December 2010 Paperbacks

Warrior by Zoe Archer

In an exciting new paranormal series that combines the thrills of Indiana Jones with “The Mummy,” Archer transports readers to an extraordinary realm of magic and romance.

Raid! by Richard Baron

Don’t Cry by Beverly Barton

A “New York Times”-bestselling author takes readers to Chattanooga, Tennessee, in her riveting new novel of romantic suspense and serial murder.

Timeline by Michael Crichton

In an Arizona desert a man wanders in a daze, speaking words that make no sense. Within twenty-four hours he is dead, his body swiftly cremated by his only known associates. Halfway around the world archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival–six hundred years ago. . .

Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly

The Star Wars(r) saga continues. Renat Chorios is a backwater land that serves as a sanctuary for a peaceful religious cult. But peace is threatened with the rise of a sinister warlord who takes Princess Leia hostage by tricking her into attending a diplomatic meeting. Meanwhile Luke continues his search for his lost love, and finds that the force has some uncontrollable and deadly powers in this strange land. At the center of the turmoil lies a once-dormant life form capable of destroying the entire galaxy.

Orchard Valley Grooms by Debbie Macomber

Valerie rushes home to Orchard Valley, Oregon, when her father, David, suffers a heart attack. She and her two younger sisters, Stephanie and Norah, are gathering at his side, praying he’ll live, fearing he’ll die. At a time like this, falling in love is the last thing on Valerie’s mind. And with Dr. Colby Winston, of all people! He’s David’s heart surgeon, a renowned specialist who enjoys small-town living, while Valerie is a high-powered businesswoman who prefers city life. They’re complete opposites in every way. Yet David keeps insisting she and Colby are a perfect couple. Meanwhile Stephanie has other worries besides her father’s health. She’d fled Orchard Valley three years earlier after her humiliating rejection by local journalist Charles Tomaselli. Now she’s home, and it’s not long before they begin reliving past battles-and renewing old feelings. He was the reason she left. This time, will he give her a reason to stay? David seems to think so. Does their father know something Valerie and Stephanie don’t?

Orchard Valley Brides by Debbie Macomber

Norah Bloomfield is feeling a bit unneeded these days. Her father is recovering from his heart attack, and her sisters, Valerie and Stephanie, are busy planning their weddings. But then a cantankerous Texan named Rowdy Cassidy crashes his small plane in Orchard Valley. The same Rowdy Cassidy who’d been Valerie’s boss and who’d demanded she marry him. Now he’s Norah’s patient, and in all her nursing experience she’s never encountered a more difficult man. Or a more irresistible one! Except is he still in love with her sister? When Norah’s friend Sherry Waterman leaves Orchard Valley, Oregon, for Pepper, Texas, she’s definitely not in the mood for Lone Star Lovin’. But if anyone can change her mind, it’s Cody Bailman-a hardworking, good-looking rancher. Not only that, Cody has a twelve-year-old daughter who thinks Sherry’s just perfect for Dad.

Finding Perfect by Susan Mallery

When Pia O’Brian’s best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn’t think she’s meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Fool’s Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he can’t get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind-and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending?

Cross Roads by Fern Michaels

THE SISTERHOOD WILL NOT BE BROKEN It’s been a year and a half since the women of the Sisterhood received their presidential pardons, but the freedom they craved has come at a high price. The impossibly lucrative positions handed out to them by the mysterious Global Securities company have turned out to be golden handcuffs-scattering them around the world, cutting off communication, and leaving them in miserable isolation. But a happy homecoming at the old Virginia farmhouse is marred by the hijacking of Nikki and Kathryn’s private jet. it seems their few fellow passengers are not ordinary travellers – they’re an elite group of Interpol agents who urgently need the Sisterhood’s help. Now the ladies face a stark choice: resume their vigilante status for one of their most hazardous assignments yet, or try to out wit a group of powerful adversaries willing to use truly desperate measures. This time, everything is in the balance-their lives, their friendship, And The freedom they fought so hard to gain.

Game Over by Fern Michaels

The Sisterhood Believes In Promises Kept. With yet another successful assignment behind them, the ladies of the Sisterhood have enjoyed a relaxing break together and celebrated the wedding of Myra and Charles on Big Pine Mountain. But as soon as the newlyweds return from their shortened honeymoon, they are hit with some exciting yet unsettling news. . .It seems their dear ally Lizzie Fox, recently ensconced as Chief White House Counsel, is rumored to be near the top of the short list for a soon to be vacated seat on the Supreme Court. While the Sisters are thrilled for Lizzie, they are concerned about her being ripped to shreds in the approval process, partly due to her connections with the Sisterhood. They also fear it will delay or even derail their long-awaited pardon promised to them by President Martine Connor. It will take a masterful plan, and loyal friends aiding them at every turn, for the Sisters to succeed in protecting Lizzie while securing their own freedom at last.

Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts

When her notorious past catches up with Laine Tavish, proprietor of the antique shop Remember When, it’s up to her and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon to find out who’s chasing her-and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune that will change Laine’s life…

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