New books at the library

Fiction

The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn. Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton Series is a collection of eight novels, each featuring one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. The popular Netflix series is based on these books. 

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Short Stories
Small Magic: Short Fiction 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks. Here are heroes fighting new battles and struggling to conquer the ghosts of the past. Here are quests both small and far reaching; heroism both intimate and vast. Here we learn of Garet Jax's childhood, see how Allanon first located Shea Ohmsford, and follow an old wing-rider at the end of his life. Here we see Knights of the Word fighting demons within and without, and witness Ben Holiday and his daughter each trying to overcome the unique challenges that Landover offers. This collection of eleven tales is a great addition to the Terry Brooks canon--a delightful way to spend time with favourite characters, and a wonderful reminder of what makes a Brooks story such a timeless classic.

Inspirational
Amish Marketplace Series by Amy Clipston. Book 1 – The Bake Shop: Christiana Kurtz loves to bake and opens a shop in the Amish market. With customers lining up, they block Jeffrey Stoltzfus’ leather and woodcraft shop next door, and he complains it’s driving away his business. She complains about his smelly machines, and though their relationship starts off on bad footing, they eventually forge a friendship. Book 2 – The Farm Stand: Salina Petersheim runs a booth at the Amish market with the best produce in the area. Will Zimmerman, is a Mennonite chef at a restaurant beside the Amish market and he wants Salina to supply the produce. As they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love, despite family pressure to marry within their own communities. Book 3 – The Coffee Corner: Bethany Gingerich runs a coffee and donut stand at the Amish market. Micah Zook and his grandfather, Enos, visit Bethany every Saturday morning for coffee and donuts before going to work. Bethany enjoys visiting with them and when Micah and his grandfather don’t come to see her one Saturday morning, Bethany begins to worry. When she learns that tragedy has struck, she becomes a friend to help Micah in his time of need.

Non-Fiction
The 4% Fix: How One Hour Can Change Your Life by Karma Brown. Do you feel like you're always busy, even as your to-do list continues to grow? Do you think you can't keep up as it is, let alone add another thing to your plate? Karma Brown dreamed of writing her first novel, but like so many of us, she felt stretched taut and hyper-scheduled, her time a commodity over which she had lost control. For Brown, the answer to this problem was to rise earlier every day and use that time to write. Although she experienced missteps along the way, after committing to her alarm clock and an online community of early risers, she completed a debut novel that became a national bestseller. Brown reveals the latest research about time management and goal-setting and shares strategies that have worked for her as well as for others. Refreshingly, her jargon-free approach doesn't include time-tracking spreadsheets, tips on how to squeeze in yoga exercises while cooking dinner, or methods that add bulk to those never-ending lists. How will you use this one hour--only 4% of your day--to change your life?


Young Adult

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance--and Papi's secrets--the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.

More New Books:
Win by Harlan Coben
Haunted Hibiscus by Laura Childs
Meant To Be by Jude Deveraux
Fast Ice by Clive Cussler
Later by Stephen King
The Soul of a Woman by Isabel Allende

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