Allison Public Library Notes 1/18
“NEVER NEVER” by James Patterson . . . While her brother is under arrest in Sydney for a series of brutal murders, Detective Harriet Blue is sent out of town to investigate the disappearance of three young people in the middle of the Western Australian desert.
“THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV” by Elizabeth Berg . . . Making daily visits to the grave of his beloved late wife, Arthur forges unexpected relationships with a nosy neighbor and a troubled teen who dubs him "Truluv" before the trio discovers healing and family together.
“BLIND SPOT” by Dani Pettrey . . . When a terrorist investigation leads FBI agent Declan Grey to a closed immigrant community, he turns to crisis counselor Tanner Shaw for help. Despite the tension between them, he needs the best of the best on this case. Under imminent threat, they'll have to race against the clock to stop a plot that could cost thousands of lives--including theirs.
“BREAKING FREE” by Rachel Jeffs . . . The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.
“THE LONG, LONG TRAIL” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles . . . The Hunters try to cope as the Great War rages on, with newlywed Diana dealing with her pregnancy alone and David returning from the Front a much-changed man, in the fourth novel of the series following The Land of My Dreams.
“THE MILL RIVER REDEMPTION” by Darcie Chan . . . Growing up in their aunt's small Vermont community after losing their father in childhood, close sisters Rose and Emily are torn apart by a tragedy and reunited by the loss of their mother, whose will requires them to live in neighboring homes for a summer.
“THE PROVING” by Beverly Lewis . . . Having left the Amish life for the English world, Amanda Dienner is shocked when she learns that her mother has passed and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. The catch is she has to run it herself for one year, acting as hostess. Amanda accepts the terms, but coming home to people she left behind won't be easy.
“MURDER IN THE VESTIBULE” by David C. Craig . . . Alison Kincaid was not the most beloved person in Danburg. Her two ex-boyfriends had both been heard saying that they would like to kill her. Her ex-roommate concurred. Her step mother only hoped she was dead. Her jilted employer very much wanted her that way. But did any of her past associates really mean to take action? Alison was truly friendless, alone, destitute and pregnant. She had nowhere to go and when she got there she ran away. Could she find a friend in time, or was her end the one desired by all who knew her well?
“WILDE IN LOVE” by Eloisa James . . . After returning home from dangerous adventures, the notoriously rakish Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, finds himself drawn to the very private, but very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA” by Lauren Wolk . . . Set adrift on the ocean in a small skiff as a newborn, twelve-year-old Crow embarks on a quest to find the missing pieces of her history.
“WINTER DANCE” by Marion Dane Bauer . . . A fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid.
“AMERICAN GOTHIC: THE LIFE OF GRANT WOOD by Susan Wood . . . Profiles the American artist, depicting his humble early years in rural Iowa, his European education, and his role in launching the American Regionalism movement, sharing insights into the creation of his most iconic work of art.
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