Daughter of Australia

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Harmony Verna
Daughter of Australia

This is a beautiful story of love and courage that will take you into the beauty and harshness of the Australian Outback then on to America in the early decades of the twentieth century. The description of the characters and landscape draws you into the book and won't let you go.

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Barb O., Circulation

The Yearbook

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Carol Masciola
The Yearbook

When misfit Lola finds work cleaning out the library basement, she becomes intrigued with a 1924 yearbook for the local high school. When she falls asleep, she is transported to the high school dance where she meets a nice boy. She then time travels back and forth, confusing everyone including Peter. So is it all a hallucination or is she really mentally ill like her mother was?

This is a fascinating fantasy with lots of twists and turns that really hold the reader's interest.

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Sue N., Youth Services

Catching Fireflies

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sherryl Woods
Catching Fireflies

Sherryl Woods writes romance stories set in small towns in the South where she paints a vivid picture of loyal friendships and warm, loving family interactions. This is the ninth of eleven books in her Sweet Magnolias series where you feel like you live right there with the characters. The Sweet Magnolias are a group of women who grew up together and now include new members who have a connection with the originals. In this story when bullying threatens to destroy a teen's life, painful memories resurface for one of her high school teachers and a local pediatrician. Will these two find the strength to believe in happily ever after? What can be done to help this teen? Will the town of Serenity, South Carolina allow bullying? I have read the entire series and enjoyed and learned from all of them. I hope you will, too. The first book in this series is Stealing Home. The Howell Carnegie Library owns all the books in this series including some which are also available as Large Print and eBooks.

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Betsy H.,  Reference

W.E. (DVD)

Monday, January 25, 2016
W.E. (DVD)

Wow, this is a really, really great story based on the intrigue of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, all captured by a young lady who becomes fascinated with their story and her life!!! It focuses more on the Wallis side of the story.

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Marilyn S., Circulation

These Broken Stars

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
These Broken Stars

These Broken Stars has a little bit of everything in it:  science fiction, romance, steampunk…  The story begins aboard a massive luxury spaceliner (think Titanic) which quickly encounters disaster.  Two very different people are the only survivors.  They land on a beautiful but, apparently, deserted planet.  Lilac and Tarver are forced to rely on each other to survive and find a way home.  I thought the book was well written and enjoyed reading it.  I’m looking forward to the next one. Check our Catalog

Laura G., Youth Services

Instant Attraction

Monday, November 10, 2014
Jill Shalvis
Instant Attraction

“Live life balls out.” This is Katie Kramer’s new motto and she’s determined to live her life by doing just step outside of her comfort zone and experience fun-filled adventures, risks, thrills, and no-strings attached romances. One January afternoon Katie packs up her rental car and sets off to fulfill her quest for adventure. Her first random stop leads her to Wishful, a small town in the Sierras. With intentions to stay for a month before traveling to her next destination she takes up a temporary office job for Wilder Adventures, a local outdoor adventure and expedition company.  Her first week on the job is going exceptionally well until one night she wakes up in the middle of the night to discover an unhappy stranger lurking over her bed. How will this adventure fare for this Goldilocks? Open the book and turn the pages to find out! This first book in the Wilder series is a fun read. Check our catalog.

Tania, Circulation

50 Shades of Grey (Audiobook)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
E. L. James
50 Shades of Grey (Audiobook)

I just finished this audio book.  Both the entertainment factor and plot were lacking, in my opinion.  I did not think it was well written; phrases and text were repetitive in addition to the sex scenes.  It was not a book I'd recommend.  However, if you are looking for a mindless romance novel, you might like this one.  Check our catalog.

Nancy, Maintenance

Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1)

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Karen Marie Moning

When Mackayla Lane goes to Ireland to find her sister's murderer she uncovers more than she ever expected.

She quickly finds out her family has been keeping a secret about where her and her sister are really from. Mackayla discovers that she is a sidhe-seer, someone who can see vampires, Fae, and other creatures she never knew existed.

Now on top of trying to find her sisters killer she has to fight these creatures to stop the destruction of the world.

This was a series I couldn't put down, you get sucked into the world of Mac and never want to come out. A bonus is the series is finished so you don't have to wait to continue the story and see what happens next.

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Amy W., Circulation

To the Limit

Monday, May 19, 2008
Pamela Britton
I don't usually read paperback romances... but a friend showed me this "Nascar library" series of romances and I was intrigued - a NASCAR romance!?
I enjoyed reading this on my vacation. Main character was a strong female who's an engineer designing racecars - she has 2 guys interested in her (both very different - one is a driver; one a billionaire who owns the raceteam) and she needs to figure who she's interested in. I gave it 4 stars out of 5 - I found it enjoyable.

Other NASCAR romances by Pamela Britton: On the Edge and Total Control.

Janice, Youth Services