New books include: dinosaurs, love stories, and a chilling murder story

New books at the library


The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning would present a crucial chance to change their lives, causing intense competition. With so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart?

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Who is Maud Dixon? By Alexandra Andrews. Florence Darrow wants to be a writer. Correction: Florence Darrow IS going to be a writer. Fired from her first job in publishing, she jumps at the chance to be assistant to Maud Dixon, the anonymous bestselling novelist. The arrangement comes with conditions - high secrecy, living in isolation. Soon they’re on a research trip to Morocco, to inspire the much-promised second novel. Beach walks, red sunsets and long, whisky-filled evening, surely? Until Florence wakes up in a hospital, having narrowly survived a car crash. How did it happen - and where is Maud Dixon, who was in the car with her? Florence feels she may have been played, but wait, if Maud is no longer around, maybe Florence can make her mark as a writer after all...

True Crime
The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan. Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter—the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked—took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. He bought them popsicles and together, they visited his “secret garden” in the Truro woods. To Liza, he was one of the few kind and understanding adults in her life. Everyone thought he was just a “great guy.” But there was one thing she didn’t know; their babysitter was a serial killer.

Amish Brides of Birch Creek series by Kathleen Fuller. Book 1 – The Teacher’s Bride: When an accident puts schoolteacher Christian out of commission, a new community member named Ruby Glick takes over his classroom. But Ruby’s exuberant teaching style clashes with Christian's careful methods and he worries his students will never be the same. Book 2 – The Farmer’s Bride: Martha Detweiler has a problem many Amish women her age would envy: she’s the only single woman in a community of young men, and they’re all competing for her favor. Overwhelmed by the unwanted attention, Martha finds herself constantly fleeing from her would-be suitors. Book 3 – The Innkeeper’s Bride: When Selah Ropp returns to Birch Creek, she is a different person than when she left. Levi Stoll and his family spent a year transforming a large English house into a small inn. Now that they are open for business, Levi is pleased to have Selah join them as an employee—as long as his grandmother doesn’t try any matchmaking schemes on the two of them.

Junior Non-Fiction
The Age of Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte. Think you know about dinosaurs? Think again! Steve Brusatte brings young scientists and readers everywhere into his world of massive herbivores and fearsome predators. Even though the dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago, we're still piecing together new information about these ancient animals. Did you know that, on average, a new species of dinosaur is discovered every single week? Or that many dinosaurs had feathers? Or that there are even modern-day dinosaurs walking around right now? Learn about all the new discoveries Steve and his colleagues have made that help us better understand—and marvel at—these remarkable reptiles.

Junior Easy
My Little Pony 5-Minute Stories. In this collection of ten adorable stories, join Pinkie Pie as she remembers the adventures she had with her best friends in Equestria in this scrapbook she made for the royal baby Princess Flurry Heart! With each story timed to be a five-minute read-aloud, this storybook makes anytime the perfect time for pony fun!

More New Books
Dark Sky by C.J. Box
The Affair by Danielle Steel
Lightning Game by Christine Feehan
The Russian Cage by Charlaine Harris
A Stranger in Town
by Kelley Armstrong
The Unfinished Land by Greg Bear
The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice

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