Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Sixteen-year-old Vassa lives with her stepmother, step sister, and half sister in a Brookyn were the nights are unusually long. When her half sister tricks her into going out after midnight for light bulbs, the only store open is BY's. When she's accused of stealing by the mysterious old woman who runs the store and…

My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Frederick Backman

Elsa is almost eight, and her formidable grandmother has just died. Granny has left her a series of letters to deliver to the occupants of their apartment building and strict instructions to "protect the castle, protect your friends." As she delivers the letters, she gets to know her neighbors better and learns more about her…

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

In the next book in the Kiss Quotient series, Michael's aunt has flown to Vietnam to find her younger son, Khai, a bride. Her choice, young My "Esme" Tran, a hotel maid in Ho Chi Mihn. Esme's mom encourages her to take the chance to go to the US, saying she can use the opportunity…

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro

In the final Charlotte Holmes book, Charlotte and Jamie are spending the summer before college in Oxford's pre college program. The intend to spend time together getting to know one another without emanate danger breathing down their necks. But when a professor asks them to look into some mysterious happenings from last summer's dramatics program,…

The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

In the third installment in the Charlotte Holmes series, Jamie has gone back to Sherringford and settled into a routine. Classes, Rugby, applying for King's College London, and a girlfriend. He hasn't seen Holmes in a year, since that fateful day on lawn of her family's estate. Charlotte is in the wind, alone for the…

Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot

When Jane Harriss, creator of Wondercat and cartoonist for the New York Journal, agrees to be the made of honor at her best friend Holly's elopement in Italy she doesn't count on the against marriage best man, Cal Langdon. Holly, the art director for New York Journal, and her fiance, Mark, Doctor and Health reporter…

The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot

The heroine of this first book in Cabot's Boy series shares my first name! Melissa Fuller, celebrity gossip columnist at the New York Journal, has just found her elderly neighbor unconscious and apparent victim of a home invasion. When the man she thinks is the woman's playboy photographer nephew shows up to take care of…