Rooster Bar, by John Grisham -
Three friends came to law school to change the
world, to make it a better place. But now, as
third-year students, these close friends realize
that they have been duped. When they learn
that their school is one of a chain owned by a
shady bank specializing in student loans, they
know they have been caught up in a scam. But
maybe there is a way out.
The Witches Tree, by M.C Beaton -
Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially
foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a
dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead -
and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the
headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an
elderly spinster, has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would
commit such a crime. Enter Agatha Raisin.
She Rides Shotgun, by Jordan Harper -
Eleven-year-old Polly McClucky is shy, too old for the teddy bear she carries with her
everywhere, when she is unexpectedly reunited with her father, Nate, fresh out of jail
and driving a stolen car. He takes her from the front of her school into a world of
robbery, violence, and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life.
Nate made dangerous enemies in prison, who have now put a price on his head.
They've already murdered his ex-wife, Polly's mother. And Polly is their next target.
Class Mom, by Laurie Gelman-
Jen Dixon is not your typical kindergarten class mom - or mom in general. Jen already
has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it's her
second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max. From recording
parents' response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting
contributions of "special" brownies for curriculum night, not all of her methods win
approval. Throw in an old flame, hyper-sensitive allergy moms, and an impossible Real
Housewife wannabe, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.
The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo, by Ian Stansel -
When Silas Van Loy flees home on horseback to avoid capture for his brother's
murder, he is soon followed by both the police and his brother's wife, Lena, who is
intent on exacting revenge. She reluctantly lets her trusted stable assistant join her in
a journey across the wilds of Northern California in the hopes of catching Silas for one
final showdown.