Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber

Ages 18+

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Debbie Macomber’s new novel follows best friends Jenna and Maureen as they rediscover themselves and search for love. Jenna has been a divorcee for the last 20 years, and finds herself with an empty nest as both of the children she raised as a single mother are now off at college.

When Jenna’s elderly mother falls and breaks her hip, she meets Dr. Rowan Lancaster, who instantly takes a linking to her.

Maureen is a librarian with a not-so-secret admirer who jokingly calls her Marian the Librarian whenever stops by the library to see her on his lunch break.

The two women, although maintaining their own lives, support each other the way a best friend should.

Macomber’s fans won’t be disappointed!

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Children

The Lost Boy’s Gift by Kimberly Willis Holt

Grades 3 – 6 

When his parents get divorced, Daniel has to move across the country with his mom. He is hurt and angry, and has lots of negative feelings about what’s happening in his life right now. Things start to look up, however, when he meets the people who live on his street – the mailman, the Lemonade Girl, and even two creatures he befriends. What a heartwarming story!

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Mystery

The Pawful Truth by Miranda James

Ages 18+

The Pawful Truth (Cat in the Stacks #11)

Librarian Charlie Harris has decided to go back to school, and enrolls in a medieval history course. offered by Professor Warriner. There he meets Dixie Bell Compton, the only classmate around his age. Then Dixie Bell is murdered, and Charlie is determined, with the help of his Maine Coon cat Diesel, to figure out who did it. The Pawful truth is an action packed page turner sure to thrill readers. Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Mystery

Layover by David Bell

Ages 18+

Layover

Joshua’s life has become a predictable pattern of departures and arrivals, a lot of his time spent in an airport. Then he meets Morgan during a layover, with whom he feels a deep connection. Morgan kisses Joshua just before she leaves for her flight, saying she’ll never see him again. After she leaves, Joshua sees her face on the news as a missing person. In this fast paced thriller, Joshua is determined to find out why Morgan is on the run. Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Romance, Series, YA Fiction

No Place Like Here by Christina June

Grades 9 – 12

No Place Like Here

The third in the series, this book follows Ashlyn, whose life is turned upside down when her father is sent to jail for tax evasion and her mother goes to rehab. She has just come home from boarding school and is looking forward to spending the summer relaxing with her BFF Tatum, but the unforeseen circumstances lead her to work with a cousin she’s never met at a retreat center for kids instead. Can she make it work or will it be the worst summer of her life?

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

 

Biography, Children, Nonfiction

Counting On Katherine by Helaine Becker

Grades 3 – 5

Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

Counting on Katherine by Helaine Becker is a biography about Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who calculated the flight path for NASA’s first moon landing in 1969. The book starts out by telling readers about Katherine’s childhood and her lifelong love of math. It then goes on to explain how she became a mathematician when she grew up, and how she saved Apollo 13.