FREE FRIDAYS: Weekend reading—on us.

I stepped back to admire my handiwork. I wasn't exactly Van Gogh, but I had to admit, the tiny flowers I'd painted on the rustic bench were charming. I'd found the old bench at a yard sale and had decided…Read more

Romance

Escapade
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Diana Palmer

Joshua Cabe Lawson glanced around him impatiently at the Middle Eastern businessmen and their expensively dressed wives, chattering and laughing and drinking his best imported champagne. He wanted to be rid of the lot of them, so that he could…Read more

Mysteries & Thrillers

Face Off
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Face Off

Brenda Novak

She checked her watch. Noon. Her brother had said they’d return at four, which had sounded early when he’d mentioned it that morning. Now she feared it wouldn’t be early enough.  “Come on, Leland.” It would be like her brother…Read more

Books & Ideas

The first recollection was a yellow carpet. She was crawling upon it, but she must not make a noise. If she screamed or was naughty, then her uncle Sussex would hear it, and punish her. The extraordinary old duke, who…Read more

Fiction

Back Roads
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Back Roads

Tawni O'Dell

All those times me and Skip tried to kill his little brother, Donny, were just for fun. I keep telling the deputies this, and they keep picking up their Styrofoam cups of coffee and walking away only to return a…Read more