DANGEROUSLY SELF-DESTRUCTIVE

By James A. Wilson

A democratic republic depends on a robust two – or more – party system to flourish. The healthy rough and tumble of debate, competition, and victory for one alongside defeat for the other at the polls every election cycle is what creates and maintains a healthy body politic. Yet the unhinged rhetoric – and behavior – of one party threatens to create such a voter backlash against it we may find ourselves effectively a one-party culture following the 2020 general election.

The Democratic Party was the creation of Andrew Jackson and John Calhoun in the first third of the nineteenth century. Its twin purposes were to perpetuate slavery and suppress the power of banks; the latter became moot after Jackson left the White House but the party bent every effort toward preserving slavery through the Civil War and minimizing the impact of its destruction for a century thereafter. The Ku Klux Klan was created and populated by Democrats.

This is relevant history in light of Democratic claims to be the party of help for minorities. Since the sixties they have talked a good game but have never delivered on their promises. Although civil rights legislation required both parties – within their adversarial relationship – to bring it about, it took Donald Trump to bring prosperity to minority communities and move beyond token appointments of a judge here and a cabinet secretary there to make America the society we envisioned when we confessed all men created equal.

This party that spawned the KKK is now led by people like (black) presidential contender Cory Booker, who recently announced he wanted to punch President Trump in the face; he relents only because he does not – in his words – want to sink to Trump’s level. Yet Trump has threatened no one; his level is a good deal higher than Booker’s. Frontrunner (white) Joe Biden actually challenged the president to a fistfight; his challenge was ignored. These antics bring ridicule on leaders and trash the credibility of their party.

It is current standard operating procedure for Democratic candidates and congressional leaders to resort to absurd slanders – racist in chief, white nationalist and white supremacist in chief – instead of addressing issues. They threaten impeachment for enforcing immigration law on the one hand and refusing to cave to pressure from the now thoroughly discredited Russia conspiracy investigation on the other. On top of this is the evident chaos as rookie members of Congress announce harebrained plans to offer free healthcare to illegals while citizens struggle to pay for health insurance for their families. At the same time the neophytes spew anti-Semitic poison their leaders are powerless – or unwilling – to address. The party looks pathetic and voters are awakening to the pathos.

Other factors make the party look sinister. In the aftermath of the Mueller investigation the exposure of fraud and perjury against the FISA court by FBI officials – including James Comey – gains breadth and clarity daily. All the personalities under investigation are Democrat activists and operatives. The emerging level of corruption amounting to an attempted coup is unprecedented.

The most chilling revelation – recently – is found in the testimony of Dr. Robert Epstein, Senior Research Psychologist of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology before the Senate Judiciary Sub Committee on the Constitution. According to Epstein party supporters outside of government diverted two-point-six million votes to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election by manipulating social media; ironically this is roughly the same number Clinton claimed to exceed Trump’s total. Epstein went on to testify the actual number of diverted votes was likely larger – and would be much larger in 2020 as social media moguls become more intentional.

I said at the beginning the health of a democratic republic depends on a robust balance, debate, and ongoing contest between at least two parties commanding allegiance in a broad swath of the American public. The contest is an un-mandated but thoroughly necessary check-and-balance in a free society. In this season the Democratic Party is so compulsively binding itself in knots of incompetence, corruption, and lunacy it risks total disintegration of credibility beyond its shrinking base.

This is not a good thing for Republicans or the country. I hold as much disdain and mistrust for Republicans who do not live up to their vision of freedom for all – the vision on which they were founded in the 1850s to eliminate slavery and the corruption of rule by privilege – as I do for Democratic elites who are unfortunately living down to theirs in this season. Politics inherently appeals to those who love power more than progress, despite the presence of good men and women in both parties. If either party becomes simply irrelevant it gives free rein to the worst elements in the other.

