Staff's Picks


Penelope Lively

Recommended by: Earnestine B

         HOW IT ALL BEGAN By Penelope Lively

  When Charlotte Rainsford is mugged and injured on a London street, it set off a chain of events that would change the lives of several people. 

  An affair is exposed when a message goes awry, a new business opportunity that seems to good to be true, an unlikely friendship develops, and so it goes.

  The writer is a gifted storyteller that shows us how one event can affect so many lives.  A good read.

Death comes to Pemberley

James, P.D.

Recommended by: Ellen P

If you like both Jane Austen and mysteries you will love this novel.


Anne Holt

Recommended by: Earnestine B

1222 The Scandinavian Phenomenon By Anne Holt


A train traveling in the northern part of Norway derail during a major blizzard. There are 269 people on the train. Thankfully, there is one fatality, the train driver. Luckily for the passengers and crew a hotel is nearby and they are evaculated off the train.


Hanne Wilhelmsen, a retired police officer, is one of the passengers.  Now confined in a wheel chair as a result of a gun-shot wound, she is called upon when a dead body is discovered.  Cut off from the rest of the world, the passengers and the employees of the hotel have to deal with  the severe storm and the fact a murderer is on the loose.

The Memory of Running

Ron McLarty

Recommended by: Sheila U

Smithy Ide is an overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, and when his parents die in a tragic accident, Smithy’s life becomes completely unhinged. He decides to escape his grief on his bicycle and embarks on a ride across America, from Rhode Island to California. 

The World of Downton Abbey

Fellowes, Jessica

Recommended by: Ellen P

Fans of the hit PBS series will love this guide to the show.

The Next Always

Nora Roberts

Recommended by: Sheila U

The Next Always begins a new trilogy, and will feel very familiar to Roberts' fans.  All the usual elements are there:  three close female friends; three brothers; the couples pair off, one per book; an absorbing story and good characters; add a supernatural element; and you have her recipe for success.  In this one, the supernatural is more in the background than some of her trilogies (for example her "Sign of Seven" or "Circle" trilogies), but it does play a key role in the climactic ending. 

The Wedding Quilt

Chiaverini, Jennifer

Recommended by: Nancy B

If you have been following the Elm Creek Quilts novels then this is a must read.  It spans 2 generations, going back and forth. Remember Sarah was pregnant with twins?  I can say no more than that without giving it away.  I now wonder where the series is going from here. Will there be another book in the series or is Jennifer going to write something totally different. I can hardly wait!!

7 Money Rules for Life: How to Take Control of Your Financial Future

Hunt, Mary

Recommended by: Ellen P

It's a new year, why not get your finances is order.


Recommended by: Earnestine B

COWBOYS&ALIENS is a new movie that we have in the library. Hollywood has finally come up with a new idea for a movie.

The movie takes place in 1873 in the Arizona Territory. Into the town of Absolution, comes a cowboy with no memory of who he is and where he has been. The only clue is a strange shackle on his wrist. The town is ran by Colonel Dolerhyde who knows the identity of the cowboy.

Soon the cowboy and the citizens of Absolution have banned together to fight a common foe. This is a good action movie with a new twist on a Western movie. It stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. I strongly recommend this movie.