» Archive for the 'Adult Fiction' Category

The good daughter/ Karin Slaughter

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?  But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.  c. 2017

The nearness of you/ Dorothy Garlock

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

New York City. The hustle and bustle. The people and the excitement. It’s all Lily Denton dreams about. But ever since her mother died, her overprotective father won’t ease up on her. So she spends her days working at the library and her nights hoping life doesn’t pass her by…until the Fall Festival. As tourists fill the streets, the crisp autumn air sneaks in – as does the thrill of a far more dangerous kind.   c. 2017

Bringing Maggie home/ Kim Vogel Sawyer

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When cold case agent Meghan DeFord is forced to take a six-week leave of absence after a traffic accident, she chooses to spend the time with her grandmother, whose 80th birthday is approaching. Meghan has wonderful memories of childhood summers with her Grandma Hazel and anticipates a time of relaxation and filling a scrapbook with pictures of their time together.  Meghan’s mother, Diane, arrives unexpectedly and brings her long resentment towards Hazel for her overprotectiveness and near paranoia.  c. 2017

Origin (Robert Landon; #5)-Dan Brown

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students.  But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever.  c. 2017

The great alone-Kristin Hannah

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cora Allbright and her husband, Ernt, a recently returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.   c. 2018

The Darling Dahlias and the unlucky clover/ Susan Albert Wittig (Darling Dahlias; #7)

Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

It looks like the music has ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers, just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break comes when there’s a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system – and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger – and what he finds upends his sense of justice.   c. 2018

My Dear Hamilton/ Stephanie Dray

Saturday, May 12th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A general’s daughter… Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war.   c. 2018

With you always/Jody Hedlund (Orphan Train; #1)

Monday, May 7th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn’t want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance.   c. 2018

Seeing red/ Sandra Brown

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Twenty-five years ago, Major Franklin Trapper became a national icon when he lead a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel. For years, he gave frequent speeches and interviews but then suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all media. Now, ambitious TV journalist Kerra Bailey is determined to get an exclusive with the Major. c .2017

Cocoa Beach/ Beatriz Williams

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets – secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind.  c. 2017