Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

I picked out this book because of the setting. I can’t resist a good story set in Maine, where my family has lived since 1792. The story starts slowly, as a young woman returns to her family’s home and tries to unravel their past. There’s love, of a young woman who...

Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The title first caught my attention, but I was charmed by this contemporary literary fiction novel which explores possibilities and complex personalities, all under the wise eye of an elderly school librarian. There’s even a polar...

Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister

If you: Are quite familiar with the career of the doomed arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin Enjoy women’s feminist literature Are enchanted by 19th century Boston and its legal system You should try reading Arctic Fury, by Greer Macallister. I even left out a...

Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter

During these days of pandemic and shut downs, voracious readers like me can find hope in charming stories of 19th century spunky orphan girls. We all love Anne of Green Gables, but Lucy Montgomery also wrote about Emily of New Moon in Emily’s quest where a charming...

Irish Parade Murder by Leslie Meier

Are you ready to look ahead toward spring and St. Patrick’s Day? Although one of the characters deny it, we can all claim a little Irish ancestry. And in Irish Parade Murder by Leslie Meier we can enjoy a small town in Maine (with a couple of murders thrown in)....

A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray

What do you get when you cross a cozy bookmobile library mystery and an Amish love story? A Perfect Amish Romance by Shelley Shepard Gray. She reminds us that librarians do more than check out books–they truly try to help those with whom they come in contact....