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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • Posted December 12, 2012

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NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


12 Men of Christmas

Holiday Triple Feature: Christmas Shoes/Christmas Blessing/Christmas Hope

The National Tree

Holiday Triple Feature: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year/Moonlight & Mistletoe/The Christmas Choir

Christmas in Canaan

Christmas in Paradise/Deck the Halls

Holiday Double Feature/Christmas Card/All I Want for Christmas

The Polar Express

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Christmas Comes Home to Canaan

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Lifetime Double Feature: His a& Her Christmas/Will You Merry Me

The Lamp

Christmas Angel


Rainbow’s End by Laura St. John

Wrecked by Carol Higgins Clark


Entre tu y yo vi Nora Roberts (S F ROB)

Hermanas by Danielle Steel (S F STE)

El Gusano de Tequila vi Viola Canales (S F CAN)


The Little Amish Matchmaker by Linda Byler (F BYL)

“Simon’s little brother is determined to give Simon the best Christmas present ever—a date with his favorite teacher.”

Cotton’s War by Phil Dunlap (WF DUN)

“As sheriff of Catron Co. New Mexico Territory, Cotton Burke puts his life on the line. Outlaw Virgil Cruz has kidnapped the woman Cotton loves.”

Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron (F MAR Kno.15)

“Judge Deborah Knott’s summer conference at Wrightsville Beach takes a sudden, dark turn when she stumbles upon the strangled corpse of one of her less-admired colleagues.”

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan (F MCE)

“A disgraced spy, a failed mission, a ruined lover: McEwan’s story opens at full tilt.”

Storm Damage by Ed Kovacs (F KOV Cli.1)

“In the aftermath of Katrina, brand-new private investigator Cliff St. James is thrown into a cauldron of lies, felonies, and violence just as Mardi Gras begins.”

The Broken Land by Kathleen O’Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear (F GEA Lon.3)

“Twelve summers after the events of The People of the longhouse and The Dawn Country, the Iroquois nations remain locked in bitter warfare. Atotarho, the cannibal sorcerer who lead the People of the Hills, schemes to set into motion a cataclysmic battle that threatens to destroy the Iroquoian world.”

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie (F ABE)

“They burned her home. They stole her brother and sister. But vengeance is following. Shy South is not a woman to flinch from what needs doing.”

Saint by Ted Dekker (F DEK His. 2)

“He’s captive, deep inside Hungary—no one knows he’s there. He’s been told that he’s the best sniper in the world, and he can kill a man with his bare hands. They call him the Saint.”

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury (F KIN)

“Kingsbury delivers an instant classic with this heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred-year flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships.”

A Winter Wonderland by Fern Michaels (F MIC)

“Angelica Shepard left New York for Christmas in Colorado to relax and unwind—but an out-of-control snowboarder almost had her laid to rest. When she wakes up in the hospital, all she remembers is the handsome angel who saved her …”

My Kind of Christmas by Debbie Macomber (F MAC)

“Angie LeCroix comes to Virgin River to spend Christmas relaxing. Yet instead of freedom, she gets Jack Sheridan. If her uncle had his way, she’d never go out again—and certainly not with rugged, handsome Patrick Riordan.”

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