It has been a very busy two weeks here at the store. Between author visits, booktables, writer’s conference and an all day librarian event I felt like I was chasing my own tail. Now there is time to breathe and relax again. Time to pick a new book or two to enjoy and here are a few to get me started.
Twilight at Blue Berry Barrens – Colleen Coble – #3 Sunset Cove Novel – Kate Mason has devoted herself to caring for her family’s blueberry barrens. But after her fields stop producing fruit, she’s forced to come up with alternative ways to make a living. Drake Newham shows up looking not only for a place to rent but also for a nanny for his two nieces, it’s almost too good to be true. And maybe it is—because Drake brings with him dangerous questions about who might be out to kill his family.
Season in Paradise – Barbara Cameron – #2 The Coming Home series – Rose Anna Zook has watched her two older sisters marry two Stoltzfus men and has always thought she and John, the third Stoltzfus brother, would marry, make a home together, have children. But John has other ideas. He’s enjoying his Rumschpringe in the Englisch world a little too much and isn’t interested in returning to the Amish community—especially to marry.
A Gathering of Hope – Phillip Gulley – #3 of the Hope series – Thanks to an unexpected windfall, Sam Gardner’s congregation (with the exception of a few malcontents) is eager to expand their meetinghouse. But before building can commence, the County Environmental Board and the Department of Natural Resources put the quietus on the plan. A colony of endangered Indiana bats have made the tree beside the meetinghouse, and the meetinghouse attic, their place of hanging, mating, and living, which poses a big problem for the congregation
A Lady Unrivaled – Roseanna M. White – #3 Ladies of the Manor – Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile–even if it’s just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won’t wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Fates and Traitors – Jennifer Chiaverini – A novel of John Wilkes Booth – The subject of more than a century of scholarship, speculation, and even obsession, John Wilkes Booth is often portrayed as a shadowy figure, a violent loner whose single murderous act made him the most hated man in America. Lost to history until now is the story of the four women whom he loved and who loved him in return.