My prayer is that the Democrats will recognize redemption when they see it and spend a season of rebuilding instead of seeking a season of revenge. My prayer is likewise that Republicans will see this not as a time of plunder but as a time to say, “There but for fortune…and the love of God for our nation…”

As of now one party is dangerously self-destructive and the other can be easily infected with the same disease if it takes coming success as a reward rather than an object lesson.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

New Book Releases :: August 20th, 2019

by Sean Frankel

Here are all the amazing new releases on August 20th, 2019! #titletuesday

Some to really take a look at are;
The Warehouse by Rob Hart
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz

The New Releases;
A Boy Called Ocean by Chris Higgins – Young Adult
A Mother For His Twins by Jill Weatherholt – Romance
Academy Of Lost Souls by K N Lee – Sci Fi
American Saint by Sean Gandert – Lit. Fiction
As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl – Young Adult
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz – Young Adult
Fan The Fame by Anna Primaza – Young Adult
From France With Love by Tamara Gill – Historical Romance
Going Dutch by James Gregor – Fiction
Making a Play by Abbi Glines – Young Adult Romance
Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman – Fantasy
Tangled Threat by Heather Grahm – Romanctic Suspense
The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks – Historical
The City and the Cygnets by Michael Bishop – Sci Fi
The Cruel Stars by John Brimingham – Sci Fi
The Empty Nesters by Carolyn Brown – Romance
The Lake Of Learning by Steve Berry – Mystery
The Last Widow by Karen Slaughter – Mystery Thriller
The Nine by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg – Lit. Fiction
The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood – Fiction
The Warehouse by Rob Hart – Sci Fi
Tidelands by Philippa Gregory – Historical

ADDRESSING EL PASO, AND DAYTON FOR RECONCILIATION

by James A. WIlson

In the hurricane of vitriol engulfing the tragedies in El Paso, and Dayton I am (almost) at a loss for words when I see presidential candidates grabbing media attention for political gotchas with their denunciations of a real president as he seeks to bring healing and resolution. These people shriek about the so-called racist-in-chief – and attack the Constitution – instead of seeking to comfort the afflicted. If there is a way to preclude reconciliation in our culture, these people have found it.

Yet as God is my witness, we are better than this.

Reconciliation – as I outline in my first book, Living as Ambassadors of Relationships – is a three part process. It begins with expressing our view of reality through passion coupled with respect; direct speech is good but name-calling a conversation killer. The second step is listening to the other’s point of view with respectful appreciation of the passion if not the logic; again direct speech is appropriate but character assassination is a deal breaker. The last and most important step is permitting the great reconciler – His name is Jesus – to reframe the conversation so all win and no one is victimized. This requires a miracle; human ability is always inadequate..

When this process is engaged with integrity it becomes possible to address issues in terms of what we actually know. What then do we know?

We know gun controlled Norway leads the world in mass shootings on a per capita basis. We know our nationwide ban on assault weapons of the nineties – while it reduced the number of incidents involving fully automatic weapons – failed to reduce overall gun violence. We know Australia has had strict gun control for decades and yet –on a per capita basis – continues to have as many incidents as we do. We know there were as many or more El Paso-like incidents during the Obama, Bush, and Clinton administrations as we see under this one; these include Orlando, Sandy Hook, and Aurora, Colorado. No one blamed Barack Obama for the incidents on his watch.

The solution requires a painful admission – it is not about who occupies the White House; it is about us.

We know Chicago posted fifty-five gun deaths the same weekend thirty-one died between El Paso and Dayton; most violence in Chicago is black-on-black, demonstrating hatred knows no racial boundaries. We likewise know most large death events are not caused by guns; the Oklahoma City bombing – during the Clinton Administration – killed one hundred sixty-eight and wounded nearly seven hundred; the weapon was made from fertilizer. And we know the most prolific killers are gangs and government, although they are not listed as mass murderers when we take up issues like El Paso; we dare not forget the WACO massacre under Bill Clinton when seventy-six cultists were slaughtered when government agents set their compound afire while they and their children were inside. Neither should we forget cartel killers who terrorize Mexico and traffick across our borders.

To seriously address the violence we have to seriously sacrifice some sacred cows. While deep background checks seem no-brainers considering how many gun killers bought legally, so-called red flag laws pose a serious constitutional threat inasmuch as they seek to ban guns from people who have done nothing unlawful but who are deemed – by whom (?) – to be high risk for offense. Serious or feel-good?

