Debbie Macomber-Blossom Street brides (Blossom Street; #10)

January 23rd, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can’t put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice—one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she’d meet.   c. 2014

Merrie Haskell-The castle behind thorns

January 23rd, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When blacksmith apprentice Sand wakes up in a ruined castle, he has no idea how he got there, but the thorny brambles that surround the walls prevent him from leaving. As he begins to fix up the castle in order to survive, everything he touches somehow works better than it should. Then, as he continues to explore, Sand discovers the castle’s secrets, including its long-lost heir, Perrotte. Together, they must fully repair the broken castle if they ever want to leave.    c. 2014

Jerry Rudnitski-Bridge over Willow River

January 16th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director
Product DetailsHere in the village of Willowville we find the real experiences of life: the joys and challenges of childhood, the mysteries that linger in a community, the dangerous situations we can find ourselves in, the celebrations of life, the unexpected, and always…people helping each other. And in Willowville, the past and future exist all around us?their people and events?and sometimes the sensitive soul can see it.  c. 2015

Elin Hilderbrand-Winter Street

January 16th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can’t get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley’s second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.  As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who’s playing Santa at the inn’s annual party), utter chaos descends.   c. 2014

Ayelet Waldman-Love and treasure

January 16th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In 1945 on the outskirts of Salzburg, victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with unspeakable riches: piles of fine gold watches; mountains of fur coats; crates filled with wedding rings, silver picture frames, family heirlooms, and Shabbat candlesticks passed down through generations. Jack Wiseman, a tough, smart New York Jew, is the lieutenant charged with guarding this treasure – a responsibility that grows more complicated when he meets Ilona, a fierce, beautiful Hungarian who has lost everything in the ravages of the Holocaust. Seventy years later, amid the shadowy world of art dealers who profit off the sins of previous generations, Jack gives a necklace to his granddaughter, Natalie Stein, and charges her with searching for an unknown woman – a woman whose portrait and fate come to haunt Natalie, a woman whose secret may help Natalie to understand the guilt her grandfather will take to his grave and to find a way out of the mess she has made of her own life.  c. 2014

Marie Bostwick-Apart at the seams (Cobbled Court Quilts; #7)

January 16th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian – a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla’s second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid back town is charming without trying too hard. It’s the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their twenty-six year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair and suggests an amicable divorce.  c. 2014

Esther Friesner-Deception’s princess

January 14th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it’s her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father’s favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle–it’s easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom.  Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she’s determined to win the right to decide her own fate.

Jane O’Connor-Nancy Clancy: secret of the silver key

January 14th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Nancy and her best friend, Bree, must go back in time to solve their latest mystery. While Nancy’s class learns about time capsules in school, another relic from the past pops up in the present. Nancy buys an old desk at a tag sale and soon finds out that someone left behind a key. Nancy and Bree set out to unlock the secret of the silver key in the hopes of finding some treasure along the way.  c. 2014

Rachel Renee Russell-Tales of a not-so-glam TV star

January 14th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes?   c. 2014

Patricia MacLachman-Snowflakes fall

January 14th, 2015 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures offer the promise of renewal that can be found in our lives—snowflakes fall, and return again as raindrops so that flowers can grow.  c. 2103