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Orphan Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062443410
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

Orphan Island is a beautiful story about growing up, compromise, and heartbreak.

On Orphan Island, the sun rises in a sky filled with wonderful shapes. The wind, water, and trees provide shelter and protection for those who live on the island. Hunting, fishing and foraging provide plenty of food.

Nine children live on this mysterious island and everything is perfect. When they go to sleep, they have full stomachs and joy in their hearts.

Only one thing ever changes. Once every year or so a boat arrives out of the mist,  bringing one new little child to join them and takes the eldest away to parts unknown, never to be seen again.

What happens when you question the everyday happenings that occur? Find out when you read this marvelous intermediate novel.  

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ISBN: 9780735213005
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

If you are looking for that perfect psychological thriller that you just can’t put down, pick up The Marsh King’s Daughter. Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness and marsh land, this novel is a MUST read.

Helena, the main character, is so intriguing, and it’s fascinating to get to know her throughout the book. Having grown up in captivity, yet unaware she is being held captive for much of her life, Helena has conflicting emotions about her father and her own identity. The struggles she encounters along the way help her to sort through these emotions.

The twists and turns that the author, Karen Dionne, takes you on are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Dionne will be at Saturn for a reading and signing of this fascinating Michigan thriller on Wednesday, August 9th. Click here for more details on the event and to get your ticket. You won’t want to miss this book or this event!  

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ISBN: 9781101883082
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 28th, 2017

Based on the true story of Caroline Ferriday, an American socialite and Broadway actress, Lilac Girls is the journey of three women and their lives during WWII. The stories of the three women cross continents, going from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland.

Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women.

I love reading historical fiction and this novel weaves together the lives of these three women seamlessly. Their stories are extremely moving and memorable, and it was difficult to put this novel down. I hope you enjoy Lilac Girls as much as I did.

Burntown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385541367
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 25th, 2017

Many families have secrets. The secret of Eva Sandeski's family is a secret someone is willing to kill for. There’s is a haunting and dangerous legacy that could destroy an entire family for generations.

In the quaint New England college town of Ashford, Vermont,  Eva finds herself on the run from a man known as "Snake Eyes". She finds herself living in an area called Burn Town, where there are mystical women living off the grid in a campsite on the river's edge, inspired by powerful herbs called "the devil's snuff". Eva has been a part of this underworld for years, ever since the night her father drowned in a flood that left her and her mother homeless.

Sometimes, it is the smallest towns that have the strangest secrets. Find out what the secret of the Sandeski family is and why it got Eva's father, Miles, murdered. Burn Town has it all: the supernatural, fantasy, mystery, and suspense.

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ISBN: 9781501152252
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Published: Touchstone Books - May 16th, 2017

The Scribe of Siena is an intriguing debut Novel by Melodie Winawer. Who wouldn't want to read a book that has mystery, history, conspiracy, romance, time travel and the black plague?

Beatrice Trovato is a neurosurgeon who finds herself traveling to Siena, Italy due to the untimely death of her brother, Benjamin. Benjamin was a scholar and had been doing research on historic Siena. Upon her arrival in Siena, she finds that his research is still unfinished. Beatrice is intrigued by Benjamin’s research and decides that she is going to take a leave from her job and stay in Siena to complete his work. As she is diving into the research, she finds herself mysteriously transported back to the year 1347, the medieval times of Siena, and the onset of the black plague.

Beatrice must figure out how she was transported back in time and must decide which century she truly belongs in. This is a must-read if you like page-turning excitement.