We need to think outside the box across the board. That means revisiting the many studies linking violent crime to family disintegration, violent ideologies, and – brace yourselves – violent video games, hard core pornography, certain kinds of music, and in-your-face movies and television. Whether to ban or restrict these things is for discussion, and other factors must be weighed, but pretending the jury is not in on these factors of causation is burying our heads in the sand.

There is a catch. If all parties to a dispute are not committed – equally – to reconciliation there will be no reconciliation. For example – to take up a current event that has no connection to these massacres – once top officials of the FBI who have been fully exposed for their attempted coup and terminated from their positions humble themselves I would favor that mercy which enables reconciliation. As things stand Andrew McCabe and Peter Strozk are suing to regain their power while James Comey and John Brennan continue to pontificate and fulminate. Only their prosecution can achieve damage control on the one hand and deterrence on the other.

There is a spiritual dimension to the dilemma that cannot be avoided or denied. For openers we need to re-commit – at home, in church, and in school, public or private – to teaching the traditional values that made us a great nation. (I am not promoting religious indoctrination on taxpayer funds, just American History.) Even more important is recognition by a critical mass that we began this dysfunctional road trip with that first betrayal back in the Garden of Eden; we traveled it one knife-in-the-back at a time. (Whether we believe or not there is no other adequate analysis of how we got here.) That said, the same critical mass needs to re-commit to re-focus on the God who alone can reverse our course and bring us home; He assures us He has already done as much and is only waiting on us to cash the check. Now would be an excellent time for that.

The God who creates all and redeems all is first of all a maker of reconciliation. Let all parties engage with one another in the process I outlined above and let us see what He might make of us yet.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

New Book Releases :: August 13th, 2019

by Sean Frankel

We have a whole lot of amazing books that got released today! #titletuesday


Below are some of the choices we think our community of readers will love!



The New Releases;
Ash & Ambition by Ari Marmell – Fantasy
Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy – Romance
Blood Truth by J R Ward – Romance
Bound by Aleatha Romig – Paranormal Romance
Bright Star by Erin Swan – Young Adult Fantasy
Contraband by Stuart Woods – Mystery Thriller
Earth: Giants, Golems, & Gargoyles by Rhonda Parrish – Fantasy
For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey – Kids Graphic Novel
I Heart Oklahoma! by Roy Scranton – Fiction
Inland by Tea Obreht – Lit. Fiction
Land of Last Chances by Joan Cohen – Fiction
Once a Land Girl by Angela Huth – Lit. Fiction
Playing For Keeps by Kendall Ryan – Romance
Seven Letters of Love by Sinead Moriarty – Lit. Fiction
Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan – Sci Fi
State of Lies by Siri Mitchell – Paranormal Romance
Stay by Bobbie Pyron – Children’s Fiction
The Accidentals by Minrose Gwin – Lit. Fiction
The Bitterroots by C J Box – Western Thriller
The Catholic School by Edorado Albinati – Lit. Fiction
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall – Fiction
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal – Mystery
The Fire Blossom – Sarah Lark – Romance
The Hidden Things by Jamie Mason – Mystery
The Last Good Guy by T Jefferson Parker – Thriller
The Last Hope by Krista and Becca Ritchie – Young Adult
The Mage-Fire War by L E Modesitt Jr. – Fantasy
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa – Sci Fi
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs – Romance
The Perfect Son by Lauren North – Mystery
The Russia Account by Stephen Coonts – Thriller
The Spirit Binds by DK Holmberg – Fantasy
The Swallows by Lisa Lutz – Mystery
The Warning by James Patterson – Thriller
The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel – Mystery
Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center – Fiction
Thirteen by Eddie Cavanagh – Mystery
Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox – Romance
Witch King by Nick Harrow – Fantasy


What we put on our TBR

We saw some fantastic books be released today and we want to share what we are putting on our TBR…

seven letters of love by sinead moriarty

This book is going to be a heart-wrencher that will help you empty your tissue box. It showers the reader with realities that occur everyday that turn someones life upside down. But the golden question asked… How does a family live without its heart?


Witch King by Nick Harrow

A vile plague grows rampant in the the story of a young shaman. He goes on a quest to purge this infection from the lands and with his trusty club must succeed or see to the demise of of the land as he knows it. A story of heroism that features a headstrong protagonist with crazy amounts of action, which; amounts to every fantasy readers dream.


THE GENIUS OF A GENERATION

by James A. Wilson

We Baby Boomers are rapidly aging, preparing to pass out of American history. What is our legacy?

We have our accomplishments. In addition to helming the communications and information revolution – standing on the shoulders of parents and grandparents – we led the way to incredible medical breakthroughs from surgical techniques to dozens of available medical therapies using adult stem cells rather than the controversial – and so far useless – embryonic cells. We’ve overseen scientific breakthroughs from confirming God in Creation to the next generation of spaceflight. Our cultural achievements are greater than these.

We achieved racial reconciliation – despite the work still awaiting – through the crucible of war in Southeast Asia. The Jesus People – Boomers nearly all – gave us the short-term missions movement, with its emphasis on trusting local leaders to harvest where we may have planted and surely assisted. They gave us the modern addictions recovery movement and the re-animation of vigorous prophetic and healing – all kinds – ministries in our modern and mega skeptical world. We introduced a culture of people rather than product centrality into business and even political life, a grassroots democratic approach to society and culture. We have launched the beginning of resurrection in the arts that only God can actually author.

We also have much to repent, and that repentance remains in its cultural infancy. Although we invented neither the sexual revolution nor the abortion holocaust, we certainly embraced both with unprecedented zeal. We took drug and alcohol abuse to unprecedented levels and fled from commitments like marriage as an unbreakable and normative union between one man and one woman.

Yet our legacy – I believe – is not so much this or that thing we have done or failed to do. It is rather an approach to who we are and are to become.

In my novel, Generation, the teenaged protagonists come to see early on they cannot rely on what they have been taught or led to expect about the world they were born to inherit. Between the Civil Rights Revolution, war in Vietnam, and the cultural upheavals from social mores to Lyndon Johnson’s so-called Great Society there is no status quo to maintain – despite parental efforts to behave and expect behavior as though there was. These young people are as rebellious and self-centered as any, but they make a decision to seek what they call “the really real” – whatever that may be. Their quest takes them from the beaches of Malibu to the underground sub-culture of Hollywood, and from voting rights marches in Alabama to riots in Los Angeles over one rocket propelled summer. They deal with abusive parents, school administrators, the KKK, and a sudden death with a maturity too young to be achieved in anything but the crucible their lives have become. They find themselves addressing questions of faith – in disparate ways and directions – not because they possess or even desire it, but because of what one famous ancient described as a God-shaped hole in every human heart.

In the course of events they learn to value their quest for its own sake – letting the chips fall where they may – as heroes from the Knights of the Round Table to the Hobbits of Lord of the Rings have always done. Jesus and the disciples managed to turn a three-day walk from Galilee to Jerusalem into a three-year trek because they found such necessary value and significance in the journey itself.

These young people navigating a world turned upside down believe themselves capable of discovering truth and committed to questing for it. They find out – the hard way – that a real quest is equal parts self-funded and unexpectedly gift driven. They acquire the courage to take the risks that accompany the reality they are willing to seek at all costs at the same time they discover real compassion in themselves for those who do not necessarily merit it.

Perhaps most importantly, they learn through doing what they already know by instinct. There is intrinsic, implicit, and incalculable value in having our brothers’ backs. Those brothers are anyone needing a hand up. Such living saves lives; it also makes lives worth living.

As a writer and journey maker myself I would be trapped in my rose colored glasses if I imagine we all did what Jon and Lonnie, Travis and Blume, Leslie and Rindi and Suze and Calvin do in Generation. Yet an awful lot of us navigated the tumultuous sixties and seventies in just this way. This is our legacy and Generation is an attempt to begin to tell our story. Generation seeks to celebrate what we achieved and pass it on to what I call the Genesis Generation. I believe their destiny surpasses ours and their time is now.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

New Book Releases August 6th, 2019

by Sean Frankel


These are the popular new releases August 6th, 2019. #titletuesday

Make sure to share with us what your favorite new releases are!

