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Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


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Every breath/ Nicholas Sparks

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads, when her father becomes ill she heads to her family’s cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions.  Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother’s life.  When these two strangers’ paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story – one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.

What the dead leave behind/ Rosemary Simpson (Gilded Age Mystery; #1)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In Gilded Age New York, heiress Prudence MacKenzie and ex-Pinkerton Geoffrey Hunter investigate crimes that take them from the slums of Five Points in lower Manhattan to the Fifth Avenue mansions of society’s elite. In the late nineteenth century, women are particularly vulnerable . . .

Diary of a wimpy kid: the meltdown/ Jeff Kinney

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

The clockmaker’s daughter/ Kate Morton

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

Paradox/Catherine Coulter (FBI Thriller; #22)

Monday, December 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her cottage on Lake Massey. When dragging the lake, not only do the divers find the murder victim, they also discover dozens of bones. Even more shocking is the identification of a unique belt buckle found among the bones. Working together with Chief Christie, Savich and Sherlock soon discover a frightening connection between the bones and an escaped psychopath.

For the love of quilts/ Ann Hazelwood

Monday, December 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After quitting her boring editing job, aspiring writer Lily Rosenthal isn’t sure what to do next. Her only joys in life are collecting antique quilts and frequenting the area’s beautiful wine country.  The murder of a friend results in her inheriting the inventory of a local antique store.

Bridge of clay/ Markus Zusak

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The five Dunbar brothers are living – fighting, dreaming, loving – in the perfect squalor of a house without grownups. Today, the father who abandoned them is about to walk back in.

But why has he returned, and who have the boys become since he left?

Sold on Monday/ Kristina McMorris

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


In 1931, near Philadelphia, ambitious reporter Ellis Reed photographs the gut-wrenching sign posted beside a pair of siblings on a farmhouse porch. With the help of newspaper secretary Lily Palmer, Ellis writes an article to accompany the photo. Capturing the hardships of American families during the Great Depression, the feature story generates national attention and Ellis’s career skyrockets.

Twisted prey/John Sandford (Lucas Davenport; #28)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant had run successfully for the US Senate, where Lucas had predicted she’d fit right in. He was also convinced that she’d been responsible for three murders, though he’d never been able to prove it. Once a psychopath had gotten that kind of rush, though, he or she often needed another fix, so he figured he might be seeing her again.