Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakery & Cafe by Mary Simses

JacketHigh-powered Manhattan attorney Ellen Branford nearly drowns while in Beacon, Maine to fulfill her grandmother’s dying wish.  She is “saved” by Roy, and the resulting turn of events causes Ellen to question her choices.  Lighthearted and funny feel good story.  Debut novel.

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The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

StedmanA live baby and a dead man arrive by boat on Janus Island.  The childless Sherbournes are torn between raising the child as their own or notifying authorities – their decision will undoubtedly have devastating results.

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The Returned by Jason Mott

MottAs the title implies, the deceased are returning to Arcadia.  But don’t expect a ghost story; having loved ones come back as they were when they “left” brings both joy and heartbreak to families that have moved on with their lives.  Do the Returned truly belong among the living?

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Joyland by Stephen King

KingCollege student Devin Jones spends the summer of 1973 working at Joyland, a North Carolina carnival that has hides a ghost, an unsolved murder, and life changing relationships.  From the “king” of storytellers.

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Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, by Paula Daly.

DalyCan’t judge a mother by her cover perhaps?  Kate seems to have it– & manage it– all, well, until her 13 year-old daughter goes missing…

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Claire of the Sea Light, by Edwidge Danticat.

DanticatBirth and death, inextricably connected, in Edwidge Danticat’s incantory prose, on Claire’s seventh birthday but beginning at her birth when her mother dies.

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