What we are reading right off the bat is “Dare Me Tonight” by Carly Phillips, “The Birthday Girl” by Melissa De La Cruz, and “House of Salt and Sorrows” by Erin A. Craig.



The New Releases;
A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova – Sci-Fi 
A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais – Mystery
A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause – Young Adult
A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying by Kelley Armstrong – Children’s Fiction
All the Water in the World by Karen Raney – General Fiction
Caging Skies by Christine Leunens – Lit. Fiction
Careful What You Wish For by Hallie Ephron – Mystery
City of Windows by Robert Pobi – Mystery
Cry Pilot by Joel Dane – Sci Fi
Dare Me Tonight by Carly Phillips – Romance
Devlin by Barbara Freethy – Romance
Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube – Young Adult
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton – General Fiction
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A Craig – Young Adult
Hunter’s Moon by Phillip Caputo – Lit. Fiction
I Know Everything by Matthew Farrell – Mystery
I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal – Young Adult
Keeping Lucy by T Greenwood – Lit. Fiction
Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristin Higgins – General Fiction
One Year Home by Marie Force – Romance 
Outfox by Sandra Brown – Romantic Suspense
Say You Still Love Me by K A Tucker – Romance
Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning – Young Adult
The Birthday Girl by Meliessa De La Cruz – Mystery
The Dragon Republic by R F Kuang – Fantasy
The Gossamer Mage by Julie E. Czernada 
The Inn by Candice Fox and James Patterson – Mystery
The Perfect Wife by J P Delaney – Mystery
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai – Romance
The S.Q.U.A.D. by Melissa De La Cruz – Children’s Fiction
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware – Mystery
The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russel – Mystery
Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson – Young Adult
We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White – Lit. Fiction
Witchy Kingdom by D J Butlet – Fantasy

WHOM SHALL WE SERVE?

by James A. Wilson

When I wrote about cultural clashes over abortion being primarily religious struggles some months ago, I was writing about a conflict as old as the Old Testament. Back in the eighth century BC the prophet Elijah called out four hundred fifty prophets of the Canaanite deity, Baal, in an epic contest. Baal was a fertility god who expected the sacrifice of human blood along with animal blood as the price of favor. When Hebrew kings and their consorts served this god of death they threw their children alive into the fires of the pagan temples. This practice persisted in Israel – ebbing and flowing – right into the first century. If my perspective was correct it survives today in the violent deaths of forty-two million unborn babies sacrificed in 2018 alone by the cult of which Planned Parenthood is a primary component of its priesthood.

Elijah challenged the pagans to prepare Baal’s bull for sacrifice while he prepped a bull for Yahweh. Prayer would be offered but no fire kindled. The object of worship who answered by fire would be declared the one true God. Unfortunately, both events and rhetoric in the 2020 presidential campaign have proven me all too right; God knows I would dearly love to be wrong.

In the ancient contest, Elijah first upbraided the people for limping back and forth in their loyalties, the bottom line being a cosmic challenge to fish or cut bait as though their faith were the most important dimension of their lives – which it is. Giving the prophets of Baal first chance, he watched as they undertook all manner of silly rituals to induce their master to ignite his bull with a well-placed lightning bolt, even cutting on themselves to give the deity pleasure. They worked on it from dawn until dusk with no result but futility; Elijah even taunted them with scatological suggestions to explain their god’s absence. Then – after thoroughly soaking his own sacrifice with water to make ignition all the more miraculous – the prophet of God prayed simply, asking God to show himself once and for all as the sole occupant of the heavenly throne. His sacrifice was consumed in a lightning stroke and he ordered the people to set upon the Baalist prophets just as decisively.

