New Adult Fiction

Gathering the threads

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:27
by Woodsmall, Cindy,
Publisher WaterBrook, 2017.
First Edition.
xi, 340 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana's new perspectives draw her family closer together-- or completely rip them apart? After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she's learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana's Daed doesn't understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana's arrival threatens to unravel Skylar's new identity--and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series"--

Behind the scenes

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:24
by Turano, Jen,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
343 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F TUR
Summary "Miss Permilia Griswold may have been given the opportunity of a debut into New York high society, but no one warned her she wasn't guaranteed to "take." After spending the last six years banished to the wallflower section of the ballroom, she's finally putting her status on the fringes of society to good use by penning anonymous society gossip columns under the pseudonym "Miss Quill." Mr. Asher Rutherford has managed to maintain his status as a reputable gentleman of society despite opening his own department store. While pretending it's simply a lark to fill his time, he has quite legitimate reasons for needing to make his store the most successful in the country. When Permilia overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Rutherford, she's determined to find and warn the man. Disgruntled at a first meeting that goes quite poorly and results in Asher not believing her, she decides to take matters into her own hands, never realizing she'll end up at risk as well. As Asher and Permilia are forced to work together and spend time away from the spotlight of society, perhaps there's more going on behind the scenes than they ever could have anticipated..."

War of the Roses. Ravenspur : rise of the Tudors

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:24
by Iggulden, Conn,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017. © 2017
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
xx, 468 pages : map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
Call Number F IGG
Summary England, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand. King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly. Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack. But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon--"the man of destiny"--his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will bring an end to the Wars of the Roses.

You can run

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:24
by Mosby, Steve,
Publisher Pegasus Crime, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M MOS

Nightblind : a thriller

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 04:24
by Ragnar Jónasson, 1976-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
213 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Call Number M JON
Summary "Chilling, and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from undeniable new talent Ragnar Jonasson. Ari Thór Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland--where no one locks their doors--continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman--shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dares not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all."--

Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:21
by Chiaverini, Jennifer,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
433 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CHI
Summary The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. Estranged from Ada's father, who was infamously "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," Ada's mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage. Banishing fairy tales and make-believe from the nursery, Ada's mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science. Any troubling spark of imagination--or worse yet, passion or poetry--is promptly extinguished. Or so her mother believes. When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage--brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly--will shape her destiny. Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating machine, the Difference Engine, and enthralled by the plans for his even more advanced Analytical Engine, Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision, unique in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world. All the while, she passionately studies mathematics--ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual, even unhealthy pursuit for a woman--falls in love, discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents' estrangement, and comes to terms with the unquenchable fire of her imagination.

The one true love of Alice-Ann

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:21
by Everson, Eva Marie,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017] ©2017
418 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F EVE
Summary Living in rural Georgia in 1941, sixteen-year-old Alice-Ann has her heart set on her brother's friend Mack; despite their five-year age gap, Alice-Ann knows she can make Mack see her for the woman she'll become. But when they receive news of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Mack decides to enlist, Alice-Ann realizes she must declare her love before he leaves. Though promising to write, Mack leaves without confirmation that her love is returned. But Alice-Ann is determined to wear the wedding dress her maiden aunt never had a chance to wear -- having lost her fiancé in the Great War. As their correspondence continues over the next three years, Mack and Alice-Ann are drawn closer together. But then Mack's letters cease altogether, leaving Alice-Ann to fear history repeating itself. Dreading the war will leave her with a beautiful dress and no happily ever after, Alice-Ann fills her days with work and caring for her best friend's war-torn brother, Carlton. As time passes and their friendship develops into something more, Alice-Ann wonders if she'll ever be prepared to say good-bye to her one true love and embrace the future God has in store with a newfound love. Or will a sudden call from overseas change everything?

The sky over Lima

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:21
by Gómez Bárcena, Juan, 1984-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
First U.S. edition.
275 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F GOM
Summary "A retelling of a fantastical true story: two young men seduce Nobel laureate Juan Ramon Jiménez with the words of an imaginary woman and inspire one of his greatest love poems. Jose Galvez and Carlos Rodriguez are poets. Or, at least, they'd like to be. Sons of Lima's elite in the early twentieth century, they scribble bad verses and read the greats: Rilke, Rimbaud, and, above all others, Juan Ramon Jiménez, the Spanish Maestro. Desperate for Jiménez's latest work, unavailable in Lima, they decide to ask him for a copy. They're sure Jiménez won't send two dilettantes his book, but he might favor a beautiful woman. They write to him as the lovely, imaginary Georgina Hubner. Jiménez responds with a letter and a book. Elated, Jose and Carlos write back. Their correspondence continues, as the Maestro falls in love with Georgina, and the boys abandon poetry for the pages of Jiménez's life"--

Deep black : a Tom Locke novel

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:21
by McFate, Sean
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
322 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Call Number F MCF
Summary "In this second military action thriller following Shadow War by former Army paratrooper Sean McFate, hero Tom Locke must track a missing Saudi prince deep inside ISIS territory"--

Echoes of Massacre Canyon

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:15
by Tyler, Ben
Publisher Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
First edition.
253 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F TYL

The Samaritan

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 19:12
by Cross, Mason
Publisher Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books LLC, 2016. ©2015
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
407 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CRO
Summary When "the Samaritan," a sadistic serial killer who preys on lone female drivers whose cars have broken down, leaves behind a new victim in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen must find a way to stop him with the help of skilled manhunter Carter Blake.