» Archive for August, 2019

Outfox/ Sandra Brown

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

FBI agent Drex Easton is driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham.  Over the years, Weston has assumed countless names and disguises, luring eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished.

Half-finished/ Lauraine Snelling

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild – Unfinished Projects Anonymous – to keep each other on track and accountable. Three friends are tasked with the job of home visits for their guild. They are laughingly called the Cartel as they do visits to snoop around craft rooms and knitting baskets to report on progress for the members. The guild has even expanded to checking on half-trained dogs and half-weeded gardens.

I’ll never tell/ Catherine McKinzie

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

What happened to Amanda Holmes? Twenty years ago, she was found bludgeoned in a rowboat at the MacAllister family’s Camp Macaw. No one was ever charged with the crime. Now, after their parents’ sudden deaths, the MacAllister siblings return to camp to read the will and decide what to do with the prime real estate the camp occupies.  The will stipulates that until they unravel the mystery of what happened to Amanda, they can’t settle the estate.

Her secret son/ Hannah Mary McKinnon

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When Josh’s longtime partner, Grace, dies in a tragic accident, he is left with a mess of grief – and full custody of her seven-year-old son, Logan. While not his biological father, Josh has been a dad to Logan in every way that counts, and with Grace gone, Logan needs him more than ever. Wanting to do right by Logan, Josh begins the process of becoming his legal guardian – something that seems suddenly urgent, though Grace always brushed it off as an unnecessary formality.

A silken thread/ Kim Vogel Sawyer

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and “take care of Mama” by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the chance to capture the heart of a man wealthy enough to take care of Laurel and any children she might bear, as well as her mother.

The last house guest/ Megan Miranda

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of – but that’s just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. Each summer for a decade the girls are inseparable – until Sadie is found dead. When the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother Parker, who blame her. Someone known more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name before the facts get twisted against her.

Hope on the inside/ Marie Bostwick

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director


“Whatever comes your way, find the happiness in it.” Hope Carpenter received that advice from her mother decades ago. Now, with their four children grown, Hope and her husband, Rick, are suddenly facing an uncertain future, after a forced retirement strains both their savings and their marriage. Seeking inspiration and a financial boost, Hope gets a job teaching crafts to inmates at a local women’s prison.

Neon prey (Lucas Davenport; #29) / John Sandford

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Clayton Deese looks like a small-time criminal, muscle for hire when his loan-shark boss needs to teach someone a lesson. Now, seven months after a job that went south and landed him in jail, Deese has skipped out on bail, and the US Marshals come looking for him. They don’t much care about a low-level guy – it’s his boss they want – but Deese might be their best chance to bring down the whole operation.

Anna of Kleve: the princess in the portrait (SIx Tudor queens; #4) / Alison Weir

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The King is in love with Anna’s portrait, but she has none of the accomplishments he seeks in a new bride. She prays she will please Henry, for the balance of power in Europe rests on this marriage alliance. But Anna’s past is never far from her thoughts, and the rumors rife at court could be her downfall. Everyone knows the King won’t stand for a problem queen.

A delicate touch (Stone Barrington; #48) / Stuart Woods

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried.