May 19, 2019

2019 Guide to the Night Sky by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion is an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers, providing a comprehensive month-by-month guide to the stars and constellations visible from North America. Features include advice on where to start looking, how to navigate the sky, easy to use star and constellation maps, as well as details of objects and sky events you might see in 2019.

When Montezuma Met Cortes by Matthew Restall skillfully deconstructs the myths surrounding Hernando Cortés’ “Mexican conquest” and the surrender of Montezuma with well-supported assertions that are difficult to refute. Restall’s account of what actually happened during the Spanish Conquest is based on the radical question: What if the tough, canny leaders of the Aztec military empires didn’t suddenly fold up like wet cardboard at the arrival of a couple of hundred bearded oddities from some faraway place?

Do-it-Yourself Garden Projects and Crafts by Debbie Wolfe relies on homegrown and foraged materials that will inspire creativity and capture the bounty of the seasons to create a dream garden with simple bird baths, herb drying racks, and unique planters. Bringing the outdoors indoors with natural fabric dyes, pressed flower paper, and herbal bouquets, instructions for sixty practical and decorative creations for use in the garden and home are detailed, along with simple crafting and gardening tips for successful projects.

Heart of Mine by Caroline Fyffe makes love the grandest adventure on the frontier for Emma Brinkman, the most eligible bachelorette – and staying that way – in Eden. Focused only on making the mine she and her sisters inherited a booming success, she’ll need to put her trust in a notorious scoundrel. Against all odds, they could both strike it rich, and all he has to do is convince Emma to take one more chance on love, on him.

In at the Death by Francis Duncan continues the adventures of amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine and Chief Inspector Jonathan Boyce. After a quick stop at Scotland Yard to collect any detective’s most trusted piece of equipment – the murder bag, the two head to Bridgton, a city that harbors more than its fair share of passions and motives. Once there, a question echoes loudly throughout the cobbled streets: why did Dr. Hardene, the local GP of impeccable reputation, bring a revolver with him on a routine visit to a patient?

The Persian Gamble by Joel C. Rosenberg delivers an international thriller about a terrifying nuclear alliance among three world powers–Russia, Iran, and North Korea. When shot out of the air in enemy territory, Marcus Ryker has to elude capture by Russian special forces while trying to convince the White House to grant safe harbor to double agent and assassin Oleg Kraskin. Marcus and Oleg must then work together to track down WMDs before they end up in the hands of those with the determination and the means to use them.