Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon | LJ Reviews


Karon, Jan. Come Rain or Come Shine: A Mitford Novel. Putnam. Sept. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780399167454. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698141414. F Karon’s 11th addition to her popular series (after Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good) tells the story of Dooley (Father Kavanagh’s adopted son) and Lacey’s wedding. Before the big knot is tied, however, Dooley must […]

2015 Hugo Awards: Diversity Wins, Sad Puppies Lose


In an interesting twist to this year’s Hugo Awards controversy, a best-selling Chinese work of hard sf that was added to the final ballot after another nominee withdrew his book from consideration took the top prize at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held in Spokane, WA.Translated for the first time into English by Hugo […]

E-Originals from Arend, Baxter, North, Sorenson, & Witt | Xpress Reviews


Animalistic passion, wry humor, and strong characters from Arend, hot romance scenes lead to family vacations from Baxter, readers will rush out to follow North’s new series, outlaw motorcyclists and electrifying steaminess from Sorenson

We Are Family—Sort of | African American Fiction and More


What is family? This month’s column offers a diverse array of family units from a pimp’s stable of women to three half-sisters coming to terms with their father’s abandonment.

Latest Series Lineup with Bricker, Clopton, Hunt, Irvin, & others | Christian Fiction Reviews, September 15, 2015


Heroines pursuing a fresh start; Bathsheba’s world of love and betrayal, political avarice and treachery; a test of faith for The Bishop’s Son; another investigation for Gwen Marcey; Sleiman’s second medieval adventure

Smith’s Pick of the Month, plus a Quintet of Inspirational Romance | Christian Fiction Reviews, September 1, 2015


Today’s Christian romances offer a variety of scenarios in which characters endure trying and relatable situations. Finding the ones that resonate depends on patron reading tastes.

Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015


New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2015


New fiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

E-Originals from Charles, Keyes, Matthews, Maxwell, Rose, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Historical atmosphere and suspense from Charles, a disingenuous hero from Keyes, cozy romance and an amateur sleuth from Matthews, Maxwell opens a series with an e-novella, a promising debut from Meredith, more sports fun from Rose

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare | LJ Review

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Dare, Tessa. When a Scot Ties the Knot. Avon. (Castles Ever After, Bk. 3). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780062349026. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349033. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Terrified to the point of paralysis at the thought of enduring her first London season, 16-year-old Madeline Gracechurch invents a fiancé and the love of her life—a heart-stopping Highlander […]