Fiction Fix Get your Fiction Fix here every month! Mid-Morning gives away several fiction titles every month (beginning the first day of each month and ending on the last day of each month). You can win once every three months. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page to qualify for your Fiction Fix! Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor By Melanie Dobson Libby, a free spirit who can’t be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver’s death. Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family’s cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She’s mourning her father’s passing but can’t let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family’s belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family’s history. The Patent By Max Garwood and Joseph Grisham (PS Wells) A small town inventor submits a patent for an invention that will make the nation that develops it invincible. When America’s enemies steal the patent, a team of FBI agents, led by young Mallory Wayne, strive to trace the stolen patent only to find its author – her brother – has disappeared. Unaware that Marc believes she is being held hostage, first-time project leader Mallory is cognizant of the danger to her brother’s life and struggles with doubts of her own abilities. So far, the kidnappers have remained one step ahead. In Israel, an illegal arms shipment contains not the expected weapons, but an American inventor. Realizing powerful countries on opposite sides of the globe have strong interests in goods he suddenly finds himself holding, Adi sets in motion a daring plan that assures everyone gets something they want. Stealing Jake By Pam Hillman When Livy O’Brien spies a young boy jostling a man walking along the boardwalk, she recognizes the act for what it is. After all, she used to be known as Light-Fingered Livy. But that was before she put her past behind her and moved to Chestnut, Illinois, where she’s helping to run an orphanage. Now she’ll do almost anything to protect the street kids like herself. Sheriff’s deputy Jake Russell had no idea what he was in for when he ran into Livy―literally while chasing down a pickpocket. With a rash of robberies and a growing number of street kids in town―as well as a loan on the family farm that needs to be paid off―Jake doesn’t have time to pursue a girl. Still, he can’t seem to get Livy out of his mind. He wants to get to know her better . . . but Livy isn’t willing to trust any man, especially not a lawman. The Tomb By Stephanie Landsem Everyone in Bethany admires Martha—the perfect Jewish woman. She feeds and clothes her loved ones, looks after the family farm, and meticulously follows every precept of the Pharisees’ strict laws. But Martha is hiding a secret. At her sister’s marriage feast, she gave her heart and her innocence to a young musician who promised to return and marry her, but instead betrayed her love and abandoned her. In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’s resurrection from the dead, leading Martha—a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past—to hope and a new life. The Sea Keeper’s Daughter By Lisa Wingate Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything? From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt's WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.