Allison Public Library Notes 7/25
“ASK AGAIN, YES” by Mary Beth Keane . . . When a violent event forcibly ends their romance, the son and daughter of two NYPD rookies reconnect years later and struggle to prevent the past from triggering another separation.
“THE CUTTING ROOM” by Ashley Dyer . . . Detectives Ruth Lake and Greg Carver race to stop a serial killer who makes his victims into centerpieces of macabre works of art.
“CIRCE” by Madeline Miller . . . Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
“THE BODY LIES” by Jo Baker . . . Moving to an English countryside university after witnessing an assault in London, a young writer supervises an escalating debate about violence against women before one of her male students writes a novel about her horrific murder.
“THE CALLING OF ELLA MCFARLAND” by Linda Brooks Davis . . . Independent-spirited Ella McFarland reaches for her dream--teaching at Oklahoma Territory's Worthington School for Girls. But gossip surrounding her sister's unwed motherhood has reached the prestigious institution, and Ella fears she'll be limited to grueling work on her father's farm in Indian Territory.
“FREEDOM'S RING” by Heidi Chiavaroli . . . Through an antique ring, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the man who saved her unearth the history of a woman who suffered losses in the Boston Massacre and was torn between the love of two men, one a patriot, and the other a Redcoat. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“HOT SHOT” by Fern Michaels . . . When lawyer Lizzie Fox’s husband, Cosmo Cricket, is left critically injured after being shot by an unknown assailant, the men of BOLO Consultants head straight for Las Vegas to comfort Lizzie—and to uncover a dangerous enemy in the City of Sin.
“THE SPIES OF SHILLING LANE” by Jennifer Ryan . . . Dethroned as the self-appointed queen of her village when her husband divorces her, Mrs. Braithwaite travels to London at the height of the blitz in search of her missing daughter, an effort that is complicated by a difficult secret.
“TEXAS NIGHTS” by Debbie Macomber . . . Everyone in town is curious, but no one’s ever asked who the father of Caroline Daniels’s child is—and they never will. The people of this tight community are protective of her and little five-year-old Maggie. They care. Especially rancher Grady Weston, who’s beginning to realize he cares even more than most.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“BATTING ORDER” by Mike Lupica . . . Twelve-year-old Matt Baker is the best all-rounder on his baseball team, but can he help Big Ben Roberson improve his hitting and stand up to his father?
“MUSIC FOR MISTER MOON” by Philip C. Stead . . . After shy cello player Harriet Henry accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky, the moon becomes her friend, and Harriet gains the courage to share her music.
“LAMBSLIDE” by Ann Patchett . . . A flock of lambs mishears the word "landslide" as "lambslide" and begins a campaign to have one built for them on the farm.