March 14– Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris

Finn and Layla are young, in love, and on vacation. They’re
driving along the highway when Finn decides to stop at a service station to use
the restroom. He hops out of the car, locks the doors behind him, and goes
inside. When he returns Layla is gone—never to be seen again. That is the story
Finn told to the police. But it is not the whole story. Ten years later Finn is
engaged to Layla’s sister, Ellen. Their shared grief over what happened to
Layla drew them close and now they intend to remain together. Still, there’s
something about Ellen that Finn has never fully understood. His heart wants to
believe that she is the one for him…even though a sixth sense tells him not
to trust her.Then, not long before he and Ellen are to be married, Finn gets a
phone call. Someone from his past has seen Layla—hiding in plain sight. There
are other odd occurrences: Long-lost items from Layla’s past that keep turning
up around Finn and Ellen’s house. Emails from strangers who seem to know too
much. Secret messages, clues, warnings. If Layla is alive—and on Finn’s
trail—what does she want? And how much does she know?

 April 11- T– Garcon of Grand Isle by Lana Downing

In the 1920s, following the death of his parents, young
Alphonse Henri Caillet moves to his grandmother’s home on Grand Isle, a tiny
island off the coast of Louisiana. Islanders have no bridge, no electricity and
no running water. Alphonse tries to fit in at Grand Isle school, but bullies
tease him and give him the nickname “T-Garçon.” Alphonse and his grandmother
have little money, but they find inventive ways to supplement their meager
income. His grandmother is a healer—a traiteur—and a midwife. Alphonse takes on
a summer job entertaining wealthy children from New Orleans who vacation on the
island. He fulfills his wish to search for Lafitte’s treasure. T-Garçon’s wise
grandmother does her best to raise him to be an accepting, responsible,
God-fearing young man. Above all, she wants Alphonse to have an education. She
loves rearing her grandson, and Alphonse begins to thrive in her care on this
tiny island of legend and lore where neighbors help one another.

 May 9– Shattered Remains by Rhonda Dennis

A cruel life has left Camille Brady jaded, depressed, and
suffering from no true sense of self-worth. Worn down from the constant
struggle that addiction and poverty bring, she seizes the opportunity for a
better life when offered what should be a dream job. Taking over as live-in
housekeeper for successful writer, Ian Ross, seems simple enough. However, the
situation takes a dramatic turn when Ian’s dark secret gets exposed. Ian, a
recluse tormented by the loss of his wife, is obsessed with uncovering the
circumstances surrounding her death. Unable to accept the coroner’s ruling that
her death was a suicide, he stops living his own life to prove the
investigators wrong. Camille slowly awakens his tortured soul by helping him
rediscover his passion for writing, and by helping him to find answers to
questions long left unanswered. Unfortunately, the deeper they dig into his
wife’s death, the more dangerous their quest for answers becomes. Happiness and
sorrow. Love and hate. Torment and pleasure. Life and death. Good and evil.
Shattered Remains is a suspenseful thriller that leaves readers guessing until
the very end.