Amy

Amy works as our events coordinator and lots more.  She's great with the kids' books and enjoys historical fiction and mysteries. Come say 'hi' - soon you'll feel like old friends. 

Greenlights Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593139134
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Published: Crown - October 20th, 2020

Greenlights is an entertaining, casual, engaging, lighthearted, fun, thoughtful book that also has a profound message. It includes lessons that McConaughey has learned throughout his life and has molded him into who he is today. He talks about his life as an observer and a reflector who is able to take a step back and analyze his decisions, perspectives, and overall views on his life. These lessons and experiences that he shares gives you an interesting perspective on different life situations.

You will be engaged and mesmerized from start to finish. If you are looking for a great book to read, I can’t recommend this one enough. 


Too Good to Be True: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250271372
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 2nd, 2021

This is a psychological thriller that takes the reader on quite a ride through the lives of three individuals – Burke, Heather, and Skye. Their stories flip from the past to the present and the deception that is revealed is shocking. The book is divided into two parts. You believe one thing to be true and then find out that you couldn’t have been more wrong.

Skye Starling is confident she’s finally found a man able to look past her occasionally paralyzing OCD. Ignoring her friends’ pleas to take things slower, Skye instead leaps into the arms of much older, somewhat mysterious financial consultant Burke Michaels. However, Burke is not who he claims to be. He has another life that Skye does not know about…

What will happen in this twisted tale? Read and find out...


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My Absolute Darling: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211186
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 26th, 2018

This is the story of Turtle (Julia) Alveston, a 14 year old girl that lives in dysfunctional isolation in the woods of Northern California since the death of her mother. She lives with her father, Martin. He is charming, protective, and a monster who abuses her psychologically and physically. 

Turtle knows how to forage for food and hunt. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her hiding grounds. She is known to wander for miles. Her physical world is expansive but she knows little about normal social interactions. Her social existence is confined to the middle school and to her life with her father.

Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and has a teenage crush on her. For the first time, she begins to learn about the larger world. Her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable.

Motivated by her first experience with real friendship, Turtle starts to imagine she could escape, using the survival skills her father has taught her. 

This is a well written psychological thriller of bravery and survival. With Turtle’s acts of physical and emotional courage, you will watch as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, becomes ours as well.


Hold Back the Tide Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338681307
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 5th, 2021

In a small town in the Scottish Highlands, Alva is convinced she lives with a murderer - her father. But this story isn’t about what he did to her mother. It’s about redemption, truth, first love, last love, and the terrifying secrets that live in the dark tunnels under the mountain by the loch that Alva and her father take care of.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣

This book will take you on a journey that is incredibly spooky and unsettling. 

The writing conjures up a village that distrusts Alva thanks to her father, the hauntingly gorgeous Highlands, and a creeping unease. 


The Girl from the Channel Islands: A WWII Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525806414
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Published: Graydon House - February 2nd, 2021

The Girl from the Channel Islands begins during the Summer of 1940. It follows the story of Hedy Bercu who fled Vienna. She is living on the island of Jersey when, with no resistance, the Germans invade. It seems like most of the island is planning to live in peace with their new neighbors, but it’s much different for Hedy – she’s Jewish. Is she going to have to flee a second time?

This is a story of survival against increasingly desperate odds. It is a sweeping tale of bravery and love under impossible circumstances. The remarkable story reminds us that it's often up to ordinary people to be quiet heroes in the face of injustice.

If you enjoy WWII historical fiction, you will enjoy this one.


The Silent House Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780008400118
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avon Books - September 1st, 2020

The Hunter family is deaf, and they do not hear the shocking crime that unfolds in their house. 

Because of the family’s hearing impairment, the police call Paige Northwood to interpret for the witnesses. They are in shock, but Paige senses that the Hunter family is hiding something. 

I enjoyed reading the alternate viewpoints of various suspects prior to the murder, followed by some chapters in the present about the investigation.

The Silent House is a perfectly crafted crime thriller. It is an engaging story that is told from a unique perspective. It is exciting, and an unsettling tale of obsession and revenge.


One by One Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501188817
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 8th, 2020

This is a thriller that takes place at a ski resort in the French alps, and it literally made me shiver.

Everything looks promising for a group of coworkers who have rented a private chalet for a week of outdoor recreation. The ski trip is a team-building trip, though some of the coworkers appear to have a secondary motive.

When an avalanche strands the guests in the chalet, along with chef Danny and housekeeper Erin, things deteriorate quickly - no internet access, no phone service, no power, frozen pipes… and murder. One by one, the employees are being picked off. No one knows who they can trust, or who will be the next victim.

Ruth Ware skillfully builds suspense, and her descriptions of the cold and snow are so vivid. You will want to read this book while enjoying a warm drink and snuggled up in front of the fire.


Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250182340
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 4th, 2020

Where the Light Enters is a blend of joy and tears about the family bonds which sustained an introverted teacher as she embraced Joe Biden’s sons Beau and Hunter and became a mother to Ashley. She played pranks to keep everyone laughing and formed traditions that would carry them through tragedy. Hers is a spirited journey, and she embraces many roles. 

This is a delightful read.


The Wife Upstairs: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250245496
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 5th, 2021

The Wife Upstairs is a twist on the timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. It is the re-telling of the classic Jane Eyre, with a few twists thrown in. It pairs Southern charm with suspense. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, you will find out which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending. 

This novel has something for every type of reader: murder, love, and ambition combine in a story that is both witty and suspenseful. I enjoyed this thriller, and will be recommending it to many readers. You do not need to have read Jane Eyre to enjoy this book, but it was fun looking for the parallels between the two.


The Butterfly House Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982127602
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - January 5th, 2021

Set in the coronary unit of a Copenhagen hospital, the nasty tale features a nurse on an ungodly mission to eliminate the elderly before they gum up the pristine national health care works. Surely her rationale was never taught in school.

Investigator Jeppe Korner is already busy puzzling over the macabre death of a woman whose naked body is found floating in a fountain in the middle of Old Market Square. But the hospital case trumps that murder because it taps into the fear of every civilized nation that its lauded health care system might be leaning toward inhumane end-of-days medical practices. 

This book is an incredibly fast-paced Scandinavian crime thriller. There are many twists and turns throughout the book and it really keeps you engaged and on the edge of your seat. I had my guesses as to who was behind the murders, but I was completely wrong!