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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books You Must Read Before the End of Summer

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Summer is almost over–can you face it? Before it slips away, we have five hot new books about facing it — feelings, family secrets, the one who got away. Before you head off to fall’s state fairs, you’ll want to indulge in this lingering taste of summer. Starlight on Willow Lake, Susan Wiggs (Mira Books, August 25) “Wiggs’ carefully detailed plotlines, one contemporary and one historical, with their candid look at relationships and their long-term effects, are sure to captivate readers.” —Booklist, starred review Heat Index: After a horrible accident, Alice Bellamy must hire a caretaker to help her get around. When Faith McCallum, Alice’s new live-in nurse, stumbles across some damning evidence about the accident, it’s up to her…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Historical Novels You Must Read

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There’s something about getting your hands on a novel that transports you to another time and place with just a turn of the page that warms the soul. Whether it’s St. Thomas in the early 1800s or 17th century Italy, diving into these historical time pieces is like entering an unknown world — one we happily venture into and later emerge from a changed person. Here, the Heat Index presents five of the hottest new books that will leave you wishing you lived in a different era. Enchantress of Paris, Marci Jefferson (Thomas Dunne Books, August 4) “Told with vivid historical detail and packed with court intrigue, this is sure to please fans of royal fiction.” — Library Journal Heat Index: It’s…

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