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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

A heart wrenching story of a family that was torn apart when 5 siblings were taken from their home while their parents were at the hospital having twins. A baby broker who ran several orphan homes, from 1920-1950, commits crimes unthinkable by stealing children and then selling them to wealthy people. In this story the granddaughter of one of the victims uncovers truths to her family's past. Based on the true story of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. A quick good read.

LibraryReads List July 2017

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Announcing the
July 2017

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and 
July's LibraryReads Favorite is: The Lying Game
A Novel
by Ruth Ware
(Gallery/Scout Press) “Isa and her friends are boarding school misfits who are notorious for playing “the lying game.” The more believable your lies, the more points you earn. A suicide at the school results in the girls being expelled under a cloud of suspicion. Fifteen years later, Isa hasn’t seen her three closest girlfriends in a decade, but one text will bring them together again to deal with their deadly childhood secrets. I could not put this atmospheric book down. This is definitely going to be a summer hit.” -Virginia Grubbs, Darien Library, Darien, CT

Widow by Fiona Barton

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Fiona Barton is a new author for me. I happened upon her "Widow" by chance, sorting through donations. It is a detective/mystery story about a missing toddler (Bella) and an odd childless couple. It takes place during the 4 years following Bella's disappearance, the investigation (mistakes were made), and the media reporters who all want a piece of the story.
I was drawn into Barton's story and would read another of her books. In fact a new one just came out that might be worth a look " The Child".

What I've been reading May 2017

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May is over? How did that happen?? Despite my busy May I did manage to read several books.



"Beyond the Bright Sea" by Lauren Wolk is a touching story about an orphan from a leprosy colony set adrift by her mother as an infant. The story takes place on islands off the coast of New England. The infant girl is taken in and raised by a man living alone on an island. When the girl reaches twelve she is curious about her family and what happened to them. While this book is intended for children it is a well written story about what it means to be a part of the family we know.



"Roanoke Girls" by Amy Engel.   Sent to live on the Roanoke family farm with her grandparents after her mother commits suicide, 17 year old Lane soon discovers the terrible family secret that drove her mother away from Roanoke. The other family secret is suspected early on but is fully revealed at the end of the story. How can love, jealousy, secrets and power tear this family apart for more that on…

LibraryReads List June 2017

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Announcing the
June 2017

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and 
June's LibraryReads Favorite is: Magpie Murders
by Anthony Horowitz
(Harper) “Susan Ryeland is a London book editor who has just received the latest manuscript from one of her most irascible authors, Alan Conway. But the manuscript’s ending appears to be missing and she learns that Conway has committed suicide. As Ryeland learns more about his death, she starts to question whether a murder has occurred and begins to investigate. Magpie Murders is a delightful, clever mystery-within-a-mystery. Horowitz shows real mastery of his craft. This is a terrific, modern take on the traditional mystery with ingenious puzzles to solve.” -Andrea Larson, Cook Memorial Library, Libertyville, IL