posted on September 3, 2015 by Jeanne Devlin

New September Titles Ideal for Labor Day Reading …

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As you pack for the Labor Day holiday weekend, be sure to drop by your local  bookstore for the perfect beach read:  Robyn Carr’s newest Thunder Point Novel, Wildest Dreams.

Professional triathlete Blake Smiley has traveled the world but now he needs a quiet place where he can focus and train without distraction—Thunder Point seems just the spot until he meets his new neighbors.

wildestdreamsLin Su Simmons is a nurse, a single mom, and a woman who prides herself on never showing weakness, but when her son, Charlie, starts asking questions about his family history she doesn’t have the answers.  Could their new handsome neighbor be the man both she and Charlie so desperately need?  In Book 9, Carr weaves a page-turning tale that reminds us that family is who you choose it to be.

If you happen to be toting your tablet or iPad this Labor Day just know plenty of new and reissued eBooks are out just in time for the weekend, including: Shiloh Walker’s Wicked Wild Fantasies (previously published as Her Wildest Dreams), Roxanne St. Claire’s eBook boxed set A Barefoot Bay Collection (reissues of Barefoot in White, Barefoot in Lace, and Barefoot in Pearls), and Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning:  A Veronica Speedwell Mystery.

A Curious BeginningIn fact, if you’re a Deanna Raybourn fan—and let’s admit it, who isn’t—you could lavish the entire Labor Day weekend on a Lady Julia Grey Mystery binge!  Start Saturday with Book 1, Silent in the Grave, move on Sunday to Book 2, Silent in the Sanctuary, and finish Monday with Book 3, Silent on the Moor. It’s difficult to imagine a more satisfying Labor Day experience that involves a book.

Unfortunately, as we all know, the holiday weekend will come to an end, and we don’t want to leave you bereft for the rest of the month.  So once you return home if you’re looking to spend September with a book that is  “Impossible to put down” (Starred review, Library Journal), look no further than Christina Dodd’s latest hardcover Obsession Falls, which comes out September 8.  According to Booklist, “The plot’s twists and turns are handled with a positively Hitchcockian touch.”

Obsession fallsThis is Book 4 in Dodd’s Virtue Falls Series, and she takes no time in getting the tale under way.  Taylor Summers witnesses a death threat made to a young boy, and she does the only thing she can do:  she sacrifices herself to the killers.  Her reward is a life in ruins and on the run during a bitter winter; she takes refuge in Virtue Falls, where she must enlist the help of the man who does not trust here to defeat the man who would destroy her.

Well, it’s time to get the sunscreen and the picnic basket ready for the weekend.

Have a safe and fun holiday—and happy reading! 

— Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

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