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. 

Her One Mistake Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501194221
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Published: Gallery Books - January 8th, 2019

Her One Mistake is a psychological mystery that covers the worst nightmare of every parent, a child gone in the blink of an eye.

Harriet had never been separated from her four-year-old daughter Alice since she had been born. Harriet was a stay at home mom who hadn’t trusted anyone with her precious daughter until now.

Charlotte is Harriet’s best friend and they are about as opposite as can be. With three children of her own, Charlotte volunteers to take Alice with them to the school fair so Harriet can take a class that afternoon. With four kids in tow, Charlotte heads to the fair where the children begin to play. When her own children return from a ride without Alice, Charlotte is devastated when there is no sign of Alice.

There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page. You will be jumping to the wrong conclusions until the end. - I loved it!


Freefall: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062874832
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Published: Harper - January 8th, 2019

Get ready for an exhilarating, emotional, and gripping page turner.

This is a story that goes back and forth between the alternating perspectives of a mother, Maggie, and her daughter, Allison, who've been estranged for two years, but now find themselves being drawn back together after a devastating plane crash in the mountains leaves Allison fighting for her life.

Allison has survived the plane crash, but that is just the beginning. She has been living with a terrible secret, a truth that powerful men will kill to keep buried. If they know she’s alive, they will come for her.

Maggie Carpenter, Allison’s mother learns that her only child is presumed dead. Authorities have not recovered her body, giving Maggie hope that she is still alive. She, too, harbors a shameful secret. Maggie does not know anything about her daughter’s life now.

As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers. What was Allison running from, and can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her?

When your life is a lie, the truth can kill you.

 

 

 

 

 


Caroline: Little House, Revisited Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062685353
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 12th, 2018

The pioneer life is a hard one, especially for a pregnant woman with no family or friends to turn to for comfort or help. This historical fiction book recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier. Caroline is courageous, resilient, and a loving pioneer woman.

Caroline Ingalls and her family leave the familiar comforts of Wisconsin and her family for a new life in the Kansas Indian Territory. The family heads west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril.

This familiar story of family, friendship, hardship, love and survival is retold in  Caroline Little House, Revisited.

If you are a Little House on the Prairie fan, you are sure to love this book as much as I did.


The Air You Breathe: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735210998
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 21st, 2018

If you are looking to be wrapped up in a well-told story, this is the historical fiction novel for you. The focus is the close, lifelong friendship between Dores, a kitchen maid born on the Riacho Doce sugar plantation in northeastern Brazil in 1920, and Graca Pimentel, the owner’s only child.

The book unfolds from Dores’ first-person perspective as she reflects on her friendship which provides unparalleled rewards and lasting losses. Dores has a compelling and fascinating voice. She is confident in her ability to write songs in a male-dominated arena, and her strength propels this unforgettable novel . The story considers what we owe to a relationship and how it shapes our lives.


A Gathering of Secrets: A Kate Burkholder Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250121318
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 10th, 2018

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is back, this time to investigate a historic barn that burned to the ground in the middle of the night. At first, there appears to be no foul play, and then Kate finds the body of an eighteen-year-old Amish man who was burned alive.

Did someone kill him? If so, who?

This is a complex story that deals with the intricacies of a tight-knit and close-lipped community. They will go to any lengths to protect their way of life, which Kate knows all too well, having been part of the Amish community herself in the past.

The story was fast-paced from beginning to end, with many twists and characters involved in the crime. I had no idea who had done what and was always on the edge of my seat.


She Was the Quiet One: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250081834
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 31st, 2018

Twin sisters Rose and Bel are sent to live with their wealthy grandmother in Connecticut. They have been enrolled in Odell, a prestigious boarding school, the one where their parents met.

Rose is the ‘good girl’. Smart, studious and active in school activities. Bel is the prettier of the two girls but she has poor judgment and struggles academically. She immediately falls in with the ‘wrong’ crowd. The girls couldn’t be more different. They find themselves pitted against one another as the school brings out a dangerous rivalry between them.

When a murder is committed, everyone begins to questions what’s really going on in this prestigious school. This is a thriller that is full of dark secrets and a vicious murder.

This is a must read.

 


100 Things to Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781681061290
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Published: Reedy Press - April 15th, 2018

Getaway to a place where there are no cars, the scenery is spectacular, and everyone is relaxed and enjoying it all. Getting around is by foot, bicycle, or horse drawn carriage. Most of Mackinac Island is a state park. There are Victorian cottages, a fort overlooking the compact village of brightly colored hotels and shops, where there are plenty of famous fudge makers.

100 Things to Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die helps you make the best of a day trip and reveals dozens of reasons to spend a night, or longer, in this captivating spot.


Pieces of Her: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062430274
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Published: William Morrow - August 21st, 2018

After a seemingly mild-mannered woman stops a killer during a random mall shooting and then disappears, her daughter, Andrea discovers that her mother, Laura has a secret past identity. Is she a killer, liar, or hero? We have to find out.

The story is a dual narrative told by Andrea in the present and an unknown person called Jane in the past. But how are Jane and her family connected to Laura and Andrea?

The entire book is a puzzle and slowly pieces begin to fall into place as Andrea finds out more about Laura but what is true and what is a lie?

This is an intriguing and sometimes startling read. Even when you think you have solved the mystery there are still more secrets to be revealed. Karin Slaughter skilfully peels away the layers of lies.


When the Lights Go Out Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778330783
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Published: Park Row - September 4th, 2018

This is a gripping story about a girl who learns her life may have been a lie. It all starts when Jessie Sloan applies for college and her Social Security number gets flagged, thrusting her into a tailspin of lies, delusions, and deceit.

Finding herself at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie is not able to sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with her mind. Jessie’s judgment is blurred, and her thoughts are hampered. She begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she has only imagined.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier, there is another woman who may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past.

This is an emotionally charged thriller that is an ‘edge of your seat’ read.


We All Love the Beautiful Girls Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781538712450
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 28th, 2018

 


This is the story of a happy family that considers themselves lucky to have so much. Mia and Michael have a wonderful marriage, a perfect son, jobs they love, and great friends.

What happens when this perfect family is hit with unexpected challenges? One night late in February, they are informed that not only has their friend and partner Peter been embezzling from the company, he has actually written Michael out of the partnership, stealing the firm out from under him.

That same night, their son Finn is at a party several streets over, he passes out in the snow, and loses his right hand to the cold.

As things unfold, they learn hard truths about chance and intimacy, and how even minor acts of vengeance can turn into tragedies that cause irreparable damage.