In the third installment in her Wedding Date series, Guillory links up Theo and Maddie, best friends of Alexa, who is set to be married in a few short months. After a disastrous first date, Maddie and Theo have avoided one another for months. But an encounter at a party has them seeing one another in a whole new light. They end up together that night and come to an agreement: they see one another in secret, but only until Alexa's wedding! Then they will end their masquerade with no hard feelings, and go about their lives.
This book is Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel. It is set in Nigeria. It starts when Korede gets a call in the middle of the night from her younger sister, Ayoola. But when she gets that call, she immediately knows what is expected of her. Korede needs to bring bleach, rubber gloves, a strong stomach and all the muscle she can muster up. Korede is used to her sister’s antics and has helped her more than once with her crimes. Korede has a mind to turn her sister in to the authorities but does not because she’s been taught that “family comes first” no matter WHAT!
Polly's brother (her sweet, innocent, artistic brother) left their family's tavern to fight in Borogravia's endless war. When his letters suddenly stop, she wants to go looking for him, but women aren't allowed in the Borogravian army. Undeterred, she chops off her hair, stuffs some socks down her trousers, and joins up anyway, disguised as "Oliver." She's always been told that the Borogravian army is the Discworld's finest, and that they're winning the war, but that's hard to believe when she sees her brothers-in-arms: all oddballs and misfits, untrained and ill-equipped.
Pheby Delores Brown lives in the year 1850. She was born on a plantation in Virginia, the daughter of the plantation owner Jacob Bell and Ruth (who was a slave there). She was given opportunities that most African American slaves did not receive because it was against the law.
This book of short stories by Hugo Award winning author Connie Willis is sure to get you in the spirit of the season. She puts a fantastical spin on many cherished holiday traditions, from android Rockettes to high-tech decorations. Willis also pays homage to the classics, pondering what the ghosts from Dickens's A Christmas Carol do in a modern December, and presenting a Christmas mystery that takes cues from both Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe.