Allison Public Library Notes 1/25
“WONDER GIRLS” by Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster. . . The authors discuss the work of fifteen nonprofit groups led by young girls in thirteen countries around the world, describing their efforts on such issues as education, health, the environment, child marriage, domestic violence, and trafficking.
“MY VALENTINE” by Tracie Peterson . . . When Pierce and Darlene meet in her father's tailor shop, neither can forget the other in spite of the social barriers between them.
“THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE” by Jessica Shattuck . . . Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.
“TAKING CARE OF JOE” by David C. Craig . . . Then came “the call!” “David,” the trembling voice said from the other end, “I have just sold my house and I don’t know what to do. Help me, please.” Taking Care of Joe is the daily experience of millions of Americans who ﬁnd themselves with loved ones in need. This is an Alzheimer's story.
“TIME OF FOG AND FIRE” by Rhys Bowen . . . Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel’s offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he’s eager to accept. Soon, Molly starts to wonder if he’s in more danger than she had first believed.
“BALANCING ACT” by Patricia Davids . . . Acting on a promise to her sister to return home, Cheryl Steele leaves behind a rising ballet career and ends up snowbound in the home of Sam Hardin and his daughters, who are determined to make Cheryl their new mom.
“GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD” by Jennifer Dornbush . . . When widow and single mom Amber starts to fall for Cody, a race car driver on a path of self-destruction, Cody invites Amber and her daughter to watch him race, but when he narrowly escapes the race with his life, Amber must decide if she can handle losing another man.
“TO MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW” by Linda Broday . . . On the run for a murder he didn’t commit, Luke Weston gets into even more trouble when he stumbles upon a young woman who has been kidnapped and has no memory of who she is or where she’s from, and as he helps her put some of the pieces together, he is in danger of losing his heart—and his life.
“THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS” by Ree Drummond . . . Come and Get It! Simple, scrumptious recipes for crazy busy lives.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“GIRL IN PIECES” by Kathleen Glasgow . . . As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-year-old homeless Charlotte "Charlie" Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.
“WILLIAM'S WINTER NAP” by Linda Ashman . . . William is ready to fall asleep when several animal friends each come tapping at his window, and readers can count along until the final friend arrives at the door asking if there is room for one more.
“FRANKIE” by Mary Sullivan . . . When shelter dog Frankie arrives at his new home, he finds that all of the toys belong to the other dog in the house, Nico, but they soon find a way to share.
“RED” by Michael Hall . . . Red's factory-applied label clearly says that he is red, but despite the best efforts of his teacher, fellow crayons and art supplies, and family members, he cannot seem to do anything right until a new friend offers a fresh perspective. In memory of Marilee Reiher.