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Posts Categorized: Book Feature

Book Beat – The Fragment by Davis Bunn

In 1923, young Smithsonian researcher Muriel Ross travels to Paris with her mentor, Sen. Thomas Bryant, who is on a quest to find an ancient reliquary containing a reputed fragment of the true cross. Swept into the grandeur of diplomatic circles, Muriel is especially touched by the French people, who are reeling from ravages of… Read more »

Book Beat – Girl’s Guide to Life

Being a tween girl isn’t easy. Family! Friends! School! Food and exercise! Wouldn’t it be great to have a guide? The Girl’s Guide to Life is a delight. Sherry Kyle comes alongside tween girls with a warm, upbeat voice, like your fun aunt or your friend’s mom, who is way cooler than your mom. Girls… Read more »

Book Beat – At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings

Miranda Wimplegate takes great pride in helping in her family’s prestigious auction house in Boston, where her knowledge of art and antiques makes her invaluable. However, she and her grandfather make a mistake and sell the wrong painting, enraging the influential LeBlanc family. Desperate to recover the heirloom, they trace it to an auction house… Read more »

Book Beat – Friends and Enemies

Friends and Enemies by Terri Wangard. Brimming with excellent research, Friends and Enemies gives an interesting look into life in Nazi Germany and the experiences of B-17 bomber crewmen. World War II fiction buffs will truly enjoy this story!

In Nazi Germany, recent war widow Heidi Wetzel heads to the countryside to avoid Allied bombings and to help her friends with refugee children. However, a fervent Gestapo agent keeps his eye on Heidi due to her years spent in America. Lt. Paul Braedel serves as a navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress based in… Read more »

Book Beat – Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

In the 1950s, nineteen-year-old Maggie finds herself pregnant – and the father is nowhere to be found. Sweet-natured journalist Walter Doyle is madly in love with Maggie, and is thrilled when she suddenly agrees to his proposal. In modern times, art restorer Heather Toulson returns to England from Portland after the death of her father,… Read more »

Book Beat – The Methuselah Project

In 1943, P-47 fighter pilot Capt. Roger Greene is shot down over Germany. Resigned to spending the rest of the war in a POW camp, he’s startled when the Germans turn him over to civilian scientists. Imprisoned, Roger is subjected to a bizarre Nazi experiment. As the years progress, his captors age…but Roger doesn’t. In… Read more »

Book Beat – Keeping Christmas

For empty-nesters Stan and Judith Winters, Christmas is going to be a challenge. Their three children are scattered around the nation, unable to come home, and Judith can’t cope. When Stan brings out the Christmas decorations, Judith can’t bear to set them out, especially the kids’ handmade crafts, fondly dubbed the “ugly ornaments.” Stan is… Read more »

Book Beat – Last Chance Hero

Dr. Jessica MacLeod is excited to move from San Francisco to start a quaint small-town practice in Last Chance, New Mexico. Although the townspeople are thrilled to have her, Jess gets off on the wrong foot when she admits that she knows nothing about football – and doesn’t care to. When his NFL career ends,… Read more »

Book Beat – Carry Me Home by Dorothy Adamek

A properly raised British lady, Finella Mayfield arrives in Australia in 1875, expecting to marry a respectable pastor. However, she’s met at the pier by the pastor’s friend, Shadrach Jones. The pastor is dying, and Shadrach promised to watch over Finella…to marry her. Shadrach takes Finella to his farm to watch his “simple” sister, Molly,… Read more »

Book Beat – The Memoir of Johnny Devine

In 1953, war widow Eliza Saunderson is a struggling writer, with betrayal and loss in her past – and no hope in her future. But when she’s offered a job to help Johnny Devine write his memoir, she hesitates. A former Hollywood star, Johnny is infamous for his womanizing. Eliza, however, is too hungry to… Read more »