November 2016

Title – Long Way Gone

Author – Charles Martin

Call Number – F MARTIN

Book Description -

At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past — and if he is ready to face it himself.

A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

 

Title – Sins of the Night

Author – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Call Number – F KENYON

Book Description -

But every now and again a Dark-Hunter thinks himself above the Code. That's when I'm summoned. Who am I? I'm the one thing the fearless fear. Step over the line, and it's my wrath you will face. Nothing can touch me. Nothing can sway me. I am relentless and unfeeling.

Or so I thought until I met a Dark-Hunter who goes by the name of Danger ― it's not just her name, it's how she lives her life. She doesn't trust me at all. And who could blame her? I'm here to be judge, jury, and the executioner of her friends. Yet she is my key to saving some of them. Without her, they will all die.

But as we try to save them, Dangereuse St. Richard is a deadly distraction. Something about her is reawakening feelings I’m not supposed to have. Especially compassion, which is a deadly emotion in a race against evil.

The only hope mankind has is that I do my duty. And yet how can I do my duty when it means that I will have to sacrifice the only woman I've ever loved?

 

Title – The Whole Town’s Talking

Author – Fannie Flagg

Call Number – F FLAGG

Book Description -

Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening at the cemetery. Still Meadows, as it’s called, is anything but still. Original, profound, The Whole Town’s Talking, a novel in the tradition of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Flagg’s own Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven, tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways.
Lordor Nordstrom created, in his wisdom, not only a lively town and a prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for his family, friends, and neighbors yet to come. “Resting place” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer, however. Odd things begin to happen, and it starts the whole town talking.
With her wild imagination, great storytelling, and deep understanding of folly and the human heart, the beloved Fannie Flagg tells an unforgettable story of life, afterlife, and the remarkable goings-on of ordinary people. In The Whole Town’s Talking, she reminds us that community is vital, life is a gift, and love never dies.

 

Title – When All the Girls Have Gone

Author – Jayne Ann Krentz

Call Number – F KENTZ

Book Description -

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. 
Beautiful, brilliant — and reckless — Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames — literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.  
After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling . . .
When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her — and anyone else who gets in their way . . .

 

Title – The Inheritance

Author – Charles Finch

Call Number – F FINCH

Book Description -

Charles Lenox has received a cryptic plea for help from an old Harrow schoolmate, Gerald Leigh, but when he looks into the matter he finds that his friend has suddenly disappeared. As boys they had shared a secret: a bequest from a mysterious benefactor had smoothed Leigh’s way into the world after the death of his father. Lenox, already with a passionate interest in detective work, made discovering the benefactor's identity his first case – but was never able to solve it.

Now, years later, Leigh has been the recipient of a second, even more generous bequest. Is it from the same anonymous sponsor? Or is the money poisoned by ulterior motives? Leigh’s disappearance suggests the latter, and as Lenox tries, desperately, to save his friend’s life, he’s forced into confrontations with both the most dangerous of east end gangs and the far more genteel denizens of the illustrious Royal Society. When someone close to the bequest dies, Lenox must finally delve deep into the past to uncover at last the identity of the person who is either his friend’s savior – or his lethal enemy.

 

Title – Sinner Man

Author – Lawrence Block

Call Number – F BLOCK

Book Description -

To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man . . . a worse man . . . a sinner man . . .?

 

Title – The Cherished Quilt

Author – Amy Clipston

Call Number – F CLIPSTON

Book Description -

Emily Fisher is eager to meet the new employee at her father’s shop in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. But when Christopher Hochstetler arrives, his cold demeanor freezes her attempts at building a friendship.

Longing for a fresh start, Christopher travels from Ohio to Bird-in-Hand to work at his uncle’s shop. Christopher’s heart is still wounded from memories of home, and making new friends is the last thing on his mind — he knows the pain that comes with losing those you love. When Emily is kind to him, he tries to remain distant, but he soon finds himself stealing glances at her throughout the day.

When Christopher shares his tragic reasons for leaving home, Emily decides to make a quilt for him as a gesture of their friendship. Even though he is not a member of the church, she’s found someone with whom she can imagine a future. The two are quickly falling in love when a family emergency calls Christopher back to Ohio without warning.

Emily finishes the quilt, in spite of her pain. But when Christopher receives it, will he have the courage to follow his heart?

 

Title – I’m Doin’ Me 2

Author – Anna Black

Call Number – F BLACK

Book Description -

Tiffany and Kory are settling into their happily-ever-after and enjoying matrimonial bliss, but they are missing the one thing that would make their family complete ― a baby. After several months of trying to conceive, with no success, Tiffany shifts her focus on her career and her new role as CEO at TiMax. Eager and ready to move up the corporate ladder, Tiffany convinces her best friend, Rose, to move to L.A., offering her a new start. It’s something Rose simply can’t refuse, an opportunity not only for success, but also for love.
With a great family, friends, and career, Tiffany’s world is in perfect peace, until she runs into Tracy Sims. Beaten out of her position at KCLN for just showing up late, Tracy has vowed she’ll get back at Tiffany one way or another. Hell-bent on payback, scheming becomes Tracy’s middle name as she does everything within her power to destroy Tiffany. Not even the threat of being blacklisted detours her plans.
Meanwhile, Tressa is determined to win back the heart of the one man she lost. Just when she thinks she’s left her past addictions and L.A. queen lifestyle behind, her past returns with a vengeance! 
Will Tracy finally get her revenge on Tiffany and make her pay for all of the misfortune she’s suffered, or will things blow up in her face? Will losing her father’s love again be at stake for Tressa, or will she finally live up to the promises she made to him?
Some demons are hard to defeat, and they don’t die easily. It’s a lesson Tressa and Tracy will soon learn, and they just might pay the ultimate price for it.

