Claire’s Top 5 Picks
1. ‘Beyond’ by Mercedes Lackey
2. ‘Fallen’ by Linda Castillo
3. ‘The President’s Daughter’ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
4. ‘The Dream Weavers’ by Barbara Erskine
5. ‘Appleseed’ by Matt Bell
‘Beyond’ – This is the No. 1 novel in the new series ‘The Founding of Valdemar.’ Within the Eastern Empire, Due Korda Valdemar rules a tiny, bucolic Duchy that focuses mostly on horse breeding. Anticipating the day when the Empire’s exploitative and militant leaders would not be content to leave them alone, Kordas’s father set out to gather magicians in the hopes of one day finding a way to escape and protect the people of the Duchy from tyranny. This book is full of good and dark magic and good and bad magicians and of course, the overpowering Empire.
‘Fallen’ – When a young woman is found murdered in a Painters Mill motel, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is shocked to discover she once knew the victim. The young woman was a charming but troubled Amish girl who left the fold years ago and fled Painters Mill. Why was she back in town and who would kill her so brutally? Full of long-buried secrets that resurface and someone, the killer, doesn’t want the past to come to light and as Chief Kate digs deeper, violence strikes again this time hitting close to home. A good read.
‘The President’s Daughter’ – The first book written by past president Bill Clinton and James Patterson was titled ‘The President is Missing.’ It was excellent and was published in June 2018. Now this second book ‘The President’s Daughter,’ I just finished and it was really good and also hard to put down. Someone abducts onetime Navy Seal and past president Matthew Keatings’ daughter Melanie—turning every parent’s deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior and a father.
‘The Dream Weavers’ – In the grand Saxon halls of Mercia, King Offa rules with cold ambition. His youngest daughter Eadburh is destined for an arranged marriage, but her heart is lost to a Welsh prince—who is cruelly taken from her. Eadburh inherited her father’s ruthless ways but it’s the gifts passed down from her mother that are far more dangerous. This is a thrilling ale of lost love, betrayal and secrets that have lain buried over a thousand years.
‘Appleseed’ – In eighteenth-century Ohio, two brothers travel into the wooded frontier, planting apple orchards from which they plan to profit in the years to come. As they remake the wilderness in their own image, the long-held bonds and secrets between the two will be tested, fractured, broken and possibly healed. Fifty years from now in the second half of the twenty-first century, climate changes has ravaged the earth. Having invested early in genetic engineering and food science, one company now owns all of the world’s resources. But a growing resistance is working to redistribute both land and power, and in a pivotal moment for the future of humanity, one of the company’s original founders will return to headquarters, intending to destroy what he helped build. A good read.
Summer hours are now in effect finally so news books are here for you to browse through and computers for you to use. Our hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. We do ask that you please wear a mask.
Now for those of you that may not know we have lots of large print books that are much easier to read because of the larger font and of course we do have audio books also.
It is so nice to see you in the library (not at the front door) and actually have conversations with you all.
Due to extenuating circumstances our children’s weekly story and craft hour has been cancelled for this summer. But please feel free to bring your children to the library lots of new books for them too!
See you at your library!