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From The Cast to Three Days in Moscow: 7 books making waves in the international literary market

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The Cast

Author: Danielle Steel

Kait Whittier has built her magazine column into a hugely respected read followed by fans across the country. But after two marriages, she prefers to avoid the complications and uncertainties of a new love. Then, after a chance meeting with television producer Zack Winter, everything changes. Inspired by the true story of her own grandmother, Kait creates the storyline for a TV series. Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a star-studded world of industry pros. But in the midst of this charmed year, Kait is forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know and this unforgettable cast becomes more important to her than she ever could have imagined.


By Invitation Only

Author: Dorothea Benton Frank

By Invitation Only is a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple — the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hard-working Southern peach farmers. Dorothea Benton Frank offers a funny, sharp, and deeply empathetic novel of two very different worlds — of limousines and pickup trucks, caviars and pigs, skyscrapers and ocean spray — filled with a delightful cast of characters who all have something to hide and a lot to learn.

War Storm

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Victory comes at a price. Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart-and secure freedom for reds and new-bloods like her — Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… Starting with the crown on Maven’s head. But no battle is won alone, and before the reds may rise as one, mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her.

The High Tide Club

Author: Mary Kay Andrews

When 99-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder.

Princess

Author: James Patterson & Rees Jones

Jack Morgan receives an offer he cannot refuse… When the head of the world’s foremost investigation agency is invited to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne, he boards his Gulfstream jet and flies straight to London. The Princess needs Morgan’s skills and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the royal, has gone missing. She must be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told. But what is the Princess hiding?

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Author: Jon Meacham

Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history.

Three Days in Moscow

Author: Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney 

In his acclaimed bestseller Three Days in January, Bret Baier illuminated the extraordinary leadership of President Dwight Eisenhower at the dawn of the Cold War. Now in his highly anticipated new history, Three Days in Moscow, Baier explores the dramatic endgame of America’s long struggle with the Soviet Union and President Ronald Reagan’s central role in shaping the world we live in today.

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