Allison Public Library Notes 3/05
“THE OTHER MRS.” by Mary Kubica . . . Sadie and Will Foust have only just moved their family from bustling Chicago to small-town Maine when their neighbor Morgan Baines is found dead in her home. The murder rocks their tiny coastal island, but no one is more shaken than Sadie. As the eyes of suspicion turn toward the new family in town, Sadie is drawn deeper into the mystery of what really happened that dark and deadly night.
“PROMISES OF THE HEART” by Nan Rossiter . . . Harper Wheaton just got kicked out of another foster home and it won't be the last if she keeps losing her temper. She's not sure why she gets mad; maybe because no family seems to want a nine-year-old girl with a heart condition. She loves her social worker, Cora, but knows that staying with her forever isn't an option. Will she ever find a family to call her own?
“EDEN MINE” by S.M. Hulse . . . For generations, the Fabers have lived near Eden Mine, scraping by to keep ahold of their family's piece of Montana. Jo and her brother, Samuel, will be the last. Despite a long battle, their property has been seized by the state through eminent domain – something Samuel deems a government theft. As Jo packs, she hears news of a bombing. Samuel went off to find work in Wyoming that morning, but soon enough, it's clear that he's not gone but missing, last seen by a security camera near the district courthouse – now a crime scene.
“THE LUCKY ONE” by Lori Rader-Day . . . A volunteer for a website called The Doe Pages to help reunite families with their missing loved ones, Alice, who was kidnapped as a child, stumbles upon a post by her own kidnapper and races against time to find him before he hurts someone else.
“HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN” by Jolina Petersheim . . . When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed working for a relief organization overseas, she travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury her husband. Ruth and her family are welcomed by Elam, her husband’s cousin, who invites them to stay at his cranberry farm through the harvest. Sifting through fields of berries and memories of a marriage that was broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and healing through hard work and budding friendships.
“WILDLAND” by Regecca Hodge . . . Struggling to choose between fighting and surrendering to cancer in the aftermath of her husband’s death, a woman risks her life to rescue two children stranded in the middle of a deadly wildfire.
“SISTERS BY CHOICE” by Susan Mallery . . . Three cousins navigate the joys and dramas of family life, including a former business owner struggling to adapt to small-town dynamics, an aspiring college student and a wife who must choose between her husband and her dreams.
“2020 QUICK COOKING ANNUAL RECIPES” by Taste of Home . . . Share a home-cooked meal even on your busiest night. Over 550 recipes and tips for today's busy families.
“CHASING CASSANDRA” by Lisa Kleypas . . . Determined to marry for love, Lady Cassandra Ravenel resists the advances of compelling railroad magnate Tom Severin, who takes advantage of a situation that nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE DOG WHO LOST HIS BARK” by Eoin Colfer . . . A lonely boy and a mistreated, voiceless dog find companionship and healing together.
“LITLE RED READING HOOD AND THE MISREAD WOLF” by Troy Wilson . . . The tale features a bookish heroine who carries a homemade treat to her ailing grandmother's house, where she encounters a misunderstood, story-loving wolf.
“A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR” by Grace Lin . . . A lighthearted origin story about the phases of the moon and a little girl who can't resist taking a nibble of the delicious Mooncake.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: THE LION KING, LAST CHRISTMAS, and HARRIET.