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USA Today Besteller List, Week Ending July 15, 2007

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Nora Roberts pushed the young adult book down to 6 to claim the number 2 spot with High Noon. The writing corporation of James Patterson is number 1 with The Quickie.

Other than the Nora Roberts entrance, the rest of the list looks similar to last week, with only small changes in the order. Next week is a release week which means that the list should look substantially similar to this one except Linda Howard’s Up Close and Dangerouswhich was released on the 17th will be in the top ten.

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High Noon, Nora Roberts (Putnam), $26.95, No. 2 (debut).
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, Julia Quinn (Avon), $7.99, No. 10 (Peak 4).
Lean Mean Thirteen, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Press), $27.50, No. 11 (Peak 1).
Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $7.99, No. 15 (peak 3 as a paperback release). Paperback release of hardcover

Fool Me Once, Fern Michaels (Zebra), $7.99, No. 17 (Peak 9).
Country Brides, Debbie Macomber (Mira), $7.99, No. 18 (Peak 5).
Angels Fall, Nora Roberts, (Jove), $7.99, No. 20 (Peak 1 – as a hardcover release). Paperback release.
Sandcastles, Luanne Rice (Bantam), $7.50, No. 25 (Peak 19). Paperback release.
Safe Harbor, Christine Feehan (Jove), $7.99, No. 28 (Peak 3).
Scent of Darkness, Christina Dodd, Signet, $7.99, No. 29 (Peak 25).

Simon Says, Lori Foster, Berkley, $7.99, No. 34 (Peak 26).
Last Words, Mariah Stewart (Ballantine), $6.99, No. 49 (Peak 21).

Web of Love, Mary Balogh (Dell), $6.99, No.54 (Peak 23). (Reissue of out of print title).
Double Take, Catherine Coulter (Putnam), $25.95 No. 55 (Peak 10).

The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes, Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, Anne Stuart (St. Martin’s Paperbacks), $7.99, No. 74 (Peak 31).

The Summit, Kat Martin (Mira), $7.99, No. 85 (Peak 44).
Blood Red, Heather Graham (Mira), $7.99, No. 88 (Peak 32). This is a good atmospheric vampire story.

The MacGregors: Robert & Cybil: The Winning Hand and The Perfect Neighbor, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $7.99, No. 113 (Peak 13).

Never Lie to a Lady, Liz Carlyle (Pocket), $7.50, No. 127 (Peak 42).
Cross My Heart, Carly Phillips (HQN), $7.99, No. 132 (Peak 79).
Summer Pleasures: Second Nature\One Summer, Nora Roberts (Silhouette Special Releases), $14.95, No. 141 (Peak 31).
Code Name: Bikini (Code Name), Christina Skye (HQN), $6.99, No. 147 (Peak 71).

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Out of the list:

Hidden Agendas (Tempting Seals, Book 4), Lora Leigh (St.Martin’s Paperbacks), $6.99, No. 124 (Peak 51). This fell the farthest but I did see it at the checkout ladder at Barnes and Noble.

The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15) by Laurell K Hamilton (Berkley) $25.95, No. 125 (Peak 26).

Tempting, Susan Mallery (HQN), $6.99, No. 133 (Peak 84).
Vanished, Karen Robards (Signet) $7.99, No. 137 (Peak 27). This is the paperback release of the hardcover.
Night’s Touch, Amanda Ashley (Zebra), $6.99, No. 140 (Peak 115).

Only For You, Hannah Howell (Zebra), $6.99, No. 147 (Peak 145). Only stuck in there for two weeks.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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