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The Dressmaker – Kate Alcott
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she’s had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be her personal maid on the Titanic. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men—a kind sailor and an enigmatic Chicago businessman—who offer differing views of what lies ahead for her in America. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes, and amidst the chaos, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat.
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon Yoon
A teenage girl is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door.
A Fall of Marigolds – Susan Meissner
A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away.... Taryn Michaels in September 2001 and Clara Wood in 1911 both suffer great loss amid devastating historical events in New York City. Both women find their lives are connected by a single scarf.
Fish in a Tree–-Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Everyone thinks Ally is just dumb, even Ally. She lives in constant terror that someone will ask her to read or write in class, so she keeps a store of tricks she can use to get out of reading, most of which land her in the principal’s office. All of that changes when her teacher goes on maternity leave, and a new teacher takes her place. Mr. Daniels quickly figures out that Ally is not dumb at all. His biggest challenge is to convince Ally how wonderful she really is.
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The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
Commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. Rachel tells the authorities what she thinks she saw after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Rachel may have crossed a dangerous line.
The Great and Terrible Series – Chris Stewart
This thrilling series by national bestselling author Chris Stewart takes us from the beginning of time to the final hours of the last days. Filled with rumors of wars and political intrigues, deadly epidemics and economic disasters, uplifting twists and inspiring miracles, the volumes in The Great and Terrible series reveal the greatest secret of all: The children of God can defeat the adversary, for we have fought him before.
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I Still Dream about You – Fannie Flagg
Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie’s life seems practically perfect—she’s lovely, charming, and a successful agent at Red Mountain Realty. Things are not as perfect as they seem and Maggie wonders how she wound up living a life so different from the one she dreamed of as a child. Secrets of Maggie’s past drive her to a radical plan to solve it all, Maggie discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems, has at least one little secret.
Keep Quiet – Lisa Scottoline
Jake Buckman’s relationship with his sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance to make a connection. However, what starts as a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryan’s entire future hanging in the balance, Jake is forced to make a split-second decision that plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.
The Lincoln Hypothesis – Timothy Ballard
The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency.
NF 973.7 Ballard
A Man called Ove – Fredrik Backman
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
A Mile in my Flip-Flops – Melody Carlson
Thirty-something Gretchen Hanover is stuck. Seeking solace from a broken heart, she traded her wedding plans for home improvement shows and ice cream—but she knows she can’t live on Ben and Jerry’s forever. The perfect patch for Gretchen’s dilapidated plans? She’ll become a first-time house-flipper. What could be easier? A whimsical look at color swatches, mismatched curtain rods, and the building of relationships that reminds us that it takes faith to renovate the heart, as well as the home.
My Story – Elizabeth Smart
Ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime. She tells of the constant fear she endured, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised the plan that lead to her rescue. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
NF 364.15 Smart
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in war-torn France. There’s is heartbreakingly beautiful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.
The Orphan Keeper – Camron Wright
Based on a remarkable true story of Taj Rowland. Seven-year-old Chellamuthu’s life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in India, sold to a Christian orphanage, and then adopted by an unsuspecting couple in the United States. It takes months before the boy can speak enough English to tell his parents that he already has a family back in India. This is a deeply moving and gripping journey of discovering one’s self and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us forever.
Secrets of a Charmed Life – Susan Meissner
Before the Blitz began, Emmy Downtree was a bright-eyed 15-year-old with a dream to create perfect wedding dresses as a designer. Her dream seemed about to take flight when she made a choice that changed the course of her life and the life of her sister, Julia. As Emmy dedicates her life to finding out what had happened to her sister, she deals with her own grief and the consequences of her choices.
See You in the Cosmos– Jack Cheng
An 11 year old boy, Alex, lives with his mother who suffers from mental illness. Alex is in love with the idea of rockets and space travel, and he saves money to buy a train ticket to New Mexico so he can attend an amateur rocket launch. After the launch, Alex receives word that his father might be alive and living in Las Vegas. Alex and the two college guys he met at the launch start a wild road trip in search of answers about Alex’s family.
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Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee
Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician, but a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. The two girls disguise themselves as boys headed for the California gold rush. When they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the light-hearted troupe turn out to be unexpected allies.
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The Walk Series – Richard Paul Evans
What would you do if you lost everything—your job, your home, and the love of your life—all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he’s tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, Al leaves behind all that he’s known and heads for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life—and inspire yours.
The War that Saved my Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. When her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure of Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in.
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The Washington Hypothesis – Timothy Ballard
The Washington Hypothesis explores the intriguing evidence that Washington and the other Founding Fathers knew God had a greater purpose for America. George Washington was a moral man and an inspiring leader, but did he possibly know more than we suppose? Was he a national covenant maker like Moses, Abraham, Lehi, or Captain Moroni?
NF 973.4 Ballard
The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware
Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The dream cruise turns into a nightmare as frigid winds whip the deck, and Lo witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something has gone terribly wrong.
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russell’s move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.
A Year Down Yonder –-Richard Peck
During the depression, Mary Alice is sent to live with her eccentric grandmother in a small Midwest town. As Mary Alice struggles to fit in, she comes to appreciate her grandmother’s unique kind of strength, wisdom and love.
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