New E-galleys (4/5/21)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure:

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Alice Feeney
ISBN 9781250266101, on sale 9/7/21

Adam and Amelia both like their jobs more than they like people, except each other. At least, that much was true when their marriage began. Between Adam’s all-consuming screenwriting career and Amelia’s unfulfilling job at the local dog shelter, disappointment abounds.

When Amelia wins a free weekend getaway to a remote venue in the Scottish highlands, it seems like the perfect way to reconnect with Adam. But a trip meant to rekindle their relationship soon reveals the many ways in which a relationship can become unrecognizable.

NEVER FALL FOR YOUR FIANCEE by Virginia Heath
ISBN 9781250787767, on sale 11/9/21

The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, ever wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So Hugh invents a fake fiancée to keep his mother’s matchmaking ways at bay. But when Hugh learns his interfering mother is on a ship bound for England, he realizes his complicated, convoluted but convenient ruse is about to implode. Until he collides with a beautiful woman, who might just be the miracle he needs.

Minerva Merriwell has had to struggle to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their feckless father abandoned them. Work as a woodcut engraver is few and far between, and the Merriwell sisters are nearly penniless. So when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancée while his mother is visiting, she knows that while the scheme sounds ludicrous, the offer is too good to pass up. Once Minerva and her sisters arrive at Hugh’s estate, of course nothing goes according to his meticulous plan.

RIDGELINE by Michael Punke
ISBN 9781250310460, on sale 6/1/21

In 1866, the country barely recovered from the Civil War, new war breaks out on the western frontier—a clash of cultures between a young, ambitious nation intent on fulfilling what it perceives as its destiny and the Native tribes who have lived on the land for centuries. Colonel Henry Carrington arrives in Montana’s Powder River Valley to lead the U.S. Army in defending the opening of a new road for gold miners and settlers. Carrington intends to build a fort in the middle of critical hunting grounds, the home of the Lakota. Red Cloud, one of the Lakota’s most respected chiefs, and Crazy Horse, a young but visionary warrior, understand full well the implications of this invasion. For the Lakota, the stakes are their home, their culture, their lives.

AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World by Patrisse Cullors
ISBN 9781250272973, on sale 10/5/21

In AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK, Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. Filled with relatable pedagogy on the history of abolition, a reimagining of what reparations look like for Black lives and real-life anecdotes from Cullors, AN ABOLITIONIST’S HANDBOOK offers a bold, innovative, and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist. Cullors asks us to lead with love, fierce compassion, and precision.

SIXTEEN HORSES by Greg Buchanan
ISBN 9781250246660, on sale 7/20/21

In Ilmarsh, England, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses’ heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun. After Veterinary Forensics expert Cooper Allen travels to the scene, a pathogen is discovered lurking within the soil, and many of those who have come into contact with the corpses grow critically ill.

A series of crimes comes to light–disappearances, arson, and mutilations–and in the dark days that follow, the town slips into panic and paranoia. Everything is not as it seems. Anyone could be a suspect. And as Cooper finds herself unable to leave town, Alec is stalked by an unseen threat. The two investigators race to uncover the truth behind these frightening and insidious mysteries–no matter the cost.

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