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We will be offering signed copies of local author Joanna Lowell's new romance. If you would like Joanna to personalize your book, please include the name you would like the inscription made out to in the comment box on the online order page.
Kate's review: "I read a lot of romance novels, but The Duke Undone will be one that sticks with me for a long time. The heroine, Lucy Coover, is completely irresistible: she's feisty and ambitious, a solid friend and a sympathetic listener, and she has a great head of curly hair; her duke is handsome and kind, but her attraction to him is marred by his evident succeptibility to vice. I loved that this book dealt so thoughtfully with so many issues, from alcoholism and PTSD to the terrifying mental institutions and unfair housing practices of Victorian-era London, but still provided a totally believable, thoroughly satisfying happily ever after. And I learned a lot about the Royal Academy and its opportunities (or lack of, in some cases) for women artists! This book is a perfect example of why I love romance novels so much."
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
Becky Chambers is a Bookmarks favorite! Caleb writes, "Chambers's Wayfarer Series is the book equivalent of a warm hug from your best friend...but in space! Filled with amazing and inclusive characters, engaging stories, and thoughtful approaches to future technology; each book in the series is an adventure well worth taking. Though The Galaxy, and the Ground Within is the fourth book in the series, each functions as a standalone story which can be enjoyed in any order. If you have any fondness for Star Trek, Firefly, or kind beings working together for a better universe you'll love the world of Becky Chambers's Wayfarers!"
The first 24 pre-orders will receive a bonus set of surf-themed page flags.
Jamie's review: "Taylor Jenkins Reid has done it again with Malibu Rising, creating an irresistible cast of characters you can't help but root for. I love the family dynamic and that you feel like you know each sibling. I love the way the past and present combine to weave a family history of love and support as well as betrayal and desertion. It's a perfect novel for summer and I cannot wait to share it with our readers."
Beth's review: "Told in alternating timelines between their childhood and one fateful day of a horrific fire (that started with an impressive party), Malibu Rising is ultimately the story of the River siblings. Abandoned by a celebrity father and left to fend for themselves after the death of their alcoholic mother, they've done what it takes to survive and thrive off the coast of Malibu. With Taylor Jenkins Reid's unique 'can't put this book down style,' this book is going to be the perfect beach - or dreaming of the beach - read of 2021."