New books at the Library

Nov. 30, 2018 edition

Adult bestseller:

The Dead Ringer by M.C. Beaton: An Agatha Raisin mystery. In the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, the medieval church of St. Ethelred is renowned for its bells, which are the pride and joy of the community. The bell ringers are excited to learn that the Bishop is paying a visit to them and they want to honor him with a special pealing of the bells. Agatha has heard about a missing heiress and her connection to the bishop so she convinces one of the bell ringers to hire her to investigate. So with two people missing and three found, she and her staff embrace their newest case.

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Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods: A Stone Barrington novel. New York City. After returning to the States from Europe, Stone meets a woman who seems to be the ideal candidate for his professional needs, a full-time pilot. Before long, he is soon protecting her as a series of crimes may soon make her a target since she is very similar to the other victims.  

Adult fiction:

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele: Echoes the classic Rebecca. A thriller of its own. A young woman, after a whirlwind romance, moves into the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her husband-to-be, Max Winter. In spite of the luxury, she is haunted by Rebekah, Max's beautiful first wife and tormented by his teenage daughter Dani. Meanwhile Max harbors ambitions that he will allow no one to interfere with.

Adult inspirational:

Pelican Point by Irene Hannon: #4 A Hope Harbor novel. Ben, a former Army doctor learns that a crumbling lighthouse is part of his inheritance. He wants to deal with it and go on his way. Then he meets the peppy red-haired editor of the Herald and her plans to save the lighthouse.

The First Love by Beverly Lewis: In the summer of 1951, Maggie a young Amish woman, thinks that her prospects of marriage don't look good. She struggles with illness. She attends the tent revival meetings that come to her area and begins to hope.

Adult large print western:

Guns in Sage Valley: a western duo by Wayne D. Overholser

Adult non-fiction:

Cape Horn Birthday: record-breaking solo non-stop circumnavigation by Peter Freeman: In 1984 GPS did not exist when Peter set sail from Victoria, British Columbia. He used the old-fashioned way, a compass, a sextant, books of tables, and his wits. On his return to Victoria, he was greeted with the news that he had broken the existing world record.

Junior fiction:

Blackwells and the Briny Deep by Philippa Dowding

Junior non-fiction:

Eat Your Greens, Reds, Yellows and Purples: more than 20 vegetarian recipes: a colorful guide to things delicious and nutritious

Junior picture book:

Don't Call Me Bear! by Aaron Blabey

Rhino in the House: the true story of saving Samia by Daniel Kirk

 

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