Staff's Picks


Bridget Jones: mad about the boy

Fielding, Helen

Recommended by: Ellen P

The lastest in Fielding's Bridget Jones series.  If you liked the others you will like this once you get passed the surprise plot twist.


All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Fannie Flagg

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Sookie Poole has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to some time alone with her husband . When a registered letter come for her mother and her whole world comes crashing down. To her horror, she isn't who she thought she was. Soon Sookie is on a quest to find out who she is and where she belongs.

  Fans of Fannie Flagg will not be disappointed with this new novel.


Longbourn

Baler, Jo

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is a treat for Austen fans.  It is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice from the servants point of view.  Enjoy.


Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns)

Mindy Kaling

Recommended by: Sheila U

Mindy Kaling got her big break writing for and acting in the show "The Office."  This memoir is a collection of funny stories from her life and career.  


Christmas Carol Murder

Leslie Meier

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  Christmas is fast approaching the town of Tinker's Cove, Maine. Unfortunately, its a sad time for a lot of residents facing foreclosure.

  Lucy Stone has tried out and got a part in the town's production of a Christmas Carol. When one of the partners of Downeast Mortgage is murdered by a bomb in a Christmas present, Lucy is fast on the trail of the killer..

  This is a cozy mystery with interesting character and storylines. This is 22nd Lucy Stone Mystery


THe Cuckoo's Calling

Robert Galbraith AKA J. K. Rowling

Recommended by: Nancy B

J.K. Rowling is back without  Harry Potter.  She has written a contemporary crime novel.                                     Supermodel Lula Landry falls to her death,and it is ruled suicide. Her brother knows it is not a suicide and hires down on his luck private investigator Cormoran Strike to find the truth. This case takes him into the world of multi millionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends and desperate designers. 

Follow him as he finds the truth.


The Racketeer

John Grisham

Recommended by: Sheila U

The Racketeer is Grisham's latest novel featuring a lawyer being chased by the FBI and bad guys, and if you've enjoyed his other works, this won't let you down.  The story is told from the viewpoint of Malcolm Bannister, a lawyer in prison for racketeering; who knows the mystery behind the death of Federal Judge Raymond Fawcett.  He knows who did it and why; but keeps the Feds and the audience guessing until the end.


Big Sky Wedding

Miller, Linda Lael

Recommended by: Ellen P

This is another winner for Miller.  If you love modern day western romance you will love this book.  It is part of Miller's Parable series.


How The Light Gets In

Louise Penny

Recommended by: Earnestine B

  In this 9th installment of the Chief Inspector Gamache series, he finds himself back in the small village of Three Pines.  He was called by Myra when a friend of hers disappears. He learns that she was one of the most famous people in Quebec.

  When she is found dead, Gamache  works to find out who would have wanted this woman dead. He also uncovers a plot of mass destruction that could kill thousands.

   This series is set in Quebec, Canada and you get a taste of the French Quebec. It has colorful characters and intriguing plots. I really like this series. 


THe Descendants

Kaui Hart Hemmings

Recommended by: Nancy B

While his wife lies in an unresponsive coma, Matthew King and his daughters struggle with life and an unsure future.

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