Staff Pick: The Forest of Stolen Girls

June 18, 2021

Jennifer recently enjoyed this atmospheric historical Young Adult mystery set in 15th Century Korea. Here is her review:

This atmospheric historical mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea (early 1400s) is about a teen who returns home to pick up the trail after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women. It transports readers to 15th century Korea to unravel a compelling mystery that interweaves the real dangers that Korean women faced at the time.

Staff Pick: Red, White & Royal Blue

June 9, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue, a charming LGBTQ rom-com that finds America's First Son falling for the Prince of Wales. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: We Begin at the End

June 1, 2021

Marg recently enjoyed We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, a emotionally-charged, character-drive drama starring a thirteen-year-old outlaw. Here is her review:

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is an emotionally charged drama which is part mystery/thriller and part coming of age tale full of heart, soul, and humor.

Staff Pick: Empire of Wild

May 20, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed Empire of Wild, a compelling genre-bending novel by Governor General Literary Award winner Cherie Dimaline. Here is her review:

Staff Pick: Crossroads

May 14, 2021

Kelly recently read Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco by Kaleb Dahlgren, a "stunning book from one of the thirteen survivors of the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash that killed sixteen in 2018". She describes it as "an incredible book of survival, recovery, and resilience from a horrific tragedy." Here is her full review:

Staff Picks: A Waterfront Wedding

May 5, 2021

Karen recently enjoyed A Waterfront Wedding by Leigh Duncan, a gentle romance that is available on-demand in audiobook format via Hoopla. Here is her review:

Evelyn is filling in for her cousin, running The Captain’s Cottage, the premier wedding venue in Heart’s Landing, and her childhood friend and old flame, Ryan, has recently renovated the town’s old boatworks into a beautiful, brand new wedding spot. Now the two are competing for who will host the couple who are the winners of the “Wedding in a Week” contest, run by a well know bridal magazine.

Staff Pick: The Stolen Sisters

April 29, 2021

Marg recently enjoyed the new psychological thriller Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen, a dual timeline rollercoaster ride. Here is her review:

Twenty years ago tragedy strikes the Sinclair family when siblings Leah, Marie and Carly are abducted from the backyard of their house while thirteen year old Carly is left in charge. The trauma they endure in the days to follow will shape their lives for years to come.

Staff Pick: Surviving Savannah

April 20, 2021

Patricia recently enjoyed Patti Callahan’s Surviving Savannah, a historical novel centered on the Steamship Pulaski disaster in the 1830s. Here is her review:

If historical fiction or stories with a dual time line are of interest to you then Surviving Savannah just might be a book you should add to your to be read pile.

Staff Pick: Through the Garden

April 9, 2021

Kelly recently enjoyed Writer's Trust finalist Through the Garden. It's a moving memoir about poet Lorna Crozier's long relationship with fellow poet Patrick Lane. Here is Kelly's review:

Staff Picks: Apple in the Middle

April 1, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley, a debut Young Adult novel that takes on an adolescent's quest for identity. Here's Kristin's review: