Mystery, Children's, and Romance Titles
Footnote to Murder by L. A. Taylor
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Marge Brock is a divorced mother of three teenagers trying to make a living in Boston as a researcher. When an author hires her to research unsolved murders, she is grateful for the assignment. However, as she gathers information about a series of unsolved murders in Great Britain and in Boston, she begins to wonder whether one of the members of the circle of friends that she had in Great Britain, and now has in Boston, might be the killer. Her suspicions only increase as she begins to notice that she is being followed, and her apartment is broken into and ransacked. Can she find out who the killer is before she becomes a victim herself?

Minneapolis Tribune

A charming, realistic tale of a divorcee caught in a web of murder.

Publisher's Weekly

Taylor lifts this mystery above the ordinary by her ability to draw the reader into the lives of characters convincingly human, especially Marge Brock and her likeable children.

Library Journal

A different sort of heroine . . . Marge herself is an original, and her milieu is lively and realistic.


A pleasant, enjoyable mystery, extremely readable because it could happen to you or your neighbors.

Wondry Dragon Finds a Home by Joan Marie Verba
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When Rhea goes with her mother to the animal shelter, they return home with a dragon! Rhea and her family find out what Wondry Dragon eats, where she sleeps, and what she needs when going out on a walk. Almost everyone in the neighborhood is friendly to Wondry, except the neighborhood bully, Johnny. However, Rhea and Wondry have a surprise for him!

Midwest Book Review

Do you like dragons? Follow the adventures of Wondry Dragon as she finds a new home with her new human friend, Rhea, in Joan Marie Verba's delightful story, "Wondry Dragon Finds a Home." Rhea and her mom and dad have never had a dragon in the house before, and they all learn what Wondry can and cannot do. Rhea and Wondry play together, help out their neighbors—and try to stay out of trouble. Rhea can never tell what Wondry will do next because Wondry is always surprising her with what dragons can do. Wondry will surprise young readers ages 6 to 8 as well! A children's chapter book story suitable for students in grades 1-3, "Wondry Dragon Finds a Home" is very highly recommended for both community and elementary school libraries. For children's personal reading lists it should be noted that "Wondry Dragon Finds a Home" is also available in a Kindle edition

The Touch of a Navy SEAL by Celeste Wells
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She vowed never to open herself to love again. Can a Navy SEAL reach her guarded heart?

Sarah Briggs lost her fiancé Danny in Afghanistan. She withdraws from friends and family in grief until her uncle, an admiral, convinces her to get back into circulation again. Taking a civilian job at her uncle's naval base, she unexpectedly runs into Matthew Brody, a Navy SEAL.

Despite her resolve to avoid romantic entanglements, Sarah finds herself irresistibly drawn to Matthew's strength and warmth. Yet, the fear of losing another loved one to the dangers of military life holds her back. Matthew, having faced his own battles and losses, recognizes her conflict as she pushes him away. Yet, they find themselves drawn together again and again…

…until a dangerous mission nearly results in the loss of life for a fellow SEAL, a friend of them both. Sarah cannot help but think that this will be her fate again if she has a relationship with Matthew, and cannot bear the thought.

Will their love be enough to heal their wounds and give them the courage to survive the shadows of the past and the uncertainties of the future?

The Touch of a Navy Seal is a heartfelt romantic story. If you like to read about love after loss, steamy engaging scenes, and happily ever afters, you'll love Celeste Wells's amorous tale.