Dear Saturn Booksellers Customer, 
We are pleased to report that our website is secured against the Heartbleed bug.  As an added precaution we ask that returning customers change their passwords at this time.  Please simply log in to your account, click the edit tab and change your password. 
Thank you for your continued support!

Karin

 websitepics025-1.jpg picture by inkhearted

If it makes you laugh or gets romantic, Karin has read it!  

< Jill  Jody >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781477847060
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Two Lions, 3/2014
I special ordered the children's picture book, A Perfect Day For Digging, for my cousin William’s daughter, Ella Anne. She loves to help plant vegetables, but we all know that she really likes to dig in the dirt. 

This book features Nell and her dog Rusty who are excited that spring is here, and that the snow has melted and the green grass is starting to grow. Goodbye snow shovel, hello trowel! Nell decides it is a great day to plant some flowers and knows it is time for some digging. When her friend Norman comes over, she offers him a trowel, but he doesn't want to get dirty and says he will just watch. 

Both Nell and Rusty start with one hole, having so much fun they start digging more and more holes that uncover marbles, acorns and worms. They make dirt angels and decorate dirt hills with rocks. Seeing how much fun they are having, Norman joins in.

This is a great book for spring and having fun with dirt.

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780425259863
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Berkley Trade, 4/2014
Shadow Spell is the second magical installment of the Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy. The lore of Ireland runs deep in the O'Dwyer family, and Connor O'Dwyer embraces that lore and legend.
With his sister Branna and cousin Iona, they form a circle of magic, a magic that is made stronger with three friends that stretch the circle even larger.

When Connor steals a kiss from his sister’s best friend, Meara, his whole world turns upside down. She has always been around and is counted as part of the circle, but after that kiss, she opens herself up to dark magic. As the dark witch Cabhan is hiding in the shadows and fog, evil tries to settle into the lives of the O'Dwyer family, but they have been working on spells to get Cabhan away from Ireland and all that they love.

I'm looking forward to the third book, Blood Magick, and have already pre-ordered a copy.

The Island of Doves (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780425264584
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Berkley Trade, 10/2013

Island of Doves is a powerful historical novel of two women coming together to triumph over tragedy.

Susannah Fraser flees the continuous abuse of her wealthy, dominating husband. With the help of a local nun, she fakes her death and boards a steamship bound for Michigan's Mackinac Island.

Magdeline Fonteneau has achieved great wealth by living a non-conventional life and hardening her heart to all around her after witnessing her husband's murder and the tragic loss of her two sisters.

 

These two strong women help each other heal and escape their personal demons with the power of compassion, friendship, understanding, and love. McNees has written a compelling story with complex characters that are unforgettable in their bravery.

Forbidden Desires (Paperback)

$16.49
ISBN-13: 9781939337061
Availability: This title is NOT available for immediate shipment. We may be able to backorder it for you. If you add this item to your cart and it is not available or will need to backorder, we will contact you.
Published: Telemachus Press, LLC, 2/2013
In January, I was chosen to be a judge for the ForeWord Reviews and their annual Book of the Year Awards for Indie Presses. In February, I received a big box FULL of romance titles to read. I'm making my way through the box and will also use this opportunity to review a few of the titles on the web site.

I just finished reading Forbidden Desires, by Angelica Rose, and enjoyed this erotic historical romance. 

Hanna Claremont arrives in Lawrence, Massachusetts, after being educated in England and having been shielded from her mother’s business profession. With her mother sick, Hanna must not only oversee her mother’s business, but she must take on employment as a tutor to the Fairchild family. 

Living in the Fairchild home is the dashing and mysterious Viscount Simon Fairchild. Simon is a man that has declared himself a bachelor forever. The last thing on his mind is a relationship, that is until he meets Hanna. When Simon finds himself thinking more and more about his brothers’ tutor, he stops fighting his attraction and starts to pursue her. 

Unbeknownst to them is a secret that could threaten to drive them apart forever and make their relationship forbidden, but Simon and Hanna still fulfill their desires.

A Tough Nut to Kill (Mass Market Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780425261408
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Berkley, 2/2014
Saturn Booksellers will be hosting on event with author Elizabeth Lee (known to most as Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, author of the Emily Kincaid series) on April 10th, at 6:00 pm. A Tough Nut to Kill is the first book in the Nut House Mystery series and was a fun, delectable mystery full of Texas charm.

The Blanchard family has owned a pecan ranch for generations, but after family black sheep, Amos Blanchard, is found murdered in his niece Lindy's greenhouse, the ranch is in danger. The police know that each member of the family has reasons to want Amos dead, but would they resort to murder? Lindy and her feisty grandmother Miss Amelia decide they need to do detective work of their own to clear the family and find out who the real killer is.

The author event is a free, ticketed event and Saturn Booksellers. We’ll be giving the first 30 people who purchase the book and attend the event a white pine seedling.

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781442481688
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1/2014
Hidden Girl is the true story of a modern day child slave. When I read the bio and realized that Shyima was only one year older than my eldest daughter, I was amazed. This girl lived her life as absolutely nobody should.

When Shyima was only eight-years-old, her parents sold her to a wealthy family in Cairo, Egypt. This started her life as a slave, and she was yelled at, beaten, called ‘stupid girl’, and wasn't allowed to eat until late at night – and she received very little food. When the family moved to the United States, they illegally trafficked her in to be the only slave of the family.

By this time, she was ten, and worked from before the sun came up until well after midnight. She not only did the cleaning, but also was responsible for taking care of the young children. Being a slave she wasn't allowed an education and couldn't read or write or do math. She was also only allowed outside to take the children to the park, but not able to talk to anyone – this was easy because she didn't speak English.

Salvation did come, however, when someone realized something wasn't right with the treatment of the girl and they called Child Protective Services. Shyima then had to learn how to live. She needed to go to school, she needed to learn social skills, and she needed to find a foster family.

With strength and willpower she overcame obstacles and started to live a life to help others. This book was written for the young adult market (ages 14-19), but I believe EVERYONE needs to read this story. You need to read what the signs are so that you can notice if a person is being held against their will. It wasn't in the big cities, surprisingly. Even small communities have human trafficking. Read and become informed.

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780062274243
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: William Morrow & Company, 11/2013
Finally, someone has written a book that features the middle child of Pride and Prejudice, Mary Bennet. With two older sisters that are beautiful and smart, and two younger sisters who flirt and giggle at all times, Mary is the serious and quiet sister. After three of her sisters marry and move away from Longbourn, Mary starts to blossom into a refined and attractive young woman. 

When she is sent to spend time in Derbyshire with her sister Jane and her husband Charles, Mary is dismayed to discover that the handsome Henry Walsh is there, also. Mary thinks that Henry is paying special attention to her, but her sister Kitty is determined that Henry is hers and he is just being polite to the refined Mary. Since she doesn't want to foolishly mistake friendship for love, she decides that she is too plain for the dashing Mr. Walsh. When Mr. Walsh tells Mary that he finds her to be a remarkable woman and someone he holds in high esteem, she runs back to Longbourn.

Should Mary put her heart and future at risk, or should she just become the wallflower that she has been before? The journey to decide this answer is full of miscommunication, scandal, and surprising lessons.

Concealed in Death (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780399164439
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Putnam Adult, 2/2014
When Detective Eve Dallas’ husband Roarke swings a sledgehammer into a wall of a building he is going to remodel, more than sawdust is found behind the wall. A total of twelve bodies of young girls are found. Eve is immediately called to the scene where she starts her investigation.

With the help of the new forensic anthropologist, Dr. Garnet DeWinter, the girls’ faces are reconstructed, and either identified as missing for the last fifteen years or tied to a makeshift shelter for troubled and homeless teenagers.

Eve uncovers a stunning connection that some of the girls have to someone she knows and loves. This drives her harder to reveal the evil that was preying on young girls fifteen years ago.

This newest installment in the Eve Dallas series was hard to put down and I finished late into the night.

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780373778355
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Harlequin HQN, 12/2013
I just finished Unleashing Mr. Darcy, the charming, delightful and cute novel that is a must read for lovers of Pride and Prejudice.

When Elizabeth Scott is put on leave from teaching because she won't change a rich student’s grade, she decides to take a job in England caring for a pack of show dogs. She feels that this will be the perfect distraction from her ruined teaching career and her ruined reputation.

Her biggest distraction isn't caring for the dogs, but meeting the dashing billionaire dog breeder and judge, Donavan Darcy. What follows is a story full of miscommunication, hurt feelings, sexual chemistry, delightful banter, and the unleashing of passion.

This was a super fun read that weaves phases and situations from the classic novel into this modern retelling.

