless he finds seven magic Loculi that have been hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Lost in Babylon - After defeating the Colossus of Rhodes and capturing the first of the Loculi, their friend Marco has disappeared. With no leads, no clues, and no one else to turn to, the kids have no choice but to trust Professor Bhegad and the Karai Institute again as they head off to Babylon.
The Tomb of Shadows - In the rubble of this Wonder of the Ancient World, they have to face down their own demons and engage in an epic battle with foes long gone. But when promises are broken, blood is spilled - and the Select are left with no choice but to destroy the one thing that might have saved them all.
The Curse of the King - In their struggle to undo what's been done and unlock the secrets of this Wonder of the Ancient World, our heroes must confront gods, relive old battles, and face down their own destiny to save themselves - and the world - from destruction.
The Legend of the Rift - Jack, Marco, Cass, and Aly’s quest to find the seven magic orbs buried beneath each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World has hit a perilous snag. King Uhla’ar has kidnapped Aly and taken her and an orb back through a rift in time. A giant, merciless behemoth guards the opening, and so Jack and his friends realize that their only hope to rescue Aly is to rush to find the rest of the lost Loculi.
The Select - It's the year 1894, and thirteen-year-old Burt and his father are on an archaeological expedition gone wrong. After a tumultuous boat ride, Burt and the archaeologists find themselves stranded on what seems to be a deserted island.
The Orphan - In Seven Wonders Book 2 we met Daria, a twelve-year-old orphan abandoned among the Babylonians. The Orphan chronicles her valiant battle to rescue her best friend from certain death and to escape the only city she's ever called home.
The Key - The tale of Aliyah and Osman, twin treasure hunters pressed into a life of crime. For them, every day is another desperate death-defying adventure until they stumble upon the key that may lead to the greatest treasure ever. But to take home this magical orb, they must first battle their way out of the Tomb of Shadows.

Atonement – Beverly Lewis 
Mistakes from the past haunt twenty-five year old Lucy Flaud who has given up any hope of marriage, focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County.  Dale Wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create. His interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father, who invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm.

Recipient – Dean Mayes 
Casey Schillinge was a vivacious young woman until she was struck down by a tropical disease and suffered cardiac failure.  But a life-saving heart transplant gives her a second chance to begin again. Three years later, Casey is a shell of her former self, estranged from her loved ones, afraid of open spaces and the worst of her troubles come in the form of violent night terrors; so frightening that she resorts to extreme measures to keep herself from sleeping. When she can take no more, she embarks on a desperate search for the source of her dreams. 

Sister Dear – Laura McNeill
Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish.  Out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.  But her return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia.  Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.

No Safe Secret – Fern Michaels 
Living a seemingly idyllic life of luxury with a husband who is privately oppressive and demanding, Molly reflects on her early life with her twin brother and neglectful mother in a run-down Florida trailer park, where an act of vengeance compelled her to flee and reinvent her identity.

Taxidermist’s Daughter – Kate Mosse 
Sussex, 1912. In a churchyard, villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will die in the coming year are thought to be seen.  At 17, Constantia Gifford lives with her father in a decaying house: it is all that is left of Gifford's once world-famous museum of taxidermy. The bell begins to toll and all eyes are fixed on the church.  As the last notes fade into the dark, a woman lies dead.

TombQuest series – Michael Northrop
#1) Book of the Dead - Nothing can save eleven-year-old Alex Sennefer’s life. That’s what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it’s not true. She knows that the Lost Spells — the most powerful piece of the Egyptian Book of the Dead — can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells, five evil ancients known as the Death Walkers are also brought back to life.
#2) Amulet Keepers - Alex and his best friend Ren head to London, where people are going missing, treasures are disappearing, and a blood rain is pouring from the skies. Can they stop a powerful Death Walker from destroying the city?
#3) Valley of Kings - If Alex and Ren are going to stop the Death Walkers, they know they have to find the powerful Lost Spells. So they head to the Valley of Kings, deep in the Egyptian desert-where they discover that Egypt is in the grips of madness. But their hunt for the Spells keeps getting sabotaged. Every step they take, The Order is hot on their trail. There's no dodging, no hiding. Is someone leaking their secrets?
#4) The Stone Warriors - Alex and Ren's hunt for the Lost Spells takes them on a twisty and magical path, through false doors, and deep into underground tombs where they discover that The Order is planning something bigger than they'd ever anticipated.
#5) The Final Kingdom - In the epic conclusion to Alex and Ren's quest, they must face off against the Death Walkers, The Order, and an army raised from the dead. Can Alex put an end to the chaos and send these evil spirits back where they belong -- without putting an end to his own life?

Nightshades – Melissa F. Olson 
Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations - the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades, or vampires, as they’re more widely known.  Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late.

A Beauty Refined – Tracie Peterson
Phoebe Von Bergen is excited to accompany her father from Germany to purchase sapphires in Montana. Little does she know that her father's plans - for the gemstones and his daughter - are not what they seem. Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. The more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie - a lie she has no knowledge of. 

The Hand That Feeds You – A. J. Rich 
Morgan's life seems to be settled - she is completing her thesis on victim psychology and newly engaged to Bennett, more possessive than men she has dated in the past, but also more chivalrous and passionate.  She returns from class one day to find Bennett savagely killed, and her dogs - a Great Pyrenees, and two pit bulls she was fostering - circling the body, covered in blood. Devastated and traumatized, Morgan tries to locate Bennett's parents to tell them about his death, only to discover layer after layer of deceit because Bennett is not the man she thought he was. And she is not the only woman now in immense danger.

When We Were Sisters – Emilie Richards 
In foster care Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters each had never had; thirty years later their bond remains strong.  International pop star Cecilia lives life on the edge.  Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for.  When Cecilia asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees.  Cecilia herself needs more than time with her sister.  A lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her. She wants a chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free herself from the nightmares that still color her nights. 

Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Conceding to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, he embarks upon The Wife Project.  Don sets out to find the perfect partner:  punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.  Rosie Jarman is all these things.  She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. 

Ink and Bone – Lisa Unger 
Finley Montgomery is visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams. When her abilities start to become too strong for her to handle she turns to the only person she knows who can help: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York. As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into Merri Gleason’s investigation for her missing daughter. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.

What the Waves Know – Tamara Valentine
The tiny isle of Tillings lies nineteen miles off the rocky Rhode Island coast.  It holds the memory of Izabella Rae Haywood's sixth birthday - when her universe reeled sharply off course.  Tucked deep in her pocket, Iz carries a small amber seastone and the secret of the evening her father disappeared - taking her words with him.  Eight years later, Iz and her mother board the ferry back in hopes that confronting the past will help Izabella heal herself and begin to piece together the splintered memories of the day her words ran dry. 

Five Roses – Alice Zorn 
Fara and her husband buy a house with a disturbing history that reawakens memories of her own family tragedy. Maddy still lives in the house, once a hippie commune, where her daughter was kidnapped twenty-seven years ago. Rose grew up isolated with her mother in the backwoods north of Montreal. Now in the city, she questions the silence and deception that shaped her upbringing.  Against a backdrop of abandonment, loss, and revitalization, the three women must confront troubling secrets in order to rebuild their lives.