 

Title – She’s No Angel

Author – E. N. Joy

Call Number – F JOY

Book Description -

Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher’s eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time, how to be a pastor’s wife. She’s on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven, but first she’ll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.

Try as she might, Angel just can’t seem to handle Mother Calloway on her own. Some devils are just too big for one angel to take on alone. That’s why First Lady Arykah hops on the first thing smokin’ to go rescue her friend from the pits of hell. The Olivia Pope of the Kingdom is on a mission to put order in the house of the Lord. What Lady Arykah doesn’t know is that Mother Calloway has backup too — the whole dang church! Angel is relying on a wing and a prayer to win this battle between good and evil. As far as Lady Arykah is concerned, Bibles and holy oil have been drawn. Now it’s time to lay hands on some folks!

 

Title – Carl Weber’s Kingpins - Charlotte

Author – Blake Karrington

Call Number – F KARRINGTON

Book Description -

Come follow Blake Karrington as he once again takes you on a ride through the gritty dirt roads of the South. In this suspenseful Southern tale, we are introduced to King, a southern born and bred hustler who is determined to take the drug empire handed to him by his father into the legitimate world of the music industry. Little does he know that when the streets birth you, trying to leave can be deadly.

King’s life is looking good when he meets a beautiful, classy queen. Sloan is a college-educated, hardworking Neo soul singer. She has always tried to do the right thing, but when something from her past comes back to haunt her, it could destroy the love she and King are building.

Hang on, while Blake Karrington shows you what has made him the king of Southern street tales.

 

Title – The Flower Arrangement

Author – Ella Griffin

Call Number – F GRIFFIN

Book Description -

Every bouquet tells a story. And every story begins at Blossom & Grow, a tiny flower shop in the heart of Dublin . . .
Among the buckets of fragrant blooms, beneath the flickering candles and lanterns, Lara works her magic, translating feelings into flower arrangements that change hearts and lives.
She is no stranger to the power of flowers herself. They gave her hope when she was a child who lost a mother, and, again when she was a mother who lost a child.
But old wounds take time to heal, and life has more heartbreak in store. What will it take for the woman who can unlock everybody else’s emotions to open up her own heart?

 

Title – Watch Out for the Big Girls 2

Author – J. M. Benjamin

Call Number – F BENJAMIN

Book Description -

Starr Fields sits in the Clark County jail after being released then re-arrested and held without bail. She uses her time wisely during her incarceration. After making examples out of a few of the other inmates and putting the squeeze on her unit Double Gs style, Starr recruits some new talent for a plan she intends to execute when she gets out. Queen Fem isn’t happy about all of the sudden attention on the Double Gs organization.

While her counterpart is being held in federal custody, Diamond Morgan steps up to the plate and holds the Double Gs down in her absence. She focuses on keeping the organization strong while strategically trying to weed out the weak link. She has been holding on to some valuable information ever since Starr was arrested, waiting for the right time to reveal it.

It’s hard for Agent McCarthy to stay focused. The untimely and unfortunate tragedy with his daughter’s illness prevents him from pursuing the Double Gs with his colleagues the way he knows he needs to. His slack is soon picked up by his fellow agent, Reddick.

After showing just how long their arms can reach, it seems the two agents and the rest of the bureau combined may not be enough to take down the double Gs. The temperature continues to rise in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Double Gs turn up the heat the best way they know how: By putting the squeeze on the game and the players in it.

 

Title - Barkskins

Author – Annie Proulx

Call Number – F PROULX

Book Description -

In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters — barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years — their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions — the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse.

 

Title – Beloved Poison

Author – E. S. Thomson

Call Number – F THOMSON

Book Description -

Ramshackle and crumbling, trapped in the past and resisting the future, St. Saviour’s Infirmary awaits demolition. Within its stinking wards and cramped corridors, the doctors bicker and backstab. Ambition, jealousy, and loathing seethe beneath the veneer of professional courtesy. Always an outsider, and with a secret of her own to hide, apothecary Jem Flockhart observes everything but says nothing.
And then six tiny coffins are uncovered, inside each a handful of dried flowers and a bundle of mouldering rags. When Jem comes across these strange relics hidden inside the infirmary’s old chapel, her quest to understand their meaning prises open a long-forgotten past ― with fatal consequences.
In a trail that leads from the bloody world of the operating room and the dissecting table to the notorious squalor of Newgate Prison and the gallows, Jem’s adversary proves to be both powerful and ruthless. As St. Saviour’s destruction draws near, the dead are unearthed from their graves while the living are forced to make impossible choices. And murder is the price to be paid for the secrets to be kept.