Mothers – for Mothers’ Day treat yourselves to a good book! Borrow these from the library:
The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. “Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a one hundred-acre apple orchard in a town called Archangel, along with a half-sister she’s never heard of, Tess Delaney, who makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners, discovers a world filled with the simple pleasures of food and family.” Includes recipes.
Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick. “In a luminous spin-off to her heartwarming Cobble Court Quilts series, “New York Times”-bestselling author Bostwick delves into the life of one of her readers’ favorite characters, Mary Dell Templeton, and her journey from a Texas ranch to becoming a wife, mother, and celebrated quilter.”
Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller. “”The “First Lady of the West,” #1 “New York Times” bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, welcomes you home to Parable, Montana–where love awaits.” With his fathers rodeo legacy to continue and a prosperous spread to run, Walker Parrish has no time to dwell on wrecked relationships. But country-western sweetheart Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montana. And Walker cant ignore that his “act now, think later” passion for Casey has had consequences. Two “teenage” consequences Keeping her childrens paternity under wraps has always been part of Caseys plan to give them normal, uncomplicated lives. Now the best way to hold her family together seems to be to let Walker be a part of it–as her husband of convenience. Or will some secrets–like Caseys desire to be the ranchers wife in every way–unravel, with unforeseen results?”
I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan. “”I hope this letter gets to you quickly. We are always waiting, aren’t we? Perhaps the greatest gift this war has given us is the anticipation#133;” It’s January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a sensible professor’s wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. Glory comes from New England society; Rita lives in Iowa, trying to make ends meet. They have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home. Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other’s unwavering support. A collaboration of two authors whose own beautiful story mirrors that on the page, I’ll Be Seeing You is a deeply moving union of style and charm. Filled with unforgettable characters and grace, it is a timeless celebration of friendship and the strength and solidarity of women.”
The Newcomer by Robyn Carr. “With humor and insight, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr explores letting go of the past-and finding something worth building a future on Single dad and Thunder Points deputy sheriff “Mac” McCain has worked hard to keep his town safe and his daughter happy. Now hes found his own happiness with Gina James. The longtime friends have always shared the challenges and rewards of raising their adolescent daughters. With an unexpected romance growing between them, theyre feeling like teenagers themselves-suddenly they cant get enough of one another. And just when things are really taking off, their lives are suddenly thrown into chaos. When Macs long-lost ex-wife shows up in town, drama takes on a whole new meaning. Mac and Gina know theyre meant to be together, but can their newfound love withstand the pressure?”
Stolen by Daniel Palmer. “The future looks bright for Boston couple John Bodine and Ruby Dawes. John’s online gaming business is growing, and they’re talking about starting a family. But when Ruby receives a life-changing diagnosis, and their cut-rate insurance won’t cover the treatment she desperately needs, John makes a risky move. He steals a customer’s identity and files a false claim for Ruby’s medication.The plan works perfectly–until the customer in question contacts John with a startling proposition. If John and Ruby play a little game he’s devised, he won’t report their fraud. The rules of Criminal’ are simple: commit real crimes. But if they fail, there will be deadly consequences. John assumes it’s a sick joke–until people start dying. With each round, the crimes get more twisted. John and Ruby can’t disappear–and they can’t go to the police. Their only option is to keep playing, while trying to outwit a psychopath who has no intention of letting them leave this game alive…”