A Single Thread (Cobbled Courts #1) by Marie Bostwick (Kensington trade paperback, 29 May 2012).
It’s a long way from Fort
Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the
charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new
home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get
busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is
easy enough; starting a new life isn’t. Little does Evelyn imagine it
will bring a trio like Abigail Burgess, her niece Liza, and Margot
Matthews through her door…
and angry after her mother’s death, Liza threatens to embarrass her
Aunt Abigail all over town unless she joins her for quilting classes. A
victim of downsizing at the peak of her career, Margot hopes an event
hosted by the quilt shop could be a great chance to network—and keep
from dying of boredom…
they stitch their unique creations, Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, and Margot
form a sisterhood they never sought—but one that they’ll be grateful for
when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread
that binds us all…
The Family Corleone by Ed Falco (Grand Central Publishing hardcover, 5 May 2012).
New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great
Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time,
but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will
determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent
For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's
future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in
school, unaware of their father's true occupation, and his adopted son
Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest
child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny-17 years-old,
impatient and reckless-wants something else: To follow in his father's
footsteps and become a part of the real family business.
Damage Control by John Gilstrap (Pinnacle mass market, 5 May 2012).
The hostages are young: a bus
full of teenagers on a church mission. The ransom demands are explicit:
deliver three million dollars—with zero involvement from law
enforcement—or all captives will be executed. But rescue specialist
Jonathan Grave doesn’t believe in ultimatums. For him and his elite team
at Security Solutions, it’s all about protecting the innocent. Now
Grave must face the chilling possibility that someone within the U.S.
government has a deadly secret to protect—one that could jeopardize
national security like never before…
The Bay of Foxes by Sheila Kohler (Penguin trade paperback, 26 June 2012).