Holly Chamberlain-Home for Christmas

November 14th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

At first glance, Nell King’s cozy home in Yorktide seems a step down from the impeccably decorated Boston house she shared with her husband. But in the six years since he abruptly left to marry another woman, Nell and her almost-grown daughters have found real happiness here. Now, faced with what may be their last Christmas together, Nell feels anxious. She gave up her own ambitions when she married. With the daily obligations of motherhood coming to an end, what role is left for her to fill?

Kevin Alan Milne-The paper bag Christmas

November 14th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


As a pediatric oncologist whose own physical limitations confine him to a wheelchair, Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you’d expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But while thus engaged he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. To that end, Dr. Ringle recruits “Mo” as a volunteer at a nearby children’s hospital for the entire holiday season.  c. 2006

Alison Weir-Anne Boleyn, a king’s obsession

November 1st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender.  c. 2017

David Fisher-Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and lies. The Civil War

November 1st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy’s first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America’s bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures.  c. 2017

Jacqueline Sheehan-The tiger in the house

October 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


Delia Lamont has had it. Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine’s child services agency, its frustrations have left her feeling burned out and restless. She’s ready to join her carefree sister Juniper and start a seaside bakery. Then the call comes: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. She reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches closer to Delia herself than she would ever guess.  c. 2017

 

Suzanne Woods Fisher-The return (Amish beginnings; #3)

October 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Beautiful and winsome, Betsy Zook never questioned her family’s rigid expectations, nor those of devoted Hans, but then she never had to. Not until the night when she’s taken captive in a surprise Indian raid. During her captivity, Betsy faces brutality and hardship but also unexpected kindness. She draws strength from native Caleb, who encourages her to find God in all circumstances. She finds herself torn between her pious upbringing and the intense new feelings this compelling man awakens within her.   c. 2017

Michael Stoke Paulsen-The constitution: and introduction

October 21st, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

From war powers to health care, freedom of speech to gun ownership, religious liberty to abortion, practically every aspect of American life is shaped by the Constitution. This vital document, along with its history of political and judicial interpretation, governs our individual lives and the life of our nation. Yet most of us know surprisingly little about the Constitution itself, and are woefully unprepared to think for ourselves about recent developments in its long and storied history.  c. 2015

Four County Library System Large Print Book Circuit

October 18th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The Large Print Circuit is a collection of large print books offered by the Four County Library System.  These 53 titles rotate through the libraries and will change in January 2018.

 

  • Richard Paul Evans-A step of faith
  • Earlene Fowler-The road to Cardinal Valley
  • Dana Stabenow-Bad blood
  • Herman Wouk-The lawgiver
  • Jodi Thomas-Wild Texas Rose
  • and more…..

Beverly Lewis-The proving

October 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


Amanda Dienner hasn’t seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Now an Englisher, Mandy is shocked: Her twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What’s more, the inheritance comes with a catch: The farmhouse inn will only truly be hers if she is able to successfully run it for twelve consecutive months.  c. 2017

Nelson DeMille-The Cuban affair

October 11th, 2017 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


Daniel Graham MacCormick – Mac for short – seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he’s living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Truth be told, Mac’s finances are more than a little shaky. One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos’s clients.   c. 2017