Allison Public Library Notes 4/16
“THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS” by Lisa Wingate . . . A dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its vital connection to her own students' lives.
“THE THIRD SISTER” by Sara Blaedel . . . Ilka is faced with a formidable task: to confront a man who abandoned her as a child--then pulled her as an adult into a frightening, violent world--and finally get the answers she has been desperately seeking. But when she meets her father for the first time in her adult life, he raises more questions than answers. Ilka and her father form a tense alliance and set out to unravel decades-old mysteries and intrigue--before her father's secrets destroy them both.
“STRIKE ME DOWN” by Mindy Mejia . . . Hired by a feminist athletic empire to track down a fortune in stolen prize money, a forensic accountant with a secret connection to the client is pressured to investigate, only to encounter shocking and deadly truths.
“CONJURE WOMEN” by Afia Atakora . . . A midwife and conjurer of curses reflects on her life before and after the Civil War, her relationships with the families she serves and the secrets she has learned about a plantation owner’s daughter.
“AFTER SUNDOWN” by Linda Howard . . . Sela Gordon, the shy owner of a Tennessee general store, prefers solitude, until the mysterious ex-military man who's been living in the wilds of Cove Mountain appears to warn her of an impending threat that could endanger both of them.
“THE KILLING TIDE” by Dani Pettrey . . . When a Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous assignment yet. Complicating matters is the arrival of investigative reporter Gabby Rowley, who's on a mission to discover the truth. Can they ignore the sparks between them and track down this elusive killer?
“THE GOVERNESS OF PENWYTHE HALL” by Sarah E. Ladd . . . When her employer dies, governess Cordelia Greythorne will not abandon her five charges who have now lost both parents, but the children's new guardian lives on the Cornish coast, a place Cordelia is desperate to forget.
“MAGNOLIA TABLE” by Joanna Gaines . . . Filled with 145 new recipes from Joanna Gaines' home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple's restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, readers will find reasons to gather together.
“HOME SWEET HOME” by Fern Michaels . . . This Mother's Day will be the first in three years that Samantha Stewart has spent with her parents. And she's bringing a very special gift; the baby granddaughter they've never met. Sam's work as an overseas reporter was exhilarating and dangerous. Now she's seeking stability for little Caroline and answers for herself; and finding them in a homecoming full of surprises.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“TORPEDOED” by Deborah Heiligman . . . A true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.
“THE BOLD, BRAVE BUNNY” by Beth Ferry . . . A bold and brave little bunny journeys outside his overcrowded burrow to explore the beautiful world and record his adventures before realizing he is lonely and encountering a big, fluffy surprise.
“FRY BREAD” by Kevin Noble Maillard . . . Celebrates the Native American tradition of sharing fry bread during family meals, in a story about family, history, culture, and traditions, both new and old.