Allison Public Library Notes 7/11
“THE UNHONEYMOONERS” by Christina Lauren . . . When her twin sister and new brother-in-law get food poisoning at their wedding, maid of honor Olive, accompanied by her nemesis, the best man Ethan, assumes the role of a newlywed on a Hawaii honeymoon before unexpectedly falling for her companion.
“THE GUEST BOOK” by Sarah Blake . . . No. It is a simple word, uttered on a summer porch in 1936. And it will haunt Kitty Milton for the rest of her life. Kitty and her husband, Ogden, are both from families considered the backbone of the country. But this refusal will come to be Kitty’s defining moment, and its consequences will ripple through the Milton family for generations.
“THE NIGHT BEFORE” by Wendy Walker . . . A tale told through parallel accounts of the days before and after a fateful blind date follow Rosie Ferro's revelatory investigation into the disappearance and complicated nature of her sister, Laura.
“THE HEAVENS” by Sandra Newman . . . A New Yorker named Kate often dreams she is transported to the past--where she lives a second life as Emilia, the mistress of a nobleman in Elizabethan England--but the dream becomes increasingly real and compelling until it threatens to overwhelm her life.
“TIMBERLINE” by Matthew P. Mayo . . . 1875-1885, a high-country train wreck turns into a train- wreck-from-hell as a gang of gunmen run roughshod on the rails. Mountain men Maple Jack and Roamer trail the killers in a blizzard.
“RUNAWAY TIDE” by Julie Carobini . . . Usually unflappable Meghan finds herself at a crossroads when ex-flame, Jackson Riley, becomes her boss. She’d made a promise to Jackson’s father to stay working for the chain of inns, but can she keep her word?
“SWEET TEA AND SYMPATHY” by Molly Harper . . . When everything in her life goes tragically, spectacularly wrong, elite event planner Margot Cary takes a job in Lake Sackett, Georgia, a place where everyone knows your business, and catches the eye of elementary school principal Kyle Archer, but some people are not happy about a newcomer snapping up one of the town’s most eligible bachelors. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“THE HEARTLAND” by Kristin L. Hoganson . . . Presents a scholarly history of the concept of the American heartland that challenges popular misconceptions while connecting regional realities to evolving debates about identity, community, immigration, global power, and food.
“TANGLED UP IN YOU” by Samantha Chase . . . Returning home to the Carolina coast to be close to her family, single mother Teagan Shaughnessy meets Bobby Hannigan, a former police officer who makes her rethink her plans for the future.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SKYSCRAPER” by Jorey Hurley . . . What once was a vacant lot, watch as truck by truck, a towering skyscraper is built in this beautifully illustrated picture book about trucks and construction.
“IF I WAS THE SUNSHINE” by Julie Fogliano . . . If I was the sunshine and you were the day, I’d call you hello and you’d call me stay.
“CAMP TIGER” by Susan Choi . . . A talking tiger approaches a family during their annual end-of-summer camping trip and is befriended by the youngest, a boy who does not feel ready for first grade.
“CATERPILLAR SUMMER” by Gillian McDunn . . . Since her father's death, Cat has taken care of her brother, Chicken, for their hardworking mother, but while spending time with grandparents they never knew, Cat has the chance to be a child again.