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March LibraryReads list

Announcing the
March 2016

LibraryReads list!
You voted, we counted, and March's LibraryReads Favorite is: The Summer Before the War
A Novel
by Helen Simonson
(Random House)

“Fans of Simonson’s Major Pettigrew's Last Stand have reason to rejoice. She has created another engaging novel full of winsome characters, this time set during the summer before the outbreak of World War I. Follow the story of headstrong, independent Beatrice Nash and kind but stuffy surgeon-in-training Hugh Grange along with his formidable Aunt Agatha. Make a cup of tea and prepare to savor every page!"

--Paulette Brooks, Elm Grove Public Library, Elm Grove, WI

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He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

Maggie is called home to New York to look after the antique collection of her dear friend Celine, who the authorities say has killed herself. Celine led a busy life and plans one of which was to visit her ailing mother in California. After some searching through Celine's apartment Maggie discovers that Celine led a secret life to make ends meet. Still, Maggie cannot accept that her friend would kill herself. She finds a nude photograph of a man who works in Celine's office building along with a note in Celine's handwriting that says "This man once was my salvation. Now he will be my ruin".
This mystery will keep you guessing up until the end. A quick read.

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Whew! This is turning out to be an excellent year of good books. That, or I'm just getting better at picking them out.
In this story Alice has been sent by her employer (Mr. Vargas) to assist a writer under contract (M.M Banning) finish a novel. Little did she know when she accepted the job that she would become nanny to an incredibly odd genius of a 10 year old boy named Frank. Talkative, endearing, frustrating Frank is socially inept, brimming with facts about anything, and constantly on the move. He loves watching old movies and dresses like the characters in them. His worn out mother Mimi has her own issues along with her mysterious friend Xander who comes and goes.
Who and where is Frank's father? Will Mimi finally get the book written?
I recommend this book!

All the Winters After by Sere Prince Halverson

After twenty years Kache returns to Alaska to visit his Aunt and Grandmother, but also to see the homestead out in the wilderness where he grew up and lived until the day his parents and brother were lost in a plane crash. When Kache goes out to the homestead, instead of an old abandoned run down house, he finds a young Russian woman who has been living there for some time. From whom is she hiding and where is her family? This is a story of personal secrets revealed, friendships forged and love found all within the big beautiful background that is Alaska.
I recommend this book. It is one that I could not put down!

Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington

As his debut novel, Tarkington tells a coming of age story that takes place in the 70's. It is a story of brothers, families, first loves, betrayal, and forgiveness. I thought it was well told and true to the era. Enjoy!