Happy Holiday weekend. I don’t know about you, but I took today off with plans to just relax and enjoy the weekend. Nothing like a 4 day weekend to enjoy a holiday. Oh of course new books.
Sweetbriar Cottage – Denise Hunter – Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job and settled at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.
A Letter from Lancaster County – Kate Lloyd – #1 Lancaster Discoveries – When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Sylvia, their mother’s Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose’s romance with a new beau
Jane of Austin – Hillary Manton Lodge – Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.
Bibles and Ball Bats – Chris Allen – Lucas Atwood has it pretty good. His family owns a car dealership, his parents actually like each other, and he can play the infield as well as anyone in Giles County. His best friend, Junk Maybaum, has small, circular scars on both shoulders that no one ever speaks of, and he swings a bat like an act of God. Terry Ingles has a reputation for sleeping around and for painting the corners with his slider and curve. They plan on teaching baseball for a week in Chisinau, Moldova, but their mission changes radically when an orphan girl goes missing. “Went to rescue Oxana from traffickers. Be back ASAP,” reads the note they leave for their youth minister. “Prayers appreciated.” Guided by Anatoli, an orphan with a gift for maps, and armed with baseball bats, they wade through the seediest parts of Chisinau, coming face to face with some of the vilest criminals on Earth. The boys wrestle with their own morality during an increasingly violent effort to save Oxana before she disappears into the abyss of human trafficking
The Legacy – Michael Phillips – #3 The Secrets of the Shetlands – Loni Ford’s unexpected inheritance of substantial real estate–not to mention a title–in the Shetland Islands has caused more than a stir in the quiet fishing hamlet of Whales Reef. How is life ever to be the same with an outsider–and a woman, at that–playing such a pivotal role in the life of this conservative community? But it isn’t just the locals who have deep misgivings about the current situation. Loni herself never imagined this in her wildest dreams.