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780670012091
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Viking Juvenile, 1/2014
First, let me say that author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) is the master of young adult realistic fiction.  Her newest release, The Impossible Knife of Memory, is an incredible story about a high school senior, Hayley Kincain, who spends more time looking after her father who suffers from severe PTSD than living the life of an ordinary teenager. Hayley doesn't make plans for the future because she feels that watching over and taking care of her father is what she will do the rest of her life.  She doesn't go to high school events, take the SATs, look at colleges, and doesn't get along with others. Instead, she worries about bills and her father’s drinking and drug use. That is, until Finn enters her life. Finn offers her a form of salvation, someone to lean on and talk to. 

I believe that this book will impact those who read it. My heart goes out to all those who have PTSD or have someone in their life who is suffering from it.

Netherwood (Paperback)

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9780062300393
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: William Morrow & Company, 12/2013
Netherwood, the debut novel by Jane Sanderson, was based in part on the authors' own family history.

This exquisite novel is beautifully written and resembles "Upstairs Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" with its rich, compelling story. The world of wealth and privilege collide with that of poverty and desperation within Netherwood. The story follows both the privileged life of Lord Netherwood and his family, which is full of dances, fancy dresses and parties, and that of the coal miners who live in desperation and work day and night just to survive.

When disaster strikes, lives are changed forever, both inside the village of Netherwood and inside the great house. Centuries old ideals start to shift, both for the advancement of women and of working conditions.

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780345516534
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Ballantine Books, 1/2014
Nancy Horan has done it again. After her widely successful novel, Loving Frank, she put pen to paper and wrote another novel that centers on two dynamic historic people.

In Under the Wide and Starry Sky, we read about the passionate relationship between Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny van de Grift Osborne.

Fanny is thirty-five when she leaves her first husband and takes her three children and a nanny to study art in Europe. When tragedy strikes, she moves her brood to an artist colony in France where she meets the lively Stevenson. It isn't love at first sight and she is ten years older than the young lawyer who just wants to be a writer.

When Fanny moves back to America, Robert follows her and she succumbs to his charms, which begins a love affair that spans the globe.

First Love (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780316207041
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 1/2014
I usually don't read James Patterson, but when I read that the book First Love was a tribute to a woman he loved, I was intrigued.

He states that he was in love with a woman named Jane, and while out for a walk, she suffered a violent seizure. She was sick with cancer for two years before she died at a young age. He says that this story reminds him of their time together.

When good girl Axi Moore talks her best friend, Robinson, into running away with her and traveling the United States, he quickly agrees. The cross-county adventure starts carefree and fun, but then spirals out of control. They camp on the ocean beach, stay the night with a stripper in Las Vegas, slide down sand dunes, and make a very unplanned visit to a hospital.

The young, innocent love of Axi and Robinson is a story that really touched my heart. Enjoy...but have a box of Kleenex by your side.

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780425259856
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Berkley Trade, 11/2013
Dark Witch is the first book in the Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy by best-selling author Nora Roberts. 

Iona Sheehan has always felt like a stranger in her own house, but when staying with her maternal grandmother, she learns about acceptance and also about the history of their family in Ireland.

Ireland is where her family’s magic and ancestors' blood have flowed. When Iona decides to move to the County Mayo, she ends up on her cousins’ down step. Her cousins’, Connor and Branna, invite her to live with them and to deepen her magic – a magic that will help destroy an evil from the past.

When Iona lands a job at a stable, she also meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. He is not only a man that can make her blood boil, but also a man that will have her back.

When evil comes to the cousins’ door step, they unite and use their magic to push the darkness away. But, knowing that the evil hasn't been completely destroyed, they vow to become stronger.

I’m so excited to read the second book in this trilogy.

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780670024780
Availability: Readily available. If this title is not currently in-stock in the store, it is available to ship from the warehouse.
Published: Viking Adult, 1/2014
My first staff pick of 2014. 

The Invention of Wings is a magnificent, powerful and amazing novel written by Sue Monk Kidd – Secret Life of Bees.

The story spans 35 years and follows the lives of two women growing up in pre-Civil War South Carolina; one is Sarah Grimke' (historic female abolitionist, writer, and suffragist) and the other is Hetty "Handful", a slave of the Grimke' plantation.

Told from alternating voices of Sarah and Handful, we follow these two compelling, courageous women as they stand up for their beliefs and fight against societies standards of their time.