Allison Public Library Notes 12/19
“STEALTH” by Stuart Woods . . . Abruptly dispatched to a remote region of the U.K., Stone Barrington teams up with two brilliant colleagues only to land in a trap that reveals a rival power’s lethal agenda and the larger conspiracy of a criminal mastermind. In memory of Wayne Wiegmann.
“THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS” by Lisa Jewell . . . Discovering the identity of her birth parents and her inheritance of a valuable mansion, 25-year-old Libby makes horrifying discoveries about the massacre and disappearances of her biological family.
“THE SISTERS OF SUMITT AVENUE” by Lynn Cullen . . . A novel set during the Great Depression following two estranged sisters and their mother--who has spent a lifetime hiding a desperate secret that could dismantle the entire family.
“WYOMING HEART” by Diana Palmer . . . A gruff rancher who works the land with his bare hands in spite of his wealth unexpectedly falls in love with his troublesome neighbor, a city-bred writer who urges him to open his heart to her world.
“BURDEN OF PROOF” by Diann Mills . . . Reeling from a negotiation gone wrong, FBI Special Agent April Ramos is caught off guard when a frazzled young woman shoves a crying baby into her arms, then disappears. Worry for the child’s safety quickly turns to fear when a man claiming to be the girl’s father abducts them at gunpoint.
“THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON” by Meg Waite Clayton . . . A tale inspired by the Kindertransports of World War II finds a Jewish teen’s life shattered by the Nazi takeover before he joins a member of the Dutch resistance in a life-risking effort to escape Germany.
“COLD COUNTRY” by Russell Rowland . . . A small 1968 Montana community is thrown into turmoil over the murder of a notorious bachelor rancher, a crime that implicates an innocent newcomer and reveals a dangerous secret.
“IT'S HOW WE PLAY THE GAME” by Ed Stack . . . The CEO of DICK’s Sporting Goods explains how he built a multibillion dollar business, came to the defense of embattled youth-sports programs and took a principled—and highly controversial—stand against the types of guns that are too often used in mass shootings and other tragedies.
“STEALING KISSES IN THE SNOW” by Jo McNally . . . Promising her kids a “perfect” Christmas this year, single mother Piper Montgomery gets her own gift in the form of rugged biker Logan Taggert who strolls into the B&B where she’s working and steals her heart.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS” by Onjali Q. Rauf . . . When a Syrian refugee boy joins their class, the determined students in Mrs. Kahn's schoolroom learn the newcomer's sad story before concocting a plan to reunite him with his loved ones. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“A WARM FRIENDSHIP” by Ellen DeLange . . . A loving tale about making friends and letting them go depicts a little squirrel who rallies his forest neighbors to help his best friend, a snowman, stay cozy and warm, before a sad morning when the squirrel discovers that the snowman has melted away. In fond memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“THE POLAR BEAR WISH” by Lori Evert . . . While dogsledding to a Christmas party, Anja and her cousin Erik are rescued from a blizzard by several wild animals, and help a lost polar bear cub find its mother.
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