No one is calling for the execution of modern day presidential candidates who have elevated Baal to center stage once again, but let’s look dispassionately at the realities of this campaign. In recent days every one of Donald Trump’s rivals have declared the right to unrestricted abortion – up to and past the moment of pregnancy – as their first priority. If we understand issues of faith to be issues of ultimate concern then placing any issue beyond dispute or compromise elevates that issue to an article of faith. For every Democratic presidential hopeful – aware or not – this is precisely what has happened. Some have gone so far as to defy the Constitution by pledging they would neither nominate nor confirm a Supreme Court nominee who had not promised never to touch Roe vs Wade.

The pro-abortion dominated House of Representatives has refused to even vote on a measure to ban infanticide some seventy times this year. The rationale is that infanticide is already illegal; this line is pushed despite laws in New York, Illinois, and several other states explicitly authorizing the killing of born-alive infants. The fanaticism attached to these measures coupled with judges who block even efforts to shut down clinics for non-compliance with state health regulations designed to protect mothers sounds like religious fervor to me.

A pro-life orientation is core to the three major religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. That some leaders in all three faiths support abortion on demand in defiance of their own faith tenets argues not so much for their apostacy – as I once believed – but for a higher faith-based loyalty to the cult of death embodied by Baal worship – on their part. This is certainly true for those members of congress such as Pelosi, Shumer, Omar, and Tlaib, and for those presidential candidates who claim to be Christians and pro-choice. They have made their come-hell-or-high-water choice and the rest of us must be at least as faithful to our God as they are to theirs.

I am not saying every American who favors abortion rights is a Baal worshipper. I am saying, however, that Baal worship is at the heart of the agenda. I add that leadership has clearly elevated the agenda to the level of a faith-based crusade and that faith base has a known identity; Planned Parenthood is essentially a self-aware cult.

The good news is sixty per cent of Americans now oppose abortion in most or all cases except to protect the life of the mother; the excesses I describe above accelerate the failure of the Baalists. The challenge is for us on the pro-life side to remember to keep dancing with the One who brought us here.

Dancing means it’s not about bashing or suppressing those with whom we disagree; it is about exposing truth and encouraging dispassionate reasoning about the primary right to life of all God’s people, at whatever stage of development. It is about repenting of our own failure to serve the authentic Lord our God, whether through compromise of what we know is true or by silence in the face of bullying. It is at last about blessing and forgiving those who worship death while speaking truth and depending on the one who loves life more than we do to ignite the fire under that bull.

Truth to tell, it was not Elijah asking Whom we serve; it was Yahweh Himself. He is still asking.

James A. Wilson is the author of Living As Ambassadors of Relationships, The Holy Spirit and the End Times, Kingdom in Pursuit, and his first novel, Generation – available at Bounty Books, or at praynorthstate@gmail.com

New Book Releases July 30th, 2019

by Sean Frankel


There are all the popular books being released July 30th, 2019. #titletuesday #newbooks

Some really good books came out today! We threw a few on our TBR for sure!

If you would like to order any of the books please feel free to contact us.



The New Titles;
A Creeper Camps Out by Greyson Mann – Kids
Ascendance (Gears of War) by Jason Hough – Sci Fi
Chances Are… by Richard Russo – Lit. Fiction
Counterplay by Dennis Norman – Fantasy 
Dark Age by Pierce Brown – Sci Fi
For Now and Forever by Diana Palmer – Romance
Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter – Mystery
Lone Wolf Cowboy by Maisey Yates – Romance
Penne Dreadful by Catherine Bruns – Mystery
Perky by Julia Kent – Romance
Smokescreen by Iris Johansen – Mystery
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena – Mystery
That’s What Frenemies Are For by Lauren Gershell and Sophie Littlefield – Fiction
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins – Romance
The Churchgoer by Patrick Coleman – Mystery
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin – Mystery
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen – Young Adult
The Miraculous by Jess Redman – Young Adult
The Missing Piece by Sharon Sala – Romance
The Poison Jungle by Tui T. Sutherland – Kids
The Rogue King by Abigail Owen – Paranormal Romance
The Russian by Ben Coes – Thriller
The Spider by Leo Carew – Sci Fi
The Undertaker’s Assistant by Amanda Skenandore – Lit. Fiction
The Year They Fell by David Kreizman – Young Adult